May 8, 2016 - Sacred Heart, Covina

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May 8, 2016 - Sacred Heart, Covina
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
A Roman Catholic Christian Community of Faith and Worship
ALL
Are
Welcome
May 8th , 2016
The Ascension of the Lord
344 W. Workman St., Covina 91723 + (626) 332-3570 + www.sacredheart.cc
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Parish Center Office Hours
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Mon-Fri 9am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 8:30pm
Sat 9am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5pm
Sun 8am-3:30pm
Emergency Sick Calls Anytime
PARISH PRIESTS:
REV. WILLIAM T. EASTERLING , V.F., Pastor
REV. BRIAN CAVANAGH Pastor Emer itus
REV. ARTHUR NAJERA, Associate
REV. JAMES KELLY, Associate
Deacon Couples:
DCN. JOHN & MRS. JEANNE HORN
DCN. RON & MRS. CAROL BUTLER
DCN. RUDY & MRS. MONIQUE LEYVA
Read the bulletin online at www.sacredheart.cc
St. Vincent de Paul - (626)339-7580
Mass Schedule
Weekdays: 8:15 am and 5:30 pm
Additional 10:30 am Mass on First Fridays
during school year
Saturdays: 8:15am & 5:30 pm,
Sundays: 6:15am, 7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12:00pm, 1:30pm (Spanish) & 5:30pm Youth
Holyday Mass Schedule: Var ies:
Please consult the proper bulletin article.
Government Holidays: Offices Closed.
9:30am only Mass of the day.
Confessions:
Saturdays: 4:15pm to 5:15pm & 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Ministerio en Español: Padre Bill & Padre Arturo
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Parish Center & Parish Offices
626 332-3570
Business Manager
Pastoral Council
Finance Committee
Pastoral Aide
Bulletin Editor
Bulletin articles, send to:
www.sacredheart.cc
Pearl Nacey
332-3570
Cindy Boulais
332-3570
Pat Barber
332-3570
Deacon Ron Butler
347-7673
Natalie Quiros
332-3570
[email protected]
Parish School
April Luchonok,
Principal www.shs.cc
332-7222
Parish Departments & Ministry of:
Director of Elementary &
Junior High Formation
Worship Coordinator
Dayrin Perez
331-7914
Deacon Rudy Leyva
Adult Formation Coordinators
RCIA, Adult Confirmation,
Converts, & Bible Study
Pastoral Care Coordinator
332-3570
Deacon John & Jeanne Horn
332-3570
Deacon Ron Butler
Administration Business Manager
347-7673
Pearl Nacey
332-3570
Liturgical Ministries
Altar Servers
Ministers of the Altar
Ministers to the Sick
Lectors
Director Of Music
Liturgical Environment
Usher Coordinator
Altar Care
Frank Reynoso
Madgy Chalmers
Leo & Merly Inguito
Ron Arcieniega
Pat Flahive
Ed & Carmen Aniceto
Jess Chacon
Joan Mauch
332-3570
332-3570
332-3570
332-3570
332-3570
818-640-2960
332-3570
332-3570
Service and Outreach Ministries
Bereavement
Boy Scouts
Catholic Mens Fellowship
Council of Cath. Women
Cub Scouts
Filipino Association
Health
Hospitality Team
Knights of Columbus
Legion Of Mary
Natural Family Planning
Our Daily Bread
Pro Life
St. Vincent de Paul
Safeguard the Children
Our parish is in partnership with:
OPTIONS Care Center for:
Amy Allen
331-7914
Director of Youth & Young Adult Formation
High School Confirmation
Youth Group & Young Adult Ministry
MISSION STATEMENT:
LovingPeople
DiscoveringHope
FollowingJesus
LivingEucharist
Ruth Queija
626-893-1072
William Block
424-328-4481
Gus Corona
641-9714
Kaylee Wright
918-8945
Nick Hernandez
201-3521
Phil Sino-Cruz
213-220-4993
Louise Morrison
332-3570
Nancy & Richard Flores
626-404-2059
John Petersen
814-9915
Rose Alvarado
332-3570
Nancy & Richard Flores
626-404-2059
Amy Allen & Cindy Boulais
331-7914
Manny Navaro
818-445-9746
Gary Castro
339-7580
Cindy Boulais
332-3570
PARISH REGISTRATION
NAME: ________________________________________
ADDRESS: _____________________________________
_____________________________________
PHONE #: _____________________________________
Women and Men Faced with Unplanned Pregnancy
1840 N. Hacienda Blvd., Unit 13, La Puente, CA 91744
626.671.0581 / www.awomenscarecenter.org
SACRAMENTS/DEVOTIONS
Baptisms:
Every Sunday except the first Sunday of the
month. Mandatory Baptism Preparation Class first Thursday of
every month. Deadline to register is two weeks prior to the
class. Please contact the Parish Center for further information.
