Beckett Campbell Landan Cramer
Justin Falater Caden Glinski
Maci Godfrey Leah Gramlich
Brooke Houser Ethan Parker
Elizabeth Schulte Wyatt Shaffer
Veronica Tinkey Carter Vanlerberg
Rylee Wilson Cali Wismer
We are so very blessed to celebrate First Communions this week! Our beautiful young people have spent many hours learning about the wonder of the Eucharist and God’s deep, unchanging love for them. I pray that today and everyday, we thank God for the gift of the only Sacrament that we call “The Blessed Sacrament”.
Pray for our wonderful young people who will be receiving their First Communion. Pray that God bless them with a sense of His closeness.
Pray for each of us here whom may have grown used to such a wonderous gift…pray that God remind us of how blessed we are to receive him today.
Pray for the parents of our First Communicants, that God will bless them for their “yes!” to him and for giving their children the most important and best gift they can.
Pray for our teachers, Angelo Gutierrez and April McCaskey who sacrifice so much time and give so much of their talent to help our young people know the wonders of the Eucharist.
Pray for Chloe, Quentin, Carson and Derick who received their First Communion at St. Mary on the Lake on April 22.
I am truly blessed to be your priest! FJK
Did you know that May is traditionally the “Month of Mary” in the Catholic Church? Mary, a humble handmaid of the Lord and who is “full of grace”, was chosen by God the Father to be the Mother of his only Son.
Here are seven simple ways you can honor her his month:
Daily Mass ~ Make an effort to attend daily mass. If you can’t make it everyday, go a couple of times during the week.
Pray the Rosary ~ The rosary is one of the most powerful prayer on earth. Pray the Rosary every day, as a family and as often as you can.
May crowning ~ Attend a May crowning. It is a lovely service to show Mother Mary our love for her.
Pray a novena ~ Find prayer that you can say each day in the month of May in honor of Our Lady.
Take a pilgrimage ~ Visit a Marian shrine for a day of prayer and recollection.
Short aspirations ~ As you go about your busy day, lift your heart up to the Lord and Our Lady and say a little prayer.
May flowers ~ If you have a statue of the Blessed Mother at home, put some flowers at her feet.
While all of these are all wonderful ways to honor the Blessed Mother to show our love and affection, the absolute best way to honor the Blessed Mother is to honor, love and worship her Son.
Adapted from www.simplecatholicliving.com
All ladies of the parish are invited to the Crowning of Mary, Mother/Daughter Banquet on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6:00pm in the parish hall. Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service.