February 22, 2015 - Holy Family Church

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February 22, 2015 - Holy Family Church
First Sunday of Lent
February 22, 2015
Your ways, O Lord, make known to me;
teach me your paths.— Psalm 25:4
COMPASSION AND GENEROSITY
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. —George Washington
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:30 a.m. - +Johnny Reyes
By: His Friends
5:00 p.m.-+Roy & Ralph Barboza
By: The Barboza Family
+Beatrice Garcia
By: Mrs. Juan A. Moreno
Sunday, February 22, 2015
8:00 a.m.- +Catalina Guellen
By: Son’s & Grandchildren
10:00 a.m.- +Juan A. Moreno
By: Frank & Ruth Chapa
12:00 noon- Holy Family Parishioners
Monday, February 23, 2015
7:30 a.m. +Eduardo Paz
By: His Family
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7:30 a.m.- +Robert Tavira
By: His Family
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7:30 a.m.- Sanchez Family, Nieces & Nephews
By: Rachel Madla Sanchez
Thursday, February 26, 2015
7:30 a.m.- For the Health of Juanita Arrendondo
By: Her Friends
Friday, February 27, 2015
7:30 a.m.- +Jose Gonzales
By: Renteria & Leal Family
Saturday, February 28, 2015
7:30 a.m.- +Paul Perales
By: Mirza Perales
5:00 p.m.- Holy Family Parishioners
For Ministeries, volunteers, musicians etc. in our parish
Please pray for those who are sick and in need of healing graces…
Regemos al senor por todos los enfermos:Rebecca Delgado, Annie
Ybarra, Amaro Castillo, Tony Barboza, Alfredo Valadez, Lolly
Lopez, Margie Aleman, Jerry Wasser, Sarah Humpfrey, Julio Villarreal ,Gloria Medrano, Maria Medrano ,Gloria Monceballes, Floyd
Kocher, Robert Herrera , Martin Delgado, Angelino Menchaca, Gene
Leal, Rafael Franco, Irma Camarillo, Juanita Arrendondo, Jose &
Rosa Diaz ,Valdemar Espinoza , Janie & Pete Muniz & Juanita Arrendondo
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15;
Mt 25:31-46
Tuesday:
Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15
Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19;
Lk 11:29-32
Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8;
Mt 7:7-12
Friday:
Ez 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-8; Mt 5:20-26
Saturday:
Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48
Sunday:
Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116:10,
15-19; Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10
From Pastor’s desk: First Sunday of Lent
Reflection: Mark 1, 12 – 15:
“Repent and believe in the gospel”.
In announcing the good news, Jesus gave two
explicit things each of us must do to in order to
receive the kingdom of God: Repent and believe. When we submit to Christ’s rule in our
lives and believe the gospel message the Lord
Jesus gives us the grace and power to live a new
way of life as citizens of his kingdom. He gives us grace to renounce
the kingdom of darkness ruled by sin and Satan, the father of lies and
the ruler of this present world. That is why repentance is the first step.
Repentance means to change, to change my way of thinking, my attitude, disposition, and life choices so that Christ can be the Lord and
Master of my heart rather than sin, selfishness, and greed. The gospel
reminds us that the Spirit drove Jesus into the desert for forty days,
We too are sent into the desert of repentance to search our hearts,
hoping to resist what is evil and to embrace all that is good. God is
faithful to you on your journey of faith. On this first Sunday of Lent ,
we recall the twofold nature of this season. All we have to do is repent and believe in the gospel: the Good News. As we listen to these
readings today, let us recall our own baptismal covenant with God
and how we ourselves are repenting and believing in the Good News
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
O God, lead us this Lent into the deserts of our hearts. Let this days
be a time of discernment and discovery, of resolution and conversion,
that this springtime may be a season for beginning and new growth in
our lives. May your Word be our bread during our wilderness journey; may your light illuminate the treacherous turns of the road we
walk; may your grace and wisdom minister to us in our deserts of
sadness and despair.