Marriages:
Congratulations! Please contact the Parish
Center to meet with a priest or deacon at least six months prior
to the intended date of marriage.
Priesthood & Religious Life: Young men and women
interested in becoming a priest or a religious sister, or deacon,
please call Father Art at (626)332-3570.
Anointing of the Sick: If you or someone you know
needs a visit because they have become seriously ill, call the
Parish Center at any time.
Anointing Every 1st Saturday of the Month:
Please participate in the 8:15am Mass, the Sacrament
will be celebrated immediately after Mass.
Sacrament of Adult Initiation: If you are an adult
interested in joining the Catholic Church or completing your
sacraments, call the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults) coordinators, Deacon John & Mrs. Jeanne Horn, at
(626) 339-0136.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturdays 4:15 to
5:15pm and 8 to 8:30pm; or by appointment.
Devotions: Mother of Perpetual Help—Tuesdays at 5:30pm
Mass. Rosary recited after the daily Masses.
Eucharistic Adoration:
First Friday of the month
starting at 9:00am concluding with Benediction at 5:15pm.
___ I AM A NEW PARISHIONER
___ THIS IS A CHANGE OF ADDRESS
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Visit www.masstimes.org
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The Ascension of the Lord
May 8, 2016
God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
the Lord, amid trumpet blasts.
— Psalm 47:6
Please pray for those who are sick, and their
families, that they will feel God’s presence and
know his love, especially:
Dominic Mentelongo, Tom Rossetti, Gene
Aguino, Rena Jackolski, Gloria de Prima, Arlene Froio,
Rosie Lewsley, Debbie Worley, Christine Gordon, Katie
Hughes, Erin Allen, Mrs. Mejia, Lucille Valenzuela,
Corrine Klutz, Rita Clark, Carlota Figueroa, Janice
Moreno, Esmeralda Gamboa, Joseph Martinez, E.
Yolanda Jire, Cora Vengua, Carol Rathke, Rosa Maria
Santos, Frank Urquidi Jr., Jo Cancilla, Ernestina
Lopez, Ron Duran, Donald Caballero, Jim McAllister,
Rosaura Cornoel, Jovita R. Roldan, Diana Armstrong,
Kelly Arthur, Carlota Figueroa, Romulo Barreno,
Rodora Marie Jocson, Dorothy Schilling, Erin Allen,
Frank Romero, Katie Hughes, Ron Scott, Rosario
Barrios, Richard McConnell, , Carolyn Swift, Gary &
Dolores Gagner, Fred Easterling, Paula Easterling.
Please pray for those who have special needs, and
their families, that they will feel God’s presence and
know his love, especially:
Michael Barr, Boulais Family, Greg Sandoval
Family, Martin Mandez, Alma Rosa Medina.
Please Pray for: Andrew Anthony Cortez,
& Francisco Garcia.
Their funeral masses will be held at
Sacred Heart Church.
May they rest in the peace of the Lord.
Photo on Today’s Cover
Our beau ful second church dedicated in
1960. We were established as a parish in 1927.
However, regular Sunday Masses began in Covina in
1909. Our first permanent church was opened in
1911. The story of our faith presence in this area
begins in 1771 with the founding of the San Gabriel
Mission; five years before the American Revolu on.
STEWARDSHIP
23,800.56
May 1 , 2016
Cardinal McIntyre Fund
5,627.53
“Bring the Tithes into the treasure...Put me to the
proof, says the Lord of Hosts, and see if I do not
open windows in the sky and pour a blessing on you
as long as there is need.”
