Saint Augustine Cathedral 2nd Sunday of Lent

Saint Augustine Cathedral
2nd Sunday of Lent
March 1, 2015
Parish Mission Statement
The Catholic Community of St. Augustine Cathedral, nourished by the Eucharist and guided by the Holy
Spirit are sent forth to proclaim the Good News of God’s love for all people.
As a Parish Community we will put this into action by continuously developing a Pastoral Program that
reaches out to meet the needs of our Parishioners and community.
192 S. Stone Ave. • Tucson, Arizona 85701 • Tel (520) 623-6351 • Fax (520) 623-0088 • cathedral-staugustine.org
Parish Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 - 5 / Friday 9 - 4
ST. AUGUSTINE CATHEDRAL
CLERGY & STAFF DIRECTORY
Rector: Rev. Gonzalo Villegas
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Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Vealumun P. A. Mom
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Capuchin Priests: Rev. Robert Kose • Rev. Andre Weller
Rev. John Francis Samsa
Deacons:
Keating Ackerley • Salvador Carmona,
Charles Gallegos • Jesse Soto
Office Manager: Margie Marrufo
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Secretary: Norma Madril
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Receptionist: Cecilia Metz
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Compliance Officer: Terry Gill
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Diocesan & Cathedral Director of Music:
Carlos Zapien
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Maintenance:
Henry Madril • Gloria Ramos • Cecilia Metz
ORGANIZATIONS & COMMITTEES
Altar Server Society: Sylvia Kamei
Eucharistic Ministers: Liz Aguayo
Events Fundraising: Leilani Gomez
Finance Council: Joe Ladenburg
Grupo de Oración: Zolia Rosales
Keep Cathedral Grounds Beautiful: John Jacome
Knights of Columbus: John Badilla
Pastoral Council: Liz Aguallo
RCIA: Deacons Charles Gallegos & Gene Benton
St. Vincent de Paul: Justin Castillo & Jim Deters
Usher Society:
Luis E. Kamei
Guadalupanos: Juan Carlos Martinez
Welcome to
March!
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MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday
7:00 am
5:30 pm
Spanish Mass
English Vigil Mass - Organist
(Fulfills Sunday obligation)
Sunday
6:30 am
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
5:30 pm
English Mass - No Music
Spanish Mass - Mariachi
English Mass - Choir
English Mass - Choir
Spanish Mass - Coro
Weekday English Masses
7:00 am & 12:00 pm Monday - Friday
Holy Days (except Christmas & New Years)
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:30 pm
English Mass
English Mass
Spanish Mass
Sacrament of Penance
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Saturday
COLLECTIONS
February 15, 2015
Sunday Collection Received:
$6,586.57
2nd Collection: Air Conditioning:
$1,692.34
Thank you for your continued and
generous support of our parish.
GOD BLESS YOU!
DECORATING COMMITTEE
We have to start getting ready for the decorating
of the Church for Easter. We are forming a
Decorating Committee and want to invite anyone
willing to help. If you are interested, please call the
office and give your name, or call Guadalupe de la
Torre at 302-2459. We will be happy to have you!
Thank you for your support.
VIA CRUCIS
5:45 pm cada Viernes durante Cuaresma en Español
7:00 pm every Friday during Lent in English
PARISH INFORMATION
WEEKLY HAPPENINGS OF THE
PARISH FOR THIS WEEK
Sunday/Domingo
6:30 am
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
5:30 pm
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15 pm
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15 pm
Daily English Mass
Daily English Mass
Spanish Mass
3/3/15
Daily English Mass
Daily English Mass
Spanish Mass
Wednesday/Miercoles
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15 pm
3/6/15
Daily English Mass
Daily English Mass
MASS CANCELLED
Via Crucis en Español en la Iglesia
Stations of the Cross in English
Saturday/Sabado
7:00 am
5:30 pm
LITURGICAL
3/5/15
Daily English Mass
Daily English Mass
Spanish Mass
Friday/Viernes
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15 pm
5:45 pm
7:00 pm
3/4/15
Daily English Mass
Daily English Mass
Spanish Mass
Thursday/Jueves
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15 pm
Sunday/Domingo
3/2/15
Tuesday/Martes
MARCH 1, 2015
3/1/15
English Mass
Spanish Mass
English Mass
English Mass
English Mass
Monday/Lunes
WEEKLY MASSES FOR THE
WEEK OF
3/7/15
Spanish Daily Mass
English Vigil Mass
6:30 am
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
5:30 pm
People of the Parish
†Francisco Jose Bolaños & Orlando
Bolaños
† Alice E. Medina
†Stephen Delaney
†Jesus Maria Martinez Ramos
Monday/Lunes
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15 pm
3/2/15
†Amelia Vecchio
†Stephen Butcher
†Brother Michael Graff
Tuesday/Martes
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15pm
3/1/15
3/3/15
†Juan & Lolita Garcia
†William & Rose Delaney & Fn
Feligreses de San Agustín
Wednesday/Miercoles
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15 pm
Happy Birthday Terry Gill!
