“I thank God for allowing me to celebrate the closing Mass of the” Redemptorist Missions ” in the parish of Palmarito, invited by Father Ernesto. I meet with hundreds of people, the faithful of the parish communities, who also have formed 103 groups for evangelization”, so spoke His Exc. Mons. Eugenio Lira Rugarcía, auxiliary bishop of Puebla, about his visit in the parish led by the Redemptorist Fathers.
Last Sunday, the first Sunday of March the Redemptorists celebrated the closing of the Redemptorist Missions in the parish of Jesús de las Maravillas, of Palmarito, Tochapan, Mexico, that were aimed to promote the conversion of the community through the proclamation of the Word. This stage is called “Animar”.
The Redemptorist Missions here began in 2014 and there is a program to be developed until 2016, which has three clear and dynamic moments. In 2014 there were 28 missionaries, including religious, priests and lay people, who have formed the first group for several months and have gone to look for the people who are very far, “a way to engage people, as it asks Aparecida, starting from the same community , in a process of support and training,” said Father Ernesto Jiménez Lázaro, C.Ss.R.
The three stages (Suscitar, Animar and Consolidar) have as their ultimate goal “to live the experience of faith to follow Jesus as a profound encounter with him to build a lively church” and also provides courage for the missionaries to walk closer to the laity and build together a church alive.
In the celebration, with the joy of the faithful who comes from different places and communities, Msgr. Eugenio invited in his homily to live the love of God and become good stewards of the grace that God gives us, with a spirit of service to help each other so that no one lives in need.
Mons. Eugenio, thanking the work of father Ernesto and the others priests of the Redemptorist community, congratulated the faithful who are committed to the parish community to share and celebrate their faith, being aware of becoming missionary disciples of Christ the Redeemer.
At the end of the celebration, young people and children and the community have expressed their joy with songs and slogans.