Our Call and Journey – Love In Action

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During this Season of Lent, you are invited to participate in our new theme: Our Call and Journey – Love in Action through: Homilies, Bulletin & Website articles, YouTube presentations – (YouTube.com/stphilipclifton), and by performing Acts of Love (forms of Lenten penance).

KEY THEME CONCEPTS AND WORDS

Shortly before our parish fire in 2018 we began the process of designing Stained Glass Windows as a celebration of our 75th Jubilee Year. With the prayerful input of our Liturgical Design Committee, Liturgical Architect and the artists Butler/Vargo, Inc., Indianapolis, IN., thirteen windows are designed and in production with an estimated installation in June.


FEBRUARY 23, 2020
SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

During this Season of Lent, you are invited to participate in our new theme: Our Call and Journey – Love in Action through: Homilies, Bulletin & Website articles, YouTube presentations – (YouTube.com/stphilipclifton), and by performing Acts of Love (forms of Lenten penance).

KEY THEME CONCEPTS AND WORDS
Shortly before our parish fire in 2018 we began the process of designing Stained Glass Windows as a celebration of our 75th Jubilee Year. With the prayerful input of our Liturgical Design Committee, Liturgical Architect and the artists Butler/Vargo, Inc., Indianapolis, IN., thirteen windows are designed and in production with an estimated installation in June.

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MARCH 1, 2020
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

During this Season of Lent, you are invited to participate in our theme: Our Call and Journey – Love in Action through: Homilies, Bulletin & Website articles, YouTube presentations – (YouTube.com/stphilipclifton), and by performing Acts of Love (forms of Lenten penance).

THEME HISTORY
Shortly before our parish fire in 2018 we began the process of designing Stained Glass Windows as a celebration of our 75th Jubilee Year. With the prayerful input of our Liturgical Design Committee, Liturgical Architect and the artists Butler/Vargo, Inc., Indianapolis, IN., thirteen windows are designed and in production with an estimated installation in June.

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MARCH 8, 2020
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

Reflection on Journey – Week III
Calvin takes his 91-year-old grandmother to have her hair cut, set and shaped. As Granny’s chair is twirled around for her to see her new look, the hair stylist says, “Oh, you look ten years younger!” The grandmother wrinkles up her nose at her image in the mirror and sighs. “What’s the matter?” they ask her. Granny says, “Who wants to look 81!”
At any age change is inevitable. Part of our human condition is the constant transformation of our bodies, minds, hearts and spirits. Often, we focus on the negative aspects of change particularly aging. I am sure that if asked to reflect on her life, the Granny in the story would be able to list many positive changes in character, in wisdom and in her ability to love and understand for which she could be grateful.
Today’s Gospel tells the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain. The Transfiguration points to the transformation that we, made in the image and likeness of God, experience through the working of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Our journey in life begins with our creation by God in Glory.

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MARCH 15, 2020
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

OUR CALL AND JOURNEY – LOVE IN ACTION
DURING THE HEALTH CRISIS

Our Lenten theme has been re-created to reflect our current world wide health crisis and offers ways to hear God’s call during this difficult time on our journey to be love in action.
Reflection Story
The wrung-out mother of a hysterical child sent the following email and social media message to her friends and relatives, “I accidentally threw away my four- year old’s favorite candy wrapper. Please keep us both in your thoughts during this difficult time!”

Key Communication
The best practices listed below follow the recommendations made by health officials at the time of the writing of this article. Should public gatherings such as Mass be suspended, we will send links to televise the Eucharist and other liturgical services. Therefore, a card will be distributed asking for your email this weekend so that we can keep in touch. You can also provide your information at: stphilip.org/com-key

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