†Curtin Family
†Jose Rodriguez
Thursday/Jueves
7:00 am
12:00 pm
5:15pm
3/6/15
St. Jude for prayers answered
†Maria C. Almendares
Saturday/Sabado
7:00 am
5:30 pm
3/5/15
Health of Lorraine Aguilar
†Mary Louise Amparano
Yvonne Lizardi
Friday/Viernes
7:00 am
12:00 pm
3/4/15
3/7/15
†Dalia Miranda Mata
†Francisco T. Granillo
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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR PARISHIONERS
Mike Abril
Lisa Aguilar
Esther Alba
Maria Alegria
Mary Almeida
Mary Applegate
Angelus Alvarez
Alfred Aragon
Rosemary Aragon
Judy Aranda
Christina Arriaga
Maria Cruz Badilla
Lee Leon Baker
Gerry Bartlett
Ernestine Bautista
Benjamin F. A. Bicknese
Alma Caballero
Erma Carmona
Msgr. Arsenio Carrillo
Nufi Carrillo
Julie Castro
Jesse Chamberlain
Javier Chavez
Evan Confrey
Pete Confrey
Henry Corrales
Jennifer Dailey
Daniel Davila
Raymond De Leon
Fred Diaz
Lucia Dominquez
Robert Echeverria
Carol Eisen
David Esqueda
Diane Estopellan
Evelyn Faith
Socorro Felix
Jose Fimbres
Geraldine Fontes
Carmen Fraide
Guillermina Garcia
Juvenal Garcia
Martin Gastelum
Pat Gerardo
Armando Gonzales
Familia Grajeda
Alejandra Grijalva
Becky Groves
Helen
Ofelia Hernandez
Soco Hernandez
Elliot Janacek
Jesus Jaquez
Jesus Jaquez, Jr.
Nino Julian
Kimberly Kiosk
Sandra C. Lastra
TREASURES FROM OUR
TRADITION
Within the tradition of the Christian church,
there are differing ways of observing a Lenten fast.
For Eastern Catholics and Orthodox, the discipline
is close to our understanding of “abstinence.”
Certain foods are eliminated from the diet entirely.
The rules are basically monastic rules, and the
customs of a monastery table are embraced in
the home. This year, “Meatfare Sunday” is February
26, and it is the last time that meat is admitted
to the diet until Easter. The following Sunday,
known as “Cheesefare Sunday,” takes cheese and
all dairy products from the table. It is also known as
“forgiveness Sunday” because a true fast is about
crowning life with love, holding back harsh words,
and cutting off anger.
The Eastern churches fast even from
celebrating the Eucharist from Monday through
Friday. We don’t count Sundays as fast days, but
Eastern Christians fast through the weekends.
