One Lord, One Eucharist, One Parish?

The Spirit
drove Jesus
out into
the desert,
he remained
in the desert
for forty days,
tempted by
Mark 1:12-15
We Are A Stewardship Parish, The Hands and Feet of Christ
“One Lord, One Eucharist, One Parish”
First Sunday of Lent
February 22nd, 2015
9950 NW 29th Street Coral Springs, Florida 33065
Parish Office: (954) 752-3950 Fax (954) 752-3986
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Office Hours: Monday 2pm -5pm; Tuesday - Friday 8am - 5pm; Saturday 9am - 5pm & Sunday 9am - 3pm
About Us
Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Souckar - Pastor
Rev. Flavio Montes - Parochial Vicar
Rev. Jorge Perales - Parochial Vicar
Rev. Normando Feliz - (Retired)
Rev. Mr. Denis Mieyal - Permanent Deacon
Rev. Mr. Julio De Jesus - Transitional Deacon
Pastoral Staff
Mrs. Lydia Bernard-Vargas
Director of Preschool
Mrs. Beatriz Castro
Coordinator of Religious Education
Mrs. Mosi Del Aguila
Stewardship Coordinator
Miss Mary Forney
Youth 4 Christ Minister &
Director of Faith Formation
954-588-8667 - 954-905-6332
Vigil and Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday Evening Mass:
(English) 5:30 p.m. & (Spanish) 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses:
(English) 7:00, 8:00, 9:30 (Children’s Mass),
11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.,
and 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday - Friday 7 a.m., 9 a.m.
Monday - Friday (Spanish) 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.
Saturday (English & Spanish) 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunday (Before Mass) 9am, 11am & 1pm
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00pm Adoration Chapel
Weekday by appointment only (please call the office)
Perpetual Adoration in Adoration Chapel
Please contact the Office at least 6 month prior to wedding.
Please contact the office in advance.
Baptismal Classes are offered in English & Spanish.
Mrs. Kristen Hughes
School Principal
Mrs. Maria Elena Kaplove
Faith Direct Code: FL619
Mrs. Suzanne League
Mrs. Shelly Nicoll
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Mary Lou Taff
Music Director
Outreach Department
Upcoming Events in The Parish
Febrero 28 - Retiro de la Divina Misericordia
March 2nd - 4th — Lenten Mission
March 7th - 1st Communion Retreat
Marzo 9 al 11 - Misión de Cuaresma
March 8th - Daylight Saving Time Starts
March 14th - 1st Communion Retreat
March 20th - No School
March 21st — Women’s Council Morning of Reflection
March 27th — Living Stations of the Cross
March 27th & 28th - Reconciliation Weekend
March 28th - Palm Sunday
March 28th to April 4th - Holy week
MONDAY, February 23rd, 2015
TUESDAY, February 24th, 2015
WEDNESDAY, February 25th, 2015
LEGION DE MARIA (7:30PM - CR # 121)
THURSDAY, February 26th, 2015
FRIDAY, February 27th, 2015
SATURDAY, February 28th, 2015
SUNDAY, March 1st, 2015
RCIA CLASS CHILDREN (10:30AM - CR 126 & 221)
RICA ESPAÑOL (11:30AM - CR # 121)
Sign up for Adoration,
Jesus is waiting for you.
Bettina Favata 954-654-5614
Mary Alice 954-796-2266
Marie Campos 954-341-5350
Your ways, O LORD, make known
to me; teach me your
— Psalm 25:4
Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
8:00AM Fr. Montes
Elly Stanton by Kathy Chiarelo
The Narducci, Iannotta, & Mc Kenna Families by The
Narducci, Iannotta, & Mc Kenna Families
Geanne Sullivan Pirylis by The Restrepo Nolan Family
Josephine Maida by The Szachor Family
Irma Ruth Cortés por Sus Hermanas
Saint Andrew Parishioners
9:30AM Msgr. Souckar
11:30AM Fr. Montes
1:30PM TBA
5:30PM TBA
Monday, February 23rd, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Montes
9:00AM Msgr. Souckar
7:00PM Fr. Perales
Jose Heriberto & Clara E. Gutierrez by Maria Penagos
Victor M. Lagoa, Jr.’s Birthday (Living) by The Zegeer Family
Anita Roldan por La Familia
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
9:00AM Fr. Fenger
7:00PM Fr. Perales
Maria Teresa de Sanchez by Daniel & Gladys Sanchez
Victor M. Lagoa, Sr. by The Zegeer Family
Flor Elena Angulo por Su Esposo e Hijos
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
9:00AM Fr. Montes
7:00PM Fr. Montes
Angelica Maria Gutierrez (Living) by Maria Penagos
Nancy Troise by Ronald & Barbara Servedio
Anabel García por el Dr. Jorge Queija
Thursday, February 26th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Montes
9:00AM Fr. Montes
7:00PM Fr. Feliz
Pasquale Pieto by His Wife, Natalie
In Thanks to The Infant of Prague by Michelaine Dean
Arturo Maldonado & Eleonora Marín de Maldonado por Su
Hija, Genny Nuge
Friday, February 27th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
9:00AM Fr. Montes
