To My Holy Trinity Family:
I would like to thank everybody that helped
make Fr. Peacha’s rosary and funeral mass so wonderful. He had a wonderful send off this past week and it was nice to be reminded of the great man that he was. Let us continue to pray for the soul of Fr. Peacha. May Fr. Peacha and all those who have died have the reward of eternal life in heaven.
Jesus knew that He was going to suffer greatly in this world. Our Gospel this weekend reminds all of us that suffering is part of discipleship. When Jesus faced suffering, he realized that it was for a purpose. He says in this weekend’s Gospel, “I am troubled now. Yet what should I say? Father, save me from this hour? But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” When we face suffering we are called to respond in the same manner that Christ has. Jesus did not run away from it. The only way through our suffering and pain is to go straight through it. Avoidance is never the solution. We are called to die to ourselves day after day. When we do so, it is then that Christ can become more alive within us. Jesus also said in today’s Gospel, “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat, but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” Suffering and pain can produce holiness if we allow our egos and false expectations to die! Remember, discipleship is not merely for the good times. We are called to be a disciple during all of the moments of life.
Easter is now only two weeks away. Have you gone to confession yet? The time is now to come. The longer you wait, the longer the lines will be. God’s love and mercy is waiting for you, so what are you waiting for?
This Tuesday March 20th, marks the beginning of Spring. Winter is now gone and the season of new life is now upon us. What I love most about the Spring, are the longer days and shorter nights. Jesus Christ is the light of the world and He will always conquer the darkness of this world. Enjoy having more hours of sunlight!
Palm Sunday is next weekend, the start of Holy Week. Plan ahead and arrive to mass on time, I would even
coming to mass a little early.
Holy Week is the most
important week in our
Liturgical calendar. Walk
with Christ next week during
Holy Week. Journey with
Jesus and the range of
emotions that He went
through during that first Holy
Week. All masses will start
indoors. God Bless you al!