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“He is not here, for he has been raised.”



Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


          I want again to thank each and everyone who contributed in any way to the beautiful celebrations of our Paschal Triduum.  I always find the celebration of the Eucharist on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter to be so meaningful.  But these, my first here at Notre Dame, were as beautiful as any I have celebrated elsewhere.  May I offer a special words of thanks, though, to Deacon Chuck and Deacon Kevin.  They served beyond the proverbial call to duty, sacrificing their time, energy, and devotion to serve the Lord, the liturgy, and the parish.  And I extend a special shout out to the young people who served as sacristans and servers for their ministerial love of the liturgy and the parish.


          Today is the Octave, or eighth day, of Easter.  The Octave day is a special day for Christians.  Why?  God created the world in six days; on the seventh day he rested; and so on the eighth day creation started all over.  Ever since then creation has been being re-created every  eighth day.  That is why Christians call Sunday “the eighth day of the week.”  That is why we celebrate Easter (and Christmas) every day for eight days as if each of those days was Easter (or Christmas) itself.  [In Jesus’ time the three major Jewish feasts (Passover, Pentecost, and Booths) as well as every Jewish wedding lasted a full eight days. So celebrating these feasts and marriages the Jewish people understood that they were re-creating the world.)      


          Why did God rest on the seventh day?  God’s rest on the seventh day is his gift to us of our freedom.  By resting God stepped back from all he had created and in so doing entrusted it to those whom he had created on the sixth day, namely, us.  By resting on the seventh day God basically said: “Adam, Eve, I created all this for you.  It is holy.  I have blessed it.  I give it to you.  It is yours now.  You are free to govern it as you see fit.”  Our freedom is guaranteed by the eighth day of Christmas: the incarnation of Jesus, and the eighth day of Easter: his Resurrection.  Nothing else, no document, deployment, or court decision guarantees our freedom—only Jesus’ incarnation and resurrection from the dead. 


          Finally, congratulations to more than 50 Notre Dame children and their families who today are celebrating their first holy Communion.  Every Eucharist (the word means thanksgiving) is the celebration of the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus.  When we eat the Eucharist we literally eat the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus.  The Eucharist is not a symbol or sign of how much he loved us.  [If it were why did the disciples protest it and walk away from Jesus (see John 6)?]  Believing in and eating the Eucharist is the guarantee of living life to the full (see John 10:10).  Let us pray for these children that today is truly their first holy Communion and not their last.        


          Happy Easter! 


                                                                                                                                                                                   Father Ed








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5100 W. Evans

Denver, CO 80219


2190 S. Sheridan Blvd.

Denver, CO 80219


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