Pastor's Blog - February 14, 2021

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

News and Notes:

The Church celebrated the “World Day of the Sick” on February 11, a special occasion to pray for all of our brothers and sisters who are ill.  Healing the sick and restoring them to health of mind and body were important aspects of Jesus’ ministry of proclaiming the nearness and power of the Kingdom of God.  Let’s do our part in this noble ministry by praying for the infirmed, and practicing a corporal work of mercy by visiting the sick, perhaps during the pandemic with a card, a note, or a phone call.

This coming Wednesday, February 17, is Ash Wednesday, a day that begins our annual forty day retreat that prepares us to celebrate the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection during Holy Week.  May we dedicate ourselves to the traditional Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting and almsgiving during this upcoming penitential season so that we can be spiritually prepared to renew our baptismal promises at Easter…blessings to one and all in the week ahead!