Weekend MassSaturday 5:30pmSunday 8,10:30am
Weekday MassMonday - Friday 8:00am
ConfessionsSaturday 3:00pmand 30 minutes before weekday Masses
For the full set of pictures, please visit the RCIA page HERE
Pictures are courtesy Brett Schauf - You can visit his T&J Sudios website HERE
Have you ever stopped to think of the word Mercy? How many times do we say that word at Mass? Mercy has different meanings to all of us, but we all have received Mercy from God, and that Mercy is the same for all. How we respond to the Mercy of God is up to us, and again, everyone responds in a different manner. I would like to share with you a story taken from the catholic update written way back in 1990 on the topic of confession. The intent of this article is to perhaps give you a greater understanding of the beautiful sacrament of reconciliation.
One Sunday afternoon in the 1930’s, in a little parish in Germany, where Father Bernard Harring was pastor, he was leading the customary Sunday afternoon Vesper service with religious instruction on Confession and Benediction.” What is the most important thing about confession?” he asked. A woman in the front pew responded; “Telling your sins to the priest. That’s why we call it confession.” Father Harring said, “Confessing your sins is important, but it’s not the most important thing.” A man towards the back called out, “Contrition” being sorry for your sins. The whole thing doesn’t work without contrition. Fr. Harring said, “True, it doesn’t work without contrition. But, I don’t think contrition is the most important thing,” A man over on St. Joseph side spoke up. “It’s the examination of conscience.” Unless you examine your conscience you don’t know what you have to be sorry for, and what to confess. Father Harring still wasn’t satisfied. An uneasy silence fell over the church. Then a little girl in the second pew said. “It’s what Jesus does.”
It’s what Jesus does. That’s the most important thing, the one thing we should focus upon. The examination of conscience, sorrow for sin, telling the sin’s to the priest---these are all important. But, you will have a more positive experience if you focus on what Jesus does.
In the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Jesus announces to us, through the Church and its ministers, that our sins are forgiven, and that we are loved by God. We hear the voice of Christ; “Go in peace: your sins are forgiven.” This is what Jesus does. This is the gift of Reconciliation.
Peace be with you
For past articles by Deacon Len, click HERE
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If you have any questions or problems please give Kelma Blackwell a call
at 316-214-1448. We will also have the computer lab open the weekend
of February 7th and 8th after all masses if you would like help with
Means "The Way, The Truth, The Life"
Fr. Matt refers to two videos. Please watch them both. The links are below:
Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus
Fr. Pontifex's Response
Our parish was happy to welcome 10 new members during this years Easter Vigil, as well as Confirming two adults and giving one first communion. Congratulations to our whole RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Class!
Special thanks to TJ Studios for the Photography.
More at: http://www.ctkwichita.org/news including a slide show
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