We hear it said that “Christmas is for children”. If that is so, then Holy Week and Easter are “the grown up” feasts of the year. Being “grown up”, means that we have responsibilities, worries, cares. We have questions about pain, sorrow, love and life that look for an answer.
Jesus didn’t come to give handy answers to our questions but to give a meaning to our lives. He knows the dark areas of our lives because he was there before us. At Easter he shines the light of his Resurrection on that darkness.
His story of pain, sorrow, loss and death is our story. His resurrection is our hope. So we ask you to bring your troubles, your hopes, sadness and joy to the ceremonies of Holy Week.
Together we will walk the road to Calvary with him. Together we will listen as he gives his word of love, his promise of happiness. Together we will renew our own promise to love him and each other.
Holy Week is a special week for you personally and for all of us as a community in St Michael’s Parish. We look forward to sharing it with you.
With this week’s Messenger we include an insert giving details of all the ceremonies and times of Confessions.