1 Welcome to St. Anthony of Padua. Today we celebrate the: FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME FEBRUARY 9, 2014 "We are the light of the world, may our light shine before all, that they may see the good that we do and give glory to God." QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO
2 PAGE 2 FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME / QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO STEWARDSHIP & PARISH INFORMATION St. Anthony of Padua Pastoral Staff (559) Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Rob D. Wenzinger ext. 104 Parochial Vicar : Rev. Bert Mello In Residence: Rev. Msgr. Myron J. Cotta, V.G. Parish Deacons Rev. Mr. Edward C. Valdez Rev. Mr. Ricardo DeLeon Parish Sisters Sister, Flor Azevedo, FHIC Sister, Rosa Maria Branco, FHIC Sister/Hermana, Teresa Norberto, MCSTNJ Support Staff Finance/Facilities Tom Neumeier ext. 243 Parish Administrator Mary Mosier ext. 103 Admin Asst. Clergy Appt s Chris Shiveley ext 101 Accts. Receivable Lilli Angela Antonio ext 172 Bookkeeper Sherry Otero ext 120 Webmaster Lisa Hendey Bulletin Editor bulletin articles to: BACK TO BASICS In today s Gospel, Jesus says we are salt and light only when we put ourselves to good and useful purposes. In ancient times salt was valuable as seasoning, to preserve foods, and disinfect wounds. Salt signified permanence, loyalty, and commitment. In those days salt crystals contained other minerals and the salt could easily leach out. What remained was useful only for keeping footpaths free of vegetation, as Jesus says, no longer good for anything but to be... trampled underfoot (Matthew 5:13). In Jesus time, houses were lit with oil lamps. Even one small oil lamp would have seemed very bright in the darkness, and a reminder of God as the creator of light. The prophet Isaiah tells us how to be light and salt: Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked... and do not turn your back on your own (Isaiah 58:7). Your good deeds, says Jesus, will be the light causing others to glorify your heavenly Father (Matthew 5:16). Copyright 2010, WLP. All rights reserved. Living Stewardship Now What are your deeds of salt and light? Do you serve your fellow parishioners? Are you involved with local charities or community action? Do you need to increase or change your involvement? Copyright OUTREACH MINISTRY This weekend, members of the St. Anthony Outreach Ministry will be at the entrances after Mass, collecting for those in need and are assisted by your charity. Thank you for your kind assistance. OUTREACH FOR THE WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 2, 2014 This week s plate income: $26, Last year s plate income: $28, Difference: -$ YEAR TO DATE PLATE COLLECTION 7/1/12 12/31/12 $673, /1/13 12/31/13 $669, Difference: - $3, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY! As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10 INVITATION SUNDAY 2ND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH 11:00AM MASS Do you enjoy coming to Mass? Are you filled with the Holy Spirit and want to share that joy with others? Do you know someone who no longer comes to Mass but may want to? Then you have come to the right place, please join us for Invitation Sunday! A priest will be available to answer any questions or concerns. NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH WHO WAS? ST. MARTIN DE PORRES? See page 10 for more info.