Reflexión: Marcos 1,12-15:
"Convertíos y creed en el Evangelio"
Al anunciar la buena noticia, Jesús nos dio dos cosas explícitas que
cada uno de nosotros debemos hacer en orden de recibir el reino de
Dios: Convertínos y creed: Cuandos nos sometemos a la regla de
Christo el nuestras vidas y creed en el mensaje del evangelio el Señor
Jesús nos da la gracia y el poder para vivir una nueva forma de vida
como ciudadanos de su reino. Él nos da la gracia para renunciar al
reino de las tinieblas gobernado por el pecado y Satanás, el padre de
la mentira y el príncipe de este mundo presente. Es por eso que el
arrepentimiento es el primer paso. El arrepentimiento significa cambiar, cambiar mi forma de pensar, mi actitud, mi disposición y las
opciones de vida para que Cristo pueda ser el Amo y Señor de mi
corazón en lugar de el pecado, el egoísmo y la codicia. El evangelio
nos recuerda que el Espíritu condujo a Jesús al desierto durante
cuarenta días. Nosotros también somos enviados al desierto de arrepentimiento a buscar nuestros corazones, con la esperanza de resistir
el mal y abrazar todo lo que es bueno. Dios es fiel con tigo en tu
camino de fe. En este primire Domingo de Cuaresma, recordamos la
doble naturaleza de esta temporada. Todo lo que tenemos que hacer
arrepentirnos y creer en el Evangelio:La buena noticia. Al escuchar
estas lecturas de hoy, recordemos nuestra propia alianza bautismal
con Dios y la forma en que nosotros mismos estamos arrepintiendos y
creer en las buenas nuevas de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo.
Oh Dios, nos guianos en esta Cuaresma en los desiertos de nuestro
corazón. Que este día sea un tiempo de discernimiento y descubrimiento, de la resolución y la conversión, que esta primavera puede
ser una temporada para el inicio y crecimiento de nuevo en nuestras
vidas. Que tu palabra sea nuestro pan durante nuestro viaje por el
desierto; Que tu luz ilumine las curvas traicioneras del camino que
andamos; puede que tu gracia y sabiduria los minister en nuestros
desiertos de tristeza y desesperación.
Flowers at the Altar
Margarita Flores
By: Her Family
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS:
Sun. Feb. 22nd: K-7th Class
Wed. Feb. 25th: 8th -12th Class
Sun. March 1st: K-7th Class
FIRST COMMUNION NEWS: Have you turned
in a copy of your child’s Baptism certificate? Has
your family completed The Reconciliation Packet?
First Confessions are around the corner.
CONFIRMATION NEWS: Have you tur ned in a
copy of your teen’s Baptism certificate? Has your family been attending Mass and has your teen been investing time in their weekly Challenges?
ADULT FAITH FORMATION NIGHT: Next
Gathering Wed. Feb. 25, 2015, 7pm-8:20pm Topic: “How do I
get there?” The Power of and Purpose of the Sacraments.
**Youth Ministry News**
"Youth ministry information. For gr ades 8th12th, please contact Priscilla Vela.
830-832-3875."
For the Glory of God “Do everything for the glory
of God.” Does your mar r iage witness the glor y of
God? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekend in San Antonio is March 27-29. For more
information call Joe & Sandy Pamplin at 210-2401194 or apply online at www.mesanantonio.org
Lenten Retreat sponsored by the Federation of
Guadalupanos for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
It will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Our
Lady of Guadalupe Church in Helotes. The retreat
will begin at 7:45 a.m. with registration and end the
morning activities with Mass at 11:00 a.m. Closing
is scheduled for 12:00 noon.
Pro-life Mass: Now is the time to resolve to at-
tend the Pro-Life Masses during Lent. The next ProLife Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 25,
the 8th day of Lent, at 6:00 PM in Our Lady of Perpetual Help church. Bring the family.
Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you frustrated, hurt or angry with your spouse? Are you constantly fighting? Or,
do you simply shut down? Have you thought about separation or
divorce? Does talking about it about make it worst? Retrouvaille a
program to help couples Heal and Renew their Marriages. Feb. 2022, 2015 Register now—Your Marriage deserves it . Call 210-8483278 toll Free at 800-470-2230 or visit our website at
www,HelpOurMarriage.com .
The Spring 40 Days for Life Campaign is beginning on Ash
Wednesday, February 18 and runs until March 29. This is for silently praying in front of the Planned Parenthood Abortion clinic at 104
Babcock Road, as well as in front of the new Mega Abortion Clinic
on Babcock Road. Sign up on the calendar at sacfl.org/40. contact
Kellie at [email protected] Our prayer presence is greatly needed!
Thank you so much to the following persons
who of gave in Memory of Sara J. George
Jimmy & Frances Howell
Cynthia Fry
May God Bless You & Your Family
BEAUTY IN FORGIVENESS
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
—Jean P. F. Richter
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Sunday, February 22 –Religious Education Classes
Monday, February 23 -Rosary @ 6:00 p.m.-Chapel
Wednesday, February 25-Stations of the Cross
Thursday, February 27– Confessions from 7p.m.– 8 p.m.
Friday, February 28– 7:00 p.m.-Stations of the Cross
SAVE THE DATE:
Monday, March 1– Rosary @ 6:00 p.m.-Chapel
Wednesday, March 4– Stations of the Cross @ 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 5– Confessions 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday, March 6– Stations of the Cross 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday–March 7 & 8th - Catholics for Freedom of Religion will be at all masses selling items.
Spiritual Renewal Conference — March 6-7, 2015
Come join us for the 2015 Spiritual Renewal Conference sponsored by the Archdiocese of San Antonio’s Catholic Center for
Charismatic Renewal. This year’s theme is “Power in CommUNITY!” The Holy Spirit is the source of unity. By learning how to be
led by the Holy Spirit and discovering how to use the gifts He
gives, you can be a powerful instrument for unity and communion
in all facets of your life. Be a UniFire!
Friday, March 6, 7-10pm
Saturday, March 7, 8:30am-10pm
St. Mary Magdalen Church
1710 Clower Street, San Antonio
Conference details and registration form on-line
at http://cccrsa.net/charismaticcenter/2015conference or call the Center at (210) 226-7545.
Publicly proclaim our Lord’s triumph over sin and death.
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholics for Freedom of Religion
Ministry will be selling He Is Risen and Resucito’ auto
magnets after all Masses on the weekend of March 7-8.
$5.00 buys you the 6.5” x 4.5” magnet of your choice.
RUMMAGE SALE
March 7, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dates to bring donations to church hall:
March 4 (WED): 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 5 (THURS): 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
March 6 (FRI): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Other drop-off times can be arranged by
calling Mary Camarillo at 609-1055.
If you can donate homemade cookies or empanadas,
please bring them to the hall on Friday, March 6.
Volunteers are needed all FOUR days.
Mass Attendance weekend
February 7th & February 8th
5:00 p.m.-119
8:00 a.m.– 352
10:00 a.m.-221
12:00 noon-160
Total - 852
Mass Attendance weekend
February 14th & February 15th
5:00 p.m.-111
8:00 a.m.-374
10:00 a.m.– 172
12:00 noon– 136
Total– 793
Correction the amount for the Second Collection for F eb.7th & 8th
was $483.00 instead of $4,830.00. Sorry for the inconvenience.
S u n day C ol l e ct i on Of fe r i n g
Feb ru ary 1 4 th & 1 5 th ,20 1 5
$ 3 , 76 8. 0 7
2 n d C o lle ct io n -$ 1 0 3 2 . 3 3
C h ild ren ’s Lo ve Offerin g -$ 1 2 5 . 0 0
Next Weekends 2nd Collection is for Easter Flower s
Extra envelopes available in the back of the church.
Th an k you so m uch fo r you r co n tin uo u s
g enerou s d on a tion s.

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