Father I have sinned against heaven and

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Father I have sinned against heaven and
March 24, 2013/24 de Marzo 2013
“… Welcome the stranger, serve the poor, free the oppressed, speak out for justice, and love one another.”
March 6, 2016
“… Father I have sinned against
heaven and against you; I no
longer deserve to be called your
son.”
Luke 15:21
Parish Information
Opening Our Hearts to Christ and to the World
Abriendo Nuestros Corazones a Cristo y al Mundo
Phone: 404-696-6704 Fax: 404-696-4735
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
After Hours/Emergency Line: 304-280-3588
Email: [email protected]
Website: saintpaulofthecross.org
St-Paul-of-the-Cross-Catholic-Church
[email protected]
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Fr. Jerome McKenna, C.P., Pastor
Rev. Fr. Alberto Cabrera, C.P., Parochial Vicar
Rev. Mr. Hilliard M. Lee, Jr., Deacon
Rev. Mr. Joseph Goolsby, Deacon
Rev. Mr. George Smith, Deacon
MASSES
Sunday: 7:00am (Espanol), 10:00am (English)
1:00pm (Espanol)
Monday - Friday: 7:30am
Wednesday: 7:30am Communion Service
Saturday: 9:00am Communion Service
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:30pm (English)
Eucharistic Adoration
First Friday Mass: 12:00 noon. (followed by Exposition)
Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00pm Benediction: 8:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 4:00pm (or contact the office for an appt.)
Sacrament of Baptism
First and Third Sundays (except during Lent)
Preparation Class: 2nd Saturdays of each month.
Contact the office for information.
Sacrament of Matrimony
Contact the Pastor at least six months before setting a
date.
Anointing and Visitation of the Sick
Contact the Pastor or the Parochial Vicar
Adult Faith Enrichment
Served by the Passionist
Bible Study: Thursdays, 3:00pm
Community
Founded in 1954
Prayer Group: Tuesdays, 6:00pm
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 6TH 2016
T he Pastor’s Corner
My dear Parishioners,
We have reached the mid-point of Lent, and from what I
gather, the small discussion groups involved in the Lenten
Longings Program are hard at it, enthusiastically, I might
add. Such gatherings are not only convenient for one who
wishes to delve more deeply into the Christ life; they are, in
fact, essential in today’s world. It is extremely difficult for
an individual Christian to make it on her or his own. We all
need the support of others in all life’s endeavors but even
more so for our faith journey, which is the most important
endeavor we shall ever undertake.
Sharing our faith with others is not always easy or comfortable. But once trust develops, wonderful things happen,
among them, the sense of freedom that cuts down our fears
and allows us to be truly ourselves within the group but also
beyond the group. Conversation is a wonderful experience
when it is open, when it is not controlled or dominated by a
single voice but rather engaged in equally. These Lenten
gatherings, focusing as they do in the Word of God, are
bound to bear fruit within the group but—and this is so important — also beyond where we work or study or socialize.
Our culture seems permeated by a crudeness and rudeness
that can only be overcome by civility and charity. Lenten
Longings is a great garden for cultivating those great virtues.
- Fr. Jerome, C.P.
March 6- 12, 2016
Sunday, 10:00 am: People of the Parish
Monday, 7:30 am: Moses Addison, Jr. †
(req. Mjumbe & Jean Ashe Family)
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30 am :
Intention of the Donors
Wednesday, 7:30 am & Saturday, 9:00 am:
Communion Service
Pope Francis’ March Prayer Intentions
Families in Difficulty. That families in need may receive
the necessary support and that children may grow up in
healthy and peaceful environments.
Persecuted Christians. That those Christians who, on
account of their faith, are discriminated against or are
being persecuted, may remain strong and faithful to the
Gospel, thanks to the incessant prayer of the Church.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT - Laetare Sunday
Sunday, March 6, 2016
9:00a Choir Rehearsal - Meeting Room
11:30a Religious Education - School
11:30a Altar Rosary Society - Spiritual Center
Monday, March 7
2:00p Legion of Mary - Spiritual Center - Media Room
7:30p English Classes - School
Tuesday, March 8
10:00a Jolly Bunch - Spiritual Center
6:30p Lenten Longings - Media Room
7:00p Pastoral Council - Meeting Room
7:30p Hispanic Bible Study - School
Wednesday, March 9
6:30p Lenten Longings - School
7:30p Spanish Mass - Chapel at Spiritual Center
Thursday, March 10
10:30a, 3:00p & 7:30p Lenten Longings - SC
7:00p Hispanic Choir Rehearsal - Church
Friday, March 11
10:00a Lenten Longings - SC
3:00p Stations of the Cross (English) - Church
3-8p KPC Fish Fry during Lent - School Hall
6:30p Hispanic Prayer Group - Church
7:00p Via Crucis (Spanish) - Church
Saturday, March 12
9:00a KPC 301 Monthly Meeting - Spiritual Center
2:00p The Adult Choir Male Quartet - Church
6p-8p ULTREYA (Welcome Dinner) - Spiritual Center
Stewardship
Feb. 28, 2016: $ 6,983.00
(Including Mail-in Contributions)
Needed: $12,000.00
Offertory
Easter Flowers
Teen Ministry Feb. Breakfast
Home Missions
$6,133.00
$295.00
$125.50
$20.00
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN GOAL
Pledges Received
Parishioner Sacrificial Contributions:
Dec. 20, 2015
Dec. 27, 2015
Jan. 03, 2016
Jan. 11, 2016
Jan. 17, 2016
Jan. 24, 2016
Jan. 31, 2016
Hispanic Food Sales
Feb. 7, 2016
Feb. 1 4, 2016
Feb. 21, 2016
Feb. 28, 2016
Non-parishioner Contributions:
Sacrificial Contributions Sub-total to date:
$900,000.00
$626,699.00
Total Payments Received to Date:
$548,309.80
$5,450.00
$5,670.00
$9,572.00
$2,170.00
$1,105.00
$220.00
$205.00
$525.00
$110.00
$155.00
$100.00
$3,300.00
$28,582.00
Capital Campaign Contributions may be made up to the end of June 2016.
