#UD Lenten Challenge
PRAYER FOR HOLY WEEK

Jesus said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?  Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test.”  (Matthew 26: 40b-41a)

God of salvation,

How little you ask of us

and how often we fail!

Of the many hours of our lives,

all of which are gift from you,

we give back so little in prayer or almsgiving.

Make us watchful people,

awaken in us the desire to be by your side;

to wait with active patience

to give with generous hearts,

to suffer with those who suffer,

and to ask for your mercy and peace.

For once we are united to you through the cross

we are also called to live anew

in our risen lives.

Amen.

A prayer for patience

Lord, grant me patience today. I am weak and find it difficult at times to be patient with others. It is my biggest weakness and continues to be something I need to work on. Help me to take a deep breath. Help me to be patient. Help me to listen to people as they deserve to be listened to and help me to be kind and caring to all people, especially when they are impatient with me.
May the God who is all-too-patient with the likes of a sinner like myself bring me into a better sense of all that I am and provide me with the grace to be Christ for others. Amen.

"Jesus, if you desire it, then I desire it too." Blessed Chiara Badano
Final Stations of the Cross service tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow at 4:30pm in Immaculate Conception Chapel for our last Stations of the Cross service during this Lenten Season. Tomorrow will feature a living Stations of the Cross service led by the Mass Coordinators. Please join us!

Brother Brandon Paluch’s reflection video for the 5th Sunday of Lent! Thanks for watching, enjoy!

Please join us tomorrow for a very special Stations of the Cross led by our Lay Marianist students at 4:30pm in Immaculate Conception Chapel.
This Stations of the Cross service will be told from Mary’s perspective. The following is a short excerpt from the incredible story we will hear: 
 


The sword of helplessness split my heart in two as I watched him struggle to breathe, pulling himself up to let air out of his lungs. With incredible courage and compassion, he spoke of mercy and love. There on that cross he gave me to John, and gave me to the Spirit filled Church that would be born on Pentecost. Then, after he gave himself into God’s hands one last time, he took his last breath and he died. It is unforgettable to watch life leave the body of someone you love…

Please join us tomorrow for a very special Stations of the Cross led by our Lay Marianist students at 4:30pm in Immaculate Conception Chapel.

This Stations of the Cross service will be told from Mary’s perspective. The following is a short excerpt from the incredible story we will hear: 

 

The sword of helplessness split my heart in two as I watched him struggle to breathe, pulling himself up to let air out of his lungs. With incredible courage and compassion, he spoke of mercy and love. There on that cross he gave me to John, and gave me to the Spirit filled Church that would be born on Pentecost. Then, after he gave himself into God’s hands one last time, he took his last breath and he died. It is unforgettable to watch life leave the body of someone you love…

A big thank you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Taize Lenten Reconciliation Service last evening! 

If you would like to continue to learn about Taize check out this website: http://www.taize.fr and search for Taize videos on Youtube, there are lots of really good ones to help you experience Taize prayer on your own!

How is hopefulness calling you to have faith?

How is hopefulness calling you to have faith?

Don’t miss our beautiful and moving Lenten Reconciliation service tomorrow night. There will be several priests available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Anddd this service will be done in the Taize style, check out this video for an idea of what you can expect! 

The service will begin at 8:30pm in Immaculate Conception Chapel! We hope to see you there!