Congratulations to our young parishioners who celebrated the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Monday, April 14, 2014. Our parish is very proud of you and your families and catechists. May you continue to grow in your knowledge and love of God by celebrating this Sacrament often. Always remember that Jesus loves you and will forgive you endlessly - whenever we are not our best selves or fail to love others, we can turn to God with sorrow and repentance and receive forgiveness and new life!! What a beautiful gift!!
It was on Easter Sunday evening that Jesus appeared to his Apostles, gathered together in the Upper Room, where they had eaten the Last Supper. As they gaped and shrank back in a mixture of fear and dawning hope, Jesus spoke to them reassuringly.
Let St. John (20:19-23) tell it:
Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them, ‘Peace be to you!’ And when he had said this he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore rejoiced at the sight of the Lord. He therefore said to them again, ‘Peace be to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed upon them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.’
Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday – Night Prayer 11:00 p.m.
Good Friday – Stations of the Cross(Children) Noon
Good Friday- Memorial of Lord’s Passion 3:00 p.m.
Good Friday – Stations of the Cross(Adults) 7:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil - 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Masses – 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
NO 7:00 p.m. Mass on Easter Sunday.
NO Mass on Easter Monday
Fast From-Feast On
- Fast from judging others; Feast on the Christ dwelling in them.
- Fast from emphasis on differences; Feast on the unity of life.
- Fast from apparent darkness; Feast on the reality of light.
- Fast from thoughts of illness; Feast on the healing power of God.
- Fast from words that pollute; Feast on phrases that purify.
- Fast from discontent; Feast on gratitude.
- Fast from anger; Feast on patience.
- Fast from pessimism; Feast on optimism.
- Fast from worry; Feast on divine order.
- Fast from complaining; Feast on appreciation.
- Fast from negatives; Feast on affirmatives.
- Fast from unrelenting pressures; Feast on unceasing prayer.
- Fast from hostility; Feast on non-resistance.
- Fast from bitterness; Feast on forgiveness.
- Fast from self-concern; Feast on compassion for others.
- Fast from personal anxiety; Feast on eternal truth.
- Fast from discouragements; Feast on hope.
- Fast from facts that depress; Feast on verities that uplift.
- Fast from lethargy; Feast on enthusiasm.
- Fast from thoughts that weaken; Feast on promises that inspire.
- Fast from shadows of sorrow; Feast on the sunlight of serenity.
- Fast from idle gossip; Feast on purposeful silence.
- Fast from problems that overwhelm; Feast on prayer that [strengthens].
—William Arthur Ward (American author, teacher and pastor, 1921-1994.)