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comunidad católica de santa catalina
SAINT CATHERINE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
COMUNIDAD CATÓLICA DE SANTA CATALINA
We, at St. Catherine Parish, are a growing, diverse, and welcoming Catholic
Community, called to live and proclaim the
good news of Jesus Christ through
Worship, Discipleship and Service.
La Parroquia de Santa Catalina de Alejandría, es una comunidad en crecimiento,
acogedora y diversa, llamada a vivir y
proclamar la Buena Nueva de Jesucristo
por medio de la Oración, el Discipulado y
el Servicio.
EASTER SUNDAY / DOMINGO DE PASCUA
From the Desk of Fr. Mark Arnzen, Pastor ....
MASSES / MISAS
May the peace of the Risen Christ be with you and your family always!
The parish staff of St. Catherine of Alexandria in our call of discipleship
offers each of you this holy blessing of God’s love this day and every
day.
Easter is the greatest day of the year for Christians to celebrate. It is
the day when light has overcome darkness, where justice has deCONFESSION / CONFESIÓN stroyed violence and life has victory over death. This is the day of resSaturday / Sábado: 4:00 urrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! Alleluia!
5:00pm (Or by appointment /
O hacer una cita.)
Easter is not a single day of the year rather it is a moment of timeless
ADORACIÓN /ADORATION joy that grows in the heart of each Christian as we follow Jesus Christ.
Wednesday / Miércoles 6:30pm
Easter is, for the first disciples and to us, the day when we discover the
1st Friday 9:00-12:00pm
joyful holiness of our unity with God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
17400 Peak Avenue
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Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Monday-Saturday:
8:15am
Saturday:
5:30pm
Sábado:
7:30pm
Sunday:
7:15, 8:45, 10:30am
5:30pm
Domingo:
12:15pm
(408) 779-3959
Fax: (408) 779-0289
www.stca.org
Email: [email protected]
Catechetical Ministry
(408) 779-9604
St. Catherine School
(408) 779-9950
www.stcatherinemh.org
Desde el Escritorio del Fr. Mark Arnzen, Párroco…
Que la paz de Cristo resucitado esté con usted y su familia siempre! El
personal de la parroquia de Santa Catalina de Alejandría en nuestro
llamado del discipulado, ofrece a cada uno de ustedes esta santa bendición del amor de Dios en este día y todos los días.
Pascua es el día más grande del año para los cristianos. Es el día en
que la luz ha vencido a las tinieblas, donde la justicia ha destruido la
violencia y la vida tiene la victoria sobre la muerte. Este es el día de la
resurrección de nuestro Señor Jesucristo. ¡Aleluya! ¡Aleluya!
Pascua no es un solo día del año sino es un momento de alegría eterna que crece en el corazón de cada cristiano, como seguimos a Jesucristo.
(Continuado en Pagina 5….)
IGLESIA DE SANTA CATALINA
SAINT CATHERINE CHURCH
Rectory Office Hours / Horarios de la Rectoría
Monday - Friday (Lunes - Viernes)
8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00 - 7:00pm
Saturday (Sábado)
Closed/Cerrado
Sunday (Domingo)
8:30am - 12:00pm
Pastoral Staff / Equipo Pastoral
Fr. Mark Arnzen, Pastor - [email protected]
Fr. Lieu Vu, Parochial Vicar- [email protected]
Fr. Roberto Gomez, Parochial Vicar- [email protected]
Deacon Rick Haeckel, Deacon - [email protected]
Deacon Phil Flowers, Deacon - [email protected]
Sr. Silvia Frías, MESST Asociada Pastoral - [email protected]
Rose Pucan-Meagor, Director of Family Faith Formation and
Evangelization- [email protected]
Deepu Kochuparambil, Youth & Young Adult Ministry [email protected]
Anna Quiñones, Director of Stewardship & Development [email protected]
Fabienne Esparza, Principal - [email protected]
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 711;Mt 28:8-15
Tuesday:
Acts 2:36-41; Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22;
Jn 20:11-18
Wednesday: Acts 3:1-10; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Lk
24:13-35
Thursday:
Acts 3:11-26; Ps 8:2, 5-9; Lk 24:35-48
Friday:
Acts 4:1-12; Ps 118:1-2, 4, 22-27;
Jn 21:1-14
Saturday:
Acts 4:13-21; Ps 118:1, 14-21; Mk
16:9-15
Sunday:
Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22
-24; 1 Pt 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31
April 19/20, 2014
Abril 19/20, 2014
THE WEEK AHEAD/LA SEMANA PRÓXIMA
Sunday/Domingo, April 20
CR1-4 & Gym (7:15am, 8:45am, 10:30am & 12:15pm)
DC
Clow & ECE
LR
RCIA Dismissal
Rm.10
Grupo Amigos Retreat prep.
