1 154 N. MAIN STREET HARRISONBURG, VA PHONE: WEBSITE: OFFICE HOURS: Monday Friday 9:00 am 4:00 pm (Office closed Monday 12:30 1:30 for lunch) Twinning with St. Isidore on La Gonave, Haiti May 17, 2015 The Ascension of Our Lord 17 de Mayo de 2015 La Ascención del Señor STAFF Pastor... Rev. Silvio Kaberia Parochial Vicar...Rev. Joseph Goldsmith Deacon... Rev. Mr. Paul Kudrav Deacon Emeritus.Rev. Mr. Fred La Spina Coord. of Religious Education... Mrs. Valerie Blanton Interim Minister of Youth.Mr. Christian Wooten Minister of Liturgy & Music... Ms. Jean DePiro Secretary...Mrs. Martha Moyers Business Manager... Mr. Bill Brennan Facilities Manager... Mr. Ron Bodkins COUNCILS Parish Council Chair Dr. Vicki Fawcett-Adams, Parish Council Vice-Chair Mr. Carlos Briones, Parish Council Secretary. Mr. Bob Tennyson, Finance Council Chair Mrs. Bev McGowan, Finance Council Vice Chair...Mrs. Carol Miller, Finance Council Secretary.Mrs. Marcia Pearce LITURGY SCHEDULE Tuesday, Thursday, Friday... 12:10 pm Wednesday... 6:00 pm; Holy Hour 6:30 7:30 pm Thursday... 7:00 pm (Español) Saturday... 5:00 pm Sunday... 8:00 & 10:00 am; 1:00 pm (Español) Holy Days... Check the bulletin mass schedule. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday: 3:30 4:30 pm or by appointment. Communal Services in Advent and Lent. MINISTERIO HISPANO: Coord. para el Ministerio Hispano: Sra. Graciela Pinedo Parish Mission Statement Blessed Sacrament Parish aspires to be a model Christian community, disciples of Christ, in communication with the Universal Church, in service to each other and our greater community. We speak with diverse and inclusive voices, united by our Catholic faith and Eucharistic celebration. HORAS DE OFICINA Martes a viernes 9:00 am a 4:00 pm BULLETIN DEADLINE Monday at 10:00 am unless otherwise noted. Contents must be ed to be included in that week's bulletin. All submissions are subject to the Pastor's approval and space availability and may be edited for length.
2 BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH HARRISONBURG, VA Your prayers are requested for the Sick of the Parish: Susan Berry, Elena Cantor, Francis Cavoto, Vivian Cervantes, Beth Dalton, Cristobal Duque, David Durham, Thomas Downing, Madge Eckenrode, Annie Farwell, Mae Fukumoto, Ginny Fox, Juan Gutierrez, Kamilia Hanna, Betty Hilson, Julie Iaconcig, Tony Jenkins, Carol Kagey, Jae Kim, Terry Le Pera, Raymond Lewis, Marjorie Maday, Armand & Jane Musto, Mildred Norkus, Wanda & Gene Olimski, Lynn Picht, Francis Reilly, Regina Reilly, Nicolas Reyes, Sheila Riley, Kay Ring, Roger Roberge, Pat Saltzer, Margaret Sander, the Schwartz Family, Ann Steere, Paul Sullivan, JoAnn Vaccaro, Claire Wirkus, William Wright, all our homebound parishioners and all who care for them. Remember those in our parish family in the military, especially Jeremy Adams, Brian Davis, John Ferguson, Dane Geise, Joe Gibson, Scott Hankes, Samantha Manss, Donovan O Donnell, Scott O Donnell, Derek Stroop, Jesse Thomas, and Ryan Wilkes, especially those serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other assignments overseas or in harm s way. Please pray for peace throughout the world, and for those suffering from natural disasters, terrorism, war and civil unrest, especially in Nepal, Lebanon, Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Israel, Gaza, and Kenya. Please pray for those persecuted for their faith, especially in Iraq, Syria, and Kenya. Please pray that the right to life would be respected and protected in our country and the world, from conception to natural death. For Family & Friends of Parishioners: Emmanuel Aguayo, Nicholas Ashby, Mark & Ginger Bagenous, Bruce Barlow, Jody Bates, Woody Bedell, Janine Benson, Anna & Allen Black, Richard