Please "pardon our dust" as our website undergoes construction. Send suggestions for website content and pictures to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The media team reserves the right to review and edit all submitted materials. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
April 19, 2015
Third Sunday of Easter
Holy Week & Easter are the high point of the Church year. As we move through the Easter season the Scripture readings for the following Sundays help us to meditate on the events we have celebrated. These days are the foundation of our Christian faith, & they call us to a radical reorientation of our lives.
St. Peter is our model to a radical reorientation of our lives. He is the one who, on the night of Jesus’ passion & death, three times denied that he even knew him. Now he is fearlessly preaching, boldly confronting those who were complicit in Jesus’ death. He says clearly, “the author of life you put to death.” But his message is one of hope. He tell them, “You acted out of ignorance. Repent, therefore, & be converted, that your sins may be wiped away”. Peter himself is a perfect example of one who repented, was converted, had his sins wiped away, & now is committed to his call to be an apostle. The grace of repentance is powerful.
Meeting the risen Lord Jesus in the breaking of bread changed Peter & the other disciples. They boldly proclaimed that Jesus if the Son of God. Through Baptism we have been renewed & through baptism we are called to bear witness to the world that God loves the world. The word “witness” appears in today’s first reading & in the Gospel. It is used in reference to the apostles, but can it be used in reference to us, Jesus's disciples two thousand years later? How do we bear witness about our faith to the world?
Fr. Jonas Tandayu, MSC, Pastor
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart will be holding a Family Game Night on April 18 after the 4:30 pm Mass in the school gym. Please bring a game to play along with family & friends. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. Food is available & a monetary donation is greatly appreciated. A movie will be shown to the children. For more information call 782-7305.
Parish Directory: This is the last weekend (April 25 & 26) scheduling will be held after masses to have your photo taken for our parish directory. Appointments can be made in the school. You can continue to sign up online through our parish website,
olshparish.org, until May 2.
Can’t make our photography sessions but still want to be part of our directory? Drop off your own photo or mail it to the parish office, 320 W. Lynde st. by May 15. Include names of those in photo, address & contact phone number. There is a $10 fee (checks payable to OLSH), you will still receive a directory. Photos can be picked up after May 31.
ATTENTION: Pictures for the Parish Directory of USHERS, GREETERS, SERVERS, LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS will be taken on Sunday, April 26 at 11:30 am in the Church. Please try to be there. Thank You.