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send on Parish e mail. I am back from a pilgrimage to El Salvador and Honduras filled with jo

Have you ever noticed how many people come to Church and sit in the same pew each Sunday?  Sometimes we don’t know their name, but we know where they sit!  I know where Ben and Liz sit, where Juan and Paul sit, where Alex sits each Sunday.  Now if I would ask you to get up and follow me to another bench, leave that secure, familiar place and follow me to a new place, HOW WOULD THAT FEEL?  Would you leave your place of security????  What are the risks of leaving that place of feeling secure?  What are your fears of leaving everything you are familiar with, perhaps like moving from a house to another home?  Or changing to a new job, or grade school to a new school or to CNM or the University, what would be your fears or how did that feel when you did that?

Jesus also left the security of his mother, and went to a large lake called the Sea of Galilee and located in the commercial town of Capernaum. Jesus left his security and began to follow a call that the Father had given him to announce GOOD NEWS: ‘REPENT and BELIEVE the Good News, the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is close at hand.’  Repent is a word which Jonah used when he called the people of Nineveh to take a new path of thinking and leave the path they were on which would destroy them.  Happily, the people did change their ways of thinking and behaving and God saw their action and REPENTED of the evil that he had threatened to do to them; he did not carry it out.  Isn’t it interesting to see that even GOD REPENTED OF TAKING AN EVIL ACTION!

 Jesus followed the preaching of John the Baptist, who called the people to share their food and extra security of 2 cloaks with those who have none. John invited the Governor to give back the wife he had taken from his brother and to stop all the evil punishments he was inflicted on the Jews.  But Herod put him in prison to stop his prophetic voice.  ( That sounds like the destiny of many prophets and martyrs.)  Now Jesus takes up the message of John and puts it in a very positive manner, inviting the people to take advantage of the opportunity they have in his message of saying he did not come to threaten evil, but rather call people to come to know a loving and merciful Father, who sent His son not to CONDEMN, but to SAVE.  That is quite a different tone and message that Jesus brings us and so when he calls the fishermen to leave their job security, family security and follow him, Jesus is inviting them to find a positive path that leads to peace, justice, forgiveness, hope, and intimacy with a loving God, who as the Psalm 103 says:’ God is tenderness and pity, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, his indignation does not last forever, nor his resentment remain for all time; he does not treat us as our sins deserve, nor repay us as befits our offences. As tenderly as a father treats his children, so Yahweh treats those who reverence him; he knows of what we are made, he remembers that we are dust.’

So Jesus calls the fishermen to leave all their security, even their family ties and follow Him.  That is what I did over 50 years ago to follow the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.  It is what Pope Francis did when he took that name, in order to not forget the poor who are Christ.  Leaving all behind is HARD AND FEARFUL!  Jesus doesn’t offer us homes and financial security, but He does offer us a WAY to find a path that is narrow and difficult, but leads to LIFE, rather than Destruction.  It is a call that Jesus makes to us today, to leave the security that we have and walk into a new path of life: Carry one another’s burden together, care for the poor one who is Jesus, welcome the stranger, immigrant because you were immigrants, and forgive and forget as Jesus/God does…….. it is a change of heart from a self centered life to a God like way of thinking and behaving.

Take the example of resentment. We carry the security of resenting someone or their behavior and hold them to the past action.  We have that security to hold onto.  Resentment is a conscious decision to turn against someone, an inner anger, a distortion of the truth, a lie use to cover our own wrong.  YET we blame it all on the other person!  Resentment and its companions, hostility, anger, retaliation, are all part of our security that we hold in our inner spirit at times, even for years!  SO WHY FORGIVE?  It is very simple.  If we don’t forgive, we’re never free.  Unless we forgive, we are not forgiven, we remain chained to our wrongs, unable to free ourselves and leave the dark dungeon of our past and walk in the sunlight of love.  Surrendering our resentments, leaving that security, we begin to follow Jesus and his good news: God forgives US and so do the same!  IS THAT EASY to leave that secure place? NO, but as Peter said, to whom shall we go?  You Lord, have the words of eternal life!If you hear his call, as we heard last week, SAY:SPEAK LORD, YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING.  FOLLOW ME and I will make you able to bring many to GOD. BUT IT begins with leaving our OLD way of thinking, and taking on a new way of thinking that brings life and eternal security.

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3rd  Siunday of Ordinary time:
2nd Sunday Ordinario

I recently was able to visit with young people in El Salvador and Honduras.  One of them is a young university student in Honduras, named Armando.  I met him in the plaza where Fray Rene introduced me to him and his girlfriend Vicki.  Rene works with them in a movement at the University trying to get the necessary labs etc. for them to complete their assignments.  When they protested that they did not have what they needed, 6 of them were expelled from the University for protesting.  I met and talked with Armando because he wants to study to become a math teacher.  I told him that when I was out of high school, I too wanted to become a math teacher, but remembered that in my grade school days I wanted to become a Priest/Franciscan.  He asked me how I decided to become a Priest now for 44 years.  I told him I had to find one or the other as my way in life.  I felt either one would be what I wanted to do: HELP PEOPLE.  SO I went to a Franciscan seminary and after 9 years felt a call and took the risk of becoming a Franciscan (50 years ago) and a Priest ( now 44 years).  I have been blessed with a very rich life of experiences so different from members of my family, who have found a wonderful life of marriage, children, and family.   My life has been enriched more with the chance by a loving God who helped me to survived Stage IV cancer.            Armando then told me to get a book that he said I needed to read and wrote down the title:  Sólo Díganme Lupe.  Rene was able to find it for me and I showed it to Armando and he pointed to the back cover which says that a Christian has to be a revolutionary. Since he does not believe in being a Catholic like his girlfriend Vicki, he pointed it out to her as well. ‘ IF you are not a revolutionary, you are not a Christian.’  As I read the book on the return from Honduras, Fr. Lupe Carney, a Jesuit Priest who was killed in Honduras, I found what Fr. Lupe meant by this. He explained it through the example of a worm which consumes selfishly and becomes fat and ugly, BUT then goes through a transformation change in a cocoon where the process takes place in silence and darkness and eventually, the Worm is transformed into a beautiful butterfly.  (It is like a little boy in Houston showed me his many transformadores, which he could change in 4-6 steps from a car to another figure like a dinosaur.

