Newsletter, April 24, 2020

Below are videos and a few activities for the Gospel readings for the next few weeks. These will be posted on our website as well.
Please stay healthy and know that the entire Parish staff and community is praying for us all!
Katy Fleming
RELIGIOUS ED – The Way of Light and Gospel Activities until Pentecost
* The Way of Light
The Way of the Cross is 14 stations that walk us through the Crucifixion of Christ. The Way of Light are 14 events that walk us through the Resurrection of Christ before Pentecost, focusing on hope.
For more info about the Way of Light see this link. For activities you can do with your children, click here (or here for half sized pages) and The Way of Light Story Bag
* GOSPEL videos and activities
April 26 – Road to Emmaus Video and Activity: Read Psalm 16:11. Jesus shows us the Path of Life. What is the path you follow to find Jesus? Draw a map with your footprints!
May 3 – Good Shepherd Sunday Video and Activities word searchmaze craft 
May 10 – “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” Video and Activities coloring page
May 17 & 21 – Ascension of Jesus Video ; Activity craftcoloring page

Light Amidst Darkness

I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am,” I said; “send me!” Isaiah 6:8


to all of our parishioners who are ministering to the public in whatever capacity during this pandemic. Who, in the midst of their fear and at great risk to their own lives and that of their families, stand firm with courage and with a sense of great purpose and respond to the voice of our good and loving God who says, “Whom shall I send?  Who will go for us?” and respond, “Here I am, send me.”  You are God’s light shining in the darkness!

We offer you this prayer that you can revise as best suits you. Perhaps, it may be of comfort to you as you begin each day:

Dearest Jesus, I praise you and thank you for keeping your promise to be with me always. I truly believe that you are with me. Please guide my hands and my heart, and give me your strength, wisdom, and compassion as I minister to those you have placed in my care.  Protect me each day and renew my body, mind, and spirit, so that I may continue to respond to your call. I ask this for me and for all who are ministering tirelessly to your people, especially during this prolonged and heart-wrenching crisis.  Amen.

And as you go through your day and feel the need, perhaps you can utter a prayer you can memorize – something like: “Thank you for being with me, Jesus” or “Help me, Jesus” or one of your own.Please know that you are in our daily prayers. We thank God for you and are praying for your safety and that of your family.  Know, also, that we are here for you.  Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can be of support to you and your loved ones.