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Online Formation Opportunity - The University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) offers a variety of online formation courses to help with catechist formation and general ongoing adult formation and enrichment. Registration for Cycle 3 of the VLCFF is open. This cycle runs from April 19 – May 9, 2020 for three-week seminars only. Deadline to register is April 15. Visit https://www.dio.org/catechesis/vlcff.html for more information about VLCFF and how courses align with the Diocesan Catechist Formation Process. As a member diocese of the VLCFF program, session fees are reduced to $50 per course or $40 per seminar. Spanish language courses are available. And VLCFF has several certificate programs, too. The Certificate in Catechesis qualifies for the advanced level of catechist formation for the diocesan Catechist Formation Process. Questions? Contact Kyle Holtgrave, director for the Office for Catechesis, at (217) 698-8500, ext. 154. 


In recognition of people with autism and those who support them, April 2nd kicked off a month of events to:  increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support, and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.  For more information go to:  https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day and www.un.org/en/events/autismday


The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5. 


Bulletin Shorts for Paschal Triduum and Easter Time in Year A – 2020

Thursday of the Lord’s Supper – 09 April 2020
At the Evening Mass
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14.  Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18.  1 Corinthians 11:23-26.  John 13:1-15. 
Who Washes Feet During Supper?  Jesus did it first – something only servants and slaves did.  Jesus did it because it was both important to him and model for us.  What do we learn?  Nothing is too menial for Christians.  No act of hospitality is foreign to Christian behavior.  No service is beneath our stature.  In fact, because of Baptism into him, service is our mission.  We spend time before the Eucharist tonight to remind us that in receiving him as Communion, we are nourished to be like him. 

  • After this Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, whom will I stoop down and serve? 

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) – 10 April 2020 
Isaiah 52:13–53:12.  Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25.  Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9.  John 18:1–19:42. 
Who Would Be So Obedient?  Jesus would – even unto death!  This high priest – the mediator between God and all humanity – is not remote.  He is near.  He is close.  He is one like us in all things but sin.  He knows what our lives are like.  He teaches us that obedience to God is to do whatever it takes to be faithful.  Therein lies our salvation – doing what it takes, rooted in God’s saving grace. 

  • Following this Good Friday, what good work will I do? 

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – Saturday night, 11 April 2020 
At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter
Genesis 1:1–2:2.  Genesis 22:1-18.  Exodus 14:15–15:1.  Isaiah 54:5-14.  Isaiah 55:1-11. Baruch 3:9-15, 32–4:4.  Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28.  Romans 6:3-11.  Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.  Matthew 28:1-10. 
A Shocking First Morning.  Two Marys come to the tomb at dawn and are shocked by a great earthquake, an angel coming like lightning, and soldiers shaken with fear.  “Do not be afraid,” the angel says to the women.  The same words spoken to mother Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds by other angels years before.  The same words spoken by the Risen Jesus to his disciples after his resurrection.  The same words spoken to us today.  And every day. 

  • What do I fear that I need to stop fearing? 
  • How will this risen and renewed life fill me with grace? 
  • What will I do this Easter week to share life, bring life, be the very presence of the life-giving Christ the Lord? 

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – Sunday, 12 April 2020 
At the Mass during the Day
Acts 10:34a, 37-43.  Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.  Colossians 3:1-4.  OR 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8Sequence – Christians, to the Paschal Victim.  John 20:1-9.  OR Luke 24:13-35. 
Acts of the Apostles.  All during Easter Time, we read and hear the Acts of the Apostles.  Those many acts are not mere history.  They launch us into Church life today.  This Risen Lord, present among us, is so astounding, we cannot remain our old selves.  We, too, are new – because of Baptism, because of this new Easter Day, because Christ is within and around us.  We, too, act in new ways. 

  • How will I shine new life into another’s life today? 
  • How will I bear witness to Christ among us by some word or deed? 
  • How will I rejoice? 

Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy) – 19 April 2020 
Acts 2:42-47.  Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24.  1 Peter 1:3-9.  John 20:19-31. 
Unrestrained by Locked Doors.  Locked doors are not good enough for keeping the Risen Jesus from us.  They are not good enough for preventing Jesus from breathing the Holy Spirit into us.  How must we respond?  With the devotion noted in the Acts of the Apostles:  to the teaching, to Sunday Mass, to attending to those in need. 

  • What is Jesus, through Scripture and Tradition, teaching me today? 
  • With what does this Sunday Mass, with prayer and fellowship and Communion, fill me? 
  • What needs do I notice in others – and what will I do? 

Third Sunday of Easter – 26 April 2020 
Acts 2:14, 22-33.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 1.  1 Peter 1:17-21.  Luke 24:13-35. 
Mystagogy on the Emmaus Story.  (“Mystagogy” = to be led to, to encounter mystery.)  Two dejected disciples, abandoning Jerusalem, encounter Jesus in the Breaking of Bread.  With burning hearts, they return to the community of believers to recount this meeting.  That is what Sunday Mass and Communion of Blood and Body does for us.  In returning week after week to the faithful believers, to our fellow parishioners, we meet the Risen Lord in the Body of Christ the Church. 

  • With what does my heart burn this Easter Day? 
  • Why do I keep coming to Sunday Mass and receiving Body and Blood? 
  • What will this sacred Meal strengthen me, impel me to do? 

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 03 May 2020 
Acts 2:14a, 36-41.  Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.  1 Peter 2:20b-25.  John 10:1-10. 
“I Am the Gate.”  Doorways and gates can protect those within.  This is the image of Jesus today – gate and protector, shepherd and guide.  Let Psalm 23 fill our prayer every day this week. 

