March 1, 2015 - St. John the Evangelist

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March 1, 2015 - St. John the Evangelist
1 de marzo de 2015
Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma
March 1, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent
If you drive past any health club early in the
morning, most likely you will see a parking lot
filled with cars. Those cars belong to people
who are attempting to be “transfigured” according to the ways of the world. Even during the
season of Lent, the parking lots of churches are
not filled in the same way for morning Mass,
evening prayer, scripture study, or other disciplines that parishes may be offering. This is not to say that
keeping oneself in good physical condition is unimportant (it’s
actually a worthwhile component of stewardship of God’s creation), nor does the tale of the empty parish parking lot serve
as a means to impose pointless guilt. It serves as a reminder,
however, that no “transfiguration” happens without discipline
and sacrifice. And the disciplines offered to us by Lent serve
to “transfigure” us in more important ways. A careful listening
to the readings today will fill our ears with many references to
discipline and sacrifice.
Si pasas por un club gimnástico temprano en
la mañana, probablemente notarás un parque de
estacionamiento lleno de autos. Esos autos son
de las personas que tratan de “transfigurarse”
según las normas del mundo. Ni siquiera en la
Cuaresma, los parques de estacionamiento de
las iglesias se llenan de la misma manera para la
misa matutina, oraciones de la noche, estudios
bíblicos u otras devociones que las parroquias
puedan ofrecer. Esto no quiere decir que mantenerse en buena
condición física no es importante (realmente es un componente
válido de la responsabilidad bíblica que Dios nos ha dado por
su creación), ni la mención de los parques de estacionamiento
vacíos de las iglesias es una manera de hacerlos sentir a ustedes
culpables. Sin embargo, es una manera de recordar, que no hay
“transfiguración” sin disciplina o sacrificios. Y las disciplinas o
prácticas que la Cuaresma nos ofrece son para “transfigurarnos”
de manera más completa. Si escuchamos las lecturas de hoy
con atención, notaremos las muchas referencias a la disciplina
y al sacrificio.
PETER THE TEACHER
Like those who avoid the health club or parish Lenten offerings, Peter today wants to avoid the sacrifice and discipline
that both Jesus and his followers would have to follow on the
road to Calvary. Peter, particularly in Mark’s Gospel, frequently
misses the point. In his own curious way, this makes him one
of the best teachers in the New Testament; we learn from his
bad example. Most of us would be tempted, in the presence
of the glorious, transfigured Christ, Moses, and Elijah, to stay
right there and continue the experience as long as possible.
But Jesus, functioning as Peter’s spiritual “personal trainer,”
so to speak, takes him and the other disciples down from
the mountain as he continues his journey to his destiny on
Calvary and his ultimate destiny, which we glimpse today—
his eternal transfiguration into the glorified, resurrected One.
Today’s Readings: Gn 22:1–2, 9a, 10–13, 15–18; Ps 116:10, 15–19; Rom 8:31b–34;
Mk 9:2–10
PEDRO EL MAESTRO
Como los que evitan el gimnasio o los ofrecimientos de
la parroquia en Cuaresma, Pedro quiere evitar el sacrifico y
la disciplina que tanto Jesús como sus seguidores tienen que
seguir en el camino al Calvario. Pedro, especialmente en el
Evangelio de Marcos, frecuentemente no entiende lo que esta
ocurriendo. Y de manera extraña eso lo convierte en uno de los
mejores maestros del Nuevo Testamento: aprendemos con su
mal ejemplo. La mayoría de nosotros se sentiría tentado, en la
presencia de Cristo, Moisés, y Elías, gloriosos y transfigurados,
a quedarnos allí y continuar la experiencia durante el mayor
tiempo posible. Pero Jesús, actuando en cierto modo como el
“entrenador personal” espiritual de Pedro, lo ayuda a él y a
los otros discípulos a bajar de la montaña para que continúen
su jornada hasta llegar a su destino final en el Calvario, que
presagiamos hoy en su transfiguración eterna como el Hijo del
hombre glorificado y resucitado.
