1 The Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy) April 12, 2015 Hour of Divine Mercy Sunday Thomas believed because he saw the risen Jesus. Although we have never seen Him, we believe that Jesus is the Christ, begotten by God. We give thanks to the Lord that He has formed us into a community of believers, united in the Spirit. Readings for next Sunday Acts 3:13-15, Ps 4:2, 4, Jn 2:1-5a Lk 24:35-48 The Second Sunday of Easter is the Sunday we as a Church celebrate God s unfathomable Mercy. John Paul II made it an official part of the Liturgical Calendar. He did this to emphasize how important it is to open ourselves to God s Mercy as well as to pray for a world that is in such desperate need of His Mercy. This Sunday, April 12, Fr. Ron will lead a Divine Mercy Holy Hour at 3:00 pm in the church. Please join in this special time of prayer. Parish Staff Pastor ~ Rev. Ron Nelson Parochial Vicar ~ Rev. Bryce McProud Parochial Vicar ~ Rev. William Palmer Pastoral Associate ~ Deacon Tom Altenhofen Business Manager ~ Laura Olguin Director of Outreach Ministry ~ Lilly Hagen Director of Music ~ David Phillips Director of Religious Ed. ~ Julie Rutledge-Sanchez Parish Secretary ~ Sally Ross Sacramental Registrar ~ Margaret Fleming LifeTeen Coordinator ~ Leslie Jones Lead Custodian ~ James DuChateau Regular Mass Schedule Monday Friday ~ 6:55 am & 12:15 pm Saturday ~ 8:00 am Sunday Vigil (Saturday evening) ~ 5:30 pm Sunday ~ 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am 1:00 pm (Spanish), 5:30 pm LifeTeen National Holidays ~ 9:00 am Confessions 11:00 noon ~ Monday, Wednesday & Friday 4:00 pm & 7:00 pm ~ Saturday GRAVITY Gravity is a dazzling and exhilarating film about the majesty and horror of outer space. Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) is a researcher-turned-astronaut who accompanies a space shuttle crew to repair the Hubble telescope. While she is working on the telescope outside the shuttle, a blizzard of space debris from an exploded satellite suddenly hurtles toward them. The shuttle is destroyed and the crew is killed. Stone alone survives; she is now adrift in space and begins a heart-racing odyssey to return to earth. The key to appreciating the film is the title: Gravity. On one level, the movie is a first-rate adventure story about survival in the cruel environment of outer space. Stone is trapped in a silent, dark, unmerciful vacuum and must use all of her training and wit to survive. But she also struggles with the same absence of gravity in her life on earth. The death of her daughter in a schoolyard accident has left her spiritually adrift, alone and helpless, unmoored and unconnected to anyone. At one point it appears that time has run out. Death is imminent. The moment is an epiphany: I know we re all going to die but I m going to die today. Funny to know (that), but the thing is that I m still scared. I m really scared. Nobody will mourn for me, nobody will pray for my soul. Imagining that she is speaking to someone who might hear her last words, she asks aloud, Will you mourn for me? Will you say a prayer for me? Or is it too late? I d say one for myself, but I ve never prayed in my life. Nobody ever taught me how. Nobody ever taught me how. Gravity evokes those times every one of us experiences in our lives, whether in the vastness of space or on the hard ground of earth, when hope seems lost and to continue on would be pointless yet somehow we find a reason to persevere. Through grace, we rediscover gravity : a connectedness to love, a rootedness in compassion, a lifeline of grace. In Christ, we experience such gravity in the healing, compassion, and forgiveness we encounter in our travels.
