February 21, 2016 - St. Linus Catholic Church

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February 21, 2016 - St. Linus Catholic Church
Second Sunday of Lent
February 21, 2016
ST. LINUS
CATHOLIC CHURCH
St. Linus Catholic Church
13915 Shoemaker Ave.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone (562) 921-6649
Fax (562) 921-5150
http://www.stlinus.org
Office Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Closed for Lunch: 12-1 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sun.: 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
St. Linus School
(562) 921-0336
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Religious Education Office
(562) 921-5179
Father Tony Gomez, Pastor
Father Lester Niez, Associate Pastor
Father Brian Delaney, in residence
Senior Deacon Chuck and Marge Baker
Deacon couple Mario & Nati Mejia
Deacon couple Mario & Ann Guerra
Tita Guzman, Diaconate Minister
Sue Cunneen, Diaconate Minister
Mass Times
Ana Engquist, Business Manager
Greg Climaco, School Principal
Christina May, Director of Religious Education
Gloria Cardenas, Bulletin Editor/Webmaster
Matt Wheeler, Seminarian Intern
Eucharistic Adoration:
Saturday:
7:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m./Vigil Mass
Sunday:
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m./Family Mass
12:15 p.m./en Español
5:00 p.m./LIFETEEN Mass
7:30 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. with
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
1st Fridays: 7:00 p.m.
3rd Fridays: 7:00 p.m. en Español
Charismatic Mass: once a month
(date and time will be posted in the bulletin)
Holy Days: Check the Parish Bulletin
All night adoration from 7:30 p.m.,
after the 1st and 3rd Friday Masses,
Benediction Saturday 7:15 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Tuesdays 6:30—8:00 p.m.
and by appointment
For the following Sacraments and Services,
please call the Parish Center:
Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Marriage
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Funeral and Vigil Services
Communion to the Sick and Home-bound
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SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Ministry in Action...
Adoración Nocturna
Contacto: Amalia Sanchez
(562) 228-5132
3rd Fri. 7 pm - Sat, 7:15 A.M.│Iglesia
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Contact: Dorie Sablan
(562) 926-3435
1st Fri.│7P.M.-Sat. 7:15A.M.│Church
Adult Confirmation
Parish Center: (562) 921-5179
Altar Servers
Contact: Dennis Adame
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Altar Society
Contact: Virginia Lozano
(562)863-3657
Anointing of the Sick
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Baptismal Preparation of Children
English & Spanish
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Because We Care Ministry
Contact: Sharon Julien
(562) 921-6649
Bereavement Support Group
Contact: Parish Office
(562) 921-6649
Bible Study-English
Contact: Barbara Fries
(562) 926-1770
Tues.│8-9 P.M.│Rm. 8
Boy Scouts, Troop 394
Scout Master: Manny
Parish Center: (818) 679-1926
Mon.│7-8:30 P.M.│Hall
Charismatic Healing Mass
Contact: Sion Ferrer
(562) 921-6649
Various Mon.│7 P.M.│Church
Church Environment & Art
Contact: Dennis & Bernice Adame
(562) 921-6649
Couples for Christ
Contact: Sonny Berberabe
(562) 921-6649
Cursillo Ultreya—Spanish
Contacto: Miguel y Margarita Ramos
(562) 929-4693
Elohim Charismatic Prayer Group
Contact: Brenda Cadavona
(562) 921-1123
2nd Fri.│7:30-10 P.M.│Rm. 11
Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial
Contacto: Carlos & Delfina Romero
(562) 228-8570
Fiesta Committee
Contact: Robert Perez
Parish Center: (562) 929-7195
Filipino Association
Contact: Rey Factoran
(714) 670-8788
Meets once a month
Finance Council
Contact: Joe Julien
(562) 921-6649
Funerals
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Gift Shop
Vestibule of Church
Contact: John A. L. Moran
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Open after all Weekend Masses
Golden Age Club
President: Rachel Witt
(562) 698-3105
3rd Sun│1:30-4:30 P.M.│Hall
Grupo de Oración
Contacto: Alejandro Gama
(714) 231-3646
Wed.│7-9:00 P.M.│Hall
Guadalupanas
Contacto: Micaela Uribe
(714) 350-7106
Ultimo Jueves del mes│7 P.M.│Rm. 11
Fri.│7:00 P.M.│Youth Room
Knights of Columbus #10623
Grand Knight: Alan S. Gfeller
(562) 921-4002
2nd Tues.│7:30 P.M.│Hall
Legion of Mary
Contact: Sylvia J. Layao
(562) 404-1174
Praesidium
Tues.│5-6 P.M.│Rm. 10
Curia
2nd Thur.│7 P.M.│Rm. 10
Liturgy Committee
Director: Maureen Linnebur
Parish Center: (562) 716-0564
Ministerios Hispanos
Contacto: Vidal Vargas
(562) 440-7022
Ministry to the Sick
Contact: Cornell Watson
(562) 822-4506
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
Contact: Imelda Manalac
(562) 404-6145
Tues.│7:00 P.M.│Church
Music Ministry/Choir Directors
(562) 921-6649
Hermie Abido: 7:30pm
Filipino Choir (1st Sunday of the month)
Anthony “AC” Cerna: 5:30pm
JP Panganiban: 9:00am Adult Choir
Mark Newberry: 7:30pm Adult Choir
Mustard Seed Communities
Contact: Teresa Estrada
(562) 921-6649
Parish Council
Contact: Isabelle Leibig
(562) 921-6649
[email protected]
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Contact: Mary Ratanasurakam
(951) 500-0787
Last Monday | 6:30 P.M. | Par. Off.
