Weekly Bulletin - Prince of Peace Catholic Church

PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Readings for Week of Feb. 1, 2015 to Feb. 8, 2015
SUNDAY:
Dt 18:15–20; 1 Cor 7:32–35;
Mk 1:21–28
MONDAY:
Mal 3:1– 4; Heb 2:14–18; Lk 2:22–40
TUESDAY:
Heb 12:1–4; Mk 5:21–43
WEDNESDAY: Heb 12:4–7, 11–15; Mk 6:1–6
THURSDAY:
Heb 12:18–19, 21–24; Mk 6:7–13
FRIDAY:
Heb 13:1–8; Mk 6:14–29
SATURDAY:
Heb 13:15–17, 20–21; Mk 6:30–34
SUNDAY:
Jb 7:1–4, 6–7; 1 Cor 9:16–19, 22–23;
Mk 1:29–39
JANUARY 31, SATURDAY
5:00 p.m.
†Audrey Tezel – Arts & Crafts Group
FEBRUARY 1, SUNDAY
8:30 a.m.
People of the Parish
10:30 a.m.
†Robert Gonzales –Jesse & Maricela Tovar
12:30 p.m.
†Elizabeth Ann Boyer – Deacon Richard &
Bea Juarez
7:00 p.m.
In Thanksgiving – Wilson Nino
FEBRUARY 2, MONDAY
8:15 a.m.
†Betty Cleveland – Robert & Jade Rosales
FEBRUARY 3, TUESDAY
8:15 a.m.
†Josie Bowles – Saint Vincent de Paul
Society
FEBRUARY 4, WEDNESDAY
8:15 a.m.
For the Healing of Lisa Alaniz – Jacob
Alaniz & Family
FEBRUARY 5, THURSDAY
8:15 a.m.
Communion Service
FEBRUARY 6, FRIDAY
8:15 a.m.
†Martin Troncosco, Sr. – Escobedo Family
FEBRUARY 7, SATURDAY
5:00 p.m.
†Jesse Ramirez, III – Mireles Family
FEBRUARY 8, SUNDAY
8:30 a.m.
†Father Daniel Doyle – Conlan Family
10:30 a.m.
People of the Parish
12:30 p.m.
†Ernest Saldivar – Deacon Richard &
Bea Juarez
7:00 p.m.
†Oralia Ramirez – Rita Ward
February 1, 2015
FEBRUARY 1, SUNDAY
RE CLASSES
Baptisms
Church
FEBRUARY 2, MONDAY
Adoration/Blessed Sacrament
Spanish Bible
Arts & Crafts Group
Charismatic Prayer
Divine Mercy
Baptism Class
Chapel
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Rm 105
10:00 a.m.
House
1:00 p.m.
Port 1 & 2
6:45 p.m.
Rm 101-102
7:00 p.m.
Hall
7:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY 3, TUESDAY
Adoration/Blessed Sacrament
KDO
ACTS Bible Study
Boy Scouts
Rosary Guild
Rosary Prayer Grp
Youth Group
Theology of the Body
Guadalupanos Mtg
Chapel
Hall/Clsrms
Hall
Port 3 & 4
Rm 104
Wkrm
Port 1 & 2
Various
Rm 105
FEBRUARY 4, WEDNESDAY
Adoration/Blessed Sacrament
Pro Life Rosary Prayer Group
MDO
RCIA
Chapel
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Church
9 a.m. –10:00 a.m.
Hall/Clsrms 9 a.m. – 2:30 pm
Hall/Clsrms
7:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY 5, THURSDAY
Adoration/Blessed Sacrament
KDO
Cub Scouts
Women’s Sunday Scripture
Young Adult Ministry
KC 4th Degree Assembly
Choir (8:30 & 10:30)
Chapel
Hall/Clsrms
Various
Rm 105
Port 1
Hall
Church
FEBRUARY 6, FRIDAY
Adoration/Blessed Sacrament
Bible Study
Covenant of Love
Chapel
9 a.m. to 9 p.m
Hall
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Hall
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY 7, SATURDAY
Men’s Bible Study
Ladies Auxiliary Bunco
1st Saturday Devotion
RE CLASSES
YG Raffle Ticket Sale
Rm 101–102
7:30 a.m.
