Calendar of Events this Week Daily Mass Schedule


Calendar of Events this Week Daily Mass Schedule
June 7, 2015
The Most Holy
Body & Blood of Christ
Advertising in Our New Bulletin
Page 3
Andre House Ministry
Page 3
Exploring the Catholic Thing
Discussion Group
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Parish Information
3424 N 18th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
TEL 602 / 264.4488 FAX 602 / 266.5210
E-Mail: [email protected]
Parish Staff
Fr. Larry Merta, Pastor
Lupe Ornelas, RE Director/Hispanic Ministry
Maureen DeGrose, School Principal
Marleen McMahon, Parish Office Manager
Brian Moore, Director of Music
Deacon Angel Torres, Ministry of Outreach
Gloria Montijo, Bookkeeper
Deacon Bill Jenkins
Office Hours
9:00 am– 3:00pm
9:00 am—1:00 pm
5:00 pm
8 am, 10 am,
12 noon (Español)
[email protected]
Office Closed 1pm-2pm
For Lunch Daily
9:00 am-10:30 am
Calendar of Events this Week Mass Intentions
Monday, June 8
8:30am Rosary for Vocations (Church)
7:00pm K of C Meeting (Youth Room)
Tuesday, June 9
5:00pm Adoration (Church)
7:00pm St. Vincent de Paul Meeting (Dining Room)
Wednesday, June 10
6:30pm Spanish Baptism Class (Gordon Hall)
Thursday, June 11
5:00pm Legion of Mary (Dining Room)
Friday, June 12
7:00pm Grupo de Orocion (Church)
7:00pm Grupo de Juvenil (Gordon Hall)
Saturday, June 13
12:00pm Spanish Baptisms (Church)
Monday June 8
8:00am † Sandra Fellenz
Tuesday, June 9
8:00am † Jim Hughes
7:00pm Special Intention
Wednesday, June 10
8:00am † Peter & Margaret Kneip
Friday, June 12
8:00am No Mass
Saturday, June 13
5:00pm † Betty Kneip
Sunday, June 14
8:00am † Dora Castro
10:00am Special Intention
12:00pm For the Parish
Daily Mass Schedule
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 8:00am will be the last day Fr. Larry will celebrate
Mass at St. Gregory’s. Beginning Thursday, June 11, 2015, there will be no daily
Mass until further notice.
3424 N. 18TH AVENUE PHOENIX, AZ 85015
June 7, 2015 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
We Pray For…
Teri Pyle
Tom Weber
Olivia Navaro
Jim Glaser
Martin Ulloa
Hope Reyes
Annie Camacho
Julie Simmons
Frances Browe
Tonya Kinsel
Miguel Acosta
Paul Abounader
Adelfa Ordenez
Janet Daniels
Victor Bocher
Carmela Barnes
Anna Maie Murphy
Mary Jendrusch
Roxanne Lewis
Consuelo Diaz Hemry
Maria Coronado
Rudy & Judy Angelo
Norman Trompeter
SPC, Adrian Ramirez
Richard Montano
Shannon Wierenga
Mary Kay Good
Isadore & Louise Muniz
Guadalupe Bela
May 31, 2015 Collection
Loose Cash
Total Collection
Readings for the Week
2 Cor 1:1-7; Ps 34:2-9; Mt 5:1-12
2 Cor 1:18-22; Ps 119:129-133, 135; Mt 5:13-16
2 Cor 3:4-11; Ps 99:5-9; Mt 5:17-19
Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3; Ps 85:9ab, 10-14; Mt 5:20-26
Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9; Is 12:2-6; Eph 3:8-12, 14-19; Jn 19:31-37
2 Cor 5:14-21; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12; Mt 5:33-37
Ez 17:22-24; Ps 92:2-3, 13-16; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34
If you are new to the parish, please call the parish
office Monday through Friday, during business hours
to register. If you are moving out of the parish,
please notify the office.
Sacrament of Baptism
Parents y godparents must attend two preparation
sessions. To register, please pick up registration
form from church. Forms are located by each of the
church doors. Please fill out one form per child.
Please complete forms and bring to parish office
during business hours. Please don’t assume child
will be baptized by simply calling the office. All requirements must be met accordingly.
Sacrament of Marriage
One of the parties must be a registered member of
St. Gregory’s for at least one year. The Diocese of
Phoenix requires 9 months of preparation prior to
any marriage.
Sacrament of the Sick
Please call the church office if anyone is seriously
sick or very advanced in years and wishes to be
anointed. Eucharistic ministers are available to bring
communion to those who are sick or homebound.
Call Deacon Angel Torres for more information.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
For food or other types of assistance, please call 602
-266-4884. They accept calls Monday—Saturday
from 9am—10am.
