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Church of

St Francis of Assisi 1114 Third Street SE Rochester, MN 55904 507.288.7313

http://stfrancis-church.org

Weekday Mass:

Monday-Friday 7:00AM

School Mass:

Tuesday 9:15AM

Weekend Mass:

Saturday 4:30PM Sunday 8AM, 10AM

In Spanish:

Thursday 7PM Sunday 12PM

Misa En Español:

Jueves 7PM Domingo 12PM

Parish Center 507-288-7313

Monday-Friday 8AM - 4:30PM

Pastor

Rev. Jim Berning

Parochial Vicar Rev. Luis Vargas

Committed to living and proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ within the Catholic tradition, we are blessed to have as our patron saint someone who

continues to call us to reach out to others in charity and compassion.

M A Y 1 2 , 2 0 1 9 | 4 T H S U N D A Y O F E A S T E R

Jesus said: "My sheep hear my voice;

I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish."

- John 10:27-28a

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F R O M T H E D E S K O F F A T H E R B E R N I N G

Happy and Blessed Mother’s Day to all our Mothers - both living and de- ceased. We will have a special blessing at all the Masses for our Mothers this weekend.

The Annual Catholic Charities Appeal and collection will take place at all the Masses this weekend. Thanks to our speakers and for everyone’s gen- erosity to Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota in all their ministries they provide for us.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the Catholic Ministries Appeal CMA 2019 and we invite everyone to participate in it to help us make our goal of $60,390. Let us go even beyond our goal to help with our parish project of new water fountains in the Gathering Space and hall. Thank you very much for your support of CMA.

See everyone at the St. Francis Spring Concert on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm. Thank you to all who make this possible for us and our children and youth.

Friday, May 17 is the St. James Coffee House Fundraiser at the Rochester International Event Center, entitled the Brew Ha Ha! See you there!

Thanks to the St. Vincent De Paul Society for all they do in our community and for the Resource Room at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. We thank all those who are involved with and volunteer at the Sunday Lunch in McCarthy Hall each Sunday.

Blessed Easter Days to everyone!

Father Jim Berning

Welcome to the Church of St.

Francis of Assisi. Our church has helped to bring Jesus Christ to the city of Rochester since 1937. We seek to foster the spiritual growth of our parishioners through the cel- ebration of the Sacraments, cat- echesis, community life, and per- sonal prayer. Like our patron saint, we strive to rebuild the Church and to console the heart of Jesus by serving our neighbors in need.

VSacrament of Penance:

Saturday: 3:30 – 4:15 PM VSacramento de la Penitencia:

Sábados de 3:30 a 4:15 PM y domingos antes de la misa.

VBaptisms:

Call the Parish Office at 288-7313 to make preparations, preferably prior to the birth of your child.

VBautismos:

Platicas de Preparación:

11 de mayo. Hora: 9AM-11AM.

Donde: Salón de Conferencias Padres y Padrinos tienen que asistir. Niños mayores de 7 años:

favor de llamar a la oficina pa- rroquial (507) 288-7313.

VMarriage:

Please make arrangements at least six months in advance. Pre- Cana course is required.

VMatrimonio:

Por favor hacer los arreglos al menos 6 meses antes de la bo- da. Se requiere participar en las platicas prematrimonial. Llamar a la oficina 507-288-7313.

VNew Parishioners:

We warmly welcome you to St.

Francis of Assisi. You can register as a new member on our web- site at www.stfrancis-church.org or please stop by or call the Par- ish Center 288-7313 to register.

VNuevos Parroquianos:

Les damos una calurosa bienve- nida a San Francisco. Por favor pase al Centro Parroquial para registrarse.

W e lc o me

S a c ra me nt s

2019 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL UPDATE. As of May 8, we are over 94%

of our goal of $60,390 - with 141 gifts totaling $56,810!

You make possible the many retreats and conferences for our youth and young adults to encounter Christ, faith formation for all to learn the rich story of our faith, catechetical training for hundreds of clergy, parish and school staff, support with vocations discernment, resources to strengthen marriages and families and community outreach to the poor.

Please prayerfully consider what you are able to give to support these ministries within our Diocese. Additional pledge forms are available in the Gathering Space or contribute online at: www.catholicfsmn.org/Appeal.

