The season of Lent has begun. We use this time to bring ourselves closer to God. During this season we work at turning away from sin and following God's Will. Then we can continue to live in this way after we celebrate Easter.
Temptation to sin is always going to be present. Part of following God's Will means resisting temptation. We know this isn't always easy. This is where we learn about putting God first.
In today's gospel, Jesus is fasting in the desert and is tempted three times by the devil. Jesus was tired and hungry but he never gave in. He resisted the devil. He put God first!
As we go through the season of Lent, let's put God first. When we think about where we battle with sin the most, let's not give into temptation but turn away from that sin. Then we can follow Jesus' example in the desert and not let anything get in the way of our relationship with God. We can prepare to celebrate Easter, where Jesus gained for us the gift of eternal life!
Thank you very much to all of our Parishioners who donated to the Christmas collection. We have received $33,180.00 to date.
I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the Flower Memorials. All contributions continue to help us give the best care to St. Joseph Parish.
Sincerely in Christ,