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Third Sunday of Easter

Discalced Carmelites Building Project

I am very proud of the rich tradition at St. Ann of being the home parish of many vocations of priests, deacons, brothers, lay ministers, and sisters for the Church.  You may recall Mary Jacquemin who became a vowed nun in the Order of the Discalced Carmelite Nuns of the Carmel of Jesus Mary and Joseph.  Her cloistered convent is building a new monastery building.  As a part of this cloistered convent, Sister prays for us (her family parish) every day.  If you would like to show her your admiration and appreciation, please visit www.friendsofcarmeljmj.org.  or retrieve one of the envelopes available at the doors.


Please Remember

This is just a reminder that all active priests of the Archdiocese are required to attend the convocation in Columbus from June 19 to June 22.  There will be no availability for morning Masses or even Funeral Masses on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday June 20-22.  I have made provision at each parish for a communion service each day.  Funerals will of necessity be delayed.


Reflection on Scripture

“He was made known to them in the breaking of the bread.”   This statement brings today’s gospel selection to its crescendo.  Jesus walks and talks with the disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Why did they not realize it was Jesus?  The answer is because they were not looking for him!  You can walk over a four leaf clover many times until you start looking for it.  The scripture begs the question, “Do we look for Jesus in others?”  If we believe in the real presence, and we gather together at the table of the Lord,  then in faith we should recognize the risen Christ in one another. 


Jesus is telling the early church that bound together in the Mystical Body of Christ, we can recognize his real presence not just in the sacred species, but in one another.


Readings for Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 2:14a, 36-41

1 Pt 2:20b-25

Jn 10:1-10

Theme:   Good Shepherd


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