The Fifth Sunday of Easter April 28, 2013 As Today`s Gospel is so


The Fifth Sunday of Easter April 28, 2013 As Today`s Gospel is so
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The Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 28, 2013
Making the Most of the Remaining Easter Season
Today’s Gospel is so familiar
that we are likely to let it flow
over us without paying much
attention to what it is saying.
There is one word in it, however, that should give us pause.
That word is “as.” Big problems
can come in small packages.
It may be difficult for us to remember to keep the Easter
celebration going during the 50 days of the season. Here
are a few ways to revitalize your Easter attitude:
The commandment of universal love makes a lot of
sense. It is really no more than an affirmation of
human solidarity and of our nature as social beings.
We all recognize that the world would be a better
place if we all followed this path. Why we do not is a
great mystery, the answer to which would probably
win us a Nobel Peace Prize.
Loving everyone may be dauntingly difficult, but that
is still not enough for Jesus. The commandment he
proposes is that we love others in the same way as he
did. “As I have loved you, so you also should love one
another.” This recalls those other hard sayings of the
Gospel, “Forgive us as we forgive” and “Be Perfect as
your heavenly Father is perfect.” Before such words
as these we probably feel as overcome as the first
disciples did when they exclaimed, “Who, then, can
be saved?” (Mark 10:26).
Jesus’ response to them should
also strengthen our resolve. “For
human beings it is impossible, but
not for God; all things are possible
for God” (Mark 10:27). When a
commandment is given, God also
gives us the grace to fulfill it. Jesus’
instruction to love as he loved is not a mere precept;
it is a promise. More than that, it is what is given us
in the gift of new life, a new heart, capable of a wider
loving. The gift is an answer to St. Augustine’s
prayer: “Give what you command, and then
command whatever you will.”
—Do something special with your family for each of the
remaining Sundays of
Easter. Make a unique meal,
go for a family hike, have a
family movie night.
—Show reverence for God’s
creation by spending time
—Remember the poor, oppressed and lonely by making
a special donation, serving a meal at a local agency or
keeping them in your prayers.
—Spend time with family members whom you might not
see that often. Even a 30 minute visit will go a long way
toward building relationships.
—Change your menu to fit the liturgical year. Since it’s
Easter, make a point to have celebratory items such as
dessert, wine or other treats you wouldn’t normally have.
—Make a point to dine
with your family. Sit
together and talk.
—Have guests for
Sunday dinner.
Observing the Easter
season with a small community gathered around your
table is truly an extension of the Eucharist. By serving our
families and friends we live out the paschal mystery in the
way Jesus taught.
—Reflect on the extraordinary nature of Christ’s gift of life
to us. We have been freed from death. Each day, take a
moment to think about the profound meaning of the
—Fr. Michael Casey, Give Us This Day
Everyone is Welcome to
Attend the
Anointing of the Sick Mass
Saturday, May 4th
—Do less, Slow down
and indulge in a simpler schedule. Make
time for prayer. You
have the whole summer to do yard work or
house projects.
—OSV Newsweekly
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The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Mass Intentions
Saturday...……………..April 27
5:00PM………†Janice Morzinski/George Morzinski, Spec. Int.
Sunday……………..…..April 28
8:30AM…………….......†Richard Neely
10:00AM…...….……….People of St. Didacus
11:30AM………….†Narciso Martinez & †Angela Armendaris
Monday………………...April 29
7:30AM…….……….….†Patricia Weaver
Tuesday………..…..….April 30
6:00PM…………..….....†Ted Herrera
Wednesday………..….May 1
8:30AM………………….†Anthony Cabeza de Baca
Thursday………...…….May 2
7:30AM………………...†Richard Garrigues
Friday…………....……..May 3
7:30AM……………Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Forbes, Spec. Int.
