Current issues for bulletins and weekly handouts
APRIL: We rejoice to arrive at the Easter season! We embrace the renewed life we’ve gained as a result of a season of penitence and reflection. Easter season presents an opportunity to refresh our acquaintance with Laudato si’, the encyclical on our stewardship of this living planet that sustains us. A happy secular parallel is that it’s National Garden Month as well as Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month.
You may wish to participate in the Novena of Grace through the intercession of Saint Francis Xavier (4-12). Or join in the World Day of Prayer for Vocations aligned with Good Shepherd Sunday (25) and celebrate Religious Brothers Day (May 1). Secular observances sharing our commitment to renewed life include World Health Day (7), International Workers Day (May 1), Earth Day (22), and Arbor Day (30). Our Jewish friends commemorate the Holocaust (7), while Muslims neighbors observe a month of Ramadan (beginning 12).
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