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27th - Saint Mary`s Catholic Church
Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church
1000 North Jefferson Avenue, Goldsboro NC 27530-3141
919-734-5033
Rev. Patrick Keane, Pastor
Deacon Webster James
April 27, 2014—Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)
EUCHARISTIC LITURGY
Weekend
Saturday Vigil
5:00PM English
7:00PM Spanish
Sunday
10:00 AM English
1:00 PM Spanish
Sábado ~ 5:00 PM En Inglés
Sábado ~ 7:00 PM En Español
Domingo ~ 10:00 AM En Inglés
Domingo ~ 1:00 PM En Español
Weekdays
9:00 AM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
lunes, martes, jueves, Viernes
7:00 PM jueves en Español
No Mass on Wednesday
No hay Misa los miércoles
Holy Days
9:00 AM and 7:00 PM No Vigil Masses
Adoración al Santisimo 9:00 AM y 7:00 PM
First Friday Adoration begins after morning Mass
and ends with Benediction at 7:00 PM.
Todos los viernes primero de mes de 10:00 AM a 7:00 PM
WELCOME VISITORS AND NEWCOMERS
New members may register by calling the parish
office (weekdays from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM).
Mission Statement
Saint Mary is a diverse Catholic community working
together to live the Gospel, grow in faith through the
Eucharist, and share our gifts in service to others.
WELCOME HOME RETURNING CATHOLICS
Landings is designed to help people return to
Mass and the Sacraments.
Call the office for information.
Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church
PARISH DIRECTORY
CHURCH
Office (Oficina): 919 734-5033
FAX: 919 580-0730
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: www.saintmarygoldsboro.org
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Goldsboro, N. C.
Easter Flowers are in Memory
or in Honor of our Friends and Family.
We thank all our Parishioners who so generously
donated to the beautiful Easter Flowers.
PARISH STAFF
Rev. Patrick Keane, Pastor……………...………………………..ext. 27
Deacon Webster A. James………...……………………………….ext. 29
Director of Faith Formation
Mrs. Carole Sears………………………………………………………..ext. 34
Liturgy Coordinator
Mrs. Debbie Gambella, Parish Secretary..……………..….ext. 10
Mrs. Kathy Hennessy, Parish Secretary………..………....ext. 26
Mrs. Tracey Davis, Parish Bookkeeper…….…………..…..ext. 28
Mrs. Elvira Ponce, Hispanic Ministry…………………………..ext. 22
Mrs. Vicki Ellis, Choir Director, 10:00 AM
Mr. Philip Eubanks, Organist
Mr. Van Tran, Sacristan
SCHOOL
Office: 919 735-1931
FAX: 919 735-1917
E-Mail: [email protected]
[email protected]
The Sanctuary Lamps
for the week of April 27 to May 3
Church Lamp: will be lit in Honor of our
Confirmandi by St. Mary Parish
Chapel Lamp: will be lit in Honor of
Michael & JoAnn Myers
on the occasion of their 54th Wedding Anniversary
Mass Intentions for April 26 to May 4, 2014
Saturday,
5:00 p.m.
Eloise Smith , dec.
by Judy Benedetto
7:00 p.m.
Joseph Pirozzi, dec.
by Dawn Fratantuono &
family
10 a.m.
Frankie Simmons, dec.
by Judy Cordeiro
1 p.m.
Pro Populo
Monday
9:00 a.m.
Josephine Slozak, dec.
by St. Mary Parish
Tuesday
9:00 a.m.
SCHOOL STAFF
Mrs. Lynn Magoon, Principal……………………………………..ext. 33
Mrs. Anne Marie Gambella, Admn. Assistant…………...ext. 11
MAINTENANCE STAFF
Mr. Harold Jones, Supervisor…………………………………….ext. 31
Mr. Larry Jones , Assistant………………………………………...ext. 31
Sunday,
PASTORAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Chair Hank Daniels, Vice-Chair John Marguglio
Secretary Sharon Thomas
Finance Council Chair John Heeden
Steve Balli, Richard Conger, Sheila Covar, Tiffany Ingram,
Sam Jernigan, Joseph Jones, Paula Long.
