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Saint Joseph Catholic Church • Jasper, Indiana

A Parish of the Diocese of Evansville

FATHER RAY'S EASTER MESSAGE

You are a beloved child of God. No matter what you have been told. No matter what you have done. No matter how life has wounded you and what pain you find yourself living in, God loves you and wants a life for you worthy of your beloved status.

On Easter Sunday we celebrate. Hallelujah, He is risen! It is a joyful day of happiness because the Lord has Risen from the dead and has overcome this world and it's evil and has thereby given all a chance to do the same.  

Easter is a day of celebration because it represents the fulfillment of our faith as Christians. Saint Paul wrote that, unless Christ rose from the dead, our faith is in vain. Through his death, Christ saved mankind from bondage to sin, and He destroyed the hold that deathhas on all of us; but it is His Resurrection that gives us the promise of new life, both in this world and the next.

No matter your level of faith you are invited to know Jesus . You are invited into a personal relationship with the Son of God!  The risen Lord.

If you have been away from the Church. If you find your self searching, lost, afraid, alone, hurting or questioning I invite you to contact us.  The Priests of Saint Joseph stand ready to journey with you.

Easter isn't a spiritual event that happened just once, long ago; we don't say "Christ has risen" but "Christ is risen," because He rose, body and soul, and is still alive and with us today. That is the true meaning of Easter.    Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen!