The Lord will call us but he doesn’t always give us the entire program. He wants us to follow him in trust and in faith.
Ask Fr. Francis: Will I be Saved From Hell if I Attend Mass Every Friday During Lent?
The promises given by legitimate devotions, when properly understood, always presuppose a spirituality or a lifestyle that is centered on God.
Everything becomes clear when we have holy simplicity.
Ask Fr. Francis: When and Why Are the Statues and the Cross in the Church Covered or Removed During Lent?
The idea is to build anticipation for Easter, while we intensify our desire to come closer to Christ.
What Can We Do About the Priesthood?
For 2023, we are innovating again and inviting lay faithful to join the priests and seminarians in building the future of the priesthood. Check out Dan’s video below…
Ask Fr. Francis: Do We Have to Pray the Stations During Lent?
These and many other forms of devotions and prayers are tools given to us, to be freely chosen to assist us in our discipleship with Jesus.
Ask Fr. Francis: What Should I Do With the Ash?
What should I do with the ash (cross) that the priest marked on my forehead during the Ash Wednesday? Wash it away with water, clean it with facial tissue and throw it away or leave the ash until it goes away gradually.
Planning a Failed Lent
All we should do is our very best and let God be the one who gives the grace and the energy.
Ask Fr. Francis: Can We Earn Salvation?
In essence, it is the work of God, but we must choose to participate, often with great effort.
Ask Fr. Francis: How Can We Tell if This Is God’s Plan?
The question we must ponder is not if something is from God or if it is merely a coincidence. It is rather if it is willed by God or permitted by God, what is God’s plan in it?