|Easter Letter 13|
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Barbara,
The Lord is Kind and Merciful. (Psalm 103) During Lent, the Cross in our sanctuary, draped in purple, has reminded us that despite our unworthiness and sinfulness, Jesus loves us so much that he stretched out his arms on the cross to die for us so that we might have life in him.
The summit of our Liturgical Year is the Easter Triduum, a single celebration beginning with the evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, reaching its high point in the Easter Vigil, and culminating with the celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Catholics, therefore, are encouraged to attend the liturgies of the Triduum.
This Easter, St. Barbara is in the midst of the Parish Transformation Process. Nearly 40 parishioners have committed themselves to attending a series of 12 meetings as we look at how our parish is grounded in the message of Jesus, particularly in the areas of Mission, Finances, and School.
We celebrate the feast of the Resurrection of Our Lord this year in our beautifully painted Church. Our ongoing church renovation is only possible because of the continued generosity of so many good parishioners to our Centennial Campaign.
Being grateful for the many ways God has blessed you, please prayerfully consider how generous you will be with your Easter Gift this year. Your special Easter Offering is very much needed to help St. Barbara meet our financial obligations.
Come to Mass…Come to Confession…Come to receive Holy Communion on Easter Sunday and share in the joy of Easter. Christ is Risen! Rejoice!
Devotedly yours in Christ,
Fr. Dennis Ziomek and Fr. Andrzej Beltowski