My dear Brothers and Sisters In Christ,
Great Lent is upon us! Let us today recall the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ! We now celebrate the Veneration of the Holy Cross, for now is the midpoint of Holy Lent, let us keep focused on continuing the regiments of Fasting, Prayer, and Penance. Today, let us be reminded that Lent is a time to stop, and to reflect on what Christ's Life means to us. On this journey, we should approach this time with a proper mindset. A few sacrifices goes a long way in the eyes of God. Let us continue to attend the services of the Church, for it is a place where we can come closer to Christ through the sacramental life. Immerse yourselves with His love through Holy Communion, for Communion is His Body and Blood. Ask forgiveness from one another and ask God to Forgive you! Its a time of repentance, for now we need to make an about face and to change from our sinful ways into a new life with Christ. Prayer harder, Fast, Confess your Sins, and attend Church. Read the scriptures to find the written words of God!! Replenish yourselves continuously with God's abundant love, for He can change your life and He will give you joy abundantly. Remember to give, and to serve, for Christ came not to be served but to serve. Almsgiving is a very important component in the Christian life, so give of yourselves, your time, talents and treasure freely. God Bless you all.
Father Paul C. Bebis