SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER



I hope you enjoyed our Easter Liturgies and they were meaningful for you. Many people helped in the process and I would like to thank them. The Ministers of Welcome, Lectors, Ministers of Communion and the Altar Servers did a wonderful job. The palms on Palm Sunday and Good Friday added to the ceremonies and I would like to thank Jennifer Theile and Carmen Jansz for their generosity in making the palms. The flowers were contributed by The Applemarket and I would like to thank James Tiveron for his generosity once again. The flowers were arranged by Ellen Kolwich and Norma Dac and I thank them for their hard work in making the church look so nice for Easter. Thank you to our Youth Group for doing the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. Our webmaster, Luis Gomes, is to be thanked too for keeping our website up to date. Thanks to Barbara-Anne Krampart and Silvio Fernandes for leading the RCIA candidates, Gary Grant, Shenese Gibson and Stevan Kraguljac, to the church.  Thanks to the Dream Team for preparing the reception after the Easter Vigil. The food was delicious.  I would like to thank our 2 choirs for their wonderful music over the last three days: The Senior Choir, directed by Anthony Bastianon and the Folk Choir, directed by Sean Bator. Your music was a great addition to our Easter Liturgies. Thanks to Fr. Roger for his help on Holy Thursday and Easter Sunday. Finally, I would like to thank all the parishioners who came out to experience our Easter Liturgies and hope that they were very meaningful for you. Thanks to all who contributed to our Holy Week Schedule.

Thomas was the apostle who didn’t believe the woman that Jesus had been raised from the dead. Thomas loved the Lord but he lacked to courage to stand with him in his passion and crucifixion. He ran away and stayed by himself after Jesus died and preferred loneliness rather than fellowship with the others. When Thomas finally got the strength to join the other Apostles, he recognized Jesus and immediately said, “My Lord and My God”.

I hope you have a great week!

Fr. Phil