O God, who desire not the death of sinners, but their conversion, mercifully hear our prayers during this observance of Lent, that we may gain pardon for our sins and a newness of life.
Hello everybody, Bishop Callahan here … reminding you that the essence of the virtue of penance is a conversion of heart toward God and away from sin.
The Church gives us this season of Lent as a time to focus on a certain part of our faith and make an effort to deepen our understanding through fasting, prayer and almsgiving. This year I’d like to invite you to examine the virtue of penance. … Are you ready to open yourself up to a deeper conversion of heart toward God and away from sin?
Jesus Christ came to earth to save us from sin and give us the means to forever live with him in the happiness of heaven. It is by His Grace that we are inspired to know, love, and serve Him here on earth. It is with great Hope that we attempt to amend our lives and to be open to receiving His Divine Mercy.
Take time to examine your conscience, and make time to go to confession. Let this Sacrament of Grace be a source of strength and a haven of peace. Experience His healing power and re-claim focus for your life.
Rend you hearts and not your garments!
Blessed Lent to you. Let us be ready to receive the Easter Joy together!