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FIRST DAY, LOCKED DOORS

Posted on Jun 02, 2017

Solemnity of Pentecost
June 8, 2017 RCIA Session

 

SUNDAY'S READINGS
Acts 2:1-11
Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34
1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

 "On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst."  cf. John 20:19-23

 

 SCHEDULE:  Newcomers Welcome every Thursday!

  • RCIA Sessions will be every Thursday evening from 7:00-9:00 pm, June 8-June 29.  Newcomers are welcome any time, all the time!!  For the sessions, enter through Door 1 of the School - the Rotunda Door.  The Sessions will be in the Holy Family Room each Thursday.
  • There will be no Thursday RCIA Sessions in July or the first two weeks of August, but please contact Anne Corcoran or Daniel Neri to get started in RCIA.

 

PRACTICE THE FAITH: Preparing Our Hearts for the Coming of the Spirit, the Presence of God

  • Decide on a time and place to pray every day.  Practice beginning your prayer with a disposition that opens you to receiving the mercy and love God has for you, to hear what God wishes to say to you.
  • Read Chapters 25, 26 & 27 of the USCCA 

REFLECTION:  FIRST DAYS, LOCKED DOORS

It did not matter at all that the door was locked, Jesus stood among them anyway.  It did not matter that they were full of fear, Jesus breathed peace upon them.  It was the FIRST DAY of the week.  The first day of every week is important to us still.  It is a day that Jesus stands among us.  It is a day when we are freed from sin and welcomed into God's fabulous light.  Whether it is the first day of each week, or the first hour of each day, have you looked with the eyes of your heart and seen Jesus there, loving you?

 

“That his prayer was nothing else but a sense of the presence of GOD, his soul being at that time insensible to everything but Divine love: and that when the appointed times of prayer were past, he found no difference, because he still continued with GOD, praising and blessing Him with all his might, so that he passed his life in continual joy; yet hoped that GOD would give him somewhat to suffer, when he should grow stronger.”
Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

 

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