27 Apr 2019

This Week Letter – April 28, 2019

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From the Pastor’s Desk


Today, as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, I entrust our parish and each of your families to the Mercy of the Lord.  In today’s readings, we observe two contrasting concepts of faith ocurring after the Resurrection of Christ.  In the Acts of the Apostles, we find the moving example of the faith of the first Christians who carried their sick into the streets in the belief that even if the shadow of Peter fell upon them as he passed, they could be cured.  In the Gospel, on the other hand, we see the unbelieving Thomas who needs to touch the wounds of Christ in order to believe that He truly lives.  Throughout this Easter season, let us each consider our own belief in the Risen Christ.  Does it resemble the faith of the first Christians in today’s reading or does it lean more toward the faith of Thomas in today’s Gospel?

Sharing this Holy Week with you has convinced me of the deep faith you have in the Resurrection of the Lord.  My wish for you – and for this I pray – is that your faith continues to increase and that it becomes a source of perpetual joy and peace for you.

Once again, I thank you with all my heart for celebrating this joyful  Easter feast with us.  After Mass, I was delighted to hear from our faith community that our beautifully decorated church and our presentation of the liturgies helped them experience a more meaningful and joyous Easter.  For us priests, such comments are the best reward for our pastoral labors.  We all thank you for your Easter wishes and your gracious and kind greetngs.

My deep gratitude is extended to all who helped in the preparation and decoration of the church for these holy days, as well as to all who prepared the liturgies; and I am also grateful for the wonderful musical contributions embellishing Holy Week and Easter at St. Constance.

As always, I sincerely thank each of you for your generous flower donations and your Easter gifts to our parish.

May our Risen Savior bless all who in good will support our parish and our school!