Our Lady of Guadalupe holds sunrise Resurrection celebration at the beach

Our Lady of Guadalupe Pastor Paul Gowlowski celebrates Easter Mass at the Hermosa Beach pier. Photo by Kevin Cody
by Kevin Cody

Over 500 Our Lady of Guadalupe parishioners attended sunrise Mass this year, celebrated by Pastor Paul Gowlowski on the south side of the Hermosa Beach pier.

In his sermon Easter Rev. Gawlowski described the Resurrection as the most important evidence of Christ’s divinity. He quoted a dozen of the more than 300 Biblical predictions of the Resurrection, beginning five centuries before Christ with Daniel describing his Savior as “the Lord of the Resurrection,” and concluding with Christ’s own prediction of his betrayal, death and resurrection after three days.

Rev. Gowlowski noted that two billion, or nearly one-third of the earth’s seven billion people, accept Christ’s divinity. He urged those still skeptical to open themselves to the possibility that God became man by observing the miracles that occur in their daily lives. 

“Christ was either a liar, a lunatic, or the Lord,” Rev. Gowlowski said, paraphrasing the English writer and Catholic convert C.S. Lewis. Accounts of Christ life, Rev. Gowlowski added, show Christ to have been a good man and not a lunatic, though he claimed to be the son of God, and so one must assume he was telling the truth. ER


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