From the Pastor's desk

Apr 17, 2015

My Dear Parish Family,
“Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.” This is similar to the line that is used earlier in Luke’s Gospel to describe what happened to the two disci-ples on their way to Emmaus (Luke 24:32). What does “opened their minds” mean? Surely, more than an intellec-tual exercise in understanding. The end of this Sunday's Gospel makes clear what this line means and, indeed, what even the Resurrection means; we are to be witnesses of all these things. In the first reading Peter continues to do what Jesus had done in the Gospel: he explains the saving death and resurrection of Jesus as the fulfillment of Scrip-ture. Peter thus carries out the mission that Jesus has given to all of us and models for us the witness of true dis-cipleship.
In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. Walt