MC
Life Teen Life Night
Monday/Lunes, April 21
Office Closed/Oficina Cerrada
Tuesday/Martes, April 22
CR1-4
Knights of Columbus assembly meeting
CH
Divine Mercy Novena
Rm.10
Confirmation—Catechesis
MC
Estudio de Biblia
Wednesday/Miércoles, April 23
Nur
Fil-Am Choir rehearsal
CH
Divine Mercy Novena
Rm.12
Jesus to Mankind prayer group
DC
EDGE youth group
CR2-3
Entrevistas Prebautismales
CR1
Pastoral Care—Quarterly meeting
MC
RCIA Class
CH
Oración Carismatica
Thursday/Jueves, April 24
CH
Divine Mercy Novena
CH
Spanish choir practice
Rm.12
RICA
Rm.10
Año de Fe-Catequesis
CR1-4 & Gym
Fr. Gary Thomas—Knights of Columbus
Friday/Viernes, April 25
CR1
Bible Study
Rm.10
Año de Fe-Catequesis
MC
Grupo Amigos
Rm.10
Jovenes Para Cristo
Saturday/Sábado, April 26
MC
First Holy Communion retreat
CH
Divine Mercy Novena
CR1-4
ICF Dinner/Dance
Easter Masses
8:45-12:00pm
8:45-10:00am
3:00-4:00pm
7:00-9:00pm
5:00-11:00pm
5:30-6:00pm
7:00-9:00pm
7:00-9:30pm
5:00-8:00pm
5:30-6:00pm
6:30-8:00pm
6:30-8:30pm
7:00-8:00pm
7:00-8:00pm
7:30-9:0pm
8:00-10:00pm
5:30-6:00pm
6:00-9:00pm
7:00-9:00pm
7:00-9:00pm
7:00-10:00pm
9:30-11:00am
7:00-9:00pm
7:00-9:00pm
7:00-10:00pm
9:00-4:00pm
5:00-6:00pm
6:00pm
8:15AM MASS INTENTIONS
Monday, April 21
Tuesday, April 22
Wednesday, April 23
Thursday, April 24
Friday, April 25
READINGS FOR THE COMING WEEKEND....
First Reading — All who believed were
devoted to the teachings of the apostles, the
communal life, the breaking of the bread, and
prayer (Acts 2:42-47).
Psalm — Give thanks to the Lord for he is
good, his love is everlasting (Psalm 118).
Second Reading — God has given us an
undiminished inheritance, safeguarded for us in
heaven (1 Peter 1:3-9).
Gospel — The risen Christ comes to his
disciples with peace and the Spirit. The absent
Thomas doubts (John 20:19-31).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Saturday, April 26
† Fred Hess
† Lloyd J. Ney, Sr.
† Evelyn Lemberger
All Souls
† John Houle
† Ernest Katsuyoshi
† Leonardo DePalma
† Maria Dattoma
† Father Alex Affonso
† Ted Glenn
Andrew Tai
† Carlos Leyva, Jr.
MC = Milani Center CR1-4= Parish Center Conference Rooms
CH = Church
Sci = Science Room
LR = Living Room
DC = Daycare
PR = Presentation Center Nur. = Nursery
FUNERALS
Those who have departed us,
through the mercy of God.
Edward Sedillo, Josephine Mazzeo
William Keyes, John Hitchcock, Glenda Carrillo
FAITH SHARING QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Adult: “How can you show this week that you truly believe
in the resurrection of Jesus?”
Child: “To whom could you tell the story of Jesus’ rising
from the dead?”
EASTER SUNDAY
STEWARDSHIP IN SCRIPTURE
Can you even imagine what the disciples felt
when, despondent that Jesus had been killed,
discovered the incredible news that he had
risen? Imagine yourself in that scene,
experiencing the lowest and highest emotions in
rapid succession. Think next of Peter, the one
who had often misunderstood and even denied
that he knew Jesus. Luke’s description in our
reading from Acts sounds like a different
person… in fact he is! Who could experience
the wonder of the resurrection, the affirmation
that God can not be defeated. A familiar nugget
suggests that Jesus’ resurrection is the single
greatest act of civil disobedience... the state
said die and God said no. Now return to today,
enfolded in the glory of the risen Christ we are
called to see ourselves in the mold of Peter. Oh,
we probably have little difficulty in recognizing
our shortcomings but we can’t stop there. The
call of Christian witness demands that we share
the joy of the resurrection, in lives that show
forth the truth of Jesus’ message; by caring and
sharing. In the Easter light, we best live out this
message of love by our joy. We have passed
though the penitential time of Lent, we’ve
shared in the sorrow and seeming defeat of the
Cross, now we step out into the beauty of what
surrounds us with eyes that see goodness and
lives that are filled with joy. So much joy that we
almost can’t contain it. That joy represents the
truth that we believers know, that God’s love
knows no bounds. That each person is
worthwhile in God’s eyes. Let us go forth and
live today’s Psalm response, “This is the day
the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice.”
Today that is easy, remember to ask for help to
continue that joy.
GREEN TIP OF THE WEEK
Buy in bulk and then share the extra with friends
and family. Everyone saves gasoline and money as well.
Happy Easter!
Wishing you and your
loved one’s a very
blessed Easter!
The Priests and Parish Staff of
St. Catherine’s Church
FROM THE DESK OF FR. MARK
CONTINUED......
in a grace filled relationship of sacrificial love.
Thank you for joining with us today to give glory
and praise to our God. It is our prayer that you
will join us throughout the year, making your
relationship with God and his people, the
Church, a life giving offer of love that helps you
and your family live more fully in the wonder of
God’s love.
To help us on our journey the parish is offering
each family this Easter gift: Fr. Dominic Grassi’s
wonderful book “Living the Mass.” It is a joyful
and spirit filled reflection on what we, as
Catholics, are called to participate in and where
we encounter God in a life-changing moment of
transformation.