Hall
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Church
4:30 p.m.
Hall/Clsrms
4:30 p.m.
Outside
After 5 p.m. Mass
FEBRUARY 8, SUNDAY
RE CLASSES
YG Raffle Ticket Sale
Baptisms
2:00 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 am – 2:30 pm
6:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 am – 2:30 pm
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Outside After morning Masses
Church
2:00 p.m.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO
ARCHBISHOP’S APPEAL
2015
Archbishop Gustavo is grateful to you for
responding to last year’s Archbishop’s Appeal.
The theme for the 2015 Archbishop’s
Appeal is “Transforming the Future”.
We
transform the future by recognizing our unity as
God’s people across the Archdiocese, growing in
our faith guided by the Spirit and living as
disciples of the Lord. We are called to realize we
have a Mission of love. Passing on the faith to
future generations.
The Archbishop’s appeal has begun. Each
household should have received in the mail a letter
from the Archbishop asking for your gift/
commitment. The campaign goal is $4,500,000,
and our parish goal is $98,479.00.
Pledges may be mailed back in the
envelope that has been provided. Prepare by
prayer as you consider what you will commit to the
Archbishop’s Appeal. Do keep in mind that the
donations received will be used exclusively to
support the ministries, programs and services
outlined in the promotional materials. In pew
weekend is February 21-22.
Confirmation III Youth and Sponsor Retreat
The Confirmation III Youth and Sponsor retreat
is scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both the student
and the sponsor are required to attend. A light
breakfast and lunch will be served. We will
have a working lunch so no off-campus lunch break is
scheduled. There will be a $6.00 charge per person that
will be collected at the door.
Please note: Some activities will be conducted outdoors.
Please wear comfortable warm clothing.
PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
FAITH SHARING
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Recognizing Goodness
INVITATION TO PRAY
Pause for a few moments of silence and enter more deeply into
the presence of God.
Song: “Come to the Water,” John Foley, SJ, OCP
Proclaim the Gospel of Mark 1:21-28
Cure of a Demoniac
As you listen to the gospel be attentive to a word, a phrase, a
question, an image, or a feeling that emerges. Reflect on this
quietly or share it aloud. (The other readings for this Sunday
are Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 95 and 1 Corinthians 7:3235.)
INVITATION TO REFLECT
The people in this story were just
learning who Jesus was. So they were still
blind to the amazing truth of it. Others saw
more clearly, however. The unclean spirits
recognized him. His enemies recognized his
power and were threatened by it. The
centurion who saw him hanging on the cross
saw and proclaimed him truly to be the Son of God (Mark
15:39). But people closest to him, his disciples, seemed to take
the longest to realize who Jesus was.
Like the disciples, each of us has some partial
blindness to the truth. We carry with us a bias toward our own
insights, our own views, and our own opinions. Like the
disciples, this can make it difficult for us to recognize what is
real and true and good. What might we learn from this?
Perhaps we can learn to ask if it’s typical of us not to recognize
the goodness in those close to us but see it more easily in
others. Is it easier for us to believe that Jesus was present to
the people in the story we just read than to believe that Christ
is present to us in our daily life? Like the disciples, sometimes
we miss what is right before us. Perhaps we fail to see the
talents and goodness of the people with whom we rub
shoulders day-in and day-out or we stop seeing them after a
while. Maybe we are blind to the presence of Christ with us in
our homes, in our work, and as we move through our errands
and tasks each day.
In the gospel, we see how Jesus taught the people in
the synagogue on this day. First he taught by his words, then
Jesus taught by his actions. He spoke angrily to the evil one
and relieved the man with the unclean spirit. Words and
actions combined to make a powerful statement. Jesus is
giving us an example and a challenge. We too are to try to
match our lives, our actions, to what we say we believe.
INVITATION TO GROUP SHARING
1. To whom or what might I be blind? Are certain people or
viewpoints whose merit or goodness I cannot hear or see
because of my own views or opinions? (Often, it well
may be those I am very close to, for example, a family
member.)
