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  •        Pastors Homily

    Fifth Sunday of Easter
    Love One Another As I Have Loved You
    May 14th/15th
    What if you knew that you had only 24 hours to live?  What would you do?  What would you say in the brief time you had left on this earth?  And also, with whom would you spend those precious few hours?  It is amazing how this exercise makes the trivial things on our “to do” list seem just that, trivial things on our “to Do” list seem just that, trivial.

    Among the stories of that tragic day, September 11th, 2001, we read of those who rode the doomed, hijacked airliner that would ultimately crash into a Pennsylvania field, or those who were trapped in the upper floors of the World Trade Towers.  In these stories, the victims had several hours to contemplate their impending death.  Thanks to cellphones, many of them had the chance to call their loved ones. The stories of those calls will break your heart, for they are each stories of courage and love.  In each call, the victims called their loved ones to say goodbye, and to say over and over again, “I love you.”  No one called to check their investments, or to find out the latest sports news.  In times like these, there are no trivial pursuits.

    Jesus faced such a time during His life on earth.  According to the gospel accounts, Jesus knew during the Last Supper that He would be killed within 24 hours.  So it is with the greatest of interest to read how Our Lord decided to spend those last remaining precious hours.  Our reading today from St. John’s gospel is taken from that final period of time.  What did Jesus do?  What did He say in those final moments?

    First, He performed some significant acts.  According to Mark, Luke, and Matthew he instituted the Holy Eucharist on that last evening.  In this final act, bread and wine are transformed into His Body and Blood.  Jesus gives give us the Gift His Real Presence.  John adds the foot washing experience in which Jesus demonstrates love in service and invites the disciples to follow his example.

    Secondly, in John’s Gospel, we have 5 chapters devoted to what Jesus said during that final meal with His apostles.  His Final instruction to His apostles was “Love one another as I have loved you.”  When we think of His final words to His apostles, these words are also addressed to us: “Love one another as I have loved you.”  The early Christians were known for their love for one another.

    We are called to love as Jesus loved us.  How do we characterize this love?  I would say two words describe His love for us:  service and sacrifice.  If we are following His example, these words should also characterize our love as well.

    In regards to service, He washed the feet of His disciples and invited them to embrace acts of service.  Incidentally, we could use more altar servers.  If you are interested, please call the rectory.  Secondly, He gave His life for us on the Cross.  We are invited to give our lives to Him and to make sacrifices for others.

    “Love one another as I have loved you.”  May we live our lives in service and sacrifice to follow his final instruction and example.

     
  • Altar & Rosary

    The Altar & Rosary Society are looking for new members please see their page for more information.

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    sjnsyody@st-john-nepomucene.org
    Thank you !

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  • ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY ?

    With so much uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 virus and increasing recommendations to avoid crowds and take proper safety precautions, we wanted to remind you that we have options in place now that you can use today. This option is an ideal way to support the parish and our mission should you elect to stay home and worship.

    Online Giving is available for you to make contributions to the church. This option makes use of current technology and security standards and allows you to easily setup recurring contributions. It also enables our church to take advantage of new tools to become more efficient.

    Online Giving Parishioner Benefits
    Secure and confidential. No need to share payment information with the church office.
    Efficient. Set up direct withdrawals from your checking, savings account or a credit card.
    Simple. Start, stop and change your contributions at any time.
    Convenient. No need to write a check or have cash available.
    Remote flexibility. You can give from virtually anywhere anytime.

    Online Giving is intended to be a convenient tool for you to use, and we strongly support both Online Giving and Offering Envelopes for contributions to the parish. Online Giving is the electronic way to participate in weekly offertory.

     

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  • Sick & Hospitalized

    Please remember in your  prayers those who are sick.  May they and their caregivers receive comfort and strength, remembering especially :

    Ryan Amato, Rondell Atwater,
    The Baileys Family, Freida Bailey,
    Matthew Balli, Carol Bert, Joyce Bican,
    Chester Betliskey, Mary Ann Betliskey,
    Bonnie Donovan, James Ciesla,
    Donna Czyzynski, Bobbie Deccola,
    Joseph Deccola, Katherine Dolniar,
    Betty Domorasky, Mary Florek,
    Shelley Forbes, Jim Geller,  Kristin Hill,
    Liz Humar, Jacob Jackson, Chris Jackson,
    Marcedia Johnson, The Jorski Family,
    Stanley Loszak, Stefania Loszak,
    Grant Kaurich, Patti Kicielinski,
    Eleanor Peshek, Sharon Krzynowek,
    Amy Latawiec, Richard Leonard,
    Ann Marie Medve, Jeanette Miller,
    Marguerite Miller, Nikki Milton,
    Keenan Montgomery,
    Joe Morrish, Dorothy Morchak,
    Donna Murrin, Dorsel Nicholas,
    Diane Nicholas, Louis Novak,
    Art Novotny, Joe Oravec,
    Patricia Rhine, Joel Rivera,
    Colleen Schmerick, Bob Seneff Jr.,
    Carolyn Seneff, Karen Seneff,
    Norman Seneff, Tony Seneff,
    Earl Sheets, Eileen Skiba,
    Margaret Slechta, Chuck Slusarczyk,
    Nancy Slusarczyk, Russ Smith,
    Peggy Snyder, Kellie Span,
    Barbara Sposet, Michael Sposet,
    Elaine Stack, Robert Stack,
    Marilyn Siwek, Marlene Wesley,
    Betty Wilson, Jerome Wisniewski,
    Greg Wisniewski Melanie Womble and
    Carl Zelenskas.