Parent Teacher Talk

2nd Sunday of Lent

March 5, 2023

Gospel of Matthew

Mt 17:1-9

A Reading from the Book of Genesis

Gn. 12:1-4a

Paul uses Abraham as the paradigm of Christian faith. Abraham never questioned or doubted God's promise. He went as the Lord directed him. God calls you in the history of your life. All his works are trustworthy, as we sing in the Responsorial Psalm. Stanza two refers to the promise. Stanza three could be your answer.

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. He raises up the lowly from the dust; from the dunghill he lifts up the poor. Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. The Lord hears the cry of the poor!

A Reading, From the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Timothy

2 Tm 1:8b-10

God has saved you and called you to a holy life. Fidelity to this call may entail hardship, especially when you have to be among people who live more or less unholy lives. Do you have the courage to be different? Think of the promises!

In the Gospel of Matthew

Mt 4:1-11

"Fear" in the context of this Bible passage means "wholesome awe." For a brief moment the disciples experience the reality of the promise, "life and immortality." But the daily life experience of a Christian entails seeing " no one else but Jesus." When fidelity to your call to a holy life is tempted, pray for faith in the invisible but true reality of God's promise.

Newsy Notes


Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE




Remember we will be having our Jesus Day Retreat for all of our 2nd Graders on Saturday March11 from 9:30 am -2:00 pm in the Parish Dining Hall.

Hope to see all of you there!



Our next 8th Grade Confirmation Class will be held in Faith Formation Room at 11:15 on March 26th

Remember to have Chapter 11 done and your Saint Project!

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:

Deacon Bob Brazier at

Bring Your Children To Mass?

When Jesus reprimanded the apostles for wanting

to keep children away from Him (see Mt 19:14),

He did not give an age or behavior requirement.

At the baptism of a child, parents and sponsors

promise to teach their children the Catholic faith

and “to bring them up according to

the law of Christ and His Church.”

The Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us,

“The Sunday celebration of the Lord’s Day

and his Eucharist is at the

heart of the Church’s life” (No. 2177).

This importance is shown in attendance at Mass

and rest from labor, the first of the precepts of the Church.

Click the link below to read why you should bring your children to Mass:


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.


“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."