October 25 - St Margaret Mary Church

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St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church
OCTOBER 26—NOVEMBER 1, 2015
The Mass intention book is located in the Parish
Administration Office. Intentions for person(s) may be
entered once per month. Please PRINT CLEARLY!
(Letra de imprenta) Intentions may have to be moved if
it is necessary to change the Mass Schedule.
Monday, October 26:
12Noon: Neena Cortinas
Mel De Los Santos
Alvin Reinders
†Nicolas Garcia Moreno
†Erika Y. Cabral
Tuesday, October 27:
8AM:
Communion Service
Wednesday, October 28:
6PM:
†Rachel Perez
†Gilbert Ramirez
Thursday, October 29:
8AM: Vicente Molina
Friday, October 30:
8AM: †Gonzalez Family
Melissa Dixon
Julio Peña
Saturday, October 31:
6PM: †Michael Milner
Christina Flores
Steven Riojas
Antonio Gonzalez
George Lopez
Sunday, November 1:
8AM,10AM (Spanish),
10AM (St. Catherine), 12Noon,
6pm Mass
Living & deceased mbrs
of St. MM Altar Society
†Val Ledwig
†Zaragpza Cadena
†Mike B. Gonzaba
†Edmund & Barbara Dziuk
†Albert & Larry Jarzombek
†Elias & Vincent Dziuk
†Hedy & Henry Hugan Jr.
†Charles Anderson
Mike D & Tita Rangel
Betty Fielden
READINGS FOR WEEK OF OCT 26—NOV 1, 2015
Monday:
Rom 8:12-17; Ps 68:2, 4, 6-7ab, 20-21;
Lk 13:10-17
Tuesday:
Rom 8:18-25; Ps 126:1b-6; Lk 13:18-21
Wednesday: Eph 2:19-22; Ps 19:2-5; Lk 6:12-16
Thursday: Rom 8:31b-39; Ps 109:21-22, 26-27, 30-31;
Lk 13:31-35
Friday:
Rom 9:1-5; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 14:1-6
Saturday: Rom 11:1-2a, 11-12, 25-29; Ps 94:12-13a,
14-15, 17-18; Lk 14:1, 7-11
Sunday:
Rv 7:2-4, 9-14; Ps 24:1-6; 1 Jn 3:1-3;
Mt 5:1-12a
October 25, 2015
SUNDAY COFFEE (FREE OF CHARGE)
There will not be a coffee today.
However, join us after the 8:00 AM mass
in the school cafeteria on November 1.
Hosted by:
Oct. 25, No Coffee
Nov. 1, St. MM Men’s Club
Nov. 8, St. MM Altar Society
REFLECTING ON GOD’S WORD
We’ve all done it—passed street people without seeming to see,
hear, or smell them sitting on the sidewalk begging. I usually
encounter them when I’m dressed up to go to the theater or on
vacation in a strange city. I’m slightly out of my comfort zone.
I might catch sight of their shoeless feet or sunglasses or hear
the thin request, “Spare change?” Immediately my guard goes
up and I pretend not to notice their existence, let alone their
need. Chances are they aren’t really blind anyway and they’d
probably just spend the money on liquor.
The star of today’s Gospel is a panhandler. Bartimaeus is blind,
yes, but he is probably also homeless and filthy, a real nuisance
to respectable citizens. Even so, it is Bartimaeus who recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, places all his faith in him, throws
aside everything he has (his cloak), begs him for mercy, receives new vision, and follows Jesus on the way to suffering
and death in Jerusalem. How desperate will we have to get before we can do the same?
—Virginia Stillwell
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Thank you to everyone who participated and
came out to join in fellowship at the Annual St.
Margaret Mary Feast Day Potluck.
WELCOME!
We extend a warm welcome to anyone new to our
parish family and all visitors who celebrate with us
throughout the year. If you would like to join our
parish, pick up a registration form in the parish office
during office hours or in the back of the church.
WELCOME TO OUR PARISH FAMILY
Adrian and Adriana Balderrama
FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF OUR PARISHIONERS
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE SCHEDULE OF
PRIESTS CELEBRATING MASS NEXT WEEKEND.
Sat Oct 31:
Sat Oct 31:
Sun Nov 1:
Spanish Mass
St. Catherine
St. M.M.
