Easter Message

04-15-2020NewslettersDeacon James Carabajal

My brothers and sisters in Christ, we the faithful will proclaim to each other and the world for the next 50 days that: “Jesus Christ is Risen!” The words “He is risen!” remind us of the joyous news we celebrate at Easter, that Jesus our Savior has overcome death. Even though we cannot come together in community to celebrate, it is an indisputable joyful season for each of us as individuals and our Catholic community here in the Diocese of Phoenix. 

During these unsettled times, our thoughts and prayers go out to the many who have been directly affected by the COVID-19 virus. We at the Catholic Community Foundation are praying for those who are sick, those who have died and all the family members who mourn the loss of their loved ones. These times are so uncommon for many of us and have truly tested our faith in the Lord. We must remain resilient and faithful. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis reassures us in his 2020 Easter Urbi et Orbi message, that “we are not alone” and “not to be afraid”: “Christ is risen and remains with us through our suffering”. We, the team at the Catholic Community Foundation, have taken the Holy Father’s words of hope to heart. We continue to work diligently to fulfill our mission of support by using our financial capabilities to assist those who serve the neediest within our community.