7:00PM Fr. Perales
Fr. Eric Zegeer’s Birthday (Living) by The Zegeer Family
Frank & Clara Morea by Grace Locurto
Mariela Zapata por Su Familia
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
9:00AM Fr. Perales
5:30PM Msgr. Souckar
7:00PM Fr. Montes
Community Mass
Burk Hart by Jerry & Gail McLellan
Almira Martinez por Su Hija
Sunday, March 1st, 2015
7:00AM Msgr. Souckar
8:00AM Fr. Perales
9:30AM Fr. Montes
11:30AM Msgr. Souckar
1:30PM Fr. Perales
5:30PM Fr. Perales
Saint Andrew Parishioners
Alan Nosowicz by The Schnell Family
Helen Maher by John & Eleanor Sciacca
Nancy Rodriguez-Chu by Her Family
Eloisa de Correa por Su Hija y Familia
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Raby by Joanne Vollmar
Lent / Cuaresma
Stations of the Cross /
Vía Crucis
9:30am and 6:00pm (english) and 7:30 (español)
February 20th, 27th, March 6th, 13th and 20th
Living Stations of the Cross /
Vía Crucis en Vivo
Friday, March 27th at 8pm
Viernes 27 de Marzo a las 8pm
For the Sake of Jesus Christ
Dear Parishioners of Saint Andrew:
As we begin the Holy Season of Lent, the passion and suffering of Christ is not a distant historical memory.
The agony of the cross continues today for the Church ‒ the Body of Christ ‒ in parts of the Middle East
and Africa. As you likely have heard in media reports, 21 Coptic Orthodox men were recently beheaded by
the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya. In the gruesome video released, Mr. Malak Shoukry recognized
his brother among the men who knelt in prayer before they were murdered. “I prayed for his soul,” he said,
“I heard him calling, ‘Oh Jesus,’ as he was beheaded. I’m proud of him. He is a martyr for Christ.” Yes,
these men – our brothers in the faith – are martyrs for Jesus Christ. As Pope Francis said when he learned
of the news, “They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians”.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that “Martyrdom is the supreme witness given to the truth of
the faith: it means bearing witness even unto death. The martyr bears witness to Christ who died and rose,
to whom he is united by charity. He bears witness to the truth of the faith and of Christian doctrine. He
endures death through and act of fortitude” (par. 2473). Clearly these Coptic Orthodox men have borne
witness to Christ, as have many other Catholic, Orthodox and Christian men, women and children who
have been killed by fundamentalist Islamic terrorists because of their faith in Jesus Christ. During Lent, we
are asked to reflect on how well we are bearing authentic witness to Christ in our daily lives. By our baptism we are all called to give witness to the truth of Jesus Christ and his Gospel of salvation for all. As the
Catechism states: “The duty of Christians to take part in the life of the Church impels them to act as witnesses of the Gospel and the obligations that flow from it. This witness is a transmission of the faith in
words and deeds” (par. 2472). Lent is an opportunity for us to change our lives so that our words and deeds
give a more authentic witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are all called to give our lives to Christ and for Christ. God willing, we will not face the martyrdom
embraced by the 21 Coptic Orthodox men. I do hope that we will use this Lent and its traditional practices
of prayer, fasting and almsgiving to be in solidarity with those who face suffering, persecution and even
death “simply for the fact that they are Christians”. Please consider how you will be in prayerful solidarity
with the Catholic, Orthodox and Christian communities of the Middle East and parts of Africa who this
year are sharing in the passion of Christ for the salvation of the world. As Saint Paul wrote: “But we hold
this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us. We are afflicted
in every way, but not constrained; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being given up to death for the sake
of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh” (2 Corinthians 4: 7-11).
May the Lord continue to bless you and your family with His love!
Monsignor Michael A. Souckar
Por el bien de Jesucristo
Queridos Feligreses de Saint Andrew:
Al comenzar el Tiempo Santo de Cuaresma, la pasión y el sufrimiento de Cristo no es un recuerdo histórico
distante. La agonía de la cruz continúa en la actualidad para la Iglesia - el Cuerpo de Cristo - en partes del
Medio Oriente y África. Como ya han de haber escuchado en informes de prensa, 21 hombres Ortodoxos
Copta fueron decapitados recientemente por el Estado Islámico en Libia. En el horroroso video, el Sr.
