Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16, enslaved until he was 22, became a priest (not one his bishop appreciated much), and was sent to wild and untamed Ireland to witness to the Gospel. Many of us find a home in the Catholic Church because of Patrick. Pray his breastplate prayer below to celebrate hisContinue reading “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

Gospel Reflection for March 15, 2020, 3rd Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Exodus 17.3-7; Romans 5.1-2,5-8; John 4.5-42 The woman said to Jesus, “I know the messiah is coming, the one called the Christ who will announced all things to us.” Jesus said to her, “I am the one, who is speaking to you.” – John 4.35-36 On the strength of a Samaritan woman’s witness,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 15, 2020, 3rd Sunday of Lent”

We Can!

When Jesus asks James and John if they can drink the cup he will drink, they speak a bold and brash, “We can.” These two words in Latin form the motto of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet — possumus. The pioneering sisters in our community and other religious communities indeed lived bold andContinue reading “We Can!”

Lent 2020 Coloring Cross

Download this cross from our free Lent Resources page at goodgroundpress.com. A separate page lists color-coded activities to choose from. Do an activity and color a section of the Cross. By Easter you will have a joyful symbol of Jesus’ death and resurrection.

What Tempts Us?

Welcome to the first week of Lent. We invite you to listen to this reflection video from Sister Joan Mitchell, and enjoy the free Lent resources at goodgroundpress.com. Pass them on to a friend. Our prayers are with you. Please remember us in yours.

Visio Divina Retreat

Check out Sister Joan’s Lent retreat: Visio Divina. This 5-part Lenten retreat uses both art (visio) and words (lectio) to open the Gospel messages to you. https://goodgroundpress.com/pr…/lent-2020-a-call-to-newness/

Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2020, 1st Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Genesis 2.7-9; 3.1-7; Romans 5.12-19; Matthew 4.1-11 Scripture says, “Not by bread alone do people live but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Scripture also says, “You shall not put the Holy One your God to the test.” – Matthew 4.4, 7 The temptation gospel asks us to examineContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2020, 1st Sunday of Lent”

Lent is here!

Take the time this Lent for holy reading. We recommend these short and easy-to-read books for your Lenten reflection and prayer. They are even better when shared with friends, family, or a faith-sharing group. Lent 2020: A Call to Newness “Use the eyes God gave you.” This short booklet makes seeing a way to reflectContinue reading “Lent is here!”