The process of change/ transformation is what we hear in the readings from the Bible today.  Samuel is called not to attend the old priest Eli, but called to BECOME a PROPHET.  Jesus invites 2 of the disciples of John the Baptist to come and see where he lived.  Andrew, one of them, then invites Simon Peter to come and see the Savior ( El Salvador).  They in turn invite Phillip and Nathaniel to come and see what they have found, even though Nathaniel showing his Prejudice toward the poor, doubts that anything good could come from the little village of Nazareth. But he finds also the one who can save the people.

This reminds me of one of my other experiences I had in El Salvador when I was given the opportunity to teach the 2 paths that Jesus uses to invite us to make a decision for the narrow path leading to LIFE. One path is wide and easy, but leads to loss and Destruction. ( For example, ask yourself, WHAT is Destroying our life, our families, our world today????)  It is summarized in the words: Seek to have more, seek to be more powerful and control everyone and everything in life, and the excessive self centered desire for more pleasures in life for oneself.  This path is one where many people are on and yet is destroying our world, communities, even provoking division in the Church, and can destroy our families/marriages.  On the other hand the narrow path begins by letting go of selfish desires, self centered living.  It is narrow and difficult to FIRST love your neighbor and put self second ,  see Jesus/God in the immigrant, the homeless, the poor, and even love/pray for our persecutors……  It asks a lot of us, this narrow, difficult path, BUT it leads us to LIFE and the kingdom of our Lord (el reino de Dios).

The Lord, just as He called Samuel, Andrew, Peter, Paul, Phillip and Nathaniel, Matthew, called women and children to come to him and BE TRANSFORMED into a changed person, who in turn changes and transforms one’s way of SEEING and Living, and making a choice FOR the Poor, and the Stranger/Immigrant/Neighbor calls and invites us to COME AN D SEE HIM More intimately.  Father Carney writes, that God even CHANGES us to LIVE AS THE POOR and LEARN FROM THEM about God and a God who thinks differently than we think!

So  his week:  Try to let go of other voices, calls and HEAR the Lord call your name, SAMUEL, and respond as he did: SPEAK LORD, YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING and see where that takes you.  It will take us all to focus on Jesus and His wisdom, which TRANSFORMS our way of thinking to become PROPHETS and bring the GOOD NEWS that leads to LIFE, THE GOD WHO LOVES US and FORGIVES us!

Epiphany-Manifestation, revelation of God again!  See Him in the child
It all began with the birth of a special child, born in a stable, laid in a manager and yet God made visible for all people.  Then a call to the shepherds to come see it. Then the astrogolgers discovered a special star inidcating a special event.  They packed up and travelled the path, found the child and presented their response to a new king born in strange circumstances.  The Wise men as they came to be known used the signs given to them, a special star which intrigued them and then moved toward the place of the birth.  But they are also so very sensitive that they hear messages in dreams and pay attention to the messages. They come bringing gifts for the child which are symbolic of the nature of the child: gold for royalty, incense for a religious purposes, and myrrh for burial purposes.  They return to their land with their mission completed, and so become for us the symbolic people like us who can come to the one who can save us.  Their guide is LIGHT, a special light in the darkness, a special star which moves them to the Christ Child.
When they left, they heard in a dream not to go back to Herod who jealously wanted to kill the child.  They were attentive to the word again! Then JOSEPH heard in a dream: GET UP AND TAKE THE CHILD AND THE MOTHER AND FLEE AS AN IMMIGRANT TO EGYPT.  Jesus is an immigrant and was a threat to Herod and was under threat of being killed and yet was PROTECTED BY JOSEPH AND MARY AND THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT!

How do we find our way to the Christ Child?  What are the signs that we can see which will lead us, who have the good will to follow the light?  It seems that we live in dark times also and need to look for the light that is sent to bring us and attract us to Him who will save us from sin and death.  One of the special lights that we have is the WORD of God which is contained in the Bible.  We all have easy access to a Bible.  They are readily available, but many times lie abandoned in the home or within our reach!   We can get a Bible or have one, but sometimes we need a guide, BIBLE STUDY groups to help us understand how to follow the Light that God wants to give to us.  Sometimes we do not have the GOOD WILL to open the Bible and make use of the introductions, footnotes, and commentaries which many good Bibles have for us.  In our parish we have Bible study, led by a Friar who has studied from teachers who have been acquainted with the languages, style of writing and purpose of the Word of God.  The Bible holds much LIGHT for us, just like a STAR, but we can look at it and unless we have GOOD WILL, the Bible will be like a sky full of stars which at times we do not even notice. 

The Bible will give a better and clearer revelation of WHO GOD is: a loving Father. Psalm 102 tells us that He is compassionate and knows of what we are made of and is caring for us. He is the potter and we are the clay as Isaiah writes in chapter55.  Even when the Original Sin brings death as a consequence, we hear God giving us a Promise to send one who conquerors the temptation that Adam and Eve could not overcome. The Father even fashions leather garments for Adam and Eve because fig leaves just don’t cut it, in these cold times.  Jesus comes in a surprising way and invites us to find the path that leads to LIFE and saves us from the path we are on at times which leads to destruction of our lives. 

So today, ask yourself if you are using the signs that God has given to us today?  Is it time for you to follow the God who was born among using the most awesome way, which astounds our thinking.

 Today there is great violence, hatred, threats of wars and the power of evil is very strong.  And just like Joseph heard in a dream in a night: get up and take the child and mother and flee as an immigrant into Egypt, so also children and mothers have fled here and from Iraq.  They come to us as the Holy Family did many centuries ago, to escape the threat of death.  MAY WE welcome them, the holy Families and especially the children.  They are not terrorists nor criminals.  We cannot send them back, but welcome Jesus and kneel down and offer them gifts since they reveal the Holy Family once again in our times.  When 60,000 children and mothers have fled here to the New Egypt, then we see the word of God being lived out and entering into our human nature once again.


They repeated what the angels had told them: A Savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord. This is a joy to be shared by the whole people.  When they repeated this message of joy: a child is born and laid in a manger, they had found what their hearts desired:  A God who is for all the people, the lowest in society, the poor who is not ashamed to be born in a stable and laid in a manager.