3 9 DE FEBRERO DEL 2014 / FEBRUARY 9, 2014 PAGE 3 MASS INTENTIONS, SACRAMENTS, PRAYERS, PRAISES, PETITIONS PRAYERS & PARISH & PETITIONS INFORMATION READINGS AND MASS INTENTIONS (FEB 9 - FEB 16, 2014) TODAY S READINGS CAN BE FOUND AT #940 SUNDAY 2/9 Is 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5: :00 am James & Josephine Ochinero by thier daughters & grandsons 9:30 am Georgia Pavelski by Knights of Columbus, Council # :00 am June Whelan by Giuliano,Nikki,Evangela &Evenia DiCicco 1:00 pm (Spanish) Pro Populo 3:30 pm (Latin) Steve Bragman by Vangie Bragman 6:00 pm Mary V. Holmes by her family MONDAY 2/10 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13; Ps 132:6-7, 8-10; Mk 6: :45 am Ruth Neer by Knights of Colubus, Council #6092 8:00 am Leslie Wagenleitner Roberts by William & Vivian McGuinness TUESDAY 2/11 1 Kgs 8:22-23, 27-30; Ps 84:3-5, 10-11; Mk 7:1-13 6:45 am Jane, Solag, & Linda Dalition by Geo Dalition 8:00 am Michelle Estrera by Cheryl Siadto WEDNESDAY 2/12 1 Kgs 10:1-10; Ps 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40; Mk 7: :45 am Kirk D. England by Loretta & Tim England 8:00 am Juanita Manzula by Manuel Manzula THURSDAY 2/13 1 Kgs 11:4-13; Ps 106:3-4, 35-37, 40; Mk 7: :45 am Carrie Ann Penchuk by her family 8:00 am Eleanor M. Stittich by Sister Eliazabeth Stittich FRIDAY 2/14 1 Kgs 11:29-32; 12:19; Ps 81:10-11ab, 12-15; Mk 7: :45 am Jane, Solag, & Linda Dalition by Geo Dalition 8:45 am Peggy Samson by The Samson Family SATURDAY 2/15 1 Kgs 12:26-32; 13:33-34; Ps 106:6-7ab, 19-22; Mk 8:1-10 8:00 am Donovan Skirvin by Patty Wallace-Rixman 5:15 pm Elizabeth Fry by her daughters 7:00 pm (Spanish) Pro Populo (Misa del Pueblo) SUNDAY 2/16 Sir 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37 [20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37] 8:00 am Mary T. & Joseph J. Stittich by their daughter, Elizabeth 9:30 am Jean Kersten by Ed Kersten 11:00 am Pietro & Davidina Mastrocinque 1:00 pm (Spanish) Manuel Magaña por Petra Barbo 3:30 pm (Latin) Steve Slobozien by Andrew & Ann Casado 6:00 pm Don Dolan by The McCormick Family DIRECTIVES FOR THE FLU SEASON FOR MINISTERS, ALTAR SERVERS AND PARISHIONERS IN LITURGICAL CELEBRATIONS Remember, God s People are excused from attending Mass if they are ill with the flu or have reason to believe that they have flu-like symptoms. 1. Do NOT come to Mass when you have flu-like symptoms. 2. Do NOT bring sick children to Mass or to school. 3. Wash your hands before and after touching your eyes, face or mouth. 4. Those who must care for a sick family member at home, or who reasonably fear they will spread a flu virus if they leave home are also excused from Mass. 5. We DISCOURAGE distribution of the Host on the tongue until this flu epidemic has passed. Doing so can contaminate the entire ciborium if a finger touches an infected person on the tongue or mouth, and then returns to the ciborium. THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Baptisms are celebrated at St. Anthony on 9:00am or 2:30pm. Parents must schedule the baptismal date and the Baptismal Preparation Class in the Parish Office. Preregistration for this class is required. Baptism should be conferred in the first few weeks after the birth of a child. Godparents must be practicing Catholics. BAPTISMS We welcome the infants who were recently initiated into the family of Christ. May they always feel the love of God working through their lives as they are guided by their parents and godparents. THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY Couples should contact the parish office to make an appointment with the parish marriage coordinator at least six months in advance of any wedding date to begin preparations. MARRIAGE BANNS: The following couples will marry in the coming weeks: Kristopher Haycock and Natalie Ray Joshua Krueger and Alexandra Marr If you know of any canonical reason for them not to be married, please contact the parish office. Praises, Prayers and Petitions PRAY FOR THE SICK: We pray for those who are sick. May they feel God s healing power through our prayers. CONDOLENCES: We pray for 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 FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME / QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Religious Education & Sacraments (559) Children's Religious Education Mary Socorro Briseño ext 119 Religious