Dear parishioners, you and the people of our country have been through an awful time with the mosque attacks earlier this month in Christchurch. I feel my distance from you at this time but want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you make your way through these dark days. Evil is real, and finally the only antidote to it is Jesus Christ.
I am united with you as we make our way through Lent, eyes firmly fixed on the glory of Easter Day. This world only begins to make sense in light of the resurrection of Jesus.
God bless you all, and I look forward to returning to you at the end of May.