Malak Shoukry reconoció a su hermano entre los hombres que se arrodillaron en oración antes de ser asesinados. "Recé por su alma", dijo, "le oí llamar, ‘Oh Jesús’, al ser decapitado. Estoy orgulloso de él. Él es un
mártir de Cristo". Sí, estos hombres - Nuestros hermanos en la fe - son mártires de Jesucristo. Como el Papa
Francisco dijo cuando se enteró de la noticia, "Fueron asesinados simplemente por el hecho de que eran
El Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica enseña que "El martirio es el supremo testimonio de la verdad de la fe:
significa dar testimonio inclusive hasta la muerte. El mártir da testimonio de Cristo, muerto y resucitado, al
cual está unido por la caridad. Él da testimonio de la verdad de la fe y de la doctrina cristiana. Soporta la
muerte mediante un acto de fortaleza" (par 2473). Es evidente que estos hombres Ortodoxos Copta dieron
testimonio de Cristo, al igual que muchos otros católicos, hombres ortodoxos y cristianos, mujeres y niños
que han sido asesinados por los terroristas islámicos fundamentalistas a causa de su fe en Jesucristo. Durante la Cuaresma se nos pide reflexionar sobre como nuestra vida cotidiana está siendo testimonio autentico
de Cristo. Por nuestro bautismo estamos llamados a dar testimonio de la verdad de Jesucristo y de su Evangelio de salvación para todos. Como afirma el Catecismo: "El deber de los cristianos de tomar parte en la
vida de la Iglesia los impulsa a actuar como testigos del Evangelio y las obligaciones que se derivan de ella.
Este testimonio es transmisión de la fe en palabras y hechos". (Par 2472). La Cuaresma es una oportunidad
para que nosotros cambiemos nuestras vidas dando un testimonio mas autentico del Evangelio de Jesucristo
Todos estamos llamados a dar la vida por Cristo y para Cristo. Si Dios quiere, no vamos a enfrentar el martirio aceptado por los 21 hombres Ortodoxos Copta. Espero que utilizemos esta Cuaresma y sus prácticas
tradicionales de la oración, ayuno y penitencia para ser solidarios con los que enfrentan el s ufrimiento, la
persecución e incluso la muerte "por el simple hecho de ser cristianos". Por favor, considere cómo va a
unirse en oración con los católicos, ortodoxos y a las comunidades cristianas del Medio Oriente y partes de
Africa, que este año participan de la pasión de Cristo para la salvación del mundo. Como San Pablo escribió: "Con todo, llevamos este tesoro en vasos de barro, para que esta fuerza soberana se vea como obra de
Dios y no nuestra. Nos sobrevienen pruebas de toda clase, pero no nos desanimamos; estamos entre problemas, pero no desesperados; somos perseguidos, pero no eliminados; derribados, pero no fuera de combate.
Por todas partes llevamos en nuestra persona la muerte de Jesús, para que también la vida de Jesús se manifieste en nuestra persona. Pues a los que estamos vivimos nos corresponde ser entregados a la muerte a cada
momento por causa de Jesús, para que la vida de Jesús se manifieste en nuestra existencia mortal" (2 Corintios 4:7-11).
¡Qué el Señor los siga bendiciendo a usted y su familia con su amor!
Monseñor Michael A.Souckar
Archbishop’s Charities & Development Drive
Parish Goal : $ 250,275.00
Thank you to those who have generously
supported the 2015 ABCD Campaign.
To date, the members of our parish
through their generosity have helped us
reach $ 136,043.00
Thank you!
To those who have not had the opportunity to
consider a gift, it is not too late.
Campaña de las Caridades del Arzobispo
Meta Parroquial: $ 250,275.00
Gracias a todos los que han apoyado con su
aporte generoso a la
Campaña del ABCD 2015.
Nuestro parroquianos con su generosidad
nos han ayudado a llegar a $136,043.00
Los que no han tenido la oportunidad de contribuir,
todavía pueden hacerlo.
Día Reflexión y Discernimiento
Con Teresita González y Mónica Lauzurique
Arquidiócesis de Miami - Amor en Acción—
Misioneros de
Para Líderes de Ministerio, Catequistas
y personas que quieran descubrir su Misión
¿Cuáles son tus dones y talentos ? ¿Cuál es tu vocación ?
¿Cuál es la misión que tienes que hacer en este mundo?
Nuestro mundo está hambriento de líderes cristianos que reflejen a Jesús
en todo tiempo que contagian una nueva vida con su testimonio
y que mantienen joven a la Iglesia con su alegría y su vitalidad..
Sábado 28 de Febrero 2015 a las 9:30AM - 3PM
Salón Parroquial de St. Andrew
Donación $10 (Desayuno y Refrigerio medio día)
PATRICIA 954 851 3930/ MA. ESTER 954 656 7219
Misión Cuaresmal
Padre Miguel Gonzalez, Diócesis de Orlando
Marzo 9, 10 & 11, 2015
7:30 pm. Iglesia de Saint Andrew
60 closed abortion centers
Ten years ago, the first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign
kicked off in College Station, Texas. Since then, God has
clearly shown what He can do when we pray, fast ...
and stand vigil: Lives are saved, hearts are changed,
and abortion facilities close.
