Sunday, April 20, 2014

ALLELUIA! He Has Risen!

Dear Parishioners,

ALLELUIA! He has risen as he said he would (Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-9). Today we celebrate our Lord’s victory over Satan, sin, and death. But it is our victory as well, for the ransom has been paid and we have been set free and rise above sin and selfishness. No longer are we slaves to sin; no longer are we subjects to Satan. We are destined for a different kingdom—God’s kingdom of peace, light, joy, and truth. Jesus’ resurrection is a sign that we are once again God’s beloved children bound for eternal glory, if we follow Jesus. ALLELUIA!

- Fr. Carl

“Pay attention, my young friends: to go against the current; this is good for the heart,
but we need courage to swim against the tide…. We Christians were not chosen by the
Lord for little things; push onwards toward the highest principles. Stake you lives on noble ideals, my dear young people!”
~ Pope Francis