St. John Neumann Catholic Church

Houston, Texas

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Sep 24-Oct 1, 2017

September 25, 2017

Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Vigésimo Quinto Domingo Del Tiempo Ordinario



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Connie Melendez
Edmunda Urbina Lenys Urbina
Carol York Eddy Jonhston
Theresa Solis Metting Avelina Hernandez
Ana Rojas  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine 

for the week of September 24

were donated by Pat LeBlanc  in memory of

Goldia and Thomas Tierney

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Altar Flowers 

for the week of September 24

were donated by

Melissa Solis

in thanksgiving for the birthday of

David Solis

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection    

         For us, the “latecomers” may be non-practicing parishioners, non- believers, or notorious sinners welcomed back with “last rites” at “the eleventh hour.” Often, among “devout” disciples, such miracles of grace prompt not thankful prayers but righteous (jealous?) indignation that those “last in” should be treated as “equal to us.” To share life, to share Christ with any fellow-worker at whatever hour would be sheer joy. On the other hand, the parable proposes a secondary, salutary moral: The problem with eleventh-hour conversions is that Death sometimes arrives at 10:55!

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          Para nosotros, los que llegan tarde pudieran ser los parroquianos que no practican del todo, los no creyentes o los pecadores notorios, todos los cuales son recibidos con “la extremaunción” a última hora.  A menudo esos milagros de la gracia no provocan entre los discípulos “devotos” unas oraciones de acción de gracia como debería suceder, sino más bien indignación (¿celos?) porque esos que han llegado a última hora reciben el mismo trato que nosotros. Compartir la vida, compartir a Cristo con nuestros compañeros de trabajo en cualquier momento sería puro regocijo. Por otra parte, la parábola nos propone una secundaria y beneficiosa moraleja: El problema con las conversiones de última hora ¡es que la Muerte a veces llega a las 10:55! 

DSF 2017 Update

as of September 17, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $45,232.01
Paid $33,781.41
Paid Under ($34,218.59)
% 49% of Goal
Participants 301 out of 957 families

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK

How will I stop acting like a self-appointed judge of “latecomers” and begin serving as a member of God’s “welcome wagon”? After all, God has welcomed even me.

PREGUNTA PARA LA SEMANA

¿De qué manera puedo dejar de comportarme esta semana como juez auto-instituido de los que han llegado tarde y comenzar a servir como miembro del equipo de bienvenida de Dios, que después de todo, hasta a mí me ha recibido? 

 
 

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September 7, 2017

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time - Vigésimo Tercer Domingo Del Tiempo Ordinario



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Ida Novales Willie Mendoza
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Connie Melendez
Edmunda Urbina Lenys Urbina
Carol York Eddy Jonhston
Theresa Solis Metting Avelina Hernandez
Ana Rojas  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine 

for the week of September 10

were donated by Claudia Melgar  for

All Immigrants

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Altar Flowers 

for the week of September 10

were donated by

Flor Ortiz

in thanksgiving for the birthday of

Gregory Ortiz

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection    

         At the time of Jesus, mutual correction is never a punishment, revenge, or settling scores, rather the victory of love.  As Paul puts it, “Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Love does no evil to the neighbor; hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.”

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      En el tiempo de Jesús, la corrección mutua no es nunca
un castigo ni una venganza, ni tampoco se trata de sellar conflictos; sino que, por el contrario, es una victoria para el amor. Tal como lo expresa Pablo, “No tengan con nadie otra deuda que la del amor mutuo, porque el que ama al prójimo, ha cumplido ya toda la ley”. 

DSF 2017 Update

as of September 5, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $44,202.01
Paid $31,564.59
Paid Under ($36,435.41)
% 46% of Goal
Participants 298 out of 957 families
 
 

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July 23-30, 2017

July 24, 2017

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Décimo Sexto Domingo Del Tiempo Ordinario



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Ida Novales Virginia Lundy
Mike Walsh James Walsh
Connie Melendez Jessica Martinez
Marie Greenleaf Avelina Fernandez
Edmunda Urbina Lenys Urbina
Carol York  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine 

for the week of July 23

were donated by Pat LeBlanc in memory of 

Robert LeBlanc

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Altar Flowers 

for the week of July 23

were donated by

Carlos and Liz Martinez

in thanksgiving of their

22nd Wedding Anniversary

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection    

     Aren’t we missing one of the parable’s important points by casting ourselves solely as willing harvesters? Would we want anyone as zealous and judgmental as we are deciding definitively whether we’re wheat or weeds before we’ve had time to grow to full maturity? Rather than bemoan a world or even a church with weeds growing among the wheat, let us praise God’s gracious patience toward that slowly maturing, mixed-bag field that, after all, includes us. 

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     ¿Acaso no se nos escapa uno de los mensajes más importantes de la parábola cuando nos convertimos como segadores bien dispuestos? ¿Quisiéramos que alguien tan fervoroso y juicioso como nosotros decidiera definitivamente si somos trigo o cizaña, antes de haber tenido el tiempo para desarrollarnos y llegar a nuestra plena madurez? Por eso, antes de lamentarnos de un mundo o aun de una Iglesia con cizaña, que crece entre el trigo, alabemos la admirable paciencia de Dios con ese terreno, que madura lentamente y que tiene de todo un poco. Ahí, después de todo, estamos incluidos nosotros. 

