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|Volume 9 # 19 05.22.13 Please continue to pray for the families that have lost loved ones in Moore, OK and West, Texas.|
|In this Issue:
Latest News This Week:
In The Church:
In the Parish:
Stewardship In Action:
In The Narthex/PLC
Quotes of Interest:
"For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." ~ 1 John 5:7
"God the Father and God the Son cannot be everywhere present; indeed they cannot be even in two places at the same instant: but God the Holy Spirit is omnipresent - it extends through all space, with all other matter." ~ Orson Pratt
|Latest News This Week:
The time is around the corner for our annual Vacation Bible School. As we prepare and purchase the items needed we also need your help with the following : 200 empty water bottles; Walmart Cards/HEB Cards where we could purchase: Pool sticks (noodle foam sticks), baggies, paper goods, items for emergency kits, pens&pencils, paper. If you can help we truly appreciate your donations of these items or any Seed Card donation. Thank You, Sr. Mary Lou.
Want to grow in holiness, but too busy? Want to transform your work, your marriage, your family, and your life, but don't have time? In our hectic day and time, Blessed John Paul II and Blessed Mother Teresa knew that the quickest way to be transformed into a saint is through a relationship with Our Blessed Mother, Mary. Mary leads us to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Starting with the book 33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration, parishes all over the United States are beginning this journey together. Were looking for about 12-15 people who are interested in learning more about Marian Consecration with the possibility of participating in this process in the next few months. If youd like to be contacted with more information (no obligation to sign up), please email or call Sharon Perkins 512-261-8500, x 301. . (You can also get more details by going to http://www.allheartsafire.org.)
It's not always easy to find a way to connect with other Catholic young adults during the summer, and it's sometimes hard to keep up with your religious faith commitments when you're away from campus - but Emmaus is starting something new on Wednesday evenings during the summer and you're invited to check out the possibilities! No obligation to "join" anything - just come and find out more! Come visit us on Wednesday, June 5, 6:00-8:00 PM Emmaus PLC Youth Lounge. Click here for more infomation.
SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS Cotten's Barbecue invites you to their Soft Grand Opening on June 6th. It's a full service barbecue restaurant with Great South Texas Barbecue, Freshly Baked Bread, Awesome Desserts and Ice Cold Drinks for $25/person. Proceeds from the evening will go to fund an All Terrain Wheelchair for a Wounded Soldier. The restaurant is in San Antonio. If you are not up for the drive, you can donate $25 and the ticket will go to a soldier from Brooke Army Medical Center or Fort Sam who would really enjoy a spectacular meal. Checks should be made to Emmaus Catholic Parish and indicate in the memo section Soldier's Wheelchair. God Bless you for your generosity. We will have volunteers in the narthex after all masses this Memorial Day weekend to sell the tickets or accept your donations.
Parish Office is closed this Sunday and Monday in honor of Memorial Day. The Sunday nursery will also be closed to allow our staff to celebrate this important holiday with their families.
The Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) on the weekend of June 1st and 2nd. As part of the observance of the Year of Faith, The Holy Father will preside over a special Eucharistic adoration that will extend all over the world involving the cathedrals and parishes in each diocese. Bishop Vásquez will preside at Holy Hour from 4:00pm 5:00pm on Saturday, June 1 at St. Mary Cathedral. He will also preside at the 5:30pm vigil Mass. This prayer and celebration are open to the public.
In our own parish we will be having a procession with the Blessed Sacrament following the 12:15PM Mass. This procession will start at 1:15PM and will circle our property, returning to the sanctuary where we will have Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament.
The Eucharist and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament are at the heart of our faith as Roman Catholic Christians. Please make the effort to join us in this procession and benediction.
Remember: Join us in our celebration of Deb at the 5pm Mass on Saturday, June 1 with a reception following in the Great Hall.
THE CATHOLIC STORY IN CINEMA is a summer film series for adults on Wednesday mornings beginning June 12, in Multi B. No need to register just show up when you can and enjoy a variety of cinematic treatments of Catholics during the Churchs two millennia, along with insightful commentary, interesting discussion, and good fellowship. Watch for more details in next weeks bulletin or check the parish website soon for a list of upcoming film titles.
