July 5, 2015 - Sacred Heart Church

-CELEBRATING 125 YEARS565 W. Kettering St., Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (661) 942-7122
Fr. Juan Cano’s
First Mass at Sacred Heart Church
Fr. Juan, a former pastoral intern at our parish, returned to Sacred Heart Church on Sunday, June 28th to
say his first Mass for us. Let us give thanks to God for the gift of his vocation. See page 5.
Saturday: 5:30pm
Sunday: 6:45am, 8:00am, *9:30am
11:00am, 5:30pm *Signed for hearing impaired
English: 9:30am
Domingo: 12:45pm & 2:30pm
Weekdays: 6:30am & 5:00p (20 minutes
before Mass)
Saturday: 4:00pm-5:00pm & 8:00pm
Mon.-Fri.: 7:00am & 5:30pm
WEDDINGS: By appointment, 6-month
advance notice. Call 942-7122.
PASTOR: Fr. Tom Baker
Osuagwu, Fr. Raymont Medina
English: 3rd Saturday of each month.
Call 948-3011.
Spanish: El primer Sabado de cada mes.
Llame 942-7853.
Pastors Corner
July 5, 2015
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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Was Jesus an Only Child?
The New Testament does speak of “brothers and sisters” of Jesus.
Today’s Gospel reading from Mark relates that when Jesus preached
near his hometown of Nazareth, the people took offense at him saying:
“Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given
him? Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James
and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not his sisters here with us?”
The use of the word brother or sister was common at the time of
Jesus when referring not only to siblings but also to cousins. Also, in the
New Testament the word “brother” is used for followers of Jesus and believers are called brothers more
than a hundred times.
The New Testament never speaks of other children of Mary and Joseph so it is impossible to
prove from the Bible that Jesus actually had blood brothers and sisters. If there were such siblings it is
difficult to explain why Jesus, as he hung on the cross, gave Mary his mother to the care of the disciple
John rather than to a blood brother or sister.
It has always been the Church teaching that Jesus was an only child and that Mary remained a
virgin the rest of her life. Mary and Joseph were entrusted with a divine gift, a son whose conception
and birth was so miraculous their lives sought only to protect and nurture that divine gift. We are entrusted with this gift as we receive the Eucharist. May we protect and nurture the presence of Jesus
within us. Blessings.
Fr. Tom
¿Jesús Fue Hijo Único?
El Nuevo Testamento si habla de “hermanos y hermanas” de Jesús. El Evangelio de hoy relata
que cuando Jesús predicaba cerca de Nazareth la gente tomaba como una ofensa lo que Él predicaba y
se preguntaban: “¿De donde le viene todo esto? ¿Qué clase de sabiduría ha recibido? Decían, “no es
ese el carpintero, el hijo de María”; un hermano de Santiago, de Joset, de Judas y Simón. ¿Y sus hermanas no están aquí entre nosotros?”
La palabra “hermano” en tiempos de Jesús era muy común y no era usada solamente para hermanos/as sino también e refería a los primos, etc. Por otro lado, el Nuevo Testamento usa la palabra
“hermanos” mas de cien veces para identificar a los creyentes y seguidores de Jesús .
Esta claro que, el Nuevo Testamento no habla de hijos de María y José, así que es imposible
demostrar que la Biblia hable de hermanos y hermanas biológicos de Jesús. Por lo tanto, si hubieran
existido tales hermanos de Jesús, es difícil explicar porque Jesús, clavado en la cruz, dio el cuidado de
María Su madre a su discípulo amado: Juan, en lugar de encargarla a un hermano
o hermana de sangre.
La enseñanza de la Iglesia siempre ha sido que: “Jesús es hijo único de
María y ella permaneció virgen el resto de su vida.” María y José fueron bendeciImmaculate Heart
dos con el regalo divino del nacimiento de Jesús por obra del Espíritu Santo, y su
responsabilidad fue proteger y alimentar este Don divino. A nosotros también se
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nos ha encomendado este regalo que recibimos en la Eucaristía. Hermanos y hermanas: que sepamos proteger y nutrirnos de la presencia de Jesús en nuestras vidas. Bendiciones.
P. Tom
The Happenings
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This week I would like to give you
an update on our 2nd pledge drive and
the construction committee that has
been formed.
In regards to the funds for building
the new church, this past fiscal year,
ending in June 2015, pledge payments
and donations combined totaled far
more than the levels of the previous 3
fiscal years. While this is very good
news and indicates positive momentum,
we are still not at the point of achieving
our monthly goal of $81K.
Currently, the cash already collected and on going open pledges has us at
52% of the $7.4 M that we need.
Now, in regards to our construction
committee progress, we have already
had three meetings with the architect, Jim Van Compernolle.
