8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
This Lent I don't want you to give up chocolate, I don't want you to give up sweets (we'll focus on the topic of fasting next year). This Lent I want all of us, as the parish family of St. Joseph and St. Ann, to focus on prayer! I'd like us all to focus on growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ through daily prayer. One percent of our day is 14 minutes and 24 seconds - this Lent the challenge is to spend one more percent of your day, each day, in prayer. If you aren't praying every day yet, this is the time to start! If you are praying regularly, then it's time to add an extra 14 minutes and 24 seconds of intentional prayer with the Lord. Try any and all prayer resources available and find the ones that help you to row the most in your relationship with the Lord!
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
As Christians we are proclaiming ourselves to be in a relationship with Jesus Christ, followers of Christ. Our Christian life is built on this relationship with the Lord out of which everything else flows. Daily talking with God is not an achievement in the Christian life, it's the foundation and the minimum, the beginning of the Christian life! Christians pray every day.
This Lent, our focus as parishioners of the cluster of St. Joseph and St. Ann parishes will be on prayer - on personally taking one step deeper in our relationship with Jesus Christ, no matter where we are currently at in our life and habits of prayer, taking one step deeper, together.