Christ is Risen, Alleluia

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Bulletins & Notices

cross_4509cMay 1, 2016 – Sixth Sunday of Easter
April 24, 2016 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 17, 2016Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 10, 2016 – Third Sunday of Easter

Mass Intentions, April 30 – May 6, 2016

Saturday 4:30 pm   ✝ Katie Artery, ✝ Barbara Burdick
Sunday 9:00 am   ✝ Lena Loiacono, ✝ Matthias & Elizabeth Ring
Sunday 11:15 am   ✝ Jay Werner, ✝ Frank DiPaola Sr.
Sunday 6:00 pm   Yiulidia Perez, ✝ Esperanza Morales
Wednesday 7:00 am   Communion Service
Thursday 7:00 am   Communion Service
Friday 7:00 am Intentions of the Schmidthues Family, ✝ Max Tybroski Jr.

Events

Monday, May 2, 6:00 pm  OLMC Study Group, speaker Pamela Tarantino [*]
Sunday, May 8, 9:00 am  First Reconciliation for First Communion students [*]
Sunday, May 15, 1:00 pm   First Communion Mass [*]
Monday, June 6, 6:00 pm  OLMC Study Group, speaker Pat Gray [*]

Please see the bulletins [*] for important details.

Altar Servers and Acolytes

Recently we just trained all children in our second year of First Communion as altar servers. It is our hope that many of them will become altar servers but we need the parents’ collaboration. At some Masses, especially at 4:30 Saturday and 9 am Sunday we don’t have enough children as altar servers at all Masses.

In an effort to improve our liturgies, we are renewing our invitation to all adults in the parish. There will be adult acolytes as well; this ministry of service will include the sacristan role of preparing for Mass, serving at the altar and preparing the altar for the Eucharist and Communion. Let the parish office know if you want to help as an acolyte. Training will be offered at the date/time of your choosing.

Ascension of our Lord

In the US, this feast (celebrated throughout the world this coming Thursday, May 5) was perpetually transferred to the following Sunday. Most of the Provinces, including the Los Angeles Province in which our diocese belongs, transferred this solemnity to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, which this year is next Sunday, May 8.

Mission San Antonio Retreat Offering: “Resting Deep in the Faith”

Jesus said, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31. Our culture speeds along full of confusion and noise, which numbs us and leaves us spiritually famished. So get off the “hamster wheel,” settle down, and focus on the important things in life! Join Fr. Jeffrey “Skip” Thompson, MSA, for a 5 day, 4 night retreat in the cloister of the old Mission San Antonio in Jolon, CA May 19-23, 2016. For information on the program, costs, and deadline for registration email: fatherskip@gmail.com.

From our Pope Francis: Amoris Laetitia – The Joy of Love

As you are well aware, our Pope presented to the world the much anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation, The Joy of Love. Pope Francis reaches out to married couples, parents, and children in a spirit of accompaniment, asking everyone to read slowly, paying special attention to what applies most to our different needs. The Joy of Love is truly remarkable for its practical and concrete suggestions. It also challenges us to be understanding in the face of complex and painful situations. The Joy of Love is also an invitation to humanity to love God more deeply and reflect that love in our family, community, world. No obstacle is too big for Christ to overcome. We are all missionaries of love and joy on this planet. You can download the entire document from the official website of the Holy See.