“This is the day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it” Psalm 118:24. Let all the Church proclaim: Amen! Alleluia! Easter Sunday marks the highest point of our yearly faith proclamation. The fact we proclaim is that God so loved us that He took flesh of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. The Good News we proclaim is that the coldness of death could not stop God’s love for us in Jesus. For we celebrate that He rose from the dead and guides and leads the members of His body, the Church, even today and until the end of time. This miracle is what we believe with all of our heart. This miracle gives us hope for we know where He has gone, we hope to follow. This is the day we should bolt out of our churches with a dancing joy in our heart and our tongues loosened to proclaim of faith in the death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus. Today’s event we celebrated began the missionary evangelization of our church…. “But how can they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how can they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone to preach? Romans 10:14. We are all called to preach the truth of our faith: Christ Jesus has Died, Christ Jesus is Risen, Christ Jesus will come again. Easter Blessings to you and your family.
IN OUR PARISH E-MAIL The following was received by a named parishioner within the pastor’s e-mail at Nativity dated March 12th…..Greetings, I just wanted to say that my husband and I are delighted to have you, Fr. Daniel and Fr. Mark at Nativity. When we heard that Msgr. Leising was retiring we worried that we wouldn’t be as happy with someone new; we loved the way Msgr. and Fr. John would interpret and explain the readings at Mass. I am happy to say our worries were totally unfounded. We feel blessed to have ministers who shine so brightly with the joy of their faith. There is a renewed spirit in the church. Yes, Fr. Daniel and Fr. Mark have different accents but that does not impede their ability to communicate God’s love and care for all of us. I think their presence makes us feel a little closer to our fellow believers both near and far. They also serve as a reminder of the universality of our Savior’s love. We love the enthusiasm you all bring to Mass; it’s so refreshing…Thank you for the care and attention you give to make our parish become all that God would have us be. You make attending Mass a joy and we look forward to seeing you for many years to come.