Sunday, May 14, 2017

Important spiritual events in May: 4th Sunday of Easter

Listen to the homily here.


Since Easter, we have had several young families asking for their child to be baptized
·      Also, in two weeks we will have 7 juniors confirmed and 16 2nd graders receiving their first communion
·      This is Good News!
Listen to what Peter was speaking about those who heard the Good News of Jesus Christ
·      "Let the whole house of Israel know for certain
that God has made both Lord and Christ,
this Jesus whom you crucified." 
·      Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,
and they asked Peter and the other apostles,
"What are we to do, my brothers?" 
·      "Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins;
and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
·      And 3,000 persons were added to our family!
These are some basic beliefs in our faith
·      Sins—which each of us, even today, caused Jesus to be crucified
·      Repentance—to return back to Christ
·      Be baptized—we do need more than 8 children in our community
o   Go fishing for people
·      The gift of the Holy Spirit
o   Both baptism and confirmation
o   And we do need more to come back for confirmation!
This is your job…your mission
·      As a priest, my service is in our parishes—and I do what I can in our community
·      But it is you, brothers and sisters, our laity
o   “What are we to do?”
·      You are called to repent and be baptized (or confirmed)
·      You are called from God to share the Good News
·      You are called to invite your coworkers, family members, friends
·      You are called to be a priest (service through faith), prophet (to proclaim God’s love) and king (to follow Jesus Christ’s type of king)
Sheep follows their shepherd

·      We must follow our shepherd

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