A Blessed Easter to All
Alleluia! The Lord is Risen!
EASTER, THE MOST JOYOUS DAY
ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD
"We bring you the good news that what God promised to the fathers, this day he has fulfilled to us, their children, by raising Jesus." The Resurrection of Jesus is the crowning truth of our faith in Christ, a faith believed and lived as the central truth by the first Christian community; handed on as fundamental by Tradition; established by the documents of the New Testament; and preached as an essential part of the Paschal mystery along with the cross:
Christ is risen from the dead!
Dying, he conquered death;
To the dead, he has given life.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, a good, happy and peaceful Easter!
Today, throughout the world, the Church’s proclamation resounds: “Jesus, who was crucified, has risen as he said. Alleluia!”
For the full text of the Holy Father's message, please go to:
May 13, 2021 Living Rosary
Our St. Callistus Church will hold a Living Rosary event at Mary's Grotto and parking lot areas on Thursday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. in remembrance of the Fatima apparitions of the Blessed Mother starting May 13, 1917.
April 19, 2021 Indoor Mass Update
Dear Parishioners of St Callistus,
As was announced to you in all the masses this weekend, this coming weekend, April 24-25 onwards, will start the “no registration or no sign ups” process in all the weekend masses and will implement the “first come, first serve” policy. Please come to the mass as early as you are able. The 85 people seating capacity will still in effect. Also, safety protocols will still be observed. Please follow the ushers instructions.
MAY 9TH - SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
First Reading: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
Second Reading: 1 John 4:7-10
Gospel: John 15:9-17
What is the true measure of love? How can you say that a person loves you very much? In todays gospel, Jesus provides the answer when he said: "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends." True love means that one is willing to die for the other. Jesus witnessed to this when he fulfilled the mission entrusted to Him by his Father, when His enemies crucified Him, when he died on the cross for our sake.
During a wedding rite, the man and the woman say together the following prayer or a similar one, after exchanging vows: "Grant us O Lord to be one heart and one soul, from this day forward, for better or for worse for richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part." This prayer reveals their commitment to show their love for each other in sacrifice as they become one flesh and as they built a family. If you have been married for a number of years, has this prayer been a living experience in your
marital relationship? Or have there been conditions or compromises in your willingness to love and to be faithful to your spouse until death?
To live the greatest love is not an option. It is an order from Jesus himself for us to be fruitful: "It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give you. This I command you: love one another."
Let us pray in hope that whatever one's state of life is, whatever circumstances we are in, we may live out the greatest love, even in the little details of life. Amen
Indoor Mass attendance is currently limited to 50% capacity on a first come first served basis.
9:00 AM, 8:30-Devotional Prayer
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
9:00 AM and 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
(Other times by Appointment)