From the Pastor - Saint Matthias

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From the Pastor - Saint Matthias
S A I NT M ATT H I AS
CATHOLIC CHURCH
CALENDAR:
Saturday, February 7th
Society of Mary @ 11am
Tuesday, February 10th
Adoration
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday, February 18th
Ash Wednesday
Saturday, February 21st
Feeding the Homeless
Austin St. Shelter @ 11am
Tuesday, February 24th
Prayer Group Meeting
7:00pm
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ISSUE:
February 2015
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From the Pastor
Mardi Gras and Lent
Yes, Carnival is coming to
an end with Mardi Gras and
ing in New Orleans and Brazil
decrease so that He (Jesus)
have likely not had a passing
may increase. This is a great
thought of where these things
pictorial of what needs to hap-
come from.
pen, but it is so very difficult
that means that Lent is about to
As is so many times the
to accomplish. It will never
begin. Many of you are proba-
case, I want each and every
become easy because we still
bly wondering why a church
one of you to know the how,
have to battle our flesh and as
would even mention Carnival
the where and the why though.
the Gospel of Matthew says,
and Mardi Gras. Here is the
So celebrate these last few
"the spirit is willing, but the
reason, Carnival and Mardi
days of "Ordinary Time" for
flesh is weak". With that be-
Gras have their origins in the
on Wednesday we fast. Every
ing said, the season of Lent
church. They originally were
year, I talk about the need to
gives us the opportunity to
Carnival (carne vale: farewell
celebrate Lent and every year I
train the flesh. By suppressing
to the flesh) the small season
get strange looks from people
the desires of the flesh, we
of Ordinary Time between
when I say this. I realize that it
create a void and rather than
Christmas and Lent and this
seems odd to use the word
looking at what we have lost or
season culminated with Mardi
celebrate in relationship to
given up, we must ask the Lord
Gras which literally means
sacrifice and reconciliation, yet
to fill the void with righteous
"Fat Tuesday". These tradi-
too many people go through
and holy things. This is an
From the
Pastor
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Del Sacerdote
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News & Updates
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tions in their origins gave
Lent in a downtrodden mind-
ongoing process and the
Social
Committee
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Christians a season to get their
set. If you don't know what
church has given us a season to
earthly desires out of their
you have lost, you cannot fully
make these changes so that we
Church Cleaning
Crew
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system so that the season of
appreciate it when it is found.
might become more like Him
Lent could be more fully cele-
Lent is that opportunity to real-
and in doing so, we might fully
Collections &
Donuts
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brated in sacrifice and recon-
ize what we have lost. What
celebrate the joy of Easter in
ciliation. It is the feast before
has the life of worldly desires
knowing what was lost has
Server’s List
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the fast. Today, we see these
cost us, not in dollars and
now been found and restored.
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celebrations as anything but
cents, but in life, liberty and
religious in nature and to be
holiness.
honest, those who are celebrat-
There is a saying that I must
Peace and Blessings,
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I GL ES I A C ATOL I C A
S A N M AT I AS
 Buatismos
 Bodas
 Quinceañeras
 Bendición de casas
 Confesión antes de la
Eucaristía o para cita
Del Sacerdote
Estamos por iniciar
el tiempo de Cuaresma. En este tiempo
la Iglesia nos invita a
volvernos hacia
Dios; a poner nuestros ojos en el rostro
divino revelado, en
Cristo. Él deberá ser
el motivo absoluto
de nuestro camino
cuaresmal. Este camino está marcado
por la fuerte invitación de Dios a convertirnos. Te comparto algunos efectos o
manifestaciones de la
conversión del corazón, de la mente y
de las fuerzas.
visto por los hombres, sino por Aquel
que penetra las entrañas y el corazón.
Convertirse es vivir
tomando los valores
del Evangelio como
norma de vida, y
hacer de la Palabra
de Dios la hoja de
ruta en el día a día,
durante toda la existencia, que se simboliza en la cuarentena.
Convertirse es obedecer las insinuaciones del Espíritu
Santo, en relación
con el trato con Dios
en la oración, y en el
Convertirse es girar trato con el prójimo
con las obras de milos pies, y ponerse
sericordia, como se
en la dirección del
simboliza en el ayuque se nos revela
Camino y Guía, Je- no solidario.
sucristo.
Convertirse es vivir
Convertirse es fijar de manera coherenla mirada en quien te la identidad recise nos muestra mo- bida en el bautismo,
delo de humanidad, y no contradecir con
e iniciar o reiniciar
la propia conducta lo
un movimiento para que profesan los laimitarlo, no para ser bios.
