1 SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 15, 2015 HOLY CROSS C A T H O L I C C H U R C H Iglesia Católica de La Santa Cruz 1244 SOUTH POWER ROAD MESA, ARIZONA Interim Parochial Administrator Reverend Thielo Ramirez In Residence Care Ministry Reverend Matthew Jacob, D.S. Pastoral Associate Deacon Gene Messer Deacons James Gersitz, Tom Ferreira, Bill Finnegan & Ciso Macia Joe Scaccia retired, Richard Conn, retired Parish Office (480) Religious Education Office (480) Fax (480) Website MISSION STATEMENT Holy Cross Parish is a multi-generational and multi-cultural Catholic Community of the Diocese of Phoenix. We live out our potential as Stewards to continue the Mission of Jesus through our worship, education, service and outreach.
2 2 HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH DIRECTORY Holy Cross Catholic Church 1244 South Power Road Mesa, Arizona Parish Office... (480) RE Office... (480) Fax... (480) Website... Parish Office Hours Monday-Thursday... 8:30 am 5:00 pm (closed 12:00-1:00 pm) Friday... 8:30 am 12:00 pm Parish Secretary, Laura Shirling... ext Priests Interim Parochial Administrator, Fr. Thielo Ramirez ... In Residence Care Ministry, Reverend Matthew Jacob D. S Deacons Pastoral Associate, Deacon Gene Messer... ext Small Church Communities, Deacon Tom Ferreira... ext Coord. of Hispanic and Mulitcultural Ministry, Deacon Ciso Macia... ext Cursillo Representatives, Deacon Jim & Mimi Gersitz... ext. 201 Parish Administration Parish Manager/Human Resources, Kathy Knapp... ext Religious Education Coord. of RE & Evangelization, Cynthia Benzing... ext Coord. of Elementary Faith Formation Catalina Zepeda... ext Coord. of Youth Faith Formation Patti Phillips... ext Music Director of Music, Jaime Cortez... ext Mass Schedule Saturday (vigil)... 4:00 pm Sunday 6:30 am, 8:00 am*, 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm (Spanish), 4:00 pm (Youth) Daily... Monday-Saturday 8:30 am Holy Days... see bulletin * Interpreted for the deaf/hard of hearing. Confessions Saturday from 9:00-10:00 am or anytime by appointment. Call the parish office at (480) Infant Baptism Parents requesting that their child be baptized must be registered parishioners who are actively participating in the life of Holy Cross Church. Baptism preparation classes are required. Please call the parish office for additional information. Marriage, Marriage Preparation and Annulments Couples seeking the sacrament of marriage must be registered parishioners who are actively participating in the life of Holy Cross Church. Notification of intent to marry must be provided nine months in advance. For more information on the marriage preparation process, please call the parish office. Communion to the Sick If you or someone you know is sick, hospitalized or homebound, please call for the assistance of a Minister of Care. Ministers of Care bring communion to those who cannot come to mass. Please call the parish office to arrange a scheduled Minister of Care visit. Emergency Anointing of the Sick If you or someone you know is in critical condition or near death, call (480) After 4:00 pm and weekends, Press 4 when instructed to do so. Leave a detailed message, including a contact name and telephone number, that will be heard by the priest on call. Please do not use this service for any other reason. Federal Privacy Regulation HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act), prohibits all hospitals from informing churches of a patient s presence unless the patient gives permission for the hospital to do so. If you are admitted to a hospital and would like a member of the clergy or a caregiver to visit you, please notify the hospital or call the parish office. Liturgy Director of Liturgical Ministries, Jackie Shelley... ext St. Vincent de Paul Society The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides food, clothing, and other assistance to the poor and needy. Located at the north end of the grounds, their hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00-11:00 am. Their direct number is (480) Call to make an appointment.
