Fourth Sunday of Lent03-24-2019Fr. Bing
Bring quickly the best robe… put a ring on his finger…” Lk. 15:22
The beautiful robe, the ring, and the festive mood at the return of the other son are symbols of welcome, restoration and new life – pure, worthy and joyful - for those who return to God and their family, which is the Church. In the parable, the Son of God revealed to us the great mercy of the Father. He alone knows the depths of the Father’s mercy and His joy for every sinner that returns. Human fathers also forgive, but the parable presents the inner life of the Father’s mercy, because in addition to forgiving, He calls for the robe, ring, and festivities. The Father is faithful to his Fatherhood, faithful to the love that He has always lavished his sons. The fidelity is shown by the welcome he accorded the son upon his return.
What can I do today to be aware of God’s great love and mercy for me? Do I recognize God’s unconditional love for me?
Be in God,
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July 19-21 in Tucson - LFTN.co/West
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Scrutinies Rites for the Elect
Sun, Mar 24 - Woman at the Well
Sun, Mar 31 - Man Born Blind
Sun, Apr 7 - Rising Lazarus
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Lenten Fish Fry
Apr 5 6:30pm
in the Spirituality Center.
Enjoy Fried or Baked Fish Served with Mac n Cheese.
$10 per person. Get your tickets now after Mass!
Burning of the Palms
Drop off your palms for burning by Sun, Apr 7 in the Parish Office.
Lenten Penance Service
Apr 11 6:30pm
Several priests will be available to hear confessions in English and Spanish.