In the First reading From the Book Of

Gn. 15:5-12,17-18

A living faith in God is the prerequisite for prayer: Abraham "put his faith in the Lord". A trance fell upon Abraham and in prayer he experienced God who sealed his faith with a covenant. The ancient covenant rite (two people making a covenant) prescribed that the sacrificial animals be divided into two halves and the contracting parties walk in between , stating that they were willing to become like the dismembered animals if they should fail to keep the covenant. In the tradition found in the present reading it is God who seals the covenant by passing between the "pieces" in the form of a "smoking fire pot and a flaming torch" (fire symbolizes God's presence)What is the sacred writer, inspired by God trying to teach us? That we should follow Abraham's example of faith and conversing with God. By doing this you will experience that the Lord is your "light and salvation".

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him
in your self-giving.

In the Second Reading, From the Letter of Saint Paul
to the Philippians

Phil.3:17- 4:1or 3:20 - 4:1

Paul invites the Philippians to follow him as he follows Christ, whom we see in today's Gospel as a man of prayer. At the beginning of the Eucharistic Prayer , the priest invites you to lift up your hearts. Paul does the same by inviting those who are :occupied with earthly things." to look up to heaven. Then God will give a new form to "our lowly body" as we see indicated in the Lord Jesus praying on the mountain.

In the Gospel of Luke

Lk 9:28b-36

Luke brings out an important lesson on prayer. Conversing with God in prayer changes us; it widens our vision and with God's grace it often makes us experience the transcendent---in other words, it makes us feel that there must be something more than simply what we can observe with our senses.
Jesus was a man of prayer. Luke compares him with Moses and Elijah who often conversed with God in prayer. He wants his disciples to do likewise. Peter said "Master it is good that we are here." Prayer is something you must learn and by doing it regularly you will find out it has meaning. Only by listening will you hear God's voice in you. "Listen to him."


Catholic Mom contributor Claire McGarry's booklet,
is perfect for families with school-age kids.

Each day's prayer page is right-sized for busy families,
with a quote from Scripture,
a micro-story or reflection,
a meditation on our faith,
and a Mercy section at the bottom of each page:
a one-line prayer ("Receive Mercy")
and a call to action ("Extend Mercy").

Click below for a link to Abundant Mercy and more:


Ukraine is in need of prayers and help right now
in light of the current war!

Click below for a free printable prayer pack 
created as a way to help facilitate families
to easily pray for Ukraine. 


Click below to see 40 simple Lenten activities you can do with your children.

Newsy Notes

From Becky Ready, DRE
Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE

Current 2nd Grade Families
Click below for a downloadable document listing
both first reconciliation and first communion preparation dates:


Current 8th grade Confirmation

The next group meeting will be Sunday March 20,
from 11:15-1:15pm in the Parish Dining Hall .

Please bring your missing confirmation, and Saint paperwork, and
your Decision Point Book to go over Chapter 11 together.


Lord help me
to remember
that nothing
is going to happen
to me today
that You and I
together can’t handle.


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:
Deacon Bob Brazier at
“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."