Special Religious Education

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Dear Families,

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus reminds us about the importance of praying together.

We can pray with our family, our friends, and our church.  Whenever two or more of

us are together our prayers become stronger!

 

As a family, watch video in its entirety and then ask each other this question.

Why can’t you always see the answer to prayers right away?

 

Family Prayer:  Dear Jesus, help us to remember that we can help each other

when we pray together.  Amen

 

praying together

 

 

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My dear families,

I pray this email finds you all well and that you are praying as a family. Trusting God is watching over all of you.

In this Sunday’s gospel Jesus tells us that he will not leave us orphans. Even in the midst of our struggles we can rest assured that Jesus is with us to comfort and strengthen us. Know that Jesus loves you and hugs you. As a family ask each other these questions. How are you feeling Jesus loving hugs? How are you hugging Jesus? How do you know Jesus loves you? Do you love Jesus?

 

Jesus holding child

 

“If you love me”

John 14:15-21
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My dear families,

I pray this email finds you all well and praying as a family.

When the 11 disciples went to the mountain, Jesus said to them “Go and make disciples of all nations”.  The Ascension of the Lord, Thursday May 21st  is often called the “Great Commission”.  

We are called to be disciples and observe all that Jesus has taught and commanded us to do.  Through our actions we lead people to Christ. 

Witnesses to this “Great Commission” are our Pastor Father Stan, Father Victor, Father Charlince, lectors, cantors, musicians, and altar servers, seen when mass is livestreamed into our homes.  Deacon Andres setting the technology and managing the videos and Deacon John with his daily reflections. 

Our priests are not just taking care of our spiritual needs but also our physical needs by distributing food to our parishioners in need.  Marge who is always there for all of us.  All who donate to Parish Outreach and all volunteers who pack the food donated and keep our Church clean and looking beautiful.  Our families who through their trials are demonstrating the virtues of love, patience, kindness, humility.

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My dear families,

I pray this email finds you all well and praying as a family.

In this week’s video in the Gospel of John, Jesus prays to the Father for His Disciples. We are His Disciples. What a blessing to know that Jesus prays for us. Jesus is working for, in, and through us.

Thank the Lord for all his works and words. Ask the Lord to show you how to be in the world, but not of the world. Remember to always love one another as He loves you.

As a family, ask each other how are we Jesus’ Disciples? How can you witness to each other that you are a disciple of Christ?

May the peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

Jesus Prays

Jesus Prays

 

John 17:1-11

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Always, I pray this email finds you all well and praying as a family.

This Sunday’s Gospel of John 20:19-23 takes place on the third day after Jesus died.  The disciples were gathered under locked doors for fear of the Jews.  Suddenly Jesus appears and said “Peace be with you”.  Jesus gave them peace. Jesus is alive! He is Risen! 

In the midst of this pandemic, we are experiencing worries, anxieties, problems, disappointments and death. Through emails you have watched videos, read, and live streamed mass in your home re the Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension of our Lord.  Therefore, let us receive His peace, let us rejoice, Jesus is alive, He is risen, He is with us.

This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday and this week’s video is from the Acts of the Apostles. They are gathered in the Upper Room in Jerusalem.  Watch the video and take notice of what happens.

Do we at St. Anne’s come from different countries?  Do we experience the Holy Spirit at work in our community in many languages?  As a family, ask each other how can we proclaim the word of God no matter what language we speak?

May the peace of the Lord be always with you.

pentecost

 

Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11

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Siempre, rezo para que este correo electrónico los encuentre a todos bien y orando como familia.

El Evangelio de este domingo Juan 20:19-23 es el tercer día después de la muerte de Jesús. Los discípulos están reunidos bajo puertas cerradas por temor a los Judíos. De repente Jesús aparece y dijo "La paz esté con ustedes". Jesús les dio paz. ¡Jesús está a vivo! ¡Ha resucitado!

En medio de esta pandemia, estamos teniendo experiencias de preocupaciones, ansiedades, problemas, decepciones y muerte. A través de correos electrónicos han visto videos, han leído y transmitidos en vivo las misas en sus casas de la Pasión, Muerte, Resurrección y Ascensión de nuestro Señor. Por lo tanto, recibamos Su paz, regocijémonos, Jesús está vivo, ha resucitado, Él está con nosotros.

Este domingo es domingo de Pentecostés y el video de esta semana es de los Hechos de los Apóstoles. Están reunidos en el Cenáculo de Jerusalén. Vea el video y tome nota de lo que sucede.

¿En Santa Ana venimos de diferentes países? ¿Está el Espíritu Santo trabajando en nuestra comunidad en muchos idiomas? Como familia, pregúntense mutuamente ¿cómo podemos proclamar la palabra de Dios sin importar qué idioma hablemos?

Que la paz del Señor este siempre con ustedes.

 

pentecost

 

PENTECOSTÉS

 

Hechos 2:1-11

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Bertha Keenan, Director
St. Anne’s Parish
Family Faith Formation
Brentwood, NY
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