Saint Francis of Assisi - Saint Thomas Aquinas Cathedral
28 September 2014
310 West 2 nd St
Re n o NV 8 9 5 0 3
Saint Francis of Assisi
Born in 1182 in a small hilltop town in Umbria, Saint
Fra n c i s o f A s s i s i i s n ow
known throughout the world
and revered among us all. In
his own day, as Francis’
reputation for holiness and
peace spread throughout his
native Italy, people called
upon him to resolve their
disputes and to deliver them
from danger and violence.
On one such occasion, the
people of the small town of
Gubbio alerted Francis to the
presence of a ferocious wolf
in their countryside. All
efforts to trap the wolf or
drive him away had failed, so
they called upon the Saint to
intervene. He went out with
only the message of the
Gospel: no weapon, no
sanctions, no threatening
bravado. Francis met the wolf
and called him to repentance
for the chaos and harm that
he had caused. The wolf and
the towns-people agreed to
live in peace; the wolf would
refrain from attacks and the
townspeople would feed the
wolf for the rest of his life.
Such pious legends sometimes have a basis in
empirical history and I have
often wondered whether this
popular narrative of Francis
exercising miraculous power
over the world of animals has
at its core a factual account
of no lesser spiritual
importance. Perhaps the term
Wolf of Gubbio signifies an
epithet attached to a
notorious outlaw of the
p e r i o d , wh o b o t h ra i d e d
livestock and robbed people
as well. Confronted by armed
villagers, the Wolf nonetheless prevailed, being either
more skillful with weapons
or more ruthless in nature.
Francis, however, neither
confronted him with arms
nor threatened him by
sanctions. Rather, he challenged the robber in the name
of the Lord to reconcile with
his victims and so to experience the peace that only
Christ can bring. Thus, the
legend of the Wolf of
Gubbio points to a more
enduring feature of Francis’
historical ministry, namely,
the reconciliation of sinners
and their reintegration into
the fabric of social life
through the grace of forgiveness.
On Saturday, October 4,
please join the friars of
S a i n t Th o m a s A q u i n a s
Cathedral in celebrating the
Solemnity of Saint Francis at
5:00 PM here.
+ Pax et bonum,
Fr Francisco Nahoe OFMConv
CATHEDRAL HOMESCHOOL CO-OP
The Cathedral Homeschoolers group has grown from 35 to 50 over the last five years. There are 15
similar co-ops in Northern NV; however, the Cathedral Homeschool Co-op is the only one distinctively
Catholic for K-8. Classes are taught by the mothers on Tuesday and Friday afternoons 12-4:30PM in
Righini Hall. This year, the subjects are American History, Latin, Spanish, Anatomy, Health, Writing, and
Math. These busy afternoons are especially helpful to families with siblings in different grades and with
childcare for ages 0-5. Every meeting begins with the Angelus, a saint of the day, and a discussion of
the virtue of the month. The Cathedral's ongoing welcome and support is much appreciated!
Please call Eve at 287-3391 for more information.
THE RESPECT LIFE COMMISSION CONTEST
The representative that has the most people at the rosary procession will win two bus tickets to the
Walk for Life West Coast. You may use the tickets yourself, or you may give them to someone else who
would like to attend the walk in San Francisco. You choose which bus/parish, and the commission will
buy two seats on that bus. So, what do you have to do? It’s simple:
1. Gather up your friends, family members, and fellow parishioners to come to the Mass & Rosary
2. Before the Rosary Procession begins, count the number of people that came with you.
3. Take a photo of your group. That’s it.
We’ll announce the winner after the procession. Bring parish banners if you have them; (If you don’t
have a banner, please don’t let that discourage you from attending). Please bring your portable radios.
SENIOR MINISTRY NEWS…
Thank you, to all who took time from their schedules to have lunch with us on September 16th to
hear the informative presentation by Mr. Mike Brimer on Disaster Preparedness. He also offered valuable information on the basic supplies you should have on hand in order to be prepared. A list of these
items is available at the thrift shop. A large storage tub filled with a generous amount of the suggested
emergency items was raffled off at the end of the program and was won by Maria Slaughter.