ProLife Ministry
Contact: Barbra Manriquez
(562) 900-9492
3rd Thursday| 6:00 P.M. | Par. Off.
RCIA
Director: Sr. Catherine Casey
(562) 921-6649
Santo Niño Devotions
1st Fri.│6:30 P.M.│Church
Religious Education
Director: Christina May
(562) 921-5179 Office
Religious Vocations
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Safeguard the Children
Contact: Parish Office
(562) 921-6649
St. Linus School
Principal: Greg Climaco
(562) 921-0336 Office
www.linuslions.org
St. Linus Ushers
Contact: Cornell Watson
(562) 822-4506
Weddings & Quinceañeras
Coordinator: Sue Ellen Rojas
(562) 260-7175
Youth Ministry/LIFE TEEN
Youth Ministry: Anthony Cerna “AC”
(562) 921-6252
Confirmation Coordinator: Cherryl Osorio
(562) 921-5179
SEGUNDO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
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LENTEN MISSION
We would like to thank all of our parishioners and
visitors for being generous with your weekly
donations. It is such a help to our parish.
Our collection for the week of February 14, 2016
was $10,269.93.
May God bless you for your continued support.
We welcome you to make your weekly/monthly
donations by enrolling in Parish Pay by
visiting www.parishpay.com or calling
(866) 727-4741 to set up an account.
There will be FREE Acupuncture
WHEN:
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
TIME:
12PM-4PM
LOCATION: ST. LINUS SCHOOL
ROOM 10
Jubilee Year of Mercy
February 21, 2016
Second Sunday of Lent
Many icons depicting Jesus’ transfiguration bear
the Greek title Metamorphosis, a technical term also
for nature’s springtime transformation. Fittingly, this
Jubilee Year of Mercy coincides with the Lectionary’s Year of Luke, for only Luke specifies Moses
and Elijah speaking about Jesus’ “exodus that he was
going to accomplish in Jerusalem” (Luke 9:31). Israel’s exodus liberated from slavery; Jesus’ exodus
liberates from sin’s living death of selfishness. Pope
Francis suggests that Lent’s prayer, fasting, and
works of charity can transfigure the world, if Christians translate Isaiah’s challenge into our daily lived
experience of Jesus’ life-giving exodus by releasing
those bound unjustly, setting free the oppressed, sharing your bread with the hungry, bringing the afflicted
and homeless into your house, clothing the naked, not
turning your back on your own. “If you remove from
your midst oppression, and malicious speech . . . then
light shall rise for you in the darkness . . . you shall be
like a watered garden, like a spring whose water never
fails” (Isaiah 58:9, 10, 11).
—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
LOOKING INTO THE
HEART OF MERCY
WHEN:
February 29, March 1, & March 2
TIME:
7:00 p.m.
WHERE: St. Linus Catholic Church
(March 1st we will be in the Parish Hall)
How do we live the Year of Mercy in our
families, community, and world, with compassion, patience, kindness and forgiveness? This
is your invitation to explore the answer to these
questions! Join us for an hour, away from the
worries and cares of daily life, while our new
Associate Pastor, Fr. Lester Niez helps us gain a
deeper understanding of this Year of Mercy. “A
little mercy makes the world less cold and more
just.” (Pope Francis)
Año Jubilar de la Misericordia
21 de febrero de 2016
Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma
Muchos iconos con la imagen de la transfiguración de Jesús tienen un título en griego que dice
Metamorphosis, una palabra técnica que también se
refiere a la transformación natural de la primavera.
