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Browsing Pastor's Notes

Happy Easter

Dear Church,

In the brightness of this Easter day, we gather to celebrate not only the resurrection, but the great lengths to which our God is willing to go in order that we might be redeemed. Our God was willing to go to the cross for us. You see, without the risk of losing one’s life, the willingness to suffer, the humility to carry a cross, the resurrection is impossible.

Over these past three days we have devoutly recalled how Jesus was willing to bear the humility of being a man, how He died upon a cross, how He descended into hell, unlocked the gates of heaven, and conquered the darkness of evil and sin. From the hopelessness of the tomb and from the emptiness of the grave, the Son of God has risen, and he comes to us this day with the promise of eternal life. The simplest meaning of Easter is that we are living in a world in which God has the last word…AMEN!

Our entire Parish Staff joins together in extending to you our best wishes and all of the joy of Easter. Since Easter is fifty days long, we will have many opportunities to greet you personally and to thank you for the life you bring to St. Patrick Parish.

Easter Cross with FlowersWe extend a word of appreciation to all our Parishioners who do so much throughout the year to make Saint Patrick Parish so great, to all those involved in our Triduum Liturgies, as well as those who decorated our church. Thanks to all who sacrificed to make our Holy Week as prayerful, enjoyable, and inviting as it has been.

We also extend a warm welcome to those who are visitors to our Parish. We are happy you chose to celebrate Easter with us. We extend an invitation to you to become a regular part of our Parish Life. Our Mass times and phone numbers are listed in the weekly bulletin. Please visit our parish website and call us, if we can help. Welcome, again, and a Blessed Easter to you.

Fr. Mario