Welcoming All to the Table
As we gather around the Lenten table to feed our minds and relationships, we turn our eyes to the holiest of tables, the altar, and celebrate the "source and summit of the Christian life." Let's meet around the table and experience the real presence of Christ.
Throughout the Gospels, it is evident that Jesus enjoyed and placed importance upon sharing meals and breaking bread with all people. He was criticized and condemned for spending time with sinners, outcasts, and the poor.
Jesus preached his Gospel of inclusion at a table. He offered a sign of things to come: an invitation to the great banquet in the Kingdom of God. Thus it is fitting that his last, whole community experience with all his disciples was the Last Supper. According to the Gospel of John, this meal began with the ultimate act of service in washing the feet. The other Gospels go on to tell us how Jesus took bread, broke it, and shared it with those close friends, reminding them that this was indeed his body, broken for ALL. The cup of blessing was the wine of joy and happiness, the bloodshed and drained because of that unconditional love that God has for the world. The Eucharist was the ultimate meal of sharing: sharing the Word, sharing the life of Jesus, and sharing the company of each other.
Throughout Lent and beyond, the Resurrection Parish Family and Friends will emphasize the Eucharist and welcome all to the table.
Does your Church of the Home experience the Eucharist as something private, or as something to be shared with others?
When has the Eucharist helped your Church of the Home experience a sense of fellowship?
How can your Church of the Home welcome others to the Eucharist and the Table of the Lord?
Resurrection has planned numerous opportunities for you to experience as we gather around the Lenten Table. Learn more about all the Lenten resources Resurrection will be provided at our dedicated webpage:
On our daily Lenten journey with Jesus, we go to an “out of the way” place to encounter His presence in Scriptures, Haikus, Reality, and Prayer.
Daily Reflections by Roger Vanden Busch:
Each Lent, Catholic families across the country unite to put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Through CRS Rice Bowl, families learn about how our sisters and brothers across the globe overcome hardships like hunger and malnutrition, and how through Lenten alms, we have the power to make the world a better place for all.
Journey With Us
CRS Rice Bowl shares stories of hope from CRS’ work around the world. These stories are examples of how your Lenten alms are helping communities find solutions to problems like hunger and malnutrition. Take a virtual journey with us to Honduras, the Philippines and Kenya!
Don’t forget to try the meatless recipes each Friday during Lent.
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:oo on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
What do the temptations of Jesus have to do with a small town in Mississippi? Join Tony in Okolona, MS as he explores the temptation to separate ourselves from others who may appear different. Notice the door behind Tony. It is a relic from an era when it was common to separate people based on the color of their skin. It is preserved as a reminder of the dangers when we separate the body of Christ.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Welcome to the Newest Members
in Our Family of Faith
Recent Loss in Our Parish Family
Episode 12 Now Available
Legendary Basketball Coach Dick Bennett joins Katie and Tony to discuss how he sees the sacred in the game of basketball, including the 5 Pillars of Humility, Passion, Unity, Thankfulness, and Servanthood.
EARTHQUAKES ROCK TURKEY AND SYRIA
On February 6, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated large areas of central Turkey and northwest Syria. The death toll has surpassed 45,000 and continues to climb. The earthquake is the worst to strike Turkey this century. Later that day, the region experienced a second magnitude 7.7 quake. Across affected areas in both countries, apartment buildings and schools have been leveled. For Syrians, the damage took place in areas already devastated by years of war. In Turkey, the airports and the high roads of Anatolia are closed and most hospitals are unusable. Schools have been closed across the country. Catholic Relief Services will support emergency relief efforts led by local partners in both Syria and Turkey with Caritas Internationalis, Caritas Syria in Aleppo and Lattakia—where extensive damage has been reported—and other local partners. Already in Turkey, Caritas Internationalis, in coordination with authorities, is bringing displaced people to safe, open spaces and distributing hot meals and clothing.
Your gifts will help partners to provide safe shelter, and access to food, clean water and hygiene supplies.
Ruby and Res
One of the best parts of welcoming everyone to the table is there are more crumbs that fall to the floor.