1 YET EVEN NOW, SAYS THE LORD, RETURN TO ME WITH YOUR WHOLE HEART. Joel 2:12 St. Anthony of Padua 5770 N. Maroa, Fresno Ca (559) Fax: (559) Parish Office Hours Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm (open during lunch) Mass Schedule Saturday: 8:00am., 5:15pm (Vigil Mass), 7:00pm (Spanish) Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm (Spanish), 3:30pm (Latin), 6:00pm Daily Mass Schedule (September - May) Monday - Thursday: 6:45am, 8:00am Friday: 6:45am, 8:45am First Friday: 5:30pm (Chapel) Misa en español del Primer Viernes: 7:00pm (Capilla de Guadalupe) Perpetual Adoration 24 hours a day, 7 days a week located in the Parish Office Sacrament of Reconciliation (confesiones) Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00pm AND 2:30pm - 4:30pm St Agnes Mission Church 111 W. Birch St., Pinedale, Ca (559) Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00-4:00pm (Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30pm) (Closed Wednesdays) Mass Schedule Sunday: 9:00am, 10:30am (Spanish) No Daily Mass Sacrament of Reconciliation Confessions will be held at St. Anthony's Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday: 7:00-8:00pm St. Anthony s School 5680 N. Maroa, Fresno, Ca (559) Fax: (559) Principal: Mrs. Kim Cochran
2 Clergy Pastor Parochial Vicar Parochial Vicar, St. Agnes Mission In Residence Parish Deacon Parish Deacon Parish Sister Parish Sister Parish Sister St. Anthony s Staff page 2 February 10, 2013 Rev. Msgr. Rob Wenzinger Rev. Fr. Loren Blessing Rev. Ricardo D. Magdaleno Rev. Msgr. Myron J. Cotta, V.G. Rev. Mr. Edward C. Valdez Rev. Mr. Ricardo DeLeon Religious Sr. Flor Azevedo, FHIC Sr. Rosa Maria Branco, FHIC Hna. Teresa de Jesús, MCSTNJ Mission Statement The Catholic Christian Community of St. Anthony of Padua welcomes all to our celebrations of God s love. Through prayer, education, sacraments, caring and stewardship, we strive to serve the needs of God s people and to gain a richer understanding of the gospel message of love. Contact Person Phone ext. address Pastor Rev. Msgr. Rob Wenzinger ext. 104 Administrator, Parish Mary Mosier ext. 103 Administrative Asst. Chris Shiveley ext 101 Administrative Asst. Teri Lóera ext 102 Accts. Receivable Lilli Angela Antonio ext 172 Bookkeeper Sherry Otero ext 120 Adult Religious Ed. Martha Danks-Ferguson ext 114 Bulletin Editor Jan Spraggins ext 115 Children's Religious Ed. Mary Socorro Briseño ext 119 Finance/Facilities Tom Neumeier ext. 243 Infant Baptisms Teri Lóera ext 102 High School Sacraments Sharon Christison ext 111 Hispanic Ministries Edgar Briseño ext 173 Hispanic Ministries Asst. Hermana Teresa de Jesús ext. 113 Marriage Coordinator Lynn Medeiros ext 116 Music Ministries David Sarkisian ext 222 Parish Ministries Norma Jean Liscano ext 105 Sister Flor ext 122 Sister Rosa Maria ext 112 Religious Ed. Secretary Aida Bolton ext 121 Sunday Pre-School Martha Danks-Ferguson ext 114 Youth Group Ministries Sharon Christison ext 111 Youth Group Assistant Sarah Moreno ext 110 St. Anthony s School ~ School Principal Mrs. Kim Cochran ext 233 St. Agnes Mission Church ~ Parish Administrator Annette Amparano Director of Religious Ed. Phyllis Carmona Hispanic Ministries Miguel Mireles ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA Masses WITH distribution of ashes All Masses will be celebrated in the Main Church (A collection will be taken) 6:45am English 8:00am English 5:30pm English 7:00pm Spanish ST AGNES MISSION CHURCH- PINEDALE Masses WITH distribution of Ashes 5:30 pm English 7:00 pm Spanish Ash Service Only (NO Mass) All services will be offered in the Main Church 12:15pm English 4:00pm English
3 Recently Requested Masses Sacraments page 3 READINGS CAN BE FOUND AT #942 Readings and Mass Intentions (February 10 ~ February 17, 2013) Bernard Edoga & deceased Edgoa Family members Charles Stenzel by Georgina Reynolds & family Amalia Cabral by Don Farmer Steve Segal by Katie & Mark Cox Anna Demler by Ed & Kathy Signorello John Lima by Manuel & Virginia Pacheco The following couples participated in our Marriage Preparation Class this weekend: David Barroso and Jamie McCurdy Andrew Chavez and Haley Sawyer Ignacio Gomez Jr. and Verenice Ramirez Daniel Gonzalez and Tara Casey Christopher Maldonado and Christine Fajardo James Mason III and Jennifer Gomez Andrew Massetti and Jamie Rubalcaba Ryan McAlister and Veronica Granados Steven