Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Lenten Mission, Night 3 - the Last Night - is tonight! Mass at 6:30 PM, March 16, 2011

The first two nights of the mission are over! We saw a lot more new faces from the local area and from as far away as Crowley last night. It's not too late to join us ... bring a friend tonight! Father Brady waved his hands around enough last night to be named an honorary Cajun.

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 last night of our Lenten Parish Mission will take place tonight 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 night will begin 6:30 pm with Mass. The mission talk will take place after Mass beginning at about 7 pm. The talk will last 45 minutes to an hour, so the mission should be concluded by 8 pm this 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!