As we celebrate this secular day of “love”, let us remember Jesus’ pure example and strive to be more like Him. Take a moment between chocolate and kisses this Valentine’s Day to pray this simple prayer: Lord, Make us more aware of the deeper implications of love. May we listen to its demands. Make the work of our hands the expression of what our hearts have heard from Your Spirit. Teach us to love in costly actions, not easy phrases. Let us be in our love, Lord, a clearer reflection of You.
World Day of the Sick on Monday, February 11th offers us an opportunity to draw particularly close to people who are ill, and to those who care for them. The Diocese of Scranton will observe the 27th World Day of the Sick this Monday. Bishop Bambera will celebrate a Mass for the Sick at 12:10PM in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton. During the Mass there will be a celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick for anyone acutely or chronically ill, anyone suffering a debilitating condition, anyone facing surgery, the elderly, and all who might be a candidate for this sacrament. CTV will air the Mass live.