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May 15, 2016 - St Augustine Cathedral
Saint Augustine Cathedral
Pentecost Sunday
May 15, 2016
Parish Mission Statement
Inside This Issue:
The Catholic Community of St. Augustine Cathedral,
nourished by the Eucharist and guided by the Holy Spirit
are sent forth to proclaim the Good News of God’s love for
all people.
Weekly Parish Information
2-3
Liturgical4-5
Prayer List
5
Parish News
6-7
Diocese News
7-8
World News
8-9
Feature Article: “Pope: Europe Needs Capacity To
Integrate, Dialogue, Generate”
As a Parish Community we will put this into action by
continuously developing a Pastoral Program that reaches
out to meet the needs of our Parishioners and community.
192 S. Stone Ave. • Tucson, Arizona 85701 • Tel (520) 623-6351 • Fax (520) 623-0088 • cathedral-staugustine.org
Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 - 5 / Friday 9 - 4
ST. AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL
CLERGY & STAFF DIRECTORY
Rector: Rev. Gonzalo Villegas
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Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Showri Raju Narra
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Capuchin Priests: Rev. Robert Kose • Rev. John Francis Samsa
Deacons:
Keating Ackerley • Salvador Carmona,
Charles Gallegos
Office Manager: Margie Marrufo
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Secretary: Norma Madril
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Receptionist: Cecilia Metz
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Compliance Officer: Terry Gill
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Diocesan & Cathedral Director of Music:
Carlos Zapien
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Maintenance: Gloria Ramos • Cecilia Metz
Nick Gomez
Rectory Housekeeper: Norma Pinedo
Bulletin & Website Editor: Patty Alcala
REGULAR MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday
5:30 pm
English Vigil Mass - Organist
(Fulfills Sunday obligation)
Sunday
6:30 am
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
5:30 pm
English Mass - No Music
Spanish Mass - Mariachi
English Mass - Choir
English Mass - Choir
Spanish Mass - Coro
Weekday English Masses
7:00 am & 12:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Holy Days (except Christmas & New Years)
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:30 pm
English Mass
English Mass
Spanish Mass
ORGANIZATIONS & COMMITTEES
Altar Server Society: Sylvia Kamei &
Sandra Smith
Docent/Hospitality: Leilani Gomez
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Aguallo
Events Fundraising: Leilani Gomez
Finance Council: Joe Ladenburg
Guadalupanos: Juan Carlos Martinez
Keep Cathedral Grounds Beautiful: John Jacome
Knights of Columbus: John Badilla
Pastoral Council: Liz Aguallo
RCIA:Deacon Charles
Gallegos &
Gene Benton
St. Vincent de Paul: Justin Castillo
Usher Society:
Luis E. Kamei
Youth Group:
Matt Yanez & Ariana Varelas
COLLECTIONS
May 1, 2016
Sunday Collection Received:
2nd Collect: $6,183.90
$1,543.90
Thank you for your continued and
generous support of our parish.
God bless you!
Sunday:
SAINTS AND SPECIAL
OBSERVANCES
Pentecost Sunday
Monday:
Seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Wednesday:
St. John I
Friday:
St. Bernardine of Siena
Saturday:
St. Christopher Magallanes and
Companions; Blessed Virgin Mary;
Armed Forces Day
Sacrament of Penance
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
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Saturday
PARISH INFORMATION
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
SUNDAY/DOMINGO5/15/16
6:30am
English Mass
People of the Parish
8:00am
Spanish Mass †Jaime Gonzalez
10:00am
English Mass
†Yolanda Naff
10:00am
MIDDLE SCHOOL
12:00pm
English Mass
†Roger, & †Mary Luisa Zuniga
12:00pm
CONFIRMATION - FIRST COMMUNION
1:30pmENGLISH BAPTISMS
5:30pm
Spanish Mass
†Antonio Redondo, Jr.
MONDAY/LUNES 7:00am
12:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
TUESDAY/MARTES
7:00am
12:00pm
5/16/16
Daily English Mass
†Armandina Cortez
Daily English Mass
†Lillian V. Doe
ST. JOHN’S CONFIRMATION
MASS WITH BISHOP KICANAS
Daily English Mass
Daily English Mass
5/17/16
†Lillian Doe
†Albert B. Aguilar
WEDNESDAY/MIERCOLES5/18/16
7:00am
12:00pm
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Daily English Mass
†Lillian Doe
Daily English Mass
†Lillian Doe
SAN MIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL
THURSDAY/JUEVES
7:00am
12:00pm
6:00pm- 7:00pm
6:00pm
6:00pm - 8:00pm
FRIDAY/VIERNES
7:00am
12:00pm
5:30pm
5/19/16
Daily English Mass
†Lillian Doe
Daily English Mass
†Lillian Doe
SAN MIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL
MANDATORY SPANISH COMPLIANCE MEETING IN HALL
BIBLE STUDY IN SOUTH ROOM
5/20/16
Daily English Mass
Happy Birthday Virginia Doe!