3 Jaime s Music Notes Notes About Music In The Church Part 1. This week we will be entering into the season of Lent. Musically speaking, it is encouraged that our music becomes a bit more low key and that we sing texts that promote the examination of our conscious and the progress of our journey of reconciliation with God, as well as the wonderful compassion that God has for us. But this year we will also see some other aspects of music in the Church. Before I elaborate, I will give you a quote from the General Instruction of the Roman Missal which is a book issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops giving norms of how to celebrate Mass properly. #41. The main place should be given, all things being equal, to Gregorian chant, as being proper to the Roman Liturgy. Other kinds of sacred music, in particular polyphony (a style of musical composition employing two or more simultaneous but relatively independent melodic lines), are in no way excluded, provided that they correspond to the spirit of the liturgical action and that they foster the participation of the faithful. There is another liturgical document called Sing To The Lord which explores music for Catholic Worship in more depth. Here is article 75 from that document: Each worshipping community in the United States, including all age groups and all ethnic groups, should, at a minimum, learn the Kyrie XVI, Sanctus XVIII, and the Agnus Dei XVIII, all of which are typically included in congregational worship aids. More difficult chants, such as Gloria VIII and settings of the Credo and Pater Noster, might be learned after the easier chants have been mastered. At Holy Cross Church, we have already begun this process and have been signing the Kyrie during the Penitential Act and the Agnus Dei, which means Lamb of God. The next step for us will taking place during our Lent Season. We will begin to sing the Holy in Latin (which is Sanctus) and we will also begin singing some chants from the English propers of the Mass. The propers of the Mass are short passages from scripture which are to be sung usually in Gregorian chant form to accompany the liturgical actions of the Mass, mainly the Entrance, the offertory and the Communion action. At this time, we will begin by singing the Entrance chant during Mass. The text of this Entrance Antiphon can always be found in the readings section of our Breaking Bread Hymnal. During Lent will sing a refrain or two of a known song we already use (for example Gather Your People) and then sing the Entrance Antiphon (or Entrance Chant) while the procession takes place. In Part 2 of this letter, I will elaborate a bit about the new Welcome Sheets that you will be receiving during Lent. These will give you information about the songs we will sing during that particular Mass and where to find them in the book. One last thing: If you would like to practice the Sanctus (Holy) that we will be singing at Mass during Lent, you can go to and write Sanctus XVIII. You should be able to see and hear the version that we will be singing. Have a blessed week LITURGY & MUSIC Jaime Don t forget to check out our parish website at Reflexiones de Jaime Ideas Acerca De La Música En La Iglesia Primera Parte. Esta semana comenzaremos la estación de la cuaresma. En el aspecto musical, se recomienda que nuestra música sea un poco más tenue y que cantemos textos que nos ayudan a examinar la consciencia, el ver nuestra jornada hacia la reconciliación con Dios, así como la maravillosa compasión que Dios tiene por nosotros. Pero este año también vamos a observar otros aspectos de la música en la Iglesia. Los documentos de liturgia que los obispos producen nos piden que usemos cantos gregorianos en la liturgia. Aunque está permitido que usemos cantos como los que siempre cantamos en el libro de Flor y Canto, se nos pide que aprendamos algunos cantos gregorianos, especialmente en Latín. El propósito de esto es el de tener unidad con toda la Iglesia del mundo. En el artículo #75 de el documento Cantemos al Señor, en el que los obispos de los Estados Unidos exploran el tema de la música en la Misa, se lee: En Estados Unidos, las comunidades de diversas edades y realidades étnicas, deberían, por lo menos, aprender a cantar el Kyrie XVI, (el Señor Ten Piedad), el Sanctus XVIII, y el Agnus Dei XVIII (Cordero de Dios), los cuales típicamente están incluidos en los materiales para la participación. En nuestra parroquia, nosotros ya hemos comenzado este proceso, ya que cantamos el Kyrie durante el acto penitencial (cuando se canta el Señor Ten Piedad). Kyrie Eleison quiere decir Señor, Ten Piedad (en griego). Durante