My Dear Epiphany Church Family,
How unimaginably strange it is to me as we prepare for this most sacred and holy time in our Church’s calendar, not to have you with me in Church to solemnly remember Christ’s Passion and His Resurrection.
You will be by my side during the ritual of Holy Week and the celebration of Easter as I pray for you all. In solidarity with each other, our Bishop John Noonan has asked all parishes to join him in the celebration of Triduum liturgies via streaming and take Spiritual Communion.
You are invited to share in these liturgies via YouTube or Vimeo.
COVID-19 is affecting our whole nation and indeed our whole world, turning our lives upside down. We are filled with fear and anxiety; but please remember God is always with us and we must trust in Him. When Jesus was crucified and died, His followers were afraid and hid. After His Resurrection, Jesus sought them out in their hiding places and they became strong in their belief, became great evangelists, and brought many men and women to Jesus. These early Christians, in the light of a new life in Jesus Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit, raised and glorified humanity. In the same light, may the power of the Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ empower us and our world with healing, unity and the presence of God in dynamic way.
On behalf of Fr. Raymond Collins, Fr. Bill Spillane, Fr. Karl Aschmann, and the parish staff, I wish you and your families a sacred Holy Week and grace-filled Easter. I am hopeful that in God’s own time we will once again gather together to celebrate Mass as a community with love, faith and deep thanksgiving.
Peace and Prayers!
Fr. John Bosco Maison