Happy Easter! Hallelujah!

A Paschal Letter from Fr. Mark of St Stephen’s Parish in the North Shore:

At the beginning of the celebration of the Easter Vigil Mass, the light of the Paschal Candle is processed into a darkened Church, which then quickly becomes bathed in light as the candles people hold are lit from that one flame. Our belief in the resurrection is the light of faith which can bring peace, joy and hope in the midst of all that is happening in our world today.

The Lord appeared to His disciples after His resurrection and greeted them, saying, “Peace be to you.” Many times in sacred scripture our blessed Lord offers His peace. So it is in our lives, the Lord Jesus stands in our midst and says, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid..” (John 14:27)

This Easter may we see the Risen Christ in our lives and recognize His deep love for each one of us.

On behalf of Vienna, Robin and myself, may you all have a Blessed Easter. God bless,

Fr. Mark

Christ’s Resurrection by Rafael