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 #4 - Rev. Alex Gamino

Vision Letter #4

There was a farmer who had two horses. One horse consistently worked hard and never gave up. The other was slower and less involved. When asked about his horses, the farmer would say: when it comes to work, both horses are willing; one is willing to do it, and the other is willing to let him. Sadly, the same can be said about church ministry today, as we instinctively follow the 80-20 rule (20% of parishioners do 80% of the work). Is this how God envisioned his Church?


The reasons why people choose not to serve are varied. For some its a lack of commitment to Christ and His Church. They may attend church, but their true interests are in the world, and getting involved in ministry becomes inconvenient. Others sign up to be ministers, but the lack of attention, training, or encouragement leads them to give up. Some feel inadequate or criticized. Theres some who do so much that they end up overwhelmed and quit. Some give up because their heart was never in ministryit wasnt about God, it was about gaining admiration or respect. Whatever the reason may be, many simply find it easier not to get involved, to simply sit in their pews and let others serve. But if scripture has impacted our livesand if we firmly believe in Christthen our faith demands that we live a life of mutual and loving service.


Building Our Community by a Renewed Commitment to Service

(2 Timothy 1:6-7)

Timothy was a young man graced with many gifts and talents, but leading a Church had many challenges. The fire within him was dying and he wanted to give up. Paul admonishes Timothy to stir into flame his gifts, to make his ministry burn with intensity. Much like with Timothy, our life in ministry will come with many disappointments. It is our choice allow these challenges to either defeat us or to make our gifts and talents grow. We cannot allow our moral strength to be destroyed by discouragement or fear. For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather of power, love and self-control(7). We must look beyond our discouragements and see the power of the Holy Spirit working within us; with generous hearts we must express our love for God and His Church; and we must practice self-control in moments of difficulty or fear. Living our Faith is not about being comfortable, its about fearlessly sharing our gifts and talents to help Build Gods Church. Doing ministry is not the responsibility of a chosen few (the clergy and religious), but rather, every baptized person is called to also be a Minister. If we claim to be a Christian, and if we consider Our Lady of Perpetual Help our home, then we are ministers of this Churchyoung or old, man or woman, newly Baptized or Cradle Catholicevery single one of us is a Minister for God.

Through baptism we are called to be Faithful Stewards of God;to share in the responsibility of sacrificing and investing our time, talents and treasure to making manifest God’s love to the world. It may sound like I’m asking for too much, especially for those who feel that they already “do enough”. But, are we willing to allow our faith to impact the life of our community and lead us closer to Christ? God desires that we use our gifts as a catalyst for His Church. Can we find this same desire within us?

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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

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

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


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