St .M.M.
Confessions
6:00 PM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
12 NOON
6:00 PM
Fr. Franz Schorp
Fr. Franz Schorp
Fr. Bill McNamara
Fr. Paul Schloemer
Fr. Alton Carr
Fr. Paul Schloemer
Fr. Paul Schloemer
Thank You
Fr. Jimmy thanks everyone for all their good
wishes and prayers. He was diagnosed
with acute pancreatitis and he is now at
home with homecare, slowly recuperating
and resting. Please continue to pray for his
speedy recovery.
REMEMBER
TURN YOUR CLOCK BACK
ONE HOUR
ON NOVEMBER 1, 2015 .
Mass & Anointing of the Sick
Friday, November 6th
@ 12:15 PM in church
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All Saints & All Souls Day And Altar of the Dead
A Remembrance Book for our beloved departed is in front of the altar. Everyone may
write-in the names of their departed family members to be remembered throughout the month
of November.
Sunday, November 1st, All Saints Day, is a Holy Day of Obligation. We will have our
regular Sunday Mass schedule.
Monday, November 2nd is All Soul’s Day. In addition to our regular 12 noon mass, we will
have a Mass of Remembrance at 6:00 PM for those who have died during this past year. All
families of the parish who have lost loved ones during this past year are invited to participate.
As in past years, soon we will have the Altar of the Dead on the Fair Ave. side. We are again
requesting parishioners to bring photos of loved ones who have passed away and place them
on the altar. Please put your name and phone number on the back of your photos. The altar
will remain there until late November.
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE MEETING
All making the journey to the Holy Land
are requested to attend a meeting on
Thursday, November 12, 2015 at 7:00
p.m. in our Activity Center.
REMINDER
When you make a donation to the church, not
using tithing envelopes with your account number, please remember to include your name
and address on the envelope you are using. If
you receive tithing envelopes in the mail please
do not forget to use them.
SAVE
THE
DATE
3rd ANNUAL MEN’S CLUB
CHRISTMAS DANCE
DECEMBER 5, 2015
DINNER AND DRINKS
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON.
DO NOT MISS OUT!
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GEVERS HALL
If anyone is interested in booking Gevers Hall
for baby showers, birthday parties, etc., please
contact the church office at 532-6309.
ST. MARGARET MARY
CATHOLIC SCHOOL
REGISTRATION FOR THE
2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR
CONTINUES. PLEASE CALL THE
SCHOOL OFFICE
AT 210-534-6137.
October 25, 2015
Congratulations to
the following parishioners
who will receive the
Sacrament of Confirmation on
Thursday October 29, 2015.
Darlene Marie Talamantez
David Edward Gomez
Esmeralda Garcia
Joshua Abraham Gonzales
Maria de Lourdes Ponce
Melissa Monique Guerra
Rogelio Aguilar
Stephanie Ann Saenz
WILL YOU SHARE?
Deacon José and Margie Almanza go to Eagle
Pass every month to take donations to share
with Catholic parishes in Mexico. If you have
rosaries, medals, Spanish holy cards and
other new, or gently used, Catholic items
that you do not use, please share them with our
brothers and sisters in Christ. One priest in
Mexico goes to ten (10) Mission Churches
every Sunday. He likes to give holy reminders
to his people. There is a marked box in the back
of the Church, on the south side, to donate your
shared items. God bless!
SAVE THE DATE!
EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT
FOR OUR SCHOOL!!
ARCHDIOCESE OF
SAN ANTONIO
ASSEMBLY 2015
ENCOUNTERING CHRIST
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2015
@ ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY—7AM—10PM
Alumni, former students and friends are invited
to join the committee in planning the 8th Annual
Scholarship & Educational Excellence Dinner &
Dance (SEED) event scheduled for March 5,
2016 at the Activity Center. Meetings are held
the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in
the school cafeteria. Consider joining us.
VIGIL MASS † FAITH FORMATION † RECONCILIATION † CONCERT
Clergy, religious and laity from across the archdiocese
will assemble with Archbishop Gustavo as missionary
disciples of Jesus Christ.
