March 23rd bulletin - St. Brendan the Navigator


March 23rd bulletin - St. Brendan the Navigator
Third Sunday of Lent
March 23, 2014
The Navigator
El Navegante
St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church
Cumming, GA
Go… Baptize… Teach…
Mary of Nazareth, COMING
BACK for the third showing! Sunday April 13, 1:00 pm AMC Theatre at the Collection Forsyth This epic motion picture features the life of Mary, mother of Christ, from her childhood through the Resurrection of Jesus. The film vividly captures the essence of Mary’s profound faith and trust in God amidst the great mysteries that she lived with as the Mother of the Messiah. You’ll feel privileged to witness the life of the Holy Family as it was 2,000 years ago through the eyes of the Mother of Jesus. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity! Ticket price: $10 and are available at the Information Desk or over the phone by credit card with Kelle Russo at 770-­‐722-­‐9181. This movie is brought to you by St. Brendan’s Catholic Church and The Collection at Forsyth. Watch the movie trailer and get more information at Give Up, Take Up, Lift Up! In his Lenten message for 2014, Pope Francis takes inspiration from the words of St. Paul (Cor 8:9), and asks us to contemplate Paul's invitation to live "a life of evangelical poverty." We can begin to embrace this call by fasting from or "giving up" material things, including foods, that are superfluous to our basic needs; "taking up" charitable habits that are directed to helping and caring for others; and "lifting up" our brothers and sisters who are in need through giving alms, praying and participating in devotional practices. Look for this symbol throughout the Lenten bulletins. This symbol marks each of the upcoming events that are part of St. Brendan’s “Passport to Paradise” series. Remember to bring your passports to these events and ask to have them stamped or initialed at the event. If you haven’t yet picked up your Lenten Calendar or Passport, more copies are available in the Narthex. FOR DETAILS REGARDING PARISH ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS - AS WELL AS A COMPLETE LIST OF MINISTRY CONTACTS - PLEASE VISIT
, Staff
Rev. Fr. Matthew VanSmoorenburg, L.C.
Juan Guerra, L.C., Parochial Vicar .......
Rev. Fr.
Rev. Mr. Roger Fraser, Deacon .........................
Rev. Mr. Ed Rubio, Deacon ...............................
Sandy Spera, Pastoral Associate, Spanish Liaison
[email protected] ........... ext 42
[email protected]........ ext 12
[email protected]
[email protected] .................
[email protected] ................. ext 27
Faith Formation Staff
Don Conklin, Dir. of Faith Formation
Margaret Frain, Dir. of Youth Faith Formation …
Monica Plew, Faith Formation Coordinator …….
[email protected] …….……ext 40
[email protected] ................. ext 33
[email protected] ………….. ext. 26
Church phone: 770-205-7969, fax: 770-205-5040
or 678-822-1357
Lisa Lively, Youth Min. - Edge/LifeTeen ...........
Nicole Stone, Asst. Youth Min. – Edge/Life Teen
Stacy Applegate, Youth Min. Coordinator ……
Julie Lahey, Dir. of Preschool & MMO
Denise Abreu, Asst. Dir. of Preschool & MMO...
[email protected] …………… ext 13
[email protected]………….. ext 13
[email protected]…….. ext. 13
[email protected]…………… ext. 20
[email protected] ................. ext 29
Liturgy & Music Staff
Lynne Sterritt, Director of Music ..
[email protected] ..............
ext 23
Administrative Staff
Laurie Johnson, Business Manager...................
Kelle Russo, Parish Life Coordinator ……………
Luisa Rubio, Registrar .......................................
Julie Williams, Accounts Payable Bookkeeper….
Laura Myers, Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper ..
Susan Shirley, Communications Coordinator.......
[email protected] ............
[email protected] ………….
[email protected] .................
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[email protected] ...............
[email protected] .............
ext 31
ext 41
ext 15
ext 21
ext 21
ext 14
[email protected] ...........
[email protected].............
ext 11
ext 10
Mary Ann Mallon, Parish Secretary ......................
Elba Banderas, Receptionist.................................
