Pastor's Desk: Easter Sunday

Posted 7th April 2012 in Pastor's Desk

easter-crossDear Friends, we have solemnly walked with Jesus during the sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday and now we come to the glorious celebration of Easter Sunday. Christ is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia! Our faith in Jesus Christ is based on the events of that first Easter morning when the women made their way to the tomb. We have to remind ourselves that the women did not get up early that morning in order to find Jesus risen, as though it was all some pre-arranged plan, but they were making their way there because they didn’t have time to bury Him properly. The first witnesses to the resurrection were women. When they told the apostles they didn’t believe them and Peter and John ran to the tomb to find out for themselves. These same men, who were terrified of experiencing a similar fate to Jesus, now waited for the Master to return among them. And when Jesus did, His first words were; “Peace be with you”. There were no recriminations, no lashing out by Jesus for their lack of faith or even support in His suffering. He gave them the gift of the Holy Spirit and they changed into fearless men ready to preach the Gospel of the Risen Christ.

My thanks go to all who have played their part in the Holy Week ceremonies. Without your contribution they would not be the same.

The Blessings of the Easter season to you all from myself and the Parish Team,
Fr. Eoin

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