- Malachi 3:10
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Together in Mission
Everything we have is a gift of God, which we
are called upon to share. When we give generously, our
life is most like his.
Together in Mission:
Parish Goal:
$125,200.00
Amount Pledged:
$116,444.50
Amount Paid:
$67,231.50
Difference Under: $57,968.50
If you have not already made a pledge, please prayerfully
consider making a pledge or one time gift to help the poor
parishes in our Archdiocese. May God bless you for your
generous support of this appeal.
POPE FRANCIS Quote of the Week:
Mothers Day Spiritual Bouquet Cards
are available at the entrances of the church this
weekend. Please fill in the name of you mother, living or
deceased (if they are deceased, there are envelopes
without cards available), and return the envelopes to the
Parish Center this week, or place them in the collec on
basket. The names of your loved ones will be placed on
the altar and remain there for the days of the Mother’s
Day Novena.
Bulletin Announcement Deadline
All announcements for the bulletin must be
submitted no later than noon on Tuesday.
Announcements may be dropped off to the Parish
Center, faxed to (626) 967-4884 or emailed to
[email protected] All announcements are subject
to approval and space permitting for publishing.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
Dec. 8, 2015 – Nov. 20, 2016
My thoughts now turn to the Mother of
Mercy. May the sweetness of her
countenance watch over us in this Holy Year,
so that all of us may rediscover the joy of
God’s tenderness. No one has penetrated the
profound mystery of the incarnation like
Mary. Her entire life was patterned after the
presence of mercy made flesh. The Mother
of the Crucified and Risen One has entered
the sanctuary of divine mercy because she
participated intimately in the mystery of His
love. (S24 )
Merciful Like the Father
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Parish Events & News...
The Life, Justice & Peace Committee of the San Gabriel Pastoral Region Announces:
Special Presentation:
May 11 - Wednesday at 7:00pm—“Going Home to God: A Catholic Perspective on Death”
Sacred Heart Church + Cavanagh Hall – Section C
344 W. Workman St., Covina, CA 91723
Presented by: Sister Nancy Uhl, SNDdN. Sister Nancy is a Pastoral Counselor at St. Louise de Marillac
parish in Covina completing graduate studies in Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara University; a wife, widow,
mother, grandmother and professed Sister of Notre Dame de Namur.
Coming this Fall:
“No Longer Slaves but Brothers and Sisters: The Catholic Perspective on Human Trafficking”
“Slavery in the 21st Century: What Can I Do?”
These two presentations will also take place at Sacred Heart Church in Covina, Cavanagh Hall, and will also
be given by Sister Nancy Uhl, SNDdN. Dates and times to be announced.
Special Saturday Schedule:
8:15am Mass CANCELED
4:15pm Confessions CANCELED
8:00pm Confessions CANCELED
One Day Only: Saturday, May 28, 2016
We deeply regret the inconvenience it causes. We
hope you will understand and forgive us.
On Saturday, May 28th we are pleased and honored
to celebrate two Confirma on Masses. We will
confirm our teens at a special Mass scheduled for
10:00am and then later, at the regular 5:30pm Mass
we will confirm our adults. We are delighted to
welcome Bishop Alex Salazar for the celebra on of
both Confirma on Masses.
Because there is a great deal of work to be done to
set up and prepare the church and sanctuary in
prepara on for each Mass; and because there will
be some noise in all that has to be done we need to
cancel the regular confessions along with the
regular morning Mass. All will return to normal the
Saturday a er Confirma ons. This is a once a year
cancela on of the morning Mass & evening
confessions.
After the evening Mass there will be a photo session in
the church with the Bishop and newly confirmed. Next
there is a customary gathering of the priests and deacons
with the Bishop. As a result we will be unable to cover
the 8:00pm confessions. Once more, please note, this is a
once a year cancelation of the morning Mass &
evening confessions.
IPAD Air Raffle
Benefi ng the Sacred Heart World
Youth Day Pilgrims
Sunday, May 15, 2016
$10.00/ticket
(only 100 tickets will be sold)
Tickets will be Sold Starting Sunday, May 15th
after all the masses in the church patio.
