A Message from the Pastor : Fr. Pedro de Oliveira

March 24, 2021

Lent is about liberation. In Lent we retrace at a much deeper spiritual level the liberation of the Israelites from slavery, as Jesus, the new Moses, seeks to lead us by means of the new and eternal Passover on a journey with Him through the desert of life, through even death, into the eternal promised land. Lent is about being set free from the domination of the temptations of the evil one by spending 40 days with Jesus in a spiritual desert. It’s about journeying from the liberation of sin, back to the joy of coming back to the Father’s house. 

 

The three practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving all point to this liberation: liberation from egocentric self-dependence through putting God in His proper place in prayer, from giving into our lower appetites by the self-mastery that comes via fasting, from obsessing about our needs and wants and by sacrificing for those whose needs, are greater, in giving of ourselves, our time and our possessions.

 

The greatest news the world has ever heard, is that God so loved us that He sent His Only Son to die out of love for us so that we might be liberated from bondage of Sin and from the eternal death, and to live forever in joy with Him, beginning now in this life, continuing forever in the next.

 

We are the disciples of the One Who has conquered sin, death, and hopelessness once and for all! 

 

Let us rejoice and never cease to Praise our Lord and Risen Savior, Jesus Christ!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

St. Peter’s Schedule for Holy Week

 

Holy Thursday: *** Note well!!!

 

Since Holy Thursday falls on the First Thursday of the Month this year, we will Postpone
The special 3:00pm Holy Hour with the Reflection in honor of St. Joseph until the
Following Thursday, April 8th, at 3:00pm.

 

Therefore, the schedule for Holy Thursday is as Follows:

7:00pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Adoration of the blessed Sacrament until 10:00pm
 

Good Friday: 

3:00 PM Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion

 

7:00 PM Stations of the Cross

 

Holy Saturday: No 5PM Mass, Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00pm

 

On Easter Sunday Mass Schedule is the same as Sunday:

7:30 am. 9:00am, 10:30 am and 12:00 pm


 

Happy Holy Week and Happy Easter!

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