Ed. Secretary Aida Bolton ext 115 High School Sacraments Sharon Christison ext 111 Youth Group Assistant Jenise Coates ext 110 Teen Gospel Reflection When I read this Gospel about being a light to others, it made me think of how I could a better Christ-like figure to anybody I come in contact with. As a teenager, it is a struggle to get along with others and I feel during these times I can use my faith to better my relationships with them: Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. I have learned that if I really want to have a strong faith, I must take on the challenges of my own life just as Jesus did and treat others just as Jesus would treat them. God wants us to bring others closer to Him. I feel one of the best ways to do this is to be a living example of Christ. Kristen, age 17- LIFETEEN Classes are held on: 3:30-4:45pm or 6:30-7:45pm CONGRATULATIONS FIRST RECONCILIATIONS With great honor we congratulate each of the 200 children and youth from our parish who received the sacrament of First Reconciliation on Saturday, February 1st! They arrived very early in the morning along with their parents to participate in a spiritual retreat as they anxiously anticipated and prepared to receive the sacrament! We are extremely proud of these children & youth who did a great job confessing their sins for the very first time! Please pray for all of these families, their catechists, and all of the remarkable priests who continuously help us to celebrate the amazing and healing sacrament of Reconciliation where we truly and intimately embrace Jesus Christ. How happy God must be! 2ND YEAR OF SACRAMENT PREPARATION This month s sessions for families in their 2nd year of Sacrament Preparation are scheduled for Thursdays, February 13th and 27th. For more information contact: Mary Briseño at ext. 119 Middle School Youth Ministry All 6th, 7th & 8th graders Always welcome! SUNDAYS 3:30pm - 4:45pm - Social Hall For more information call Or I am not afraid; I was born to do this. Joan of Arc REMINDER High School 2nd year Confirmation Journey nights meet on the following Monday s from 7pm till 8:30pm. We will meet February 10th in Rm 24 and February 24th in Rm 24. Feb. 9th: Life Night Feb. 23rd: Life Night Unstoppable Retreat Feb. 14th 16th at Santa Terisita Youth Center. Forms online. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A PART OF OUR LIFE TEEN MINISTRY PLEASE CALL OR SHARON CHRISTISON. YOU ARE NEEDED! For more information call: ext 111 or
5 9 DE FEBRERO DEL 2014 / FEBRUARY 9, 2014 PAGE 5 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION & FAITH FORMATION (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 7 th at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. Anyone interested in completing their sacraments of initiation ~ Baptism, Confirmation or Eucharist ~ is welcome to join us. If you have questions, please contact ADULT CONFIRMATION: If you are Catholic, older than high school and have been thinking about investigating how to receive your Confirmation, you ve found it! Sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00pm in the Conference Room of the Parish Center. New folks are welcome at any time but NOW is a GREAT time to start with the formation process. Call Martha for more details: , ext. 114 or TUESDAY NIGHT FAITH BIBLE STUDY Facilitator: Deacon Edward Valdez - Come and enrich your Catholic Faith every Tuesday night from 7pm to 8:30pm in Room the School. Dropins are also welcome on any Tuesday night bring your bibles & a friend. For questions please contact the Office of Ministries at: , x105. THE NEW LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY ISAIAH Bible Study Join us every 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room. Come & see what the prophet has to say to us in our day & age. Materials are available from the instructor for $ WOMEN S THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY When: Thursday Mornings Time: 10am - 11:30am Study: Beginning Apologetics 1 Where: Room St. Anthony s School. Childcare Provider is in Room #24 - Questions? Call the Office of Ministries at: , ext Bring your Bibles & invite a friend! All teens in High School are welcome to attend our 6:00pm Mass. Come sit up front in the Main Section of the Church. BRING A FRIEND! Adult Religious Education-RCIA And Sunday Pre-School (559) Martha Danks-Ferguson ext Feb-4 Dear young