Message from Our Pastor
Parishioners of St. John Neumann,
“All you have to do is open your heart in prayer and roll away, however slightly, that stone placed at the entrance to your heart so that Jesus’ light can enter. You need only ask him: Jesus, come to me amid my fears and tell me too: Courage! With you, Lord, we will be tested but not shaken. And whatever sadness may dwell in us, we will be strengthened in hope, since with you the cross leads to Resurrection, because you are with us in the darkness of our nights; you are certainly amidst our uncertainties, the word that speaks in our silence, and nothing can ever rob us of the love you have for us.” (Pope Francis)
Our Holy Father Pope Francis certainly has his finger on the pulse of our hearts! It has been a very challenging year since we last celebrated our Lords’ resurrection. Yet amidst the constant trials and tribulations, the ever-changing anxiety laden world we live in, God NEVER changes!
His love conquers our deepest fears: Sin and death. The light God’s merciful love enters the dark stench of death in the empty tomb and obliterates Satan’s plan to enslave us.
As we enjoy the changing of the seasons and welcome in the fall, we rejoice that Jesus is truly risen! Nothing can separate us from the love of God our Father not even sin or death!