“The Lord is Truly Risen, Alleluia.
To him be glory and power for all the ages of eternity,
Christ is risen, and the powerful light of his resurrection has justified our joyful excitement that solidifies our faith that Jesus is alive. Again, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ has paved way for our reconciliation with God and each other, and given us a hope beyond our graves. The ancient greeting of the Church says it all: “This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad” (Psalm 118).
The Resurrection is therefore significant to all peoples throughout the world, particularly Christians. St Paul says: “If Christ has not been raised from death, then we have nothing to preach, and you have nothing to believe” (1 Cor 15:14).
With jubilant hearts, let us live as people of faith freed from the bondage of sin and its vestiges while determined to life for Christ here on earth and be with him some day.
We have the grace to become the best version of ourselves.
Let us therefore resolve to live our baptismal promises and become a people who are transformed into committed disciples and stewards, selflessly giving our talents, treasures, and time in witnessing to the Risen Lord in the world.
Let us support and pray for one another to become a parish family deeply touched by the Resurrection power of Christ. In this difficult time of a dreadful pandemic, we need each other to bear the hardships we face together with serenity, patience, and charity, and cherish the fervent hope that Christ is with us always and will heal the world.
Let us stay close to our mother Mary, Patroness of our Parish, and entreat her to help us carry our crosses faithfully.
I wish you, your families, loved ones, and the entire family of St. Mary’s a Blessed Easter.
May the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you.
Fr Emmanuel Tabi Mensah.