2 Mass Intentions April 13 April 19, 2015 Daily Morning Masses M ~ Jovita Madrid Hunt T ~ Gladys Hammar W ~ Beatrice Kost T ~ Jeri DuPre F ~ Chinenye Nnoli S ~ Tom Jones Daily Afternoon Masses M ~ Patricia Cary T ~ Phillip Heidt W ~ Intentions of the Rios Gomez Family T ~ Catholic Daughters F ~ Phillip Heidt Sunday Masses 5:30 pm Vigil ~ Thomas Blodgett 7:30 ~ Eugene T. Kachenko 9:00 ~ Richard & Luisa May 11:00 ~ Diann Grosjean 1:00 ~ Intentions of Betty Morrissey 5:30 LifeTeen ~ For Parishioners In Our Prayers Let us remember: all those who are ill, including, Monica Baylon, Sandy Brown, Andre Carrillo Vera, David Couture, Robert Cresanto, Joe Davis, Anita DeVaney, Larry DeVaney, Rick Dunham, America P. Escalante, Maria Franco, Jerry Gordon, Eleanor Hollis, Bruce Hollister, The Kirby Family, William Keller, Maria Legarreta, Dr. Jane Mossberg, Janet Murphy, Tina O Connor, David Olszyk, Guadalupe Ortiz-Sanchez, Maria Guadalupe Rios, Scarlet Rudy Craig, Rita Schafer, Jack Steimer, Bob Stevens and Sandra Tracy all those who have died, including, Pedro Hernandez, Carmen Ceballos Roland Wieck, Jack Powell and John Palmer Perpetual Adoration No Coverage Tuesday pm Wednesday 4-5 am Thursday 3-4 am Saturday am Servers April 13 April 19, :55 am Mon. Fri. ~ Victor Nnoli 8:00 am Sat. ~ Victor Nnoli 12:15 pm Mon. Fri. ~ Fred Heideman Sunday, April 19 5:30 pm Vigil ~ Ted Essner, Oliver Tracer 7:30 am ~ Knights of Columbus 9:00 am ~ Ryan Helbling, Kelly Schombert, TJ Schombert 11:00 am ~ Benjamin Aldana, Quinn O Connell, Katie Thompson 5:30 pm LifeTeen ~ Jack Conway, Cannon Mann, Michael Rochon Lectors April 13 April 19, :55 am Mon. Fri. ~ Steve Chipman 8:00 am Sat. ~ Steve Chipman 12:15 pm Mon.,Tues.,Thurs.,Fri. ~ Laura Paxton 12:15 pm Wed. ~ Mary Ellen York Sunday, April 19 5:30 pm Vigil ~ Connie Tapp, Joe Hoffman 7:30 am ~ Knights of Columbus 9:00 am ~ Anie Helbling, Marybeth Schombert 11:00 am ~ Nick Renken, Mary Ellen York 5:30 pm LifeTeen ~ Rachael Plant Carmelite Dinner The Carmelite Dinner will be on Tuesday, May 5, It will be held at the O Hara Catholic School Gym. Tickets are $25 and are available in the Parish Office or by calling Kirsten Keller at We regret that we omitted a name from the Easter flower list last weekend. It is with Easter joy that we remember: Michael Lewis, Jr. Catholic Radio Spring Sharathon Your Catholic radio station, KMME 94.9 FM and FM will broadcast its Spring Sharathon, April 20 24, The weeklong event will feature a variety of special guests, interesting conversations about the importance of our faith and an opportunity for listeners to support the region s only Catholic radio station. More information is available by calling One Session Bible Studies Fr. Bryce will be offering three consecutive One Session Bible Studies, focusing on the one chapter books of the New Testament. The schedule is: Monday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 21 ~ Philemon Monday, April 27 and Tuesday, April 28 ~ 2 nd and 3 rd John Monday, May 3 and Tuesday, May 4 ~ Jude The Monday classes will meet from 6:45 to 7:45 pm The Tuesday classes will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 am All classes will be in the Teen Center.