Wednesday
SACRAMENTAL LIFE
Penance and Reconciliation
Thursday
Saturday ~ celebrated from 4-4:30 PM and by appointment.
No
No Mass
9:00 a.m. Frances Long, dec.
by K of C Council #5487
7:00 p.m. Kenneth Graham, Sr., dec.
Baptism
Baptisms are during Mass the third weekend of each month.
Preparation is required before scheduling the time and date.
Call the Parish Office to register for baptismal class.
by Dawn Fratantuono &
family
Friday
9:00 a.m.
Saturday,
5 p.m.
Marriage
Contact the Deacon six months in advance of the ceremony.
Sacrament of the Sick
If you wish to receive the sacrament of the sick during a
prolonged illness or before surgery, please call the office.
Communion
If you wish to receive communion from a Eucharistic
Minister due to illness, age, or handicap, please call the
the office. These visits are made after the Mass has been
celebrated.
Mary Wooten, dec.
by K of C Council #5487
7 p.m.
Sunday,
10 a.m.
1 p.m.
Walter Slauch, dec.
by Francis Lawreence
Peter J. Savino, dec.
by Nick & Maria Gambella
Nick & Edna Gambella &
family
Sarah Meade, dec.
by Pat Stewart & Family
Mathilda Markowitsch, dec.
by Olga & Paul Markowitsch
Pro Populo
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Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)
Attention Adults This Is For You!!!!
Everything you always wanted to know and understand
about the “Creed”.
Join us for this 6 week course starting Wednesday, April 30th
at 7:00pm in the FFO. This course presents a theological
foundation in the doctrine of the faith. Participants will deepen their knowledge of the basic beliefs stated in the Creed.
Register on-line at dioceseofraleigh.org.
Divine Mercy Sunday
The Sunday after Easter Sunday is celebrated as
Divine Mercy Sunday. Please, join us for the
Chaplet Of Divine Mercy
at 3:00pm in the Chapel today, Sunday, April 27th.
Altar Society
We are forming an Altar Society for the care and
maintenance of all the sacred materials used at the Holy
Sacrifice of the Mass.
This ministry is to help prepare for Mass and make sure
everything is in place for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as
well as cleaning and putting all the items used during the
Liturgy in their proper places after Mass.
The Altar Society will function for all weekend and Holy
Day Masses. To volunteer for this important ministry
please see Deacon Webster after Mass or call the Parish
Office at 919-734-5033 ext. 10 or 26.
It’s Coming...the 7th St. Mary Family Life Center
Golf Tournament
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Walnut Creek Country Club 1:00pm tee-off
We still need hole sponsors, team sponsors and
TEAMS...
call the Parish Office at 919-734-5033
ext. 10 or 26.
Join us for Breakfast on Sunday, May
4th from 9:00am to noon.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society will be
glad to cook for you. We serve eggs,
grits, sausage, pancakes and biscuits
with orange juice, apple juice, coffee,
tea and hot chocolate.
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Parish Calendar
Sunday, April 27-2nd Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)
* No Faith Formation Classes
* PAC Elections, at all Masses
* RCIA, Lounge, after 10:00am Mass
* Spanish Language Choir Practice, Church, after 1:00pm
Mass
* K of C Spring Social, Auditorium, 3:00pm
* Divine Mercy Chaplet, Chapel, 3:00pm
Monday, April 28
* Rosary for the Protection & Safety of Children, Chapel,
5:30pm
* K of C Directors Meeting, Cafeteria, 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 29
* Confirmation, Church, 6:30pm
* Confirmation Reception, Auditorium, after Mass
* No other meetings this evening
Wednesday, April 30
* Study of the “Creed”, 8th grade classroom, 7:00pm
Thursday, May 1
* 10:00am Choir Practice, Church, 7:00pm
Friday, May 2-First Friday
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School Liturgy, Church, 9:00am
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Chapel, after Mass
Benediction, Chapel, 5:45pm
Spanish Language Choir Practice, Lounge, 6:00pm
Auction, Auditorium, 6:30pm
Saturday, May 3
* 5:00pm Choir Practice, Church, 3:30pm
Sunday, May 4– 3rd Sunday of Easter
* SVDP Breakfast, Cafeteria, 9:00am to noon
* Faith Formation Middle & High School, classrooms,
11:15am to 12:45pm
* Faith Formation K to 5th grade, classrooms, 11:30am to
12:30pm (N.B. those making First Communion will not
have class this weekend)
* AAMEN Meeting, Parish House, after 10:00am Mass
* Spanish Language Choir Practice, Church, after 1:00pm
Mass
Donations are welcome and help us with our outreach to
the those in need in Wayne County.
