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THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR and MASS INTENTIONS
Monday, March 4 Tuesday, March 5 Wednesday, March 6 Thursday, March 7 Friday, March 8 Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10
8:00 am Mass 8:00 am Mass 8:00 am Mass 8:00 am Mass 12:10 pm Mass 8:00 am Mass 4:00 pm Mass 8:30 am Mass 10:30 am Mass 10:30 am Mass
’rDavid Archer For special intentions For those who are depressed ’rJoanne Scadi (A) +Maxine L. Finn Su Moran rWally Mace (B) ‘rJohn and Carmella Maitinott For single parents Deaf Community Mass
Chapel Chapel Chapel Chapel Chapel Chapel Church Church Church Chapel
ll out a Mass Intention Form (located in the foyer of the Church) if you would like a Mass celebrated for you, for an anniversary of death, birthday or marriage, or some other special event. You can also call the o‘ice.
Church cleaning for March 4 -10: Bill Dietzler and Mary Gablesberger
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: 9:00 am
Noon on Mondays O 9:00 am Ofce: 503.231.4955
4:00 pm Tuesday through Friday
Pastor, Director of the NW Paulist Center
Fr. Charlie Brunick, CSP, x 117, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanne McPherson, x 103, email@example.com
Fr. Michael Evernden, CSP, x111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Receptionist] Bulletin Editor
Star Studonivic, x101, email@example.com
Fr. Jim McCauley, CSP, x 109, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rose Wolfe, x101, email@example.com
Director of Adult Faith Formation
Barbara Harrison, x107, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance and Grounds Manager
Edward Danila, email@example.com
BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS: Deadline (unless otherwise noted) is the MONDAY morning prior to the Sunday Mass as the bulletin is sent to Seattle for printing. Thank you.
HELPING CHILDREN IN LESOTHO
This week we focus our prayers, fasting and almsgiving on Lesotho, where many children lack access to quality education. Only 73% of primary school-age children in Lesotho are enrolled in school. Give to your Rice Bowl this week to support communities working with CRS to provide educational opportunities for children.
COME and SEE RETREAT: Sisters of
of Philadelphia, Come and See Retreat, March 22-24,
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Next Sunday 5 scnpture Readmgs:
Reading 1: Joshua 5:9, 10-12 Responsorial Psalmr P58/H1534-'2-3 4-5, 6-7 G°5Pe|i LU/<6’ -75'1'3/ 11 '32 Reading 2: Second Corinthians 5'17-21
Fourth Sunday °f Lent‘ March 1°:
to everyday sink down into a deeper reality where we can build true intimacy with God. March 4-12, St. Ignatius Parish, 503.777.1491 for further information.
A Sunday School teacher began her lesson W/Z“/7 a question, "Boys and girls, what do we know about God?” A hand shot up in the air. "He is an art/st!” said the kindergarten boy. "Really, how do you know?” the teacher asked. "You know — Our Father; who does art /'n
of GRACE‘ -ms '5 a_9_day_ retreat life. It gives us an opportunity during Lent
PLEASE MARK ON YOUR CALENDARS‘ First Wednesday of the month: B- Catholics, 7:15 in
the Paulist Center
Third Wednesday of the month: Questionable Forum, 7:15th the Pauhst Center Third Sunday of the month: FABULOUS French Toast
breakfast hosted by the Attet Society after both Sunday
are avanabl? for Sale ‘n the Parish Center foyer. We have rosaries, medals,
Bibles! index tébs for Bibles’ p|aq“es' HON Cards’ crucixes in varying sizes, etc. All items are priced at our cost so we can share them with the community.
Third Sunday of Lent ¢ March 3, 2013
Finding, Recognizing, |.|o|y Ground
In the Genesis reading this weekend, God miraculously aPPear5 t° Me5e5 in the Pre5enCe er a burning hush, while Moses is tending his sheep. How appropriate for our tvventy-first century secular culture. God's presence is made khowhl hot ih a teh-rp|e, hor White Moses is
praying, but rather while Moses is in the workplace and
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Moses was told to take off his shoes. This is why Moslems remove their shoes before entering a mosque. We Christians don't take off our shoes before entering a ¢hureh_ But there is something we ought to put eh before entering, namely, a sense of reverence.
In Chtireh and in the Saaments, especially in the Eucharist, we Catholics experience the presence of God
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We must always remember that God is eveiywhere, which means that all places are holy, the whole earth is
heiY- Gee ea" be eheeuhteted ehYWhete- God makes he distinction between the secular and the sacred.
believe this is to misunderstand what the Bible and the Church rheah Wheh We speak of "rear of the Lord" as a
gift of the Holy Spirit.
"Fear of the Lord" means to have a sense of awe and reverence when standing in the presence of the mystery of God. While genuine fear can often freeze us in place or paralyze us, or make us want to flee, awe is a positive feeling which can inspire us and make us was to stay - as did peter ih ieet Week's Story of the transguration of Jesus. When we stand in admiration before something greater than ourselves we can be both humh]ed and hfteti up at the same time
'n_ the i-at") eeeke to humanity with the divine, beginning with a sense of reverence, the recognition of God's greatness and our limitations. Awe and reverence precede faith. They are the root of faith. Awe is the beginning and gateway of
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taitnThe Irish writer and story teller, Flor McCarthy, SDB, tells us: "Awareness of the divine begins with wonder.” Moses was filled with wonder at the sight of a bush on re which wasn't consumed by that fire. However, it's easy to wonder at something unusual such as that. Even a fool wonders at the unusual. It takes a wise person to wonder at the usual. This is our problem. We long for visions but seldom watchasunset.
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ASCENSIQN CHURCH SPECIAL EVENTS:
Ntght et Muste ahe Ptayeti etaeta Y Am°t' thhay' Match ehtteteh hheet ta ttee' Day et 8' 7:09 pm' $1e_ Formation for Musicians, OCP Institute, Sing to the Lord, Saturday, March 9, 8:30 am — 4:00 pm, $15. Special pricing: attend both events for $20. Information: Rodolfo Lopez, 1-877-271-3786.
It's a poor faith that needs miracles to sustain who are attuned to God do not need to see They are conscious of living in a world sustained by God's power, and every pait speaks of God's loving and creative presence.
it. Those miracles. which is of which
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The poetess Elizabeth Barrett Browning put it this way:
"Earth erarnmed With heave“: and e‘/erY bush etire with he W|‘iO SE65 Off ShOeS; the l'€St GOCI. But of us sit around and pluck blackberries."
God told Moses that he was standing on holy ground.
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these |east brothers of rhrhel you the for me_” Mt_ 25;40_ Please give generously to The Catholic Relief Services En‘/e|opeS are in your pew.
What was it that made that particular piece of scrubland holy? It was the presence of God. Here in church we are a|5o Standing on hQ|y grgundl begause here We are in the presence of God in the sacraments and of God in each other, because in Emmanuel (Jesus) - "God is with
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pm, $35. Franciscan Spiritual Center, 503.794.8542.
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