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MIRA ESAS FLORES! FELIZ DIA DE LAS MADRES!

¡Qué paisaje tan bello!

¡Mira esas flores, mira ese árbol! ¡Nunca había visto colores tan vivos como estos! Estas son algunas expresiones de admiración de una joven mujer que no se cansaba de repetir en una fecha como ahora cuando llego a visitar a uno de sus hermanos en el sur de Michigan. Lo cierto es que el reverdecer de las plantas y el retoño de las flores borran las melancolías del invierno y dan entrada al gozo. La primavera es en todas partes sím- bolo del renacer, la renovación y el de una nueva vida. Los que viven en lugares de crudo invierno sa- ben contar los días cuando el suelo volverá a ser blan- do, para darle paso al milagroso brote de las nuevas hojas y de las flores.

La primavera es la temporada perfecta para celebrar el Día de las Madres, pues de sus entrañas, cual tierra blanda y caliente, brota la nueva vida. Los frescos, pinturas, esculturas, canciones, poemas y escritos más bellos de la humanidad se han hecho para resaltar y enaltecer la figura materna. El regazo de una madre no se compara con nada.

Recuerdo (dice el joven) una vez tomar en mis

"cómodos" brazos a uno de mis sobrinitos recién naci- do, pero sus gritos y llanto no cesaron hasta encon- trarse de nuevo en los "muy flacos" brazos de mi her- mana. ¿No les recuerda esto La Pietà? María con el cuerpo muerto de Jesús plácidamente recostado contra su pecho.

Seguramente todos estamos acostumbrados a can- tarle o recitarle alguna poesía a nuestras madres en este día tan especial. Si no tienen algo especial, aquí les dejo parte del "Himno a las Madres."

Cantemos de las madres la ternura, el afán y su noble atributo de abnegación sin par.

Celebremos todos la fiesta más bella, la que más con- mueve nuestro corazón; fiesta meritoria, que honra- mos con ella, a todas las madres de la creación.

¡Quien, como una madre, con su dulce canto, nos disipa el miedo, nos calma el dolor, con solo brindar- nos su regazo santo, con sólo cantarnos baladas de amor!

De ella aprende el niño la sonrisa tierna, el joven la noble, benéfica acción;

recuerda el anciano la oración materna y en su alma florece la resignación.

T hi s W e e k’ s I nt e nt io ns a nd Re ad ings

3 For the Week of May 13, 2019

MON May 13 7:00 AM James Frank Laivell TUE May 14 7:00 AM Walter Delaney † * 9:15 AM Connie Kinsman † WED May 15 7:00 AM Vera Miller THU May 16 7:00 AM Duane Melvin † 7:00 PM

FRI May 17 7:00 AM Evangelization of the Diocese SAT May 18 4:30 PM John & Mary Long †

SUN May 19 8:00 AM Michael Long † 10:00 AM John Steck † ** 12:00 PM Pro Populo

* School Mass ** Spanish Mass *** Nursing Home MASS INTENTIONS

If you have a desire to remember someone who has passed away or simply in need of some extra prayers, Mass Intentions

are available every day for our weekday Masses and on the weekends. You are welcome to stop by the Parish Office and schedule a Mass intention during normal office hours.

Readings for the Week of May 12, 2019

Sunday: Acts 13:14, 43-52/Ps 100:1-2, 3, 5 [3c]/Rv 7:9, 14b- 17/Jn 10:27-30

Monday: Acts 11:1-18/Ps 42:2-3, 43:3, 4 [cf. 3a]/Jn 10:1-10 Tuesday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Ps 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 [8]/Jn 15:9-17

Wednesday: Acts 12:24--13:5a/Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8 [4]/Jn 12:44-50

Thursday: Acts 13:13-25/Ps 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27 [2]/Jn 13:16-20

Friday: Acts 13:26-33/Ps 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab [7bc]/Jn 14:1-6 Saturday: Acts 13:44-52/Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 3cd-4 [3cd]/Jn 14:7-14

Next Sunday: Acts 14:21-27/Ps 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13 [cf. 1]/

Rv 21:1-5a/Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35

Las lecturas de la semana 12 de Mayo de 2019

Domingo: Hch 13, 14. 43-52/Sal 100, 1-2. 3. 5 [3]/Ap 7, 9.