la cuaresma vamos a comenzar a cantar el Cordero de Dios en forma de canto gregoriano y también el Sanctus (Santo). Cuando dominemos estos cantos, nos daremos cuenta que se cantan en la Iglesia Católica en todo el mundo. Esto nos une a la Iglesia universal y nos permite participar en la Misa en cualquier parte del mundo. Otro aspecto de la Misa que necesita un poco más de atención es el salmo. El salmo es parte de la Liturgia de la Palabra. Las sagradas escrituras nos enseñan el modo en que Dios ha interactuado con nosotros en la historia y nos indican como Jesucristo es nuestro dulce pastor que nos guía hacia la unión con nuestro Dios. El salmo es parte de las sagradas escrituras y se canta después de la primera lectura. Hay una estructura específica de cómo hacer el salmo. El líder musical canta el estribillo una vez para que todos lo escuchen. Luego toda la asamblea repite el estribillo. Después, el líder canta la estrofa y todo el pueblo se une al cantar el estribillo después de cada estrofa. Todos debemos participar en esta parte de las escrituras. Todos debemos cantar el estribillo juntos. Comenzando en la cuaresma, van a encontrar unas hojitas de alabanza que darán información acerca de los cantos; ahí podrán encontrar los números de los cantos en el libro y cualquier otra información que se necesite para poder participar en la Misa y en la vida de la parroquia. Esto evitará a que se tengan que anunciar los números de los cantos durante la Misa y ayudará a que haya más silencio en nuestro templo. Recuerden que en la cuaresma se le va a pedir a todo el pueblo que haya más silencio en la Iglesia. Esto va a tomar práctica pero sé que todos podemos ayudar a que se pueda lograr. Últimamente, si quieren escuchar y aprender el Santo y el Cordero de Dios en Latín, pueden ir en su computadora a y pueden escribir Sanctus XVIII para escuchar el Santo, y Agnus Dei XVIII para el Cordero de Dios. Esto les ayudará a aprenderlo mucho más rápidamente. Que tengan una semana llena de bendiciones. Jaime 3
4 4 THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE Monday, February 16th Parish Office Closed 8:00 am Morning Prayer Rm. D Tuesday, February 17th 8:00 am Morning Prayer Rm. D Wednesday, February 18th 8:00 am Morning Prayer Rm. D 9:15 am Intercessory Prayer Rm. D 10:30 am Grief Support Rm. D Thursday, February 19th 8:00 am Morning Prayer Rm. D 5:00 pm El Shaddai Rm. E 5:30 pm Groupo de Oracion Charismatico Rm. F 6:00 pm English Charismatic Prayer Rm. H Friday, February 20th 8:00 am Morning Prayer Rm. D Saturday, February 21st 2:30 pm Encuentro Personal con Jesús Wellens Sunday, February 22nd 11:00 am Life Teen Nacho Sale Court Yard Pray the Rosary Come join us each morning at 7:50am to pray the Rosary in the Church Weekly Liturgies During Lent During Lent, please join us for Mass every Wednesday, at 6:00pm (Confessions from 5:00 5:45 pm) Come and pray the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 3:30 pm and 6:30pm. And (Spanish) 7:00pm Readings for the Week of February 15 Sunday: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46/1 Cor 10:31--11:1/ Mk 1:40-45 Monday: Gn 4:1-15, 25/Mk 8:11-13 Tuesday: Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10/Mk 8:14-21 Wednesday: Jl 2:12-18/2 Cor 5:20--6:2/Mt 6:1-6, Thursday: Dt 30:15-20/Lk 9:22-25 Friday: Is 58:1-9a/Mt 9:14-15 Saturday: Is 58:9b-14/Lk 5:27-32 Next Sunday: Gn 9:8-15/1 Pt 3:18-22/Mk 1:12-15 LITURGY & MUSIC February 18 th 2015 Ash Wednesday Liturgy Schedule 6:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m Mass with Ashes 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Ashes (No Communion) Noon in Church Noon in Anderson Hall Liturgy of the Word with Ashes (No Communion) 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word with Ashes (No Communion) 3:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word with Ashes (No Communion) 4:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Word with Ashes (No Communion) 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Week of February 16th Febraury 22nd Mon: 8:30 am Tues: 8:30 am Wed: 8:30 am 12:00pm 6:00 pm Thurs: 8:30 am Fri: 8:30 am Sat: 8:30 am 4:00 pm Sun: 6:30 am 8:00 am 10:00 am 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 4:00 pm Anderson Hall Wed: 6:00 pm Sat: 4:00 pm Sun: 8:00 am 10:00 am Church Guidelines for Fasting & Abstinence during Lent Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence. All Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence. Abstinence = No meat (Milk, eggs, and fish are fine.) Fast = eating only one normal size meal and two small meals, with no snacks. All Catholics aged 14 and older are required to abstain from meat on the day of abstinence; whereas those aged are also required to fast on the day of fasting unless special medical conditions prevent them doing s Nonna Beaugureau Rosie Menzel Elia Andaverde Coky Bohanon Souls in Purgatory Betty Hauth Robert Weidner Donald Baldwin John Connell Marion Giordano Philip V. C Katy Luft Parishioners of Holy Cross (SI) Dubal Porras Cesar Sanchez Parishioners of Holy Cross (SI) Josephina Garcia Deceased members of Holy Cross Edward Kulesa