For more information contact
Griselda Gonzales at 210-73-1653
www.assembly.archsa.org
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ST. MARGARET MARY CYO
BASKETBALL REGISTRATION
AGES 3 -13
MUST LIVE IN SMM PARISH AREA, ATTEND SMM SCHOOL, OR BE A REGISTERED SMM PARISHIONER
(SOME EXCEPTIONS CAN APPLY)
Tuesday (6:00pm – 7:30pm) October 27th, 2015 @ SMM Activity Center
Thursday (6:00pm – 7:30pm) October 29th, 2015 @ SMM Activity Center
$85.00 REGISTRATION (Plus Mandatory Fundraiser)
PROOF OF RESIDENCY & BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF REGISTRATION
FOR MORE INFORMATION EMAIL SMMCYOATHLETICS@GMAIL.COM
Mark Your Calendar!
Catholic Men’s Conference
San Antonio, TX
Saturday, February 13, 2016
New Norris Conference Center
618 NW LOOP 410, Suite 207
Don’t miss out, register now
Call (210) 521-3377 for more information.
Do You Stand for Life? Please come out
for a night to celebrate and support life.
Register for your FREE tickets at
www.awomanshaven.eventbrite.com to
attend our annual fundraiser dinner to benefit
A Woman’s Haven Pregnancy Crisis Center
on Thursday, November 5th at Holy Trinity
Catholic Church Banquet Hall. Please join
us for a great evening of Love, Laughter and
yes, some Tears as we come together united
in our desire to help pregnant women and
their unborn babies in crisis.
SPANISH BIBLE STUDY
St Margaret Mary has a Bible study in Spanish on
Mondays at the Activity Center from 7:00 to 8:30
pm. In the next few weeks, we will be exploring
the book of Exodus, what it meant to the people
of Israel and what it means to us. Everyone welcome. Bring your Bible if you have one. For questions or comments, contact Hugo Sapien at 210
922 1849 or email: hasapien@gmail.com.
Be there!
SPANISH PRAYER GROUP
St. Anthony of Padua invites you to pray for your
ALTAR FLOWERS
If you would like to make a donation
for an altar flowers arrangement in
memory of a loved one or any other
occasion, please contact Lupe
Gutierrez at 827-0672.
whole family. Is a member of your family sick,
have problems? Are you sad? Join us in praise
and prayer because only Jesus can help you.
Meetings every Tuesday from 7 to 9 PM at
St. Catherine Chapel, 2202 Hicks St. For more
information, call Cristina at (210) 268-5466.
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MAY WE INCLUDE IN OUR PRAYERS
Arnie Francis
Ralph Montalvo
Phillip Ledwig
Mike Barragan
Neena Cortinas
Marisela Garza
Rosa Bueno
Phillip Maldonado
Ignacio Garcia
Jennifer Cavazos
Albert Gallegos
Ignacio Garcia
Margarita Gonzales
Kathy Bendele
Tony Rodriguez
Francisca Borrego
George Antuna
Richard Lawson
Annie Mikulka
Fr. Jimmy Drennan
Jean Phillips
Juanita Maldonado
Oralia M. Boehmer
Sylvia Castillo
Ricardo Hernandez
Margie Almanza
Minnie Reyna
Clara Jackson
Fr. Jim Fischler
Leo Verdeja
Lydia Salas
George Perez
Delvin Olinick
Jessica Cummings
Lydia Trevino
Adriana Velez
Mary L. Esquivel
John Tucker, III
Socorro Aguilar
Raymond Cortez
Adriana Velez
Andriana Gallegos
Larry R. Cortez
Fred Casanova
Dora Gonzales
Ana Garansuay
Paul Ramirez
David Gomez
Petra Aguirre
Flo & Elmer Keller
Felix & Julia Gamez
Mason Leibham
Isiah Diaz
Nancy Guerra
Jean Phillips
Raul Ramirez
James Edward Markham
Herlinda Herrera
Desiree Vega & Family
M/M Santana Velasquez
John Michael
Michael Gamez
Msgr. Larry Stuebben
Edna Guerrero
Veronica Delgado
Anita Aguilar
Jeanette Blue
Lydia Trevino
Bea Zigmond
Cathy Zigmond
Baby Ellie Keen
Noehemi Gonzales
Mary Jane Juarez
Darward Cannon Family
O’Leary & Janie Cortez
Erica April Gutierrez
Beth Gallegos
Barbara Poirrier
Johnny & Vi Wagenfehr
Michael A. Casanova
Clara Jackson
Elia Cardenas
Ruben Garza
Alejos/Belinda Flores Fam.
