FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
Lent is the liturgical time of conversion, which marks the Church to prepare us for the great feast of Easter. It is time to repent of our sins and change something of ourselves to be better and to live closer to Christ.
Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments,
and return to the LORD, your God.
For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger, rich in kindness, and
relenting in punishment.
Perhaps he will again relent and leave behind him a blessing, Offerings and
libations for the LORD, your God.
“REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE DUST AND UNTO DUST YOU WILL RETURN.” (Gen. 3:19)
“Lord, every nation on earth will adore you”.
The Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God is a feast day of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the aspect of her motherhood of Jesus Christ, whom Christians see as the Lord, Son of God. It is celebrated by the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church on 1 January, the Octave (8th) day of Christmastide.
GOD SETS UP THE HOUSE OF DAVID FROM WHICH HIS SON WILL BE BORN
JESUS PROCLAIMS HIS MISSION
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to heal the Brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the LORD and a day of vindication by our God.
In the year 1531, on three occasions during the month of December, Mary appeared to St. Juan Diego as Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God.