Saturday, May 17, 2014

Bulletin for the Week of May 18, 2014 and the Pastor's Corner

The Pastor’s Corner 

Next weekend at the 5pm Mass we will welcome Bishop Jarrell, who will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to our young people.  This will complete our special Easter celebrations as a parish community, which included First Communion for our children and our parish picnic.  As you know, our celebration of the Easter Season will continue until Pentecost Sunday (June 8), the celebration of coming of the Holy Spirit to each of us, prompting us to live a life following the example Jesus gave to us so that when we die in this life, we will rise with Him and live with Him in Heaven.

After Pentecost, on the following two Sundays we will have special celebrations of God's goodness to us.  The first is the celebration of The Most Holy Trinity (June 8), when we thank God for revealing to us, in the life of Jesus, His Nature as triune, that is, He is One God in three persons:  The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit...and we invoke His Name in this manner each time we make the Sign of the Cross at the beginning and end of our prayer.  With this revelation of God's Nature, we are able to more fully relate to His love for us:  Our Loving Father sending His Only Begotten Son in the Incarnation so we can understand better by His example how to Love God and each other, and then the Grace of the Holy Spirit moving us live a Christian Life, with our first priority being our Faith, Hope and Charity.

The second special celebration is The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also called Corpus Christi.  We celebrate the gift of the Eucharist to each of us as the sacramental union we have with God through His Son's Body and Blood.  It is the fulfillment of Jesus' promise to be with us until the end of time, and the Eucharist strengthens us to live the Christian life given to us in our Baptism and Confirmation.  We will have a special celebration after the 10am Mass that weekend (June 15), where we will have a Eucharistic Procession in the Church following Mass and then Eucharistic Adoration all afternoon until Benediction at 4pm.  Please come join us at some time that afternoon to give quiet praise to God for the gift of Himself to us!

     Fr. James Brady

The bulletin for the week of May 18, 2014 has been posted. Click here to see it.

The calendar on the website has been updated with all events for the coming week along with prayer intention information and information on the second collection for all of the masses. Take some time to look at our calendar here.

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