“Transformation of Pain – into Light and Healing”
I would like to welcome any visitors or newcomers joining us this Easter. If this is your first experience at St. Timothy or at a Catholic Mass, I hope you find a warm and encouraging welcome. Thank you for joining us. This Easter, I invite you to be open to the experience of the “Empty Tomb.”
At the Easter Vigil, we read the Gospel of Matthew 28:1-10. At dawn, after the crucifixion, a group of women went to the tomb. They were greeted by an angel (messenger of God) who said to them “Come and see the place where he lay. Then go and tell his disciples.” We are the ones who are invited to come and see and then go and tell what we encounter. We are the witnesses of the Resurrection Event. The original women who went to the tomb went away “fearful yet overjoyed.”
We just made it through 40 days of Lent, we now have 50 days of Easter to celebrate. May this season invigorate our lives and our entire parish with the joy of Easter; the joy of the Resurrection is there but for the asking. If you, or someone you know has known sorrow, disappointment, emptiness or pain, then this Easter can be a great support. Jesus has transformed the most painful experience into light and healing. He has done this for the whole world, he can do this for you.
Peace and Easter Graces,
Fr. Kenneth J. Malley
If you are a newcomer, or returning to the Faith, I invite you to ponder the first 3 commandments. Keep it simple and let the Lord lead you. This is a good start.
1). I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange Gods before me.
2). You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
3). Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.