Arthur Senecal, Special Projects……………........
[email protected].............. ext 19
or 678-551-3363
Mac McKinney, Coordinator of Maintenance ................................................................ 678-467-6490
Melvin Rogers, Maintenance ....................................................................................... 404-313-2330
Angel Bonet, Maintenance ………………………
[email protected]
Emergency Contact Information
Sacramental Emergencies requiring the presence of a priest: 678-224-8448
AA: Bob W. 404-308-6556 or Kathie M. 404-219-4055 Al-Anon: 404-687-0466
Good Samaritan Emergency Assistance Hotline: 770-205-2324
Mass Intentions & Altar Flowers
Please contact the parish office to reserve a date for a special Mass Intention or Altar Flower donation.
Parish Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church
Interested in Becoming Catholic?
Adults who wish to join the Catholic Church as fully
initiated Christians are invited to participate in a
formation program that begins each fall. For more
[email protected].
Counseling Services
Holy Family Counseling Center 678-473-7972
Providing Psychotherapy from a Catholic worldview.
Catholic Charities of Atlanta can provide a variety of
affordable counseling services for families or
individuals. Please contact their confidential
intake/appointment line at 404-920-7725.
Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministers can provide one-to-one care to
people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as
grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness,
relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
If you wish to speak to a trained Stephen Minister,
[email protected].
Please contact Luisa Rubio at ext. 15 for detailed
information. Parents must be registered in the parish,
practicing the Catholic faith and attend a baptismal
preparation class. These classes are held monthly.
Spanish speaking families, please contact Sandy
Spera, ext. 27.
4633 Shiloh Road Cumming, GA 30040
Confirmation takes place in the tenth grade with
preparation during the 9th and 10th grades. Teens are
prepared by attending Faith Formation classes,
retreats and by doing works of service within and
outside the parish. For more information, please
contact the Faith Formation office at ext. 13.
Marriage Preparation
Arrangements for the celebration of the Sacrament of
Marriage are to be made at least six months before
an anticipated wedding date. Please contact Fr. Juan
at ext. 12.
Engaged couples who have already completed the
preparation and scheduled a wedding should contact
our Wedding Coordinator, Maureen Weeks, at 404668-8494 or [email protected] with any
Anointing of the Sick / Communion to the Sick or
In the event of serious illness, or other sacramental
emergency requiring the presence of a priest, please
contact our parish office during regular office hours
or, after hours, call our Sacramental Emergency call
answering service at 678-224-8448.
Specially trained Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion are available to bring Communion to
those who are sick or homebound. Please call the
parish office.
Faith Formation
Our Faith Formation program is
programs that meet the needs of all
our parishioners. From preschool to
instruction that is based on the
Catechism of the Catholic Church,
the Scriptures and Church Tradition.
Please contact the Faith Formation
office, ext. 33, for more information.
“Catholicism – The Faith Explained” –
for Adults on Wednesdays, 6:30 –
8:00 pm in the Spiritual Life Center.
Contact Don Conklin, ext. 40, for
more information.
First Reconciliation / Communion
First Communion / Reconciliation
typically takes place in second grade
with the preparation beginning in first
grade. Preparation includes meetings
and workshops for parents and
working with children at home with
materials provided by the Faith
Formation department. All this is
done in concert with our regular Faith
Formation program. For information
contact the Faith Formation office,
ext. 33.
St. Joseph Food Pantry
Food distribution every Wednesday,
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and every
Friday during the school year from
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (No new
registrations on Fridays.) Pantry is
located in the Barn behind the
Church. Contact: Barbara Gordon [email protected]; 770-8883258.
Career / Employment Assistance is
available for those who are in a job
search due to loss of job or desire to
make a change. Meetings are held
twice monthly. Please see the parish
Mass Schedule/Horario de Misas
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
(en Español)
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m.,
1:00 p.m. (en Español), 5:00 p.m.
