Lazarus Saturday Invitation to Parents

Raising of Lazarus

April 4, 2016

Dear Friends of St. Peter,

I want to invite you and your children to a special day in our Church on Saturday, April 23rd as we celebrate Lazarus Saturday.

Lazarus was a man and good friend of Jesus who died, but whom Jesus brought back to life. This miracle happened just one week before Jesus himself was crucified on the cross and raised from the dead three days later.

On that day, Lazarus Saturday, we will have a Liturgy at 9:30 AM. After Liturgy is over, we will have a pancake breakfast for all of the children and the families who attend Liturgy that morning.

After Liturgy and breakfast we will make palm crosses for Palm Sunday (the next Sunday).

After the pancake breakfast I will hear confessions for the children who attend. (I will gladly hear confessions for anyone by appointment or after week day church services as well.) I will talk to the children about confession during my homily on Lazarus Saturday. I also will teach about why Lazarus Saturday is important.

It would be great if you could come with the children. I look forward to seeing you at 9:30 AM on Lazarus Saturday, April 23rd.

In Christ,

Fr. Hans Jacobse