What a great joy it was to celebrate Easter with you here at St. Matthew. As pastor of this wonderful parish I would like to thank everyone who helped make the ceremonies of Holy Week so beautiful and such a vivid expression of our faith as we celebrated the Resurrection of Our Lord. A special thank you to Archbishop Cronin for being with us for the Easter Triduum. We are thankful to Deacon Glen, Deacon McCluskey and Deacon Bangs, for their assistance during the Holy Week and Easter ceremonies. We are grateful to our Music Director, Sally Kish for leading our cantors, adult and children choirs and instrumentalists in prayerful and inspiring music. Thank you to the Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Communion, lectors, ushers and altar servers for all that you did. Thank you to all the parishioners who volunteered their time and talent on Holy Saturday morning in decorating the church so beautifully for Easter. And finally, we would like to thank all the parishioners for the tasty treats, beautiful cards and warm holiday greetings we received. May this wonderful season of Easter Joy and spiritual renewal be a true blessing for us all.