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We wish a beautiful Mother's Day to all of the mothers of our parish, and we offer prayer for mothers who are deceased. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful vocation.

Our parish mission was wonderful and many were moved by Fr. Ben Berinti's words. I am grateful to Fr. Berinti and also to Brian Garland for arranging this. For anyone who may be interested, Fr. Berinti has two books which are available on Amazon.com.

For two years, 20 priests from our diocese have been taking a course called "Good Leaders/Good Shepherds." The course is designed to give better leadership skills to parish priests. Last week we finished the course and I received a graduation certificate. I hope that you notice the difference!

May 16-17, 2014, Friday, 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at St. Thérèse, Little Flower Catholic Church

A prayerful immersion experience for Catholics to:
•  Deepen your relationship with God
•  Invite the Holy Spirit to work in your life in a whole new way
•  Seek a more vibrant understanding of your Catholic faith
•  Experience more love, joy, and peace in your life 

Saturday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weather permitting! Please join us for whatever time you can spare and help beautify the grounds.  Limited hand tools available.

Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m.

Whether you attended the sessions in Lent or not, you are invited to view the final three sessions:

May 7 - A Vast Company of Witnesses: The Communion of Saints
May 14 - The Fire of His Love: Prayer and the Life of the Spirit
May 21 - World Without End: The Last Things
Our Young Families group is delivering flower bouquets to the special moms in your life on Mother's Day. Please support our efforts by pre-ordering bouquets by May 4th. Flowers and delivery cost only $15! Sign up sheets will be at the back of the church and after the 9:30 Mass in the Parish Center.

For questions, please contact Jen Starks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Did you like what you heard at the Parish Mission and want to hear more from Fr. Ben? 
Well, he has a weekly radio show entitled, Firestarters. Check it out!
It is a joy to have our second graders this weekend celebrating their First Holy Communion. The great celebration reminds us of the beauty of this sacrament. We pray that we will never take this great gift for granted, and we pray that God will keep these young ones close to the Lord Jesus throughout their lives.

We are honored that Bishop Rhoades has decided to assign a seminarian to our parish this summer. Spenser St. Louis will serve in our parish from May 25-July 31. Spenser is from Fort Wayne and he is studying to be a priest for our diocese. He is now finishing his third year of college seminary at Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio, and he has five more years of seminary ahead. Spenser will live in the rectory and we would like to have him exposed to as many of the different ministries in our parish as possible.

We welcome Fr. Ben Berinti to our parish this week. Fr. Berinti will preach at all of the Masses this weekend, and then offer a parish mission on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00. After a Lent of spiritual preparation for Easter, we want to keep our energy going and keep ourselves focused on the Risen Christ. Please join us for these three evenings. Child care will be provided on all three evenings.

We celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday this weekend, remembering the great love our Lord has for us, despite our sin. May we never fail to be grateful for God's mercy. We also this weekend celebrate the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Both have followed the Spirit in shaping our Church.

We welcome the visitors and family members who join us this weekend for our greatest celebration, the Resurrection of our Lord. We are glad to have you here to worship with us.

There are many, many opportunities in our parish to become more involved, to meet people, and to be the hands and feet of Christ. A ministry catalog and a ministry commitment form were mailed out a couple of weeks ago. These forms are also found here on our parish website. If any of our parish activities look interesting to you, please turn in a commitment form and someone will be in touch to give you more details. This form can be sent to the church office or left in a box in the back of church.