Overstreet and Ashley Costa Jeffrey Pardini and Lauren Hale Nathan Quiroz and Chrysalis Buccat Edgar Rodriguez and Katie Schroeder Anthony Serpa and Gina Pecchenino Michael Shoffner and Christina Tyler Tony Storelli and Julie Shute Jerrett Thomason and Meghan Olsen Heavenly Father, bless these couples who have manifested their intention to unite in marriage. Keep them close to You and to one another, deepen their spirit of prayer and love, and lead them to receive the Sacrament of Marriage with joy and happiness. We ask this in the Name of Jesus the Lord. Amen. For the weekend of February 3, 2013 This week s plate income: $28, Last year s plate income: $28, Difference: - $ Year to Date Plate Collection: 7/1/2011-1/31/2011: $ 743, /1/2012-1/31/2012: $ 770, Difference + $ 26, Thank you for your generosity! Sunday 2/10 #942 9:30 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm (Spanish) 3:30 pm (Latin) 6:oo pm Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; Ps 138:1-5, 7-8; 1 Cor 15:1-11 [3-8, 11]; Lk 5:1-11 Francis & Lorraine VanAnne by Larry & Ravar Holody Nathan Nelson by Ray & Diane Hill Elliot Chielpegian by The DeLuca Family Mary & Joe Silva by J. Silva Pro Populo Intentions of Mark De Castro by The De Castro Family Monday 2/11 Gn 1:1-19; Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35c; Mk 6: :45 am Jane, Solag & Linda Dalition by Geo Dalition Intentions of Jim Clements by Don Cardell Family Tuesday 2/12 Gn 1:20 2:4a; Ps 8:4-9; Mk 7:1-13 6:45 am 5:30pm Wednesday 2/13 6:45 am 5:30pm 7:00pm Juanita Manzula by Manuel Manzula Leo Tashjian by Wayne Gomes Roy Silva by J. Silva Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6ab, 12-14, 17; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2; Mt 6:1-6, Deceased Members of the Tony & AnnaMarie Ochinero Family Eleanor Stittich by Elizabeth Stittich Andy Solomon by Tom & Karen Ferdinandi Hoton Garzon-Lopez por Cecilia Garzon-Trinidad Thursday 2/14 Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mt 16: :45 am 5:30pm Jane, Solag & Linda Dalition by Geo Dalition Richard & David Danks by Irene Danks Joe Pecora by Ed & Charlotte Girado Friday 2/15 Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19; Lk 9: :45 am 8:45 am 5:30pm Angelo Marrone by Clara Touya Andy Solomon by St Anthony School Staff & Personnel William S. Whitehurst by Ann,William,Winston&Warren Saturday 2/16 Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-6; Lk 5: :15 pm 7:00 pm (Spanish) Mary T. & Joseph Stittich by their daughters Frank Ochinero by Genevieve & family Pro Populo Sunday 2/17 Dt 26:4-10; Ps 91:1-2, 10-15; Rom 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13 9:30 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm (Spanish) 3:30 pm (Latin) 6:oo pm Charles Fazio by Antoinette & Angelo Pecora Intentions of Roberta & Doug Carlile by Henrie Lund Mark & Grace Vasquez by Mark & Lucy Vasquez Manuel Magana by Petra Barbo Andy Solomon by The Cantelmi Family Living & Deceased of the Hermosillo Family by The Diez Family Pray for the Sick: We pray for Julia Bravo and all those who are sick. May they feel the healing power of our prayers. Condolences: We pray for Lourdes Exconde, John Pazeian and all the faithful departed. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
4 Page 4 Religious Education February 10, nd YEAR OF SACRAMENT PREPARATION This month s sessions for families in their 2nd year of Sacrament Preparation are scheduled for Thursday, February 28 th. G.I.F.T. Growing in Faith Together GRADES: K - 6TH Classes are held: Sundays: 3:30-4:45pm or Tuesdays: 6:30-7:45pm For more information, please contact: Mary Briseño at ext. 119 RADIANT JOY All teens in High School are welcome to attend our 6:00pm Mass. Come sit up front in the Main Section of the Church. Our Life Nights immediately follow until 9:00pm. February 10 th : Life Night February 15 th - 17 th : Retreat at Three Rivers February 24 th : Life Night All 6th, 7th, & 8th graders ALWAYS WELCOME! Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45pm in the Social Hall February 12 ~ Let the Lenten Season Begin! February 19 ~ XLT February 26 ~ Breaking the Cycle Fighting Global & Local Injustice 2 nd Year Sacrament Class Thursday, February 28 Sarah Moreno at ext. 110 or Do you know an adult interested in learning about our faith? Our Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (R.C.I.A.) sessions are held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Parish Center. New inquirers are always welcome. Please join us. (Accompanying friends are always welcome too). Contact Martha if you have any questions , ext A New Year has begun. A new Bible Study begins too: Our Little Rock Scripture Study series continues with the Gospel of John. Join us on Tuesdays at 7:00pm in the Board Room of the Parish Center. New members are always welcome. Materials are available from the facilitator. Keep that great New Year s resolution to get more involved with your faith and make some new friends at the same time. We look forward to you joining us. TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Many Catholics who are not active in the Church will still seek out ashes this Wednesday. Likewise, many Jews who are not otherwise observant will follow the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, with great exactness, fasting and refraining from work and entertainment. People customarily dress in white as a symbol of purity and a reminder of God s promise that our sins will be made white as snow. While the overture to Ash Wednesday for Christians may be a festive Mardi Gras celebration, for Jews it is the New Year feast of Rosh Hashanah. Ten days before the Day of Atonement to God, people are expected to repair breaks in human life. These are days for offering forgiveness and seeking to repair harmed relationships with family, friends, or coworkers. Everyone is expected to seek out someone and clear the air by asking for understanding for any mean words or thoughtless deeds in the past year. Perhaps the ashes you receive will be invested with deeper meaning if you follow a similar plan. This year, Rosh Hashanah will be September 5, and Yom Kippur September 14. A conversation with some Jewish friends or neighbors about their experience of a season of repentance may be a blessing on your Lent. James Field, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.
5 Parish Ministries Page 5 DON T FORGET.. THE WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, St. Anthony of Padua Church in Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel Jesus healed all the sick presented to Him ~ Matthew 8:14-17 ~ Mark 1:29-34 ASH WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH The act of putting on ashes symbolizes fragility and mortality, and the need to be redeemed by the mercy of God. Far from being a merely external act, the Church has retained the use of ashes to symbolize that attitude of internal penance to which all the baptized are called during Lent. Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy Seniors: Please join us for a wee bit of o Irish fun & performance by the MC TEGGART IRISH DANCERS Date: Tuesday, March 5, 11:30am at Pardini s, (Shaw & Van Ness) Entrée: Bassa Sole Price: $12.00 We look forward to seeing you! Twin Hearts Rosary Group This group meets every Monday at 6:30pm in Room #23 to pray the rosary and to prepare for the Sunday Readings. Newcomers are always welcome to join at anytime. Confession is an act of honesty and courage - an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving and forgiving God. ~ Beloved Pope John Paul II MINISTRY CORE GROUP MEETING! Monday, February 7:00pm in the Board Room. It is important that you attend this meeting if you cannot, please send a representative in your place. St. Ann s Bridge Club Welcomes newcomers to join us on Monday, February 11, at 12:00 noon in the Conference Room. For reservations call Rose Marie at: or Ann at: ICF The Italian Catholic Federation is once again hosting their Annual Lenten Dinners to be held on the six Fridays during Lent. The price will be the same as last year - $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under Time: 5pm to 7pm in the Social Hall. The first meal will be on: Friday, February 15th - Fish & Chips, Friday, February 22nd - Clam Chowder, Friday, March 1st - Vegetable Lasagna, Friday, March 8th Fish & Chips, Friday, March 15th & - Vegetable Lasagna, March 22nd - To be announced. All dinners served with salad, roll & butter, dessert and wine & water. Also, on March 1st, Antoinette will be taking pre-orders for 1/2 pans of lasagna for $40.00 a pan - makes 6 to 8 portions or a full size pan for $ makes 12 to 14 portions. For information and pre-order forms (pick-up order form in office), please call The Monthly