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Go to Joseph!

How often we have all said: “Life is not fair. Good guys do not always win. I got a raw deal. I deserve more.” We can find such complaints even in the Bible. When we read the Psalms we see that the just man often laments because the wicked are flourishing while he languishes. In our experience we realize how God-fearing people do not have the easiest of lives. Jesus Himself was innocent and yet He was treated most unjustly. He never complained but we do.

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Reconciliation

At the beginning of Lent, the priest or a lay minister said the following formula as they imposed ashes on our foreheads: “Turn away from sin and believe in the Gospel!” The season of Lent is a time of grace because it calls on us to turn back to God. During many of our Lenten liturgies we hear the voices of the prophets who spoke in God’s name summoning us: “Come back to me with all your heart.” We often pray with the psalmist, “Take away our hearts of stone and give us hearts of flesh instead!” Change of heart then is a central goal for these forty days.

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Temptations

Every year on the First Sunday of Lent we read the gospel passage that recounts the temptations of Jesus in the desert. The Church wants Catholics to start this holy season thinking of their struggles with temptation and sin so that they will approach the Lord for His forgiveness. I am sure you have wondered: “Why did Jesus allow Himself to be tempted? After all, He is the Son of God and as such, He cannot sin.” 

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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Sunday

7:30 a.m. - Upper Church
9 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
10:30 a.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel
12 p.m. - Upper Church
5:30 p.m. - Upper Church

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8:30 a.m. - Upper Church

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8 a.m. - Upper Church
4:30 p.m. - Upper Church & Holy Family Chapel