Education & Evangelization
Trust in the Lord
“Trust in the Lord at all times, my people.” (Psalm 62:8a) What can we do when we find we are no longer able to trust anyone– even those closest to us? The answer is found in this 8th Ordinary Sunday scriptural readings. They remind us that there is still SOMEONE whom we can trust and that someone is GOD.
In the 1st reading. The prophet Isaiah says that even if a mother should forget her infant and be without tenderness for it, God will never forget us or abandon us. We can always trust Him, He is always faithful. In the Gospel, Jesus assures us that the GOD who show us such providential concern for nature is of even more concern about us. He will never let us down and He is someone we can always trust, no matter what.
For every hurt, for every plight
For every lonely, pain-racked night
There is a reason.
But if we trust God, as we should
It will turn out for our good
He knows the reason. (From an author unknown)
This week we have a lot of activities here at St. Joseph.
For our Charismatic Prayer Group, the Diocesan Charismatic Renewal Movement has chosen our parish on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30PM to be the venue of the kick-off Mass in this years charismatic convention from February 28—March 1 at the Phoenix Convention Center. For our diligent and faithful adorers, we celebrate the 9th anniversary of our Parish Apostolate of Perpetual Adoration on March 1, 2014. There will be Mass for all parishioners, adorers and devotees of our Lady of Fatima at 9AM followed by a Benediction for the change of the old consecrated host of the monstrance in the chapel.
On March 2-3, 2014—thai is Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon—the La Pieta International Prayer Group will be coming to St. Joseph Parish. There will be a Healing Mass at 2PM and healing sessions with spiritual upliftment based on the life and experiences of the founder and visionary Sr. Emma de Guzman. The healing activities will resume at 3PM on Monday inside Joseph House followed with a “dinner for a cause” fund-raising for the construction of a Catholic Church in the Philippines.
This 8th Sunday in the Ordinary Time is also the last Sunday before entering the season of Lent. We have Ash Wednesday on March 5th and it is a holy day of obligation, fasting and abstinence. There will be Masses at 8AM and 6PM and a Bible Service at noon. All these liturgical celebrations will have the imposition of ashes for the congregation to attend. There will be more parochial activities coming to our parish in this month of March. Please look for them in the upcoming bulletins. God Bless you all.
Fr. Regidor D. Carreon
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