Memorial Mass is next Saturday, February 5:15pm. At this Mass the descendants names will be read out loud and a candle will be lit in memory of those who have passed away a year ago in February 2012, here at St. Anthony s Church. We invite members of the families to come up after Mass to take the candle home as a memorial to your loved one. Questions? Please call , ext or HOUR PERPETUAL ADORATION - IS A GIFT FROM GOD! Permanent Adorers & 2nd Adorers are needed. There is a schedule located on the wall in the Adoration Chapel for the hours in need. If you are interested or have any questions on or how to become an Adorer, PLEASE, call the Office of Ministries at: ext. 105 or 112. Why should I come to Adoration? Because Jesus desires so much to be with you. He desires to have you come into His presence. He loves you and wants to share His life with you. He wants you to bring your cares, concerns, worries and joys to Him and lay them at His feet.
6 News You Can Use Page 6 February 10, 2013 St. Agnes Mission Church The St. Agnes Mission Church contribution statements will be available by the end of January. The statements will only be sent to those who used their pre-printed envelopes or for those who wrote a check. Please call the St. Agnes Mission Church office at to request your statement; statements will not be sent without a request from you! (This only pertains to St. Agnes Mission Church) 2013 Saint Anthony s Italian Dinner Sunday February 24, am to 8pm Saint Anthony s Social Hall Menu Grilled Tri-Tip and Sausage, DiCicco s Pasta, Green Salad, Homemade Bread, Drink and Dessert No-host wine bar Dinners will be available for take-out Tickets Adult: $12.50 (after 2/22, $15) Child (5-12): $6.50 (after 2/22, $7.50) Children 4 and under free with paid adult Whole Cooked Tri-tip: $25 VISIT OUR WEBSITE (www.stanthonyfresno.org) Lisa Hendey at: Don t forget to like us on Facebook and check in (on your mobile device) before Mass to let others know about our wonderful Parish. POLICY FOR BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS: Deadline: 11 days prior to the Sunday you d like your article to be considered for publication. Format: Typewritten, is preferable Send articles to Jan by Note: The editor s deadline is set by the publisher and is non-negotiable. Due to this reason, late articles will not be accepted. Articles must be approved prior to appearing in the bulletin. We reserve the right to edit articles. Sacred Heart School will close its doors at the end of this school year. Diocese of Fresno s March 23, 2013 All 6th - 8th graders are welcome! ST. PAUL NEWMAN CTR E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA Cost: $20 / participant 9:00am: Check in / doors open 9:30am - 4:00pm: Mass of the day and lunch is included! Religious articles are available for sale For more information, contact: Sarah Moreno at ext Keynote Speaker JUDY MCDONALD Catholic Comedian On January 25, 2013, Most Rev. Armando Ochoa, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, met with the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, President of the Diocesan Board of Education, and Diocesan CFO, Sacred Heart School s principal, pastor, and the school s Board President, to announce his decision to close the school in June, at the conclusion of this school year. Since I believe in a Catholic education for all Catholic children, it is personally for me a very difficult decision to close a school, said Bishop Ochoa. At this meeting, the Bishop also said, I received a clear statement from my Diocesan Board of Education Sacred Heart School is not able to meet its cost overhead with its current low enrollment. This problem started many years ago when the state constructed highways 180 and 168. To build these freeways, hundreds of homes were destroyed in the school s neighborhood and one half of the school s neighbors were forced to sell their homes and move away from the area. I love this school, its outstanding teachers, its great students, its generous parents, and its wonderful Christian culture of helping each other, said Sr. Kathleen Drilling, the school principal. We have done our best to reach the financial and enrollment benchmarks required by the Diocese. At this time in our long history of solving problems, we have clearly identified a number interrelated problems that we were unable to resolve within the required deadline.
