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The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy

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Dear Family of God,

Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. Today is also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations which has been celebrated by our Holy Mother Church for the past half century. On this day we ask Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd "to send us laborers for the harvest." While we are all called to imitate Christ, some in the Church are called to more closely imitate Jesus as the Good Shepherd; to be priests and religious in a consecrated life to the Lord. Priests and religious are not "hired help", but rather they give their whole lives to the Church.

From our first reading, knowing Peter and other Apostles as ordinary, uneducated men, but empowered by Christ to preach the Gospel to all nations, we can know the truth that God calls and transforms whomever He chooses. There is a saying that "God does not call the qualified, but He qualifies the called." Also from the Book of Samuel, when the prophet was to anoint the successor of King Saul, we learn that while we judge by appearances, God looks at directly into a person's heart.

Nobody is worthy to be a Priest or Religious, but God called us in our weakness for He loves us not in spite of our weakness but in our weakness. Our task is to trust in Him, and when we have enough faith in Him, He will work in us and transform us into men and women after His own heart. May each family pray and be open to the possibility of their children having a vocation to priesthood or religious life so as to work for the establishment of the Kingdom of God here on earth.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. Jess Ty

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Mass Intentions
Monday, April 27
8:00 am
† Nora McConville
Tuesday, April 28
8:00 am
† Joanne Evans
Wednesday, April 29
8:00 am
† Nancy Kay Austin
Thursday, April 30
8:00 am
Marie Rezzo
Friday, May 1
8:00 am
† Wayne Willer
Saturday, May 2
8:00 am
† Hulda Hollm
5:00 pm
† Mary Scarpone
Sunday, May 3
7:30 am
Parishioners
9:00 am
† Larry Rogers
11:00 am
† Becky Miller
4:00 pm
† Umberto Boggiano
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APR 27

The 14th Annual Golf-Fore-Charity

at the Troon and Desert Highlands Country Club

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MAY 7

Organ Concert

MAY 9

Mother's Day Brunch

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MAY 14

Knights of Columbus Council Officers Meeting

MAY 14

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MAY 15

Bible Study: The Prophets

Begins in May

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JUN 15

Vacation Bible School 2015

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NOV 6

9th Annual Holiday Bazaar