Week of April 20
Scripture: Psalm 118:24 “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
YouCat: 338 “What is grace?”
Question: How long is the Easter season and which feast marks the end of the Easter season?
Virtue: Truth – The actual state of affairs, honest, accurate, verity, platitude.
Saint: St. Anthony of Padua…a favorite saint of many – especially when we have lost something. Take some time this week to learn a bit more about this awesome Saint.
Announcements and Reminders:
Youth Walk - Saturday April 26th – Please pray for all of our pilgrims
May 3rd – Final Confirmation Session 11am-6pm at Fr. Bernard Youth Center – be sure to turn in registration form to Sarah by Sunday April 27th
May 6th and May 8th – Virtue First Events in Mount Angel
Summer is just around the corner…have you thought about you will be doing this summer…
Summer Service Trip/Steubenville NW
Christian Leadership Institute
Quo Vadis Days
Ignite Your Torch NW
Higher Calling Camp
Get your forms turned in for summer events
Faith Tid-Bit: So here we are celebrating Easter two thousand years later. Unlike the apostles, most of us have not seen Jesus. We have to trust in him based on the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, the proclamation of the Church, and the teachings that we find in Scripture. But we do have one thing that the apostles didn’t have: the witness of their lives! We have the stories of how fully they devoted themselves to Jesus. We have the accounts of their sacrifices for the Church, the persecutions they endured, and even the martyrdom that many of them suffered. Would they really go through all of this just to keep a “myth” alive? Not likely!
As we celebrate Easter, let’s listen to the witness of the apostles. They met Jesus, and they found new boldness and courage to believe. Surely, if it happened for them, if can happen for us!