7 Around our Diocese page 7 LITTLE JOE He calls himself Little Joe. Most of the time he stays under a plastic sheet on Santa Clara St. downtown. Sometimes he eats at Poverello House. Sometimes not. If you would like to help our homeless brothers and sisters, contact Bill at the Bishop Steinbock Homeless Advocacy Committee at or POINT IN TIME SURVEY OF HOMELESS On September 19, 2012 Fresno County Councilmember Henry Perea and several people from various county departments and from the Fresno Housing Authority met with the Summit Conference on Homelessness for Fresno s religious leaders to discuss how members of the faith community can help the city and county solve the problem of homelessness. One need was for 150 volunteers to help with the Point In Time Survey which is required by HUD for Fresno and Madera agencies to get Federal grants to help and house the homeless. To volunteer you must participate in a mandatory volunteer training session at Poverello House located at 412 F Street, Fresno, on Sunday, February 24, 2:30pm - 6:00pm. Surveyors are needed for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, February 25-27, arrive at 5:00am, surveying is 5:30am 9:00am: Teams of 4-5people will take to the streets to survey Fresno and Madera s Homeless. We kindly ask that volunteers commit to participating on all three mornings if possible. To sign up as a volunteer, contact: Gabriela McNiel, Director of Volunteer Services, Poverello House (559) ext.101 or (559) Please indicate that you would like to be a Registry Week volunteer. ASH WEDNESDAY DAY OF REFLECTION (February 13, 2013) Like Clay in the Hands of the Potter As we begin the sacred season of Lent in this special year of faith we will focus on the fundamental attitude of faith: to be open and receptive to God s initiative in our life. Like clay in the hands of the potter our lives are shaped into vessels of God s love. Fr. John Griesbach, Sr. Danielle Witt, SSND, Fr Rod Craig, and Sr. Donna Shanahan, CSJ, will be the presenters for this day of reflection. The cost for the day $30. For more information, please call the Retreat Center at Teams of Our Lady Fresno Sector Couple s Retreat March 1-3, 2103 Arrival 4:00-5:30pm. Friday to 1:00pm Sunday Departure Fr. Dan Avila, Retreat Master Year of Faith ~ Satisfy our Thirst at the Fountain Come learn how to deepen both your married and individual spirituality. Program includes presentations, rosary, stations of the cross, penance, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer and Sunday Mass. $330 per couple includes a room for two nights and all meals. Bring a snack to share. $100 deposit required. Held at the beautiful St. Anthony Retreat Center, Three Rivers. A spiritual Oasis in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains For more information please call: Prud hommes at , Raeleen at , Pepe or Rodger Menezes at A Life Line for Married Couples Renew your marriage! Re-awaken your relationship! Discover the 4th Stage of Marriage! Many couples say they have tried everything. But what about Retrouvaille? If you want to save your marriage, then register for a weekend. What have you got to lose? Saving your marriage has more to gain for both you and your spouse. The Retrouvaille program consists of a weekend experience with post-weekend sessions. The program provides tools to put marriage in order again, with an emphasis on communication between husband and wife. For confidential information about or to register for the March program in Fresno visit or W e have more grace than we could ever need available to us. Allow God to strengthen, renew, rekindle and even transform your marriage sacrament; sign up today to attend the next World Wide Marriage Encounter weekend. The retreat will be held in the Fresno area at St. Nicholas Retreat Center, Dunlap on March 15-17, We will also offer a weekend in San Juan Bautista on May 3-5, For more information, contact Rich & Mary Jo Castello at or
