All of Us – #141

Fr. Larry Lisowski Immaculate Conception St. Joseph Parishes Catholic Church in Chicago

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Happy Easter to all! Thank you for being with us this Easter as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Your presence today is a precious gift to our parish community. How good it is for us to gather and share in this Holy Eucharist. I am sure God is smiling down from heaven upon us today. 

Easter is filled with great hope and joy. The songs we sing, the prayers we offer, even the colorful flowers and beautiful Easter lilies that decorate our church, all reflect the faith we profess today and the new life given to us by Christ.

Easter is not just one day in the year. Every day, as followers of Jesus, we are to give witness to Christ in our life. Our prayer every Sunday is rooted in the death and resurrected Lord. The Easter season itself continues on for 50 days as we make our way to Pentecost Sunday.

I am grateful for the many volunteers who worked so hard behind the scenes throughout this Holy Week to make our liturgies beautiful and meaningful expressions of our Catholic faith. Hundreds of hours go into the planning, practicing, rehearsing, organizing and decorating. Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph parishes are blessed to have dedicated and devoted parishioners who bring great care and attention to our prayer and worship. Thank you to all who gave their time and talents to make this a very special and "Holy" Week.

Welcome to Our Parish!

As always, we welcome those who are visiting our parish and those who are new to Immaculate Conception and St Joseph parishes. If you frequently attend either parish please make sure that you are registered with us so that you will be able to receive important information about our parish throughout the year. Also, it is important for families to be registered with a parish so that important sacramental information can be recorded. Today’s bulletin contains a registration form for new families. You can also register directly online on our website. It only takes a couple of minutes.

– Fr. Larry