SATURDAY, APRIL 18
DAY 31 - THE CHURCH & EUROPE MINI SESSION
The last words that Jesus speaks to the Apostles is called the Great Commission, "Go and baptize all nations in the name of the Father, the Son, & the Holy Spirit" (Mt 28:19), where he sends them out to preach his newly won salvation to all humanity. This story is written up to a point in the Bible, yet it continues all the way up until today. This mini lesson gives some very large brush strokes of what the Church does after the Bible and as it help to form the very world that we know & which we ourselves have heard & received the Faith.
From Our Spiritual Director ✝
ReadingsActs 4:13-21Psalm 118:1, 14-15. 16-18, 19-21Mark 16:9-15
In the Acts of the Apostles today, we see the elders and the scribes perceive Peter and John as “uneducated, ordinary men.” Certainly, they see these men as controllable. “We will instruct them never to mention the name of Jesus again, never to mention the remarkable signs that all had witnesses.”
Think about how many people around us would love us never to mention Jesus, never mention his miracles, his teaching, the faith that we have been given and long to practice. Non-believers often consider us as simpletons, believers in magic and things unseen and unprovable.
We know better, we have a faith that we cannot develop ourselves but is a gift from God. Let us continue to display our faith in the Risen Christ by the way we live, in what we say and do, and how we pray.
Weekly Challenge Winners! 🙌
Congratulations to the winners of our Acting Out contest... 🥁 the Hunt Family and the Malay Family! Each week during the Crown Retreat, we challenge you to some family fun. This week we invited you to act out a story from the bible and to be as creative as you want with props, scripts, sets, and costumes. During this contest, we chose two winners for different age levels. Tune in each week for more fun contests and win points for your House at Holy Cross! Check out the winning productions here.
Watch the faith formation resource video below to learn more about your faith.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,"
- Matthew 28:19