DSF 2017 Update

as of July 17, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $44,107.01
Paid $29,912.77
Paid Under ($38,087.23)
% 44% of Goal
Participants 297 out of 957 families
 
 

SIGN AND SYMBOL / SIGNO Y SÍMBOLO 

THE SIGN OF PEACE. This is more than a jovial handshake. Its older, formal gesture was a hands-to-shoulders embrace. The deacon and priest “model” the gesture for everyone; they also show by their example that this is a ritual gesture requiring simplicity and decorum, not a frantic attempt to shake hands with everyone in church. The words exchanged might simply be “The peace of Christ.” This is never the time for hellos or chitchat. This is an act of liturgy. 

LA SEÑAL DE LA PAZ. Esta es más que un apretón de manos jovial. En su forma antigua este gesto era un abrazo y un beso en ambas mejillas. El diácono y el sacerdote son los que “modelan” el gesto para los demás; también demuestran con su ejemplo que este es un gesto ritual que exige sencillez y decoro, y no un intento frenético de darle las manos a todos en la iglesia. Las palabras que se ofrecen pudieran ser sencillas, como “la paz de Cristo”. Éste no es nunca el momento para saludos o chacharear. Ésta es una acción litúrgica. 

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July 9-16, 2017

July 9, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Décimo Cuarto Domingo Del Tiempo Ordinario



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Connie Melendez
Jessica Martinez Marie Greenleaf
Nubia Mayorga Bryan Soto
Deydeny Vera Avelina Fernandez
Edmunda Urbina Lenys Urbina
Carol York  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine 

for the week of July 9

were donated in Thanksgiving by 

The Orinoco Family

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Altar Flowers 

for the week of July 9

were donated in Thanksgiving by 

The Orinoco Family

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection    

     In hidden guise, as Zechariah envisioned, this humble king enters our world still. But to those Paul describes as “in the Flesh” (i.e., locked into worldly values), a humble kingdom that invites but does not compel is no kingdom at all. A discipleship that goes above and beyond is neither easy nor light. But we are “in the spirit;” we see with Jesus’ eyes, judge by Jesus’ standards, delight with Jesus in his Father’s plan... don’t we?

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     Con una presencia escondida, tal como lo visualizó Zacarías, este humilde rey entra silenciosamente en nuestro mundo. Pero para aquellos que Pablo describe como “sujetos al desorden egoísta” (o sea, prisioneros de los valores mundanos), un reino humilde que invita pero no fuerce, no tiene nada de reino. Un discipulado que va por encima y más allá de la obligación, no es “suave” ni “ligero”. Pero nosotros vivimos “conforme al Espíritu”; nosotros vemos con los ojos de Jesús, juzgamos según los valores de Jesús, y nos deleitamos con Jesús por el plan de su Padre... ¿no es así? 

DSF 2017 Update

as of July 3, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $42,602.01
Paid $27,779.44
Paid Under ($40,220.56)
% 40% of Goal
Participants 290 out of 957 families
 
 

SIGN AND SYMBOL / SIGNO Y SÍMBOLO

THE SIGN OF PEACE. This is more than a jovial handshake. Its older, formal gesture was a hands-to-shoulders embrace. The deacon and priest “model” the gesture for everyone; they also show by their example that this is a ritual gesture requiring simplicity and decorum, not a frantic attempt to shake hands with everyone in church. The words exchanged might simply be “The peace of Christ.” This is never the time for hellos or chitchat. This is an act of liturgy.

LA SEÑAL DE LA PAZ. Esta es más que un apretón de manos jovial. En su forma antigua este gesto era un abrazo y un beso en ambas mejillas. El diácono y el sacerdote son los que “modelan” el gesto para los demás; también demuestran con su ejemplo que este es un gesto ritual que exige sencillez y decoro, y no un intento frenético de darle las manos a todos en la iglesia. Las palabras que se ofrecen pudieran ser sencillas, como “la paz de Cristo”. Éste no es nunca el momento para saludos o chacharear. Ésta es una acción litúrgica. 

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June 25 - July 2, 2017

June 25, 2017

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Décimo Segundo Domingo Del Tiempo Ordinario



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Marie Greenleaf
Connie Melendez Jessica Martinez
Nubia Mayorga Bryan Soto
Deydeny Vera Avelina Fernandez
Edmunda Urbina Lenys Urbina

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine 

for the week of June 25

were donated by Imelda Clausura 

 in thanksgiving of her birthday.

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection    

     

     “Do you understand all these things?” Jesus asks. We may never understand all, but we can bring wisdom “new and old” (Jesus’ Torah/ Moses’ Torah) to bear on life’s dilemmas. And consider the great wealth already ours: “predestined, called, justified, glorified”.

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     “¿Han entendido todo esto?”, pregunta Jesús. Tal vez no lleguemos a entenderlo todo, pero podemos ofrecer sabiduría y “sacar cosas nuevas y cosas antiguas” (el Torá de Jesús y el Torá de Moisés) que ayuden a solucionar los dilemas de la vida. Y consideremos la gran riqueza que ya es nuestra: “predestinados, llamados, justificados y glorificados”. 

DSF 2017 Update

as of June 19, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $41,677.01
Paid $25,472.62
Paid Under ($42,527.38)
% 38% of Goal
Participants 285 out of 957 families
 
 

Quote for the Week... 

