“If there be a true way that leads to the Everlast

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“If there be a true way that leads to the Everlast
T
he readings this weekend come from the 1st
Century world of commerce and politics--there
was no "Wall Street," then, should we call it
"Beh Yehuda Street?" The first reading from Amos
takes place in a time of economic boom. People are
making more money than they've ever had--this was
really the only time in history that we know that there
was true "wealth" in northern Israel. We learn that
some people were sleeping on beds of carved ivory that
they had imported from India. It was a time of the rich
getting richer, and, of course, the poor getting worse!
Even the "good religious" people kept their eye on the
"clock," or its first century equivalent, for the second
that the Sabbath was over, so that they could start buying and selling (activities not allowed on the Sabbath,
itself.) Amos says, "You'd sell a poor man for a shoestring!" Could have been! The Gospel is the odd story
of the unjust steward who, as he finds he is being fired,
finds a way to compromise people so that he can later
blackmail them into hiring him. But the passage ends
with words to the effect, "Do you think God will entrust such a man with much of His 'finest, richest
gifts?'" And what might those rich gifts be? We move
to the 2nd reading: a life of gentleness and peacefulness, and we know that such a life is only born out of
honesty and truthfulness. Liars always create conflict.
So, the readings tell us that the religious, spiritual
peace we seek can only be found by living honestly
in the market places of our lives...but we already
knew that, didn't we? The difficulty isn't in memorizing the words, it's in living the message!
- Fr. Bill Axe
L
as lecturas de este fin de semana viene del
mundo del Primer Siglo de comercio y política
– no había “Wall Street” en aquel entonces,
¿le llamamos “Beh Yehuda Street?” La primera lectura
de Amós se lleva a cabo en un tiempo de auge económico. La gente está ganando más dinero que nunca–
éste era en verdad el único tiempo en la historia que
sabemos que había una “riqueza” verdadera en el norte
de Israel. Aprendemos que algunas personas dormían
en camas de marfil que habían importado de India.
¡Era un tiempo de que los ricos se hacían más ricos, y,
claro, los pobres quedaban peor! Hasta la gente
“religiosa y buena” ponían su mirada al “reloj,” o a su
equivalente del primer siglo, para el momento que terminaba el Sábado para que empezaran a comprar y a
vender (actividades que no se permiten en Sábado).
Amós dice, “¡Han vendido a un hombre pobre por una
agujeta!” ¡Así podría haber sido! El Evangelio es la
historia extraña del administrador injusto quien, al darse cuenta que va a ser corrido del trabajo, encuentra
una manera de comprometer a la gente para que después los pueda chantajearlos para que le den trabajo.
Pero el texto termina con palabras al efecto, “¿Creen
que Dios le confiará a dicho hombre con Sus ‘regalos
más ricos y finos’?” ¿Y que serán esos regalos ricos?
Vemos en la segundo lectura: una vida de amabilidad
y de paz, y sabemos que dicha vida sólo nace de la
honestidad en los lugares de mercado para nuestras
vidas… pero ya sabíamos esto, ¿No es así? ¡La dificultad no está en memorizarse las palabras, está en
vivir el mensaje!
- Padre Bill Axe
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“If there be a true way
that leads to the Everlasting Kingdom, it is most
certainly that of suffering, patiently endured.”
- St Colette
To build and foster a Christian Community that
offers the opportunity to experience God
God’s
’s unconditional love and acceptance to all who come into
contact with it.
O
Crear y alimentar una comunidad cristiana que
ofrezca la oportunidad de experimentar el amor
incondicional de Dios y la aceptación a todos con
quienes nos encontremos.
L
ur readings today warn us about how we use
“mammon”, which means property, not only money
in Aramaic. Fr. John Haughey, S.J. wrote a thoughtful book entitles The Holy Use of Money: Personal Finances in the Light of the Christian Faith. He describes
“mammon sickness” as having three interrelated aspects:
running after things, numbness in our relationships, and a
divided consciousness regarding God.
as lecturas el día de hoy nos advierten en cómo usamos a la “codicia,” lo que quiere decir propiedad,
no solamente dinero en arameo. El Padre John
Haughey, S.J. escribió un libro interesante titulado, El uso
sagrado del dinero: Finanzas personales a luz de la fe Cristiana. El describe a la enfermedad de la codicia como teniendo tres aspectos interrelacionados: corriendo detrás de las
cosas, insensibilidad en nuestras relaciones, y de una conciencia dividida en cuento a Dios.
