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Archbishop Easter Letter 2015

Easter 2015 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Throughout the season of Lent, we have prepared for the joyous day that Jesus Christ bursts forth from the tomb, bringing His light to a dark and weary world. Now we welcome a fresh sense of hope and renewal. As we follow our Risen Lord, we, too,…

Test, Trust, Triumph: Week 5

  Unless a Grain of Wheat Falls Fifth Sunday of Lent March 22, 2015 Readings:  Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 5:7-9; John 12:20-33 Some Greeks who had come up to worship at the Passover feast came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went and…

Test, Trust, Triumph: Week 4

  For God So Loved the World Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare) March 15, 2015 Readings:  2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:14-21 Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may…

Test, Trust, Triumph: Week 3

    Cleansing The Temple Third Sunday of Lent March 8, 2015 Readings: Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25 Since the Passover of the Jews was near, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and doves, as well as the money-changers seated there. He made a…

Test, Trust, Triumph: Week 2

    On The Mountain Second Sunday of Lent March 1, 2015 Readings:  Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8:31b-34; Mark 9:2-10 Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on…

Test, Trust, Triumph: Week 1

    In The Desert First Sunday of Lent February 22, 2015 Readings: Genesis 9:8-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15 At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.  After John had…

Archbishop Listecki Christmas Letter 2014

 Christmas 2014 For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.   (Matthew 1:20-21) Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Many of us feel especially nostalgic during Advent…

Coping with the Holidays

by Terri Balash, Director of Pastoral Care Healing Thoughts The Holidays are here and for those who are experiencing grieving during the holidays for the first time, this will be a new experience for you.  Anyone who has experienced the death of a special person has “special days” that are harder to live through than…