“Everyone's existence is tied to that of others: life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.” 

-Pope Francis

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June 4-11, 2017

June 4, 2017

Solemnity of Pentecost — Solemnidad de Pentecostés



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Cippy Rodriguez
Connie Melendez Jessica Martinez
Bill Greenleaf

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine 

for the week of June 4

were donated by Aramis Espartero in thanksgiving for the birthday of

KATRINA ESPARTERO

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Altar Flowers

for the week of June 4 were donated by Melissa and David Solis in memory of 1st Death Anniversary of

JOSEPHINE SANCHEZ

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

    Jesus breathes his re-creating Spirit on the disciples, shows them his wounds, then sends them (and us) forth to love as he loved, to forgive and reconcile. Jesus adds, “Whose sins you retain are retained.” But like the disciples, having been forgiven so many of our own sins of denial, desertion, and cow-ardice, how could we dare not to forgive the sins of a truly repentant person?

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Jesús sopla su Espíritu recreador sobre los discípulos, les muestra sus llagas y los envía (también a nosotros) a amar igual que él amó, a perdonar y a reconciliar. Jesús añade, refiriéndose a los pecados: “a los que no se los perdonen, les quedarán sin perdonar”. Pero, al igual que los discípulos, habiéndonos sido perdonados tantos pecados de negación, deserción y cobardía, ¿qué pecados nos atrevemos a no perdonar? 

DSF 2017 Update

as of May 29, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $40,132.01
Paid $22,872.47
Paid Under ($45,127.53)
% 34% of Goal
Participants 277 out of 957 families
 
 

Quote for the Week... 

“God is greater than nothingness, and a lit candle is enough to overcome the darkest of nights.” 

-Pope Francis

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May 28-Jun 4, 2017

May 29, 2017

Solemnity of the Ascension — Solemnidad de la Ascensión 



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Cippy Rodriguez
Deydely Vera Nubia Mayorga
Bryan Soto Jeannette Gulden
Robert Velasquez Eddy Johnston
Rebecca Lee Florentina Jara
Maria Flores Connie Melendez
Jessica Martinez  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of May 28

were donated by Gloria Espartero in thanksgiving for the birthday of

ARAMIS ESPARTERO 

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Altar Flowers

for the week of May 28 were donated in thanksgiving for the birthday of

MINDY PENARANDA 

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     Jesus’ final words restate the identity and confirm the promise— forever: “I am with you always, until the end of the age.” Blessed assurance, indeed, as heeding Acts’ challenge, we turn our eyes from distant skies that beckon us toward heavenly rest and focus instead on this world’s messy streets. There,  as Jesus teaches, we must “see” and serve Jesus in the hungry and thirsty, those lacking clothing and shelter, those sick and imprisoned, the “least” whom we must love the most if we would inherit Jesus’ kingdom.Image result for jesus i am with you always

     Las últimas palabras de Jesús reafirman la identidad y confirma la promesa para siempre: “estoy con ustedes todos los días hasta el fin del mundo”. Ciertamente ésa es una bendita seguridad para nosotros que, prestando atención al reto de los Hechos, alejamos nuestra mirada del cielo distante que nos atrae hacia el descanso celestial y la reenfocamos en las calles caóticas de este mundo. Ahí, tal como nos enseña Jesús, debemos “ver” y servir a Jesús en los hambrientos y sedientos, en aquellos que carecen de ropa y de vivienda, en los enfermos y encarcelados, en los “más pequeños”, a quienes más debemos amar si es que queremos heredar el reino de Jesús

DSF 2017 Update

as of May 22, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $40,132.01
Paid $22,872.47
Paid Under ($45,127.53)
% 34% of Goal
Participants 277 out of 957 families
 
 

Quote for the Week... 

“God is greater than nothingness, and a lit candle is enough to overcome the darkest of nights.” 

-Pope Francis

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May 21 -28, 2017

May 21, 2017

Sixth Sunday of Easter — Sexto Domingo de Pascua 



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Cippy Rodriguez
Deydely Vera Nubia Mayorga
Bryan Soto Jeannett Gulden
Robert Velasquez Eddy Johnston
Rebecca Lee Florentina Jara
Maria Flores Connie Melendez
Jessica Martinez  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Las luces del sagrario, hostias y el vino

para la semana de 21 de Mayo están

donadas por

ALICIA GARCIA

en acción de gracias de su cumpleaños

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     

     The future joy begins to be experienced in the present. “This is eternal life... to know you, the only true God, and the one you sent.” Not book knowledge but living knowledge, born of personal relationship, the intimacy enjoyed by friends. Our sense of Jesus’ absence, painfully real at times, must never eclipse our conviction of Jesus’ abiding presence in the Spirit, in our neighbor, and even in our enemies, as we love all others as Jesus commanded us and showed us by his own example, even unto death.

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     En el Evangelio de Juan el gozo futuro comienza ya a
experimentarse en el presente.  “La vida eterna consiste en que te conozcan a ti, único Dios verdadero, y a Jesucristo, a quien tú has enviado”. No se trata de un conocimiento sacado de libros, sino más bien de un conocimiento vivido, que surge de una relación personal, como la intimidad que gozan los amigos. Nuestro sentido de la ausencia de Jesús, muy real y doloroso a veces, no debe nunca eclipsar nuestra convicción de la presencia real de Jesús: en el Espíritu, en nuestros semejantes y aun en nuestros enemigos, amando a todos como Jesús nos mandó y nos demostró con su propio ejemplo, aun hasta la muerte. 

