In His glorious Resurrection Our Lord has conquered death, has conquered sin, and has conquered really all that afflicts us.

My brothers and sisters, it is such a joy to welcome so many of you back to the celebration of the sacred liturgy during this time, either in person or virtually.

This has been a tough year behind us, but as we look forward into this new year we see a Church that is coming alive again like spring.

And, I can tell you, we’ve got some exciting and wonderful initiatives and plans for evangelization in this year ahead, as we try to recover from COVID-19 but as we also try to rebuild our local Church with God’s grace and help in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, which we celebrate at Easter.

God bless all of you and your families, with the most blessed celebration of the Resurrection of Our Lord.

— Archbishop Alexander Sample