Together with Fr. Bonke, Seminarian Michael Prakasam, and the staff of Christ the King Parish and School, I wish you a Happy Easter! After six weeks of solemn preparation, we celebrate the greatest of all Christian feasts. The tomb is empty! Jesus is risen from the dead! It is Easter!
On this Easter Sunday we join our Alleluias to the great chorus of Alleluias that began on that first Easter Sunday and sounds through the centuries. With the resurrection of Jesus Christ our horizons have been extended into eternity! In the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the promise and the hope of our resurrection.
We will have an entire season to take in what we celebrate today. The Easter Season will continue for seven weeks and then culminate in the great Feast of Pentecost. May the Good News of Jesus’ victory over sin and death seep into the nooks and crannies of our lives and be the reason for a hope that nothing can take away from us.
We warmly welcome Michael Prakasam home to Christ the King for Easter. Michael is a seminarian from the Diocese of Palayamkottai in southern India. He is in his second year of Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary. Christ the King has the privilege of serving as Michael’s home parish while he is studying in the United States. Welcome home, Michael!
One of the great opportunities that awaits us in the Easter season is our upcoming Parish Mission. A Parish Mission is a retreat opportunity for the entire parish. Please mark your calendars for April 23-25 when Permanent Deacons Eddie Ensley and Robert Herrmann will lead us in the Parish Mission. All regularly scheduled evening activities of the school and parish are suspended during the three evenings of the Parish Mission to allow everyone to participate in this important event in the life of our parish. Please invite friends and family to join us.
On Pentecost Sunday, which is the birthday of the Church, we will choose, by lot, two new members to serve on our Parish Pastoral Council. Please consider offering this important service to the parish by prayerfully discerning a call to serve on the Council. Those who feel called to offer this service are invited to fill out a self-nomination form. After prayer to the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, we will draw the names of two new at-large members for the Council.
Happy Easter! It is the Sunday of Sundays!
See you at Mass!