5 THE TRINITY OF STEWARDSHIP 5 The Holy Cross Stewardship Committee fosters the mission of Holy Cross Catholic Church by INFORMING the parish of ministries taking place, by INVITING people into new and existing ministries, by SUPPORTING people in their ministries, by PROVIDING information regarding the financial situation of the parish and to INCREASE financial support of the parish Charity and Development Appeal The annual Charity and Development Appeal (CDA) is underway. Thank you to everyone who has made their pledge. Each and every gift is important, no matter how big or small. Our parish goal is 100% participation and $145,000. For those who have not yet made a pledge, please do so today! Join us in supporting the vital programs and services throughout the Diocese of Phoenix. These programs and services reach beyond the boundaries of any one parish to all of our community. Please join us in God s mission to never let our brothers and sisters go unseen. Make a pledge and fill out your donor card today or donate online at and be an instrument of God s love and mercy through your gift to the CDA. Office Volunteer Needed The Office of Liturgy is looking for an office volunteer who could help us out for a couple of hours once a week. If you can give us a few hours of your time for data input, filing, copying, etc., please contact Jackie Shelley in the parish office (or at for more information. Saint Vincent de Paul Holy Cross Conference, It s fascinating to see how God often leads St. Vincent teams to homes in dire circumstances, apart from the need for food or monetary aid. In one case a woman who received food asked for prayers for her dying husband. In another home, the team found a woman who had fallen on the floor. She needed help just to get up. A Stewardship Moment: The fate of a leper is a great tragedy at any time and place. In Jesus time, lepers were considered condemned, part of the plagues God sent as punishment. They were cast out of society and abandoned. St. Mark s Gospel reveals the unthinkable. Jesus reaches out and touches a leper. He risks catching the contagious disease and heals the man. As the Gospel story teaches, no one is abandoned in Christ. Are there those in our society or in our personal lives for whom we ascribe no hope, who we have abandoned, treated like lepers? Or as Christ s stewards of our sisters and brothers, do we risk reaching out and touching those who may seem to us to be unclean or not worthy of our time or attention? The Parish Council wants to thank our winter parishioners for the great turn out during our brunch on January 28th. Over 180 parishioners attended the brunch. Father Ramirez and Father Matthew gave heartwarming presentations on their lives as priests and the trivia contest afterwards was entertaining for all. Several parish committees helped make this event such a huge success. A special thanks to the parish Welcoming Committee, Martha s Ministry and the Knights of Columbus for all their assistance in making this happen. End of Year Contribution Statements 2014 Holy Cross Contribution statements are available now upon request. The statements can be mailed or ed to you. Requests can be made by contacting the parish office or by to Once a request is made, statements are processed within 3-5 business days. Please include your address and envelope number when ing your request. Giving Made Easier! Holy Cross is pleased to offer the option of making your donations to the parish through Electronic Giving..or ACH. This convenient option allows you to safely contribute to the church automatically through your checking/savings account or by Credit Card. You may sign up for ACH at any time. The forms are available on-line at Parish Stewardship of Treasure For the weekend of February 14th & 15th Envelope Contributions... $14, Loose Cash/Checks... $14, ACH (Automatic Checking)... $7, Credit Card... $40.00 Total Plate Collection:... $36, Special Collection: Past Special Collections... $ Paving & Painting... $ Please remember Holy Cross parish in your estate planning and thank you for your continued support of Holy Cross Catholic Church.
