3rd Sunday of Lent

This weekend, we hear the gospel reading of the Woman at the Well. This reading speaks of a thirst for life… a thirst for truth… a thirst to know Christ. Jesus transformed the Samaritan woman at the well because he showed her how to quench her thirst. He knew what she needed. She needed living water and he helped her get her fill. She goes from seeing Jesus as a man to a prophet to recognizing him as the Messiah. We watch her spiritual transformation during this reading. 

Lent is the time for spiritual renewal. How are you getting to know Jesus Christ, the Messiah, during this Lenten season? How are you letting him quench your thirst for living water? 

This weekend, we celebrate the First Scrutiny with our parish’s four Elect: Harry Anderson, Shannon Anderson, Brileigh Garbers, and Lindsey Newland. This gives them a chance to reflect on their readiness for Baptism. This Rite is called a minor exorcism. Candidates for Full Communion: Josh Anderson, Jr., Josh Anderson, Sr. and Maiya Myler will also be present as well Kataleena Flores– candidate for (First) Communion and Confirmation. Please keep all of them in your prayers as they prepare to come into full Initiation at the Easter Vigil. 

CONGRATULATIONS! June Long was our March winner for Mega Moolah Mania and also sold the winning ticket. 

THANK YOU! Thanks goes to the multitude of volunteers who work all week to prepare for our fish frys (shopping, food prep, cooking, etc.) as well as all those who help during the fish fry (selling tickets, cooking, serving, cleaning, etc.) Thanks, also, to all who have attended one of our parish fish frys. These are wonderful community events! Please join us Fridays March 20, March 27, and April 3 from 5-7 pm at St. Thomas. 

Please check the Lenten/Easter special event pages to keep up on schedule changes and special events during this season! 

From the desk of Fr. Gilbert Mascarenhas, SAC