Due to a meeting, Fr. Dan will have to reschedule next Tuesday’s (4/25) morning mass to 7:30 a.m. The school mass will be moved to Wednesday, April 26.
There is a typo on the front cover of the April 9 bulletin, in the box for “Parish Activities.” Under Sunday, April 16th, it shows that there are masses at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 6:30 pm.
*This should read that there are masses at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 6:00 pm.*
From the March 31, 2017 edition of the Criterion:
Thomas Awiapo, a native of Ghana in Africa, held up one of the small cardboard containers distributed by Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
“This little box is called a rice bowl,” he explained. “I call it a gospel of love. I call it a sacrifice of love. … This little box is so dear to my heart. I cherish it. It is the reason why I am standing here.”
“Here” was Providence Cristo Rey High School in Indianapolis, one of four Catholic schools where Awiapo spoke in Indianapolis on March 14 and 15.
Providence Cristo Rey is a school for students from low-income families that is a partner in the CRS Global High School program, seeking to educate about Catholic social teaching and advocate for solidarity with the global poor.
Awiapo, who is now a married father of four and works for CRS, shared his story of hope and of the impact made by the CRS Rice Bowl Campaign.
To read more about Thomas Awiapo’s journey, click here.
A note from Father Dan:
Sisters and brothers, as we enter Holy Week on Palm Sunday the Church bids us listen to the Passion according to St. Matthew. When we hear the words, “And the whole people said in reply, “His blood be upon us and upon our children,” we are tempted to think that the death of Christ must be laid at the feet of all Jewish people. I thought it would be good to include note which contains an excerpt from Nostra Aetate, the Church’s declaration on our relationship with non-Christian people. The bishops of the Second Vatican Council wanted the world to know that Catholics must not hold all Jewish people, living at the time of Christ or now, responsible for the death of Christ. The underlining is mine.
True, the Jewish authorities and those who followed their lead pressed for the death of Christ ;(13) still, what happened in His passion cannot be charged against all the Jews, without distinction, then alive, nor against the Jews of today. Although the Church is the new people of God, the Jews should not be presented as rejected or accursed by God, as if this followed from the Holy Scriptures. All should see to it, then, that in catechetical work or in the preaching of the word of God they do not teach anything that does not conform to the truth of the Gospel and the spirit of Christ.
Furthermore, in her rejection of every persecution against any man, the Church, mindful of the patrimony she shares with the Jews and moved not by political reasons but by the Gospel’s spiritual love, decries hatred, persecutions, displays of anti-Semitism, directed against Jews at any time and by anyone…
We cannot truly call on God, the Father of all, if we refuse to treat in a brotherly way any man, created as he is in the image of God. Man’s relation to God the Father and his relation to men his brothers are so linked together that Scripture says: “He who does not love does not know God” (1 John 4:8).
On Good Friday the Church prays for all people of the world and especially our Jewish brothers and sisters with these words:
Let us pray for the Jewish people, to whom the Lord our God spoke first, that he may grant them to advance in love of his name and in faithfulness to his covenant: Almighty and ever-living God, who bestowed on Abraham and his descendants, graciously the prayers of your Church, that the people you first made your own may attain the fullness of redemption. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Corby Burger has had a rare opportunity to jumpstart his legal career before entering law school. For the last four months, he has served as a legal intern at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands. He has been part of the team prosecuting Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladi? on counts of genocide, crimes against humanity, and violations of the laws of war during the devastating Yugoslav conflicts of the early 1990s. Now in the last month of his internship, he will then travel in Europe and apply to law school, having received his bachelor’s in political science from DePauw University in May 2016. His parents are John and Sherrie Burger.
To read more from this Providence eVision article, please click here.
If you were not able to pick up your pictorial directory when they were distributed, please contact Karen at the Parish office to get your copy.
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On October 9, 2016 Archbishop Tobin was named to the College of Cardinals by Pope Francis. Less than two weeks later, on October 22, Pope Francis appointed him the new Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey. Below is a Letter from Archbishop Tobin and a link to the Archdiocese of Newark’s Facebook Page, where you can watch the press conference introducing Archbishop Tobin.
Please join us on Friday, November 11 to learn about preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage here at Holy Family. This information session will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Office. Please contact Zachary Mocek, firstname.lastname@example.org or (812) 944-8283 ext. 223, to RSVP for this event.
Fr. Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life, wrote a speech in 1999 about the Consistent Ethic of Life. To read his speech on this topic, please click here.