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LECTIO
DIVINA

Lectio divina is a method of prayer from the monastic tradition of Christianity. It is translated as “holy reading,” “divine reading”, “meditative reading,” or “spiritual reading.”

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IGNATIAN GOSPEL CONTEMPLATION

Ignatian contemplation is a very active way of praying that engages the mind and heart and stirs up thoughts and emotions and is suited especially for the Gospels.

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Weekly Reflection

He had to Rise from the Dead

04-21-2019We Celebrate Worship Resource, Vol. 44, No. 2

Resurrection changes everything. It stunned the disciples. Mary Magdalene, Peter, the disciple whom Jesus loved, the other apostles—they were all surprised, “for they did not understand the Scripture that he had to rise from the dead” (John 20:9). Keep in mind that Jesus’ disciples did not write letters, or testimonies, or Gospels until years later. What we hear today was written well after they had encountered the risen Lord in one way or another. It was also after they realized that Jesus had prepared them for his resurrection well before they had come to Jerusalem. That first Easter morning, they were not expecting this. This mission that appeared to have ended in failure had been turned upside down. The tomb was empty. Jesus could not be contained in this place for the deceased. He had defeated death. He lives! And because he lives, we who have been baptized into his death live as well. This is why Paul tells the Colossians to seek what is above. This is why Paul tells the Corinthians to throw out the old yeast and bake a fresh batch of dough. Jesus is new yeast and we are new dough. With Christ in us, we shall rise as well. This is our Easter hope. This is our Easter joy.

How does the Easter message change the way you live your life?

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Events

Parish Office Closed

Apr 19 - Apr 20

The Office will be closed on Good Friday, Apr 19 and Mon, Apr 22.

La Oficina estará cerrada el Viernes Santo, 19 de abril y el Lunes, 22 de abril.

The Turning Point

Apr 22 7:00pm

in Faith Formation Room 5

W.T. Booker will be our facilitator

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Shine High School Youth Ministry

Apr 28

Sunday nights at 6:00pm in the Teen Room (Faith Formation Bldg, Rm #3)

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Apr 28 2:00pm

2:00pm - Holy Hour in the Church
3:00pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy recited Bilingually

Followed by Celebration with a BBQ, sodas & desserts.

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Knights of Columbus Officers' Meeting

Apr 29 7:00pm

in the St. Clare Fellowship Room