April 19, 2015 - St. Therese Catholic Church



April 19, 2015 - St. Therese Catholic Church
St. Therese
Catholic Church
217 Brawley School Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28117-9103
An Ignatian parish staffed by priests of the
Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus
(The Jesuits) since 1970.
April 19, 2015
3rd Sunday of Easter
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-12pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm
Phone: 704-664-3992
Fax: 704-660-6321
E-mail: [email protected]
Parish Website: www.sainttherese.net
Office Hours:
Sunday 8:30am-12pm & 3pm-9pm
Monday 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 9am-12pm & 3pm-7pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 9am-12pm
Friday & Saturday Closed
Phone: 704-664-7762
Every household is invited to register. Forms are
available in the Narthex, the office or on our
website. According to Diocesan policy, parish
registration is required for faith formation, all
sacraments and ministries, and school vouchers.
MOVING? Please notify the parish office!
4:30pm Thursday for the next weekend bulletin.
All items subject to approval and editing.
Submit to Lisa Cash, [email protected]
Sacramental Celebrations Mass Times
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12:00 noon
Sunday Nursery at 9 & 10:30am Masses
2:30pm Misa en Espanol
Daily Mass 9:00am Monday thr ough Fr iday
& First Saturdays
Reconciliation 4:00pm-5:00pm on Saturdays
or by appointment
The parishioners of St. Therese welcome our
visitors. Please introduce yourselves to your neighbors.
Catholics comprise less than 4% of North Carolina’s
population, therefore, your presence is very important
to us. We also rely on your support. Your generosity
will be much appreciated.
Please turn off cell phones and other electronic devices.
The Toddler Room is a convenient refuge for parents of
active children. Thank you for being with us! We
hope you have a great visit!
According to Diocesan policy, registered couples must
begin marriage preparation at least SIX MONTHS
prior to the desired wedding date. Please call the parish
office for an appointment.
At least SIX WEEKS before the anticipated date of
Baptism, parents must contact the office to arrange for
required baptismal preparation. Contact Christine Leal
CHILDREN—Grades 3 thru 7—All children in the
above grades are prepared for the first sacraments of
Initiation through the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Children. Contact: Dave Conklin in the Faith
Formation office 704-664-7762.
All adults and high school age teens who wish to be
baptized, confirmed and/or receive First Eucharist are
prepared through the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults. This is also the process for non-Catholics to
come into full communion with the Catholic Church.
Contact: Deacon John Sims 704-662-0714.
Please notify the parish office if you want communion
brought to the home, hospital or nursing home.
Hospitals do not notify the church that you are there
except at your direct request.
Please notify the parish office of those who are
homebound or in hospitals or nursing homes, especially
when seriously ill.
FIRST FRIDAY of each month
Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration
9:45am—4:45pm with Benediction at 4:45pm.
7 pm Mondays in the church
9:45 am Thursdays after Mass
Rev. Vincent C. Curtin, S.J., ext. 102
Parochial Vicar/Vicarios:
Rev. Dominic Totaro, SJ, ext. 225
Rev. Donald M. Ward, S.J., ext. 107
In Residence: Rev. Fr ancis X. Reese, S.J ., ext. 205
Deacons/Diácono: Rev. Mr . J ohn Sims
[email protected]
Rev. Mr. Robert Kratchman (retired)
Rev. Mr. Myles Decker (retired)
Faith Formation/Formación de Fe: 704-664-7762
Carmen SanJuan, ext. 109
David Conklin, ext. 108
Asst. Director
Darlene McClure, ext. 110
Office Assistant
Dayna Auten, ext. 318
Pre-school Director
Music Ministry/Ministerio de Música
Phillip Haigler, ext. 106
Argelia Chavez– Misa en Español
Maintenance Manager
Wesley Weaver, ext. 104
Melinda Drury, ext. 101
Parish Manager
Rosemary Hyman, ext. 315
Liturgy Coordinator
Christine Leal, ext. 100
Office Assistant/Facilities Scheduler
Leyda Carrillo, ext. 114
Latino Coordinator
Elaine Runski, ext. 301
Administrative Assistant
Lisa Cash, ext. 105
Ministry Communications Coordinator
Staff emails/correos electrónicos: (first initial, last name)
@sainttherese.net (inicial de su nombre, apellido)
@sainttherese.net i.e./ejemplo: [email protected]
except Deacon John who has his own email address
Pastoral Council
Bill Streiff, Pres. Bob Linden, Vice Pres. Tina Force Sec.
