Lift Up Your Hearts

04-21-2019Pastoral ReflectionsFr. Steve Kunkel

Dear STA Family,

In 1987, Saint Pope John Paul II visited Phoenix and was surrounded by 75,000 faithful as he celebrated Mass and the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. I was recently moved by a recording from that event and want to share a portion of it with you today, thirty-two years later as we celebrate the Risen Lord and the restored hope He brings this Easter. In his address, Saint Pope John Paul II reminds us of our universal heritage as children of God - that we are an "Alleluia!" people, healed from sin through the sacraments and destined for eternal love.