Si usted es nuevo en la parroquia, lo invitamos a registrarse, cada primer domingo
del mes después de la misa y durante el horario de oficina de la parroquia.
Para comenzar el proceso del bautismo de su bebé, recoja formularios de registro y
requisitos cada domingo después de la misa. Los formularios están localizados
cerca de la entrada principal de la iglesia, en un casillero en la pared. Complete un
registro por bebé. Cuando tenga el registro completado, favor de llevarlo a la oficina
de la parroquia. IMPORTANTE: No asumir que el bautizo se llevará a cabo sin
antes formalizar el registro. Tel. 602-264-4488.
Sacramento del matrimonio
ATENCIÓN POR FAVOR: Uno de los contrayentes debe ser miembro registrado
de San Gregorio por lo menos un año. Llamar a Lupe Ornelas en el 602-266-7118.
La Diocesis de Phoenix requiere un proceso de 9 meses antes de la boda.
Unción de los enfermos
POR FAVOR llamar a la oficina parroquial si alguien está gravamente enfermo/a o
avanzado en edad, y necesita los Santos Óleos. Hay ministros de Comunión disponsibles para llevarles la Santa Eucaristía a los enfermos o confinados en cama.
Llamar a Dcno. Angel
Sociedad de San Vicente de Paúl
Llamar para cajas de comida u otro tipo de ayuda, de Lunes a Sávado de 9am a
10am al 602-266-4884.
Grupo de Oración
Todos los viernes a las 7:30 pm los invitamos. Si tienen Biblia, tráiganla. Oramos
por necesidades personales, familiares y de la parroquia. Hay alabanzas, meditación sobre la palabra de Dios, oración por los enfermos. Dios que ama a su pueblo
se manifiesta con su poder. Los esperamos.
Presentación de niños (bebés) y Bendición de Artículos Religiosos
Cada primer Domingo del mes, inmediatamente después de la Misa, se presentan
y bendicen los bebés recién nacidos. El cuarto Domingo del mes se bendicen los
artículos religiosos, inmediatamente después de la Misa antes de la bendición final.
June 7, 2015 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Andre House
Thanks to everyone who joined us this month in doing service at the Andrea House. I think I speak for everyone who went that
it was a wonderful experience. In fact, some people asked if we could go more often so we are signed us up for the 2nd Monday of the month for June, July, and August.
Those months are when many of the regular volunteers leave town to get out of the heat.
Please call Ginger Baron at 602-423-3496 if you would like to join us on Monday
June 8th
July 13th
August 10th.
Also, if you'd like to bring a family member or friend just let Ginger know.
Exploring the Catholic Thing
The next meeting of our discussion group will be Saturday, June 20th at 3:00 pm in the convent living room. We will continue
our exploration of “The Mass and the Bible”.
Reserving Space for Your Organization
It is that time of year again when we have to start thinking about the calendar year ahead and reserving a space for our organizations. If you have an organization that needs a regular meeting
space, please e-mail your request to the parish office no later than June 1st. The address is [email protected]. All organizations must submit a schedule to the office if they want to reserve
a space, no matter how long you have been using the space you are in.
St. Vincent de Paul
Today as we celebrate the gift of the Body and Blood of Christ let us pray for those who are hungry, malnourished and starving.
Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call the Society of St.Vincent de Paul so
that together we can help those who are hungry.
Advertising in the New Bulletin
As of July 1st, we will no longer be having our bulletin published by J.S.Paluch. We are looking for people in the parish who
are business owners who would be interested in advertising their business in our new bulletin. You don’t have to be a business owner to place an ad in the bulletin. In the past we were unable to put personal ads in the bulletin, but with our new publishing company, Trinity Publishing, personal announcements aren’t only possible, they’re encouraged.
Please fill out the bottom portion of the flyer that is in this weeks bulletin if you are interested in placing any kind of advertisement in our new church bulletin. We will pass on the information and a representative of the publishing company and someone
from the company will give you a call and answer any questions you may have.
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The word “thanksgiving” most often calls to our mind the holiday in November. But as early as the
middle of the second century Justin Martyr referred to the blessed bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper as “food we call ‘thanksgiving’ ” (in Greek eucharistia). The Thanksgiving we celebrate in the
autumn is at times marked by a sort of proud societal selfcongratulation and the consumption of
food until we sink into an inert stupor. The “thanksgiving” that we call our Eucharist is just the opposite: we are led to it by an acknowledgment of our own failings; we remember our humble place in
the scheme of things by giving praise to God alone.
While the food of Christ’s body and blood fills our spiritual hungers, it also creates in us a greater hunger. We are not sent to
our spiritual sofas to let the Lord’s Supper settle; we are sent to be living signs of that thanksgiving for the world by looking out
for the poor and powerless, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, speaking out against the selfrighteous. In short, the hun ger created by our doing in remembrance of Christ must lead us to living in remembrance of him.
