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April 2021

As of Saturday, May 1st, the currently assigned priests have been serving the parish of Sts. Simon & Jude for 10 months. We’ve said Masses indoors and out, in all kinds of situations and in all kinds of weather. We’ve gone from the parish office being closed to everything opening up for church and spiritual business. And we’ve been learning about you all – your perceived history as a parish, your narrative that explains your raison d’etre, your hopes and

Blessings and peace be with you! Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, Jesus reveals himself as a good shepherd who knows his own flock and sacrifices himself for them: “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” (John 10:11-18) What a joyful and blessed moment when we realize and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is our shepherd. Notwithstanding how poorly some people might treat

“Those who say, ‘I know him,’ but do not keep his commandments are liars.” I love this passage from John because he doesn’t pull any punches. Like any good New Yorker, he tells it like it is. What part of “liar” don’t you understand? Of course, John is merely repeating what Jesus said a bit more tactfully in the upper room: “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” Neither Jesus nor John are giving out helpful hints for happy living.

On Saturday, April 3, we initiated new members into our Church at the Easter Vigil. Please welcome James Chi, Sage Hacker, Brian Jones, Gavin Malecki, Gia Malecki, Selene Murrell, Jason Tuckness and Mason Winkle, who all received the Sacraments of Baptism and First Eucharist. Brian Jones also received the Sacrament of Confirmation. They all have come to know and love our Lord through our various faith formation programs. We are blessed by their addition to our faith community. Please keep

Happy Eastertide y’all! “He is risen. He is risen, indeed!” You might have heard this greeting that has ancient and potentially seminal power, since some branches of the Christian family tree attribute the greeting to have come from St. Mary Magdalene’s own lips. Remember Mary was the first witness to the glorified, risen Lord, Jesus Christ. I love this greeting myself. It states in most affirmative terms a truth which we might take for granted if we only focus on historicity, hagiography

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