Supper at Emmaus, Rembrant

Easter Greetings

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!

This ancient Christian greeting reminds us that we live by the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ our Risen Saviour.

On behalf of all of us who minister and serve in St. Clement Parish: Resident Priests - Father Richard Jacobsen & Father John Croal, Intern Jeremias Inoc, Pastoral Assistant Susan Ciufo, Liturgical Assistant Nicholas Jamieson and Administrative Assistant Elizabeth Yeung, I extend to each and every one of you our prayers and best wishes as we celebrate together the Feast of the Lord’s Resurrection.

Monsignor Paul A. Zimmer - Pastor

At the Waist and at the Knee

As Catholics we express our invisible faith in outward signs and symbols. For example, we show our belief that Jesus is truly present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist by bowing before we receive him in Holy Communion and by genuflecting (bending the knee to the floor) toward the Tabernacle when we enter or leave the church.

Missing in Action

By ancient tradition, the Old Testament is not read during the Easter Season. When there are three readings, as on Sunday, the first reading is taken from the Acts of the Apostles or the Book of Revelation. The second comes from one of the Epistles.

Change of Creed not Belief

On most Sundays of the year we proclaim our faith using the words of the Nicene Creed. During the Easter Season the Church encourages use of the Apostles Creed. This is the ancient Baptismal Creed of the Roman Church.

Alleluia is our Name

The word “alleluia” means “praise God”. Banned from the liturgy during Lent, it returns with enthusiasm on Easter Sunday. Rejoicing in the Spirit we give praise to God for the gift of resurrection and new life in Christ. On Easter Sunday and Divine Mercy Sunday we are dismissed with a double alleluia. This festive dismissal is also used on the Pentecost Sunday, the formal end of the Easter Season.