In the Reading From the Acts Of
the Apostles


Acts 8:5-8,14-17

We read about the success of the disciples witnessing to the Lord Jesus. Their words and signs bring people of all walks of life, even " the despised Samaritans," to faith in the risen Lord Jesus. By imposing hands on them, the apostles receive them into the Christian fellowship whose headquarters are still in Jerusalem at this time.
Be on your guard to insure that diversity remains under the umbrella of unity in the Spirit. " Vae Soli !"---- Do not be loner ! Opinions shared only by a very few or by no one else are suspicious, to say the least.





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 Reading, From the First Letter of Saint Peter


1 Pt 3:15-18
Peter addresses Christians who are defamed because of their way of life in Christ. He urges them to have hope and to be ready to reply when anyone asks them questions. The point (God's word to you and me) seems to be :This can happen to you as well.
Do your coworkers know that you are a Christian in the Catholic tradition? You have a hopeful, optimistic outlook on life. Can you reply when people ask questions? It requires reading. Are you up-to -date concerning the "daring and creative steps" the Church is taking nowadays, adapting to new situations?




In the Gospel of John


Jn 14:23

Jesus reminds his followers that he will not remain with them visibly. But in the Spirit he will ! He will send a Paraclete (advocate), a counselor, a defender, to help them. Jesus calls him "the Spirit of truth," and this Spirit is promised to all of us, "to be always with you." This is the reason for our hope and optimistic outlook on life. Being different, let us remain one in the Spirit ! In faith "you know him, because he remains with you, and will bein you."




Newsy Notes
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From Becky Ready, DRE
Deacon Bob Brazier, CRE


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Current 2nd Grade Families
CONGRATULATIONS 2ND GRADERS!
YOU DID IT!
We are all proud of you!



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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!


Congratulations 8th Graders on making your Confirmation
You did it !
We are proud of all of you!



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

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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 bbrazier@sttm.org
Meditations
“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."