The Advocate

May 22, 2022


Sunday Scripture Readings

ACTS 15:1-2, 22-29 PS 67:2-3,5,6,8 REV 21:10-14, 22-23

Explore the Sunday Gospel


JN 14:23-29

Jesus said to his disciples: "Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me."

I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. You heard me tell you, 'I am going away and I will come back to you. 'If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father; for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you this before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe."


meet our extended family

Servant of God Caroline Jones Chisholm (Feast Day March 25)

May 30, 1808-March 25, 1877

Caroline was born in England in 1808 and raised in an Anglican family. Even as a child, she was very interested in immigration and felt drawn to help the less fortunate. When Caroline was 22, Archibald Chisholm, a faithful Catholic and a Captain in the East India Army company, asked her to marry him. Caroline agreed on one condition: that he would support her in helping those in need, as she understood that to be a special calling for her. Archibald agreed. Caroline soon converted to Catholicism, and the two raised their family in the Church. While living in Madras, Caroline opened the Female School of Industry, a school for orphaned girls, illegitimate daughters of British soldiers, and local women.

In 1838, Archibald’s health was failing, so Caroline and her family moved to Sydney, Australia in hopes that a more temperate climate would help Archibald feel better. Caroline was appalled by the poor treatment of the migrant women living in Sydney. She went to work immediately, advocating to get the women jobs, better working conditions, and shelter. Three years later, she founded the Female Emigrant’s Home, where women found shelter and assistance finding jobs.

In her first seven years in Australia, Caroline helped over 11,000 immigrants. Her compassion and love for the poor and lonely arriving in Australia is so well-known and respected that her picture is on Australia’s original $5 bill. Caroline continued to advocate, write, and speak on immigration rights until she became bedridden the last few years of her life. Caroline died at the age of 68, and her husband Archibald died five months later.


Take time to chat

•In what way does God “dwell” with us?

•Jesus says that the Holy Spirit is a teacher and a reminder. What would you like the Holy Spirit to teach you? What are some things you want to be reminded of by the Holy Spirit?

•What is the difference between the peace of the world vs. the peace of Jesus?

•Servant of God Caroline Jones Chisholm knew God had called her to serve those in need. How did her vocation to marriage help her do that?


Recipe of the week

Decorated Cakes with Homemade Whipped Cream

Celebrate the vocation to marriage of Servant of God Caroline Jones Chisholm and her husband, Archibald, by decorating some mini-wedding cakes today using this frosting.

1 cup heavy whipping cream

3 Tbsp powdered sugar(optional)

½ tspof vanilla extract

Cupcakes (homemade or store bought)

Place your mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes before you make the whipped cream. Remove from freezer and pour all the ingredients into the cold bowl. Use a hand mixer or stand-up mixer on low, watching for bubbles to form. Once you see the bubbles, turn the speed up to medium until peaks form.

Chill until ready to serve.

To decorate the cupcakes, divide the whipped cream into smaller bowls and make different colors using food coloring. Spoon into plastic baggies and snip the corner to make your own piping bags. Use candy, sprinkles, etc. to add additional decorations. Have each family member decorate their own cupcake.


Family Fun

Pen Pals

Take the time to let someone know you care, even if they are not physically with you.

Write a letter to a relative, friend, neighbor, or someone from your parish asking them how they are doing, letting them know how you are, and offering to pray for them.

You can add drawings, prayer cards, or pictures before mailing it to them.


Other Ideas


Family Prayer

Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

The Holy Spirit is particularly present in the Joyful Mysteries.

Recite a rosary together as a family, meditating on the Joyful Mysteries.

To find the prayers of the rosary and the Joyful Mysteries, please visit:

Liturgy Link

Liga a la Liturgia

The lector is the person who proclaims the first and second reading at Mass. Watch what they do and think about what it would be like if you were a lector someday.

Unleashing the Gospel in your Family

Haz Llegar el Evangelioen tu Familia

Get to know the Person of the Holy Spirit. Spend 5 –10 minutes each day this week praying to the Holy Spirit.

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