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and Sisters, a Happy and Holy Easter!
The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women:
“Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was
crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place
where he lay”
This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence:
Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith
and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very
meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this
is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever
anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love
incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him
and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over
hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood,
life over death.
That is why we tell everyone: “Come and see!” In every human situation,
marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of
words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about
leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those
crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side
of the sick, elderly and the outcast… “Come and see!”: Love is more
powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.
With this joyful certainty in our hearts, today we turn to you, risen
Help us to seek you and to find you, to realize that we have a Father and
are not orphans; that we can love and adore you.
Help us to overcome the scourge of hunger, aggravated by conflicts and by
the immense wastefulness for which we are often responsible.
Enable us to protect the vulnerable, especially children, women and the
elderly, who are at times exploited and abandoned.
Comfort all those who cannot celebrate this Easter with their loved ones
because they have been unjustly torn from their affections, like the many
persons, priests and laity, who in various parts of the world have been
Comfort those who have left their own lands to migrate to places offering
hope for a better future and the possibility of living their lives in
dignity and, not infrequently, of freely professing their faith.
We ask you, Lord Jesus, to put an end to all war and every conflict,
whether great or small, ancient or recent.
We pray in a particular way for Syria, beloved Syria, that all those
suffering the effects of the conflict can receive needed humanitarian aid
and that neither side will again use deadly force, especially against the
defenseless civil population, but instead boldly negotiate the peace long
awaited and long overdue!
Jesus, Lord of glory, we ask you to comfort the victims of fratricidal
acts of violence in Iraq and to sustain the hopes raised by the resumption
of negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.
We beg for an end to the conflicts in the Central African Republic and a
halt to the brutal terrorist attacks in parts of Nigeria and the acts of
violence in South Sudan.
Lord, we pray to you for all the peoples of the earth: you who have
conquered death, grant us your life, grant us your peace!
Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Easter!
Electronic Giving Program
convenience to our parishioners, Our Lady Queen of Peace has
establishing a means for you to make payments and regular contributions
online. The service uses advanced encrypted security features, so that
using the service is safe. You will access this service by following
Online Payments link on the navigation bar. This link will take you
to the secure server where you can set up your account. With your
account, you can specify regular deductions from your bank account or
charges to your credit card, or you can log on to make individual
payments and contributions. At any time, you can change your payment
options or cancel use of the service. There is no cost to you for this
service. If you have any questions, please contact Jan Schultheiss
in the parish office.
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