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562 Atrisco Dr SW
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone: (505) 842-5426 Fax: (505) 842-9767
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2nd Sunday de Cuaresma/Lent

    How would you feel if someone took you up a mountain, showed you an awesome view and then coming down the mountain said:  ‘ Don’t tell anyone what you’ve seen?  It reminds me of putting tape over my mouth so that I don’t tell.     With tape over your mouth, it feels like you are more likely to want to pull it off and tell what you saw. It seems unusual that someone would not want you to be excited and want to joyfully tell of what was seen.  WHY did Jesus not want the 3 special disciples to not tell what they had just seen?  This was not the first time that Jesus had told someone not to tell what he had done.  Remember the leper and several whom he healed? He told them also not to tell who or what he had done. But this time, recall that this secret was only to held until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.  They did keep it secret, but privately continued to discuss what ‘Rising from the dead’ could mean.

It seems to me, that many of us have still kept the tape on our mouths and do not very often speak of the glorious resurrection and transfiguration of Jesus.  Ask yourself: When was the last time that you talked about the resurrection of Jesus?

When you go to a doctor for a painful situation, the nurse will often ask: HOW INTENSE is your pain on a scale of 1-10.  1 is very little and 10 is all the time.  

Now turn that over and let me ask you on a scale of 1-10 how often you FEEL the power of the RESURECTION of Jesus in your daily life or even now?  Do you know in your mind and say it is present or does it affect you day and night?  If we are honest, most of us would say it is somewhere between 1-5 at most.  On Easter Sunday of course we would say it is an 8-10, but then it subsides.   Another question is how do you talk about coming here every Sunday.  Do you talk about going or coming to Church?  Do we EVER talk about coming to meet the Risen Lord again on this Sunday.  Remember that Thomas was not there on the Day of the Resurrection, and during the week when he came back into the locked room, he  stated that he would not believe unless he himself touched the wounds and the side of Christ which was pierced.  He needed first hand information.  It is interesting that on the NEXT SUNDAY, Jesus broke into the locked room and invited Thomas to touch and stop his unbelief.  He touched the wounds and responded that it is true and that Jesus is our Lord and God.

We also need to come here every Sunday to touch the Risen Lord, meet the Risen Lord like Peter did on the shore of the sea of Galilee.  They had gone fishing once again, went back to their secure ways of doing things.  But they came up empty with no fish.  Jesus tells them to cast the net on the other side, even though they were expert fishermen. They took his advice and came up with 153 fish and then Peter met the RISEN LORD who merely asked:  Do you love me?  And Jesus called Peter to follow HIM, to FOLLOW THE RISEN LORD.  We too can meet the Risen Lord here every Sunday.

For example, when we talk about the Sunday, we talk about going to Church, going to Mass and fulfilling a command of the Church under pain of mortal sin.   But when are we going to talk about the Sunday meeting of the Risen Lord?  We are taken up the mountain here, every Sunday, and given another opportunity to LISTEN TO HIM, to Listen to the Word of God, to listen to a reflection by the Priest or Deacon, to listen to words of a song that reinforces the Word of God.    

Pope John Paul has stated in a letter that every Sunday is EASTER and every Sunday is the Resurrection.  DO YOU BELIEVE THAT?  Can you start to see that and tell people that this is the reason we come to church each Sunday.  We come and meet the Risen Lord and then can you keep that a SECRET for very long?   We live after the Resurrection and it is okay to tell the SECRET that we have kept for many years.  Tell the whole world, starting with your family!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

1st Sunday of Lent:

Have you ever heard the expression: “I’m throwing in the towel”?  It is an expression used in a boxing match when the trainer believes that his boxer has been beaten down too much and it would be harmful to continue on.  Sometimes there are people who say that also when they are so discouraged and want to give up.  There are also instances of people calling it quits, even wanting to take their life when they see no way out of the situation they are in.  We hear of when someone is bullying a child and the child feels he cannot continue to take what the bully is doing and wants to kill their self.  This is throwing in the towel.

It seems that John the Baptist could have felt that way when he was imprisoned by Herod and Jesus walked away and went back to the lake in Galilee.  He could have thrown in the towel and was tempted to doubt and asked whether Jesus was the one to save the people or should he look for someone else. 

