- Saturday | October 31, 2020
- All Day
What is this all about? What do we do with suffering, loss and sin? As Catholics, we have the answer! Unite our suffering with Jesus on the cross. Colossians 1:24 gives us the key according to St. Paul: “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is the Church.” Christ’s sufferings were of course, sufficient for our redemption, but all of us may add our suffering to His, in order that the fruits of His redemption be applied to men. We may even offer the pain we see in the world due to sin, the division and a lack of grace in reparation in union with Jesus. Reparation is by definition: the making of amends for wrong or injury done.
St. Francis Borgia will be continuing Reparation Masses to make amends for grace lost during this pandemic on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month for 8 months for the faithful departed. We will also be inviting the whole parish to a Reparation effort. Our parish will start this effort the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1.
Father Patrick has asked each parishioner to consider how we might “repent and believe.” Especially during this pandemic, it is an opportunity for all Christians to pray for the world, for the sorrow, for sin, and the loss of so much grace. How can we change the world to be more like Christ, loving unconditionally? Uniting His Sacred Heart with ours – changing one heart, one prayer at a time.
To join the Saint Francis Borgia Parish Sacred Heart Guild or to make your own commitment to the prayer effort for reparation, see the Reparation flyer.
If you have questions or would like to help, email Dave Braun, Director of Apostolates, or call 262-377-1070, ext. 350.