DSF 2017 Update

as of May 15, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $39,082.01
Paid $22,272.47
Paid Under ($46,952.50)
% 33% of Goal
Participants 271 out of 957 families
 
 

Quote for the Week... 

“God is greater than nothingness, and a lit candle is enough to overcome the darkest of nights.” 

-Pope Francis

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May 7-14, 2017

May 9, 2017

Fourth Sunday of Easter — Cuarto Domingo de Pascua 



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Jessica Martinez
Cippy Rodriguez Deydely Vera
Nubia Mayorga Bryan Soto
Jeannett Gulden Robert Velasquez
Eddy Johnston Rebecca Lee
Florentina Jara Maria FLores
Connie Melendez  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of May 7

were donated in Thanksgiving by

Greg Orinoco

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Altar Flowers 

for the week of May 7 

were donated David and Melissa Solis in Memory of  

Josephine Sanchez

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     Jesus literally “lays down” his life for his sheep. Through Jesus, we come in to be nurtured within the community and go out to bear witness in passionate conviction and compassionate service. For Jesus has come not only to guide and protect the sheep, but to make sure we flourish: “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). The Gospel notes, sadly, “The Pharisees did not realize what he was trying to tell them.” May we realize and respond.

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     Jesús textualmente “entrega” su vida por sus ovejas. Es por medio de Jesús que nosotros venimos a nutrirnos dentro de la comunidad y después salimos a dar testimonio con una convicción apasionada y un servicio compasivo, pues Jesús ha venido no sólo a guiar y proteger a sus ovejas, sino también a asegurarse de que prosperemos y seamos fortalecidos: “Yo he venido para que tengan vida y la tengan en abundancia”. El Evangelio observa tristemente que los fariseos “no entendieron lo que les quería decir” Jesús. Esperemos que nosotros sí podamos entender y responder. 

     

     

DSF 2017 Update

as of May 1, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $38,102.01
Paid $21,047.47
Paid Under ($46,952.50)
% 31% of Goal
Participants 267 out of 957 families
 
 

Quote for the Week...

“God’s mercy is forever; it never ends, it never runs out, it never gives up when faced with closed doors, and it never tires.” 

-Pope Francis

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Apr 30 - May 7, 2017

April 30, 2017

Third Sunday of Easter — Tercer Domingo de Pascua 



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Alice Wagner
Cippy Rodriguez Deydely Vera
Nubia Mayorga Bryan Soto
Jeannett Gulden Robert Velasquez
Eddy Johnston Rebecca Lee
Florentina Jara Maria FLores
Connie Melendez  

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of April 30

were donated in Thanksgiving for the 

49th Wedding Anniversary of  

Robert and Isabelle Saenz

 

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Altar Flowers

for the week of April 30

were donated in thanksgiving by

LEO & JULIANA IWUJI 

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     

     We should not be surprised or disheartened (the disciples weren’t) if, just as suddenly as from them, Jesus “[vanishes] from our sight.” But like them, our hearts should “burn within us,” compelling us to “set out at once and return” to the world, despite its darkness, to proclaim what we have heard and seen, to live the loving, self- sacrificing consequences of our Eucharistic encounter with the risen Lord.

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     No debe sorprendernos ni descorazonarnos (no pasó así con los discípulos) si Jesús “se nos desaparece” de súbito, tal como sucedió con aquellos dos discípulos.  Pero, como también sucedió con ellos, nuestro corazón debe “arder” e impulsarnos a levantarnos inmediatamente y regresar al mundo, a pesar de su oscuridad, a fin de proclamar lo que hemos visto y oído, y vivir de una manera entregada y consecuente nuestro encuentro eucarístico con el Señor resucitado.  

DSF 2016 Update

as of April 24, 2017

"Go and Make Disciples” 

“Vayan y formen díscipulos"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $37,292.01
Paid $19,085.65
Paid Under ($48,914.35)
% 28% of Goal
Participants 258 out of 957 families
 
 
 

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April 23-30, 2017

April 23, 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday - Domingo de La Divina Misericordia



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Alice Wagner
Rebecca Lee Florentia Jara
Maria Flores Cippy Rodriguez
Henry Martinez Deydely Vera
Nubia Mayorga Bryan Soto
Robert Velasquez Eddy Johnston

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of March 19

were donated by Sylvia Lomas

in Memory of the

44th Death Anniversary of 

Gilbert Mayorga

 

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

       In the New Covenant sealed in Jesus' blood, they alone are able to become instruments of healing and reconciliation who have had to seek healing and reconciliation themselves.  Thus, when the risen Jesus confronts the disciples wit the wounds their cowardice helped inflict, Jesus does so not to submerge those disciples (or us) in guilt, as we might confront unfaithful friends; but to transform broken disciples (and us) with a single word, Jesus' first after their denials and desertion: "Peace" -- Shalom!

