My Dear Brothers and Sisters,
May the joy and peace of the Lord Jesus fill all your hearts on this beautiful Easter Sunday. We have had a beautiful celebration this week of the passion and death of Jesus. Today, we gather to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today, we can again sing “Halleluiah” that we have not sung all through Lent.
When Mary went into the tomb and saw that Jesus was gone, Jesus then appeared before her and said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” And with that, Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and she told them he had said these things to her.
And they believed.
Now, two thousand years later, like the apostles, we gather in hope and belief on this glorious Easter Day. The Christ who laid down his life for us is alive and present in our midst. We are filled with joy!
I wish you God’s blessings today and always. May the peace and joy of our risen Christ reign in our hearts and minds this holy season.
God bless you,
Monsignor Frank McNamee, Rector