Easter Joy Brought to County Jail
April 21, 2022
WINNEBAGO—Bishop David Malloy celebrated the Easter Mass at the Winnebago County Jail on Easter Sunday morning for a classroom of close to a dozen inmates. 
The Mass also was broadcast through an Internet connection to other pods within the jail. Since the COVID-19 pandemic came along, the men in various pods do not intermingle to lessen the chance of any spread of the virus.
Deacon Steven Pulkrabek assisted at the Mass. He recalls that Bishop Malloy spoke about the great amount of detail given in the Gospel about the state of the burial cloths, with the smaller head covering being rolled up in a separate place. 
Such details, he said, showed how the Gospel writers wanted to accurately record all they saw, and he encouraged the men to reflect on the endings of all four Gospels and ponder the details and what Jesus’s rising means to them.
Bishop Malloy also noted that this is the time Jesus wants to show us mercy, that we can ask for that mercy, and take the opportunity to receive mercy for all the difficulties and mistakes we’ve made in the past.
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