3rd Sunday of Easter

Readings

The weekly Bulletin and the bulletin article are available.

You can listen to the Gospel and Sunday homily here.

Gaudete et Exsultate

On April 9th, 2018, Pope Francis released a third Apostolic Exhortation, entitled “Rejoice and Be Glad”, on the Call to Holiness in the World.  You can download the entire text here.

Here is an excerpt, paragraphs 14 – 16 of the letter:

14. To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy. Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring for your husband or wife, as Christ does for the Church. Do you work for a living? Be holy by labouring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters. Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus. Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain.[14]  Continue reading “3rd Sunday of Easter”

Divine Mercy Sunday

Our Lady of Fatima Church, Lafayette, will once again host a special 3:00 pm Mass on Sunday, April 8th, Divine Mercy Sunday.  Exposition of the Holy Eucharist and the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation will take place at 2:00 pm.  The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be sung at 2:15 pm with Benediction and Mass following at 3:00 pm. For more information, contact Our Lady of Fatima Church, 232.8945.

Easter — The Ressurection

The Gospel and Homily are available here.

Readings

“We see this in Jesus: He takes in hatred, holds it, transforms it, and gives back love; he takes in bitterness, holds it, transforms it, and gives back graciousness; he takes in curses, holds them, transforms them, and gives back blessing; he takes in chaos, holds it, transforms it, and gives back order; he takes in fear, holds it, transforms it, and gives back freedom; he takes in jealousy, holds it, transforms it, and gives back affirmation; and he takes in satan and murder, holds them, transforms them, and gives back only God and forgiveness.” — Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OFM