From the Pastor's Desk...
May 1st, 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter

This weekend Jesus begins to explain to the Apostles and to us that he is going home to the Father. The thought of an imminent separation from a person we love fills us with sadness. So it was with the disciples, after they heard from Jesus that soon they would not be able to see him any longer. But the Lord reassured them that LOVE would make up for the lack of his visible presence and would fill their lives with peace and strength.

In his farewell discourse in the Gospel of John, Jesus promises that after his death and resurrection the Father will send us the Holy Spirit in his name. This Holy Spirit, who will teach and remind us of everything that Jesus told us, is instrumental in bringing about the peace that Jesus promises to give us. It is not the peace that the world gives...