The team members represent all aspects of our ministries and then some. The idea is to have a diversified group from clergy to everyday type parishioners that frequent our parish. Additionally, a majority of
the team members also have a sub-committee helping them in formulating answers to questions from the
architect and presenting suggestions for various aspects of the proposed church.
While we did not meet our goal of meeting with the A.D.L.A. Building Commission in late June to
present our proposed conceptual drawings, we are very close to releasing some pictures in the bulletin. I
would think that we should be able to do this in September or October. From what we have see so far, we
are very confident that you will be pleasantly surprised and pleased with what is being proposed.
Please remember that the most important point is that while we may have the most beautiful design
and the greatest building plan, it will mean nothing if we do not have the funds to start building. If you
have not already pledged please do so and if you had already completed a previous pledge, please consider
on pledging again. God bless!
Welcome to all those who are
visiting us from out of
town. We pray you have an
enjoyable and restful time
away and that God will lead
you safely on your travels.
Welcome Fr. Ray Medina
We welcome Fr. Raymont Medina to his first assignment as a
priest of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. We are very blessed
to have this newly ordained priest serving here at Sacred
Heart. Please welcome him and include him in your prayers.
An Invitation from Jeff Baker
Our former pastoral intern, Jeff Baker, will be ordained a deacon this August 15th at 9:00 am. The ordination will be in the
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. All are welcome to attend, no ticket required. Please carpool as parking is limited.
Ministry News
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Office of Religious
New Registration: Monday thru
Thursday 8:00 to 11:00 & 1:00 to 4:00
PM, Come with your child or children for the family interview. Please
bring the following: Birth and Baptismal Certificates and $50.00 Cash deposit. We accept credit card payment.
Parents who signed up to bring items
for the BBQ: Please drop off your
items at the Office of Religious Education between the hours of 1pm to 4pm.
For any questions, please contact our
office: 948-3011.
Nuevos Registros: Lunes a Jueves 811am &1-4pm. Venga junto con su hijo
(s) para la entrevista familiar. Favor de
traer el certificado de nacimiento y bautiso y $50.00 para el deposito. Aceptamos pago con tarjeta de credito.
Los Padres que se han apuntado para traer cosas para el BBQ: Favor de
dejarlos en la Oficina de Educacion
Religiosa entre 1-4pm.
Our Lady of Fatima Public Square Rosary Rally
Boeing Plaza (corner of Lancaster Bl. / Sierra Hwy)
Saturday, July 11th @ 12noon
Ministry News
Catholic Daughters Court 1629
& Junior Court Annual Breakfast
Sunday, July 19, 2015
After the 6:45, 8:00, 9:30 &11:00
in the Kennedy Center
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Pancakes, Fruit, Orange Juice & Coffee.
Adults: $8.00 at the door or $7.00 if
purchased in advance.
Kids 4-10 yrs.: $4.00 at the door
Infant to 3 yrs.: Free
Family: $40.00 (six or more)
Proceeds Benefit Catholic Education
Sacred Heart School & Paraclete High
Perpetual Adoration
ADORERS are needed for these hours:
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
4:00PM – 5:00 PM
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
12:00 AM – 1:00 AM
4:00 AM – 5:00 AM
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
If you can serve, please call Jessica at 9484604. Thank You.
Youth Meetings
Monday, July 6
Topic: Brave Hearts (Honoring our Country). 6:30 - 8:30 in the Kesterson Ctr.
Summer Movie Series:
Movies that Matter
Tuesdays from 2:00 - 5:00PM in the
Youth House
July 7: Simon Birch
July 14: Akeelah and the Bee
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Interested in becoming Catholic?
Sign Up for RCIA 2015-2016
The process by which adults come
into the Church is called R.C.I.A.,
which is an abbreviation for "The
Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults." This process is for:
The unbaptized. The primary focus
of the RCIA is on those who are
Confirming Disciples Registration is
not already Christian and have not
currently underway, call 945-8743.
been educated in the faith.
Baptized but uncatechized. Those
Bodas Comunitarias 2016
who have been baptized either as
Catholics or as members of another
Los sacramentos se han definido como:
“un signo sensible, instituido por Jesús,
Christian community but did not
por medio del cual se simboliza y se rereceive further catechetical forproduce la comunicación de la gracia”.
mation. It is common, as well, that
En nuestra Iglesia con frecuencia nos enthey have not celebrated confirmacontramos con parejas que viven juntos y tion nor Eucharist.
desean de todo corazón recibir otro sacraThose seeking full Catholic Commento. La Eucaristía. Pero, como viven
munion. These are baptized, pracen “amasiato”, no lo pueden recibir. Sin
ticing Christians from other deembargo hay esperanza, pues nuestra panominations who seek entry into
rroquia está abierta para ayudar a estas
parejas a normalizar su situación. Una vez the Catholic Church.
al año celebra bodas comunitarias con el
Registration sheets for RCIA are
propósito de que estas parejas reciban el
now available in the vestibule of
sacramento del Matrimonio y por consithe Church or in the Parish Office.
guiente la Eucaristía. El año 2016 las boYou can fill them out and return
das comunitarias serán el 11 de Febrero.