We are invited today to take our spiritual temperature to
see if we are suffering from a low-grade, or even a more
severe, case of “mammon sickness”. Where are we in
these matters? Our readings ask us to take our temperature and reflect on it. There can be a holy use of money,
to care for those most in need, thereby giving glory to
God.
Se nos invita el día de hoy de tomar nuestra temperatura espiritual de ver si estamos sufriendo de un mínimo grado, o
hasta un caso más severo de la “enfermedad de la codicia.”
¿En dónde estamos en todo esto? Las lecturas nos piden a
que nos tomemos nuestra temperatura y de reflejar en ella.
Puede ver un uso sagrado del dinero, de cuidar a los más
necesitados, y así dando gloria a Dios.
Have a blessed week,
Sr. Karen
Que tengan una semana bendita,
Hermana Karen
Thank you to all who have made a pledge to Together in
Mission. We still have a long way to go to meet our goal.
Gracias a todos los que han completado su promesa a Unidos en
Misión. Todavía tenemos mas de cumplir para llegar a nuestra meta.
It is very important that these pledges be paid so that our parish will
reach and, hopefully, exceed our goal.
Once the pledge payments have exceeded our goal, we receive all
of the additional funds for use in our parish ministries.
We are $17,292.20 short of the goal in pledges; $25,400.20 short in
payments if we had the total amount
pledged.
GOAL / META
If you have not already made a
pledge, please prayerfully consider
making a pledge or one time gift to Pledges / Promesas
help the poor parishes in our
Payments / Pagos
Archdiocese.
Es muy importante que estas promesas se completan para que nuestra
parroquia alcanzará y, ojala, superar nuestra meta.
Una vez que los pagos de aspirantes han superado nuestro objetivo,
recibimos todos los fondos adicionales para el uso en los ministerios
de nuestra parroquia.
The Lord bless you and
keep you. May He show
his face to you and
have mercy on you. May
He turn his countenance to you and give
you peace
$40,297.20
$23,018.00
$14,798.00
Estamos $17.292,20 debajo de la meta en promesas; $25.400,20 corto en pagos si tuviéramos la cuenta total de lo comprometido. Si
todavía no has hecho su promesa, por favor
consideren hacer una promesa o un regalo para
ayudar a las parroquias mas pobres en nuestra
Arquidiócesis.
Week ending Sunday, September 8
$ 9,315.80
Week ending Sunday, September 1
$ 8,770.00
Week ending Sunday, August 25
$ 7,248.60
El Señor te bendiga y
te guarde. Que resplandezca su faz sobre ti y
tenga misericordia de
ti. Que vuelva a ti su
rostro y te dé paz.
Night of Praise
Performing:
Saturday
Los Buhos Group
September 28,
Agua Viva Group
2013
Nazareth Group
5:00p.m—
St. Finbar Music Ministry 11:00p.m.
St. Agatha Choir under
the direction of Elson Trinidad
Entrance $20.00 per adult
$10.00 for children (5-10 years old)
Dinner and drink will be included with your entrance
Dinner 5:30p.m.—7:30p.m.
39 inch Flat Screen TV Raffle
Tickets are available at the Pastoral Center
or on Sundays after mass.
$2.00 each ticket or 6 tickets for $10.00
“Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord” Psalm150:6
Noche de Alabanza
Sábado 28 de Septiembre del 2013
5:00p.m.—11:00p.m.
Entrada: adultos $20.00
niños de 5-10 años $10.00
Cena y refresco incluidos con su
entrada
Cena 5:30p.m.—7:30p.m.
Rifa: Televisor 39’ (Flat Screen)
$2.00 por boleto o
6 boletos por $10.00
Boletos disponibles en el Centro
Pastoral o los domingos después
de misa.