Daily English Mass
†Juan D. Garcia
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
SATURDAY/SABADO
9:00am - 11:15am
1:00pm - 5:00pm
5:30pm
MINISTERS TRAINING
KINO SYMPOSIUM
English Vigil Mass
5/21/16
Augustine & Lolita Montano
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company on our
website, please contact
the parish office.
BULLETIN
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placing an ad for your
company in our Bulletin,
please contact
Claudia Borders at
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BULLETIN
ANNOUNCEMENT
DEADLINE:
Please submit your
request to the parish
office two Fridays
before the weekend
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announcement in
bulletin. Thank you.
PARISH INFORMATION
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PENTECOST SUNDAY
MAY 15, 2016
[I]n one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.
—1 Corinthians 12:13a
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Jas 3:13-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 9:14-29
Tuesday:
Jas 4:1-10; Ps 55:7-11a, 23; Mk 9:30-37
Wednesday:
Jas 4:13-17; Ps 49:2-3, 6-11; Mk 9:38-40
Thursday:
Jas 5:1-6; Ps 49:14-20; Mk 9:41-50
Friday:
Jas 5:9-12; Ps 103:1-4, 8-9, 11-12;
Mk 10:1-12
Saturday:
Jas 5:13-20; Ps 141:1-3, 8; Mk 10:13-16
Sunday:
Prv 8:22-31; Ps 8:4-9; Rom 5:1-5;
Jn 16:12-15
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — Filled with the Holy Spirit, the
apostles begin to speak in tongues (Acts 2:1-11).
Psalm — Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the
face of the earth (Psalm 104).
Second Reading — In one Spirit we are baptized
into one body and given to drink of one Spirit (1
Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13) or Romans 8:8-17.
THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY
SPIRIT
The church wakes up to an amazing message this
morning. Look around and see who has been called.
Listen to the voices of those who proclaim Jesus is
Lord. You’ll find no race of people left out; you’ll find
no language on earth unfit to proclaim the glory of
God. We call Pentecost Sunday the “birthday of the
church.” In many ways, the church is still being born.
Only when we all know the peace Jesus offered in
today’s Gospel will we really know the fullness of the
Holy Spirit.
St. Paul assures us in today’s second reading that
“all of us have been given to drink of the one Spirit.”
When we look around us in the church we should
see everyone. But we don’t. Not yet. What is holding
us back from fully embracing the one Body of Christ?
When will we see our differences as manifestations of
the same Holy Spirit? Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LOS SIETE DONES DEL ESPÍRITU
Sabiduría, inteligencia, consejo, fortaleza,
ciencia, piedad y temor de Dios.
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Gospel — Jesus Christ appears to the disciples
and sends them on their mission with the power to
forgive or retain sins through the Holy Spirit (John
20:19-23) or John 14:15-16, 23b-26.
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
Hoy celebramos la Pascua de Pentecostés. Esta es
una de las tres Pascuas que celebramos los cristianos.
Las otras dos son la Pascua de Resurrección (o
Pascua Florida) y la Pascua del Nacimiento de
Jesús. Estas tres solemnidades cristianas celebran
tres momentos claves en el plan de salvación: la
Encarnación del Verbo Divino (Jesús), su Pasión,
Muerte y Resurrección y el descenso de su Espíritu
Santo sobre la Iglesia. Pascua viene siendo el nombre
de la principal solemnidad del calendario Judío y
recuerda la liberación del pueblo de Israel de la
esclavitud. Los cristianos hemos tomado ese nombre
por reconocernos como descendientes de Abraham
y porque en nuestras tres pascuas celebramos
que Jesús viene a salvarnos, o sea, a liberarnos del
pecado y sus consecuencias tanto personales como
sociales. En muchas partes el titulo de Pascua se ha
dejado para hablar de la fiesta de la Navidad y la
LITURGICAL
fiesta de Pentecostés. Esto es una lástima ya que el
recordar la Pascua debe impulsar al cristiano a obrar
por la liberación de todos para que el mundo se salve
por Jesucristo. —Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY
Announcing the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope
Francis challenged us to proclaim God’s mercy “to
everyone without exception . . . again and again,
with new enthusiasm and renewed pastoral action”
(Misericordiae Vultus, 12). Pentecost proclaims that
the door locked for fifty days is thrown open at
last. No longer closed in on itself, the community
speaks to crowds from different backgrounds,
distant lands, exotic languages. Everyone hears their
native language. The Spirit does not restore Babel’s
uniformity, but forges unity-in-diversity of language,
race, nationality—embracing all without exception.
