Fr. Britto's Blog


Commit to Faith

At the beginning of this Lenten season, we are highly motivated to jump start our spiritual lives and we probably have made some practical resolutions. I would like to encourage all of us to use this time of grace for our spiritual growth. Seven years ago, Bishop Francis Kane was at our parish to confirm our young men and women. During the confirmation liturgy, he gave a strong homily that challenged our young people to commit themselves to their Catholic faith. I believe his words will profit all of us if we put into practice, especially during this Lent, the four points that he proposed.

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The Acceptable Time

We are already into the Lenten season. The ashes we received on Ash Wednesday remind us of Christ’s call to repentance as expressed in the words said during their imposition: “Turn away from sin and believe in the Gospel!” Borrowing the words of Paul, we can say, “Lent is the acceptable time, a time of grace.” As we begin this holy season, I would like to invite the whole parish to embark on a journey of conversion and spiritual renewal.

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Create in Me a Clean Heart

In three days we will celebrate Ash Wednesday. The ashes we receive remind us that we want to put on an attitude of humble submission and sincere sorrow. The word used in the Scriptures for conversion is “metanoia” which means “change of heart.” The project of Lent is all about change – change of heart, change of attitude and change of behavior. During this time of grace, we seek to move away from our sinful ways and align ourselves with the standards of the Gospel.

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Who is Fr. Britto?

Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981.

After he completed his priestly formation and his early education in India, he came to the US for his graduate degree in Journalism at...Read more...

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