In our First Reading, From the Book Of
Sirach


Sir 27:4-7
This reading introduces the theme of the Gospel on human language. Nonbelievers observe Christians, priests and lay people alike, very critically. All Christians are called to witness to Jesus Christ and what he stands for. But Christian witness is credible only if it can stand the test. Are we honest?


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 first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians


1 Cor 15:54-58

Paul deals again with our hope of the resurrection. But faith in a hereafter should not be an excuse to take it easy. "Be firm, steadfast,... fully devoted to the work of the Lord, "which includes honest Christian witness.


In the Gospel of Luke


Lk 6:39-45
In their language of preaching, the disciples must check whether their words are genuinely inspired by the standards of the Lord Jesus. His light should shine through their rhetoric. If such is not the case with a preacher, he is like a blind man guiding another blind person. The same should be true when a preacher is correcting sinners. His language is credible only if he is honest with himself.
Finally, since not only priests but all Christians should bear witness, we should be honest with one another. Only if people feel that I am a good person who produces goodness from the good of my heart will my words be accepted by them.




IDEAS FOR FORMING FAITH WITH CHILDREN


Ash Wednesday on March 2 begins a wonderful season
of reflection and preparation.
Receiving the ashes as a member of the church community
helps children recognize that they are
an important part of the Catholic community
and are united with the Church
in its Lenten preparation.

Click below to teach children more about Lenten ashes:




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ACTIVITY TO DO WITH CHILDREN

Lent is quickly approaching.

Ash Wednesday is March 2, 2022.

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





Newsy Notes
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From Becky Ready, DRE
Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE

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





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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


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.


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

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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 bbrazier@sttm.org
Meditations
“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."