May 15 - Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower



May 15 - Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower
Basilica of the National Shrine
of the Little Flower
Pentecost Sunday
Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St. Therese Parish
7:30am, 9:00am (Español), 11:00am, 1:00pm,
6:30pm (Español).
(Discalced Carmelite Nuns at 7am)
Monday ~ Friday:12:00pm & 5:30pm
(Discalced Carmelite Nuns at 7:00am)
Saturday: 8:00am & 5:30pm (Vigil)
(Discalced Carmelite Nuns at 7:00am)
Tuesday: 5:30pm Carmelite Community Mass
Thursday:8:30am Little Flower School Mass
1st Friday:5:30pm Mass for the Sick
Thursday: 6:00pm~7:00pm Holy Hour
Monday ~ Sunday Our St. Elias Chapel is open
for Adoration from 8:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00- 7:00pm
Saturday: 4:00- 5:00pm & 7:00- 8:00pm
By appointment, call the parish office.
Spiritual Direction, call the parish office.
English: Second Sunday of the month
Spanish: Third Sunday of the month
For more information:
At least six months prior to wedding date.
View requirements on website:
From the Pastor’s Desk,
Dear Parishioners and Little Flower
The Solemnity of Pentecost (fifty days
after Easter) marks the beginning of
the Church with the coming of the Holy Spirit. The Counselor promised by
Jesus before his departing to heaven is a reality for his disciples
and for all of us. Through His Spirit, He will be with until the
end of the world. Our defender will encourage us to spread
the Good News and profess our faith openly.
The words of today’s Gospel say: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon
me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of
sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a
year acceptable to the Lord.”
This is a year of grace, a year of Mercy in which we are invited
to proclaim the Word of the Lord and give testimony of what
we profess through the works of mercy.
May the Lord and His Holy Spirit inspire us, guide us, be with us
and assist us in our necessities.
Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte-Luna, O.C.D.
Call the parish office.
Rector: Fr. Gregory Ross, O.C.D.
Pastor: Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte-Luna, O.C.D.
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Marion Bui, O.C.D.
Fr. Luis Joaquin Castaneda, O.C.D.
Fr. Raul Reyes, O.C.D.
Fr. Henry Bordeaux, O.C.D.
Senior Secretary: Sylvia DeHoyos
Business Manager: Susana Cantu
Book Keeper: Consuelo Salazar
Human Resources: Laura Cole
CCD Director: Rita Beltran
Principal: Mrs. Nora Mozingo
905 Kentucky Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78201
Tel. (210) 732-9207 * Fax (210) 732-3214
The Little Flower Staff invites you
to celebrate the birthday celebration of our
Pastor Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte-Luna, O.C.D.
with a Eucharistic Celebration on
Friday, May 20th at 5:30 pm
followed by a reception at the Parish Hall.
Pentecost Sunday
May 15, 2016
O Lord Jesus Christ Who, before ascending into heaven did promise to send the Holy Spirit to finish your
work in the souls of your Apostles and Disciples, deign to grant the same Holy Spirit to me that He may
perfect in my soul, the work of your grace and your love. Grant me the Spirit of Wisdom that I may despise the perishable things of this world and aspire only after the things that are eternal, the Spirit of Understanding to enlighten my mind with the light of your divine truth, the Spirit on Counsel that I may ever
choose the surest way of pleasing God and gaining heaven, the Spirit of Fortitude that I may bear my cross
with you and that I may overcome with courage all the obstacles that oppose my salvation, the Spirit of
Knowledge that I may know God and know myself and grow perfect in the science of the Saints, the Spirit
of Piety that I may find the service of God sweet and amiable, and the Spirit of Fear that I may be filled
with a loving reverence towards God and may dread in any way to displease Him. Mark me, dear Lord
with the sign of your true disciples, and animate me in all things with your Spirit. Amen.
