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There’s no life without death …no having without losing. The world has been shaken. Jesus is raised up. Read the full Easter homily.
Live a Life Worthy of the Calling You Have Received. -- Ephesians 4:1
Easter: A Time of Invitation & Gratitude
Jesus died through immense sacrifice and misery in the last days of His life. He died on the cross for the love of me and mankind – and then he LIVED! What an invitation to gratitude and to live is that!? Even when I stumble and fall through life, I am not alone. Imagine the weight of his cross; now, feel the lessening of the burdens of your own crosses. You are never alone, Jesus is alive, and he helps you carry your cross. How can we not accept this loving invitation and not feel immense gratitude?
With an overwhelming sense of gratitude and joy, we thank everyone who is celebrating with us today. Those who volunteer ceaselessly in the church, preparing our liturgies, assisting in the office or in maintenance, serving at Mass, and mentoring our youth and each other in our faith, guided by the Holy Spirit, being Jesus to us and to the parish by example.
Christ’s invitation is extended to us all — whether a longtime volunteer, a new parish family, someone who is checking us out, someone sharing Easter with us, and all of the visitors. What a joy it is to have so many here at Easter! When you are not here you are missed. Christ lives! He is present in every liturgy in the proclamation of the Word, the presider, the Eucharist, and in you and I, as the congregation, as the Body of Christ. When you are here the Body is complete. You are doing Christ’s work helping to carry our crosses- perhaps it’s the light touch of your fingers as you reach for the offertory basket as it goes by. That touch may be the touch of the Holy Spirit that person needed today. Maybe its your baby gurgling at the elderly gentleman behind him with that look of love – those baby eyes saying you’re “the bees knees.” Maybe that baby is reminding that lonely person – you are created in the image of God and you are loved. Maybe you are that teenager “dragged” in by your parents. Your presence has inspired your seatmate to pray for families and the stress on families throughout the world. She comments on what a great example you are to your peers – the Holy Spirit inspires you to go out and make a difference.
Christ invites us to join him each week – just imagine if we all did – what would the world look like? That invitation is extended to each of you join us weekly and would be so grateful for the completeness you bring, if you did.
Words of gratitude by Beth Mongeau, Business Manager.
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Easter Sunday at 9AM & 11AM at both Hampstead & Surf City.
April 13-19 Office Closed
Surf City re-opens in spring (Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend only)
Hampstead as follows -
Saturday: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Adoration: First Friday of the month 9:00 a.m. mass
Confessions: Saturday 4:00 p.m. in Hampstead and by appointment
Stations of the Cross: Fridays during Lent 6:30pm
John L. Tassi Jr (1937-2017): Funeral Mass at All Saints in Hampstead on Wed., April 12, at 11AM.
Robert W. (Bob) Fischer (1928-2016): Memorial Funeral service on April 1 at 11AM.
David Gong (1938-2017): Memorial interment at Sealawn
Find ways you can get involved:
Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm
Click these links to schedule a:
Weddings - Call 910-270-1477 and speak to the pastor
(Click on calendar)
Handbell rehearsal Reoccurring January - May
Evening includes Adoration,quiet time, Rosary and Divine Mercy
Handbell group practice for homeschool students reoccurring each week
Monthly meeting held each month on the third Tuesday
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"We must walk united with our differences: there is no other way to become one. This is the way of Jesus."
Spadaro, Antonio, SJ. "A Big Heart Open to God." America Magazine (n.d.): 30 Sept. 2013. Web. http://americamagazine.org/pope-interview.