Today’s Blessing Prayer: Saturday greetings and blessings to all! We enter the most sacred of all weeks in the Christian tradition tomorrow. We call it Holy Week and it brings to a close this long journey of Lent. We begin with Palm Sunday and we make the journey through the week celebrating Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and we end with Easter Sunday.
I hope you will give some time to God during these high holy days. This is a great week. It is a time to slow down a bit and allow the church to help us focus on our relationship with God. Please don’t let this week pass by as if it is just an ordinary week in life. Make it is special week. Get to church for at least one of the Triduum celebrations, Good Friday is the simplest and I think the most powerful of the three services. At the very least make some special time for prayer this coming week!
My prayer of blessing today is that God will be with all of you in a special way throughout this most Holy Week. May God grace you with a special blessing that will enliven your faith, strength your hope, embrace you with love and fill your heart with the joy of the Gospel that you will proclaim by the living of your life each day. I pray that God will bless you with a restful and peaceful Saturday surrounded by friends and family, if not I pray your day will not be too busy. I also ask your prayers for this humble preacher of God’s Joyful Word!
It will be a somewhat of a busy week for me, but mot as busy as I originally thought, but I can still use your prayers so that the Good Word which I will proclaim as a friend of God during these most Holy Days will always be a Joyful Word. Be well and safe this weekend and always. Peace in Christ’s Passion…Fr. Paul
Fr. Paul R. Fagan, C.P.
A prayer or two to help you through your day!