Con la participación de:
- Grupo Los Búhos
- Grupo de Agua Viva
- Grupo Nazaret
- Coro de San Finbar
- Coro de Sta. Agueda
dirigido por Elson Trinidad
“Que Todo Lo Que Respire Alabe al Señor” Salmo 150:6
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the
Pastor’s Award for 2014. They are:
Lorna Borja
Camarina Mora
Cristina Diaz
Chabelo Salas
The awards dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb.
8th. More details will be coming soon.
Nos da un placer anunciar a los elegidos para el
Reconocimiento Pastoral del año 2014. Ellos son:
Lorna Borja
Camarina Mora
Cristina Diaz
Chabelo Salas
La cena se llevara a cabo el sábado, 8 de febrero.
Mas información y detalles pronto.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION
OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RITO DE INICIACION CRISTIANA (RICA)
Becoming a Catholic-Christian is an adventure! Some of
us are born into a Catholic family and baptized as infants. For others, the journey to God may take a different route. Each life story, each faith journey is unique.
And God is there every step of the way. Where are you in
this adventure? Are you looking for a place to belong? Perhaps it is time to begin “INQUIRING” about the Catholic
faith. If this is you, please call the Pastoral Office at (323)
935-8127. We would like to hear your story.
Conviértase en un cristiano católico es una aventura!
Algunos de nosotros nacimos en una familia católica y
bautizados como infantes. Para otros, el camino a Dios
puede tomar una ruta diferente. Cada historia de vida,
cada viaje de fe es única. y Dios está allí, en cada paso
del camino. ¿Dónde estás en esta aventura? ¿Buscas un lugar en donde pertenecer? Tal vez es hora de empezar a
"Preguntar" acerca de la fe católica. Si es así, por favor llame a la Oficina Pastoral al (323) 933-0963. Nos gustaría
escuchar tu historia.
Tutoring is back at St Agatha
La Tutoría Regresó a Santa Águeda
Tutoring is free to all members of St Agatha. Bring your
children from k-12 and even college students. New
volunteer tutors are needed and welcome. Thursdays
7pm-9pm and Saturdays 1pm-3pm in Room 4.
September 28 12:15 Hospitality Ministry Contact Alicia
"NOBODY CAN DO EVERYTHING BUT EVERYBODY
CAN DO SOMETHING"
David along with Concepcion
come each week to serve. They
never complain only ask" what
else can I do". Norma, Marion,
Thank you family for being so Gloria, Flora, Mari and their
supportive of our effort to serve families, Berta, Rachel, Ferand feed the bodies of our guests nando and Isabella and her mom
by donating and supplying the
Cammie always step up to doneeded food each week. We
nate their time and treasure
appreciate and are grateful for
when needed. Natalie B recycles
your support and recognition of each week to provide funds for
our God filled efforts in provid- our needs. Natalie and Betty B
ing and serving up kindness,
both bring treasures that they
dignity, respect, love and HOPE find during their weekly travels
to touch and elevate the spirit
for our guests.
and soul of our guests.
Mr. Rincon gets up beOur Ministry Leaders
fore dawn to go to the proAzalie, Yolanda and Kirlin are
duce markets on Saturday's to
dedicated and are always there
pick up produce and flowers for
with their loving helping hands. our guests, Sharon Williams
The volunteers especially the
every month donates cases of
brother's Rolando, Enrique and
La tutoría es gratis para todos. Traigan a sus niños que
estén en la escuela y también a los del colegio. Estamos
aceptando a nuevos voluntarios para dar asesoría. Jueves
de 7pm—9pm y Sábados 1pm - 3pm en el Salón 4.
October 5 English Lectors Contact Sandy D.
water, The Zuniga family donates the fruit drinks each week,
Joe Petersen and his family fill
and donate the children's
lunches twice a month, Linda F
and her family every month donates three sheet cakes for our
guests to celebrate Birthday's
and the other whatever's that
was good for them during the
month. There are quiet unseen
workers such as Enrique and
Emmanuel in the office, Jose
and Martin in the maintenance
department who when ask assist
in our needs. Many of you our
church family members each
month donate to the first Sunday. monthly food drive, save
and donate pennies, donate
used items, stick around follow-
ing mass to fellowship, encourage and lend support to our fund
raising efforts. and when called
upon lift the S.H.A.R.E. Ministry
up in prayer. God sends each of
you, His saints and wingless angels, to care, give, reach out,
touch, serve and be the difference in the lives of others. Each
of you church family are apart
of the ST. AGATHA HANDS
ARE REACHING EVERYWHERE MINISTRY. Amen.
