Parish News for the Month of May

 


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Readings for the Week

Readings for the Week of May 21, 2017
Sunday: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17/Ps 66:1-7,
      16, 20/1 Pt 3:15-18/Jn 14:15-21
Monday: Acts 16:11-15/Ps 149:1b-6a,
      9b/Jn 15:26--16:4a
Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34/Ps 138:1-3,
      7c-8/Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22--18:1/
     Ps 148:1-2, 11-14/Jn 16:12-15
Thursday: Ascension: Acts 1:1-11/
     Ps 47:2-3, 6-9/Eph 1:17-23/
     Mt 28:16-20
Friday: Acts 18:9-18/Ps 47:2-7/
     Jn 16:20-23
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28/Ps 47:2-3,
     8-10/Jn 16:23b-28
Next Sunday: Acts 1:12-14/Ps 27:1, 4,
     7-8/1 Pt 4:13-16/Jn 17:1-11a

From the Pastor's Desk

     Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” But faith, church and Christianity is not about keeping laws and rules. No relationship will grow or survive if the goal is to keep laws and rules. In fact, in Luke 17:10, Jesus says, “When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are useless servants; for we have done what we were obligated to do.’”
     When we stop being obedient to God, Church and each other because we feel compelled to be obedient to the laws and rules, and choose to attach ourselves to God, Church and each other because of love and goodness, then our Christian living has taken a giant step forward.
     It is not a set of rules that define us as Christians; however, it is the desire of our hearts to be close to Jesus that makes the difference. We are faithful to Jesus because we want communion with Him. People united in marriage are faithful to each other because their hearts belong to each other. In the same way, our hearts belong to Jesus.