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TUESDAY MUSINGS 041420

HAPPY EASTER! ALleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 

Easter Sunday is the beginning, not the end, of the Easter Season that extends 50 days culminating on Pentecost. It doesn't end there, actually. It makes up the entire liturgical cycle. Ordinary Time flows from Easter. Easter Sunday is the heart and soul of it all. I should say, the Paschal Mystery (Passion, Death and Resurrection). There's no Easter Sunday without Good Friday. The cross, which was a symbol of defeat and embarrassment, is now draped in white and has become the symbol of our redemption, the joy and gladness of our salvation. We don’t, we can’t and we won't forget the sadness and grief of Good Friday. It’s history. It’s a past event but it’s written and inscribed in our memories although we weren't there at the time it happened. Liturgy helps us bring back its power. 

Easter is an eight- day solemn celebration from Sunday-Sunday. The scripture readings as they recount the events immediately after Christ's resurrection, are deeply moving. 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PARISH

ST. BERNARD PARISH 

ST. LUKE PARISH

EASTER SUNRISE MASS

In the midst of these terrible circumstances, I've witnessed a marvelous outpouring of generosity and a wonderful and magnificent display of kindness. It's awesome. This expression of solidarity is humanity as its best, religion at its finest. This is the true spirit of Easter, selfless love. It's highly infectious.  

EASTER SUNDARY EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION

As we brace for the worst of the pandemic, we pray for Douglas and Pirtleville and beyond. We pray for the speedy recovery of those as reported by douglasdispatch who have been affected at home. 

We pray for the eternal repose of the souls of the parishioners who recently passed away and offer condolences, sympathy and consolation to the grieving families, relatives and friends. Rest assured, they are included in the prayerful intentions of the community. 

Rafaela Arvizu, Marco Antonio Martinez, Luciano Gonzales III, Raul Perez, Dominga Pedrejo 

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.  

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