There will be no Baptisms on Sunday, April 24th because that is First Communion for St. Ann’s.
I want to offer a special thank you to Melody Wallace, music director for Sacred Heart and Rick Crone, music director for St. Ann for their beautiful sung presentation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. I am so pleased that St. Ann and Sacred Heart were able to combine to celebrate this prayerful and meditative devotion to the mercy of God which we so often take for granted. Thanks to all who helped
Please report hospitalized family member parishioners
Please remember to call me and leave a message at (513) 858-4210 (ext. 3014) or in an emergency call the same number and push option two after hours for “Fr. Tharp for an emergency.” Even if the hospital says they will call, please call me anyway. Sometimes I don’t get a call until the person is being discharged. Even though I cannot always get to the Cincinnati Hospitals during visiting hours right away (if it is an emergency, I will come during the night) please call anyway and I will do my best.
Reflection on Scripture
The gospel for the “C” cycle of the Third Sunday of Easter contains the story of Jesus telling the disciples to continue to cast the net against all odds, since they had caught nothing all night. They make an astounding catch of one hundred and fifty three fish. No scholar is certain, but St. Jerome suggested that the 153 refers to the number of species of fish of which experts of that time were aware. Although the reference may be uncertain, the meaning is clear. Jesus promised his disciples they would be fishers of men. The net was overfilled but not torn. St. John is saying that Jesus gave the disciples a symbolic representation of hope. The Church is destined to have people of all races and places. As long as the net is Jesus Christ, it will not tear.
Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 13:14, 43-52
Rev 7:9, 14b-17
Theme: The Good Shepherd
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