8 Pagina 8 HISPANIC MINISTRIES / MINISTERIOS HISPANOS Febrero 10, 2013 EL LLAMADO DE DIOS Al ser confrontado con el poder y la majestad de Dios, la primera respuesta del profeta Isaías es reconocer su pecado. Ay de mí, estoy perdido porque soy un hombre de labios impuros, dice en voz alta. De la misma manera, con las redes de pesca repentinamente llenas con la orden de Jesús, Pedro cae de rodillas y clama: Señor, apártate de mí porque soy un pecador. Después Pedro se levanta, deja atracado su bote y sigue a Jesús. Isaías también experimentó un cambio impresionante. Cuando escuchó al Señor que decía: A quién voy a enviar? Quién irá por nosotros?, Isaías respondió: Aquí estoy, envíame. Somos llamados diariamente por el Señor resucitado. Se nos recuerda del poder salvador del Evangelio y sabemos de corazón que, como escribió San Pablo, creer en otra cosa no nos llevará a ningún lado. Qué se necesita para que dejes el pecado? Qué se necesita para que caigas de rodillas? Qué se necesita para que dejes lo que no es importante y aceptes el llamado de ser mensajero de Dios? Copyright FONDO DE ASISTENCIA Voluntarios estarán en las salidas de la iglesia hoy aceptando sus generosa contribución para el fondo de Asistencia de la Parroquia. Gracias! La Corresponsabilidad Vivida Ahora Dale a Dios de sobra no de lo que te sobra. Copyright 2009, World Library Publications. All rights reserved. Ministerios Hispanos de St. Anthony of Padua invita a una Misión Parroquial como parte de preparación espiritual para la Cuaresma Todavía es tiempo. Vuélvanse a mi de todo corazón... del libro de Joel 2, 12 que se celebrará del 11 al 15 de febrero con el Padre Rafael Velasco del Seminario Arquidiocesano Rafael Guízar de Xalapa, Veracruz Mex. Lunes 11, Misa de Sanación: Vengan a mi que yo los aliviaré, Martes 12, Cuaresma y la Virgen de Guadalupe Miércoles 13, Miércoles de Ceniza Jueves 14, Misa: El amor es la mayor de las virtudes. Viernes 15, Alabanza y Adoración con Hermana Glenda. 6:30pm - $10.00 admisión general. La Misión de Cuaresma comenzará a las 7:00pm en la Capilla de Guadalupe. Habrá confesiones a las 6:00pm de lunes a jueves. Ahora es el día de la Salvación! 2 corintios 6,2 Vivamos la Palabra de Dios Oremos para que oigamos a Dios cuando nos envíe una palabra retadora, que nos interpela para expandir nuestros límites y para dejar que obre de maneras nuevas y sorprendentes. Señor, permite que estemos abiertos a tu Espíritu, que se mueve dondequiera. World Library Publications. PROXÍMO MIÉRCOLES 13 DE FEBRERO: MISA Y CENIZAS 7:00PM Y SERVICIO DE CENIZAS 8:45PM Este año tendremos un servicio de cenizas adicional a las 8:45pm para servir a la comunidad y a los feligreses que salen tarde de sus trabajos. SERVIR AL POBRE Sé diligente en servir al pobre. Ama a los pobres, hónralos igual que honrarías al mismo Cristo. Santa Luisa de Marillac LA VIRGEN PEREGRINA Querida comunidad, con alegría les comunicamos que estaremos celebrando el 1er aniversario de la Virgen Peregrina el próximo martes 12 de febrero con el Santo Rosario a las 6:30pm y misa a las 7:00pm. Acompáñenos! Si alguna familia le gustaría recibir y hospedar a la Virgen Peregrina hablar con la Hna. Tere al ext. 113 AÑO DE LA FE - MISAS EN ESPAÑOL: SÁBADO 7:00PM Y DOMINGO A LA 1:00PM - AÑO DE LA FE
9 Febrero 10, 2013 HISPANIC MINISTRIES / MINISTERIOS HISPANOS Pagina 9 NUEVOS MIEMBROS Le damos la más cordial bienvenida a todas las familias y personas que nos acompañan a nuestras celebraciones litúrgicas, o que se han mudado recientemente a este vecindario y ahora son parte de esta comunidad de fe. Los invitamos a pasar por la oficina y se inscriban como miembros de St. Anthony of Padua. Bienvenidos! Para su Información BAUTISMOS: Para mas información pase a la oficina de la parroquia dos meses antes del bautismo referente a clases de preparación y días para bautizar. QUINCEAÑERAS: Pase a la oficina de la parroquia para recoger el folleto de información (puede bajarlo en nuestra pagina de Internet) antes de hacer una cita para reservar la fecha deseada para la misa de quince años. BODAS: Las Parejas que desean recibir el Sacramento de Matrimonio en St. Anthony of Padua necesitan pasar a la oficina de la parroquia o comunicarse con la coordinadora de este sacramento por lo menos 6 meses antes de la fecha deseada para la boda. PRESENTACIONES: Las familias que quieran presentar a sus hijos recién nacidos, de 40 días, o 3 años, pasen a la oficina para mas información sobre el proceso