Jesus was tempted in the desert and many other times, even on the cross.  The people taunted him saying: “IF YOU ARE THE SAVIOR, come off and show your power.  He was hanging helpless and powerless, beaten, scourged, mocked, and spit upon and finally rejected by the people who called for him to be crucified.  He could have thrown in the towel, but he didn’t.  Jesus trusted in the power of the Father, even though he prayed Psalm 22: “My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?”  Yet He continued to pray that psalm which finally trusts in the power of God:  Rescue me from these lions, I am helpless and yet I will tell my people what you have done.  He does not neglect the poor or ignore the suffering; he does not turn away from them, but answers when they call for help.”

The Lord then returns to a safer place where he announced the Good News from God that the time has come for the kingdom of God is near. So REPENT and believe in the Good News.  This message is again true for us to hear that the Good News is near to us, we just have to REPENT.  The Biblical word REPENT means to change our way of thinking, to take a new path, change our way of seeing.  Pope Francis wrote in his first letter to all of us:  THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL (GOOD NEWS) FILLS THE HEARTS AND LIVES OF ALL WHO ENCOUNTER JESUS.  Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness, and loneliness.  He invites us to embark on new paths for our journey in the years to come. Whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor.  God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt and the desire to do good fades.  Many end up resentful, angry, and listless.  So Pope Francis invites all Christians to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ.  Let us never flee from the Resurrection of Jesus.  Let us never give up, come what will.  May nothing inspire more than his life, which impels us onward!  Could he have said: let us never throw in the towel!

One of the best ways to encounter the Risen Lord is in the word that He spoke and the actions he showed and continues to show in the Sacraments, especially in the greatest and central Sacrament, here in the Eucharist.  During this Lenten season we are offering 2 opportunities for you to meet the Risen Lord.  One is called living the Eucharist or living what we do in this action here we now call the Eucharist, the action of giving thanks.  We gather and read about the Eucharist and then reflect in a prayerful way on the next Sunday’s readings of the Word in a way called Lectio Divina.  When we go over the word several times, there is a word that seems to capture our attention and that word or short phrase helps us to go deeper into an encounter with the Lord.  Finally we allow a time of silence so that we can feel the Lord embrace us.  How much we all need to feel that embrace of the GOOD SHEPHERD!  When we are down and out especially, we need to feel being held intimately by the Lord.

The second way is to use the Rice Bowl program.  Each week we are introduced to a person from a country where there is great need for food or shelter.  We learn from the stories of these people and thus we also see how our fasting and sacrifices will make a difference and allow us to be solidly united to Jesus in the most poor who he embraces.  He reaches out to them through us.  Read the story and see how it begins to affect you.  Then when you see this person, meet this person, and hear and see and feel their need, our own problem and suffering begins to seem less and we are less likely to throw in the towel.  If you want to or have thought of throwing in the towel, then here are 2 ways in which you can get back up and find the joy of the risen Lord Jesus.

6th Sunday of Ordinary:

Have you ever gone into a hospital to visit someone and had to put on rubber gloves, a gown, and a mask because the person might have a contagious disease?  Rubber gloves are used often so that we do not directly touch the other person who has a contagious disease.

 It sounds like the leper who came to Jesus, pleading to be cured and made clean.   If Jesus touched him, Jesus would contact the dreaded disease of leprosy.  As we heard in the 1st reading, the religious rules of the Jewish Old Testament declared a leper an unclean person, a sinner who would have to live apart from family and the community until the leprosy was declared cured.  If someone touched the leper, that person would be declared unclean and a sinner. So the skin disease of any kind made a person considered unclean and was banished from the community. Such a person was cut off from worship of God, cut off from a normal community and family life, and had to live as an outcast of society.  The religious Law could do nothing for the leper and on the other hand, the Law protected the rest of the community against him. The person was cast out of society, isolated and punished, a feared sinner, unclean.  Jesus however, was moved with compassion for the leper,  felt the isolation of the leper, and most of all that the sickness was considered a sin.   Jesus broke with the religious Law and risked being put in conflict with the religious Law and out of compassion cured the man by extending his hand, TOUCHED HIM and with His WORD declared him cured.

