Message from the Bishop: Day of Penance and Mercy

February 3, 2016

My dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In this Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis, we especially celebrate, in gratitude, the mercy of our Heavenly Father. In contemplating God’s mercy and forgiveness, we begin with a very basic premise: we are God’s noblest creation conceived by His perfect love for us. In this love by which He binds Himself to us, He lifts us up again and again when we sin.