‘Jesus Has Risen’

Written by admin   // April 21, 2011   // 0 Comments

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

The peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!  He has risen, Alleluia!

All Saints Catholic Church, at 4051 N. 25th Street is the church, which I pastor.

I am grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to serve as pastor of this marvelous congregation.  We are just over 600 families and we come from all parts of the city of Milwaukee and beyond.  A significant part of our membership is African American, with a very large membership of our brothers and sisters who have recently come from African along with a sizeable number of Euro Americans.  We are like a “stained glass window” made up of many colors.

Our one desire is to do God’s will and affect God’s peace and justice in our part of the vineyard.  The following prayer sums up our great desire for all of God’s people:

Risen Jesus, we thank you for your greeting, “Peace be with you.”The shalom of God,deep lasting peace; peace that brings inner calm; that keeps a person steady in the storm; that faces the persecutor without fear and proclaims the good news with courage and joy.

This is the peace that reconciles sister to brother, black to white,rich and  poor, young and old, but not a peace that is quiet in the face of oppression and injustice.

This is peace with God,that peace that passes all understanding.

It is our hope and prayer, that our loving, faithful God will continue to give you grace in abundance so that you too may be a force for justice and peace wherever you life.

Come visit us some time.  Our Sunday services are at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM.  Come as you are!

Faithfully,

Father Carl Diederichs, Pastor


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