3 Adult Confirmation Class If you are out of High School, and would like the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Confirmation this year, call the Parish Office and register for the classes to prepare to receive the fullness of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation. There will be three required classes offered on the following three Sundays: April 19, 26 and May 3 from 9:00 to 10:30 am in a Parish Center classroom. The Sacrament of Confirmation will be conferred by Bishop Peter Smith at our parish on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at a 7:00 pm Mass. Important Please call the Parish Office to register. For additional information, call Deacon Tom at Eugene Catholic Young Adults Single, married, Christmas discerning, Flowers or young parents ages 21-39, join us for our next meeting as we discuss the communion of Saints: Thursday, April 16, 6:45 pm This Christmas, the St. church Jude Catholic will again Church be adorned with many poinsettias and wreaths. For further If you questions, would like contact: to sponsor Christmas flowers, please pick up an envelope at the entrance of the Church. Return Follow your us envelope on Facebook: in the collection basket or to the Church office Facebook.com/EugeneCYA before December 22. Be sure to clearly fill out the front of the envelope with the name and circle the in memory (deceased) or honor of (living). The names will be listed in the bulletin Freeways at the end Recovery of the month. Group Suggested donation: $25 Every Friday at 7:00 pm, a new addiction recovery group is meeting in the St. Mary Room of the Parish Center. Freeways (Fourteen Real, Effective, Evidence-based Ways to Achieve Your Sobriety) Catholic Recovery Network combines: Elements of the 12 Step programs The biochemical approach The cognitive behavioral approach Our own experience Our Higher Power is Jesus Christ. Our spiritual program is through the Sacraments of the Catholic Church, and a daily devotion, gratitude list and examination of conscience. We hope this will grow beyond Eugene-Springfield and be part of the next stage of the recovery movement. Gospel of Life/Pro-Life Ministry The Gospel of Life/Pro-Life Ministry is in great need of committee members who would help our ministry to be more active in the pro-life movement and pray to end abortion. If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Mary Ellen York at Meetings are every third Tuesday at 1:00 pm in the Luke classroom of the Parish Center. WEEKLY COLLECTION April 5, 2015 Offertory $18, Parish Pay 2, Misc. Income Easter 10, Total $31, Budget $24, st Way 1 st Way has been greatly blessed. There are many people who have taken part in this great project of saving babies from abortion. The Knights of Columbus have been stalwart supporters of our work. They have provided ultrasound machines, first for our local office, and now for our mobile unit. In addition, they have stepped forward to take responsibility for driving the mobile unit to various locations. In the short time we have been on the road, 1 st Way sonographers have helped women with unplanned pregnancies. By being visible in various locations from Hwy. 99 to Springfield, from Mohawk Blvd. to Barger, the van has been a rolling advertisement to our communities. 1 st Way has two generous sonographers who give their time but a few more qualified people are needed to make the van more accessible to even more pregnant women. And, as always, your continued financial support is welcomed. Call Thank you! First 1000 Days Campaign A Catholic Culture of Life Initiative The 1000 days from conception through a child s second birthday are the most crucial for a child s development. These 1000 days are our best opportunity to shape a healthier, more prosperous future for the child. All children. Where All Are Welcomed and Loved With Mercy (Day 28) The regulations and all efforts to reduce the impact of climate change should respect human life and