Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Easter 2020 will be “unusual” as we will all remember. It has never happened before in the history of the Church that a community could not gather together to incorporate the most important facts of our faith.

Let us reflect…The first Easter didn’t take place in a church, or a cathedral, or any sanctuary. It happened in the city of Jerusalem. In the center of this city, Jesus was condemned, sentenced to die on the cross, where He died, hung between two convicts and, where on the third day, He rose from the dead.

This year, we all are called to share the same experience of that first Easter Sunday, two thousand years ago, when His disciples, who were gathered together, were grief-stricken and asking . . . what is happening . . . what is going on?  Through the celebration of the Holy Triduum, that we all can access through TV, radio or the internet, may it give us the opportunity to reflect and ask ourselves very important and crucial questions about life and our relationship with God. In this troubling time, we can easily question the meaning of our life, or our religion.

Let us never forget. . . God took all His power and strength to be close to us and He won over every temptation, every sin and even death, in order to give us the liberty to have this hope and trust to rise stronger in our faith.

Keeping that in mind and, with the help of the Risen Lord, let us continue to be a strong and faithful community, working together and praying together in order to overcome hurdles presented to us, such as this COVID-19 pandemic, that we are all experiencing.

We wish you and your families a blessed Easter filled with faith and hope in the Risen Christ!

Fr. Chris Pastuszka, SDS and Fr. Konrad Zaborowski, SDS