Easter Sunday

I. Welcome and Happy Resurrection!  Easter is a many faceted festival! It celebrates Jesus’ Risen Life, but also celebrates our own share in it. It celebrates Jesus’ love for all humanity, but also celebrates our call to love as Jesus did. It celebrates darkness giving way to Light, death giving way to Life, sacrifice giving way to Love. We are the “disciple whom Jesus loved” who sees the emptiness of falsity and sinfulness and obstinacy of those who see but do not believe (at times, we must include ourselves). The goodness and generosity of our lives challenges others to see and believe, to see and love, to see and come to the Light. On behalf of Fr. Jamie, seminarian Corey Bruns, and the entire Cathedral pastoral staff, I wish for you the new Life, the new Hope which only the Risen Lord can give! Alleluia! Alleluia!

II. Is it Time to Re-Connect? Over my years as a priest, I have discovered that there are many reasons why people have left or wandered away from the active practice of their Catholic faith: some lack information or proper formation, some are disillusioned, some have grown slothful (spiritually lazy), some have been hurt, some have removed themselves because of a broken relationship, etc. Whatever the reason, is it time for you to re-connect with a Church family?  Do not hesitate to contact Fr.  Jamie Dennis, seminarian Corey Bruns, Donna Murphy, or myself. We would consider it an honor and a privilege to sit and listen. Think about it. Talk about it. Pray about it.

III. Easter Vespers (Evening Prayer of the Church) is a marvelous way for the mystery of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ to seep more deeply into our being. This quiet, meditative time for prayer connects with our Church universally.  I invite you to invite others to accompany you in celebrating this “official” Prayer of the Church on Easter Sunday at 6:00pm!

IV. “Across the Diocese” is a 6-9 minute video series for our bishop to communicate with us. This avenue of communication features guests who serve in and around the Diocese of Owensboro, the 32 counties of Western Kentucky. Join Bishop Medley every month as he hosts this video conversation! If you are not signed up for this e-newsletter, you may do so at: http://eepurl.com/bF4ZtX. You can also view or sign up from our website at www.ststephencathedral.org .

V. The Cathedral Facebook is an amazing way to stay in touch with happenings and activities of our Parish and the Diocese through pictures, Sunday Scripture readings, announcements, activities, etc. Join the 650+ who have signed up on Cathedral Facebook at www.facebook.com/StStephenCathedral/ or click on the Facebook icon from our www.saintstephencathedral.org. “Like” us on Facebook, if you have not already!