We would invite you to take this book home with
you and share what you read with your family
and friends in prayerful discussion and then
beginning May 3-4 and the following Sundays,
we will have a brief talk on each chapter of the
book to invigorate our thoughts and spur us on
to a greater and fuller understanding of our faith
in Jesus Christ. These short talks will be made
available through our parish website for those
who are unable to attend Mass on a given
weekend.
The parish staff is here to serve you, please let
us know how we can be of service.
May the joy of the Living Word, Jesus Christ, fill
your hearts in the service and love of our God.
The Lord is Risen! Alleluia! Indeed He is Risen!
Alleluia!
Fr. Mark
Welcome!
Our warmest welcome to all who
celebrate with us, whether long-time residents
or newly arrived in the parish. We thank God
for you. If you are not registered, please fill out
this form and place it in the collection basket or
mail it to the parish office.
Name: _________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________
City: _____________________________ Zip:__________________
Phone: _______________ Email: __________________________
EASTER SUNDAY
LITURGY WORSHIP
EASTER: The Peace of the Lord be with you!
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest feast
in the Catholic Church because it proves that Jesus
was right as He had foretold that He would rise from
the dead: “The Son of Man has to suffer much, He
will be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and
the scribes, He will be put to death, and rise three
days later” (Mk. 8:31, Mt. 16:21, Lk. 9:22).
Have you ever considered making a
Memorial or Honor Gift during the
Easter Season?
Did you know that you can make an Easter gift in
memory or in honor of a loved one for Easter?
Honoring someone with a gift at Easter is a great
way to show how much you love them and support
your parish at the same time. This gift will honor
someone you love while helping others. You can
add the honorees name and address on the check
or the envelope.
A more significant way to remember a deceased
loved one is through a memorial contribution and it
can be made as an Easter offering. Memorial contributions can be made for any special occasion.
They are also a great idea during Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
You simply need to state on the check or envelope
the name and address of deceased.
We will notify the family member a gift was made in
memory or honor of them.
May your family have a wonderful and Blessed
Easter. I pray that the peace of Christ is with you
always.
God Bless, Anna Quinones
For more information please contact me at
[email protected]
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the basis of our
faith because had He not risen, our faith would be in
vain, our faith would be empty (1 Cor. 15:14).
Easter is the day of victory. Easter is the day of triumph. Easter is the day when Jesus conquers sin
and death: “Jesus was handed over to death for our
sins and raised up for our justification” (Rom. 4:25).
Easter also focuses on our own resurrection. Jesus
said: “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever
believes in me, even if he dies, will live” (Jn. 11:25).
The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the first step to
our own resurrection and guarantee that will rise at
the end of time.
Jesus Christ is risen. He is alive. He goes on living
for all eternity. What He stood for on earth goes on.
The Apostles experienced Him as alive in his appearances. And their faith, and thus our faith, rests
on the appearances of the Risen Lord.
What has Jesus Christ merited for us by His death
and resurrection? His own divine life becomes ours
in Baptism. St. Paul explains the symbolism in
Rom. 6:3-4: We all have died with Christ in Baptism
and have risen to new life when coming out of the
baptismal font.
Easter gives us hope. Before there could be a Resurrection, there had to be a crucifixion. Before there
could be an Easter Sunday, there had to be a Good
Friday.
In our lives we will have disappointments and crosses and losses. There will be pain, sorrow and tears.
But, we can also have a resurrection. St. Paul reminds us all that we must set our mind to the reality
of our divine life, although we cannot see it with bodily eyes. Yet it is the real life we live more than our
human life (Col. 3:1-4).
HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER!
DOMINGO DE PASCUA
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — Pedro es un testigo: el Señor ha resucitado (Hch 10:34a, 37-43).
Salmo — Este es el día del triunfo del Señor.
Aleluya (Salmo 118 [117]).
(1) Segunda lectura — Todos los bautizados,
eleven su corazón al cielo (Colosenses 3:1-4) o
(2) Segunda lectura — Cristo, nuestra Pascua,
fue sacrificado; por tanto celebremos (1 Corintios 5:6b-8).
Evangelio — Tres testigos, María, Pedro y
Juan; cada uno responde a la tumba vacía
(Juan 20:1-9) ó Mateo 28:1-10 (ó en la Misa de
la tarde o de la noche,
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Lunes: Hch 2:14, 22-33; Sal 16 (15):1-2, 5, 711;
Mt 28:8-15
Martes: Hch 2:36-41; Sal 33 (32):4-5, 18-20,
22;
Jn 20:11-18
Miércoles: Hch 3:1-10; Sal 105 (104):1-4, 6-9;
Lc 24:13-35
Jueves: Hch 3:11-26; Sal 8:2, 5-9; Lc 24:35-48
Viernes: Hch 4:1-12; Sal 118 (117):1-2, 4, 2227;
Jn 21:1-14
Sábado: Hch 4:13-21; Sal 118 (117):1, 14-21;
Mc 16:9-15
Domingo: Hch 2:42-47; Sal 118 (117):2-4, 1315, 22-24;
1 Pe 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31
FELICITAMOS LOS CUMPLEAÑOS
DEL MES DE ABRIL:
Domingo, 20 de Abril
Misa de 12:15pm
- Pablo Berrumen
Damos gracias al Señor por todas las bendiciones concedidas a cada uno de nuestros ministros en su cumpleaños y el que
compartan su tiempo y talento en nuestra
Parroquia. Pedimos al Señor los haga crecer en su fe y les recompense su generosidad.
