Message from Fr. Mike
He is risen!! Alleluia! “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24) Easter is considered the most important celebration for Christians around the world. Without Easter there would be no Christmas. St. Paul tells us that, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile.” (1 Corinthians15:17) It is this faith that enables us to celebrate the other feasts of Christ. By His Resurrection Christ has turned all our sunsets into dawns. By His Resurrection we are given new life. That new life is symbolized by the six people who were fully initiated into our community at Easter Vigil.
We congratulate and welcome into our community: Susan Elizabeth Rosett, Casey Pollido, and Abbey Pollido. They are signs to us of God’s grace of conversion. We also congratulate the candidates who have now completed their process of initiation into the Church. They are: Josef Andrew Pillar DeGuzman, Camille Pillar DeGuzman, and Ian McFeat. They tell us that it is better to follow Christ anytime, than to follow Christ at no time.
It is nice to see most of our parishioners back inside the Church to commemorate the Resurrection of the Son of God and to renew our baptismal promises. It is a recommitment to God. It is amazing and beautiful!
May this Easter Season inspire you to new hope, happiness, prosperity, and abundance, all received through God’s divine grace!
Fr. E. Michael Ume