  JESUS TOUCHED the Leper and thus cured him of being isolated and a sinner.  This sin of being declared unclean was forgiven by Jesus and the person did not have to go to Jerusalem, maybe 90 miles away and buy a special animal for the declaration that the skin disease was not contagious.  Only the Priest in Jerusalem could declare the person free of a contagious skin disease. Jesus did not want the fact that he touched the leper to become known since it would put him in jeopardy of being declared a sinner and unclean and thus unable to live and associate with the people and enter the religious gathering place.  So when the man did not keep the secret and proclaimed what Jesus had done, Jesus had to stay in isolated places.

The encounter with the leper reminds us of how St. Francis of Assisi also looked at lepers in his time.  He AVOIDED them and would go around them when he met them in his path. BUT one day, to his amazement, he met a leper, went up to him, put a coin in his hand, kissed him and when he turned around in amazement at what he had done, realized that he had met Jesus.  This risky encounter and compassionate feeling for the leper began a greater change in his life so much so that the early Franciscans cared for lepers, much like Mother Teresa of Calcutta who took in Lepers, people with AIDS, abandoned children and abandoned elderly people.  She saw in them Jesus!  Do we see Jesus in the outcasts of our society?

So there are 3 questions for our consideration: Who are the OUTCASTS in our community and country today?  Why are they considered OUTCASTS? And what should be a Christian’s approach to them? So easily, we can put someone or a group of people outside of our social community by a LAW.  One example is the people who have crossed the border of the US and are considered as breaking a serious law of the country.  Our following of Jesus and putting into practice his way of seeing the leper, brings us to challenge the Law, as it did for him with the Law of the Leper.  His compassion and mercy for the person supersedes the law toward a leper that isolates a person from society.  Many people want to isolate the immigrant by making laws which put them outside of the community.  The example of wanting to take away drivers license is a typical example today.  By taking away the license, the person is isolated and put in a special category.  And on the other side, if someone shows compassion for this person who is isolated, they are also isolated and considered unclean and sinful. 

But let us keep in mind what Jesus did when he was moved with pity for the leper. He saw the man as a person, he felt the pain of being isolated and treated as a feared object, like someone who is quarantined with measles, Ebola, or AIDS or something by which we put a group of people in a separate group from US.  This is the process of DIVIDING rather than INCLUDING people and treating them as PEOPLE and not isolating them from us.

So ask yourself, who you find difficult to reach out and touch?  IF we imitate the compassion of Jesus who touches us, then it will be easier.  This Lent, let us get to know people who have been isolated and the Rice Bowl program is an excellent way to do that.  But also ask your family who are the outcasts today and how we can reach out and touch them as St. Francis , Mother Teresa and Jesus did?  

Last week we heard Jesus invite the fishermen to leave their nets, leave their families and their security to follow a new and difficult path that leads to life.   Today we hear a man refuse to leave his security saying:  ‘Have you come to destroy us?  I know who you are.’ These are the words of the unclean, evil spirit which was afraid that Jesus of Nazareth was coming to take away and destroy this person.  This is the fear that we have also, that by following the teachings of Jesus, Jesus might take away something that we have lived with for years and  we might have to give away our security, all that we have in our nets. It seems we all have similar fears like the unclean, fear filled spirit that is afraid that Jesus will destroy or our lives, if we leave our past security and follow His narrow path.

What do we have to give up that we hold in our nets? 

A net collect many things like fish, a stone, a crocodile, and even a black box.  The stone might be the hardness that we have toward someone where we refuse to change our opinion of the other person.  We are hard headed, stubborn at times.  We do not want to change and even in the Bible we hear God speaking of the people as being hard- hearted, not having any feeling of compassion for the person who is suffering and not wanting to change and follow/obey the commands of God the Father.  The crocodile can be the symbol of the way we can cut or even kill the spirit of other people in our home or marriage. We have that power, that ability and it seems almost have in our human nature the ability and willingness to attack and cut to pieces another person, even in our family.  Sometimes we say that we live with a burro which means that we think the other person is stupid and stubborn and not like us.  This belief or feeling is a great mistake to put another person in that category and lock them into an image that pre judges that person in a negative way.  The black box is like the black box that is in an airplane and has the secret words and messages of a pilot and seems the secret life we might live or those secret sins that we keep hidden from others.  How often, even children have a secret life from their parents which is sad and tragic when that secret life comes to the light. 

