- Candace Neff Director
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For Use April 4-5 Passion of Our Lord,(A)
Stewardship By the Book"The Lord God has given me a well-trained tongue, that I may know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them." says Isaiah in today's first reading. The gifts God has given us are likewise given for the good of others. How am I using my gifts?
Vocation ViewToday’s world is so filled with suffering, injustice, anger, depression and loneliness that it cries for people waving palm branches of hope and resurrection, proclaiming new life.
Stewardship Reflections“As they were marching out, they came upon a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; this man they pressed into service to carry his cross.” MATTHEW 27:32
The Lord calls us to love God and to love our neighbor. Every day we are presented with opportunities to love our neighbor and help him “carry his cross”. These opportunities aren’t usually big events, they are usually ordinary occurrences like helping someone carry their groceries or holding the door open for them. The key is putting the other person’s needs before our own and not expecting anything in return.
Family Perspective-by Bud OzarThe cruel death of Jesus tells us bad things can and do happen to very good people. It also tells us God is present during the suffering. When bad things happen, God does not abandon us.
Word of Life“Like us, Christ entered the world through the womb of a woman. He willingly experienced the fullness of human suffering. He breathed his last on the Cross at Calvary in order that He might save us. Therefore, ‘God is the foundation of hope: not any god, but the God who has a human face and who has loved us to the end’ (Spe salvi 31).”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
2019-2020 Respect Life Reflection (Citing Pope Benedict XVI, Spe salvi © 2007, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission. All rights reserved.)
Prayers for Clergy & Religious
File: April Prayers for Clergy
For Use April 11-12 Easter Sunday, (A)
For Use April 18-19 Second Sunday of Easter, (Divine Mercy Sunday) (A)
For Use April 25-26 Third Sunday of Easter, (A)