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Dear Family of God,

What is our ultimate goal in life?

“WHOEVER LOVES ME WILL KEEP MY WORD, AND MY FATHER WILL LOVE HIM, AND WE WILL COME TO HIM AND MAKE OUR DWELLING WITH HIM.” (JOHN 14:23)

The ultimate goal of our lives is to be in communion with the Holy Trinity in heaven. But it does not mean that we cannot experience this union now here on earth. We can experience a foretaste of this union by loving God above all things and by loving one another as Jesus loved us. When we “keep His word”, that is, His New Commandment, we give our proof that we love Him, and the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit will dwell within us. We will participate in the Divine life of God even now; we will be in communion with the Holy Trinity. That is why at every Mass, after examining ourselves of being free from mortal sin, we receive Holy Communion: the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus our Lord.

How do we “keep His Word”?  We have to follow those who themselves have “kept His word” in their own lives, that is the apostles, whom Jesus has given authority to teach, sanctify and govern His whole Church. Jesus promised to them saying: “The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of ALL that I told you.” That is why they can make a firm and certain decision for the whole Church teaching them what is necessary for our salvation saying: “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place any burden beyond these necessities, namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols… and from unlawful marriage.” In short for our times, we have to abstain from all forms of Idolatry, which is really adultery because it makes us unfaithful to God, our true husband.

May our Lady of Joy help us to attain our ultimate goal, communion with the Holy Trinity.

Yours in Christ through Mary,
Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Thursday, May 26
8:00 am
† Leander Tom Gallegoes
Friday, May 27
8:00 am
Helen Pearson, Living Intention
Saturday, May 28
8:00 am
† Ross Pettigrew
5:00 pm
† Pamela Goss
Sunday, May 29
7:30 am
† Leonard J. Kaminski
9:00 am
† Leonard J. Kaminski
11:00 am
Parishioners
4:00 pm
† Thomas G. Augherton Sr.
Monday, May 30
8:00 am
† Thomas Guerin
Tuesday, May 31
8:00 am
† James Re
Wednesday, June 1
8:00 am
† Mary and Charlie Woods
Announcements

Ongoing Parish Activities

Grief Support Meeting
Knights of Columbus
Shawl Ministry
Sanctity of Life Meeting

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Bible Study: A Journey through Church History

Fridays 9:00-11:00am, Jan 29 - Jul 1

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Jeff Cavins Bible Study -- Psalms: The School of Prayer

11 week series meeting Saturdays 9:30-11:00am, May 7 - Jul 16

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Nominations now being accepted for Parish Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council Nominating Committee is seeking men and women to join the Council who are willing to invest themselves in the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and to serve in the processes of discerning and implementing the Parish Pastoral Plan.

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Help Wanted: Religious Ed Volunteers

Events
MAY 26

Shawl Ministry

MAY 29

Singles: Mass and Brunch

MAY 30

Parish Offices will be closed on Mon, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.

JUN 6

2016 Vacation Bible School

Volunteers are needed!

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JUN 6

Saint John XXIII PRIDE Summer Camp 2016

for students entering K-5th grades
Weekly sessions available

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JUN 7

Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting

JUN 9

Knights of Columbus Assembly & Council Meetings

NOV 4

10th Annual Holiday Bazaar

NOV 28

Peace Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

with Fr. Wally Hyclak & Barb Vopat

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