An Easter Blessing for You
May the risen Lord abundantly shower His blessings on you.

May He bless you with peace, joy and health of mind and body.
May the glory of His resurrection illumine your faces and your lives.
May you be richly blessed this Eastertide and forevermore.                   
  Amen

Dear Parishioners,
There has been a custom in some parts of Eastern Catholicism to tell jokes at Easter Sunday liturgy. It was to remember God's last laugh on Satan, who thought he had won his battle with God in the death of Jesus! We won't tell a joke, but the custom does point to Easter as a time of joy for all Christians.
On Easter Sunday morning, the women going to the tomb discovered with a shock that Jesus was not there. He had Risen. And soon he would be with them again in the time before his Ascension. Jesus didn't just come back to his former life; his body was transfigured and would be there to meet them and us when our time on earth has been completed.
This is the joyful message of the Resurrection, that some day we too are invited to follow Jesus in Resurrection, to be with Him forever with all who will be united with Him. It is the source of our hope, the reminder to us that in following Jesus "nothing can separate us from the love of God", now or for eternity. No wonder we say "Happy Easter", no wonder it is a time of deep joy and hope.
On behalf of Fr. Gijo, Deacon Miguel, our staff and the entire parish ministries I extend you a Very Blessed Easter!

Fr. Joyson George

Pastor
SCHEDULE FOR LENT and HOLY WEEK 2014
April 7 - 9
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm  Parish Mission Preacher:  Father Ben St. Croix

April 10 
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Lenten Confessions

April 11          
All Night Vigil

April 12/13
PALM SUNDAY Saturday, April 12 at 5:00 pm Sunday, April 13 at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm

April 17
HOLY THURSDAY
8:00 pm - Holy Eucharist and Washing of the Feet followed by Adoration to midnight

April 18
GOOD FRIDAY
10:00 am - Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord
7:00 pm - Stations of the Cross prepared by Youth Group

April 19
HOLY SATURDAY
8:00 pm - Easter Vigil Mass

April 20
EASTER SUNDAY          
8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm

As We Celebrate Holy Week In Our Parish

Dear Parishioners:

We begin the holiest of weeks.  We receive our palms to remember Jesus entering the City of Jerusalem for the last time.  We gather around the altar to hear Jesus share His life with us for all times: “This is my body.  This is my blood.  Do this in memory of me.”  We stand at the foot of the cross saddened by people’s rejection of love and respect for God and one another.  Finally, we celebrate the Good News that Jesus is truly risen.  “I am the resurrection and the life.  Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live.”

This is our Holy Week.  This is our Sacred Time.
Wishing you a Happy and Peace-Filled Easter!

Yours in Christ,


Father Joyson, Father Gijo, Deacon Miguel