Happy Easter to our readers

In 2017, Easter is on April 16.

Some Christians believe that Easter eggs are symbols of a new life.

Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead.

In a statement issued Saturday by the Office of the Prime Minister, Dr Rowley said the values of faith and love celebrated at Easter can help show citizens the way forward. Exactly when the early pastors changed over the Saxons to Christianity, the event, since it fell around the same time as the routine devotion of Christ's rebuilding from the dead, was consolidated with the freethinker celebration, and became acquainted with known as Easter.

"The great gift of Easter is about hope - Christian hope which makes us have confidence in God, in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love, which nothing can shake".

As a community filled with the hope from the Risen Jesus, let us radiate the light of Christ to the world despite our unworthiness due to our own limitation and failings. Easter in the Roman Catholic Church is always on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the (in the southern hemisphere) autumn equinox. After the Easter service at our church in the morning, we will have breakfast together.

On behalf of all the parishioners of St Mary and St Joseph may I wish you all a happy and joyful Easter. Prior to Easter, a 40-day lent period of abstinence, penance and spiritual discipline is observed. We hope that you will definitely like them. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.

We must remember when problems come that our Savior Jesus Christ is our rock, fortress, refuge, shepherd, stronghold, shield and strong power (Ps 9:9, 18:2, 23:1, 94:22, 144:2).

The risen Jesus told his followers, "As the Father has sent me, I also send you" (John 20:21). There are those who celebrate the holiday for the sole objective of enjoying time together, hiding eggs, and celebrating with candy. I also believe in the Holy Ghost, the comforter. But we believe in God's grace and ask for forgiveness. Yet it contains the one thing needful for every human life: "the good news of resurrection".

"I have put before you, the Ghanaian people, the most ambitious programme of social and economic transformation of any government in the history of the Fourth Republic, if not in our entire history", the President said in a message on his Facebook page.

  • Leroy Wright