From February 18 to March 29, our community will be
taking part in the next 40 Days for Life. The campaign
will kick off on February 18th in 252 cities across 19 countries around the world. We are praying that, with God's
help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of
the end of abortion in Fort Lauderdale and beyond!
Through past 40 Days for Life campaigns, God has
provided many blessings:
9,699 babies saved from abortion
107 workers who have quit the abortion industry
Let’s hope and pray that during the next 40 Days, more
lives will be spared from abortion, more workers will experience conversions, and more abortion centers will
close their doors forever.
St. Andrew will join the vigil in front of the Fort Lauderdale
Women's Clinic, located at 2001 West Oakland Park
Boulevard, Oakland Park, Florida at a later date. Details
will be forthcoming in future bulletins.
For more information, please contact John Aman, Leader
of the 40 Days for Life Campaign in Fort Lauderdale at
954-540-8560, or sign up at:
to join the current vigil.
Respect Life (954) 977-7769
Project Rachel 1-888-456-4673
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you
(Jeremiah 1:5)
Living Stewardship Now
Fast from fear, feast on faith.
Fast from despair, feed on hope.
Fast from depressing news, feed on prayer.
Fast from discontent, feast on gratitude.
Fast from anger and worry, feed on patience.
Fast from negative thinking, feast on positive thinking.
Fast from bitterness, feed on love and forgiveness.
Fast from words that wound, feast on words that heal.
Fast from gravity, feast on joy and humor.
La Corresponsabilidad Vivida Ahora
Haz ayuno del temor y aliméntate con la fe.
Haz ayuno de la desesperación y aliméntate con la esperanza.
Haz ayuno de las noticias depresivas y aliméntate con la oración.
Haz ayuno del descontento y aliméntate con la gratitud.
Haz ayuno del enojo y la preocupación, y aliméntate con la paciencia.
Haz ayuno de pensar negativamente y aliméntate con pensamientos positivos.
Haz ayuno de la amargura y aliméntate con el amor y el perdón.
Haz ayuno de palabras que hieren y aliméntate con palabras que sanan.
Haz ayuno de la seriedad, y aliméntate con la alegría y el buen humor.
Around the Diocese
Catholic Legal Services - Archdiocese of Miami, Inc.,
Catholic Legal Services - Archdiocese of Miami, Inc., con
Catholic Legal Services - Archdiocese of Miami,
los provedores y voluntarios de servicios legales, y The Inc., along with a coalition of legal service providers
New Americans Campaign se han juntado para proveer
and volunteers, have teamed up with The New
asistencia a cualquier residente legal que necesita
Americans Campaign to provide assistance to any
presentarse para adquirir la ciudadanía de U.S. citizen- legal residents that are looking to apply for U.S. citiship. Los residents legales permanents (LPRs) pueden
zenship. Eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs)
hacerse ciudadsnos americanos al completer las formas can become U.S. citizens by completing naturalizade naturalización el Sábado 7 de marzo de10 a.m.-2 p.m. tion applications on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m.
en Hialeah High School. Los servicios legales serán com- -2 p.m. at Hialeah High School. The legal services
pletados de gratis. Sin embargo, hay un pago de $680
will be completely free. However, there is a USCIS
que se tiene que hacer para migraciones (USCIS). US$680 application fee. USCIS may waive the $680
CIS podría no cobrarles los $680 fee a los aplicantes que
fee applicants receive food stamps, Medicaid or
reciben food stamps, Medicaid or SSI. Para registrarse,
SSI. To register, applicants must visit
los aplicantes deben visitar y and select “Applicant
seleccionar “Applicant Registration.”
St. Joseph’s Retirement Residence
A caring Assisted Living facility, sponsored by the
Archdiocese of Miami, offering beautifully
furnished apartments or suites with a 24/7 nurse on
duty and emergency pull cord systems. We provide
three delicious meals serve daily in our dining room,
weekly housekeeping and laundry, plus a full-time
Activities Director. We also offer assistance in
bathing, dressing, and monitoring medications. The
Residence has a beautiful chapel offering scheduled
and private worship for all faiths.
All this for a reasonable monthly rate.
Call for more information: 954-739-1483
Archdiocese of Miami Development Corporation
Planned Giving Bulletin Announcements
“How shall I make a return to the Lord for all he has
done for me?” Psalm 116:12
As we are examining our lives during lent, it is a good
time to also examine all we own. Do we need to clean
house? Do you own something you no longer need but
could help the Church? That something may be an old
life insurance policy. You can give your no longer
needed insurance policies to Saint Andrew Parish. If
the policy has a cash value, you may also get a tax
For more information, contact the rectory or call the
Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.
