There is no more exciting part of the year for us…the upcoming celebration of Easter and the continuing celebration of the Holy Spirit during the days between Easter and Pentecost. Folks dress themselves up for Easter, but the Church dresses itself up for 50 days, showing the wonderful gifts the Spirit has generated in us-t he Word, the Sacraments, the mission of Good News, community, and discipleship.
Our newsletter has various items should be of help to you. We continue my series that relates the Spiritual Works of Mercy to the mission of evangelization. Feel free to steal it for your Bulletins! We are also happy to feature something new – an app that brings daily meditations on the Easter Season (Easter Monday through Pentecost) right to your smartphone. This new electronic venture is a dimension of the Living the Eucharist program which has touched the lives of thousands of Catholics.
We link to John Roberto’s project of relating family and faith in contemporary Catholic life – this is one of the major apostolic projects we face as evangelizers: stimulating the elements of faith in our Catholic households. We also link to an important CARA study that tries to pin down the elusive – and often falsely reported – data about who stays in the Church after baptism as adults.
I have a short book review of “The Nones are Okay,” which furthers our reflection on one of the most important phenomena of contemporary Catholic life. And we continue soliciting stories of mercy in the Year of Mercy.
A blessed Holy Week and celebration of the life given us by the Risen Christ.
Sincerely in Christ, Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP