By his death and resurrection, Jesus has conquered sin and death. “This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad” (Psalm 118:24). “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile… But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1Corinthians 15:17 & 20).
Every year, we celebrate the paschal mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrection as the most important events of our faith. We recall devoutly how Jesus was willing to accept the most ignominious death on the cross and how he conquered the darkness of sin and death, assuring us of eternal life. It is for this that he took flesh and became man. In fact, the feast of Easter is the fulfillment of Christmas. The Resurrection of Jesus is not only the most glorious event in the life of Jesus, but also it is the most striking evidence of his divinity.
We have become children of God, thanks to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Hence, we are Easter people; let us rejoice. On this occasion, Deacon Ray Heitzinger and the Parish Staff join together with me to extend our best wishes and the joy of Easter to all of you. May The Risen Lord reign over your life and become your Lord and King. We extend our appreciation also to all those who involved themselves to make the Holy Week prayerful and devotional.
May you receive all the heavenly blessings
Fr. Arul Joseph V.