Jesus must decide if he is being called to go forward....and certainly meet death....or he can retreat and fight another day. We might think that Jesus had no choice, but that isn't exactly true. If he is a fully human person, then the choice was agonizing to make.
Saturday Mass 5:30 p.m. & Sunday Masses 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.
7:00 p,m. Mass
7:00 p.m. Service
Saturday 8:00 p.m. Mass
Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass and 11:00 a.m. Mass
Our theme for Lent this year is: BREAKING DOWN THE BARRIERS. We built a prayer wall which will help us to visualize the barriers in our lives. Individuals, families, and children will be able to relate to our Lenten theme. Small pieces of paper will be provided to write about those barriers you wish to break down.
We really don’t like to be vulnerable. Most of us would rather control the situations of life. If only life would work out like that. If we are looking for a clear sign that Jesus is a fully human person, look no further than the vulnerability and temptation he experienced during his 40-day retreat in the desert. He didn’t just walk through life with all in control. He has to view life like the rest of us — unable to know what the next moment will hold. Evil tempts us at the point we are most vulnerable. As so it was with Jesus. We might read the Gospel story and not be able to identify with any of the three temptations of Jesus. That is not the point because they are his temptations, and yours and mine are different. So we seek out our vulnerabilities and try to strengthen ourselves. Lent is an opportunity to do that. Jesus, who himself was tempted, is ready to empower us to battle our own.
Each person or family is invited to use one of the small sheets and push into the seams of our Breaking Down the Barriers wall in the gathering space.