Dear Parishioners and Guests of Saint Noel,
Please watch the video to participate in the liturgy for the Third Sunday of Easter. A worship aid has remained offered each week to help foster our best possible participation. See in the links below: one to simply view on a device and the other prepared for printing, booklet style.
A special word of acknowledgment and encouragement to those who were preparing to make their First Holy Communion this weekend: you get a special shout-out in the homily and are mentioned in one of the petitions during the Universal Prayer! If you’re not able to print this weekend’s worship aid, please at least take a look at the cover. The work of art depicted shows a scene from this weekend’s Gospel. It was painted by the Italian artist, Caravaggio, 419 years ago! Take a close look at the figure of Jesus. First Communicants: what is it you might notice about how the artist chose to depict Jesus? What’s maybe a little different about his features that we might normally expect to see? E-mail me your answer back, and if you’re right, you might just find something in your mailbox in the week ahead. Good luck!
To the young and old: what do you happen to remember about your First Holy Communion Day? What did you have to do to prepare? Do you remember the date? (Mine was May 17, 1987, and my Ordination date was off by day: May 18, 2013). Do you remember the priest’s name who offered you your First Holy Communion, and the parish? (Fr. Jim Mosovsky, Holy Spirit Parish, Avon Lake). What was the weather like? (Sunny). What did you wear? (I was the only one in a gray suit, tailored by a friend of the family, passed on from another friend of the family). Did you receive anything special that day that you still have? Let’s get a conversation started! If you feel comfortable, comment below, or send me an e-mail:
Let’s remember our would-be First Communicants this weekend, as we anticipate their special day when we’re all able to be in one another’s presence once again!
Peace and prayers,