dignity, especially that of the poorest and most vulnerable: from children in the womb to the elderly. Rachel s Vineyard Retreat Healing Lives Impacted by Abortion, One Weekend at a Time Did your abortion, or a loved one s abortion, change you? Is there a dividing point in your life: before the abortion and after the abortion? Have you convinced yourself that you have dealt with your abortion experience, but you still feel uncertain? Have you been Good looking Friday at the Evening Rachel s Vineyard Fish Dinner Retreat ad in The the Knights bulletin of Columbus for years, will and begin wondering serving soup what at it 4:30 is all pm about? On June 12-14, 2015 there will be a retreat in Portland where healing, forgiveness, hope, and transformation are offered in a safe, caring and strictly confidential environment. For more information, please contact Patricia Hutchinson, Catholic Charities Project Rachel Coordinator, at ; or To learn about the national program, visit:
4 Young Women s Discernment Group A monthly group gathers for fellowship, food, prayer, and conversation around the question of a vocation to religious life. The next meeting will be on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield. Please RSVP to Fr. Jaspers by calling or at News from St. Vinnie s Gardeners and plant starts are needed to inform and inspire residents of St. Vincent de Paul affordable housing as they dig into their community gardens. Convenient locations. Can you help? Call Angie, Mark your calendar for Metamorphose and see textile scraps and discard art transformed! The runway show and art auction will be April 18 at 6:00 pm, Oregon Wine Lab. All ages welcome. Details at It s picnic season! Table hosts and generous guests are needed for the Picnic Supper, May 14 at St. Mary s Parish Hall. It s great food, informal fun, fabulous entertainment, and an easy way to help homeless families with children. Call Rebecca at We appreciate your help. Catholic Daughters of the Americas The Catholic Daughters of the Americas invites all Catholic women, 18 years and older, to an information and social night, Our featured speaker, CDA Historian, Gloria Amort, will talk about the history of the Catholic Daughters and their connection to the Knights of Columbus. We are called to serve. Maybe this is what you are looking for. Come and see what CDA is all about. Monday, April 27, :30 8:00 pm Knights of Columbus Hall 1144 Charnelton St., Eugene For questions, please contact Julia Kelso, Regent at Tamale Sales The teens attending the Steubenville San Diego Conference will be selling tamales this May as a fundraiser. They will be ready for pick up on Sunday, May 17 after all the Masses. We would like to collect our orders early. Here are your tamale options: Chicken with green sauce Pork with red sauce Cheese with spinach Veggies They are sold by the dozen and are $24.00 per dozen. You can order half dozens or do a combination of flavors. To order, please or call Leslie Jones at or If ing, please list how many dozen you want, they type you want, and your name and phone number. Thank you for supporting our teens and their conference! Homeless Hospitality We would like to sincerely thank all of the volunteers who helped with St. Mary s Homeless Hospitality this year. To our gracious Coordinators, Gordon and Tamara Richards, thank you for your endless dedication and compassion for those in need. God Bless you for your generosity of time & talent. Thank you Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Easter Egg Hunt at St. Mary. Thank you for the egg and candy donations and to everyone who helped stuff eggs. Thank you to the Catholic Daughters, Knights of Columbus, High School youth and La Esperanza for the refreshments. It was a beautiful day and there were many smiling children. We look forward to seeing you all again next year! Thank you to everyone who helped in making St. Mary s Easter Triduum a beautiful, solemn and prayerful celebration. Thank you to