Maria Boaze
Mark Green
JoAnn Horan
Jack Madey
Amy Michelone
Karen Neyland
Jose Mauricio Solorio
Ron Toney
Jeff Wagner
Judy Wagner
Rick Wagner
APRIL 19, 2015
In Your Prayers
Welcome to our
New Church!
In order to keep it
clean and neat and to
protect the fabric on
our new pews, please
do not bring any food
or drinks in the
Thank you!
Please note: Our New
Church will be called the
“Church” and our
original Church is now
being called the “Day
Daily Mass will be held in
the Day Chapel
Jessie Adkins, Jan
Balmat, Michelle
Bischoff, Cybill Burke,
Luke Burke, Barbara
Cahill, Steve Coyne, Pat
Davies, Dutch
Detchemendy, Eileen
Iasenza, Jon Gorman, Lib
Koury, Joan Kratchman,
Dolores Licari, Aldo C.
Martinez, Cindy Powell,
Ron Regula, Rose
Regula, Helen Russo,
Richard Ruzewski,
Edward St. John, Ed and
Margaret Vadnois.
Please remember our
homebound in your
prayers: At home:
Attilo Ceraldi, Patsy
Freeze, Julianne & Scott
Jarvis, Mark Marchese,
Patrick Naso, Jeanne
McDonnell, Charles
Memrick, Dean Nash,
Helen Odomerick, Rita
Sabella, Mary Strup,
Stach Wisniewski, Pat
Marilyn Zande. Autumn
Care: Betty Kincaid,
Betty Markovich Brian
Center: William Cote,
Cynthia Ferrer,
Rosemary O’Dell,
Gregory Ramirez, Hattie
Walker, Joan Waltman.
Carillon: Betty Bunyan,
Mitzi Moody. Churchill:
Cecilia Blouin, Connie
Caron, Corinne Cordillo,
MaryJane Farrell, Millie
Garrison, Nancy
Grimaldi, Regina Kilcarr,
Joan Koch, Louise
Logono, Jean Loeshen,
Ruth Martins, Helen
Mastrianni, Robert
Matsey, Johanna
McCloskey, Jean
Mueller, Lillian Pingel,
Evaline Seyk, Elly
Schenne, Inga Shealy,
Sherry Thompson, Jean
Woodall. Crown Colony:
Rosemary Leonetta,
Linda Turner. Genesis:
Lucille Barslow, Joan
Brennan, Lorraine
Cardillo, Leona Dreiling,
Barbara Jedrey, Lelia
Leon, Margaret Lovine,
Francis Mariea, Dee
Murray, Terry Nagel, Jim
Strup, Patricia Vance.
Huntersville Oaks:
Carol Osmer Old Knox
Commons: Ar mand
LeClerc. Statesville
Place: Ir ene Nemeth.
Summit Place: Wanda
Binder, Bill Bonsignore,
Nickie Ceraldi, Connie
Ferraro, Lee Floyd, Mary
Kozar, Elaine Panuski,
Beverly Wisbon, Yvette
Wynn. The Pines:
Florence Chandler, Lee
Kuras, Marge Yukich.
Remember our military personnel in your prayers:
READINGS FOR Sunday, April 26, 2015
4th Sunday of Easter
1st Reading - Acts 4:8-12
Responsorial - Psalm 118
2nd Reading - 1 John 3:1-2
Gospel - John 10:11-18
In April, the Holy Father asks us to pray that
people may learn to respect creation and care for
it as a gift of God and that persecuted Christians
may feel the consoling presence of the Risen
Lord and the solidarity of all the Church.
Madison Ahlers, Dave
Berczek, Jaryl Burjoss, Janine
Campbell (USS Pickney),
Crista Campos, Garrett
Carnes, Douglas Cestari
(Afghan), John Cevasco,
Frank Comer, Steven Fotiadis,
Kody Garrison, Matthew
Geremia, Jeffrey Guild
(Afghan), Courtney Hanna,
Gregory Hanna, Richard
Hedges, Nicholas Hemm
(Japan), Mary Katherine
Hesler, Ryan Howard,
(Afghan), Jeremy Lacey,
Matthew Laxton, Rachel
Laxton, Adam Livingston,
Andres Molestina, Carlos
Molestina, John
Nickolopakos, Stephen
Nilsson, Eduardo J. Sanchez
(Afghan), Caylin Sandke
(Afghan), Jay Sandke, Ryan
Smith (Okinowa), Daniel
Spaulding (Iraq), Erik
Tarnacki, Dominic Wagner,
Donovan Wagner, John
White, Kyle Wishlinski (USS
Louisiana), Billy Wyatt
(Quantico). Please let us
know if someone in your
family is
injured, or
returns home.