I would like to clarify that our Lunch and Learn programs are open to all seniors regardless of any
affiliation with the Cathedral. Part of our ministry is to help inform seniors of programs, assistance
benefits, tools and opportunities to assist them in maintaining a good quality of life. If you have a
neighbor or friend who is an older citizen and would find the subject of the month of interest or value,
please tell them about the program and that they are welcome. The Lunch and Learns are funded by
the Little Thrift Shop so no donation is requested, however, we greatly appreciated it if you would call
the Parish Office 775-329-2571 Ext. 100 and let us know that you and/or a guest will be attending. This
will help us to arrange for sufficient food.
Our next Lunch and Learn will be held on Tuesday, October 21st and our guests will be from the
American Red Cross. Their program will focus on home safety for seniors which will coordinate with a
month long national media campaign. They will also be offering free home inspections for hazards and
make safety suggestions. The potential for assistance in correcting any issues found will be on an individual basis. Please keep in mind that this does not include major issues i.e. widening doors, building
ramps, etc. Remember, our program starts at 1:00PM and all seniors are welcome.
SOME LITTLE THRIFT SHOP NEWS …
We have a large selection of Halloween items and accessories for costumes at reasonable prices.
Why not stop in and see what we have to offer?
Thank you for your time and interest in our Cathedral’s Senior Ministry
2nd Collection To Benefit
Payment to Loan
Refugees in Syria, Gaza & Iraq
No 2nd collection
THE FRIAR’S PANTRY
We’re in need of many vital staples: Spam, chili, Ravioli, Spaghetti-O’s, Soups, Sloppy Joe
Mix, Beans & Franks, cans of fruit, Hamburger & Tuna Helpers, Peanut Butter, jelly/jam,
boxed and dry milk, personal care items. Please bring in your non-perishable donations to the
Sacristy or Gift Shop. Thank you for your constant generosity.
AWAKEN INC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. We’re in the planning stages of some really amazing
community events and are looking for energetic & committed volunteers to partner with us. For more
information email us at [email protected] For more information about Awaken INC
BR PHILLIP NAPOLITANO, FSR & BR MATTHEW CUNNINGHAM, FSR
Brothers Phillip & Matthew will celebrate their 50th Anniversary of Religious Profession on Saturday,
October 18, at Our Lady of the Snows Parish. Bishop Calvo will celebrate a Mass at 11:30AM followed
by a reception in the Parish Hall. If you are able to attend the reception please RSVP to Marian Hull at
326-9410 by Oct 10th.
The next weekend in Reno-October 10-12.
It has been said the greatest gift you can give your children is two parents very much in love with each
other. If you would like to enrich the communication in your marriage, consider attending a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter Weekend. For more information: www.sacramentowwme.org or contact John &
Angelica Angarita at 866-825-2046 or [email protected]
MONTHLY MEMORIAL MASS
The Monthly Memorial Mass at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery will be celebrated on
Wednesday, October 1st, at 11:00AM. The celebrant will be Rev. Larry Morrison.
REGINA PACIS CANTORUM
Actively seeking new members for the upcoming season. Regina Pacis is dedicated to the preservation
of the treasury of sacred music of the Roman Catholic Church. Singers for all voice parts are needed
and welcome. Please contact Kathy Reinheimer at 345-6106.
Thursday, October 9, from 7:00-8:30AM at the Silver Legacy. Juliana Taimoorazy, Founder & President
of the Iraqi Christian Relief Council, an organization that raises awareness about the persecuted church
in the Middle East will share how we can help those suffering for the Faith. For additional information/
reservations visit CatholicProfessionals.org.