Daily Mass
Monday – Saturday: 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 6:00
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. (en Español)
Rosary – after weekday am Mass
The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy Sundays at 12:30 p.m. en Español
Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. in English
Eucharistic Adoration
in St. Sebastian Chapel
Tuesday - 6:30 p.m. – Wednesday
6:45 p.m.
9:00 a.m. until last
person served and
3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
5:30 - 6:45 p.m.
English and en Español
Columbus Lenten Fish
Dinners – Each Friday
during Lent (except Good
Friday) 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm,
Social Hall. Take-outs will be
Seeking EXMs to the
Sick and Homebound
Each week our Extraordinary
Ministers of Holy Communion visit
those who cannot worship with us due
to illness or infirmity. We are in need
of additional help due to high number
of individuals in our area who are
unable to attend Sunday Mass at St.
Brendan’s. If you are able to help,
please contact Clare Clare at
[email protected].
The Holy See Press Office
has released the Pope's
universal prayer intention for
March. It is “that all cultures
may respect the rights and
dignity of women”.
His prayer intention for
evangelization is “that many
young people may accept
the Lord's invitation to
consecrate their lives to
proclaiming the Gospel”.
Prayer can earn a
Spring Retreat for High School Students Many teens have had life-­‐changing experiences on both the Antioch and Confirmation retreats, and they’re asking for more! Please consider sending your son or daughter on this retreat so they can encounter Christ just as Holy Week begins. Date: April 11th-­‐13th Location: Covecrest Camp – Tiger, GA Time: 7:00pm Friday – 4:00pm Sunday Transportation: The first 50 participants to sign up will be able to take a bus from St. Brendan’s, leaving at 5:00pm Cost: $135 Theme of the retreat: “Full Filled” – This retreat focuses on what the teens are filling themselves up with and seeks to help them empty themselves of distractions to focus on Christ. Every participant needs to bring a mason jar or other glass jar to use for various activities during the retreat! Registration for Faith Formation Classes 2014-­‐2015 Returning families can register during Faith Formation sessions this week: March 23 – 26. New and returning families should attend the Registration Open House (and Canonization Celebration) on April 27th after morning Masses in the Social Hall. Youth Windshield Washing at every Mass 7:30AM to 6:00PM on April 6th. The teens of St. Brendan's will be washing windshields in the church parking lot and receiving donations after each Mass to help with Summer Camp fees. VBS Registration – Open Now! Please save the date for this year’s VBS at St. Brendan’s. It is now time to register for: “Surfin’ with the Holy Spirit.” Coming June 9-­‐13, 2014. New this year: TWO SESSIONS to choose from….9 am to 12 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm! Contact Margaret Frain for more information: [email protected] or 770-­‐205-­‐7969, ext. 33. Forms available online at or in the Narthex. too!
Need a great prayerful resolution for Lent? Come to the Wednesday evening Gospel Reflections and The Faith Explained sessions 6:30 to 8:00 each Wednesday of Lent. Come to one or all – contact Don Conklin at 770-­‐205-­‐7969, ext. 40 or [email protected] for more info. VBS Volunteers Needed -­‐ Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved with this wonderful ministry. Build friendships while serving! Adult volunteers are allowed one free registration for VBS. Teen Volunteers-­‐ This amazing experience will build your skills in leadership, management and evangelizing….all while growing in patience, compassion and joy! Ministry Leader’s Meeting – Tue., March 25 – 7:00 pm Social Hall All Ministry Leaders (or designated representatives) are asked to attend this mandatory meeting. Several key items are on the agenda that are critical to the success of “navigating” the ship here at St. Brendan’s. Appetizers and refreshments provided at 6:30 pm. Meeting is open to anyone in the parish who is interested in becoming more involved in any of our ministries.
St. Vincent de Paul Seeks
Furniture To Help Those in Need
Readings for the Week of March 23, 2014
Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/
Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42
2 Kgs 5:1-15ab/Lk 4:24-30
Is 7:10-14; 8:10/Heb 10:4-10/Lk 1:26-38
Wednesday: Dt 4:1, 5-9/Mt 5:17-19
Jer 7:23-28/Lk 11:14-23
Hos 14:2-10/Mk 12:28-34
Hos 6:1-6/Lk 18:9-14
Next Sun:
1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41
or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38
The Forsyth Chapter of St. Vincent de
Paul is in great need of general
household furnishings to meet the
urgent need of local clients. Most
needed items are twin or full size beds
(no Queen, King or Hide-a-beds
please), bedding, chairs, sofas and
kitchen equipment. For more info, call
Bill McBride at 770-844-0387.
