As we begin Lent, Franciscan Sister Sharon Paul shares about a recent parish mission at Christ Our Light, Cambridge, Ohio and some Lenten follow up for anyone looking for enrichment during this season.
A Mission: “Walking by Faith: A Spirituality for Living Now,” was presented by Father Paul Fagan, C.P., at St. Benedict’s Church, Cambridge, Ohio.
The themes for each evening were: “What Do We Stake Our Life On? The Soil of a Faithful Person and a Good Parish Community,” was the first night with the “Parable of the Seed. ” Monday night’s theme was: “Are We willing to Take a Risk?” with the “Parable of the Talents” chosen to be the theme. The last evening was: “God Demands Our Life as Individuals, Families & Parish Community,” with the subject the “Parable of the Rich Man,” being the topic.
The closing evening the Eucharistic Mass was held with the priests concelebrating. Each evening a hospitality was offered in the Social Hall.
This mission was attended by many people and was an excellent renewal of faith in our parish & town. Fr. Fagan said: Each person is unique and “part of the puzzle of life.” “Live out the GIFTS we have and go into the world and make Jesus PRESENT.” The Mission Prayer was one of Thomas Merton’s which said: “Lord, I will trust YOU always…I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and You will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
If you are looking for some spiritual enrichment this Lent, a new livestream program is being launched at Passionist Communications Through The Cross – with Fr. Paul. The first program will be March 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm. If you cannot watch it at that time it will be archived on our website so people can watch whenever it is convenient. Our first show will focus on “Who Are The Passionists?” We will have Fr. Rob Carbonneau, C.P. who is the Historian for the Eastern Province of the Passionists.
All you need to do to watch the show is click the link.