I pray all of you had a blessed Mother’s Day!! Here is our weekly update
Week of May 12
Scripture: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
YouCat: 525 - What does it mean to say,
“Lead us not into temptation”?
Question: Which feast will we celebrate after the Ascension?
Virtue: Knowledge – Acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles from study.
Saint: St. Catherine of Siena “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
Faith Tid-Bit: As glorious as Easter and the resurrection are, it might be wished that we would spend some of our energies celebrating the glory of the Ascension, too. If we were left with just Easter, we would have a risen Lord, but still earthbound, making appearances to the disciples who would still be without the Holy Spirit or much understanding of what had happened, let alone any participation in the dying and rising of the Lord which the Spirit makes possible in us. The Ascension of the Lord is the first instance of humanity going to heaven. Jesus is truly human as well as truly divine, so it must be remembered that in him the first human person is joined to the Father in the eternal vision of God. The human race is now reconciled forever with God in Christ.
Another way of putting it is that the gates of heaven are opened by the ascension of Jesus.
Announcements and Reminders:
Pancake Breakfast Sunday May 19th – volunteers needed
Nun Run permission slips due June 1st
For all youth in second year of preparation for Confirmation – please be sure to check in with Sarah to make sure you are set for the sacrament!