Mass Theme

April 7th ✙ Fifth Sunday of Lent

Readings for April 7th, 2019

         IN TODAY'S GOSPEL we hear again the immortal words of Jesus in relation to the woman caught in adultery:
'Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone.'
         Even though we are sinners ourselves, we may have cast the stone of judgement at others. As we call to mind our sins, we might remember especially the harsh and unfair judgements we sometimes pass on others.
          I confess to almighty God...

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MONDAY, April 8:Intentions of Jan Weldon by Doris Bartlet
TUESDAY, April 9: ✟ Betty Devlin by Mary K Bates
WEDNESDAY, April 10: Intentions of Denny Heikura by C. Corrales
FRIDAY, April 11: ✟ 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

Mercy

The quality of mercy is not strain'd;
it droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
upon the place beneath.
It is twice blest:
it blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
'Tis mightiest in the mighty;
it becomes the throned monarch better than his crown.
It is enshrined in the hearts of kings.
It is an attribute of God himself.
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
when mercy seasons justice.
Therefore, though justice be thy plea, consider this
that in the course of justice none of us should see salvation.
We do pray for mercy,
and the same prayer doth teach us all
to render the deeds of mercy.

**** William Shakespeare

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A Time for Joy

          Lent is a time of sacrifice and discipline, but it should not be a time of sadness. Instead it should be a season of great joy.
          The first Preface for the Mass in Lent clearly reminds us of this: For by your gracious gift each year your faithful await the sacred paschal feasts with the joy of minds made pure.
          As Christians we are stirring up our faith and love for God and each other so that, on Easter, we are ready to meet the risen Lord refreshed and restored.

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The Rite of Reconciliation

         One of life’s greatest gifts is forgiveness. What happens in the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation is almost more than one could imagine. If we could meet Jesus today, we would expect to be received with love and compassion, because he is perfect and knows what it is to forgive. Instead, we confess to an ordinary human being who represents Jesus Christ sacramentally.
          We can expect the priest to receive us with love and care and compassion as well—not because he is sinless, but because he knows what it is to need forgiveness. God transforms even our human frailty into the medium of life-giving grace. Embrace your rite of reconciliation on Saturdays at St. Anthony’s from 4:00 to 4:45.

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Chrism Mass

          Please join Bishop Soto and the clergy of our diocese at the annual Chrism Mass to be held on :
Thursday, April 11 at 6pm at the
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Sacramento.

         The Chrism Mass is one of our most important Diocesan celebrations where Bishop Soto will bless the Holy Oils that are used in sacramental celebrations in all the parishes of the Diocese throughout the coming year.
          Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is located at 1017 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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

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