Dear Parishioners and Visitors,
Christ Is Risen! Indeed He Is Risen!
This will be our acclamation of faith for the next 50 days. These words must be proclaimed with conviction! They speak of the power of God's love, a power that can bring forth new life for all those who are willing to enter into the mystery of Jesus' passion and death. The greatest thing about Easter is not a day, or a season, or all of time. It is Life. It is the particular life that comes to all who are baptized “in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”
Christ is risen today, and He is risen among us. Now, what significance does the Resurrection of Christ have for us today? It tells us that we have a living, reigning Lord. The Resurrection tells us that death has been vanquished. The Resurrection tells us that we, along with all those whom we have buried in the good earth, shall one day arise even as Jesus did. "Because I live," Christ said, "you shall live also." The Lord is reigning in His Kingdom now, preparing a place for us, so that we might one day be where He is. The Resurrection puts the seal of Divine approval on all that Christ said and did. What He claimed is true. This shows now that He is "the Christ, the Son of the Living God."
On behalf of myself, Deacon Paul, Missionary Sisters of Mother of God, and the staff, I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter! I would like to especially welcome all of our visitors to our parish this Easter Sunday. If you are new to the neighborhood, we would like to invite you to join our parish. For those who may have been away from the Church for a while, we welcome you back — your presence has been missed. If there is a way that one of us can be of assistance to you, please let us know. I would also like to offer a word of thanks to the parish volunteers who worked behind the scenes to make our Holy Week and Easter Liturgies so prayerful and our church decorations so beautiful.
Fr. Ivan Turyk, Pastor