My Dear Friends in Christ,
It is with a joyful Alleluia that I welcome you this Easter Day! I take this opportunity to welcome not only our regular parishioners, but those who may be visiting from another city or another
parish. We gather today to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Over the last several weeks, we have faced the solemnity of Lent. We have watched the events of Holy Week unfold, beginning with Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his merciless death, suffered for our sins.
In this Year of Mercy, I am reminded of St. John who entered the tomb on the morning of the third day and saw that it was empty and believed. Like John, I invite you to walk through the Holy Door of Mercy here at the Cathedral. Be open to receive the Mercy of God during this Easter Season.
The great miracle of Jesus’ resurrection rekindles our hope and gives us joy. That is really what Easter is all about: Hope. Easter is the promise of hope for a better day and an even better tomorrow. Like Jesus, we may begin a new life starting today, to leave sin behind. We, too, may be “resurrected” in a new life in Christ.
I wish you and your family a blessed Easter, and may the glory of the Lord’s miracle strengthen your faith and renew your hope. Praise be to God!
Yours in Christ,