My Friends in Christ,
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent. The Church takes this time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving so we can enter into the mystery of Jesus’ sacrifice more deeply. Prayer allows us to build a closer relationship with God and hear His voice in our hearts. I encourage you, during your time of prayer these next 40 days, to reflect on how well you know the Lord.
This past Christmas, we distributed 3,000 copies of Matthew Kelly’s new book, Rediscover Jesus. It is divided into 40 chapters, one for each day of Lent. The chapters are 3 to 5 pages long and are perfect for your daily prayer time. If you did not receive a copy at Christmas, we will have a few more copies available at the Cathedral.
I also encourage you to sign up for another resource by Matthew Kelly called Best Lent Ever (sign up here). You will receive an email each day during Lent that will help you rediscover Jesus and deepen your relationship with Him.
It is my prayer that this season of Lent will bring, for each of you, a deeper journey into the Paschal Mystery.
Yours in Christ,
Monsignor Frank McNamee