April 2001, Volume 6, Issue 9   
Palm Sunday
Rev. Mark Connolly
Good Friday
Rev. Mark Connolly
Rev. Mark Connolly
Thought for the Month
Easter Parade
Rev. Raymond K. Petrucci
Petitions to our Holy Redeemer
Saint of the Month
Catholic Corner
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A Note About Email
Thought for the Month

If Easter Be Not True

If Easter be not true,
Then all the lilies low must lie;
The Flanders poppies fade and die;
The spring must lose her fairest bloom
For Christ were still within the womb-
If Easter be not true.

If Easter be not true,
Then faith must mount on broken wing;
Then hope no more immortal spring;
Then hope must lose her mighty urge;
Life prove a phantom, death a dirge-
If Easter be not true.

If Easter be not true,
'Twere foolishness the cross to bear;
He died in vain who suffered there;
What matter though we laugh or cry,
Be good or evil, live or die,
If Easter be not true?

If Easter be not true-
But it is true, and Christ is risen!
And mortal spirit from its prison
Of sin and death with him may rise!
Worthwhile the struggle, sure the prize,
Since Easter, aye, is true!

- Henry H. Barstow

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