people, Jesus gives us life, life in abundance. If we are close to him we will have joy in our hearts and a smile on our Feb-3 It is important to have friends we can trust. But it is essential to trust the Lord, who never lets us Jan-27 Dear young people, let us not be satisfied with a mediocre life. Be amazed by what is true and beautiful, what is of God! MARK YOUR CALENDARS MEATLESS MEALS ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION WILL BE SERVING MEATLESS MEALS EVERY FRIDAY DURING LENT. Lenten Mission March 10-12, 2014 With Fr. Franklin Fong, OFM Remember, light is the good news today of the Scriptures and our lives. We are creatures who are drawn to light. No one lights a lamp and then sets it under a bushel basket. You set it on a stand where it gives light for all in the house to see. In the same way, your light must SHINE before all, so that they may give glory to God. Couples Retreat! See Page 10
6 PAGE 6 FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME / QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO Parish Ministries (559) Norma Jean Liscano ext 105 Ministries Secretary Sister Rosa ext 112 Sister Flor ext 122 Music Ministry David Sarkisian ext 222 WORLD MARRIAGE DAY Sunday, February 9, 2014 PARISH MINISTRIES SIGN LANGUAGE at the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, we will have American Sign Language interpreters present for those who wish to utilize their services. We have been working with graduate students from Fresno State as well as local interpreters who serve the deaf and hard of hearing through out the Fresno area. Please help us spread the word. 22nd WORLD DAY OF THE SICK TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 10:00AM The theme for this world day of the sick is Faith and Charity: Don t forget to bring your and elderly family members to receive the comfort of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on Tuesday, February 11, 10:00am in the Main Sanctuary. For questions please call the Office of Ministries at: , ext. 112 or 105. The Church sees in you, dear sick people, the special presence of the suffering Christ, God gives us the courage to face each adversity with him and united to Him Pope s Francis message for 2014 World Day of the Sick World Marriage Day is an annual event, sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter and the Family Life/Respect Life. It honors and affirms the vocation of husbands and wives as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society and the positive impact of their dedicated example on our society, families, communities, Church, and nation. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. Prayer: "Father, as we prepare for WMD, we thank you for your tremendous gift of the Sacrament of Marriage. Help us to witness to its glory by a life of growing intimacy. Teach us the beauty of forgiveness so we may become more and more One in Heart, Mind and Body. Strengthen our communication and help us become living signs of your love. Make us grow more in love with the church so we may renew the Body of Christ. Make us a sign of unity in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Brother. Amen" Fr. Bill Dilgen, S.M.M. The Silver Angels Senior Ministry invites you to a St. Valentine s Day Celebration! Ladies, wear Romantic Red (including hat), bring your Valentine, and come out dancing to an encore performance by: Dave, Mike, & Ed Date: Tuesday, February 11 th, 11:30 A.M. PARDINI S (SHAW & VAN NESS) Entrée: Braised Beef - Price: $13.00 We look forward to seeing you! PERPETUAL ADORATION MEETING FOR HOURLY CAPTAINS AND ADORERS Our captains and adorers have expressed the desire to meet and share concerns and experiences regarding the Blessed Sacrament. To answer this request, a meeting is scheduled for February 13th, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Conference Room. Please place this date on your calendar and make all the efforts possible to attend. Msgr Myron Cotta will be with us to offer an opening prayer and a short reflection to enrich our meeting. MONTHLY MEMORIAL MASS Our next Monthly Memorial Mass will be Saturday, February 15th, 5:15pm. This Mass is in honor of those who passed away a year ago in February We invite members of the families to come up after Mass to take the candle home as a memorial to your loved one. For questions? Please call , ext. 112.
