A Blessed Divine Mercy Sunday to you! Saint Faustina – the modern saint to whom God indicated His desire that the first Sunday after Easter be Mercy Sunday – wrote that mercy was God's greatest attribute, permeating all His works. He is all powerful, and helps us in our weakness. He is all-knowing, and helps us in our ignorance. He is perfectly holy, and reaches out to us to forgive our unholiness – our sin. He is exalted and lifts us out of our lowliness.
For quite some time I have been making my way through a book entitled In sinu Jesu (At the Heart of Jesus, i.e., like John the Apostle at the Last Supper), written especially for priests. In it the Lord tells the priest-author over and over again that the main thing He is asking the priest is to trust in His mercy. Amen! Let's do that!
Thank you so very much to everybody who made our Easter liturgies beautiful: the choir and cantors, the decorators, the servers, the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, the greeters and ushers, the gardeners who beautified the outside gardens, the maintenance team that prepared everything, including oiling all the cherry wood in the sanctuary. Worship of the Lord can be a lot of work sometimes; and He is worthy of all the effort! What a grace we have so many volunteers giving their hearts to our best worship!
Congratulations to Tom Seagro, who came fully into the Church at the Easter Vigil this past weekend! Let's pray for Ryan Cook, who was baptized Catholic as an infant, and who will receive Confirmation and First Communion this coming weekend when the Bishop comes for Confirmation of our eighth graders. Please pray for Ryan and our other confirmandi!
May your Easter season continue to be blessed!
In cordibus Iesu et Mariae,