y fechas de presentaciones! ASUMIR UNA POSICIÓN Mi gran preocupación no es que Dios esté de nuestro lado; mi gran preocupación es estar del lado de Dios. Abraham Lincoln GRUPO DE HOMBRES APOYO, COMPAÑERISMO Y CRECIMIENTO ESPIRITUAL El Grupo de Hombres se reúne los lunes a las 7:00pm Salón #21 YA SE ARMO...TE ESPERAMOS! GRUPO DE ORACIÓN El Grupo de Oración se reúne los miércoles a las 7:00pm en el Salón #24 de la escuela. Acompáñanos ESTUDIO de la BIBLIA El Grupo de Biblia se reúne los jueves a las 7:00pm en el Salón #21. Acompáñanos y trae tu Biblia! GRUPO DE JOVENES DE HIGH SCHOOL Jóvenes de High School del 9 al 12vo grado se reúnen en el Salón Social los viernes de 7:00pm a 9:00pm. GRUPO DE JOVENES ADULTOS Jóvenes mayores de 18 años se reúnen en el Salón de conferencias los viernes de 7:00pm a 9:00pm Acompáñanos y trae tu Biblia! PLANIFICAR Si planificas para un año, siembra arroz. Si planificas para una década, planta árboles. Si planificas para toda una vida, educa a una persona. Proverbio chino TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE Cuando era niño mi padre me llevaba al rancho de mi abuelito en México. En una de esas visitas mi abuelo y mis tíos estaban quemando la tierra en su rancho. Mientras el fuego ardía, papa Manuel nos explicaba que era necesario reducir todo en cenizas para que la tierra recobrara sus fuerzas y quedará más fértil. Sin saberlo, mi abuelo me dio la imagen que hasta hoy sostiene mi concepto del Miércoles de Cenizas y de la cuaresma. El Miércoles de Cenizas es la fiesta cristiana que por lo menos doce siglos ha señalado el comienzo de la Cuaresma. No cabe duda que para los Latinos este día es de particular atracción. Es uno de los pocos días del año litúrgico en cual llegamos al templo en masa por tal de recibir las cenizas en la frente. Nosotros somos un pueblo enraizado en la tierra y sabemos que la tierra necesita quemarse de vez en cuando para seguir produciendo. Nosotros como la tierra necesitamos dominarnos y cultivarnos para producir frutos y flores para el Señor y los demás. Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright J. S. Próximo Viernes, acompáñanos y se parte de una tarde maravillosa llena de alabanza y bendiciones! HOMEBOUND (VISITAS A LOS ENFERMOS) Por favor informe a la Hna. Tere al x. 113 de cualquier persona, familiar o vecino que esta en el hospital, asilo de ancianos o en casa para que sean visitados por un miembro del Ministerio de Enfermos. A la misma vez invitamos a personas que les gustaría ser parte de este importante ministerio. AÑO DE LA FE - MISAS EN ESPAÑOL: SÁBADO 7:00PM Y DOMINGO A LA 1:00PM - AÑO DE LA FE
10 Page 10 Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 10, 2013 SMUDGED WITH ASHES, SMEARED WITH OIL On a somber Wednesday we will gather to smudge every forehead with ashes, admonishing each other to remember that dust returns to dust and that the only way through death to life is Christ. The ashes are made by burning palms given to us on Passion Sunday a year ago with the invitation to go forth in peace, praising Jesus our Messiah, as did the crowds that welcomed him into Jerusalem. Our baptismal life is a lifelong pilgrimage with Christ toward Jerusalem. Yet like our best intentions, last year s palm branches now have become dried and brittle fodder for the fire. So our pilgrimage leads us to Lent. And a hostile climate of sin and suffering necessitates drastic measures: We are marked with ashes as a sign of our willingness to pray, fast and give alms. But this gritty smudge that we accept on our foreheads is not a death sentence. It is not the mark of Cain. A reminder of our fragile mortality, it is nonetheless shaped in the great sign of salvation: The ashes form a cross, a thumb-printed cross that marks the same heads that were smeared with chrism at baptism. Anointed with that royal oil, we are committed to conversion, to continually setting out for the new Jerusalem, to leaving behind forever our captivity in Egypt. This gritty ashen sign reminds us that on the way there is soil and toil, sweat and hard work before we come to the oasis in this desert the Easter bath of baptism. At the font, on a damp and chilly night, water will wash away soil and oil