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FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 6TH 2016
Our Sick, Homebound and hospitalized
ANNOUNCEMENTS…..
EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT,
starting February 12th to March 18th
from 3:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M. At the
School Cafeteria - SPONSORED BY
THE KNIGHTS OF PETER CLAVER
(Carry Outs — Come In and order).
REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Mary Williams
Philip Wiltz
Leslie Collins
Grace Hinds
Daisy Barhams
Mary Wiggins
Jeanie Sadler
Marynell Brooks
Myrna Yancey
William Leggett
Martha Barnes
Matthew Catel
Jean Ashe
Alfreda Yancey
Janelle Todd
Bryan Medina
Delores Green
Pauline Pitts
Merlin Todd
Walter Longino
Bobby Morales
Joyce McBee
Richard, Ryan, Jr.
Annette Whittaker
Carolyn
Stoutermire
CRS RICE BOWL - WHAT YOU CAN GIVE UP FOR
LENT CHANGES LIVES :
HUNGERING TO LEARN: We journey
with CRS Rice Bowl to the Central
American country of Honduras,
where we meet students who are
learning that it’s better to help your
neighbor learn and grow than to
leave him or her behind. To whom
Jubilee Year of Mercy
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy many wonderful
things are happening in the church and around the
world. There is a noticeable interest in the Church
among persons seeking a faith community. St. Paul of
the Cross Parish has been blessed in this way. While we
will welcome some into the Catholic Church during the
Easter Vigil this year, others are taking instruction in the
Faith. Parishioners are asked to keep all of these good
people in your prayers. They bring a special significance
to our celebration of “Laetare” (Rejoice) Sunday!
are we called to extend a hand
this week? Visit crsricebowl.org
for more.
Save the Date . . .
"Senior Services Awareness"
Health Forum at St. Paul of the
Cross School Auditorium, Saturday, April 23, 2016 from
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Courtesy of the Women's
Society.
Congratulations to the
Newly Weds!
Luis C. Bruno
and
Elvira S. Pacheco
They were married on February 27th, 2016
by Fr. Alberto at Saint Paul of the Cross.
God bless you and unite your hearts in the
enduring bond of true love.
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you
did for one of these least brothers of
mine, you did for me” (Mt 25:40).
Today, we are reminded that Jesus
identified himself with our poorest
brothers and sisters. The Catholic Relief Services collection serves Jesus in
the victims of human trafficking, in
those who suffer from unjust laws, and in those who
need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across
the globe and right here in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Through your support with today’s collection, you help
Jesus in disguise. Please be generous.
Coming Events:
Mar. 19: Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Spouse of Mary
Mar. 20: Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Mar. 24-26: Sacred Triduum
Mar. 27: Easter Sunday
Apr. 2: Parish Easter .Retreat
Apr. 9: Black Catholic Pastoral Planning Day
Apr. 16: Community Forum on Brain Health
Apr. 25: 58th Anniversary of Fr. Jerome’s Ordination
May 8: Feast of the Ascension—Mother’s Day
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Our Parish Staff
Ms. Patricia Elguera, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Alison Mason, Adult Faith Formation
Ms. Veronica Hodges-Johnson, Religious Education
Ms. Kristi Crawford, Youth Ministry
Dr. Lawrence Weaver, Music Director
Dr. Gregory Nash, Music Associate
Mr. Elmer Cortez, Bookkeeper
Mr. Eric Mannings, Facilities Manager
Mr. Edgardo Rubio, Custodian
CUARTO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
6 DE MARZO, 2016
CUARTO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
¡Bienvenidos a San Pablo de la
Cruz!
