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Sunday, April 16

 Scripture Sunday

 

Brothers and sisters:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, 
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.  COL 3:1-4

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Monday, April 17

Know It Monday

 

Did you know that Easter is not just one day, but a Liturgical season that lasts for fifty days?  

The season begins on Easter Sunday and ends on Pentecost.  It's characterized by the joy of glorified life and Jesus' victory over death.  The word 'Easter' comes from Old English, meaning 'East' - the sun rises in the East, shining on God's creation and bringing warmth and hope to all! 

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Tuesday, April 18

Respect Life Tuesday

 

The Diocese of Syracuse is proud to offer Project Rachel, a post abortion-healing ministry.  Project Rachel is a program that addresses post-abortion stress (PAS).  

Are you experiencing guilt, sadness, or shame following an abortion experience? For information, please call 855-364-0076 or email hopeandhealing@syrdio.org

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Wednesday, April 19

Share It Wednesday

 

Evangelization: (ih-van-juh-lahyz) to preach the gospel

Take a look at today's readings.  Is there someone in your life who might be able to relate to them?  Send them a link and let them know you're praying for them.

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Thursday, April 20

Live It Thursday

 

Today's Psalm says, 'This is the day the LORD has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.'  Joy is infectious!  Make an extra effort to find joy in even the seemingly small, everyday things.

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Friday, April 21

Family Friday

 

Pope Francis is a huge supporter of young people.  

You young people, my dear young friends, you have a particular sensitivity towards injustice, but you are often disappointed by facts that speak of corruption on the part of people who put their own interests before the common good. To you and to all, I repeat: never yield to discouragement, do not lose trust, do not allow your hope to be extinguished. Situations can change, people can change. Be the first to seek to bring good, do not grow accustomed to evil, but defeat it with good. The Church is with you, bringing you the precious good of faith, bringing Jesus Christ, who “came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (Jn 10:10). (7/25/13, Varginha)

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Saturday, April 22

Social Saturday

 

Looking for a way to deepen your faith during Easter? Click here.

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Sunday, April 23

Scripture Sunday

 

Divine Mercy Sunday: In his second encyclical, Rich in Mercy, Pope Saint John Paul II offers an extended meditation on the mystery of God’s mercy, which he calls “the greatest of the attributes and perfections of God” (Dives in Misericordia, 13). 

As a gift to humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and overwhelmed by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the Risen Lord offers His love that pardons, reconciles, and reopens hearts to love. It is a love that converts hearts and gives peace. How much the world needs to understand and accept Divine Mercy!

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Monday, April 24

Know It Monday

 

On December 7, 1965, the Second Vatican Council approved Dignitatis humanae, the Declaration on Religious Liberty.  It teaches that religious freedom is the cornerstone of a society that promotes human dignity; it is a fundamental human right, which follows on the duty of all people to seek the truth about God.  Learn more here.

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Tuesday, April 25

Respect Life Tuesday

 

Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live for ever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect. (Pope Francis, 7/17/13)

As Catholics, we are called to respect life at all stages.  For more, visit the Family/Respect Life Facebook page.

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Wednesday, April 26

Share It Wednesday

 

Pope Francis said, 'It is through an unbroken chain of witnesses that we come to see the face of Jesus.'

How will you bear witness to our faith today? 

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Thursday, April 27

Live It Thursday

 

Reading the Bible can be a wonderful way to wind down in the evening.  A Catholic Study Bible is a great tool! 

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Friday, April 28

Family Friday

 

The Holy Father has said, 'It is impossible to believe on our own.'  Consider the ways that you can form the faith of your children (your own, and the youth in your parish).  One way is to encourage religious vocation.  Learn more here

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Saturday, April 29

Social Saturday

 

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