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May 26th ✙ Sixth Sunday of Easter

Readings for May 26th, 2019

        JESUS SAID TO HIS DISCIPLES, "Peace I leave you, my own peace I give you." We can't give peace to others if we don't have it ourselves.
       Jesus was able to give peace to others because He had it Himself. The Lord will give us too His peace.
        Lord Jesus, you help us to be at peace with God. Lord, have mercy.
        You help us to be at peace with ourselves. Christ, have mercy.
        You help us to be at peace with
others. Lord, have mercy.

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MONDAY, May 27:✟ Marge & Gerry Butler
TUESDAY May 28:✟ Michael Debois
WEDNESDAY May 29:✟ Kess Collins
FRIDAY May 31 :✟ Irma Jean Elliott, by Carolyn Connolly

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I Am Going Away....

       At the Last Supper Jesus announced that He was "going away". The Church interprets this as a reference to the Ascension. Where, exactly, did Jesus go and why? The people of the Middle East took things literally. They believed that heaven was somewhere beyond the sky--which they thought was a dome above the earth. Jesus did not come to teach astronomy, so He rose up into the sky as a way of saying that He was going to something "greater".
        Why did He leave? He was probably teaching that His followers should no longer look for physical apparitions. He would remain spiritually with them through His Holy Spirit. This would force the disciples to begin their mission to "go out to all the world and preach the good news."

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Prayer for Our Troops

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Please Pray for these men and women in the service of our country:

Frank Baker-Gleason, US Coast Guard Brian Tucker
Master Sgt. Matthew Rossini, Army Kyle McGill, US Army Infantry
Commander Michael Quigley, US Army Nick Kennedy, US Navy
Kristin Chapman, USAF Seamus Weston
Sarah Manley, USAF Alicia Delahunty
Andy Harrison, USAF Master Sgt. Ray Olmos, Jr.
Nickolaus Swanson Roy Walters
SSG Trevor Oxman  

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Reflections

Signposts on the Footpath of Peace

To be glad of life, because it gives you a chance to love, to work,
to play, and to look up at the stars.
To despise nothing in the world except what is false and mean.
To fear nothing except what is cowardly.
To be guided by what you admire and love, rather than by what
you hate. To envy nothing that is your neighbor's except his
kindness of heart and gentleness of manner. To think seldom
of your enemies, often of your friends, and everyday of Christ.
And to spend as much time as you can with body and with
spirit, in God's out-of-doors.
These are little signposts on the footpath of peace.
        Henry van Dyke

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Why Do Cathothics Do That?

Why Pray The Rosary?
There are many reasons why we should pray the rosary, but there are 4 Important Reasons:
1) The rosary conquers the evil one. We live in a fallen world where fallen angels (demons) seek to destroy us. Jesus Christ has entrusted to His church the weapons that enable His followers to be victorious over the evil one. These weapons are the sacraments nd the teachings of the one, holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. It is these mysteries and truths that are encapsulated in the weapon of the rosary.
2) The rosary preaches Jesus Christ and brings peace. The rosary is an evangelical tool that brings the light of Christ into all situations. It is the power to bring about world peace because the mysteries focus on the Truth, that is, on Jesus Christ.
3) The rosary teaches virtue. No one ever becomes holy without acquiring virtues. All the virtues that lead to sanctity are exemplified in the lives of Jesus Christ and his Immaculate Mother. Just as children learn to behave by looking at their parents and imitating them, so the Christian learns to become like Jesus and Mary by meditating on their virtues.
4) The rosary is an expression of our love for Jesus and Mary. By praying the rosary, we express our gratitude to Jesus and Mary by calling to mind the tremendous sacrificial love that they have for us. Fulton Sheen shared “When we say the rosary – we are saying to God, the Trinity, to the Incarnate Savior, to the Blessed Mother, I love you, I love you, I love you.”
(26 Champions of the Rosary, Donald Calloway, MIC)

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Prayer List....

Your prayers are requested for these Parishioners and Friends

Nellie Del Nero Jim Mathews
Sandy Zan Patti Summers
Rebecca Weston Sarah Bryan
Mary Ann Bader John McAvoy
Lynn Lockett Joe Bonchonsky
Denny Heikura Charles Ely
John Del' Amico Joe Spini
Barbara Entwisle Kitty Lyons
Marilyn Brickett Ed Flynn
Lori Wise Robert & Cathy Neptune
Janet Renon Steve Smith
Esther Aw Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado

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