St. Barbara and St. Cunegunda Catholic Churches

Dearborn and Detroit - Michigan

Spreading the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ one person at a time

I hope and pray you have a happy Lent! What an incredible opportunity to prepare ourselves over the next 40 days, spiritually, mentally and physically to celebrate the feast that guarantees us life everlasting - EASTER. Lent is the build up to this greatest of Feasts. Greatest because it is the foundation of our Catholic Faith  - the belief  - the truth - that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became man FOR US, and died, FOR US, and rose FOR US.  Are we worthy of such a sacrifice? Of course not. But God thinks we are. And so we try our best right? 

Let's use this time to think about how we can be more worthy of God's love, of Jesus' sacrifice of His life for us. Let's Forgive and Ask Forgiveness. Let's leave Judgement of others up to God. (I know, that's a hard one!) and most of all, let's Rush To Love every minute of every day. Let's be so busy trying to be better and more worthy of God's love that we don't have time to think about sinning. But since we are human, and since we are all vulnerable to sin and temptation, let's also take advantage of the opportunity to receive God's healing grace in the Sacrament of Confession - maybe often?! 

We are here to help make this a spiritually renewing time for you and your loved ones. Let us know how we can serve you. And please keep the schedule of services for Lent close so that you can be with us and we can make this journey toward Easter together. That's how Jesus likes it - when we are together!

with love and prayers.

Fr. Zbigniew