Roman Catholic 
Diocese of Ogdensburg

Evangelization

The Office of New Evangelization exists
To support parishes in forming
Joy-Filled, Intentional,
Missionary Disciples of Jesus Christ
So that On Fire with the Holy Spirit
They will be witnesses that
transform the culture around them.

Lenten Resource: The Ascension Press Lenten Companions - Third Week of Lent Video

 

Our journey through Lent continues.  Below is the Ascension Press' video for the Third Week Of Lent: The Samaritan Woman

 

 

May you have a fruitful and prayerful Lenten season.

 

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WORD FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 15

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MARCH 15   THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT  

Readings: Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42

In today's Gospel, we read about the woman at the well. Jesus knows her better than she knows herself, and yet he shows his love for her. Through his conversation with her, he lets her know that she matters, and despite all the things she has done, she is loved. Isn't this what everyone thirsts for? Have you met Jesus like the woman at the well? Do you know how much you are loved? If not, spend some quiet time this week in his presence and ask him. If you have encountered Jesus like the woman at the well, share your story with others, and tell them what he has done for you so that they too may come to know him.

 

WORD FOR THE WEEK: MARCH 8

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MARCH 8   SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT  

Readings: Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9

Today's Gospel is the story of the Transfiguration. The apostles are given a glimpse of the Glory of God and Peter wants to build three tents for Moses, Elijah and Jesus.  Peter wants to stay in the mountaintop experience, but God gives him and the others what they need for a purpose.  Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem and to the way of the cross and the apostles needed to be strengthened for the journey. We too receive mountaintop experiences, glimpses of God, perhaps in prayer, on retreat, in a well-timed word or passage of scripture that speaks to us.  But we cannot stay on that mountaintop.  We will have our own crosses to bear, our own struggles.  But the light we received on the mountaintop, we carry with us, to encourage us to remain faithful and to trust that God will not let us fall.

Lenten Resource: The Ascension Press Lenten Companions - Second Week of Lent Video

 

Our journey through Lent continues.  Below is the Ascension Press' video for the Second Week Of Lent: The Transfiguration. 

 

 

May you have a fruitful and prayerful Lenten season.

 

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Lenten Resource: The Ascension Press Lenten Companions - First Week of Lent Video

 

 

Our journey through Lent continues.  Below is the Ascension Press' video for the First Week Of Lent: The Temptation in the Desert. 

 

 

May you have a fruitful and prayerful Lenten season.

 

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