April 19 Holy Saturday Solemn Vigil of the Resurrection: 8:30 pm Lighting of the New Fire, Salvation History in Word and Song, Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation for RCIA, Renewal of Baptismal Promises.
April 20 Easter Sunday: Sunrise Mass 6:30 am in Philippe Park (park at church, walk over, bring folding chair) Masses in Main Church: 7:00 am, 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 5:00 pm Life Teen, Padua Hall: 10:30 am; Parish Center: 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Aaron Williams, an 8th grade student at Espiritu Santo Catholic School, is working on his Eagle Scout Service Project, which is an outdoor Stations of the Cross at Espiritu Santo. His plan is to create a beautiful, meditative way to reflect upon the Passion of Jesus, set among the natural beauty of our church grounds.
In the life of the Espiritu Santo Catholic community, the seed of faith planted by the missionaries in 1569 has produced much fruit and continues to grow. Today there are more than 4000 registered families at Espiritu Santo.
The second Gospel was written by St. Mark, who, in the New Testament, is sometimes called John Mark. Both he and his mother, Mary, were highly esteemed in the early Church, and his mother's house in Jerusalem served as a meeting place for Christians there. St. Mark was associated with St. Paul and St. Barnabas (who was Mark's cousin) on their missionary journey through the island of Cyprus. Later he accompanied St. Barnabas alone. We know also that he was in Rome with St. Peter and St. Paul. Tradition ascribes to him the founding of the Church in Alexandria. St. Mark wrote the second Gospel, probably in Rome sometime before the year 60 A.D.; he wrote it in Greek for the Gentile converts to Christianity. Tradition tells us that St. Mark was requested by the Romans to set down the teachings of St. Peter. This seems to be confirmed by the position, which St. Peter has in this Gospel. In this way the second Gospel is a record of the life of Jesus as seen through the eyes of the Prince of the Apostles. His feast day is April 25. He is the patron saint of notaries.