The Ignatian Corner!
(NOTE: Fr. Adolfo Nicolas, S.J., the Superior General of the Society of Jesus and also the Ecclesial Assistant
for the World Christian Life Community gave major addresses at the WCLC Assemblies. In 2008 in Fatima,
Portugal, he suggested that CLCs are to be “Prophetic Communities.” In 2013 in Beirut, Lebanon, he stated
that CLCs need to search for and use a “Wisdom Language” in order to convey a prophetic message to people
today.” The IgnaShoes Community here at St. Therese reflected on this later talk. The following statements
are my notes from the group’s sharing. Fr. Dominic)
1. What struck you about this talk?
Ignatius was questioned by the Inquisition eight times because Ignatius was a threat to their power.
I find Wisdom in listening to people, especially in spiritual direction and see where God is leading this person.
This is a resource for us. Thus, each one of us can listen to one another.
The globalization of spirituality. Pope Francis in the Philippines warned the families about being taken up in
We have lost the ability to communicate from the heart. Families, when eating dinner, don’t talk with one
another; people are on phones or checking some fact. Even young people are longing for the conversation our
families used to have. Teens are fascinated by getting information immediately.
We are missing critical thinking and search for meaning. We are filling up our time in trivial things. In the
workplace, people are hungering for meaning. In the workplace, people are hungering for God. We are
missing the ability to speak to people in a way they can understand so that there can be dialogue, so that there
can be a search for truth.
Wisdom Language is the ability to speak to people in a way they can understand so that there can be dialogue,
so that there can be a search for truth.
I enjoyed the humor of this article. I see the need for discernment. I see the examples of how Pope Francis is a
role model.
2. Where have you found words of wisdom in your life?
From you (my husband) who enables me to look deeper into reality, faith, myself.
From a soul friend, who can challenge me in friendship, from what I read, from husband, homilies, children.
I watch people and their body language and their actions.
Where are the prophets today? President Obama, Joan Chittister, Richard Rohr, Karen Armstrong who has
established a community of compassion.
3. As a lay person, how can you share the wisdom of “Finding God In All Things” to others? In your
I have become more open with my friends about faith, prayer, the Bible.
I now pray for people. For example, a fellow worker’s wife died, with four children.
Pope Francis is a good way to enter into conversation.
I make it a point to reflect on how God has touched my life before talking about it to others, especially talking
about God’s compassion.
I ought not force my view on others.
I find the Examen most helpful for me and for my conversation with others, by referring to points when I am
with others in conversation.
(Fr. Dominic)
I have found a wonderful sisterhood with the women of SWAT. I have been in the parish for 17 years but
worked when I first moved here. When I retired I became very active with SWAT and the Social
Butterflies. My heart soars working with the wonderful women of the funeral ministry. I have truly found a
Please continue to send all stories to Connie Evans at [email protected]
To read the Memories of St. Therese that we have received so far, please visit the dedication page of our website
at www.sainttherese.net/new-church-dedication
Sun 4/19
Sunday, April 19
7:30 Parishioners
9:00 Edward & Phyllis Kromka+
(John & Elaine Runski)
10:30 Gerard Filion+ (Wife & Family)
Joseph Mosca+ (Larry & Paula Palmer)
12:00 James Trotter+ (Ann Marie Trotter)
Alice Riberio+ (Pryschlak Family)
2:30 Leyda Carrillo (Bday) (Staff)
5:30 Chris Winters+ (Kevin & Carol Powers)
Elaine Goodman+ (Kevin & Carol Powers)
Monday, April 20
9:00 Barbara Mary & John Louis (Sp Int)
Tuesday, April 21
9:00 Bill Winn+ (Sims Family)
Kevin Magnuson (Bday)
Wednesday, April 22
9:00 Millie DeRiso+ (Frank Nash)
Jane Livingston+ (Dick & Remy Bryar)
Thursday, April 23
9:00 Bob & Joan Kratchman (60th Anniversary)
Friday, April 24
9:00 Patrick Patwell+ (Reilly Family)
Roy Sorrese+ (Bill Niel)
Saturday, April 25
5:30 Olga Sims+ (Sims Family)
Chris Winters+ (Schaffer Family)
Sunday, April 26
7:30 John Trontell+ (Family)
Bob Margolis+ (Family)
9:00 Parishioners
10:30 Joseph Mosca+ (Sue & Jim Figgins)
Carl Hirt+ (Alana Pellegrino)
12:00 Fr. George Riberio+ (Pryschlak Family)
Rose Pryschlak+
5:30 John Cassidy+ (Decker Family)
Bebe Detchemendy+ (Powlowski Family)
Mon 4/20
Tues 4/21
Wed 4/22
Thurs 4/23
Fri 4/24
Sat 4/25
Deepest Sympathy
To Connie Evans and
family on the death of her
brother, Lou.
