Weekend Update at SJA!

Pastor’s Column Sunday, February 4, 2018


Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I’m taking the Pats over the Eagles by 10 points.

A few things today:

Firstly, our Lenten Mission.

Lent with St. Ignatius Loyola

The 2018 St. Joan of Arc Lenten mission invites you to pray, meditate, and reflect on the spiritual wisdom of the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola.  These weekly one-hour sessions will engage vibrant themes from the life and work of St. Ignatius with an eye to their relevance for our lives in the contemporary world. Our presenter will be fellow parishioner, Dr. Randy Rosenberg, who is also associate professor of systematic theology at Saint Louis University. Randy teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at SLU and is the author of The Givenness of Desire: Concrete Subjectivity and the Natural Desire to See God (University of Toronto Press) and The Vision of Saint John XXIII (Paulist Press).

Save the date and give yourself the gift of time with God learning and praying. Mondays during Lent, 7-8pm: February 19 and 26. March 5, 12, 19, 26.

Secondly: my deepest gratitude for your participation and generosity during the ALL IF GIFT Offertory Request. The response was wonderful so thank you for that!

Finally, a point for prayer. St. Teresa of Avila wrote the following: “Let nothing disturb you. Nothing frighten you; all things are passing; God never changes; Patient endurance attains all things; Whoever possesses God is wanting in nothing; God alone suffices.” This is one of those little prayers that you just want to cut out of the bulletin, make copies of and put on the fridge; computer screen; a copy in your wallet; taped to the dash board of your car; write on the mirror in the bathroom…

Know that you are loved dearly and prayed for daily.

Peace and prayers for you,

Fr. Craig Holway