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May 12th ✙ Good Shepherd Sunday

Readings for May 12th, 2019

        IN TODAY'S GOSPEL, JESUS,THE GOOD SHEPHERD, says to us , " I know my sheep. They listen to my voice and follow me." Let us reflect for a moment on our failure to respond to the love and care of Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
       Lord Jesus, you call us to be your people, the sheep of your flock. Lord, have mercy.
       You help us to listen to your voice and to follow you. Christ, have mercy.
       You lead us to the green pastures of eternal life. Lord, have mercy.

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MONDAY, May 13: Healing of Tyra Weldon, by Jan Weldon
TUESDAY May 14: ✟ Emily Mannion, by Suzanne Johnson
WEDNESDAY May 15: Intentions & Healing of Carolyn Connolly
FRIDAY May 17 : Intentions of Sylvia Flores, by Maria Zamperin

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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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Reflections

The Vocation to Love

The deepest wound of all that which affects the heart:
The feeling that one has not been loved,
that one is not precious to anyone.
Many people today are wounded at the heart.
Each one of us can do something to heal their wounds.We have hands that can make things,
and minds that can understand things.
But above all we have hearts that can give life.
We are not sterile people.
We can give life to people who are inwardly broken.
We can show them that they are important, and bring life to them.
Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, is also vocations Sunday.
But all vocations are vocations to love.

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Why Do Catholics Do That ?

Good Shepherd Sunday and World Day of Prayer for Vocations
          Good Shepherd Sunday is celebrated around the world on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The Church’s liturgy presents to us the figure of Jesus, the “Good Shepherd” and the Gospel reading is taken from the tenth chapter of St. John’s Gospel. Jesus identifies Himself as the “good shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep.”
          On this occasion we honor and recognize the dedication of all the Pastors who have served St. Anthony over the years. May we offer prayers for them in a special way, and reach out to them, if possible, thanking them for their service to God’s church.
The former Pastors of St. Anthony:
Father Edward Christian 1947-1955
Father Michael Myles 1955-1970
Father Walter Albrecht 1970-1978
Father John J. Myles 1978-1993
Father Aidan O’Reilly 1993-2004
Father Michael Canny 2004-2018
         The Church also celebrates “Vocation Sunday”. We are reminded of the great need for men and women to serve the church as priests, religious and lay workers. Jesus urges us to “ask the Lord of the harvest to send laborers to his harvest.”

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Prayer for Vocations

          Loving God, You speak to us and nourish us through the life of this church community.
          In the name of Jesus, we ask you to send your Spirit to us, so that men and women among us, young and old, will respond to your call to service and leadership in the church.
          We pray, especially, in our day, for those who hear your invitation to be a priest, sister, brother, or deacon.
          May those who are opening their hearts and minds to your call be encouraged and strengthened through our enthusiasm in your service.
Amen

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

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