St. Bridget’s Parish Location: Rosebud, SD Sunday Mass: 9:00 AM Pastor: Fr. John Hatcher, S.J. St. Francis Mission Phone: 605.747.2361 Sacramental Ministry: Fr. David Collins, S.J. Parish Office Phone: 605.747.2496 Parish Administrator: Mr. Tony Lusvardi, S.J. St. Charles Masses Sunday: 11:30 AM St. Agnes Masses Sunday: 2:00 PM St. Thomas the Apostle Masses Sunday: 9:00 AM
Reconciliation: Sundays, 20 min prior to Mass Daily Mass This Week Tuesday: 5:30 PM, St. Bridget’s Wednesday: 5:30 PM, St. Charles Thursday: 5:30 PM, St. Bridget’s
HAPPY EASTER! Engaging the Word Easter Sunday
The Easter story is like a game of hide-andseek. The difference is that while we know whom we’re hunting for in regular hide-and-seek, at Easter those seeking Jesus find someone beyond their expectations. Mary Magdalene thinks Jesus is the gardener until He calls her by name; and the disciples on the way to Emmaus think He is a clueless out-of-towner until He breaks bread with them. As people of faith we should expect the same to happen to us. The Risen Jesus is more than our imaginations can ever expect. He is bigger, better, more real, more true than that. Most importantly, the Risen Jesus shows us both who God most really and truly is, and who we - made in the image of God - might most really and truly become. And for that we cry out, Alleluia!
New Catholics and Confirmands! In this great season of rebirth and salvation, we’d like to offer our most enthusiastic congratulations to all the new Catholics who were fully received into the Church at the Easter Vigil! We also congratulate two confirmands of the faith. They’ve been preparing to receive these sacraments for months, and we’re so excited to welcome them. Be sure to congratulate them when you see them! Full Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) Aloysius Douville, Cathleena Long, Jason Moore, Kaylee Moore, Teresa Moore, Sonnie Scott, Amira Young. Baptism Clifford Bordeaux, Tariah Bordeaux, Wanbli Bordeaux Adult Confirmation Mariah LaPointe and Blanche Long
RCIC/RCIA in the Fall The initiation of Catholics is the highlight of our Easter Vigil Mass. As one session of RCIA/C comes to an end with our celebrations this weekend, we look forward to the next sessions. Both adult and children’s classes of RCIA/C will begin in the Fall. RCIA is a process for people interested in the Catholic faith to learn what the Church believes in and, if they so choose, to prepare to become members of our faith community. Contact Tony Lusvardi, S.J., at 747-2496 for more information on RCIA/C classes. If your children are baptized and not involved in the religious education program but would like to receive First Communion, they can participate in RCIC as preparation for this sacrament.
Saint Leo the Great On April 11th, the Church celebrates the life of Pope Leo the Great. Leo was a fifth-century pope, most famous for two achievements. First, Leo saved Rome from Attila the Hun. Attila was the most fearsome Germanic warlord in history. But when Leo met him at the gates of Rome Attila had a vision of Saints Peter and Paul hovering behind Leo, and so decided to leave Rome in peace. Second is Leo’s teaching that Jesus is both fully divine and fully human. A church council affirmed the teaching in 451, and we Catholics believe it today. We profess Jesus’ full divinity every Sunday in the Creed when we describe Jesus as “true God from true God” and “consubstantial with the Father;” and we profess His full humanity when we say “incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.” This great teaching – and its great teacher - is especially suitable to celebrate in Easter week.
The Lord’s Day “Sunday, the ‘Lord’s Day,’ is the principal day for the celebration of the Eucharist because it is the day of the Resurrection. It is the preeminent day of the liturgical assembly, the day of the Christian family, and the day of joy and rest from work. Sunday is ‘the foundation and kernel of the whole liturgical year’ (SC 106).” from Catechism of the Catholic Church 1193
Confirmation Celebration At St. Charles Mass next Sunday, April 15th, some of our parishioners will celebrate the sacrament of Confirmation. Bishop Robert Gruss will preside over the 11:30AM Mass. On the following Sunday, April 22nd, a special brunch will be held at St. Bridget’s after 9AM Mass to celebrate the young people recently confirmed in their faith. Please join us for both of these joyous celebrations!
Lumen Christi Award Every year, Catholic Extension presents the Lumen Christi Award to individuals and groups who share the light of Christ with their diocese and community. The Reverend John Hatcher, S.J., is one of the 2012 Lumen Christi Award nominees. Facebook members can show their support of Fr. Hatcher by going to www.catholicextension.org/2012-lumenchristinominees/ and casting their vote. Voting closes April 13.
Announcements Baptism Classes The next round of baptism classes will begin on Thursday April 12 at 7PM at the CYO Building in Rosebud. The baptism course lasts 4 weeks, and Mass attendance is mandatory. Marriage in the Church If you are interested in receiving the Sacrament of Marriage in the Church, please contact Tony Lusvardi, S.J. at 7472496. Recovery Support St. Francis Mission provides Recovery Support for families struggling with alcohol and addiction. For more information, contact Geraldine at 747-5547. Lakota Hymns Project We are looking for members of the Rosebud community who know the Lakota language and would like to sing these hymns to be recorded. Volunteers do not have to be Catholic. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please contact Tony Lusvardi, S.J. at 747-2496.
Next Sunday’s Readings 1st Reading: Acts 4: 32-35 2nd Reading: 1 Jn 5: 1-6 Gospel: Jn 20: 19-31