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Fourth Sunday of Easter : April 26, 2015

Gospel reading ( John 10, 11 - 18 )

Jesus said: “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep* that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd. This is why the Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own. I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again. This command I have received from my Father.”

*Possibly the Gentiles, the dispersed children of God.

VOCATIONS

“Behind and before every vocation to the priesthood or to the consecrated life there is always the strong and intense prayer of someone: a grandmother, a grandfather, a mother, a father, a community…. This is why Jesus said: “Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest,” that is, God the Father, “to send out laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38). Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.”

Pope Francis

GOOD SHEPHERD PRAYER

Holy Shepherd,
You know Your sheep by name and lead us to safety through the valleys of death.

Guide us by Your voice, that we may walk in certainty and security

to the joyous feast prepared in Your house,

where we celebrate with You forever.

Amen.

See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.

— 1 John 3:1


2015 ARCHBISHOP'S CHARITY AND DEVELOPMENT DRIVE

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  • Quota assigned to St. Agnes…………..$292,000
  • Pledges already made…………………..$270,542
  • Amount need to fulfill our quota…………..$21,458

Our deep gratitude to the parishioners who generously have made a pledge to the ABCD Annual Appeal. Currently, 260 parishioners of St. Agnes have made their pledges. It will be ideal if each family contributes in a generous way to the Archbishop’s Charities Drive. If you have not yet made your pledge, please try to make it this week.

There are special “ABCD” envelopes at the entrance of the church. Your gift will be a great help and hope for the Archdiocese of Miami. May the Good Lord bless your generosity.

THE COLLECTION FOR THE CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS IS APRIL 26th

There are many dioceses in the United States which have a large number of missions and poor parishes needing our help. In these places also the Church, with its message and sacraments, must become present.

Your contribution to this annual collection will help to provide more religious and pastoral programs in these communities.

May the doors of these churches never close through lack of our help. Please be generous in this collection to next Sunday, April 26th.

THE MIAMI CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD

Cordially Invites you to the Celebration of the
Red Mass of the Holy Spirit

To be celebrated by Archbishop Thomas Wenski on

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at noon
Gesu Catholic Church 118 N.E. 2nd Street
Miami, Florida

Reception to follow at Gesu's Hurtak Hall, honoring the recipient of the Guid's 2015 "Lex Christi, Lex Amoris" Award:
Herman Joseph Russomanno

Gesu church building does not have full handicap accessibility.

PRAYER VIGIL FOR CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE MIDDLE EST

In solidarity with the Christian communities across the Middle East and especially with all those who are suffering persecution for their faith, the Archdiocese of Miami, led by Archbishop Thomas Wenski, will hold a prayer vigil on

Sunday, April 26, at 4 pm
at St. Mary Cathedral
(7525 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33150)

All the community is invited to come and pray with us.

MOTHER’S DAY NOVENA

Starting on Sunday May 10th, Mother’s Day, a Novena of Masses will be celebrated for all mothers, living or deceased.

Those who wish to include the names of their mothers in the intentions of these Masses may use the special envelopes at the entrance of the church. Please return them by May 10th .

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Could you not watch one hour with me? Mt. 26:40

Can you commit to one of these hours?

Sunday: 12 Midnight, 6:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm;
Monday: 5:00 pm
Saturday: 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm, 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm

Please call: (305) 798-7896 for more information. Thank you!

SCHOOL NEWS

The St. Agnes Music Theatre Group will be performing “Mary Poppins” on April 30th at 7:00 pm, in the St. Agnes Auditorium.

Dr. Surev and the students, ranging from grades 3rd through 7th, are looking forward to performing this entertaining production!

Humor Corner

A young bride-and-groom-to-be had just selected the wedding ring. As the girl admired her band of gold, the boy suddenly looked concerned.

“Tell me,” he asked the elderly salesman, “is there anything special I’ll have to do to take care of this ring?”

With a fatherly smile, the salesman said, “One of the best ways to protect your wedding ring, son, is to dip it in dishwater three times a day.”