To the family of Marge
Yukish on her death.
To Christine Pianovich
and family on the death of
her mother, Claire
Sun 4/26
M.O.S.T.-Coffee & Donuts
Faith Formation Classes
Faith Formation Classes
FF-Together in Faith
Faith Formation Classes
Sanctuary Praise Band
Latino Baptism Prep Class
Crafty Ladies
Rosary for the Unborn
CLC-Fr. Dominic
Pastoral Council Meetings
Ignatian Book Club
Liturgy of the Hours
Faith Formation Classes
Marian Prayer Group
Ignatian Prayer-Spanish
Music-Handbell Choir
Women with Soul
Just Moved
Music-Children's Choir
FF-1st Communion Parent Mtg
Faith Formation Classes
Girl Scouts Junior Group
Latino Blessing Mother meeting
Music-Adult Choir
Adult Bible Study
Luminous Rosary
Womens Bible Study
Music-Latino Choir
Finance Council
Peace & Justice Committee
Bridge Club
FF-Friday Night Live
Spanish Youth Group
Saturday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
3:30 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
10:00 AM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
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7:00 PM
8:30 AM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:15 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
9:30 AM
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
1:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 AM
Jesuit Collaborative in Room
9:00 AM
Spiritual Exercises Training
10:00 AM
FF-Good Shepherd Retreat
11:00 AM
Latino Quinceaneras
2:00 PM
Faith Formation Classes
9:00 AM
Faith Formation Classes
10:30 AM
FF-1st Communion Prep {Span}
1:00 PM
Latino Pot Luck
1:30 PM
FF-1st Communion Prep
3:30 PM
Faith Formation Classes
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
Sanctuary Praise Band
4:00 PM
FF-Teen Meals
6:30 PM
FF-Youth Ministry
7:00 PM
FF-Confirmation Classes
7:00 PM
STEWARDSHIP...Sharing Time, Talent & Treasure
Giving through an endowment means your gift
does not stop as endowments exist in perpetuity.
God has taught us that you cannot love without
giving. Love is not a feeling. It calls for action, which
includes giving of our time, talent and treasure.
2015 Diocesan Support
As of April 10th, 539 of our
parishioners have contributed
$77,688.54 (paid) and $83,002.00
(pledged). When all pledges are
paid we will be at 120% of our
goal of $133,108.64.
*Please note: If you have already made a pledge
and are making a payment, please send it directly
to the Diocese at:
2015 Diocesan Support Appeal
1123 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28203-4003
(Please make checks payable to DSA)
Thank you for your support!
$30,000 $11,541
5 April (Easter)
YTD(7/1/14-4/5/15) $1,041,498 $1,003,000 $38,498
Active Families 3,620 as of 4/13/15
Thank You for Your Generosity
Mass Attendance
April 5, 2015
8:00 Sat
9:00 Church
9:00 Day Ch
10:30 Church
690 10:30 Day Ch
Our New Church will be called the “Church” and
our original Church is now being called the “Day
Cold Cereal
Macaroni & Cheese
(Food can be dropped off on the black
rolling carts in the Narthex of the
Church or you may continue to drop it
off in the carts in the hallway of the
Administrative building)
Please Remember:
 No opened or fresh food
 Check expiration dates - expired food
must be thrown away
Food Pantry is open Mondays from
10:00am to 11:30am
The pantry is closed on church Holy Days &
all Federal holidays.
Volunteers Needed
It’s time for SPRING and for the Knights of
Columbus Tootsie Roll drive!
Larry Rasmussen and other volunteers will be
working at the Mooresville Walmart on April 18th,
19th, 25th, and 26th handing out Tootsie Rolls
between 9am and 5pm. Volunteers are needed to
work 2 hour shifts.
If you want to volunteer for a 2 hour shift, please call
Larry Rasmussen at 704-224-0959 to schedule your
time. Students this is a great service opportunity!
The proceeds are donated to schools in our area for
their Exceptional Childrens’ programs.
There will be NO RCIA Inquiry
Thursday, April 23rd
Deacon Joe is our newest member of the St. Therese
deacons. Deacon Joe and Lee are natives to our great
state. They met at NC State and were married in
They moved to California where Deacon Joe was
ordained in 2000 to serve the Diocese of San Diego.
