"For see, the winter is past, the rains are over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of pruning the vines has come, and the song of the turtledove is heard in our land." (Song of Songs 2:11-12)
Help bring beauty to our worship.
Easter is such a special time. Not only is it a harbinger of springtime, brighter days and chocolate eggs; it is a remembrance of the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We commemorate this "day of days" with the Church's most solemn liturgical rites of the entire year. Your gift to our Easter Flower fund is truly a gift to Almighty God himself—an act of gratitude for His abundant goodness and an act of charity for all those who participate at our altar.
It is my sincere prayer that as the fragrance of these flowers emanates from the sanctuary, so too will the beauty of these flowers inspire us to hold dear the author of all beauty—a God who is not dead and absent from our lives, but a God who loves each of us and our loved ones with a love that overcomes death itself.
God bless you & happy Easter,
Fr. Tom Hoar, SSE
President, St. Edmund's Retreat, Inc.