People are expected to come as close to the
ideal as possible, and the Lenten services keep
reminding them not to take pride in their fasting,
since the devil himself never eats! What’s left on
the menu? Grains, vegetables, eggs (maybe), and
fish. Imagine the joys of the Easter table after such
a fast! —Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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Stella Leal
Don Lopez
Dora Lopez
Jason M. Lopez
Lourdes Lopez
Mary Lopez
Socorro Macedo
Lourdes Martinez
Francisco Medina
Frank Mendez
Laura Mendez
Antonia Mendivil
Pat Mendoza
Marlene Montes
Jose Montiel
Francisco Morales
Martha A. Morales
Julietta Moreno
Fernando Munoz
Jesus Nunez
Patricia Ochoa
Nancy O’Connor
Neal O’Conner,
Bernice Irene Ormsby
Alice Otero
Jessie Patna
Esther Perez
Edilia Quiroz
Josie Ramirez
Ma. Eugenia Ramirez
Sylvia Maria Ramirez
Rosario Ramos
Sergio Ramos
Anthony Rivera
Christina Rivera
Roberta Rivera
Roberto
Roberto Rivera
Robert Rivera III
Bertha Romero
George Saar
Silvia L. Sanchez
Roqual Santa Maria
Alfonso Shagun
Howard Spence
Clotilde Soto
Grace Soto
Mary Suei
Raquel T.
Amie Tetlowski
Bianca Torres
Mary Trujillo
Marissa G. Valencia
Armando Valenzuela
Wilma Valenzuela
Teresa R. Verdugo
Philip Waszgk
Rose Mary Yanez
Ma. Luisa Zuniga
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
Cuando Jesús se transfiguró sobre la cima
de un monte, Pedro, reconociendo que algo
sagrado ocurría en ese lugar quiso construir tres
chozas. Como si buscara hacer un santuario, un
lugar santo, donde Dios se manifestara de manera
particular. El santuario puede ser el lugar entero
o sólo parte de un edificio. En nuestras iglesias, el
santuario es el presbiterio donde se encuentra el
altar mayor, donde son consagrados el pan y el
vino. iglesias antiguas como las Basílicas romanas
tienen un segundo santuario que es la capilla
donde se reserva el Santísimo Sacramento en el
tabernáculo o sagrario.
Los santuarios más importantes de la
cristiandad se encuentran en Palestina. Europa
tiene varios santuarios como la tumba de Santiago
en Compostela, España. Algunos santuarios
famosos de América son los de Guadalupe
(México), Teresa de los Andes (Chile), Señor de
los Milagros (Perú), Cristo Negro de Esquipulas
(Guatemala), Montserrat (Colombia) y el de la
Divina Misericordia (Chicago). Todo santuario es
un lugar donde se une el recuerdo y la vivencia
contemporánea de la fe, son lugares donde la
Iglesia institucional y la religión popular conviven
y se enriquecen mutuamente.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LITURGICAL
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13; Lk 6:36-38
Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14-16; Mt 20:17-28
Thursday:
Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 16:19-31
Friday:
Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Ps 105:16-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday:
Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12;
Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Sunday:
Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]; Ps 19:8-11;
1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — The sacrifice of Abraham, our
father in faith (Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18).
Psalm — I will walk before the Lord, in the land of
the living (Psalm 116).
Second Reading — If God is for us, who can be
against us? (Romans 8:31b-34).
Gospel — Jesus was transfigured before them, and
his clothes became dazzling white (Mark 9:2-10).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
OPPORTUNITY TO SPONSOR EASTER FLOWERS
The Lenten - Easter Committee is preparing beautiful decorations for the cathedral this season. You
may dedicate the flowers in the sanctuary either “In Honor of” or in “Memory of” your loved ones.
Please offer $10 per name of family to sponsor our Easter Flowers. The sponsorship will be published
in the parish Easter Sunday Bulletin, so please
Please print clearly:
IN HONOR OF: _______________________________
IN MEMORY OF: ______________________________
SPONSORED BY: ______________________________
PHONE #: ___________________________________
You may clip out this form or use another sheet of paper to submit names. Please make your requests
to the parish office by Friday, March 27, 2015.
OPORTUNIDAD PARA PATROCINAR
LAS FLORES DE LA PASCUA
Este año el comité de Cuaresma y Pascua están preparando bellas decoraciones para la catedral.
Usted puede ayudar patrocinar los lirios de Pascua. Puede dedicar las flores del Santuario “En Honor”
o “Por la Memoria” de sus seres queridos.
Con una ofrenda de $10 dólares por nombre o familia podrá patrocinar los lirios de Pascua. Las
dedicaciones serán publicadas en el boletín del Domingo de Pascua.