the choirs and musicians, the decorators, servers, lectors, sacristans and all our wonderful RCIA volunteers who welcomed our Elect and Candidates into the Church. God bless you all! Food for the Poor As often as you did it to one of the least of My brothers and sister, you did it to Me. Matthew 25:40 Food for the Poor was founded on the basis of this Gospel. We seek out the poorest of the poor in 16 different countries, aiding some of the most destitute. In each face we see the living Christ, who is hungry, thirsty, a stranger and naked. Just as our Lord served those society ignored, we are there; feeding the hungry, building water wells for thirsty villages, building houses for the homeless, aiding the impoverished elderly, raising orphans in a loving atmosphere of Christian discipline, healing the sick or overcoming illiteracy by supporting schools. Please join us the weekend of April 18-19, 2015 to hear Rev. Msgr. Patrick Marron speak at all the Masses about Food for the Poor. Monsignor Marron will share personal witness about Food for the Poor s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another. Archbishop s Seminary Tea The 80 th Annual Archbishop s Seminary Tea will be on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at the Portland Golf Club, 5900 SW Scholls Ferry Rd., from 3:00 7:00 pm. Tickets are $30 and are available at the tea or by calling Kirsten Keller at Please join us to meet Archbishop Alexander Sample, Auxiliary Bishop Peter Smith and other special guest. Jesus is not dead, He has risen, He is alive! He does not simply return to life; rather, He is life itself, because He is the Son of God, the living God. ~ Pope Francis ~
5 Página en Español, PÁGINA EN Abril ESPA 12, 2015 Información en Español llame a la oficina Lunes, Martes y Viernes de 9:00 am 12:00 pm La Iglesia Católica y el Plan de Dios para Ti Como Dios Distribuye sus Dones (Parte 15) Jesús nos prometió que no nos dejaría huérfanos (Jn 14:18), sino que enviaría al Espíritu Santo para guiarnos y protegernos. Nos dio los Sacramentos para sanar, alimentar y fortalecernos. Los 7 Sacramentos: Bautismo, Eucaristía, Penitencia (Reconciliación o Confesión), Confirmación, Órdenes Sagradas, Matrimonio y la Unción de los Enfermos, son símbolos que actualmente transmiten la gracia y el amor de Dios. Los sacramentos de ven presagiados en el Antiguo Testamento por cosas que no comunicaban realmente laq gracia, sino que simplemente la simbolizaban (la circuncisión, por ejemplo, prefiguró el bautismo, y la cena Pascual prefiguró la Eucaristía) Cuando Cristo vino, él no abolió los símbolos de la gracia de Dios. Lo sobrenaturalizó, activándolos con su gracia. Los transformó en algo más que símbolos. Dios usa constantemente cosas materiales para mostrar su amor y poder. Adultos Católicos Jóvenes Hombres y Mujeres Solteros, casados, padres entre la edad de 27 y 39 años, les invitamos a participar en la próxima conversación este jueves16 de abril a las 6:45 pm en la Iglesia de San Judas (4330 Willamette St). Para más información favor de comunicarse con: eugeneyoung Pláticas Pre-Bautismales Se llevan a cabo cada 3 y 4 sábado del mes. Necesita registrarse en la Oficina Parroquial. Favor de no traer niños pequeños a las pláticas ya que distraen la atención en las clases Requisitos para Primera Comunión Ser miembro activo y estar registrado en la iglesia por lo menos 6 meses antes Su hijo/a debe asistir por lo menos 2 años a clases de catecismo Las inscripciones serán al principio del año escolar después de Misa con Rosa Zavala y después en la Oficina Parroquial. Confesiones en Español Viernes 17 de Abril 11:00 am a 12:00 pm Sábado 18 de Abril 4:00 a 5:00 y 7:00 a 8:00 pm Fe Familiar Preguntas para Compartir Segundo Domingo de Pascua Juan 20: El evangelio de hoy nos habla de la aparición del Resucitado a los discípulos. Los discípulos de Jesús estaban confundidos y con miedo cuando se reunieron juntos. Jesús llegó al lugar donde estaban y dijo: La paz esté