Easter Letter 2018

Dear Parishioner and Friend of Saint Andrew,

Today is one of those days when the sun is shining and the weather has turned warm, if only for a day. The world seems brighter and more colorful. All kinds of green things are pushing through the rich black soil. Seemingly, the whole city lets out a sigh of relief. The cold weather will be back tomorrow, but today, the sun and warmth are a pure gift.

Winters in Chicago always seem to be exceptionally long. When these spring-like days roll around we eagerly welcome the signs of new life that are found nearly everywhere we look . We are overjoyed at the promise of soon being free of the restrictions that winter places upon us.

As people of faith, all of this reminds us that Jesus likewise frees us from the restrictions of sin and death. Through his passion and resurrection, we have been freed from the long “winter” of sin and death that resulted from the Fall. Lent affords us the annual opportunity to turn away from the sins we have freely chosen. We die to their false promises and rise to a new and eternal life with Christ.

Like the first disciples, we too believe that Christ is the resurrection and the life! With joy we sing “Alleluia” for the freedom and new life that has been given to us. I invite you to join us at Saint Andrew Church for our Easter parish celebrations as we give thanks to God for this great gift and once again sing “Alleluia!”

I am asking for your support at this time for the needs of our ever-growing parish. Lent and Easter has traditionally been a time to show our gratitude to God for the gift of faith by making a financial offering to the parish. Your contribution will go a long way to support the many ministries of our parish. You can make an offering in our weekly envelopes, or online in our annual Easter Collection through Give Central.

Along with thanking God for the gift of our new life in Christ, I will also thank God for the gift of you, the people of Saint Andrew Parish. Please be assured of my prayers for you and your loved ones during this Easter Season. May God bless you abundantly.

Peace,

Rev. Sergio Romo

Pastor

 

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