Monsignor Messages

March 22, 2020

This weekend we celebrate the 4th Sunday of Lent.  Lent is a season of conversion and renewal.  We journey with Jesus through life’s desert in hope of Resurrection and Life.

This Lent offers us an additional challenge.  The coronavirus, COVID-19, that is sweeping the world strikes to the very core of life.  Even in the times of Jesus people struggled with heart-wrenching life threatening issues.  Our faith in Jesus, then and now offers us words of comfort and hope.  We need to join together as people of faith to pray and offer comfort to each other, within our Church and small groups or at our homes with family and friends.

We will begin putting daily and Sunday Mass online, our Facebook, our parish website and on our parish app.  This will allow us as a community to join together in prayer on a regular basis.  The Church will be open every day for private prayer and the parish office is open every day as well.

In our Gospel this weekend Jesus engages in an extraordinary conversation with the woman of Samaria.  Jesus and the Samaritans do not get along.  So it was improper for Jesus as a Jew to talk with, much less ask a Samaritan woman for anything.

Jesus is eager to accept her faith and opens her heart to his love.  Baptism initiates all of us through life-giving water on our journey of life.  We are brothers and sisters in Christ, called to live our faith in all we do.  May we live and put our “Faith in Action” all the more during this time of challenge. 

Please remember your Parish and school in your Stewardship of time, talent and treasure.  We still need your support.  Check out our online giving, stop by the parish office if you need to get out for a bit, mail in a check or use our kiosk in the Church vestibule.  Please know your gifts are appreciated. 

May God bless us all during this time of struggle!

~ Msgr. Jaeger