14-17/Jn 10, 27-30

Lunes: Hch 11, 1-18/Sal 42, 2-3. 43, 3. 4 [cfr. 3]/Jn 10, 1-10 Martes: Hch 1, 15-17. 20-26/Sal 113, 1-2. 3-4. 5-6. 7-8 [8]/Jn 15, 9-17

Miércoles: Hch 12, 24--13, 5/Sal 67, 2-3. 5. 6 y 8 [4]/Jn 12, 44-50

Jueves: Hch 13, 13-25/Sal 89, 2-3. 21-22. 25 y 27 [2]/Jn 13, 16-20

Viernes: Hch 13, 26-33/Sal 2, 6-7. 8-9. 10-11 [7]/Jn 14, 1-6 Sábado: Hch 13, 44-52/Sal 98, 1. 2-3. 3-4 [3]/Jn 14, 7-14 Domingo siguiente: Hch 14, 21-27/Sal 145, 8-9. 10-11. 12- 13 [cfr. 1]/Ap 21, 1-5/Jn 13, 31-33. 34-35

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X Today is Good Shepherd Sunday. We recognize and thank our pastors for the incredible work they do in our parishes and schools. Thank you for supporting Catholic education!

X The weekly all school Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:15 am. This Mass hon- ors all our school volunteers. Please come if you are able.

X Our annual Spring Concert will be performed on Thursday, May 16th. There will be an afternoon performance at 1:30 pm and an evening performance at 6:30 pm. All are invited to attend and enjoy our student performers.

X The Junior High Jazz Band will perform their annual Spring Tour on Friday, May 17th at 9:15 am in the gym.

Come start your day with some jazz! 4

LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION FORMACIÓN DE FE DE POR VIDA

BRIAN KUSEK | Coordinator of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry | 288-7313 | youthminister@stfrancis-church.org FAITH FORMATION

X REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Pick up a registration form in the Narthex to get your kids signed up for next year’s programs!

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YOUTH MINISTRY (Grades 7-12)

X Encuentro | May 19 | 12-5 PM. To celebrate the Easter season, we are organizing a retreat inspired by our Hispanic community. All of our youth and youth adults, ages 13-30, are invited to join us for a Mass, a meal, music and prayer. Register with Brian or Father Luis.

X TOTUS TUUS Registration is open! Sign up online to join our summer youth program - June 16-21.

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

X Theology on Tap Summer 6Pack | Mondays from 6-9 starting May 13. Meet new people. Drink beer. Learn the faith. Our most popular young adult series starts again this May at Kinney Creek Brewery. All adults (18+) are welcome to attend.

FORMACION DE LA FE

X ¡LA INSCRIPCIÓN ESTÁ ABIERTA! ¡Recoja un formulario de inscripción en el Espacio de Encuentro para in- scribir a sus hijos en los programas del próximo año!

MINISTERIO DE JUVENTUD (Grados 7-12)

X Encuentro | 19 de mayo | 12-5 PM. Para celebrar la temporada de Pascua, estamos organizando un re- tiro inspirado por nuestra comunidad hispana. Todos nuestros jóvenes y jóvenes adultos, de 13 a 30 años de edad, están invitados a unirse a nosotros para una misa, una comida, música y oración. Registrarse con Brian o el Padre Luis.

X Inscripcion de TOTUS TUUS está abierta! Registrese en línea para unirse a nuestro programa juvenile de verano - junio 16-21.

MINISTERIO DE ADULTOS JOVENES

X Teología de Tap Verano con un 6 | Lunes de 6-9 a partir del 13 de mayo. Conosca a gente nueva. Tome cerveza. Aprende la fe. Nuestra serie más popular pa- ra adultos jóvenes comienza nuevamente en mayo en Kinney Creek Brewery. Adultos (mayores de 18 años) son bienvenidos a asistir.

FEASTS & DEVOTIONS May has long been regarded as a month dedicated to Mary, our mother. On May 13, 1917, Our Lady affirmed this devotion at Fatima.

We still celebrate Our Lady of Fatima every year on May 13, and we end the month with the feast of the Visitation (May 31). Other feasts this month:

May 26: Philip Neri May 30: Joan of Arc

L IV I NG L IT U R G IC AL L Y HOW WILL YOU OBSERVE?