Los requisitos son: 1. Tener la Fe de Bau- them to the Parish Office.
Bring small amount of money for snacks!
tismo. 2. Acta de Confirmación 3. Comprobante de 1a. Comunión y estar casados al Civil. Para registrarse favor de llamar al: 942-7853; 7122.
Classes Begin August 24th and
are on Monday nights from 7-9pm.
In the Spotlight
Fr. Juan Cano
Age: 32
Hometown: Chihuahua, Mexico
Parents, siblings: Jesus Manuel Cano and Celia Jasso; siblings Luz Gabriela, Jesus Manuel
Jr., Antonio and Angel Cano.
Home parish: St. Joseph, Hawthorne
First Mass as priest: May 31 at 12:30 p.m., St. Joseph
First parish assignment: Our Lady of Grace, Encino
How did your vocation come about?
When I was born, I had a tumor in my head which had no cure. … My parents and grandparents prayed to God for a miracle. … As I grew in the faith at the parish via my family’s involvement in the charismatic renewal, Bible study and religious education, I felt very drawn
to the Eucharist, both in and outside of Mass. In addition, I had daily contact with the parish
priests. … It was such things that I know fed my priestly vocation.
Our Parish Family
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RAFFLE TICKETS: Your 2 books of raffle tickets are in the mail! Each book contains 10 tickets each at $2.00 / ticket ($20.00 / booklet). Please return raffle ticket stubs, sold or un- sold, with your donation to
the Parish Office or put them in the weekend collection. Thank you very much. RAFFLE TICKETS will
also be available on the day of the Barbecue.
We need EVERYONE to help make this a successful event!
The proceeds go to all our youth programs of the parish!
We are looking for the following items to be donated:
♥ 12 oz. canned Pepsi/Coke products
♥ ½ liter (16.9 oz.) bottled water
♥ New and used glassware for the Dime Toss
♥ Desserts for the Dessert Booth.
♥ Decorated cakes for the Cake Walk.
♥ “WHITE ELEPHANT” Gently used non-broken items,
kitchen items and toys. NO clothes, shoes, or large furniture. Drop your items off the week of July 27th between
3:00PM and 6:00PM at the Kesterson Center. Questions Call Diane Tyndall at (661) 940-1882
♥ Gift certificates to Fast Food Restaurants, etc. (in any
The canned soda and water bottles must have expiration dates of August 1, 2015 or later.
Please drop off soda, water, and glassware the Parish Office, Monday through Saturday, beginning Monday, July 6th. Office hours are 10:00AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 5:00PM.
Desserts and Cakes (for Cake Walk) can be dropped off on Friday, July 31st after 5:00PM in the Kennedy
If you are donating for parent hours please attach a receipt and yellow coupon with your name on it.
Thank you for your generous donations.
Set up starts at 6:00PM Monday, July 27th through Friday, July 31st!
Help is needed for set up during the week of the BBQ and clean up!
Masses for the Week
July 4 - July 11, 2015
5:30PM Roger & Gloria Matigbay, Liv
6:45AM Leoncia Reario, RIP
8:00AM Tobias Switzer, RIP
9:30AM Primativa Collantes, Liv
11:00AM Maribel Bautista, Liv
12:45PM Antonia Guerrero-Camacho, RIP
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For those among us who are sick, that they
know Christ’s comforting presence, in our
community’s care for them and their families, especially for: Dcn John Charers,
Patricia Ellen Slater, Cheri Bertola, Tim
Grumbach, Martha Lara,Christopher
Okwudi, Margeline Lizama, Keith Purdy, Eric Heartsen,
Theresa Washington, Ceclia Sanders, Ralph & Leah
Grasso, Jose Miguel Pastrana, & Peter Hernandez.
2:30PM For All Parishioners
5:30PM David & Jerry Bobin, RIP
7:00AM All Catholic Priests, Liv/RIP
5:30PM Jessie Orosco, RIP
7:00AM Peace in the World
5:30PM Mary & Jim Krakowski, Liv
7:00AM Propera Tadle, RIP
5:30PM Mike McFarland, Liv
Thursday 7:00AM Stanley Wianecki, RIP
5:30PM Elizabeth Lester, RIP
7:00AM Richard Ebin, RIP
5:30PM Henry & Lydia Schmoltz, RIP
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 5, 2015
My grace is sufficient for you,
for power is made perfect in weakness.
