2nd Sunday of Lent (Fr. Vinner)

THE CALL OF ABRAHAM, THE CALL OF FAITH Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ The common theme of today’s readings is transformation. The readings invite us to work with the assistance of the Holy Spirit to transform our lives by renewing them during Lent, and to...

2nd Sunday of Lent (Fr. Francis)

TRANSFIGURATION This gospel does not appear by happenstance, but was chosen by the Church for early Lent for a vitally important reason. The main message was spoken by God the Father and is intended to guide us on our forty-day journey through this holy season: “This...

1st Sunday of Lent (Fr. Francis)

WHAT IS TEMPTATION? There is a wise counsel in Scriptures, which says, “My Son, if thou art ready to serve the Lord, prepare thyself for temptations” (Ecclesiasticus 2.1). The word temptation is from the Latin tentare, which means to feel or to try. To tempt,...

1st Sunday of Lent (Fr. Vinner)

My Sisters and Brothers in the Lord, On Wednesday we began the season of Lent which is our preparation for the Easter celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. It is a time in imitation of Jesus spending forty days in the desert. Jesus fasted in the desert, and overcame the...