Please join us for Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament!
When: Friday, May 2
Where: the Chapel
Time: 10:00am to 5:45pm
Adoration Time: no minimum or maximum
time; you choose.
“Come to me all you who labor and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.”
Offertory Report
April 13
Budgeted:
Over (Under)
$8,269.46
$7,750.00
$ 519.46
Family Life Center: $2,154.38
Second Collection May 4th: Saint Mary School Support
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Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church
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Goldsboro, N. C.
Diocese of Raleigh
www.dioceseofraleigh.org
In our thoughts and prayers:
Pray for the intentions of those in nursing facilities, the
homebound, the chronically ill, and those who are critically
ill.
Please remember in a special way the following parishioners
who have requested your prayers: Ralph Bailey, Judy Cordeiro, Lee Davis, Marjorie Dixon, Hattie Evans, Agnes Harris,
Bill Irvine, Diane Kendall, Bertha Kish, Erma Lawrence, Denise Lewis, Dorothy Lewis, Billie Myers, Wilbur & Mary Perry,
Benjamin Raposa, Natlie Ulrey and Terry Williams.
If you would like your name included in the Prayers for the
Sick in the Bulletin please contact our coordinators for
“Prayers for the Sick”, Gloria at 919-734-3810 or JoAnn at
919-736-7266.
Please also remember in your prayers all of our
parishioners who are in the military especially those
who are deployed.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Acts 4:23-31; Psalm 2:1-9; John 3:1-8
Tuesday:
Acts 4:32-37; Psalm 93:1-2, 5; John 3:7b15
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26; Psalm 34:2-9; John 3:16-21
Thursday:
Acts:5:27-33; Psalm 34:2, 9, 17-20; John
3:31-36
Friday:
Acts 5:34-42; Psalm 27:1,4, 13-14; John
6:6-15
Saturday:
1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Psalm 19:2-5; John
14:6-14
Sunday:
Acts 2:14, 22-33; Psalm 16:1-2, 5, 7-11;
1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35
Don’t’ forget your cookies for our
Airmen on Base! They really look
forward to those home baked
cookies.
Just drop your cookies off any
Monday at the Parish Office during
regular business hours.
Thank You.
Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II: In 2013 Pope
Francis announced that John XXIII and John Paul II would
be declared saints at a single ceremony on April 27, 2014,
Divine Mercy Sunday. The date is significant because the
day is a celebration instituted worldwide by Pope John
Paul. Since the beginning of Pope Francis’ pontificate, he
has emphasized God’s mercy. “I think — and I say it with
humility — that this is the Lord's most powerful message:
mercy,” said Pope Francis during his homily on March 17,
2013.
John XXIII was beatified on September 3, 2000 by Pope
John Paul II. Pope Francis waived the requirement for a
second miracle to clear the way for John XXIII’s canonization. While Vatican rules require one miracle for beatification and one for canonization, the pope may elect to set
the rule aside.
At Pope John Paul’s funeral, the crowds shouted “Santo
subito” or “Sainthood now!” for the beloved Pope. Pope
Benedict XVI waived the traditional 5-year waiting period
for the canonization process to begin. John Paul II’s beatification, also on Divine Mercy Sunday, was the fastest in
history: six years after his death. His second miracle for
canonization involved curing a Costa Rican woman cured of
a cerebral aneurysm.
