Members from dance programs at St. John’s Prep H.S., Astoria, started a service project for families living at the Metro Family Shelter in Woodside.
Imagine what it must have been like for the Apostles. Just imagine what it would have been like for them, hiding in that room, in the days after the Passion, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
Easter joy is here! The Mass readings focus now on the post-resurrection appearances of Jesus to the Apostles and their exuberance over seeing Him again. Along with the disciples, there is someone else whose exuberance we might consider: Mary.
During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil in churches big and small across the country.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio baptized 10 people at St. Leo’s Church, Corona, during the Easter Vigil service. He also confirmed 55.
With tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square April 16, Pope Francis called on Christians to be instruments of Christ’s outreach to refugees and migrants, victims of war and exploitation, famine and loneliness.
The cross is a captivatingly ambiguous symbol. When embraced to evoke life, it reminds us that it was an instrument of death. When embraced to remind us of the injustice of Jesus’ suffering and death, it points to hope in the resurrection.
To prepare their parish community for Holy Week, youth ministry members and Confirmation candidates at Corpus Christi Church, Woodside, presented a Passion Play for the parish community.
We have to live as people who truly believe not only in the resurrection of Jesus, but also that the resurrection of Jesus has made a difference in our own lives. This becomes apparent through our worship, outreach and service.
by Father John Catoir
I wish you a Happy Easter, and I send you this blessing with my love and prayers.