We are again reminded today that the heart of Christianity is love: love of God, love of one another. Jesus tells us that we have to love one another as he has loved us. This is a very demanding love, for it commits us to love not only those we like and who love us or like-minded fellow Christians, but also the difficult ones, the “unlovable,” people far from perfect, outsiders… That is not so easy, and this is probably why he calls it a commandment.
Today is also Mother’s day. We thank God for the gift of motherhood, both biological motherhood and spiritual motherhood. We ask God for his special blessing on our earthly mothers living or dead.
One important fact that cannot be dismissed is that mothers are generally very protective of their children. The Church is described as “Holy Mother Church”. God entrusted to the Church the responsibility to guide His sons and daughters aright with the word of God and to follow the path established by God for the salvation of souls.
Let us ask our Lord in this Eucharist that we may grow in this openness of genuine love.
May 13, 2012 – 6th Easter Sunday – Mother’s Day
10:00 AM for all Mothers, living and dead especially
In Memory of
+Norma Wasilewska Victor from Denice Funk,
+Cecelia Dabrowski from Bernard Dabrowski,
+Frances Gierczak from Joyce Dabrowski,
+Alvira Przybylowicz, + Antonetta West from Eugene & Elvira Przybylowicz.
+Helen Jagodzinski from Augusta Kutrik
+Helen Nowak from Theresa Wiatrowski
+Alice Tierney from Tami Peyton
In Honor of
Denice Funk from Dawn Funk and Madison
Dawn Funk from Madison Funk
May 20, 2012 – 7th Easter Sunday – Ascension of our Lord
10:00 AM for ++Alvira & Eugene Przybylowicz from Walter Pry
May 27, 2012 – Pentecost Sunday
10:00 AM for++Cecilia Eyring & Joan Charvat from Pat & Marge Feehley
¨ The May Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary will be on Sunday May 20, 2012 after Holy Mass.
¨ MY MISSION: When I am the disciple of Christ and the member of his Church I realize this and participate in all matters which concern Him. The Easter season and the Sunday’s Masses are not my challenges are my privilege.
Welcome Our Visitors
- As we meditate on the image of the vine, or on the word “abide”, how is this reflecting your own community? Do you belong to any believing community? Who are the members? What does this community mean to you?
- Love is not a word but an action. What are some of the problems in your community? Misunderstanding? How does a loving action bring the community together?
- Reflect on an experience of being loved by someone, recall the happiness, how is this experience a manifestation of Jesus’ love?