Beloved: See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (1 Jn 3:1-2)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This week let us remember that we are sons and daughters of a compassionate Father who has revealed to us how must he loves us in the life, death, and resurrection of His son. During the month of May many young people will come to experience the presence of love in the abundant presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. Both parishes will celebrate this great gift with those that have been preparing and their families. On May 1st at both parish celebrations, our young parishioners will make a profound profession of faith and come forward with hands raised, ready to receive our Lord for the first sacramental time. They will give the acclamation of “Amen”. How awesome an encounter that our parishes have here, an opportunity to witness these young people, their families, and friends celebrate with great joy our risen Lord.

We are all children of the Father. Many things have already been revealed through our witness to his Son, and we know that our revelation as disciples of Jesus is never totally revealed. We pray, receive the sacraments, and do our best daily to share this revelation with others. But this week, let us unite in prayer for those young people who will make a significant expression of belief that their revelation of Jesus, to be unfolded, will help us and all those they may encounter in life. What potential they have!!!
As we continue to be socially distanced out of concern and respect for each other, both parishes will offer the Mother’s Day (and eventually Father’s Day) spiritual bouquet cards. Please be responsible in taking these cards, conveniently placed at different entrances next to hand sanitizer for your safety. You may also call the parish office during office hours to pick them up as well. A minimal donation of $1 is requested for each card, which will go towards Masses said for our living and deceased mothers throughout the year.

Having Mass intentions for our loved ones, living or deceased, is a liturgical action that reminds us of our communion as brothers and sisters. Thank you for offering and supporting these Masses.
May our Good Shepherd’s voice lead us this week to know him deeper as his brothers and sisters.

Easter Joy!
Fr. Workman