Bulletin – 4th Weekend of Easter

Dear Friends,

Mass on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 4:30 P.M. 

  • Film, Changing the World One Wall at a Time, Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7 P.M. at the Winona Arts Center, 228 E. 5th Street–another of the Interfaith offerings
  • Second Sanctuary Meeting, Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic church, 1303 W. Broadway Street, 10-12 noon–special guest, Fr. Jim Callahan from Worthington–he will be sharing his work in the Sanctuary movement
  • Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2018–think of ways that you can live more green! 
  • Pastor Dick Dahl will be presiding on Saturday–come and celebrate with him and the AAO community this weekend!

Easter calls us once again this weekend to let people know that we are Jesus’ followers by the love we demonstrate in our world. We hear the beloved story of the Good Shepherd this weekend and knowing of God’s great love for us, we can hardly do less in our lives!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Acts 4: 8-12
  • 1 John 3: 1-2
  • John 10: 11-18

 

Bulletin – 3rd Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends,

Mass is on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. 

Monday, April 16–Speaker –Kate Hennessy, Dorothy Day’s granddaughter has written a book about her grandmother, entitled, The World Will be Saved by Beauty.  Her presentation and book signing will be held at St. Mary’s University, Figliulo Recital Hall, Performance Center, next to Page Theatre at 7 P.M. 


The Easter Season continues to call us to live the words of the Resurrection–“Go to my sisters and brothers and share with them the Good News.” And what is the Good News that we are called to share? Simply put, we and all people are loved and loved, “wastefully” by our God, to quote Bishop John Shelby Spong. If we would follow Jesus; we must do the same!

Come; be with us this week!

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings: 

  • Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19
  • 1 John 2: 1-5
  • Luke 24: 35-48

 

Bulletin – 2nd Sunday of Easter

Dear Friends,

Mass on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 10 A.M. 

Remember that you can bring groceries for the Food Shelf any weekend of the month! 


The Easter Season is not just one day, but many days, one upon another throughout our Christian lives! We are called to more sharing the joy, the life  and the love of Jesus.

Come; ponder all this with us this Sunday.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy


Readings:

  • Acts 4: 32-35
  • 1 John 5: 1-7
  • John 20: 19-31

 

Bulletin – Holy Week and Easter

Dear Friends,

NO HOLY THURSDAY SERVICE TODAY

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE ON FRIDAY AT 4:30 P.M. 

EASTER MASS ON SUNDAY AT 10:00 A.M.


Today recalls Jesus’ Last Supper among his closest friends–followers and family.  We can only imagine the emotions he was experiencing during this meal knowing that his earthly time among his devoted followers, friends and family was coming to an end.

It was within this meal that Jesus first prayed the beautiful prayer included in John’s gospel, chapter 17 that is the basis for our Church’s name, All Are One. What was uppermost in Jesus’ mind was that this beloved group, would be one, in love, with him and for the world–that love would be the basis for all that they did, going forward.

They would be sorely tested with Jesus’ death, but would live through that and with the Spirit, would be empowered to spread all that Jesus taught in love.

This day is traditionally the day that we remember the institution of the Eucharist and the day connected with priestly ordination in our Church.  Because of Jesus’ love for humanity, he gave us the Eucharist so that when people gathered, in his name, they could “have him” with them in a special way.

These days — Holy Thursday — Good Friday — and Holy Saturday are solemn days in our Church Year, meant to prepare us for the joy of Easter–where we become, “Easter-Alleluia People–“Friday and Sunday” are of a piece, in our faith – the dying, yes, but the rising too!

We will gather this week on Friday at 4:30 P.M. to remember Jesus’ total gift of himself to show us the way,  the truth and the life we are each called to live.

Easter Sunday Mass will be at 10 A.M. There will be no fellowship afterward to enable those who may be traveling to get to their destinations on time.

Peace and love, Alleluia (a bit early).

Pastor Kathy


Readings for Good Friday:

  • Isaiah 52: 13 — 53: 12
  • Hebrews 4: 14-16; 5: 7-9
  • Passion Reading — John 18: 1 — 19: 42

Readings for Easter Sunday: 

  • Acts 10: 34, 37-43
  • 1 Corinthians 5: 6-8
  • John 20: 1-18

A blessed Easter to all!


 

Bulletin – Palm Sunday

Dear Friends,

Palm Sunday Mass is on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 10 A.M.


  • Remember on Saturday, March 24, 2018, between 4:30-6:30 P.M., you have the opportunity to come out and support our young leaders in Winona at their version of the March for Life–two buses will be traveling to our Minnesota Capitol earlier in the day on Saturday to petition and to demand change from our legislators to make our schools and other public places safer from gun violence. You can arrive at the High School at 4:30 P.M. and march with the returning students beginning at 4:45 P.M. or you can join the march anywhere along the way to the band shell at Lake Winona. A program will be held at 5:30 P.M. and that is an option too, to join in at the band shell. It is very important that we as a community support our young people in this very courageous stepping up and out!
  • This is the last Sunday for food collection for the March drive for Winona Volunteer Services–please be generous! Some ideas are canned low-sodium soups, meats, fish, peanut butter, vegetables, fruits, rice and beans. 

Holy Week Schedule:  Good Friday Service--4:30 P.M. on March 30, 2018–

Easter Sunday Mass on April 1, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. –THERE WILL BE NO FORMAL FELLOWSHIP TIME AFTER EASTER SUNDAY MASS FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE TRAVELING FOR CELEBRATIONS out of town.  


With Palm Sunday; we are entering the holiest week of the year–a time that calls attention to how much our God loves us and cares for us in giving us our brother, Jesus.

Come; be with us to remember, to be grateful and to celebrate all that our God is and has done for us.

Peace and love,

Pastor Kathy



Readings: 

  • Isaiah 50: 4-7
  • Philippians 2: 5-11
  • Passion of Jesus, the Christ–Mark 14: 1–16: 47