Braga, Michael Brody, Kylee Bryant, Sarah Simon Calhoun, Donna Lee Carroll, Martha Childress, Steven Chisick, Sylvia Ciolino, Catherine Clemmens, Jason Coffman, Elizabeth Cooke, Johana Milena Coppiano, Sharon Clement, Gerald DeLoria, Ben Derringer, Viola Dickerson, Frederick & Joseph DiFrancesco, Alex Dino-Murdo, Dominic Dorazio, Bill Downs, Karla Driver, Willie Gardner, Augustin and Miguel Garibay-Alvarez, Lillie Gibson, Lane Goodwin, Maria Glabus, Katherine Gloeckner, Ryan Greenwood, Hunter Gregory, Shirley Heatwole, Arthur Hemann, Eileen Herald, Audrey Hereford, Christopher Hernandez Medina, Lisa Hilton, David Kane, Tucker Karl, Becky Keoki, Marge Klawitter, Mike Lam, Betty Lampeter, Linda Layman, Betty Leake, Claire Lovejoy, Brian Markley, Maria Markley, JR Martinez, Daniel McCarty, Mary McFadden, Jim Melton, Garth Mills, Leon Mondelli, Cathy Mullins, Stacey Nadeau, Madison Nisly, Danielle Pack, Glenys Pascarelli, Mary Louise Pickeral, Anne Pirato, Justin & Laura Ray, Emily Ray, Jeremy Ream, Thomas Reilly, Richard Rexrode, Abby Rieber, Lillie Ryman, Bill Sampson, Irene Sarnelle, David Schiefer, Twila Showalter, Joyce Springmier, Flora Strode, Jean Sweigart, Tommy Swenson, Mike Swymeler, Shelly Thomas, John Verga, Devon Waldron, Hilda Ward, Ramona Witt, Ashley Wood, and Judy Wray. Pray for our twin parish of St. Isidore, La Gonave, Haiti, that they be sustained in the many challenges they face. Please pray for those who have died, that they enjoy the fruits of Christ s Resurrection. Please pray for the intentions of our Holy Father for the month of May, that rejecting the culture of indifference, we may care for our neighbors who suffer, especially the sick and the poor. Sat. May 16, 10 am, Intentions of First Communion recipients and their families; 5 pm, +Pete Kelly (requested by Phyllis Linka) Sun. May 17, Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord; 8 am, Misa pro populo; 10 am, +George Wehman (requested by Dorothy Wehman; 1 pm, +Genaro Correa Mon. May 18, NO MASS Tues., May 19, 12:10 pm, +Jason Nightlinger (requested by Webb family) Wed. May 20, 6 pm, +Joseph Linka (requested by Phyllis Linka) Thurs. May 21, 12:10 pm, +Jason Nightlinger (requested by Webb family) Fri. May 22, 12:10 pm, +Laura McLaughlin (requested by Mary Kahwajy-Baron) Sat. May 23, 5 pm, +Sam Jenkins (requested by the Jenkins family) Sun. May 24, Pentecost Sunday, 8 am, +William Brown; 10 am, Misa pro populo; 1 pm, Ezekiel Kaberia Please call or the office if there has been a change in the status of someone you placed on the prayer list. Thank you! PMS (Prayer, Meditation, Song) worship service for women returns at 7 pm, this Tuesday, May 19. Reflective music, readings, and prayer. Bring a friend! A great way to take time out of our busy lives for refreshment, renewal and fellowship! 2
3 THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD MAY 17, 2015 A huge thank you to everyone who sent in canned goods for the Children s Church canned food drive! It was a huge success and we couldn t even get everything over in one load! The kids enjoyed their field trip as they stocked shelves, repacked desserts and breads and got to walk in to the cold refrigerator! It was lots of fun and the kids got to learn even more the importance of helping those in need! Thanks G-Force God s Love in Action VBS is only 8 weeks away! We are continuing to look for help to build a great team. Our greatest needs are 1-2 more preschool cocoordinators (we have 1), people to help with our decorating committee and group leaders! If any of these sound like something you might enjoy and you have the time, please consider helping out. We always have at least 100 children from our parish participate and we can t be successful without a strong