Do not be afraid to go out
on the limb where the fruit is.
God is there with you to give
you comfort and support as you
do your works in the name of
Jesus.
Pray for Peace.. Blessings.
The S.H.A.R.E. Ministry
ALL CATHOLIC SCHOOL PERSONNEL
EL PERSONAL DE ESCUELAS
Did you know that all Catholic school personnel in
the Archdiocese of Los Angeles are screened for
their ability to work safely with children, are provided information and training to help them recognize and deal with issues of child sexual abuse and are
offered guidance and instruction on appropriate professional conduct with students? Likewise, all seminarians and candidates for the diaconate go through
extensive evaluation and psychological assessment
before entering formation. After ordination, priests
and deacons receive ongoing training on maintaining
the integrity of the ministerial relationship.
¿Sabía usted que todo el personal de las escuelas católicas en la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles son evaluados
para determinar su capacidad de trabajo y seguridad
con los niños, reciben información y entrenamiento
para ayudarles a reconocer y a ocuparse de los asuntos del
abuso sexual de niños y se les ofrece dirección e instrucción sobre la conducta profesional apropiada con los estudiantes? Asimismo, todos los seminaristas y candidatos al
diaconado son extensamente evaluados psicológicamente
antes de incorporarse a la formación. Después de la ordenación, los sacerdotes y los diáconos reciben entrenamiento en cursos continuos sobre el mantenimiento de la integridad en la relación ministerial.
FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY
*WOMEN CREATING SACRED MOMENTS*
CATHOLIC CANCER MINISTRY
Invites everyone to
COME PRAY TOGETHER AS ONE BODY “FOR
CURES FOR CANCER”
At the 8TH Annual “Pray for A Cure for Cancer Mass &
Anointing of the Sick”. Saturday, October 5, 2013 at
12:30pm at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555
West Temple, L.A. 90012. Everyone is invited to come
and pray for yourself, a loved one, or to add your voice in
prayer for anyone suffering from cancer; “FOR NOTHING WILL BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD (LK 1:37), but
we need to come together, believe and ask. If illness prevents you from attending this important Mass, please
send your name to be put in our prayer petition book
that will be presented for blessings and prayer during
the Mass. For more information please contact Deacon
Mark or Vickie Race at (310)259-6430 or email:
[email protected]
RACHEL'S VINEYARD RETREAT WEEKEND
for Healing after Abortion Rachel's October 11-13, 2013
Cost: $215. per person. For registration or more information
866-2-RACHEL 866-272-2435 www.rachelsvineyard.org
Holy Spirit Retreat Center invites you to a NEW
Women's Series: Women Creating Sacred Moments
will meet monthly, beginning on Thursday, September 26 from 10 AM to 1 PM. There will be time for
reflection, conversation and varied prayer. The first
workshop will be: Pen & Paper: Writing Together for
Pleasure, an opportunity to express yourself freely in a
safe environment. The facilitator is Josie Broehm,
MFT, psychotherapist & spiritual director. The retreat
center is located at 4316 Lanai Rd, Encino, 91346; registration: 818-784-4515, ext 370; for questions about the
series, email [email protected] Please bring your lunch.
“HEALING YOUR FAMILY TREE”
Healing Your Family Tree; Family Traits, Illnesses, Characteristics passed on from generations, praying for our loved
ones—living and deceased. Helping future generations experience healing transformation through Christ’s power. Including
Mass for Healing. Saturday, October 5, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.
—6:00 p.m. at Santa Teresita Medical Center –Madonna Hall.
Early registration before September 23rd: $25.00 or $35.00 at
the door. For more information call (818) 771-1361.
819 Buena Vista Street, Duarte, C.A. 91010
Immediate Action Needed!
Help us stop SB 131 (Beall)! Current law treats victims of child sexual abuse the same, regardless of where the abuse
took place and regardless of whether the abuser worked for a public school, a private school or a religious organization.
