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On behalf of all of us at 'The Hook of Faith', I would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Easter. Easter is a time of new hope for all of us – a hope that is renewed by the celebration of the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus. ‘He is Risen!’ is a daring announcement that despite the worst than can happen, God’s love can make all things new and always has the last word. It is because of Easter that we can repeat with Pope Francis: ‘We have a treasure of life and love which cannot deceive, and a message which cannot mislead or disappoint. It penetrates to the depths of our hearts, sustaining and ennobling us. It is a truth which is never out of date because it reaches that part of us which nothing else can reach. Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love’ (The Joy of the Gospel, 265).

To all our followers, we reach out in friendship and prayerful solidarity with everyone. May the new hope of Easter go out to the sick and housebound and to parishioners and friends in nursing homes and hospitals. Please know that you are never forgotten by us as we keep our mission in mind to reach out to all with the light, goodness and beauty of Christ. A special Easter greeting and blessing to people from Ukraine and other countries who find themselves here in Ireland this year. Happy Easter everyone and may the risen Lord bless you with his peace.

Fr Billy Swan ADM Wexford Parish and Founder of

'The Hook of Faith'

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