Treasures From Our Tradition
One of the great Easter traditions is "mystagogy," an ancient word meaning "reflection on the mysteries." It is a
style of catechesis, or passing on the faith. People who have
shared an experience, in this case those who have been
baptized at Easter, are urged to recall their experience,
reflect on its meaning, and apply their insights to their new
way of life.
There is an aspect of an experience that is simply not available until you've had it. For example, you may think you
know weddings inside out; you've been to dozens, seen
hundreds in the movies or on television, but until you've
said "I do" to another, there is a certain knowledge unavailable to you. Those who go down into the waters of baptism
as adults have similar experiences; they have all taken
baths before, but not like this one! Mystagogy helps such
persons to uncover the deep meaning of the experience,
their sense of a new beginning, of God's abundant love, of
forgiveness, of community.
It takes time for the power of the Easter Vigil to work its
wonders for us. Those who are newly baptized are called
"neophytes," meaning "newly planted." The tender buds of
spring need care and nurturing, and our new brothers and
sisters need your prayer and your faithful example.
--Rev. James Field, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
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Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)
HSTYM
MSTYM
ST. MARY’S TOTAL YOUTH MINISTRY
“Making A Difference for Jesus”
Faith Formation Schedule
Sunday, April 27—No Faith Formation Classes
Tuesday, April 29th—Confirmation, 6:30pm
Sunday, May 4—Middle & High School Faith Formation,
11:30am to 12:45pm. This includes Confirmation students.
St. Mary TYM Information
Saturday, April 26—Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser after
5:00pm Mass in the Cafeteria. Donations are welcome and
will help with our Mission Trips this summer.
Friday, May 2—Parish Auction—TYM has been asked to help
with the serving at the Auction. If you are interested in helping please contact Corey or Deacon Webster.
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Respect Life
In This Easter Season
A Message That Focuses on Respect for Life
By Bishop Cyril Mar Baselois
(New Delhi, India)
In his Easter message from 2003, published by the Misna
missionary agency, Bishop Baselios said that life “is seriously challenged in the contemporary world of scientific
progress and technological advancement. The evils of abortion and euthanasia are wantonly practiced with no qualms
about it.”
“Although life is to be preserved and nurtured, it is subjected to gross abuse, which has resulted in the loss of the
sense of its sacredness,” he states.
The bishop notes that the materialistic world has ignored
the value of life. However, he said, the feast of Easter
brings hope for regaining the sacredness of life on earth
and its fullness after death.
Quoting Jesus’ phrase, “I have come that you may have
life, life to the fullest measure,” Bishop Baselios said that
the Easter celebration is a reminder of that promise of
Christ and that all are invited to participate in the fullness
Marriage and the Reception of the Sacraments
Saint Mary School Corner
Keeping Spirit and Faith in Education
Classes Resume on Monday, April 28th!
Happenings at Saint Mary week of April 28th
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Thursday, May 1st the 5th grade has the bake sale.
Thursday, May 1st the 6th grade will be taking their
field trip to the Cliffs of the Neuse. The Cliffs of the
Neuse is a beautiful State Park that is an integral part
of Wayne, Lenoir and Duplin Counties. Our students will
have the opportunity to hike and to enjoy nature while
learning to appreciate and understand cultural and natural resources.
May 1st our second grade class will travel to Raleigh to
enjoy a day at the Museum of Natural Sciences. They
will be able to learn and participate in a Rain Forest
Adventure and possibly a Pow-Bang– Kaboooooom!
Friday, May 2nd we will have our School Liturgy at
9:00am.
The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form
with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has
been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the
Creator. By its very nature it is ordered to the good of the
couple, as well as to the generation and education of children. Christ the Lord raised marriage between the baptized
to the dignity of a sacrament…CCC 1660
For Catholics, the proper form of marriage is to be married
in the presence of a Deacon, Priest or Bishop. If a Catholic
is married outside of Church law he or she is not able to
receive the Sacraments, particularly Communion, Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick unless as a couple they are
living in perfect continence as brother and sister.
