We continue our journey alongside our brothers and sisters in Christ. As the human family faces a global crisis, we as God’s family of faith are on the front line.
Be reassured, the Lord Jesus is journeying with us during this time of uncertainty, anxiety and sorrows. At the same time, He is inviting us to journey with Him, perhaps more intimately than ever before in our lives. Together our Lenten Parish Retreat led us to His invitation to the upper room the Last Supper with His Apostle on Holy Thursday, to celebrate the gift of the Holy Eucharist, His Body and Blood. He invited us to walk with Him on the road to Calvary as He carried the cross for our salvation. Last Sunday, He invited us to the empty tomb that gave witness to His Resurrection; the ultimate victory over sin and death.
We share the pain of separation from our loved ones and our inability to celebrate together in our parish churches. In this unique moment, we are challenged as the Church to find new ways to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of God’s people. At St. Teresa’s we can reach out to you online. Holy Mass every day, our Lenten Retreat, times of Adoration, Devotions, the Rosary and our journey to Divine Mercy Sunday has been rich in blessings. Thank you for allowing us to bring Christ comfort and strength to you and your family during this holy season.
We thank all who are providing compassionate care to Covid-19 patients in our local hospitals and up and down the land.
So many are working on our behalf in different areas of social life. Many of you are volunteers – a big thank you! We also remember in these Easter Days of this Holy Season the souls of those who have died from the Corona virus and their families, and those who as Pope Francis says are “...writing the decisive events of our time: doctors, nurses, supermarket employees, cleaner, providers of transport, law and order forces, volunteers, priests, deacons, religious men and women and so very many others.” We remember our families and the efforts of each of us to care for our families and our neighbours. As we do so we stand in solidarity with the Sons and Daughters of All Nations – we offer them our blessing and our unity at the Altar. May the Risen Lord bless them an us.