Casualmente, este A ño Jubilar de la Misericordia
coincide con el Año C en el que los domingos se lee
el Evangelio de Lucas, además solamente Lucas
menciona que Moisés y Elías “hablaban del éxodo
de Jesús, que él estaba a punto de cumplir en Jerusalén” (Lucas 9:31). El éxodo de Israel liberó de la
esclavitud; el éxodo de Jesús libera de la muerte en
vida del pecado del egoísmo. El Papa Francisco
sugiere que en esta Cuaresma la oración, el ayuno y
las obras de caridad pueden transformar al mundo, si
los cristianos en la vida diaria interpretaran el desafío de Isaías de experimentar de Jesús el éxodo que
da vida al liberar a los presos injustamente, dando
libertad a los cautivos, compartiendo el pan con los
hambrientos, ofreciendo un techo a los desamparados y afligidos, vistiendo al desnudo, no dándoles la
espalda a los más necesitados. “Si quitas de en
medio de ti el yugo, el amenazar con el dedo y el
hablar iniquidad, y si te ofreces al hambriento, y
sacias el deseo del afligido, entonces surgirá tu luz
en las tinieblas, y tu oscuridad será como el mediodía. Y el Señor te guiará continuamente, saciará tu
deseo en los lugares áridos y dará vigor a tus huesos;
serás como huerto regado y como manantial cuyas
aguas nunca faltan” (Isaías 58:9, 10, 11).
—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
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Date
Stations Led By
Dinner Hosted By
February 26th
March 4th
March 11th
March 18th
March 25th
Grupo de Oración
Santo Niño
Couples for Christ
Adoración Nocturna
St Linus School
Adoración Nocturna
Grupo de Oración
Knights of Columbus & Golden Age
Couples for Christ
No Dinner– Good Friday
All dinners will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Hall.
Stations of the Cross will begin at 7:00 pm except All are welcome to attend.
PABASA ng Pasyón 2016
Saturday,
March 19, 2016
8am to 8pm
St. Linus Catholic Church
13915 Shoemaker Avenue
Norwalk, CA 90650
PABASA ng Pasyón, known simply as
PABASA, is a Holy Week practice that
involves chanting the narrative of the
passion of Jesus Christ.
Refreshments
will be provided
For more information
or to participate,
please contact:
Marlyn Reams 858-472-2304
Percy Garces 562-822-3633
Armahn Tinawin 714-853-0575
www.gapasca.org
Join us as we celebrate this profound
Filipino tradition!
SEGUNDO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
Practice Makes Perfect
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Lenten Practices that will Help you Grow in Holiness
Abstinence
 A Holy Hour, once a week, twice in mind for your next Confession.
a week, or each day. This is one Perform Good Works
Abstinence is the giving up of someof the most underrated devotions Visit the sick; visit the people in
thing we like to eat, drink, etc. (All
in the Church. Our Lord Himself nursing homes; counsel, picket or
Catholics 14 and over are required to
has said. “Could you not watch pray at abortion clinics; take someabstain from meat on Ash Wednesone hour with me?” (Mt. 26:40) one to Mass with you on Sundays;
day and all the Fridays of Lent.) We
can abstain from (give up) meat on
 Pray for those in Purgatory. We get someone with a marriage probdays other than those required, give
have an obligation to pray for our lem to see a priest.
up candy, sweets, desserts, soda,
relatives and for anyone we may Give Alms
gum, coffee, tea, smoking, beer,
have harmed by our sins.
Increase your donation to the church;
wine, hard liquor, eating between
 Pray for those who are in danger give to cloistered monasteries and
meals, and/ our favorite foods and
convents in your area; support good
of dying without being in the
drinks, etc.
Catholic schools; support crisis pregstate of Sanctifying Grace.
Fasting
nancy centers; support local soup
 Pray for an end to abortion.
kitchens; help those who are poor.
This is required by the Church of all  Pray for peace in the world.
of those age 21 through 59 on Ash
Do Apostolic Work
Prayer can work miracles and
Wednesday and Good Friday, but it
change the hearts of even wicked Take someone to Mass with you;
is something which most people can
take someone to Confession with
rulers.
do every day during Lent (except
you; invite someone to become a
Sunday, which was never a day of
Catholic -start talking to him or her
fasting). The Catholic Church’s traabout it; distribute good Catholic litditional method of fasting is to take
erature.
only one full meal per day, at which
Do Spiritual Reading
meat may be eaten, with nothing eatRequire yourself to do at least 15
en between meals. This is a mild
minutes of reading from a good
form of fasting, but one which leaves
Catholic book each day; read your
the person always a little on the hunBible at least 15 minutes each day
gry side and ever cognizant that he is Frequent Confession
(they are the heroes and heroines we
depriving himself of his regular fare. Frequent Confession is generally said should imitate).
