With Ash Wednesday on March 2, we begin our Lenten journey of reflection, repentance and renewal. The Church reminds us that the Lord calls us and invites us during this time to a life of change and conversion. After the pandemic-imposed restrictions kept us apart, many of us are eager to reconnect and stay connected with family and friends. Lent, especially this year, can help support this. Lent is a wonderful opportunity to spend more time together in prayer, in growing in understanding of faith, in service to those in need, and in support of one another as we try to live better and more holy lives.
During this Lent, amidst the many challenges facing the world and likely our own personal struggles, I invite you to submit any special prayer intention you may have. I will personally read each special intention and bring it before the Lord in my daily prayers and Mass.
May God bless all of you with a very blessed Lenten season.
+Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V.