Easter Greeting

04-13-2020Weekly ReflectionFather Brighenti

Dear Parish Family,

I take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Easter. Although this is a different Easter then what we are accustomed to, this is a time to remember and know how deeply God loves us; and the extent to which He has been willing to go to save us.

Next Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. May we remember this important Sunday to realize anew what Christ’s new life has done for us. This celebration is not about a private revelation that took place in Poland, rather Jesus’ words to St. Faustina about His merciful heart supports what the Church has always professed and which she seeks to remind the world of once again; namely God’s goodness and love for sinners. I encourage you to pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, you can find it in this bulletin. Faustina wrote that Jesus promised that all who recite this chaplet at the hour of death or in the presence of the dying will receive great mercy. Faustina also stated that Jesus promised that anything can be obtained with this prayer if it is compatible with His will. May we pray for God’s protection and realize an end to the threat of this disease.

We are all encouraged to make a Spiritual Communion opening our hearts so the Lord can commune with us. He is waiting; He is still stretching out his arms from the Cross! Although we are not celebrating public Masses, our Church doors are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily and on Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For you to come and pray silently.

Our priests are available to hear confessions, from 9:30 am to 10:00 am & 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the New Adoration Chapel.

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is available. Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment. In a true emergency please leave a message on the emergency extension.

I am extremely grateful to those who have signed up for Electronic Gift Giving and those who have mailed or dropped off their checks to the Church and Parish Center. Like you in your homes we still have to pay bills. Our weekly financial resources have been severely reduced. On our web page we have set up ways to donate either electronically or by text. Simply follow the instructions. If there is a problem Regina in our office can help you via the phone. You can also mail or physically drop your envelope off at the Parish Office between 10:00-1:00 weekdays in the plastic mail bin by the doors. A basket will be placed at the Church during Adoration hours. The basket will be placed by the Altar for security issues, however you choose please continue to give. This will secure our Church when we all come out of this crisis so that we can resume with all our ministries and activities.

Remember with God’s help, we can all come through this crisis stronger in our faith.

May the risen Christ shine His peace on us, and may we have the courage to form our lives in the pattern of His life so that we might know His joy.

Father Ken