Television (and Radio, too!)
to be once a month but in the Intro- Study Your Catholic Faith
We can drastically limit our T.V.
duction to the Devout Life St. Fran- Take advantage of what your Parish
viewing, give up favorite programs
offers to help you grow in the
cis de Sales recommends once a
or eliminate it altogether.
week and St. Aplhonsus Ligouri says knowledge Night Bible Study;
Prayer
that anyone who is serious about sav- Wednesday Night Class on Vatican
 An extra Mass or more each
II: Wednesday Night Survey of the
ing his soul will go often, “at least
week. The Holy Sacrifice of the once a week.” Some saints went
Bible (Spanish), etc.
Mass is greatest prayer there is. every day; many went several times a Consecrate your life to God
 The daily Rosary. Our Lady ur- week.
Make your morning offering each
gently requested the daily recita- Examination of Conscience
day, consecrating your prayers,
tion of the Rosary (5 decades)
works, joys and sorrows, to God
Review the day and what you did
during each of her appearances at and did not do that might have disthrough the Immaculate Heart of
Fatima.
pleased God; then, keep these things Mary.
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SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
La Practica Hace al Maestro
Practicas de Cuaresma que le Ayudaran a Crecer en Santidad
Abstinencia
Abstinencia es renunciar a algo
que nos gusta de comer, beber.
etc. (Todos los católicos desde los
14 años de edad deben abstenerse
de comer carne el miércoles de Ceniza y los Viernes de Cuaresma.)
Nosotros podemos abstenernos
(renunciar) de comer carne en otros
días diferentes a los requeridos, dejar los dulces, pastelitos, postres,
refrescos, chicles, café, té, fumar,
cerveza, vino, licores fuertes, comer entre comidas, y dejar nuestras
comidas o bebidas favoritas, etc.
Ayuno
La iglesia requiere que todo los
Católicos entre 21 y 59 años de
edad. ayunen el Miércoles de Ceniza y el Viernes Santo, aunque esto
es algo que la mayoría de las personas pueden hacer durante la cuaresma (excepto el domingo, que nunca
ha sido un día de ayuno). El método tradicional de ayuno en la iglesia
Católica es tomar una sola comida
completa por día en el horario en
que normalmente se toma, incluso
se pueden comer carnes, y no comer nada entre comidas. Esta es
una forma moderada de ayuno, pero
suficiente para que deje a la persona experimentando algo de hambre
y reconociendo que se está privando de su ración regular.
Television (y Radio también!)
Podemos drásticamente limitar horario de ver televisión, dejar de ver
nuestros programas favoritos o de
plano no ver televisión.
Oración
 Una misa extra o mas cada semana. El santo sacrificio de la
misa es la mayor oración que
hay.
 El rosario diario. La Virgen
María, en cada una de sus
apariciones en Fátima.
Urgentemente pidió que
rezáramos diario el rosario.
 Una Hora santa, una vez a la
semana, o cada día. Esta es una
de las menos valuadas devociones de la Iglesia. Nuestro
Señor mismo nos ha dicho: “No
habéis podido velar una hora
conmigo?” [Mt 26:40]
 Rezar por aquellos en el Purgatorio. Tenemos la obligación de
rezar por nuestros familiares y
por las personas que pudiéramos haber dañado con nuestros
pecados.
 Rezar por aquellos que en peligro de morir no están en estado
de gracias santificante.
 Rezar por que no haya abortos.
 Rezar por la paz del mundo.
Orar puede obrar milagros y
cambiar el corazón incluso de
gobernantes perversos.
Examen de Conciencia
Revisa tu día y lo que hiciste o no
hiciste que pudiera ofender a Dios,
y ten estas cosas en mente para tu
próxima confesión.
Haz Buenas Obras
Visita a los enfermos; visita a personas en hogares de convalecientes;
aconseja, demuestra o reza frente a
las clínicas de aborto.; invita alguien a misa los domingos; lleva a
una pareja con problemas matrimoniales a entrevistarse con un sacerdote.
Da Limosnas
Aumenta tus donativos a la Iglesia;
da ayuda a los conventos y monasterios de claustro que haya en tu
área; apoya a las buenas escuelas
católicas; apoya a los centros de
ayuda por embarazo; apoya los programas de comida para los pobres;
ayuda a los pobres.