The Church regards marriage as a very sacred act but
acknowledges that some marriages may need to end
through civil divorce. Divorce is not a sin or a stigma that
bars someone from receiving the sacraments. The problem
is if someone who is divorced remarries without presenting
to the Church the prior marriage to have it declared null,
they are not free to attempt marriage on their own outside
of Church law. This comes from Christ who says three different times in the gospels that the one who divorces and
remarries commits adultery. Christ has entrusted to the
Church the authority to bind and loose and we praise God
that we have access to such a healing remedy through Holy
Mother Church.
If you find yourself in the situation where you are married
outside of Church law or would like to pursue a decree of
nullity for a prior marriage, please contact Fr. Pat or Deacon
Webster at your convenience. We want all of the members
of the Body of Christ to be in perfect union with Our Lord.
May God bless you abundantly now and always.
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Saint Mary Roman Catholic Church
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Goldsboro, N. C.
Friday, May 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Saint Mary School Auditorium
1601 Edgerton Street, Goldsboro, NC
Live and Silent Auctions
Advance Tickets $15 per person
At the Door $20 per person
Tickets Available in Parish Office or After Mass by
Ladies Guild Board Members
Catering by Five Star Restaurant
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Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy)
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All You Need to Know About Child Abuse History
Throughout history, children have been subjected to extensive physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect.
It is only in recent decades that legislation and organizations have been established in order to combat child abuse and advocate for children's rights. Today, many organizations have been created in order to prevent children from suffering from maltreatment and protect them from abuse and neglect. However, throughout most of history child abuse was accepted, and in
many cases it was even encouraged. Many child abuse cases make this recent shift in social perception evident by the leniency
that is often granted to individuals who have subjected a child to abuse. Individuals who inflict abuse or neglect upon a child
may leave the child with irreversible psychological and social effects. A child who has suffered from abuse may maintain permanent disabilities and may never lead a normal life. If you need legal advice and assistance, contact a child abuse lawyer. However, in many cases a child abuser is not subjected to adequate punishment for their crimes. As time has progressed child abuse
has grown to receive more attention and is beginning to be recognized as a severe and extremely detrimental epidemic. However, much more time, research, and energy needs to be focused on preventing child abuse. In order to assist with this, the
month of April has been designated National Child Abuse Month.
Change in Social Perception
Child abuse is in no way a recent development. Children have been suffering from maltreatment around the world for thousands
of years. The social perception of child abuse and neglect has changed a great deal over time. What used to be considered acceptable behavior is no longer legally or socially permissible.
Throughout history, subjecting a child to physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect has been condoned,
and in some cases even encouraged. Children were commonly exploited and used for the advancement of parents or adults.
Historically, children were given few or no rights and were often considered to be insignificant or unimportant. In many cases,
children were subjected to cruel and unusual treatment and were offered little or no protection from abuse and exploitation. It
took many years for child abuse prevention organizations to be established and much longer for various countries to institute
laws which condemn child abuse and neglect.
Since early history, the social perception of children and child abuse has been altered a great deal. Even within the last few decades, public opinion regarding child abuse and aggressive discipline has changed drastically. Although child abuse still occurs
today, the views and opinions of children and child abuse are not the same as they were in the past.
Cases of Child Abuse
Child abuse cases are often extremely heartbreaking and disturbing. These cases often detail the horrific conditions that children
are forced to endure. These tales of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect are unbelievable and astonishing. They leave many individuals wondering how any person could possibly subject a child to these atrocities. In many cases,
the individual who is responsible for inflicting maltreatment upon a child is one or both of the child's parents. These parents
force their children to live in unthinkable conditions and deprive their children of basic necessities until they are only moments
away from death. The children who manage to survive this extensive abuse and neglect may be permanently mentally or physically disabled. Many of the children who are rescued from homes in which they experienced regular abuse and neglect will never
have the ability to live a normal life and may need to be provided with constant care. The most disturbing part of many of these
child abuse cases is the punishment that the abusers receive. In many instances, a child abuser will destroy a child's life. However, they will escape with only having to serve a few years in prison. In some cases, an individual who is responsible for subjecting a child to abuse will not receive any punishment at all.
