Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
We have begun the season of Lent, a wonderful time within the liturgical calendar that invites us to meditate on our own conversion, through sacrifice, mortification, prayer and a more direct and profound contact with God. We also meditate on almsgiving as a sign of detachment from the material, sharing what little we have with those most in need. Each Lent is different because each year the Lord invites us to enter the desert in a different way, with different challenges and purposes. For this reason, each one of us must take this time seriously, personally, and thus achieve more spiritual fruits that will lead us to live the celebration of the paschal mysteries in grace and holiness as it should be.
Now that we are in this very special time, I would like to invite those who have been absent from participating in the masses and parish life for some time to return, the Lord awaits you to be your nourishment. There is nothing greater than to receive His body and His blood and above all receive His grace through the sacraments. I invite you to meditate and take it to prayer so that you begin to return.
I would like to remind you that every Friday, during Lent, we will have the Stations of the Cross in English at 5:30pm and in Spanish at 7:30pm. We will continue with the days/times of confessions (that everyone already knows), but for Lent we will also hear confessions on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm. I invite you all to come make a good confession.
Also, within our Lenten activities, our brothers from the Knights of Columbus will have the traditional fish fry sale on Friday, March 11th and on April 1st. They will be serving fish fry from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; you don’t need to place your order ahead, just stop by and order to go or enjoy your meal with your family at Hannan Hall. For more information contact Roger Williams at email@example.com. I thank you all in advance for your support of our parish.
This Sunday, March 6th, we will have our Sunday Social; it is a beautiful opportunity to share and to reintegrate as a parish, and as a community. Our volunteers will prepare everything to welcome you after each mass. Please do not forget to stop by Hannan Hall to have coffee and a nice conversation.
Finally, this Sunday, March 6th, our parish staff will be in the vestibule and at Hannan Hall providing information and assisting those who wish to sign up for Pushpay or download our parish app. I know some of you find it quite difficult to use your phones, but we will gladly give you information and guide you through this process. I thank everyone who has already done so.
May God bless you all and let us continue to pray for peace in the world.