6 6 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: ELEMENTARY AND YOUTH FORMATION NACHO SALE! Holy Cross Life Teen will be selling Nachos on Sunday, February 22nd following the 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 & 4:00 Masses. Cost of a meal is $4.00. (Includes nachos, cookie & drink) Proceeds will support our Teens going on retreat this month. Thank you! Reduced Catholic Tuition Rate For parents registering their children in Catholic Schools for the school year, please note: In order to receive the school s reduced Catholic Tuition Rate, your pastor must determine whether your family meets the criteria set by your parish for Registered, Active, Participating members. The definition of registered, active, and participating varies by parish, but usually includes attending Mass regularly as well as contributing with an envelope to the offertory along with supporting the ministry life of the parish. If you have questions about your family s status, please contact your pastor directly. (Note: All Diocesan high school students receiving the reduced tuition rate for the coming year must have their status verified by their home pastor before they can be registered as Catholic.) Yes, you can afford Catholic Education with the State of Arizona tax credits! We invite you to find out how to receive a scholarship from a Tuition Organization by attending Christ the King School's Scholarship Workshop on February 23,2015 at 6 pm. For more information visit online at CTK-CatholicSchool.org The Catholic Schools Office is now accepting applications for the Diocesan School Board. All registered Catholics are eligible. You do NOT need to have children enrolled in Catholic schools to qualify. For information & application, please visit: do=documentsearch&view=filter&category=8 or call (602) Application deadline April 10, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: ADULT FAITH FORMATION AND SPIRITUALITY Come enjoy the day with the special ladies in your life! The 5th Annual Phoenix Catholic Women s Conference is coming up! Date: Saturday, February 21 Theme: That which is True, Beautiful and Good Location: Xavier College Preparatory 4710 North 5th Street, Phoenix Promises to be a spirit filled day with speakers: Leah Darrow, Leila Miller and Ruth Ristow The Vigil Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Olmsted Tickets are on sale now low cost: $60 More information: Call Roberta at Beautiful Year of Consecrated Life Prayer Cards are now available at no charge in our parish office and at all church exits. Please feel free to stop by and pick one up A good vocation is simply a firm and constant will in which the person who is called must serve God in the way and in the places to which almighty God has called him. Saint Francis de Sales ( ) Religious Education office Welcome to Holy Cross Cursillo Movement The Holy Spirit has blessed us here at Holy Cross in having a community of Cursillistas who are engaged in spreading God s love to our parishioners and to the world. The Cursillo brings the benefits of your faith into the ordinary movement of our everyday lives. The Cursillo journey invites Catholics to dive deeper in our faith and connect with God s unlimited love. It is usually a life changing event. It is more than just a weekend experience. It invites us to choose to live each day for the rest of our life as though we were on a pilgrimage. During the 3 days the focus will be on Jesus Christ as most of us have never been focused before. A new community of the Body of Christ is formed while enjoying food, music, worship, talks, lots of fun and laughs. When you leave on Sunday, you will not be the same person who arrived on Thursday evening. If you are 21 years of age, a Catholic and be able to receive the sacraments you are invited to make a Cursillo. For more information call Deacon Jim or Mimi Gersitz at They will be happy to answer your questions. Next Cursillo Men s March 5th 8th Women s March 19th 22nd
7 PARISH & COMMUNITY EVENTS Phoenix Diocese Invites Catholics to Participate in Vatican Questionnaire on the Family PHOENIX (Feb. 2, 2015) The Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, announced today the launch of a questionnaire for use at the October 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the theme, The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World. All of the Catholic faithful are invited to respond to the questionnaire. The responses will help inform Pope Francis and the Bishops of the Synod about the challenges faced by today s families and enable them to discuss and develop appropriate pastoral solutions. I ask Catholics to prayerfully and purposefully consider each question in the questionnaire, Bishop Olmsted said. These important questions will assist me in offering a summary on the Synod s theme of marriage and the family. The questionnaire