Today's Gospel

Lk 9:22-25

Jesus said to his disciples:

“The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected

by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,

and be killed and on the third day be raised.”

Then he said to all,

 “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself

and take up his cross daily and follow me.

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,

but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.

What profit is there for one to gain the whole world

yet lose or forfeit himself?”

Link to USCCB Daily Reading

Today's Reflection

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Today's reflection from

Mark Callahan

Executive Director, Genesee County Catholic Schools

PCHS Class of 2005

St, Mary (Mt. Morris) Class of 2001

What have we given up for Lent?  This is a question that I am confident many have discussed within each household.  As we discovered yesterday, Christ teaches us how to give alms, service, and fast throughout Lent. Often we tend to focus on the sacrifice of fasting.  We fast from candies, fast food, pop, or other items that we know will be a struggle for us.  However, we also have the opportunity to GIVE during Lent.  We can give alms in either the gift of service or perhaps helping those in need by donating the money that would be spent on pop or donating a lunch to a friend or coworker.  We can commit to time spent in prayer, not only strengthening our connection to Christ through Sacrifice, but openly seeking him out in prayer.  

In today’s reading, we hear how Christ teaches us that  through him, with him and in him we have everlasting life.  Let us continue to use this Lenten season to strengthen our relationship with Christ.

Mr. Mark Callahan - Executive Director GCCS

Let us pray...

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