Message from Father Tom:
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving have long been part of the Catholic practices of our Lenten journey, and it is through these practices that we learn that we get from life what we give and that it is only through seeking God that we come to know our true self. Lent calls us all to take the journey with Christ into the desert and purify ourselves so that we might be transformed.
Throughout these 40 days of Lent, we will offer the high school community daily meditation and prayer, Daily Mass at 7:30 am in the Chapel (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), weekly Stations of the Cross (Tuesdays & Thursdays) at 11:30 am, Confession, Eucharistic Adoration and a continued school environment that works in cooperation with parents to help young men and women cultivate a relationship with God.
We will also participate in the Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl. Each student received a cardboard rice bowl to place your Lenten donations. Your Lenten alms will help thousands of suffering families aided by Catholic Relief Services around the globe. Visit www.crsricebowl.org for more information.
Lent invites each one of us to change and be made new. Spiritual practices of self-sacrifice and self-reflection will undoubtedly help us to remove all worldly distractions from our lives and enable us to make spiritual progress. Forty days is ample time to open our hearts and minds to hear and answer God’s call!
I ask you to pray for the entire Lourdes community as we embark on our Lenten journey to the cross and resurrection.
God bless you and your family,
Rev. Thomas M. Lutz
Ash Wednesday 2018