Dear Brothers and Sisters,
In the silence before the Sun rose the third day. Before the roosters crowed at the mornings first light. In the soft cool stillness before most of life stirred from its slumber. In a small garden plt amidst the memorials to loved ones long past, Jesus the only Son of God, who only hours before poured out his love for us by accepting our most cruel punishment; rose triumphantly from the dead and changed human destiny forever. How blessed are we to have such a savior?! Alleluia! He truly is Risen!
Happy Easter to you all! May the joy of the Lord's Resurrection enlighten your hearts and minds to the depth of God's love for each of you! I hope that you were able to join us at one of our celebrations this Holy Week. I never cease to be amazed at the beauty of our celebration! I know this is due to the very hard work of our staff and our merry band of volunteers who put in many hours preparing. Thank you to each of you: to our Ushers and Music Makers, our Altar Servers and Lectors, to our Decorators and Cleaners, our Ministers of the Eucharist. To all the many, many people who give their time and talent to make these Holys Days so special: My brother priests and I, and Sisters and Pastoral Staff say - THANK YOU! You make our love shine through!
Thank you to all of you who so generously support our parish. Thank you for believing in the mission of Our Lady of Mercy in bringing Jesus to others. To all of you whether visitor, parishioner, friend or neighbor; May the Glory of the Resurreciton an God's profound love for you be felt in your heart this Eater and may that love fill you with unbounded joy!