Thanks to God we have the Sacrament of Forgiveness where we have the seal of confession so that the Priest will never tell what we have told him nor reveal our identity and our sin to anyone else.  We can tell our deep secrets and find a God who is compassionate in forgiving and forgetting our sins.  We can open that black box to God and find that He does not scold or condemn, as Jesus tells us that He came not to condemn, but to save us.

But we also all have many other types of good and positive things in our bag and in our life that are like the faith that we have in the risen Lord who we honor each Sunday. As Pope John Paul II wrote:  ‘ Every Sunday is the Resurrection.  Every Sunday is Easter for us as Christians and that is why we come here again today.’  So we have to leave behind the fear of the obligation to go to Church and now come each SUNDAY to celebrate and believe more fully in the Resurrection of Jesus which gives the center and meaning for all of our faith in the Lord Jesus as our Savior.  He saved us from the fear of death and gives us forgiveness by his death on the cross.  He suffered the punishment that we deserve for our sins and so God does not have to punish us.  YES, we do suffer the CONSEQUENCES of our sin, just as we suffer the consequences of the ORIGINAL SIN of Adam and Eve:  the death and labor pains along with the frustration of our efforts.  These are the consequences and yet Jesus comes to restore our life and our hope and if we believe in Him, we have the Promise of a Resurrection like His after our death.  We have from the moment of Baptism, the power that raised Jesus from the dead.  We have the POWER of the Holy Spirit living in us which was the power that raised Jesus from the dead.  So we have that power, that seed in us as a result of our Baptism and is the reason we want to baptize babies, so that they have that same seed, that same Power of the Holy Spirit for them also.

Again, there are many things which do not serve us and many things to take on like the reading of the Bible in which we find a quite different God than we have imagined and created.  The God we see in Psalm 103 is quite different than the punishing God we have believed in.  This too we have to leave and get acquainted with.  BUT it is hard to leave this type of God of obligations for a God of LOVE and Compassion.  This is a God who is the POTTER and we are the clay and so we have to let go of our desire to be a GOD who shapes God who we want to be clay in our hands.

SO, do not be afraid to give your life over to Jesus and follow His narrow path, because that will lead us to Life.  It is the path that St. Peter FINALLY found after the Resurrection and continued to follow even to his martyrdom in Rome.  It is the life we will find too and the happiness that we see in Pope Francis today.




February 15, 2015

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Day

As we gather on this last Sunday before Lent, we are challenged by Saint Paul to do everything for the glory of God. Further, he urges us to work for the common good rather than our own. What valuable lessons for us and for our country! Today, perhaps our prayer can be for such selflessness to be the fruit of our coming Lenten Season.

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word

Today’s first reading and Gospel show us just how Jesus moves beyond the expected to bring about God’s reign. The first reading establishes the standard procedure for dealing with lepers and their disease. Jesus reaches out and touches the leper, breaking the barriers established by tradition and in so doing proclaiming a new era of grace, healing, and hope. How can we follow his example in breaking down barriers today?

15 de febrero 2015

Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Introducción de la Liturgia del Día

Reunidos en este domingo previo al inicio de la Cuaresma escuchamos el desafío que nos hace Pablo para que todo lo que hagamos sea para la gloria de Dios. Él nos urge, además, a trabajar por el bien común en vez de para nuestro propio beneficio. ¡Qué lecciones tan valiosas para nosotros y para nuestra nación! Tal vez hoy nuestra oración pueda ser para pedir que esa entrega desinteresada sea el fruto de este tiempo cuaresmal que se avecina.

Introducción a la Liturgia de la Palabra

La primera lectura y el Evangelio de hoy nos muestran cómo Jesús actúa de maneras inesperadas a fin de realizar el reino de Dios. La primera lectura establece el patrón para tratar con los leprosos y su enfermedad. Jesús se acerca al leproso y lo toca rompiendo así las barreras establecidas por la tradición y proclama de esa manera una nueva era de gracia, salvación y esperanza. ¿Cómo podemos seguir hoy su ejemplo de derribar barreras?

