My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

The Lord has Risen, and for that we all rejoice! We celebrate the resurrection of the Lord on Easter not to presume that we have all arrived at the same end, but to be reminded of what awaits us if we follow the Lord with our entire heart, mind, and soul.

It has been a challenging year, and some of those challenges will continue for some uncertain time. But as we walked through the desert in lent, we were assured that God remained with his people always, even in times of pandemic.

Allow the Risen Lord to be close to you by practicing the virtue of faith in the resurrection, even during the continuing challenges of this pandemic. Continue to offer sacrifices to our Lord in the hope that you too will be raised on the last day.

Remember that Easter is not a oneday celebration, but rather a season. Let us continue to celebrate the Octave of Easter and the season of Easter with great hope, faith, and love. I wish you and your families a happy and blessed Easter season.

Fr. Cook