“If you choose you can keep the commandments,” Sirach tells us. God “has set before you fire and water; to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand” (Sirach 15:15, 16). This is a great mystery: God does not control us so completely that we cannot choose our own path. We have certain boundaries, of course, but no one but we can choose our way within those boundaries.
In today’s reading from Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us of our freedom and our responsibility for our lives. He calls us to look beyond the words of the commandments, all the way to their meaning. Look beyond the adultery to the selfishness that poisons our love. Look beyond the murder to the anger that eats away at our compassion. Look beyond the perjured testimony to the lies and deception that drive our behavior.READ MORE
Events & Announcements
2020 St. George Roman Catholic Parish Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Graduate in the Class of 2020
- Confirmed in the Catholic church.
- Demonstrate leadership in church, school or communityrelated activities.
- A practicing Catholic in St. George Roman Catholic Parish.
Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm Tue, Mar 24.
Expanded Hours at the Gift Shop
We are excited to announce that the gift shop has expanded hours. It is open every Monday morning after daily Mass from 8:30-9:30am through Apr 27 and the last Sunday of the month prior to the evening Mass from 5:00-6:00pm on Feb 23, Mar 29 and Apr 26.
Additionally gift certificates are now available for your convenience.
Tickets are on sale in the parish office.
Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.00.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb 26
Feb 26, 2020
Mass times: 8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm
Feb 27, 2020 - Mar 19, 2020: 1:30pm (weekly)
Thursdays at 1:30pm in Room 3.
Years of non-participation have made many Catholics feel like strangers in their own church. Join us for the following 5 part series entitled: “COME HOME TO ALL CATHOLICS” to help familiarize you with the Church.
Stations of the Cross
Feb 28, 2020 - Apr 3, 2020: 4:00pm (weekly)
Fridays during Lent at 4:00pm (followed by soup and bread)