St. Bridget’s Parish Location: St. Francis, SD Sunday Mass: 9:00 AM Pastor: Fr. John Hatcher, S.J. St. Francis Mission Phone: 605.747.2361 Parish Administrator: Mr. Tony Lusvardi, S.J. Assistant Pastor: Fr. Jim Michalski, S.J. Saint Charles Mass Sunday: 11:30AM Saint Thomas the Apostle Masses Sunday: 9:00AM
Reconciliation: Sundays, 20 min prior to Mass Daily Mass This Week Tuesday: 12:00 PM, St. Bridget Wednesday: 12:00 PM, St. Charles Thursday: 12:00 PM, St. Bridget
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><February 24th, 2013<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Welcome to the celebration of The Second Sunday of Lent!
Prayer for the Second Sunday of Lent
Engaging the Word
Loving God, there is so much darkness in my life and I hide from you. Take my hand and lead me out of the shadows of my fear. Help me to change my heart. Bring me to your truth and help me to respond to your generous love. Let me recognize the fullness of your love which will fill my life. Free me from the darkness in my heart.
1st Reading: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 ~ 2nd Reading:
Philippians 3:17-4:1 ~ Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36
Jesus is our advocate and mediator between us and God. Jesus is also our teacher. His words in the Gospel fulfill the words of the prophets and deepen our understanding of the Ten Commandments. Today's feast of the Transfiguration shows us how Jesus invites us to develop an ever closer relationship with God by walking with Him. In the Gospel, Peter, James and John were taken up the mountain by Jesus. They were called by Jesus, and they followed. As baptized Christians, we are also called to become part of the family of God. This experience also mirrors our Lenten journey. Once at the top of the hill, Peter, James, and John see Jesus' divinity as He is clothed in dazzling white and in conversation with Elijah (the prophet), Moses (the bringer of the Law). God the Father affirms Jesus’ divinity: “This is my chosen son, listen to him.” This Gospel shows that as we ascend the Mountain of the Lord, Jesus opens our eyes to understand the scriptures and who He really is. So in this Lenten season of prayer and fasting, let us be ever more faithful in our prayer so we, too, can continue our journey with Jesus.
For more daily prayer resources, check out “Praying Lent 2013: an Online Ministry of Creighton University” at http://onlineministries.creighton.edu/ CollaborativeMinistry/Lent/Daily-prayers-00.html
Saint Anne Line Anne was born around 1565 into a family of Calvinists in Essex. She and her brother converted to Catholicism before she was twenty; their father disinherited them both. She married Robert Line, who was also disinherited for converting to Catholicism. He was forced into exile for attending a Catholic Mass and died in 1594. Anne was left impoverished and in ill health. Despite this, she was determined to devote the rest of her life to helping other persecuted Catholics. She sought advice from the Jesuits, and she was placed in charge of the “safe house” in London. She found other houses for priests to pass through safely, taught children, and took voluntary vows to increase her dedication. She was described as “full of kindness, very discreet, and possessed her soul in great peace.” Her initial safe house was suspected by authorities, and she fled to another home. That home, however, was also suspected, and Anne was arrested on February 2, 1601. Anne was accused of sheltering priests, a crime punishable by death. She was so ill at the time she had to be carried in the courtroom on a chair. She was found guilty despite the lack of much evidence and was sentenced to die the following day. It is said she kissed the gallows and made the sign of cross right before her death. She was beatified in 1929 and became one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales in 1970. We celebrate her feast day on February 27.
This is my chosen Son; Listen to him
Announcements Sunday Confessions A priest will be available to hear confessions before & after Mass each Sunday during Lent! Lenten Reconciliation Service Wednesday, March 27 7PM at St. Bridget’s Parish (Rosebud)
Journey around the world and deep into the faith with Fr. Robert Barron's Catholicism. During Lent, St. Charles Parish will show episodes of this spectacular series in the Icimani Center following the 11:30 Mass. A light lunch will be served. The third episode: "The Indispensable Men: Peter, Paul, and the Missionary Adventure" will show on Sunday, March 3.
Stations of the Cross This week’s Stations will be at St. Bridget’s Parish in Rosebud on Friday, March 1, at 5:30PM. A simple meal will be served after.
February 12 Hour Family Recovery Program
Next Sunday’s Readings 1st Reading: Exodus 3:1-8a, 13-15 2nd Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-6,10-12 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
Monday, February 25-Thursday, February 28 1-4PM each day St. Agnes Hall in Parmelee For applications or questions, contact Geraldine at the Icimani Ya Waste' Recovery Center at (605) 747-5547 OR Jim at the White River Recovery Center at (605) 259-3365! *Administrative
Leave will be granted to any Tribal Employee who wishes to attend.*