Hollister: Sunday 10:30am; Tuesday 7:30am; Wednesday 7:30am; Thursday 12:00pm; Friday 6:30pm;
Pismo Beach: Sunday 3:30pm; Monday 9:00am
CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
Hollister: Adult Catechism: Thursday PC 3rd floor; Fridays of Lent: Way of the Cross after Mass. Lenten Mission in Oakdale Saturday 11am to 4pm in Saint Mary’s church.
Pismo Beach: Easter Sunday Potluck with Fr. Matthieu Raffray, I.B.P.
Links to Detailed Announcements Below Message
Message from Fr. Beaugrand: On the third Sunday of Lent, the stational Mass is said at Saint Laurent outside the walls. In that basilica are the sacred bodies of two deacons: Saint Laurent and Saint Stephen. On their feast days, Church wants us to be like Saint Laurent extinguishing the flames of the flesh and to love our enemies like Saint Stephen uniting chastity and charity. It is said that during the agony of Saint Laurent where he was being burned there were flames from his pyre and another one above him who was enlightening his soul. That image was taken to build the basilica in Rome. We found that analogy in the epistle today: light and fruits described first as negative, then positive as goodness, justice and truth. Goodness and justice regard the will and truth is for intellect because truth should enlighten the soul so that the judgement, which precedes actions, is consistent to the divine good; this is where truth lays. To conform our lives to God doesn’t seem easy but it is easy! The difficulty that we perceive is coming from our resistance. Day after day, we resist to God not entirely but we stay on the border. That edge is sharp, too sharp to risk it. We should surrender to God’s will and then we will not only be free but we rest in Him.
-PDF Regarding Lenten Mission
-PDF Regarding the Funding of Parishes in South America (PDF in Portuguese)