Oh, Señor Jesucristo, que antes de ascender al cielo prometiste enviar al Espíritu Santo para completar tu
obra en las almas de tus Apóstoles y discípulos, dígnate concederme el mismo Espíritu Santo para que Él
perfeccione en mi alma la obra de tu gracia y de tu amor. Concédeme el Espíritu de Sabiduría para que
pueda despreciar las cosas perecederas de este mundo y aspirar sólo a las cosas que son eternas, el Espíritu de Entendimiento para iluminar mi mente con la luz de tu divina verdad, el Espíritu de Consejo para
que pueda siempre elegir el camino más seguro para agradar a Dios y ganar el Cielo, el Espíritu de Fortaleza para que pueda llevar mi cruz contigo y sobrellevar con coraje todos los obstáculos que se opongan a mi salvación, el Espíritu de Conocimiento para que pueda conocer a Dios y conocerme a mí mismo y
crecer en la perfección de la ciencia de los santos, el Espíritu de Piedad para que pueda encontrar el servicio a Dios dulce y amable, y el Espíritu de Temor de Dios para que pueda ser lleno de reverencia amorosa hacia Dios y que tema en cualquier modo disgustarlo. Márcame, amado Señor, con la señal de tus
verdaderos discípulos y anímame en todas las cosas con tu Espíritu. Amén.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad
dings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to cap ves and recovery
of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year
acceptable to the Lord.””
Procession and Blessing with the Blessed Sacrament
at the end of Mass.
Please join us for this special moment
of prayer and adoration.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower
The Basilica of the National of the Little Flower
The Experience of Mercy through
the Carmelite Spirituality of Las Teresas
Teresa of Jesus
May 23rd
Therese of the Child
May 24th
Teresa Benedicta of
the Cross
May 25th
Teresa de Jesús of
the Andes
May 26th
Classes held at 6:30pm. Lecture in English will be at the Pastoral Center.
The Lecture in Spanish will be held in the Church Undercroft. Please call to register (210) 736-9126 ext. 116.
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Domingo de Pentecoste
15 de mayo del 2016
Pilgrimage to
The Community of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers invite the Little Flower Parish Families, Parishes, religious
communities, schools, parish organizations, youth groups, etc., to make their pilgrimage to the Basilica during
this “Year of Mercy. You can visit this designated place as a group or on your own.
† Prepare yourself or your group for your pilgrimage.
† See what liturgical services are being offered on the day you are planning your pilgrimage.
† To gain the plenary indulgence you may follow the requirements previously mentioned.
† You may apply the plenary indulgence for your faithful departed.
† During your journey, you may pray the Holy Rosary or any other prayer.
† As a conclusion of you pilgrimage you may recite faithfully the Creed and pray for the intentions of our
Holy Father.
For all those who want to make their pilgrimage at the Basilica as a group [more than 20 people] call the
Basilica office administration and let us know when you want to make your pilgrimage.
† Group Pilgrimages should be during 12:00 p.m. Mass [Monday-Friday], any Mass on Sundays or 8:00 am
Mass on Saturday.
† For any other time at your request if available you can bring your own priest to celebrate mass for you.
† Pastors are welcome to make a pilgrimage with their parishioners and celebrate the Holy Mass with them.
Confessions available by request.
† Basilica Tours available (request in advance) with veneration of the first class relic of Saint Therese.
A pilgrimage is a journey undertaken for a religious purpose most often to a sacred place.
The word “pilgrim,” derived from the Latin peregrinum, conveys the idea of wandering over a distance, but it is not just aimless wandering. It is a journey with a purpose, and that purpose is to honor
God. One of the earliest usages of the word is found in the writings of Saint Augustine of Hippo
(354-430). His work, Peregrinatio, described a Christian spiritual journey as a kind of self-imposed
exile of the pilgrim in which he searched for God’s Truth in his wanderings while visiting the holy
shrines of the Faith.
A Special Thank You
Thank you to our parishioners and friends for supporting Little Flower Parish by purchasing
floral arrangements made for Mother’s Day. A special thank you to all the individuals who
helped to make and sell the floral arrangements. I am very grateful for your help.
Blessings to all of you!
