Pastor’s Message: May 14, 2023

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter!

Dear Parish Family,

In the Gospel Jesus is speaking to his disciples at the Last Supper telling them he will soon be crucified. He reassures them that even though he will leave them, he will not abandon them. Instead, he will send them the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, through whom the disciples will continue to live in union with him.

It is important for us to build and maintain a close relationship with God through prayer, the sacraments, and communion with one another. This way we can work towards the unity that Jesus prayed for.

This weekend we also celebrate Mother’s Day. We can’t help but smile as we think of moms, stepmoms, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, godmothers, and all who share motherly love. It might also bring a tear or two as we recall the memories of dear mothers who are no longer with us, or those we have not seen in many months or even years.

Wherever we are we can be comforted and uplifted by the thought of the one beautiful Mother, standing by the Cross of her Son, accepting her role as mother of us all. How can we best honor our moms? By listening to the words of our heavenly Mother, who tells us, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2:5)

Blessing as we continue our journey through these fifty days of Easter.
Fr. Cyrus