  • Because I am protected by the Good Shepherd, whom will I protect this week?  How will I do it? 
  • On what right paths will I let myself be guided? 
  • What goodness and kindness will shine through my thoughts and actions this week? 

Fifth Sunday of Easter – 10 May 2020 
Acts 6:1-7.  Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19.  1 Peter 2:4-9.  John 14:1-12. 
Chosen, Royal, and Holy.  Jesus tells the disciples during the Last Supper that they know the way – to God, to new life, to heaven.  This astonishing resurrected life, given us in Baptism, makes us chosen, royal, and holy people.  We know, because of Jesus, the way to be all three. 

  • What mercy work will I do this week that fosters God’s loving-kindness? 
  • How will this mercy activity make me more the royal and worthy person I am? 
  • How will I be holy? 

PRINTING NOTE:  Check with pastor or pastoral administrator about which readings will be used for the Sixth and Seventh/Ascension Sundays of Easter Time in order to choose the appropriate bulletin shorts. 
The Lectionary for Mass gives this option:  When the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday following the Sixth Sunday of Easter, the second reading and Gospel from the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. 

  • If using all of the assigned readings from the Sixth Sunday of Easter, use this bulletin short: 

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17 May 2020 
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  1 Peter 3:15-18.  John 14:15-21. 
Not Orphaned!  Because the risen Lord and the Spirit of Truth are always with us, we are not abandoned.  Because we are not abandoned, we must exhibit both love and obedience.  Saint Peter proclaims in the Second Reading, “Always be ready to give an explanation…for the reason of your hope.”  Act accordingly. 

  • How will my every action proclaim Christ’s presence in my life and in the life of the world? 
  • How can I advocate, aid another’s need this week? 
  • Whom will I love, how will I love as Jesus Christ loves me? 
  • If using the first reading from the Sixth Sunday of Easter with the second reading and gospel from the Seventh Sunday, use this bulletin short: 

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17 May 2020 
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  1 Peter 4:13-16.  John 17:1-11a. 
Before and After Ascension.  In the gospel for today, Jesus, toward the end of the Last Supper with his own, speaks to God:  It is now time to do what I came to do (be lifted up on the cross).  Let this doing be about eternal life for them and for all.  I pray for these disciples given to me (and all those to follow) so that they may continue this work you have given to me and, now, to them. 

  • How will I give glory to God? 
  • What fills my praying this week?  For what and for whom? 
  • What works will I do because of this praying?  

The Ascension of the Lord – [Thursday, 21 May 2020 or] Sunday 24 May 2020 
Acts 1:1-11.  Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9.  Ephesians 1:17-23.  Matthew 28:16-20. 
Doubt No Longer.  On the last mountain encounter with his disciples before his ascending, Jesus uses the “I AM” language reserved to God.  This Son of God will be with them always.  After Christ is lifted up, the angel has to remind them:  Stop standing around.  Stop looking up.  The implication:  get to work!  Make more disciples! 

  • How do I know Christ is with me always?  What does my experience tell me? 
  • Because of the strength of his presence, what mercy works will I do? 
  • What will I do to bring even one more person to Christ? 
  • If the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on Thursday, then use this bulletin short for the Seventh Sunday. 

Seventh Sunday of Easter – 24 May 2020 – only in some places
Acts 1:12-14.  Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8.  1 Peter 4:13-16.  John 17:1-11a. 
Before and After Ascension.  In the gospel for today, Jesus, toward the end of the Last Supper with his own, speaks to God:  It is now time to do what I came to do (be lifted up on the cross).  Let this doing be about eternal life for them and for all.  I pray for these disciples given to me (and all those to follow) so that they may continue this work you have given to me and, now, to them. 

  • How will I give glory to God? 
  • What fills my praying this week?  For what and for whom? 
  • What works will I do because of this praying?  

Pentecost Sunday (at the Vigil Mass) – Saturday, 30 May 2020  
Extended Form  1.  Genesis 11:1-9.  Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15.  2.  Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b.  Psalm:  Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56.  OR Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11.  3.  Ezekiel 37:1-14.  Psalm 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.  4.  Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2a, 24 and 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
Simple Form  Genesis 11:1-9 OR Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b OR Ezekiel 37:1-14 OR Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2a, 24 and 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
More to Ponder.  This Extended Vigil is relatively new in current Church life.  We end Easter Time with Pentecost as it began at the Easter Vigil with story after story of what it means to be Church.  Worthy reading.  Enriching pondering – even if it takes a week or two. 

  • How can I be a better, a richer member of the Body of Christ, the Church? 

Pentecost Sunday (at the Mass during the Day) – Sunday, 31 May 2020 
Acts 2:1-11.  Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34.  1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.  Sequence – Veni, Sancte Spiritus / Come, Holy Spirit, come!  John 20:19-23. 
Many and One.  There are many spiritual gifts and many forms of service.  True.  But there is one Spirit, one Lord, one God making it all possible.  And one Church – many people made one because of Baptism into Christ.  He is the Risen One, standing in our midst, saying:  “Peace be with you.” 

  • Because of Baptism, what gifts do I have? 
  • How will these gifts spill over into service, into mercy works? 
  • How can I share the peace of Christ with one or two others this week? 

 

Journey with us this Lent - It can be difficult to get all our daily nutrients into our fast paced drive thru world. A daily vitamin makes sure we are getting everything we need. Our spiritual life is the same! During Lent visi,t with us at dio.org/lent to get a daily dose for your spiritual life. While you are there, submit you parish's upcoming event so people across the diocese can find an extra boost for their spiritual life!