Saturday...……………..May 4
9:00AM…………………†Fran Brister
5:00PM………………....Mother’s Day Novena
Readings for the Week of April 28, 2013
Next Sunday:
Acts 14:21-27/Rv 21:1-5a/
Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35
Acts 14:5-18/Jn 14:21-26
Acts 14:19-28/Jn 14:27-31a
Acts 15:1-6/Jn 15:1-8 or Gn 1:26--2:3 or
Col 3:14-15, 17, 23-24/Mt 13:54-58
Acts 15:7-21/Jn 15:9-11
1 Cor 15:1-8/Jn 14:6-14
Acts 16:1-10/Jn 15:18-21
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29/Rv 21:10-14, 22-23/
Jn 14:23-29
Weekly Events at St. Didacus
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Confirmation II
Spanish Kermes Meeting
Monday, April 29, 2013
Small Faith V
Youth Steubenville Meeting
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Small Faith III
Youth Ministry
Small Faith IV
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Eucharistic Adoration
Altar Society Meeting
Religious Education
Men’s Prayer Group
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Spanish Choir
Small Faith I & II
Friday, May 3, 2013
1st Friday Adoration
Encuentro Matrimonial
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Anointing of the Sick Mass
Marriage Encounter
THE WEEK OF April 21, 2013
Collection for April 21, 2013
Restricted Funds for April 21, 2013
Total Income:
$ 267.00
Please Pray For
† Bartolo Diaz
Welcome to St. Didacus Parish!
10:00am Hall
Saturday 5:00pm
Sunday 8:30am & 10:00am English
11:30am in Spanish
Daily Mass
Mon., Thurs., Fri. 7:30am
Wednesday 8:30am & Tues. 6:00pm
Eucharistic Adoration
Wednesdays 7:30am—8:30am
First Fridays 8:00am—9:00am
Confessions—Saturdays 3:30pm or by appt.
Pastor, Fr. Michael J. Sinor
Parish Office 619-284-3472
April 28, 2013
Maria Luz Arrellano
Katherine Artale
Jim Barnes
Diann Bauer
Dan Bauer
Herbert Baxter
Rita Bonnell
Norm Boyer
Herminia Brignoni
Ibeth Brignoni
Lee Burnett
Ruben Campos
Marie Cavanaugh
Terry Davidson
MaryLou De Luca
Juanita Diaz
Fred Dueber
Clyde Elkins
Maria Fielding
Susan Guenzel
Rosie Kinninger
Marcella Halweg
Bernie Kober
Marilyn Kober
Maria Koter
Virginia & Frank Lantry
Juanita Lopez
Maria Lopez
Dolores Mediano
Esteban Mediano
Joe Moser
Segunda Ordona
Sylvia Paiz
Dominick Palestini
Diane Porter
Dolores Robertson
Atina Rodriguez
Aaron Rodriguez
Alette Rodriguez
Gladys Palestini
Jeff Salazar
Patricia Seay
Christine Segura
Michael Smith
Raymond Sparks
Angel Tapia
Pedro Tapia
Therese Tucker
Carol Verdon
Catarina Zizzo
Rose Zaragoza
Adalina Zarate
And the special
intentions in our
Book of Needs
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The Fifth Sunday of Easter
4630 34th Street, San Diego CA 92116
Keep up the hard work
St. Didacus School!
First in Math is an on-line
math program designed to
strengthen students’ math
skills. It is a program used by our school and schools
across the nation. At this point in time, St. Didacus
School is ranked 4th in the nation and 2nd in the state
of California. April 30th is the last day for the
nation-wide competition to determine which school’s
students have been the most successful math
learners...TUNE IN NEXT WEEK to see St. Didacus
School’s final ranking!
Youth Ministry News
Steubenville Parent & Teen
Monday, April 29, 2013
7:00pm in the Parish Hall
All teens interested in attending the Steubenville retreat
on July 26-28, 2013 should
bring their parents to this
informational meeting. If you have any questions,
please contact Olivia Wright in the Parish Office.
We love our bulletin sponsors…
Our Lady of the Rosary Gift Shop
1629 Columbia Street
In the heart of Little Italy!
