St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

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Mar 1-8, 2015

March 1, 2015

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT — SEGUNDO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA 



Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

 

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • Valerie Walsh,
  • Eddy Johnston,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Juanito Peralta,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Romy Pagne,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Rose Gurrea,
  • Patrick Morris,
  • Ron Plum,
  • Tommy Morgan,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Rebecca Dominguez,
  • Emma Marie Bueno 
  • and all those in nursing homes and hospitals.

(Please call the office to keep a name on this list for more than three weeks)

Please Pray for our Men and Women in the Military

  • Andrew De Haro,
  • Berenice Garcia,
  • Eric Granados,
  • Duane Edward Jackson,
  • Fernando Jamandre,
  •  Rafael Jamandre,
  • Jennifer Konvicka,
  • Mark Konvicka, Jr.,
  • Michael Martinez,
  • Rory McBride,
  • Francisco Javier Mills,
  • Edgar Ramirez,
  • Karina Rosales,
  • Pedro Rosas,
  • Garett Smith,
  • Oscar Orlando Gomez Villatoro,
  • their families & loved ones. 

 

                                                                  

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

Therefore, the Second Sunday of Lent always features Jesus’ transfiguration as a glimpse of Lent’s and life’s destination. Our Old Testament past, represented by Elijah and Moses, our present discipleship, modeled by Peter, James and John, and the heavenly future transcending all earthly glory and symbolized by Jesus’ dazzling white robes, coalesce in this radiant moment.  Peter, speaking for all of us, whose earthly
glimpses of heavenly beauty are all-too-fleeting, proposes to preserve it for ever: “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents.” But from the cloud a voice corrects Peter, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” What does Jesus say? Forego the glimpse, leave the mountain, walk discipleship’s path of self-sacrificing service and unconditional love: Lent’s transformational journey that alone leads to Easter’s—and eternity’s—transfigured glory.

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Es así que el segundo domingo de Cuaresma siempre presenta la transfiguración de Jesús como un indicio del destino de la Cuaresma y de la vida. Nuestro pasado, representado en el Antiguo Testamento por Elías y Moisés; nuestro discipulado presente, modelado por Pedro, Santiago y Juan; y nuestro futuro celestial, que trasciende toda gloria terrenal y es simbolizado por las vestiduras blancas de Jesús, se fusionan en este momento radiante. Pedro, que habla por todos nosotros y cuyos indicios terrenales de la belleza celestial son demasiado fugaces, propone preservar el momento para siempre: “Maestro, ¡qué a gusto estamos aquí! Hagamos tres chozas”. Pero una voz de entre las nubes corrige a Pedro: “Éste es mi Hijo amado; escúchenlo”. ¿Y qué dice Jesús? Deja pasar el indicio, deja la montaña y emprende el camino del discipulado de entrega y amor incondicional: La peregrinación transformadora de la Cuaresma, que lleva a la gloria transformadora de la Pascua y de la eternidad. 

Image result for host and wineSanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine for the week of

March 1

were donated by
Norman & Nancy Sandoz
in thanksgiving of their

 

55th Wedding Anniversary 

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Our Goal:     $66,000.00

Pledged: $ 4,582.50

Paid: $ 2,800.00

4% of Goal

Participants: 33

 

 

 

“We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to  include the excluded and preach peace.” 

~ Pope Francis

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