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First Sunday of Lent

1st Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10
Resp.: Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
2nd Reading: Romans 10:8-13 
Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 

Today's Gospel tells us that the three enemies that we have are the flesh, the world and the devil. When the devil tried to tempt Jesus, Jesus would counter that attack with the Scriptures. 

1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us that when we are tempted, God provides a way out: that way is the Scriptures, which is again, what Jesus did in the desert. 

This means that not only should we take time to know the Bible but also pray and believe and therefore try to put into practice what we read. We of course should be receiving the Sacraments regularly and take advantage of the sacramentals that the Church provides for us, like the Brown Scapular and blessed medals in order to counter the attacks of evil against us. The holy Rosary should never be ignored. Let us not sin because we chose not to take advantage of the protection that God offers to us through His Church.


The Church asks that we make our Easter Duty each year: 

This means that we should perform this duty between Sunday March 10, 2019 and June 16, 2019.

Written by Fr. Jim Curiel, OCD
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