Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 5, 2024

Love One Another As I Have Loved You


Today’s Scripture passages declare the profound truth that those who believe in Christ are to obey his commandment of love – “Love one another as I have loved you.” When we celebrate Mother’s Day, let us remember with gratitude that it is generally our mothers who practice the agápe love of Jesus.


We need to cultivate an abiding and loving friendship with Jesus. We need to express this love in our relationships with others by loving them and offering them trust, faithfulness, equality, forgiveness, joy, and sacrifice. #2: We need to be persons for others: Jesus demonstrated the love of God, his Father, for us by living for us and dying for us. Hence, as Jesus’ disciples, we are to be persons for others, sacrificing our time, talents, and lives for others. This is what parents spontaneously do, sacrificing themselves, their time, talents, health, and wealth for their children, or in other words, by spending themselves for their children. The most effective way of communicating God’s love to others is by treating everyone as a friend, giving everyone the respect he or she deserves. Let us remember that Christ’s own love was not limited to the people he liked and, hence, that we should close our minds to thoughts of revenge.


When Fr. Damien arrived in Molokai to assemble a prefabricated Church for the lepers, he spent the first few weeks sleeping out under the trees, because he was unable to cope with the stench in the hovels of the lepers. He certainly wouldn’t dare preach to them about God’s love for them, because, as they saw it, that would be offensive. But slowly he opened his heart to the grace of God which enabled him to see the suffering Jesus in them. In no time, he was washing them, bandaging them, and burying them. He came to love them, and, through him, they came to believe that God loved them. He caught the disease himself, and he was happy to be able to live and to die for them. — Thus, St. Damien followed Jesus’ commandment of love given in today’s Gospel: “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”


Fr. Tony Kadavil 

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Pedro Flores, Jr. †


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Sarah Crites-Snapp † & Joseph Snapp’s Family, Spike Standifer †


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Catalino Ibarra †, Vera Ronzano †, Onchi Heckelman (healing)

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Theodoro Tolentino †

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Naoma Brown, Catalino Ibarra, Sarah Crites-Snapp



Louise Zarka, Jo Baroni, Carolyn Mauro, Colleen Williams, Mary Contini, Cassie Stagi, Richard Pool, Linda Furtado, Ronald Murphy, Annamary Keethaponkalan, 

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

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

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

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Congratulations to the children

who received their First Holy Communion!


This weekend, we joyfully welcome 39 children to the Table of Plenty as they receive the Body of Christ for the first time. We are excited for them, as our community gives thanks to the Lord for giving his Son in the Holy Sacrament of Eucharist.

Let us keep praying for them. As they invite Jesus into their lives, they will also share the life of Christ in them with others around them.

Thanks to Joanne Bakke, our catechist for Sacramental Preparation, who tirelessly helped me teach the students and lead the family retreats. Thanks to our pastor Fr. Saju who is always there to guide the children whenever I needed help. Thanks also to Mrs. Cohen and Ms. Peskar, who allowed me to visit the 2nd-grade class almost every Wednesday to meet with their wonderful students. Last but not least, thank YOU, parents, for walking with your child in their journey to meet Jesus in the most intimate way in the Holy Eucharist.

Most of all, we thank Jesus, who gives himself for us.

Alessandra Poo

Alicia Flemate

Apollo Jarvis Crisostomo

Ariana Siudzinski  

Avila Moore

Chloe Reckis

Christian Saso

Dylan Rendler      

Elijah Gomes

Emily Ledesma

Emmett Daugherty

Evelyn Lavelle

Fiona McDougall

Francesca Amato

Giancarlo Scarpelli

Gianna Simonin

Hannah Nehrenheim

Harper Herraez

Harper Pardini

Isaiah Loya

Jack Ehrhardt

Jethan Jessani

Jordan Santiago

Julianna Mello

Manuel Torres

Marguerite MacDonald

Maria Victoria Torres

Max Mauldin

Mateos Kidane

Mussie Kidane

Naya Flores

Noah Grosu

Parker Way

Patrick Boscia

Riley Velasco

Savannah Burroughs

Virginia De Guzman


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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