Deacon Joe was recently retired from the Diocese as
an active deacon.
He will be a retired deacon in active ministry here at
St. Therese like Deacons Myles and Bob.
Deacon Joe and Lee have two children and two
grandchildren. Fr. Vince has not yet assigned him to
a specific ministry here. With Deacon's Joe's arrival,
our parish is served by four deacons who have a total
of more than 100 years of service.
Sacrament of Anointing at the
5:30PM Mass
Saturday, May 2nd
(it is NOT on April 25th as previously
The Sacrament of Anointing will be given at 5:30
Mass Saturday, May 2nd. The sacrament of
anointing is given to those who are sick and those of
advanced age who are easily subject to illness. This
sacrament has its root in the ministry of Jesus. Jesus
sent out seventy-two disciples and told them to
anoint the sick with oil in his name. The letter of St.
James describes its practice in the early church.
“Are any among you sick? They should call for the
elders of the church and have them pray over them,
anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.”
The oil used for anointing is olive oil, which is a
natural healing balm. The prayers of the priest who
anoints and of the community ask God to make the
sick person well. Normally anointing is given to
those who are enduring physical, mental or spiritual
sickness. Unlike communion it is not meant for
everybody in the congregation. Often those seeking
the sacrament sit in the pews near the middle aisle.
They come up for anointing after the homily while
those not seeking anointing remain in their seats and
pray silently for those being anointed.
Please enjoy the beautiful prayer
below. Feel free to cut it out and save
it for easy reference to pray it often!
Loving and gracious God,
My parish is composed of people like me.
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly if I am.
It will be holy if I am.
Its pews will be filled if I help fill them.
It will do great work if I work.
It will be prayerful if I pray.
It will make generous gifts to many
causes if I am a generous giver.
It will bring others into worship if I invite
and bring them.
It will be a parish of loyalty and love,
of fearlessness and faith, of compassion,
charity and mercy if I who make it what
it is am filled with these same things.
May your Holy Spirit strengthen and
guide me as I dedicate myself to the task
of being your good and faithful servant.
With confidence and trust, I make this
prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A PRESENTATION on CLC will be today,
Sunday, April 19th at 1:15 PM in rooms 15 – 17
Join us:
Friday, April 24th
Dinner @ 6:30pm
Speaker @ 7pm
Presentation by Deacon Father George Politis
Our speaker will be:
Deacon Father George
Politis, Sunday School
Director at Holy Trinity
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
in Charlotte
Fr. George will be speaking
about The Greek Orthodox
Church: Its Liturgy, Icons
and Saints
“God, the source of all peace and love, has taught us throughout these years to regard one
another as members of the same family. For indeed, we have one Lord and Savior. We
belong to him through the gift of the good news of salvation transmitted by the apostles,
through the one baptism in the name of the Holy Trinity, and through the holy ministry.”
Pope Francis
This is a FREE event open to everyone!
SWAT invites all to our Fun-Fun-Fundraiser!!
Cards, games, door prizes and dessert –
all for only $10 per person!
Date: Thursday, April 30, 1:00-4:30 PM in the PLC
Bring your cards and/or board games, along with your friends, and join us for a
fun-filled afternoon!
Contact Claudette Hladik at 704-799-6506 or Barbara Beuley at 704-892-1456 for tickets.
We look forward to seeing you!
Coffee and Donuts- hosted by
M.O.S.T. (Men of St. Therese)
The Men of St. Therese, (M.O.S.T.),
would like to invite all
parishioners to Coffee
and Donuts after the
7:30, 9:00 and 10:30
Masses today. Please join
us TODAY, April 19th
and on the third Sunday of each month. It's
a great way to build a sense of community,
so why not stop by, enjoy some coffee,
juice, and donuts and get to meet someone
new. There are a lot of new families
moving in to our parish… what better way
to welcome them? Keep in mind that
children are welcome, too.
Dedication Thank you...
To all those who gave so generously of their time and talent to
make the church dedication such a great success - planners,
furniture movers, committee people, invitation group (buying,
addressing, mailing), shoppers, runners (taking the vestments to
the dry cleaners, etc.) proofers, computer people, front desk
volunteers, helpers for the handicapped, check-in people,
decorators, singers, musicians, ushers, greeters, altar servers,
banner carriers, soundboard volunteers, SWAT, MOST, the
Knights of Columbus, those who set up for Palm Sunday - It
would NOT have happened without you! A special thank you to
Vu Cleaners for all the beautiful work they do throughout the
year keeping the vestments clean and pressed, Clippers Florist
for the beautiful flowers and Trinity Cleaning Service that spent
many long hours making sure our facility looked it's best, Sports
Page- Chris Yelton, Rockwell Farms Nursery- Tom
Abramowski, and Florist- Dana Lesley.