C A T H E D R A L
Saturday, September 27
7:30 AM † LaRee Caramella
5:00 PM † Nancy Came
Sunday, September 28—XXVI Ordinary Sunday
U P D A T E
Tuesday, September 30
5:30 PM Confirmation, 7th & 8th Grade
Continuing Education Classes
6:30 PM RCIA
† Dolores Pire o Taylor
Wednesday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
† John LaVoy
6:30 PM Grupo de Oración Carismático
†Ma. Mercedes Mendoza & Ana Julia Morga
Thursday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
† Guillermo Ibarra
Monday, Sept 29—Saints Michael, Gabriel & Raphael
7:00 AM † Sanchotera Family
12:10 PM † LaRee Caramella
Tuesday, September 30—Saint Jerome
7:00 AM † Nancy Came
12:10 PM † Pujo Family
3:00 PM Divine Chaplet of Mercy
5:30 PM Vespers / Confessions
6:30 PM Benediction
Friday, October 3
Saturday, October 4
Wednesday, October 1—St Therese of the Child Jesus 8:30 AM First Holy Communion Classes
5:00 PM TLM-Solemnity of St Francis of Assisi
7:00 AM † LaRee Caramella
12:10 PM † Ernesto Suriaga
Thursday, October 2—The Holy Guardians Angels
7:00 AM † Nancy Came
12:10 PM †† Hilda Sanchez & Zacarias Bendezu
Friday, October 3—Weekday
7:00 AM † LaRee Caramella
12:10 PM † Dorothy Nolan Caracappa
Saturday, October 4—Saint Francis of Assisi
7:30 AM † LaRee Caramella
5:00 PM †† Overton & Theresa Benne
Readings for the Week
Dn 7:9-14; Rv 12:7-12a; Ps 138:1-5; Jn 1:47-51
Jb 3:1-3, 11-17, 20-23; Ps 88:2-8; Lk 9:51-56
Jb 9:1-12, 14-16; Ps 88:10bc-15; Lk 9:57-62
Jb 19:21-27; Ps 27:7-9abc, 13-14; Mt 18:1-5, 10
Jb38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5; Ps 139:1-14ab; Lk 10:13-16
Jb42:1-17; Ps119:66-75, 91, 125, 130; Lk10:17-24
Is5:1-7; Ps 80:9, 12-20; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43
Tuesday, October 7, 14, 21, 28
5:30 PM Confirmation, 7th & 8th Grade
Continuing Education Classes
6:30 PM RCIA
Saturday, October 11, 18, 25
8:30 AM First Holy Communion Classes
IN RIGHINI HALL
FROM THE DESK OF DEACON RICHARD
For over a year we have had the ability to accept credit card payments and direct
payments from your bank.
If you wish to use a credit card for your monthly donation, it’s important that you know
that your card number will be kept secured in a vault. We will charge your account on the date,
and amount you specify.
With auto-payment through your bank you can basically do the same. What is nice for you
is that you do not have to think about envelopes or having money in your wallet or purse. This is
a great help to your Parish in leveling out the monthly income. If you have questions you can
contact your bank or speak to Mary Ann or Diane in the Parish Office.
Last weekend your new Stewardship Committee sponsored a Parish Picnic. There was a
good turnout of parishioners and everyone had a good time.
This is the first & foremost important part of stewardship, to bring our parish community
together. As a parish we can look forward to more of these types of activates so keep reading
the bulletin for the next great event.
I want to thank the Stewardship Committee & the Knights of Columbus for the work they
did to make this picnic a success.
After dying in a car crash, three friends go to Heaven for orientation.
They were all asked the same question: “When you are in the casket, friends and
family are mourning over you, what would you like to hear them say about you?”
The first guy immediately responds, “I would like to hear them say that I was one
of the greatest doctors of my time and a great man.”
The second guy says, “I would like to hear them say that I was a wonderful
husband and school teacher who made a huge difference in our children of
The last guy thinks a minute and replies, “I’d like to hear them say…LOOK! HE’S
Los maestros espirituales tienen la tendencia a repetir lo mismo, y de repetir lo que
otros maestros enseñan. Tal vez es porque no hay muchas verdades diferentes. Sólo muchos seres humanos, medios dormidos y perezosos -igual que nosotros- que necesitan escuchar las verdades básicas una y otra vez. Considera las lecturas de hoy.
La gente se queja de que Dios no es "justo", y Ezequiel contesta que Dios es más
que justo. La gente escoge su destino y la gente puede cambiar. Hasta los malvados pueden
cambiar, hacer el bien y vivir para siempre. "Las acciones hablan más claramente que las palabras". ¿Una idea nueva? Seguro que no.
Pablo les dice a los filipenses que se sentiría muy complacido si los que se dicen ser
creyentes buscaran los intereses de los demás y no los propios. "La prueba está en la realidad". ¿Una idea nueva? No lo creo.
En la historia que Jesús cuenta sobre el viñador y sus hijos, todos sabemos que el
que dijo que no trabajaría -pero lo hizo- es más virtuoso que el que dijo que trabajaría, pero
no lo hizo. "Perro que ladra no muerde" ¿Has escuchado eso antes?
Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
Mi Salvador, mi camino hacia ti, la respuesta de mis dudas por venir,
Mi Señor hoy vengo ante ti buscando la calma que anhela mi alma.
Recuerda Señor que Tu misericordia es eterna.
No tengo nada que ofrecerte, no encuentro en mí que presentar,
estoy con las manos vacías, después de tanto caminar.
Gracias quiero darte por amarme, gracias quiero darte yo a ti Señor,
Hoy soy feliz, porque te conocí, gracias por amarme a mí también.
Yo quiero ser, Señor amado, como el barro en manos del alfarero,
Toma mi vida, hazla de nuevo, yo quiero ser un vaso nuevo.
Maravilloso, maravilloso, maravilloso es el Señor.
Nadie puede ser tan maravilloso. (2)
Nadie puede ser como Tú Yavé.
Si quieres cambiar algo, Te doy luz verde lo puedes hacer.
SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS CATHEDRAL
310 WEST 2ND STREET, RENO, NV 89503 –
Most Rev Randolph R Calvo JCD DD, Bishop of Reno
Parish Office Business Hours
Monday: 1:30—4:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday:
8:30-Noon & 1:30-4:00 PM
OFFICE 775/329- 2571
Friar Francisco Nahoe OFM Conv, Rector
Friar Paul Fazio OFM Conv, Parochial Vicar
Friar Thomas Hamilton OFM Conv , Franciscan
Robert Dangel, Joseph Bell, Deacons
FAX 775/329- 2824
BOOKSTORE 775/329- 3011
Rocío Grady-Parish Secretary 100
Deacon Richard Ramm-Administrator for Temporalities 127
Jack-Bookstore Mgr 112
Diane 107 ° Mary Ann 108-Bookkeepers
WEB stacathedral.com; E-MAIL [email protected]
renocatholicnetwork.com for homilies, Bible study & catechetics.
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M AT RIMONY
Saturday 5:00PM, Sunday7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:30AM, 5:00PM &
7:00PM (Misa en español)
7:00AM & 12:10PM (Monday-Friday); 7:30AM (Saturday)
Saturday 3:00PM; & Thursday 5:45PM
Contact Parish Office.
Contact Parish Office. Parents must be active, registered
parishioners for at least six months prior to setting date.
Contact Parish Office
Located at 434 Washington Street, Suite D, Reno. 329-2571 Ext. 111.
Distribution on: 3rd Friday & 3rd & 4th Saturday of the month from 11AM-1PM.
Donations may be delivered to the Gift Shop, Sacristy or Parish Office.
Let us pray for…/Oremos por…
US servicemen & women, & Gloria Dondero, Ava Fernandez, Kathryn Gasper, Debbie Griffith, Toni
DeSalvo, Caruso Family, Eric Knight, Jovita Mendoza, Chris Janoski, Alexus Chacon, Gloria, Flor & Nica
Mendoza, Margie Herdon, Tovi Hilbish, Cindy Volk, Gregoria & Armando Zumaya, Anne Marie Breese,
George Glaesman, Ana Farfan, Mary Beaubriand, Joe Miner, Mina Dibitonto, Martin Chagolla, Margarita
Aguirre, Douglas Todd, Janet Fleming, Blanca Gonzalez, Ben Koepsell, Jorge Campos, Michelle Thompson,
Dora Steiner, Ana Maria Chaidez, Josh Floyd, Jesus Alvarez-Rodriguez, Vinny Cecere, James Czeck, Ann
Dvorak, Mike Edmond, Jack Murphy, Patch Wolfe, Dawn Harris, Antonia Ibarra, Dennis Gribbin, Sayra
Gutierrez, Louie & Vangie Elordieta, Nikos Theologitis, Margaret Marshall, Terri Alff, Juan & Guadalupe
Cabrales, Monet Rodriguez, Abigail Ledezma, Steven Vogel, Shari Ann Burton, Martin Brandtner, Aaron
Spangenthal, Anna Buchanan, Dawn Hanson, Rick Slaughter, Fr Chris Dietz OFM Conv, Nancy & Carl
Came, Ryan McGrail, Barbara Crose, Kenneth Dean, Heidi Gibson, Harlyne & Bob Caruso, Steve Tucker,
Tim Bauer, Jack Crawford, Linda Kelley, Lawrence Reeder, Sarah & Clare & Monica Munns, Kristen Monibi,