team! VBS is June 22 nd -26 th from 9am-12noon each day. Please contact Valerie, at the office, if you are able to help in some way! Thank you! Congratulations to the 98 children who received their First Holy Communion at 10 am Saturday morning: Citlaly Almarez, Kayli Alvarado, Adolfo Alvarez Garcia, Aracelis Amador Rivera, Astridd Amaya, Luna Amaya, Eric Ayala, Brooks Batman, Giselle Bautista, Kenny Bravo Lemus, Ashley Calderon Lemus, Maximino Cañas Benavides, Cesar Cardoso, Ashley Carmona Martinez, Alexander Castillo Guzman, Ashley Chavez Gomez, Dulce Cristal Celestino Benito, John Jeb Coffman, Lizbeth Covarrubias Correa, Abena Darko, Nana Akua Darko, Allen Dee, Julia Dunham, Kevin Enriquez, Jasmine Espinoza Campuzona, Vivian Fear, Hensy Gardinet Simon, Giselle Gomez Garcia, Paulo Gonzalez, Oswaldo Guzman Feregrino, Joshua Hernandez, Luzbelen Hernandez, Isaac Holloway, Mattias Holzer, Kaedon Howley, Christopher Ibarra, Peyton Kenee, Brooks Laver, Keiry Lazo, Jocelyn Lemus Ortiz, Henry Lieber, Janefer Lobo Fuñez, Angely Lopez, Roxanna Loredo, Hailey Luden, Zury Marroquin, Jonathan Martinez, Kayden Martinez, Blake McCain, JP McKnight, Mairead Meaney, Luka Michtich, Trey Miller, Kimberly Mojarro, Andrea Lisset Oropeza Nicolas, Alicia Palacios Vasquez, Emily Pariseault -Dull, Carolina Pineda, Giovanni Portillo Martinez, Kimberly Portillo Martinez, Kevin Portillo, Alexa Posada, Lucas Pou, Lucas Raisch, Elizabeth Ramirez, Erika Ramirez, Stephanie Ramirez Flores, Yahir Ramirez Flores, Johnny Reyes Hernandez, Sebastian Rivas, Eliana Rodriguez Perez, Luis Rodriguez Perez, Juniel Rodriguez, Justin Rodriguez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Bryan Sagastume, Fernando Sagastume, 3 Javi Sanchez, William Bautista Sanchez, Giovanni Sanchez Garcia, Jonathan Sanchez Garcia, Lisbet Dayana Sanchez Garcia, Stephanie Sanchez Nava, Angel Sanchez Rojas, Estefani Sanchez Rojas, Rodrigo Sandoval, Samuel Sandoval, Brady Thompson, Alexander Varela Chun, Eduardo Varela Chun, Esmeralda Varela Chun, Gloria Vazquez de Avila, José Luis Vazquez de Avila, Juan Carlos Vazquez de Avila, Benjamin Veysel, Ella Veysel, Dante Witter and Sonia Yanez. Congratulations also to Catherine Scherpereel, who received First Communion on April 25. Evelyn Lewis and Benjamin Tomei will receive their First Communion on May 31. We welcome them all to the Table of Our Lord. SECOND COLLECTIONS: May 17, Diocesan Home Missions Collection May 31, Social Ministries June 7, Twin Parish in Haiti FINANCIAL BOX SCORE OFFERTORY FY Needed Actual Difference YTD 2014/2015 totals $660,484 $650,801 ($9,683) May 10, 2015 $15,011 $15,939 $928 Online giving (5/15 to date) $1,608 YTD $675,495 $668,349 ($8,754) *Total Offertory Budget of $750,550 is based on 50 weeks (due to possible snow weekends). ONLINE GIVING As you can see from the financial box score, our online giving program has begun show results. Over the next three weeks we will be including a flyer with the bulletin that contains instructions on how to sign up for online giving. Donating is simple, safe, and completely secure. With our parish online giving program called we share, you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly transaction using your checking, savings, or credit card account. You can decide how much to give to any collection and make changes any time, day or night. Plus, you can leave your checkbook at home on Sundays. In the coming weeks, we ll also be allowing our Religious Education parents to make payments on the site and will be promoting a number of church events. Be on the lookout for those announcements. If you would like to enroll in Online Giving, please visit our website and click on ONLINE GIVING or go to bsccva.weshareonline.org If you have any questions or concerns about the program or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at or ask one of the Finance Committee members about the program. "Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." --Luke 6:38
