The month of April finds us immersed in the beautiful season of Easter. Easter defines, directs and motivates us into living lives worthy of being called Christian. How blessed we are to have our Catholic roots deeply rooted in such dynamic and alive parishes. As I mentioned in my Easter homily, it was very evident that the Risen Christ was in our midst during our Easter Triduum and Easter Sunday worship. Thank you to everyone who attended our services and to the many who helped make our liturgies so powerful and moving. It was obvious we have a very talented community who willingly and generously give of their time, talent and treasure. Thank you!
I will end my letter with a beautiful quote from Pope Francis about God’s abundant mercy and love for each of his children. I think it’s a great message for us to hear as we continue to strive to be the people God created us to be.
God's mercy can make even the driest land become a garden, can restore life to dry bones (cf. Ez 37:1-14). ... Let us be renewed by God's mercy, let us be loved by Jesus, let us enable the power of his love to transform our lives too; and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.