7 9 DE FEBRERO DEL 2014 / FEBRUARY 9, 2014 PAGE 7 PARISH MINISTRIES & OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS MASS & HOLY HOUR All Catholic homeschool families are welcome and invited to attend a Catholic Homeschool mass celebrated by Rev. Bert Mello on Monday, February 19th at 8:00 a.m. in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel at St. Anthony of Padua, followed by a Children's Holy Hour from 8:45-9:45 a.m. The homeschool mass and Holy Hour will take place on the third Monday of every month at 8 a.m. St. Agnes Mission CONSOLING THE HEART OF JESUS St. Anthony of Padua Church invites you to: A 10-WEEK RETREAT: FEB 20 - MAY 1 THURSDAYS 6:30 PM 8:30 PM - ROOM 22 $30 FOR MATERIALS If you enjoyed 33 Days to Morning Glory, you are sure to appreciate the second part called Consoling the Heart of Jesus Please join us at St. Anthony of Padua church for this powerful retreat that brings little souls closer to the heart of Jesus. It is the perfect retreat for anyone looking to become a great saint in a short period of time! This retreat is designed to set our hearts on fire with love of God and our neighbor and to inspire us to works of mercy in our families, parishes and communities. If interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact: Sophia Muniz at or GRIEF JOURNEY SUPPORT JOUERNEY 8-Week Session of Grief St. Anthony of Padua Saturday, March 1st in the Parish Office Boardroom at 9am. Given by: Silvia Miller, Ed.D, RN Faith Community Nurse. St. Agnes Mission Support Staff Parish Administrator Annette Amparano Director of Religious Ed. Phyllis Carmona Hispanic Ministries Miguel Mireles GOD S SUMMONS If we are not able to witness concretely to the love of Christ in our lives, then we are truly salt that has gone tasteless. Our flavor and impact are lost. How difficult it is to get them back again. In the late 1940s the Christophers movement began in the United States. The Christophers motto, It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness, attracted many through the Christophers effective use of the media, advertising, and the encouragement of its members to proclaim Christ in the workplace. Jesus calls us to be that candle and to set ourselves in the most visible place. Jesus, who brought eternal light to the world, tells us that we, too, are the light of the world. Through our words and actions we must let our light shine in the sight of all so that in seeing our good works, everyone may give praise to God. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co. For more information, please call Office of Ministries at: ext. 112
8 PAGINA FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME / QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO Hispanic Ministries Staff (559) Hispanic Ministries Director Director de Ministerios Hispanos Edgar Briseno ext 173 Hispanic Ministries Assistant Asistente de Ministerios Hispanos Hna. Teresa Norberto, MCSTNJ ext. 113 DÍA MUNDIAL DEL MATRIMONIO domingo 9 de febrero, 2014 El Día Mundial del Matrimonio es un evento anual, patrocinado por Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial y Respeto a la Vida/ Vida Familiar. Honra y afirma la vocación de esposos y esposas como la Fundación de la familia, la unidad básica de la sociedad y el impacto positivo de su ejemplo dedicado en nuestra sociedad, familias, comunidades, iglesia y nación. Saluda la belleza de su fidelidad, sacrificio y alegría en la vida diaria de los casados. Oración: Padre, te damos gracias por tu regalo tremendo del Sacramento del Matrimonio. Ayúdanos a ser testigos de su Gloria por medio de una vida de intimidad creciente. Enséñanos la belleza del perdón para que podamos convertirnos más y mas Uno en Corazón, Mente y Cuerpo. Fortalece nuestra comunicación y ayúdanos a convertirnos en signos vivos de tu amor. Haznos crecer más en el amor por la Iglesia para que podamos renovar el Cuerpo de Cristo. Haznos un signo de la unidad en el nombre de Jesús, nuestro Señor y Hermano. Amen Fr. Bill Dilgen, S.M.M. HISPANIC MINISTRIES / MINISTERIOS HISPANOS LO MÁS ELEMENTAL En el Evangelio de hoy Jesús dice que somos sal y luz sólo cuando nos decidimos