The Easter season continues – as we continue to live in these uncertain times. The extended Safer-at-Home order means we are not able to gather as a church or school community for worship. It’s difficult for everyone, as it was for Jesus’ disciples when he was crucified, died and buried. Their dreams and hopes were smashed because they thought he was going to be their leader. Some of the disciples, in their confusion and frustration, decided to go back to their former lives. But Jesus journeyed with them, encouraging and giving them hope. Let us prepare for the Third Sunday of Easter in our homes by praying and journeying together as a family.
Anticipate Sunday, April 26
- Mass Readings – Read the story of the disciples walking with Jesus to Emmaus and consider your journey this week as you watch the Mass video.
- Liturgy & Music – From Pastoral Associate Mike Kamenski, learn how we may recognize Christ among us as we break bread in our homes and see him in the first responders and health care professionals caring for those in need. Then listen to a familiar but profound music selection.
- Youth – Minister for Youth and Young Adults Margaret Lee’s reflection and lesson leads us on the Road to Emmaus, revealing mysteries hidden in the ancient scriptures.
- Children’s Faith Formation – Child Minister Amy Rebholz introduces our faith communities to the Easter Season Series and explains how to access some specific resources. This mini-series helps us learn more about the Eucharist through a children’s Mass and related activities.
- Adults – Adult Minister Ed Duncklee has a special reflection on lessons of resilience and more from Hollyhock flowers that bring beauty, joy and delight to him and his wife.
- Weekday Mass – Please join me Monday through Friday mornings at 8:15 a.m. for live Mass on our parish Facebook site. It is recorded, so you can watch anytime. Go to https://www.facebook.com/StSebsMKE. You do not need to be a Facebook member to watch.
- Children’s Mass – Wednesday’s Mass is targeted to young people, and all are welcome.
- Holy Hour – Join in prayer at your home as I do each day from 3-4 p.m.
On Sundays, we’ll send an email to the parish by 7:30 a.m. with a link to the recorded Mass at St. Sebastian or St. Catherine.
As always, if someone you know needs our prayers or is in need of some assistance, please let us know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-453-1061.
God is good all the time; all the time God is Good.
Fr. Peter Patrick
Pastor, St. Sebastian