Weekly Update – May 6, 2018

Link to Weekly Update – May 6, 2018

Bible Study
We are considering setting up a bible study group if there is sufficient interest.  Please go online to complete a brief survey (takes about 1 minute).  The survey can be found at:

Your Child VS Your Smartphone
Technology is booming! With so many ways for us to connect and share with family, friends and strangers across the world. But how do children view technology? A wealth of knowledge is at our finger tips with our smartphones in hand…BUT AT WHAT COST?

Reflections From The Holy Lands – Alicia’s Reflection on Mary Magdalene (from Salt and Light)
We are the Galilee region of Israel. Specifically, in Magdala, the same town that was home to Mary Magdalene, the woman we know as the apostle to the apostles. We know very little about the woman who is described as the apostle of the apostles, so this village helps fill in some background.

Shroud of Turin (part 1)
A historical backgrounder on the Shroud of Turin, believed to be the burial cloth of Jesus. “The Shroud is a challenge to our intelligence… The Church urges that the Shroud be studied without pre-established positions that take for granted results that are not such… For the believer, what counts above all is that the Shroud is a mirror of the Gospel… The image of human suffering is reflected in the Shroud… The Shroud is also an image of God’s love as well as of human sin… (of) the powerlessness of death.. of silence….The Shroud shows Jesus at the moment of his greatest helplessness and reminds us that in the abasement of death lies the salvation of the whole world” (John  Paul II in the 1998 Exposition of the Shroud of Turin). This video is from the official website of the Philippine exhibit which started last July 2007

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