Thursday, May 5, 2016

Bulletin for the Week of May 08, 2016 and the Pastor's Corner


Happy Mother's Day!! Today, we celebrate Motherhood, a most noble and wonderful vocation dedicated to the nurturing and Christian formation of children (regardless of the age of the children!). The good of children is entrusted to mothers and fathers by God. The vocation of motherhood is first and foremost taught by the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and is best exemplified incarnately by Our Blessed Mother, Her being a model of Christian discipleship.

Motherhood is a blessing and gift from God. As in all things, God teaches us how to properly respond to the gifts He gives. In other words, what is truly "good" is taught to us by God. Our Savior commanded us to love each other as He loved us.  Therefore, the standard for being a "good" mother or father is provided by God in the life of His Son and as taught by His Church, as well as the good example of saintly mothers, especially our Blessed Mother.

In every generation there is "conventional wisdom" of what being a "good mother" means. Indeed, the specific circumstances of an individual’s life does impact what it takes to be a good mother. However, the core of a mother's mission remains constant in every generation and never changes: Nurturing by word and deed the seeds of salvation God has planted in their children so that their children can one day live in the Communion of Saints in heaven. Any conventional wisdom that is inconsistent with this core mission does not teach "good" motherhood.

Today, we thank all our mothers who have given to each of us true goodness in the lives that they lead. We pray for all mothers who struggle in their vocation.  We pray also, through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, the Mother of Consolation, for mothers whose children have passed from this life into the next. Finally, we thank God for the blessing of children and motherhood in His plan of salvation!!

Schedule Notes
Due to the inclement weather last weekend, our parish picnic was postponed until this weekend, which was the alternate date chosen when planning the picnic.  Let's pray the weather will be more cooperative!  We realize that some of you may have had Mother's Day plans and will be unable to make it.  Certainly, we wish you a happy Mother's Day.  For those of you who can make it (and hopefully it will give Mom a break from cooking!), the picnic will begin after the 10am Mass in the yard between the rectory and Valentin Hall.  I look forward to our community celebration of Easter.  Alleluia, Alleluia!!

Also, next weekend is Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to us to lead and guide us to eternal life.  Jesus tells us the Holy Spirit will teach us everything and remind us of all Jesus taught.  It is a most fitting day to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation, which we will do at the 5pm Mass.  Bishop Deshotel will be the celebrant, and it will be the first time he visits us as our bishop.  It is certainly an exciting time and a time of joy for us in welcoming our new bishop and celebrating with our young people in their reception of the sacrament.  Please keep our candidates, some 34, in your prayers this week as they anticipate the reception of the sacrament.

Father James Brady

The bulletin for the week of May 08, 2016 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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