Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Alleluia!


Father Timothy Mulroy, Director, U.S. Region

May the grace and joy of Christ’s Resurrection be yours in abundance! We would not have this day to celebrate if Jesus Christ had not been given to us by God. Let us start Easter with a smile and a deep appreciation of this new life for us.

The Resurrection asserts a truth that tells us the spiritual is higher than the material, that in this universe, faith counts for more than matter. Our hearts overflow with joy and gratitude when we think about all that Christ’s Resurrection means to us. Not only is it our privilege to be witnesses to the Lord’s Resurrection but we also have the responsibility and the opportunity to bring the Risen Christ to others throughout the world. Together, we labor to share the fruits of Christ’s life-giving death and Resurrection with all the world.

To add to your joy as you celebrate this Easter, you should know that thanks to you, our partner in mission, Columban missionaries bring the Easter event into the lives of men, women and children in our missions throughout the world. Through your generous prayerful and financial support, you make our efforts possible and fruitful. We are so grateful for the role you play in the work we do for Jesus Christ.

easter-2016While only God knows how far reaching are the effects of your generosity, Columban missionaries live with and serve the people you help every day. Columban missionaries see the struggles, the indignity and the poverty. We also see the joy, the love and the hope that your gifts bring to those most in need. Thank you for partnering with us and making known Christ’s Risen Life to your brothers and sisters around the world.

In gratitude for all you do, I am enclosing a special gift! I hope that the enclosed special collection of Easter prayers will be meaningful in your faith life. As Christians we believe that prayer can transform the world. Columban missionaries truly appreciate those of you who have sacrificed so much so that our work can continue.  Gift the Light and Life of Jesus Christ

As you celebrate Easter, may you be blessed with abundant joy, happiness and peace. In gratitude for all you do, we will remember you and your intentions in our special Masses through the Easter season. We pray that the Risen Christ will fill your heart with compassion and joy.