DAYS TO REMEMBER:
May 13: Our Lady of Fatima. Mary’s appearance to the 3 children of Fatima began on this date & continued through October 13 of the same year. Devotion to Mary under this title is known world-wide and needs little explanation. In the calendar of the Church it is listed as an “Optional Feast/’ Celebrate it as a special feast.
May 14: Mathias, the apostle chosen to replace Judas. A “substitute” off the bench is not necessarily a “second rate” athlete. Nor was Mathias a “second rate” choice. As an Apostle he fulfilled his calling as did the other eleven. His holiness is found in his acceptance and fidelity to this “calling.”
SECOND SUNDAY ….belongs to the OUTREACH PROGRAM of our church. This group faithfully provides food for the poor of the city. Refugees to Thailand are counted among this number. In a recent ;tBible Sharing” group a strong emphasis was placed on helping the poor according to the thoughts of our new leader, Pope Francis I. We are a generous church. The poor know this and need us.
CCD SCHEDULE: Preparation for the reception of Holy Communion and Confirmation was begun Saturday, May 4, with a special retreat for First Communicants followed by a similar retreat held yesterday, May 11 for students preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The dates and times for reception of these 2 Sacraments are Sunday, May 19 (Holy Communion) and Sunday, May 26 (Confirmation). Mass on both days is set for 2 p.m.
REDEEMER HALL COFFEE CORNER: Don’t miss your chance to have coffee and snacks at the recently opened coffee shop, organized by Fr. May tee and the Youth Group of Holy Redeemer Church. Tables, chairs and breakfast snacks await you each Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will be used for expenses of the Group, such as retreats, social gatherings, Christmas activities, etc. Drop in SOON!
ASCENSION THURSDAY (SUNDAY): Forty days after his resurrection, Jesus returned to heaven to give place to the Holy Spirit in God’s plan for our salvation. This is also a reminder that an ascension to heaven should be an important plan in the lives of each of us. We must believe that “God has prepared a place for each of us.”
LECTORS, May 18/19: 5:30 (Sat) Sabrina; 8:30 (Sun) Rowena & Richard; 9:45 (Sun ) Shineth & Joan; 11:00 (Sun ) Norah & Rolly; 5:30 (Sun ) Ivory & Hyde.
PURCHASING FLOWERS EACH SUNDAY IS THE EASIEST WAY TO SUPPORT THE CONSTRUCTION OF OUR PASTORAL CENTER.