Fr. Luis
Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St. Therese Parish
Parish Meeting
Graduate Blessing
To all Parish Organization Members, Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist, lectors, ushers, sacristans and parishioners in general, you are strongly
invited to participate in our meeting on
Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30 pm at
the Parish Hall.
Fr. Luis
Little Flower invites all 2016 Graduates to attend Mass on
May 22nd, at 11am. Those graduates
in attendance will receive a special
blessing. Please call the Parish Office to
register (210) 735-9126, ext. 116.
Carmelite Secular Order
The Little Flower Arts & Crafts is looking for ladies to join
their group. They meet every Tuesday, from 9:30am to
12noon, at the Pastoral Center, located at 824 Kentucky
Ave. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Please call Carmen
Sanchez at 732-7672 or Norma Ortega at 332-0761.
The Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS), is a community of
secular men and women who are practicing Catholics and
who have been called to a Carmelite vocation with the
Charism of prayer. We meet on the second week of the
month beginning with the 11:00 AM Mass at the Basilica,
and continue with a business meeting, studies, silent reflection, spiritual talk, socialization and end with Evening prayer. For those who feel that they would like to learn more
about our order or feel that they might have a secular Carmelite vocation, we invite you to visit with us on the following dates: May 1, 2016 and June 12, 2016. Please contact Susan King at (210) 601-5538
([email protected]) for more information, and visit
our website:
Little Flower Altar Society News
May is when we come together to celebrate God's gift of
each other - the May Breakfast. This year it will be
held at "Lisa's," 815 Bandera Rd. on May 22,
2016. Members and guests are welcome to join us at
10:00 A.M. The new officers will be installed at this
time. There will be no regular business meeting in June or
July. The Executive Board meeting is planned for July and
information will be forthcoming.
To be a visible sign of our commitment to the parish community, members are encouraged to attend Holy Mass together at the Basilica on Saturday, May 21 at 5:30 P.M. New
members welcome!
For the Security of Parishioners and Visitors
Ladies Arts & Crafts
Little Flower School News…
Open House
Sunday, May 22nd 2016
9:00am to 3:00pm
Visit us at:
Call us for more information at
(210) 732-9207
TOURS ARE GIVEN DAILY! 40%OFF the Registration Fee
Little Flower School Taco Sale!
Sunday, MAY 22, 2016
at the School Cafeteria
Please Support Little Flower School!
Delicious Estela's Restaurant Breakfast Tacos Sale
Chorizo, Bacon, Potato, Bean and Cheese Tacos
Coffee, Lemonade and Bake Sale
Thank you for your support!
Escuela de Little Flower
Domingo, 22 de mayo de 2016
9:00am- 3:00pm
Todos estan invitados a visitar la escuela y la pagina de
Llamenos al (210) 732-9207
Reciba un 40% de descuento de la tarifa de registracion
If you are bothered by anyone asking for money inside the
Church or anywhere on Church grounds or if you observe
Little Flower School Venta de Tacos!
any suspicious activity please notify:
Domingo, 22 de mayo de 2016.
1) Parish Office at 735-9126, or
2) One of the Carmelite Fathers, or
3) If necessary, contact the Police.
En la Cafeteria de la Escuela
Deliciosos Tacos del Restaurante de Estela
Tacos de Chorizo, Papa, Tocino, Frijol y Queso
Café, Limonada, y Postres
Gracias por su cooperacion!
