The Venditti Family announces the loss of 
ROBERT VENDITTI on 8 May 2020.

The Malabanan Family announces the loss of VICTOR "INTOY" MALABANAN  on 11 May 2020.

Please join the family for the live stream service which will begin Friday May15 at 9: 55 a.m.  Access to the live stream may be obtained by clicking on the
following link:   
Password: Arbor2020  

You may find the picture of the deceased in the attachment. Let us be united in this time of pain and sorrow and pray for the deceased and their family.

Yours in Christ,

Fr Gijo Muthanattu George

1st Reading: Acts 15:22-31

The decision of the Jerusalem Council goes out as a circular letter

The apostles and the elders, with the consent of the whole church, decided to choose men from among their members and to send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leaders among the brothers, with the following letter: “The brothers, both the apostles and the elders, to the believers of Gentile origin in Antioch and Syria and Cilicia, greetings. Since we have heard that certain persons who have gone out from us, though with no instructions from us, have said things to disturb you and have unsettled your minds, we have decided unanimously to choose representatives and send them to you, along with our beloved Barnabas and Paul, who have risked their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have therefore sent Judas and Silas, who themselves will tell you the same things by word of mouth. For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to impose on you no further burden than these essentials: that you abstain from what has been sacrificed to idols and from blood and from what is strangled and from fornication. If you keep yourselves from these, you will do well. Farewell.”

So they were sent off and went down to Antioch. When they gathered the congregation together, they delivered the letter. When its members read it, they rejoiced at the exhortation.

Responsorial: Psalm 56: 8-12

Response: I will praise you among the nations, O Lord.

My heart is ready, O God,
my heart is ready.
I will sing, I will sing your praise.
Awake my soul, awake lyre and harp,
I will awake the dawn.

I will thank you Lord among the peoples,
praise you among the nations;
for your love reaches to the heavens
and your truth to the skies.
O God, arise above the heavens;
may your glory shine on earth!

Gospel: John 15:12-17

The disciple who truly loves will bear fruit, fruit that will last

Jesus said,
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.”


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