Lenten Gospel Reflections: Day 1

Lenten Gospel Reflections: Day 1 LENT DAY 1 – ASH WEDNESDAY Wednesday, March 1, 2017 MATTHEW 6: 1-6, 16-18 Friends, today’s Gospel at the beginning of Lent asks us to do three things: pray, fast, and give alms. Let’s focus today on prayer. Studies show that prayer is a very common, very popular activity. Even…

Lent: Day 1 Ash Wednesday

Lent: Day 1 Ash Wednesday A Call to Gospel Conversion I welcome you to a special moment of grace. Lent is a special moment of grace.On this first day of Lent, the day we are blessed with ashes, may we step back a little from the crowded parish ash blessings to reflect on what this…

Ash Wednesday Schedule 2017

Ash Wednesday Schedule 2017 LENT BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY  On Wednesday, March 1, we begin the season of Lent.  Following is the schedule of Masses / Services for Ash Wednesday. 7:00 a.m. Mass / Distribution of Ashes St. Mary’s 8:00 a.m. Misa / Distribution of Ashes Holy Family 9:00 a.m. Scripture Service / Distribution of Ashes…

Bulletin: February 12, 2017

  Bulletin: February 12, 2017 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Our readings today draw us into deep matters of the heart. First, Sirach teaches that although we experience many things beyond our control, we face essential choices in life. These choices have profound consequences, for good or for evil. God does not coerce our choices,…

Bulletin: February 5, 2017

  Bulletin: February 5, 2017 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time When Jesus presents the images of salt and light in today’s Gospel from Matthew, he is describing some of the primary characteristics for his community of followers. As salt adds flavor to food, so Christians are to bring hope and meaning to their world. As…

Bulletin: January 29, 2017

  Bulletin: January 29, 2017 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time In our Gospel reading from Matthew, we hear the Beatitudes, the stirring opening to the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus is proclaiming the coming of the kingdom of God, and begins by considering what kind of people will enter and participate in this kingdom. They are…

UPDATES to Mass Schedule

UPDATES to Mass Schedule     Mass Schedule Changes Over the last twenty years our Catholic population has increased and the number of native priestly vocations has decreased. Our Good Shepherd Catholic Parish Mass schedule reflects this growth as does the mission to build a large church building to accommodate our growing numbers. Our Church’s magisterium says that…

Clergy Helps In Lindsay, CA

Clergy Helps In Lindsay, CA GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC PARISH ASSISTING WITH COVERAGE OF SACRED HEART, LINDSAY Many of you are aware that the priest in Lindsay has taken a leave of absence.  In the interim, the parish is being covered by Good Shepherd Catholic Parish, St. Anne’s Porterville, Sacred Heart, Lindsay, St. Rita, Tulare and…