On this Fifth Sunday of Lent, we hear Jesus in his agony. He surrendered His will to the Father. Jesus had an option of taking what appeared to be the easy way out. Yet, as someone fully human, Jesus said, “I am troubled now. Yet what should I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name.”
What does this mean for you in everyday life? You can let your will die by accepting that you are not in control. Whatever struggle you may be experiencing, no matter how simple or difficult it might seem, you can say to God, “Your will be done.”
Take some time to review the offerings from staff to prepare for Sunday Mass.
Anticipate Sunday, March 21, 2021
- Mass Readings, Music and Prayer – The scripture readings for Sunday have us think about when you may surrender your will. Follow along with prayer and songs.
- Family Ministry – Margaret Lee presents reflection questions and prayers for the family to explore and reflect on Sunday’s gospel readings.
- Child Ministry – Cecilia Dietzler presents the Saint of the Week — Saint Patrick!
- Scripture Reflection – Jon Metz offers this reflection to help bring renewal to your life.
- Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents two videos of “Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls into the Earth” and “Lift High the Cross.” And from Rev. Ron Rolheiser we have an article called “The Power of Helplessness.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are attending Mass on site, please review the safety procedures including a video message from Fr. Peter Patrick. If you or anyone in your household has virus symptoms, please stay home. Reminder: Face masks should cover both mouth and nose.
- Virtual Tour of Holy Week – The Faith Formation Team is offering a Virtual Tour of Holy Week on Sunday, March 28, at 2 p.m. Click HERE for more information.
- Archdiocese Lenten Reconciliation – Parishes throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will be hosting Pray, Reconcile & Rejoice: Lenten Day of Reconciliation on Wednesday, March 24, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. The nearest Church to St. Catherine is St. Margaret Mary at 3970 N. 92nd St. For other sites, visit www.archmil.org/pray-reconcile-rejoice.
- Reconciliation – During Lent the Sacrament of Reconciliation is being offered 30 minutes prior to the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sundays when Fr. Peter Patrick is the presider.
- Interview – This week Jon’s “Getting to Know You” guest is Patty Higgins, a lifelong parishioner at St Sebastian, is involved in many aspects of parish and school life including 35 years of preparing 2nd grade students for First Communions.
- Stations of the Cross – Stations are being offered in person at both St. Catherine and St Sebastian every Friday morning of Lent in each church at 9:15 a.m.
- Sunday Concert – Mike Kamenski’s Sunday Concert will be in the afternoon. You will find it on the parish Facebook page.
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God is good all the time; all the time God is good.
Blessings of peace and gratitude.
Father Peter Patrick Kimani
St. Sebastian & St. Catherine Parishes