“But deliver Us from Evil” We pray for the strength and grace to be victorious in the battle against the Evil One. The Catechism clearly states, "In this petition, evil is not an abstraction, but refers to a person, Satan, the Evil One, the angel who opposes God" (CCC 2851).
Building Strong Catholic There are few people that we know better than the members of our own family. We know one another's strengths and abilities, and we also know one another's limitations and weaknesses. Like the Pharisees in today's Gospel, we may be tempted to focus on the faults and sins that familiarity with one another can sometimes reveal. As family members, however, we also have the ability to see one another's faults and sins within the context of the whole person. When we can keep this perspective, we are more likely to look upon one another with compassion. Family life, then, presents us the opportunity to see one another as God sees us, not with judgment and condemnation for our weaknesses and failings, but with mercy and compassion. When we learn to withhold judgment for the faults we know are there and seek the best in one another, we help one another to experience the depths of God's compassion, mercy, and love. We can help one another to see ourselves as God sees us: with understanding and compassion. Pray together asking God to forgive our sins by praying the Act of Contrition.
Vacation Bible School There will be an initial planning meeting for the Summer Vacation Bible School on Monday April 4th at 10:30am at St. Hyacinth Center. VBS will take place at St. Patrick’s in Aurora. The two items on the agenda are: 1) dates for VBS, and 2) the program we will use this summer. All are welcome to attend. ZOOM option is available. If you would like to help with VBS but cannot attend, please contact the Faith Formation office.
April 4- Vacation Bible School Planning, 10:30am, St. Hyacinth Center
4- Confirmation Year 1 & 2, 6:30pm, St. Hyacinth Center
6- RCIA/Adult Faith Formation, 6:30pm, St. Hyacinth Center, THE MASS
10- Family of Faith, 9:30am, St. Mary’s
10- Baptism Preparation Class, 1:00pm, St. Hyacinth Center