Mass Theme

April 21st ✙ Earter Sunday

Readings for April 21st, 2019

       EASTER DAY IS THE GREATEST DAY in the Church's calendar. Jesus has overcome death, not only for himself, but for all of us. The joy of Easter fills all the earth, the joy that death has been conquered. Let us open our hearts to receive this great joy.
        Lord Jesus, through your grace of your resurrection you show us that light is stronger than darkness. Lord, have mercy.
        You show us that good is stronger than evil. Christ, have mercy.
        You show us that life is stronger than death. Lord, have mercy.

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MONDAY, April 22: ✟ Jerry Roderick
TUESDAY, April 23: ✟ Wendy Kaschmitter
WEDNESDAY, April 24: ✟ Gerald Butler
FRIDAY, April 26: ✟ Bishop Quinn

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Prayer List....

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

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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 Master Sgt. Matthew Rossoni, Army Commander Michael Quigley, US Navy

Kristen Chapman; USAF

Sean Eastis, USMC Sarah Manley, USAF Andy Harrison, USAF Nickolaus Swanson
SSG Trevor Oxman

Brian Tucker

Kyle McGill, US Army Infantry Nick Kenndy, USN
James Chapman Seamus Weston Alicia Delahunty Robert A. Wharton
Master Sgt. Roy Olmos Jr. Roy Walters    

Amen.

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Refections and Others

The Divine Mercy Novena

         "Most Merciful Jesus, whose very nature it is to have compassion on us and to forgive us, do not look upon our sins but upon our trust which we place in Your infinite goodness. Receive us all into the abode of Your Most Compassionate Heart, and never let us escape from It. We beg this of You by Your love which unites You to the Father and the Holy Spirit. Eternal Father, turn Your merciful gaze upon all mankind and especially upon poor sinners, all enfolded in the Most Compassionate Heart of Jesus.
         For the sake of His sorrowful Passion show us Your mercy, that we may praise the omnipotence of Your mercy for ever and ever.
          Amen."

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A Quiet Joy and Peace

       On Easter Day we still feel pain, our own pain and the pain of others. But a new element has been introduced. It doesn't remove the pain, but gives it a meaning, and lights it up with hope. All is different because Jesus is alive and speaks his words of peace to us. Therefore, there is a quiet joy among us, and a deep sense of peace.
        Jesus has broken the power of death, and given us the hope of eternal life. Lord, guard this hope with your grace, and bring it to fulfilment in the kingdom of heaven.

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Recitiation of the Divine Mercy Novena

         The Sunday of Divine Mercy is a feast that was instituted on May 5, 2000 by Pope John Paul II. A Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska, now a saint, heard Jesus telling her, "Say always the Chaplet I have taught you. He (she) who says it, shall experience My Mercy, during his (her) life, and mostly at the hour of his (her) death”. The Divine Mercy novena is prayed between Good Friday and the Sunday of Divine Mercy, which is the Sunday following Easter. Those praying the novena are to pray for the special intentions of each day followed by the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
          St. Faustina wrote that Jesus told her, "On each day of the novena you will bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of My mercy ... On each day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls”.
          The Divine Mercy Novena will be recited at St. Anthony every day prior to Mass ending on Divine Mercy Sunday.

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Messianic Genealogy Chart of Jesus Christ - Click this link or image below for bigger version!

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