As Christians worldwide enter the Lenten season, we invite the community to join in several special opportunities for prayer and reflection. A series of presentations will be offered on Wednesday evenings throughout Lent, at the church located at 203 Vaughn Drive in Branson. Lent, the 40-day period before Easter Sunday, is a time of prayer, fasting and abstinence, and almsgiving. It begins with Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Although many think most commonly of Lent as that time of year that one should “give up” something, Lent is a call to Christians to reflect upon the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for the salvation of mankind, and how we might sacrifice and put forth effort to become more Christ-like. It is a call to reflect upon our spiritual lives, to see how we may better serve others and to live our lives following the example of our Savior. This series of Lenten presentations offers something for everyone as we reflect upon sacrifice and serving others, regardless of our denomination.
Servant of God, Oscar Romero (in the Church): Presented by Miguel and Blanca Canizalez, parishioners at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Oscar Romero was an Archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated in 1980 while saying Mass. Additional information.
Blessed Mother Teresa: Presented by Father Joji Vincent, Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, commonly known as Mother Teresa, was a Roman Catholic Sister and missionary, who established the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. Additonal information.
Servant of God, Dorothy Day: Presented by Sister Charlotte Flarlong of Our Lady of the Ozarks Catholic Church in Forsyth. Dorothy Day was a journalist, social activist and a devout Catholic convert. Having been born into a non-Catholic family in 1897, after suffering many life challenges, Dorothy found her calling in addressing the social issues of her day. Additional information.
Meeting in the Faith Formation Room
Virtus Training 1:30-4:00pm in the Faith Formation room in the lower level of the church.
The scene of the temptation, which opens the public life of Jesus, declares in the Gospels in a very forceful manner the great change in our lives that He introduces into the world by His work of redemption. Where Adam fell, Christ, the new Head of humanity, triumphs over the power of Satan: at the time of His passion "the prince of this world" will be cast out. The Gospel of the temptation heralds Christ's victory in advance.