Sally Anes
Hamp Atkinson
Note: Names remain on the prayer list for two weeks.
If you or your loved one need to remain for a longer time,
please contact the church office, 532-6309.
We extend sympathy to and hold in our
prayers the family of our parishioners who
died:
Robert Sanchez, Trinidad Sanchez
and Virginia Marie Kruciak (a longtime
parishioner buried out of St. Ann’s in La
Vernia)
SHIELD OF ROSES: This ministry prays for the
October 18, 2015
2015 Upcoming Events
Tuesday, 11/3/15 SEED Mtg
6:30pm
Thursday, 11/5/15, Women of the Well Spiritual Gathering 7:00 pm
Thursday, 11/12/15 ACTS Core Mtg
6:30 pm
Tuesday, 12/1/15 SEED Committee Social
6:30pm
Saturday, 12/5/15 Men’s Club Christmas Dinner Dance
Thursday, 12/10/15 ACTS Core Mtg
6:30 pm
2016 Upcoming Events
Tuesday, 1/7/16 ACTS Core Mtg
Thurs-Sun. 2/4-7/16 Men’s Spanish Retreat
Thursday, 2/11/16 ACTS Core Mtg
Thursday, 3/10/16 ACTS Core Mtg
Saturday, 3/5/16 SEED Dinner Dance
Thursday, 4/14/16 ACTS Core Mtg
Thursday, 5/12/16 ACTS Core Mtg
Thurs-Sun, 5/19-22/16 Women English Retreat
Thursday, 6/9/16 ACTS Core Mtg
Thurs-Sun, 7/21-24/16 Teen ACTS Retreat
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
6:30 pm
FUNERAL MINISTRY
“God gave us eternal life.
What are we prepared to give Him?”
The Funeral Ministry needs you. Volunteers
prepare the church at least one hour before the
funeral. Sample duties include:
¡ unlocking church doors;
¡ turning on church lights, air conditioner or
heater;
¡ Lighting altar candles;
¡ Assisting funeral guests, funeral
directors, celebrants and deacons.
If you are 18 years of age, a registered member
of St. Margaret Mary, and are interested in this
ministry, please call Grace Luna at (210)
970-1233 or email at gluna8125@gmail.com.
reparation of sins of abortion on Saturdays, from 1011am in the Adoration Chapel of St. MM Church.
Express your Love &
Support your Parish
ENTHRONEMENT OF THE SACRED HEART
Memorial ads are available for your Church Bulletin. For all the details call your Church Office
or your bulletin provider Howard Merritt at (210)
310-6932.
A team of lay ministers and a deacon will visit your
home. Prayers are said with the purpose of consecrating your home and your family to the Sacred
Heart of Jesus. For more information, contact
Robert or Delia Zarate at 648-0567.
LEGION OF MARY: Looking for new members. If
interested call 592-7527 or 419-1922. Meetings are
held on Thursdays, 5:30PM at Gevers Hall.
Please support our advertisers, because of them,
our bulletins are printed free of charge.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
FOR SCOUTING IN CUB SCOUT PACK-177
AND BOY SCOUT TROOP 177
OF ST. MARGARET MARY
Tiger Scouts —1st –4th Grade
Cub Scouts —5th Grade
Boy Scouts —11 years to 18 years
Contact: Cubs—Mrs. Dorothy Graschel (210) 872-6761
Boy Scouts—Mr. Manuel Gradillas (210) 532-2763
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Antorcha Guadalupana 2015
México—New York City
Queremos invitarlos a que sean parte de la historica
Carrera Antorcha Guadalupana 2015: México—New
York. La carrera comenzó el 20 de Sept. 2015 en la
Basilica de Ntra. Sra. de Guadalupe en México City.
Su destino es la Catedral de San Patricio en New
York City el 12 de diciembre, 2015.
Llegará aquí a San Antonio el 3 de noviembre,
2015; procedente de Beeville, Texas. La parroquia
anfitriona este año sera la iglesia de San Patricio,
1114 Willow St. Llegará más o menos a las 6pm;
habrá misa a las 7 pm.
