Happy May Day!
At Mass this Weekend:
*SEED Card Raffle Weekend!
*10:30 AM is Family Mass and May Crowning. Please bring flowers for Mary and hold on to them in your pew until directed, after Communion.
*Coffee & Donuts sponsored by World Wide Marriage Encounter, following Sunday morning Masses.
Family & Faith is Next Week
Our monthly Family & Faith event is
on Wednesday, May 9 at 6:00 PM, not at May 2 as was published earlier. Meet in the Narthex. We will be making a balloon rosary.
Error in Second Mailing for Count On Me
Due to a glitch in our mailing list, some of you received the Count On Me follow-up letter though you had already sent in your commitment card. We apologize for this error and appreciate your responses.
Pastoral Council Nominations
We are seeking nominations for new members of our Pastoral Council. Our annual election will occur at all Masses on June 2 & 3. The nomination form can be found on our parish website here:
. Nominations are due by Friday, May 11.
SEED Card Raffle Weekend
Buy SEED cards after any Mass this weekend and receive a raffle ticket for every $100 purchased! The prize is a $100 SEED card of your choice - woo hoo!
AND receive five raffle tickets if you sign-up for automatic EFT purchase of SEED cards. Remember to bring Cash or Check. Thanks!!
Not at Holy Day: Ascension of the Lord is Thursday, May 10
This is not a holy day of obligation in the Diocese of Austin. For us the solemnity is transferred to Sunday, May 13.
Central Texas Interfaith — May 5 — Serving Our Neighbors
If you are looking for new ways to serve your neighbor, come join us! On Saturday, May 5, Central Texas Interfaith will offer a training workshop from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM in Emmaus Pastoral B1. Lunch will be provided!
Central Texas Interfaith works to identify and address issues affecting Southwest Travis County by working with congregations and other interested groups in the community. Topics covered in the workshop include why and how to organize, fundamental organizing skills, and the strategic plan used to organize communities.
If you have questions, and to RSVP, contact Christina Leal at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 210-508-8516, by May 3.
Sr. Magdalena Adopt-A-Student packets
The parish office has more packets available if you would like to adopt a student in sister's home town in Tanzania. Please come by and pick one up!
A Morning With Mary with Denise Bossert
Saturday May 26th, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM, in the Great Hall at Emmaus.
A Catholic mini-retreat for healing and spiritual refreshment. 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the Great Hall. Speaker is Denise Bossert, nationally recognized Catholic speaker and writer.
Click here for tickets and more information.
Find Your Greatness by Dynamic Catho
What if each day, every Catholic prayed for ten minutes and read five pages of a great Catholic book?
What if every Catholic gave 1% more of their income to the Church this year?
What if every Catholic did one thing each week to intentionally share God’s message with others?
The Catholic Church would be staggeringly different.
The Find Your Greatness event delves into the four life-giving spiritual habits of engaged Catholics. Join us on Saturday, June 9, for this event and discover how to master the four signs of a Dynamic Catholic in your life. Tickets can be purchased for $25 each. The ticket includes admission to the event as well as a bag full of great resources from the Dynamic Catholic Institute on the day of the event!
Click Here for tickets and a short video about the speaker, Jonathan Fanning.
Knights of Columbus Annual Scholarship:
The Knights of Council 14025 at Emmaus will award a total of two $1,000 scholarships; one to an eligible male and one to an eligible female applicant. Eligibility Requirements: 1. Graduating high school senior in 2018, 2. Active and Registered member (or family) of Emmaus Catholic Parish, and 3. Actively pursuing the continuation of education through an accredited college, university, trade or technical school. Download scholarship application from parish website:
. Applications are due 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
Vacation Bible School - June 25-29
Registration for attendees and sign-up for volunteers is happening now! Go here:
Closes June 8 or sooner if filled.
Did your family use to celebrate May Day?
We still do!
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We use give/receive May Day Baskets.
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We use to have a May Pole dance.
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The Pope met with his cardinals to discuss a proposal from Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of Israel. "Your Holiness," said one of the Cardinals, "Mr. Netanyahu wants to challenge you to a game of golf to show the friendship and ecumenical spirit shared by the Jewish and Catholic faiths."
The Pope thought it was a good idea, but he had never held a golf club in his hand. "Have we not," he asked, "a cardinal who can represent me against the leader of Israel?"
"None that plays golf very well," a cardinal said.. "But, he added, "there is a man named Jack Nicklaus, an American golfer who is a devout Catholic. We can offer to make him a cardinal; then ask him to play Benjamin Netanyahu as your personal representative. In addition to showing our spirit of cooperation, we'll also win the match." Everyone agreed it was an excellent idea. The call was made. Of course, Nicklaus was honored and agreed to play.
The day after the match, Nicklaus reported to the Vatican to inform the Pope of the result.
"I have some good news and some bad news, Your Holiness," said the Nicklaus.
"Tell me the good news first, Cardinal Nicklaus," said the Pope.
"Well, your Holiness, I don't like to brag, but even though I've played some pretty terrific rounds of golf in my life, this was the best I have ever played, by far. I must have been inspired from above. My drives were long and true, my irons were accurate and purposeful and my putting was perfect. With all due respect, my play was truly miraculous."
"What's the bad news.?? the Pope asked.
Cardinal Nicklaus sighed. "I lost to Rabbi Tiger Woods by two strokes."
Sent by Beverly Aviles on Tuesday, May 1 at 2:19PM