Divine Mercy Sunday ~ April 28, 2019

Apr 26, 2019

My Dear Parish Family,

The disciples cowered behind locked doors, fearful that Jesus’ fate would be theirs. We, too, often cower behind locked doors – locked minds, locked hearts – and are fearful of stepping into the unknown, often holding ourselves back from new experiences, new joys, new life. Easter is a time for new life. It is a time to break out of whatever locks us in and rejoice at the new life given to us. We must venture out to live in the new freedom of the resurrection. We must rejoice because we, too, can see the Lord.

Our Easter alleluia isn’t simply a song on our lips during these weeks of Easter. It is a song in our hearts which spills out in the way we relate to others in being the Risen Christ for them. Alleluia is the song of our lives which, like Jesus, brings new life to others. Alleluia is the song of our belief which calls others to utter “My Lord and my God!”

In Christ’s Peace,

Fr. Walter