Parishioners and guests at St. Alphonsus Parish in Maple Glen together celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ during the 10:15 a.m. Mass April 5, Easter Sunday. Bishop Timothy Senior was the main celebrant and homilist for the Mass, which was concelebrated by the parish pastor, Father Stephen Leva. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Colleen and Paige Tabery

Colleen Tabery and daughter Paige pray the Mass together on Easter Sunday morning.

Bisohp Timothy Senior homily

Bishop Timothy Senior preaches the homily for Mass.

Bishop Timothy Senior final blessing

Bishop Timothy Senior offers the final blessing.

Choir

The parish choir and musicians lead the congregation in sacred music.

Jim Citro helps his grandson Benjamin find his place in the book

Jim Citro helps his grandson Benjamin find his place in the missalette.

Keith Holland attends mass for the second time on Easter so he can be with his mom Rita (Holland)

Keith Holland attends Mass with his mom Rita.

Lector Judy Olshin

Lector Judy Olshin proclaims a reading from sacred Scripture.

Cantor Mary Lou Lewcum

Cantor Mary Lou Lewcum leads the congregation in song.

Lector Julia Goolerud

Lector Julia Goplerud.

Fr Stephen Leva reads the gospel

Father Stephen Leva, pastor of St. Alphonsus, proclaims the Gospel reading.

Bishop Timothy Senior homily

Bishop Timothy Senior preaches the homily.

Bisohp Timothy Senior (who helps on the weekends) and Fr Stephen Leva pastor

Bisohp Timothy Senior, who serves St. Alphonsus Parish for weekend ministry, and Father Stephen Leva concelebrate the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

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Sharon and John Dewald pray the World Meeting of Families prayer before mass

Sharon and John Dewald pray the World Meeting of Families prayer before Mass.

Timmy, Shannon, Bridget and Jenna Micklos

Timmy, Shannon, Bridget and Jenna Micklos.

Lectors Julia Goolerud and Judy Olshin, Fr. Stephen Leva and Bishop Timothy Senior

Lectors Julia Goolerud and Judy Olshin, Father Stephen Leva and Bishop Timothy Senior process into the church at the start of Mass.

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With standing room only brothersConnor and Griffin White take a seat on the floor to listen to Bishop Timothy Seniors homily

With standing room only in the church, brothers Connor and Griffin White take a seat on the floor to listen to Bishop Timothy Senior’s homily.

Bishop Timothy Senior sprinkles the people after they renew their baptismal vows

Bishop Timothy Senior sprinkles the people with holy water after they renew their baptismal vows.

The Hannan family after bringing up the gifts

The Hannan family after bringing up the offertory gifts.

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Diaconate student (Acolyte) John Mischler incensces the community

John Mischler, an acolyte in the permanent diaconate formation program,  incenses the congregation.

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