Then we hear these wonderful words: Mary treasured all these things, these events and this arrival of shepherds who first heard the announcement of the child/God born for all people.  She pondered them in her heart, she contemplated the word of God made flesh and how these events were unfolding, HOW GOD SPEAKS!

So let us look back at the events of 2014 through the eyes and heart of Mary.  Let us look ahead to what events will take place this coming year in the same way.  If we take this type of vision of Mary, and her way of pondering in our hearts the events and messages, we will be able to see with faith the amazing work of God.  I also suggest that you begin journaling if you have not yet.  Journal of the events of the past year and ponder the messages of God in your heart.  Even the worst and most suffering of the past events can also if held, and treasured, become the source of compassion for other people and especially in this new year.

May the New Year also find you pondering and listening to the working of God who was born in a stable and laid in a manager and was announced to by the poor, also help us to see the strange and unusual ways that God enters in our world today and in this NEW YEAR!  May you find blessing and cause for thankful joy this New Year!


HIOLY FAMILY FEAST SUNDAY

“This child will is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel and a sign that will be contradicted and a sword will pierce you so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” These words of a prophet are revealing of a future that sounds also very disturbing for the child and the mother. They are words of hope and yet words that reveal that the child Jesus would be a sign that would be contradicted and be put to death and that death again would link his suffering with that of his mother. We already see this playing out when Herod hears from the 3 Magi, that a new born King has been born.  He acts with power and jealously kills all boys in the Bethlehem area, and these Holy Innocents are remembered on December 28th, this Sunday of the Holy Family. By the voice of an angel in a dream, Joseph hears a message to get up in the night and take the child and its mother, flee from Bethlehem and immigrate to Egypt.  Joseph acted on this message and hurriedly fled in the night and escaped from this threat of death and the father protected the child and its mother. 

  Today as we focus on the life of the Holy Family, we get a glimpse of the suffering and rejection that they encountered, which relate us to the suffering of many families of today.  While it might seem that the Holy Family was a special family immune from problems, we only have to hear the prophet Simeon speak words that focus on rejection of teaching which Jesus came to bring for our salvation, but are rejected by our world down to this day.

 I would ask you as a family to look at what is going on in your family and other families.  We need to look and analyze what is happening in OUR Family since each family is distinct with its movements and challenges.  But overall I would suggest several areas to look at:

1)    Arguments and disagreements and the resulting resentments which come as a consequence.  These resentments are hurting the unity of families and are very hard to heal.  Sometimes people even stop talking to each other.

2)    Of course there are violent threats also and personal attacks.  We see too much violence and harsh words and personal attacks that are destroying family unity.

3)    Families are struggling to maintain unity.  There is an old saying:  The family that prays together stays together.  DO YOU PRAY TOGETHER AS A FAMILY?

4)    Do you sit down and eat a meal together, most days?  While there are many things to do, do you find time to get together, at least on the weekends.  Do you plan and see the need to plan for family gathering where you not only eat, but talk and share what is going on? 

5)    Do you find the path to forgive and forget as God does?  The prayer of Jesus on the cross is a guide for us    Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing.?  When St. Stephen, the 1st Christian martyr was being stoned to death he prayed   “Father do not hold this sin against them.”  That is a great way to pray and let go and let God take care of the other person.

6)    Finally do you see what is happening to families who are being torn apart by violence throughout the world:   This escape from the threat of death for the child sounds so much like those holy innocent children and mothers who have fled to the US from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras thru Mexico.  This past year there over 60,000 who have escaped the threat of death.  They too heard a message that filled them with fear that their child would be hunted and killed.

So let us take this day to pray and to talk and to seek actions not only for our own family, but also as Pope Francis is calling attention to, let us extend our pray for all families of this world.  Let us model on the teachings of Jesus:  Love conquers hatred and is more powerful.  Forgive, not a limited number of times.  Let us seek to find unity as Mary and Joseph and the child Jesus did: LISTENING TO THE WORD OF GOD, even in dreams and let us act on that word that comes to us as it did to Mary, Joseph and the child Jesus!


COME HOME AND SEE CHRIST/GOD BORN TO US------CHRIST MASS

A child is born to us, a son is given to us, GOD is born into our humanity!What do you see here?  What surprises you about what you see? It’s AWESOME isn’t it? The letter to the Hebrews says: “In times past God spoke in partial and various ways through the prophets, but now he has spoken to us through His Son.”  In other words now in the birth of a child God speaks most clearly through His Son, and in the birth of this child, God gives us a special message.  
As we look over the Christmas scene, the stable, the child,  perhaps we are caught up in the beauty of the Christmas lights, the 3 blue wreaths, the angels, the star the trees.  Beauty leads us to God who is Eternal Beauty.  Perhaps what catches our attention is the poor stable and the bed of the manger of straw where the child is born.  Sometimes we look at the innocent sheep or the shepherds and also the 3 Wise Men and their gifts. I hope the lighted narrow path leading the shepherds and wise men also catches our interest. We are given much to stimulate our senses.  Tenemos que VER todo lo que hay esta noche y imaginar lo que llamo la atencion de los Pastores.

 Pope Benedict in reflecting about this great BIRTH of GOD says that what God wants us to hear is that the way that God is born among us should help to not be afraid of God.  God wants to come close to us, very close and no better way that by sending a little baby.  WHO can be afraid of a tiny little baby?  When we see a little baby we smile and are attracted to the innocence and beauty of the child’s face.  We might even ask who the child looks like.  But can we fear a baby and do we not often want to hold the baby in our arms? 

YES, God wanted to be held closely and so became a baby born for all of us who have made God into our own image and likeness.  God comes to surprise us by coming in a simple, humble, way so that we would be drawn to approach the baby like the Shepherds who wanted to see this new born child, like a new born lamb.  So we look again at the message that we see made visible to us again.  We try to imagine that dark night when the couple could only find room in a cave where animals were kept for the night.  God then came to us, seeking to enter in a way that would be attractive and surprising and which would leave no doubt that God does unusual, startling, and mysterious actions which at times astounds us and shout to us of the unpredicted, astonishing and unanticipated ways that God enters in our human condition.

