- Candace Neff Director
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For Use April 25-26 Third Sunday of Easter, (A)
Stewardship By the BookThe disciples on the road to Emmaus walked and talked with Jesus all day long, but it was not until they offered Him hospitality and He blessed and broke the bread that they recognized Him. Simple acts of loving kindness still reveal the presence of God in our midst.
Vocation ViewWe can feel the Lord’s call at the strangest places and times. The call can haunt us and pursue us until we say, “Lord, what will you have me do?”
Stewardship Reflections“Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the scriptures?” LUKE 24:32
How often do we take the time to discern what Jesus wants from us? Are our prayers always petitions, asking Jesus to do things for us? If so, that’s a one-sided relationship. Living our faith means developing a personal relationship with Jesus. Just like any friendship, there is give and take, each side listening to each other and helping each other out. Take time in silence to listen to what Jesus is asking of you.
Family Perspective-by Bud OzarIn today’s gospel the disciples were returning home so “downcast” they did not recognize Jesus walking with them. In our homes we can be so overwhelmed with responsibilities we don’t see God with us. Today’s gospel tells us to stop and open our eyes to the blessings we are to one another.
Word of Life“From your first moments of existence, you had all the DNA that would determine your sex, facial features, physique, and the color of your skin, hair, and eyes. At 24 days, your heart began beating. By 8 weeks, all your organs were present, and your unique fingerprints were forming. Ultrasounds show that by 18 weeks, you could swim, somersault, suck your thumb, and even cover your ears if you heard loud music.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
“Another Look at Abortion”
Prayers for Clergy & Religious
File: May prayers for clergy