Third Sunday of Easter

April 14, 2024

Upper Room Experience


The common theme of today’s readings is the challenge to adjust our lives to the living presence of the risen Lord as we grow daily more aware of the presence of His Holy Spirit within us and surrounding us. This awareness should strengthen our hope in His promises, bring us to true repentance for our sins and the renewal of our lives, and lead us to bear witness to Christ by our works of charity. The readings also remind us that the purpose of the suffering, death, and Resurrection of Jesus was to save us from our sins.


We need to share the apostles’ “Upper Room Experience” in the Holy Mass: The same Jesus who, in the Upper Room, the Cenacle, prepared the disciples for their preaching and witnessing mission, is present with us in the Eucharistic celebration. In the “Liturgy of the Word” of God, Jesus speaks to us. In the “Liturgy of the Eucharist,” Jesus becomes our spiritual food and drink. Thus, today’s Gospel scene is repeated every Sunday on our parish altars. Like the early disciples, we come together to repent of our sins, express our gratitude for blessings received, listen to God’s word, and offer our lives to God along with our petitions and His gifts of consecrated Bread and Wine. We also consume the spiritual food Jesus supplies, thus gaining the strength necessary for sharing Christ’s message with the entire world, mainly by living transparent Christian lives.


Jesus needs us as witnesses to continue his mission. Jesus needs Spirit-filled followers to be his eyes, ears, hands, and feet, to bear witness to his love, mercy and forgiveness by our interactions with our brother and sisters.


Our daily lives are meant to serve as a means for us to experience and share the risen Lord with others. Just as the disciples experienced the risen Lord in their community, let us learn to recognize the presence of Jesus in our own homes, social service centers, nursing facilities, hospitals, workplaces, and schools. Jesus wants us to be a community which shares and cares, a community which knows how to recognize Jesus in the poor, the marginalized, the sick – that is, in everyone.


Fr. Anthony Kadavil 

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April 13 - 19, 2024

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Saturday (Sunday Vigil) 5:00 PM

Dino Africa †, Spike Standifer †

Sunday 8:30 AM

St. Martin of Tours Parishioners

Sunday 10:00 AM

Karen Hall †


Sunday 11:30 AM

Spike Standifer †


Monday 8:30 AM

Spike Standifer †

Tuesday 8:00 AM

Frederick Charles †

Wednesday 8:10 AM

Monique Guerre (healing)


Thursday 8:00 AM

Micaela Gazzera (healing)

Friday 8:00 AM

St. Martin of Tours Parishioners


Anthony Dong Du, Renato Dimaunahan, Dawn Pugh,

Rosario Beltran Rayos del Sol, Vince McEvoy, Jeanne Zarka Brooks



Richard Pool, Linda Furtado, Ron Murphy, Annamary Keethaponkalan, 

Joey Segui, Esther Wald, Egualberto Abaya, Katie Hernandez, Amy Gastelum, Greg Rhodes, Paul Krill, Megan Favoli, Bekah Dominguez, Emma Firpo,

Jimmy Verna, Kathleen Lupo, Roberta Williams, Connor Vierra, Frances Pizzo,

Tom Rodenfils, Marie Flemate, Rodger “OB” O’Brien, Sr.

Please pray with us for our parishioners, family and friends.


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Food Box Program


The Food box program helps anyone that is food insufficient in our area. Distribution is always on the third Friday of the month from 4:00PM – 5:00PM in the parking lot. We offer fresh fruit and veg, dairy, bread, dry goods and canned food. All are welcome to come shop for their families.


Food box packing (Volunteer)

Friday, April 19 ~ 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Meet on the Bailey House Patio


Food box pickup (Clients)

Friday, April 19 ~ 4:00 - 5:00 PM


If you have any questions, please email Therese Lehane at Thank you!!


Faith Formation Dates to Remember

· CCM Youth Confirmation session: 4/14 at 4:00 P.M.

· Family Faith Night: 4/17 from 6 P.M to 7:15 P.M.

· Sacrament of Reconciliation for CCM Youth Confirmation Students: 4/20 at 10:00 A.M.

· CCM Youth Confirmation session: 4/21 at 4:00 P.M.

· Neophytes: Mystagogy Session and Potluck: 4/21 at 11:30 A.M.


Dear parents and children, kindly click on the link below to download and print out catechetical activity for children for this weekend. This link is updated every week with activities that corresponds to the readings and Sunday celebrations.



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