The nursery accepts children 3 years and under. Please feel free to drop your child off at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Confessions heard each Saturday, 4:154:45 p.m. or by appointment. We have open dates on our Flower Calendar. If you would like flowers placed in the church please call the parish office. Holy Saturday, April 4 For all entering the Church Easter Sunday, April 5 For All Parishioners Remo & Isabelle Testolin++ Req. Val Kelly Monday, April 6 No Mass Tuesday, April 7 Bobby and Virginia Taylor++ Req. Richard and Patti Swope Wednesday, April 8 Bob Thompson+ Req. Joe Brocato Thursday, April 9 Mary Hyatt Req. Carol Thompson Friday, April 10 Father Scott Daniels, O.P. Req. Sue O’Brien Saturday, April 11 Mr. & Mrs. Robert Balducci++ Req. Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Balducci Sunday, April 12 Cora Whitehead+ Req. Bill Whitehead For All Parishioners HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA! The church office will be closed on Monday, April 6th. There will not be a Mass. Please remember in prayer the soul of Michael Anderson, parishioner, husband of Ana Anderson, who passed away March 27th. May the Lord welcome him into the fullness of the kingdom of heaven and may his family be consoled. Pray for Our Military: Please remember in your prayers the following people of our parish who are serving our country: Captain Andrew Arbogast (Army), Cpl Joseph Arbogast (USMC), LCpl. Jeff Bailey, FA Davis Durden, USCG, Lt. Cmdr. Kathryn McMahon Hermsdorfer, USN, Pvt. Bryce Johnston, USA, Steven Kaste, USAF, Spec. 4 Bill Lane, USA, Col. C. Scott Leith, USA, E-4 Benjamin Menger, USNR, Sgt. Wesley Patrick, LCpl. Edward Phair, USMC, SSgt. Joseph Phair, USAF – 1st Lt Ryan Rausch, USA, Capt. David Simons, USAF Reserve, Cpl. Jimmy Suggs, USA, Pvt. Jacob Waldrop, Army, WO Nathan Waltman, USA, SSgt. Andrew Wilder, U NEW CATHOLICS…………….. Congratulations! Our newly baptized member (Neophyte) is Brett O’Brien, son of Kevin and Karla O’Brien. Steve Gardner, Chris Backey, Kari Pennington and Sherrye Gibson were received into the church, making their profession of faith, confirmed in their faith and received the Eucharist for the first time! We remember with great fondness and love our companion Michael Brown who is celebrating Easter in his new life! Our Parish Prayer List Your prayers are requested for the following: Bradley Abart, Alice Abraham, Renee Bateman, Nancy Berry, Betty Cail, Mark Chiasson, Donna Cook, Jimmy Cook, Stella Cuthbertson, Alice DeLaney, Doug Dickey, Karen Dickey, Kenny Edwards, Nelma Fontenot, Pervis Fontenot, Roesel Gaines, Mary Ann Gervell, Bernadette Grantham, Robert Harmon, Pat Herberich, Dorothy Holtz, Mary Hyatt, Suzi Lindsey, Gracevelyn Lum, Evelyn Mascari, Larry Mix, Lou Nelms, Jennifer Newell, Nita Newton, Norene Plumbly, Chuck Quill, Richard Reed, Dorothy Sitton, Eddie Smith, Joseph Solomito, Peggy Speck, Olivia Springer, Ann Suhanin, Judy Tiller, Neika Troster, Marilyn Youd. The Mississippi Catholic, our diocesan newspaper, is sent to all registered parishioners. You are asked to cover the annual subscription cost of $20.00. Please make your donation any time during the year, by indicating “MS Catholic”. Children’s Liturgy Golden Thomas Page 458 Children’s Doubts The Coming Page 463 of the Holy (last 3 Spirit paragraphs) Picture Unbelieving Page 221 Thomas My First The Happiest Page 447Day 448 Question: How did Thomas feel when he saw Jesus, and what did he say? ………AND THE JOY GOES ON……EVEN MORE JOYOUS NOW! A new batch of books has arrived if you need one or want to give one to a friend. Look for them at the entrance of the church! $10 The Women’s Club extends a heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in the Easter Basket Raffle. Anita Turner did a great job of creating beautiful baskets! Ann Liberto created a wonderful poster. We thank everyone who helped sell tickets and especially thank everyone who purchased tickets. Gloria McLennan did a great job overseeing the drawing after the 10:30 Mass. Congratulations to the Easter Basket Winners!!! Rhonda Solomito won the Boy’s Basket Frances Joe won the Girl’s Basket The raffle was a good fund raiser again this year. We cleared $471.78 this year. May you and families have a Happy Easter! Bridget Jackson, President of the Women’s Club The Women’s Club April meeting will be on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm. All the women