— 2 Corinthians 12:9
Monday: Gn 28:10-22a; Ps 91:1-4, 14-15ab; Mt 9:1826
Tuesday: Gn 32:23-33; Ps 17:1b, 2-3, 6-7ab, 8b, 15;
Mt 9:32-38
Wednesday:Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a;
Ps 33:2-3, 10-11, 18-19; Mt 10:1-7
Thursday: Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5; Ps 105:1621;
Mt 10:7-15
Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28,
39-40; Mt 10:16-23
Saturday: Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a; Ps 105:1-4, 6-7;
Mt 10:24-33
Sunday: Am 7:12-15; Ps 85:9-14;
Eph 1:3-14 [1:3-10]; Mk 6:7-13
Gn 28:10-22a; Sal 91 (90):1-4, 14-15ab;
Mt 9:18-26
Martes: Gn 32:23-33; Sal 17:1b, 2-3, 6-7ab, 8b, 15;
Mt 9:32-38
Miércoles:Gn 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a;
Sal 33 (32):2-3, 10-11, 18-19; Mt 10:1-7
Jueves: Gn 44:18-21, 23b-29; 45:1-5; Sal 105:
16-21; Mt 10:7-15
Viernes: Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Sal 37 (36):3-4, 18-19,
27-28, 39-40; Mt 10:16-23
Sábado: Gn 49:29-32; 50:15-26a; Sal 105 (104):1-4,
6-7; Mt 10:24-33
Domingo: Am 7:12-15; Sal 85 (84):9-14;
Ef 1:3-14 [1:3-10]; Mc 6:7-13
Sunday: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Monday: St. Maria Goretti
Thursday: St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions
Saturday: St. Benedict
Domingo: Decimocuarto Domingo del Tiempo
Lunes: Santa María Goretti
Jueves: San Agustín Zhao Rong y compañeros
Sábado: San Benito
Parish Information
Parish Office
Phone: (661) 942-7122 / 942-4830
Fax: (661) 945-4255
Website: sacredheartlancaster.org
Facebook: Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, Lancaster-CA
Hours: Mon- Sat 10:00am-5:00pm
(closed 12 - 1pm)
Religious Education
Phone: (661) 948-3011
Website: sacredheartore.org
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00am-5:00pm
(closed 12 - 1pm). Closed Friday.
Sacred Heart School
Phone: (661) 948-3613
Principal: Mr. David Schatz
Website: shsav.org
Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30am3:30pm; Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Building Campaign
Phone: (661) 947-7122
Website: buildsacredheartchurch.org
Facebook: Build Sacred Heart Church
Safeguard the Children
Coordinator: Linda Gonzalez
Phone: (661) 949-8890
Youth Ministries
Phone: (661) 945-8743
Catholics in Action
Confirming Disciples
Hispanic Ministry
Encargado: Heriberto Cayetano
Phone: (661) 942-7853
Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 5:00pm
(closed 12 - 1pm)
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Deacon John Charters
Deacon Greg Halamicek
Deacon Fermin Herrera
Deacon Dale Reynolds
Deacon Ron Routolo
Deacon Jason Schalow
Perpetual Adoration
Sunday 7:00pm– Saturday 6:30am
Saturday 8:00pm– Sunday 6:00am
Parish Pastoral Council
Leo Alvarado
Ramon Escobar
Jessica Garcia
Jessica Harper
Deacon Ron Routolo
Johnnie Shade
Robin Theologidy
Tuesday : 6:00pm
Please speak with any of these
members about concerns you may
have at Sacred Heart Church.
Anointing of the sick/
Ministry to the sick
Please call the parish office to arrange for
anointing for someone who is seriously
ill or preparing for surgery. If ill, homebound or hospitalized we can visit upon
Music Ministry English
Kathryn Conrad:947-4023
Music Ministry Spanish
Maria Garcia: 3178-301
Liturgy of the Hours
Weekdays: 5:00pm
Gift Shop
Saturday: 4:00pm –7:00pm
Sunday:7:30am –7:30pm
Closed during Masses
Please call the parish office 942-7122
Ministries & Organizations
Good Shepherd Cemetery 722-0887
Catholic Daughters
Charismatic Prayer Groups
Cofradia Guadalupana
Detention Ministry
Eucharistic Ministers
Filipino Ministry
Hijas de Maria
Knights of Columbus
Legion of Mary
English House Blessings 946-5715
Spanish House Blessings942-7853
Marriage Encounter
Ministers of Hospitality
Natural Family Planning
Perpetual Adoration
Prayer Chain
Pescador de Hombres
Respect Life
Crisis Pregnancy
Pregnancy & Infant Loss 478-1881
Project Rachel
Rosary Guild
Scripture Study
Spanish Women’s Group 946-7524
Spanish Men’s Group 406-9709
St. Vincent De Paul
45058 Trevor Ave #B, Lancaster 93534
Squires of the Sacred Heart579-6102
Women of Grace
Vocations (Dcn. Greg) 305-0023