Light Of Christ

Reconciliation

Scripture

This means that if anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation. The old order has passed away; now all is new! All this has been done by God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.

2 Cor. 5: 17-18

National Catechetical Directory

Catechesis for Penance challenges people to acknowledge the difference between good and evil
in the social order, to measure their Values and priorities against those of the Gospel and the
Church, to accept individual and corporate responsibility for their decisions, and the
consequences of those decisions and to repent of their participation in evil.

In the Sacrament of Reconciliation or Confession, we reflect on our lives, ask for advise and forgiveness and make a commitment to change.

Priests of the Parish are usually available to hear confessions any Mass

The 10 Commandments

  1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange gods before me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the LORD in vain.
  3. Keep holy the LORD‘s Day.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
  5. You shall not kill.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not bear false witness.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not covet neighbor’s goods.

Coronavirus Update

Dear Parishioners of Light of Christ:

Certainly these are unusual and challenging times, but then, as St Paul reminds us, “ We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8, 28). Let’s pray that these recent events will help us grow in the grace and wisdom of the Holy Spirit with what is left of this Lent.

Please be assured that your parish cares about you, and people are praying daily for your health and safety.

Over the next few days, we will be uploading additional information about prayer opportunities and support.

The church will be open for private prayer during normal Mass times: 8:00am to noon (Monday to Sunday); 6:00pm to 8:00pm (Monday through Friday); and 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Saturday and Sunday).

There are three outdoor sanctuaries (Resurrected Lord Garden, Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine, and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine). These are beautiful places to come and worship privately. Please use them.

While the office is closed for the moment, messages are regularly being reviewed. If you need assistance, please call and leave a message (727.441.4545). Also, feel free to email the parish at info@locchurch.org. Your messages will be responded to as soon as possible.

Create a home altar and make that a sacred space during this time for prayer and meditation on the Mass readings. (http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/)

God Bless You and Keep You Safe and Healthy!

Fr. Bill Wilson