Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Reflection on the Devotion
Followed by Holy Hour
MARK your CALENDARS
- GALA – Friday, June 19,2015
- Shrine Summer Feast and Bazaar – July 11 & 12
————————————————————————————- INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS FROM
Dear brothers and sisters, let us not be closed to the newness that God wants to bring into our lives. Are we often weary, disheartened and sad? Do we feel weighted down by our sins? Do we think that we won’t be able to cope? Let us not close our hearts, let us not lose confidence, let us never give up; there are no situations which God cannot change, there is no sin which he cannot forgive if only we open ourselves to him.
Jesus no longer belongs to the past, but lives in the present and is projected towards the future; he is the everlasting “today” of God. And this is the message meant for me and for you. How often does Love have to tell us: Why do you look for the living among the dead? Our daily problems and worries can wrap us in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness…and that is where death is. That is not the place to look for the One who is alive!
(The women arriving at the tomb) they are asked to remember their encounter with Jesus, to remember his words, his actions, his life; and it is precisely this loving remembrance of their experience with the Master that enables the women to master their fear and to bring the message of the Resurrection to the Apostle and all the others.
May he help us to feel his presence as the one who is alive and at work in our midst. And may he teach us – dear brothers and sisters- each day not to look among the dead for the Living One. Amen
Pope Francis’ sermon for Easter Vigil