The reading on the road to Emmaus is one full of images we can pray with. The response of the bewildered apostles, “Were not our hearts burning within us?” is particularly powerful for me. It happens everytime I take the time to ponder scripture. And you? Ponder...
Website(s) of the Week
I do not know how long the EPA website will continue to provide services such as this link, giving budget projections. It might be valuable to calculate (or even recalculate) your current carbon footprint, and look at ways you can cut yours. It is surprising even in our diets (e.g., beef production is a big carbon producer) how in simple ways we can lessen our footprint.
Quotable Saints (and others who may not be saints):
Like the disciples of Emmaus, believers, supported by the living presence of the risen Christ, become in turn the traveling companions of their brothers and sisters in trouble, offering them the word which rekindles hope in their hearts. With them they break the bread of friendship, brotherhood and mutual help. This is how to build the civilization of love. This is how to proclaim the hoped-for coming of the new heavens and the new earth to which we are heading.
— John Paul II, Jubilee Day of Migrants and Refugees
Calendar. Do something
: People’s Climate March, Washington D.C. Delaware Sierra Club is running buses for $35/person. Contact
St. Andrew’s Place
. Prepare and share a meal with some very interesting people
Emmanual Dining Room
(9AM-1PM) Join parishioners preparing a serving a lunch for the needy. Sign up on the parish website under “Volunteer” tab.
: Highmark Community Walk at Bellevue. We will have teams supporting the Delaware Center for Justice and Family Promise. You can support our runners/walkers or run/walk yourself. Details to come.
: The next week we are scheduled to help Ebenezer with hosting of Family Promise families.
News and Views:
- Food Closet: The biggest need is soup, although we could always use canned fruit and vegetables. Thank you.
- Thank you to Katie Hegedus for volunteering to take over the Good Friday crosswalk.
Missed an opportunity – did not get to my e-mail in time. There is a new refugee family from Pakistan living at Victoria Mews in Delaware. The mother is a devout catholic. They have needs, especially for transportation to church on Sunday, to doctors’ appointments, etc. during the week. If you can occasionally help out, you need to get on Jack Sanders’ distribution list for this family. Please contact Jack directly at
Paz y bien.