Stewardship Reflection

April 11, 2021

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On this second Sunday of Easter, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. We celebrate this feast today since God’s mercy was shared with us through the resurrection of Jesus. To put it simply, today, we are celebrating Jesus’ merciful love for us and how we can partake in it.

No matter where we are on our journey as a disciple of Christ, we are all in need of God’s merciful love. There are countless times throughout our day when we miss the mark. For instance, we might fail to respond in kind to our spouse or kids, fall into gossip in our workday, or even forget to think positively of others. These shortcomings call us to humble ourselves and receive the unwavering mercy of God.

Jesus is Mercy itself. He was born into time to save us from sin. And to ensure His Mercy was always available to us, He gave us the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In our Gospel, Jesus encounters the apostles after the resurrection and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”  Jesus gave us the gift of this sacrament because He wants to help us reach eternal life. He knows we cannot do it without His merciful love, and a resolve to do better and to follow Him more faithfully.

Today, may we recall the precious gift God has given to us through his Son – Mercy itself. May we never forget that, with a contrite heart and a resolution to do better, God is always willing to forgive.

Marian House Kitchen Volunteers Needed

As Catholic Charities transitions meal services to focus more on working poor and vulnerable families, seniors, and people with disabilities, it was the right time to drop soup from our name. So for now, we will be known as the Marian House Kitchen.

Shifts Monday through Sunday, 7:00am – 9:45am food prep, 9:45am – 1:15pm food service or a full day option of 7:00am – 1:15pm. For more information call the Volunteer Office Help Desk at 719-866-6559 or email: [email protected] or visit


Client Services Intake Volunteers Needed

Shifts 10:30am – 1:00pm. Volunteers needed for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Duties include greeting guests, providing basic service information and creating ID cards. For more information call the Volunteer Office Help Desk at 719-866-6559 or email: [email protected]