st. thomas more church - St. Thomas More Catholic Church

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st. thomas more church - St. Thomas More Catholic Church
ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH
2510 So. Fremont Avenue, Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 284-8333 Website: stmcatholicalhambra.org
Sunday, March 6, 2016
EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATIONS WEEKLY LITURGIES
Saturday Vigil
5:00PM
Reconciliation
Saturday: 4:00-4:45PM
Sunday
7:30AM, 9:00AM, 12:30PM
10:45AM Spanish
English
Daily: Mon-Sat
8:30AM
Holy Day Masses
8:30AM, 7:00PM
Please contact the Parish Office for arrangements regarding
Baptisms, Sacrament of Matrimony, and Funerals
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9:00AM - 7:30PM
Friday
9:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Closed 1:00 - 2:00PM
Closed 1:00 - 2:00PM
PARISH STAFF
Office: (626) 284-8333 Fax: (626) 282-4459
Mission Statement
We, the faith community of Saint Thomas More
Catholic church are called by God the Father, through
the guidance of the Holy Spirit to live lives inspired by
Jesus Christ.
We aspire to be a welcoming community with full,
active, and joyful participation in the celebration of the
Holy Eucharist. We are dedicated to grow in spirituality, to nurture and guide our children and youth, to
reach out and address the needs of other communities
around us.
Nuestra Misión
Nosotros, la comunidad de fe de la iglesia Católica
Saint Thomas More estamos llamados por Dios Padre,
por medio de la guía del Espíritu Santo, a vivir vidas inspiradas en Jesucristo.
Aspiramos a ser una comunidad acogedora y que
participa de forma plena, activa, y gozosa en la celebración de la Santa Eucaristía. Estamos dedicados a crecer
en espiritualidad, a educar y guiar a nuestros niños y
jóvenes, y a reconocer y atender las necesidades de otras
comunidades a nuestro alrededor.
Administrator: Fr . Er asmus Sor iano
(ext. 116) [email protected]
Pastor Emeritus: Rev. J er emiah O’Neill
Deacon Couple: Rogelio and Emilia Gar cia
[email protected] (626) 705-1072
Pastoral Associate: Sr . Mar gar et Devlin, SSC
LMFT/Counseling (ext. 112) [email protected]
Safeguard the Children Contact: Mae Ho
(ext. 139) or (626) 457-5302 [email protected]
Director of Religious Education: Mae Ho
(ext. 139) or (626) 457-5302 [email protected]
Liturgy & Music Coordinator: Sr . Andr ea J ohnson
(ext. 137) [email protected]
Accounting Manager: Lucy Lai
(ext. 110) [email protected]
Youth Ministry & Confirmation Coordinator: Fr ancisco Ramos
[email protected]
Assistant Coordinator: Gabr iella Ramos (ext. 135)
Parish Secretary: Tess Water s
(ext. 141) [email protected]
Parish Receptionist: Mimi Lewis
SCHOOL STAFF
School Office: (626) 284-5778 Fax: (626) 284-3303
Admin. Team: J udy J ones and Ver onica Rodr iguez, (ext. 28)
Secretary: Mar y Helen Lazo, (ext. 29)
School Website: stthomasmor ealhambr a.or g
School Email: stthomasmor [email protected] thlink.net
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 6, 2016
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Administrator’s Corner
Coming Home
Fourth Sunday of Lent
This Sunday, we are given a most beautiful
description of who God is. From the parable, we
draw the image of God as a loving and forgiving
Father, who accepts us unconditionally. The story is not about the
younger son who took his inheritance and went away dissipating
them in vices. Neither the story revolves around the resentful older
son who refuses to join the celebration when his brother returned. Although the story seems to focus on the younger son, the
center of the story is on the character of the Father. He is lavish in
love, understanding, and mercy towards his two sons.
