Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 27, 2019

 

Catholic Men’s Conference

Saturday, February 23, 2019

 

    The Catholic Men’s Conference 2019, your “Spiritual Boot Camp”, is scheduled for Saturday, February 23, programed to help you have a powerful transformative experience in a spiritually-charged environment where you can:  Discover your dignity as being created in the image and likeness of God

Receive direction & resources to transform your life, your

       families, and society

Let go of our burdens through Reconciliation and a Healing

       Service

Form a Christian bond with a Band of Brothers all desiring to grow in faith

  

    We will be praying the Rosary all together-900 men-as one voice at the CMC.  We want to encourage you to grow in this devotion, focused on the life of Jesus Christ in accompaniment with our Blessed Mother.

    This event for men offers dynamic speakers to teach, encourage, and challenge us in the Catholic faith, encounters with Jesus in Mass and offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Adoration and meditation, fellowship with other brothers in Christ, music for prayer and praise, and exhibitors with spiritual resources for men to deepen and share the Catholic faith.

    All men are welcome.  You don’t have to be perfect to begin anew

    in Christ.

 

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Women’s ACTS Retreat

January 31 - February 3, 2019

  St. Anthony de Padua Retreat Center

“Love is patient, Love is kind.” 1 Corinthians 13:4

 You are invited to attend Our Lady of Grace Women’s ACTS Retreat on the weekend of January 31 - February 3, 2019.  The retreat will be held at the St. Anthony de Padua Convent and Retreat Center located at 102 Lorenz Road, San Antonio, TX.

 The retreat begins Thursday, January 31, with check-in at OLG at 6:00 p.m. and concludes on Sunday, February 3, after the noon mass, at OLG, followed by a reception for the

retreatants, their families, and the ACTS community.

 Transportation is provided to and from the retreat center. Much of the weekend is spent with a team of women who face the same challenges as you living in today’s world,

sharing stories, learning how God is working in their lives and how to reach out to God in our times of need. The Lord

provides us with all we need; we only need to learn to listen.

 Contact Our Lady of Grace office for more info - 210-734-7285


 

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

       The cause of church unity is commended to Christians for prayer and action every year around this time. This week is not so much to focus on the many divisions within the Christian family, but on bonds of faith and mission. Even though Christians have always shown an inclination to fracture, spin off, and mutate into new expressions, recent history shows some new points of convergence and agreement. Catholics are more firmly rooted in the word of God, for example, and many Protestants are more likely to celebrate Communion than in years past. Some denominations are merging and pooling resources, and people from various traditions are

collaborating on projects.

     The call of this week is to be mindful of the diversity of our traditions and customs while treasuring what we hold in common. The old advice to “lighten up” is good medicine, because sometimes our differences are delightful and amusing. If someone says, “Let us pray,” a Catholic might close the eyes, bow the head and fold hands; a Protestant reach out and clasp hands with the person in the next chair; and someone belonging to an Orthodox tradition might stand up with eyes wide open. Each has taken a different path, but the goal is always the same. This is a week not for focusing on the well-worn paths of divergence, but for mutual delight in a common goal.

               

—James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.