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Next Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost. Exactly 10 days after the Ascension and 50 days after the Resurrection.

Of course that number was significant to the Jewish people for on the 50th day Moses delivered the Law and sealed the covenant between God and them, making them a people, a chosen people. (Today the Jewish Feast of Pentecost falls exactly 50 days after Passover.) So, too, the disciples of Christ are formed into a people, called the church, of a New Covenant. This covenant does not replace the older one, but is another covenant which extends to the whole world—it is catholic (universal). Pentecost is the birth of the church. The Christian Feast of Pentecost is the culmination of the Easter Season—the making of a people.

Everyone is invited to participate fully in this High Feast. Consider wearing something red which is the fiery color featured on this day.

The Great Feast of Ascension

In Eastern Christianity this is called the Feast of the Analepsis or the “taking up” of the Lord. It is the culmination of the mystery of the Incarnation marking the end of the physical presence of Jesus. It is the consummation of the union between God and man. As Jesus is taken up into heaven the next great stage of redemption comes with “the taking up” of Jesus life within his people, the Church. The church races rapidly to its birth at Pentecost. With the coming of the Holy Spirit, the overshadowing of the world (like Mary) takes place giving rise to the new Body of Christ, the Church.

Mass Times for the Ascension -

The Ascension is a Holy Day of obligation.

Mass times are Wednesday, May 20 at 4:00pm and

Thursday, May 21 at 6:45am, 9:00am and 7:00pm.

Sign of Peace
With all the concern in recent days over the Swine Flu, some questions have been asked about the “sign of peace” at Mass or communion from the cup.

Common sense is the basic “rule of thumb.” It is perfectly acceptable at the sign of peace to simply turn to those around you, and simply wish them the “peace of Christ” without shaking hands. Likewise, the communion cup is optional, and should not be used if you are not feeling well or are showing symptoms of a cold or unusual coughing. We must be conscious of public health concerns, and use common sense in all these matters.
Feast of St. Joseph
Friday, May 1 is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and our St. James School has been blessed with the Sisters of St. Joseph in Baden as a part of our faculty since the school’s foundation in 1913 through 2005. Throughout their 92 years at the school, they devoted themselves untiringly to the cause of educating our children.  They were and remain an integral part of our parish family. Because of their dedication, the Home and School Association of St. James School will honor them with a Mass on Friday, May 1. ALL are welcome to join us at the 9:00am Mass to celebrate our special relationship with the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday is the First Sunday after Easter. It was named by Pope John Paul II at the canonization of St. Maria Faustina on April 30, 2000, and then officially decreed by the Vatican.

Jesus revealed in various revelations to St. Faustina that it was His desire that we celebrate this special feast. "The Feast of Mercy emerged from My very depths of tenderness. It is My desire that it be solemnly celebrated on the first Sunday after Easter. Mankind will not have peace until it turns to the Fount of My Mercy." (Diary, 699)

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