St. Mary's School

EASTER SUNDAY

Sunday, April 12, 2020


Dear Friends,


Happy Easter! Today we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! Our Lenten journey is complete and we now look to a time of great joy in the Church. We join the angels in heaven in singing "Alleluia!" We renew our commitment to God and our Catholic faith and continue to reflect upon Christ's teachings. Our values of compassion, excellence, service and justice help us to focus our lives and to live the Gospel in practical ways. We do so with hearts made anew in God's love.


Thank you to the teachers, students, and parents for your dedication and commitment to making St. Mary's School the wonderful community it is, especially during these trying times. I pray that we will all be surrounded by God's love and that the Spirit may be a constant source of strength and courage for us.


Wishing you all a blessed, grace-filled Easter.


Sincerely,

Mr. Christopher Beza

Principal

Easter Sunday Mass - All Are Welcome!


Today we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We hope you will join Father Shawn as he live streams Easter Mass from St. Mary's Church at 10:00 am on Sunday, April 12. The live stream will be coordinated through Zoom and can be accessed by clicking this link. The link to the live stream can also be accessed on the home page of the parish website (www.stmarysmelrose.org).


Other Resources for Easter Sunday:

Easter Prayers from Catholic Relief Services

Creative Ways to Teach the Easter Story

The Resurrection of Christ ABC Order Worksheet

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On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb. So she ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed. For they did not yet understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead.


~ John 20:1-9