Bishop Solis celebrates Mass on Ash Wednesday

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Bishop Oscar A. Solis celebrated Mass at Judge Memorial Catholic High School on March 2, which was Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.

Bishop Oscar A. Solis celebrated Mass at Judge Memorial Catholic High School on March 2, which was Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent. The season of Lent “is a time when we look in our hearts and in our souls at how we live our lives as children of God,” the bishop said in his homily. The message from the ashes received that day is that “we are nothing and God is everything,” he said. Human beings are created to be in union with God, but sin causes separation. However, the Creator, with benevolence and love “has opened the door to our reconciliation with him, and this is why, on Ash Wednesday, God exhorts us to penance, repentance and conversion of heart”, he said. The Lenten practices of prayer, fasting and almsgiving are not ends in themselves, but rather means of reconciliation with God, he added. The Lenten sacrifices are meant to help restore an intimate relationship with God and bring about a conversion of heart and a change of life “so that we become like Christ, people who love as God loves us”, he said. he declares.

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