His beloved wife is wasting away,
taken down into lonely dark depths
by the devastation called dementia.
Four years ago she had been
as clear minded and physically active
as any eighty year old I know.
Then the decline began,
hardly noticeable at first
but steadily, dreadfully downward.
The pain her husband bravely bore,
trying to hold up for her,
was taking a toll on him as well.
I asked him one day how he was doing,
and with choked voice and tear filled eyes
he answered almost in a whisper:
“I’ve asked my Lord
“LENT: Symbolism, Secrecy, Sacrifice of Self-Denial”
Meritus Medical Center
Ash Wednesday, 2011
sh Wednesday signals the beginning of a significant period in the Christian year known as Lent. The word ‘lent’ comes from an Anglo-Saxon word for spring [‘lencten’] and may refer to the ‘lengthen’-ing of the days of spring. Forty days may reflect the time Moses spent on Mt. Sinai (see Exodus 19, 24 & 34) or the period Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness before his series of temptations by [...]
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES
For Holy Family Parish, Galveston, Texas
MARCH 9, 2011
7:00 a.m. Mass & Ashes at St. Patrick Church
9:00 a.m. Mass & Ashes at St. Patrick Church
12:00 p.m. Mass & Ashes at Holy Rosary Church
12:00 p.m. Ashes only at Sacred Heart Church
12:00 p.m. Ashes only at Our Lady by the Sea Church
1:30 p.m. Mass & Ashes at Holy Family Catholic School
4:00 p.m. Ashes only at St. Patrick Church (Spanish)
7:00 p.m. Mass & Ashes at Sacred Heart Church
7:00 p.m. Mass [...]
The chapel now houses a new organ.
See the You-tube video below for more information.
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