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
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!
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).
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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.
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.
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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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!