Each year, the Church celebrates this holiest of weeks, with reverence and awe. We deliberately place ourselves in the Mystery of our salvation by participating in these ancient rites, each one giving purpose to our mission as disciples of Jesus.
Our readings focus on the great sacrifice that Jesus made because He loves us. The proclamation from Isaiah portrays God’s servant who hears His voice and does not turn back. St. Paul tells us that Jesus sacrifice is what led to his glorification and our salvation. In the passion, the Roman centurion proclaims what Peter denied, “Truly, this was the Son of God.”
I encourage all of you to observe these holy days and walk together with the whole parish the Way to Calvary. Each day draws us closer to the Mystery of His Passion, Death and Resurrection. In this Solemn Commemoration, let us lift our voices in an endless prayer of thanksgiving for the gift of our salvation inaugurated upon the Cross.
God’s blessing for you and your families! Father Cioppi