AUDIO LENTEN REFLECTION #3 - Deacon Mike Gray
A Roman Crucifixation from a Medical Perspective
*** NOTE There were technical difficulites with the 2nd talk and it won't be posted.
Deacon Mike presented the 3rd talk while St. Thomas Aquinas was on Spring Break. His 20 minutes talk can be heard at:
Also, Fr. Cassian will continue with this Lenten series this Friday, March 24th at 6:30 pm at the Chapel. Once again, the 14th Street doors will be unlocked starting at 6pm. The topic will be meditating on the Holy Face of Jesus. Please share
AUDIO LENTEN REFLECTION #1 - The Necessity and Benefits of Meditating on the Passion of Christ
Fr. Cassian's first talk in this series can now be heard at:
The quality is not the best but know we are working to get that more refined in the coming days. Very powerful talk so try to forge through it. If possible, we will also try to get a written copy of all this information for you to meditate upon.
The next talk in this series will be this Friday night, March 10th, at 6:30 pm. Fr. Cassian will be the presenter again this week and the topic will be Meditating on the Wounds of Christ. Stations will follow his talk. 14th St. doors will be unlocked at 6pm. As with last week, we should end by 8pm. Please share.
LENTEN REFLECTIONS ON THE PASSION OF CHRIST
As we begin Lent today, I want to share an exciting series that just came to completion last night. Every Friday night during Lent at the chapel (Good Friday uncertain at this point), Fr. Cassian or Fr. Timothy will give a Lenten reflections of the Passion of Christ. The evening will start at 6:30 pm with the talk and will end with the Divine Mercy Stations of the Cross. We plan to end as close to 8pm as possible. The 14th Street doors will be unlocked starting at 6pm.
As of now, the schedule is:
March 3rd - The Necessity and Benefits of Meditating on the Passion of Christ
March 10th - Meditating on the Wounds of Christ
March 17th - Meditating on Christ's Passion in the Holy Eucharist
March 24th - Meditating on the Holy Face of Jesus Christ
March 31st - Meditating on the Precious Blood of Christ
April 7th - The Pierced Side of Christ and His Sacred Heart
We realize that this is scheduled with nearly every other parish Stations and our intent was not to take away from your parish so know that the talks will be recorded and posted soon following on our web site. It is Father's passion to aid us with the tools to delve deeper with Christ this Lent and it is my hope that for those of you who come, you will you these evenings as a tool to invite someone to the chapel that may not otherwise step foot in there. Bring them to Jesus! We will have information available on adoring with the hopes that many come back to pray at His Eucharistic Feet.
Please spread the word through all forms of social media and by word of mouth. This will not be in any bulletins for the above reason; not to detract from parish events.
God bless you and let us make this the most fruitful Lent ever!
20th Anniversary homily - Fr. Cassian Sama
Last night was such a beautiful and powerful night guided by the Holy Spirit with over 130 people in attendance to celebrate this anniversary. Fr. Cassian's Homily was overflowing with wonderful and persuasive Eucharistic stories to inspire all to come and be personally transformed and broken families healed through Eucharistic adoration. You can listen to it at:
Also, we were so very blessed to have the relic of Blessed Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel (foundress of the our own Franciscan Sister's of Perpetual Adoration) to venerate following Mass. Our chapel for adoration was her chapel and to have her back there was such a gift!
We were also doubly blessed that Shelley Strong, our adorer that we have been praying for through Mothers intercession, was able to join us for this veneration and we were able to all pray Mother's prayer for her healing with her there. Please continue those prayers for Shelley at home. Attached is a copy with 4 per sheet for you to share.
Let us keep praying for each other at each and every holy hour.
God bless you!
HOLY HOUR NEEDS
We have several adoration needs but a few of the more urgent ones are:
Monday - 10am
Thursday - noon
Saturday - 7pm
You may sign up for one of these or any other on this web site under the Holy Hour tab. All the specific logistical information will be sent to you automatically once you sign up.
God bless you!
Ken and Michelle Newcomb
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Coordinators
St. Elizabeth Central