Women’s Spiritual Exercises
Retreat - April 25-27, 2014. A great
opportunity to get away for a weekend
to spend time with God. Located at
Carmel retreat Center in Hoschton,
GA, led by Fr. Kevin Lixey LC.
For more information go to
[email protected]
770-8372798 or contact Monica Frese
[email protected].
Fridays in Lent
We have lots of options to have your
“Passport to Paradise” stamped on
Fridays during Lent:
• Lenten Fish Dinners in the Social
• Stations of the Cross at 7:00 pm
or any time during the day on
• Daily Mass at 8:30 am & 6:00 pm
• Shoe
Party for
Families in Africa - Friday,
March 28th (5-7PM) in the
classrooms. Bring fabric scissors,
sharpies, large safety pins, gallon
Ziploc bags and $10.
• Abstaining from meat on Fridays
during Lent
In Lent, the baptized are called to
renew their baptismal commitment as
others prepare to be baptized through
the Rite of Christian Initiation, a
period of learning and discernment for
individuals who have declared their
desire to become Catholics. We
especially pray for those adults and
children at St. Brendan’s who have
been faithfully preparing to receive the
Easter Sacraments of Initiation.
St. Brendan’s Night with Gwinnett Gladiators Saturday, March 29, at 7:05 pm vs. Greenville (Arena: 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth 30096) – Join St. Brendan’s parishioners for a fun night at the hockey game. Ticket cost: $11.00 End Zone group seat (discounted from the game day price of $14.00) Parking is free. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Order tickets online at; enter group order code: sb329. Order by phone with credit card and group order code at 770-­‐497-­‐5109 (Jim Hall) or pick up an order form at St. Brendan’s Church in the Narthex and complete by mail or fax. For additional help contact Kelle Russo at [email protected]. Living In The Fathers Love -­‐ This 6 -­‐ 8 week course helps women to see themselves as they truly are – beloved daughters of God. This Walking With Purpose study, is a powerful “time out”, meant to revive and refresh us as we discover just how much God loves us! Some of the questions we will explore are: What kind of a father is God? Does God have a plan for my life? Thursday Nights 7:00 -­‐ 8:30 pm; cost $25 – Register today by contacting: Marianna McGinn 678-­‐488-­‐1060 [email protected] Join the new small faith group (or cenacle) “Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy.” Pray for vocations to the priesthood and the religious life, to end abortion and much more! Starting soon on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at 2:30 pm in the nearby home of Rose Etta Quinn. Contact Rose Etta Quinn for more information: [email protected] or call 470-­‐239-­‐ 8639. St. Brendan's Men’s Night Give yourself a big boost this Lent-­‐ Come to the men's night led by former Army Ranger, Fr. Richard Sutter, on Monday April 7th. • Mass at 6:30 pm • Followed by a great talk for men "Call to Duty -­‐ Challenges for Catholic men today" by Father Richard • Pizza and beverages in the Social Hall • Small group discussions finishing at 8:45 pm This event is co-­‐sponsored by The Knights of Columbus, The Men's Regnum Christi Team and the St. Brendan's Friday Morning Men's group. Upcoming Marriage Encounter Weekend Join us April 25-­‐27 at the Atlanta Marriott Norcross. Enjoy the romantic and beneficial experience of a Marriage Encounter Weekend! You’ll LOVE what it produces! Applications for April or for future weekends are available at If you still have questions, call us at 404-­‐372-­‐6637. For Spanish speaking weekends call 770-­‐425-­‐1328. Third Sunday of Lent
Let Water Flow to the People
Father of all the nations,
in the desert, your servant Moses
struck the rock,
and water flowed for the people.
