As Christians we are a People who rejoice in the new life won by our brother and savior, Jesus Christ. As we gather around the Lord’s Table this Easter Sunday, in prayer and celebration, our hearts sing joyfully Alleluia! Jesus Christ is risen!
We are the stewards of the Easter Alleluia that has been proclaimed for over 2000 years. As earthen vessels we hold this precious treasure of new life. Our new life in Jesus Christ has been given to us through the living waters of Baptism. Our faith in Jesus Christ offers our lives true meaning and purpose. Both are gifts from God the Father.
As we celebrate these gifts during this Easter Season, we too are commissioned to be messengers of God’s love and call to new life. Opportunities are given to us every day to carry this message to others in our homes, work places, schools, and neighborhoods. We can rely on God to give us the courage and strength to persevere in this mission. Further, we can encourage and nurture one another to keep the eyes of our heart focused on Jesus Christ.
On behalf of the staff of Saint Charles Borromeo, I wish all the people of our faith community a Blessed Easter. I pray that our Risen Lord will continue to touch our hearts with peace, and joy. Celebrate well. Love faithfully. Rejoice heartily. Pray devoutly. Proclaim boldly the Easter Alleluia!
– Father John Firpo, Pastor