MESSAGE FROM YOUR PASTOR
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Peace of the Risen Christ be with you!
I pray that the blessing of Easter be in your household to give you joy and hope. Although we no longer have to observe
the Covid restrictions, I still want to encourage you to observe those preventative measures that we heave learned during the height of the pandemic. The virus is still very much around and continues to mutate, however, the rate of the infections are no longer as high as it used to be several months ago. Thus, for the sake of our brothers and sisters who have underlying health conditions, we must still remain vigilant and cautious. But, thank God, we are now seeing some signs of hope of being able to live our lives without worrying too much. That I think is a kind of Resurrection for us, a coming back to life!
On the other side of the world, however, there is war that is going on. We have seen people dying, properties destroyed, people who are displaced. Let us continue to pray for peace in the world, for the end to this war, for the protection of the lives of people, for the conversion of the hearts of the leaders who are leading this war. We pray for Easter in that part of the globe.
God is a God of life. This war brings death. This war is opposed to the will of God. Only the devil rejoices when lives are destroyed, when peace is shattered. We believe that Jesus had conquered death in His resurrection, and so with our prayer and solidarity with the suffering people , we know that this war will end and peace and abundance will be restored again.
On behalf of Fr. Steve, Fr. Miguel, Deacons Mark and Armando and the whole Parish Staff, I would like to thank you for your patience and cooperation during this whole time that we were dealing with the pandemic. I also would like to thank all those who have helped us in preparing the church for our celebrations . To God be the Glory! HAPPY EASTER TO ALL OF YOU!
Choose to give life, choose to give hope! We are an Easter people!
Take care always and May God bless you.
" Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ( Phil. 4: 4-7 )