Entries for February 2018
THE LENTEN CALL TO JOY One leg of the tripod of lent is the call to joy.
None of us can insure for ourselves a continuous run of good things to support happiness from the outside. Sometimes life presents us with wonderful joys and then life is so good! But then again when clouds cover our days we have a sinking feeling of ennui. How to be content during those times is a major challenge to all of us. It is certain that we must have a viewpoint that covers when our day is sunshine and when it is darkness. In the Sacred Scriptures, Joy is mentioned no fewer than 350 times as a product of our living with God and graced by J...
Monsignor McGough, Pastor’s Corner....OUR CONTINUING JOURNEY...I said that for myself I would build my LENT on a tripod. The first leg I said is to deepen trust in God. This is what holiness is. It is what made Jesus the "font of all holiness". The second leg is the awareness of our CALL to Joy. The goodness of creation in all its parts means something. Our attitude and disposition needs to be tested by joy. Third leg is "health of mind and body". This is a recurrent phrase in our communal prayers. Health of Mind is my focus in this piece for the second week in Lent. Dr. Albert Ellis the founder o...
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OUR LENTEN JOURNEY - This is one possible path for our Lenten journey. Probably the most important thing is to have a plan. There are certainly many paths. I suggest this one because it seems to correspond with our actual human experience and our nature. The FIRST PILLAR is to admit what is present, i.e., simply there! Essential to our very existence is having been created in a relationship with God. His love for us is a continuing action, not unlike your loving relationships wherein you trust the other! We don't have a lot of these relationships, maybe one, or two. Once you see that then you want to become aware of it...
Additional altar servers are needed for the 4:00 p.m. Saturday mass at St. Boniface. Current altar servers that can serve on a Saturday(s) in the next few months, please call the parish office. If your child is in Grades 3-12, and would like to learn to altar serve, please contact the parish office and we will make arrangements to train them.
The annual St. Boniface Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner is on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at the St. John Neumann Elementary Campus gym & cafeteria, adjacent to the church, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm. Take-outs are available. The cost is $9.50 for adults; children 12 & under are $4.50. The dinner includes fish, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, green beans, brownie sundaes and drinks. The meal is served family style.