We are called to be fishers of men. If we serve ourselves only, we become tired and discouraged. Lord, help us to remember that our call is to love others. Amen. Sent from my iPad
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> From: Maryknoll Society <hello@maryknollsociety.org> > Date: May 5, 2019 at 5:41:36 AM EDT > To: sbasinger@stmarys-school.org > Subject: St Mary’s School, here is your weekly Journey of Faith reflection > Reply-To: Maryknoll Society <hello@maryknollsociety.org> > > > “Christ with Us” > View this email in your browser > > > > Dear St Mary’s School, > > As missioners, we know instinctively that there are many ways to recognize Christ among us. > “So the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea. The other disciples came in the boat…” > ~ John 21:7-8 > In today’s Gospel, we recall the third time that the apostles saw him as the resurrected Lord. He asked them to drop their nets and bring in their catch. Peter was so excited to recognize Christ that he quickly jumped into the water, and forgot about the fish. The catch that day was extraordinary. Their nets were overflowing—a reminder that their calling was to reach out as “fishers of men” so that all may come to know salvation in Christ. > > Our nets can be filled to overflowing, too—with acts of compassion and gestures of peace and reconciliation. It’s good to remember that Christ is with us even now. We can find him in the suffering poor of developing nations, and in places much closer to home. We just have to look and then drop our nets. > > St Mary’s School, God bless your mission calling to witness our faith in life-giving ways. May Our Lady of Maryknoll be your inspiration to welcome the risen Lord this day and to bring others home to her son, Jesus Christ. > Sincerely yours in Christ, > Father Raymond J. Finch, M.M. > Prayer for 3rd Sunday of Easter > Though tired and discouraged > at Your word we will once more > lower our nets for a catch, O Lord. > > Help us always to put our trust > not in our talents or strength > but in our obedience to You, > our belief in Your promise > and our faith in Your presence. > > Confident that You who call us > will remain ever at our side, > may we be eager to do Your Will > and follow Your example of mercy, > love, and forgiveness. > > Amen. > ~ Father Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M. > The Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers serve the poor in 22 countries, and celebrate our faith through Mass, the Sacraments, and pastoral work. Help support our mission projects around the world. > > Copyright © 2019 Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, All rights reserved. > You are receiving this email because you previously opted-in for Maryknoll announcements and/or are a prior Maryknoll donor. > > Our mailing address is: > Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers > PO Box 302 > Maryknoll, NY 10545 > > > You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list >