Easter assures us that the Lord is alive today. He is risen from the dead and He stands before His Father praying for us. But, at the same time, He stands at the door of our lives and of our hearts and continues to knock, asking us to let Him in. He wants to make His home within us. Say “yes” to this gift. Accept this offer made in generosity and love. Begin to live your lives in Christ and allow Him to enrich the lives of all you love. Let your restless hearts be stilled by the power of His gift of Easter peace.
In his 2023 Easter Message for the Diocese of Geraldton and Broome, Bishop Michael Morrissey says he has seen people’s faith, joy, hope and deep connection with their risen Lord, despite circumstances and situations often challenging, with no easy answers.
In his 2023 Easter Message, Perth Auxiliary Bishop Don Sproxton says that to lose hope altogether, and to give up on life, is surely one of the saddest fates than can befall any human being.
“And yet, it seems, there is a spreading hopelessness, an emptiness, in our society which should concern us.”
The celebration of Easter touches something very deep in most human beings, both those who are not especially religious and those who are. It is the hope that joy is more enduring than sorrow, that love is stronger than hatred, and that life is more powerful than death.
Ukrainian Catholic Church Bishop Mykola Bychok has last week released his 2022 Easter Message, highlighting the need to witness the resurrection of Christ more than ever.
Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has this week delivered his 2021 Easter Message, highlighting that the challenges we face, not just because of the pandemic but because of the many other difficulties and problems that each of us face, often overwhelm us.
I send you all my Easter greetings of peace, and my prayerthat you are refreshed in faith and hope through the celebration of theResurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. The Easter story is, indeed, the great message of hope forthe world. It is the story of the immense love that God has for humanity andcreation. It is in the yearly telling of that story that we can be moved to arenewed faith and commitment to God who never ceases to work in our lives, in our times.
In his 2021 Easter message, Bunbury Bishop Gerard Holohan speaks about the need to nurture ‘to the full’, the peace only Christ can give, the path to accepting Christ’s peace, and how Christians can renew our efforts.