Dios no quier que tengamos miedos de Dios. Dios quizo acercarse a nosotros, muy cerca.  Asi, queremos  acudir a Dios, como cuando vemos un nino recien nacido.  Podemos decir que Dios quiere atraernos and asi permitirnos abrazarlo y ser intimo con Dios, porque ?Quien puede sentir miedo de un nino pequeno?  Si Dios quizo nacer como nosotros y por nuestra experiencia, podemos abrazar un Dios que es ternura, innocente, pacifica, simple, pobre, y no quiere hacer danos a nosotros o condemnarnos a un castigo grande.  Este es el gran misterio del nacimiento de nuestro Dios que nos anima para unirnos con Dios con gratitud,agradicimiento, y alabanza.

What does God want us to hear?  Parents always give a special name to a child and it is no different for this child:   the child’s name is Jesus, which in the original language means: He comes to save the people from their sins.  Another name is also given him and that is Emmanuel a name which means:  GOD IS WITH US

How  do you respond to this birth of GOD as a baby?  What do you feel when a child is born?  Isn’t there a tremendous joy that the mother and father feel along with those who come to see the child?  Could that be the same that we feel this night once again?   Our best response is joy and gratitude.  How good, how AWESOME  God is!   Que impresionante es la manera de comunicar con nosotros y que dichosos somos para tener un Dios que escogio este misterioso manera de revelarse y acudir a nosotros. Entonces, vamos a responder con alegria, con alabanzas como los angeles y pastores.  Vamos a contemplar con la Madre Maria y meditar en el Corazon las palabras que los pastores dijeron del nino.  Tambien, vamos a recorder que nuestro Dios esta presente en la Santa Communion y tenemos el privilegio de no solamente abrazar a Dios, sino recibirlo en lo mas intimo possible.  Let not forget that we have the body and blood of Jesus in the Holy Communion here on this manger where we are privileged to receive the baby Jesus not only in our arms, but in our very being in a most intimate manner.  Let us go out of here tonight and bring this good news to those living in darkness and under the shadow of death.  Vamos a divulger la Buena nueva a la gente que viven en las tinieblas y bajo de la sombra de la muerte.  Vamos a llevar la luz del mundo a todos!

Someone wrote:  The miracle is this----the more we share the more we have.  Look around you at the happiest people you know.  They are also the most generous and giving people.  They have a attitude of gratitude.  The generous person doesn’t need to shower others with material Gifts.  The most precious gifts are things suchas paying attention to others, respecting them for who they are and giving our time.  Also seeing the stranger, the immigrant, as a person, a child running from violence and death threats, like the baby Jesus was taken in the night by Joseph and immigrated to Egypt to escape death, so are we seeing Jesus today in the children. Let take this light, this hope, this birth to all who are seeking it, but looking in the wrong places, in the wrong faces.  GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS , EVERYWHERE: THAT JESUS CHRIST IS BORN IN OUR WORLD!

 


1s Sunday of Advent :

Do you have a GPS in your car?  Or did you buy one on Black Friday?  This device is used to direct a driver to their destination.  The driver punches in where he is and then the place he wants to arrive at.  As he drives, if he gets off course, or takes a bad turn, the eyes of a satellite speaks through a voice and tells us to turn around and get back on the path/road that is the best.  But sometimes, some of us do not like to listen to that voice and ignore it because we deny that we are lost.  But if we are humble and wise, we go back and get back on the path for our journey. 

Today we begin a journey to Bethlehem and beyond.  We see the prophet calling the people to get back on the path that God has given us. Just like the voice of the person on the GPS, the prophet Isaiah strongly calls: ‘RETURN for the sake of your servants,. You have wandered from the ways of God... you have hardened your hearts and you do not see the awesome deeds God has done for you.’

  When we read the Bible, the instruction book, the Spiritual GPS for our lives, we see that already with Abram, God called the people to begin a journey and leave the familiar for a promised land of greater happiness.  This journey took them to Egypt and when they settled,  but there were feared as immigrants and so they were enslaved and treated violently.  God heard their cry and sent Moses back to be the Shepherd to bring them out of this deadly violence. God led them into a journey in the desert and eventually to Jerusalem, but when they strayed away again, they were led off to Babylon and then later returned.  The Journey eventually led 90 miles away from Nazareth to Bethlehem, then from Galilee to Jerusalem, and after the Resurrection back to the Lake of Galilee.  When the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles, they went out and then the journeys of St. Paul and St. Peter led to Rome. This journey continued and now we are invited to revisit these places and continue our journey.

As we begin this Journey to Bethlehem and other places, it would be good to focus some attention on the wonderful image which is  the prophet used at the end of the 1st reading:  Yet, O Lord you are our father, we are the clay and you the potter, we are all the work of your hands.”  This image reminds us that WE are the clay and God is the potter who forms and shapes us.  Nevertheless, at times, we seem to turn this around and we want to make God the CLAY and we want to shape and form God as we think God should be.  Can you imagine yourself as CLAY in the Hands of God the Father and TRUST that God wants to turn out something beautiful?  Yet in the process of making a beautiful pottery, for example, the clay has to be soft, pliable, and moldable.  If the clay is hard, the potter cannot form and shape the clay.  A Jemez potter also told me that the potter has to prepare the clay by removing any pebbles and then also removing any bubbles in the clay so that when it is put into the furnace, the clay will not crack or fall apart when it is fired.

So as we begin this journey toward Bethlehem, ask yourself: are you hard on people or your wife or children?  Are your hard with certain people in your life and refuse to talk to them?  Are you hard on a group of people such as immigrants?  Can you soften up when you see that over 60,000 children and mothers have immigrated here from the threat of death because they refused to pay protection money or allow their children to join a drug gang?  Can you soften up when you refuse to listen to the other person or feel entitled to hold vengeance toward them? Finally can you let God shape your life, rather than try to shape God according to how you think God should let things turn out? The spiritual journey begins today, and if your conscience or that Spiritual GPS voice tells you have gotten off course, or are lost, LISTEN and humbly come back to the path that leads on the journey to Bethlehem and beyond, like Joseph did with Mary, even when in the night they had to take the child and immigrate to Egypt out of fear that Herod would kill the child.  Pope Francis wrote:’ But where are we journeying? Is there a common goal?  And what is this goal?  Jesus Christ is both guide and goal of our pilgrimage and the pilgrimage of the entire People God. And in his light the other peoples may also walk toward the kingdom of justice and peace.  This journey never comes to an end. Just as in each of our lives we always need to begin again, to get up again, to rediscover the meaning of the goal of our lives, so also for the great human family it is always necessary to rediscover the common horizon toward which we are journeying.  The horizon of hope! We need to listen to that spiritual GPS more and get back on the Journey!