A controversial bill winding its way through the state Legislature would change all that. Under SB 131, victims who
were abused by employees or volunteers of private or non-profit organizations would be able to sue those organizations
even if the statute of limitations was over. Victims who may have been abused in public schools or by government
workers, on the other hand, get nothing. As the bill is currently drafted, not only are they prevented from suing the
school, they can’t even sue the actual perpetrator who committed the abuse.
The California Catholic Conference opposes SB 131, and opposes discrimination against victims and private employers. SB 131 is also opposed by a growing coalition of that includes private schools and universities, the Police Activity League, the California YMCA/YWCA, USA Swim, USA Gymnastics, other religious groups and the La Raza
Roundtable de California. Visit www.cacatholic.org for more information and click “ACT NOW” for an email that
you can send to your Assembly Member.
Pastoral Staff Directory
Saturday September 21 ╬ Sábado 21 de Septiembre
5:30 p.m.
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Sunday September 22 ╬ Domingo 22 de Septiembre
Amos 8:4-7 / Psalm 113:1-2, 4-8 / 1 Timothy 2:1-8 / Luke 16:1-13
7:00 a.m.
Richard Cervantes †
- De parte de la familia Cervantes
7:00 a.m.
Alejandro Flores y Apolinar Ornelas †
- De parte de Emma Montellano y la familia Cervantes
8:30 a.m.
Iris Garcia, Benita Martinez and
William Lino †
- Requested by Florine Garcia
10:00 a.m.
Fr. Aubry Osborn †
- Requested by the Osborn Family
12:15 p.m.
Linda Carranza †
- De parte de la Familia Meza Carranza
12:15 p.m.
Petra Renteria †
- De parte de la Familia Aguirre
5:30 p.m.
Patricia McGraw †
- Requested by Sally Turner
Monday, September 23 ╬ Lunes 23 de Septiembre
Ezra 1:1-6 / Luke 8: 16-18
6:30 p.m.
Our Parish Family
Tuesday, September 24 ╬ Martes 24 de Septiembre
Ezra 6:7-8, 12, 14-20 / Luke 8:19-21
6:30 p.m.
Nuestra Familia Parroquial-
Wednesday, September 25 ╬ Miércoles 25 de Sept
Ezra 9:5-9 / Luke 9:1-6
8:00 a.m.
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Thursday September 26 ╬ Jueves 26 Septiembre
Sr. Karen Collier x227
Sr. Karen’s e-mail
Fr. Bill Axe x223
Fr. Bill’s e-mail
Emergency Contact
Dn. Ricardo Recinos x230
Dn. Ricardo’s e-mail
Emergency Contact
Sandra Domingue x224
Sandra’s e-mail
Teresa Amezcua x241
Teresa’s e-mail
Gricelda de la Cerda x 290
Gricelda’s e-mail
Emmanuel Montenegro x221
Emmanuel’s e-mail
Enrique Reyes x221
Enrique’s e-mail
Maggie Arellano x240
Youth Ministry’s e-mail
Eddie Hilley (323)935-2853
Eddie’s e-mail
Parish Life Director
[email protected]
Priest Ministry
[email protected]
(323) 938-6964
Spanish Pastoral Ministry
[email protected]
(213) 309-6614
Business Manager
[email protected]
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Faith Formation Assistant
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Receptionist
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Receptionist
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Youth Ministry
[email protected]
Music Ministry
[email protected]
Haggai 1:1-8 / Luke 9:7-9
6:30 p.m.
Servicio de Comunión
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Friday, September 27 ╬ Viernes 27 de Septiembre
Haggai 2:1-9 / Psalm 43:1-4 / Luke 9:18-22
6:30 p.m.
Our Parish Family (Blessings)
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Next Sunday Readings
-Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pastoral Office Hours
Monday - Friday • Lunes - Viernes
10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturday • Sábado
9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sundays @ the Placita Office
September 29, 2013
Amos 6:1, 4-7
Psalm 146:7-10
1 Timothy 6:11-16
Luke 16:19-31
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Wed: 8:00am (En) Thurs: 6:30pm (Sp)
Fri: 6:30pm (Bl) Sat: 5:30pm (En/Vigil)
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10:00am (En/Gospel)
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