The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

On this Lenten Monday, we remember Peter’s confession of faith. Peter is the first of Jesus’ followers to acknowledge Him as Messiah, or ‘the anointed one of God.’ And it is in that faith that Jesus established His Church of peace, reconciliation, and justice. To share Peter’s faith in the Gospel Jesus, is to articulate clearly and without equivocation the question Jesus asks of all of us, “Who do you say that I am?”

Let us pray. Risen Christ, give us the simple but profound faith of Peter the fishermen. May we possess his resolve to be worthy of Your call to be Your disciples. May we embrace his perseverance to proclaim Your presence in every moment You give us, in every decision that confronts us, and in every relationship with which we are blessed.