Pastor’s Reflection for March 22, 2015

Dear Parishioners,

This Wednesday we celebrate the feast of the Annunciation. The Archangel Gabriel was sent to Mary to ask if she would be the Mother of God. She responded, “May it be done to me according to Your Word.” The Holy Spirit came upon her and she conceived Jesus. In nine months, we will celebrate the birth of Jesus on December 25th.

Mary said “yes” to God’s invitation. This is a good example of what our spiritual life is to be, a “yes” to God. Sin is when we say “no” to God and this is a special time to identify those areas of our lives and make the changes to say “yes” to God, no matter what the situation, is ultimately for our good. Jesus said “yes” to us by taking on our human nature and giving up His life for us. May we daily grow in saying ‘yes” to Him.

We are pleased to announce our new enhanced parish website. This website is viewable on your PC, tablet or smart phone at . You can subscribe to our news and events which will be sent directly to your email. These events will also appear on our new Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/stjosephwakefield. Be sure to “like” us!

We are coming quickly to the end of our Lenten season. I encourage all to go to the Sacrament of Penance to receive the mercy of God in forgiving our sins and washing our souls clean to begin anew on our journey to heaven.

I shall be available for confession on Tuesday, March 24, from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Finance Committee was discussing the possibility of replacing the church pews which are 35 years old (the original pews) and the carpeting. The cost would be about $175,000. We will see what the future brings.

May Jesus continue to shepherd you in all of your needs.

God love you,

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