Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
I wish all of you all a Very Happy Easter! May the peace and joy of the Risen Lord be with you!
This Easter is a special moment of grace and celebration for our Parish family as five of our adult Christians are receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil. In the name of the parish, I would like to congratulate them as they receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit. They are Annalee Dumschott, Timothy Dumscott, Lisa Sherwood-Inzitari and Michael Steinbacher. Michael is also making his First Holy Communion. We pray that the Lord will bless them abundantly as they receive these Sacraments.
In a special way, I would like to welcome to our parish, Nancy Regalado. Her husband, Delfim Regalado, was a member of our Parish and passed away in December 2019. She is coming into the Catholic Church from the Congregational Church. She will receive the Sacraments of Confirmation and Holy Eucharist during the Easter Vigil. Hearty Welcome Nancy, to our Parish Family!
A special word of thanks to Marilyn Stephens, RCIA Director, and Claudia Csuka for their wonderful work in preparing these candidates for receiving the Sacraments!
We have been able to have a very devout and prayerful celebration of the Holy Week liturgies. I would like to thank all who have contributed in so many ways to make it possible. May God bless you for your generosity!
Pope John Paul II used to say that “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!” Alleluia, in Hebrew ‘Hallal’ means “Praise the Lord”. During the celebration of Easter this year, each one of us has to find reasons to thank and praise the Lord for the blessings we have received even when the whole world was in turmoil. It reminds us, that to experience the real joy of Easter, we need to imitate the Lord who gave himself to us on the cross. We become an Easter people, when full of faith and love, we imitate the Lord in His self-giving and generously give of ourselves to our brothers and sisters! Wishing you all the joys of Easter,
Fr. Joy Jacob, SDB
Fr. Joy Jacob, SDB