I pray that Ash Wednesday and our first “Sunday” in Lent have been a blessing to you and your journey with Jesus! Each year, as we enter this Liturgical season, I’m put in mind of the seriousness with which our Lord calls us to his side. As the temptation to compartmentalize our relationship with him increases (and as we sometimes fall into that trap), the season of Lent takes on increasing importance – we deeply need the reminder that Jesus wants each part of our lives and our complete attention!
I relish the opportunity of gathering with you to celebrate the Sacred Mysteries of the Mass, to study God’s Word, to share with and receive from you in conversation, and to explore what the Lord seems to have in mind for Bethany House! I’m particularly delighted in the smashing success of our first Saturday evening Mass (our first Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Day) and our fellowship time afterwards! Not only did we come before the Lord with our worship and adoration, we also shared significant time in talking about some of the prayer-led ideas for the outreach mission of Bethany House.
This week we’ll have the opportunity to continue in the life of “Ora et Labora” (Prayer and Work)…
1. Wednesday at 6:00pm – The First Wednesday Rosary Prayer Group will meet in the Chapel.
2. No Thursday Bible Study – Fr. Todd and Dcn. Emily have to be Lexington for a medical appointment.
3. Saturday at 5:00pm – The Vigil Mass of the Lord’s Day.
4. Saturday at 6:30pm – Light dinner and study on “The Benedict Option”.
If you would like an e-copy of this week’s “Our Life Together”, just send us an e-mail. You’ll notice that it includes everything but the usual discipleship articles (because of space and time constraints). Beginning this coming week, I’ll only be publishing a limited number of “complete” OLT’s for those who don’t have access to the e-copy version. I’ll be asking those with internet access to use the e-copy for the Daily Office and the reading of the articles. If you don’t have internet access, please make sure to tell me – I’ll have a paper copy for you! And now, as always…
Praised be Jesus Christ!