Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 10, 2020 – Message from the Pastor
Happy Mother’s Day!
Sunday Mass will be live-streamed from St. Catherine Labouré at 9:30 AM in English and 1:00 PM in Spanish, every Sunday until the Pandemic subsides. Find us on Facebook.live https://www.facebook.com/saintcatherinelaboure/or go to our website and click on “Live Stream. Please be sure to click “like” on the page.
Please note: we are using new equipment and have improved the sound system. If you were having difficulty hearing the mass, give it another try!
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, we hear the reassuring words of Jesus about his Heavenly Father, who is now also our Father. Jesus tells the disciples he is leaving them to return to the Father, but that he will prepare a place for them (and us) so that they (and we) will one day be with him and with the Father. Jesus is the way to the Father. We could never get to Heaven on our own. Only by staying close to Jesus and letting the Holy Spirit live in us and guide us, can we find our way to the Father and to Heaven.
A mother loves her children unconditionally, and does all she can for them so they have a good life. A Christian mother also raises her children to know the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father, as revealed through Jesus Christ. She teaches her children the life and love of Jesus, and raises them to be part of God’s family, the Church, which is, in a sense, our spiritual mother.
May the Lord give all mothers and mother-figures in our lives great joy in their children, and continued love and care for all their children. May their children love and respect them in all stages of their lives.
Death of Flo Hayes, my Mother
As we celebrate Mother’s Day, I am sorry to report that my mother, Flo Hayes, passed away in her home on Sunday, April 26. Due to the pandemic, services were held privately last Monday, with family members only. Later, when things open up again, we will have a Memorial Mass and invite everyone. My family thanks all those who sent numerous condolence cards and/or flowers.
Mother’s Day Novena
Today we start the Novena for Mother’s Day. Masses today and for the next nine days will be offered for your loved ones who are enrolled in our Novena, whether living or deceased. Contact the Office to enroll.
Parish Council Meeting will be Monday May 11 at 7:00 PM through Zoom (a form of online social media). If interested, Contact Steve Innis or Helen Deen for access information.
Daily Mass on Facebook-live I will be celebrating daily Mass (Monday – Friday 8:00 AM) in my house, and posting it on facebook-live.
We are still taking requests for Mass Intentions. Though not offering public Masses, we are covering the Mass intentions privately. Contact the office for more information.
Another way to view the Mass: We will be offering an edited version of the Sunday Mass on U-tube some days after the actual event. To go:
Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation) is available on Saturdays at 4:00 PM (in the main church, by cry room) or by appointment.
The rosary will be livestreamed on facebook.live Tuesdays at 7:00 PM.
Don’t forget your financial donation to support the parish, as our expenses continue. Consider an online donation at our website: www.stcatherinelaboure.net – click on the online-giving link. You can also mail in your donation; or put it in the office mail slot. Thank-you for your support.
See News Postings on the website for ongoing periodic updates.
For now, we remain united in faith, hope, and love – from a distance!