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A Few Words from Fr. Gregory:

Fr. Jordan reflected:
What is more beautiful than to suffer for Jesus, to sacrifice, and to suffer. For with Jesus we must also go the way of the cross.


Ash Wednesday started on March 1st - the beginning of Lent. As Catholics we see Lent as a time of prayer, sacrifice and charity.  We give up something for Lent as a sacrifice - a way to remember our Saviors' sacrifice on the Cross.  We know that the great sacrifice Jesus endured for us is a constant reminder to challenge ourselves to be better Catholics.   Moreover, we also challenge ourselves to make the most of the Lenten season by renewing our faith and helping others.

We can certainly spend some time during Lent working on our path to Salvation, through daily prayer.  We can spend a little time helping others.  We can show our love and sacrifice in small ways that remind us that our Savior gave us so much.  I truly believe that He continues to give us so much especially eternal salvation.

I encourage you to take a look at the Lenten Meditation and our Guide to Praying the Stations of the Cross. We also have a Lenten Prayer and a Prayer for Holy Week that you may wish to pray.

This year during Lent, on March 19, we will be celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph who is known as the patron and protector of the Church.  St. Joseph is the Patron Saint of workers and of the sick and dying and is the model for ideal fathers.   He was a man who certainly sacrificed and prayed every day. How fitting that we celebrate St. Joseph during Lent - reflecting on his life gives us a great example of how we can enrich our own lives both corporal and spiritual.

During Lent and as we approach Holy Week, please join us as we celebrate with a special Novena dedicated to St. Joseph. To honor our Savior's "Father on Earth", the Salvatorians will celebrate a Novena of Masses dedicated to St. Joseph beginning on March 19.  To be assured your intentions are included in the St. Joseph Novena please contact us online, by mail or call 1-800-254-4902 before March 19.

May you and those dear to you know our Savior's every blessing and may God continue to fill you with grace.

FrGregSig

P.S. Our 2017 All Occasion cards are now available for sending to your loved ones and friends. Our All Occasion selection features greetings appropriate for birthdays, get well wishes, thinking of you, sympathy and other occasions. Also included in the selection is our One Year of Masses card that can be used for baptisms, first communions, birthdays, anniversaries or any other event you deem appropriate.

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Founded over 130 years ago, by Father Francis Jordan, the Society of the Divine Savior is a Roman Catholic religious community, praying and working to share the love and mercy of our Savior, Jesus Christ through all possible means.

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-Foreign missionaries
-Campus ministers
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-Friends and counselors to youth at risk
-Communities under duress

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On fire

Society of the Divine Savior 125th Anniversary
of Salvatorian Presence in the USA

We are excited to announce that the USA Salvatorian Family will celebrate during five anniversary years (2017 to 2021) with the theme "YEARS on FIRE" to honor our past and propel us into our future.  These celebrations will tie into the journey to sainthood for our beloved founder Fr. Francis Jordan.  In keeping with Fr Jordan's teachings we will pursue a unique secondary theme a "Passion for Mercy."

Join the Mission and Celebration of 125 of the Society - Learn more and order tickets by email sds125@salvatorians.com or call 414-258-1735.