At the well, Jesus talked to a woman,
who led many to believe in him.
Like her, we long for your living water.
Fill our empty buckets so that we can
give a drink
to the thirsty we meet today.
Refresh our minds and move us
to bring others to your Son.
Lead us again to the paschal waters
of faith
that bring forgiveness and peace.
We ask this through our Lord
Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Pondering Baptism
Today’s Readings: Exodus 17:3 –7; Psalm 95:1– 2, 6 –7, 8 – 9
(8); Romans 5:1– 2, 5 – 8; John 4:5 – 42. Today’s stories about
water are intended to remind us of Baptism. Through the
elect, those preparing for their Baptism at the Easter Vigil,
we can look more deeply into our own Baptisms. Jesus is the
living water, and as we hear today, the Scriptures, prayers,
and music of the liturgy often emphasize the life-giving
properties of water.
Whether in the story of a rock split open to provide
gushing water, or as a man standing by a well, offering living water, God pours out the cleansing, rejuvenating experience we need. Today’s Gospel teaches about morality,
spirituality, revelation, mission, ministry, and faith. In this
Lenten period of purification and enlightenment, the elect
are pondering these aspects of the Christian life at a deep
level. We, too, can reflect on them more deeply as we prepare to renew our baptismal promises.
In the presence of Jesus’s living water, the woman at the
well could confront her sins, open her heart, reorder her life,
and turn to God. Immediately, she ran to tell others. We,
also, go to the well for a deep encounter with Jesus. Cleansed
and invigorated by the water he offers, we, too, run off to
bring others back to him.
Use these words of today’s Responsorial Psalm as a way
to stay alert to the purification and enlightenment Jesus is
offering: “O that today you would listen to his voice! Do not
harden your hearts, as at Meribah, as on the day at Massah
in the wilderness.”
This Week at Home
Monday, March 24
Purification and Enlightenment
Lent is the period of purification and enlightenment — an
intense time for the elect (those preparing for Baptism at the
Easter Vigil). In today’s first reading, a man is cured of leprosy after washing and being cleansed — a reminder of
Baptism. As we look forward to renewing our own baptismal
promises, let us join in solidarity and prayer with the elect,
who thirst for the living God. Today’s Readings: 2 Kings
5:1–15ab; Psalm 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4 (42:3); Luke 4:24 – 30.
Tuesday, March 25
Annunciation of the Lord
When the angel Gabriel announced his stunning news to
Mary, she responded, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let
it be with me according to your word.” These words of the
Mother of God and the mother of the Church are echoed in
today’s Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 40): “Here I am . . . I
delight to do your will, O my God” — a fitting prayer for all
of us throughout Lent. Today’s Readings: Isaiah 7:10 –14;
8:10; Psalm 40:7– 8a, 8b – 9, 10, 11 (8a, 9a); Hebrews 10:4 –10;
Luke 1:26 – 38.
Wednesday, March 26
Teaching the Children
Today’s reading from Deuteronomy urges us to hear the
“statutes and ordinances” of our God and to teach them to
our children and our children’s children. Parents and godparents promise to do so at their children’s Baptism, for they are
their children’s first teachers. Also at the Baptism, they trace
the Sign of the Cross on the child’s forehead. Parents and
godparents are encouraged to continue to do this daily—when
putting children to bed, in the morning when they rise, and
in their going and coming. Today’s Readings: Deuteronomy
4:1, 5 – 9; Psalm 147:12 –13, 15 –16, 19 – 20 (12a); Matthew
Thursday, March 27
Harden Not Your Hearts
To listen to the Lord, we must open our hearts. Even when
God’s prophets spoke to the people of Israel, they did not
always listen. Psalm 95 — “O that today you would listen to
his voice! / Do not harden your hearts” — is one of the common psalms found in the Lectionary, and used in Morning
Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. Let these words echo
in your mind each day so that you will be able to stand with
the Lord. Today’s Readings: Jeremiah 7:23 – 28; Psalm
95:1– 2, 6 –7, 8 – 9 (8); Luke 11:14 – 23.
Friday, March 28
A Simple Command?