In recognition of people with autism and those who support them, April 2nd kicks off a month of events to:  increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support, and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.  For more information go to:  https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-awareness-day and www.un.org/en/events/autismday


The Office for Pro-Life Activities and Special Ministries, along with the Immigration Project, is offering a Citizenship workshop at Christ the King Parish, Springfield on Saturday, May 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Information about the event can be found at the following link:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html


The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has compiled a list of resources to support individuals, families, and communities during this time of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Resources include how to talk to kids about the coronavirus, how to reduce anxiety, and resources for caregivers.  Go to:  https://ncpd.org/covid-19-resources


The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5. 


Bulletin Shorts for Lent in Year A – 2020

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 05 April 2020 
Procession:  Matthew 21:1-11. 
Mass:  Isaiah 50:4-7.  Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.  Philippians 2:6-11.  Matthew 26:14–27:66. 
Being Humble.  Jesus Christ shows us how to be humble today.  So humble, that he “emptied himself”. This brought on entry into Jerusalem, passion, death, burial, and risen life. 

  • How will I, an empty and humble self, do some mercy work this Holy Week?  
  • How will I be a sign of humility to the elect preparing for Baptism at week’s end? 
  • Let me save the times and come to be Church for the celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter. 

Important days and celebrations for the Church and for this parish in the Paschal Triduum. 
** fill in times (and places) **

  • Holy Thursday, 09 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Evening Mass of the Lord Supper followed by Adoration of the Eucharist until 0:00 pm. 
  • Good Friday, 10 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Adoration of the Cross until 0:00 pm. 
  • Holy Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 0:00 am – Preparation Rites with the Elect.
  • Easter Vigil, 11 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Easter Vigil in the Holy Night.
  • Easter during the Day, 12 April at 0:00 am, 0:00 am – Masses during the Day
  • Easter evening, 12 April at 0:00 pm – Evening Prayer II. 

Bulletin Shorts for Paschal Triduum and Easter Time in Year A – 2020

Thursday of the Lord’s Supper – 09 April 2020
At the Evening Mass
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14.  Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18.  1 Corinthians 11:23-26.  John 13:1-15. 
Who Washes Feet During Supper?  Jesus did it first – something only servants and slaves did.  Jesus did it because it was both important to him and model for us.  What do we learn?  Nothing is too menial for Christians.  No act of hospitality is foreign to Christian behavior.  No service is beneath our stature.  In fact, because of Baptism into him, service is our mission.  We spend time before the Eucharist tonight to remind us that in receiving him as Communion, we are nourished to be like him. 

  • After this Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, whom will I stoop down and serve? 

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) – 10 April 2020 
Isaiah 52:13–53:12.  Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25.  Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9.  John 18:1–19:42. 
Who Would Be So Obedient?  Jesus would – even unto death!  This high priest – the mediator between God and all humanity – is not remote.  He is near.  He is close.  He is one like us in all things but sin.  He knows what our lives are like.  He teaches us that obedience to God is to do whatever it takes to be faithful.  Therein lies our salvation – doing what it takes, rooted in God’s saving grace. 

  • Following this Good Friday, what good work will I do? 

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – Saturday night, 11 April 2020 
At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter
Genesis 1:1–2:2.  Genesis 22:1-18.  Exodus 14:15–15:1.  Isaiah 54:5-14.  Isaiah 55:1-11. Baruch 3:9-15, 32–4:4.  Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28.  Romans 6:3-11.  Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.  Matthew 28:1-10. 
A Shocking First Morning.  Two Marys come to the tomb at dawn and are shocked by a great earthquake, an angel coming like lightning, and soldiers shaken with fear.  “Do not be afraid,” the angel says to the women.  The same words spoken to mother Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds by other angels years before.  The same words spoken by the Risen Jesus to his disciples after his resurrection.  The same words spoken to us today.  And every day. 

  • What do I fear that I need to stop fearing? 
  • How will this risen and renewed life fill me with grace? 
  • What will I do this Easter week to share life, bring life, be the very presence of the life-giving Christ the Lord? 

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – Sunday, 12 April 2020 
At the Mass during the Day
Acts 10:34a, 37-43.  Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.  Colossians 3:1-4.  OR 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8Sequence – Christians, to the Paschal Victim.  John 20:1-9.  OR Luke 24:13-35. 
Acts of the Apostles.  All during Easter Time, we read and hear the Acts of the Apostles.  Those many acts are not mere history.  They launch us into Church life today.  This Risen Lord, present among us, is so astounding, we cannot remain our old selves.  We, too, are new – because of Baptism, because of this new Easter Day, because Christ is within and around us.  We, too, act in new ways. 

  • How will I shine new life into another’s life today? 
  • How will I bear witness to Christ among us by some word or deed? 
  • How will I rejoice? 

Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy) – 19 April 2020 
Acts 2:42-47.  Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24.  1 Peter 1:3-9.  John 20:19-31. 
Unrestrained by Locked Doors.  Locked doors are not good enough for keeping the Risen Jesus from us.  They are not good enough for preventing Jesus from breathing the Holy Spirit into us.  How must we respond?  With the devotion noted in the Acts of the Apostles:  to the teaching, to Sunday Mass, to attending to those in need. 

  • What is Jesus, through Scripture and Tradition, teaching me today? 
  • With what does this Sunday Mass, with prayer and fellowship and Communion, fill me? 
  • What needs do I notice in others – and what will I do? 