4 BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH HARRISONBURG, VA Food Pantry Needs Volunteers!! With the upcoming vacation season, the pantry needs volunteers for all shifts. This would be a great opportunity for college students returning home to give some time to our ministry. Please contact Barb Warns ) or Peggy Zeh ). ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Our Adult Faith Formation team (FLOW) is looking to add some new team members to our current team. We are seeking people who are interested in working together to offer opportunities for our parish adults to come together for Bible studies, faith-based learning, and fellowship. We currently meet once a month for planning of future programs and events. If this is something you might be interested in helping with or would like more information, please contact Valerie at the office. Thursday morning lectionary Bible Study, 10:30 am in the basement. Runs year around, even during the summer. We study the readings for the upcoming Sunday, using the At Home With the Word scripture guide and commentary. If you would like to join us, we have the guides in the office for $5 each. Please consider helping us help those in need. Snack Saturday/Doughnut Sunday: Young Adult Ministry will be providing snacks after Mass on Saturday, May 30th, and doughnuts after the Masses on Sunday, May 31st. The snacks and doughnuts will be for all of the parish to enjoy. Come and join us after Mass for this time to interact with your fellow parishioners and enjoy some tasty treats. A Prolife Committee is forming at Blessed Sacrament. Anyone interested in joining or for more information, please contact Maura Smith at or (540) BEREAVEMENT COMMITTEE brings food for receptions after funerals, sets up, serves, and cleans up. We are looking for new members. IF there is a funeral and the family wants a reception, volunteers are on a phone tree and receive a call to bring food and what type to bring. Please call Toni at if you are interested. The Charlottesville Section of the Spiritual Direction Institute/SDI is now accepting registrations for a 2 year ecumenical program for spiritual direction, growth, and development offered through the Msgr. Chester P. Michael Open Door Ministries (www.chestermichael.org). Would you like to be more aware of your connection with God and live your life more like the person you believe God wants you to be? Are you interested in concrete ways to grow spiritually? Have you ever felt a need for spiritual guidance, or felt drawn to assisting others on their spiritual journeys? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, please contact Bev Mirmelstein at prior to the first meeting on June 6, 2015, for additional information. Congratulations to Carrie Ferguson who completed The Charlottesville Section of the Spiritual Direction Institute/SDI, a 2 year ecumenical program for spiritual direction, growth, and development offered through the Msgr. Chester P. Michael Open Door Ministries (www.chestermichael.org) for the second time! IHM Homeschool Conference June 19 & 20, 2015 The Immaculate Heart of Mary National Homeschool Conference will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo & Convention Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, in Fredericksburg, VA, on Friday, June 19 (9:00am 9:00pm) and on Saturday, June 20 (9:00am 4:30pm). Confirmed speakers include: Msgr. Charles Pope, Fr. Andrew Fisher, Fr. Christopher Pollard, Mr. Ken Cuccinelli, Mr. Patrick Madrid, Dr. Ray Guarendi, Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Prof. Mary Stanford, Mrs. Colleen Carroll Campbell, and many others! Visit for full list of speakers, talk topics, and vendors! This year s conference will also feature a Teen Program on Friday Afternoon and a Catholic College Fair on Friday evening! ADMISSION is FREE and PRE-REGISTRATION is NOT REQUIRED! Convenient, free parking! For more information, please call (540)
