In the First reading From the Book Of

Jos 5:9a,10-12

In the promised land, the Hebrews celebrated the Passover. Their motivation was not to get something. They offered their lambs as a sign of gratitude to Almighty God. Our Passover Lamb is Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
Note that the setting of our weekly Passover is the Eucharistic Prayer, a prayer of thanksgiving and praise, and these sentiments should be your motivation for taking part in it. "We offer you [God] in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice... Through him [Jesus Christ] with him, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever.

The Responsorial Psalm is that that we put our trust in Jesus because of his love and kindness and that he has done great things for us, so we should be filled with joy and love for him and to be like him
in your self-giving.

In the Second Reading, From the Second Letter of Saint Paul
to the Corinthians

2 Cor 5:17-21

The message of this reading is that God, in Christ, has reconciled us to himself. Apply this to yourself. Whether you are" the prodigal son " or "the righteous son" of today's Gospel, you need reconciliation , which is not bought with good works, but given freely!

In the Gospel of Luke

Lk 15:1-3,11-32
We note that the popular name of this parable, "The Prodigal Son" is misleading. The parable of "The Merciful Father' would be a better name. It is all about "a man" called "father " thirteen times and obviously representing Almighty God, who cares for both the son who ran off and the law-abiding son who remained home.
Luke indicates those to whom the parable is directed: the tax collectors and sinners (the son who ran off) and the Pharisees and scribes, the righteous observers of the law (the son who remained at home). The latter observed the law but their motivation was wrong. They tried to buy salvation by scrupulous external observance. Their attitude was like that of the oldest son: ' All these years I served you."
Unloving service is not far from servitude. Parents are annoyed when fear and calculation are the only reasons why the children obey them. Both sons are wrong. Hence no matter which one you must identify yourself, return to your Father who is merciful!


As Jesus hung on the Cross, he uttered seven last words
of great meaning to those who contemplate his Passion and Death.

This online prayer commemorates each of the Seven Last Words
in a separate meditation.

Click below to share with your family:

Catholic Mom contributor Claire McGarry's booklet,
is perfect for families with school-age kids.

Each day's prayer page is right-sized for busy families,
with a quote from Scripture,
a micro-story or reflection,
a meditation on our faith,
and a Mercy section at the bottom of each page:
a one-line prayer ("Receive Mercy")
and a call to action ("Extend Mercy").

Click below for a link to Abundant Mercy and more:


Ukraine is in need of prayers and help right now
in light of the current war!

Click below for a free printable prayer pack 
created as a way to help facilitate families
to easily pray for Ukraine. 


Click below to see 40 simple Lenten activities you can do with your children.

Newsy Notes

From Becky Ready, DRE
Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE

Current 2nd Grade Families
Click below for a downloadable document listing
both first reconciliation and first communion preparation dates:


Current 8th grade Confirmation

The next group meeting will be Tuesday May 3rd,
from 6:30 -8:00pm in the Parish Dining Hall .

Decision Point Chapter 12 should be
completed at home before this meeting.

Please bring your Saint paperwork, and
your Project to go over together.


Lord help me
to remember
that nothing
is going to happen
to me today
that You and I
together can’t handle.


Divine Lord, send your Holy Spirit anew into our hearts and cleanse us from all sin so we may adore and worship you in Spirit and in truth. Create in us a greater love for your Word and a keener desire to serve you and our fellow men. Remove all malice, bitterness, and resentment from our minds, and fill us with your abundant grace. In Christ Jesus our Savior and Friend. AMEN

Address future PSR and Sacramental Preparation Questions to:
Deacon Bob Brazier at
“Lord, I too lack the necessary faith to see the blessings that accompany Your Cross, as well as the many crosses I am given in life. Help me to be purified in my faith so that I can see Your hand at work in all things, even suffering, injustice and persecution. May I see life from Your perspective alone. Jesus, I trust in You."