There are experiences today that renew that early experience. Many people who have gone to the shrines of the Blessed Virgin Mary around the world have come home with their faith renewed and some inner and very personal experience of the presence of God and of Jesus in their lives. Some believers have seen miracles happen and have sensed clearly the presence of the Risen Lord, even in our own present time.
If we look at today’s readings in the light of personal experience, we see Saint Peter in the first reading absolutely convinced by his own experience that the Risen Lord Jesus had cured a cripple and had saved him as well. This is not just a experience of physical healing but an experience of salvation: being saved from our sinful condition and made whole in divine life.
The Gospel today brings us to the image of the good shepherd. Jesus is speaking to us directly when He says: I am the good shepherd. This is a man who is God and who is willing to give his life for me. Even today, many of us Christians find it difficult to believe that anyone would willingly die for us , especially when our lives are still such a mess! But at the very center of our faith we find the words of Jesus: “ I am the good shepherd.” Jesus looks for his sheep, He looks for those who have strayed, He calls us by name and He invites us to be with Him and to follow Him.
Today we can commit ourselves once again to the Lord. We are invited to speak of our faith, even though it may seem small and hardly existence to us. We can say words such as these: Lord, I want to hear your voice! Lord , I want to follow you even though I am so unfaithful over and over again. Lord, I trust in you! It is only you who can save me! Heal me Lord, for I have sinned against you. Let me know your face and I shall be saved.
Let us give thanks to the Lord in this time of Easter and again rejoice in the faithful love of Gods, who constantly seeks us and invites us once again to live with divine life!
2nd Death Anniversary. Fr. Phil Jones Rest In Peace!
First Holy Communion is Postponed at this time.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION SCHEDULE:
- April. 10,11
- April. 17,18
- April. 24,25
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION SCHEDULE
- For 2020 Batch - May.11, 12, 13
- May. 18,19, 20
- For 2021 Batch - June. 1, 2, 3
- June. 8, 9, 10
Dear Parents and Children, We Sincerely Thank you for all your support and cooperation.
THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH PRAYER
To you, O blessed Joseph (Ad te, beate Ioseph)
To you, O blessed Joseph, do we come in our afflictions, and having implored the help of your most holy Spouse, we confidently invoke your patronage also.
Through that charity which bound you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the paternal love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you graciously to regard the inheritance which Jesus Christ has purchased by his Blood, and with your power and strength to aid us in our necessities.
O most watchful guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ; O most loving father, ward off from us every contagion of error and corrupting influence; O our most mighty protector, be kind to us and from heaven assist us in our struggle with the power of darkness.
As once you rescued the Child Jesus from deadly peril, so now protect God’s Holy Church from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity; shield, too, each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your aid, we may be able to live piously, to die in holiness, and to obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen
We want to thank all the parishioners of ST. DOMINIC for their ongoing support during this period of great uncertainty. It has been wonderful to see so many of you at Mass since we re-opened in June. We are especially grateful to the volunteers who have helped ensure our church is a safe place to gather – they have done incredible work!
POPE FRANCIS’S PRAYER TO MARY :
O Mary, you shine continuously in our journey as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the sick. At the foot of the cross you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman people, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to confirm ourselves to the Father’s will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us , through the cross, to the joy of the Ressurrection. Amen. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas-we who are put to the test-and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.