Third Sunday of Easter – 26 April 2020 
Acts 2:14, 22-33.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 1.  1 Peter 1:17-21.  Luke 24:13-35. 
Mystagogy on the Emmaus Story.  (“Mystagogy” = to be led to, to encounter mystery.)  Two dejected disciples, abandoning Jerusalem, encounter Jesus in the Breaking of Bread.  With burning hearts, they return to the community of believers to recount this meeting.  That is what Sunday Mass and Communion of Blood and Body does for us.  In returning week after week to the faithful believers, to our fellow parishioners, we meet the Risen Lord in the Body of Christ the Church. 

  • With what does my heart burn this Easter Day? 
  • Why do I keep coming to Sunday Mass and receiving Body and Blood? 
  • What will this sacred Meal strengthen me, impel me to do? 

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 03 May 2020 
Acts 2:14a, 36-41.  Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.  1 Peter 2:20b-25.  John 10:1-10. 
“I Am the Gate.”  Doorways and gates can protect those within.  This is the image of Jesus today – gate and protector, shepherd and guide.  Let Psalm 23 fill our prayer every day this week. 

  • Because I am protected by the Good Shepherd, whom will I protect this week?  How will I do it? 
  • On what right paths will I let myself be guided? 
  • What goodness and kindness will shine through my thoughts and actions this week? 

Fifth Sunday of Easter – 10 May 2020 
Acts 6:1-7.  Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19.  1 Peter 2:4-9.  John 14:1-12. 
Chosen, Royal, and Holy.  Jesus tells the disciples during the Last Supper that they know the way – to God, to new life, to heaven.  This astonishing resurrected life, given us in Baptism, makes us chosen, royal, and holy people.  We know, because of Jesus, the way to be all three. 

  • What mercy work will I do this week that fosters God’s loving-kindness? 
  • How will this mercy activity make me more the royal and worthy person I am? 
  • How will I be holy? 

PRINTING NOTE:  Check with pastor or pastoral administrator about which readings will be used for the Sixth and Seventh/Ascension Sundays of Easter Time in order to choose the appropriate bulletin shorts. 
The Lectionary for Mass gives this option:  When the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday following the Sixth Sunday of Easter, the second reading and Gospel from the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. 

  • If using all of the assigned readings from the Sixth Sunday of Easter, use this bulletin short: 

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17 May 2020 
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  1 Peter 3:15-18.  John 14:15-21. 
Not Orphaned!  Because the risen Lord and the Spirit of Truth are always with us, we are not abandoned.  Because we are not abandoned, we must exhibit both love and obedience.  Saint Peter proclaims in the Second Reading, “Always be ready to give an explanation…for the reason of your hope.”  Act accordingly. 

  • How will my every action proclaim Christ’s presence in my life and in the life of the world? 
  • How can I advocate, aid another’s need this week? 
  • Whom will I love, how will I love as Jesus Christ loves me? 
  • If using the first reading from the Sixth Sunday of Easter with the second reading and gospel from the Seventh Sunday, use this bulletin short: 

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17 May 2020 
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  1 Peter 4:13-16.  John 17:1-11a. 
Before and After Ascension.  In the gospel for today, Jesus, toward the end of the Last Supper with his own, speaks to God:  It is now time to do what I came to do (be lifted up on the cross).  Let this doing be about eternal life for them and for all.  I pray for these disciples given to me (and all those to follow) so that they may continue this work you have given to me and, now, to them. 

  • How will I give glory to God? 
  • What fills my praying this week?  For what and for whom? 
  • What works will I do because of this praying?  

The Ascension of the Lord – [Thursday, 21 May 2020 or] Sunday 24 May 2020 
Acts 1:1-11.  Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9.  Ephesians 1:17-23.  Matthew 28:16-20. 
Doubt No Longer.  On the last mountain encounter with his disciples before his ascending, Jesus uses the “I AM” language reserved to God.  This Son of God will be with them always.  After Christ is lifted up, the angel has to remind them:  Stop standing around.  Stop looking up.  The implication:  get to work!  Make more disciples! 

  • How do I know Christ is with me always?  What does my experience tell me? 
  • Because of the strength of his presence, what mercy works will I do? 
  • What will I do to bring even one more person to Christ? 
  • If the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on Thursday, then use this bulletin short for the Seventh Sunday. 

Seventh Sunday of Easter – 24 May 2020 – only in some places
Acts 1:12-14.  Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8.  1 Peter 4:13-16.  John 17:1-11a. 
Before and After Ascension.  In the gospel for today, Jesus, toward the end of the Last Supper with his own, speaks to God:  It is now time to do what I came to do (be lifted up on the cross).  Let this doing be about eternal life for them and for all.  I pray for these disciples given to me (and all those to follow) so that they may continue this work you have given to me and, now, to them. 

  • How will I give glory to God? 
  • What fills my praying this week?  For what and for whom? 
  • What works will I do because of this praying?  

Pentecost Sunday (at the Vigil Mass) – Saturday, 30 May 2020  
Extended Form  1.  Genesis 11:1-9.  Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15.  2.  Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b.  Psalm:  Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56.  OR Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11.  3.  Ezekiel 37:1-14.  Psalm 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.  4.  Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2a, 24 and 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
Simple Form  Genesis 11:1-9 OR Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b OR Ezekiel 37:1-14 OR Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2a, 24 and 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
More to Ponder.  This Extended Vigil is relatively new in current Church life.  We end Easter Time with Pentecost as it began at the Easter Vigil with story after story of what it means to be Church.  Worthy reading.  Enriching pondering – even if it takes a week or two. 

