For our Lenten reading and reflection, St. Roberts is offering a copy of "Rediscover Catholicism: A Spiritual Guide to Living With Purpose and Passion" to each parish family. Many people have had their lives greatly changed by reading this dynamic and extraordinary book. Sunday homilies and bulletin inserts will lead us further into the insights that this book offers. This is a great opportunity to deepen our relationship with Christ and to embrace the depths and riches of our Catholic faith. Below are copies of the bulletin inserts as well as a study guide to the book. A study group will meet March 17 & 24 in the Community Room at 7:00-8:30 pm!
Stations of the Cross Fridays During Lent - 2:15 pm & 7:00 pm
Penance Service Monday, April 7 - 7:00 pm
Living Stations of the Cross Friday, April 11 - 2:00 pm Sunday, April 13 - 3:00 pm
Confirmation Retreat - 2014
Pope Francis: Come Follow Me in 2014 (Thanks to KVSS Spirit Radio for highlighting this video)
God's Sustaining Providence
"Across that threshold I had been afraid to cross, things suddenly seemed so very simple. There was but a single vision, God, who was all in all; there was but one will that directed all things, God's will. I had only to see it, to discern it in every circumstance in which I found myself, and let myself be ruled by it. God is in all things, sustains all things, directs all things. To discern this in every situation and circumstance, to see His will in all things, was to accept each circumstance and situation and let oneself be borne along in perfect confidence and trust. Nothing could separate me from Him, because He was in all things. No danger could threaten me, no fear could shake me, except the fear of losing sight of Him.
The future, hidden as it was, was hidden in His will and therefore acceptable to me no matter what it might bring. The past, with all its failures, was not forgotten; it remained to remind me of the weakness of human nature and the folly of putting any faith in self. But it no longer depressed me. I looked no longer to self to guide me, relied on it no longer in any way, so it could not again fail me. By renouncing, finally and completely, all control of my life and future destiny, I was relieved as a consequence of all responsibility. I was freed thereby from anxiety and worry, from every tension, and could float serenely upon the tide of God's sustaining providence in perfect peace of soul."
From He Leadeth Me, by Fr. Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. A few copies of this book are available for sale in the Lighthouse kiosk across from the parish office. Also available at local Catholic book stores.