Holy Week message from the Parish Priest:
As we prepare to celebrate the great events of our salvation, I want to implore us to approach this holy season with hearts and minds that are worthy of the love that Christ showed us, in his great sacrifice. Let us eschew all forms of hatred, gossips, rumours and ill feelings. Let us allow Christ to be rooted in all of our actions.
The “Exsultet”, the great Easter song which doubles also as the Easter Proclamation states clearly that the grace of this most wonderful event “dispels all evil, washes guilt away, restores lost innocence, brings mourners joy; it casts out hatred, brings us peace, and humbles earthly pride...when heaven is wedded to earth and man is reconciled with God!” You will agree with me that this is most gracious. PLEASE do not let us lose out in the grace that God is lavishing on us. Our act of appreciation to God for this greatest event in human history is to “climb the mountain of the Lord with clean hearts and pure hearts”
Please let us remain the salt of the earth and light of the world. We are witnesses of Christ!
Let us join of prayers and petition with St. Francis of Assisi;
O Lord, make me an instrument of Thy Peace!
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
Where there is injury, pardon.
Where there is discord, harmony.
Where there is doubt, faith.
Where there is despair, hope.
Where there is darkness, light.
Where there is sorrow, joy.
Oh Divine Master,
grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life."
I wish you all a grace-filled Holy week and Happy Easter Celebrations.