Easter 2017

Dear Parishioners and Visitors,

Welcome! Welcome, on behalf of our pastor, Father Biron, and our entire faith
community. And welcome to a season of celebration! It took us the 40 days of Lent
to prepare, but we’ll spend 50 days to soak up the unthinkable; someone has come
back from the dead. Our starting point is the same as on that first Easter morning,
an empty tomb. No matter how many times we have made the journey from Ash
Wednesday to Easter (or sidestepped some or all of it), this April of 2017 is different
because we have changed since the last time we were here. We do more at Easter
than recall an event from the distant past. This is really all about an invitation to
step into resurrection living, right here, right now, for you, your family, as
individuals and as a community of faith. We tell the story of how we got here, and
telling that story while breaking bread together is what makes us Catholic. And on
this day we renew the promises we made at our own baptism. Whether you get
doused, sprinkled with a few drops or none reach where you are standing, each of
us is immersed in the waters of new life...so rise and begin again! Wherever you
may be during this Easter season, here (where I hope you always find a welcome),
back at your home parish, or visiting somewhere else, take these 50 days, one at a
time, to soak up the new life you have received, let it soak in, and then pass the
grace along.
                                                                                  Easter Blessings! Alleluia! Alleluia!

                                                                                  Deacon Greg