Mass Intentions

Monday, 2/16, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Tuesday, 2/17, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Ash Wednesday, 2/18, 7:00am

VDavid M. Gonzales by Gonzales Family

10:00am Ash Distribution

12:15pm Ash Distribution

5:15pm Ash Distribution

7:00pm Mass

Thursday, 2/19, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Friday, 2/20, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Saturday, 2/21, 4:30pm

VE.J. Barboa by Mrs. E.J. Barboa & Family

Sacred Heart of Jesus by Gloria Trujillo

VRonald Lee Connelly by Chris & Kathy

VJoe Sena Jr. by Anna Zamora

Bilingual Mass Saturday, 2/21, 6:30pm

VEutemio Chavez Jr. by Wife & Daughter

Sunday, 2/22, 8:00am

VSecundino Archunde by Archunde Family

For the family of VJulia Gallegos by Arlene DuBois

VErnie Chavez by Max & Judy Gomez

VDavid S. Chavez by Family

Sunday, 2/22, 10:00am

VGuillermo Hernandez by Family

Sunday, 2/22, 12:00pm

For the People of the Parish

Pray for the Deceased of the Parish

Maurice Santillanes – February 3, 2015

Jacob Valencia – February 5, 2015

Pray for the Sick of the Parish

Alfred Romero, Fabiola Salazar, Jessie Montoya, La Sean Lucero, Patsy Chavez, Sixta Gloria, Maryann Muller, Melva Shestok, Ralph Gonzales, and Abrian Naranjo.

Parish Office Closed

The parish office will be closed Monday, February 16, for President’s Day Holiday.

Ash Wednesday Services

Ash Wednesday is on February 18th. Masses will be held at 7:00am and 7:00pm. Ash Distribution only will be held on 10:00am, 12:15pm and 5:15pm. Also, starting Saturday, February 21, we will be having a Bilingual Mass every Saturday at 6:30pm. 

Penitential Rules

Abstinence: Days of Abstinence are Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent.  All Catholics 14 years of age and older, must abstain from Meat. Fasting:  All Catholics from the ages of 18 to 59, one full meal and two lighter meals allowed. Days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Penance: All Fridays and all Days of Lent are times of Penance.  Eucharistic Fast: Abstention from food and drink (water and medicines excepted) for one hour before receiving Communion; does not oblige to elderly and ill and those attending them.  

Adults Abuse Awareness Training

In order to create a safe environment in the workplace, neighborhood, home and church and to acquaint Archdiocesan personnel with policies and reporting procedures, the Archdiocese provides Abuse Awareness Training for Adults on an ongoing basis. Attendance at the training is mandatory for all adults, over the age of 18 who volunteer in any ministry, in any parish within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Pre-registration is necessary. Note: No one under age 18 is allowed in the workshop. To register and for more information contact: Annette, at 831-8144. Class will be held Thursday, February 19, from 6pm-9pm at Catholic Center 4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW.

Ten Commandments

Second Commandment: “You shall not take the name of the Lord in vain.” This commandment is an injunction against false swearing perjury, and also against cursing or swearing using God’ name. We should bring God and his name into our lives, into every aspect of our day. We should be sharing his message of love and salvation through word and deed. When we implore our Lord and ask Jesus to walk with us on our journey, those prayers are never in vain.  

X Mandamientos

El Dos: No tomarás el nombre del Señor tu Dios en vano. Este mandato es un precepto contra juramento falso (perjurio) y también contra maldición usando el nombre de Dios. Debemos incluir a Dios y su nombre en nuestra vida, en cualquier aspect de nuestra vida, en cualquier aspecto de nuestro día. Debemos estar compartiendo su mensaje de amor y salvación a través de palabra y hecho. Cuando le imploramos a nuestro Señor y le pedimos a Jesús que camine con nosotros en nuestro viaje, esas oraciones nunca están en vano. 

Immigration Reform and Administrative Relief

Catholic Charities stands with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in our continued call for comprehensive immigration reform. We will continue to serve those in need, regardless of status or background, and support efforts that will strengthen families and end poverty. President Obama announced executive actions to address problems in our immigration system, including an expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the creation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program. To serve our brothers and sisters in our community, we are offering information sessions at the Catholic Center Sandia Room Saturday, February 21, from 1:00pm -3:00pm.

