From Our Pastor – February 13, 2022

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From Our Pastor

Early this week we will be celebrating the feast day of Saint Valentine, a martyr for the faith. In line with our secular tradition of celebrating him by recognizing the virtue of love between couples, I wish all of you an increased experience of love from those who surround you, and that you will experience true love as expressed in this Sunday’s Gospel. We often seek love as a deep inner feeling, spurred by our human need for closeness, understanding, and happiness. Certainly, that desire is real and good for us most of the time. But today’s Gospel adds the more important element of true love; the listing of the Beatitudes illuminates for us, the deepest expressions of love. Love of God, leading us to the love of others, unselfishly, for the one purpose of loving, will bring us true HAPPINESS.

On St. Valentine’s Day, re-read today’s Gospel and see your love of another as a reflection of your love for God and more importantly, God’s love for you!

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day to all of you!

May God bless us and may Mary keep us always in His love!

Fr. Corey