1. Choose some saints to learn about from the calendar with your family

2. Pray the rosary every day for a special intention with your children 3. Consider consecrating yourself to Jesus through Mary using St. Lou- is DeMontfort’s 33 day devotion 4. Crown your statues of Mary with flowers, or participate in parish crowning rituals

JOURNEY WITH OTHERS PRAY with the community before Masses by joining the daily rosary.

DECORATE your home with colorful flowers, or display an image of Mary for others to see.

INVITE coworkers or friends to learn more about Mary by passing out miraculous medals or scapulars.

VISIT a Marian shrine with your fami- ly or a group of friends.

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P a ri sh M i nist ri e s P a rish C a le nd a r

WE NEED YOU! The Building &

Grounds Committee is looking for new members! Acting in an advisory capacity to the pastor, the Building

& Grounds Committee assists in the evaluation of the physical buildings and grounds and helps make rec- ommendations for their upkeep.

Members give of their time and knowledge to identify and prioritize building projects within the budget set forth each year. The Buildings & Grounds Committee meets approximately 2x a year. INTERESTED? Please email Fr Berning at frberning@stfrancis-church.org or call the Parish Center at 288-7313.

IT’S FINALLY SPRING! We are in need of volunteers specifically this time of year for our Adopt-a- Flowerbed Ministry. This is a great option for young families - as the children get involved, too! It's also really flexible and low commit- ment. The parish invites you to be- long in a REAL way by volunteering within a ministry that works for you. Questions? Contact Sarah Kins- man, Parish Administrator, at 288-7313!

WANT TO JOIN THE CHOIR? All are wel- come to join in providing the music of our Catholic faith – an integral part of our prayers and a lasting expression of our faith. Please sign up online via the website or also NOW via google docs with this link: https://goo.gl/forms/

cuSvWpELUUFNU2Ey2.

X Chad Cagle, litfranc@stfrancis-church.org

12 7:30 AM Rosary: C 8:00 AM MASS: C 9:25 AM Rosary: C 10:00 AM MASS: C 11:30 AM Sunday Lunch: MH 12:00 PM MISA: C 5:00 PM MASS: St. John's/Fr. Luis 13 6:30 AM Rosary: C 7:00 AM Daily Mass: C 8:30 AM Mom's in Pray- er: SCR 3:30 PM Chess Club: MH 6:30 PM SVdP: PCCR

14 6:30 AM Rosary: C 7:00 AM Daily Mass: C 7:30 AM M.I.P: CR 9:15 AM School Mass: Fr. Berning 10:00 AM SCHOOL ADORATION: C 12:30 PM Saint Francis Book Group: PCL 1:00 PM MIP-2: CR 2:15 PM BENEDICTION: C 6:00 PM CHOIR: SCR 6:30 PM Neo’s: SFR 7:00 PM KC’S: SCR 7:30 PM AA Meeting 15 6:30 AM Rosary: C 7:00 AM Daily Mass: C 8:00 AM HSA Staff Lunch: SCR 1:00 PM Resource Room 6:30 PM Hispanic Bible Study: PCCR

16 6:30 AM Rosary: C 7:00 AM Daily Mass: C 1:00 PM Rosary & Nove- na for Peace 1:30 PM St. Francis Spring Concert: G 6:00 PM Coro Hispano: CR 6:30 PM St. Francis Spring Concert::G 7:00 PM Misa: C 17 6:30 AM Rosary: C 7:00 AM Daily Mass: C 10:00 AM 8th gd EOY session: SCR, SFR 4:00 PM Quinceañera Practice(Ana): AR 7:00 PM Prayer Group (Spanish): SFR 18 8:00 AM ZUMBA: AR 9:00 AM RICA: PCCR 10:00 AM Quinceñera Practice: Ana/AR 3:00 PM Ana First Communion Reception 3:30 PM Sacrament of Reconciliation 4:30 PM MASS: C 6:30 PM Neocatechu- menal Way: SFR

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

Parish Events for May 12, 2019 through May 18, 2019

5 SAVE THE DATE! YES, this

year, the ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI Parish Rummage Sale will be held on SATURDAY,

JUNE 8th! PLEASE start sav-

ing your used items to do- nate! There will be drop-off times on June 4th, 5th and 6th. Please do not bring anything earlier—as we have no place to store it.

