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Pastor's Corner

First Sunday of Lent

February 18, 2018

The Scriptures chosen for this first Sunday describe the temptations that Jesus suffered in the desert. Markís Gospel proclaimed in this liturgical year emphasizes the Covenant relationship and the consequences of the peopleís rupture of that Covenant-in this case, Noah and the great flood. In todayís Second Reading from the letter of Saint Peter, we discover not only a description of human disobedience, but the salvific remedy that God offers all people: the death and resurrection of Jesus, Godís only son. On this First Sunday of Lent, Saint Peterís clear and succinct catechetical text teaches us the reason for our Lenten journey.

This week, catechists and youth group leaders should use the readings from this Sunday, especially the image of the flood and Saint Peterís letter, to form part of their weekly lesson. As the weeks progress, use these and other Scripture accounts to illustrate the reasons why God, in his mercy, sent us a redeemer to establish a new Covenant with the Church.

Rev. Juan J. Sosa

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