May the Feast of the Resurrection of Christ in these troubled times give you renewed hope and peace.
The Light of Christ.
At the Easter Vigil, in a completely darkened Church, the lit Easter candle is carried in and raised three times and sung throughout the Church is the "The Light of Christ".
The only light is the Easter candle, the sign of the Risen Lord Jesus among us. Jesus comes into the darkness of our world and our lives to bring light. From that candle we receive the Light of Christ.
The Easter candle will remain on our sanctuary for the entire Easter Season - that is, through to the Feast of Pentecost, May 23rd.
During the Easter season we will often gaze upon the Easter candle, which will be lit for all our liturgical celebrations. It will often draw you into prayer. That Light is so special. It is a sign that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. At Saint Teresa's He lives in our midst and becomes present to us in a unique way during each liturgy.
And let us not fail to see him within our hearts as we are united to him through our baptism. It is this Christ who brings light and hope through His resurrection. He comes to scatter the darkness of our own personal sin, failure and weakness. He also comes to scatter the darkness that we experience as we bear heavy crosses in our lives and as we sometimes experience feelings of despair, depression and weariness of some of the challenges that we bear in life. We have all faced challenges over these past twelve months.
Easter reminds us that we never give up hope. From the darkness of the tomb the Lord Jesus has been raised to new life. From the darkness of our lives we are promised to be raised to a new life in the Risen Christ and to recognise his embrace in good times and challenging times.
We send out our blessing to all who join us online. We send out our blessing to all who carry the Cross of Suffering. We send out our blessing to all who this Easter will have tears in their eyes because the one they knew and loved on Earth has been called into Eternal Life. We send out our blessing on Easter Sunday to all the nations of the world that the Risen Lord will bless them and bring healing where it is sorely needed.
May the Lord rise again in the lives of those who have lost their way. We keep the doors of our hearts open and our church doors open to welcome them back. We miss them. We want to see them back in our midst, so does Saint Teresa, Our Lady and their Guardian Angels and Patron Saints.
Happy Easter and again God Bless you and your Family.