The Fourth Sunday of Easter is called "Good Shepherd Sunday," because the Gospel is from St. John's 10th Chapter about Jesus who says, "I am the Good Shepherd." On this Sunday we celebrate the program by which we seek to accomplish one of the major goals of our parish: We will successfully pass on the faith to our children so that they will remain and participate in the Christian community for the whole of their life. We will support them in their journey to adulthood so that one day we all may stand together as adults and friends, a joy and comfort to one another all the days of our lives.
We continue our journey through Easter gradually coming to know more and more that Christ is not dead, but risen, and how that risen life offered to us is integrated into our own humanity.
We like to call the Second Sunday of Easter, the Sunday of Second Thoughts. We catch our breath after an intense and powerful Holy Week and Easter, then proceed through the Great 50 Days getting used to the idea that Christ is Risen indeed!
We now enter into the Paschal Triduum, the Three Great Days of Christ's Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Everything reaches its climax on Easter Day