Looking ahead, Lent is in 1 ½ weeks! Can you believe it? Ash Wednesday is March 2nd! In the old liturgical calendar, the priest would be wearing purple and we would be celebrating Sexigesima Sunday to remind us that Quaresima (meaning 40 days and what Lent is called in Latin) is coming soon. These liturgical reminders helped us begin to prepare, begin to think of the penances to which we will commit, and begin to examine our hearts and lives for those areas which need to be given over to Jesus so He can rule. We don’t have these reminders in our new liturgical calendar (this is the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time) so I thought I would give that reminder in my Pastor’s Corner!
Entering this Lenten Season as a community, as a family, I would like to ask each of you to pray for one another like we did last year. Please pray an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a Glory be for all your fellow St. James parishioners. This binds us together as we go through Lent and journey together towards Easter. We do not go through our life of faith alone. We help each other. We bear one another’s burdens. We pray for each other. Let’s do this again this year along with our other acts of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.
Annual Catholic Appeal
Thank you to all who have already given to the Appeal! Your generosity glorifies Almighty God! If you have not yet, given, I encourage you to do so. The ACA gives us an opportunity to assist our brothers and sisters all throughout our Diocese of Savannah. Thank you again for your generosity.
May the Lord Jesus bless you and your families abundantly this week!
~ Fr. Daniel Firmin