Corporal Works of Mercy

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Dear Parishioners & Visitors,

Earthquakes in Japan & Ecuador, flooding in Houston and surrounding counties, and other natural disasters pull us more deeply into our Christian longing in love to pratice the corporal works of mercy. On the weekend of May 14-15 we will have a second collection specifically for people whose homes have been damaged by recent flooding in Houston who are uninsured.

First Holy Communion for our younger faithful will take place at the 11:00 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday, May 1, and at the 3:15 p.m. Eucharist on Sunday, May 15. Please keep our First Communicants and their families in prayers of gratitude. Also on May 1, our annual Gala event will take place at the Houstonian beginning at 6:30 p.m. We give thanks for all who have worked during this past year to bring these events to joyful fruition.

In our painting featured below, we can notice the prominence of The Lamb of God, The One who has overcome death and did away with original sin by virtue of our baptism into Christ Jesus, Lamb of God. “The One Who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.'” —Revelation 21:5a

In The Lamb’s loving kindness,

—fr. Chris, O.P.

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The Good Shepherd IS The Lamb

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Dear Parishioners & Visitors,

The Book of Revelation speaks often of “The Lamb,” as in today’s text from chapter 7. The Lamb which has been sacrificed is Jesus Christ, Who leads all “who have survived the time of great distress.” There is no suffering which comes our way that The Lamb of God, Who is God, does not accompany and comfort with His healing and transforming love. All that is required is that we accept this love. We are reminded of the prayer during the Eucharistic liturgy following the ‘Our Father’ which says: “Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil … that we may be … safe from all distress.” The Good Shepherd IS The Lamb and knows each by name, though not for the sake of condemnation, but for the sake of love, offers each of us new and effervescent life. GOD IS LOVE! In

The Lamb’s loving kindness,

—fr. Chris, O.P

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