Again this Easter, our family gathered to celebrate, not only the glory of Easter Sunday, but four birthdays. It was a joyous day. As I cleaned, and baked, and prepared the house for guests…I grew weary. Wouldn’t it be nice, I thought, if one of my daughters-in-law offered to host Easter one time. But then, I told myself, when would you take such care with your spring cleaning? Would you look after these corners, these nooks and crannies where the spiders leave their webs? Th
Easter Sunday is with Us Once Again
Easter Sunday is with us once again, with all the joy and beauty that surrounds this great solemnity. On this day all Christians celebrate Christ’s victory over sin and death. It is a reminder that the final word always belongs to God. Over the season of Lent we contemplated the reality of sin and struggle. We accompanied Jesus in his battle with the enemies of God. We saw Jesus rejected, humiliated, and for a short period of time overcome by the power of darkness. On E
Holy Week is Here!
The journey of Lent comes to its climactic end this week. Passion Sunday is celebrated a week before Easter Sunday, and reminds us of the sacrifice of Jesus. We listen to the events that led to Christ’s death as the Church invites us to immerse ourselves into Christ’s death, so that we may rise with Him on the third day. On Monday all priests will gather with our Bishop at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton to celebrate the Chrism Mass. Priests will renew their
Preparing for Easter
The season of Lent is a time of preparation for Easter. We take this time to clean our spiritual house and to recommit ourselves to the Lord, so that we can experience the gift of Easter with greater efficacy and joy. Easter represents for us the gift of heaven, as our whole life is to be a kind of Lent, a kind of preparation for our encounter with God at the end of our lives. In this sense we could say that our whole life is meant to be a kind of preparation for a good de