The Good Shepherd
God used the image of a shepherd to describe his covenant relationship and care for his chosen people who were called by his name. God called David, who shepherded his father's flock in his youth, to be the anointed king and shepherd for his people Israel. Jesus, God's anointed Messiah and King, born from the tribe of David, called himself the Good Shepherd of the people whom his Father had entrusted to his care (John 10:29).
Peter the Apostle tells us that the Lord Jesus is the Good Shepherd and Guardian of our souls in 1 Peter 2:25. He keeps a close and personal watch over every one of his sheep - his disciples who belong to him. He calls each of us personally by name to follow him. And he promises to be our guardian and protector from the snares of all our enemies. The Lord leads us each day to good pastures - places where we can feed on his word and drink from the well-springs of living water which is his Holy Spirit. If we feed on his word and drink from the living water of the Holy Spirit, we will find the nourishment and strength we need to live each day for his glory and honour. The question that we all need to ask ourselves is, do we recognize the voice of our Shepherd and Guardian who calls to us each day? If we hunger for his word, he will give us understanding, wisdom, and guidance for our lives.
First Holy Communion Weekend
Congratulations to all those children who received their First Holy Communion last weekend. Your participation in the homily was awesome and very animated too! Thank-you to our parish catechist, Bev O’Grady and her helpers for the entire program of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. I look forward to seeing you come to celebrate the “Saviour’s Happy Meal” every Sunday.
SOCIAL DATE TO REMEMBER
Mother’s Day Dinner Dance – Saturday May 13th, 2017. Cocktails - 6pm and dinner 7pm. Tickets are on sale after each Mass on the weekend and from the office during the week. Adults $25.00 dinner and raffles. Children under 12 $10.00 under 5yrs free. Please consider coming out and supporting this parish fund-raiser and have a great dinner and dance with fellow parishioners. Our DJ for the evening is our own Sean Bator.Wishing you all a great week!