From Our Pastor
8th Sunday of Ordinary Time/2014
BIRDS AND FLOWERS
Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The Gospel this Sunday is full of bird and flower talk. Appropriately, the Philadelphia Flower Show opens this weekend. Last weekend the weather warmed up (a little tease). I have seen robins and finches flying around the rectory — some of them wearing hats and scarves this past week! But, no doubt about it: Spring is around the corner.
So, how wonderful the word “Lent” comes from an Old English word meaning “springtime.”
Lent is the Church’s spring. It’s the time of year when, as a preparation for the celebration of Easter (the primary feast of the year), Christians everywhere and together do some serious spring-cleaning.
Please look through the center section of this bulletin for our complete Lent Schedule. Throughout the 40 Days of Lent, you will find many opportunities to “grow” your faith the way the wildflowers grow. Nights of faith enrichment, our Parish Mission, as well as many prayer and worship events will guide and support you. This Lent, let’s remember “We Need God in Our Life.”