From the Pastor’s Desk
The ancient words “THE LORD HAS BEEN RASIED. HE HAS APPEARED TO SIMON” rings in our ears this Easter.
I greet you with those prophetic words! Today is the summit of all our liturgical, sacramental, and spiritual life as Catholics. This day we not only remember the historical fact of the Lord’s Resurrection but our commitment to live as those who have been given the promise that we can share in that Resurrection and lasting life.
I am so happy that so many of us can gather here at St. Alphonsus as we join with our brothers and sisters throughout the world to rejoice and let the ALLELUIA’s rise to the skies. I hope that you will find new energy and strength during this Easter season.
Thanks to all who invested so much time and energy to make all of our HOLY WEEK Liturgies such a source of spiritual growth. Thanks to all who were able to be with us as we articipated in these holy events and to those who shared some Easter goodie at the Food Blessing service.
The word Easter has a very strange origin. If you are curious, you can look it up. You might be surprised.
I hope you and yours will revel in this Easter spirit for weeks to come!
Father Aaron and I and some of the pastoral staff will be gone this week to attend the NCEA (National Catholic Education Association) convention. Father Wally will be “on call.”
This Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day. Any of us who work in business know how important these team members are. I am personally grateful for the women who work with us here at St. Alphonsus. Without them, I fear our parish and school offices would grind to a halt.
May the peace of the Risen Christ live in your hearts!