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This is the season of Lent, a time of fasting and prayer
for our good and the good of others as we draw closer to God.

Here are some suggestions you may want to consider
to deepen your transformation process during this time.

The Notre Dame Alumni Association
will offer all FaithND’s Lenten offerings
by signing up for the Daily Gospel Reflection,
a free daily email containing the day’s Gospel reading,
a reflection written by a member of the Notre Dame family
a daily prayer, and the short biography of a saint.

During Lent, the Daily Gospel Reflection
will expand to six days a week,
offering subscribers the Sunday Gospel reading
and a reflection that integrates notable works of art
related to the Scripture reading.
Special editions of the Daily Gospel Reflection
also will be sent out on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.

Other Lenten resources include:
Weekly Lenten Vespers from
the Basilica of the Sacred Heart via live stream and podcast.

Stations of the Cross in the Holy Cross tradition
via video and podcast.

The Rosary prayed with Fr. Theodore Hesburgh,
CSC, president emeritus.

Lenten Practices: A video conversation
with Notre Dame professor Larry Cunningham.

Submit a prayer to be prayed at the Grotto.

This Lent a new video social media project
is called #ShareJesus.
It's a chance to both experience and #ShareJesus.
Each day you will get a 2-3 minute video from
a top notch Catholic speaker
crafted to be shared and consumed.

Check out the promo videos here: and here:

Go to redeemedonline.com and join Fr. Bob
in participating in #ShareJesus.

Another option is to sign up with Dynamic Catholic
and receive daily quote and nourishment from the author of
Rediscovering Catholicism Matthew Kelly.

Then there are APPs for your smart phone or tablet,
one is called LENTSANITY.

Busted Halo website has numerous videos and podcasts
on Lent (and lots of other topics).
If you have SIRIUS radio-channel 129
is The Catholic Channel-great programming all day.

Silence and the Spiritual Journey
with Thomas Keating
A Lenten Online Retreat
February 18 – April 3, 2015
- Video excerpts from the Spiritual Journey series,
- new audio teachings from Thomas Keating
on the spiritual journey,
- and the practice of Visio Divina with the art of William Congdon.

Hosted by Contemplative Outreach Ltd and Spirituality & Practice, this online retreat will consist of:
Emails on Monday, Wednesday and Friday which include Scripture, excerpts from various contemplative
voices and practice suggestions.
Excerpted video teachings from Thomas Keating and others.
New audio teachings from Thomas Keating,
recorded especially for this retreat.
Practice support, including emphasis on Centering Prayer,
Lectio Divina, Visio Divina, affirmations and attention/intention.
The opportunity to share and connect with a worldwide community of contemplatives in an online Practice Circle.

The Diocese of Burlington asks parishioners
to take the “Vatican Survey on the
Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church
and the Contemporary World”.
Go to the diocesan website to take the survey.
Deadline is March 10, 2015.

Mission Statement

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
is a community of baptized people
who have, as their common goals:
to love, model, teach, serve,
and celebrate Christ in our lives.

Committed to the Eucharist,
our Bread of Life,
and guided by the Holy Spirit,
we are dedicated to service
to God’s people
and center our faith-life
around liturgical celebrations,
the Gospel, and prayer.

Based on the teachings
of the Second Vatican Council,
we reach out to all people lovingly,
acknowledging their uniqueness
and dignity, and treat all with respect,
tolerance, and acceptance,
having the love of Jesus as our core.

"And the Word becamce flesh
and made His dwelling
among us,
and we saw His glory,
the glory as of the Father's
only Son,
full of grace and truth."

Jn 1, 14.