DESDE EL ESCRITORIO DEL
PADRE MARK…
Pascua es, para los primeros discípulos y para
nosotros, el día en que descubrimos la santidad
gozosa de nuestra unidad con Dios, que es Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo, en una relación de
gracia llena de amor sacrificado .
Gracias por estar con nosotros hoy para dar
gloria y alabanza a nuestro Dios. Es nuestra
oración que usted se una a nosotros durante
todo el año, haciendo de su relación con Dios y
su pueblo, la Iglesia, una vida con una ofrenda
de amor que ayuda a usted y su familia ayudan
a vivir más plenamente en la maravilla del amor
de Dios.
Para ayudarnos en nuestro camino la parroquia
está ofreciendo cada familia este regalo de Pascua: El maravilloso libro de Fr. Dominic Grassi,
"Vivir la Santa Misa." Es una reflexión llena de
alegría y el espíritu de lo que nosotros, como
católicos, estamos llamados a participar y donde nos encontramos con Dios en un momento
de cambio de vida de transformación.
Nos gustaría invitarlos a llevarse este libro a casa y compartir lo que leen con su familia y amigos. A partir del 3 al 4 mayo y los siguientes domingos, vamos a tener una plática breve sobre
cada capítulo del libro para vigorizar nuestros
pensamientos y para tener una comprensión
mayor de nuestra fe en Jesucristo. Estas pláticas breves estarán disponibles a través de
nuestro sitio de web de la parroquia para aquellos que no pueden asistir a misa.
El personal de la parroquia está aquí para servirle a usted, por favor háganoslo saber cómo
podemos ser de servicio.
Que la alegría de la Palabra Viviente, Jesucristo, llenen sus corazones en el servicio y el amor
de nuestro Dios.
El Señor ha resucitado! ¡Aleluya! En verdad ha
resucitado! ¡Aleluya!
Fr. Mark
PATROCINE UN NIÑO
Un niño necesita su ayuda - Patrocine un niño que
asiste a la escuela del Padre Paul en Ghana, África!
Estos niños están todavía disponibles, para patrocinar. $40 por mes les provee un uniforme de escuela, útiles escolares y una educación de calidad para
un futuro más brillante. Estos y otros niños pueden
ser patrocinados por la Fundación Awaso Hope
Fundación en www.awasohope.org.
DOMINGO DE PASCUA
OFICINA DE CATECISMO
Para más información, por favor llame al (408) 7799604 o por correo electrónico:
Roselynn Pucan-Meagor [email protected]
CENA GRATIS
Ahora en la Iglesia de Santa Catalina hay una cena
para la Comunidad cada noche de lunes de 6:007:00pm
en
el
Centro
Parroquial.
Todos son bienvenidos. Ven y únete a nosotros!
Una comida caliente gratuita también está disponible en Morgan Hill cada martes la Iglesia Luterana
de 5:00-6:00pm, todos los miércoles a la Iglesia Metodista Unida de 6:00-7:00pm y los jueves en la Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana de 6:00-7:00pm.
MINISTERIO DE ENFERMOS
Las personas que tengan un familiar enfermo
que no pueda asistir a la misa, puede dar sus
datos en la Rectoría al Tele. 408-779-3959 para
que miembros de este ministerio pasen a visitarlos a sus casas y llevarles la comunión.
PREBAUTISMALES
Esta platica es diseñada para preparar a los
padres y padrinos del niño/a que recibirá el
sacramento del Bautismo. El programa es
requerido antes del Bautismo y se llevaran
acabo en la iglesia los martes a las 6:30pm
durante esta fecha: Abril 29, 2014
*Necesitan registrarse antes de la fecha a
la oficina Parroquial al 1-408-779-3959.
Gracias.
ADORACION DEL SANTISIMO
Adoración del santísimo y reflexión personal.
Adoración los miércoles a las 6:30pm en la Iglesia.
PATROCINE UN NIÑO
Un niño necesita su ayuda - Patrocine un niño
que asiste a la escuela del Padre Paul en Ghana, África! Estos niños están todavía disponibles, para patrocinar. $40 por mes les provee
un uniforme de escuela, útiles escolares y una
educación de calidad para un futuro más brillante. Estos y otros niños pueden ser patrocinados
por la Fundación Awaso Hope Fundación en
www.awasohope.org.
ESTUDIO DE BIBLIA
Los invitamos a asistir al estudio de Biblia con
el padre Roberto los Martes a las 7:00pm.
GRUPO AMIGOS
Se les invita a todos los muchachos y
muchachas que esten en la high school para
asistir al Grupo Amigos. Es un lugar para hacer
buenas amistades y para aprender nuevas cosas que ayudaran en sus vidas y crecer en su
fe. Nos reunimos todos los viernes en su
Paroquia de Santa Catalina a las 7:00pm. Esperamos verlos!
Proximos Temas:
4/11 - embarazo en la adolescencia
4/18 - milegros hoy en dia
4/25 - manejo de la ira
ADORAICON DEL SANTISIMO
Adoración del santísimo y reflexión personal.
Adoración los miércoles a las 6:30pm en la Iglesia.
REUNIÓN DE CONSEJO HISPANO
Se le invita a todos participar a nuestra reunión
de Consejo Hispano este viernes 2 de Mayo a
las 7:00pm en la Rectoría. Es muy importante
que los coordinadores de los ministerios asistan
a estas juntas. TODOS son bienvenidos. ¡Los
Esperamos!
