|Pastors Desk |
A MESSAGE FROM FATHER MONTY:
Today—Easter Sunday--we proclaim that we believe in the resurrection of Jesus
Christ. What is resurrection?
Carlo Carretto (1910 - 1988) was a member of
the Little Brothers of Jesus, an order inspired by the spirituality of Charles
de Foucauld. He was born in northern Italy and wanted to become a teacher. His
plans changed with the rise of fascism in Italy, and he joined Catholic Action,
a movement that aimed to mobilize the laity in promoting the religious and
social message of the church. In his book Blessed Are You Who Believed,
Little Brother Carlo describes resurrection like this:
“When the world seems
a defeat of God and you are sick with the disorder, the violence, the terror,
the war on the streets; when the earth seems to be chaos, say to yourself,
‘Jesus died and rose again on purpose to save, and his salvation is already with
When your father or your mother, your son or your daughter, your spouse
or your friend are on their death-bed, and you are looking at them in the pain
of parting, say, ‘We shall see each other gain in the Kingdom; courage…’
Every departing missionary is an act of faith in the resurrection.
newly-opened leper-hospital is an act of faith in the resurrection.
peace treaty is an act of faith in the resurrection.
Every agreed commitment
is an act of faith in the resurrection.
When you forgive your enemy
you feed the hungry
When you defend the weak
you believe in the
When you have the courage to marry
When you welcome the
When you build your home
you believe in the resurrection.
When you wake at peace in the morning
When you sing to the rising sun
you go to work with joy
You believe in the resurrection.”
GOOD STEWARDS – Under the direction of
catechists Joe Polito, Heather Reiner, Joe Glover, our Seventh
and Eighth Grade R.E.P. classes donated over $124.00 and 200
pounds of food to Community Action of Clarion County. The kids “Cup for a Can”
fellowship fundraiser was a tremendous success. Thank You for your support!
THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK –
Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and
he saw and believed. (John 20:8)
Adult: What disciple in the
Easter Gospel are you most like in your faith – the beloved disciple, Peter,
Child: Jesus is with us today. How can you
see him in the people around you in Church?
WHAT KIND OF STEWARD AM I? Alleluia!
During the past six weeks, our parish community has prayed, fasted and given
alms with a special focus on the poorest members of our global community. Our
lives were touched by stories from Kenya, Guatemala, the Philippines, Malawi,
Haiti, and the United States. Through our Lenten prayers and donations, we have
touched the lives of millions of people served by Catholic Relief Services, our
representative to the poorest communities in the world. Thank you for your
generosity! Visit www.crs.org to stay connected with the Church’s work on behalf
of those in need around the world.
SAVE THE DATE:
Sept. 7 Confirmation at 11:00am Mass
November 1 Reverse Raffle
Nov. 3-13 “Best of Ireland” Parish Pilgrimage
BEST OF IRELAND TOUR
11 Days: November 3 – 13, 2014
$2829 Roundtrip from Cleveland
(Air/land tour price is $2299 plus $530 govt. taxes & airline fuel surcharges)
Rev. Monty Sayers
Roundtrip Air from Cleveland, First Class/Select Hotels,
Most Meals, Professional Driver/Guide & Comprehensive Sightseeing
Waterford * Killarney * Galway,
Connemara * Knock * Sligo * Dublin
For a brochure & more information contact Rev. Monty Sayers at:
Tel: (814) 226-8433 ext. 102