Countdown to Lent
Ash Wednesday is only days away. After the celebration of Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras, in which we eat pancakes, paczki, and other rich foods, we gather as a community to repent and refresh our desire to live in Christ. It is a holy day of prayer and fasting that is marked by the receiving of ashes on our foreheads to remind us of our mortality and need for God's mercy.
This year, Resurrection invites you to walk the Lenten Labyrinth. While life can be a maze at times, Lent offers us a labyrinth - a way to move towards Christ and open our hearts to God's mercy and love.
"You show me the path of life. In your presence, there is fullness of joy." Psalm 16:11
Using a labyrinth involves moving one's body and opening one's heart to Jesus. All you have to do is follow the path and you will find the center. A labyrinth experience involves preparing oneself at the beginning, following the single path to the center, spending reflective time in the center, following the same pathway out, and then going back into the world refreshed.
Resurrection has planned numerous opportunities for you to experience as you walk the path of the Lenten Labyrinth. Learn more about all the Lenten resources Resurrection will be provided at our dedicated webpage:
Helping Our Brothers and Sisters in Ukraine
Resurrection stands with those in Ukraine.
We cannot truly understand the suffering that is occurring in Eastern Europe but we can be in solidarity with and support those affected.
CRS and their partners are responding and require immediate support to meet both needs in Ukraine as well as the needs of those forced to flee their homes as the situation intensifies. CRS and Caritas partners are ready to provide safe shelter, hot meals, hygiene supplies, fuel to keep warm, transport to safe areas, counseling support and more.
Pope Francis has also asked that we fast for peace in Ukraine:
"Jesus taught us that the diabolical senselessness of violence is answered with God's weapons, with prayer and fasting. I invite everyone to make next 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting for Peace."
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
Mardi Gras Sunday Learn how important the gift of speech is and how speech reveals what is in our hearts.
Join Fr. Tim as he reflects on the Scripture readings on this Mardi Gras Sunday.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Res on Mission
During this past week, the Resurrection team in Okolona shared laughs and meals with each other. But more importantly, they shared their time and talents with the community to help bring shelter to those experiencing homelessness.
2022 Bishop's Appeal
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Thousands of fellow Catholics fuel their faith by reading the Diocese’s official weekly newspaper, The Compass. They’re reading the publication because it helps guide them on their faith journey. Inspirational stories from The Compass bring Christ right into their hearts and minds.
“With help from the Bishop’s Appeal, The Compass provides readers with reliable news, information and inspiration,” said Sam Lucero, News & Information Manager. “Each week, stories and columns help reveal our Catholic faith. And they deliver more than just news. They challenge readers to explore and absorb Christian values in the world today.”
The Compass is made possible by the Bishop’s Appeal; please prayerfully consider a gift today. Visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at catholicfoundationgb.org/give, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8123.
Ruby and Res
Every time someone came into the office, a certain someone had to see if it was her dad returning.
Unfortunately, now someone has to clean the puppy prints off the glass.