FROM THE TOP
The Church which “goes forth” is a community of missionary disciples who take the first step, who are involved and supportive, who bear fruit and rejoice.
. . . . Such a community has an endless desire to show mercy.
. . . . Let us try a little harder to take the first step and to become involved. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples. The Lord gets involved, as he kneels to wash their feet. He tells his disciples: “You will be blessed if you do this” (Jn 13:17). An evangelizing community gets involved by word and deed in people’s daily lives; and it embraces human life, touching the suffering flesh of Christ in others. Evangelizers thus take on the “smell of the sheep” and the sheep are willing to hear their voice.
. . . . I am aware that nowadays documents do not arouse the same interest as in the past and that they are quickly forgotten. Nevertheless, I want to emphasize that what I am trying to express here has a programmatic significance and important consequences. I hope that all communities will devote the necessary effort to advancing along the path of a pastoral and missionary conversion which cannot leave things as they presently are. “Mere administration” can no longer be enough. Throughout the world, let us be “permanently in a state of mission.”
. . . . Paul VI invited us to deepen the call to renewal and to make it clear that renewal does not only concern individuals but the entire Church.
. . . . “The Church must look with penetrating eyes within herself, ponder the mystery of her own being.
. . . . The Second Vatican Council presented ecclesial conversion as openness to a constant self-renewal born of fidelity to Jesus Christ.
. . . . There are ecclesial structures which can hamper efforts at evangelization, yet even good structures are only helpful when there is a life constantly driving, sustaining and assessing them. Without new life and an authentic evangelical spirit, without the Church’s “fidelity to her own calling,” any new structure will soon prove ineffective.
The Joy of the Gospel #24, #25, #26
MASS INTENTIONS & READINGS
Rosary at 11:50 a.m.
Tues. April 8th: ferial
Numbers 21.4-9, Ps. 102.1-2, 16-17, 18-20, John 8.21-30
Wed. April 9th: ferial
DAY OF CONFESSIONS 1-5 P.M. IN THE CHURCH
Daniel 3.13-20, 24, 49-50, 91-95++, Daniel 3.52, 53, 54, 55, 56, John 8.31-42
Thurs. April 10th: ferial
Genesis 17.3-9, Ps. 105.4-5, 6-7, 8-9, John 8.51-59
Fri. April 11th: ferial
Please note: No 12:05 p.m. Mass today
All welcome to 9 a.m. School Mass
Jeremiah 20.7, 10-13++, Ps. 18.1-2ab, 2c-3, 4-5, 6, John 10.31-42
Sat. April 12th: ferial
5:15 pm: All Souls in Purgatory
Ezekiel 37.21-28, Jeremiah 31.10, 11-12ab, 13, John 11.45-57
Readings for Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord - April 13th, 2014
1st Reading: Isaiah 50.4-7
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 22.7-8, 16-17, 18-19, 22-23
2nd Reading: Philippians 2.6-11
Gospel: Matthew 26.14 – 27.66
is lit this week
In Memory of Adolf Winkler
at the request of his wife Stephanie
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
April 12th - 5:15 pm Mass
April 13th - 10:00 a.m. Mass
12:00 p.m. Mass (African Catholic Community)
All Palm Sunday masses begin in the hall with procession to the church upstairs.
Holy Thursday – April 17th
Simple Supper in the hall at 6 p.m.
(people bring homemade soup to share enough for your family plus 1)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30 p.m.
(Bring bells to ring and towels for the washing of feet)
Followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
until 12:00 a.m. in the church.
Good Friday – April 18th
Good Friday Service
(African Catholic Community presides and all are welcome)
at 3:00 p.m.
Reminder: Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence for all Catholics
Easter Vigil Sat. April 19th, 8:00 p.m.
(Bring bells to ring)
Please bring a tray of finger-foods (cookies, fruit, small sandwiches, dips) to share at the celebration after the Easter vigil.
Easter Morning, April 20th
(Bring bells to ring)
12:00 p.m. African Catholic Community
Eddie the church caretaker will be retiring mid June of this year. The parish is seeking a replacement. This is a full time paid position and ideal for a person who has just retired or seeking to keep busy. The position includes the cleaning and preparing of the church and parish hall, the maintenance of the grounds as well as minor repairs which may be needed from time to time. Dedication to church and a basic knowledge of a variety of skills would be beneficial. If you or you know of anyone who may be interested in this position you are asked to contact the parish office for further details.
The Pastoral Council is planning a farewell for Eddie as his retirement date approaches. This will be announced in the bulletin.
DID YOU KNOW THAT BETWEEN February 21st and March 21st, 2014 the parish spent $5,526.06 on keeping the church warm for the weekend Masses?
PARISH PHOTO DIRECTORY
It is expected that this 100 Year Anniversary Photo Directory of parishioners will be available come the fall. We are setting aside a few pages for businesses to express their congratulations. We also invite individuals and/or families who may also want to offer their best wishes to do the same at a special rate per business card size space. Should you wish to take advantage of this opportunity please contact the parish office for more details.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT
BEGINNING AT 7:00 P.M.
APRIL 11th - R.C.I.A.