Estamos ya en la mitad de nuestro camino cuaresmal,
y en este Domingo la Liturgia nos contagia un tono
festivo y gozoso. Hoy es el llamado Domingo
“laetare” palabra que significa ‘Alegraos’. Esta idea
esta en todas la oraciones del día y lo mismo en todas
las lecturas del día.
Santa Misa en Español: Domingos, 7 a.m. y 1 p.m.
Todos los Miércoles a las 7:30 p.m. en la capilla.
Horas de Oficina: Lunes - Jueves, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
P. Alberto Cabrera, cp.: 347.819.5968
Numero de Teléfono (Oficina): 404-696-6704
Numero de Teléfono (Emergencia): 304-280-3588
Educación Religiosa: Se ofrece a ninos desde los 4 a
los 18 anos. Las clases son antes de la Misa de
11:45am - 12:30pm, de Agosto 24 a Mayo.
 Josue, 5, 9-12 nos presenta el momento en que el
pueblo de Israel entra en la Tierra Prometida y celebra
gozoso la fiesta de la Pascua en Libertad.
De ahora en adelante también las manifestaciones del
amor de Dios serán nuevas, como nueva es la historia
de libertad del pueblo y nueva la tierra que de ahora en
adelante los enriquecerá con sus frutos.
 2 Cor. 5, 17-21 En la segunda lectura el apóstol
Pablo anuncia que la Reconciliación con Dios, más
que un esfuerzo humano, es una Gracia que se ofrece
a todos a través de Cristo. “El que es de Cristo es
una criatura nueva. Lo antiguo ha pasado, lo Nuevo ha comenzado”, resuena un sentimiento de profunda alegría y agradecimiento.
 Lc. 15, 1-32 El autor con la narración de la parábola
del “Hijo prodigo” recalca la alegría del Padre por el
regreso de su hijo perdido: “deberías alegrarte, por
que ese hermano tuyo estaba muerto y ha revivido,
estaba perdido y lo hemos encontrado…” Nosotros
aún estamos en camino, pero ya entrevemos el final; y
al final del camino esta la celebración gozosa de la
Pascua.
Frente a esta parábola vale la pena nos interroguemos
a nosotros mismos y tratemos de ubicarnos o identificarnos con alguno de los personajes que nos presenta
la parábola. Esta debe ser nuestra tarea en este Tiempo
de Cuaresma.
No olvidemos nunca que, el real protagonista de la
parabola es el Padre. Este padre bueno y misericordioso que se convierte en la mayor imagen de Dios. Un
padre que respeta la libertad del hijo, que le da confianza, incluso acepta que se vaya de la casa, pero que
espera su vuelta para perdonarlo y hacer fiesta. Así es
nuestro Padre Dios. El Dios de la Misericordia.
INFORMES:
Bautizos: Para toda informacion y preparacion, comuniquese con: Alma Robles 678-717-9619 o
Antonia Pacheco 770-891-6765.
Santo Rosario: Todos los Domingos a partir de las
12:30pm nos prepararemos para la celebracion de la
Santa Misa con el rezo del Santo Rosario.
Presentación de los niños: Llamar a Ofelia Gonzalez
al 404-956-9789
Confesiones: Durante la semana a cualquier hora en la
Rectoría. Los Domingos antes de la Misa de 1:00 p.m.
Matrimonios: Juan O. y Luz Pacheco: 770-823-1938
Quinceañeras: Contacte a: Antonia Pacheco 770-891
-6765 o Luz Zavala 678-704-5829.
Intenciones de Oración de Marzo
del Papa Francisco
Familias en dificultad. Para que las familias en
dificultad reciban los apoyos necesarios y los ninos
puedan crecer en ambientes sanos y serenos.
Cristianos perseguidos. Que los cristianos discriminados
o perseguidos a causa de su fe, se mantengan firmes en
las pruebas guardando la fidelidad al Evangelio, gracias
a la oracion incesante de toda la Iglesia.
“Yo les aseguro que,
cuando lo hicieron
con el más insignificante de mis hermanos, conmigo lo
hicieron” (Mt 25:40).
Hoy se nos recuerda que Jesús se identificó con nuestros
hermanos y hermanas más pobres. La Colecta para
Catholic Relief Services sirve a Jesús en las víctimas del
tráfico humano, en aquellos que sufren por leyes injustas
y en los que necesitan cuidado pastoral y ayuda humanitaria alrededor del mundo y aquí en la Arquidiócesis de
Atlanta. Al contribuir a la colecta de hoy, ustedes van a
ayudar a Jesús presente en los rostros de sus
hermanos. Por favor, sean generosos.
P. Alberto, C.P.
Lectores: Luz y Jose Luis Zavala
Ministros de la Eucaristía: Martha y Zenon Barragan Ignacia y Bartolo Escalante
Guías: Roberto Gonzalez, Juan Pacheco, Antonia
Pacheco, Veronica Cruz y Enrique Wences
Monaguillos: Kevin Ramirez y Yansi Ozuna
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