Por favor escribir claramente:
EN HONOR DE: _______________________________
EN MEMORIA DE: _____________________________
PATROCINADO POR: __________________________
TELEFONO #: ________________________________
Puede cortar esta forma o usar otro papel para submitir nombres. Favor de entregarse a la oficina
antes del viernes, 27 de Marzo, 2015.
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Dear Parishioners,
We would like to thank for your input during the
feasibility study for capital improvements. When
asked you to share your thoughts and opinions
about completing Cathedral Square, you all
were eager to contribute your perspective and
willingness to help.
Ultimately, the feasibility study helped us to determine that there is a very strong core of parishioner
support that will create a foundation for a successful fundraising campaign.
In addition to the feasibility study, we recently received the outcomes of the Capital Needs Assessments
Report to evaluate the state of our parish buildings. Upon review of the report, it is clear that the time has
definitely come to conduct some vitally needed improvements. In order to address the immediate health
and safety needs of our clergy, staff and parishioners we need to:
1. Make structural repairs to the floors through- out the buildings to prevent possible serious and
expensive damage and injuries.
2. Repair the mechanical systems and roofs, to both mend and end chronic damage caused by
continuous leaks and environmental wear and tear.
3. Remove outdated and potentially toxic substances from parish campus.
4. Ensure that our parish buildings are not in violation of any fire or accessibility codes and standards.
Just as our Cathedral was in desperate need of structural and cosmetic attention a decade ago, our parish
buildings have not received any remodel or substantial improvements in over forty years. The time has
come to remodel and refurbish of all buildings on our campus, to both address immediate structural
needs and to celebrate the beauty and grandeur of the Cathedral.
To this end, we will continue to provide you all throughout the coming year with regular updates on our
progress through bulletin features, pulpit announcements, and regular opportunities to come together
as a community. We will provide Capital Campaign pledge envelopes for both parishioners and visitors
throughout the church and parish offices.
It’s going to be an exciting and challenging 2015 as we unite as a community. Joined in faith, to tackle
the immediate needs at hand. I am confident that together we will be successful.
In Christ,
Fr. Gonzalo Villegas
Reflecting on God’s Word
Two of today’s readings take us up a mountain. Mountains are sacred places in the scriptures. Moses meets the God of Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob on Mt. Sinai. Elijah has an experience of this same life-giving God on Mt. Horeb. Today Abraham goes up Mt. Moriah in obedience to
God’s command to “take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love” (Genesis 22:2) and offer him there as a holocaust.
It is hard to get past this reading today and focus only on the story of the Transfiguration. This story of God testing Abraham to see if
Abraham will obey is a story of great anguish. “See” is an important word here: Moriah means “the place of seeing.” Abraham responds to
Isaac’s question about a victim, saying God will provide, a word rooted in the Latin word for seeing. God will see to it that there is a victim,
just as God will see that Abraham is obedient in all things.
Seeing also takes place on Mt. Tabor. Peter, James, and John see Jesus in glory, his clothes dazzlingly white; they see him speaking with
Moses and Elijah, representing the law and the prophets; and they see a cloud overshadowing them, and hear a voice calling for their
obedience: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him” (Mark 9:7).
With them, we are invited to see Jesus as the beloved Son whom the Father “did not spare . . . but handed over for us all,” as Paul reminds us
Romans 8:32). The mystery of the Cross and Resurrection is an invitation to see God’s love for all God’s beloved children and trust in it.
—James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R. Copyright © 2014, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.
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Campaña
Capital
Estimados Feligreses,
Queremos agradecer su colaboración y apoyo
con la encuesta de factibilidad que se llevó a cabo
para la Campaña Capital de Mejoras de nuestra
Catedral. Cuando se les pidió que compartieran
sus ideas y opiniones sobre la renovación de la
Plaza de Catedral, todos ustedes estaban ansiosos
por contribuir con sus perspectivas y estuvieron muy dispuestos en ayudar.
A la larga, el estudio de factibilidad nos ayudó a determinar que existe un fuerte núcleo de apoyo por
parte de nuestros feligreses, el cual crea las bases para una exitosa campaña de recaudación de fondos.
