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Tomorrow, February 26, Ash Wednesday is a universal day of fasting and abstinence. We begin lent with ashes on our foreheads to symbolize the need for repentance as individuals and as a whole. We focus with great intensity on our sins and sinfulness. We refrain from guilty and excessive pleasures. We spend enough time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving. What we are giving up on lent is not simply soda, social media, TV and the likes but sin. The externals help us avoid occasions of sin but they are not ends in themselves. Our bodily sacrifices lean us into the deepest truth and beauty of faith such as reconciliation with God and neighbor. 

Congratulations to those who joined in the wedding anniversary mass last Saturday, February 22, 2pm, St. Luke Hall.

We pray for the migrants and refugees, the incarcerated, victims of drug addiction and the opiod epidemic, the homebound, speedy recovery for the sick, hope for the terminally ill and the dying.  

We include in our prayers the eternal repose of the souls of the parishioners who recently passed away and offer condolences, sympathy and consolation to the grieving families, relatives and friends. Rest assured, the gathered community  they are included in the prayers of the community.

 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.