Many people are feeling depressed about the problems we face in the world today: domestic violence with shootings, chaos in our political world, disrespect for human life, difficulties in finding proper housing and hospital treatments. . . The list goes on and on. . . The source of many of these problems is a spiritual crisis. Pride and selfishness can lead us to try to solve our problems through violence.

Saint Pope John Paul II said” the restoration of a proper sense of sin is the first step that must be taken in facing the grave spiritual crisis looming over us today.” In the sacrament of Confession the Lord returns to us what we have lost through sin i.e. grace and the dignity of children of God. He has established this sacrament of His mercy so that we can always return to the family home and experience His peace and protection.

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This Lent at is a special program called Forgiven. It is a series of videos and resources carefully designed to help Catholics more deeply encounter the great gift of God’s mercy in the sacrament of Reconciliation. Through this series, Catholics can more deeply appreciate the merciful way that God seeks us out when we have sinned and how He tugs on our heart to call us back to Himself. Topics will include the scriptural foundation of the sacrament and the transformative power of the grace God offers us.

Besides viewing this special series at home, you are invited to join a group of parishioners at Holy Rosary hall on four Monday evenings in March. (March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm) We will watch the video and have a small group discussion afterwards to explore this beautiful gift of reconciliation from the Lord. This will help us to continue each day with hope and with God’s strength to do our part to promote reverence, respect, and responsibility in our world. These are the true antidotes for the problems we all face.

Fr. Stanley Galvon, Rector.

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