Feast of Christ the King and the final exam 

Have you ever taken a final exam and had the questions for the test beforehand? That would make the exam a lot easier to prepare for. We are given today the final exam that Jesus will judge us on. Yet they challenge us to prepare for that exam because Jesus, the King of all people will judge us. He will judge by his criteria and what He considers important for us to learn and live, rather than how we might judge ourselves and others.  The standard for judgment is compassion and care for the weak, but also to recognize that Jesus is present in the most weak and poor around us.  Each group asks   WHEN did we see You, Jesus and where were you.  The Lord answers each group by saying that He was present in the hungry person, in the naked person, in the sick person, in the stranger or immigrant and in the one who was in prison for being unable to pay their debts.  The point of judgment is whether you Did something for Jesus or did Not do anything for Jesus.  So it is really WHO we saw or did not see. Did we see Jesus or only a poor person whom we helped?

This is the Challenge: SEEING Jesus in that other person, especially the most poor and needy.  A psychologist once told us that when he began to apply this insight toward his wife and saw her as Jesus, his whole marriage took a turnaround.  He had a greater reverence, respect, love, caring and tenderness for his wife.  He treated her differently, because what he did to her, he was doing to Jesus.

This is what Mother Teresa of Calcutta said: ‘ I see Jesus in every person.’ To be able to see in that manner, she had a rule for her sisters:  If you work 4 hours out on the street with lepers, dying persons or anyone you see as poor, then you have to spend 4 hours in front of the Blessed Sacrament where the Lord is present too.

So how would you fair if you were to be judged today?  Have you seen Jesus in the Poor person, the homeless, the sick person, the one needing clothing, in the immigrant mothers and children and in the person in prison?  Yes we see people standing on the street crossing with a sign asking for help, but do we see JESUS?

So there are two levels of seeing: seeing the person in need, like the immigrant/stranger who is a person/mother fleeing for safety or children who have escaped from gangs in Central America or certain death. On the second level, do you see JESUS in that person, that poor child Jesus who was born in a stable and was taken up in the night be Joseph along with his mother and had to flee in the night to escape the hatred/jealousy and killing that Herod intended for the child.  Is that much different than the children feeing from the threat of death?  YET, many want to sent THEM back, because of breaking a law, when we are breaking the law of Christ which calls us to see Jesus in these children and to see Jesus who broke the Sabath rest and out compassion, healed the sick and fed his disciples.  He too was an immigrant escaping the scourge of death threats and breaking a law for a greater law, the law of LOVE. 

So let us exam ourselves and ask if we will pass the final exam.  Remember the old saying:  ‘If they arrested you for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

 

 

January 18, 2015

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Day

Today we begin in a stretch of Ordinary Time Sundays that will last about five week. We start with John’s account of the call of the disciples. Having just celebrated a season marking the coming of the Lord, we now begin to see the adult Jesus at work. Having recalled our own Baptism at last week’s commemoration of the baptism of the Lord today would be a good day to reflect on how we too have been called by the Lord in our baptism.

 

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word

Today’s readings are clearly about God’s call and the human response. In the first reading, young Samuel is learning what God’s voice sounds like, and in the Gospel, the disciples respond to Jesus’ invitation, “Come and see.” As we listen to these readings, what can they tell us about how God is calling us? How do we respond to God’s invitation?

 

18 de enero 2015

Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Introducción de la Liturgia del Día

Hoy comenzamos un tramo de domingos del tiempo ordinario que durará alrededor de cinco semanas. Comenzamos con el relato de Juan acerca de la elección de los discípulos. Después de acabar de celebrar el tiempo que marca la venida del Señor, ahora comenzamos a ver a Jesús adulto en acción. Habiendo recordado nuestro propio bautismo en la celeración del Bautismo del Señor la semana pasada, hoy sería un buen día para reflexionar cómo nosotros también hemos sido elegidos por el Señor en nuestro bautismo.

 

Introducción a la Liturgia de la Palabra

Las lecturas de hoy son claramente acerca del llamado de Dios y de la respuesta de las personas. En la primera lectura el joven Samuel está aprendiendo a distinguir la voz de Dios. En el Evangelio los discípulos responden a la invitación de Jesús de “Vengan a ver”. Preguntémonos hoy si estas lecturas nos aclaran de algún modo la manera en que Dios nos está llamando. ¿Cómo responderemos a esta invitación de Dios?


Mass Intentions

Monday, 1/19, 7:00am

Sacred Heart of Jesus for VSarah A. &

VJose A. Saavedra by Cecilia Archunde

Tuesday, 1/20, 7:00am

VHenry Garcia by Dora Moya

Wednesday, 1/21, 7:00am

VDavid M. Gonzales by Gonzales Family

Thursday, 1/22, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Friday, 1/23, 7:00am

VAll Souls by Chavez Family

Saturday, 1/24, 4:30pm

VMichael & VFidel Padilla by Ralph & Dora Padilla

Sacred Heart of Jesus by Gloria Trujillo

VTranquelino & VRosa Garcia & VCruzita Sanchez

by Henrietta Sanchez

Sunday, 1/25, 8:00am

VJulia Gallegos by Jim & Marge Dubios

VJuan Sanchez by Family

Sunday, 1/25, 10:00am

For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 1/25, 12:00pm

VReymundo & VAgripina Mares by Family

In Thanksgiving Lord Jesus Christ by Cecilia Sena

VDavid S. Chavez by Family

VTeresa Lial by Family

VHilario Larry Chavez by Family

Pray for the Deceased of the Parish

Freddie M. Mascarenas – January 5, 2015

Joe Ignacio Sena – January 6, 2015

Pray for the Sick of the Parish

Jim Pappas, Ernest “Blue” Sena, Mary Gallegos, Lillyana Sanchez, David Flores, Rita Fuentes, Jose Rodriguez, Rose Baca, Carl Aldridge, Joe A. Garcia, Renee Gomez, Sherrie Cline, Gene Sena and Abrian Naranjo.

