Lent is fast approaching. The question arises, “What am I going to do for Lent this year?” Last year I gave up my X-Box. Yikes! But, I also added to the spiritual things I do, particularly spiritual reading. Here at Christ the King we are offering a very special opportunity to participate in a parish LENTEN RETREAT.
I urge you to set aside Wednesday and Thursday, March 4th and 5th, from 6 to 8 PM and join us at Star of the Sea Church.
Wednesday evening will follow a retreat format with reflections on two notable Gospels. I will reflect on Luke 16: 19-31, which is the parable of poor Lazarus and the rich man. This Gospel is usually proclaimed the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time in Year C. There are blessings bestowed on the poor man, but the rich man cries out for a drop of water from Lazarus’ finger. We see the mercy of God play out in this parable. How can we show mercy as God does?
Deacon Somma will reflect on Mark 3: 22-30, which is the Gospel for the 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time in Year B. It is commonly given the subtitle of The End of Satan. Isn’t Satan still around? Each of us has demons we wish to get rid of. Each of us is tempted by the devil many times a day. Christ’s family, as we see in this Gospel, believed he was “out of his mind”.
The second evening is not to be missed. Come meet the Exorcist for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Father Vince Lampert. He has helped many who were in need of great spiritual healing and showing them God’s infinite mercy. Father will share with you his work as a priest and Exorcist. There will be time for questions. Father is well known on social media and is a captivating speaker.
During his training, Father Lampert assisted Father Carmine de Filippis, the Exorcist for the Diocese of Rome, with 40 exorcisms. He spent three months of training to be an exorcist. Father has received over 1,700 requests for exorcisms since October of 2018.
Please join us on March 4th and 5th from 6-8pm at Star of the Sea Church. Use these two nights as a way to make this Lent a meaningful Lent.