Clergy Schedule - April 1-2, 2017
5:00pm – Fr. John Tarantino
7:30am – Fr. George Dudak; Deacon Roger Lacouture
9:30am – Fr. John Tarantino; Deacon Rich Reck
11:00am – Fr. John Tarantino;
In today's Gospel Jn 11:1-45, we come up against death, the ultimate test of faith, and another sign, or miracle, of Jesus, the raising of Lazarus from the dead.
The context for the story is the Jewish leaders' growing hostility toward Jesus. The people have been urging him to declare clearly whether he is the Messiah. Jesus tells them to look to the signs, which testify to his coming from God.
Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus, send word to Jesus that his friend is ill. Jesus delays his journey for two days. The delay shows Jesus' obedience to God, who is to be glorified through Lazarus's resurrection.
Jesus has to face the personal experience of his friend Lazarus’ death, and the question of Lazarus two sisters. It is one of the most emotional scenes in all the Gospels. Jesus is deeply troubled with emotion when he sees their grief. We also witness a powerful challenge to their faith. Jesus says "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, … Do you believe this?"
Attention Men! The Men’s Fellowship, at Resurrection Parish, invites all men of the parish to our bi-monthly meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month starting at 7:30pm in the Resource Room. There will be light refreshments and a short DVD presentation by motivational speaker and author, Danny Abramowicz, Crossing The Goal, followed by a group lead discussion.
The next two meetings are February 1 and February 15 theTopics will be: "Thy Will Be Done"” and "Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread", respectively.
If you are not sure where Catholicism fits into your life, have questions about the faith, or just need your spiritual life reinvigorated this evening’s informal and confidential discussion may be what you’re looking for.