"'This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.'" These words spoken by God the Father in our Gospel reading for this Second Sunday of Lent have been echoed and repeated throughout Sacred Scripture, especially in the Gospels. The same words were spoken at the Baptism of our Lord. Our Blessed Mother likewise urged us to "do whatever he tells you (Jn. 2:5)."
These instructions require great faith. We are not told what God is asking of us; we are simply told to listen to Him in all circumstances. How do we do this? God is willing to give us the grace to obey Him wholeheartedly if only we ask for it.
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Deacon Bob's ordination into the Diaconate of the Diocese of Gary. We have put together the following video to express our heart-felt love and thanks for his years of dedication and service. Please take the time to watch it and, if you wish to leave Deacon Bob a note, please do so in the comments section below.
God Bless you, Deacon Bob. And may you have many more years of service with us.
Our Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Lent shows Jesus doing two things. First, he is tempted by Satan in the desert. Second, he begins his mission of proclaiming the Gospel message. Isn’t it consoling to know that Jesus, who is fully God and fully man, also endured temptations?
Oftentimes the devil tempts us into thinking that, because we have fallen prey to temptations, God does not love us. He tells us that we are not worthy of God's love and should just give up trying to follow the narrow road of the Cross. In response to the lies of the devil, however, Jesus reminds us that He was also tempted, He also suffered at the hands of men, He also was rejected, He also was ignored, and ultimately, He gave up His own life for us in the timeless sacrifice of the Cross. The fact that Jesus was tempted and suffered on earth encourages us to continue following him. And how do we follow him? We listen to and live out His words, "Repent, and believe in the Gospel."
Why is personal prayer important? What does a daily prayer life look like? Listen to some parishioners from LaPorte Catholic Church give their personal prayer testimonies (in both English and Spanish). May you be inspired by these words to embark on a life of daily prayer, growing closer to Our Lord.
"Repent and believe in the Gospel." How many times have we heard these words uttered as the priest takes his thumb and marks our foreheads with the Sign of the Cross? Although the distribution of ashes will happen in a different way this year, the meaning of these words and the significance of the ashes can never be altered by a pandemic.
From a excerpt during online Adoration, join Fr. Ian Williams as he speaks about drawing closer to our Lord in Adoration.
Welcome to the blog for LaPorte Catholic Church. It is named "Good News" because we are called to share the Gospel message, the good news, of Jesus Christ. This is one way we will be doing just that - a means to reach out to our parishioners and the larger community. This will be a place to share good news, prayers, reflections, homilies, and creative projects produced by the terrific people of our parish. It is our hope that what we post here will be a help to you on your journey of Faith, draw us all closer together as a community, and bring us into a deeper relationship with Christ.
- May the peace of Christ be with you.
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