The younger son was a rebel. He claimed in advance his inheritance as if his father is already dead. Inheritance is only given upon
the death of the father. He was ungrateful to the generosity of his
father. He left home without thanking his father. What more, he
wasted his inheritance on every vice. When he realized that he has
nothing anymore and is living a difficult life, he decided to return to
his father. He was willing to be treated as a servant.
But look at how the Father responded to his younger son. Ever
since his son left, he is outside of the house waiting for his return. As
soon as he saw his son from afar, he ran to him, embraced him in his
arms, kisses him, welcomed him back in his house. He was happy to
see his son returned that he threw a party for him.
His older son, upon learning that his brother is back and his father
had a party for him was mad and jealous. He resented about how his
father treated well his younger brother. He complained that, although
he never left the house, he never disobeyed his father and was working hard for him he was never given even a kid goat to party with his
friends. How did the father respond to the grumblings of his older
son? The father said the most beautiful line in the story: “Son, all I
have is yours.” This image of the father mirrors the true image of
our Heavenly Father. He is an understanding and forgiving father.
Even though we rebel against him; even though we rejected his love
and went on our own way, his love for us never changed. He maybe
feels hurt on how we have rejected his love but he never stops or gets
tired of loving us. To him, we will always be his precious children.
He continues to love and accept us whenever we return to him. He
allows us, at times, with our stubbornness, with our pride and selfsufficient attitude not because he doesn’t care but only to let us realize later how wrong we are. He allows us to make mistakes and
wander to teach us a lesson that apart from him our life would not be
complete and happy.
In the parable, the two sons were not at home with the Father. The
younger son left home physically. However, the older son was also
away from home even though he stayed with his father. The older
son never felt he was at home with his father because he considered
himself a servant and not a son. He served his father as a slave. He
did not enjoy being with his father because he felt obligated to work
for him. Only when his father told him: “All I have is yours” that he
realized his heart was far from home.
Are we at home with our heavenly father? Do we consider him
as a father or a master? Do we celebrate with him when we hear
about our wayward brothers and sisters returning to him and he welcomes them back? Are we resentful that we do not receive the same
treatment or recognition from him even though we never left his
house, even though we never disobeyed him?
Lent is a time of coming home. It is the opportune time to be back
in God’s loving care. It is a time to reconcile with him. No matter
how far we are from him; no matter how disobedient children we are;
no matter how sinful we may have been, He will always waiting for
us, ready to run and meet us and embrace us back. His love is constant. He is always waiting for our return. That is our God. That is
our heavenly Father.
It’s now time to come home to the Father.
Regresando a Casa
Cuarto Domingo de Cuaresma
Este Domingo, se nos da una más bella descripción de quién es Dios.
A partir de la parábola, dibujamos la imagen de Dios como un Padre
amante y perdonador, que nos acepta sin condiciones. La historia no es
sobre el hijo menor quien tomó su herencia y se fue disipando en vicios.
Ni la historia se desarrolla alrededor al hijo mayor resentimiento que se
niega a unirse a la celebración, cuando su hermano volvió. Aunque la
historia parece centrarse en el hijo más joven, el centro de la historia
está en el carácter del Padre. Él es generoso en el amor, la comprensión
y misericordia hacia sus dos hijos.
El hijo más joven era un rebelde. Afirmó con antelación a su
herencia como si su padre está muerto. La herencia sólo se da después
de la muerte del padre. Él fue ingrato con la generosidad de su padre.
Salió de su casa sin dar las gracias a su padre. Qué más, malgastó su
herencia en todos los vicios. Cuando se dio cuenta de que no tiene nada
más y está viviendo una vida difícil, decidió regresar a su padre. Estaba
dispuesto a ser tratado como un esclavo.
Pero mira cómo el Padre respondió a su hijo menor. Desde que su
hijo se fue, él está fuera de la casa a la espera de su regreso. Tan pronto
como vio a su hijo desde lejos, corrió hacia él, lo abrazó en sus brazos,
lo besa, le dio la bienvenida de nuevo en su casa. Estaba feliz de ver
regresó a su hijo, que hizo una fiesta para él.
