Happy Easter and a joyful Easter Season to all

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Happy Easter and a joyful Easter Season to all. We welcomed many into Full Communion in the Church at the Easter Vigil. Keep praying and supporting our Neophytes. This is an important time for them and us. Moving from the RCIA program, where they have so much attention and support, to being another parishioner in the pew can be difficult for them. I liken it to a couple who have a wonderful and joy-filled wedding and then have to settle down to everyday life together. Our faith is lived out every day in the every day relationships and events in our lives, just as a couple lives out there wedding vows day in and day out. Here is an article by Rachel Lu, who is a convert from Mormonism. She has good advice for our Neophytes as well as good advice for us old-timers.

As you know, this coming Sunday is Divine Mercy Sunday. Here is the part of my upcoming bulletin article on our devotion this Sunday afternoon. I thought I would give you a sneak preview to help you plan for this devotion:


Today is Divine Mercy Sunday. We have our annual Divine Mercy devotion this afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The indulgence for Divine Mercy Sunday can be obtained today. The usual condition of receiving Holy Communion can be done at Mass. During the devotion there will be opportunities to perform the other conditions. We will pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. We will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet. We will have opportunities for sacramental confession. In addition to myself, Fr. Bill Gurnee from St. Pius X in Bowie will be here to hear confessions. Also, I will give a talk on Divine Mercy. Please join us. An indulgence can be offered for anyone, especially a deceased loved-one. During this Year of Mercy please take advantage of this great gift.

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