St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, founded in 1891, is a humble, devout and obedient, faith community modeled after St. Joseph, the spouse of Mary, foster father of Jesus and our patron. Our parish strives to do the will of God through vibrant evangelization, sound catechesis, life-long faith formation, sacramental practice, responsible stewardship and Eucharistic living. Through the grace of our Baptism we strive to serve God and neighbor in love and sacrifice. Enflamed by the Spirit, we are a Church Alive.
(Vatican Radio) The preacher of the Pontifical Household, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, says the conversion that Jesus wants from us is not a step backwards but instead a leap forwards. Father Cantalamessa was speaking in his first meditation of Lent during which he reflected on Pope Francisâ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. Â He said every baptized Christian is an active agent of evangelization and the ultimate purpose of that evangelization is a personal encounter with Jesus.
Please find below a translation into English of Father Cantalamessaâs homily:Â (Translated by Zenit news agency)
(Vatican Radio)Â Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia have returned to the Vatican at the conclusion of their Â 5-day Lenten retreat held in the town of Ariccia near Rome. The spiritual exercises began last Sunday (February 22nd) and took place in the Casa Divin Maestro centre in Ariccia. In brief remarks at the conclusion of the retreat the Pope thanked Carmelite Father Bruno Secondin for leading the spiritual exercises with them. Â Please find below a translation into English of the Popeâs remarks:âOn behalf of all of us, I too would like to thank the father for his work among us during the spiritual exercises. Itâs not easy to give exercises to priests, right?Â Weâre a bit complicated, all of us, but you succeeded in sowing seeds. May the Lord make these seeds that you have given us grow and I also hope that myself and all the others can leave here with a piece of Elijahâs cloak, in our hands and in our hearts. Thank you father!Â Â (from Vatican Radio)
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