MOST is planning its annual baseball outing at the Charlotte Knights ball park in downtown
Charlotte on Friday, June 19th. An awesome display of fireworks will occur immediately
following the last out! Bus service will be provided from St. Therese to the game.
Tickets: $23 including the bus and $17 for game only
Game time is 7:05PM.
The bus will leave at 5:15PM sharp!
Tickets will be available at the April and May Coffee and Donuts
Sunday and the May Pancake Breakfast.
Contacts: Vince Gr eco at 704-662-3930; Mark Daly at 704-987-4316; Don Mayer at 704-663-7593.
Limitations: We ar e limited to 100 game tickets and 40 bus r ider s. These will be on a “First Paid, First
Served” basis. Deadline for buying tickets is May 24th.
Community Open House Thank You…
Chick Fil A- Jill Martin, Marketing
Brusters Ice Cream- Denise Underwood, Owner
Sam's Club- John Borzoni, Marketing
Knights Of Columbus pr epar ed, ser ved, and donated Bar becue
SWAT planned, decor ated the PLC, pr ovided desser ts, ser ved
the menu provided and cleaned the kitchen and PLC after the event
Tour Guides - This group of volunteers provided community and
church members with the history of St. Therese and key points of
the new facility. These guides received special training and came
from various ministries in St. Therese.
Thank you to the Sanctuary choir, Rita Norvez, Jeff Wagner, and
Testify Ministries youth choir for providing superb entertainment!
Thank you to all the many parishioners, groups and ministries who worked together and gave so generously of
their time and talent to make the Community Open House such a great success!
Carolina Catholic Chorale: Orchestral Masses to be offered in May
Two Solemn High Orchestral Masses in the Extraordinary Form will be offered in May with music provided
by the Carolina Catholic Chorale and accompanied by the CPCC Early Music Ensemble. (Masses are open to
the public at no cost)
Saturday, May 2 at 2pm - Votive Mass of Our Lady (Mozart's Missa Brevis B-major) - St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlotte
Thursday, May 14 at 7pm - Ascension of Our Lord (Hassler 's M issa Octo Vocum) - St. Ann in Charlotte
For more information, please visit http://carolinacatholicchorale.weebly.com/
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
Like in the gospel today, sometimes our minds need
to be opened to know what God has done for us, and
what he wants for us in our marriage. The next
weekends are May 1-3, 2015 in Greensboro, NC and
Jul 31-Aug 2, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC. Early sign up
is highly recommended. For more information visit
our website at: http://NCMarriageDiscovery.org or
contact us at
[email protected] or 704-315
Catholics view donation as an act of charity,
fraternal love and self-sacrifice. Transplants are
ethically and morally acceptable to the
Vatican. Pope John Paul II referred to organ
donation as "a genuine act of love." There are over
123,000 people on the waiting list for a life-saving
organ. Sign up to be an organ donor.
Register or learn more at
Charlotte Office, 5000 D Airport Center
Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28208
tel: 704-512-3303; toll-free: 800-932-GIVE (4483)
In Anticipation of Pope Francis’ Upcoming Encyclical…. “Following Pope Francis on the Path to be
Good Stewards of God’s Creation” will take place on Saturday, May 2, at St. Matthew Church from
9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The event keynote speaker is Dan Misleh, Founding Director of the Catholic Climate
Covenant and former policy advisor with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. There will also be four
workshops to choose from. Find a full informational brochure with workshop titles and descriptions, presenter
bios, and registration information at www.stmatthewcatholic.org/May2 . Register and submit $20 event fee by
April 29. Lunch is provided. Sponsored by Catholic Charities, St. Matthew Church and Sisters of Mercy.
FAITH FORMATION 704-664-7762
Earth Day is this week!
In our faith tradition we are given holy people such as
Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi, who remind us that
we are not separate from the natural world but part of
it in one sacred earth community. St. Francis of
Assisi, in his “Canticle of Brother Sun,” sings of all
as brother and sister and addresses the elements as
Brother Sun, Sister Water, Mother and Sister Earth,
Brother Wind and Sister Moon. For Francis, creation
is good and Christic (“of Christ”) because it bears the
imprint of Christ from before the beginning. Francis’
love of Christ comes to a full expression of God’s
generosity and the appeal to oneness in the Mystical
Body of Christ, which the Canticle proclaims as a
cosmic kinship where all are brothers and sisters.
