May the Blessings of Easter be Yours!
As we celebrate Easter, we know deep in our hearts that the road to resurrection and New Life may be the one we least expect.
In his book Show Me the Way, Henri Nouwen describes our Lord’s life as one of “hiddenness.” In other words, Christ’s journey towards Resurrection and New Life was paradoxically one of downward mobility, a life where power, popularity and ambition had no value.
As the light of Christ (the Easter Candle) shines in our church during this Easter Season, let us say “Thanks be to God!” for all our parishioners and family members who serve and love God’s people in “hiddenness”— people who neither seek nor desire power, popularity and upward mobility. Their only concern is that the hearts of their brothers and sisters will be set on fire by the Light of Christ.
On behalf of our parish staff, I wish you and your loved ones a Blessed and Joyful Easter. May Christ our Light continue to break through the darkness of our lives and the lives of the people we love.
-- Monsignor James T. Kaczorowski, Pastor