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Celebrant for May 27 is Father Tharp and May 28 is Father Adam Puntel.

posted May 25, 2017, 7:54 AM by Kathy Middendorf

Memorial Day

 

Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day, a Civic Holiday with religious foundation.  We remember and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so we may live in freedom.  Freedom and self-determination are gifts from God; but they are not “free.”  In this great nation, our freedoms have been paid for by the blood of men and women who valued freedom and family more than life.  Every person who lost his or her life or health in service to our freedom deserves our admiration and our prayers.  Make Memorial Day this year a day when we honor and remember all who have made our nation the land of the free and the home of the brave.

 

Mass at Sacred Heart will be at the regular time of 7:30 a.m.  Mass at St. Ann will not be at 6:30 but will be at 9:00 a.m. 

 

Festival Bid and Buy Booth

 

We have a display of Easter Eggs in the Narthex, each depicting some item needed for the bid and buy booth at the festival.  Taking one of these eggs will assure the bid and buy organizers that they can expect this donation for the booth for the festival.  Please consider at least looking at the options and consider if you can make the commitment of taking an egg. 

 

Defibrillators for Church and School

 

Parish Council has approved the installation of modern defibrillator units in church and near the gymnasium.  The units are self-instructing in that a voice in the unit verbally instructs the user at every step.  Even though the fire department is across the street, if we use the units one time, they have fulfilled their emergency purpose.  The one for Church will probably be located on the wall in the usher’s room.

 

Please Remember

 

This is just a reminder that all active priests of the Archdiocese are required to attend the convocation in Columbus from June 19 to June 22.  There will be no availability for morning Masses or even Funeral Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday June 20-22.  I have made provision at each parish for a communion service each day.  Funerals will of necessity be delayed.

 

Reflection on Scripture

 

On the Feast of the Ascension, before Vatican II, we used to extinguish the flame of the Easter Candle during the reading to make the absence of the resurrected Lord here on earth powerfully evident.   The post Vatican II liturgy, we leave the candle lighted until after Pentecost.  The pre-Vatican II liturgy always made me feel a bit sad on the Feast of the Ascension.  In the post Vatican II liturgy we feel a sense of anticipation for Pentecost.  Since Pentecost is my favorite Solemnity, the anticipation of the Ascension seems fulfilled in Pentecost.  You can’t have Easter without Good Friday, and you can’t have Pentecost without the Ascension.  The truth is evident only when you see each in context.

 

Readings for the Feast of Pentecost

 

Acts 2:1-11

1 Cor 12:3b-7

Jn 20:19-23

 

Theme:   Come Holy Spirit, come into our hearts!

 

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