During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pentecost’s Spirit
summons us afresh from mediocrity and isolation
to share God’s mercy with the world. “This is our
mission!” Francis exclaims. We are “given the gift of
the ‘tongue’ of the Gospel and the ‘fire’ of the Holy
Spirit, so that while we proclaim Jesus risen, living
and present in our midst, we may warm . . . the heart
of the peoples, drawing near to Him, the way, the
truth, and the life” (Regina Coeli address, Pentecost
Sunday, May 24, 2015).
—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. | Papal quotes Copyright © 2015, Libreria
Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission.
AÑO JUBILAR DE LA
MISERICORDIA
Al anunciar el Año Jubilar de la Misericordia el Papa
Francisco nos desafía a proclamar la misericordia de
Dios “a todos, sin excluir ninguno . . . una vez más con
nuevo entusiasmo y con una renovada acción pastoral”
Misericordiae Vultus, 12). Pentecostés proclama que la
puerta cerrada por cincuenta días finalmente se abre.
No más encierro en sí misma, la comunidad habla a las
multitudes con diferentes orígenes, de tierras lejanas,
exóticos lugares. Cada uno los escucha en sus leguas
nativas. El Espíritu no restaura la uniformidad de Babel,
pero fragua la unidad en la diversidad del idioma,
de la raza, de la nacionalidad, incluyendo a todos sin
excepción. Durante este Año Jubilar de la Misericordia, el
Espíritu de Pentecostés nos convoca de nuevo desde la
mediocridad y la soledad para compartir la misericordia
LITURGICAL
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR
PARISHIONERS
Please call the office to remove your
loved one’s name when well. Thank you!
Jennifer Abeyta
Cristen Aguirre
Francisca Aguirre
Margaret Aguirre
Esther Alba
Ruben G. Amado
Angela
Altagracia Araiza
Valdez
Guadalupe Arerala
Lee Leon Baker
Diego Ballesteros
Rosa Maria Barrera
Antonio Beltran
Benjamin F.A.
Bicknese
Alma Rosa Bombilla
Lopez
David Bombilla
Fregoso
Terry Rico
Bracamonte
Jenny Brichta
Deacon Oscar Bueno
Mary Helen Bueno
Ana Bustamante
Maria Bustamante
Vincent Bustamante
Carmen Cardenas
Msgr. Arsenio
Carrillo
Coach Carter
Omar Casas Varela
11yrs
Julie Castro
Alex Catalan
Luz Catalan
Pete Confrey
Walter Cruz
Theresa Cuestas
Chuy Duran
Margie Echeveria
Diego & Nubia
Federico
Jerry Federico
Jose Fimbres
Jose Lluly Fimbres
Ursula Fimbres
Maria Galvan
Alex Garcia
David Garcia
Marco Antonio
Garcia Avila
Martin Gastelum
Yolanda Gastelum
Kathy Gatt
Christine Gill
Frank Chapo Gomez
Veronica Gomez
Roberto Grijalva
Octavio Guerrero
Erica Harper
Ofelia Hernandez
Rudy Ingels
Ramona Barba
Inigues
Jesus Jaquez, Jr.
Elliot Janacek
William Logsdon
Angelica Lopez
Dora Lopez
Baby Gilberto Ramon
Lopez, Jr.
Isaac Lopez
Maverick Lopez
Michelle Lopez
Terisa Lopez
Curtis Lucas
Socorro Macedo
Javier Marrufo
Bertha Dolores
Martinez
Rebeca Mesquita
Christina Molina
Rosalie Monreal
Jana Montione
Linda Montoya
Artie Navarro
Alfonso Nieto
Kyra Nieto
Jose Nunez
Liz Nunez
Nancy O’Connor
Neal O’Connor
Bernice Irene
Ornelaz
Santiago Orozco, Sr.
