Dear Brother Knights,
We are still in the Easter season and will be until the great feast of Pentecost. Certainly there are signs around us of Resurrection as we enter firmly into spring. As William Jennings Bryan wrote
“To every created thing God has given a tongue that proclaims a resurrection. If the Father designs to touch with divine power the cold and pulseless heart of the buried acorn, and make it burst forth from its prison wall, will he leave neglected the soul of man, who is made in the image of the Creator?”
The doctrine of the resurrection is the central doctrine of our faith. Our belief in the resurrection gives our lives meaning and direction, and offers us hope. Belief in the resurrection gives us hope to face all the circumstances of our lives. It touches our lives here and now, here and everywhere. Even in our suffering and the little deaths that we face, there are little resurrections. This is what we call the Paschal mystery that we celebrate at each mass, and find present in our lives.
I want to thank you for the honour guards that you will be supplying for Confirmation coming up and also the weekend that the Bishop is here for the open house. I want to thank you for all that you do in our church and in our community. Rose Sunday will take place on Mother’s Day and I thank you for that as well.
During this Easter season let all of us open our hearts to the miracle of the resurrection.
Fr. Dick Bester