As the body of Jesus that rose on Easter morning was totally different from the body of Jesus that was buried on Good Friday afternoon, we anticipate being different after Lent. Like Mary, Peter and the Beloved Disciple, we arrive at our understanding of the resurrection of Jesus at different speeds, each at our own pace. This Easter, ask yourself: how do I witness Jesus in my life? Hopefully, we move forward from doubt to understanding to the deep faith of the beloved disciples.
Easter signifies new beginnings. Each one of us can become the beloved disciple of the Risen Lord through the intensity of our love for Jesus. This love enables us to recognize His powerful presence promptly in all situations. HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!
Spend some time with the offerings from staff to prepare for Sunday Mass.
Anticipate Sunday, April 4, 2021
- Mass Readings, Music and Prayer – The scripture readings for Sunday invite us to rejoice and be glad because our Lord is Risen! Follow along with prayer and songs.
- Family Ministry – Margaret Lee presents resources and prayers here (as PDF) or here (as Google slides) for the family to explore and reflect on the Gospel readings.
- Child Ministry – Cecilia Dietzler presents an activity for families that commemorates “Spy Wednesday,” aka the Wednesday that Judas betrayed Jesus.
- Scripture Reflection – Jon Metz offers this reflection to help you think about the miraculous moments in your life.
- Reflections on the Readings and Music – Mike Kamenski presents two videos and a reflection from Rev. David Lose called, “Truly Known.”
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are attending Mass on site, please review the safety procedures including a video message from Fr. Peter Patrick. If you or anyone in your household has virus symptoms, please stay home. Reminder: Face masks should cover both mouth and nose.
- Sunday Concert – Mike Kamenski’s Sunday Concert will be in the afternoon. You will find it on the parish Facebook page.
- Catholic Stewardship Appeal – Giving will help change lives. Your help is needed now more than ever. As we mark this Lenten season, consider making a gift to the Appeal.
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God is good all the time; all the time God is good.
Blessings of peace and gratitude.
Father Peter Patrick Kimani
St. Sebastian & St. Catherine Parishes