Up coming Events

Valentines Arts & Crafts Fair – February 8, 2015

Blood Drive – March 8, 2015

Parish Office Closed

The parish office will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 for Martin Luther King Holiday.

Valentines Arts & Crafts Fair

Come and join us for our Valentines Arts & Crafts Fair,

on Sunday, February 8, 2015, from 9:00am – 3:00pm in the parish hall. If you are interested in renting a table for the Crafts Fair, the fee is $30.00. Please come into the parish office as soon as possible, or call Judy at 842-5426.

Please Genuflect

Archbishop Michael J. Sheehan has requested that we encourage a greater devotion to the Eucharist and the Presence of the Lord in the Tabernacle. When coming into Church, it is our custom to genuflect on the right knee to acknowledge the Presence of the Lord in the Tabernacle.  As we have heard in the letter to the Philippians, ‘at the name of Jesus every knee must bend.’ This is our custom, unless there are leg or knee problems. So if you are able, please genuflect when entering or leaving Church to reverence the Presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.  Also, after you receive Holy Communion, he suggests that you kneel in your pew, in gratitude of receiving our Lord, unless you are unable to kneel and so can be seated.

Spanish Preparation for Marriage  
The Archdiocesan Offices of Family Life and Hispanic Ministry invite all engaged Spanish Speaking couples who are getting married soon by the Church, to attend a Weekend in

Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage presented in Spanish. This three-day retreat will take place on January 30, 31, and February 1, 2015, at Madonna Retreat Center in Albuquerque.  It is also an opportunity for couples to understand the importance of Christ`s presence in their relationship and to discover the Marriage as a vocation of love. For more information or to register, please call the Office of Family Life at 505-831-8208 or the Office of Hispanic Ministry at 505-831-8152.

2015 Sanctity of Life Mass

2015 Sanctity of Life Mass and Rally at the Roundhouse. The New Mexico Rally for Life and Sanctity of Life Mass to mark the 42nd Anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion will take place in Santa Fe on Wednesday, January 21, 2015. The day will include Mass with the Archbishop of Santa Fe and Bishops of Gallup and Las Cruces at the St. Francis Basilica Cathedral at 12 Noon, followed by the March to the Roundhouse for the 2:30 p.m. Rally for Life at the Roundhouse Rotunda featuring dynamic speakers and visits to Legislators. This event is sponsored by the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops and Project Defending Life. For more information on the day`s events visit: ww.nmrallyforlife.com.


Evenings for the Engaged

Preparation for Marriage for Engaged Couples. Join us on January 23 -25 at the Madonna Center, 4040 St. Joseph’s Pl. NW, Albuquerque. Please call Family Life Office at 831-8117.

You Did it for Me

“Carlos” was 12 years old and travelled from Guatemala with his 10-year-old younger brother and a smuggler or “guide” along with others from Guatemala. He said that in his village, there was a gang or “Maras,” that started sending death threats because of his refusal to join them. His mother has been in the United States working and sent them money so that they could come to the U.S. Fearful for their lives, they made the long and dangerous journey. Shortly after crossing the border in El Paso, they were spotted and captured by US Border Patrol. This is one of the hundreds of stories our Catholic Charities’ case managers heard as they worked tirelessly at the border. We deeply appreciate the collaboration of our Catholic community and the support of our work at the border. To learn more about immigration, please visit our website at www.ccasfnm.org

Hacer genuflexión sobre la rodilla derecha

El Arzobispo Michael  J. Sheehan nos ha pedido que nos animemos a una mejor devoción a la Eucaristía y a la presencia del Señor en el Sagrario. Cuando entramos a la Iglesia, es nuestra costumbre hacer genuflexión sobre la rodilla derecha para reverenciar la presencia del Señor en el Sagrario. Tal como lo hemos oído en la carta a los Filipenses “al nombre del Señor toda rodilla se doble”. Esta es nuestra costumbre, a menos que haya un problema en la pierna o la rodilla. Así que, si usted puede por favor haga una genuflexión cuando entre o salga de la Iglesia para dar reverencia a la presencia del Señor en el Sagrario. También, después que reciba la Sagrada Comunión, el Arzobispo sugiere que se arrodille en el banco, en gratitud por haber recibido a Nuestro Señor, a menos que no pueda arrodillarse, entonces, debe sentarse.                          

Tú lo hiciste por mí 
“Carlos” es un niño de 12 años que viajo de Guatemala con su hermano de 10 años y con un “coyote”, o “guía”, junto con otros niños de Guatemala. En el pueblo donde vivía había una pandilla o “maras” quienes comenzaron a amenazarlos de muerte debido a que Carlos se negó a unirse a ellos.  Su mamá ha estado trabajando en los Estados Unidos y les envió dinero para que pudieran venir a este país  Temiendo por sus vidas, emprendieron el largo y peligroso viaje hacia Estados Unidos. Después de haber cruzado la frontera en El Paso fueron capturados por Inmigración.  Esta es sólo una de las tantas historias que los coordinadores de servicios de Caridades Catolicas escucharon mientras trabajaron en la frontera.  Agradecemos profundamente la colaboración de nuestra comunidad Católica y el apoyo que recibimos durante nuestro trabajo en la frontera.  Para conocer más sobre inmigración, por favor visite nuestra página de internet www.ccasfnm.org.

Fin de Semana en Preparación del Matrimonio

Las Oficinas de la Vida Familiar y del Ministerio Hispano de la Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe hacen una cordial invitación a todas las parejas que pronto se van a casar por la Iglesia a asistir a un Fin de Semana en Preparación al Sacramento del Matrimonio presentado en español. Este Retiro se llevará a cabo iniciando el viernes 30 de enero y continuando el sábado 31 de enero y el domingo 1ro de febrero, 2015, en el Centro de Retiros Madonna en Albuquerque.  Recuerden que asistir a un retiro en preparación para su matrimonio es uno de los requisitos para una boda en la Iglesia Católica. Es además una oportunidad para que como pareja puedan comprender la importancia de la presencia de Cristo en su relación, así como descubrir al Matrimonio como una vocación de amor. Para más información o para inscripciones, favor de llamar cuanto antes a la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano al 505-831-8152.