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​     Es solamente en la nueva alianza, sellada con la sangre de Jesús, que lost miembros de esa comunidad pueden convertirse en instrumentos de sanación y reconciliación a la vez que buscan ambas cosas para si mismos.  Por eso es que cuando Jesús confronta a los discípulos, mostrándoles las llagas que la cobardía de ellos ayudó a infligir, no lo hace con el fin de sumergirlos -ni a ellos ni a nosotros- en un estado de culpabilidad, como haríamos nosotros con nuestros amigos desleales, sino para transformar con una sola palabra nuestra  vida fragmentada, la primera palabra que salió de la boca de Jesús después de la negaciones y el abandono de ellos (y de nosotros): "La Paz″ - Shalom!

 

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK 

To whom or to what situation this week can I bring Jesus' healing gift of shalom by offering my own forgiveness and reconciliation?

 

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PREGUNTA PARA LA SEMANA 

¿A qué persona o a qué situación puedo llevar el don senador de Jesús, su shalom, esta semana al ofrecer mi propio perdón y mi reconciliación

Quote for the Week...

“Lent urgently calls us to conversion. We are called to return to God with all our heart.” 

~Pope Francis 

 

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March 19-26, 2017

March 20, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent - Tercer Domingo de Cuaresma



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

Msgr. Seth Hermoso Tino Herrera
Willie Mendoza Ida Novales
Virginia Lundy Mike Walsh
James Walsh Alice Wagner
Eddy Johnson Robert Velasquez
Brian Soto Nubia Mayorga
Rebecca Lee  
   

And all those in nursing Homes and Hospitals

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

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of March 19

were donated in thanksgiving for the 

Birthdays of

Gloria Espartero and

Kristy Espartero

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

   As Moses struck the rock with his staff, may Jesus’ cross—abiding instrument of God’s unconditional mercy—strike our hardened hearts, unsealing Paul’s celebrated Flood of God’s love “poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.” We sinners are thus made channels of faith’s living water for other thirsty souls, no matter how “outside the Law” they may seem.

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Así como Moisés golpeó la peña con su cayado, que la cruz de Jesús - el instrumento perdurable de la misericordia incondicional de Dios—golpee nuestro corazón endurecido infundiendo “su amor en nuestros corazones por medio del Espíritu Santo”, como bien lo pondera Pablo. Así, aun nosotros pecadores, nos convertiremos en conductos del agua viva para otras almas sedientas, sin importar cuán “fuera de la ley” esas almas parezcan estar. 

 

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK 

How will I share with one other person my discovery of Christ as “Savior of the world”? 

 

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PREGUNTA PARA LA SEMANA 

¿Cómo pudiera compartir con alguna otra persona mi propio descubrimiento de Cristo como “el Salvador del mundo”? 

Quote for the Week...

“Lent urgently calls us to conversion. We are called to return to God with all our heart.”

~Pope Francis 

 

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Feb 12-19, 2017

February 12, 2017

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time — Sexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • James Walsh,
  • Maria Sanculi,
  • Alice Wagner,
  • Eddy Johnston,
  • Dora Sandoval,
  • Joshua Lewis,
  • Maria Flores,
  • Florentina Jara,
  • Ofelia Gonzalez 
  • and all those in nursing homes and hospitals
  • (Please call the office to keep a name on this list for more than three weeks)
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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of February 12

were donated by 

The Catholic Daughters of America

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Altar Flowers 

for the week of February 12

were donated by 

The Catholic Daughters of America

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     No solemn prayer can replace such radical, interpersonal peace- making; even liturgy’s sanctifying power is nullified without reconciliation. Interrupt the liturgy, leave sacred gifts unoffered at the  altar whenever you recall that anyone has anything against you. Note carefully the extraordinary challenge: not if we remember something we’ve actually done, but, remarkably, if you “recall that your [brother/sister] has anything against you;” that is, even if the alleged offense exists only in the other person’s mind.

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No hay oración, por muy solemne que sea, que pueda remplazar esa actitud radical e interpersonal en favor de la reconciliación y la paz; hasta el poder santificador de la liturgia queda nulo si no hay reconciliación. Interrumpe la liturgia y deja tu ofrenda junto al altar cuando te acuerdes que alguien tiene alguna queja contra ti. Notemos detenidamente el desafío extraordinario: no es si nos acordamos de algo que hayamos hecho, sino sorprendentemente, “si... te acuerdas que tu hermano [hermana] tiene alguna queja contra ti”; esto es, aun cuando la presunta ofensa exista sólo en la mente de la otra persona. 

 

QUESTION FOR THE WEEK

Is there a situation in my life calling for a reconciliation that will not happen unless I make the first move? How soon will I do so?

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PREGUNTA PARA LA SEMANA

¿Hay alguna situación en mi vida que exige una reconciliación que no se va a dar a no ser que yo dé el primer paso? ¿Me apresuraré a dar ese paso? 

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Jan 15-22, 2017

January 15, 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time — Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 



 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

 

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • David Martinez,
  • James Walsh,
  • Maria Sanculi,
  • Alice Wagner,
  • Janie Garza,
  • Vandiver Walls,
  • Nubia Mayorga,
  • Brian Soto;
  • Robert Velasquez
  • and all those in nursing homes and hospitals. 
  • (Please call the office to keep a name on this list for more than three weeks)
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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of January 15

were donated by 

Gloria Espertero

in Memory of the Death Anniversary of  Pedro Sanculi

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Altar Flowers 

for the week of January 15

were donated by 

Gloria Espertero

in Thanksgiving for the 92nd Birthday of  Maria Sanculi

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

“Most comforting, Jesus is “the Lamb of God, who takes away the [sin/sins] of the world” (John 1:29). In Gospel passages, “sin” appears in the “collective singular,” affirming Jesus’ lifting away the whole crushing burden of a fractured world. In liturgical texts, the plural “sins” is often used, inviting us to entrust to Christ’s infinite compassion our own personal, multiplied share in the brokenness of the wider world.