Campaña Católica Annual 

Gracias a cada uno de ustedes quienes han colaborado a la Campaña Católica Annual. Por su amable generosidad nuestra Parroquia ha recibido una devolución de $3.528,60; con este dinero hemos podido remodelar el piso los baños y la cocina del Salon Bro. Matthew. Gracias a todos los Ministerios que donaron su tiempo y su dinero a este proyecto.

Miércoles de Ceniza

Las horas seran a las 7:00am Misa, 10:00am Ceniza, 12:15pm Ceniza, 5:15pm Ceniza y 7:00pm Misa. Tambien Misa a las 6:30pm en los sabados durante la Cuarema.

Reglas Penitenciales

Abstinencia: Los dias de abstinencia son Miércoles de Ceniza y todos los viernes durante la Cuaresma. Todo católico mayor de 14 años debe abstenerse de comer carne.  Ayuno: Todo católico entre las edades de 18 a 59, se prmitirá una comida completa y dos comidas ligeras. Los días de ayuno y abstinencia son Miércoles de Ceniza y Viernes Santo.  Penitencia: Todos los viernes y todos los dias de Cuaresma son tiempos de Penitencia.  Ayuno Eucarístico: Abstenerse de comida y bebida (con excepción de agua y medicinas) por una hora antes de recibir la comunión; no obliga a los ancianos y enfermos y aquellos quienes los atienden. 

Requisito importante Abuse Awareness

Todo adulto de 18 años o mayor que sirva como ministro voluntario o empleado en una parroquia o escuela católica en la Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe debe asistir a uno de los entrenamientos sobre la prevención del abuso a menores ofrecidos por la oficina del Ambiente Seguro de la Arquidiócesis, especialmente si su ministerio le coloca en una posición de contacto directo con menores. Los próximos entrenamientos en español se llevarán a cabo en las siguientes fechas y localidades: El jueves 19 de febrero, de 6:30pm a 9:30 pm en el Centro Católico, 4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW, Albuquerque. El entrenamiento se ofrece sin costo, pero es necesario pre-inscribirse. El cupo es limitado. Llama ya al (505) 831-8244 para inscribirte. (Por favor, ten en cuenta que no habrá cuidado de niños y los menores no pueden entrar a este taller).



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 en el Centro Católico, el Sábado, 21 de febrero de 1–3 pm.


Holy Family Weekly Schedule

Monday, 2/16

5:30pm  Contemplative Prayer – Mary’s Chapel

6:00pm  Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Halloran

6:30pm  Bible Study with Santos – Office Kitchen

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

7:00pm  Acts Group – Bro. Matthew Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Tuesday, 2/17

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

Ash Wednesday, 2/18

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 - Hall

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

Thursday, 2/19

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

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Friday, 2/20

5:00pm  Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

6:30pm  Grupo de Oración – Parish Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Saturday, 2/21  

10:00am Choir Ministry – Church

5:00pm   Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Sunday, 2/22

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



February 22, 2015

First Sunday of Lent

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Day

On the first Sunday of Lent, we recall the twofold nature of this season, for catechumens. Designated this week as the Elect, Lent is a time of final preparation for Baptism. For those of us already baptized, it is a time of repentance and renewal through the practices of prayers, fasting, and almsgiving. For all of us, Baptized and un-baptized alike, Lent is about our baptismal covenant with God, the promises that we have made and will make, rejecting Satan and professing our belief in God.

Introduction to the Liturgy of the Word

Our first two readings today are about God’s covenant with Noah. Mark’s Gospel recounts, in his typical brief fashion, Jesus’ sojourn in the desert and his announcement of the kingdom of God. All we have to do is repent and believe in the gospel, the Good News. As we listen to these reading today, let us recall our own baptismal covenant with God. Or for the catechumens, the one that you are about to make this Easter Vigil and how we ourselves are repenting and believing in the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

22 de febrero 2015

Primer Domingo de la Cuaresma

Introducción de la Liturgia del Día

En este primer domingo de Cuaresma recordamos la doble naturaleza de este tiempo. Para los catecúmenos, que esta semana son designados como los elegidos, la Curaresma es el tiempo de la última preparación para el bautismo. Para los que ya hemos sido bautizados es un tiempo de arrepentimiento y de renovación por medio de la práctica de la oración, el ayuno y la limosna. Para todos, ya estemos bautizados o no, la Cuaresma se trata de nuestra alianza bautismal con Dios, o sea las promesas que hemo hecho o que haremos de rechazar a Satanás y profesar nuestra creencia en Dios.

