Mass Theme

April 28th ✙ Divine Mercy Sunday

Readings for April 28th, 2019

       LIKE THE APOSTLE THOMAS, from time to time we all doubt. We should not hide our questions. We must do what Thomas did - bring those doubts to the Lord. And our risen Lord will say to us what he said to Thomas: 'Cease doubting and believe.'
        Lord Jesus, you raise the dead to life in the Spirit. Lord, have mercy.
        You bring pardon and peace to the sinner. Christ, have mercy.
        You bring light to those in the darkness of doubt and unbelief. Lord have mercy.

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MONDAY, April 29: ✟ Paul & Francis Aiello by John Aiello
TUESDAY, April 30: ✟ Sister Mary Michael Murphy by Lucille Cook
WEDNESDAY, May 2: Intentions of Jan Dusik and the newly Baptised & Confirmed
MONDAY, May 6: ✟ Tom Roberts and Roseanne Erickson, by LaVada Erickson

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Prayer List....

**** Jim Mathews
**** 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 Robert & Cathy Neptune
Lori Wise Ed Flynn
Janet Renon Steve Smith
Esther Aw 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

Cease Doubting and Believe

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

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