Además del estudio de factibilidad, acabamos de recibir los resultados del Reporte de Asesoramiento
de Necesidades Captiales de Catedral, el cual es muy necesario para la evaluación del estado de los
edificios de nuestra parroquia. Después de revisar el informe, evidentemente nos queda claro que ha
llegado la hora de llevar a cabo algunas mejoras que son vitalmente necesarias. Con el find te atender
las necesidades inmediatas de salud y seguridad de nuestro clero, de nuestro personal y de nuestros
filigreses, necesitamos hacer lo siguiente:
1. Llevar a cabo la reparación estructural de todos los pisos de nuestros edificios para prevenir posibles
accidentes o daños a futuro que puedan resultar serios, graves y costosos.
2. Reparar los sistemas mecánicos y techos de nuestros edificios para arreglar y poner fin a daños crónicos
causados por continuas fugas y desgastes causados por el medio ambiente y el uso continuo.
3. Remover de nuestros edificios y propiedades substancias ya caducas y que puedan resultar
potencialmente toxicas.
4. Asegurar que los edificios de nuestra parroquia no estén en violación del código contra incendios y
del código de accesibilidad.
De la misma forma que nuestra Catedral desesper- adamente tuvo la necesidad de atención y embellezimiento desde hace una década, nuestros edificios no han tenido ningún tipo de reparación o
de mejoras importantes por más de cuarenta años. Por lo tanto, el tiempo ha llegado de remodelar y
restaurar todos nuestro edificios, y de la misma forma, dirigir las inmediatas necesidades para así celebrar
la belleza y grandeza de nuestra Catedral.
Para terminar, les quiero decir que los mantendre- mos informados periódicamente durante el transcurso del año sobre nuestro progreso a través de futuros boletines, anuncios desde el pulpito, y también
a través de oportunidades que tengamos de reunirnos como comunidad. Proveeremos sobres de
compromiso para la Campaña Capital a nuestros feligreses, como también a nuestros visitantes, a lo largo
de nuestra Iglesia y oficinas de nuestra parroquia.
Este 2015 será un año excitante y de retos mientras nos unimos en comunidad. Unidos en fe para afrentar
las necesidades inmediatas que se nos presentan. Tengo la confianza de que juntos haremos de esta
campaña un gran éxito.
En Cristo,
Padre Gonzalo Villegas.
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of Coptic Christians by Islamic fundamentalists.”
“[Pope Francis] assured his prayers and also
tomorrow, the day of the funeral celebrations of
the victims, will unite spiritually to the prayers and
the sorrow of the Coptic Church, in the celebration
of the morning Eucharist,” the statement read.
Earlier today, during an audience with representatives
of the Church of Scotland, the Holy Father departed
from his prepared remarks and denounced the
murder of the 21 men, saying they were killed
simply for the fact that they were Christians.
“The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters
is a testimony which cries out to be heard. It
makes no difference whether they be Catholics,
Orthodox, Copts or Protestants. They are Christians!
Their blood is one and the same,” he said.
The Vatican confirmed that, as has been widely
rumored for several weeks, the main proposal for
change in the Roman Curia involves the creation of
two new congregations. One congregation would
be responsible for the laity and family life; the other
would focus on works of charity, justice, and peace.
Each new congregation would combine the work of
several existing pontifical councils.
After the initial presentations, the cardinals
began a detailed discussion of the plans. Father
Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican
press office, told reporters that the discussion
was broad-ranging, including not only the
practical application of the reforms, but also
their implications for canon law, the authority of
bishops and episcopal conferences, and the role of
the Synod of Bishops.
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Father Lombardi reported that twelve cardinals—
most of them veterans of Vatican affairs, with a
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good understanding of how the Roman Curia
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CONGREGATIONS PROPOSED week’s extraordinary consistory. He said that
the proposed reforms drew both support and
The College of Cardinals discussed proposals for
criticism, and as the discussion continues, the final
reform of the Roman Curia at an extraordinary
result is far from certain.
consistory beginning on February 12.
There were 165 cardinals participating in the
Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga, the
extraordinary consistory, as well as 19 of the 20
chairman of the Council of Cardinals, and Bishop
prelates who will be elevated to the College of
Marcello Semeraro, the secretary of that same
Cardinals this weekend. (The retired Colombian
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