February 1, 2015
2.
3.
4.
What is an example of someone who has taught me a
lesson because his or her actions match his or her words?
How does our community welcome the voice of those
whose viewpoints we might be slow to hear or accept?
Where are we showing, by what our community does, that
we believe the words we profess? Where are we not
doing this as well? How can we improve?
INVITATION TO ACT
Determine a specific action (individual or group) that flows
from your sharing. This should be your primary consideration.
When choosing an individual action, determine what you will
do and share it with the group. When choosing a group action,
determine who will take responsibility for different aspects of
the action. The following are secondary suggestions:
1.
2.
3.
Continue to name for yourself people and ideas to which
you show a partial blindness. Each day say a short prayer
to be open to the goodness and truth that may be there.
When you are with such a person, be conscious of your
desire to hear and see the truth and goodness you may be
missing.
Choose three people who have taught you by their words
and actions in the course of your life. Find an appropriate
way to thank them for this.
In one of your community organizations, speak about your
concern for times when actions seem to belie words. Do
this in a way that is not accusing people, but as something
you also own and are concerned about. Suggest ways to
close this gap between words and actions and ask others
for their thoughts and ideas on the topic. Or, as a group,
decide what you can do about this together.
INVITATION TO CLOSING PRAYER
Give thanks to God (aloud or silently) for insights, for desires
awakened, for directions clarified, for the gift of one another’s
openness and sensitivity. Conclude with the following:
Loving God, Jesus taught us so many lessons during his time
on this earth. As we come together to search out these lessons
we come with open hearts and minds. Open our hearts and
minds as we leave here also that we may see the goodness you
have put in the highways and byways of our life. Keep us
attentive to your words that our footsteps and actions may
follow the same path, the path that Jesus shows, the path we
claim to be walking. Guide our feet that they may stay on the
path of the gospel, the way that Jesus the teacher has shown us.
We ask this through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.
(Adapted from PRAYERTIME, Cycle B: Faith-Sharing Reflections
on the Sunday Gospels, Robert Heyer, editor. Copyright © 2001by
RENEW International.)
The New 2015 St. Joseph Sunday
Missal will be available in the parish
office. The cost is $4.00 each.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Walking Toward Eternity: Engaging the Struggles of
Your Heart
A Great Adventure Bible Study
In our busy lives we are faced with obstacles
that aggravate us, discourage us, and can even
hinder our relationship with Christ. Do you
struggle with anger, fear, loneliness or
hopelessness? Do you feel enslaved by shame,
envy or your appetites? Learn the practical ways to overcome
your struggles with the study Walking Toward Eternity:
Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart by Jeff and Emily
Cavins.
PRINCE OF PEACE LADIES AUXILIARY
CO-ED BUNCO AND BRUNCH
Date:
Time:
Place:
Tickets:
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Prince of Peace Parish Hall
$10.00
For further information please contact Diana Miereles
In this program, you will learn how to listen to your
struggles, engage them and overcome them in simple,
practical steps, and how to hear God’s loving voice in your
struggles. Learn how to improve your lifestyle and
relationships today!
Day/Time:
Date:
Cost:
Tuesday evenings 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
March 17, 2015 – May 19, 2015
$16.00 for the study materials (Couples
may share – please indicate on signup
sheet)
Space is limited. The deadline to sign up is FRIDAY,
FEBRUARY 27, 2015. Signup sheets are in the Parish
Office.
For more information, please contact Karen
McElwain
[email protected]
CYO TRACK REGISTRATIONS
will take place at Prince of Peace on
the following date:
Prince of Peace
Catholic Church
5K
Get Fit 4 Lent Walk / Run
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Come join the community for a morning of Fun and Fitness.
Register online
hps://runsignup.com/Race/TX/SanAntonio/
GetFit4LentWalkRun5K
Exhibit tables are available for $50 per table.
For any ques.ons or for reserva.ons please
contact us via e-mail at [email protected]
Sunday, February 1st
After All Morning Masses
Parish Hall
Birth certificates and proof of residence are required
at the time of registration. For further information,
please call (210) 849-3384 or email to
[email protected]
The Guadalupanos Society
Please make note of the following date in your
calendar. We invite you to join us:
Tuesday, Feb. 3:
PASTORAL CARE
“Is There Anyone Among You Who is Sick?”
