Blessed Robert Grissold Catholic Church

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Parish Event Archive: Christmas and Easter Messages
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Each Christmas and Easter, our parish priest writes a special message to the parish reflecting on the two most important times of the Churches year. These messages are published in our seasonal newsletters which can be viewed here. They are also available on our website below. Click on the buttons below to read the messages.
Easter Messages
Christmas Messages
Easter Message 2017
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Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! A happy Easter to you all.

At Easter we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The God revealed in the Resurrection is the God who enables and empowers new beginnings - the God who makes a way out where there seems to be no way.

Our God is the God of new possibilities and new life and he invites us to give up what is old and deathly and share in the new life of the Risen Christ. This is the life which is made present, and on which we feed, in the Eucharist for, through the word and sacrament of the Eucharist, we are invited to encounter the Risen Christ who empowers us to take the light of Easter Sunday back into our daily lives - even where our lives are overshadowed by the darkness of Good Friday, for through the light and life of the Resurrection, present and celebrated in the Mass, Christ makes all things new!

That is why St Paul tells us that it right to give thanks to God “in all things” and why the Preface to the Eucharistic Prayer proclaims that: “It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give God thanks” - for the Risen Christ transforms the ordinary stuff of our daily lives, ordinary stuff like bread and wine, into God’s presence in our midst - even when our circumstances involve pain and suffering for, as St Paul reminds us: “Nothing can separate us from the love of God” - that love which is stronger than death and the darkness of the tomb and which is the light of the Risen Christ that transforms all things, creating new beginnings, new possibilities and new life.

Fr. Frank Smith.
Parish Priest
Easter 2017

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