As we approach the holiest time of the year, we are afforded the opportunity to realize how transformative God is. Again and again, God has transformed the world and the human race, never as much as when raising Jesus from the dead. But God also transforms us individually—in baptism, when we are given a new birth in Christ; in reconciliation, when we receive forgiveness; in the Eucharist, when receive the Body and Blood of Christ; and day in and day out in our complicated lives. Let us keep in mind that transformation means dying to something old in order to make something new.
This weekend will be the Annual Lenten Collection. This collection groups three official collections of Church solidarity into one Lenten collection (Church in Africa, Latin America, and Catholic Relief Services). You will find the official envelopes at the entrance of the Church or in your pews. (We delayed this collection one week because of the collection to help Ukraine two weeks ago when I was so impressed by your generosity.)
Have a wonderful weekend and week!