  • How can I be a better, a richer member of the Body of Christ, the Church? 

Pentecost Sunday (at the Mass during the Day) – Sunday, 31 May 2020 
Acts 2:1-11.  Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34.  1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.  Sequence – Veni, Sancte Spiritus / Come, Holy Spirit, come!  John 20:19-23. 
Many and One.  There are many spiritual gifts and many forms of service.  True.  But there is one Spirit, one Lord, one God making it all possible.  And one Church – many people made one because of Baptism into Christ.  He is the Risen One, standing in our midst, saying:  “Peace be with you.” 

  • Because of Baptism, what gifts do I have? 
  • How will these gifts spill over into service, into mercy works? 
  • How can I share the peace of Christ with one or two others this week? 

 

Journey with us this Lent - It can be difficult to get all our daily nutrients into our fast paced drive thru world. A daily vitamin makes sure we are getting everything we need. Our spiritual life is the same! During Lent visi,t with us at dio.org/lent to get a daily dose for your spiritual life. While you are there, submit you parish's upcoming event so people across the diocese can find an extra boost for their spiritual life!


Ninth Annual Women Of Distinction Award Celebration - Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10 a.m. Mass at the Church of the Little Flower followed by a Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL. The Springfield in Illinois Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is please to sponsor this award celebration which honors one woman from each parish in the Springfield Diocese for her service to God, Parish and Community.  Your honoree does not have to belong to any parish group.  There are no selection rules.  By this recognition, you are honoring one lady who represents all women in your parish. At the end of the Mass, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will present each honoree with a certificate and, after Mass, pose for pictures. In order that your honoree's name appear in the WOD Program Booklet, your Honoree Registration form MUST be received by April 24. The S.D.C.C.W. hopes that ALL 129 parishes in the Springfield Diocese participate in this joyous occasion!

The Honoree Registration Form and Luncheon Reservation/Payment form can be downloaded at  https://go.dio.org/2020womenofdistinction. For questions, contact Chairperson, Janet Zimmerman at janetzim14@yahoo.com or 217-494-4743.


SDCCW scholarship competition opened - The Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) is offering four $500 scholarships to recognize outstanding Catholic female high school seniors.  Applicants will be judged on how they exemplify the SDCCW’s mission values of leadership, faith and service. Young women who are interested in applying for the scholarship should contact their high school principal, high school guidance office or parish office for applications.  The application, essay and two letters of recommendations are required.  The application deadline is March 30. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 1 and honored at the Women of Distinction Banquet in June. SDCCW is an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women and actively promotes the Catholic faith through service and leadership.  The council is comprised of representatives from the deaneries of Alton, Decatur, Effingham, Litchfield, Jacksonville, Quincy and Springfield.  More scholarship information is available by contacting Myrna McKee at schsdccw@gmail.com.


The Office for Pro-Life Activities and Special Ministries, along with the Immigration Project, is offering a Citizenship workshop at Christ the King Parish, Springfield on Saturday, May 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Information about the event can be found at the following link:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html


The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has compiled a list of resources to support individuals, families, and communities during this time of the COVID-19 outbreak.  Resources include how to talk to kids about the coronavirus, how to reduce anxiety, and resources for caregivers.  Go to:  https://ncpd.org/covid-19-resources


The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5. 


Bulletin Shorts for Lent in Year A – 2020

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 05 April 2020 
Procession:  Matthew 21:1-11. 
Mass:  Isaiah 50:4-7.  Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.  Philippians 2:6-11.  Matthew 26:14–27:66. 
Being Humble.  Jesus Christ shows us how to be humble today.  So humble, that he “emptied himself”. This brought on entry into Jerusalem, passion, death, burial, and risen life. 

  • How will I, an empty and humble self, do some mercy work this Holy Week?  
  • How will I be a sign of humility to the elect preparing for Baptism at week’s end? 
  • Let me save the times and come to be Church for the celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter. 

Important days and celebrations for the Church and for this parish in the Paschal Triduum. 
** fill in times (and places) **

  • Holy Thursday, 09 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Evening Mass of the Lord Supper followed by Adoration of the Eucharist until 0:00 pm. 
  • Good Friday, 10 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Adoration of the Cross until 0:00 pm. 
  • Holy Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 0:00 am – Preparation Rites with the Elect.
  • Easter Vigil, 11 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Easter Vigil in the Holy Night.
  • Easter during the Day, 12 April at 0:00 am, 0:00 am – Masses during the Day
  • Easter evening, 12 April at 0:00 pm – Evening Prayer II. 

Bulletin Shorts for Paschal Triduum and Easter Time in Year A – 2020

Thursday of the Lord’s Supper – 09 April 2020
At the Evening Mass
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14.  Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18.  1 Corinthians 11:23-26.  John 13:1-15. 
Who Washes Feet During Supper?  Jesus did it first – something only servants and slaves did.  Jesus did it because it was both important to him and model for us.  What do we learn?  Nothing is too menial for Christians.  No act of hospitality is foreign to Christian behavior.  No service is beneath our stature.  In fact, because of Baptism into him, service is our mission.  We spend time before the Eucharist tonight to remind us that in receiving him as Communion, we are nourished to be like him. 

  • After this Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper, whom will I stoop down and serve? 

Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday) – 10 April 2020 
Isaiah 52:13–53:12.  Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25.  Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9.  John 18:1–19:42. 
Who Would Be So Obedient?  Jesus would – even unto death!  This high priest – the mediator between God and all humanity – is not remote.  He is near.  He is close.  He is one like us in all things but sin.  He knows what our lives are like.  He teaches us that obedience to God is to do whatever it takes to be faithful.  Therein lies our salvation – doing what it takes, rooted in God’s saving grace. 

