St. Faustina Sunday Mass - 1st Sunday of Lent
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1st Sunday of Lent Feb. 21, 2021
To Support Our Parish
As we begin the season of Lent we are called to embrace the three-fold spiritual practices of prayer, fasting, and Almsgiving to strengthen our relationship with God and each other.
The readings today speak to us about the Promise of God to never give up on humanity, made present in the Gospel through the ministry of Jesus.
In the first reading from the book of Genesis, God makes a covenant through Noah, with all of humanity and all of creation.
The Rainbow has a double meaning. In ancient times the people looked at lightning being the arrows coming from God’s Bow. So God Placing his bow in the sky is an image of God hanging up his bow - no longer using it. Now the Rainbow is a sign of good news, a covenant that God will never give up on humanity or creation.
The Gospel concludes with Jesus returning from the wilderness to begin his ministry by proclaiming "Repent and believe in the good news." What is the Good news?
St. Peter looks at the floods of Noah’s time as a prefigurement of the Sacrament of Baptism that washes away sin and makes a new beginning of goodness. Then he sums up the good news - Jesus “Christ suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, in order to bring you to God.“
This is the good news of our faith. That Jesus Christ has reconciled us to God and that God desires an intimate relationship with each of us. Furthermore, God offers His forgiveness to everyone and he will never give up on us.
During a pandemic, Lent will look different, but it is still an opportunity to realize our merciful God is still reaching out to us and that he desires an intimate relationship with each of us; that it is him we ultimately hunger and long for; and that he still desires to show his Mercy to the world through our thoughts, words, and actions.
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Thank you for your generous physical, spiritual, and financial support to our parish. You are a blessing to our community.
Let us continue to pray for each other and with each other as we share the message of God's Divine Mercy during the Season of Lent.
I remember you and your families in my Masses.
May God bless you.
Fr. Gerard Monaghan
Fr. Gerard Monaghan
on Saturday, February 20 at 5:47PM