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Saint Anne Parish

Lenten week day Schedule 2023

Morning Masses:

Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 am

Friday 8:00 am followed by Stations of the Cross

Saturday 8;00 followed by confession

Evening Masses:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  5:30pm followed by Stations of the Cross

Confessions will be held on Friday after the 5:30 pm mass

From Fr. Brito, Pastor


Fourth Sunday of Lent A


     In the first reading today we see the differences of how God sees and how human beings see; How men judge and how God judges.  Samuel was called by God to choose the anointed one from Jesse’s sons. Jesse presents all his sons to the prophet except the youngest. When Samuel sees the sons he knows none of those standing before him is the elected by God. So he asks Jesse: “Are these all your sons?” The most unlikely of Jesse’s sons is the chosen one; the young shepherd boy David.

      In the Gospel today we come across the story of a man born blind. A person born blind has never seen with physical sight. When we try to explain to a person who was born blind how things look, we face a very difficult task. The person born blind has no physical reference to what we are trying to convey. If for example we try to describe the color Red, we will try to explain it through the senses that they do have. We say Red is warm like you feel the warmth of the sun on your skin. The person begins to get an idea of what we see, but the idea remains vague.

     We too are blind to the world that lies ahead. Like a man Born blind we have no experience of the next world. And even when someone who has seen the heavenly realm and tries to describe it to others, their experience remains vague.

Like the person born blind, we do not have sight to what awaits us in the next life. Jesus has come to assure us that this life is real. That he himself has experienced it. He knows his Father and has seen his Glory, because he shares in the Father’s Glory.

Jesus says: “I came into the world for judgment, so that those who do not see might see, and those who do see might become blind.”

         Man does not see as God sees. But in Jesus we can learn to see as God sees.

Again, Jesus says: I am the light of the world, whoever follows me will have the light of life”. During this dark time in which the world is going through a chastisement, we must look toward Jesus the light of the world. Jesus will brighten up the way of his peace for us. Let us trust in the goodness and wisdom of Jesus the Lord and let us follow him.

God Bless you all

Fr. Larry Brito

Pastor St. Anne

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