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Lent – the Great Season of Grace: Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

From its earliest days, the Church has urged us to observe the threefold disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving during the Lenten season as these will prepare us – come Easter – to celebrate the Paschal Mystery with minds and hearts renewed. The Church gives us a ‘time-out’ …

Second Sunday of Lent: 21 February 2016

Reading 1 – Gn 15:5-12, 17-18 The Lord God took Abram outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can. Just so,” he added, “shall your descendants be.” Abram put his faith in the LORD, who credited it to him as an …

Mass Intentions: 20-26 February 2016

Sat Feb 20 4:00 PM Fernando Hernandez Lopez + Sun Feb 21 9:30 AM Paul Martinez + 11:30 AM Petra Banda + Mon Feb 22 11:40 AM Intentions of Mary Angela Brady 12:15 PM Vern O’Neill + Tue Feb 23 11:40 AM Intentions of Richard Loftus 12:15 PM …

Pope Names Dallas Auxiliary Bishop Deshotel as Bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana

Pope Francis has named Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel, 64, as bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana. Bishop Deshotel has served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Dallas since 2010. The appointment was publicized in Washington, February 17, by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to …

First Sunday of Lent: 14 February 2016

First Reading – Dt 26:4-10 Moses spoke to the people, saying: “The priest shall receive the basket from you and shall set it in front of the altar of the LORD, your God. Then you shall declare before the Lord, your God, ‘My father was a wandering Aramean …