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 #5 - Rev. Alex Gamino

Pastoral Vision Letter #5

Does this scenario sound familiar? It’s Saturday morning, the one day a week to sleep in. Nothing can come between you and your comfy bed when suddenly there’s a knock at the door. It’s those pesky Jehovah Witnesses! You pray for them to go away, but they keep knocking. “Why today,”you ask yourself. “Why must they come and shove their religion down my throat? I wish I knew what to say, then I’d show them! Maybe, Father can come get rid of them!”

Paul tells Timothy to not be ashamed of his faith. But, Timothy is a Saint, why would he possibly feel ashamed? The truth is, we are all tempted to shy away from the faith sometimes. We see faith as something personal; not part of polite conversation. Praising God is something you do at church, and, even sometimes at home, right? Wrong! Our Discipleship must shine through our every word and action. There’s no special prayer, book, retreat or event that holds the great “secret of life” because faith is not a secret; it’s a life-long commitment to knowing and loving Jesus. To be a Christian means that we choose to be formed and informed in the ways of Christ and his Church every day. That we live a life-changing relationship with Jesus.

Building Our Community by a Renewed Commitment to Formation

(2 Timothy 1:8)

Statistics show that about half of those who go to church (in all denomination) do not know why they go. While these statistics are disheartening, they also offer an exciting opportunity to grow in our knowledge and love of Christ and His Church! They challenge us to take the time to know, understand and live His teachings. We cannot love someone, or live a faith, we don’t know. If we want to renew our Church, we must renew ourselves; we must make a commitment to study the faith without excuses.

To accomplish this, we must first overcome the consumeristic mentality that has crept into our Church. We’ve transformed faith from an act of love to an obligation based on punishment and recompense; we believe in order for God to bless us! We pray in order to get what we want! We serve or give, not because it’s our Christian duty, but, because of the favors, recognition or special treatment that will follow. This mentality is most noticeable when it comes to the Sacraments. We church-shop for the easiest, cheapest, and most convenient way of getting them done. Have we reduced Sacraments to nothing more than a Christian TO DO list? But, we don’t stop there, we also argue, haggle, and manipulate our way into getting what we want, as if being rude and demanding are a prerequisite for Christian living? “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind... discern what is the will of God, what is good, pleasing and perfect”(Rom 12:2). Is it really a bad thing to know our faith? Is it asking too much?

 I challenge all of us to take advantage of the many opportunities our Church offers for growth in Christian maturity. To take time to attend at least some type of formation. Can we make our faith a priority? Can we make a commitment to remove the barriers that keep us from knowing and responding to the Good News of Christ? There is an urgent need for all of us to get serious about being formed in the faith, because the falsities of this life have made us too busy and distracted to remember our baptismal responsibility to Discipleship.

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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

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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