Drawing will be held, Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Winner does not need to be present.
CHURRO AND ICED COFFEE SALE!
Sunday, May 15, 2016. A er all masses
Grab a Churro and Iced Coffee and meet the young
adults attending World Youth Day!
What is World Youth Day (WYD)??
In July 2016, a delegation of 13 young adults from
Sacred Heart will join the official pilgrimage from the
Archdiocese of Los Angeles for World Youth Day in
Krakow, Poland. World Youth Day (WYD) is
intended to spiritually strengthen young adults,
especially between the ages of 18 to 35, in their
commitment to our Christian faith and in their
dedication to our Catholic tradition. The 2016 WYD
is expected to draw over 1 million young people
from around the Catholic world. The pilgrims from
our parish are filled with hope that they can indeed
make this journey of faith to renew their commitment
to the Lord, His Catholic Church and to our parish.
But they need your help!
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Religious Ed/ Youth Ministry News :
Sacred Heart Youth Ministry Programs
KEEP IN MIND THE UPCOMING EVENTS:
Confirmation II
—Tuesday, May 10th in
Cavanagh Hall 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Life Teen Bible Study:
—Thursday, May 12th in
Youth Room, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
M[y 9
-First Communion Stu^_nts
(Y_[r I & II) [email protected] [email protected]
M[y 11
First Communion R_h_[rs[l in
Chur]h (Y_[r II Only)
M[y 15
First Communion m[ss (Y_[r II)
*Y_[r II Stu^_nt m__t in H[ll [t 4:45pm.
Life Night:
—Sunday, May 15th in
Cavanagh Hall, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Open to all High School students
(9-12th grade)
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR FAITH
WITH THE YOUTH OF OUR PARISH?
We would love to have you as a Catechist (teacher,
assistant, small group leader, or in another volunteer
capacity). Catechists help our children along the path of
their faith journey, preparing them for the Sacraments or
guiding them in their ongoing faith formation. We need
volunteers like YOU!
Elementary (grades 1st - 5th) Classes are held on
Mondays or Tuesdays at 3:45-5:00pm, weekly.
Middle School (grades 6th, 7th, and 8th) Classes are held
on Monday nights in Cavanagh Hall from 7:00pm-8:30pm,
twice a month. We can find the right fit for you! If you are
interested in volunteering in any area, please call Amy at
the Religious Education Office at 626-331-7914. Thank
You and God Bless You!
City of Saints is a
Catholic teen conference
hosted by Archbishop
Jose Gomez and the
Youth Ministry Division in
the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Why City of
Saints? We live in a region full of cities named
after saints. For example Los Angeles (named
after our Lady), Santa Monica, San Pedro, and
Santa Barbara just to name a few. We are
called to be saints in these cities. How can you
express sainthood in your everyday life?
We are now taking Reservations for Teens.
Sign up now because space is limited.
When: August 5-7, 2016
Where: UCLA—Westwood, CA
Who: All High School Teens,
graduating 8th grade through Seniors in
High School
Cost: $230/person
(includes food, lodging, transportation,
conference fee and t-shirt)
Reserve your spot by filling out a
permission slip available in RE Office along
with a$100 non-refundable deposit.
Fundraising will be available to lower the
cost of attending.
For more information please contact:
Dayrin Perez at (626) 331-7914 or
[email protected]
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Readings for the Week...
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — Jesus tells the disciples that they will be
witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:1-11).
Psalm — God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare
of trumpets for the Lord (Psalm 47).
Second Reading — God seated Jesus at his right hand in
the heavens (Ephesians 1:17-23) or Hebrews 9:24-28;
10:19-23.
Gospel — As Jesus blessed his disciples he parted from
them and was taken up to heaven (Luke 24:46-53).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
CONTINUALLY PRAISING GOD
In both the first reading and the Gospel we
are told about Christ’s glorious ascension into
heaven. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians reminds us
that Christ has been seated at God’s right hand in
heaven, above every choir of angels. There
might be a temptation to stay at an awed distance
from Jesus Christ. However, the tone of today’s
readings is far from that temptation. The tone is
exultant and the message is urgent. We are to be
his witnesses, and the Gospel describes the first
witnesses this way: “[W]ith great joy . . . they
were continually in the temple praising
God” (Luke 24:53).
