Monday, April 5th , 2021
APRIL 5, 2021
"I urge you to remain steadfast in faith, so that at last we will all reach heaven and there rejoice together."
— St. Andrew Kim Taegon
We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! Enjoy the beautiful day. God Bless
"Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed." John 20:29
Daily Mass will be celebrated this week at 9:00 a.m.
The rosary will be recited at 8:40 a.m.
Mediation of the Day
And let me make it quite clear that when Christians say the Christ-life is in them, they do not mean simply something mental or moral. When they speak of being ‘in Christ’ or of Christ being ‘in them’, this is not simply a way of saying that they are thinking about Christ or copying Him. They mean that Christ is actually operating through them; that the whole mass of Christians are the physical organism through which Christ acts—that we are His fingers and muscles, the cells of His body. And perhaps that explains one or two things. It explains why this new life is spread not only by purely mental acts like belief, but by bodily acts like baptism and Holy Communion. It is not merely the spreading of an idea; it is more like evolution—a biological or superbiological fact. There is no good trying to be more spiritual than God. God never meant man to be a purely spiritual creature. That is why He uses material things like bread and wine to put the new life into us. We may think this rather crude and unspiritual. God does not: He invented eating. He likes matter. He invented it."
— C.S. Lewis
VERSE OF THE DAY
"Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know that they are doing evil. Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven, and you upon earth; therefore let your words be few."
month of April
is traditionally dedicated to devotion to Jesus in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. The Catholic Church teaches that the Blessed Sacrament is the real and living presence of Christ—His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—received into our souls with every reception of Holy Communion. Our Eucharistic Lord is the source and summit of our Christian life, the ultimate proof of His infinite love for us.
My Lord and my God,
help me to see with eyes of faith,
so to shed all my doubts and be believing.
May the overflowing mercy of this day
renew and fortify my faith, hope, and love.
Easter Sunday - Lent
Reflection on Care for Creation
Mary Magdalene loved Jesus so much that when she found out that Jesus was not dead, she believed it to be the best thing she had ever seen. She couldn’t keep it a secret and had to tell everyone.
Laudato Si' Actions
Work hard to make the world better than it was before you entered, specifically in its beauty and fairness. Tips:
Choose native plants and trees – support healthy ecosystem, restore biodiversity
Create water-wise landscapes by grouping plants by water need
Minimize chemical use to prevent killing beneficial insects (bees)
Composting is simple and valuable in keeping carbon locked up in the soil and out of the atmosphere.
Use rain barrels to collect water from the roof during wet months – ideal for watering the lawn, washing the car, doing the laundry, taking a shower
Sacred Heart- St. Catherine's
on Monday, April 5 at 9:40AM