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FR. ANDRE said 4/19/2014 7:48:31 PM :
My dear brother and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ,
In this Holy Week of Passion and Easter, all Christians in the world are invited to meditate on the mystery of our faith.
This is the time in which Divinity reveals its goodness and faithfulness while humanity spits off hatred, betrayal and infidelity.
In the history of our faith, faith always was the living and the guiding principle for all the faithful. During this week, Christians took off from their work, stopped the clocks of their daily lives, went to church every day and every night, followed all the liturgical services of the church made of rituals that reflect both the penance and the greatness of the mystery of our salvation.
Today, we call upon the Holy Name of the Most Holy One, the God of our salvation to forget not his Mercy toward us, but to remember that we are the flock that was purchased by the innocent blood of His Only Beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ as Lord and Redeemer.
My friends, no words can ever express my thankfulness and gratitude to you all for making the Church a priority in your life. Please keep remembering in your daily life that Christ is the center of our lives. As Pope emeritus Benedict XVI once said: “If humanity wants to search the future, humanity must find God. For God is the guaranty of the future -- where God is, there the future will be.
The birth of our Lord in the flesh, His passion, death and resurrection are called the mystery of our redemption. They are the historical realities, which will stand for eternity, and that no one can ever deny or reject and when they try to do so, they will end up in wonder and awe in front of that Great Mystery.
Consequently the life of the Christians in the world is the most concrete sign of the validity of this Great Mystery. This is why we must continue encouraging one another to pray more, to take time, again in reason, to sanctify time by acknowledging the salvation we all received through the Cross of Christ, in His death and resurrection.
Do not hesitate to be nice to one another as God was so nice to us all when he saved us despite our sin and bad deeds. Our nature is always good because the God of all goodness made us. God gave up his life for us on the cross, for God trusts our nature in which He made us, He purchased it back, so we in return we can honor Him and render him Glory forever.

Christ is Risen, Christ is truly Risen, we are his witnesses in the world.
God bless you,
Fr. Andre, Pastor

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