Archdiocese of Miami - Office of Lay Ministry and Adult Faith Formation
February 22, 2015 First Sunday of Lent
Gospel reading Mark 1:12-15 [To be read aloud]
The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts,
and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: ―This is the
time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Brief commentary:
Lent is the yearly liturgical season of repentance and penance, a call to conversion of heart, mind, and life. It is a recommitment to the
Gospel. It is a season that calls us to a forty-day journey through the desert of self-denial so that we can follow Jesus Christ more
completely and love our neighbor more sincerely. It is a renewal of our baptismal reality: of sharing in the suffering and death of Jesus
and thus have a share in his glorious resurrection. It is the final stage for the catechumens as they prepare for in-corpo-ration into the
Body of Christ, the Church, through the sacraments of initiation. Lent is a spiritual exercise that trains us to more decisively reject sin
and to love God with all our being. It is an invitation to believe more wholeheartedly in the Gospel. Today‘s reading from Genesis of
the Flood story finds liturgical expression with the blessing of the baptismal waters: ―The waters of the great flood you made a sign of
the waters of baptism, that make an end of sin and a new beginning of goodness.ǁ With the responsorial psalm we pray asking God to
guide and teach us loyalty toward his holy Covenant. The first letter of Peter reflects the Christian experience of death to the old self
and new life in Jesus Christ through the baptismal sharing in his death and resurrection. Lent is an invitation to be open to – and respond concretely to – God‘s Holy Spirit, God‘s life-giving grace, that reaches deep in us through the crucified and risen Lord. It is this
Spirit who ―drove Jesus out into the desertǁ of this world, with the trials of life he faced and many difficulties he experienced throughout his mission. Like Jesus, we too journey through the beautiful – but often-time difficult and dangerous – desert of life ―among the
wild beastsǁ of temptations, opposition to goodness within ourselves and around us, tests and difficulties. But like Jesus, we too are
ministered by the ―angels,ǁ by people who come to our help and encouragement to be holy and just, and by God‘s Holy Spirit, by
God‘s strengthening grace. Christians of faith are those who constantly rely on God‘s Spirit and grace, not on their own strength and
understanding alone. Today‘s gospel reading from Mark recalls the beginnings of Jesus‘ ministry, characterized by a call toward selfdenial, total commitment to the cause of God‘s kingdom, and a call to repentance and faith. It is a clarion call: ―This is the time of
fulfillmentǁ – now is the time of salvation. It is a graced invitation and opportunity, it is good news, it is the Gospel: ―the kingdom of
God is at hand.ǁ This Lent, with Holy Week and the Easter Season it leads us to, will be a renewal of our faith and life in Jesus Christ,
of our identity as Christians, of our mission as the Catholic Church to the world. The desert will bloom with the water of new life and
produce abundant fruit for the divine kingdom, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Today’s reading offers significant messages:
• The liturgical season of Lent calls us to more consciously and more totally share in the dying and rising of Christ, and all that it
• Lent is characterized by self-denial, a more engaged service to our neighbor, and a recommitment to the Gospel of the Kingdom
of God.
• As the Spirit led Jesus throughout his life, so also our lives as Christians do not depend solely on our strength: to be Christian is to
be led and strengthened by the Spirit who anointed and filled Jesus Christ.
For our shared or personal reflection:
After a brief pause for silent reflection share your answers, ideas or feelings.
• How will I say ‗no‘ to sin this Lent and say ‗yes‘ to God?
• What are the temptations and oppositions to a greater love of God and neighbor that I face? How can I depend more on the
Holy Spirit to help me overcome these?
• What does it mean to share in the suffering and death of Jesus, and in his resurrection? How is baptism a sacramental experience
of this? How do I – how can I – live this baptismal reality daily?
Suggested readings: Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs 535-42
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Arquidiócesis de Miami - Oficina de Ministerios Laicos y Formación de Adultos en la Fe
22 de Febrero de 2015 Primer Domingo de Cuaresma (Ciclo B)
Lectura del santo Evangelio según San Marcos 1:12-15
En aquel tiempo, el Espíritu llevo a Jesús al desierto. Se quedó en el desierto cuarenta días, dejándose tentar por Satanás; vivía entre las
fieras, y los ángeles le servían. Cuando arrestaron a Juan, Jesús se marchó a Galilea a proclamar el Evangelio de Dios. Decía: “Se ha
cumplido el plazo, está cerca el reino de Dios: Arrepentíos y creed en el Evangelio.”