Convertirse es no tener doblez de corazón, y ser el mismo
ante Dios, que ve lo
escondido, y ante la
sociedad, sin negociar,
según el ambiente, la
identidad cristiana.
Cuaresma es camino
de transformación.
Aquel que lo recorre,
encuentra la nueva vida que nos ofrece el
resucitado. Porque sólo
con la ayuda de esta
nueva luz, podemos
entendernos como cristianos, como seguidores de Cristo.
Hermano, hermana, te
invito a caminar,
dejándonos guiar por el
Buen Pastor. Seguramente El nos llevará a
paderas verdes y fuentes tranquilas, como
dice el salmo 23.
El Señor te bendiga y
te guarde. El Señor te
muestre su rostro y
tenga misericordia de
ti. Vuelva el Señor su
rostro hacia ti y te
conceda la paz.
Padre Oscar Castillo
FEBRUARY
2015
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Helping Hands
Items of the
Month
PB&J
News & Updates
“A Labor of Love”
Ash Wednesday
February 18th
Potluck
**7:30am Morning Mass
Bring something to share!
(with Imposition of Ashes)
choklad CHOCOLATE ċikkulata socola ‫ׁשֹוקֹולָד‬
9:00am at Evergreen
Helping Hands
Volunteers
Donna Boback
çikolata चॉकलेट
7:30 pm Here at Church
Mass with Imposition of Ashes
We will collect
these items
throughout the
month and then
deliver them to
Helping Hands.
çokollatë chocolaatje sjokolade
Sunday,
Need a host(s) for the potluck.
nd
Feb. 22
It can be an individual or family; responsiFollowing
10:30am Mass
bilities include setting and cleaning the
fellowship hall and making sure everyone is
having a good time.
**Normally scheduled at 8:30am
Social Committee
Saint Matthias
Church Cruise
Presented by Saint Matthias S a t u r d a y ,
April 25, 2015
Oct. 10th
to
Oct. 17th
FEBRUARY
Please remember to save your empty eggs!!!!
2015
2015
A Community Outreach Event
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2015 Cleaning Crew Schedule
Collections & Donuts
Date
Collections
Coffee & Donuts
**Backup**
02/01/15
Tom Miles
Marc Holmes
Jeff Gay
02/08/15
Bobbie Walker
Jeff Gay
Bonnie Penny
02/15/15
Bonnie Penny
Tom Miles
Marc Holmes
02/22/15
Marc Holmes
Bobbie Walker
Tom Miles
During the absence of a member, please remember if you
are on “Backup”, please fill in for the missing member.
FEBRUARY
2015
VOLUME
9,
ISSUE
2
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Server’s List
8:30 am Mass
02/01/15
1st Reading
2nd Reading
Eucharist
Usher
Altar Guild
Bonnie Penny
Bill Elliott
Marguerite
Brindock
Jerry Ruddell
Jody McGee
Marguerite
Brindock
Annette Bittle
Bill Elliott
Gerry Coppler
Jody McGee
Bill Elliott
Carol DeLatte
Carol DeLatte
Yolanda Garza
02/08/15
02/15/15
02/22/15
Annette
Bittle
Yolanda
Garza
Yolanda Garza Emily Hernandez
Al Bergeron
Emily Hernandez
10:30 am Mass
1st Reading
02/01/15
Jeff Gay
02/08/15
Greg Oehler
2nd Reading
Eucharist
Usher
Altar Guild
Torch Bearer
Sara Linehan Yolanda Garza
John & Jaci
Bulsterbaum
Janet Jackson
Angela Garza
Karen Anderson Adrianna Pavelka
Tina
Lewandowski
Bob Marcoux
Don Penny
Jaci Bulsterbaum
02/15/15 Angela Garza
Terri Culp
02/22/15 Bonnie Penny
Tom Miles
Jeff Gay
Dax Durant
Ramon Garza
Tina
Jaci
Brandon Morgan
Lewandowski Jaci Bulsterbaum
Bulsterbaum
Juan Garza
Frank Black
Tina
Faith Durant
Janet Jackson
Taylor Bell
Lewandowski Don Merkel Karen Anderson
Caryn Culp
Saint Matthias Catholic Church
Saint Matthias Catholic Church
116 Kenway St
116 Kenway St
Rockwall, TX 75087
Rockwall, TX 75087
Sunday English Mass……... 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Spanish Mass………………………12:30 pm
Sunday School…………………….. 9:45 am
Confession………………Available before Mass
and by appointment
Childcare is provided for children under the age of 7 at the 10:30 am Mass.
Wednesday…..
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday………....
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
All other hours by appointment.
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