Holy Family Weekly Schedule

Martin Luther King Holiday, Monday, 1/19

5:30pm  Contemplative Prayer – Mary’s Chapel

6:00pm  Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Halloran – Hall

6:30pm  Bible Study with Santos – Office Kitchen

6:30pm  No Class - Religious Education 1st – 3rd - Hall

7:00pm  Acts Group – Bro. Matthew Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Tuesday, 1/20

1:00pm  Bible Study – 4 Way Classrooms

6:30pm  Adult RICA – San Francisco Room

6:30pm  Youth Growing Toward Discipleship

              Confirmation Class – Parish Hall

7:00pm  Knights of Columbus - Bro. Matthew Hall

7:00pm  Cursillo Leader School – Bro. Matt Classroom

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Wednesday, 1/21

6:00pm  Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional

              Family Group – Bro. Matthew Halloran Hall

6:30pm  Religious Education 4th – 8th - Hall

6:30pm  Youth Growing Towards Discipleship

7:00pm  Al Anon Spanish – Bro. Matthew Halloran Hall

Thursday, 1/22

6:30pm  Narc Anon Group – Bro. Matthew Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Friday, 1/23

5:00pm  Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

6:30pm  Reconciliation First Communion - Church

6:00pm  Congresso Grupo de Oración – Parish Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Saturday, 1/24  

8:00am   Congresso de Grupo de Oración - Hall

10:00am Choir Ministry – Church

5:00pm   Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Sunday, 1/25

8:00am  Congresso de Grupo de Oración - Hall

10:00am Youth Growing Toward Discipleship – Hall             

10:30am First Holy Communion Program – Hall

1:30pm   Emmaus Women’s Group – San Jose Room

2:30pm   Secular Franciscans – 4 Way Classrooms

5:00pm   Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

 



January 25, 2015

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Day

Now that Ordinary Time is under way, we will be hearing from Mark’s Gospel for most of the year. So this week, we hear his version of the call of the disciples. The disciples are at their daily task, fishing, when Jesus approaches them. As we gather to pray today, it might be good to reflect on how God approaches us in our own daily tasks. Let us pray for the grace to be open to God’s presence in even the smallest things we do.  

 

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word

Mark’s version of the call of the disciples is preceded by Jesus’ invitation to repentance. Indeed, our first reading from the book of Jonah is about repentance as well. The people of Nineveh hear God’s call to repentance, and respond accordingly. As we listen to these readings today, perhaps the message is that discipleship and repentance, turning around our lives, go hand in hand. How would that work in your own life?

 

25 de enero 2015

Tercer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Introducción de la Liturgia del Día

Ahora que el tiempo ordinario está en curso escucharemos el Evangelio de Marcos la mayor parte del año. Esta semana oiremos su versión del llamado de los discípulos. Los discípulos se encuentran desepeñando su tarea cotidiana, o sea pescando, cuando Jesús se acerca. Sería bueno reflexionar hoy, que estamos aquí reunidos para orar, acerca de cómo se acerca Dios a nosotros en medio de nuestras tareas cotidianas. Oremos para permanecer abiertos a la presencia de Dios aun en la cosas más insignificantes que hagamos.  

 

Introducción a la Liturgia de la Palabra

La versión de Marcos sobre el llamado de los discípulos sucede después de la invitación de Jesús al arrepentimiento. En efecto, nuestra primera lectura del libro de Jonás también se refiere al arrepentimiento. La gente de Nínive escucha el llamado al arrepentimiento que Dios les hace y responden consecuentemente. Tal vez un mensaje que podemos escuchar en estas lecturas de hoy es que el discipulado y el arrepentimiento, es decor un cambio de vida, van de la mano. ¿De qué manera concuerda eso con tu propia vida?


Mass Intentions

Monday, 1/26, 7:00am

VErlinda Jaramillo by F. Gonzales

Tuesday, 1/27, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Wednesday, 1/28, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Thursday, 1/29, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Friday, 1/30, 7:00am

VMissy Steinmetz by Kent & Family

Saturday, 1/31, 4:30pm

For the Family of Julia Gallegos by Arlene Dubios

Sacred Heart of Jesus by Gloria Trujillo

VSecundino E. Salas Jr. by Family

VJoe M. Herrera Jr. by Vita Herrera Family

Sunday, 2/1, 8:00am

VJulia Gallegos by Jim & Marge Dubois

VJoe. M. Herrera Jr. by Rita R. Herrera

St. Anthony by Stella Torres

VFrank Gonzales Jr. by Family

Sunday, 2/1, 10:00am

VLionso Navarrete by Family

VAnnell Torres, VPiedad Chavez &

VErlinda Selgado by Family

Sunday, 2/1, 12:00pm

For the People of the Parish

Pray for the Sick of the Parish

Daniel Gurule, Melva Shestok, Ralph Gonzales, Juan Morales, Dolores Chavez, Jim Pappas, Ernest “Blue” Sena, Mary Gallegos, Millie Garcia, Lillyana Sanchez, David Flores, Rita Fuentes, Jose Rodriguez, Rose Baca, Carl Aldridge, Joe A. Garcia, Renee Gomez, Sherrie Cline, Gene Sena and Abrian Naranjo.

 

Up coming Events

Valentines Arts & Crafts Fair – February 8, 2015

Blood Drive – March 8, 2015

 

Knights of Columbus

Join the Knights of Columbus next Saturday, January 31, they plan to clean the inside of the church from 8:00am -12:00pm. We are asking for volunteers. Please feel free to join us. Detergent for cleaning the pews will be supplied, but we welcome any rags, buckets, Windex, paper towels, etc. that you care to bring along! If you have any questions please contact Jeff Greving at 8341-6015 or 280-8128.

 

Valentines Arts & Crafts Fair

Come and join us for our Valentines Arts & Crafts Fair,

on Sunday, February 8, 2015, from 9:00am – 3:00pm, in the parish hall. If you are interested in renting a table for the Crafts Fair, the fee is $30.00. Please come into the parish office as soon as possible, or call Judy at 842-5426.

