Stewardship Corner

March 2020

Mar 19

“If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you are saying, ‘We see,’ so your sin remains.” Jesus to some Pharisees at the end of the controversy over the Man Born Blind

Once upon a time I was working in another parish sitting with some volunteers as we waited for an event to begin. Somehow idle chatter turned to the Eucharist and I launched into a “What the Eucharist Means to Me” rave. After I shut up, the dearly beloved leader of the group says, “Well, that’s fine but I just want to be...
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Mar 15

Novena of Grace Goes Online!

The Ignatian Spirituality Center hosts a Novena of Grace every Lent. The pandemic closed down the live events so they went online this year. The Novena actually began March 10 and it is now the 15th but since it’s online, you can still join in! The first reflection was by our very own Mary Pauline Diaz-Frasene and is available here:...
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Mar 12

When the Samaritans came to him, they invited him to stay with them; and he stayed there two days.

This is the end of the Woman at the Well story in John. Jesus has met this Samaritan woman at Jacob’s well at noon. She is there because she’s run through five husbands and she’s not married to the sixth man she’s living with; no respectable woman wants to be seen with her, so she is alone in the middle of the day, a...
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