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May 28 - June 4, and June 4 - 11, 2023

May God's Pentecostal Empowerment be available to you!!  Spirit-filled Agape-Love to all!

Well, with the celebration of Pentecost, we are finishing the whole Paschal Mystery cycle.  Now we will celebrate Trinity Sunday which keeps us focused on the wonderful mystery that our One God is present in 3 Persons: Father Creator, Son Redeemer, and Holy Spirit, God's Living Presence available in us and through us.  Our upcoming scriptures are Genesis 1: 26-2:4; Psalm 4; 2 Corinthians 13: 11-13; and Matthew 28: 16-20.  The first reading is the Creation account, emphasizing that we humans are made as the ikon of God.  The second and third reading both highlight the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Since we just celebrated Pentecost, I especially like the gospel's Great Commission, that we are sent out to the world in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit as witnesses of Our Living God and His Kingdom.

I need to highlight that Sharon and I have an opportunity to join our youngest daughter on a trip honoring her graduation from high school.  NOTE WELL, this means NO FRIAR'S FOOTNOTES next week.  So, here are the readings for the weekend Eucharist on June 10 (at which Fr. Jim will preside) :  Hosea 5: 15-6:6; Psalm 33; Romans 4: 13-22; and Matthew 9:9-13. (You might also want to note that on this particular weekend our Roman Catholic friends celebrate CORPUS CHRISTI, emphasizing the centrality of the Body and Blood of Christ.  Those readings are Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14a-16b; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 10: 16-17 and John 6: 51-58.)

Chapel Schedule
Tuesday Noon Eucharist (May 30), Fr. Jim presides
Thursday Noon Eucharist (June 1), Fr. John presides
       **Friday 7 pm (June 2) FRATERNITY FELLOWSHIP on Go To Meeting
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist (June 3), Fr. John presides

Tuesday Noon Eucharist (June 6), Fr. Jim presides
Thursday Noon Eucharist (June 8 ), Fr. Jim presides
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist (June 10), Fr. Jim presides

Tuesday Noon Eucharist (June 13), Fr. Jim presides
Thursday Noon Eucharist (June 15), Fr. Jim presides
Saturday 5 pm Eucharist (June 17), Fr. Jim presides
     **Saturday 7 pm FRATERNITY BUSINESS MEETING on Go To Meeting

(May 26th was the feast of one of my favorite saints, Philip Neri.  In the 1500's, Rome was decadent and he dedicated himself to the re-conversion of Rome itself)
  "Keep your hand on me, Lord, or this day I will betray You"
  "If you want to be obeyed, don't give commands"  and
  "No bond but the bond of love" :  (all of these are one liners from St. Philip Neri)

"The goods of creation belong equally to all, and immense private wealth is theft--bread stolen from the hungry, clothing stolen from the naked, money stolen from the destitute."  St John Chrysostom

That does it.  Much love to all,

Fr. John ofp