Gerardo Pereira
Esther Perez
Mariah Peterson
Carmen Pinedo
Sherry Poe
Mother Preciado
Ernesto Quijada
Edilia Quiroz
Angela Ramirez
Diego Ramirez
Rodrigo Ramirez
Fred Riesgo
Graciela Rodarte
Alejandro Romero
Bertha Romero
Dora Romero
Leonel Romero
Jaime Roybal
Sister Paulette Shaw
Millie Smith
Daniel Smyers
Deacon Jesse Soto
Howard Spence
Christine Stern
Mary Stern
Joe Szleszinski
Michele Tejada
Eric Torres-Largarda
Noel Torres
Rudy Torres
Georgeann Toto
Angel Valenzuela
Armando Valenzuela
Barbara Valenzuela
Berta Valenzuela
Monica Verdugo
Teresa Verdugo
Jonelia Whitten
Mark Whitten
Paula Whitten
Randy Whitten
Lydia Yanez
Yareth Ybarra
Gabriella Kenosha
Zemont
de Dios con el mundo. “¡Esta es nuestra misión!” lo dice
el Papa Francisco. “Se nos dio el don del ‘idioma’ del
Evangelio y el ‘fuego’ del Espíritu Santo, para proclamar
a Jesús resucitado, vivo y presente en medio de
nosotros y para alentar los corazones de las personas,
acercándolas a Jesús, el Camino, la Verdad y la Vida”
(Rezo del Regina Coeli, Domingo de Pentecostés, 24 de
mayo de 2015). —Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. | Citas del Papa
Copyright © 2015, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Usadas con permiso.
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ST. AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL
RECTORY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
2015-2018 REPORT
Parish Goal: $500,000
Pledge Total: $72,120 (Paid to date: $18,993)
One-Time Donation Total: $51,362
GOAL :
$ 500,000
$ 123,482 •
$ 70,355 •
Total Received
5/4/16
$ 400,000
$ 300,000
$ 200,000
$ 100,000
$0
Parishioner Information:
40 Pledges received of 1,656 registered parishioners
(2% participation).
2 Pledges received from Non-parishioners.
162 One-time donations.
As you can see the above numbers, we need more
parishioner participation. The number of pledges
received so far reveals the average pledge is $1,717.
The one time donation average is $317. I am
impressed and thankful that 37 of our parishioners (2
non-parishioners) have pledged the amount above.
Imagine if everyone would participate, we would
not only reach our goal but go beyond it. These
numbers show us that it possible to reach our goal of
$500,000 when everyone participates. I invite you to
please consider making a pledge for at least $1,000.
That is $28 per month in a three year period. Please
pray for a successful Parish Capital Campaign.
Good news! Construction on the rectory roof has
already begun. Again, thank you for your support.
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Every year all volunteers and employees are required to
attend a Safe Environment Presentation.
Last meeting available if you have not attended:
May 19, 2016 @ 6pm - in Spanish
If you cannot attend, please contact Terry Gill,
Compliance Officer.
Total Cash Received: $70,355
Pledge + Donation
YEARLY MANDATORY
COMPLIANCE MEETING
PASTORAL CARE TRAINING
FOR HOMEBOUND
EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY
A MANDATORY Pastoral Care Training has been
scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10:00am
– 11:30am in the church. The presenter is Deacon
Paul Duckro. This is for ALL CURRENT HOMEBOUND
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND FOR THOSE WHO
ARE INTERESTED IN HOMEBOUND MINISTRY.
It has become a concern that several individuals other
than our regular homebound ministers are asking for
communion to take to their loved ones who are not
able to come to mass. As you know, this is a ministry
that is considered a HIGH RESPONSIBILTY MINISTRY.
Because of the delicate nature of this ministry, NO
ONE other than those individuals who have met our
compliance requirements should be taking communion
to the homebound.
Please call Liz Aguallo at 850-4967 if you have any
questions or concerns.
CAPACITACIÓN DE ATENCIÓN
PASTORAL MINISTERIO
PARA LLEVAR LA EUCARISTÍA
A PERSONAS CONFINADAS
EN EL HOGAR
Se ha programado una Capacitación de Atención
Pastoral OBLIGATORIA para el sábado 21 de mayo
de 2016 de 10:00am a 11:30am en la iglesia. El
presentador de la sesión de capacitación es el
Diácono Paul Duckro. Esta capacitación es para TODOS
LOS MINISTROS DE LA EUCARISTÍA PARA
PERSONAS CONFINADAS EN EL HOGAR PRESENTES
O INTERESADOS EN ESTE MINISTERIO.