We are in the season of First
Communions and Confirmations!
Make a visit to Our Lady of the
Rosary Gift Shop for all your
religious gifts. They have parking available for
shoppers! See their add on the back of the bulletin and
let them know you appreciate their sponsorship!
I will praise your name for ever,
my king and my God.
April 28, 2013
Altar Society Meeting
Wednesday, May 1st
12:00-2:00pm in the Hall
All women of the parish are invited to
attend this luncheon meeting. Any
questions? Call Teri Scinocca at
1st Friday Adoration
Friday, May 3rd
Make room for Jesus in your day by
spending time with him in prayer
before the Blessed Sacrament.
Mother’s Day
Novena of Masses
May 4th-12th
Express your love for
a special mother, grandmother, godmother,
mother-in-law, an
expectant mother, or any
woman who has played a motherly role in
your life by enrolling them in our Mother’s
Day Novena of Masses from May 4th through
May 12th.
Please complete an envelope available at
the Church entrance and return it in the
collection basket or to the parish office.
The Altar Society wants to thank everyone
who made our Thrift Sale such a success.
Thanks to everyone who donated items,
helped with the sale and those who
shopped! We appreciate your generosity
to our parish. We were able to raise
$6,778 that will be used for parish needs.
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The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Saint Joseph the Worker
Feast Day May 1
Joseph understood the importance of work. He was a carpenter—a builder—and probably taught Jesus his trade.
Through his work, Joseph honored the Father in heaven and
continued the act of creation.
He lived in dignity.
To give workers a patron, the Church turned to Joseph, who had been made the Patron of the Universal
Church by Pope Pius IX in 1870 and the model for
fathers of families. Joseph was named protector of
workers by Pope Benedict XV, and in 1955, the feast
of Saint Joseph the Worker on May 1 was proclaimed
by Pius the XII.
Let us pray to Saint Joseph for his help in all our
work and for those many people who want and
need jobs but cannot find them.
Kid’s Corner
In today’s Gospel we
hear Jesus tell us to
love one another as He
has loved us. Put that
love into action this
week by finding someone in your neighborhood, school, place of
work, or within your
family who sometimes feels left out. Reach out
to that person with the kind of love Jesus describes in this Gospel. Make them feel
welcome and know they are a child of God.
Perhaps you will send them a greeting card, say
a special prayer for them, visit them, or invite
them to your home. When your action is
complete, share with your family where you saw
Jesus in the experience you had with the
Help Wanted: repairing wooden floors in the Altar
Society’s sheds. If you can help, please
contact the Parish Office.
April 28, 2013
“Looking to the final judgment must
never frighten us. Rather, it urges us to
live the present better. With mercy and
patience, God offers us this time so that
we might learn every day to recognize
him in the poor and the small, might
strive for the good, and might be vigilant
in prayer and love. The Lord, at the end
of our existence and of history, may then recognize us as
good and faithful servants.” —Pope Francis speaking to a
general audience on April 17, 2013 about the key to final judgment:
Faith makes us taste in advance the light
of the beatific vision...Faith is already
the beginning of eternal life. (CCC 163)
Perhaps there is no greater mystery in the
Christian life than the very gift that began that
“Christian life” in the first place, namely, the gift of
the theological virtue of faith. It is by this virtue that
we come to know God as he is in himself. We are able
to grow in knowledge and therefore in love for him.
We thus begin our eternal life here on earth!
We then realize that the words of St. John’s Gospel
are not an empty promise: “Truly, truly, I say to you,
he who believes has eternal life” (Jn 6:47). Christ does
not say “will have eternal life,” nor does he say “might
have eternal life.” Christ definitively states that the
believer has eternal life at that very moment of belief.
This “eternal life” then is a reality in the present and
not only some longed-for or long-off reward. In truth,
the eternal reward of beatitude will be, according to
our capacity, the full knowledge and love of God as he
is. But this truth need not deny that we can have a
share of that glory even now in the present. “So faith
is already the beginning of eternal life.”
