Thursday, December 13th

St. Lucy
Mass-Spanish • 7:00am - 7:30am
School - Weekly Mass • 8:30am - 9:30am
Chapel open for prayer and meditation • 9:30am - 3:00pm
Funeral Mass - Priscilla Mia Ortiz • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Janitorial Service • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Chapel - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament • 3:00pm - 8:00pm
P&R - 12 pasos • 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gpo. de Oracion - Junta de Planeacion • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Faith Formation - Eucharist Formation • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
San Ignacio de Loyola - Reunion Semanal de Ejercicios Espirtuales • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cristo Negro - Junta de Equipo • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, December 14th

St. John of the Cross, Mystical Doctor (1542-1591)
Chapel - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament • 8:00am - 12:00am
School - Preschool Christmas Program • 9:00am - 10:00am
School - Preschool Physical Ed • 10:00am - 3:00pm
Memorial Mass - Jesus Magallanez • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Advent Penance Service • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, December 15th

Chapel - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament • 12:00am - 8:00am
Confessions • 8:30am
Diocesan Retreat - Retiro de Sanacion interior para personas adultas sobrevivientes de abuso • 8:30am - 4:30pm
Janitorial Services - Administration Building • 12:00pm - 2:30pm
CDA - Christmas Poinsettia Sale • 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Mass-English • 5:00pm
KofC - Christmas Dinner • 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Mass-Spanish • 7:00pm
Sunday, December 16th

Mass-Spanish • 6:30am
CDA - Christmas Poinsettia Sale • 6:30am - 3:30pm
Mass-English • 8:15am
Mass-Spanish • 10:00am
Mass-English • 12:00pm
Mass-Spanish • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mass-Spanish • 7:00pm
Monday, December 17th

Chapel open for prayer and meditation • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Funeral Mass - Daniel Bravo • 10:00am - 11:00am
Janitorial Service • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Faith Formation - Confirmation Classes • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Faith Formation - Adult Confirmation • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Gpo. de Oracion - Junta Semanal • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Schoenstatt - Reunion Comunitaria • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cristo Negro - Junta de Planeacion • 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Pastoral Vision Letter #3 - Rev. Alex Gamino

Pastoral Vision Letter #3

A common issue between couples, and among families, is the struggle to communicate. Its not that we are unable to speak or maintain conversations, but rather, we struggle to clearly express our needs and, more importantly, to listen. In terms of our faith, we sometimes feel distant to God because of our inability to communicate with Him. But if we want Christ to be the Center of Our Lives, we must first know who Jesus is, we must begin to grow in a relationship with Him. The only way to accomplish this is by experiencing His presence in our active Sacramental life and by investing time in communicating with Him through prayer.

 

Living Our Faith through a Renewed Commitment to Prayer

(2 Timothy 1:4-5)

Prayer was an essential part of St. Pauls life. His letters often mention his deep prayer life and relationship with Christ. For St. Paul, prayer was not an obligation or a burden, but precious time to pour out his heart to God. He had no specific gimmicks or conditions in his prayeras we are sometimes tempted to doit was simply an intimate time with his beloved; sharing his joys and struggles and to being attentive to Gods guiding Spirit. Perhaps, this type of prayer is a struggle for us. We search for special techniques or secrets—“easy steps that will guide us to obtain a fuller understanding of Godbut we fail to express our heart to Him; to remain in the stillness of His love and become comfortable in the quietness where He resides. If our desire is to be in relationship with God, then we must learn to pray. And like all forms of communication, prayer requires that we both listen and respond. Our Vision of prayer must be an active and whole-hearted pursuit of God. Being in relationship with God means that we passionately pursue His will, that we dare to believewithout any doubtin the impossible.

 

In 1928, a group of forward-thinking Franciscans built a small Mission in Indio, and now, 87 years later, Our Lady of Perpetual Help stands as a testament of their faith, hope and generosity. Trusting in Gods providence, we have been challenged many times to grow and expand. Even today, we are still being challenged to trust in Gods infinite generosity and to continue to grow. We have experienced the impossible before, simply think back to our recent past when the hosts from our stolen tabernacle were returned unharmed after more than a year of not knowing their whereabouts. By his mighty power at work within us, God is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope (Eph. 3:20). If we desire to renew our prayer life, then we must pursue Gods heart in prayer.

 

I firmly believe that God desires that we come to intimately know Him. That we share our heart with Him as He shares His heart with us. Renewing our Vision of Prayer requires that we first understand that our Church is, above all, a house of prayer and that her ministries are founded in prayer. To recognize that prayer doesnt prepare us for battle; prayer is the battle. May all our actionsour building up of the Church through our financial offerings, our work in ministry, or our quality time spent as familyhave their source and flow from an active and faithful prayer life. May we begin to renew our relationship with God today.

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Mass Times

Lord's Day Mass
Saturday Spanish - 7:00pm 
English - 5:00pm
Sunday              Spanish - 6:30am, 10:00am, 
2:00pm, 7:00pm
English - 8:15am and 12:00pm
Daily Mass
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. Bilingual - 7:00am
Thursday Spanish - 7:00am
School Mass  
Thursday - During school year English - 8:30am

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Parish Devotions

ADORATION
Thursday
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - Saturday 8:00am

ROSARY
English:  Mon-Fri 6:30am (before weekly mass)
              Fridays at 6:00pm in the Adoration Chapel
Spanish:  Thursdays at 6:00pm in the Adoration Chapel

OLPH Novena Prayer
English:  Tuesdays after daily Mass




Confessions

Saturday
 8:30 - 9:30am


Our Lady of Perpetual Help


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