St. Stephen Cathedral Mass
Blessed Sacrament Chapel Mass
Published on March 6th, 2017
I. Best Lent Ever: don’t just give up chocolate for Lent; God wants more. God wants our heart! God wants conversion in certain areas of our life! Sign up for Best Lent Ever, a FREE, video-based email program featuring intentionally a claim speaker and New York Times best-selling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness…and what to do about it. This series of videos is based on the book that we gave away at Christmas, Resisting Happiness. Sign up at http://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever/
II. What Tempts You? “Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted.” To each taunt by the devil, Jesus responded from the Scriptures, “It is written…” Jesus knew the truth of himself and acted with fidelity. On this first Sunday of Lent, we pause to look within ourselves and see what tempts us and leads us away from God.
III. Election or Acclamation? Sending the Catechumens for Election: today we will have the Rite of Sending of our catechumens (the unbaptized) to the Rite of Election today by Bishop Medley. What a wonderful opportunity for our catechumens, Cain and Courtney Drury to be supported, affirmed, and acclaimed in prayer by our community. This Lenten season is also key for our candidates (those already baptized), Sarah Horn, Len Paden, Alex Reid–let’s support them in prayer and deed. The Rite of Election (being called forth by the affirmation of our community) will take place at St. Stephen Cathedral today at 2:00 p.m. and again at 6:00 p.m.
Educate yourself on how blessed you are. Challenge yourself to share more generously. Growing spiritually is not easy! Ouch!