A Note from Fr. Derek

A Note from Fr. Derek

          In last week’s Gospel reading, we heard both Jesus and the Devil quoting scripture. How important it is for us, as Christians, to be familiar with the Word through which God has revealed the depths of his love for us. What a wonderful time Lent is for us to commit ourselves to spending some time with the Word of God. Here are some  resources that you might find helpful:

www.usccb.org/bible is the website of the U.S. Bishops and brings you to a page where you can follow links to look up individual books of the Bible, look up the daily readings, listen to the readings, or watch a video of a reflection on the readings.

http://www.pray-as-you-go.org/home/  is a site operated by the Jesuits of the United Kingdom. Each day and audio guide provides some music and a mediation is on one of the readings from the Mass of the day. These reflections can also be downloaded for free from iTunes. Each reflection is about 5-7 minutes long.

http://www.dailygospel.org provides the Gospel reading for the day as well as a reading from one of the Early Church Fathers, a saint, a pope or a Church document to help us reflect on the material in the Gospel.