Season of Lent

Fr.-JeromeDear friends: We are now into the great Season of Lent. During the Season of Lent, the church invites us to examine our lives, to repent of our sins and do penance. By means of fasting, penance and prayers, the faithful obtain strength they need to overcome sinful tendencies. Secondly, the purpose of Lent is to provide that purification by weaning human persons from sin and selfishness through self-denial and prayer, by creating in them the desire to do God’s will and to make His kingdom alive by making it first come into their hearts. The real aim of Lent above all else, is to prepare Christians for the celebration of the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Church invites all to repent from evil ways and return to the Lord who is eagerly waiting for each one to come to Him. On this note we will be having a few initiatives during the season of Lent, such as Stations of the Cross on Fridays; reconciliations, and a Lenten retreat preached by Fr. Wayne Lobsinger, Episcopal Vicar for Consecrated Life. I would encourage all to participate in these celebrations and prepare to encounter the Risen Lord.

Thank you to all for your prayers and wishes on my birthday. My home visit was awesome. I had a good time with the family, and mother was happy to her son

 Fr. Jerome Mascarenhas

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