We gather together, as we do each Sunday, as the body of Christ. Jesus called us to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves. This Valentine’s Day, we commit ourselves to nurturing that love for God and love for our neighbor. Let the Body and Blood of Christ we receive in the Eucharist bring us the strength and courage to truly become the body of Christ in the world today.
This coming Monday, the Parish Pastoral Council celebrates their monthly gathering. Let us pray for the members! They are together to reflect on our parish life and help the pastor and his team to achieve the Mission Statement of our parish.
We enter Lent this coming Wednesday. We are still in this temporary situation of living this incredible season amidst the COVID-19 restrictions! We have to care for each other during Lent. Please also keep being faithful to our Rice Bowls Campaign on two lines: first, of course sharing our monies but also through prayer (link). Inside your Rice Bowls, you will find a detachable calendar for the family which can be put on your refrigerator. I invite the Youth ministry to recommend to each confirmation candidate to pick up a box as well and follow the daily steps proposed by this instrument.
To conclude, I am grateful to our two communities for having been present at the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes receiving both the Eucharist and the Anointing of the Sick.