Haz Trabajos de Apostolado
Lleva a alguien contigo a misa; invítalo a confesarse; invita a alguien
a convertirse y hacerse católico:
comienza por hablar con él o ella;
distribuye buena literatura católica.
Confesión Frecuente
La confesión frecuente es generalmente una vez al mes. Pero su Introducción a la Vida Devota, San
Francisco de Sales, la recomienda
una vez por semana, y San Alfonso
de Ligorio dice que quien este en
serio buscando la salvación de su
alma debe ir con frecuencia, “al
menos una vez a la semana”. Algunos santos se confesaban cada día y
otros iban varias veces a la semana.
Haz Lectura Espiritual
Proponte tu mismo hacer cando
menos 15 minutos de lectura de algún buen libro católico cada día;
lee tu biblia al menos 15 minutos al
día; lee sobre la vida de un santo
(ellos son los héroes y heroínas que
debemos imitar).
Consagra tu vida a Dios
Haz tu ofrecimiento de obras cada
mañana, consagrando tus oraciones,
trabajos, gozos y tristezas, a Dios a
través del Inmaculado Corazón de
la Virgen María.
SEGUNDO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
Psalm 68:5
A father of the
fatherless, a defender of
widows, is God in His
holy habitation.
Table of Blessings Meal Ministry
Please contact us if you know of a family caring for
a terminally ill loved one or someone going thru
debilitating medical treatments, who would benefit
from our meal ministry to help ease their burden, if
only for a simple sharing of a meal..
If you are interested in helping to provide a hot meal
once or twice a month to one of our parish families
in need of compassion while facing a difficult time,
please contact Mary Ratanasurakarn at (951) 5000787
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earthly life, this spiritually adopted child of yours is
known only to God, but in the world to come, it is
hoped that you will meet this child whose life was
spared by your prayers and spend eternal happiness
with him/her.
Four Months
Well your little baby now weighs 6 ounces. He or
she has fingernails and eyelashes. They have their
own unique fingerprints which will remain unchanged throughout their life. The taste buds are
working. The
sense of hearing is present at 14
weeks. There are no major bodily developments anymore. Your spiritually adopted baby is already wellformed, internally and externally. All they need now
is time to gain weight and grow strong.
Attn: Spiritual Parents/Brothers & Sisters!!
Please continue to pray! The babies are counting
on us! ~ Remember to pr ay daily for your spir itually adopted child and his/her parents. During your
Whittier Life Center’s 20th “Walk for Life”
SAVE THE DATE!! Saturday, March 12th Registration is at 9am and walk begins at 10am. You can
also register online and take advantage of the early
registration discount at www.whittierlifecenter.com.
This is a walk for the whole family! It begins at St.
Bruno parish in Whittier. Y ou can walk 4 miles to
Whittier Life Center or 8 miles back to St. Bruno’s.
(Transportation will be available for the 4 mile
walkers.) This Walk takes place during Lent as a
sacrifice for unborn babies we are fighting to save
and for aborted babies we must never forget, and to
show the community of Whittier that all life is a precious gift from God. Our voice is needed now more
than ever! Get your Christian, community, or confirmation service hours by helping and walking for life.
For questions please call 562-693-8803 or email [email protected]
Cornelia Connelly School,
Saint Joseph High School presents
Jester Jubilee 2016
A Pro Life Rosary for the Unborn
Tuesdays at 6:30pm inside church before mass
Many lives depend on us advocating for them!
Please call Barbra at 562/900-9492 or email us at:
[email protected] for
more information.
located in Anaheim,
is an independent,
college-preparatory
Catholic high school for girls.
Come visit us!
Have your daughter visit for a day
and shadow a Connelly student!
Applications are being accepted
for the 2016-2017 school year.
Please contact the Office of Admissions
at (714) 776-1717 ext. 234 or email
ad[email protected]
for more information.
On Saturday, March 5, Saint Joseph High School
will host its annual Jester Jubilee at The Centre at
Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood to honor our distinguished alumnae and alumnae parents, and to raise
funds to support student scholarships and financial
aid. The evening includes silent & live auctions,
dinner, dancing, and casino style gaming. Everyone is invited to attend this spectacular event! The
Jubilee is a great evening you won’t want to
miss.
Purchase your tickets at www.sj-jester.org. To
place a business/personal sponsorship, please contact Mary Koppes at (562) 925-5073 ext. 176, or
email her at [email protected]
“SJHS strives for unity, reconciliation and service
to the dear neighbor in the spirit of love, hope and zeal.”
