Christ has risen; He is truly risen! Alleluia!
I cannot express the joy that it brings me to celebrate Easter with you in person this year! On this Easter Sunday, I would like to wish everyone from our parishioners, parents, students, teachers, and staff a most blessed and grace-filled day. I also wish to acknowledge in a special way those who are unable to join our parish celebration in person and are alone: the homebound, those in nursing homes and hospitals, the sick, and the dying. Every week I have the privilege to meet and pray with such parishioners. Please know that you are very dear members of our community, and our parish is very blessed by your sacrifices and spiritual presence on this great feast and throughout the year. We think about you and remember you in our prayers.
Our Lady of the Wayside parish is our spiritual home. As such, it has continued to be a place of nourishment due to the talents, gifts, and financial support of so many dedicated parishioners. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the life of our parish and enabled it to be a place where we encounter the Risen Lord in the sacraments and in each other.
Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, has risen from the dead, and is victorious over sin and death.
With joy and gratitude, let us continue on our path to holiness and into the Easter Season with even greater and firmer faith in God’s saving power. May Our Lady of the Wayside be with us as we celebrate and journey together on the path of hope for the future.
Happy and a most blessed Easter!
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Arthur Marat
Readings for Holy Saturday at the Easter Vigil: Lectionary 41
Readings for Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord: Lectionary 42
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