will be available online from Monday, Feb. 2 through Sunday, Feb. 22, in both English and Spanish. The link to the questionnaire is on the Diocesan website at diocesephoenix.org. The response from the Diocese of Phoenix will be shared with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and then incorporated into a document that will be forwarded on to the Vatican for use at the Synod. To help prepare for the October 2015 meeting, Pope Francis has asked Bishops around the world to consult with the faithful in developing a new set of questions aimed at getting a better understanding of the challenges faced today by families. It will explore three parts: 1) Listening: The Context and Challenges of the Family, 2) Looking at Christ: The Gospel of the Family and 3) Confronting the Situation: Pastoral Perspectives. In 2013, the Bishops of the world were asked to respond to a series of questions to help gather information to prepare for the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops taking place in The responses to these questions were examined thoroughly in an effort to more deeply understand the new challenges of the family. The responses of the faithful to this new set of questions will inform the 2015 Ordinary Synod on the Family. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix was established Dec. 2, 1969, by Pope Paul VI. Led by the Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, more than 1.1 million Catholics make this diverse, vibrant and faithfilled diocese their home....for the AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance s Pro-life Inter-Faith Conference: When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 Time: 10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm Where: Windemere Hotel & Conference Center 5750 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ Please join us for a full day of professional speakers who will speak only on Pro-Life, Pro-Family, and Pro-Religious Freedom topics that will educate and inspire! Additional invited guest speakers will be added to this awesome list as they are confirmed. or call: There are eight pro-life vendor tables available. If interested in reserving a vendor table please call: There is a $10.00 fee added to the nominal registration fee for a vendor table. For information on table sponsorships please call: NOTE: This event is not a fundraiser; nominal registration fee covers only Continental Breakfast and Luncheon Buffet. St. Bridget Liturgical Season Books (The Little Black Books) Many of you have been requesting copies of the Little Black Book for the Lenten Season. Reflections will be based on the Passion Narrative according to Luke. Reflections begin on the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, February 15, 2015, and end Easter Sunday, April 5, We currently have both English and Spanish books in stock. The cost is $3.00/book and copies can be purchased in the parish office. Don t forget to check out our parish website at 7 President s Day The Parish office will be closed in honor of President s Day, Monday, February 16th Communal Penance (during Lent) for the East Valley. Queen of Peace Our Lady of Guadalupe Queen Creek St. Margaret Christ the King Holy Cross Resurrection St. Timothy s All Saints Parish Day/Date/Time Tuesday February 24, 2015 Tuesday March 10, 2015 Monday March 23, 2015 Monday February 23, 2015 Wednesday February 25, 2015 Monday March 16, pm and Wednesday March 18, 2015 Tuesday March 24, 2015 Tuesday March 17, pm and Mass for Migrants: Join us as we remember our brothers and sisters who have died crossing the Sonoran Desert. This solemn occasion is on February 20th and begins at 5 p.m. with a blessing of memorial crosses at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, 400 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, followed by a procession to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church for a 6 p.m. Mass. A panel of experts will be on hand to discuss immigration, and a simple Lenten meal will be available. More: Ignacio Rodriguez at or (602)
8 8 PARISH & COMMUNITY EVENTS Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries Catholic Heritage Plan TM March 12th representatives from The Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Cemeteries and Mortuaries will be visiting our parish to explain the Catholic Heritage Program to us. In the near future all interested families in our parish will be contacted by a cemetery representative and be given the important "Family Memorial Estate Planning Guide" an important tool for making good decisions before a time when grief and concern throw the mind into turmoil. There is no obligation in receiving the "Family Memorial Estate Planning Guide". If for any reason you do not wish to be contacted by representatives of our Catholic Cemeteries & Mortuaries, please call (602) and your name will be