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Iglesia Católica Romana Santa María
Afirmación de misión
La parroquia de Santa María es una
comunidad católica y diversa que
trabaja unida para vivir el
evangelio, crecer en fe por la
Eucaristía y compartir nuestros
talentos en servicio a otros.
Directorio
Padre Patrick Keane 919 734-5033 ext. 27
Bautismos—Elvira Ponce 919-252-0768
Sacramentos
Bautismo: Asistir a la preparación, padres y padrinos y
fijar la fecha con el sacerdote.
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Goldsboro, N. C.
FELICES LOS QUE CREEN
¡Nuevo renacer, nueva vida, buenas noticias! Estos temas
relucen en las lecturas bíblicas de hoy. La primera lectura de
los Hechos de los Apóstoles describe los primeros días de
júbilo de la Iglesia recién nacida cuando los miembros se
dedicaban a la enseñanza, la vida en común, la fracción del
pan y las oraciones. El pasaje de la primera carta de Pedro
refleja esa alegría de la nueva vida y asegura a los nuevos
creyentes que no conocieron a Jesús, que su fe los llevará a
la salvación.
Pero entre esa alegría, la lectura del Evangelio nos hace
volver a la realidad. No todos pueden creer tan fácilmente.
Hasta un apóstol puede dudar de estas noticias extraordinarias de la Resurrección. Durante dos milenios Jesús nos busca
y nos toca al decirnos: "Felices los que creen sin haber visto".
Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
Confesión: Sábados de 4:00pm a 4:30pm
Para enfermos en el hospital o en casa comuníquese
con la parroquia.
Unción de los Enfermos: Si usted quiere recibir el sacramento
por enfermedad u operación favor de comunicárnoslo.
Comunión para enfermos: Si tiene algún familiar en el
hospital o en casa que desee recibir la comunión
comuníquese con la parroquia.
Matrimonios: Iniciar la preparación con seis meses de
anticipación.
Platicas Pre-Bautismales
Requisitos:
Asistir a las pláticas, padres y padrinos
Traer copia del acta de nacimiento del niño (a)
Traer copia del acta de matrimonio de los padrinos
Llenar una solicitud por niño.
Estar registrados o registrarse en la parroquia.
Confirmaciones
Estar bautizado
Haber hecho la primera comunión
Ser mayor de 15 años
Presentación de 3 Años
Requisitos:
Solicitarla 2 meses antes
Estar bautizado (a)
Donación
XV Años
Si cumples y/o deseas celebrar tus XV años en los primeros 6
meses del año te invitamos a inscribirte para la preparación:
Requisitos:
Estar bautizada
Haber hecho la primera Comunión
Inscribirse con 4 meses de anticipación
Asistir a la preparación
Donación
Abogado Certificado en Migración
El ministerio social católico tiene un abogado autorizado y
reconocido para casos de migración Si usted necesita algún
servicio comuníquese con:
Jim Palmer Tel. (252) 355-5111 (Habla español)
2717 Memorial Boulevard, Greenville
Reflexionemos sobre la Palabra de Dios
De vez en cuando me siento en uno de los bancos durante
una celebración litúrgica y debo confesar que me gusta
sentarme hacia delante y fijarme en las personas que regresan de recibir la Sagrada Comunión. Sé todo lo que
dicen los libros sobre esto, lo que me enseñaron mis maestros y lo que dicen los sacerdotes que he escuchado predicar. Todos dicen que se supone que estemos rezando en
ese momento, pero yo no lo puedo evitar. Me gusta fijarme
en la gente. Yo creo que tal vez a Dios pudiera gustarle
tanto como a mí.