Es de gran preocupación que a varias personas,
PARISH NEWS
aparte de nuestros ministros regulares para llevar la
Eucaristía a personas confinadas en el hogar, se les
esté pidiendo que lleven la comunión a sus seres
queridos que no pueden venir a la Misa. Como ya lo
saben, este es un ministerio considerado como un
MINISTERIO DE SUMA RESPONSABILIDAD. Debido
a la delicada naturaleza del ministerio, NINGUNA
PERSONA aparte de esos ministros que han cumplido
con nuestros requisitos debiese estar llevando la
comunión a personas confinadas en su hogar. Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes al respecto, sírvase
llamar a Liz Aguallo al 850-4967.
WOMEN OF STRENGTH
June 4 & 5, 2016
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church Gramer Hall
1946 E. Adams St. Tucson, Arizona
Join women from throughout the Diocese on a weekend
that guarantees to touch, move, and inspire your walk
with the Lord! Special guest musicians will lead us
in praise & worship. Vine of Grace Ministry team will
provide the opportunity for teaching, prayer, healing,
and Holy Spirit empowerment! Mass will be celebrated
each day and a time of worship and adoration will fill
your heart with joy & peace. A special message by author
& comedian – JoAnn Contorno. Come - discover how
we are called to be Women of Strength. Come – deepen
your faith & relationship with the Father, Son and Holy
Spirit, Mother Mary and her Church. Pope Francis,
encourages us to take a retreat in this Year of Mercy!
So do it! Don’t miss out on this time of fun, fellowship,
surprises, healing and life changing renewal!
Invite your firends and register today! Call 520-631-1408
or register online at www.vineofgrace.org
PARISH & DIOCESE NEWS
PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND AND
EASTERN EUROPE
Fr. Marco Antonio Basulto-Pitol cordially invites you to
join in a Pilgrimage to Poland and Eastern Europe.
Tour Dates: September 19-30, 2016
Price: $3,499 departing from Phoenix.
To sign up, or to obtain the full trip brochure,
please contact: [email protected] or call Kate at St.
Andrew the Apostle Parish, 520-458-2925.
POSITION OPENINGS, DIOCESE
OF TUCSON
The following vacant positions within the Diocese
of Tucson are available as of 5/2/16. To view the
position Description and information on how to apply,
please refer to www.diocesetucson.org (Employment
Opportunities).
Parishes:
•
Our Mother of Sorrows Parish, Tucson, AZ
Facility Manager
•
Sacred Heart Parish, Parker, AZ
Administrative Assistant (Part-time)
Schools:
•
St. Ambrose Catholic School, Tucson, AZ
School Principal
•
Yuma Catholic High School, Yuma, AZ
School Principal
•
Santa Cruz Catholic School, Tucson, AZ
Business Manager
Middle School Math Teacher (Grades 7 & 8)
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EXHIBITION OF JUBILEE
BULLS FROM VATICAN SECRET
ARCHIVES OPENS IN ROME
Thanks to Jubilee of Mercy It’s Possible to Admire
These Original Documents Normally Kept Private
A unique exhibition of Jubilee Bulls from the Vatican
Secret Archives has opened in Rome.
THE MEN IN BLACK
Seminarians studying to be priests
VS.
the padres
Priests from around the Diocese
Friday, May 27 at 6 p.m. | Golf Links Sports Complex - Field A
The Men in Black are seeking new teammates. If you are interested in discernment,
contact the Vocations Department at 520.838.2500
For more information visit: diocesetucson.org/vocations -or- facebook.com/vocationstucson
In a press conference held in Rome on Tuesday, the
president of Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, Monsignor
Liberio Andreatta, and prefect of the Vatican Secret
Archives, Bishop Serio Pagano, gave journalists an
inside look at the exhibit, “Peregrinatio Sancta Le
Bolle dei Giubilei dall’Archivio Segreto Vaticano”
of bulls– the name taken from the lead seal (bulla)
pendant from the papal document.
“For the first time,” Monsignor Andreatta said, “the
public can see these important, original documents,
from the first Jubilee in history proclaimed by Pope
Boniface VIII in 1300 until the last Great Jubilee
proclaimed by Pope Saint John Paul II in 2000.”
“It’s a truly unique and exceptional occasion to
admire these precious documents that come from the
Vatican Secret Archives and deepen their importance
from a historical, religious, and cultural point of view.”