Comentario breve:
La Cuaresma es el tiempo litúrgico anual de arrepentimiento y penitencia, un llamado a la conversión de corazón, mente, y vida. Es el
compromiso renovado al evangelio. Es el tiempo que nos llama a una jornada de cuarenta días a través del desierto de la abnegación
para así poder seguir a Jesucristo mas completamente y amar a nuestro prójimo mas sinceramente. Es una renovación de nuestra realidad como bautizados: de participar en la pasión y muerte de Jesús y así compartir en su gloriosa resurrección. Es la fase final de los
catecúmenos mientras que se preparan a ser in-corpo-rados al Cuerpo de Cristo, la Iglesia, a través de los sacramentos de iniciación. La
Cuaresma es un ejercicio espiritual que nos entrena a rechazar al pecado mas decisivamente y a amor a Dios con todo nuestro ser. Es
una invitación para creer mas totalmente en el Evangelio. La lectura del Diluvio tomada del Génesis encuentra expresión litúrgica en la
bendición de las aguas bautismales: “Las aguas del gran diluvio hiciste señal de las aguas del bautismo, que pusieron fin al pecado y
inauguro un nuevo comienzo de bien.” Con el salmo responsorial le pedimos a Dios que nos guie y nos eduque a ser leales a su santa
Alianza. La primera carta de Pedro reflexiona sobre la experiencia cristiana de muerte al „hombre viejo‟ y nueva vida en Jesucristo a
través de la participación bautismal en su muerte y resurrección. La Cuaresma es una invitación a abrirnos a – y responder concretamente a – el Espíritu Santo de Dios, a la gracia vivificadora de Dios, que nos llega profundamente a través de Señor crucificado y resucitado. Es este Espíritu que “llevo a Jesús hacia el desierto” de este mundo, con las pruebas que conlleva y con las muchas dificultados que experimento a lo largo de su misión. Pero como Jesús, también nosotros „servidos por los ángeles‟, por personas que vienen
a nuestra ayuda y nos animan a ser santos y justos, y por el Espíritu Santo de Dios, por su gracia que nos fortalece. Los cristianos con
fe son los que constantemente dependen del Espíritu y gracia divina, no en sus fuerzas y conocimiento solamente. El evangelio de hoy
tomado de Marcos recuerda los principios del ministerio de Jesús, caracterizado por un llamado a la abnegación, compromiso total a la
causa del reinado de Dios, y al arrepentimiento y fe. Es un anuncio: “¡Se ha cumplido el plazo!” – ahora es el tiempo de salvación. Es
una invitación y oportunidad de gracia, es buena nueva, es el evangelio: “¡El reinado de Dios esta cerca!” Esta Cuaresma, con la Semana Santa y tiempo de Pascua de Resurrección, para la cual nos prepara, renovara nuestra fe y vida en Jesucristo, renovara nuestra
identidad como cristianos, y nuestra misión como la Iglesia Católica al mundo. El desierto florecerá con el agua de vida nueva y producirá abundante fruto para el reino divino, por el poder del Espíritu Santo.
La lectura de hoy nos presenta tres ideas importantes:
• El tiempo litúrgico de Cuaresma nos llama a mas conscientemente y mas totalmente compartir en la muerte y resurrección de
Cristo, con todo lo que esto significa.
• La Cuaresma es caracterizado por la abnegación, un servicio mas total a nuestro prójimo, y un compromiso al Evangelio de Reino
de Dios.
• Así como el Espíritu guío a Jesús a lo largo de su vida, también nosotros los cristianos no dependemos solamente en nuestra
propia fuerza: ser cristiano significa ser guiado y fortalecido por el Espíritu que ungió y lleno a Jesucristo.
Para la reflexión personal o comunitaria:
Después de una pausa breve para reflexionar en silencio, comparta con otros sus ideas o sentimientos.
• ¿Cómo le diré „no‟ al pecado esta Cuaresma y como diré „si‟ a Dios?
• ¿Cuáles son las tentaciones y oposiciones a un mayor amor a Dios y al prójimo que confronto? ¿Cómo puedo depender mas en el
Espíritu Santo para ayudarme a supéralas?
• ¿Qué significa compartir el sufrimiento y muerte de Jesús, y compartir su resurrección? ¿Cómo es el bautismo una experiencia
sacramental de esto? ¿Cómo yo – como puedo yo – vivir esta realidad bautismal diariamente?
Lecturas recomendadas: Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, párrafos 535-42
Oración por las Vocaciones
Señor, déjame saber claramente el trabajo al cual Tú me llamas en la vida, y concédeme
la gracia que necesito para responder a tu llamada con valentía, amor y
dedicación a tu voluntad.
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Justice Corner
February 22, 2015
Lenten Traditions
Today’s readings show us the lengths to which
God will go to save us. He established a Covenant with
Noah, sent Jesus to pay for our sins, and protects us
from being overcome by temptations. He has a tradition of coming to our aid!
Lent is a time to reflect on the temptations we
face and develop strategies for overcoming them. We
are more likely to succeed if our actions have a social
dimension. One temptation we all face is “busyness”.
Too often our lives become so hectic that we have no
time to think of others.
Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program
teaches prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. This Lent,
consider adopting a new tradition. Visit to find meatless recipes from
countries around the world. Then prepare these recipes
as a family and take a virtual tour of life in that country. Place the money you save by eating a meatless dinner in the rice bowl. By the end of Lent you’ll be able
to make a special donation to help people around the
Congratulations to the Newly Baptized
Feb. 14th & 15th
Carlos Alberto Jerez Sandoval
Mia Carolina Suriel
Christian Angelo Torres
Tuesday thru Friday 8:30am - 11:00am
Pantry Items
Canned Beans (Red, Black)/Boxed Mashed Potatoes
Canned Meats (Chicken, Turkey, Tuna, Ham)
Parmalat Milk /Rice
Please check expiration dates
We Cannot distribute expired food
Your Kind Help is Appreciated!!!