Introducción a la Liturgia de la Palabra

Nuestras dos primeras lecturas de hoy tratan sobre la alianza de Dios Noé. El Evangelio de Marcos hace un recuento, en su típico estilo breve, de la estadía de Jesús en el desierto y de su anuncio del reino de Dios. Todo lo que tenemos que hacer es arrepentirnos y creer en el Evangelio la Buena Nueva. Al escuchar hoy estas lecturas recordemos nuestra propia alianza bautismal con Dios o para ustedes los catecúmenos, la alianza que harán próximamente en la Vigilia Pascual y consideremos las maneras en que demostramos nuestro arrepentimiento y nuestra creecia en la Buena Nueva de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo.

Mass Intentions

Monday, 2/23, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Tuesday, 2/24, 7:00am

VEvelynn T. Iott by Flahie Family

VNatividad Maldonado by Family

Wednesday, 2/25, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Thursday, 2/26, 7:00am

For the People of the Parish

Friday, 2/27, 7:00am

VLeandro “Leo” Aragon by Family

Saturday, 2/28, 4:30pm

VRonald “Toast” Lozano by Quinones Family

Sacred Heart of Jesus by Gloria Trujillo

St. Anthony by Chavez Family

VBertha & VRandy Zaragoza by Rick & Nancy Artiaga

Bilingual Mass Saturday, 2/28, 6:30pm

For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 3/1, 8:00am

For the People of the Parish

Sunday, 3/1, 10:00am

VLionso Lillian Montano by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Montano

VLionso Navarrete by Family

VLucy M. Sanchez by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Montano

VHenry & VMary Bernardy by Maryann Perea

Sunday, 3/1, 12:00pm

BD VAurora Chavez by Jose Chavez & Family

St. Jude In Thanksgiving by Cecilia Sena

Pray for the Deceased of the Parish

Wilfred Marquez – February 11, 2015

Raymond Baca – February 11, 2015

Eloyda A. Trujillo – February 12, 2015

Pray for the Sick of the Parish

Gene Sena, Carl Aldridge, Priscilla Sena, Millie Garcia, Lillian Montano, Alfred Romero, Fabiola Salazar, Jessie Montoya,

La Sean Lucero, Patsy Chavez, Sixta Gloria, Maryann Muller, Melva Shestok, Ralph Gonzales, and Abrian Naranjo. 

Up coming Events

8:00am - Youth Group Flea Market – Feb 28, 2015

9:00am - Youth Group Flea Market – March 1, 2015

Youth Group Flea Market

The Youth Group will be having a two day Flea Market. One Saturday, February 28, from 8:00am to 12:00 noon and on Sunday, March 1, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. If you are interested in renting a table for the Flea Market, the fees are $20.00 for one day and $30 for two days. For more information or to rent a table, contact Judy in the parish office.

Way of the Cross

The Blue Army will be having the Stations of the Cross every Monday during Lent at 1:00pm followed by a Divine Mercy Rosary for Peace in the World. The Stations of the Cross will be also be held at 6:30pm every Friday evening. Everyone is invited to participate in this beautiful ritual prayer service. Also, every Saturday during Lent, we will be having a Bilngual Mass at 6:30pm. 

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Come and join the Knights of Columbus every Friday during Lent, for a Fish Fry. $6.00 per person, menu includes Fish, French Fries, Cole Slaw and a drink. Bring your family every  Friday, of Lent from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, in the Bro. Matthew Hall.

Are you ready to grow closer to God?

Join us this coming Lent, for “Living the Eucharist”.

You are invited to join your fellow parishioners in Living the Eucharist; an exciting parish based spiritual renewal experience. It is designed to help you experience the Mass in a more powerful and meaningful way. Living the Eucharist has something for everyone: Adults, Teens and families. It’s for both regular Mass-goers and those who are seeking a deeper engagement with our Catholic Faith. Are you ready to Grow Closer to God? Join us for “Reflecting the Sunday Readings” Monday nights, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm with Deacon Santos in the parish hall, also, every Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm and Tuesday Nights at 7:00pm with Fr. Gerry in the parish hall.