Members of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) have
always promoted environmental stewardship and
worked to help us all understand that we are
responsible guardians of creation. Pope Francis, in
typical Jesuit form, often preaches on the importance
of taking care of creation and will soon be publishing
an encyclical on the environment. Long time
parishioners will warmly recall our late Fr. Bill
Lynch’s greeting, “Welcome fellow planetary
travelers!” Perhaps this week
each family in our parish
could participate in one little
act of environmental
stewardship to thank God for
our earthly home.
Faith Formation Schedule
Classes as scheduled
4/19 Together in Faith 3:30 pm
4/19 No Evening Classes
4/24 Friday Night Live
Classes as scheduled
4/27 1st Communion Parent Mtg 6:30 pm
4/29 1st Communion Parent Mtg 6:30 pm
Last Week of Classes
Together in Faith 3:30 pm
Adult Ed 7 pm
First Communion Schedule
5/11 9 am Mass rehearsal—6 pm
5/12 11 am Mass rehearsal—5:30 pm
5/13 1 pm Mass rehearsal—5 pm
5/15 3 pm Mass rehearsal—6 pm
5/16 1st Holy Communions 9 am, 11 am,
1 pm & 3 pm
Confirmation Rehearsal—7 pm
Confirmation Schedule
5/56 Classes ABCD—7pm
5/28 Classes EFGH—7 pm
July 13-17 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Faith Formation for the 2015/16 school
year has begun. Students in weekly classes have been given preprinted family
registration forms in class. Families that
participated in home schooling or last
year’s Summer FF, need to come to the
office to get their forms. Blank forms are
available at http://sainttherese.net/faithformation-registration. Do not wait too
long to register because popular classes
will fill up fast.
Registration forms available
outside the Faith Formation office
or at http://sainttherese.net/vbs
Misas en Español
Todos los Domingos a las 2:30 p.m.
Adoración al Santísimo
Sacramento. El viernes 1 de Mayo
del 2015. Todos los primeros viernes
del mes, de 9:30 am—4:45 pm tendremos adoración eucarística.
Confesiones: Todos los domingos a
las 2:00 p.m. Usted puede llamar para hacer una
Clases de Bautismos:
Todos los tercer fines de semanas tendremos clases
de bautismos. La duración de la clase es de 2 horas,
la asistencia es requerida padres y padrinos. La
próxima clase será el domingo 17 de Mayo. Por
favor llamar a la Iglesia para registrarse como
Atención Padres: No niños en las clase.
Quinceañeras: Las personas que quieran
organizar 15 años tienen que
llamar a la iglesia, con 6 meses de anticipación.
Matrimonios: Clases pre matrimoniales, favor avisar con seis meses de
Primeras Comuniones y Confirmaciones: Llamar a
Carmen San Juan al 704-664-7762
Grupo Ignaciano: El grupo de oración Ignaciana
abren sus puertas todos los martes en la iglesia a
partir de las 7:00 pm. Los esperamos !
19 de Abril 2015
3do. De Pascua
Los discípulos en el Evangelio de hoy vinieron a
conocer a Jesús en la partición del pan . Cuando
compartimos lo que tenemos con aquellos que pasan necesidad, nosotros también descubrimos a
Jesús entre nosotros.
Asistencia de Alimentos: Atención a todas las familias latinas, nuestro servicio de ayuda de alimentos
será distribuida, Lunes en el siguiente horario
10:00 am– 11:30 am. Si usted necesita asistencia en
otros horarios, por favor diríjase a las Misiones cristianas.
RCIA: Rito de Iniciación Cristiana:
Las inscripciones están abiertas en el mes de Mayo.
Horarios celebración del sacramento de Bautismo
*Para los niños de 7 años o menores, se celebra el
sacramento cada segundo sábado (11:00 am) y
cada cuarto domingo del mes a la (1:15 pm)
*Para los que tienen 8 años hasta el segundo grado
de high school ( grado 10) se celebra el sacramento
durante la Vigilia Pascual de Sábado Santo.
*Para los de 3er año de high school (grado 11) y
después el sacramento se celebra durante la Vigilia
Pascual con todos los adultos.
*Los padres necesitan participar en las clases bautismales que se ofrecen cada tercer domingo de mes.
Disfruta de una cena y una noche especial el viernes
24 de Abril a las 7:00 pm. Tendremos la presentación del Diacono George Politis quien hablara sobre
la iglesia Ortodoxa de Grecia, la liturgia, los iconos
y los Santos. Reserva un tiempo en familia nuestra
cena será a las 6:30 pm, en el PLC y la presentación
después de la cena. Te esperamos !