  • Following this Good Friday, what good work will I do? 

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – Saturday night, 11 April 2020 
At the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter
Genesis 1:1–2:2.  Genesis 22:1-18.  Exodus 14:15–15:1.  Isaiah 54:5-14.  Isaiah 55:1-11. Baruch 3:9-15, 32–4:4.  Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28.  Romans 6:3-11.  Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.  Matthew 28:1-10. 
A Shocking First Morning.  Two Marys come to the tomb at dawn and are shocked by a great earthquake, an angel coming like lightning, and soldiers shaken with fear.  “Do not be afraid,” the angel says to the women.  The same words spoken to mother Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds by other angels years before.  The same words spoken by the Risen Jesus to his disciples after his resurrection.  The same words spoken to us today.  And every day. 

  • What do I fear that I need to stop fearing? 
  • How will this risen and renewed life fill me with grace? 
  • What will I do this Easter week to share life, bring life, be the very presence of the life-giving Christ the Lord? 

Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord – Sunday, 12 April 2020 
At the Mass during the Day
Acts 10:34a, 37-43.  Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23.  Colossians 3:1-4.  OR 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8Sequence – Christians, to the Paschal Victim.  John 20:1-9.  OR Luke 24:13-35. 
Acts of the Apostles.  All during Easter Time, we read and hear the Acts of the Apostles.  Those many acts are not mere history.  They launch us into Church life today.  This Risen Lord, present among us, is so astounding, we cannot remain our old selves.  We, too, are new – because of Baptism, because of this new Easter Day, because Christ is within and around us.  We, too, act in new ways. 

  • How will I shine new life into another’s life today? 
  • How will I bear witness to Christ among us by some word or deed? 
  • How will I rejoice? 

Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy) – 19 April 2020 
Acts 2:42-47.  Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24.  1 Peter 1:3-9.  John 20:19-31. 
Unrestrained by Locked Doors.  Locked doors are not good enough for keeping the Risen Jesus from us.  They are not good enough for preventing Jesus from breathing the Holy Spirit into us.  How must we respond?  With the devotion noted in the Acts of the Apostles:  to the teaching, to Sunday Mass, to attending to those in need. 

  • What is Jesus, through Scripture and Tradition, teaching me today? 
  • With what does this Sunday Mass, with prayer and fellowship and Communion, fill me? 
  • What needs do I notice in others – and what will I do? 

Third Sunday of Easter – 26 April 2020 
Acts 2:14, 22-33.  Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-8, 9-10, 1.  1 Peter 1:17-21.  Luke 24:13-35. 
Mystagogy on the Emmaus Story.  (“Mystagogy” = to be led to, to encounter mystery.)  Two dejected disciples, abandoning Jerusalem, encounter Jesus in the Breaking of Bread.  With burning hearts, they return to the community of believers to recount this meeting.  That is what Sunday Mass and Communion of Blood and Body does for us.  In returning week after week to the faithful believers, to our fellow parishioners, we meet the Risen Lord in the Body of Christ the Church. 

  • With what does my heart burn this Easter Day? 
  • Why do I keep coming to Sunday Mass and receiving Body and Blood? 
  • What will this sacred Meal strengthen me, impel me to do? 

Fourth Sunday of Easter – 03 May 2020 
Acts 2:14a, 36-41.  Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.  1 Peter 2:20b-25.  John 10:1-10. 
“I Am the Gate.”  Doorways and gates can protect those within.  This is the image of Jesus today – gate and protector, shepherd and guide.  Let Psalm 23 fill our prayer every day this week. 

  • Because I am protected by the Good Shepherd, whom will I protect this week?  How will I do it? 
  • On what right paths will I let myself be guided? 
  • What goodness and kindness will shine through my thoughts and actions this week? 

Fifth Sunday of Easter – 10 May 2020 
Acts 6:1-7.  Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19.  1 Peter 2:4-9.  John 14:1-12. 
Chosen, Royal, and Holy.  Jesus tells the disciples during the Last Supper that they know the way – to God, to new life, to heaven.  This astonishing resurrected life, given us in Baptism, makes us chosen, royal, and holy people.  We know, because of Jesus, the way to be all three. 

  • What mercy work will I do this week that fosters God’s loving-kindness? 
  • How will this mercy activity make me more the royal and worthy person I am? 
  • How will I be holy? 

PRINTING NOTE:  Check with pastor or pastoral administrator about which readings will be used for the Sixth and Seventh/Ascension Sundays of Easter Time in order to choose the appropriate bulletin shorts. 
The Lectionary for Mass gives this option:  When the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on the Sunday following the Sixth Sunday of Easter, the second reading and Gospel from the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be read on the Sixth Sunday of Easter. 

  • If using all of the assigned readings from the Sixth Sunday of Easter, use this bulletin short: 

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17 May 2020 
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  1 Peter 3:15-18.  John 14:15-21. 
Not Orphaned!  Because the risen Lord and the Spirit of Truth are always with us, we are not abandoned.  Because we are not abandoned, we must exhibit both love and obedience.  Saint Peter proclaims in the Second Reading, “Always be ready to give an explanation…for the reason of your hope.”  Act accordingly. 

