Greetings from Your Pastor: 5th Sunday of Lent
I hope this message finds all of you well and that you are reaping the many graces through the prayers and devotions that you are offering.
It is our second weekend of the suspension of public Masses, and our separation from each other as a parish family.
I am humbled and so appreciative of our parishioners who dropped off/sent in your offerings. It is needed, and I am so grateful.
Also, it is edifying to see many of you taking advantage of the open church to pray in front Our Eucharistic Lord in the tabernacle.
In these challenging days, it is very fitting that Sunday’s Gospel passage for Holy Mass should be the “Raising of Lazarus.” It is very consoling to witness the compassion of Jesus as He wept for his dead friend. One thing is very certain about Our Lord in this passage from the Gospel of John; Jesus is in total control, and He shows not only His compassion and mercy, but He also manifests His glory in resuscitating Lazarus who had been dead for four days. A great miracle indeed! After all, He is the Resurrection and the Life, and that knowledge gives us much consolation as well as confidence as we navigate through this world of suffering day in and day out.
As we take each day as it comes, we have to remind ourselves the Our Lord is in total control. Humility and patience are essential when allowing Our Lord and King to operate in our day to day lives. When we defer to Him, then He can do what may be deemed impossible in our lives. All things are possible with Him.
Let us, individually and collectively, continue our journey of prayer and sacrifice as we draw ever closer to the glorious day of His resurrection.