From Our Pastor

From Our Pastor

Dear Folks,

Happy Easter! Christ is risen, just as He said! Behold, I make all things new!

Easter is the great feast of Christ making all things new through His suffering, death, and resurrection! There is an amazing second century homily for Holy Saturday, that I hope all Catholics have read, at least once! It so beautifully describes the silence of Holy Saturday, which today gives way to the glorious triumph of the resurrection. I share with you these words from the end of said homily:

“I slept on the cross and a sword pierced my side, for you, who slept in paradise and brought forth Eve from your side. My side healed the pain of your side; my sleep will release you from your sleep in Hades; my sword has checked the sword which was turned against you.

But arise, let us go hence. The enemy brought you out of the land of paradise; I will reinstate you, no longer in paradise, but on the throne of heaven. I denied you the tree of life, which was a figure, but now I myself am united to you, I who am life. I posted the cherubim to guard you as they would slaves; now I make the cherubim worship you as they would God.

The cherubim throne has been prepared, the bearers are ready and waiting, the bridal chamber is in order, the food is provided, the everlasting houses and rooms are in readiness; the treasures of good things have been opened; the kingdom of heaven has been prepared before the ages.”

Want to read the rest? Here is a shortened link to the Vatican website

Everything is found in this feast, where Christ triumphs over death, sin, disease, and fear. I wish you a blessed day with your family!

Peace and love,

Father John Mosimann

March 31, 2024
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