Catholic Church
Ashland, Oregon

Fr. Maro’s Weekly Message

Fr. MaroDear Parishioners,

Today is Divine Mercy Sunday and I believe that the best way to celebrate it is to give thanks because it is God’s infinite mercy that allows us to exist. It is because of His mercy that we are given the grace to continue living our lives as a journey to holiness, it is God’s mercy that gave us our salvation, it is God’s mercy that made Him sacrifice His only Son to redeem the world under the weight of the cross, and as St. John Paul II said, we can never get hope from anywhere else aside from the mercy of God.

So today brothers and sisters, as we celebrate this wonderful Sunday of Divine Mercy, let us express our gratitude to God by humbling ourselves before Him knowing that in our sinfulness, His response is and will always be love and mercy. Let us be strong in our faith and continue to proclaim that God is indeed our Lord and our God. And as we continue to live our lives following our Lord, let us pray for the courage and the strength to really follow His example and be instruments of our mercy as well.

This afternoon at 2:30 in our church, we will have a devotional celebration of the Divine Mercy Sunday. I invite you to come and as a community let us pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and have an hour of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament.

In Christ, Fr. Maro