How can we continually praise God? The
answer can be found in the second reading, in
which Paul prays that God will give us a “Spirit
of wisdom and revelation” in order to know
Christ clearly (Ephesians 1:17). We cannot stand
at a distance. We are to be enlightened and
empowered.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab;
Jn 16:29-33
Tuesday:
Acts 20:17-27; Ps 68:10-11, 20-21;
Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68:29-30, 33-36ab;
Jn 17:11b-19
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; Ps 16:1-2a, 5, 7-11;
Jn 17:20-26
Friday:
Acts 25:13b-21; Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab;
Jn 21:15-19
Saturday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Ps 113:1-8; Jn 15:9-17
Sunday:
Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or
Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5; Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35,
27-30; Rom 8:22-27; Jn 7:37-39
Day: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34;
1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17;
Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday:
The Ascension of the Lord; Mother’s Day;
World Communications Day
Tuesday:
St. Damien de Veuster
Thursday: Ss. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras
Friday:
Our Lady of Fatima
Saturday: St. Matthias
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
The Second Vatican Council decreed that the
devotional life of the Church should be examined and
reformed with an eye towards expressing Easter faith.
This encouragement for creativity has deep roots in our
tradition, and some attempts at reform show great
promise. One of the great treasures in our devotional
repertoire is a familiar feature of Lent: the Way of the
Cross. The faithful walk a path recalling the events of
Christ’s passion, a contemplative experience increasingly
enriched these days by scripture and song. There are
fourteen stations in the usual configuration, although in
recent years, a fifteenth station of the Empty Tomb has
been added. Why stop there? Why not develop a similar
journey structured on the theme of the appearances of the
Risen Lord?
Over the last decade, a V ia Lucis, or “Way of Light,”
has developed as a companion to the V ia Crucis. It has
been celebrated at the Vatican and is catching on
elsewhere. There are fourteen stations, beginning with the
Women Carrying Spices to the Tomb, continuing with the
familiar appearances of the Lord at Emmaus, the Upper
Room, the shore of Tiberias. The journey ends with
stations recalling the apostles’ wait with Mary for the
advent of the Spirit, and with Pentecost. This is fertile
ground indeed for the genius of artists, musicians,
preachers, and liturgists. This is a living example of how
many of our traditions are born to fill a great spiritual
need, and spread to every corner of the Church. It may
even come soon to a church near you. Maybe next
Eastertime!
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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Parish News cont:
Join Us Today! - We Need Ushers
Our Daily Bread
Our Daily Bread Outreach Ministry is here to
serve the homeless, needy, or hungry.
Bagged lunches are available to anyone in
need, Monday through Friday, from 2pm5pm at the Parish Center. Thank you for your
continued generous donations! Your help is
so greatly appreciated. If you have any
questions about this ministry, please call
Amy at 626-331-7914, or you can drop off
donations at the Parish Center. Thank you
and God bless you!
When you agree to serve your church as an Usher/
Hospitality Minister... you will be welcoming people as
they arrive to Mass, tending their needs, helping them
find a place, gathering their gifts during the collections,
and bidding them farewell when Mass ends. By
nature, you are a person who wants to help. You have
a deep faith in Christ and a love for the Mass. Your
desire to serve will help all our parishioners worship
when they arrive to church. Does this sound like
you? Join our Usher's team today. 626-367-3750.
Get on the Bus
We are now collecting snack items
for our trips.
We are in need of
ndividually wrapped snacks, juice,
& bottled water. Please drop off
items at Parish Center.
If you have questions please contact:
Robert Martinez at (626) 374-0794
DID YOU KNOW?
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
On May 15th our parish is having a Bundle
Sunday for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
thrift stores. Please bring your usable
household items on this day. Their truck will be
here at our church. Please help them in their
endless efforts to assist the needy. They are in
great need of furniture and large appliances,
Please phone (323) 224-6280 or (800) 974-3571
for free pick up of large items.