What Is the Holy Trinity...
Holy Trinity or Holy Sunday is celebrated the week after Pentecost Sunday in honor of the most fundamental of Christian beliefs - the belief in the Holy Trinity. We can never fully understand the mystery of the Trinity, but we can sum it up in the following formula: God is three Persons in one Nature. The three Persons of God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spiritare all equally God, and They cannot be divided..
Do you have a question you would like to ask? Or special announcement to make? We would love to hear from you! Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject heading: My Question Is or Annoucement
|In the Church:
The Feast of The Most Holy Trinity:
"In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" .
How many times a day do we say these words without really understanding or even thinking about the Trinity?
When we think of God we always seem to think of a single image. Some of us think of God the Creator (the Father), the awesome, powerful one who created our universe and gave us the law. This is the God who made us to be one with all things but who also gave us free will, which we use so often to separate us from this unity and truth. This is the God we "fear", the God we seem to think we have to do things for to "earn" love and salvation. This is the God we rush to the confessional to get right with again.
Some think of God the Redeemer (the Son) and of how He did everything to restore us to that unity. He walked the earth with us to better understand us and to show us how much he cares. This is the God who understands our weaknesses and failures. This is the God who forgave us before we ever sinned. We don't try to "earn" His love because we know He already gave it to us freely. This is the God who accepts us as we are, who never turns away. This is the God who gives us life abundantly.
Some think of God the Comforter (the Holy Spirit) who gives us wisdom and peace. This is the God who comes to us to remind us of what we have forgotten, enabling us to figure it out without knowing it all or losing the mystery of life. This is the God who fills us with peace and hope that all things will work together for good. As Jesus said: "When the Spirit comes, he will guide you to the truth."
And the truth is "God is Love" three words, one God. Doesn't get much simpler than that .
Stewardship In Action:
One of our parishioners (and our Greeter at 9:45a mass), Jacquie Banks, is helping sell a Lakeway/Hills Solos commemorative coverlet honoring Lakeways Golden Anniversary. Jacquie helped get the Emmaus arches as one of three depictions under churches (see far right icon second from the top) so it should have a more personal connection to many of us. The coverlet was sanctioned by the City of Lakeway. It is 48 x 68 cotton double-weave (plays out on both sides), and proudly made in the USA at Mill Street Design in North Carolina. Only 125 were ordered; 80 have sold so far. They are $50 each. Makes a great gift for those students leaving home and wanting to take a bit of Lakeway with them. Call Jacquie at 512.638.0484 or email JacquieBanks@gmail.com.
Share with us your recent and/or ongoing stewardship actions! We would love to hear from you! Please send to email@example.com, with subject heading: Stewardship In Action.
|In the Parish:
The Annual Lakeway Memorial Day Celebration will be held at the Lakeway Heritage Park at 10AM on Monday May 27th. This annual event is being co-sponsored by the Lake Travis Standing Military Committee, and the Lohmanns Ford Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Other participants in the event will include the Honor Guard from the Lakeway Police Department and the local choral group the Lakeway Sing-Along choir. (yep folks and you know a lot of these Sing Alongers are members of our parish). Due to limited parking at the venue, those planning to attend the event should arrive no later than 9:30 a.m. Lakeway Heritage Park is located at the corner of Lohmans Crossing and Hurst Creek Roads, or 963 Lohmans Crossing Road in Lakeway. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled. Come on out after Mass Monday morning the 27th and join us!
Don't forget to share with us when wonderful things happen in your family. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is one Gabriel Project Training scheduled in the upcoming month,
When: June 22, 2013 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: St. Ignatius Parish Annex Building 2305 Euclid Avenue Austin, TX 78704
Lunch and free materials are provided at trainings. If anyone would like more information or to register, please email me at email@example.com or call (512) 949-2488.
To find more information about these and other diocesan Respect Life initiatives, see the Respect Life website at www.emmauslakeway.com/respectlife or contact Sophie Jones at 512 261-3090 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Theisen at 512 266-0182 or email@example.com.
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