A Note from the Pastor – April 22

Divine mercy is like the wind: invisible, but with effects that can be sensed. We may feel the lifting of a burden off our shoulders as a fresh breeze on a new day and a new chance to do good. Today on Divine Mercy Sunday we hear John’s account of the coming of the Holy Spirit. John speaks of the breath of Christ bringing the Spirit upon the disciples. May we realize God’s divine mercy in the cleansing, comforting, renewing breath of new life. I am suggesting you investigate how you are dealing with the spiritual and corporal works of mercy! Here is a link: THE 7 SPIRITUAL & 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY.

Each year the Fifty Days of Easter have a kind of “shape” formed by the Sunday scriptures: The second and third Sundays offer encounters with the risen Christ. The fourth always brings us into the arms of the Good Shepherd. The Gospels of the fifth, sixth, and seventh Sundays are drawn from Jesus’ “farewell discourse” in John’s Gospel, and often the subject is Christian love. In these passages, as in other places in John’s Gospel, Jesus identifies himself with the divine title “I am,” followed by another title—such as “the way, the truth, and the life” and “the vine.”  

Let us accompany our newly baptized during their “mystagogy” journey!

I want to acknowledge, praise and thank the incredible commitment of our staff and volunteers who made Holy Week a wonderful pathway into the renewal of our Christian Faith. Impossible for me to give the name of each one of you