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Go In Peace Glorifying the Lord By Your Life.
Yes it's still the Easter Season. Easter isn't the end of the season, it's the beginning and it will continue for 4 more weeks!
You are all waiting for the day when you will receive Jesus in the form of bread and wine for the first time. Because we have to wait until it is safe for everyone to gather together, it has been hard for you. For now, I want you to think about what will happen after that day. What will receiving Communion do for you? A clue for that answer happens at the very end of every Mass.
Father gives everyone a blessing by saying, "May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit." We make the sign of the cross while he says this and then we say "Amen."
Then he says, "Go in peace glorifying the Lord by your life." And we say "Thanks be to God." Sometimes the words are just a little different, but the meaning is the same.
We leave church, but we take something special with us. The Eucharist that we received means Jesus will be in and with us! We receive a special grace to join with God and bring love to others.
It's just like at the Last Supper when Jesus gave his disciples a special job, a mission. He told them to show God's love by helping others. That's what the priest meant when he said "Go in peace glorifying the Lord by your life." As a matter of fact, that's what the word Mass means - to be sent. We are sent out each week, to show God's love by helping others.
Did you know, Fr. Zachary is still saying Mass every day?
We are recording them and putting them on our YouTube page so families can watch at home.
Go to the page and pick a Mass and listen for the special blessing at the end.
As you wait for your First Communion day, try watching Sunday Mass each week with your family!
Look at the pictures.
What are these people doing?
How are they showing God's love?
After Mass, you are sent to help others in the world, your family, your friends, your school. Make a list of things you can do this week to share God's love.
This Week's Gospel Reading.
PARENT INFO: Jesus walks with two of his disciples to Emmaus. They do not recognize him until he blesses and breaks bread with them, just as he did at the Last Supper. The disciples are filled with joy, and share their experience with others they meet.
This Gospel tells every Christian’s story. Two friends of Jesus meet a stranger. They are sad, afraid, and confused because the one they thought would make Israel great, Jesus, is dead. Their lives have fallen apart; their dreams are shattered.
The stranger listens and then explains how Israel’s prophets said the Messiah would have to suffer. The two feel their hearts burn with new hope; they ask the stranger to stay for dinner. When he blesses bread and gives it to them, they recognize Jesus.
The Easter Jesus continues to walk with us always as the friend whose love we remember when we hear his story and break bread as he asked.
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