will soothe away toil to make new Christians royal: heirs of the reign of God. The dusty smudges will be gone, and in the light of the paschal candle the oily heads of the newly baptized will shine like the moon and the stars, reminding us of our destiny. What begins in ashes ends in water and in fire.copyright 2001 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1800 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago IL ; ; Text by David Philippart. Art by Rosie Kelly. All rights The Catholic Church no longer officially honors St. Valentine, but the holiday has both Roman and Catholic roots. THE ORIGINS OF ST. VALENTINE S DAY A quick quiz: St. Valentine was: a) a priest in the Roman Empire who helped persecuted Christians during the reign of Claudius II, was thrown in jail and later beheaded on Feb. 14. b) a Catholic bishop of Terni who was beheaded, also during the reign of Claudius II. c) someone who secretly married couples when marriage was forbidden, or suffered in Africa, or wrote letters to his jailer's daughter, and was probably beheaded. d) all, some, or possibly none of the above. If you guessed d), give yourself a box of chocolates. Although the mid- February holiday celebrating love and lovers remains wildly popular, the confusion over its origins led the Catholic Church, in 1969, to drop St. Valentine's Day from the Roman calendar of official, worldwide Catholic feasts. (Those highly sought-after days are reserved for saints with more clear historical record. After all, the saints are real individuals for us to imitate.) Some parishes, however, observe the feast of St. Valentine. The roots of St. Valentine's Day lie in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated on Feb. 15. For 800 years the Romans had dedicated this day to the god Lupercus. On Lupercalia, a young man would draw the name of a young woman in a lottery and would then keep the woman as a sexual companion for the year. Pope Gelasius I was, understandably, less than thrilled with this custom. So he changed the lottery to have both young men and women draw the names of saints whom they would then emulate for the year (a change that no doubt disappointed a few young men). Instead of Lupercus, the patron of the feast became Valentine. For Roman men, the day continued to be an occasion to seek the affections of women, and it became a tradition to give out handwritten messages of admiration that included Valentine's name. There was also a conventional belief in Europe during the Middle Ages that birds chose their partners in the middle of February. Thus the day was dedicated to love, and people observed it by writing love letters and sending small gifts to their beloved. Legend has it that Charles, duke of Orleans, sent the first real Valentine card to his wife in 1415, when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. (He, however, was not beheaded, and died a half-century later of old age.) For the Ride Home February 10, 2013 SCRIPTURE "Whom shall I send? Here I am," I said; "send me!" (Isaiah 6:8) When I called, you answered me; you built up strength within me. (Psalm 138:3) But by the grace of God I am what I am, Indeed, I have toiled harder than all of them; not I, however, but the grace of God (that is) with me. (1 Cor 15:10) Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men." (Luke 5:10,11) REFLECTION How was Isaiah able to say, send me? What is Paul able to say about being sent? Who is chosen? What is the response? Who builds an inner strength? What does it mean, But by the grace of God...? Conversion is the change of our lives that comes about through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is crucial: we must be converted - and we must continue to be converted. We must let the Holy Spirit change our lives! We must respond to Jesus Christ. And we must be open to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit who will continue to convert us as we follow Christ. The gospel must overflow from each heart until the presence of God transforms all human existence. 1 1 USSCB, Go and Make Disciples A National Plan and Strategy for Catholic Evangelization in the United States,
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