a ser útiles y a hacer el bien. En la antigüedad la sal se usaba para condimentar y conservar los alimentos, y para desinfectar las heridas. La sal significaba permanencia, fidelidad y compromiso. En esos tiempos los granos de sal contenían otros minerales y la sal se podía desvanecer fácilmente. Lo que quedaba sólo servía para dejar los caminos transitables sin vegetación; como dice Jesús, ya no sirve para nada y se tira a la calle para que la pise la gente (Mateo 5:13). En los tiempos de Jesús las casas se iluminaban con lámparas de aceite. Aun la más pequeña lámpara de aceite hubiera parecido muy brillante en la oscuridad y recordaba a Dios como creador de la luz. El profeta Isaías nos dice cómo ser luz y sal:... que compartas tu pan con el hambriento y abras tu casa al pobre sin techo; que vistas al desnudo y no le des la espalda a tu propio hermano (Isaías 58:7). Dice Jesús que tus buenas obras serán una luz que hagan que otras personas den gloria a su Padre, que está en los cielos (Mateo 5:16). Copyright 2010, World Library Publications. All rights reserved. La Corresponsabilidad Vivida Ahora Cuáles son tus obras de sal y luz? Prestas algún servicio a tus compañeros parroquianos? Te involucras en obras de caridad locales o actividades comunitarias? Necesitas aumentar o cambiar tu participación?copyright 2010, World Library Publications. All rights reserved. XXII JORNADA MUNDIAL DEL ENFERMO: FE Y CARIDAD! MARTES, 11 DE FEBRERO, 10AM Recuerde de traer a sus familiares ancianos enfermos para recibir la regalo del Sacramento de la unción de los enfermos el martes, 11 de febrero, :00am en el santuario principal de la iglesia. "La iglesia ve en ustedes, queridos enfermos, la presencia especial de los sufrimientos de Cristo... Dios nos da el valor para afrontar cada adversidad con él y Unidos a él" Mensaje del Papa para la Jornada Mundial del Enfermo 2014 Si eres un católico adulto y has estado investigando cómo recibir tu confirmación o primera comunión, ya no investigues mas! CAMINOS DE FE es un proceso de formación para los sacramentos - domingos de 10:30am a 12:30pm en el salón #21. Nuevas inscripciones ya están abiertas. Formación comienza el domingo 2 de marzo, Para mas información llama a Hna. Tere al ext. 113 ORIENTACIÓN DOMINGO 23 DE FEBRERO, :00AM - SALÓN #21
9 9 DE FEBRERO DEL 2014 / FEBRUARY 9, 2014 PAGINA 9 MINISTERIOS HISPANOS / HISPANIC MINISTRIES Las clases en español son los: Domingos de 3:30-4:45pm FELICIDADES PRIMERAS RECONCILIACIONES Con gran honor felicitamos a cada uno de los 200 niños y jóvenes de nuestra parroquia que recibieron el sacramento de Primera Reconciliación el sábado, 1ro de febrero! Junto con sus padres llegaron muy temprano en la mañana para participar en un retiro espiritual mientras ansiosamente anticipaban y se preparaban para recibir el sacramento! Estamos muy orgullosos de estos niños y jóvenes que hicieron un gran trabajo de confesar sus pecados por primera vez! Por favor ore por estas familias, sus catequistas, y todos los sacerdotes extraordinarios que continuamente nos ayudan a celebrar el sacramento sanador y asombroso de la Reconciliación donde verdaderamente e íntimamente abrazamos a Jesucristo. Que contento ha de estar Dios! SEGUNDO AÑO DE PREPARACIÓN La próximas reuniones para padres e hijos en su 2do año de preparación al Sacramento están programadas para los jueves 13 y 27 de febrero a las 6:30pm Para más información llame a: Mary Briseño at ext. 119 o MINISTERIOS HISPANOS DE ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA LES INVITA A SU Gran Cena Baile Sábado, Marzo 8 del 2014 Recaudación de fondos a beneficio de Seminario de Xalapa. Con la participación del Padre Rafael Velasco Misa y Eucaristía a las 7:00pm en la iglesia, después disfrute de una rica cena, convivió y baile en el salón social a las 8:00pm. Donación: $20.00 Incluye: Cena, Ice Tea, café y postre. Niños menores de 10 años $10.00 TE 4 de febrero. Queridos jóvenes, Jesús nos da vida, vida en abundancia. Con Él, siempre tendremos alegría en el corazón y una sonrisa en los 4 de febrero. Es importante tener amigos en quien poder confiar. Pero es esencial tener confianza en el