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Dear Parishioners:

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and another Lent begins.

Lent for us Catholics is our best annual time for spiritual growth and I hope you will have an amazing Lent this year. I’m hoping you will think about it now and make plans. Your plans should involve three simple changes in behavior in the three traditional areas of our lives. Here they are:

1)   PRAYER:   Best practice is daily Mass and we have a 6:30 & 8:30 AM weekday Mass. If you cannot make if every day, pick some days you can make. With the fast pace of our lives, especially you school parents – I particularly urge you to consider Mass. Get a group together and support each other. Other practices include the Rosary, the Stations and using the free booklet with daily prayers we will hand out on Ash Wednesday.
2) FASTING:   Obviously some foods and drink are great starting places. But how about fasting from TV or shopping or gossip – or whatever it is that pulls us away from time with prayer and family. Be creative.
3) ALMSGIVING: Could you put $1 a day in a jar, or $5 or $10 and bring it to Guadalupe Center for Easter? Could you give some time to visit the elderly? How about some ‘pro bono’ time using your talents? Almsgiving need to be some type of giving over and above our ‘normal’. And if it hurts a bit – you are in the zone!

Open house in our grammar school and preschool last week were wonderful despite the rain. Many came and, of course, were very impressed. As well as superior academics and character development, our parish schools emphasize growing in faith and that’s what sets us apart as the best school around. Invite your neighbors and friends to consider our schools for their children.

The Together in Mission appeal, even after last week’s follow up weekend, is $25,000 short of our $115,000.00 goal so I’m praying that in the next couple of weeks a great spirit of generosity will inspire those who have not yet made a pledge. To those who have pledged, thank you so so much. God bless you all.

Father McNamara


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Prayer For Priestly Vocations
Prayed at the Ordination of
Fr. Eben McDonald and Fr. Nabor Rios
on June 3, 2012

Father, in every generation you provide ministers of Christ and the Church. We come before you now, asking that you call forth more men to serve our Archdiocese in the ministerial priesthood.
Give us priests who will lead and guide your holy people gathered by Word and Sacrament. Bless us with priestly vocations so that we can continue to be a truly Eucharistic Church, strengthened in our discipleship of Jesus Christ, your Only Son.
Raise up, we pray, men who are generous in their service, willing to offer their lives and all their gifts for your greater glory and for the good of your people.
We make our prayer in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, through Christ, Our Lord.



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