of the parish are invited to join us for refreshments, a brief business meeting and a presentation by a representative from the Olive Branch Fire Department. A sign-up sheet is in the commons area. The Men's Club is holding its 13th annual fundraising tournament, on May 3rd, at Wedgewood Golfers Club. Queen of Peace and several local charities greatly benefit from this event. The 4-person scramble begins at 1:00 p.m. and dinner is included. Please fill out a sign-up or sponsor sheet or call Tim Stocking at 901-515-8598 to participate. The Young at Heart – Please stay tuned for the next adventure of the Young at Heart, in your bulletin. Joy of the Gospel Join the conversation with: Connie Berman Hegwood, Sundays at Laura Grisham, Meredith 9:00 a.m. Talley Mauricio Salcedo en Sundays at español 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays Vickie Stirek at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays Gonzalo Suarez en español at 7:00 p.m. Pam Hurn and Michelle Wednesdays Stutheit at 7:00 p.m. The Sacred Heart School Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, April 17th at Wedgewood Golf Course with a 1:00pm Shotgun Start. ! We are in need of volunteers for the day of the tournament. If you have any questions or want to volunteer, please email Chris Farm at [email protected] Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration Date: April 12, 2015 Time: 2:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Exposition Liturgy of the Word Divine Mercy Prayers Veneration of the Icon of Divine Mercy Benediction Celebrant: Deacon Hank Babin Sponsored by: The Father Leo Dehon Kinghts of Columbus Council #14051 Refreshments following the service All are welcome Contact person: Mary Jerkins—662-895-5844 or Kay Johnston—901-283-6115 EARTH DAY COMING UP APRIL 22 REDUCE, RECYCLE, REUSE For 45 years, Earth Day has been bringing communities and organizations together to advocate for a healthier environment and a sustainable life. The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life to share their concerns about each citizen’s critical role in the environment. Their actions led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Now over one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. IF YOU DON’T WANT IT….WE DO! THRIFT STORE IN NEED OF ITEMS! Sacred Heart Southern Missions Thrift Store in Hernando will gladly accept Spring/Summer clothing, jackets, sweaters, hats, men’s and children’s items, all household items, furniture, blankets, toys, books and holiday items, half or unused makeup, creams or Polish. Proceeds go towards food for our Food Pantries! The SHSM Thrift Store is located at 495 E. Commerce Street in Hernando. Donations accepted during business hours at the store, or 24/7 at the donation drop on premises. DROP BOXES are located in the parking lots at Sacred Heart School and at Christ the King Church in Southaven with 24 hour access. If you have larger items such as furniture, appliances, etc., please call Laura at 662-342-3316 for pickup. Shopping hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The new hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information call 662-4296290. Please check the lost and found basket, if you are missing any items. Whatever is not claimed by the end of April will be given to the Thrift Store. IF SOMEONE ASKS YOU WHY YOU ARE A CATHOLIC, WHAT DO YOU ANSWER? IS IT ENOUGH OF AN ANSWER? OR IS THERE MORE? “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the Blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! “Father, the atheists?” Even the atheists. Everyone!” (Pope Francis’ Homily at Domus Santae Martae, May 22, 2013) So if everyone is redeemed, why be Catholic? At our core, we are Catholic to do what Jesus does. We “un-cast-out” the outcasts. But here’s the thing. We do not reach out to the outcasts for their sakes so much as for our own. Pope Francis teaches: “God shows the poor “his first mercy.” This divine preference has consequences for the faith life of all Christians…. This is why I want a Church which is poor and for the poor. They have much to teach us.” (The Joy of the Gospel, 198) Who are the outcasts in today’s society? Did Christ redeem them also? When we use “us vs. them” language in our explanations of why being Catholic matters, we are edging on establishing ourselves as an exclusive society. Are we?
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