Know the signs of human trafficking
Human trafficking claims many young victims
every year, and often, we see these victims in
our daily lives. It is important to recognize the
signs of abuse and to know how to interact
with possible victims. The best way to start a
tough conversation with teens who may be at
risk is simply to talk to them—ask what’s
going on in their lives, and if they are okay.
Signs of abuse include suspicious or
inexplicable injuries, avoidance, or reliance on
an older “friend.” For more information please
visit http://www.missingkids.org/1in5.
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Outside Parish Events...
June 3-5, 2016
A “Beginning Experience” weekend will be held
at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center (Encino) for those
who've experienced the loss of a spouse through
death, separation or divorce. This program helps
a person move from the darkness of grief into the
light of a new beginning with renewed hope.
For info/registration, call Peg (818) 767-1007,
Brenda (818) 352-5265 or Maria Rojas (Spanish)
at 310-365-0186.
Email [email protected]
Website: www.beginningexperience.org
The Vatican is sending the people of California a
special gift.
Vatican Splendors: A Journey of Faith and Art opened
at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and
Museum on March 6.
The exhibition is one of the largest Vatican collections
ever to tour North America, with over 200 objects
including personal mementos from both His Holiness
Pope Benedict and Pope Saint John Paul II.
LearnNaturalFamilyPlanning
Discover a safe, healthy and effective way
to plan your family. Encouraged by the Church,
Natural Family Planning is based on modern
scienti ic research and can help married couples
to avoid, postpone or achieve pregnancy. It can
be used by all women throughout their fertile
years, regardless of cycle regularity. Among
couples who use NFP, many ind that it brings a
new dimension to their relationship, making an
already good marriage even better. A course will
be offered at Our Lady of Grace Parish, Encino,
starting April 7, 2016. For more information, call
(818) 994-2110; or to register for a class go to
www.ccli.org.
CandyMetoyer
Of iceofFamilyLife
ArchdioceseofLosAngeles
[email protected]
From the sights and sounds for the grand Basilica to a
touchable cast of Saint John Paul II’s Hand, it’s true
“insiders” view of the Vatican, including spiritual,
artistic, and ceremonial treasures. It’s a lesson for us
all to better understand our history and faith presented
in both English and Spanish.
For a limited time, our parish will have a special
opportunity to purchase tickets at a $5.00 discount.
Enter discount code “Parish” when purchasing your
tickets at ReaganLibrary.com/VaticanSplendors.
I hope you all chose to visit thes very special
exhibition at the Reagan Library—the opportunity to
have it here is truly a blessing.
-Father Bill, Pastor
CMLGP Catholic Ministry
Are you Homosexual or do you know someone who is?
Learn more about the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’s
Catholic Ministry With Lesbian and Gay Persons
(CMLGP) by visiting their website at www.cmlgp.org
or you can visit their facebook page at facebook.com/
lgbtcatholics. You may also call:
Barbara Sharpe-Paquin. (626) 966-2363
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Lecturas en Español...
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — Jesús les dice a los discípulos que
recibirán el poder del Espíritu Santo (Hch 1:1-11).
Salmo — Entre voces de júbilo, Dios asciende a su trono
(Salmo 47 [46]).
Segunda lectura — Que el Padre de la gloria del Espíritu
de sabiduría y revelación (Efesios 1:17-23) o Hebreos
9:24-28; 10:19-23.
Evangelio — Los discípulos fueron testigos de todos los
sucesos de la vida de Cristo. (Lucas 24:46-53).
Salmo responsorial: Leccionario I © 1976, Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Litúrgica de la Conferencia del
Episcopado Mexicano. Usado con permiso. Todos los derechos reservados.
CONTINUAMENTE ALABANDO A DIOS
Tanto la primera lectura como el Evangelio nos
cuentan la gloriosa Ascensión de Cristo al cielo. La carta
de san Pablo a los efesios nos recuerda que Cristo está
sentado a la derecha de Dios en el cielo, por encima de
todos los coros de ángeles. Puede que tengamos la
tentación de mantenernos a reverencial distancia de
Jesucristo. Sin embargo, el tono de las lecturas de hoy
dista mucho de esa tentación. El tono es exuberante y el
mensaje es urgente. Hemos de ser sus testigos, y el
Evangelio describe a los primeros testigos de esta manera:
“Muy alegres. . . permanecían constantemente en el
templo alabando a Dios” (Lucas 24:53).