The whole law is fulfilled in a simple command: Love God
above all and love your neighbor as you love yourself. Yet we
often find it is not so simple. Scripture is filled with difficult
questions and commands that disciples ponder with their every
breath. Lent gives us a special opportunity to wrestle with
the challenges proposed in the Gospel. Whenever we do this
wrestling, we know that we are “not far from the kingdom of
God.” Today’s Readings: Hosea 14:2 –10; Psalm 81:6 c – 8a,
8bc – 9, 10 –11ab, 14 and 17 (11 and 9a); Mark 12:28 – 34.
Saturday, March 29
Be Merciful
At the center of today’s Gospel are the Pharisee and the tax
collector. Both are sinners, and so are we. As we move closer
to the celebration of Easter, many parishes offer communal
penance or reconciliation services that include the opportunity for individual confession. Be sure to participate in one of
these liturgies, and get into the practice of celebrating the
Sacrament of Penance on a regular basis. “God, be merciful
to me, a sinner!” Today’s Readings: Hosea 6:1– 6; Psalm
51:3 – 4, 18 –19, 20 – 21ab (Hosea 6:6); Luke 18:9 –14.
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Reproducibles for Lent-Triduum-Easter 2014
Tercer Domingo de Cuaresma
Que brote agua para el
Padre de todas las naciones,
en el desierto, tu siervo, Moisés, golpeó
la roca
y brotó agua para el pueblo.
Junto al pozo, Jesús platicó con
una mujer,
que llevó a muchos a creer en él.
Como ella, anhelamos tu agua viva.
Llena nuestras cubetas vacías,
para que podamos ofrecer un sorbo a
quien encontremos sediento.
Refresca nuestros corazones
para que conduzcamos a otros hasta
tu Hijo.
Condúcenos a las aguas pascuales
de la fe
que traen perdón y paz.
Te lo pedimos por nuestro Señor
Jesucristo, tu Hijo,
que vive y reina en la unidad del
Espíritu Santo,
y es Dios por los siglos de los siglos.
Domingo, 23 de marzo de 2014
Apreciar el bautismo
Lecturas del día: Éxodo 17:3 –7; Salmo 95: 1– 2, 6 –7, 8 – 9;
Romanos 5:1– 2, 5 – 8; Juan 4:5 – 42. Los relatos de hoy nos
recuerdan el bautismo. Por los ‘elegidos’, quienes se preparan para ser bautizados en la Vigilia pascual, profundizamos
en nuestro propio bautismo. Jesús es el agua viva, y, como
escuchamos, las Escrituras, oraciones y música de la liturgia, resaltan las propiedades vivificantes del agua.
Sea desde una roca de donde sale un chorro burbujeante
o alguien ofreciendo agua viva junto a un pozo, Dios nos
brinda el encuentro purificador y rejuvenecedor que necesitamos. Del evangelio, hoy aprendemos sobre moral, espiritualidad, revelación, ministerio, misión y fe. En este tiempo
cuaresmal de purificación e iluminación, los elegidos van
apreciando esos aspectos de la vida cristiana a nivel profundo. Nosotros también podremos asimilarlos conforme
nos disponemos a renovar nuestras promesas bautismales.
En presencia del agua viva de Jesús, aquella mujer se confrontó, abrió su corazón y se volvió a Dios. Luego fue a contar
a sus paisanos. Igual nosotros, vayamos al pozo a encontrarnos con Jesús. Purificados y vigorizados por el agua que
ofrece, corramos a traer a otras personas de vuelta a él.
Use usted las palabras del Salmo responsorial de hoy,
como una alerta de la purificación e iluminación que Jesús
ofrece: “Ojalá escuchen hoy su voz: ‘No endurezcan el corazón, como en Meribá, como el día de Masá, en el desierto’”.
