I want to wish you and yours a very blessed Easter!  This is a sacred time of new life for all of us but especially for our many new brothers and sisters who have received the grace of the Easter Sacraments.  With them, let us ACKNOWLEDGE all the blessings of this holy season, RELATE all our thoughts, feelings and desires about these blessings to the Risen Lord in our midst, and continue to RECEIVE more deeply all that the Father has in store for us. That is how we will be sure to RESPOND by living out Jesus’ Risen Life in our lives today.


Divine Mercy Devotion:  Starting on Good Friday, April 15th until Sunday, April 23rd, I invite everyone to join in the Spiritual Work of Mercy by praying the Novena of the Divine Mercy Chaplet.  This is the way God desires His Mercy to enter the hearts of all our parishioners and our world more deeply, especially those who are doubting God’s Mercy for them.  The Chaplet can be prayed privately, with groups in your homes or after the daily Masses in Church.  We will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 23rd with silent Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament after the 11:45 AM Mass until the Trilingual Celebration of the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM with Confessions, and Benediction.  The Novena Prayers can be found at the following websites.

http://www.thedivinemercy.org – English

https://www.ewtn.com/spanish/prayers/nov-divinamis.htm – Spanish

http://www.totus2us.com/podcasts/divine-mercy/portuguese/ – Portuguese