¿Cómo podemos alabar a Dios continuamente? La
respuesta se encuentra en la segunda lectura, en la cual
Pablo pide a Dios que nos conceda un “espíritu de
sabiduría y de reflexión” para conocer a Cristo claramente
(Efesios 1:17). No podemos mantenernos a distancia.
Vamos a ser iluminados y fortalecidos.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Lunes:
Hch 19:1-8; Sal 68 (67):2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab;
Jn 16:29-33
Martes: Hch 20:17-27; Sal 68 (67):10-11, 20-21;
Jn 17:1-11a
Miércoles: Hch 20:28-38; Sal 68 (67):29-30, 33-36ab;
Jn 17:11b-19
Jueves:
Hch 22:30; 23:6-11; Sal 16 (15):1-2a, 5, 7-11;
Jn 17:20-26
Viernes: Hch 25:13b-21; Sal 103 (102):1-2, 11-12,
19-20ab; Jn 21:15-19
Sábado: Hch 1:15-17, 20-26; Sal 113 (112):1-8;
Jn 15:9-17
Domingo: Vigilia: Gn 11:1-9 o Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b o
Ez 37:1-14 o Jl 3:1-5; Sal 104 (103):1-2, 24,
35, 27-30; Rom 8:22-27; Jn 7:37-39
Día: Hch 2:1-11; Sal 104 (103):1, 24, 29-31,
34; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 o Rom 8:8-17;
Jn 20:19-23 o Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26
LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES
Domingo: Séptimo Domingo de Pascua;
Día de las Madres;
Jornada Mundial de las Comunicaciones
Sociales
Martes:
San Damiano José de Veuster
Jueves:
Santos Nereo y Aquileo; san Pancracio
Viernes:
Nuestra Señora de Fátima
Sábado:
San Matías, apóstol
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
Hoy celebramos a una mujer potente e importante en
nuestras vidas; la madre. La historia del Día de las
Madres se originó en las fiestas griegas en honor de Rhea,
la madre de los dioses. A lo largo de la historia los
cristianos también hemos recordado a la Madre de Dios,
María, en varias solemnidades, pero hace sólo 100 años
que en el 10 de mayo de 1907 en Estados Unidos se
empezó a promover la idea de un día de reconocimiento
del amor que tenemos como humanos por nuestras
propias madres. Eventualmente se paso a muchas
naciones latinoamericanas.
Muchas culturas latinoamericanas son matriarcales, es
decir, el papel de la madre en la familia es algo esencial.
Para los latinos, no hay amor más grande que el de una
madre. Sin olvidar la función del padre, ella es la que nos
da la vida, nos enseña como vivirla y nos da alimento. Su
amor nos recuerda al de Cristo, quien con sacrificio y
amor da vida a la Iglesia. Su amor sostiene y cuando las
cosas se ponen difíciles emocionalmente, nuestro deseo
secreto es de estar en los brazos de mamá.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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"Con el Bautismo y la Eucaristía,
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Cristiana’, cuya unidad debe ser
salvaguardada. Es preciso, pues,
explicar que la recepción de este
sacramento es necesaria para la
plenitud de la gracia bautismal.
En efecto, a los bautizados, el sacramento de la
Confirmación los une más íntimamente a la Iglesia
y los enriquece con una fortaleza especial del
Espíritu Santo. De esta forma quedamos obligados
aún más, como auténticos testigos de Cristo, a
extender y defender nuestra fe con sus palabras y
sus obras" 1285 Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica.
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May 2016
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5/22
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5/23
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5/10
5/11
5/12
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Prayers for Parish
Priests 9:15a
Confirmation I 7p
**Last Class**
5/15
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GOTB 7p
5/13
PAPER BIN
5/20
5/18
5/19
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Prayers for Parish
Priests 9:15a
5/24
5/25
5/26
Legion of Mary 9:15a
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Prayers for Parish
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5/14
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