Bring Lent to Life in the with CRS Rice Bowl

CRS Rice Bowl helps millions enrich their Lenten journey as we draw closer to God in preparation for Easter. During Lent we will pray, fast, learn and give as a way to reach out in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world through the newly re-designed Rice Bowl. In this year of faith, we invite all Catholics to fully live out the spirit of Lent season through CRS Rice Bowl. Each Lent, nearly 13,000 faith communities across the United States participate to demonstrate solidarity with the poor around the world. Seventy-five percent of Rice Bowl donations come to CRS to help fund development programs designed to increase food security around the world. Twenty-five per-cent of the donations support hunger and poverty alleviation efforts in our Archdiocese like St. Felix Pantry, St. John’s soup kitchen, St. Vincent de Paul and Brothers of the Good Shepherd soup kitchen.

How does my contribution to the Annual Catholic Appeal benefit my parish?

Your parish and all people of the Archdiocese benefit from the Annual Catholic Appeal through services and programs.

Services as you heard last week. We ask you to make a pledge to the Campaign in order to help these services to continue. We need to support the work of the Catholic Church in our Archdiocese through this Campaign. We suggest that you consider giving an hour of your income each week or monthly during this year 2015. While times are hard, we still seem to find a way to find money for recreation or go to the casino, or leave a tip at a restaurant. Psalm 116 says, “What return can I make to God for his generosity to me?” I will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving.” The bible also says: “Be generous, for the amount of seed you sow, is the harvest you will reap.” Your donation will bring a harvest of faith and good works!

Holy Family Blood Drive

Holy Family will be sponsoring a Blood Drive from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday, March 8, in the Parish Hall.  We would like to thank those who donated and those who attempted to donate at our Blood Drive in the past. The only way blood can be obtained for those who are sick, have been in an accident or are undergoing surgery is through volunteer blood donors like you. If you are eligible to donate, please share this precious God-given gift of life and encourage others to donate also. Remember to eat, drink plenty of water and bring your photo ID. To schedule an appointment, please contact Judy at 842-5426.

Prayer of Pope Francis

For the synod on the Family. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true Love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all that have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing.  Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer! Amen

Oración del Papa Francisco para el Sínodo de la Familia

Jesús María y José, en ustedes contemplamos el esplendor del verdadero amor en ustedes ponemos nuestra confianza.

Sagrada Familia de Nazaret, concédenos que nuestra familia tambien, pueda ser lugar para comunión y oración escuela auténtica del evangelio y pequeñas Iglesias domésticas. Sagrada Familia de Nazaret, que las familias nunca jamás

experimenten violencia, rechazo y division que todos los que han sido heridos o escandalizados encuentren pronto alivio y consuelo. Sagrada Familia de Nazaret, que el próximo Sínodo de Obispos nos haga mas concientes de la sagrada inviolabilidad de la familia, y su belleza en el plan de Dios. Jesús María y José, escucha amablemente nuestra oración. Amén

Holy Family Weekly Schedule

Monday, 2/23 

5:30pm  Contemplative Prayer – Mary’s Chapel

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

6:30pm  Reflecting the Sunday Readings with Santos - Hall

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

7:00pm  Acts Group – Bro. Matthew Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Tuesday, 2/24

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  Reflecting the Sunday Readings with Fr. Gerry -Hall

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

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Wednesday, 2/25

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, 2/26

9:00am  Community Partnership – 4 Way Classrooms

6:30pm  Fiesta Meeting - Office Kitchen

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

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Friday, 2/27

5:00pm  Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

6:00pm  Knights of Columbus Fish Fry - Bro. Matthew

7:00pm  Reflexión de la Liturgia del Domingo - Hall

7:30pm  Alcoholicos Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Saturday, 2/28  

8:00am   Youth Group Flea Market - Hall

10:00am Choir Ministry – Church

5:00pm   Concerto de Alvanza – Parish Hall

5:00pm   Narcotics Anon – Bro. Matthew Hall

Sunday, 3/1

9:00am   Youth Group Flea Market - 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

Collection for February 7 & 8, 2015

Envelopes $7,646.61

Children Envelopes $149.00

St. Vincent De Paul $222.00

Designated $679.21

Prayer Group $204.62

Youth Group $2,719.45

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



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