Last night we celebrated the passion of Christ and offered our condolences to his mother, Our Lady of Sorrows. Tonight we lit our Easter fire in our school parking lot and crossed a street blocked off by police cars and caution tape as a helicopter circled overhead, investigating a shooting that occurred just before our services at a park at the other end of our block. No one was injured, thank God. But the image of a world in darkness, longing for the light of Christ was very real for us tonight. I’m happy to report that our celebration of the Easter vigil was full of light and hope and joy. This community knows well the pain and violence that lingers in darkness. They know even better the prophetic ways of bearing light and hope to the world. Happy Easter from Dolores Mission!