Today is the Sunday of all Sundays, the great celebration
of the resurrection of Jesus! On this day, we join with the
disciples as they race to the tomb and discover it empty.
We don’t have to linger on the outside with our doubts and
fears. We can accompany the beloved disciple who went into
the tomb and “saw and believed” (John 20:8). Then, with
Mary Magdalene, we can embrace Jesus as our risen Lord.
During Lent, we searched our hearts to find the stones that
block us from the resurrection life. Now Jesus has rolled
back these stones so that we can enter into a life of
freedom and hope and joy. Let this be a day of celebration!
Jesus has triumphed over every obstacle. He has obtained
everything we need. We can rest in his arms, knowing that
we are secure. Let’s stay close to Jesus in the joy of the
resurrection. Though world events may be cause for serious
concern, though the “unpredictables” of daily life may
challenge our patience and trust, Jesus is with us. He
wants the joy and stone-moving power of this day to be
available to us always. In faith, we can pursue the
lifetime goal of continual resurrections over everything
that keeps us from recognizing our privileged position as a
“beloved disciple.” Now is the time to raise your head and
“set your minds on things that are above” (Colossians 3:2).
Just as John looked inside the empty tomb and believed, we
believe that the same Jesus who died and was thought to be
gone forever is now alive. Our faith in his resurrection
means we can put our trust in his entire life. All his
words are true. All his promises, and all our hopes and
dreams, will be fulfilled. As the light of the resurrection
dawns with increasing brilliance, let your Easter alleluia
stone which the builders have rejected
become the cornerstone, Alleluia!"
Sisters and Brothers in Christ!
Easter is the celebration of the greatest feast of
who on Good Friday was scourged as a criminal and crowned
Nailed to the wood of the cross, now greets us with the
Christ has triumphed over Satan's pride and life has
conquered death, Alleluia!
Jesus Christ, the stone rejected, has become our way, truth
and life, Alleluia!
we celebrate this joyful day,
you know the peace and love of the risen Lord in your
hearts and homes
as you gather to share the blessed food
the Easter meal.
the joy of risen Christ be yours this
a wonderful Easter!!!
CANNONIZATION OF JOHN XXIII AND JOHN PAUL II
To commemorate the Cannonization of John Paul II, we will
be honored by Bishop David M. O’Connell, CM who will be
celebrating Mass. This will take place on Sunday, April 27,
2014 at the 11:00 am Mass in English. Please join us to
celebrate this very happy and important day, not only for
us, but for the entire Catholic Church throughout the
MOTHER’S DAY MASSES
Sunday May 11th, we will celebrate that special day of
Mother’s Day. If you wish to remember, at all the Masses
that weekend, a living or deceased Mother, there are
envelopes available in the vestibule and side entrances to
the church. Please take one, fill in name of person to be
remembered and return them before Mother’s Day.
MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST
This year the
Saint Hedwig Knights of Columbus Council #7244 will conduct
the annual Mother’s Day Breakfast (not just for Mothers,
but for the whole family) which will be held on Sunday, May
11th, 2014 after the 8:00 am Mass in Lipinski Hall. We will
have music by Rick Koreyva. The cost is $5.00, children
under 10 are free. Tickets are available for sale now
through May 3rd, 4th, 2014 at all the Masses in the
vestibule and sacristy or in the Parish Office. No tickets
will be sold at the door.
For information call Chet
Kulak at 609-882-9347
Please pray for the soul of
Sławomir Wysocki, who has died. Eternal rest grant unto him
O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. May he rest
in peace. Amen.