This Easter is one unlike any other for many of us. We celebrate our greatest Feast with muted joy in isolation with our immediate household, or alone. The world suffers and we may feel powerless.
But today we are reminded:
“Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified… he has risen, just as he said.”
Remembering the promise we will never be abandoned, we find time to reach out to one another and share this cause for celebration.
As we observe this Easter, many in our own homes, we consider how we can remain a community, helping others with our care and practical assistance.
The St Francis Choir wishes all our friends peace and joy during the Easter season.
Christ is risen, alleluia!
Recognising the extraordinary circumstances arising from pandemic COVID-19, public Mass has been suspended until further notice at St Francis, Paddington. During this time, the St Francis Choir will be in recess. We will continue to monitor the situation and liaise with Fr Paul and the Franciscan Friars, and will advise on our website when we are able to return.
For more information on how you can do your part to reduce the spread of the new virus, we suggest you visit reliable government websites, such as the NSW Health Coronavirus page.
During this time we are confident our parish community will continue to support one another and everyone who is ‘our neighbour’. We can do this by practicing physical distancing and hand hygiene, and remembering to check in over the phone or use electronic media to communicate with those who may be lonely or isolated, offering practical assistance where needed.
As Pope Francis recently asked, please also “keep praying together for the ill, their relatives, for parents with children at home” and for authorities and those having to make difficult decisions during this time.
Pax et bonum,
The St Francis Choir