The New Saint Joseph Weekday Missal
published by Catholic Book Publishing Co. in New
Jersey,USA, has a good meditation over the Easter season, which I want to share
with you. It speaks to me, and I’m sure it will speak to you. I
“According to the purpose of God’s will, we are predestined to grow
into the full realization of that divine plan (as
Paul formulated in his letter to the Church in Ephesus:’Before the world’s
foundation was laid, He chose us in him to be holy and blameless in His sight,
to be full of love; He likewise predestined us through Jesus Christ to be His
adopted sons...’ Eph.1,4-5,my own
the cooperation we have given during Lent. In Christ all will be made to
live - but each in his or
her own turn...
is through faith and baptism that we now share in Christ’s glorious
Resurrection, till we fully share in it by partaking in His Ascension into
After we had heard the Good News of our salvation and believed in it, we
were sealed with the Holy Spirit. The feast of Pentecost celebrates the
outpouring of this pledge of our inheritance.
...Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost are not past but present to us.
There is no Easter victory unless there is a personal victory in which
love becomes stronger than hate, moving us to forgive each other and to live
together in mutual respect and brotherhood. If we are ‘Easter people’, as
St.Augustine called us, we should also be a joyous people. There is no reason
for prolonged sadness at life’s defeats or the end that death brings to our
visible existence. Easter is a reminder that death has lost its victory and its
sting. Sin will always be with us, but the knowledge that this man Jesus seeks
out sinners and eats with them,...,will lead us to show our gratitude in a good
life and a glad heart” (vol.I, pp.705-6).
With these thoughts from the Saint Joseph Weekday Missal I wish all of
you a very joyfilled and holy Easter and Easter season.
First Holy Communion
On the second Sunday of Easter, Mercy Sunday, we
celebrated the great and joyous event during Holy Mass of four children receiving for the first time in their lives the
sacred Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in Holy Communion.
These four were:
Petra Jónsdóttir Hansen
Teresa Colite Dahl
Diana Huete Olsen
On behalf of the entire parish and my own I wish
these four children along with their parents a warm and heartfelt
congratulations. God’s rich blessings be upon and in them.
Good Fridag collection
collection taken up on Good Friday for the benefit of the Holy Land amounted to
Last year after a pause of many years, the parish
again took up walking on a pilgrimage, a holy event that was very popular in the
Faroes before the Reformation. We followed part of an ancient pilgrimage in Gåsedalur to the ruins of
St.Thorlak’s chapel. It was a successful pilgrimage. I’m thinking that we as a
parish could again walk another pilgramage. A possible pilgrimage could to be to
ruins of Magnus church in Kirkjubøur. It could take place on Sunday the 18th of
August, when the Church celebrates the solemn feast of Mary’s assumption, body
and soul, into heaven. I mention the possibility of a pilgrimage later in the
year as something you can have in mind. We are a little group who are looking
more into this.
Preparation for First Communion 2020
Sr.Florence would like to begin the preparation for
First Communion for the next group of children. You parents who have children 7
years old and older, who have not yet received their first communion, please
contact Sr.Florence. She plans to begin instructions in September.
Farewell to Sr.Yolanda
Sr.Yolanda, who came to us three years ago to serve
the Philippine group in the parish, left Monday the 29th of April. She returned
to her original province of the FMM Sisters in the Philippines. She was sent to
us for a three year period. Now that time has come to an end. On behalf of the
parish and myself, I thank Sr.Yolanda for all the good work, she has done for
the parish. It will be remembered with joy. We wish her the rich blessing of
God, as she begins her new mission in the service of the Church.