Bulletin - May 13, 2018
WHY I'M BECOMING CATHOLIC
The Year of Our Lord 2018, May 13, Seventh Sunday of Resurrection
Liturgy of the Word pg. 396, Creed pg. 748
Anaphora of The Twelve Apostles pg. 754
- 9:30 am
is offered for the repose of the soul of Hanna Abi Najm, as requested by his son Tannous
Abi Najm. May he rest in eternal peace.
- 11:30 am Liturgy
is offered for our mothers living and deceased
for Our Lady of Lebanon National Shrine and Basilica.
Sunday May 20:
- 11:30 am Liturgy
will be offered for the repose of the soul of Elias El Khoury, as requested by his wife, Hana and family.
- 11:30 am Liturgy
will be offered as a
40-day memorial for the repose of the soul of James Ayash, as requested by his sister Joyce (Majed) Aboulhosn, and family.
-Wed, May 16, 7:00 pm
-Thur, May 17, 7:00 pm
-Friday, May 18, 7:00 pm
-Sat, May 19, 6:00 pm
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Seventh Sunday of The Resurrection
Ephesians 1:15-23—The Church as Christ’s Body
Therefore, I, too, hearing of your faith in the Lord Jesus and of your love for all the holy ones, do not cease giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him. May the eyes of (your) hearts be enlightened, that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call, what are the riches of glory in his inheritance among the holy ones, and what is the surpassing greatness of his power for us who believe, in accord with the exercise of his great might, which he worked in Christ, raising him from the dead and seating him at his right hand in the heavens, far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion, and every name that is named not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things beneath his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.
John 13:31-35—The New Commandment
When Judas had left, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. (If God is glorified in him,) God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once. My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, ‘Where I go you cannot come,’ so now I say it to you. I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Jn 13: 31-35 The New Commandment
We have the 10 commandments, the Greatest commandment and the Golden rule. Yet aside from all these, Jesus gives us a New Commandment, ‘Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another’ (v34).This is without doubt the most important commandment for Christians and the most difficult. It summarizes Jesus’ life – a life lived in love.
We may find it very hard to follow, to the point where most of us don’t even bother to give it a thought. Yet if we entered deeply into ourselves, we would discover how true this commandment is. Love is the only pursuit in life that is important. All else fades away. Love alone creates, sustains and heals.
This is a commandment of Jesus, not just fleeting words. To command is an imperative. It is to enforce, insist, make it a duty. We cannot be Christian if we fail this one command. It is non-negotiable but because of our failure to follow the command to love, Christianity has become shallow, neglected and even rejected by most people.
Once again we are called to be challenged by Christ, and in our command to love and to bringing it to reality and fruition in our lives, we will awaken once more the beauty and depth of what Christianity is all about.
Margaret Ghosn mshf
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