Lecturas de hoy: Gén 22:1–2, 9a, 10–13, 15–18; Sal 116:10, 15–19; Rom 8:31b–34;
Mc 9:2–10
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St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
500 East Travis Street
Luling, Texas 78648
Rev. Howard Goertz, Pastor
Deacon Paul Easterling
Patricia Gonzales, Administration
Marilyn Williams, Religious Education
Marybell Casarez, Youth Ministry
Leonardo Cruz, Custodian
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday: 5:30 pm (English)
Sunday: 8:00 am (Spanish) & 10:00 am (English)
Reconciliation (Confession): Saturday 4:45 pm–5:15 pm & Wednesday after 8 am Mass
DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
Tuesday: 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 am
24-hour Adoration: Begins Thursday 8:00 am - Concludes Friday 8:00 am
PARISH OFFICE: 830-875-5354
FAX: 830-875-3533
Office Hours: Mon. & Fri. 9 am – 1 pm * Tues. Wed. & Thurs. 8 am - 1 pm ~ 2 - 5 pm
PARISH HALL: 830-875-9052
PARISH RECTORY: 830-351-5043
PARISH EMAIL ADDRESS: [email protected]
ESTABLISHED IN 1879
St. John the Evangelist
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LENTEN SEASON
REFLECTIONS
LISTEN AND FOLLOW
“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” And listen they
did. From that moment on, Peter, James, and John were
ardent followers, forsaking everything to follow in their
Master’s footsteps. Like the psalmist crying, “O Lord, I
am your servant,” the three disciples committed themselves to lives of incredible hardship and indescribable
joy. After that day on the mountain, they never again wavered in their chosen vocation.
Though our tests may not be as severe as Abraham’s and
our peak experiences not as dramatic as the Transfiguration, we all face the daily challenges of walking “before
the Lord in the land of the living.” As we follow our varied calls to love and serve, let’s be comforted by Paul’s
reminder to the Romans: “If God is for us, who can be
against us?”
*******
REFLEJOS
ESCUCHA Y SIGUE
“Este es mi Hijo amado; escúchenlo”. Y sí que lo escucharon. Desde ese momento, Pedro, Santiago y Juan fueron sus ardientes seguidores, desechándolo todo para seguir las huellas del Maestro. Tal como proclama el salmista, “Señor, he aquí tu servidor”, los tres discípulos se
comprometieron a vidas de increíbles penurias e indescriptible gozo. Después de ese día en la montaña, nunca
más dudaron de la vocación escogida.
Aunque nuestras pruebas no sean tan severas como la de
Abraham, ni nuestros momentos sublimes tan dramáticos
como la Transfiguración, todos confrontamos los retos
cotidianos de caminar “en presencia del Señor en el país
de la vida”. Mientras seguimos nuestros diversos llamados a amar y servir, seamos confortados por lo que Pablo
les recuerda a los romanos: “Si Dios está a nuestro favor,
¿quién estará en contra nuestra?”
From Ashes to Easter, Lenten Boxes
Ashes to Easter annual Lenten Mission project has begun. Each
family is invited to pick up a special Mission box. You may keep it
on or near the dining table in your home. Put in some coins each
day during Lent and pray for missions worldwide. Return your
Lent box to the parish on Easter. Money collected will help local
missionaries and missionary projects from our diocese.
*********
Abstinence
ALL Catholics (14 yrs of age and older) must observe Abstinence
from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and all the Fridays
of Lent.
*********
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
EVERY FRIDAY OF LENT
7:00 PM - ENGLISH
DAILY MASS: 8:00 AM
*********
AREA LENTEN PENETENTIAL SERVICES
ALL HELD AT 7:00 PM
ST. JOHN’S LENTEN PENITENTIAL SERVICE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
Sacred Heart, Rockne, Monday, March 23
St. Mary, Lockhart, Thursday, March 26
St. John, San Marcos, Friday, March 27
*********
KC Fish Fry
Every Friday of Lent
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
St. John’s Parish Hall
Plate consists of:
Fish, Fries, Coleslaw & Hushpuppies
Served with Tea - $8.00 Donation
Desserts Available
*********
KC’s “40 Cans for Lent” Food Drive
KC’s will be collecting canned for the Luling Food Bank there
will be a blue barrel outside the church at each Mass, during the
week it will be placed in Parish Hall. Brother Knights are asked
to bring a canned food to each meeting.
2nd Sunday of Lent
ST. JOHN’S BULLETIN BOARD
Sunday Breakfast ........................................................ Sundays
Sunday Breakfast is served in the Parish Hall after both the 8 am
and 10 am Mass. This Sunday, March 1 Altar Society is hosting
Sunday Breakfast. Next Sunday, March 8 Guadalupana Society
will host Sunday Breakfast.
