In the Reading From the Acts Of
the Apostles

Acts 1:12-14

Luke's narrative, separately explaining three aspects of the Easter event, resurrection, ascension, communication of the Spirit reflects early Christian Liturgy. On the third day, Christians celebrate the Lord's resurrection (he is alive), on the fortieth day his ascension (he shares power with God), on the fiftieth day the communication of the Spirit. The days between Ascension and Pentecost were dedicated to prayerful waiting for an ever more bounteous outpouring of the Spirit on all Christians.
This is the last time Mary is mentioned in the New Testament as a member of a believing congregation engaged in prayerful waiting. We are in good company if we make this week a time of special prayer: " Come Holy Spirit, and fill the hearts of your faithful!" "Hear, O Lord, the sound of my call; have pity on me, and answer me"

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 4:13-16

Peter reminds Christians who have to suffer that they can be happy nevertheless, "for the God's Spirit in tis glory has come to rest in you." If you have to suffer for being a Christian, do not be ashamed! Pray that God's Spirit may give all of us this insight!

In the Gospel of John

Jn 14:23

Jesus' high priestly prayer, also called "prayer of consecration," because Jesus consecrates himself for his approaching redemptive death. Actually, this prayer reflects an elaborated meditation on the thoughts and aspirations of our Lord. Jesus begins his passion with prayer. Our Lord meditates on what ha has to do. He recommends his disciples to his Father. He has made them know the Father. Now they must go out into the world and ,filled with Jesus' Spirit, teach all nations.
The task of a Christian in the world is not an easy one. As the Lord prayed in the difficult hours of his life, we should do the same, especially during this week of prayerful preparation for Pentecost.

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

Current 2nd Grade Families
We are all proud of you!


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


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."