Happy Easter to all! We are an Easter people, and Alleluia is our song! St. John's parish community welcomes all who have come to worship together. It is heartening that, irrespective of culture, language, educational or economic level, we pray together and celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ, our Savior.ALL LIVE TELECAST SERVICES TAKE PLACE ON THE SCREEN ABOVE.
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HOW MANY CAN YOU DO?
I met a man some years ago who was multi-tasking, in that he was walking, thinking, smoking, drinking coffee, and reading at the same time. I inquired if he could also chew gum at that moment. He was overbooked he told me. How many tasks can you do at the same time? (not that it is very important). To do one or two things well might be a more advantageous undertaking than becoming acrobatic in multiplied activity.
There is an appetite within us to broaden our perspective. However, once we reach a plateau of attainment we are inclined to become dissatisfied and we search for new modes of fulfillment.
It is important that a priority of goals or tasks be developed by each of us. While the multitude of opportunities available is large, we need to be selective according to our own personal disposition. Some appeals are superficial and are not worthy of us. Others offer instant or temporary gratification, while still others are fads that come and go quickly. Solid, stable values should determine our acceptance of any direction in life. Spiritual advancement ought to be our ultimate aspiration which develops step by step with our desire to keep close to the Lord.
In youth, we may not appreciate the importance of this daily link with God since so many other things present themselves as essential. But in time as we discard superficialities, we begin to realize what is truly important and deserving of our attention. Undoubtedly our future with the Lord is essential. How we prepare ourselves and how we condition ourselves is our call but we must assure a priority status for the Lord. Multi-tasking! Do we need to do 4-5-6 tasks at any one time? What matters is that we take care of the important areas first.
Father Vincent T. Kelly
RESPECT LIFE NEEDS YOUR DONATIONS!
Items that are most needed are:
• Diapers and Wipes
• Baby Towels
• 0-6 Months Onesies (body suits)
• 0-6 Months Sleep 'n Plays (short and long sleeve)
• Other gently worn baby clothes up to 2 years old
Please drop donations off at the Respect Life offices, 525 NE 13th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Please call (954) 565-0229 when you arrive and someone will meet you at your vehicle.
Your donations are greatly appreciated!
PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Prayer for Divine Mercy Sunday
God of everlasting mercy, who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own, increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed, that all may grasp and rightly understand in what font they have been washed, by whose Spirit they have been reborn, by whose Blood they have been redeemed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.