Faith is Believing and Beloving

We all wrestle with faith. Do we have enough? Are we losing it? Sister Joan gives you some solid ground to stand on in this short video. Blessings on this second week of Lent. Go to for daily prayers and our online retreats.

Gospel Reflection for February 25, 2018, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Genesis 22.1-2, 8, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8.31-34; Mark 9.2-10 “This is my son, my beloved. Listen to him.” – Mark 9.7 Each year the Church reflects on Jesus’ transfiguration on the 2nd Sunday of Lent. The vision challenges us to look toward Easter, to envision our hopes and prayers for transformation and renewalContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 25, 2018, 2nd Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for February 18, 2018, 1st Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Genesis 9.8-15; 1 Peter 3.18-22; Mark 1.12-15 “Immediately after the baptism the Spirit drove Jesus into the desert.” – Mark 1.15 The whole of Mark’s gospel unfolds what awakens in Jesus after living in harmony with God and all creation in the desert. “God’s reign has come near,” Jesus announces. God is near,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 18, 2018, 1st Sunday of Lent”

Ways To Keep Lent

Teens created this cross of Lenten practices. We invite you to download, print, and distribute this resource to the teens in your parish and family at or by clicking on the image above.

Lent is coming!

The world needs us to live our gospel values today.   The Lent issues of Sunday by Sunday are ideal for faith sharing, RCIA candidates and sponsors, home-based programs, and scripture study groups. Our Lent/Easter unit takes you from the 1st Sunday of Lent (February 18) through the 2nd Sunday after Easter for only $3.25 per person (on ordersContinue reading “Lent is coming!”

Gospel Reflection for March 26, 2017, 4th Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: 1 Samuel 16.1, 6-7, 10-13; Ephesians 5.8-14; John 9.1-41 “I do know one thing; I was blind, and now I can see.” – John 9.25 The man born blind becomes the talk of his neighborhood when suddenly he can see. His neighbors want to know how this happened. The man explains that aContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 26, 2017, 4th Sunday of Lent”

Lent Retreat – Week 2

This Lent artist Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, and Sister Joan are praying the Gospels in words and images. You can join them by going to our homepage,, and clicking on the Sunday Gospel images there. This coming Sunday is the story of Jesus’ transfiguration. Share this retreat with your parish by printing in yourContinue reading “Lent Retreat – Week 2”

Prayer For Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, one of the most popular holy days in the church year. Most of us will try to get to church during the day to receive a cross of ashes on our foreheads. If you are unable to do that, use this prayer service to begin Lent. Gather with your family orContinue reading “Prayer For Ash Wednesday”

Gospel Reflection for March 5, 2017, 1st Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Genesis 2.7-9; 3.1-7; Romans 5.12-19; Matthew 4.1-11 “Away with you, Satan. Scripture says, ‘You shall worship the Holy One your God; only God shall you adore.’” – Matthew 4.10 Each year the temptation story from one of the synoptic gospels is the gospel for the 1st Sunday of Lent. The devil in theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 5, 2017, 1st Sunday of Lent”