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Easter Blessings

As Easter approaches, it is our sincere wish here at St. Edward the Confessor and San Felipe de Jesús that everyone who comes to worship the Lord with us may experience the joy, love, and peace of the Risen Christ. St. Paul says, “If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile” (1 Cor. 15:17). But Christ has been raised, and this gives value to our faith, our good works, our hope, and our joy. May you experience all this and more on this glorious Easter Sunday!

These greetings are meant for everyone who reads these words.Whether you are a regular parishioner, an occasional visitor, or someone who just happens to be with us on this day, we want you to feel welcome at St. Edward the Confessor and San Felipe de Jesús.The Risen Lord is among us, as he is present whenever people gather in his name (Mt. 18:20). We hope that everyone here will recognize and enjoy his presence. If you are looking for a spiritual home, we hope you will make that home with us.You will find that there are many ways (including over 70 ministries) to participate in the life of this vibrant parish.

A heartfelt reminder: Easter is more than a single, special day.In the Catholic Church, the Easter Season lasts fifty days; and even after the Easter season is over, every Sunday is like a “little Easter,” in which we celebrate the resurrection of Christ, which happened on the first day of the week (Jn. 20:1). If we are invited to a special party, it is nice to be there at the beginning of the festivities; but it would be a pity to leave the party early. Easter Sunday is only the beginning of the festivities! Please continue to come here every Sunday, throughout the Easter Season and beyond. The Lord has great things in store for you.

Special thanks to all who have helped make this Lent, Holy Week, and Easter so wonderful here at St. Edward the Confessor and San Felipe de Jesús.Our devotional services and liturgies have been beautiful, and many people have participated and contributed in different ways. As our Easter celebration continues, we fervently hope that the Risen Lord may reward all who are part of this celebration.

Gratefully yours,

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