Su hijo mayor, al saber que su hermano está de vuelta y su padre
tenía una fiesta para él estaba enojado y celoso. Estaba resentido acerca
de cómo su padre trataba bien a su hermano más joven. Se quejaba de
que, a pesar de que nunca salió de la casa, nunca desobedeció a su padre
y estaba trabajando duro para él nunca se le dio incluso un cabrito a la
fiesta con sus amigos. ¿Cómo fue el padre respondió a las
murmuraciones de su hijo mayor? El padre dijo que la línea más
hermosa de la historia: "Hijo, todo lo que tengo es tuyo." Esta imagen
del padre refleja la verdadera imagen de nuestro Padre Celestial. Él es
un padre entendimiento y que perdona. A pesar de que rebelamos contra
él; a pesar de que hemos rechazado su amor y fuimos en nuestro propio
camino, su amor por nosotros nunca cambió. Él quizás, se siente herido
en la forma en que hemos rechazado su amor pero nunca se detiene o se
cansa de amarnos. Para él, siempre vamos a hijos suyos preciosos. Él
sigue amando y aceptarnos cuando volvamos a él. Él nos permite, a
veces, con nuestra terquedad, con nuestro orgullo y actitud
autosuficiente, no porque no le importa, pero sólo para dejar que nos
damos cuenta más tarde de lo equivocado que somos. Él nos permite
cometer errores y vagar para enseñarnos la lección de que, aparte de él
nuestra vida no estaría completa y feliz.
En la parábola, los dos hijos no estaban en casa con el Padre. El hijo
menor, se fue de casa físicamente. Sin embargo, el hijo mayor estaba
también fuera de casa a pesar de que se quedó con su padre. El hijo
mayor nunca sintió que estaba en casa con su padre, porque él se
consideraba un sirviente y no un hijo. Sirvió a su padre como un
esclavo. No le gustaba de estar con su padre porque se sentía obligado a
trabajar para él. Sólo cuando su padre le dijo: "Todo lo que tengo es
tuyo" se dio cuenta de que su corazón estaba lejos de casa.
¿Estamos en casa con nuestro padre celestial? ¿Consideramos él
como un padre o un amo? ¿Celebramos con él cuando oímos hablar de
nuestros hermanos desobedientes que regresan a él y les da la
bienvenida? ¿Estamos resentidos que no recibimos el mismo trato o el
reconocimiento de él, aunque nunca salió de su casa, a pesar de que
nunca lo desobedecimos?
La Cuaresma es un tiempo de volver a casa. Es el momento
oportuno para estar de regreso en el cuidado amoroso de Dios. Es un
tiempo para reconciliarse con él. No importa cuán lejos estamos de él;
no importa cómo los niños desobedientes que somos; no importa cuán
pecadores somos, Él siempre estará esperando por nosotros, listo para
correr y reunirse con nosotros y nos abrace de nuevo. Su amor es
constante. Él siempre está esperando de nuestro regreso. Este es nuestro
Dios. Este es nuestro Padre celestial.
Ahora es el momento de volver a casa con el padre.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 6, 2016
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — God’s people enter the promised land, observe the
Passover, and eat of the produce of the land (Joshua 5:9a, 10-12) or 1
Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.
Psalm — Taste and see the goodness of the Lord (Psalm 34) or Psalm
23.
Second Reading — We are now ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians
5:17-21) or Ephesians 5:8-14.
Gospel — We must rejoice when our brother who was dead in sin repents and comes back to life (Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) or John 9:1-41 [1, 6-9,
13-17, 34-38].
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Is 65:17-21; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13b; Jn 4:43-54
Ez 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-16
Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18;
Jn 5:17-30
Ex 32:7-14; Ps 106:19-23; Jn 5:31-47
Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-21, 23;
Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53
Is 43:16-21; Ps 126:1-6; Phil 3:8-14;
Jn 8:1-11;
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — El pueblo de Dios entra a la tierra prometida (Josué
5:9a, 10-12) o 1 Samuel 16: 1b, 6-7, 10-13a.
