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Letter From Fr. Joe March 18, 2020

To all the disciples at the well of St. James Parish,

Last Sunday, Jesus encountered a Samaria woman while he was waiting at Jacob’s well. In John 4:10 he says to her, “If you knew the gift of God and who is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink, ‘you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”

These words are also addressed to us as we thirst for life and wisdom in these uncertain times.  During this time we need to remember that we are the “gift of God” and the Lord will give us “living water.” 

On St. James social media sites, we have shared information from Bishop Hanefeldt that “all public Masses and other communal celebrations of the Sacraments or other liturgies are temporarily suspended throughout the Diocese of Grand Island.”

This is a serious challenge for all of us who deeply value our communal sacramental life.  Since we will not gather together in a physical space next weekend, I hope our spiritual connection will remain strong. I will continue to be with you in spirit and in prayer.  I know that with the grace of God together we will find our way through this.  

The readings from the third Sunday of Lent remind us that God is with us on this difficult journey.  God was with Moses and the people in the desert when they were grumbling (Exodus 17:3-7). God was with the Christians in Rome when St. Paul wrote to them that faith in Christ is the source of salvation (Romans 5:1-8).

Today Romans 5:3-5 is my prayer for you, “we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us.”

If there is something I or someone from the staff or another parishioner can do to help call the parish office at 234.5536.

The Peace of the Lord be with you all!

Fr. Joe Hannappel

A todos los discípulos en el pozo de St. James Parroquia,
El domingo pasado, Jesús se encontró con una mujer Samaria mientras esperaba en el pozo de Jacob. En Juan 4:10 le dice: "Si supieras el don de Dios y quién te está diciendo:" Dame de beber ", le hubieras preguntado y él te habría dado agua viva".
Estas palabras también están dirigidas a nosotros mientras tenemos sed de vida y sabiduría en estos tiempos inciertos. Durante este tiempo, debemos recordar que somos el "don de Dios" y que el Señor nos dará "agua viva".
En los sitios de redes sociales de St. James, hemos compartido información del obispo Hanefeldt de "todas las misas públicas y otras celebraciones comunales de los sacramentos o otras liturgias están suspendidas temporalmente en toda la diócesis de Grand Island".
Este es un serio desafío para todos los que valoramos profundamente nuestra vida sacramental comunitaria. Como no nos reuniremos en un espacio físico el próximo fin de semana, espero que nuestra conexión espiritual siga siendo fuerte. Seguiré estando contigo en espíritu y en oración. Sé que con la gracia de Dios juntos encontraremos nuestro camino a través de esto.
Las lecturas del tercer domingo de Cuaresma nos recuerdan que Dios está con nosotros en este difícil viaje. Dios estaba con Moisés y la gente en el desierto cuando se quejaban (Éxodo 17: 3-7). Dios estaba con los cristianos en Roma cuando San Pablo les escribió que la fe en Cristo es la fuente de salvación (Romanos 5: 1-8).
Hoy Romanos 5: 3-5 es mi oración por ti, “incluso nos jactamos de nuestras aflicciones, sabiendo que la aflicción produce resistencia y resistencia, carácter comprobado y , esperanza  y no decepciona, porque el amor de Dios ha sido derramado en nuestros corazones a través del Espíritu Santo que nos ha sido dado ".
Si hay algo que yo o alguien del personal o otro filigres podemos hacer para ayudar por favor de llamar a la oficina de la parroquia al 234.5536.
¡La paz del Señor este con todos ustedes!!
El p. Joe Hannappel

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Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire to receive you in my soul.
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