Tuesday, May 15 6:30 pm
Mass: For the intentions of Tova
Mass intention by: Marta Bartley
Wednesday, May 16 12:15 pm
Mass For the repose of the soul of Mary McKenzie
Mass intention by: Maria Nola
Thursday, May 17 12:15 pm
Mass For the intentions of Bruce Dewar
Mass intention by: Bob Briskie
Friday, May 18 8:30 am
Mass For the intentions of Fr. Wilbert
Mass intentions by:
Louise, Jean, Anne and Marta
Saturday, May 19 7:00 pm
Mass: For the repose of the soul of Margaret Webster
Mass intention by: Helen Krizan
Sunday, May 20 10:00 am
Mass: For the intentions of the people
Secretary Position Available: We are currently looking for a new secretary. The position is for 25 hours a week. Please bring a resume to the office or give it to Fr. Nathan.
T.I.A. 2018 - Together In Action Parish Fundraising Goal: $18,072.00
Raised to date: $2,485.00
ADULT MINISTRY WORKSHOP: The OLR Ecumenical Adult Ministry explores the Gifts and Challenges of Aging . . . People experience many changes (gains and losses) in their pre-retirement and retirement years. Through a series of interactive workshops, participants reflect on and discuss the changes we all face. You can expect to gain insights and spiritual growth, with the objective of achieving greater balance in your life and a sense of agelessness.
Anger may be the most paralyzing feeling we can experience. Join us in an ecumenical workshop to discuss the emotional responses to anger.
WORKSHOP TOPIC: Emotional Responses to Anger (Continued) Date: Thursday, May 17
Time: 3:00 pm Where: Origin at Spring Creek (808 Spring Creek Drive), Alpine Art Studio
PLEASE JOIN US
May is the Month of Mary One of the last words that Jesus Christ spoke to the world from his cross is “Behold your mother.” When we behold Mary as our Mother who visits us in our daily crucifixions as personally as she did her dying Son on the cross, we hear her say, “I am here now.” It is appropriate that we say the Rosary as frequently as possible during this Month. Indeed,
“To recite the rosary is nothing other than to Contemplate with Mary the face of Christ”
(St. John Paul ll)
Pentecost Sunday: May 20, 2018
Pentecost is the Church’s birthday, and because you are part of the body of the Church, yours as well. And like any birthday, it is a cause for celebration.
The word Pentecost is Greek and it means 50th day. Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate
the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.
At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles and the Eleven. At this time, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.
Others who were not so blessed, accused those speaking in tongues of being drunk, but Peter arose and addressed the crowd, explaining that it was only 9 o'clock, and that this phenomenon was not intoxication, but rather this was the work of the Holy Spirit, prophesized in the scripture. Peter then called all those present to be baptized and about three thousand people were baptized that day. These people were among the first Catholics, and Peter is the first pope of the Catholic Church.
The symbols of Pentecost are the flame, wind, and the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit. The color of Pentecost is red and the priest wears red vestments on this day. Parishioners are also invited to wear red on this day. Red decorations as well as celebrations are appropriate, similar to any other birthday. Special prayers are often said just for Pentecost.
Let us pray that the flame of the Spirit will descend upon us!
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