5 THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD MAY 17, 2015 PARISH DIRECTORY final proof has been returned to the printers. We hope to have an ETA on its arrival and distribution soon. Anyone who had a photo taken will get a free directory. If you had a free 8 x 10 taken, many of them were sent to the church. We have them here in the office if you want to pick yours up. If that s not convenient, we can mail them, or you can get yours when you pick up your directory. Thank you for your patience in this matter. We wanted the directory to be a good and accurate reflection of our parish life and mission. GRADUATION TIME! If you have a child or grandchild graduating from high school or college, we would like to recognize their accomplishment in the bulletin. We will be taking names through mid-june. Please Martha at or call her at ext. 109 with the student s name, school, parents, and future plans after graduation (college plans, job, postgraduate work etc.) Isabel Marie Jimenez-Bush graduated from James Madison University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Science with a Medical Spanish minor, Cum Laude. She is the daughter of Kathy Bush and grand-daughter of Polly and Greg Bush. She is pursuing a Master's degree at VA Tech after an internship at John's Hopkins this Summer. Lauren Hearne graduated from the University of Mary Washington on May 9, She received a degree in Classics, Philosophy and Religion. Sara Hearne is graduating from Turner Ashby High School on June 6, She will be attending Christopher Newport University in the fall. They are the daughters of Nick and Paula Hearne. Nick Fornadel, son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fornadel and Vicki Barnard graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Hospitality Management. He will be working in sales at Good Printers in Bridgewater, VA. Timothy Zepp, Son of Mr. & Mrs. Michael Fornadel & Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn Zepp will be graduating from Harrisonburg High School. He will be attending Radford University in the fall. Rachel Cavoto, daughter of Francis & Michele Cavoto, will be graduating from Harrisonburg High School on June 6 and will be attending James Madison University next year. THIS WEEK AT BLESSED SACRAMENT SATURDAY, MAY 16 10:00 am, First Communion Mass 3:30-4:30 pm, Confessions 4:30 pm, Rosary 5:00 pm, Vigil Mass for Sunday SUNDAY, MAY 17, SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD Diocesan Home Mission Collection 7:30 am, Rosary, 8:00 am, English Mass 9:00 am-1:00 pm, K of C Blood Drive, Bloodmobile 9:30 am, Rosary, 10 am, English Mass 10:00 am, Nursery 12:30 pm, Rosario 1:00 pm, Misa en español 4:30-6:00 pm, Legion de Maria 6:00 pm, Grupo Kerygma MONDAY, MAY 18 No Daily Mass 12:00 pm, CCW card & board game day 5:30-9:30 pm, Choir Practices TUESDAY, MAY 19 11:30 am, Rosary 12:10 pm, Daily Mass 6:30 pm, Legion de Maria, Rm 4/5, Hall 7:00 pm, PMS, Sanctuary WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 4:30 pm, Soup Kitchen 6:00 pm, Daily Mass & Holy Hour (Adoration) 7:30 pm, Spanish Mass Choir Practice, Sanctuary THURSDAY, MAY 21 10:30 am, Lectionary Bible Study 11:00 am, Friendship House 12:10 pm, Daily Mass 6:30 pm, English Baptism Class, basement 7:00 pm, Misa en español 7:00 pm, Scripture Study Group FRIDAY, MAY 22 12:10 pm, Daily Mass SATURDAY, MAY 23 10:00 am, Spanish Baptisms 11:00 am, English Baptisms 1:00 pm, Wedding 3:30-4:30 pm, Confessions 4:30 pm, Rosary 5:00 pm, Vigil Mass for Sunday SUNDAY, MAY 24, PENTECOST SUNDAY 7:30 am & 9:30 am, Rosary 8:00 am & 10:00 am, English Masses 10:00 am, Nursery 12:30 pm, Rosario 1:00 pm, Misa en español 4:30-6:00 pm, Legion de Maria 6:00 pm, Grupo Kerygma 5