St. Vincent de Paul Poor Boxes
Our “Poor Boxes” are located at the church exits. We
need your monetary donations, the St. Vincent
de Paul Society uses 100% of your donations to help
the needy. Please help us, to help them.
Thank you for your monetary donations!!!
The Sick
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Thanks to all parishioners who picked up or purchased their Albums! If you DID NOT,
you can pick up or purchase yours at the parish office WEEKENDS ONLY.
Office hours are: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am - 3pm
¡Gracias a todos los parroquianos que recogieron o compraron sus Álbumes! Si Ud. no lo ha
hecho, lo puede recoger o comprar en la oficina parroquial SOLAMENTE los
FINES de SEMANA. El horario es: sábado 9am–5pm y domingo 9am - 3pm
Sunday by Sunday
Domingo a Domingo
Lent is the time of year that we devote to scrutinizing our
lives in the light of our baptism into the death and resurrection of
Jesus. Today’s readings are a nice shorthand catechism of what
our baptized lives mean. As Noah passed through the waters of
the flood to a covenant with God, so did we enter into a covenant, a promised relationship with God through our baptism. The
psalm reminds us that if we truly keep the covenant, the way of
life God expects us to follow will not be a burden, but a source of
love and truth. Peter’s letter gives one explanation of what our
baptism means: it is an appeal that we make to God for a clear
conscience. How do we obtain this clear conscience? The words
that Jesus proclaims immediately following his temptation show
us the way: “Repent and believe in the gospel.” It might be a
good spiritual exercise to keep these readings before us
throughout the entire season of Lent, a means to help us return
to a life lived in our baptismal promises.
Cuaresma es la época del año que dedicamos a escudriñar
nuestras vidas a la luz de nuestro Bautismo en la muerte y resurrección de Jesús. Las lecturas de hoy son como un catecismo
abreviado de lo que nuestras vidas de bautizados significan. Tal
como Noé pasó por las aguas del diluvio a una alianza con
Dios, así también nosotros entramos en una alianza, una relación con Dios prometida por nuestro Bautismo. El salmo nos
recuerda que si realmente vivimos la alianza, el modo de vida
que Dios quiere que vivamos no va a ser una carga, sino una
fuente de amor y verdad. La carta de Pedro ofrece una explicación de lo que significa nuestro bautismo: es una plegaria a Dios
pidiendo una buena conciencia. ¿Cómo obtenemos esta buena
conciencia? Las palabras que Jesús proclama justo después de
su tentación nos señala el camino: “Arrepiéntanse y crean en el
Evangelio”. Podría ser un buen ejercicio espiritual mantener
estas lecturas a nuestro alcance durante todo el tiempo de Cuaresma, un medio para ayudarnos a volver a una vida vivida
según nuestras promesas bautismales.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46
Is 55:10-11; Ps 34:4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15
Jon 3:1-10; Ps 51:3-4, 12-13, 18-19; Lk 11:29-32
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8;
Mt 7:7-12
Ez 18:21-28; Ps 130:1-8; Mt 5:20-26
Dt 26:16-19; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48
Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Ps 116:10, 5-19;
Rom 8:31b-34; Mk 9:2-10
First Sunday of Lent; Rite of Election; Rite of
Calling the Candidates to Continuing Conversion;
Rite of Sending; Washington’s Birthday
St. Polycarp; Julian Calendar Lent begins
Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying
for forgiveness, or else forgiving another.
— Jean P. F. Richter
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Lv 19:1-2, 11-18; Sal 19 (18):8-10, 15; Mt 25:31-46
Is 55:10-11; Sal 34 (33):4-7, 16-19; Mt 6:7-15
Miércoles: Jon 3:1-10; Sal 51 (50):3-4, 12-13, 18-19;
Lc 11:29-32
Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Sal 138 (137):1-3, 7c-8;
Mt 7:7-12
Viernes: Ez 18:21-28; Sal 130 (129):1-8; Mt 5:20-26
Dt 26:16-19; Sal 119 (118):1-2, 4-5, 7-8; Mt 5:43-48
Domingo: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18; Sal 116 (115):
10, 15-19; Rom 8:31b-34; Mc 9:2-10
Domingo: Primer Domingo de Cuaresma; Rito de Elección;
Rito de Envío; Rito de Llamado a la conversión
continua; Nacimiento de George Washington
San Policarpo; Inicio de la Cuaresma en el
calendario juliano
La humanidad nunca es tan hermosa como cuando
reza implorando perdón o cuando perdona a otro.
— Jean P. F. Richter
Why use Envelopes?
The regular use of Sunday envelopes is so important!!!
