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2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Christus Resurrexit,

Sicut Dixit, Alleluia!!!

Christ has Risen,

as He said He would, Alleluia!!!

The Transformation, the Newness, the Resurrected Life in Christ is precisely the culmination and completion of all of God’s Mercy. What is mercy? But Love, Compassion, Kindness, and Forbearance shown to and extended to one who has offended and finds themselves in darkness, in desolation, in destitution. It is precisely for to give Mercy that Christ entered into the darkness, desolation, and destitution of our fallen human state to be the Light, the Consolation, the Treasure from Heaven. Having experienced Easter Morning, let us continue to bath in this wonderful Mercy in these 50 Easter Days – in fact in all of our earthly days – until we experience it unmediated in person in heaven.

Jesus, I trust in You!

There will be a Holy Hour of Divine Mercy this afternoon, Sunday April 24, at Holy Family from 2-3p with Adoration and the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. All are welcome to pray & participate!

Congratulations to all of our Parishioners receiving First Holy Communion today at the 10:30a Mass. This most august moment of encounter, embrace, exchange of love of our Lord Jesus – Body, Blood, Soul & Divinity – with our young people is, we pray, just the beginning of a new, transformed, and resurrected Life in Christ and His Church. We are so proud of you, love you, and pray for you. Blessings and Joy on this day and all the precious Communions with Christ that are to follow.

This will be our last weekend graced and blessed by Deacon Michael Clawson’s presence and preaching. He will be graduating from Saint Meinrad School of Theology in a few weeks and ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ on Saturday 04 June 2022 at Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis for service in our Archdiocese. Praise God! (It’s been 3-years since our last ordination, a stretch too long!) He will be ordained with his classmate Deacon Matthew Perronie. We do not yet know where, then, Father Clawson will be sent to minister, but we wish him all our prayers and well-wishes as well as our gratitude for his ministry among us here at Holy Family. You never know, he may very well find himself back at Holy Family on-day – I too did my deacon ministry here at Holy Family in 2008-09! May God bless you Deacon Michael and all those who will encounter Christ’s Love and Mercy through your ministry.

Christ is risen, as He said He would, Alleluia!

Holy Family, Trusting in Jesus, Pray for us.

~ Fr Jeremy M. Gries


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