VELAS DE LA IGLESIA DEVOCIONALES
¿Por qué encendemos velas? Fr. William Saunders escribió en el Arlington Catholic Herald:
"En la Iglesia, como en los primeros tiempos
cristianos, prendían una vela ante una imagen
sagrada, estatua o de nuestro Señor o de un
santo. Por supuesto, no honramos la estatua o
la propia imagen, pero lo que esa estatua o
imagen representa. La luz significa nuestra oración de fe que entra en la luz de Dios….La Luz
también muestra una especial reverencia y
nuestro deseo de permanecer presente al Señor..."
¿Por qué se nos pide hacer una donación cuando encendemos una vela? La donación se pide
simplemente para cubrir el costo de la vela. Y a
lo largo de los años los costos han aumentado.
La donación sugerida para las velas será de
$3.50. La donación sugerida para las velas votives (pequeñas) se mantendrá en $ .50. Gracias
por su comprensión y apoyo.
DOMINGO DE PASCUA
LA OCTAVA DE PASCUA
Es como un gran domingo de ocho días, anticipo
del Domingo Celestial, que no tendrá fin. Comienza
temprano, antes del amanecer, con unas mujeres
madrugadoras a quienes el Amor mantuvo despiertas como debieron haber estado las vírgenes de
la parábola. Cargadas con perfumes, se dirigen al
encuentro de un cadáver y, en su lugar, son recibidas por ángeles y por un sepulcro vacío…
Amanece y brota Jesús: “¡Alegraos! ¡No tengáis
miedo!”… El aire se llena de gozo, se disipan las
sombras de tantos temores y las tinieblas de tantas
angustias. La eternidad se ha derramado sobre la
tierra. Todo es Luz.
Y, sin embargo, una mujer se cubre la cara con
las manos. María Magdalena, en cuclillas a la entrada del sepulcro, rehusa mirar de frente a los mismos
ángeles, porque anhela un Rostro más hermoso
aún. Le habla un misterioso jardinero, y ella se da la
vuelta porque sigue ciega y no lo ve. Pero la fe -nos
lo dice San Pablo- entra por el oído. “¡María!”… Entonces se vuelve, abre los ojos, y se llena de amanecer… “¡Rabboní!”. Brilla su faz cuando entra en el
cenáculo gritando: “¡He visto al Señor!”.
No la creen. Los muertos -piensan- no se levantan.
Vuelven dos camino de su aldea, y comentan un
fracaso mientras hacen recuento de sus ilusiones
perdidas. Se acerca Jesús, pero Jesús no está al
alcance de los desilusionados que van de vuelta. La
fe, de nuevo, entra por el oído. Les habla, les explica la escritura, y sus corazones arden, se abrasan
en Dios. “¡Quédate con nosotros!”… Vuelven al galope a Jerusalén.
“La paz con vosotros”… Es Jesús; es su día, y no
quiere descansar. Tiene sed de amigos…
“¡Palpadme!”. El mismo cuerpo que fue enterrado,
esas mismas manos que curaron a los enfermos, se
extienden ahora ante ellos llagadas en gloria…
“Vosotros sois testigos de estas cosas”.
Genesaret. ¡Cuántos recuerdos, cuántas tormentas, cuántos milagros!… “Muchachos, ¿tenéis pescado?”. El Divino Mendigo pide para dar, pide tiempo para regalar eternidad. Y Pedro no puede, no
sabe esperar. Se lanza al agua, como los mártires,
para alcanzar la orilla, porque la vida se le hace interminable sin Jesús. Llega empapado a sus pies, y
sonríe.
Termina la Octava al atardecer del octavo día.
“Trae tu dedo; aquí tienes mis manos. Trae tu mano
y métela en mi costado. Y no seas incrédulo…” Sé
fiel. Fiel a quien te ha redimido y ha entregado su
Sangre por ti. Mañana lo verás; hoy debes creer,
porque la fe, amigo, entra siempre por el oído. Si no
crees hoy en lo que oyes, no serás digno de ver mañana.
Son las once de la noche del Viernes de Pascua.
Nos vamos a Roma. Queremos estar presentes cuando la Iglesia cante las glorias de uno de sus hijos,
del que ha sido el Papa de muchos de nosotros. Allí
concluiremos la Octava de Pascua, y allí se abrirá
ante nosotros la esperanza de la Pascua Eterna.
Anhelaremos el Cielo, ese Cielo en que ya mora
Juan Pablo II, el Papa que comenzó su pontificado
invitándonos a abrir las puertas a Cristo… Pues
bien, Santidad: están abiertas. Intercede por nosotros, para que nada ni nadie las cierre. Y pídele al
Señor que entre hasta el fondo de nuestras almas
hambrientas.
José-Fernando Rey Ballesteros
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Nuestra más cordial bienvenida a todos los que están celebrando con
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EASTER SUNDAY
Adult Baptism, Confirmation, and first Holy Communion
at St Catherine Church
Welcome Home
Alleluia! That familiar word pulls the heart to the risen Christ Jesus. Are you a Catholic who has been
away from the sacraments? We are your family and
would like to welcome you home. Is there some obstacle that has stopped you from a regular practice of
your faith?
Marriage. "I remarried after a divorce. So I can’t be
Catholic any longer."
I would be happy to work with you to explore the possibility of a Church annulment for your former marriage. That marriage may have lacked some essential
element and hence was not one “joined by God” (Mark
10.9). Annulment would allow you back to the sacraments, without judging the morality of your former
marriage or making any children illegitimate.