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SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Rite of Election
While many of us would probably agree that
our national, state and local elections are rituals of a
special breed, we hardly expect to find a “rite of
election” in church. But long before any of our
ancestors thought of electing their leaders, God was
electing a people, selecting Israel, a rag-tag clan in a
tiny corner of the earth, to be special, holy, a chosen
people. God did not choose them because they were
noteworthy in any way; they were not powerful,
strong or particularly clever. But once they were
chosen, they were God’s forever. Even when they
strayed, looking to other gods for hope or help, God
clung to them fiercely, calling them back again and
again when anyone else would have gladly let them
go.
It is the same with us. God chooses us, elects
us, in Christ, to be a holy people, to be a church, to
be signs of the reign of God on earth. The catechumens who have been preparing for Baptism and
those who have been working with them for months
and years believe that God has chosen them to be
one of us, the baptized. At the rite of election last
Sunday, their godparents, sponsors, catechists,
pastors, and friends testified before Archbishop
Gomez that God had chosen these people. They
offered the evidence of their lives among us, hearing
and following God's word, praying with God's
people and taking part in the work and the communal
life of the God's church. After listening to this testimony, Archbishop Gomez declared they were
elected for Baptism, chosen to be God's own in
Christ Jesus - not because they have earned, but because God wants it. That is election by a landslide!
Let us surround our
elect - Ramon Perez,
Christopher Perez, Erin
Sosa, and Jewel Chavez
in prayer and loving
support during their
final preparation for the
sacraments of Baptism,
Confirmation, and
Eucharist at the Easter
Vigil on Saturday,
March 26th. Keep, also,
our candidates William Franklin,
Maria Bernal, and
Leticia Ramirez in your
thoughts, prayers and loving support as they
continue their preparation for the reception of the
sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist at the
Easter Vigil on March 26th.
UPCOMING
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION EVENTS
2/21/16 10:30am - 3:00pm: Penance retreat for second year students. Parents and students will attend
the 9:30am parish mass then go directly to the hall.
The retreat will follow the opening prayer and lunch.
The retreat is mandatory. If your child is not able to
attend, please contact the Religious Education Office
as soon as possible.
2/27/16 - No class.
FIRST PENANCE—First Penance is rescheduled.
The new date is Wednesday, March 2nd from
7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Church. Please arrive 30
minutes early to check in.
PARENT WORKSHOPS—Second year parents are
required to attend five parent workshops. Parents
may attend either the Spanish or English workshops
(see information below).
Spanish workshops 6:00pm-7:30pm in Room 10:
Wednesdays 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 1/3.
English workshops 6:00pm-7:30pm in Room 10:
Tuesdays 2/16, 2/23, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15.
EUCHARIST PARENT MEETING—Second year
parents are required to attend the Eucharist Parent
Meeting. Please note, the First Holy Communion
dates and times have changed. The new information
will be given out at the meeting. If you are not able
to attend this meeting, please contact the Religious
Education Office as soon as possible.
Date: Wednesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Location: Church
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SEGUNDO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
The treasures of our tradition can often be traced
to one source, but like the waters of a river branching out on its way to the sea, are received differently
as they filter through various cultures and customs.
Long ago, mostly because of the preparation of candidates for baptism, the annual feast of the Lord’s
death and resurrection was preceded by a period of
preparation. In the West that comes to us as Lent, a
word drawn from the Old English word for springtime, referring to the lengthening hours of sunlight
in this hemisphere.
In the East, the tradition of preparing for Easter
is received as “Great Lent,” to distinguish it from a
secondary “Lent” preceding Christmas, and a twoweek period, a kind of “pre-Lent,” that gradually
introduces the faithful to the austerities of Great
Lent. One of the major differences between East and
West is in the vigor of the Lenten fast. In Great Lent
the customs of fast and abstinence are far more strict
than we are accustomed to. For us, meat is off our
Lenten tables on Friday, but in the East, meat disappears from the diet completely, along with dairy
products.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
WE ARE TO BE TRANSFORMED
Today’s showing forth of God’s glory is filled
with a light that astonishes and reveals. Jesus transfigured on Mount Tabor energizes even the sleepy
apostles, who see but cannot get hold of it. They can
be forgiven for not apprehending the full meaning of
this extraordinary vision of a transfigured Jesus with
Elijah and Moses. The whole of the Law and prophets is summed up here on this mountain.
