From Fr. Kitsmiller

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, In today’s Gospel from St. John, Jesus tells Nicodemus that God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world but save it. The Son does this by shining his light on our deeds, our way of life. Jesus says that there are some who prefer darkness to light because of their evil deeds. But whoever accepts the truth about one’s life comes to the Light, Christ, so that He might be saved. It is often difficult to have our failings exposed. Yet, the Lord wants us to expose our failures and sins to Him so that He might show us His mercy and save us. We experience this saving light in the confessional. Take advantage of an opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation this season of Lent and let Christ’s light shine upon you. As I promised last Sunday, I am enclosing a copy of Bishop Campbell letter to the diocese regarding the drug addiction crisis in our state and nation and also some information on how you might find assistance in dealing with these problems in your families and communities. Have a blessed week! Fr. Kitsmiller Associate Administrator Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist