At Easter, we rejoice in the gift of new Life and mercy that our risen Lord gives us: “How blessed and amazing are God’s gifts, dear friends! Life with immortality, splendour with righteousness, truth with confidence, faith with assurance, self-control with holiness!” (1Clement 35:2). May this Easter faith grow in each of us, so that we might live this new life fully and give witness to others of the hope that sustains us. May it strengthen us in our commitment to make our parishes strong and vibrant. I wish you and yours a blessed and joyful Easter!