We continue our celebration Easter and even amid the strange world we find ourselves in this year, there are positives when we reflect on the mystery of God’s connection with us in Jesus and his resurrection.

Easter is about new life emerging from what seems like permanent death. It is about the possibility of fresh starts, new beginnings and the realisation of our potential. It reminds us that whatever happens to us, we are never quite defeated or finished. There is always room for another chance, always opportunity for hope. We can bury the failures of the past and look to the potential of the future.

The risen Christ is the source of this hope. We live and die in the sure and certain hope that, if we die with him, we shall rise to life with him. That is the very seed planted in us through baptism, the Easter sacrament par excellence. We are baptised into the death of Jesus, and we rise with him to newness of a life filled with hope.

The risen Christ is our promise of life after death. Easter is the Christian season of hope and promise of eternal life with Christ, who came that we might have life and have if in all its fullness (John 10:10).

While we are unable to physically gather for Eucharist, Mass is live streamed each Sunday at 10am and weekday at 12.30pm via both our Parish:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/bathurstcathedralparish/

YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCir-N0s_BdXMzulO6U4Gd8Q

Many other parishes are doing the same, and Mass is available daily on a number of TV stations for those of you who do not have access to the Social Media platforms.

 The Sacraments of Anointing and Penance/Reconciliation are available any time – just ring the Presbytery and we can organise to come and offer those Sacraments to anyone who needs them.

Blessings as we continue on our Easter journey – locked down and physically distanced, but always connected through the God who permeates every atom of creation and guarantees that ‘there is nothing in all creation that can separate us from the love of God, made known to us in Christ Jesus our Lord’ (Rom 8:39).