Readings. Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
Resisting temptation of itself is
not enough - grace must be available.
But if grace is offered and accepted, then nothing comes of that either.
There is no point in putting up a sail if there is no wind.
There is no point in planting a seed if the ground is frozen.
There is no point in pruning the tree if spring does not come.
It is not enough to cut into people's hearts in order to save them -
they must be touched by grace.
We are never alone in fighting temptations. God is always there for
Mass Intentions: Week of
February 25, 2007
a.m. ------ John & Tammy Belies
Sunday 11:15 a.m.
------ John & Tammy Belies
8 a.m. ------ Jerry Drohan
Wednesday 8 a.m. ------
8 a.m. ------ Anna Nicole Smith
8 a.m. ------ Daniel Smith
From the Pew:
Marin Irish American Club, March 4th,
3 p.m., St. Isabella's Parish Center. The gathering of the Clans in
Marin. Come in Celtic fellowship to celebrate their culture. All are
March 16th, 6 p.m., mark your
calendar. The Annual St. Patrick's Celebration - fun and laughter,
music and songs, and other surprises. All here, at St. Cecilia's
Parish Hall. Come and enjoy the camaraderie. Dispensation
granted from eating meat on this most holy of nights.
The Annual Archdiocesan Appeal envelopes
will be ready for pickup next week.
Next week second collection, Catholic
Charities - Loaves and Fishes.
This will be the last week
offered to St. Cecilia's, St. Mary's for the Montfaucon Trip to Limoux,
France. Beginning next week, places will be extended to outside the
parish. If you are considering this vacation offered by the Whites,
you need to let Fr.O's know this week.
Week 1: Wednesday, Feb. 28th
- 7:15 pm Presentation by Mr. Jonathan Kathrein on
the pressure teenagers face in the modern world. Mr..Kathrein is a
keynote speaker who travels throughout the United States giving lectures
to colleges and universities.
Due to Bishop
John Wester installation of Bishop of Salt Lake Diocese, Rev. Jerry
O'Rourke is traveling to Salt Lake therefore unable to present his
lecture. Therefore, Rev. Joe Egan will present a discussion on Ecumenism
on March 21st, 7:15 p.m. The Communal Penance Service will now be
changed to March 14th, 7:15 p.m. Check the bulletin board for the
update on the Lenten Series.
"It is not what he
has, nor even what he dose, which directly expresses the worth of a man,
but what he is." ....Henri Frederick Amiel