Easter greetings!

Felix Culpa!  O Happy Fault! We hear this line chanted in the exsultet at every Easter Vigil. It refers to the happy fall of Adam. St. Ambrose taught this back in the 4th century when he said that the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden brought more good to humanity than if Adam had remained perfectly innocent. Indeed, the Father sent His Son into the world as our Redeemer, who St. Thomas Aquinas says would not have become Man had Adam not fallen. We rejoice because we have “so great, so glorious a Redeemer.” 

What indescribably profound love the Father has for us, shown to us through His most perfect Image,

Jesus Christ. St. Philip once said to Jesus, “Master, show us the Father” (John 14:8). Jesus responded that all who have seen Him have seen the Father. All that Jesus did points to His Father: the way He healed, the way He preached, the way He spoke, and, ultimately, the way He sacrificed Himself on the Altar of the Cross. Had Adam not fallen, we might not know the infinite depths of the Father’s love for His beloved children.

I am filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the

Father’s love for me, and I hope that you all are, too! Please know that my first Lent and Holy Week with you have been a blessed time for me. Though I pale by comparison with our Heavenly Father, please know also of my love for each of you. I ask that you please keep me in your prayers that I may continue to love you and serve you well.

God bless.


Fr. Casey

We, the people of St. John Paul II,
aim to live as Jesus lived through humility and trust.