Happy Easter Young Disciples Families!
I pray that while our churches are empty today, may we find hope in that the tomb is empty too!
Hope is expecting good things and wanting something good to happen.
In this crazy new world we have all been thrown into where children are home from school indefinitely, no Mass on Sundays, stores and businesses closing, it can be easy to lose hope. Easter Sunday calls us to be “young disciples,” proclaimers, and persons of hope and life.
How we live as people of hope is today’s challenge. We cannot ignore the sick and suffering around us. We cannot turn a deaf ear to the cries of creation. We must all be clothed in hope and work to bring hope to all people. Every single human being can make a difference in the world (whether we working on the front-lines or staying safe at home). The Easter season reminds us that we are called to be messengers of hope. Jesus’ Resurrection calls us to make a difference.
During this Easter season as we celebrate the new life of Jesus, risen from the dead, I encourage you to try the following with your family:
- Reflect on the word “hope” (Use it in a sentence to get started, such as, “I hope we will have chocolate cake for dessert.” )
- Offer examples of things you and your family hope for
- Think about things that others who are less fortunate might hope for (such as a warm bed)
- Reflect on how you and your family can bring hope to others
- Challenge your family to do one thing this week to bring someone hope (such as sending a hand-made card in the mail)
During this overwhelming and challenging time, please know that I continue to hold you and your family up in prayer. Please let me know if I can help with anything, in anyway, at anytime.
You can email me with questions and concerns at Melissa.Gozzo.CCB@gmail.com
Hope and health for all,
Billerica Catholic Religious Education (BCRE)
Young Disciples Coordinator (Gr. K – 1)
Seekers Coordinator (Grade 2)
First Reconciliation and Eucharist Coordinator (Grades 2-5)