Our Lenten journey of working with the expert, the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, to reshape & renew us has concluded & now we rejoice in the new life & the transformation that we have found! Rather than a time to go back to the way we were before Ash Wednesday, Easter is a time to embrace the empty tomb & walk forward a new creation.
Hi parish family! It’s Angel, Fr. John’s companion and, as I like to think about it, his “boss”. My dad’s been a bit busy working with everyone to make sure that everything is ready for this week, so I told him that I would put together a little something for this week’s bulletin to help him out.
Conversion is a reality, I think, that while we know we need to undergo, many of us would rather do it on our terms. It’s much easier to change how we want to change, when we want to change, and to change what we want to change.
Hi everyone! It’s Angel here again with another episode of “ Angel’s Angle’s!” My dad has been busy over the past few days packing, so I’m giving him a paw again. He tells me that this Thursday he leaves for something called vacation. Dad says that while he’s on vacation, I’ll be on vacation as well at grandma’s. We’ll both leave this Thursday and we will see you again on July 11th.
In 2019, on the memorial of St. Jerome, September 30th, Pope Francis called the Church to celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. In the Preamble of the Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass we are reminded, “the word of God proclaimed in the celebration of God’s mysteries does not only address present conditions but looks back to past events and forward to what is yet to come.
This week, as we enter into the season of Advent, we begin a new Church year, a new opportunity, a new invitation for the grace of God to be unfolded in our lives. What we celebrate in Advent is not so much our coming to God, but that we have a God who comes to us. What we see revealed in Jesus is that we have a God who takes the initiative, who doesn’t wait for us to make the first move towards Him, but rather who takes the first step towards us.
He is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! On behalf of myself & our entire parish staff, please know of our prayers for a most blessed Easter season! Even though we are celebrating & remembering today Jesus’ rising from the tomb, the reality we find ourselves facing is that we are still stuck in the tomb. In fact we have been stuck in the tomb for just over a year now. This pandemic has, in so many ways, disrupted & changed our lives.