Dear Sisters and Brothers. He is Risen! This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad! We have reached the culmination of our Lenten journey to rejoice in the Lord who has risen. We rejoice today because we were able to journey with Jesus in his suffering, crucifixion and death so that we experience his resurrection in our lives. In this journey we are like the centurion at the foot of the cross confessed, “Truly this man must be a son of God.” (MK15:39) Our confession of Jesus as Son of God allows us to rejoice in Him and in His resurrection. Because of our Faith in Christ we are called “EASTER PEOPLE”. We are called to be Easter People who are filled with God’s grace, peace and glory. There is no going back to our darkness, sufferings and pain rather we are filled with grace, peace and glory of God. Holy Father reminds us this message as we began our Lenten Journey in his Lenten message: “During the Easter Vigil, we will celebrate once more the moving rite of the lighting of the Easter candle. Drawn from the “new fire”, this light will slowly overcome the darkness and illuminate the liturgical assembly. “May the light of Christ rising in glory dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds”, and enable all of us to relive the experience of the disciples on the way to Emmaus. By listening to God’s word and drawing nourishment from the table of the Eucharist, may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love.” -Pope Francis Lenten Message 2018 May we be and become Easter People filled with God’s grace, peace and glory. HAPPY EASTER Rejoicing in serving, Fr. Ajith Kumar Antony Dass, ss.cc.