Señor, que nunca 27 de enero. Queridos jóvenes, no se conformen con una vida mediocre. Déjense seducir por lo que es verdadero y bueno, por Dios. LUZ DEL MUNDO Si no podemos dar testimonio concreto del amor de Cristo en nuestras vidas, entonces, sin duda, somos sal que se ha vuelto desabrida. Nuestro sabor y nuestra influencia se han perdido. Qué difícil es recuperarlos de nuevo. A fines de la década de 1940 el movimiento cristóforo empezó en Estados Unidos. El lema de los cristóforos: Es mejor encender una vela que maldecir la oscuridad, atrajo a muchos a través del uso eficaz de los medios de comunicación, los anuncios y la inspiración de sus miembros para proclamar a Cristo en el lugar de trabajo. Jesús nos llama a ser esa vela y a ponerla en el lugar más visible. Jesús, que trajo la vida eterna al mundo, nos dice que nosotros también somos la luz del mundo. Mediante nuestro mundo y nuestras acciones tenemos que dejar que nuestra luz brille ante todos para que al ver nuestras buenas obras, todos puedan glorificar a Dios. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co. HERMANA GLENDA EN CONCIERTO SABADO 8 DE MARZO, :00pm ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA - FRESNO ENTRADA GENERAL $10.00 Ven y disfruta una noche llena de alabanza!
10 PAGE 10 FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME / QUINTO DOMINGO DEL TIEMPO ORDINARIO NATIONAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH WHO WAS: ST. MARTIN DE PORRES? OTHER NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS Pope Francis Congratulations Bishop-elect Myron J. Cotta. Our Holy Father Pope Francis, announced the appointment of Reverend Monsignor Myron J. Cotta as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Sacramento! St. Martin de Porres , a Black saint, was born from Spanish Nobleman, Juan de Porres, and a black freed woman, Anna Vasquez. He was the first Dominican professed brother in Martin worked as an infirmaries doctor/ nurse, and pharmacist. Martin de Porres is called Father of the Poor because of charitable acts and his dedication to prayer. He was canonized a saint in Martin de Porres was the first African American saint from the Americas. Feast Day: November 3rd San Joaquin Memorial High School freshman and financial aid applications are available online at APPLY TODAY! SAVE THE DATE: February 19 is Freshman Registration Night. For questions, additional information, application assistance or to schedule a tour or shadow visit, please contact the Admissions Office at (559) or Catholic Professional and Business Club 2014 Breakfast CP&BC Fresno is delighted to announce our Friday, February 14, 2014 speaker, Dave "The Ghost" Casper, flying in from Minneapolis, Minnesota! (see bio below) Our breakfast is from 7:15-8:30 a.m. at Pardini's West Shaw Avenue in Fresno - and is open to all. David John Casper (born February 2, 1952 in Bemidji, Minnesota), a retired American football player who now travels the U.S. speaking on Faith, Sports and Business. He was a prominent NFL offensive lineman and tight end nicknamed "The Ghost." Today, Dave assists business owners with financial planning and consultation work. For questions, more information or reservations, click here, or call (559) , or us using the following buttons: PRAYER AND LIFE WORKSHOP You are invited to attend a life changing Prayer and Life Workshop! The vision and inspiration of the workshop comes from Father Ignacio Larrañaga, a Franciscan Capuchin priest. This fifteen session workshop leads you into a deep, intimate and loving experience with God. Several methods of prayer will be taught. Learn how to let go of painful memories, distress from anxiety and fear. An introductory session will be held, Tuesday, February 4 th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master Convent, 3700 N Cornelia Ave, Fresno and on February 5 th, 2014 at the St. Paul Newman Center, (Cardinal Newman Hall) 1572 E. Barstow, Fresno. The 1 st session to begin February 11 th at 6:30 p.m. at the SDDM Convent, and February 12 th at 6:00 pm at the Newman Center. For more information please call Orfie at , or Chris at Pre-registration not required.