6 BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH HARRISONBURG, VA COMUNIDAD HISPANA Calendario de Ed. Rel. VBS (Clases de Biblia en Vacaciones) Ya viene!! Marque en su calendario! Las clases de Biblia en Vacaciones que se ofrecen aquí en Blessed Sacrament para este verano. VBS tendrá lugar del 22 al 26 de junio y será nombrado G-Force God s Love in Action! (El Amor de Dios en Acción) Nosotros necesitamos de muchos voluntarios (adultos y Jóvenes) y muchos niños para participar. No pierda la oportunidad de asistir esta grandiosa semana de diversión y Fe! BAUTISMOS Fechas de inscripción de pláticas: Agosto 23 y Sept. 13. Después de las Misa 1 pm. Fechas para las charlas: Agosto 29 y Sept. 5. y Sept. 19 y 26 Las charlas son los sábados a las 5:30 pm de la tarde. BAUTIZOS A LAS 10:00 am Sabados Mayo 23, Junio 27, y 25 de Julio. CELBRACION PARA MATRIMONIOS La Diócesis de Richmond pide que la paraja que desea contraer matrimonio Religiosa, tenga los Sacramentos de Bautizo, Primera Comunión, Confirmación, y haga cita 6 meses antes de al celebración de la Boda, traer a la primera cita con el sacerdote, la Fe o Certificado de Bautizo renovada y que diga que es válida para matrimonio, copias de cert. de Confirmación de los dos, asistir a un Encuentro Pre-matrimonial, si alguno de los dos no tiene algún sacramento aquí hay preparación para hacer el Sacramento que la hace falta, para mayor información llame a la oficina. LEGION DE MARIA La Parroquia de Blessed Sacrament Lo invitamos a participar! Legión de Maria se reúne todos los domingos a las 4:30 pm y martes a las 6:30pm. En el salón #5 del edificio del J. Hall de la Parroquia Realizamos trabajos como: Evangelización puerta a puerta, Visita de la Virgen Peregrina a los hogares Contacto callejero para establecer relación con personas alejadas de la Iglesia Visitas a personas enfermas Entronización del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Lo esperamos! Para más información ver a Luz Girón, Alicia Bravo o Viliulfo Bautista, Durante la Misa de la 1p.m. o durante las horas de Legión de Maria. GRUPO Kerygma y Alabanza Ven te invitamos al grupo Kerygma, es por medio de cantos, oraciones y reflexiones. Y se reúnen las tardas de los domingos de 6 pm-8 pm en el Santuario. Se invita a Participar en el Coro Hispano para las Misas en espanol del Jueves 7 de la noche y Domingos a la 1 de la Tarde. La Practica para el Coro es todos los Miercoles despues de la Hora Santa 7:30pm. Declaración de la Misión Parroquial La Iglesia de Blessed Sacrament aspira a ser Discípulos de Cristo, y un modelo Cristiano para la Comunidad, y estar en Comunión con la Iglesia Universal, en server uno al otro y que así nuestra comunidad crezca. Nosotros inclusive hablamos en diversas lenguas vocas, unidos en nuestra Fe Católica y en la celebracion de la Eucaristía 6 NIÑOS DE LA IGLESIA Comida enlatada este mes!! Nuestros NIÑOS de las clases de Niños de la Iglesia estarán colectando alimentos enlatados en beneficio de nuestro banco de alimentos, finalizando el año de Educación Religiosa, el domingo 3 de mayo. Por favor, coloque las donaciones en la casilla en el vestíbulo y los niños van a tomar todo para el Banco de Comida del último día del clases. Gracias por su generosidad!! The spotlight this week shines on Philip J. Pandolfi DDS Oral Surgery Please patronize this advertiser.
