month of April is dedicated to The Holy Spirit. The entire month falls
during the Easter season. The liturgical color is white - the color of
light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence.
After our solemn
commemoration of the last days and death of Our Lord, we will spend the
month of April celebrating. As Spring breaks forth, even nature will
join us as buds and blooms begin to surface and we spend this month
basking in the joy of the Resurrection. We continue throughout the
entire month our cry, "Christ is risen, Christ is truly risen." The
Feast of Divine Mercy offers us the opportunity to begin again as
though we were newly baptized. The unfathomable mercy of God is made
manifest today if we accept His most gracious offer. Easter is the
feast of feasts, the unalloyed joy and gladness of all Christians. This
truly is "the day that the Lord has made."
Second Sunday of Easter
Bring your hand and feel the place
of the nails, and do not
be unbelieving but believing, alleluia.
family life would no doubt be enhanced if we were able to transform
Jesus' greeting into a central feature in our family's interactions.
After his Resurrection, “Peace be with you” is the first thing that
Jesus says to his disciples. This could be our daily family prayer for
one another. In today's Gospel, we also hear that Jesus breathed
on his disciples and gave them the gift of the Holy Spirit. In Baptism,
each of us has received the gift of the Holy Spirit as well as the
forgiveness of sins. Peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. Our
Baptism, then, invites us to share in the peace that Christ gave to his
disciples and commissions us to share that peace of Christ by generously forgiving others as Jesus taught.
SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
Monday, April 4th, Evening Prayer will be held at 6:00 PM followed by
the Rosary at 6:30 PM then Mass at 7:00 PM at Christ, Prince of Peace
Church. This most holy feast day is when the Son of God became
incarnate of the Virgin Mary.