Catholic doctrines. "There are some Church teachings that I can't go along with.”
I would be happy to work with you about various Church teachings. I would like to hear your
thoughts. I would like to explain my thoughts. You might be surprised to learn the basis for, rationale
behind, and details of our teachings. Our teachings are not always presented correctly or fully in the
media or even by some Catholics. It is worth checking your assumptions.
If you would like to talk about faith, please contact me. I promise not to be blind to
any hurt the Church caused.
Deacon Phil Flowers
[email protected]
408-779-3959
You may want to check out some information in the privacy of your home. Take a look at the website: http://
www.catholicscomehome.org/.
If you were baptized a Catholic but are not regularly
attending Mass, or maybe you left the practice of your
Catholic faith for a particular reason, then this website
has information to help you consider a journey home to
the Church. There is also information on Church teachings.
“Christ is calling you home, but the choice is ultimately
yours. We’ve missed you and we’re glad you are here. “
EASTER SUNDAY
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WOOHOO!!
JESUS IS RISEN Are you excited?! I’m excited. How
can you not be excited!? Our Lord,
Jesus, who died for our sins, is alive!
He has conquered death. He has
brought us salvation. He has brought
us eternal life. He’s brought us spring
break.
Ok, well, that last one wasn’t really
Him. And for those of you in public
schools (and GECA), your spring
break was like two weeks ago.
But Jesus has brought us so much.
Be joyful! Revel in His glory. Sing
loudly at Mass. Be proud to be a
Christian (yet simultaneously humble).
Be so good and awesome and happy
that people might actually want to become Catholic too (it can happen).
Start with a smile. They’re contagious.
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COMING UP
For those who are on spring break,
please contact Deepu or check out
the Facebook or the tweeting for
Life Teen—they'll be movie nights,
game nights, etc. so that you have
something to do (and if you’re wondering if we just did this—we did.
Schools have spring breaks at different times, so trying to have
something for everyone :D).
YOUNG ADULTS> If you’re a young
adult (21 and up to 30’s), we’re
having W ine & Why’s this W ednesday night at Deepu’s house. W hat’s
Wine & Why’s? Good question. It’s
a night to enjoy some wine while
enjoying discussions and learning
about our Catholic faith.
Our next gathering after that is
Open Gym on May 5th at 7:30pm.
Young Adults 18 and up are welcome to join us in the parish center.
We have a whole group of teens
being Confirmed next Sunday, May
3rd. Please keep them in your
prayers as they become fully initiated. If you are involved in a ministry, come and invite them to be a
part of yours afterward. They will
be fully fledged Catholics, and
need to be put to work!
EASTER SUNDAY
Companions In Faith
Family Faith Formation at St. Catherine’s Church
Family Activity: Blooming Crowns
These flower crowns help kids remember a different crown than what Jesus wore on the cross.
Material: Green paper plates, construction paper,
scissors, and glue.
He Is Risen!
Today is Easter, Resurrection Sunday, the most
glorious and amazing day of the whole year! We
know this—but in Jesus’ time, his disciples did not
quite know what had happened. All they knew
was that Mary Magdalene came rushing to them to
tell them that the stone had been rolled away and
the tomb was empty..
Rolled away? A 3000 lb. rock? And Jesus wasn’t
in the tomb? You can just imagine the look on the
disciples’ face in their disbelief. “Jesus. Is. Not.
There.” “Yeah, right.”
I love this image because of the reminder that we
choose joy today and everyday. Jesus loves us so
very much and in his humanity, he suffered and
died on the cross for us so that all our sins may be
forgiven. Our joy is that by his resurrection, he
has given us new life!
On the way home from church today ask the kids
to close their eyes and picture themselves in front
of Jesus’ tomb. They are the first of the disciples
to arrive and they see the stone is rolled way.
How do they feel?
Ask them to feel the kiss of the wind on their faces,
hear the rustle of the grass beneath their feet.
And finally, shout with joy in the knowledge that
our Lord Jesus lives! This is the day the Lord has
made, let us rejoice and be glad!
Cut eight flower shapes from construction paper.
Cut a slit in the center of each paper plate and
then cut it in triangle slices like a pie. Bend the
triangle shapes up to form leaves. Glue the flowers onto the tips of the leaves. Have kids talk
about how their flower crowns are like and unlike
the crown of thorns Jesus wore on the cross.
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Congratulations to the
children and youth who
celebrated the Sacraments of
Initiation during the Easter
Vigil Mass:
David Arellano
Josh BojorquezCanobbio
Andrew CasteñedaCeballos
Berenice Catano
Isaac Contreras
Lola Em Gonzales
Neveah Herrera
Athziri Mendoza
Itzel Mendoza
Jonnel Nomberto
Adrianna Pardo
Carla Quiroz Diaz
Connor Rinehart
Martin Roman
Esmeralda Ureta
Let us continue to pray for them along with the five
adults that celebrated the sacraments in our parish.
May they continue to grow in their faith, deepen
their relationship with Jesus Christ, and recognize
how they can best serve Him and our community.
EASTER SUNDAY
DAY OF GIVING, MAY 6th BENEFITS
LEARNING AND LOVING
EDUCATION CENTER!
Learning and Loving Center of Morgan Hill
proudly partners with Silicon Valley Community
Foundation and nearly 500 other non-profits in
Santa Clara and San Mateo counties for the first
-ever day of giving, May 6th, SV Gives!