REMINDER - we DO NOT take clothing, shoes, so- fas, large chairs, appliances, technology, broken/

stained items or Christmas trees.

We will NEED volunteers to help during drop off

times the week before the sale, as well as help on

the day of the sale. More information will come

closer to the date!

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Parish Center Office (507) 288-7313 Pastor (x 202) Rev. Jim Berning Parochial Vicar (x 203) Rev. Luis Vargas Parish Administrator (x 204) Sarah Kinsman Office Manager (x 201) Michelle Ibarra Financial Secretary (x 205) Debbie Worden Director of Sacred Music (x 301) Chad Cagle

Join the choir with this link: https://goo.gl/forms/cuSvWpELUUFNU2Ey2

Faith Formation Coordinator (x 207) Brian Kusek

Faith Formation Assistant (x 208) Shawn Hernandez St. Francis of Assisi School (507) 288-4816

Principal Barb Plenge

Trustees Bruce Anderson

Rosemary Bengal Calvary Cemetery Steve Flynn, Director

(507) 273-0140 Catholic Charities (507) 287 -2047

P a rish C o nt a ct

N e xt W ee k’ s M inist ry S c he d ule

PLEASE NOTE: Liturgical Ministry Schedules are also posted on the website at http://www.stfrancis-church.org.

4:30PM Saturday Vigil May 18, 2019

Ministers of Hospitality: Don Baltes, Linda Baltes Readers: Rose Bengal

Communion Ministers: Pat Heydon, Jim Heydon, Chris Zabel Servers: NOT FILLED

8:00AM Sunday May 19, 2019

Ministers of Hospitality: Marilyn Treder, Gene Treder, George Lorentz, Theresa Lorentz

Readers: Joe Wick, Julie Davies

Communion Ministers: John Winkels, Laura Anderson, Diane Inman

Servers: James Devlin, Joseph Lorentz 10:00AM Sunday May 19, 2019

Ministers of Hospitality: Brendan Foust, Kari Foust, Lori Paukert, Mark Paukert

Readers: Tom Canan, Sarah O’Brien

Communion Ministers: Ed Fujan, Marilyn Yates, Herman Yates Servers: Mikella Foust, Nonie Foust

12:00PM Domingo 19 de mayo 2019 Ministros de Hospitalidad:

Lectores:

Ministros de Comunión:

Monaguillos:

P a rish N o t e s

CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL APPEAL: MAY 11/12.

Transformation is always an inside-out process for the poor and vulnerable we serve; those broken in body and spirit. Your Catholic Charities served 7,951 individ- uals last year - an increase of 1,500 people in need.

Those we help include children, families in crisis, vulner- able adults, seniors, refugees, the uninsured, the poor, and the unborn - regardless of race, age, gender, faith tradition or ability to pay. Please be generous in your support! It is your transforming generosity that changes lives from the inside-out!

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS: MAY 12.

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations will be observed on Sunday, May 12 - also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday." The purpose of this day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest" (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaco- nate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. You are invited to participate with the Roch- ester Serra team in encouraging vocations by con- tacting Mike Sheehan (288-3767) or Berny Saletel (259- 8498).

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 14170 MONTHLY MEETING. Tuesday May 14, 7PM, St. Clare Room.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY (3rd Saturday each month) WHO: YOU (Age 10-100 welcome!)

WHAT: Packing food boxes for Seniors WHERE: Channel One (131 35th St SE) WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 18, 9 - 11am WHY: EASY WAY to IMPACT LIVES

Contact: Lucy Becker (becker2132@charter.net or 281- 4302) by Wednesday, May 15th to reserve your spot and/or for more information. New faces welcome!

Why not give it a try?

LOOKING FOR WAYS TO DECREASE STRESS? Check out the new Health and Wellness Newsletter in the Gather- ing Space for 101 ideas.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST. The Knights of Colum- bus will host a Pancake Breakfast next SUNDAY, May 19. Breakfast will begin after the 8AM Mass and will be served until 12PM. Join us for pancakes, French toast, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit cocktail as well as milk, chocolate milk, juice or coffee. See you there!