Esta semana en casa
Lunes, 24 de marzo
Purificación e iluminación
La Cuaresma es el tiempo de purificación e iluminación, un
período intenso para los elegidos (los que se preparan para el
bautismo en la Vigilia de pascua). En la primera lectura, un
leproso es curado tras lavarse y purificarse; un recuerdo del
bautismo. Conforme caminamos a la renovación de nuestras
promesas bautismales, unámonos en solidaridad y oración
con los elegidos que ansían al Dios vivo. Lecturas del día:
2 Reyes 5:1–15ab; Salmo 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4; Lucas 4:24 – 30.
Martes, 25 de marzo
La anunciación del Señor
Cuando el ángel Gabriel anunció el desconcertante mensaje
a María, ella respondió “Yo soy la esclava del Señor: que se
cumpla en mí tu palabra”. Esas palabras de la madre de Dios
y de la Iglesia resuenan en el Salmo responsorial: “Aquí
estoy… mi delicia es hacer tu voluntad, ¡Oh Dios mío!”. Una
plegaria muy apropiada para nosotros esta Cuaresma.
Lecturas del día: Isaías 7:10 –14; 8:10; Salmo 40:7– 8a, 8b – 9,
10, 11; Hebreos 10:4 –10; Lucas 1:26 – 38.
Miércoles, 26 de marzo
Enseñar a los niños
El Deuteronomio nos urge a escuchar “los estatutos y normas” de nuestro Dios y enseñarlos a nuestros hijos, y a los
hijos de nuestros hijos. Padres y abuelos prometen hacerlo
cuando bautizan a sus hijos, pues son sus primeros maestros.
También en el bautismo, ellos trazan la Señal de la cruz sobre
la frente de los niños. A padres y padrinos se les anima a
hacer esto diariamente, cuando llevan a dormir a sus hijos,
cuando los levantan o los encaminan a la escuela, y cuando
salen de casa o van de viaje. Lecturas del día: Deuteronomio
4:1, 5 – 9; Salmo 147:12 –13, 15 –16, 19 – 20; Mateo 5:17–19.
Jueves, 27 de marzo
No endurezcan su corazón
Escuchar al Señor supone abrir el corazón. No siempre que
los enviados de Dios hablaban al pueblo eran escuchados.
Conocemos bien las palabras del Salmo 95: “¡Oh, si escuchasen hoy su voz! No endurezcan su corazón” por el
Leccionario, y por rezarlo en Laudes de la Liturgia de las
Horas. Dejemos que esas palabras resuenen cada día, en
nuestra mente y corazón, para que nos abramos al Señor.
Lecturas del día: Jeremías 7:23 – 28; Salmo 95:1– 2, 6 –7, 8 – 9;
Lucas 11:14 – 23.
Viernes, 28 de marzo
¿Un solo mandamiento?
Toda la ley se cumple con un simple mandamiento: Amar a
Dios sobre todas las cosas y a tu prójimo como a ti mismo.
Con todo, nos damos cuenta de que no es tan simple. La
Escritura está llena de mandatos y asuntos difíciles que los
discípulos guardan a conciencia. La Cuaresma nos da la
oportunidad de trabajar con los retos que el evangelio propone. Siempre que nos esforzamos, sabemos que ‘no estamos
lejos del reino de Dios’. Lecturas del día: Oseas 14:2 –10;
Salmo 81:6c – 8a, 8bc – 9, 10 –11ab, 14, 17; Marcos 12:28 – 34.
Sábado, 29 de marzo
¡Apiádate de mí!
En el centro del evangelio están el fariseo y el publicano.
Ambos pecadores, como nosotros. Al acercarnos a la celebración de la Pascua, muchas parroquias ofrecen la oportunidad de la confesión comunitaria (reconciliación), que
incluye la oportunidad para la confesión individual. Asegúrese
de participar en alguno de esos servicios litúrgicos, y comience
a celebrar el sacramento de la reconciliación regularmente.
“¡Dios mío, apiádate de mí que soy pecador!”. Lecturas del
día: Oseas 6:1– 6; Salmo 51:3 – 4, 18 –19, 20 – 21ab; Lucas
18:9 –14.
Reproducibles para Cuaresma, Triduo y Pascua 2014. © Liturgy Training Publications.