No matter the size of your gift, the Center will
benefit from your generous donation that day!
It’s 24 hours of unprecedented non-profit giving—and it’s YOUR chance to make a real difference to the women and children of the Learning and Loving Center.
If you are already a regular donor or plan to be,
make your gift count by making your donation
on May 6th - many gifts at certain times of the
day will be matched or even doubled by local
sponsors!
Mark your calendar - tell you friends - MAKE A
DIFFERENCE! Visit the Center’s homepage at
www.learningandloving.org, click on the link that
will take you to the Center’s page on Razoo,
and DONATE NOW!
ELECTRONIC UPDATES
If you have an email address and would like to
hear the news of the parish and Fr. Mark’s
famous Friday reflections please contact us.
We email parishioners whose email addresses
we have about events for the upcoming week.
This way you won’t miss any of our exciting
events. If you would like to receive the parish’s
upcoming events electronically, please email
the parish office at [email protected] with your
name and the email address you wish to use.
THANK YOU TO OUR
BULLETIN ADVERTISERS!
We appreciate your support and want to support
your businesses in return. If you are looking for
a product or service please consider our bulletin
advertisers first. When you contact them let
them know you saw their ad in our bulletin. Information on ad rates and sizes is available;
contact JS Paluch at 1-800-231-0805.
EASTER
It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom
time of souls.
—Katharine Lee Bates
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Easter is a time of rebirth and renewal. Married
Couples, renew your marriages during this
season. Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next weekend is July 18-20,
in Mountain View. For more information or to
register please visit our website at: http://
www.sanjosewwme.org/ or contact Thomas &
Sandy
Pavick,
1(408)
262-4061
or
Email: [email protected]
WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
“What do you know?” is the question linking all
three readings today. Imagine the shock waves
that shot through the city of Jerusalem that first
Easter morning. Jesus’ body was missing! By
the time Peter spoke the words found in today’s
first reading, fifty days had passed, so he began
by saying, in effect, “I take it you know what has
been reported all over Judea about Jesus of
Nazareth.” Of course they knew by then, but in
today’s Gospel we are taken back to the first
day. We meet Mary Magdalene exclaiming, “We
don’t know where they put him!”
What do we know? In the second reading Paul
asks, “Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?” Do we know the power of
our own faith? Do we know the effect we can
have on others?
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A Repeat Performance….Because
you asked!!
PENE PASTA w/ “HOMEMADE”
ITALIAN SAUSAGE
Includes Antipasti, Salad, Garlic Bread & Dessert
Saturday, APRIL 26, 2014
O’Donnell Parish Hall
Doors open 6:00pm Dinner 6:30 pm
(Take Out Available)
Purchase Tickets after Masses or online at
www.stca.org
STARTING APRIL 13th
Donation: $15.00 Child under
12 - $5.00
For More Information call Jerry Caravelli
(408) 612-8550
or Guila Gallego (408) 683-2551
RAFFLES - DOOR PRIZE
EASTER SUNDAY
FALL FUN FEST 2014
ART CONTEST
Young artists (ages 6 to 14)
this is your chance to produce
the artwork for the Fall Fun
Fest’s annual T-shirt. Submit
your best artwork showing our
Fall Fun Fest to the Parish Office by April 26.
Rules:
 No
computer generated
graphics
 Artwork must be on an 8½”
x 11” sheet of white paper
 Must be two (2) dimensional only
 Artist’s work only!
 Color required
 Print name, address and phone number on
the back of your work.
Note: The winning artwork may be slightly altered to accommodate its printing on a T-shirt.
Winner’s Prize: One book of Carnival Ride
Tickets and a T-shirt with YOUR winning artwork.
Questions, please contact Lisa Kellett at
[email protected] or Jeanette Thatcher at
[email protected], 408-779-3959
orwww.stca.org.
ST. CATHERINE GHANA PROJECT
Save the date, Saturday, June 7th for the dinner and silent auction supporting the Awaso
Academy International School in Ghana, Africa. Father Paul Mensah is coming all the way
from Ghana to visit us and give us an update
on the progress of the school. Please join us
for an evening of joy and celebration! Tickets
will be available after Sunday masses or
email, Janet Leach: [email protected]
BUY GROCERIES - HELP THE PARISH
If each family purchased $200 of Safeway or
Nob Hill gift cards every month we would receive $8 a month per family. With 1000 families
attending church, we could earn $8,000 a month
from Safeway, Nob Hill and Target gift cards
purchased each week. Stop by the SCRIP table
after weekend masses or contact the St. Catherine School Office (408-779-9950).
DIVINE MERCY SCHEDULE
Jesus said to St. Faustina that on Divine Mercy
Sunday the depths of My Mercy will be open to
all; whoever goes to confession and Holy Communion on that day will receive complete forgiveness of sin and punishment. Our community will pray the Divine Mercy Novena in the
church beginning on Good Friday. The novena
consists of reciting the Divine Mercy Chaplet.
The schedule:
Sunday, April 20
2:00-3:00pm
Monday, April 21
5:00-5:45pm
Tuesday, April 22
5:30-6:00pm
Wednesday, April 23
5:30-6:00pm
Thursday, April 24
4:00-5:00pm
Friday, April 25
5:30-6:00pm
Saturday April 26
3:00-4:00pm
Sunday, April 27th 3:00-4:00pm Divine Mercy
Celebration (Adoration, Benediction and recitation Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet)
CHRIST HAS RISEN
Where is your sting, O death? Where is your
victory, O hell? Christ has risen, and you are
overthrown. Christ has risen, and the demons
have fallen. Christ has risen, and the angels rejoice. Christ has risen, and life reigns. Christ
has risen, and not one dead rests in the grave.
