Friday, April 5, 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Reflection:  Jesus gives all of His followers a clear message in today’s Gospel reading:  “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.”  God doesn’t ask us if we feel comfortable doing this, or if we feel equipped to do this, or even if we want to do this.  If we desire to be recognized as “companions of Jesus,” others must see the “boldness” within us as well.  Let us all go out with the same mindset and boldness as Peter and John, as “it is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.”

Reflection for younger saints:  Jesus tells us all to go out and tell others about His life and His teachings.

Big Picture:  Proclaim the Gospel

Discussion Starters:
     Younger saints:
  What does Jesus tell us all to do today?  Does He ask this just of priests, or of all people?  What special word do we use to describe telling others about God?  (Evangelization).
     Older saints:  Reflect on your own lived experience of evangelization.  Have you answered Jesus’ call?  Why or why not?  Do others see your boldness and recognize you as a follower of Christ?

Fun Fact:  God is the Supreme Being because He is above all of creation (St. Joseph’s Baltimore Catechism No. 1, 2008, p. 17).

Saint of the day: 
 Saint Crescentia Hoess
     What they are remembered for:  As a young child St. Crescentia Hoess spent much of her time in prayer and came to know the truths of the Church at a very young age.  She entered the convent of the Tertiaries of St. Francis where she later became the superior.  She was very humble, though her faith and knowledge led her to be sought by prices and priests alike.
     Feast day:  April 6
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