  • How will my every action proclaim Christ’s presence in my life and in the life of the world? 
  • How can I advocate, aid another’s need this week? 
  • Whom will I love, how will I love as Jesus Christ loves me? 
  • If using the first reading from the Sixth Sunday of Easter with the second reading and gospel from the Seventh Sunday, use this bulletin short: 

Sixth Sunday of Easter – 17 May 2020 
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17.  Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20.  1 Peter 4:13-16.  John 17:1-11a. 
Before and After Ascension.  In the gospel for today, Jesus, toward the end of the Last Supper with his own, speaks to God:  It is now time to do what I came to do (be lifted up on the cross).  Let this doing be about eternal life for them and for all.  I pray for these disciples given to me (and all those to follow) so that they may continue this work you have given to me and, now, to them. 

  • How will I give glory to God? 
  • What fills my praying this week?  For what and for whom? 
  • What works will I do because of this praying?  

The Ascension of the Lord – [Thursday, 21 May 2020 or] Sunday 24 May 2020 
Acts 1:1-11.  Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9.  Ephesians 1:17-23.  Matthew 28:16-20. 
Doubt No Longer.  On the last mountain encounter with his disciples before his ascending, Jesus uses the “I AM” language reserved to God.  This Son of God will be with them always.  After Christ is lifted up, the angel has to remind them:  Stop standing around.  Stop looking up.  The implication:  get to work!  Make more disciples! 

  • How do I know Christ is with me always?  What does my experience tell me? 
  • Because of the strength of his presence, what mercy works will I do? 
  • What will I do to bring even one more person to Christ? 
  • If the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on Thursday, then use this bulletin short for the Seventh Sunday. 

Seventh Sunday of Easter – 24 May 2020 – only in some places
Acts 1:12-14.  Psalm 27:1, 4, 7-8.  1 Peter 4:13-16.  John 17:1-11a. 
Before and After Ascension.  In the gospel for today, Jesus, toward the end of the Last Supper with his own, speaks to God:  It is now time to do what I came to do (be lifted up on the cross).  Let this doing be about eternal life for them and for all.  I pray for these disciples given to me (and all those to follow) so that they may continue this work you have given to me and, now, to them. 

  • How will I give glory to God? 
  • What fills my praying this week?  For what and for whom? 
  • What works will I do because of this praying?  

Pentecost Sunday (at the Vigil Mass) – Saturday, 30 May 2020  
Extended Form  1.  Genesis 11:1-9.  Psalm 33:10-11, 12-13, 14-15.  2.  Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b.  Psalm:  Daniel 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56.  OR Psalm 19: 8, 9, 10, 11.  3.  Ezekiel 37:1-14.  Psalm 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9.  4.  Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2a, 24 and 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
Simple Form  Genesis 11:1-9 OR Exodus 19:3-8a, 16-20b OR Ezekiel 37:1-14 OR Joel 3:1-5.  Psalm 104:1-2a, 24 and 35c, 27-28, 29bc-30.  Romans 8:22-27.  John 7:37-39. 
More to Ponder.  This Extended Vigil is relatively new in current Church life.  We end Easter Time with Pentecost as it began at the Easter Vigil with story after story of what it means to be Church.  Worthy reading.  Enriching pondering – even if it takes a week or two. 

  • How can I be a better, a richer member of the Body of Christ, the Church? 

Pentecost Sunday (at the Mass during the Day) – Sunday, 31 May 2020 
Acts 2:1-11.  Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34.  1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13.  Sequence – Veni, Sancte Spiritus / Come, Holy Spirit, come!  John 20:19-23. 
Many and One.  There are many spiritual gifts and many forms of service.  True.  But there is one Spirit, one Lord, one God making it all possible.  And one Church – many people made one because of Baptism into Christ.  He is the Risen One, standing in our midst, saying:  “Peace be with you.” 

  • Because of Baptism, what gifts do I have? 
  • How will these gifts spill over into service, into mercy works? 
  • How can I share the peace of Christ with one or two others this week? 

 

Journey with us this Lent - It can be difficult to get all our daily nutrients into our fast paced drive thru world. A daily vitamin makes sure we are getting everything we need. Our spiritual life is the same! During Lent visi,t with us at dio.org/lent to get a daily dose for your spiritual life. While you are there, submit you parish's upcoming event so people across the diocese can find an extra boost for their spiritual life!


Ninth Annual Women Of Distinction Award Celebration - Saturday, June 13, 2020, 10 a.m. Mass at the Church of the Little Flower followed by a Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield, IL. The Springfield in Illinois Diocesan Council of Catholic Women is please to sponsor this award celebration which honors one woman from each parish in the Springfield Diocese for her service to God, Parish and Community.  Your honoree does not have to belong to any parish group.  There are no selection rules.  By this recognition, you are honoring one lady who represents all women in your parish. At the end of the Mass, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki will present each honoree with a certificate and, after Mass, pose for pictures. In order that your honoree's name appear in the WOD Program Booklet, your Honoree Registration form MUST be received by April 24. The S.D.C.C.W. hopes that ALL 129 parishes in the Springfield Diocese participate in this joyous occasion!

The Honoree Registration Form and Luncheon Reservation/Payment form can be downloaded at  https://go.dio.org/2020womenofdistinction. For questions, contact Chairperson, Janet Zimmerman at janetzim14@yahoo.com or 217-494-4743.


