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Monday, April 21
Tuesday, April 22
Wednesday, April 23
Thursday, April 24
Friday, April 25
Saturday, April 26
5:00pm - Jordan and Rose Bruno
Sunday, April 27
8:00am - Paul Slavin
10:00am - Patt Cannon
Buy a Memorial Brick
ST. THOMAS MALVERN RETREAT WEEKEND IS MAY 2, 3, and 4th
Do you ever feel as if your days are filled with endless moments of stress and confusion? When was the last time you spent a ‘time-out’ with God? A retreat is your personal time to renew your relationship with God, self and others. Take a quiet stroll on the 125-acres of wooded countryside, spend private time alone in adoration with Jesus, or seek the counsel of the retreat director. Call Ray Worrall at 302- 239- 9897 or John Grieshaber at 484-888-6228 for additional information. This is one weekend which will change your life!
BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL - OPEN YOUR HEART TO CHRIST
The Annual Catholic Appeal, with its theme, Open Your Heart to Christ invites each of us to help bring Christ into the lives of those who seek His love and protection. It is an opportunity for each of us to unite as a Catholic community and to reach out to serve others in need of our help. Thank you to everyone who made a pledge to the diocesan Annual Catholic Appeal last weekend. If you have not yet participated, please consider doing so today. Your gift makes a real difference in the lives of thousands of individuals and families who reside within our 12-county diocese. Pledge envelopes are available in the pews and can be placed in the offertory basket. Thank you for your generosity and support. To learn more about the Annual Catholic Appeal, visit www.cdow.org and click Annual Catholic Appeal.
After Mary Magdalen encountered the risen Christ, she brought the Good News to the Apostles. God may be calling you to spread the Good News as a priest, deacon, religious sister or religious brother. If you’d like to chat about that more, call or write call or write Father David Kelley, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations 302-573-3113, firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to visit our website: www.CalledByTheLord.com
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Moments: Celebrate new life today! Are you waiting to have a child, caring for children or aging parents, resting from the rigors or childrearing? May Christ’s resurrection give you new life and energy for others.
Parenting Pointers: God so loved us that he gave us his only Son. The gift was not pain-free, however, as we know from the crucifixion. When your child becomes a cross to you, remember Jesus words, “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do.”
MONDAY NIGHT DEVOTIONS
Join us anytime between 6 and 7pm on Monday nights; recitation of the Rosary begins at 6:40, leading into the 7:00pm Mass and Novena. Everyone is invited to join us as we pray for our own intentions, our parish, our priests, our country and the world, using such beautiful prayers as the Divine Mercy and St. Michael Chaplets.
Is there a young person in your life that wants to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? We are looking to gather as many young people as we can for the celebration of Confirmation on June 22, 2014. Any young person between the ages of 13 and 17 are welcome to participate. Even if your child attends Catholic School, they should be Confirmed at their parish of worship. Call the rectory or speak to Father Hurley after Mass for more information.
APRIL 2014 IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
The best way to protect our children and our church is for adults to learn red flag behaviors and to report
concerns to supervisors. This creates a culture of protection. View safe environment training even if
you are not required. (www.cdow.org scroll to For the Sake of God’s Children link; scroll to video)
Questions call: Coordinator for Safe Environments 302-295-0668.
Have a Blessed Easter
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Offices will be closed
Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25.
There will be no daily Mass during this week.