A Message from Monsignor Merdian:
Greetings in the Lord in this unprecedented time in our nation and in our faith life. This is not the first time the celebration of our faith has been suspended and it won't be the last. In the meantime, we are called to be creative in making the Gospel message known and faithful to the Lord wherever we are at.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:48, "Be ye holy as your heavenly Father is holy." In other words, Jesus calls all of us to holiness. Even without the gift of the Sacraments of the Church, we are still called to be holy. We seek this holiness in many ways and I want to give you just a few suggestions as we are going to have to be sheltered in place at least for three more weeks.
1. Each Sunday, watch a live-streamed Mass together as a family either on EWTN, our parish face book page or a host of other sites. Then discuss the Mass, celebration, Gospel or Homily as a family. Say the prayers along with the live-streamed Mass.
2. Pray meal prayers together as a family at each meal, both before and after. Print out a paper with the prayers on them and have them at each space.
3. Pray a family Rosary together in the evening. Sit down in a special prayer space and pray the Rosary as a family for your particular intentions and those of the world.
4. Read the Scripture Readings for Sunday Mass on Saturday as part of your family prayer and discuss them.
5. Read a Saints Story or a Bible Story every night to your kids before bed.
6. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 pm on Sunday
All of these ideas, and many more can be found in our Bulletin this week and in your own parish bulletin notices. Use this time together to build your family up in love and in holiness. Look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Happy Easter!!! Alleluia He is Risen – Jesus is Truly Risen!!!!
Boy, do we need this gift of new life in our lives and in our world today more than ever! Because of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, today is a new day of joy, excitement, peace and fulfillment! The exciting words of the Angel echo in all of our souls today, especially for those who have died… “Why do you look for the living among the dead? HE is not here, but has risen!” (Luke 24:5)
On behalf of all the Pastors who serve Jordan Catholic School - Happy Easter of the Lord's Resurrection!