To The All Saints Parish Family,

Apr 3, 2015

Spring is in the air.  Something new seems to be brewing.  The past few months have not been very exciting.  Every once in a while the weather hinted of Spring.  But the hints did not last long.  Families suffered from cabin fever.  A quarter of the year has passed since the cheerfulness of Christmas.  But now there seems to be promise of something new and good.

The past six weeks in our parish have been intense.  The call to conversion has echoed repeatedly.  It has been a Season of Penance.  Decorations have been subdued.  The ritual journey during the past week, Holy Week, has been full of symbolism.  The waving of palms gave way to a passion story.  A supper banquet gave way to a cross.  The cross gave way to a new fire, new oils, new water —and new life. 

It is obvious that something wonderful has happened as people walk into church.  They are greeted by a church decorated with signs of new life: bright colors and Easter lilies.  Alleluias ring out.  It is Easter morning!!!

In Christ’s Peace,

Fr Walter Szczesny