Corpus Christi Procession: Sunday, June 2, after the 11am Mass The procession, with the monstrance holding the Eucharist under its special canopy, will leave church and proceed around the block to the Eternal Father Chapel, with several stops for prayers along the way.
St. Alexander Church at 300 S Cornell, Villa Park, IL 60181 US - Home
This Sunday, we have two readings about the Ascension - the First Reading and the Gospel. The Apostles were simple men without any higher education. They were fishermen who had followed Jesus for three years.
They had seen Him raise the dead, give sight to the blind, give hearing to the deaf, speech to the dumb, and cure all matter of sickness. They had seen Him tested by the Pharisees. They had listened to the Sermon on the Mount, His parables, the Beatitudes, and His preaching on love. They saw Him crucified, die and raised from the dead. They spent forty days after He was raised from the dead, eating and talking with Him.
He then ascended into heaven. But they must have felt a great loss, seeing Him rise into the heavens. They were left alone. We have the benefit of hindsight; we know what was going to happen, but they did not. However, they did what He told them and waited for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit would teach them “everything and remind them of all that He had told them” (Jn 14:26).
St. Alexander...pray for us
Deacon John Gibbons