Third Sunday of Easter

May 1, 2022

Today we celebrate Third Sunday of Easter. The first reading throughout this season comes from St. Luke’s Acts of the Apostles. Here we see how the apostles do what Jesus wanted done; preach repentance to the people of Israel. They meet the same opposition that their Master endured. Notice how they left the Sanhedrin, “rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the Name.” This reminds all of us that, as disciples, we follow in our Master’s footsteps whether those who oppose us like it or not. Our second reading from the Book of Revelation continues St. John’s vision of the Lamb in glory. In our Easter season we cry out with the angels, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain.” Our Gospel continues Jesus’ Resurrection appearances. Here He gathers with His disciples on the shore of Galilee as He did so many times before. At first they do not recognize it is Jesus, but after a miraculous catch of fish, John, the beloved disciple calls out to Peter, “It is the Lord.” Jesus feeds them and all doubts are dispelled. “Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed, Alleluia!”

Congratulations and thanks to all who had a hand in last Saturday’s Trivia Night, “R U Game” We had 30 tables of competitors and many opportunities to raise funds for the repair of the Church roof and tuckpointing. Special thanks to Julia and Michael Beaudoin for coordinating our great night, to our guest MC, Matt Story, and so many parishioners and former parishioners for joining in a fun night.

This weekend we begin to encourage every parishioner to make a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Cards were sent through the mail to every registered parishioner. If you did not receive a pledge card from the ACA office our parish coordinators, Felice Nighbor and Dee Brockman will be in the main vestibule this weekend to assist you. Last weekend the principal from St. Cecelia Academy in South City shared with us how the ACA has greatly impacted the lives of so many Hispanic families in their neighborhood providing scholarships to every student in order to help break the cycle of poverty many families experience. It is all through the generosity of the ACA. As Emily reminded us, “Every pledge is important and makes a difference.” Please be generous to this year’s ACA.

 

God Bless! Happy Eastertide!

Please continue praying 3 Hail Marys.

Fr. Pete