In general, one cannot see these original documents,
the parchments and registers, because they are kept
where only scholars can be granted access, in the
Vatican Secret Archives.
However, thanks to the Extraordinary Jubilee of
Mercy, now visitors can appreciate them and discover
their historical meaning and importance.
For those interested in following along, the
exhibition has a guide and an app available in Italian,
English and Spanish.
The exhibition is held at the Palazzo del Vicariato
Vecchio, in Via della Pigna 13/A in Rome and will be
open every day, May 3 – July 31 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The ticket office is also located on Via della Pigna
13/A from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The full ticket price is
10 Euro, but discounts are available for: children and
young people aged between 6 and 17 years; seniors
over 65 years old; students up to 25 years of age, on
presentation of a valid Student Card; family of 4 (up
to 2 adults and to 2 children aged between 6 and
17 years); holders of Roma Cristiana tickets; all the
pilgrims who have booked a pilgrimage; Priests and
religious; Groups of more than 15 people; official tour
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DIOCESE & WORLD NEWS
guides; Alitalia clients (with boarding card from/ to
Rome); clients of Federalberghi Hotels: showing a
stamped coupon of the hotel- Roma Pass owners.
Those who can enter for free include: children 0-5
years; visitors with certification of invalidity of over
74%; companion of a disabled visitor; and tour guides
with a group.
For more information: http://www.
operaromanapellegrinaggi.org/en
May 5, 2016 | Deborah Castellano Lubov | © Zenit.org
POPE: EUROPE NEEDS CAPACITY
TO INTEGRATE, DIALOGUE,
GENERATE
Upon receiving Charlemagne Prize, Pontiff speaks of
his dream for Europe
“A Europe capable of giving birth to a new humanism
based on three capacities: the capacity to integrate,
the capacity for dialogue and the capacity to
generate” is what Pope Francis says he is hoping
for. He made this remark today upon receiving the
Charlemagne Prize, awarded by the foundation of
the same name to those who distinguish themselves
throughout the year for their work in favour of
integration and union in Europe.
On 23 December 2015, in Aachen, Germany, it was
announced by the executive committee that in 2016
the prize would be awarded to Pope Francis for the
message of peace and understanding promoted
during his papacy. On this occasion the jury affirmed,
“In these times, in which many European citizens are
seeking guidance, the Holy Father gives a message of
love and encouragement.”
The ceremony, which was attended by major
European figures such as King Felipe VI of Spain; the
Grand-duke of Luxembourg, Henri of Orange-Nassau;
the German chancellor Angela Merkel; the Italian
prime minister Matteo Renzi; and the president
of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, began with the
“laudatio” pronounced by Martin Schulz, president
of the European Parliament; Donald Tusk, president
of the European Council and Jean-Claude Juncker,
president of the European Commission.
In the Sala Ducale the choir of the Cathedral of
Aachen performed four pieces: at the beginning of
the event, before and after the Pope’s address, and
at the end. Speeches were also made by the mayor
WORLD NEWS
Photo By ZENIT.org
of Aachen, Marcel Philipp and the president of the
Charlemagne Foundation, Jürgen Linden, who read
the reasons for the jury’s decision. The ceremony
was attended by more than five hundred people,
including previous prizewinners Andrea Riccardi,
president of the Sant’Egidio Community, and Mario
Draghi, president of the European Central Bank.
In his address, the Pope emphasises that European
identity is and has always been dynamic and
multicultural, and he encourages the “arming” of the
young with the culture of dialogue and encounter to
create “coalitions”, not only military and economic, but
also cultural, educational, philosophical and religious.
He also evoked Europe’s founding fathers, who
“were prepared to pursue alternative and innovative
paths in a world scarred by war. Not only did they
boldly conceive the idea of Europe, but they dared
to change radically the models that had led only
to violence and destruction”, daring to to seek
multilateral solutions to increasingly shared problems.
He also reaffirmed that the Church can and must
support the rebirth of a Europe that is weary but
also still rich in energies and possibilities, as “her
task is one with her mission: the proclamation of the
Gospel, which today more than ever finds expression
in going forth to bind the wounds of humanity with
the powerful yet simple presence of Jesus, and His
mercy that consoles and encourages”.
See full text here: https://zenit.org/articles/popesaddress-for-being-awarded-charlemagne-prize/
May 6, 2016 | Zenit Staff | © Zenit.org
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