Ayudenos a corer y a participar en está corrida y así
darle la bienvenida a Ntra. Santa Madre, a Juan
Diego y la Antorcha Guadalupana. Necesitamos
corredores, oraciones y cualquier apoyo que nos
puedan ofrecer. Bendiciones.
Más información:
Gerardo Vargas: (210) 279-7352
José A. Cedillo: (956) 212-4532
EXPOSICION Y ORACIONES
SANTISIMO SACRAMENTO
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DÍA DE LOS SANTOS Y DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
Y ALTARCITO DE LOS MUERTOS
1º de noviembre: El Día de los Santos, es día de Obligación. Tendremos las misas regulares de domingo.
Habrá un cuaderno para escribir los nombres de sus seres
queridos en el altar para el Día de todo los Santos y Día
de los Muertos.
2 de noviembre: Día de los Muertos, además de misa
de mediódia tendremos una misa especial a las 6:00pm
para las familias de nuestra parroquía que tengan personas que han fallecido esté año.
Como en años pasados, tendremos el Altarcito de los
Muertos colocado a lado de la calle Fair. Estamos pidiendo a los feligréses que traigan sus fotografías de sus
seres queridos que han fallecido para ponerlos en el altar.
Favor de poner su nombre y número de teléfono detrás de
la fotografía. Las fotografías necesitan ser levantadas
para fines de noviembre.
MISA Y UNICIÓN DE LOS ENFERMOS
VIERNES, 6 DE NOVIEMBRE 2015
EN LA IGLESIA A LAS 12:15 PM
AL
Oraciones al Santisimo, Rosario, misterios
luminosos, Oraciones de la Coronilla a la Divina
Misericordia, Oracion de la noche, Bendicion con El
Santisimo Sacramento. Todos los jueves de 7:00 a
8:00 pm en la Capilla de Adoracion. Acompañenos,
los esperamos, todos son bienvenidos. Este servicio es todo en español. Para más informes, favor
de llamar al Diacono Almanza al 210-887-0620.
ESTUDIO DE BIBLIA EN ESPAÑOL
En Santa Margarita María nos reunimos para estudiar la
Biblia en Español los lunes de 7:00 a 8:30 pm en el
Centro de Actividades (Activity Center). Durante las
siguientes semanas estaremos explorando el libro de
Éxodo, lo que significó para el pueblo de Israel y lo que
significa para nosotros. Todos bienvenidos. Traigan su
Biblia si la tienen. Para preguntas o comentarios, dirigirse
a Hugo Sapién al 210 922 1849 o a hasapien@gmail.com.
Los esperamos!
GRUPO DE ORACIÒN EN ESPAÑOL
San Antonio de Padua le invita a orar por toda su
Familia. Nos reunimos cada martes de 7 a 9 de la
noche en la capilla de Santa Catarina en el 2202
de la calle Hicks. Para más información llame a
Cristina al 210 268 5466.
La Sociedad Guadalupana
Desea invitar a nuestra comunidad de Santa
Margarita María a ofrecerle a la Santísima Virgen de
Guadalupe un rosario por cada una de las 46 estrellas
que hay en su manto. Se inicia su rezo el día 28 de
octubre, para terminar el 12 de Diciembre.
Las 46 estrellas del manto de la Virgen son las constelaciones del solsticio, del invierno de la aparición
de la Virgen de Guadalupe en 1531.
Para más información se pueden comunicarse con la
Sra. Treviño al (210) 559-4228 Gracias!!
PUEDES COMPARTIR?
Los feligreses Diacono Jose y Margie Almanza van
a la frontera Texas/Mexico en Eagle Pass, una vez
por mes para llevar ropa, comida y articulos de casa
para la gente necesitada en Mexico. Hay un sacerdote de Progreso Coah. que lleva estas necesidades a los necesitados, cuando visita 10 ejidos y
ranchitos los domingos a dar misa y este sacerdote
nos pide articulos religiosos como, rosarios, tarjetas
santas o cualquier otro articulo religioso para regalarles a las gentes que el visita.
En la entrada de la iglesia esta un recipiente para
que depositen articulos que desean regalar.
Preguntas sobre este anuncio, favor de llamar al
Diacono Jose Almanza (210) 887-0620.
El cambio de hora será el dia 1º de noviembre, gire su reloj atrás una hora.