The Pastor’s Corner
                         4th Sunday of Easter
                               April 22, 2018
       

Our Sesquicentennial Year

of Celebration  
August 2
0, 2017 – August 26, 2018

150 Years

of Prayer, Sacrament, and Service 


“Fulfilling the Mission of Jesus By Walking the Way of Jesus

Listening to The Lord, Sharing the Gospel Message, 
And Walking Our Talk
Inviting, Welcoming, and Serving God and All Creation!


“This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.!”

Dear Folks,

             Why is Jesus “the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone”?  It is…”because”… Jesus “laid down”… His… “life in order to take it up again.”  The credibility of Jesus rests upon the fact that He practiced what He preached.  Jesus not only celebrated the Last Supper.  He also washed the feet of His disciples.  And, He literally died on the cross and rose from the dead to show us how much God loves us. 

If organized religion is failing to be a critical cornerstone of modern culture, it is because we have done too much talking and not enough living of the Gospel message.  If we as an individual have found our faith lacking in inspiration, perhaps we need to more radically walk the way of Jesus.  Only a water pipe that empties itself of itself allows life giving water to flow through itself to others.  So, it is with individuals and institutional Christianity.  When we care for others more than for ourselves, then we will discover how much God truly loves us.

When we “feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and visit those in prison”, we will begin to see the presence of Jesus in everyone and everything.  We will even discover Jesus within ourselves.

Fr. Steve

“Legacy - Do one more things for St. Rose by making a radical leap of faith this week!”

Goings On

On Thursday evening I will be heading out with our 8th graders and their chaperones on their trip to Washington DC.  We will see the historical sites, the museums, and places of governance.  On the way back, we will stop by the memorial at the 9/11 crash site in Pennsylvania.  Pray that our 8th graders and their chaperones will have a safe and fulfilling experience.  Fr. Marty Peters will be here for the masses on the weekend of April 28 & 29. 

There will not be mass on Friday April 27 nor on Tuesday evening May 1. 


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“Stewardship is a spiritual way of life that defines who we are in relationship to God
And everyone and everything we ever encounter”.
Stewardship - April 15, 2018, 3rd Sunday of Easter

In today’s Gospel reading we hear Jesus referring to himself as “the good shepherd.” His sheep know him, trust him, listen to him and follow him; having faith that no harm will come to them as long as they stay close to him. We reaffirmed our faith in Christ when we renewed our baptismal promises at Easter. As stewards of our relationship with Jesus Christ, are we, like the sheep, willing to listen to Jesus, trust him, follow him no matter the cost to our comfort?

                     “Our inherited Catholic Legacy is what our Catholic forebears have done for us.

Our stewardship is the means by which we will hand on our Catholic Legacy to those who will follow after us.”

 

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