Jesus is risen-alleluia, alleluia!

by Rev. Adrian Cisneros  |  03/31/2024  |  From the Clergy

Easter is not just another holiday, not just another time to host a brunch or party, we are celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and as the prayers in a funeral Mass remind us, just as we will share in the death of Jesus, so will we also share in his resurrection. This is why Easter is the biggest and most joyful thing we celebrate in our Catholic faith. This is where the saying “we are Easter people” really comes to life.

I pray you all had a great Lent, because when we do, it sets us up to have an even greater Easter. What makes for a great Lent? Well, drawing closer to Jesus through prayer, fasting and almsgiving is a start, but ultimately, as we hear on Ash Wednesday: “repent and believe in the Gospel.” We are called to repentance, we are called to believe in and live the Gospel, but ultimately, we should be a little more converted in our hearts so to believe that we who share in a death like Jesus will also, one day, share in a resurrection like hisEternal life is what we long for.

As we continue to celebrate the octave of Easter, leading up to Divine Mercy Sunday, let us continue to pray for conversion, trusting in His Divine Mercy. Please join us on Sunday, April 7th at 3:30 pm at the J St. church for a Holy Hour and to pray the chaplet of Divine Mercy.

Happy Easter!!

Rev. Adrian Cisneros