Altar Society Meeting .................................. Sunday, March 1
Altar Society meets every 1st Sunday of the month at 12 noon in
the Parish Hall.
Práctica del coro (español) ............................................ Jueves
Práctica del coro (español), cada Jueves a las 6 de la tarde en la
casa de la parroquia, 400 S. Pecan
Altar Care (Altar Society) ........................................... Fridays
Altar Care this Friday, March 6 Madelene Glover. Next Friday,
March 13 Gloria Quinn & Janie Gonzales.
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS
NEXT SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2015
CHANGE CLOCK ONE (1) HOUR AHEAD
AT BEDTIME SATURDAY, MARCH 7
BURNING OF SANCTUARY LIGHT
MARCH 2015
FOR FAMILY
Offered by: Tino & Delfina Rodriguez
WEEKLY OFFERINGS REPORT
Weekend of February 21 & 22
Collections
1st Collection ........................................................... $3,790.91
Children’s Collection .................................................... $76.50
Sunday Kitchen (Volunteer for Christ) ....................... $357.75
Total ......................................................................... $4,225.16
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SPECIAL COLLECTION: FEB. 28 & MAR. 1
EASTER FLOWERS
A Special Collection for Easter Flowers will be taken up
this weekend to help defray the cost of Church and Altar decorations for the Easter Season.
*********
COLECCIÓN ESPECIAL: FLORES DE PASCUA
EL 28 DE FEBRERO Y EL 1 DE MARZO
Una colección especial para las flores de Pascua se
tomarán este fin de semana para ayudar a sufragar el costo de las
decoraciones de iglesia y Altar para la temporada de semana Santa.
CRE & YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS & UPDATE
ST. JOHN’S YOUTH MINISTRY MEETING
THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 1 @ 12NOON
CHURCH OFFICE BUILDING
*********
Luling ISD Spring Break: March 9 - 13, 2015
No CRE Classes will be held Wednesday, March 11
CRE Classes will resume Wednesday, March 18
UPCOMING EIM BASIC & REFRESHER WORKSHOPS
EIM Basic and Refresher Workshops are scheduled on a quarterly
basis by the EIM Office, coordinating with the EIM site administrator at parishes, schools and other diocesan agencies. All clergy
and paid staff and all volunteers working with youth and vulnerable adults, at any parish or diocesan location, are required to complete a one-time Application for Ministry AND are required to
attend an EIM workshop within 60 days of completing the application and then every three years thereafter. Currently scheduled 3hour EIM Basic workshops and 1 1/2 hour EIM Refresher Workshops are:
Needed Weekly ...................................................... $4,198.54
Diocesan Collection
World & Home Mission .............................................. $738.00
Other Collections
Candles ........................................................................ $112.00
Cemetery ..................................................................... $100.00
For new Chalice (Altar Society) .................................. $593.60
For new Ciborium (Jon David Carron)........................ $500.00
With God All Things are Possible!
EIM 3-HOUR WORKSHOP (ENGLISH)
ST. MARY’S, LOCKHART
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015 * 9 AM - 12 NOON
**********
EIM REFRESHER WORKSHOP (ENGLISH)
ST. JOHN’S, SAN MARCOS
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015 * 9 AM - 10:15 AM
March 1, 2015
March 7 & 8
Sat. 5:30 pm
Lectors
Bob Hochstein
George Bujnoch
Eucharistic Ministers
Martin Medina
Jay Crowell
Sun. 8:00 am
Janie Barrientes
Willie Lopez
Connie Lopez
Sun. 10:00 am
Robert Natal
Sharon Pratka
Gloria Lopez
Maria Aguayo
Sat. 5:30 pm
Altar Server
Christopher Hochstein
Sun. 8:00 am
Elvia Palacio
Yuliana Kobel Sotelo
Sun. 10:00 am
Malachi Ybarra
Mark Montalbo
Sat. 5:30 pm
Hospitality Ministers
Gabriel Ayala
Louisa Ayala
Sun. 8:00 am
Sixto Estrada
Yolanda Estrada
Sun. 10:00 am
Michael Ramirez
Amanda Ramirez
GET A SUBSTITUTE IF YOU CAN NOT BE PRESENT!!!
