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Easter Sunday 2017

Today’s Mass Readings

Easter Sunday 2017

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here,
but has risen” (Luke 24:5).

must be proclaimed to all so everyone might encounter Christ,
the Risen One, present and working in history.

“Christ is risen!”

And, in him, through baptism, we too are risen
and have passed from death to life,
from slavery of sin to freedom of love.
This is the good news
that we are called to take to others
and to every place.

Faith in Jesus resurrection
and the hope that he brought us
are the most beautiful gifts
that a Christian can and must give to others.

To all and to each, therefore,
let us not tired of saying: Christ is risen!
Let us proclaim it with words,
but above all with the witness of our lives.

The good news of the resurrection should shine on our faces,
in our feelings and attitudes, in the way we treat others.

We proclaim Christ’s resurrection
when his light illuminates the dark moments of our life
and we can share that with others:

when we know how to smile with those who smile
and weep with those who weep;

when we walk beside those who are sad
and in danger of losing hope;

when we recount our experience of faith
with those who are searching for meaning and for happiness.
With our attitude, with our witness,
with our life, we say: Jesus is risen!

Jesus, help me share the good news of Jesus’ resurrection
with everyone in my life today.

Pope Francis
Renew Our Hearts
All Saints Press, St. Louis, Missouri

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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