Wednesday 5-17-2017

As a Catholic Community we gather together. Please join us this week as we celebrate the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

 

Prayer of the Week

Thank you Lord for this brand new day.
Give me the wisdom to see its possibilities, the strength to face its challenges, and the grace to be open to its promise.
Give me your heart of love to do a favour, speak a kindness, offer a hand, soothe a hurt, celebrate a joy, share a sorrow, or in some small way give myself in love to another in your name.

 

Saint of the Day – Saint Paschal Baylon

In Paschal’s lifetime the Spanish empire in the New World was at the height of its power, though France and England were soon to reduce its influence. The 16th century has been called the Golden Age of the Church in Spain, for it gave birth to Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Peter of Alcantara, Francis Solano and Salvator of Horta.

Paschal’s Spanish parents were poor and pious. Between the ages of seven and 24 he worked as a shepherd and began a life of mortification. He was able to pray on the job and was especially attentive to the church bell, which rang at the Elevation during Mass. Paschal had a very honest streak in him. He once offered to pay owners of crops for any damage his animals caused!

In 1564, Paschal joined the Friars Minor and gave himself wholeheartedly to a life of penance. Though he was urged to study for the priesthood, he chose to be a brother. At various times he served as porter, cook, gardener, and official beggar.

Paschal was careful to observe the vow of poverty. He would never waste any food or anything given for the use of the friars. When he was porter and took care of the poor coming to the door, he developed a reputation for great generosity. The friars sometimes tried to moderate his liberality!

Paschal spent his spare moments praying before the Blessed Sacrament. In time, many people sought his wise counsel. People flocked to his tomb immediately after his burial; miracles were reported promptly. Paschal was canonized in 1690 and was named patron of eucharistic congresses and societies in 1897.

 https://www.franciscanmedia.org/source/saint-of-the-day/

 

 

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Manna Flyer 5-17-17 Last Order of Year216.83 KB
2017-2018 Calendar - DRAFT500.24 KB
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All School Picnic Information477.17 KB
Last Day of Hot Lunch and Milk493.74 KB
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St. Scholastica Parish School Supply List 2018-1931.45 KB
Supply Kit Order Form 2017-18405.29 KB
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WOM Family Cash Donation Letter 2017100.13 KB
Athletic Department Awards Night May 2180.54 KB
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St Scholastica Physical Form 201741.11 KB
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