Happy Easter !
Easter occurs in Spring – a time when the flowers bloom, the leaves of the trees begin to come out, the birds sing, insects start buzzing, the air rich is with pollen – reminding us of the renewal of life on earth. In a similar sense, Easter is a time for us to re-examine and to renew our lives. It demands an answer: are we to resume our old lives, in the way that we think and do things, or are we finally going to make a change in our lives that will help us think, behave and do things in a Christ-like way?
The Resurrection not only affirms Jesus’ victory over death, it also reminds us to constantly return to the words and deeds of Jesus in the Gospel. We are called to live and proclaim Christ’s victory through our actions: by finding joy and beatitude in resisting the temptation to sin, to resist the culture of materialism and death, and to treat others with mercy and compassion. The words from the Easter sequence capture this sentiment beautifully: life and death are locked in wondrous struggle; the struggle endures, but ultimate victory is assured by Jesus Christ; life’s leader, once dead, reigns as the living one.
Sometimes we tend to make excuses that we have all the time in the world to do what we have to do in order to live a good and holy life. We put ourselves in a holding pattern, like a plane circling in the sky waiting to land. But the truth is that we can’t wait forever. That plane will sooner or later run out of fuel, and it will be too late. If not now, then when?
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The State of Georgia is still under a statewide shelter-in-place order. As a result, our church is closed to the public during that time. As we take sensible measures to protect everyone from the spread of the coronavirus, be assured that our church community is here to help if you have material or spiritual needs. Private Masses will continue to be offered for your intentions. If you need to go to confession, or for all other requests, please contact Fr. Bill.
The Eucharistic Congress scheduled for June 12-13, 2020 has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next Eucharistic Congress is planned for June 4-5, 2021.