Pastor's letter

 4-14-22

           Greetings! On behalf of Fathers Daro, Phan and myself, I would like to wish you all a blessed Easter Triduum and Easter! St. John of the Cross explains in his writings that God is unknown to us because He is an infinite being while we are finite.

            God made us in such a way that with reason we can know God exists but without revelation, we are unable to know anything about the God that exits. St. Paul said, “Ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal power and divinity have been able to be understood and perceived in what he has made.”(Romans 1:20)

            That is why throughout many centuries, God revealed information about Himself through the prophets, “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, “to ransom those under the law, so that we might receive adoption.”” (Gal 4:4-5) God became a man to reveal Himself more fully. He came in the flesh to die, so we who were dead in sin may live eternally. Jesus truly rose from the dead, and definitively defeated sin and death. “Death is swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (1 Cor 15:54-55)

            Recently, I had a conversation with an elderly woman. After stating that when we rise from the dead, we will possess perfect human bodies, she asked, “How do you know? She was lamenting the fact that she is not able to do many of the things she used to do when she was young. I said that as the Head of the Church goes, the members of His Body go to.

            We have a lot to celebrate this Easter, the victory of Jesus over death. In order to attain eternal life, we need only follow Him. He says, “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” (Luke 9:23) When we follow Jesus, we do not only follow Him to the cross at Golgotha, but beyond to the resurrection. By the grace of God we obtain from the sacraments, if we follow Him, our bodies will rise to be like His body that first Easter. In short, we will share in His resurrected glory. This is something that leads to great hope in the midst of our sufferings and trials. My prayer is that you and your family have a blessed and holy Easter, Easter Octave and Easter Season! Happy Easter!!

Fr. Christopher Kubat

Pastor 

Fr. Christopher Kubat

Pastor

Fr. Christopher Kubat