**FOR YOUR INFORMATION**
Baptisms:
One class is required for parents and sponsors! The next English Baptismal Class will
be Sunday, April 19 at 11:30 am in the Parish Hall.
Bautizos
Se requiere que los Papás y Padrinos asistan a una Clase de Bautismo. El próximo clase
de Bautismo es 12 de abril de 2015 a 11:30 am en el Salón.
Marriage
A six-months to one-year notice is required, please call the Church office to meet with
the Pastor.
Bodas
De 6-meses a un año de antemano. Llama a la Oficina.
Quinceañera Celebration
A six months to one-year notice is required, for a Quinceañera the family must be
registered in the parish and the 14 year old must be already enrolled and attending CRE
Classes to be eligible to celebrate in the church. Please call the Church Office to meet
with the Pastor.
Celebrando Tus XV Años
Registrate con 6-meses de antemano y haz una cita con el Sacerdote.
Ministry to the Sick
When a parishioner is hospitalized, in nursing home or homebound please contact the
Church at (830) 875-5354, so that arrangements can be made for them to receive the
sacraments.
Ministerio de los enfermos
Comunicate con la Oficina a 830-875-5354.
Healing Service (Anointing of the Sick)
On the 2nd Saturday of the Month immediately following the 5:30 pm Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) English & Spanish
Saturdays from 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm and Wednesdays after 8 am Daily Mass.
St. John’s Website
Please visit our website: http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/66189
St. John the Evangelist
Saturday, February 28
Readings: Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48
Mass: 5:30 pm Maxine Bienek† (Bienek Family)
Sunday, March 1 “2nd Sunday of Lent”
Rdgs: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116:10, 15-19; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10
Mass: 8:00 am For the Parish
10:00 am Lily Layne & Cadance Layne (BD) (Lupe Smith)
Manuela Sanchez† (Joe & Amelia Lugo & Family)
Monday, March 2
Readings: Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Lk 6:36-38
No Mass
Tuesday, March 3 “St. Katharine Drexel”
Readings: Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 23:1-12
No Mass
(Father will be attending the Ordination of Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Garcia)
Wednesday, March 4 “St. Casimar”
Readings: Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14-16; Mt 20:17-28
Mass: 8:00 am Jay McCown (BD) (Jerald & Kathy McCown)
Thursday, March 5 (Adoration Begins)
Readings: Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-4, 6:lk 16:19-31
Mass: 8:00 am Maxine Bienek† (Bienek Family)
First Friday, March 6 (Adoration Concludes) (Abstinence)
Readings: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-21
Mass: 8:00 am Carmen Weilvacher† (Family)
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross
First Saturday, March 7 “Ss. Perpetua and Felicity”
Readings: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Mass: 5:30 pm Baselisa Mace† (Rudy & Mary Richie)
Sunday, March 8 “3rd Sunday of Lent”
Readings: Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]; Ps 19:8-11; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25
Mass: 8:00 am For the Parish
10:00 am Refugio† & Gregoria Barrientez† (AD) (Gloria Lopez)
Margie Barnes, Shannon Brandom, Nicole Bujnoch, Faith
Burke, Emily Burke, Jaime Calderon, Karen S. Cardenas, Sophia
Castillo, Bill Chapman, Lincoln Contreras, Marilyn Cryder,
Gilbert “Beto” Garcia, Rosemary Garcia, Nemesio Gomez,
Emilio Gonzales, Francisca Gonzales, Jesse M. Gonzales, Joel Gonzales,
John Gonzales, Juan Gonzales, Paul Gonzales, Adeline Heintschel, Simon
Hernandez, Sr., John Houeye, Taylor Hudgins, John J. Hyatt, Elizabeth
Idrogo, Jerry Kidd, Carmen Leal, Jimmy Ledesma, Jr., Ann Logan, Jimmy
D. McIntoch, Juanita Mendoza, Shelley Meyers, Annelise Miller, Diana
Miranda, Mary Ann Montalbo, Blaise & Jean Netardus, Isabel Orona, Aurora
Quiroz, Santos Rios, Alex Rodriguez, Antonia Rodriguez, Leticia Rodriguez,
Tim Stanley, Renee Spencer, Kathy Starch, Virginia Suarez, Andres Valdez,
Melissa Weiss, and Tyreese Williams.
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