From the distance: Happy Easter!!!

01F6E573-1BA9-4275-B0D8-67C300F8B127.jpegWhen I celebrate Easter year by year,  I reassure my faith, I reaffirm that the Lord is resurrected and I have new hope for the future.  In contrast, we see a messy world: many people are turning away from God, suicide, addiction, abortion and the lack of respect for human life and the environment is very prevalent.  In the light of the Resurrection, what is our take in responding to all these problems?

We, Catholics, are people of faith. We walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor: 5,7). Every single Sunday we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord in the most sublime sacrifice of the Mass. Only one sacrifice, only one resurrection. During the Holy Mass we say after the mystery of faith: “we proclaim your death and profess your Resurrection until you come again”. From the Bible: “Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of our religion.” (1 Tim 3:16).  “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the chalice, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.” (1 Cor 11:26)

Now that I am out of the parish and out of the country, Is because I am renewing my passport.  Since January Venezuela closed all consulates in US soil. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-maduro/venezuela-to-close-u-s-embassy-consulates-maduro-idUSKCN1PI2V6

I  reassure you that all of you are in my thoughts and my prayers because we are in the same path of  the resurrected Jesus Christ.

No matter the place I go, no matter where am I in the world, I am praying for you, especially my parishioners. I will be out of the parish for a while but you are in my heart.  Let us keep each other united in prayer.

Greetings from the consulate…

Fr.  Juan Sandoval

10 thoughts on “From the distance: Happy Easter!!!

  1. Fr. You are coming back eventually, correct? We are doing well but you are missed. We hope you are safe. You are in our prayers and thank you for keeping us in yours.

    Suzanne, Nicholas and Linda

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  2. Fr. Juan,
    I was so glad to see your blog. I was told you were out of the country and with everything going on in Valenzuela I was worried about you. You are in my prayers and please take care of yourself.
    Christina Macias

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  3. What a nice surprise to see a blog post today. It means our prayers are being heard.

    Hope the process is not too long and tedious and you are back in the parish/country soon.

    Stay SAFE, healthy and happy!
    🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
    lisa g.

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  4. Thank you for keeping in contact with us Fr.. I pray daily for your mom and family. You are missed here, God is good all the tme, All the time God is good! Please send Catalina my thoughts and prayers also. Friend in Christ Jesus, Kathy Bos

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  5. Father Juan Gerry and I keep you in our prayers, we miss you and hope you will be back to St. Peter and St. Paul very soon
    Love and prayers,
    Gerry & Rita Raffee

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