Salmo — Haz la prueba y verás qué bueno es el Señor (Salmo 34 [33]) o
Salmo 23(22).
Segunda lectura — Ahora somos embajadores de Cristo (Corintios 5:17
-21) o Efesios 5:8-14.
Evangelio — Debemos celebrar cuando nuestro hermano se arrepiente y
vuelve a la vida (Lucas 15:1-3, 11-32) o Juan 9: 1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 3438].
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Lunes:
Is 65:17-21; Sal 30 (29):2, 4-6, 11-13b;
Jn 4:43-54
Martes:
Ez 47:1-9, 12; Sal 46 (45):2-3, 5-6, 8-9;
Jn 5:1-16
Miércoles: Is 49:8-15; Sal 145 (144):8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18;
Jn 5:17-30
Jueves:
Ex 32:7-14; Sal 106 (105):19-23; Jn 5:31-47
Viernes:
Sab 2:1a, 12-22; Sal 34 (33):17-21, 23;
Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Sábado:
Jer 11:18-20; Sal 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53
Domingo:
Is 43:16-21; Sal 126 (125):1-6; Fil 3:8-14;
Jn 8:1-11
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James Lindgren
Alina Magrina
Edgardo Marin
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Gisela Newson
Maria Raygosa
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Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 6, 2016
Catholic Relief Services
"Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least
brothers of mine, you did for me" (MT 25:40).
Today, we are reminded that Jesus identified himself with our poorest brothers and
sisters. The Catholic Relief Services Collection serves Jesus in the victims of human trafficking, those who suffer from
unjust laws, and those who need pastoral
care and humanitarian assistance across the
globe. Through supporting today's collection, you help Jesus in
disguise. Thank you for your generosity.
THE EXTRAORDINARY JUBILEE OF MERCY
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
The Jubilee announcement had been made on the second anniversary of
the election of Pope Francis, during his homily for the penitential liturgy with which the Holy Father opened the “24 Hours for the Lord”.
This initiative, proposed by the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of
the New Evangelization, promotes throughout the world the opening of
churches for an extended period of time for the purpose of inviting
people to the celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The theme
for this year has been taken from the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians,
“God rich in mercy” (Eph 2:4).
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Sunday B reakfast
Please join us in the hall for
Pork Ribs in Green Sauce, Eggs
and Chorizo, Huevos Rancheros,
Menudo, Coffee and Donuts
8:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Youth Group
Baptism Schedule
English Classes ar e held on the 2nd and 3rd Saturday from 3:00 p.m.
to 4:30 p.m. at the Ministry Center.
Spanish Classes ar e held on the 3rd and 4th Sunday from 12:15 p.m.
to 1:45 p.m. at the Ministry Center.
English Baptisms take place the 1st and 3rd
Saturday of every Month at 11:30 a.m.
Spanish Baptisms take place the 2nd and 4th
Saturday of every Month at 11:30 a.m.
Please visit the Year of Mercy website at seekmercy.org
Lenten Backpack Project
This Season of Lent we invite you to participate in our
parish’s “Lenten Backpack Project,” which aims to provide backpacks with school supplies to poor children in
the Philippines.
The desired school supplies include:
Pencils
Pens
Crayons
Rulers
Erasers
Pencil Sharpeners
Glue Sticks
Notebooks
Join Our Grief Support Group
The group will meet on Tuesday, March 8th at
7:00 p.m. in the Ministry Center
You may send your donations to the parish office or drop
them in the boxes provided in the vestibule.
Thank you for your generous support
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WELCOME TO OUR PARISH
If you are a newcomer to the parish and would like to register,
please complete the information below. Please clip this form
and bring to the parish office or deposit in the Sunday collection.
Current Parishioners, help us update our files by submitting
address and phone number changes with this form.