SDCCW scholarship competition opened - The Springfield Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (SDCCW) is offering four $500 scholarships to recognize outstanding Catholic female high school seniors.  Applicants will be judged on how they exemplify the SDCCW’s mission values of leadership, faith and service. Young women who are interested in applying for the scholarship should contact their high school principal, high school guidance office or parish office for applications.  The application, essay and two letters of recommendations are required.  The application deadline is March 30. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 1 and honored at the Women of Distinction Banquet in June. SDCCW is an affiliate of the National Council of Catholic Women and actively promotes the Catholic faith through service and leadership.  The council is comprised of representatives from the deaneries of Alton, Decatur, Effingham, Litchfield, Jacksonville, Quincy and Springfield.  More scholarship information is available by contacting Myrna McKee at schsdccw@gmail.com.


Online Formation Opportunity - The University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) offers a variety of online formation courses to help with catechist formation and general ongoing adult formation and enrichment. Registration for Cycle 3 of the VLCFF is opens March 4. This cycle runs from April 19 – May 9, 2020 for three-week seminars only. Deadline to register is April 15. Visit https://www.dio.org/catechesis/vlcff.html for more information about VLCFF and how courses align with the Diocesan Catechist Formation Process. As a member diocese of the VLCFF program, session fees are reduced to $50 per course or $40 per seminar. Spanish language courses are available. And VLCFF has several certificate programs, too. The Certificate in Catechesis qualifies for the advanced level of catechist formation for the diocesan Catechist Formation Process. Questions? Contact Kyle Holtgrave, director for the Office for Catechesis, at (217) 698-8500, ext. 154.


Pope Pius XII Religious Award - Scouts interested in earning the Pope Pius XII religious emblem from the Catholic Committee on Scouting are invited to an information meeting on Sunday, April 19 at 4 PM at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Springfield. For more information, please contact Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting through the Office for Catechesis at (217) 698-8500, ext. 154.


The Office for Pro-Life Activities and Special Ministries, along with the Immigration Project, is offering a Citizenship workshop at Christ the King Parish, Springfield on Saturday, May 9, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Information about the event can be found at the following link:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html


March is Developmental Disabilities Month. This yearly reminder that individuals with developmental disabilities are productive members of our communities is a time to reflect on how we can confirm the dignity of every human being.  Resources and materials are available through the diocesan website as well as from the Office for Pro-Life Activities and Special Ministries.  For more information go to:  https://www.dio.org/plasm/special-needs.html


Saturday, April 4, 2020 – Rosary and Pro-Life Stations of the Cross, St. Agnes Parish, Springfield, 9:00 am.  Come and pray for an end to abortion.  For flyer and further information go to the following website:  http://www.dio.org/plasm/events.html


The pain and sorrow of a past abortion need not endure for a lifetime.  Call Project Rachel for a confidential, non-judgmental referral to those who can help:  1-877-RACHEL-5. 


Bulletin Shorts for Lent in Year A – 2020

Fourth Sunday of Lent – 22 March 2020 
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.  Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6.  Ephesians 5:8-14.  John 9:1-41. 
Seeing Christ.  Even the blind man in today’s gospel sees Christ – and does what he is told by him.  Listening and then doing – even in the face of opposition – brings sight and insight. 

  • How will I look for Christ in every person and in every action this lenten week? 
  • What is God asking me to do?  How will I do it? 
  • How will I be a sign of Christ’s light and life for the elect preparing for Easter Baptism? 

The Annunciation of the Lord, Solemnity – Wednesday, 25 March 2020 
Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:1.  Psalm 40:7-8, 8-9, 10, 11.  Hebrews 10:4-10.  Luke 1:26-38. 
Still Paying Attention.  Unlike Joseph, Mary engages in conversation with the angel.  She ends up saying Yes, I will do what is asked.  God is surely asking each of us to do some holy action, too. 

  • What action, what mercy work will I do to give God glory? 

Fifth Sunday of Lent – 29 March 2020 
Ezekiel 37:12-14.  Psalm 130:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8.  Romans 8:8-11.  John 11:1-45. 
Dying with Christ; Dying to Self.  Even when his friends are disappointed with him and his disciples misunderstand him, Jesus is clear and resolute.  No one’s death is everlasting.  We believe that just as Baptism graces us with new life in Christ, physical death transmits us to newer life with God for ever. 

  • What “death” is sucking the life out of me?  What will I do about it? 
  • What will I do, as one loved by Christ beyond all measure, for those in need of mercy works? 
  • How will I be a sign of Christ-filled life for the elect preparing for Easter Baptism?  

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion – 05 April 2020 
Procession:  Matthew 21:1-11. 
Mass:  Isaiah 50:4-7.  Psalm 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24.  Philippians 2:6-11.  Matthew 26:14–27:66. 
Being Humble.  Jesus Christ shows us how to be humble today.  So humble, that he “emptied himself”. This brought on entry into Jerusalem, passion, death, burial, and risen life. 

  • How will I, an empty and humble self, do some mercy work this Holy Week?  
  • How will I be a sign of humility to the elect preparing for Baptism at week’s end? 
  • Let me save the times and come to be Church for the celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter. 

Important days and celebrations for the Church and for this parish in the Paschal Triduum. 
** fill in times (and places) **

  • Holy Thursday, 09 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Evening Mass of the Lord Supper followed by Adoration of the Eucharist until 0:00 pm. 
  • Good Friday, 10 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Celebration of the Lord’s Passion followed by Adoration of the Cross until 0:00 pm. 
  • Holy Saturday, 11 April 2020 at 0:00 am – Preparation Rites with the Elect.
  • Easter Vigil, 11 April 2020 at 0:00 pm – Easter Vigil in the Holy Night.
  • Easter during the Day, 12 April at 0:00 am, 0:00 am – Masses during the Day
  • Easter evening, 12 April at 0:00 pm – Evening Prayer II. 

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