April 28, 2019 – Thoughts by Fr. Kevin

Happy Easter! May the Triumph of the Resurrection fill you with hope and joy this Easter season and always.

Now that Lent is over, you might be wondering, what’s next? How do I maintain the spiritual momentum I developed during Lent?

Begin today and come to Pray with the Blessed Sacrament as we pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Sunday at 3:00pm at St. Damien! Come back to the Holy Hours offered every Monday and Wednesday with the chance to seek reconciliation. Help our youth by praying as they prepare for their First Holy Communion and their Confirmation!

Join us on the journey of Christ Life for the next 6 weeks.

As we the church celebrate Easter, since Saint John Paul II the Second Sunday of Easter has been called the Divine mercy. Divine Mercy comes as we celebrate this Easter Season, and because in part of what we hear in Sunday’s Gospel it recounts Jesus’ gift of the Spirit to his disciples. He gave it along with a mission to forgive sins. The church exercises this gift especially in the sacraments are not the only source of Divine Mercy. Every act of forgiveness is this a battle against evil, a battle that one can hope to engage and win only in the power of the Spirit. In the very act of offering this warning, Jesus forgave his disciples for abandoning him and sent them out into the world not to avenge his death but to preach Divine Mercy, even to his killers.

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