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CALVARY CEMETERY. There will be a 2nd Collection at all parishes May 18/19. Why choose a Catholic ceme- tery for yourself & loved ones? A Catholic cemetery of- fers a blessed, final resting place where generations of survivors can visit, locate, remember & honor the de- ceased. It is a permanent place that records the legacy of those who have gone before. Calvary Cemetery of- fers varied burial options including in ground, crypt &

columbarium. For daily operations, the cemetery relies on business transactions, financial support of benefac- tors & the kind generosity of Rochester Catholic parish- ioners. In memory of loved ones, support of Calvary Cemetery & recognition of Memorial Day.

MASS FOR CONSECRATED LIFE. You are invited to join Bishop Quinn in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona at 12:10 PM on May 22 in celebration of the World Day for Con- secrated Life in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester - to thank God for the life and ministry of the consecrated women and men serving the Diocese of Winona- Rochester, to ask God’s blessings upon them, and to pray for added vocations to the consecrated life.

DIOCESAN PENTECOST CELEBRATION. Our Diocese will gather on Pentecost weekend to pray for an outpour- ing of the Holy Spirit upon the people and ministries of our diocese. A Church on Fire, A Church on Mission ~

“…To Be Saints for God’s Greater Glory” is a two-day diocesan evangelization event to be held on FRIDAY - SATURDAY, June 7-8, in Rochester, and will feature na- tionally known speakers and musicians. Our gathering will culminate in the celebration of the diocesan Pente- cost Vigil Mass at the Co-Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on that Saturday evening at 7PM. Everyone is invited and welcome to join this celebration!

T he Gre a t e r Ca t ho li c C o mmunit y

SHEPHERD AND THE LAMB:

Scott Hahn Reflects on the Fourth Sunday of Easter.

Israel’s mission - to be God’s instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth (see Isaiah 49:6) - is fulfilled in the Church.

By the “Word of God” that Paul and Barnabas preach in today’s First Reading, a new covenant people is being born, a people who glorify the God of Israel as the Father of them all.

The Church for all generations remains faithful to the grace of God given to the Apostles and continues their saving work. Through the Church the peoples of every land hear the Shepherd’s voice and follow Him (see Luke 10:16).

The Good Shepherd of today’s Gospel is the en- throned Lamb of today’s Second Reading. In laying down His life for His flock, the Lamb brought to fulfill- ment a new Passover (see 1 Corinthians 5:7), by His blood freeing “every nation, race, people and tongue” from bondage to sin and death. The Church is the “great multitude” John sees in his vision today.

God swore to Abraham his descendants would be too numerous to count. And in the Church, as John sees, this promise is fulfilled (compare Revelation 7:9; Gene- sis 15:5).

The Lamb rules from the throne of God, sheltering His flock, feeding their hunger with His own Body and Blood, leading them to “springs of life-giving waters”

that well up to eternal life (see John 4:14). The Lamb is the eternal Shepherd-King, the son of David foretold by the prophets. His Church is the kingdom of all Israel that the prophets said would be restored in an ever- lasting covenant (see Ezekiel 34:23–31; 37:23–28).

It is not a kingdom any tribe or nation can jealously claim as theirs alone. The Shepherd’s Word to Israel is addressed now to all lands, calling all to worship and bless His name in the heavenly temple. This is the de- light of the Gentiles - that we can sing the song that once only Israel could sing, today’s joyful Psalm: “He made us, His we are - His people, the flock He tends.”

ST. JAMES COFFEE ANNUAL BREW HA HA EVENT will be on FRIDAY, May 17 from 5:30PM-9PM at the Rochester Event Center. Please join us for a fun evening in support of St. James Coffee. Help us con- tinue to be a place where people encounter Christ and His Church. Beer, Wine and Old Fashioned Soda Pop Tasting! Silent & Live Auctions!

Music, Dinner & More! Tickets are $50 each. We de- pend on generous donations to continue our ministry.

Purchase tickets online at www.stjamescoffee.com or at St. James Coffee (4156 18th Avenue NW). Thank you for your continued support! We are in need of volun- teers to make our fundraising event a success as well as donations for the auction part of the event. If you are willing to volunteer or have an auction item - please email events@stjamescoffee.com. THANK YOU!

MARY CLARK FUNERAL. The Memorial Mass for Mary Clark will be on SATURDAY, June 1, 2019 at 11am here at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with the Rev.

Jim Berning officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Rochester.

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