To Be Jesus’ Disciples As we draw nearer to the end of the season of Lent and approach the passion, death, and glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, I would like to share the thought below regarding the cross.  Our Lord in His love allows crosses into all of our lives; the key to happiness is to accept your cross as part of God’s divine plan for you.  I know from personal experience if one does not accept the cross willingly it becomes unbearable and too heavy to carry.  When we willingly accept the cross and turn to our Lord for the physical, mental, and spiritual strength to carry the cross that he has placed upon our shoulder, it is then and only then will our cross becomes bearable. (Editor) Continue reading

Sinners-R-Us—By Timothy Barr-   Lent is a time of penance, a season of confessions. Confession can be a scary thing to do. I suppose many from outside the Church do not understand why we would go. In fact, I think many of us wonder the same thing. Pope John Paul II used to go every week. Why? What did He see or experience in confession? Continue reading

What to Do For Lent Lent is a time of repentance, conversion and coming closer to our Lord Jesus. It is a time when Jesus calls us closer. But we live in a world that pulls us in another direction. It is a direction that goes anywhere but towards holiness. The world wants to make us comfortable where we are at; in front of the screen, in the fridge or on the phone. In short, the world wants us to forget about God, His mercy and healing power. I invite you to enter into Lent as a retreat. There are many ways we can come closer to Jesus and grow in holiness and grace. Continue reading