Dios amoroso y gentil,
Mi parroquia esta compuesta de gente como yo.
Yo ayudo a que sea lo que ella es.
Sera afectuosa si yo lo soy.
Sera santa si yo lo soy.
Sus bancas estarán llenas , si yo ayudo a que se
Hará grandes obras, si yo trabajo.
Sera orante, si yo oro.
Hará ofrendas generosas a muchas causas si yo
dono generosamente.
Llevara a otros a adorarte, si los invito y los traigo.
Será una iglesia noble y de amor, sin miedo y llena
de fe, de caridad, compasión y misericordia si yo,
quien hago lo que es ella estoy lleno de estas mismas cosas.
Que tu espíritu santo me fortalezca y guíe al dedicarme a la tarea de ser Tu siervo bueno y fiel..
Confiando en ti, Dios Misericordioso, hago esta
oración, por medio de Jesucristo nuestro Señor,
Para más información, llamar a Leyda Carrillo a 704-664-3992 Extensión 114, fax 704-660-6321
“La Esquina Ignaciana”
El tiempo pascual, que estaremos celebrando hasta el día de Pentecostés (el
día 24 de mayo), es un tiempo en que la iglesia proclama su fe tenaz en la
realidad de salvación que se ha manifestado por la cruz y la resurrección de
Jesús. Aquella salvación se ha entendido desde el principio de la
predicación de la buena nueva como la salvación no solamente de toda la
humanidad sino también de toda la creación de la cual los seres humanos
forman una parte.
Porque la creación misma espera anhelante que se manifieste lo que
serán los hijos de Dios. Condenada al fracaso no por propia voluntad,
sino por aquel que así lo dispuso, la creación vive en la esperanza de
ser también ella liberada de la servidumbre de la corrupción y
participar así en la gloriosa libertad de los hijos de Dios. (Romanos 8:
Durante esta semana, la tercera de la temporada de pascua, dos días de importancia nacional
llaman la atención a esa dimensión de nuestra fe. El miércoles se celebrará el Día de la Tierra y
viernes el Día del Árbol. El Día de la Tierra fue el resultado del impacto de un libro publicado en
1962 (The Silent Spring - El Manantial Silencioso) en el cual por primera vez el problema de la
posibilidad de un desastre medioambiental se abordaba seriamente. El Día de la Tierra empezó en
el año de 1970 y de sus comienzos bastante humildes el movimiento ahora ha atraído cientos de
millones de personas de cada continente que están presionando por un medioambiente que se
sostengan y por la protección de santuarios naturales tanto de fauna como de animales, aves y
peces. El Día del Árbol es una celebración que originó en el año 1872 y se dedicaba al
compromiso de los ciudadanos del estado de Nebraska que plantearan un millón de árboles para
la conservación de los recursos naturales de nuestro país. También este movimiento ha crecido
internacionalmente y hoy se ve observado en, por lo menos, 39 países. La inspiración y la
creatividad de pocas personas han resultado en que muchos ahora están muy concientizados a la
responsabilidad que toda la humanidad tiene para guardar este don de la creación, el don más
precioso que Dios nos ha dado.
Pero todos no están convencidos. Todavía muchos vivimos sin mucha preocupación que su
manera de vida simplemente no es sostenible. Escuchamos discusiones sobre la realidad del
cambio de clima, de la deforestación desenfrenada, de los especies de animales que desaparecen
del planeta todos los años. Muchas personas, aisladas de esas realidades trágicas o por educación
o por un nivel económico tanto alto como bajo, o por una indiferencia al buen común, se dejan que
queden ciegos en frente de estas pesadillas futuras. ¿Pensamos nosotros que este problema
mundial es nuestro problema?
Es Santo Padre Francisco nos ha iluminado que los miembros de la iglesia tenemos una
responsabilidad grave a luchar contra aquella destrucción de los recursos naturales que son el
patrimonio de todos los seres humanos. En palabras claras y fuertes nos ha recordado que por la
Creación inicial y la Encarnación del Salvador nuestro medioambiente es un don de valor
incalculable. Tanto en las cosas pequeñas como en las grandes nuestra fe exige una sensibilidad
profunda a la conservación del don que se ha dada a todos para el empleo y el disfrute de todos.
Durante este período especial lleno de esperanza y de la renovación espiritual, renovémonos
también en nuestro compromiso con toda nuestra creación.
P. Donald Ward, SJ

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