Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lenten Mission, Night 2 is tonight! March 15, 2011 at 6:30 PM

The first night's mission was a great success! A few hundred folks came in and enjoyed a wonderful walk through the bible, from Genesis through Job, to better understand the Fall, the Promise of Deuteronomy, and why good people suffer. It was good to see Father Brady out of the pulpit and animated!

Join us tonight at 6:30 PM for our Lenten Mission. Bring a bible with you because Father Brady will be using a lot of scriptural references.

The remaining nights of our Lenten Parish Mission will take place tonight March 15, and tomorrow March 16, 2011. The theme of the mission is “The Mystery of Suffering: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” The first night's audio is available on our website as well as an earlier posting on this blog.

The mission nights will begin 6:30 pm with Mass. The mission talk will take place after Mass beginning at about 7 pm. Each talk will last 45 minutes to an hour, so the mission should be concluded by 8 pm each evening.

The mission will address issues related to the mystery of suffering, beginning with how God created the world “good”, the fall of mankind, suffering in the Old Testament, and how Jesus redeemed suffering in his life, death, and resurrection. Some of the topics addressed will be:

  • The fallacy of the gospel of prosperity
  • What does it mean when we say suffering is “redeemed”?
  • What does it mean when we “offer up” our sufferings?
  • What is the meaning of “sacrifice” in our lives?
Suffering is something we don’t talk about enough, and at times may not be prepared to endure. The mission will try to help us penetrate the mystery of suffering and help us to be more cognizant of God’s Love for us and each other in our suffering.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!