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TUESDAY MUSINGS 5/7

The Acts of the Apostles, Luke’s second book, the story of the early Christians, owns the first reading of the entire Easter Season. Thisweek is no different. We come across the unwavering faith of the towering figures of Sts. Stephen, Philip and Paul. Although St. Stephen’s martyrdom was a tragedy, it was the start of the eventual spread of Christianity from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. The famous quotation that “something good can come out of an unfortunate situation” rings true. In the words of Tertullian, “the blood of martyrs is the seed of Christianity.” Martyrdom fueled the faith of the early Christians. Paul, in particular, experienced his dramatic encounter/conversion/revelation in Acts 9. This man is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles. He is a God of surprises, indeed considering Paul’s background as a persecutor of the followers of Christ called “On the Way”.   

CONFIRMATION

Bishop Edward Weisenburger graced his presence in the Catholic Community in a solemn mass of the sacrament of confirmation to the confirmandi of Our Lady of Loretto School, St. Luke, Immaculate Conception and St. Bernard Parishes. Thank you catechists for your great dedication and commitment in the formation of the young people. Thank you parents and guardians for taking your children to religious education. Thank you sponsors/godparents for spiritually guiding them in the light of Christ. As you know, sacraments by nature draw us closer to God and not drive us away. 

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION AND ST. BERNARD PARISHES

 

OUR LADY OF LORETTO SCHOOL

The Catholic Community of Douglas-Pirtleville welcomes back Fr. Marco Basulto as the new Parochial Vicar beginning July 1, 2019. He is no stranger to the community as he was assigned here in the early 2000’s. He was my predecessor in St. James in Coolidge, AZ. 

Alllow me to extend a Happy Mother's Day! Feliz dia de Madres! to all the Mothers (living and deceased) for everything they've done: for the joys and sadness, for the success and failures. We say thank you to God who's always been there for us!

Let’s pray for the eternal repose of the souls of the parishioners who recently passed away:  Juan Gustavo Acosta, Rosalio Galaz and Cruz Ramirez and offer condolences, sympathy and consolation to the grieving families, relatives and friends. Rest assured, they are included in the prayers of the community.   

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.  

 

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