Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen

 The Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord is the highest of all holy days. This is the basis of our faith. Because of it, we have a certitude of hope in our own resurrection. It confirms that Jesus is the Son of God and that everything He said is true. It confirms the fact that He loves us with perfect love -- a love that will neither die nor diminish. We can rely on this love and on his teaching.

The Resurrection inspires us to share the faith. We know that believing Jesus and living his words is the guarantee of eternal life for us. Naturally, we want the same gift for others. We want them to know the love of God and the wonderful truths He has revealed to us. Hopefully, we are finding ways to bring Our Lord to those who have fallen away from the faith and to those who have not yet been acquainted with it. We might invite someone to Church, encourage them to go to Confession, suggest that they pray. To discover what the Church really teaches, we can inform our friends about watching EWTN (check the listings of your television service provider) or go to their web site,, or of course to the Church itself at

Above all, let us use the most powerful means to share our faith: prayer for those we know and for the world.

Father Stanley

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