Easter Letter from the Pastor


Dear Friends,


Our broken world needs Easter more than ever. St. Paul tells us that “If Christ be not raised from the dead, our faith is in vain.” (1 Cor. 15:14). Our observance of Easter is not just a mere recollection of the central events of Christianity— it is a life-giving sacrament and sign of hope, that is realized in our lives each and every year.


This Easter at our parish, we especially look forward to welcoming our largest class of new Christians in the recent history of our parish. These were those, who even during these extraordinary times, seek that new Life in the Sacrament of Baptism. On Easter night, these individuals will die and rise again with Christ to the newness of life, the very meaning of the Easter mystery.


Each year we also are invited to renew that same miracle in our lives, as we journey with Christ in His Passion, Death, and Resurrection. We are given the perseverance and grace we need for the true goal of our lives—to journey to Eternal Life.


This Holy Week and Easter, the priests and brothers will do all we can accommodate as many as we can to our parish this Holy Week and Easter. Please check our website for our extended Confession and Liturgy schedule. We will also be live streaming these important liturgies so all can participate from any place in the world.


On behalf of the Canons Regular, I wish you a most blessed and Holy Easter. May this Easter afford you that true joy which cannot be taken away:


Paschal Triumph, Easter joy, only sin can this destroy;

From Sin’s death do thou set free, souls reborn, O Lord, in Thee. Ad Regias Agnes Dapes, 1425



In our Risen Lord,


Very Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC Pastor and Superior


 

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825 N. Carpenter St

Chicago, IL 60642

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