The transfiguration on Mount Tabor is handed
over to us this Sunday. As Paul reminds us, it is we
who are to be transformed. The light and life of the
Resurrection are set forth here so we do not lose
heart and fall entirely asleep. This Sunday looks to
Easter. It looks to transformation. It asks us to lift up
our heads and acknowledge the risen Lord as our
light and our salvation.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
La Cuaresma nos llama a la conversión, a la cual
deberíamos estar dedicados toda el año. En muchas
parroquias latinas la cuaresma también es tiempo de
misiones. De niño recuerdo haber participado cada
año en las misiones de mi parroquia. Escuchábamos
a los predicadores con curiosidad, ya que aparecían
solo una vez al año y luego se regresaban a lugares
lejanos y desconocidos. Nunca imagine que algún
día yo también estuviera como predicador de misiones. Me gustaría darles un resumen del mensaje que
he sembrado en varias parroquias.
Las misiones no son para repetir doctrina, sino
para evangelizar a los bautizados. Con cinco temas
se puede evangelizar a los bautizados recordándoles
los cinco puntos claves del Evangelio cristiano: 1)
Dios nos ama y nos hizo para él; 2) Nosotros hemos
pecado y sufrimos las consecuencias; 3) Dios nos
manda a su Hijo para librarnos del mal; 4) Jesús
desea formar parte de nuestras vidas personales,
¡invitémoslo! y 5) Jesús llena nuestro corazón con el
poder y la presencia de su Espíritu. Este mensaje es
uno de conversión y esperanza.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
SEREMOS TRANSFORMADOS
La manifestación de la Gloria de Dios en el
Evangelio de hoy está llena de una luz que a la vez
asombra y revela. Jesús, transfigurado en el Monte
Tabor, llena de su energía a los apóstoles adormecidos, que ven la visión, pero no la saben captar. Es
perdonable que no capten del todo el significado de
esta extraordinaria visión de Jesús transfigurado, entre Moisés y Elías. Aquí, en el monte santo, se resumen la Ley y los profetas.
Hoy esa transfiguración se nos ofrece y se nos
entrega. Como nos recuerda san Pablo, somos nosotros los que vamos a ser transformados. Hoy se nos
presentan la luz y la vida de la Resurrección, para
que no nos descorazonemos, no sea que nos quedemos del todo dormidos. Este domingo ya mira hacia
la Pascua. Mira hacia la transformación. Nos pide
que levantemos la cabeza, y reconozcamos al Señor
Resucitado como nuestra luz y salvación.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LET NOTHING DISTURB YOU
Let nothing disturb you,
Nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patient endurance attains all things.
Whoever possesses God lacks nothing,
God alone is sufficient.
—St. Teresa of Ávila
NADA TE TURBE
Nada te espante.
Todo se pasa.
Dios no se muda.
La paciencia todo lo alcanza.
Quien a Dios tiene nada le falta.
Sólo Dios basta.
—Santa Teresa de Ávila
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SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
In Our Prayers
Prayers for our brothers and sisters in
their time of suffering and need…
Saturday, February 20th
7:30 AM
5:30 PM
Guadalupe P. Sanches, R.I.P.
Milagros Dargo, Death Anniversary
Sunday, February 21st
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:15 PM
5:00 PM
7:30 PM
Margarita and Maria Salazar, R.I.P.
Fr. Gerardo Aguilar Fortunato,
25th Anniversary of Ordination
Mrs. Cuc Aldrich, R.I.P.
Carmen López, R.I.P.
Leandro Enciso, R.I.P.
Tony Caborubios, R.I.P.
Monday, February 22nd
8:30 AM
Augusto Teodoro, R.I.P./Birthday
Tuesday, February 23rd
8:30 AM
7:00 PM
Derek Anthony Firth, R.I.P.
Baldomero Juarez, R.I.P.
Wednesday, February 24th
8:30 AM
Vincencio Cancio, R.I.P.
Thursday, February 25th
8:30 PM
Familia Legaspi, Health & Blessings
Friday, February 26th
8:30 AM
Familia Legaspi Muñoz,
Health & Blessings
Saturday, February 27th
7:30 AM
5:30 PM
Isabella Sy
Yvonne Arlene Mejia, R.I.P/Birthday
Sunday, February 28th
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:15 PM
5:00 PM
7:30 PM
Patrick Symbol, Death Anniversary
Serafin and Delfina Salazar, R.I.P.
Rodrigo Bella, R.I.P.
Maria y Juanita Alvarez, R.I.P.
Francisco Flores, R.I.P.
Family Cortes Chavana,
Health & Blessings
Elizabeth Lee, R.I.P.
