Can you believe that Sunday is Palm Sunday and the start of Holy Week and the end of LENT is a little more than a week away? This Lent has FLOWN BY! I’m so thankful for all the people that have joined in on the Lenten Meal Plan Link-Up and the 48 bloggers that linked up this year! If you are stuck on what to have tonight click over and get some great ideas!
On Monday I will be posting some highlights from the link-up as our final post for the series!
I love this article with all the orange tabby cats painted inside of famous paintings. It’s like my cat Milo taking over the paintings!!
This weeks Not Alone Series post was about LENT. It’s been a VERY interesting Lent for me this year and I can’t believe how fast it has gone! Like how is Holy Week this next week? Honestly I have no idea where March went! It flew by!
This week my parish had a Lenten Parish Mission. A Deacon and his wife came and spoke for 4 days and gave 5 different presentations. I was able to make 4 of them and really glad I attended. On Wednesday it also included our Lenten Penance Service and I was able to go to confession. The priest I went to was super nice and was all the sacrament of reconciliation is awesome because now I get to absolve you from your sins! Except he said it WAY more eloquently than that.
The Deacon and his Wife had a ton of awesome stories to share that everyone can relate to. My favorite from Thursday night was about how faith is blind. He talked about how when you turn on a light switch you expect the light to turn on and if it DOESN’T you stare at it all confused and you’ll even ask others to figure out why it isn’t turning on. My roommate and I were sitting near each other and just looked at each other and laughed as he told this story because we did exactly that just last week when a certain light wouldn’t turn on!! HAHAHA
The best take away about faith is that faith is an action word and the more you practice it the more faith you have.
The coolest part about listening to Father Mike Schmitz’s homilies via his podcast is I’m able to get the homily for the real readings. The mass I went to this week was for the RCIA Scrutinies so I didn’t get the regular cycle readings. Then I listened to his podcast and was all oh that is what we were supposed to hear. He also posts a pretty neat PDF on his website with some questions and things to think about. I like how he links several weeks homilies together which I am not always able to do mentally.
I love this guest post on Jenna’s blog about Catholic Mom Fails. I don’t even have kids and a lot of these things are things that I have struggled with as a cradle catholic…like name day parties…I had never even heard of those until a few years ago! It was a good laugh and a lot of truth all at the same time!
Remember a few weeks ago I guest posted for Jenna with a tour of my church? I wrote about the renovations going on at my parish and how the cathedral was actually closed! Well the Cathedral is re-opening for mass this weekend! I am super excited to see it again with all the renovations and updates. I’m hoping to get some new pictures to share with the updates. My mom has gotten a few sneak peaks and says it looks wonderful! (Perks of working at the cathedral)