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“Aún más reconfortante es que Jesús es “el Cordero de Dios, el que quita el pecado del mundo” (Juan 1:29). Jesús le quita la carga a un mundo fracturado y nos invita a confiar en su
compasión infinita, y a dejar en sus manos nuestra propia y multiplicada parte en esa fractura del mundo. 

To whom and how am I being called to be the servant of God’s “raising and restoring” Jesus?

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¿A quiénes y cómo soy enviado a fin de ser el siervo de Dios, para “restablecer” a Jesús en la vida de ellos y “reunir” a los que andan alejados?  

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Dec 18 -25, 2016

December 18, 2016

Fourth Sunday of Advent — Cuarto Domingo de Adviento 



 DSF 2016 Update

as of December 12, 2016

"HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” 

“SU MISERICORDIA ES PARA SIEMPRE"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $53,268.00
Paid $46,545.17
Paid Under ($21,454.83)
% 69% of Goal
Participants 267
Parishioners
1056

 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

 

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • David Martinez,
  • James Walsh,
  • Gabriela Fonti,
  • Socorro Capetillo,
  • Maria Sanculi,
  • Alice Wagner,
  • Janie Garza,
  • Robert Velasquez,
  • Vandiver Walls,
  • Nubia Mayorga,
  • Brian Soto;
  • and all those in nursing homes and hospitals. 
  • (Please call the office to keep a name on this list for more than three weeks)
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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of December 18

were donated by 

Solis

in thanksgiving for family blessings by Robert and Isabelle Saenz

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

In fulfillment of the prophecy, Mary is favored. She is raised up by the divine power of the Holy Spirit and through her own openness to the activity of the Lord in her life. How are you called to be like Mary and Joseph, to trust the word of the Lord and act even in a radical way?

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En realización de la profecía, María esescogida. Ella es levantada por el poder divino del Espíritu Santo y por su propia receptividad a la actividad del Señor
en su vida. ¿Cómo se llama a ser como María y José, para confiar en la palabra del Señor y actuar incluso de manera radical? 

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HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins, what twists and turns do I need to let God untangle in my life? What rough edges smooth out? What mountainous of pride bring low? What valleys of indifference and neglect fill with mercy for others

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Al comenzar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, ¿qué madejas en mi vida debo dejar que Dios desenrede? ¿Qué asperezas? ¿Cuánto orgullo descomunal debe rebajar? ¿Qué valles de indiferencia y abandono debe llenar para que yo tenga misericordia para con los demás?  

"May nothing keep you from growing in friendship with God." 

~Pope Francis 

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Dec 4-11, 2016

December 4, 2016

Second Sunday of Advent — Segundo Domingo de Adviento 



 DSF 2016 Update

as of November 28, 2016

"HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” 

“SU MISERICORDIA ES PARA SIEMPRE"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $52,918.00
Paid $46,000.17
Paid Under ($21,999.83)
% 68% of Goal
Participants 266

 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • David Martinez,
  • James Walsh,
  • Gabriela Fonti,
  • Socorro Capetillo,
  • Maria Sanculi,
  • Alice Wagner,
  • Janie Garza,
  • Robert Velasquez,
  • Romeo Pagne; 
  • 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
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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine

for the week of December 4

were donated by

Joe and Pat Hanlon Peña

in thanksgiving of their 25th wedding Anniversary 

 

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

      

     Yet as we take to heart John’s Advent seriousness, some
caution is in order. Lest fear alone motivate us—worse,
lest we be tempted to pose as the Messiah’s assistants,
separating wheat from chaff—does Jesus match
John’s description of God’s fearsome Messiah? Glance
ahead to next Sunday: hearing of a Messiah whose hands hold healing and pardon, not a vengeful winnowing fan, even John will seek a clarification. True, Advent, like discipleship, calls us to firmer conviction and deeper commitment; but Jesus calls us also, and in equal measure, to mercy and compassion.

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     Así y todo, aun cuando hacemos caso de la seriedad
con que Juan describe el Adviento, hay que tener
cautela de que no sólo sea el miedo lo que nos motive o
de ser tentados a posar como asistentes del Mesías en la
separación del trigo de la paja. Pues, ¿acaso es Jesús el
Mesías aterrador que describe Juan? Échale un vistazo al domingo que viene: al oír acerca de las obras de sanación y perdón del Mesías, y no de un vengador con el bieldo en la mano, hasta el mismo Juan busca una clarificación. Cierto es que el Adviento, como el discipulado, nos llama a una convicción más firme y un compromiso más profundo; pero Jesús también nos llama, en igual medida, a la misericordia y la compasión. 

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HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins, what twists and turns do I need to let God untangle in my life? What rough edges smooth out? What mountainous of pride bring low? What valleys of indifference and neglect fill with mercy for others

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Al comenzar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, ¿qué madejas en mi vida debo dejar que Dios desenrede? ¿Qué asperezas? ¿Cuánto orgullo descomunal debe rebajar? ¿Qué valles de indiferencia y abandono debe llenar para que yo tenga misericordia para con los demás?  