7 THE ASCENSION OF OUR LORD MAY 17, 2015 CHILDREN S CORNER CYCLE B MAY 17, 2015 The Ascension of the Lord "So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven... But they went forth and preached everywhere." What a roller coaster of emotions the disciples must have experienced. First, they had come to know Jesus and had changed their lives to follow him. Then they had watched him die a tragic death on the cross. Following that, they were astonished to experience the glory of his resurrection, and then they enjoyed his company for a while longer. But now, they had to bid farewell again. Now they watched as Jesus ascended into heaven, leaving them with their instructions: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature." It's inspiring to see how the disciples handled all of this. Even though they must have been struggling with a kind of sadness or disappointment when Jesus left them, they didn't dwell on that. They went out and did what they had been called to do. They "preached everywhere" and shared with others the good news. Focusing on the joy they had come to know through their relationship with Jesus, they were able to share that joy with the people around them. Like the first disciples, we are also called to share the gospel with others. Certainly through our lived example we should reveal to others the joy that Jesus brings. Even though he is not physically walking amongst us, the lives of Christian believers reveal an ongoing relationship with him. There may be times and situations, however, that require more of us than just being witnesses. Sometimes God calls us to share more directly and more courageously the message of faith. May we follow the example of the disciples, who readily embraced this call. Liturgical Publications Inc CICLO B 17 DE MAYO DE 2015 La Ascensión del Señor Sabías que tenemos tres relatos de la Ascensión del Señor? Hay dos en Lucas y uno en Marcos. Mateo y Juan no mencionan este acontecimiento. Los tres relatos coinciden poco. Por lo tanto concluimos que esta falta de coincidencia es muy sencilla: los Evangelistas no están dando datos cronológicos de la vida del Señor, sino que ellos están escenificando una profesión de fe. Y esto es lo importante. Si recordamos bien, durante la Cuaresma y la Pascua Jesús vivió acontecimientos importantes que en su ascensión se resumen. Los datos son simbólicos. Arriba es el lugar donde está Dios. Abajo es el lugar de las tinieblas. La nube es la presencia de la divinidad. Los hombres vestidos de blanco asemejan los personajes de Moisés y Elías en la Transfiguración, así como los que anuncian la Resurrección en el sepulcro vacío. Lo recuerdas? La Escritura lo dice: "Subió al cielo y está sentado a la derecha de Dios" (Marcos 16, 19). Somos enviados a la misión, y Lucas le brinda un aire de urgencia al principio del Libro de Hechos: "Mientras miraban fijamente al cielo, viéndolo alejarse, se les presentaron dos hombres vestidos de blanco, que les dijeron: 'Galileos, qué hacen allí parados, mirando al cielo?' " (Hechos 1, 11). Por "cielo" entendemos todo lo que pertenece a Dios. Por lo tanto, mirar hacia el cielo y buscamos su presencia. Físicamente Jesús no se encuentra entre nosotros. Existe tal como lo recitamos en el credo: sentado a la derecha del Padre. Pero el misterio es que nunca nos deja solos, sino que cumple su promesa de estar siempre con nosotros hasta el final de los tiempos. Crees esto? Somos evangelizadores! 7
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From The Pastor Every day I think about how difficult it is getting to practice our Catholic Faith in this Land of the free and home of the brave. Laws and court decisions and attitudes seem to be more
Almighty ever-living God, whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of the universe, grant, we pray, that the whole creation, set free from slavery, may render your majesty service
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The Church of HOLY APOSTLES Roman Catholic July 19, 2015 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Our Mission Statement: The Church of Holy Apostles is a compassionate, welcoming and healthy family that strives