Name: ___________________________________________________
Address: _________________________________________________
City: __________________________________ Zip ______________
Phone: ____________________ Cell Phone: ____________________
Vatican Splendors features over 200 objects, including personal mementos from both His Holiness Pope Benedict and
Pope Saint John Paul II. From the sights and sounds of the
grand Basilica to a touchable cast of Saint John Paul II's hand,
it's a true "insiders" view of the Vatican, including spiritual,
artistic and ceremonial treasures. With its vast collection of
paintings and artifacts dating from the earliest days of papal
history, Vatican Splendors provides an unprecedented opportunity for faith formation.
This program allows parishioners to obtain exhibit tickets at a
discounted price of $5 off each ticket. Tickets can be pur chased at
www.ReaganLibrary.com/VaticanSplendors or at the Reagan Library
box office. Enter or mention discount code: 'PARISH'.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 6, 2016
MASS SCHEDULE
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CURRENT EVENTS
Saturday, March 5, 2016
Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:30 AM Fr. Hoan
Parishioners of STM
4:00 PM Fr. Andrew
Confessions
5:00 PM Fr. Andrew
Robert Kirin †
6:00 PM Confirmation Class
Hall or MC
7:30 PM Passion of the Lord
School Courtyard
Sunday, March 6, 2016
8:30 AM
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Sunday Breakfast (Youth
Group)
Hall
7:30 AM Fr. Hoan
Anna Kim Bui †
9:00 AM Fr. Eras
Frank R. Garcia †
9:30 AM Legion of Mary
Ministry Center
10:45 AM Fr. Ruiz
Rafael Garcia, Sr. †
7:00 PM RCIA Class
Ministry Center
12:30 PM Fr. Pius
Rene Herrera †
7:30 PM Youth Band Practice
Church
Monday, March 7, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
8:30 AM Fr. Eras
Parishioners of STM
7:00 PM Fr. Eras
Penance Service
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
8:30 AM Fr. Eras
Parishioners of STM
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
8:30 AM Fr. Eras
Alejandro and Henry Lipsun †
Church
6:45 PM English Choir Practice
Church
7:00 PM Grief Support
Ministry Center
7:00 PM Bible Study
Ministry Center
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Parishioners of STM
Friday, March 11, 2016
8:30 AM Fr. Eras
Our Lady of Wisdom
Prayer Group
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
8:30 AM Fr. Donovan
9:00 AM
Parishioners of STM
Saturday, March 12, 2016
1:00 PM Mission Circle
Ministry Center
6:30 PM Youth Nights
Ministry Center
8:00 PM Spanish Choir Practice
Church
Friday, March 11, 2016
8:30 AM Fr. Eras
4:00 PM Fr. Hoan
Parishioners of STM
Confessions
5:00 PM Fr. Hoan
Vincent T. Jordan, Jr. †
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Anna Kim Bui †
9:00 AM Fr. Andrew
Parishioners of STM
Rafael Garcia, Sr. †
12:30 PM Fr. Eras
Adria Garcia †
Church
6:00 PM Soup Supper
Hall
7:00 PM Stations of the Cross
Church
Saturday, March 12, 2016
7:30 AM Fr. Eras
10:45 AM Fr. Ruiz
9:00 AM Eucharistic Adoration
6:00 PM Confirmation Class
Ministry Center
Sunday, March 13, 2016
8:30 AM Sunday Breakfast
Hall or MC
Collections for February 28, 2016
5:00 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:45 AM
12:30 PM
By mail/online
Bldg Fund
Altar Society
Special Projects Fund
$709.00
$939.00
$1,602.00
$713.00
$1,072.00
$384.00
$435.00
$100.00
$55.00
$6,009.00
2nd Collection (Maryknoll Fathers)
$2,548.00
Reminders and Upcoming Events
Please join us for the Stations of the Cross
Every Friday of Lent at 7:00 pm in the church
Year of Mercy Vigil, Thur sday, Mar ch 17, 2016, 6:30 PM
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