We Must Unite Our “House” Divided
Our Popes and Bishops have made it abundantly clear that abortion is "intrinsically evil" and
the "preeminent issue" for Catholics.
This means that Catholics must assign absolute top priority to oppose this evil: "....the obligation to oppose intrinsically evil acts has special claim on our consciences and our action."
Cardinal Justin Regali
This brings to mind James 2:20: “... O vain man, that faith without works is dead?” The Catholic faith is not a social club; therefore we must accept all of her teachings or be complicit in
breaking God’s rules. Aren’t we supposed to be “one holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church”?
This is America 2015 when we have many Catholic politicians who see and promote childkilling as "health care."
This is simply inexcusable! We, as faithful Catholics have a duty to replace these so-called leaders
Who are complicit in maintaining our “culture of death.”
June 7, 2015 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
From the Pastor’s Desk
Del Escritorio del Pastor
The World in View from a
Believer’s Perspective
El Mundo que se ve desde la
perspectiva de un creyente
As I purged my library of personal photos I came across
these from last February 14 taken in Gordon Hall in
which members of our Hispanic Youth Group catered a
dance for their parents. These are keepers! I find in their
youthful faces the joy of living out concretely the 4th
Commandment: Honor your Dad. Honor your Mom. I am
proud of my youth in St. Gregory and will share these
photos with members of my youth group in my new parish.
Estaba purgando mi biblioteca de fotos personales cuando me topé con estas que saqué el pasado 14 de Febrero
en Gordon Hall. Cuentan una storia de amor y servicio por
parte de nuestro grupo de jóvenes que ofrecían un baile y
un servicio para sus padres. Estas fotos las voy a guardar
siempre! Es obvio la alegría de aquellos que viven concretamente el Cuarto Mandamiento: Honra y ama a tu
padre. Honra y respeta a tu Madre. Me siento orgulloso
de Ustedes y voy a compartir estas fotos con los miembros de mi grupo de jóvenes en mi nueva parroquia.
Your Pastor,
Fr. Larry
Tu Pastor
P. Lorenzo
June 7, 2015 The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Acción de Gracias
El Día de Acción de Gracias que celebramos en el otoño a veces se ve
marcado por una especie de orgullo y autofelicitación por parte de nuestra sociedad, por no hablar de comilonas que nos llevan hasta el estupor.
Pero la “acción de gracias” que en griego se llama “Eucaristía” es al
revés: lo que nos lleva a ella es el reconocimiento de nuestras faltas; recordamos nuestra posición humilde en el universo alabando a Dios, y a
nadie más que a Dios.
Es verdad que el alimento del Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo sacia el hambre de nuestro espíritu, pero también es verdad que ese alimento crea en
nosotros un hambre más intensa aun. Al terminar la Misa no nos envían a
un sofá espiritual a sentarnos en lo que la Cena del Señor se nos asienta
en el estómago; más bien, nos envían al mundo a ser signos vivientes de
esa Acción de Gracias, ayudando a los pobres y desvalidos, alimentando
a los hambrientos, cuidando a los enfermos, protestando contra las actitudes farisaicas. En fin, el hambre producida en nosotros al hacer el Memorial de Jesús nos tiene que impulsar a vivir “en memoria de él”.
Tiempo de Misa Diara
Miercolés el 10 de Junio a las 8:00am sera el ultimo dia que Padre Lorenzo celebrará misa en San Gregorio. Comenzando
Jueves, el 11 de Junio, no habra misa de Lunes a Viernes hasta proximo aviso.
Debemos Unir Nuestra "Casa" Dividida
Nuestros Papas y obispos han dejado muy claro que el aborto es "intrínsecamente malvado" y el "asunto preeminente" para los católicos.
Esto significa que los católicos deben asignar máxima prioridad absoluta para oponerse a
este mal:
".... la obligación de oponerse a actos intrínsecamente malos, tiene derecho especial en
nuestras conciencias y nuestra acción." Cardenal Justin Regali
Esto trae a la mente Santiago 2:20: "... hombre vano, que la fe sin obras es muerta?" La fe
católica no es un club social; Por lo tanto, tenemos que aceptar todas sus enseñanzas o
ser cómplices en romper las reglas de Dios. ¿No se supone que somos "una, santa, católica y apostólica"?
Esto es América 2015, cuando tenemos muchos políticos católicos que ven y promueven la
matanza de niños como "atención médica".
Esto es simplemente imperdonable! Nosotros, como católicos fieles tenemos el deber de sustituir a estos llamados líderes que
son cómplices en el mantenimiento de nuestra "cultura de la muerte."