Praised be Jesus Christ!

Praised Be Jesus Christ!

We have entered The most Sacred Week of the Church Year.  It is a time for us to reconnect with the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Perhaps this year, we may find it easier to do so!  Certainly we find ourselves in the midst of confusion, pain and maybe even the feeling of being abandoned by God.  This is not foreign to the experience of the Church and her saints.   It is good to remember that God never abandons us; it is we who abandon Him!   When we do so, we are reminded of how lost like children we all are when confronted by crisis and suffering.  We look to God to explain Himself to us, and yet He is silent.  This week, especially, we realize His silence is far more eloquent than any explanation could be!  

His silence is the silence of the Crucified One, that Sacred Head bowed in death, that Sacred Face in which all human suffering becomes visible.  This is God’s eloquence!  We are not alone in our pain, Christ, the Son of God equal to the Father, anticipates and shares our pain, we are not alone, but rather the God-Man suffers through, with and in and for us!   

Now is the time for conversion!  Now is the time to make reparation for any way in which we have offended the Lord!   Let us repent while there is still time, so that the One who shared our Death will give us a share in His Resurrection!

The Celebration of Mass is being live-streamed on the application “Zoom” every day   The Holy Week schedule is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:30AM, Confessions each night from 7-9:00PM.  Holy Thursday Mass will be at 7:00PM, Good Friday Services are at 3 PM.  Confessions on Good Friday will be help from 12:00-2-30 PM, the Easter Vigil will be at 7:30PM and Easter Mass will be at 10AM on Sunday.   All Masses will be live-streamed.

On Good Friday, after the service, we will live stream the novena to the Divine Mercy.   After Good Friday from Holy Saturday to the Sunday after Easter, we will live-stream the Divine Mercy Novena at 3 PM.

 I have opened the Church from 9:00AM – 9:00PM.  Anyone is invited to come make a visit to Christ really present in the Blessed Sacrament and to commend yourselves and your loved ones to Him.  If that is not possible, I beg you with the Heart of Christ to especially pray the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  Please liberally watch YouTube videos of Venerable Fulton Sheen, Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron as well use “Formed” which has both edifying and educational videos which can remind of the necessity of out faith. 

With Love from the Heart of Christ,

Fr. Kozak