—Fr. James M. Sullivan, O.P. from Magnificat Year of Faith Companion
Culture of Life Family Services
Cordially invites you to the third annual
Our Lady’s Tea
Sunday, May 19th
At the home of Claire Reiss
La Jolla, CA
Tickets are $40. For more
information and to register visit
COLF’s website at
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Quinto Domingo de Pascua
La vida después de Jesús
Las tres lecturas de hoy forman
una animada conversación. El
evangelio, tomado del discurso
de la Última Cena, confronta
con un problema. Jesús dice:
“Hijitos, todavía estaré un poco
con ustedes” (13:33). Pesan las
últimas palabras que alguien
pronuncia. Los que oyen a Jesús
aprenden que él se les entrega
en los demás. Aunque él ya no esté físicamente, ellos
rencontrarán su memoria, su voz y sus acciones en su
comunidad de amigos.
La segunda lectura, del Apocalipsis, empalma con
el evangelio, cuando asegura que Dios “habitará con
ellos; ellos serán su pueblo y Dios mismo estará con
ellos”. Los discípulos en la Última Cena estaban preocupados porque Jesús los abandonaba. ¿Cómo será el
futuro? Las palabras de Dios responden cuando dice:
“Mira, yo hago nuevas todas las cosas”. Cuando los
cambios nos preocupan, esas palabras nos dan confianza y protegen nuestra frágil seguridad cuando nos preguntamos qué sigue en el plan de Dios. La lectura de
los Hechos ilustra cómo las palabras se traducen en actividad. El viaje de Pablo y Bernabé por el Mediterráneo fue relampagueante. Sin embargo, no escuchamos
ni una queja sobre sus dificultades: tormentas, hambre,
piratas, vientos, inseguridad. Por el contrario, a las gentes que ellos encuentran, las fortalecen y animan. Contentos de que Dios llame a los gentiles a la fe, alaban
por todo lo que Dios les ha ayudado a realizar.
Novena de Misas por el día de las madres
del 4 al 12 de mayo
Exprese su amor a su mama, abuela, madrina, suegra,
alguna mujer embarazada que conozca o alguna mujer
que haya tenido un papel maternal en su vida e inscríbala en nuestra Novena del Día de la Madres, las misas de
los días 4 al 12 de mayo se celebraran por sus intenciones. Por favor
complete los sobres que están a la entrada de la iglesia y devuélvalos en
las canastas de la colecta o tráigalo a la oficina parroquial.
Primer Viernes del Mes
viernes 3 de mayo
8:00—9:00 AM
Hágase un tiempecito para pasar un
ratito de oración ante Jesús Sacramentado este próximo viernes.
28 de abril 2013
“¿Cómo discernir nuestra vocación con
el Espíritu Santo?”…
La Hermana Aurora López, encargada de
promover las vocaciones de nuestros
jóvenes en la Diócesis de San Diego.
Quiere invitar a los jóvenes de nuestra
parroquia para que participen en el retiro
de discernimiento vocacional en español.
Sábado y Domingo 27-28 de abril de
9:00 AM a 5:00 PM
Lugar: Centro Pastoral
3888 Paducah Drive
San Diego, CA 92117
Donativo: 5 dólares por día - incluye alimentos
Traer: Biblia, cuaderno y pluma
Para más información: Hermana Aurora
alopez-ornelas, al teléfono (858) 490-8346
[email protected]
Reunión de padres y
adolescente para el
retiro de Steubenville
el lunes 29 de abril 2013
7:00 PM
Salón Parroquial
Todos los jóvenes que
están interesados en asistir al retiro de Steubenville los días 26, 27 y 28 de julio deberán
asistir a la junta junto con sus padres para la
reunión informativa. Si tiene alguna pregunta,
por favor póngase en contacto con Olivia Wright
en la oficina parroquial al 619-2843472.
Todos están invitamos
a la Misa de
Unción de los Enfermos
Sábado 4 de mayo a las 9 AM

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