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  • Notes from your Pastor

     

     

    We celebrated the Solemnity of the Ascension of our Lord.  We also celebrated Mother’s Day the weekend of May 12th & 13th.  We wish all of our mothers a Happy Mother’s Day!  We pray for those who are living that they may find good health, love, happiness and peace.  We pray for our mothers who have died that they may enter the dwelling places which our Risen Lord has prepared for them.

     

    As we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension, we can look at the stained glass window in our church.  There we see the picture of Jesus ascending into Heaven.  He promises not to leave us orphans but to give us the Holy Spirit.  He also promises He is with us always and He will always return again.

     

    In John’s Gospel, the lifting up of the Cross, the lifting up in the Resurrection and the Lifting up to Glory in the Ascension are all connected.  As we think of the sacrifice of Our Blessed Lord, giving up His Life for us on the Cross and as we honor our mothers who in many ways have given their lives to take care of us, possibly we can say the road to the Ascension is linked with Sacrifice.

     

    All of us are called to ascend through sacrificial love.  We thank today our mothers for giving us life and for nurturing our lives over the years.

     

    I would like to share the Eight Beatitudes for Mothers

    Blessed are mothers…

    Who did without for us, they will be rewarded.

    Who lost sleep when we were sick, they will find rest.

    Who taught us how to pray, they will share God’s kingdom.

    Who comforted us, they shall be comforted.

    Who taught us right from wrong, they will know justice.

    Who showed us the Christian life by example.

    Who shared with us the meaning of peace, they shall know peace.

    Who taught us the importance of loving God and each other, they shall see God.

     

    I also have a Mother’s Day Prayer

    Loving God,

    You wrap your arms around your people

    And show your everlasting love in the same way a mother loves her children.

    We are grateful for the love you have taught us through the mothers in our lives;

    Our own mother who brought us into this world,

    The mothers of friends, who have welcomed us into their homes and families,

    Our grandmothers who took time for us,

    And the mothers who helped us even though we were not their children.

    Bless all the mothers of this world today.

    May they know the fullness of love they have shared

    And be blessed every day of their lives.    Amen

     

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    • Sanctuary Guild Volunteers for May 23rd thru June 5th - Barbara Nieszczur & Toni Suchy
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  • Sick & Hospitalized

     

      Let us remember in our prayers those who are sick.  May they and their caregivers receive comfort and strength, remembering especially
    Mary Adams, Greg Basco, Mary Ann Betliskey,
    Tony Betliskey, Pat Colburn,Donna Czyzynski, Corrine Dawe, Joseph Deccola, Carole Dlouhy, Jose Dybzinski, Kristin Hill, Frances Holecek,
    Millie Jasany, Suzanne Kilker,Tom Konkoly,
    Judy Landolph, Bishop Richard Lennon,
    Barbie Lister, Art Madsen, Rose Meadows,
    Jeanette Miller, Marguerite Miller,
    Geri Milton, Donna Murrin, Louis Novac,
    Art Novotny, John Pocius, Joel Rivera, Karen Rossi, Bob Schippling, Sue Seda, Bob Seneff, Margaret Slechta, Elaine Stack, Rev. John Tezie, Aaron Thiem, Ed Vitigoj, Carole Walk, Ron Walk, Robert Wagner, Greg Wisniewski and Vicky Yates.
     
                For the Men and Women serving in the military, especially those from our parish and their families.
     
                May our Loved Ones who have died rest in eternal peace in heaven remembering especially Richard Kolar, Fred Laubenscheimer, Rev. Walter Dolan, O.F.M,
    Rev. Howard J. Gray, S.J.,
    Brother James A Everett, C.S.C.,
    Rev. Placid Pientek, O.S.B. and
    Rev. John Wright, whose funerals were last week.