Homilies by Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC
What is the most important and precious thing in our earthly lives? It is certainly relationships. God made us for relationship; we know this because we are made in the image of God and God is relationship. Fr. Roger reminds us that Jesus is inviting us to join in the ultimate relationship of love between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
As we begin the Triduum; on Holy Thursday, we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist and the priesthood. Fr. Roger reminds us that the theme of these three days is love. For the full Easter schedule, visit stmarysottawa.ca/easter.
Who likes Lent? When we think about fasting, giving things up, and the spirit of the season, it seems easy to dislike Lent. Fr. Roger explains that when we come to understand the purpose of these forty days, we can learn to love Lent. Make the pledge to pray 10 minutes a day for 40 days; sign up for the Lenten Prayer Challenge at stmarysottawa.ca/lent.