”…God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear…”
~from a 2nd C. Easter Vigil homily
TODAY is our day of Victory! No one~not anything can take us away from what this day of Glory means to us:
Jesus Christ is Truly Risen & We are Saved!
+Whatever brought you here to celebrate this Easter day, whether you want to be here or whether you only came because of your family~
Remember, Jesus did it all for you!
+Whether you know that Jesus Christ is your Redeemer or you wonder if He even exists~ Remember, if for no other reason,
Jesus did it all for you!
We pray that our parish family may help you realize why our world is forever changed because of this Easter day, and why it absolutely has to matter to you! Where there is suffering, it is now redeemed. Where there is loss, He brings us gain. Where your life struggles with death and doubt, today we only have Resurrection & Eternal Life! And, where there has been betrayal and emptiness, we are given a Promise and Love! From the perfect gift of Holy Eucharist where we are invited to consume and be consumed by Jesus Christ’s Body and Blood/Soul and Divinity, to the celebration of all the Sacraments that help us make sense of our lives so we can reach out to those most in need, or with our catechetical and spiritual programs that lift up our youth and families, we are determined that the Catholic Church witnesses to the truth that Jesus Christ is Truly Risen!
Not only are we blessed that you joined us on this first Sunday of Easter’s glorious 50 Days, but we sincerely hope that you will continue to feel welcome and be an active member of our parish family. May we hold onto Pope Francis’ Easter words this week: "Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness, and that is where death is…Let the Risen Jesus enter Your life, welcome Him as a friend, with trust: He is Life!”
Surrexit Dominus vere, Alleluia!
Fr. Bline & Fr. Thomas