From Father Peter and Father Anselm
17th April, 2022
Dear Beloved Parishioners,
Easter is here again! Alleluia! Easter is a season like no other; it is a season of joy, hope, and happiness. The Easter message of joy echoes through the whole world proclaiming Christ’s ultimate victory of light over darkness, grace over sin, and life over death. For the past two years, we have been experiencing a lot of darkest nights. The whole of humanity’s hope is eclipsed by the darkness of despair, fear, and crisis emanating from the ongoing pandemic, natural disasters, and wars. We live in a challenging time, however, the victory of Christ over death is our hope.
Despite the darkness which we experience in our life, the celebration of Easter reassures us that darkness has no power over us for Christ Our Lord has risen! The Prophet Isaiah said “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine” (Isaiah 9:2). This prophecy is today being fulfilled in our lives. As we celebrate this feast of Light, God says to us: “Do not be afraid” (Matt 28:5). “I am with you always” (Matt 28: 20). Let us therefore rejoice and be glad for Easter is here and darkness shall vanish forever.
This Easter, may the Lord help us to rediscover the symbol and power of our faith as a light that can dispel the darkness that we currently experience. Like Mary and the other women who first witnessed and proclaimed the Good message of the Resurrection, let us proclaim the Resurrected Christ knowing that He has brought forth life from death, light from darkness, and hope from despair. We are the Easter people and Alleluia is our song. May the Light of the Risen Christ shine in our hearts, homes, and the world.
Thank you all for your unalloyed support.
Wishing you all and your loved ones Easter blessings of good health, new hope, and great joy.
Fr Peter and Fr Anselm