(James 5:14)
If you know of anyone who is sick and/or
homebound and would like the Eucharist
brought to them, please call the parish
office at 681-8330.
Monthly Meeting
7 p.m.
Rm 105
Check for our announcements throughout the year.
Thank you for your continued support!
PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
February 1, 2015
Parish Book of Intercessions
Covenant of Love Date Night – Marriage
Enrichment Program
We would like to invite married and
engaged couples to an evening of
marriage enrichment and education in
the parish hall on Friday, February 6th
from 7 pm – 9 pm.
Doors open at
6:30 pm. This month’s Covenant of
Love Date Night program will be "TRUST". The
DATE NIGHT is a monthly gathering of married and
engaged couples. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other
couples, learn about God’s plan for marriage and
spend quality time with the one you love. Each month
is an independent event, so please join us even if you
haven’t been able to attend in the past. Dinner and
refreshments are provided, plus it’s free. Childcare is
available on a limited basis. We hope to see you
there. Please RSVP to Gil and Diana
Montemayor email [email protected]
We have a Parish Book of Intercessions located on
the Oblation Table at the entrance of the Church. You
may write in the names of those who are sick. This book
will be brought forward during the Presentation of the
Gifts to be placed by the Altar.
This week we especially pray for:
Edward Arispe
Dan Aguilar
Juanita Byrd
Bobby Delbridge
Felix Garcia
Alycia Hernandez
Marta Hernandez
Robert Macias, Sr.
Eugene Martinez
Diana Prescott
Delia Rose
Olga Aguilar
Rosalie Barber
Gia Crabtree
Camille Garcia
Leo Gonzalez
Celso Hernandez
Jose M. Jimenez
Robert Macias, Jr.
Liz Mock
Charles Porter
Bill Tyler
Names will remain in the bulletin for one month.
THE ARTS & CRAFTS GROUP meets
every Monday in the Rock House from
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Come and join us
for an afternoon of good companionship.
New members are always welcome. For
further information, contact Mamie
PRINCE OF PEACE ROSARY GUILD
meets every Tuesday to teach others how to
make rosaries for local ministries as well as
missions all over the world.
For more
information come by and visit with us on any Tuesday at 7:00
p.m. in room 101-102.
CHARISMATIC
PRAYER
GROUP
invites everyone to join us for prayer, praise
and powerful testimony to God’s greatness
and love. All meetings will begin at 6:45
p.m. on Mondays in the portable classrooms.
Bring your Bible and a grateful heart to these
exciting talks. Babysitting is available upon prior request.
For more information, please contact Gracie Fuentes
Sanctuary and Adoration Candles
Week of February 1 to February 7, 2015
People of the Parish
The Sanctuary and two Adoration Candles may be
sponsored for the deceased or for a special
intention which will be printed in the church
bulletin every week.
An offering of $10 is
requested for one week. Please come by the
parish office during working hours to make
arrangements.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
EARLY BIRD MEN’S PRAYER GROUP
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER?
Men of the parish and their friends are
welcome to join us for fellowship and Bible
Study early Saturday mornings at 6:00 a.m.
at Rita’s Restaurant, 6406 Bandera Rd. For
more information, please contact Adam Fasen
If you are attending and supporting Prince of
Peace Parish on a regular basis, we ask that
you please use the envelopes that are sent to
you each month. This makes it easier for us
to credit your contribution to your account.
If you are not receiving these
envelopes or other mailings, and have not filled out a
registration form within the last two months, then you are
not formally registered in our parish. The fact that you’ve
been "coming for years" is not the same as being
registered. In order to be a registered parish family, you
must fill out a Parish Registration Form. This form can
be picked up at the parish office during regular office hours,
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
MEN’S PRAYER GROUP
All men are invited for fellowship and Bible
Study on Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. in
rooms 101/102 at Prince of Peace. For
more information, please contact Tim
McCarth or Gilbert Montemayor
We wish to thank everyone for their cooperation.