Fishing with St. James

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Octave of Easter comprises the eight days which stretch from the first to the second Sunday. It is a way of prolonging the joy of the initial day. In a sense, every day of the Octave is like a little Sunday. This Sunday is also designated as “Sunday of Divine Mercy.”

“Mystagogy” or "Mystagogia" is a word meaning "going deeper into the mysteries"- that is, into the truths of the faith. Mystagogia describes the ancient custom of spending the fifty days of Easter with the newly baptized, helping them experience the depths of the truths they had accepted in their Baptism, Con-firmation and First Eucharist. The Easter season is a time of "mystagogia" for everyone - newborn and life long Christians.

April 24 is the first anniversary of the dedication of our church. The anniversary of a church’s dedication is celebrated with the rank of a solemnity. You are encouraged to commemorate this by attending the 7:00 a.m. Monday Mass. It is amazing that it now a year that we have been worshiping in our beautiful church and enjoying our gathering space, new office and meeting areas.

The following comes from the Rite of Dedication of a Church and Altar, Nature and Dignity of Churches: “Through his death and resurrection, Christ became the true and perfect temple of the New Covenant and gathered together a people to be his own. This holy people, made one as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are one, is the Church that is, the temple of God built of living stones, where the Father is worshiped in spirit and in truth. Rightly, then, from early times ‘church’ has also been the name given to the building in which the Christian community gathers to hear the word of God, to pray together, to receive the sacraments, and to celebrate the Eucharist. Because the church is a visible building, it stands as a special sign of the pilgrim Church on earth and reflects the Church dwelling in heaven.”

Live, Die and Rise deeply and often.    Fr. Joe Hannappel

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St. James parish is established to be a sign of the presence of the Kingdom of God, to spread the Good News of the Gospel and to minister and serve others. As Catholics we believe in Jesus' dying and rising and in our call to celebrate the Sacraments and proclaim the Gospel.

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