Pentecost Sunday
May 15, 2016
Lectors /Commentators
Second Collection:
Church Maintenance Fund
5:30pm Rosie Rodriguez, Yvonne Gunderman / Rosemary Saucedo
7:30am Lupe Blanco, Lilly Berry / Alois Iltis
9:00am (S) Tirso Castillo, Cinthia Lazaro / Martha Martinez
11:00am Carolyn Valek, Tony Valek / Francis Muzquiz
1:00pm Children’s Mass / Douglas Dionne
6:30 pm (S) Maria Medina, Mirna Martinez / Lucy Torres
Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
5:30pm Yolanda Esquivel, Imelda Garcia
7:30am Jaime Macias, Santos Ipina
9:00 am (S) Pedro Martinez, Mauro Martinez, Mauro G. Martinez
11:00am Homer & Annie Cadena, Dolores Noriega
1:00pm John Cantu, Imelda Muro, Jeannette Santos
6:30 pm (S) Jaime Macias
Mass Intentions
7:30am For Our Parishioners
9:00am Confraternity of the Brown Scapular
11:00am Little Flower Mass Association
1:00pm Secular Order Members (Living & Deceased)
6:30pm Charlie & Diane Luevano - Happy 30th Anniversary
12:00pm Holy Souls in Purgatory
5:30pm Gloria Torres
12:00pm Holy Souls in Purgatory
5:30pm +Ana Luz Velasquez & +Roberto Hodgson
12:00pm Holy Souls in Purgatory
5:30pm For the Living & the Dead
8:30am Little Flower School
12:00pm +Bertha Vasquez
5:30pm Carmelite Fathers of Little Flower
12:00pm Fr. Luis G. Belmonte, OCD
5:30pm Fr. Luis G. Belmonte, OCD - Happy Birthday
8:00am Holy Souls in Purgatory
5:30pm Elvin Soto
May 22 – Church Maintenance Fund
Weekly Collection
May 8, 2016
First Collection:
Church Maintenance Fund:
Online Giving:
Total $ 9,130.28
Thank you for your support!
$ 5,899.05
$ 1,562.23
Registered Online Supporters: 25
Lord, hear our prayers
The following friends and members of
the Parish need your prayers. Please
add these names to your prayer list.
Contact the Parish Office 735-9126 to
have names added to the prayer list.
Pray for the Sick and intentions of…..
Mary Curiel
Cecilia DeHoyos
Ernestina Silva
Kay & Gloria Shaw
Julie Shaw Akins
Maxine Cadena
Sylvia Rodriguez
Erika Huerter
Ken Narendorf
Homer Gaytan
Zachary Casarez
Soledad Contreras
Mario Alfaro
James E. Gillette
Jerry Noriega
Gim & Mrs. Ng
Hermelinda &
Raymond Guadiano
Sue Ruiz
Evangelina Gamboa
Arturo Herrera
Jaime Vega
George Zentella Sr.
George Zentella, Jr.
Henry Posos
Lucy Phalen
Chad Hammes
Alexis B Cruz & Family
Barbie Cruz & Fam.
Christina Polanco & Baby
Claudia Ramon
Kim Nester-Atiee
Sr. Anne Marie, OCD
Sr. Teresa, OCD
Jorge Martinez & Fam.
Alia Reyes
John Cortez
Daniel, Ray, Joseph
Rosa Castillo
Michael Ortega
Adrianna King
James Barron
Jose Corona
Mary Helen & Paul Mendoza
Rosa Corona
Guillermo Hernandez, Jr.
Terri Rangel
Guillermo Hernandez, Sr.
Emma Vallejo
Gloria Rangel
Michael Chapa
Olga Silva
Arlene Lopez
Maria Ramos & Fam. Diana Torres
Mary Gonzales
George Ramos
Toni Resendez
Carol Powanda
Robert Cortez
Joan Hammes
Jose Alicea
Maria Presas
Celina Gonzales
Adolfo Garcia
George Tovar
Jesus Hernandez
Emiliano Zapata
Betty Hernandez
Annie Cadena
David Alvarez
Maria Gamez
Mr. & Mrs. Castillo
Rosamaria Garcia
Mr. & Mrs. Mireles
Genaro Castilleja
Mr. & Mrs. Briseno
Adam Arredondo
Jeff & Danielle Alkire
Adela Fernandez
& Baby Amelia Rose
Diana Torres
Cindy Vargas & Fam.
Ortega Family
Guadalupe Ochoa
Julian Searcy
Naty & Nela
Beatriz Loya
Charles J. Lorea IV
Raymond Quintero
Cielo Salinas
Ivanna Vega
Deborah Vara

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