In Sunday’s gospel, Jesus is preparing the disciples for Pentecost – the time when he will no longer be with them, though he adds that he will not leave them as orphans.

Watch this week’s Mass:

NEW! Our own Mr. Villa and Miguel have teamed up with St. Sebastian Faith Formation to create “Jesus Time” – a Children’s Liturgy of the Word video. They’ll present Sunday’s readings, then have a fun activity for kids and families. Adults might like it, too!

Celebrate Sunday, May 17 

  • Mass Readings – The scripture readings remind us of the power of the Spirit in our lives.
  • Liturgy & Music – Follow Mike Kamenski’s reflections on Canon in D by Pachelbel, then from Ronald Rolheiser, read about God’s power lying forever within us and the part our patience plays in making God’s power come alive in the world. Join Mike live on Facebook at 10:00 Sunday for his 15-minute session of spiritual music and commentary. This week’s pieces include:
    • Christ, Be Our Light
    • Let All the Earth – Psalm 66
    • Serdeczna Matko (Polish Marian hymn)
    • We Have Been Told
    • This Little Light of Mine
  • Youth – Minister for Youth and Young Adults Margaret Lee explains in a presentation how the Sunday readings show us that through the preaching of the Gospel and the coming of the Holy Spirit, the church continues to grow.
  • Children’s Faith Formation – Easter Season continues with Child Minister, Amy Rebholz. This week Brother Frances has a lot to teach us about the Eucharist and staying connected to the Lord – The Bread of Life.  Why is that important?  Find out here. And download this week’s puzzles and activities.
  • Adults – Adult Minister Ed Duncklee asks us to think about the power of the Holy Spirit  as we approach the Sunday readings.

Daily Spirituality

  • 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 You do not need to be a Facebook member to watch.
  • Children’s Mass – Wednesday’s 8:15 a.m. Mass is targeted to young people, and all are welcome.
  • Holy Hour – Pray at your home from 3-4 p.m. – as I do each day.
  • Fridays – A virtual group is now gathering to pray the Rosary on Friday mornings. Learn more and join us!

We will be sending more information this coming week about the Archdiocesan guidelines when St. Sebastian Church opens for Mass on Sunday, May 31. Please read about the procedures here. Also, we’ve had a number of responses to our prayer wall as a new way to offer intentions for our community and to our rosary group that gathered online for the first time last Friday.

Thanks to those who waved as we had a mini-parade through Washington Heights on Saturday. If someone you know needs our prayers, might like to receive the newsletter in the mail, or is in need of some assistance, please be sure to let us know at or 414-453-1061.

God is good all the time; all the time God is good.


Fr. Peter Patrick Kimani

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