Whenever we do not have a record of contributions or when
contributions have ceases, we have no way of knowing whether
someone is still joining our community of worship or not. Unless
we know someone is a practicing Catholic, delays and hard
feelings can result when people want to be married, when they
want their child baptized, or when they want to be a godparent or
a sponsor. We go through this with people every day. It is the
Church, not just this parish, which insists that signs of good faith
commitment be present on these occasions. It is simple to
establish and maintain a record of attendance at Mass and
parish support—simply by using the envelopes that parish
provides. This is also necessary in order to enroll your child in
our religious education or sacramental preparation programs,
and to obtain a favorable tuition rate at a Catholic school. You
must be able to demonstrate that you are a practicing Catholic—
that you are participating at Mass and contributing to the support
of the Church. Filling out a registration form alone does not
FAITH DIRECT. It also enables us to thank you and provide you
with a record of your contributions for tax purposes.
¿Por qué hay que usar los Sobres?
¡El uso regular de los sobres dominicales es muy importante!
Cuando no tenemos un registro de contribución o cuando las
contribuciones paran, no tenemos manera de saber si usted está
aún asistiendo a la parroquia o no. A menos que nosotros sepamos que la persona es católica practicante, esto atrasa y ocasiona resentimientos cuando las personas quieren casarse, bautizar
a un niño/a, o quieren ser padrinos. Nosotros tenemos estás
situaciones todos los días. Es la Iglesia, no sólo esta parroquia,
la cual insiste en que señales de compromiso de FE sean presentes en estás ocasiones. Es sencillo establecer y mantener un
registro de asistencia a Misa y de apoyo a la Parroquia, simplemente usando los sobres que la Parroquia les da. Esto es necesario también, para inscribir a su hijo en los programas de educación religiosa o en los programas de preparación para algún
sacramento, y para obtener un mejor precio en la matrícula de su
hijo en una Escuela Católica. Usted debe demostrar que es
Católico practicante, que usted participa de las Misas y contribuye apoyando a la Iglesia. Llenar un registro no es suficiente. HAY
DIRECT. Esto también nos permite agradecerles y proveerles un
registro de sus contribuciones para sus impuestos.
Thank you for your Prayer,
Service and Generous Giving!!!
Weekly Collection report for weekend of:
Saturday 5:30 PM
Saturday 7 PM
Sunday 7 AM
Sunday 8 AM
Sunday 9:30 AM
Sunday 11:30AM
Sunday 1:30 PM
Sunday 5:30 PM
People Count
Special accounts and collections
Collection Description
Office envelopes
Children’s envelopes
Capital Campaign
School Financial Aid
Youth 4 Christ
Latin America
Ash Wednesday
R.E. Children
Total special collections:
Total of all collections: $ 25,619.00
Please notify the Parish Office of any changes in your address or
phone number. Thank you!
First Sunday of Lent
Primer Domingo de Cuaresma
Fasting may be a priority in your Lenten springcleaning regimen. Almost every religious tradition
recognizes that fasting is a key to heightened spiritual
awareness. You know this from your own experience.
When you are engaged in a hobby, painting a room,
keeping vigil near a delivery room, or standing watch
at a sickbed, you may simply forget to eat. What you
are doing so fills you that the intensity of the action is
itself nourishing. In fasting from food, or drink, or habitual behaviors, you make room for what is truly important.
Even though Lenten Sundays stand apart from the
Lenten fast, you will notice traces of fasting in our
liturgy. We fast from singing the Gloria and Alleluia,
we fast from flowers bedecking the altar, and there
may be a noticeable drop in the number of infant baptisms as parents elect to wait until Easter. This hints
that fasting is a prelude to feasting, and the vigor of
our Easter alleluias is rich fare after a long silence. In
the same way, even a small fast—no cream in the coffee, no pepper in the soup, no radio in the car—can not
only point to deeper hungers, but help us rejoice more
fully in the feast when we break our fast together.
— Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Según un dicho árabe, si quieres conocer bien a una
persona, debes convivir durante cuarenta días con ella.
Cuarenta no puede tomarse al pie de la letra, ya que en
las culturas semitas de siglos pasados cuarenta significaba “un largo periodo de tiempo”. Los judíos, cristianos y musulmanes provenimos de esas culturas antiguas y es por eso que para nosotros el número cuarenta es muy importante. Algunos ejemplos bíblicos: El
diluvió duró cuarenta días. Moisés habló con Dios
durante cuarenta días en el Sinaí. El pueblo de Israel
pasó cuarenta años en el desierto purificándose de sus
pecados. Jesús ayunó cuarenta días en el desierto antes
de iniciar su ministerio público. El profeta Mahoma
tenía cuarenta años cuando Dios lo llamó; asimismo,
según el Islam, Dios creó a Adán en cuarenta días, y la
persona que desea sabiduría necesita ayunar cuarenta
No se sabe de dónde viene esta conexión del número cuarenta con la religión. Algunos astrónomos piensan que es debido al planeta Venus. Venus (estrella
matutina) viaja por el cielo regresando a su lugar de
origen cada cuarenta años menos cuarenta días.
— Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co