removed from the list. Childcare is available for the 7:00 p.m. sessions for infants through 6 year olds. Children 7 years and older are welcomed to attend the parish mission with their family. The Hispanic Mission Office would like to invite you to visit their new website: MiFeCatolica.org. Use it as an evangelization tool, and a point of reference when directing someone to the sacraments, or to find a Mass in Spanish nearby. The Hispanic Mission Office would is recruiting bilingual (English/ Spanish) volunteers to help in a new evangelization initiative at secular community events. If you have time during the week or weekends and would like to volunteer please contact us: (602) Holy Cross Council No It is my fervent hope that believers will find this Lent a favorable time for bearing witness to the Gospel of charity in every place, since the vocation to charity is the heart of all true evangelization. To this end I invoke the intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church and pray that she will accompany us on our Lenten journey." Pope Saint John Paul II Join the KofC Friday 2/20 from 4PM-6:30PM for a Lenten Fish Fry Dinner in Wellens Hall after the Stations of the Cross. All Are Welcome. Join us in the courtyard after Sunday Mass for Coffee & Donuts; Enjoy Fellowship and Help Support Our Parish Seminarians. SAVE A BABY S LIFE` BABY BOTTLE DRIVE FOR BENEFIT OF The Aid to Women s Center & The Life Choices Women s Center & The Hope Mobile Unit. give free pregnancy tests view free Ultra Sound image of baby Crisis management and Counseling Make checks payable to: Knights of Columbus TURN IN BABY BOTTLES MARCH 14 th & 15th (AFTER ALL MASSES) Protecting God s Children Foundation Class Together, we can protect our children, not only here at Church but in society at large. Holy Cross is presenting Protecting God s Children for Adults, a program for all employees and volunteers that have not previously completed the foundation Safe Environment Training. This program will educate and empower adults about how to help prevent abuse. Join us for the, Protecting God s Children for Adults, where you will complete a Volunteer Application and sign a Code of Ethics. In addition, you will learn: How to separate the facts from the myths about child sexual abuse How sexual offenders gain access to children What to do when you see warning signs in children or adults This training is mandatory for all employees and volunteers. To register for a class, please go to and choose a training session or contact the parish office to sign-up. Date: February 17, 2015 Time: 6:30pm Location: Wellens Hall Length of Session 3 hours This information is important; we look forward to seeing you there! Ladies, Join Us for a Morning of Reflection on Saturday February 28 th. We will begin by attending the 8:30 Mass at All Saints Church, followed by a continental breakfast in the church hall. Then we will have a very interesting presentation by Sr. Jean Marie, ECF from St. Stephen Byzantine Catholic Cathedral in Phoenix : ONE CHURCH, TWO TRADITIONS Sister will share with us a comparison of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic traditions. Call Avis Mobley to reserve your seat. Sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Our Lady of the Desert #2164 Free will donations accepted.
9 COMUNIDAD LATINA/HISPANA Diócesis de Phoenix Invita Católicos a Participar en Cuestionario del Vaticano sobre la Familia PHOENIX (Febrero 2, 2015) El Reverendísimo Thomas J. Olmsted, Obispo de la Diócesis de Phoenix, anuncio hoy el lanzamiento de un cuestionario para el Sínodo Ordinario de los Obispos en Octubre del 2015 sobre el tema, La Vocación y Misión de la Familia en la Iglesia y el Mundo Contemporáneo. Todos los fieles católicos han sido invitados a responder al cuestionario. Las respuestas ayudaran a informar al Papa Francisco y los Obispos del Sínodo sobre los retos enfrentados por las familias de hoy, y a discutir y desarrollar soluciones pastorales apropiadas. Le pido a los Católicos que con oración y propósito consideren cada pregunta del cuestionario, dijo el Obispo Olmsted. Estas importantes preguntas me ayudaran a ofrecer un resumen sobre el tema del Sínodo: el matrimonio y la familia. El cuestionario estará disponible en Internet desde el Lunes, 2 hasta el Domingo 22 de Febrero, tanto en Ingles como en Espanol. El enlace para ingresar al cuestionario se puede encontrar en la página en Internet de la Diócesis diocesephoenix.org. La respuesta de la Diócesis de Phoenix será compartida con la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de los EE.UU. y luego será incorporada en un documento que será enviado al Vaticano para ser usado en el Sínodo. En preparación para la reunión de Octubre 2015, el Papa Francisco ha pedido a los Obispos del mundo que consulten con los fieles y desarrollen una nueva lista de preguntas para