“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”
This is a perfect prelude to where we need to be in our stewardship journey as we approach Lent. Lent is a time in the Church when we get the chance to rid ourselves of those things that hinder us from being in a healthy and full relationship with God. Lent makes us better stewards of His gifts. It begins this Wednesday, March 2.
Our stewardship is always rooted in prayer first and Lent is full of opportunities to increase our prayer life. Check the website for the Daily Mass and Communion Service schedule and note there will be Mass every Wednesday at noon. The Stations of the Cross are prayed every Friday at 6 pm following supper at 5:30 pm.
We are encouraged in Lent to seek the sacrament of Reconciliation. As a sign of our need to be reconciled with God, penance reminds us of a new beginning. Parish Reconciliation is on Sunday, March 13th at 4 p.m. and every Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
To give alms reminds us to always question, “What do we own, and what owns us?”
We can still give to this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal all during Lent. And the Annual Lenten Collection will be in March.