 

Husband & Wife 

In the beginning you are happy and being in love and excited about the futures ahead. The little quirks are endearing and cute. It’s just the two of you and you are a team ready to take on the world. As time passes the quirks aren’t as cute and new responsibilities arise in the form of new jobs, children or ailing parents. For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, these are the vows taken during a wedding. Marriage is a sacrament can be challenging with all of the things couples are faced with today. “Marriage is like a deck of cards. In the beginning all you need is two Hearts and a Diamond. By the end you wish you had a club and a spade.” To prevent your desire for a club and spade, be good stewards of your marriage. Treat it like a living thing that you nurture and care for throughout your marriage life. There is a special grace and immense power within every couple God joins together. Married couples are called to nurture that grace and power in everything that they do. We are Stewards! Servants of Christ, and Stewards of the mysteries of God. “Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb, It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner everyday.”

Marriage Enrichment

Come join fellow married and engaged couples at the next Marriage Enrichment hosted by Queen of Heaven, February 6 through 8, 2015. Come set aside time for sharing, laughing, and growing in our marriages together. Meals and child care provided, for more information and registration call Kathi or Charles Lakins at 888-4276.

Marriage Encounter Weekend

Marriage Encounter invites couples to renew their commitment to one another and learn to communicate in a deeper, more productive way during the weekend of February 7 & 8, 2015 at the Madonna Retreat Center in Albuquerque near St. Pius X High School. Marriage Encounter also satisfies Archdiocesan requirements for civilly married couples who wish to enter the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. The cost for the weekend is $75 per couple and is due upon registration. This non-refundable fee includes meals, overnight stay, and reflection materials. Contact Duane Andersen at dfandersen@q.com or call 505-877-0062.

Healthy Relationships 101

A series of six classes on how to express ideas clearly; become a better listener; resolve conflicts in a healthy way; and discover joy & happiness in your relationship. These classes are for Dating, Engaged and Married Couples.  Next classes will be February 3, 10, 17, 24, and March 3 & 10, 2015. Call the Family Life office to register 831-8117.

Blessings of Age retreat

Blessings of Age retreat on Wednesday February 4th registration starts at 8:30 am, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For more information call Josephine at (505) 831-8174.

Reforma Migratoria y Auxilio Administrativo

Caridades Católicas se une a la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de EE.UU. en el continuo llamado por una reforma integral de inmigración. Seguiremos sirviendo a los necesitados, independientemente de su estatus legal u origen, y apoyando esfuerzos que fortalezcan a las familias y pongan un fin a la pobreza. En Mateo 25, se nos dice que cuando damos la bienvenida al extranjero entre nosotros, damos la bienvenida a Cristo mismo. Esta acción es un paso hacia un sistema de inmigración más justo y compasivo que respete la dignidad inherente de los inmigrantes como hijas e hijos de Dios. El 20 de noviembre del 2014, el Presidente Obama anunció acciones ejecutivas para solucionar algunos de los problemas de nuestro sistema de inmigración, incluyendo una extensión del programa de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, por sus siglas en inglés) y la creación del programa de Acción Diferida para Responsabilidad de los Padres (DAPA, por sus siglas en inglés). Para servir a nuestros hermanos y hermanas en nuestra comunidad, estamos ofreciendo sesiones de información sobre estas acciones ejecutivas. Los próximos foros de Información:  Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Sabado, 30 de enero de 7-9 pm.

Fin de Semana en Preparación del Matrimonio

Las Oficinas de la Vida Familiar y del Ministerio Hispano de la Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe hacen una cordial invitación a todas las parejas que pronto se van a casar por la Iglesia a asistir a un Fin de Semana en Preparación al Sacramento del Matrimonio presentado en español. Este Retiro se llevará a cabo iniciando el viernes 30 de enero y continuando el sábado 31 de enero y el domingo 1ro de febrero, 2015, en el Centro de Retiros Madonna en Albuquerque. Recuerden que asistir a un retiro en preparación para su matrimonio es uno de los requisitos para una boda en la Iglesia Católica. Es además una oportunidad para que como pareja puedan comprender la importancia de la presencia de Cristo en su relación, así como descubrir al Matrimonio como una vocación de amor. Para más información o para inscripciones, favor de llamar cuanto antes a la Oficina del Ministerio Hispano al 505-831-8152.

Holy Family Weekly Schedule

Monday, 1/26

5:30pm  Contemplative Prayer – Mary’s Chapel

6:00pm  Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Halloran – Hall

6:30pm  Bible Study with Santos – Office Kitchen

6:30pm  Religious Education 1st – 3rd - Hall

7:00pm  Acts Group – Bro. Matthew Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Tuesday, 1/27

1:00pm  Bible Study – 4 Way Classrooms

6:30pm  Adult RICA – San Francisco Room

6:30pm  Youth Growing Toward Discipleship

              Confirmation Class – Parish Hall

7:00pm  Cursillo Leader School – Bro. Matt Classroom

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Wednesday, 1/28

6:00pm  Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional

              Family Group – Bro. Matthew Halloran Hall

6:30pm  Religious Education 4th – 8th - Hall

6:30pm  Youth Growing Towards Discipleship

7:00pm  Al Anon Spanish – Bro. Matthew Halloran Hall

Thursday, 1/29

6:30pm  Narc Anon Group – Bro. Matthew Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Friday, 1/30

5:00pm  Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

6:30pm  Grupo de Oración – Parish Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Saturday, 1/31  

10:00am Choir Ministry – Church

5:00pm   Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Sunday, 2/1

10:00am Youth Growing Toward Discipleship – Hall             

10:30am First Holy Communion Program – Hall

1:30pm   Emmaus Women’s Group – San Jose Room

2:30pm   Secular Franciscans – 4 Way Classrooms

5:00pm   Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

 

Collection for January 10 & 11, 2015

Envelopes $6,125.70

Children Envelopes $191.45

St. Vincent De Paul $264.00

Designated $674.00

Prayer Group $136.75

Youth Group $1,285.28

New Year’s Day $37.00

Collection for January 17 & 18 , 2015

Envelopes $5,726.58

Children Envelopes $142.50

St. Vincent De Paul $465.00

Designated $385.56

Prayer Group $144.90

Thank you for your very generous gifts to the Lord and your support for the works of our Church Family.

 

 
 

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