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Noticing Deeply the “Little Easters” of Everyday Life

Noticing Deeply the “Little Easters” of Everyday Life

Although as a parish family we are unable to gather in our sacred space of St. Martin of Tours, Easter still beckons around the corner in the context of our ordinary lives.  The powerful symbols of hope and joy that lie in the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus, are made clearly visible at our local grocery stores with the presence of bright spring colors and colorful egg-shaped candy.  

With that being said, this year in particular, many of us may be finding it difficult to enter Easter with a joyful spirit.  As award winning author, Sister Joyce Rupp, O.S.M., reminds us, “When Easter comes and you do not feel the overwhelming joy that the Church says you should have, remember that Easter is more than a feeling moment, it is a faith moment.  Remember all of the “little easters” that happen throughout your days from simple moments of standing in the sun, receiving a sweet letter, getting a good night’s sleep, hearing your children laugh, or having a family meal together.”  There is a beauty to life that we will see only when we begin to notice the things that bring us joy such as love, care, growth, friendship, faith, and courage.  All of these are little invitations to celebrate the risen Lord every day of our lives.

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Where Can We Find Other Prayer Experiences?

Where Can We Find Other Prayer Experiences?

  •  A variety of other prayer experiences including Lectio Divina, the Daily Examen, Stations of the Cross and How to Pray the Rosary can also be found on our St. Martin of Tours Parish and School Facebook Page. 
     
  • The Archdiocese of Cincinnati is also offering a variety of experiences on their website here including: Sacred Space: Guided Daily Prayer, Saint of the Day, Praying Each Day: Daily Reflections and Apostleship of Prayer.
Where Can We Find Daily Lenten Prayer?

Where Can We Find Daily Lenten Prayer?

Published by Liturgy Training Publications, daily prayer is available each day on our St. Martin of Tours Parish and School Facebook Page.

Where Can We Find The Sunday Readings?

Where Can We Find The Sunday Readings?

  • To locate the Sunday Readings, please log onto www.saintmartin.org and click on publications.
  • Saint Mary's Press is offering free access to their Children's Liturgy of the Word program while masses are suspended as well. The login information is:

Go to https://mlearn.smp.org
Copy the following login information:

Username: kidsliturgy@smp.org Password: KidsLiturgy123!

This is a universal login. Please do not change the password.

Where Can We Find The Live Streaming of Mass?

Where Can We Find The Live Streaming of Mass?

Please note that Daily Mass will be available online at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday Mass will be live-streamed at 11 a.m. All live-streaming Masses from St. Peter in Chains Cathedral are available on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Facebook page. In case you missed it, archived masses are available here.