con ustedes y entonces les mostró las manos y el costado. Tomás, que no estaba allí ese día, no creía hasta que Jesús apareció otra vez y le mostró las manos y el costado. Cómo crees que los discípulos se sintieron cuando vieron a Jesús? Cómo te sentirías tu si se te apareciera Jesús hoy? Tiene Preguntas Acera de Inmigración? Los servicios legales de Inmigración de Caridades Católicas ofrecerá charlas informativas el domingo 28 de abril en el centro parroquial de la Iglesia de Santa Alicia (1520 Calle F) en Springfield. Ofrecerán cuidado de niños. Gracias Gracias a todos los que participaron en nuestro primer año de búsqueda de huevillos de pascua. Gracias a los Caballeros de Colón, Hijas Católicas, estudiantes de la preparatoria y a La Esperanza por los jugos. Fue un día bello. Esperamos verlos el próximo año. Registrado en Santa María? Si usted asiste regularmente o si es nuevo miembro de Santa María y aún no está registrado en nuestra parroquia, le invitamos a que lo haga en la oficina parroquial durante las horas de oficina. También si cambia de dirección o se va a ir del área, favor de avisarnos. Muchas gracias. Requisitos Para Primera Comunión Ser miembro activo y estar registrado en la iglesia por lo menos 6 meses antes Su hijo/a debe asistir por lo menos 2 años a clases de catecismo Las inscripciones serán al principio del año escolar después de Misa con Rosa Zavala y después en la Oficina Parroquial. Requisitos Para los Bautizos Antes de bautizar a su niño/a los PADRES necesitan: Ser miembros activos y estar registrados en la iglesia por lo menos 6 meses antes del bautizo. Registrarse para asistir a las pláticas Pre-Bautismales Los PADRINOS también deben haber asistido a las pláticas Pre- Bautismales, y cumplir con lo siguiente: Haber recibido los sacramentos de iniciación: bautizo, confesión, primera comunión y confirmación, Tener por lo menos 16 años de edad Ser miembros activos de la Iglesia católica Si están casados deben ser casados por la Iglesia Católica
6 Sunday, April 12 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY) Coffee & Donuts 7:30 Mass 9:00 Mass/Children s Liturgy 11:00 Mass 12:00 ~ English Baptisms 12:00 ~ Spanish Religious Ed. 1:00 Misa 3:00 ~ Divine Mercy Hour 4:00 ~ LifeNight 5:30 LifeTeen Mass Monday, April 13 6:30 ~Religious Ed./Edge Tuesday, April 14 6:30 ~ La Esperanza Music Practice 6:30 ~ Mystagogy with Reception Wednesday, April 15 1:00 ~ Marian Prayer 6:00 ~ Choir Practice (11:00) 6:30 ~ Confirmation Class 6:30 ~ Span. Adult Sacramental Prep. Thursday, April 16 1:00 ~ CDA Potluck Meeting 5:30 ~ Choir Practice (9:00) 7:00 ~ Esperanza Prayer Group 7:30 ~ LifeTeen Band Practice Friday, March April 17 6:30 ~ La Esperanza Saturday, April 18 8:00 Mass 4:00 ~ Reconciliation 5:30 Vigil Mass 7:00 ~ Reconciliation 7:00 ~ Spanish Baptismal Prep. Sunday, April 19 THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER KC Breakfast/Carmelite Ticket Sales 7:30 Mass 9:00 Mass/Children s Liturgy 11:00 Mass 1:00 Misa 12:00 ~ Spanish Religious Ed. 4:00 ~ LifeNight 5:30 LifeTeen Mass Monday, April 20 6:30 ~ Religious Ed./Edge 6:45 ~ Bible Study Tuesday, April 21 9:15 ~ DJM 10:30 ~ Bible Study 1:00 ~ Gospel of Life/ Pro-Life Ministry 5:30 ~ St. Mary Conf./SVdP 6:30 ~ La Esperanza Music Practice 6:30 ~ Mystagogy with Reception Wednesday, April 22 1:00 ~ Marian Prayer 6:00 ~ Choir Practice (11:00) 6:30 ~ Confirmation Class 6:30 ~ Span. Adult Sacramental Prep. Thursday, April 23 5:30 ~ Choir Practice (9:00) 7:00 ~ Esperanza Prayer Group 7:30 ~ LifeTeen Band Practice Friday, March April 24 6:30 ~ La Esperanza Saturday, April 25 ST. MARK 8:00 Mass 4:00 ~ Reconciliation 5:30 Vigil Mass 7:00 ~ Reconciliation 7:00 ~ Spanish Baptismal Prep. Sunday, April 26 FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Coffee & Donuts 7:30 Mass 9:00 Mass/Children s Liturgy 11:00 Mass 1:00 Misa 12:00 ~ Spanish Religious Ed. 4:00 ~ LifeNight 5:30 LifeTeen Mass Monday, April 27 6:30 ~ Religious Ed./Edge 6:45 ~ Bible Study