Tuesday, April 23, 2013

On this fourth Sunday of the Resurrection season, we might find ourselves identifying with the Apostles and disciples who gradually moved from fear to joy after the Resurrection. Today’s gospel tells a wonderful account of Jesus appearing by the Sea of Tiberias. This happened some time after the Resurrection. A key word we hear in it is “reveal.” It says, “Jesus reveals Himself again”-He revealed Himself in this way.

How did Jesus reveal himself in this happening? We might say it was when the disciples got what they wanted—the catch of fish. But Jesus was always there. It was the disciples who could not see Him.

The message of this gospel is not limited to the fishermen at the Sea of Tiberias. It is meant for all people, including us today. Jesus continues to reveal Himself to us, especially during our times of frustration, despair or fear. He might be telling us to make a move or take a risk in order to free our spirit. Are we ready to move from our place of comfort? Are we ready to trust His words? Are we ready to preach His name? As we come to the Eucharist, we are sharing a meal with the Risen Lord. Let us come to the table and be strengthened  to do what He asks for us!


Sincere Sympathy to Mr. Milad Abounader and family on the loss of his beloved wife Jean Abounader. May God grant her eternal rest and grant Mr. Abounader and the family blessings of consolation at this time of sorrow.


Schnucks:  Please remember to use your Schnucks cards. Its easy to do and St. Raymond’s receives a small percentage of your purchase. We are currently only receiving about $25 a month from Schnucks. If you don’t have one, just ask next time you’re there! Thank you.

Lenten Appeal: St. Raymond’s goal is $8,500. We have currently received about $6,000. If you have not sent your donation in, please contribute so the money doesn’t have to come out of our church account!

Scholarships: St. Raymond’s high school and college scholarships  applications still available in the vestibule. Only 1 week left for the college applications to be accepted.

NAM  50th Convention: Join us in Tampa Florida, July 3-7, 2013. For more information, there are fliers in the vestibule.

St. Ambrose LaFesta: Fun for the whole family on May 5, 2013 from noon-6 pm. Italian food, homemade specialties, games, and music. For more information call 314-771-1228 or stambroselafes
Thank you to Mrs. Joan Rask and her committee for organizing the wonderful Virtual Lourdes experience. Thanks to all who participated. We hope and pray that your intentions will be answered.
Pray for the Sick
Please continue to remember the sick or homebound of our parish in your prayers.
Josephine Bouhasin
James Crenshaw
Ann Elking
Tom McDermott
James Randazzo
Mary Jane Simon
Thelma Simon
Erma Valentine
John Paul Poland
As you can see, we have no mass intentions for the daily liturgies. It is sad to know a community such as St. Raymond’s has to seek intentions from other parishes. Is this how much we remember in prayer our beloved deceased? Think about it!