"May nothing keep you from growing in friendship with God." 

~Pope Francis 

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Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2016

November 3, 2016

Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time — Trigésimo-primer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 



 DSF 2016 Update

as of October 24, 2016

"HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” 

“SU MISERICORDIA ES PARA SIEMPRE"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $51,473.00
Paid $43,387.67
% 64% of Goal
Participants 261

 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • David Martinez,
  • James Walsh,
  • Brian Evans,
  • Gabriela Font,
  • Socorro Capetillo,
  • Edelmira Ortiz,
  • Marta Saavedra ​
  • 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
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Altar Flowers for the week of 

October 30

were donated by 

Esmeralda Torres

in thanksgiving for the birthday of

Nancy Torres & Maria Torres 

 

Veterans Day is November 11, 2016

All-powerful and ever-living God, when Abraham left his native land and departed from his people you kept him safe through all his journeys. Protect these soldiers. Be their constant companion and their strength in battle, their refuge in every adversity. Guide them, O Lord, that they may return home in safety. We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

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Thanksgiving Day Mass Times

November 24, 2016

9:00 AM English   ;   10:00 AM Español

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     “Today salvation has come to this house” (Luke 19:8, 2:7, 19:9). In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, invites Pope Francis, do as Zacchaeus did, and climb up the tree of desire for forgiveness. We’ll never be disappointed, Pope Francis assures us, for Jesus is merciful, calls us by name, and never grows tired of forgiving! Where will I go in search of those who want to see Jesus?

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“Hoy ha llegado la salvación a esta casa” (Lucas 19:8, 2; 7:19, 9). En este Año Jubilar de la Misericordia el Papa Francisco nos invita a hacer lo mismo que hizo Zaqueo, que nos subamos al árbol por las ganas de ser perdonado. El Papa Francisco nos asegura que no seremos decepcionados, puesto que ¡Jesús es misericordioso y jamás se cansa de perdonar! ¿Adónde iré en busca de aquellos que quieren ver a Jesús? 

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HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins, what twists and turns do I need to let God untangle in my life? What rough edges smooth out? What mountainous of pride bring low? What valleys of indifference and neglect fill with mercy for others

      

Al comenzar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, ¿qué madejas en mi vida debo dejar que Dios desenrede? ¿Qué asperezas? ¿Cuánto orgullo descomunal debe rebajar? ¿Qué valles de indiferencia y abandono debe llenar para que yo tenga misericordia para con los demás?  

"May nothing keep you from growing in friendship with God." 

~Pope Francis 

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Sep 25 - Oct 2, 2016

September 25, 2016

TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — VIGESIMO SEXTO DOMINGO  DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO 



 DSF 2016 Update

as of Sept 19, 2016

"HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” 

“SU MISERICORDIA ES PARA SIEMPRE"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $51,168.00
Paid $41,352.67
% 61% of Goal
Participants 259

 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Valerie Walsh,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • David Martinez,
  • James Walsh,
  • Brian Soto,
  • Novia Mayorga,
  • Brian Evans,
  • Georgina Baez,
  • Yolanda Martinez,
  • Romeo Pagne
  • 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
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Altar Flowers for the week of 

September 25

were donated by

Melissa Solis

in thanksgiving for the birthday of 

DAVID SOLIS

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Sanctuary Lights, Hosts and Wine for the week of

September 25

were donated by

Pat LeBlanc 

in memory of

GOLDIA & THOMAS TIERNEY 

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     “But you,” says Paul in his First Letter to Timothy and to us, “pursue righteous-ness, devotion, faith, love, patience, and gentleness” (6:11). In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, we in Jesus’ Church, like the rich man’s “Five brothers” still living in his “father’s house,” need to see anyone lying neglected right at our door and do something caring and compassionate. That someone is always Jesus. Where must I look this week to see the Jesus I love and worship in someone in need and offer my wholehearted care and compassion?

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     “Ti... lleva una vida de rectitud, piedad, fe, amor, paciencia y mansedumbre”, dice Pablo en su primera carta a Timoteo (6:11). En este Año Jubilar de la Misericordia nosotros en la Iglesia de Jesús, viviendo aun como los “cinco hermanos” en esta vida terrenal, necesitamos ver a cualquier persona que yace frente a nosotros para atenderlo con compasión. Esa persona siempre va a ser Jesús. ¿Hacia dónde debo dirigir mi mirada esta semana para ver al Jesús, que amo y adoro, en alguna persona necesitada y ofrecerle de todo corazón mi asistencia compasiva? 

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HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins, what twists and turns do I need to let God untangle in my life? What rough edges smooth out? What mountainous of pride bring low? What valleys of indifference and neglect fill with mercy for others

      

Al comenzar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, ¿qué madejas en mi vida debo dejar que Dios desenrede? ¿Qué asperezas? ¿Cuánto orgullo descomunal debe rebajar? ¿Qué valles de indiferencia y abandono debe llenar para que yo tenga misericordia para con los demás?  

"Being Christian involves joining one’s own life, in all its aspects, to the person of Jesus, and through him, to the Father." 

