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May 15, 2022   Fifth Sunday of Easter

John 13:31-35   When Judas had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of man glorified, and in him God is glorified; if God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, `Where I am going you cannot come.' A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

The distinctive mark of every disciple and follower of Jesus Christ is love - a love that is ready to forgive and forget past injuries, to heal and restore rather than inflict revenge and injury. The cross of Jesus is the only way to pardon, peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Every other way will fail or fall short of the glory and victory which Jesus Christ has won for us through his death and resurrection. If we embrace his love and truth and allow his Holy Spirit to purify and transform our hearts and minds, then we will find the inner freedom, joy, and strength we need to love without measure, to forgive without limit, and to serve without reward - save that of knowing we are serving the One who wants to be united with us in an unbreakable bond of peace and joy forever.

Lord Jesus, your love knows no bounds and surpasses everything I could desire and long for. Fill me with the fire of your love and with the joy of your Holy Spirit that I may freely serve my neighbor with loving-kindness, tenderhearted mercy, and generous care for their well-being.

 

Mass Intentions

 

Saturday - Sunday, May 14 - 15, Fifth Sunday of Easter

   5:15 PM   Michael B. Jones r/o Justin and Alesandria Frech   

  9:00 AM   Cliff Perry r/o Nuala Perry       

11:00 AM   Constance Dougherty r/o Adam and Denise Klymec      

 

Monday, May 16, 8 AM   Parish Family   

Tuesday, May 17, 7 PM   Michael Ziegler r/o Zamorski Family     

Wednesday, May 18, 8 AM   Michael Ziegler r/o Sandria DeSapio

                                    7 PM   Confirmation    

Thursday, May 19, 8 AM   Michael B. Jones r/o Alesandria DeSapio      

Friday, May 20, 8 AM   Special Intention

 

Saturday - Sunday, May 21 - 22, Six Sunday of Easter

   5:15 PM   Laurencio “Alberto” Diaz r/o Anthony and Phyllis DeSapio      

  9:00 AM   Mary and Walter Thomas r/o Family        

11:00 AM   Parish Family      

 

Confirmation Candidates: Ana Maria Therese Botero, Sidney Achilles Botero, Luke David DeFrange, Isabella Zita Diaz, Tye Andrew Falkenstein, Graig Matthew Johnson, Jr., Brooklyn Lucy Kappus, Meredith Kateri Levy, Isabella Elizabeth Marinelli, Allison Gianna Moschberger, Sophia Elizabeth Randall, David Francis Reynolds, Lilly Elizabeth Rynearson, Jason John Snyder, Jr., Sarah Collette Werrlein, Isabella Clare Yuzon.

 

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord - Effective this Easter season, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be permanently transferred from Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter to the following Sunday, the Seventh Sunday of Easter, in all Catholic dioceses in New Jersey. This year, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord will be observed on Sunday, May 29. This liturgical observance is an integral dimension of the completion of Our Lord's paschal mystery and, after much discussion, the Catholic Bishops of New Jersey collectively discerned that the transferring the observance to the following Sunday would allow for greater participation among the faithful.