For Christ having risen from the dead became
the first-fruits of them that slept. To him be glory
and majesty to ages of ages. Amen.
—Byzantine Pentekostarion
OVER 50’S
Join us for monthly Over 50’s luncheon on Monday, April 28th at noon in the O’Donnell Parish
Center. Please bring a dish to share and a
canned good for Reach Out.
EVER WONDER ABOUT EXORCISM?
Would you like to know the truth about Exorcism
to separate what television and the media portray with church teachings? Then we would like
to invite you and your family to a talk hosted by
the Knights of Columbus featuring Fr. Gary
Thomas of Sacred Heart Parish in Saratoga,
who is also the Diocesan Exorcist. Come for a
great talk and question and answer session so
that you will know the difference between fact
and fiction. Join us at the Parish Center April
24th at 7:00pm.
EASTER SUNDAY
ST. CATHERINE
PARISH DIRECTORY
Thank you for your pledges and support of the Diocese of San Jose and
their mission to carry out Christ’s
Mission on Earth.
LADIES OF CHARTIY
St. Catherine's Ladies of Charity holds their 5th
annual fashion show on Friday, May 2nd at the
Morgan Hill Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey
Rd, MH. Doors open at 6:30pm, the show starts
at 7:00pm. Tickets are sold after the masses or
from members of Ladies of Charity for $20 or
$25 at the door. Refreshments and desserts
are available, as well as door prizes, raffles and
silent auction. Father Mark Arnzen, spiritual director, will bless our event. Proceeds benefit
local charities and assist those in need in our
community.
SUNDAY COFFEE & DONUTS
Our Parish is blessed to be able to provide
hospitality each Sunday morning. It wouldn’t
be possible without faithful volunteers to “host”
and parishioners who donate $1 each week for
their donut and cup of coffee.
A Parish Directory celebrates
the life of the parish in pictures of ministries, programs,
celebrations and community
life. It includes portraits of
our families and the history of
our parish and its accomplishments. Our last directory was completed in 2009, and its time to start on
a new one. Many people are needed to complete
a Parish Directory.
 Would you like to help in its design?
 Do you like to take pictures?
 Are you artistic?
 Do you have a passion for our Parish?
 Are you organized or good at coordinating people?
Learn more about this project and what you can do
to be a working part of it by contacting Jeanette
Thatcher at [email protected] or 408-779-3959.
ST. CATHERINE JULY 4TH FLOAT
YES we need to begin
planning for this now. This
year’s theme for the Morgan
Hill
Parade
is
“Destination America”, a
celebration of people from
all over the world coming
to America. We need help
with the design, planning,
and building of the float. Would you like to lend
you gifts and talents to help with this project.
Please
contact
Jeanette
Thatcher
at
[email protected] or 408-779-3959.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
Have you thought about making a Pilgrimage to
the Holy Land? Join us in the Milani Center on
May 25th, at 1:30pm at an informational meeting. Bring you questions.
For additional information call: John or Bobbie
Zaucha at 408-779-3664.
MASS TIMES
Are you traveling and don’t know the mass
times for the local church?
Log onto
www.masstimes.org, search by zip code or by
address and locate any church’s mass times anywhere.
EASTER SUNDAY
St. Catherine School News
EASTER SEASON
On Ash Wednesday, St. Catherine literally put
away the word Alleluia for the Lenten season.
We packed it away in a cupboard. When students return to school after Easter break, we’ll
bring out our banner as we again say, “Alleluia!
Christ is risen.” In this way, student better understand the church seasons, colors and symbols.
The school office will be closed
for Easter Break
April 18-25. Classes
resume Monday, April 28.
Students learn art techniques and history
through our Art in Action program. Beautiful
works of art of used to show various techniques,
then students get to create their own art.
LENDING LIBRARY FOR
PARENTS AND
PARISHIONERS
Above a 7th grader uses water colors to create
a scene with cherry blossoms. Right, 5th graders sketch, then paint fashions of the 1700s.
ST. CATHERINE SCHOOL
APPLICATIONS FOR 2013-2014
Application packets are available in the school
office or on our website for the 2013-2014
school year. Classes are currently full for next
year in grades K and 2-8; however, we still have
a couple of spots left for first grade. Contact the
school office if you are interested.
The California Schools in the Diocese of San Jose,
mindful of their mission to the love of Christ for all,
admit students of any race, color, and national and/
or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs
and activities generally accorded or made available
to students at the schools. The Catholic Schools in
the Diocese of San Jose do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of
educational policies, scholarship and loan programs,
athletic and other school-administered programs.
A small lending library of faith based and spiritual books is now available in the school lobby. If
you are looking for special information about our
Catholic faith or a book to inspire you to seek a
closer relationship with Jesus, stop by and
check out the selection. Just take the book with
you and return it when you finish. After you finish a book, you are encouraged (certainly not
required) to jot a few notes about its impact on
the sheet in the front cover. If you have books
about our faith and developing a relationship
with Christ that you would like to share with others, just drop it off at the school office. We’ll put
it on our list, include a note sheet and get it on
the shelf.
HAPPY
EASTER!