Today we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday and so call to mind the mercy of God that comes to us through Christ Jesus. As we pray on this day, “God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed” (Collect, Second Sunday of Easter). Let us pray on this day that we will accept more fully in our hearts the mercy of God and strive to share this with others by the witness of our lives.
Next Sunday, April 18, Archbishop Rozanski will be here at Saint Joseph Church to celebrate the 11:00 a.m. Mass. During the Mass, he will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on several students in the Saint Joseph Parish School of Religion Program. We congratulate these students, their parents, and their sponsors on this special occasion. Please join us in welcoming the Archbishop of Saint Louis on his first pastoral visit to the Parish.
Lastly, I take this opportunity to thank all who were involved in any way for the celebrations of the Sacred Triduum and Easter Sunday. May God bless you all.