Bulletin: 3rd Sunday of Easter

Posted 2024-04-12 by @saintmichaelyyc

 

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Life in Brokenness

April 14, 2024

In the Emmaus story, the two disciples tell the eleven and their companions how Jesus is made known to them in the breaking of the bread. Two broken-hearted disciples are approached by the risen Christ whom they thought to be a lonely traveler, a stranger. Then, Jesus opens their minds by sharing about Scriptures, by breaking the Word of God. Finally, they recognize Him in the breaking of the bread. Three kinds of brokenness are involved in the process towards to the recognition of the risen Christ in the Emmaus story: broken hearts, broken word, and broken bread. 
 
The disciples were broken-hearted after Christ died on the cross. We have to acknowledge our broken-heartedness in order to discover our courage and strength. We have to accept our woundedness in order to be healed. We have to accept the truth of our failures and frustrations in order to face the future with its promise of new life. It is difficult to recognize the risen Christ when we don’t see the brokenness of our humanity. Our failure to identify our own crosses with the Cross of Christ makes us incapable to see them from the perspective of the resurrection. A broken, humble heart is necessary for a true relationship with the risen Christ. Our Christian life is like this journey to Emmaus. Our heartbreaks and difficulties can sometimes make us fail to recognize the risen Lord in the strangers we meet in our earthly pilgrimage.
 
The disciples on the road to Emmaus describe their experience with the breaking of the word in these terms: “Were not our hearts burning within us… while He was opening the Scripture to us?” This same fire characterizes our encounter with the Word of God when our minds and our hearts are truly receptive to His message, when we lift our minds and our hearts to God.
 
Our Eucharist is rooted in this breaking of bread referred to in the Emmaus story. Our Eucharist becomes Christ’s memorial of His self-giving love for humanity. Our Eucharist is realized through the breaking of our lives for the love and service for others. As grains of wheat and grapes are broken to become bread and wine, we have to be broken for others to accept the saving power of Christ’s resurrection.

 

 
Healing Lines

Our goal remains to move the search for reconciliation and peace “from the periphery to the centre of the life and witness of the Church.” Peace building in non-violent ways is a Christian core virtue and an imperative of the gospel message itself. This is the mission of healing, including responsible accompaniment for those who are voiceless as well as speaking truth to those in power. We will reject every attempt to use violence and fear as tools of control.

 

 
Mass Schedule for this Weekend
 
Saturday, April 13 at 5pm:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, April 14 at 8:30am:  Morning Prayer with Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, April 14 at 9am:  Fr. Jose Bustalino
Sunday, April 14 at 11am:  Fr. Edmund Vargas
Sunday, April 14 at 5pm:  Fr. Jose Bustalino with Dc. Randy Gritter
 
 

Announcements:

 

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St. Michael Event Schedule

 

Coffee Connections:

Thursdays | After Daily Mass | 9:30am

Sundays | After Morning Masses | 10:00am and 12:00pm

 

April 2024:

April 13 | Confirmation Retreat | Session Various Rooms, 9:30am-3:30pm | Confessions Various Rooms, 1:30pm

April 15 | Bible Study “Galatians: Set Free to Live in the Spirit” (First Session) | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

April 16 | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30 -7:00pm

April 16 | PPC Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00pm

April 16 | RCIA | St. Nicholas’ Room | 7:00-9:00pm

April 17 | Women’s Ministry Bible Study “Wild Goose” | St. Nicholas Room and Theater | 10:00am-12:00pm

April 17 | Lection Devina Workshop “Encounter Christ the Living Word”| Day Chapel | 7:30-8:30pm

April 18 | Moms & Tots | St. Nicholas’ Room | 9:30-11:30am

April 18 | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10:00am-12:00pm

April 18 | Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting | St. Michael’s Room | 7:00pm

April 19 | Daily Mass and Adoration | Moved to the Day Chapel | 9:00am

April 19 – 21 | 40 Hours Devotion for Vocations | Day Chapel | Begins Friday, April 19 at 3:00pm| Ends Sunday, April 21 at 8:00am

April 19 | Youth Rally Impact Night: Grades 7-12 | Guest from Houston, Texas | Sanctuary | 7:00-9:00pm

April 21 | Vocations Rally | Sanctuary | 12:00pm-3:00pm

April 22 | Bible Study “Galatians: Set Free to Live in the Spirit” | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

April 23 | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30-7:00pm

April 23 | RCIA | St. Nicholas’ Room | 7:00-9:00pm

April 23 | SSVP Monthly Meeting | St. Gabriel Room 145 | 7:00pm

April 24 | Women’s Ministry Bible Study “Wild Goose”| St. Nicholas Room and Theater | 10:00-12:00pmam

April 25 | Moms & Tots | St. Nicholas Room | 9:30-11:30am

April 25 | Knitting Ministry | Library | 10:00am-12:00pm

April 26 | Fr. Edmund’s 45th Anniversary | Sanctuary Mass 6:00pm | Reception Narthex 7:00pm

April 27 | Baptism Prep | St. Nicholas’ Room | 9:00am-12:00pm

April 27-28 | Undie Sunday | Narthex | After All Masses

April 28 | Altar Server Training| Sanctuary | 12:00pm

April 29 | Bible Study “Galatians: Set Free to Live in the Spirit” | St. Nicholas Room | 7:00-9:00pm

April 30 | Rosary Group | Day Chapel | 6:30-7:00pm

April 30 | RCIA | St. Nicholas’ Room | 7:00-9:00pm

 

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