During the entire Lenten period, the Church offers us God's Word with particular abundance. By meditating and internalizing the Word in order to live it every day, we learn a precious and irreplaceable form of prayer; by attentively listening to God, who continues to speak to our hearts, we nourish the itinerary of faith initiated on the day of our Baptism.
Offered in solidarity with our Holy Father Pope Francis, his prayer intention for March 2017:
Support for Persecuted Christians.That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
BENEDICTUS XVI, PONTIFEX EMERITUS
Open Wide the Doors to Christ
My open request and invitation to all pastors, especially in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee: please make the Sacrament of Reconciliation available regularly--at least more often than one hour on Saturday afternoon. Please dedicate 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. one weekday evening each week to the regular hearing of confessions.
Jody Finklea is a Lay Dominican, Roman Catholic father, husband and lawyer that lives in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. Jody is also a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and an alumnus of The Catholic University of America School of Philosophy.