“The observance of the moments of silence envisioned by the liturgy is of great importance.” Papal instruction about the liturgy. What we say at Mass is important, but more important is listening to what God says. Silence during the mass is our invitation to listen to what the Lord is saying to us in this most wonderful sacrament. Fr. Bobby
"Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed! Behold, He is risen from the dead! Alleluia! Every year the Jewish people, including Mary and her son Jesus, celebrated the salvation of God, when the angel of death “passed over” the homes of God’s people so that God might lead them from the land of Egypt. Jesus fulfilled this salvation not by putting off the power of death, but by transforming death itself! We will all face death. The good news of the Gospel is that death is not the end, but the gateway into the fullness of life we will only find at the side of our Risen Savior, Jesus Christ! No power of death, whether from natural causes or human evil, is stronger than the power of God. That is good news indeed!
As we celebrate Easter, once more in the name of the friars, the Sacred Heart Sisters and all our parish staff I wish you every grace and blessing. I am grateful for the gift of our community, aware always of the challenges that face us but confident in the grace of God that I see working in our midst every day. May the Risen Christ bless each and every one of you!
Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed! Fr. Bobby
"Jesus keeps knocking on our doors, the doors of our lives. He doesn't do this by magic, with special effects, with flashing lights and fireworks. Jesus keeps knocking on our door in the faces of our brothers and sisters, in the faces of our neighbors, in the faces of those at our side." Pope Francis
@ArchbishopGomez: Friends, we need to practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy - seeking contact with our Lord through serving others.