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May 19th ✙ Good Shepherd Sunday

Readings for May 19th, 2019

       " LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU."
        Of all the commandments Christ gave us this is the most important. It includes all the others. The only failure in the life of a Christian is the failure to ove. Let us think about the people whom we find difficult to take into our hearts, and ask the Lord to help us to be more loving towards them It is God who sets the example for us to follow.
        Lord Jesus, you are kind and full of compassion. Lord, have mercy.
        You are slow to anger and abounding in love. Christ, have mercy.
        You do not treat us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our faults. Lord, have mercy.

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WHY DO CATHOLICS DO THAT?

Vocations in Life
A vocation is a call from God to love him throughout your life. Whether you are called to be married, a priest or deacon, a religious brother or sister, or committed to staying single, your vocation will bring you the most joy you can experience on Earth. It will help you and others to grow closer to God.
There are ways that we can better discern God’s plan:
Personally meet Him. We can meet God in the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sacred scripture is another opportunity for personal encounter. The more we open ourselves up to our Lord, the more easily we can discern his voice.
Follow in another’s footsteps. Find role models in the different vocations. Ask for details of their vocation stories to see how God chose them.
Keep in touch.Keeping a prayer journal is a good way to spot patterns that may show God is working in your life. Spend time in front of the Blessed Sacrament when you can.

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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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Reflections

Where Love Begins

         It's easy to love at a distance, but not so easy to love at close quarters. It's easier to give a few dollars to relieve famine in Africa than to relieve the loneliness of someone living next door.
          It's easy to love people who are far away, but not always easy to love those who are close at hand. Yet, these are the people Christ asks us to love. We must begin by loving the people near us. That is where our love must start.
          But, of course, it doesn't have to end there. And it shouldn't.

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The Mark of a Disciple

          Many people can be known by the uniforms they wear: Police, Nurses, Soldiers, Priests. This grants them instant recognition, protection and willingness to serve. Jesus teaches that all of His followers must wear a uniform that is just as visible. It is not made of cloth or brass. It is a uniform of love.
          We must be patient, merciful and tolerant, but not aggressive, opportunistic, or over-bearing. People should be able to look at our concern for others and willingness to sacrifice ourselves and say
"THAT MUST BE A CHRISTIAN, I CAN TELL."
          Other people can exercise all these qualities –and should –but our compassion has to be OUTSTANDING!

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MONDAY, May 20:✟ Lee Salomon and Donna Elliott, by Ann Campana
TUESDAY May 21:✟ Val Carey, by Carolyn Connolly
WEDNESDAY May 22: Intentions of Deacon Ed Pecis, by Mary
K Bates
FRIDAY May 24 : Intentions of Deacon Ed Pecis, by Jan Dusik

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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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