Dear People of Saint Anne,
In the brightness of this Easter Day, we gather to celebrate not only the resurrection of Jesus, but the great lengths to which our God is willing to go in order that we might be redeemed. God, in Jesus, was willing to go to the cross for us. For without the risk of losing one’s life, the willingness to endure suffering and the humility to carry the cross – the resurrection is impossible.
Whatever brings you to Easter Mass this year, please know how very welcome you are – and even more so, if you have been away from our community worship for one reason or another, we are delighted that you have joined us. Our reunion with those we don’t see all the time greatly enhances the joy of holiday gatherings in our family. This also holds true in the household of our faith and prayer here at Saint Anne.
Whatever brought you to church this year, by whatever route you came to Saint Anne to celebrate the glory of Christ’s resurrection and the promise of new life, let this be a time for all of us to renew our relationship with Jesus and with our brothers and sisters, who make up God’s people – the Church.
This Easter issue of the Clarion carries announcements and current Parish news, but it’s only one way our Parish reaches out to keep you informed and up to date. Our Parish website resides at stannebarrington.org. Our website contains a welcoming video that describes our vision as a Catholic Faith Community. You can also sign up on the website to receive our weekly Parish e-blast which is sent out every Friday.
I hope that you will check out our Parish website and become a frequent visitor. It’s one of the many doors through which you can enter the life of our Faith Community.
If there is any way that I or anyone on our Parish staff can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to be in touch with us.
Be sure of our prayers for you, your family and friends this Easter. Jesus is risen; he is our Lord and our life. Christ is our hope and our peace. The Lord is risen throughout the whole creation and in our Parish community.
Father Bernie Pietrzak