~Pope Francis 

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SEP 18-25, 2016

September 18, 2016

TWENTY FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — VIGESIMO QUINTO DOMINGO  DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO 



 DSF 2016 Update

as of Sept 11, 2016

"HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” 

“SU MISERICORDIA ES PARA SIEMPRE"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $51,093.00
Paid $41,147.67
% 59% of Goal
Participants 258

 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera,
  • Willie Mendoza,
  • Ida Novales,
  • Virginia Lundy,
  • Valerie Walsh,
  • Mike Walsh,
  • David Martinez,
  • James Walsh,
  • Brian Soto,
  • Novia Mayorga,
  • Brian Evans,
  • Georgina Baez,
  • Yolanda Martinez,
  • Romeo Pagne
  • 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
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Altar Flowers for the week of

September 18

were donated in thanksgiving
for the birthday of 

JOSIE GARCIA

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

     How many priorities and principles, ideas and identities, promises and people press us daily for service? So both Amos and Jesus warn us about living and working in today’s real
world, with real people, and on behalf of our real families,
“children of this world” but  also children of God. How fine the line between mak-ing a living and making a killing. Making something or someone other than and less than God into a god violates covenant and Gospel, sidetracks our journey to God’s kingdom, and— as Amos and Jesus warn us—jeopardizes our eternal life.

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     ¿Cuántas prioridades y principios, ideas e identidades, promesas y personas exigen diariamente nuestra atención? Tanto Amós como Jesús nos advierten que, aunque vivamos y trabajemos en el mundo de hoy, con personas y por el bienestar de nuestras familias como “hijos de este mundo”, somos también hijos e hijas de Dios. La línea divisoria entre ganarse la vida y hacer una fortuna es muy delgada. Hace de algo o de alguien un dios, lo pone en el lugar de Dios o casi parecido a Dios, viola la alianza y el Evangelio, nos desvía de nuestro camino hacia el Reino de Dios y, tal como nos advierten Amós y Jesús, pone en peligro nuestra vida eterna. 

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HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins, what twists and turns do I need to let God untangle in my life? What rough edges smooth out? What mountainous of pride bring low? What valleys of indifference and neglect fill with mercy for others

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Al comenzar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, ¿qué madejas en mi vida debo dejar que Dios desenrede? ¿Qué asperezas? ¿Cuánto orgullo descomunal debe rebajar? ¿Qué valles de indiferencia y abandono debe llenar para que yo tenga misericordia para con los demás?  

"Being Christian involves joining one’s own life, in all its aspects, to the person of Jesus, and through him, to the Father." 

~Pope Francis 

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Aug 28 - Sep 4, 2016

August 28, 2016

TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME — VIGESIMO SEGUNDO DOMINGO  DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO 



 DSF 2016 Update

as of August 8, 2016

"HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER” 

“SU MISERICORDIA ES PARA SIEMPRE"

Our Goal $68,000.00
Pledged $50,288.00
Paid $38,929.17
% 57% of Goal
Participants 257

 

Pray for the Sick / Ruega por Los Enfermos

  • Msgr. Seth Hermoso,
  • Tino Herrera, 
  • Willie Mendoza, 
  • Ida Novales, 
  • Virginia Lundy, 
  • Valerie Walsh, 
  • Mike Walsh, 
  • David Martinez, 
  • James Walsh
  • Nancy Holmes
  • Cecilia Velasquez
  • Brian Soto
  • Nobia Mayorga
  • Brian Evans 
  • and all those in nursing homes and hospitals. 
  • 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

Las luces del sagrario, hostias y el vino para la semana de

28 de Agosto

están donadas en acción de gracias por

MARÍA TERESA DOMÍNGUEZ 

Stewardship of Prayer and Reflection

 

       Humility, Hospitality: Both at Eucharist and at home, Luke proclaims, we must renounce every self-rewarding invitation—friends, relatives, wealthy neighbors. Indeed, Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy should translate our lives into Gospel action: “Invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,” Jesus commands us. Then he declares our present hospitality’s honest happiness: “Blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you.” Finally, it means our heavenly future: “You will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Humility: honesty, happiness, hospitality.

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     Humildad, Hospitalidad:  Lucas proclama que, tanto en la Eucaristía como en el hogar, no debemos invitar buscando intereses personales, ni recompensa con amigos parientes o vecinos ricos. Es más, este Año Jubilar de la Misericordia proclamado por el Papa Francisco debe convertir nuestra vida en acción evangélica: “Invita a los pobres, a los lisiados, a los cojos y a los ciegos”, nos manda Jesús. Y después declara la felicidad de nuestra hospitalidad honesta: “Serás dichoso, porque ellos no tienen con qué pagarte”. Y por último todo eso significa nuestro futuro en el cielo: “Pero ya se te pagará, cuando resuciten los justos”. Humildad: honestidad, felicidad, hospitalidad. 

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HOLY YEAR OF MERCY

As the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins, what twists and turns do I need to let God untangle in my life? What rough edges smooth out? What mountainous of pride bring low? What valleys of indifference and neglect fill with mercy for others

      

Al comenzar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, ¿qué madejas en mi vida debo dejar que Dios desenrede? ¿Qué asperezas? ¿Cuánto orgullo descomunal debe rebajar? ¿Qué valles de indiferencia y abandono debe llenar para que yo tenga misericordia para con los demás?  

"Being Christian involves joining one’s own life, in all its aspects, to the person of Jesus, and through him, to the Father." 

~Pope Francis 

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