FROM THE DESK OF FR. MARIO J. TIZZIANI
You may recall two weeks ago, in the Gospel, John the Baptist stated, “Behold the Lamb of God.” Today, the demon speaks to Jesus through the man, “I know who you are – the Holy One of God!” For the Hebrews, this statement would be extremely powerful. Jesus, the sacrificial lamb, is the Messiah – the one chosen by God to bring salvation to His people. In revealing His true identity, we realize that God has a relationship with man. He has had a relationship with humanity since the creation of the world. Christ was present at creation – John tells us that all things were created through Him – and from the beginning, it was He, the Incarnate One, who was destined to save us from sin and death. As the “Holy One of God,” Jesus is both our Savior and friend; the One who leads us to the Father and, thus, to salvation. Whatever the issues each one of us faces in this life, may we bring them to the Cross!
This week is Catholic Schools Week. What a true blessing and gift we have in St Cecilia Catholic School! Through this ministry of our Parish which has been in existence for 97 years, there are thousands of our alumni throughout the world whose faith and values were formed in our School. As we kick off Catholic Schools Week today, I invite parents, parishioners, alumni, and friends of our Parish to join in our School Open House which will be this coming Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm. As well, everyone is invited to attend and worship with us during our all-school Catholic Schools Week Celebration Mass, which will be held on Friday, Feb 2nd – the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord!
May you have a blessed Catholic Schools Week!!!
In His love and mercy,
Fr Mario Joseph Tizziani