"I am the Resurrection and the Life!'
The Resurrection of Our Lord is the most important event of all time! It is the fulfillment of all the prophecies; it is the confirmation of Jesus' life and teachings; and it is the assurance that as His followers, we will rise with Him and live forever!
At every celebration of a Christian's death in the Mass of the Resurrection, we are reminded that through Baptism we die with Christ and then rise with Him to be one with Him on the last day. Therefore, the greatness of Easter, The Resurrection of Christ, is not a past event but an unfolding mystery that touches all of us.
It is my hope that you will experience, in a special way, this new and everlasting life that Jesus has gained for us by His dying and rising. Please join our community in the Seder Meal on Palm Sunday at 3:00 PM. Celebrate the Three Days, experiencing anew the love that God has for us as we share in the supper of the Lamb on Holy Thursday; remember His passion and death on Good Friday; and celebrate His rising to new life at the Vigil on Holy Saturday.
May your generosity to our community at St. Gabriel be a sign of your joyful participation in celebrating the Good News of Jesus' Resurrection.
"Jesus Christ is risen....... Yes, He is truly risen". Amen! Amen! AMEN!
May the Risen Christ and His Peace be with you.
Msgr. Tom Phillips