To the parishioners of St. Philip Neri Parish, sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints –

“Grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ”.

Who me?

And the Lord said, “Go!” … And I said, “Who me?” … God answered. “Yes, you!”

“But I’m not ready, Lord, and my friends are coming over. And I can’t leave my family. And you know, there is no one to take my place! … God said, “You’re stalling!”

And again, the Lord said, “Go!” … “But I don’t want! Listen, I’m not the type of person to get involved so deeply. Besides, my family wouldn’t like it – and what will the neighbors think?”

God answered, “Baloney!”

And yet a third time the Lord said, “Go!” … “Do I have to?” … “Do you love me?”

“Look, I’m scared. People are going to reject me and cut me up into little pieces. And I can’t take it all by myself!”

God replied, “Where do you think I’ll be? … And the Lord said, “Go!”

I answered timidly, “Here I am Lord, send me.”

Lord, help me to live, today, as a “Resurrected Person”.

Happy Easter!

Praise be Jesus Christ … and Mary Immaculate

St. Philip Neri … pray for us

St. Eugene de Mazenod … pray for us

St. Kateri Tekakwitha … pray for us

God is good … all the time.

Fr. Mike Dechant OMI