We welcome ALL to join us in the celebration of Mass!
Saturday: 5 p.m.
Sunday: 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday Friday: 8:15 a.m.
Holy Days: Variable
From Bulletin, Sunday, April 30
QUOTE OF THE WEEK: “I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because twelve men testified that they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for forty years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned, and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren’t true. Watergate embroiled twelve of the most powerful men in the world—and they couldn’t keep a lie for three weeks. You’re telling me twelve apostles could keep a lie for forty years? Absolutely impossible.”
SCRIPTURE FOCUS: “We should put ourselves in the shoes of the disciples in today’s Gospel. Downcast and confused, they’re making their way down the road, unable to understand all the things that have occurred. They know what they’ve seen—a prophet mighty in word and deed. They know what they were hoping for—that He would be the redeemer of Israel. But they don’t know what to make of His violent death at the hands of their rulers.
“They can’t even recognize Jesus as He draws near to walk with them. He seems like just another foreigner visiting Jerusalem for the Passover. Note that Jesus doesn’t disclose His identity until they describe how they found His tomb empty but ‘Him they did not see.’ That’s how it is with us, too. Unless He revealed himself we would see only an empty tomb and a meaningless death.
“How does Jesus make himself known at Emmaus? First, He interprets ‘all the Scriptures’ as referring to Him. In today’s first reading and epistle, Peter also opens the Scriptures to proclaim the meaning of Christ’s death according to the Father’s ‘set plan’—known before the foundation of the world. Jesus is described as a new Moses and a new Passover lamb. He is the One of whom David sang in today’s psalm—whose soul was not abandoned to corruption but was shown the path of life.
“After opening the Scriptures, Jesus at table took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to the disciples—exactly what He did at the Last Supper (see Luke 22:14-20). In every Eucharist, we reenact that Easter Sunday at Emmaus. Jesus reveals himself to us in our journey. He speaks to our hearts in the Scriptures. Then at the table of the altar, in the person of the priest, He breaks the bread. The disciples begged him, ‘Stay with us.’ So He does. Though He has vanished from our sight, in the Eucharist—as at Emmaus—we know Him in the breaking of the bread.”
—Dr. Scott Hahn
FATHER PARK LIVE is back this Tuesday, May 2 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Community Room downstairs in the Church. This month our topic will be “Christian Anthropology—what does it mean to be a human person?” Come and learn more about who God has created us to be! Bring your questions!
CONFIRMATION MASS is this Thursday, May 4 at 7:00pm at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis. Please pray for our confirmation students as they receive the outpouring of the Holy Spirit!
Calling all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) Are you currently bringing Holy Communion to the homebound? We are trying to assess the current pastoral care being provided to our community in order to ensure all our homebound parishioners are having their needs meet. If you are currently bringing Holy Communion to the homebound, please contact Ashleigh Varley at 612.824.9993 ext. 256, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you being called to serve as an EMHC? Do you have the desire to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass or to bring Holy Communion to the homebound? If so, EMHCs must be trained and commissioned every three years. If you need to renew your training or if you desire to be trained for the first time, you are invited to attend one of two spring trainings in the Community Room of the church:
Today—Sunday, April 30 from 1:30 to 3:00pm OR Wednesday, May 3 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.
The Catholic Church’s requirements to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion are as follows:
•Be a practicing Catholic [i.e. attends weekly Sunday Mass] & fully initiated [i.e. baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Church].
•Be at least 16 years of age.
•If married, your marriage is recognized by the Church.
•Have a deep and obvious love for the Blessed Sacrament, and should be known in one’s community as someone who is committed to the Church’s understanding of the Real Presence.
If you are interested in serving the community in this way and want to attend a training, please contact Ashleigh Varley, 612.824.9993 ext. 256, or email: email@example.com.