A Message from Fr. Murray
GOD is our hope and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will we not fear, though the earth be changed, and though the hills be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof rage and swell, and though the mountains shake at the tempest of the same. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. (Psalm 46)
At this time, when our country and indeed the world is swept with fear and uncertainty because of the COVID-19 virus and when we begin to question so many things we had taken for granted, it is easy to become disoriented and confused. It is at times when the world seems to be filled with fear however, that we need to turn to Sacred Scripture and remember the promises and hope that are part of who we are as children of God. In the midst of the confusion and uncertainty we need to turn to the sure and certain hope we have in Jesus Christ.
This Easter season will be very different for all of us. The need to protect and care for one another means that we cannot gather in person to share in the journey of Holy Week or to join in praise of the risen Christ on Easter Day. However in our homes we can share in the ongoing worship and prayer of the church during this time. Your parish continues to offer prayer for all and those with access to technology can follow online through the parish website or on you tube. We are fortunate that our prayer books provide a rich resource for our worship and I encourage all to join with your parish family at the times of the services included in this letter.
Easter is a yearly reminder that darkness and death could not over come the promises of God, that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. When you are feeling uncertain, fearful and alone, look to the cross and know that you are not alone, that the darkness of despair will not overwhelm us for we belong to the risen Lord.
I look forward to when we will be able once again to join in offering the Holy Mass and share in the joy of the praise and worship of our risen Lord.
In His Name