From the Desk of Father Moran - March 28, 2020
Mar 28, 2020 | by Father James Moran
As we approach Holy Week, the most sacred time of the year, we are saddened by the suffering and the hardships experienced by so many and all of us to a greater or lesser degree. In the midst of this crisis, we also regret that we will be unable to celebrate the Paschal Mystery as a faith community during Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
It is important to remember as we face the present challenges that Good Friday was followed by Easter Sunday and the darkness and the sadness of the death of Jesus gave way to the joy and the promise of His resurrection.
When our faith is tested and it certainly is for many at this time, it is vital to remember that before His Ascension into Heaven, Jesus promised to be with His Church until the end of time.
He has always fulfilled this promise and will continue to do so. When it is hard to affirm our faith, I am always reminded of the prayer of the royal official who asked Jesus to cure his servant. Jesus encouraged him to have faith and he said,” Lord, I believe, help me in my unbelief.” Might we all ask as well that the Lord strengthen our faith especially the part that hesitates or is unable to trust as much as we like.
As we pray for ourselves, we also pray for all. That our faith as a community will sustain us and enable us to persevere now and ultimately to the promise of eternal life.
As always, let us pray with confidence for one another.
God Bless You,
Father James Moran, Pastor