Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter!
From all of us here at St. Valentine Parish, Priests, Deacon, and our entire staff, we pray that you and your loved ones may have a blessed and hope-filled Easter. May we accept the grace Jesus won for us with gratitude and amazement, and live our lives as his resurrected people. And being filled with Easter Joy may we share that message to those who still sit in darkness and fear. Archbishop Alan Vigneron wants us all “to move towards the goal of becoming a band of joyful missionary disciples.” In joy, may we answer Jesus’ mission to us, and go out to our brothers and sisters in our own homes and neighborhoods, bringing Jesus and His new life through our words and actions.
With heartfelt gratitude, we would like to thank all those who worked hard to make our Lenten and Easter celebrations so meaningful. Added to that, thanks to our ushers, altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers, lectors, Kevin, Katrina and the choir members, Michael Burden and those who assisted him in changing the liturgical environment, Religious Education teachers and aids, and teachers of the Word for the Little Ones, for all your dedicated and loving service to the parish. We are indeed blessed with such selfless and loving followers of Christ.
Congratulations to Kendall Drake, Aubrey Locklear, Allison Alexander, Nickolas Bilski, Richard Franz, Bonnie Zelakiewicz, Wendy Wagner, Jodi Williams and Kimberly Mathis who walked the journey and now are fully initiated into the Catholic Church. We pray that you continue to grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus.
May Jesus live in all our hearts, that we may always embrace Him with love and gratitude. And may the Risen Christ bless you and your families abundantly throughout the fifty days of this Easter Season and always.
Rejoice! For He has Risen, Alleluia!
Fr. Socorro and Fr. Henry
Divine Mercy Sunday—April 8—3:00 p.m. in the Church
The celebration includes a recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.
In preparation for the Feast, and to gain the greatest indulgence, you should receive the Sacrament of Penance during the Lenten Season; and pray the Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet daily, starting Good Friday — ending April 7th. A pamphlet for praying the Novena and Chaplet is available in all the vestibules of Church.
Please join us in celebrating this wonderful devotion.
“Jesus, I Trust In You”