Father Michael is on vacation through May, home visiting his family in Uganda. As it is the Easter Season, his Easter Message will sustain us until his return.
EASTER MESSAGE APRIL 17th 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Blessings to you all of the Easter Joy that was experienced by the first witnesses of his Resurrection. “Alleluia, Alleluia, the Lord has truly risen as He said, Alleluia.”
The entire Lenten journey was leading us to this greatest event – the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the death he endured on Good Friday. Our joy is Jesus Christ now lives forever and will enable us share in his Resurrection.
Let us be thankful to God who has brought us to this Easter joy. Let us be thankful to God for the prayers, sacrificial offering and practices lived in the Lenten Season. May the Graces received accompany us in our faith journey and pilgrimage to Eternity.
At the Easter Vigil celebration, we traced our Salvation from the Scriptures to the Resurrection of Jesus. This led us to the Easter Joy as witnessed by the first disciples- Mary Magdalene who had gone to the tomb in the early morning hours.
Mary Magdalene and the other Disciples, who were grief stricken and saddened with the cruel and painful death of Jesus, were filled with great joy of His Glorious Resurrection. The Lord is truly Risen. The same Joy was accompanied with a series of appearances of the risen Lord, at the same time Jesus commissioning them to share the same to his disciples.
May our lives be radiated by the Joy of the Risen Lord as we commit ourselves to be heralds of this great news of great Joy – Christ lives in the Sacrament, His Word, and Church which is the Body of Christ.
Please pray for me as I will take a four week break to vacation in Uganda. I will be leaving on Tuesday April 19th, 2022 and retuning on May 24th, 2022. Fr. Dan Kelly will take conduct the Weekend Masses and other spiritual care needs.
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