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 #6 - Rev. Alex Gamino

Pastoral Vision letter #6

One of the many ancient traditions our Church still practices today is the choosing of a Saint Name at Confirmation. Our belief is that as we commit to living a Christian identity, our chosen Saint will serve as a model and guide in our fulfillment of our baptismal call to holiness. While, this may seem daunting—what with our natural inclination towards sin—we are assured, through faith, that God will give us the courage to seek out spiritual depth and growth. Nurturing this faith, love and knowledge of God and his Church requires that we nourish our spiritual roots by His Truth—that we grow in spiritual maturity.

 

Living Our Faith by a Renewed Commitment to Nurturing Holy Lives

(2 Timothy 1:8-11)

Nurturing our faith, or maturing spiritually, is not something we can do on our own because the essence of faith is communal. We do not relate to God in a me and Jesus relationship—there’s nothing personal about it—rather we nurture our faith, much like all things in life, through our shared experiences. Being a Christian is not about satisfying obligations—merely checking off a list of “dos and don’ts”—but about forming a community of believers who are committed to an active prayer life and are involved in spirit building activities.

The well-being of a church is measured by the quality of her ministries, and, thankfully, our parish is blessed with a number of groups and ministries that cater to various needs. Look around, is there one that interests you? If not, why haven’t you taken the initiative to start it? In order to grow into spiritual maturity we must have a place to share our faith. This is especially important when we consider our church’s size. We can’t deny that our church is blessed with many members—of varying cultures and languages—our challenge is not to allow our size and diversity to make us feel disconnected or that we somehow don’t belong. Everyone has a place at God’s Table, but, since it’s impossible to know everyone, we must remain involved in a ministry, association or faith community that will allow us to form the bonds of unity between us.

Meeting as a group or ministry can (and should) be very rewarding, but we must never lose sight of our purpose. The level of intimacy that a smaller church group offers can (and sometimes does) make us vulnerable to becoming either too exclusive or too much like a social club. Our faith calls us to inclusivity and mutual love. And while we will naturally form closer relationship with some people more than with others, this does not excuse us from being open to growth and change. Similarly, all groups, ministries and associations are naturally social events. But, if we are to ensure that our gatherings remain faithful to their intended mission, each meeting must be centered in faith and guided by prayer. All church groups, if they are to be successful, must challenge its members to live a healthy prayer life that is rooted in God and His Church. Our holiness is dependent on our commitment to faith and our understanding of the theological issues our lives face every day. Let us make a commitment to holiness by leading lives that faithfully reflect God’s Eternal Truth and Justice to a morally complex and confused world. 

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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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