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MAY 1, 2016
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Wherever we go, we bring God with us. Whatever we do, we do together with Him. He is not just “the Man upstairs”. He is the “Presence within”. There are many ways that God is present in the world. Some ways that God is present are deeper, more intense than other ways. The deepest, most intense presence of the Lord is in the Eucharist; the blessed Sacrament. We need this presence at least once a week.
The second deepest, intense presence of God in the world is in the word of God, Sacred Scripture. The Bible is not just a book, even though the word “bible” means book. Deep within the words of the Bible is the word of God. That’s why we read the Bible and are changed and molded by the words on which we meditate. “The word of God is living, and active, and sharper than any two edged sword, penetrating even between souls and spirit, joints and marrow, and is quick to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart”. (Hebrew 4:12).
Presence of God in the Sacrament, sacraments, and in word are the great gifts of Easter. These and so many other ways that we experience God are Grace, his amazing grace. All this is very good. The gateways to this increasing grace in our lives is itself, the very presence of God. This presence allows us to receive the most intense ways that God is present. “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come and make our dwelling in him.”
Fr. Jonas Tandayu, Pastor
Our 11th. Annual Old Fashioned Bazaar & Silent Auction is coming on June 4th after the 4:30 pm Mass. Come and join us for a Chicken BBQ & a chance to win great prizes in our silent auction. Please return your baskets by May 15
We will be holding our Parish Raffle during the month of June. Tickets are $10 per ticket. Prizes are $50 every day except $100 on Saturdays and $250 on June 19, Father’s Day. Please try to sell as many tickets as you can. The money will go to replace the lights in the Church, which some have already been replaced in the back of the Church. Tickets will be mailed & if you want more they will be at the entrances of the church or Dostie Hall.