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An Easter message from Father Donald Oleksiak, diocesan administrator

News of the Diocese

April 11, 2020

Happy Easter!

Today, Christians all over the world celebrate life and the joy of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Easter remains a source of great joy and hope – hope of life eternal for all Christians.

This Easter is certainly different from anything we have experienced during most of our lifetimes. The coronavirus, stay-at-home orders from the government, isolation, hand-washing and social distancing have certainly impacted our daily lives. Despite all of this, the resurrection of Jesus reminds us day after day -- and in a particularly special way on this Easter Sunday, that no matter how dark it is, light -- the light of Christ -- is always more powerful than darkness. And that no matter how much trouble or difficulty there could be in the world, love – the love of Christ -- conquers all fear and fills us with hope and new life.

Through the power flowing from the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, let us continue to work together to sing the Easter Alleluia and to do our part to proclaim Jesus Christ is risen from the dead through our actions, words and deeds.

May we courageously help one another through this extraordinary time in the history of the world and trust that God will give us what we need to have hope and keep our eyes fixed on heaven.

Happy Easter and God bless you and your loved ones!

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