Newman University Easter reflection from Fr. Fogliasso

Apr 02, 2015

St. John’s Chapel is ready for Easter.  Father John Fogliasso and Newman students decorated the chapel in preparation for Easter Sunday service. Below, Fr. Fog shares some thoughts about Easter.

The Easter Triduum and Easter season are an incredible time of the liturgical year and an opportunity for spiritual renewal. I pray that all the students, staff, faculty, and administration at Newman University will thoughtfully enter into the sacred mysteries that we’ll celebrate together, as the body of Christ. In doing so, we open ourselves to receive Jesus Christ ever more into our hearts and lives, especially needed by some as we approach the final stretch of the academic year!

On Easter Sunday, we’ll be invited to renew our baptismal promises and in anticipation of that moment perhaps we can find some time in the coming days to reflect on the promises we’ll be asked to renew. “Do you reject Satan? And all of his works? And all of his empty promises? Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth? Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died, and was buried, rose from the dead, and is now seated at the right hand of the Father? Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?”

These promises are rich sources of inspiration for prayer throughout the Triduum and Easter season. I invite you to make time in the coming days to reflect on these promises. I pray that especially during this Holy season we’ll share the good news and strive to build up God’s kingdom. –Fr. John Fogliasso

To give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to celebrate Easter and finish their Lenten journey, Newman is closed on Good Friday (April 3) . In addition, there are no classes on Easter Monday (April 6).

In addition to Mass at St. John’s Chapel Sunday at 7 p.m., the Adorers of the Blood of Christ invite you to join them in services for the next four days at the Wichita Center.

Holy Thursday, 7 p.m.

Good Friday, 3 p.m.

Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.

Monica Borger of Campus Ministry Office helps get St John’s Chapel ready for Easter