Visitation of Our Lady Parish Monthly Newsletter April 2017

APRIL 2017 April 2017 V isitation Of Our Lady Parish 3500 AMES BLVD., MARRERO, LA 70072 504.347.2203 WWW.VOL.ORG Good Stewards Know God Loves Us To Pieces We all kind of take for granted that God loves us. A lot! However, I suspect we don’t really have a good grasp of the depth of God’s love for us. So, I will share with you a story I recently shared with the pre-k, kindergarten and first grade students at VOL. It was a story that could have upset little children, but it didn’t. They got the moral of the story. The depth of God’s love for us is so great, it just doesn’t make sense to us mortals. So, let us, as Jesus requires, be like little children and understand the way the youngest of our VOL students did the infinite depth of God’s love for us. We all sin, right? Sure. That’s a no-brainer. So, we all need forgiveness. Also a no-brainer. And, of course, that forgiveness comes from our God. And, that raises another question. How? How did God forgive us? God could have forgiven our sins by sending us a Facebook message from heaven. He could have tweeted us. He could have done it, if he had chosen to do so, simply by wishing, in the quiet of his divine mind, that it be done. Any and every act of God has infinite value. But, we know God did not forgive our sins in any of the ways I just mentioned. I believe the most famous verse in the Bible is John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life.” Continued on page 8 Page 1 Inside -2- Former VOL Student Named Head Football Coach at Archbishop Shaw High School -3- Candlelight Rosary -4- Cajun Fest Proves it Does Sometimes Take a Village -5- VOL School: A Great Place to Grow -6- Dylan Scheuermann Named Altar Server of the Year Kyli Rodriguez Receives State Recognition for ACT Scores -7- Honoring Our Blessed Mother With a Mary Garden