Hermila Alvarado, Ophaelia Angcaco, Jessie Bausley,
Mary Betancourt, Nellie Rosa Blaneas, Terry
Bordenave, Garrett Brown, Miguel Camorlinga, Maria
Castenanos, Angie Chavez, Richard Cota, Lisa Sinni
Cousimano, Judy Craddock, Luis Cueva, Socorro De
La Torre, Isabel Doria, John Doria, Olivia Elias,
Lanny Enciso, Puring Enciso, Luis Escaleras, Maria
Espino, Bernie Galhoff, Carmela Gallegos, Sandra
Galvan, Alfred Garcia, Angie Garcia, Denise Garcia,
Geri Garcia, Maria Garcia, Richard Garcia, Susan
Gomez, David Eduardo Gonzalez, Marty Guerrero,
Liu Gunter, Guadalupe Hernandez, Cuquita Hidalgo,
Maria Jaramillo, Hilda Jimenez, Silvia Jimenez,
Shirley Jones, Joe Julien, Monica Kasharsky, Robert
Leano, Javier Leon, Margaret Ann Levasseur, Audrey
Lizarraga, Lorenzo Lizarraga, Jr., Georgia Lomeli,
Helen Lopez, Karina Lopez, Mary Lopez, Angel
Lozano, Josefina Magaña, Beverly Martinez,
Christopher Martinez, Lupe McClintock, Mario Mejia,
Cynthia Miestas, Carol Mihelich, Paul Moore, Boyd
Morales, Jessica Morales, Amanda Moreno, Olimpia
Morillo, Editcha Marcha Oabel, Jessica Olivares,
Cindy Ortega, Gustavo Padilla, Salvador Padilla,
Danielle Pal, Marie Pal-Brown, Angela & Jesus Pena,
Zachary Pereyra, Angelique Pinkstaff, Cathy Prieto,
David Rabiola, Francine Ramirez, Mickey Ramirez,
Ramona Ramirez (Ramy), Valerie Ramirez, Laura
Ramos, Dulce Redford, Al Reyes, Sr., Diane Roberts,
Althea Robinson, Ignacio Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez,
Martin Ruiz, Yolanda Ruiz, Adela Sanchez, Carmen
Sanchez, Daniel Sanchez, Ramona Sanchez, Angel
Santos, Gloria Schmidt, Alicia Serafin, John Starns,
Lorrie Teodoro, Aaden Trujeque, Kathleen Vega,
Richard Veyna, Virginia Wall, Clorinda Zaldivar,
Maria Del Carmen Zamora
If you would like to add or remove a name,
please contact the parish office.
Let us continue to pray for our Armed Forces
and their families.
We thank God for the sacrifices they
make to ensure our freedom.
SEGUNDO DOMINGO DE CUARESMA
Question of the Week
Gospel: Luke 9:28B-36
Adults: How ar e your pr ior ities affected by your
faith in Jesus Christ?
Children: When you have impor tant choices to
make, do you and your family pray to make the
right choice?
Pregunta de la Semana
Evangelio: Lucas 9:28B-36
Adultos: ¿Cómo afecta sus pr ior idades su fe en
Jesucristo?
Niños: ¿Cuando tienes decisiones impor tantes que
tomar, ¿tú y tu familia rezan para hacer la
elección correcta?
Lecturas de la Semana
Readings for the Week
Monday:
Tuesday:
1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19
Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21,
23; Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14-16;
Mt 20:17-28
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 16:19-31
Friday:
Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a; 17b-28a; Ps 105:1621; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12;
Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Sunday:
Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15; Ps 103:1-4, 6-8, 11;
1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lk 13:1-9
Alternate readings (Year A):
Ex 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Rom 5:1-2, 58; Jn 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42]
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Lunes:
Martes:
1 Pe 5:1-4;Sal 23(22):1-3a, 4-6;Mt 16:13-19
Is 1:10, 16-20; Sal 50 (49):8-9, 16bc-17, 21,
23; Mt 23:1-12
Miércoles: Jer 18:18-20; Sal 31 (30):5-6, 14-16;
Mt 20:17-28
Jueves:
Jer 17:5-10; Sal 1:1-4, 6; Lc 16:19-31
Viernes: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a; 17b-28a;
Sal 105 (104):16-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Sábado: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Sal 103 (102):1-4, 912; Lc 15:1-3, 11-32
Domingo: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15; Sal 103 (102):1-4, 6-8,
11;1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12; Lc 13:1-9
Lecturas alternativas (Año A): Ex 17:3-7;
Sal 95 (94):1-2, 6-9; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn
4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42]