1-800-933-1800. Texto bíblico conforme a La biblia de nuestro pueblo, ed. Mensajero-PBF, con
el debido permiso. Comentarios de Michael R. Prendergast. Ilustración de James B. Janknegt.
Derechos reservados. Permiso canónico de publicación: Arquidiócesis de Chicago el 24 de
Octubre de 2013.
Recursos reproducibles para Cuaresma-Triduo Pascual-Pascua 2014
Mass Intentions
Easter Offerings During Lent and the Easter season, it is encouraging to see both new and familiar faces at our worship services. Throughout the year, many of you already support the congregation with your time, talent and financial contributions but greater participation is always welcome. We encourage you to look into our electronic giving program. It takes just a few minutes to setup a recurring giving plan. Visit St. Brendan’s website and click on online giving. Please&Remember&in&Your&Prayers
YOURSELF” is the theme for the Archbishop’s
Annual Appeal this year. Thank you to all who
have responded with a pledge. For those who have
not made a pledge, there is still time to respond.
So, if you have not pledged this year, please take
advantage of this time to do so. Envelopes are in
the Narthex.
Parish Stewardship of Treasure
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Go… Baptize… Teach…
Vayan… Bauticen… Enseñen…
23 DE MARZO, 2014
Solemnidad de la Anunciación del Señor
24 de Marzo, 7:00pm Misa de Vigilia
25 de Marzo, 8:30am y 6:00pm –Misa en
Ingles, y 7:30pm en Español.
Viernes de Cena de Pescado
Todos los Viernes a partir del 7 de Marzo, en
el Salón Social de 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Vía Crucis (Estaciones de la Cruz)
Todos los Viernes a partir del 7 de Marzo, en
la Iglesia a las 7:00pm.
Acompáñenos el 5 de Abril a
nuestra Adoración Nocturna
mensual, a partir de las
9:00pm. Una hora, dos horas… el tiempo que usted
desee acompañar al Santísimo Sacramento. ¡Los esperamos!
Gracias por su respuesta al llamado de
nuestro Arzobispo para la Campaña Anual.
Para aquellos quienes aún no han hecho su
compromiso: aún hay tiempo. Por favor tome
un sobre a la salida de la Misa. Gracias por
su apoyo.
Despensa de San Jose
Mercado de Pascua
Miercoles,16 de Abril
Considere ayudar a este maravilloso proyecto que beneficia a más de 280 familias. Usted puede elegir entre hacer una donación
de $35 (costo de una canasta completa) ó el
de donar comida de la lista de necesidades
(ésta lista estará disponible a la entrada de
la Iglesia). También puede donar juguetes
pequeños ó dulces para las canastas de los
Clínica de Futbol para niños y niñas de 5 a
10 años de edad. Todos los Martes y Jueves
de 4pm-5pm en el Campo de Futbol del
Fowler Park.
Cristo Renueva Su Parroquia le invita a su
Segundo Retiro de Mujeres aquí en nuestra
Parroquia de San Brendan.
Esta clínica de futbol durará 10 semanas –
del 25 de Marzo al 15 de Mayo. Las fichas
de inscripción las puede encontrar a la entrada de la Iglesia. El costo por niño es de $35.
Ultimo día de registro es el 21 de Marzo.
Centro Espiritual de Vida de San Brendan
Damas interesadas favor de llamar a
Miriam (404) 353-1802
Sábado 5 y Domingo 6 de Abril
¡Cristo te espera!
Sandy Spera, Ministro Pastoral
[email protected]
(770) 205-7969 ext. 27
Oficina Parroquial:
Elba Banderas, Recepcionista
(770) 205-7969 ext. 10
Misas en Español:
Sábado (Vigilia) 7:00pm
Domingos 1:00pm y Miércoles 7:00pm
Mónica Plew, Formación de Fe
[email protected]
(770) 205-7969 ext. 26
Horario de la Oficina Parroquial
Lunes a Jueves 9:00am-4:00pm
Viernes 9:00am-1:00pm
Sábados 9:00am y 3:30pm
Martes 4:30pm y Miércoles 5:30pm

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