We will mark this Holy Week with several worship opportunities. However, I want to highlight two offerings that sometimes get overlooked, but can be profoundly meaningful and significantly enrich your Holy Week.
We hope that you are able to join us as we continue our Lenten journey to our Lord’s crucifixion and glorious resurrection.
Camp Bratton-Green. Bratton-Green. CBG. Or just “Camp.” It continues to form me. It continues to shape me. Just as it formed me in my adolescence, so does it now form me in my priesthood. Camp Bratton-Green is like your fingerprint. It stays with you even as you age and the fingerprints of Camp Bratton-Green have been imprinted on my life.
Lent is a time for listening for God. We listen for God by removing those things which might occupy our conscious mind (Facebook, television, holding grudges, to name a few examples – for me at least!), we take on a discipline or project by which we serve as the hands of God, and sometimes we listen for God … (spoiler alert) by listening.
We hope these forty days will be holy, transformative, and joyful. That’s right, I said joyful. Though Lent adheres to a more quiet and penitential tone, that does not mean we are not joyful. After all, the word Lent comes from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning “Spring” and when we tend to think of Spring we think of new life.