Easter Sunday - April 16, 2017
Dear parishioners and friends in Christ,
Happy Easter to you all! May this Easter Season fill you with abundant joy, re-newed 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, congrat-ulate, and rejoice with Lisa Vitale who participated in the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) at the Easter Vigil. Welcome to our Catholic Family!
We would also like to congratulate Jose Abrigo, James Halleran, Giuseppe Vaccaro and Amara Velez who were confirmed at the Easter Vigil.
Many thanks to our altar servers, ush-ers, lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, choir & leaders of song, and sacristans. Thanks to Deacon James Murano for his splendid orchestration of our Liturgical music, to Tim Leitch for overseeing the Liturgical environment of decorations and flow-ers 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 challenging economic times your thoughtfulness in today’s Easter collec-tion is very much appreciated. God bless you, and thank you for your generosity to our Saints Cyril & Methodius Family.
Monsignor Bob Clerkin