Sunday, APRIL 20, 2014
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,
Happy Easter to you all! May this Easter Season fill you with abundant joy, renewed hope, and a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And may we all experience the Peace of the Risen Lord Jesus in our relationships with God, with one another, and in our own hearts. "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!"
This Easter Day we welcome, congratulate, and rejoice with Jaclyn DeSimone, Melvyn Farkas, and Georgette Fromigia who participated in the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) last night at the Easter Vigil. These newly baptized were joined by Rosanna Bub, Yelson Gonzales, and Tracy Spink who completed their Sacraments of Initiation through Confirmation and Eucharist. Our thanks to Deacon John Fitzpatrick and the RCIA team for preparing these adults for the Easter Sacraments.
Many thanks to our altar servers, ushers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, choir & leaders of song, and sacristans. Special thanks to Deacon James Murano for his splendid orchestration of our Liturgical music, to Father Vinny Schifano and Tim Leitch for overseeing the Liturgical environment of decorations and flowers during Holy Week and Easter. And of course my thanks to my brother priests and deacons for leading us in prayer during Holy Week and Easter.
My special thanks to all of you, our faithful parishioners, for your enthusiastic participation in these most sacred days of the year. In these difficult economic times your thoughtfulness in today’s Easter collection is very much appreciated. God bless you, and thank you for your generosity to our Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish Family.
Monsignor "Father Bob" Clerkin