“Go to my brothers and tell them
I am ascending to my Father and your Father,
to my God and your God!”
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples.
“I have seen the Lord,” she announced.
John 20: 17b – 18a
Mary Magdalene was entrusted with announcing to Jesus’ disciples that he had been raised from the dead. The Easter Faith that she proclaimed is the same Easter Faith that we are all called to live and to proclaim – especially to those who have forgotten how important is Jesus and the positive impact he can make in everyone’s lives.
The Penitential Season of Lent, which we began on Ash Wednesday, leads us to the fullness of Easter joy. Let us put aside our sinful ways and embrace the new life that Jesus offers us by celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation at our Parish Penance Service on Tuesday evening, March 24th at 7:30.
Holy Week and most especially the Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday) provides us with many deeply moving liturgical and spiritual services.
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 29th and the solemn blessing and procession of Palms. That evening at 7:30, the members of our Youth Group will present The Living Stations of the Cross.
Celebrate the Last Supper of the Lord (Holy Thursday, April 2nd at 7:30 p.m.). Come to all or some of The Seven Last Words when seven members of our Parish Family will offer their reflections on the words that Jesus spoke from the Cross (Good Friday, April 3rd at 12:00 Noon). Participate in the Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Good Friday, April 3rd at 3:00 p.m.) and witness Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday (the Vigil at 7:30 on Saturday, April 4th and/or Easter Sunday, April 5th, at 8 and 10 a.m. and 12:00 Noon).
May the Glory of the Risen Lord shine in your hearts and be reflected in your lives this Easter Season and throughout the year.
In the Spirit of the Risen Lord,
Rev. Thomas Paul Lipnicki, Pastor
Rev. Jerome Bracken, C.P., Weekend Associate
Mrs. Michele Hans, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Jerilyn Keenan, Director, Early Childhood
Mr. Joel S. Peters, Pastoral Associate
Mrs. Kathleen Pignatelli, Director of Women's Spirituality
Mr. Brian V. Salvatore, Youth Minister
Mrs. Kate Unger, Parish Nurse
Mr. Michael Wada, Music Minister
Ms. Teresa Kilday, Parish Trustee
Mr. Christopher Visconti, Parish Trustee