Posts tagged with ‘First Sunday in Lent’

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Sunday, March 1, 2020 – First Sunday in Lent

by Melissa VanTassell

    Today’s gospel tells of Jesus’ temptation in the desert. His forty-day fast becomes the basis of our Lenten pilgrimage. In the early church Lent was a time of intense preparation for those to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. This catechetical focus on the meaning of faith is at the heart of our Lenten journey […]

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 – First Sunday in Lent

    by Melissa VanTassell

      These forty days called Lent are like no other. It is our opportune time to return to the God who rescues; to receive the gifts of God’s grace; to believe with the heart and confess with the mouth the wonder of God’s love in Jesus; and to resist temptation at every turn. This is no […]

      February 18, 2018 – First Sunday in Lent

      by Melissa VanTassell

        On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved […]

        Sunday, March 5, 2017 – First Sunday in Lent

        by Melissa VanTassell

          Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter. As we hear in today’s readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord. During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and […]