obtener un mejor entendimiento de los retos enfrentados por las familias de hoy. Se explorara tres partes 1) La escucha: el contexto y los desafíos de la familia, 2) La mirada fija en Cristo: el Evangelio de la familia, y 3) La confrontación: perspectivas pastorales. En el 2013, a los Obispos del mundo se les pidió que respondieran a una serie de preguntas para recabar información en preparación a la Asamblea Extraordinaria General del Sínodo de Obispos que tomó lugar en el Las respuestas a esas preguntas fueron examinadas cuidadosamente en un esfuerzo por entender más profundamente los nuevos retos de la familia. Las respuestas de los fieles a este nuevo cuestionario informaran al Sínodo Ordinario de la Familia La Diócesis Católica Romana de Phoenix fue establecida el 2 de diciembre de 1969, por el Papa Pablo VI. Bajo el liderazgo del Reverendísimo Thomas J. Olmsted, mas de 1.1 millón de Católicos hacen de esta diversa, vibrante y fiel diócesis su hogar. 9 La Campaña de Caridad y Desarrollo 2015 La Campaña Anual de Caridad y Desarrollo (CDA) ya comenzó. Gracias a todos los que ya completaron el sobre de donación o que han hecho la donación en línea. Cada donación es importante sin importar que grande sea. La meta de nuestra parroquia es el100% de participación y $145,000. Para los que no hayan llenado el sobre de donación, favor hacerlo hoy! Ayúdenos con los programas y servicios vitales a través de la Diócesis de Phoenix. Estos servicios y programas van mas allá de los límites de cualquier parroquia de nuestra comunidad. Por favor continua tu apoyo a la CDA, y juntos seguiremos nuestra misión de buscar el bien del prójimo. Ofrece tu contribución hoy llenando la información requerida y abre tu corazón a la verdadera felicidad, de cumplir el llamado de nuestro Señor. Una vocación buena es simplemente una voluntad firme y constante en cual una persona llamada tiene que servir Dios en la manera y en los lugares en cual Dios todopoderoso lo ha llamado. --San Francisco de Sales ( ) Para los padres de familia que inscriben a sus hijos para el año escolar , por favor tengan en cuenta lo siguiente: para recibir una reducción de la Taza de Matricula Católica de la escuela, su párroco deberá determinar si su familia cumple con el criterio definido por la parroquia sobre miembros Inscritos, Activos y Participando. La definición de inscrito, activo y participando variá por parroquia, pero normalmente incluye asistiendo a Misa en forma regular asi como contribuyendo al sostenimiento de la parroquia por medio de su ofrenda en sobre y apoyando a la vida ministerial de la parroquia. Si tiene alguna duda sobre el estatus de su familia, por favor comuníquese con su párroco directamente. (Nota: Todos los alumnos de la secundaria de las escuelas diocesanas quien reciben la taza reducida de la matricula del año entrante, deberán tener su estatus verificado por su párroco antes de que puedan inscribirse como Católicos.) Misa Para Inmigrantes: Todos están invitados durante la Cuaresma a una Misa recordando a nuestros hermanos y hermanas que han muerto en el desierto. El día Viernes, 20 de febrero de El programa incluye: 5 p.m. Bendición de las cruces memoriales. 5:30 p.m. Procesión del Centro Pastoral Diocesano, 400 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix. 6 p.m. Misa en la Parroquia Inmaculado Corazón de Maria, 909 E. Washington Street, Phoenix. 7:30 p.m. Panel de Inmigración. Para mas información: Ignacio Rodriguez at o (602) *La Oficina de Misiones Hispanas lo invita a visitar la nueva página en Internet: MiFeCatolica.org. Lo invitamos a usarla como herramienta de evangelización y referencia para invitar a otros a los sacramentos, o encontrar una Misa en español cerca que le quede cerca. *La Oficina de Misiones Hispanas está reclutando voluntarios bilingües (Ingles/Espanol) para ayudar en una nueva iniciativa de evangelización en eventos seculares comunitarios. Si tiene tiempo durante la semana o fines de semana y le gustaría ser voluntario, comuníquese con nosotros: (602) Hay Que Registrarse En La Parroquia Da muchas ventajas el registrarse (matricularse) en la parroquia donde uno asiste a Misa. Los datos personales son privados Y no los compartimos con nadie. Luego, cuando su familia necesita sacramentos, o matricularse para los programas de educación religiosa, o si va a ser padrino en un bautizo, los procedimientos se pueden lograr rápidamente y fácilmente. Venga a la oficina de la parroquia y llene el formulario para registrarse en la Iglesia de la Santa Cruz. Lecturas para la semana del 15 de febrero Domingo: Lv 13, /1 Cor 10, , 1/Mc 1, Lunes: Gn 4, /Mc 8, Martes: Gn 6, 5-8; 7, /Mc 8, Miércoles: Jl 2, 12-18/2 Cor 5, 20--6, 2/Mt 6, Jueves: Dt 30, 15-20/Lc 9, Viernes: Is 58, 1-9/Mt 9, Sábado: Is 58, 9-14/Lc 5, Domingo siguiente: Gn 9, 8-15/1 Pe 3, 18-22/Mc 1, 12-15
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