Cuando estoy sentado ahí fijándome en esas personas
pienso que todos somos creyentes de una manera u otra.
Jorge, que viene solo y sin su familia todas las semanas.
Melisa, que coquetea con todos los chicos más de lo que
debe y cuyos padres casi nunca se sonríen. Ese señor, que
siempre baja sus ojos y alza sus manos. Inés, que ha estado cuidando de su mamá por más tiempo del que nadie en
la iglesia pueda recordar y ahora a ella misma se le empieza a notar su edad. El chico desgarbado de la prepa, que
debe jugar bien al baloncesto, porque es bien alto y lleva
muy orondo la chamarra de su escuela con una letra grande. Arturo, cuya esposa acaba de morir. Y otros doscientos
creyentes más. Todos están aquí cada domingo y todos
son parte del Cuerpo de Cristo. Y también es por eso que
yo soy creyente, porque ellos son creyentes; y la mayoría
de las veces necesito que ellos crean para yo poder creer.
En el Evangelio de esta semana Tomás no podía ser creyente por sí mismo. Habiéndose perdido la reunión del
domingo, no podía decir que sí sin ayuda. Pero una semana más tarde, cuando estaba allí con todos los demás, todo
fue muy diferente para él. Es más, ese día se convirtió en
creyente. Por eso es que me fijo en las personas que regresan de recibir la Sagrada Comunión. Ellas me hacen
creyente.
—Padre Joseph J. Juknialis
Derechos de autor © 2013, World Library Publications.
Todos los derechos reservados.
Segundo Domingo de Pascua
27 de abríl de 2014
(Divina Misericordia) 8
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
El 20 de abril de 1906 los ojos de una imagen de la Dolorosa
comenzaron a parpadear durante un lapso de 15 minutos en
el colegio jesuita San Gabriel, en Quito, Ecuador. En 1995
en Cochabamba, Bolivia, donde una imagen del Divino rostro lagrimó sangre y después, una imagen de la Inmaculada
hizo lo mismo. En el transcurso del siglo veinte, muchísimas
imágenes de Cristo, María e incluso, el Espíritu Santo, lloraron lágrimas de agua, sangre u óleo, emitieron aroma de
rosa o mostraron alguna manifestación paranormal.
La ciencia logró explicar algunos de estos fenómenos, pero
en muchos casos no fue posible. Normalmente, la jerarquía
eclesiástica prefiere no hacer declaraciones oficiales al respecto, por lo menos, no antes de mucho escrutinio. El
apóstol san Juan recomienda examinar cada espíritu (1 Juan
4:1-3) y esto es lo que la Iglesia hace con estas manifestaciones sobrenaturales. Con investigaciones científicas,
sociales y espirituales se examinan cuidadosamente estas
manifestaciones a fin de asegurar que provienen de Dios y
no del diablo u otros orígenes. En fin, la mejor prueba de la
veracidad de estos fenómenos es la conversión de los fieles.
Lunes:
Hechos 4:23-31; Salmo 2 :1-9; Juan 3:1-8
Martes:
Hechos 4:32-37; Salmos 93 (92):1-2, 5;
Juan 3:7b-15
Miércoles:
Hechos 5:17-26; Salmos 34 (33):2-9; Juan
3:16-21
Jueves:
Hechos 5:27-33; Salmos 34 (33):2, 9, 1720; Lucas 3:31-36
Viernes:
Hechos 5:34-42; Salmos 27 (26):1, 4, 1314; Juan 6:1-15
Sábado:
1 Corintios 15:1-8; Salmos 19 (18):2-5;
Juan 14:6-14
Domingo:
Hechos 2:14, 22-33; Salmos 15 (16):1-2,
5, 7-11; 1 Pedro 1:17-21; Lucas 24:13-35
--Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch
Co.
Mira
La pena mira hacia atrás, la preocupación a los a
alrededores y la fe hacia arriba.
~Anóonimo

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