“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”

— Mark 9:7

Bulletins & Notices

February 25, 2018Second Sunday of Lent
February 18, 2018First Sunday of Lent
February 11, 2018Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time
February 4, 2018Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Special Events and Dates

Friday, March 2Lenten dinner at 6 PM. Rice with Cilantro and Mango Sauce,
Fresh Salmon, Spinach Salad and Sesame Rolls. Donation of $15/plate.
Sunday, March 25Palm Sunday
Friday, March 30Good Friday
Sunday, April 1Easter Sunday - The Resurrection of the Lord

Mass Intentions February 24 – March 2

Saturday 4:30 pm✝ Rene Velez
Sunday 9:00 am✝ Victims of the shooting in Florida
Sunday 11:15 am✝ Louis Brizzolara
Sunday 5:00 pmNiños y jóvenes de la comunidad
Wednesday 7:00 amSick and homebound of the parish
Thursday 7:00 amFamilies of the parish
Friday 7:00 amChildren and youth of the parish

Lent

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has shared his Lenten Message on the Vatican web site.

For the Message in English, click here.
Para su Mensaje en español, haga clic aquí.

Way of the Cross: We hope you join will us for prayer each Friday of Lent beginning at 5:00 pm, as we share in this very meaningful tradition.

Eucharistic Adoration: On Wednesdays during Lent, beginning Wednesday, February 21, we will have the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for prayerful adoration. A schedule to sign up for an hour of prayerful meditation with our Lord is available on a clipboard at the entrance of the church. You are also welcome to stop by for prayer anytime after our 7 am Mass until the 5:30 pm final blessing.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: This is available during the Adoration from 4:00 to 5:00 pm Wednesdays.

Letter to Local, State and National Lawmakers

Last Tuesday evening 15 parishioners responded to the invitation extended at the conclusion of our Masses last weekend to meet for prayer and dialogue about gun violence in our nation. The dialogue was fruitful and led to the writing of a letter (click here to view). You are invited to prayerfully consider the possibility of signing the letter next weekend. Parishioners who participated in the preparation of the letter will be in front of the church following our Masses. The letter will then be sent to local, state and national lawmakers.

We are deeply saddened by the shootings in Broward County, Florida, and by the needless and tragic loss of life. May the mercy of God comfort the grieving families and sustain the wounded in their healing. Catholics and many other Christians have begun the journey of Lent today. I encourage us to unite our prayers and sacrifices for the healing and consolation of all those who have been affected by violence in these last weeks and for a conversion of heart, that our communities and nation will be marked by peace. I pray also for unity in seeking to build toward a society with fewer tragedies caused by senseless gun violence. Our hope is in the Lord, as he promised after his resurrection, ‘behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age’ (Mt. 28:20).

— Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston
President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Click here for the statement on the USCCB web site.

USCCB Announces National Call-in Day for Dreamers for February 26

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement and request to protect from deportation minors associated with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Click here for a link to the statement, and the request for a call-in day:

We are also announcing a National Catholic Call-In Day to Protect Dreamers. This coming weekend, we will be asking the faithful across the nation to call their Members of Congress next Monday, February 26, to protect Dreamers from deportation, to provide them a path to citizenship, and to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process.

— Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, USCCB President

Please participate in the National Call-In Day by calling 855-589-5698.

Lenten Dinners

Our third Lenten Dinner will take place on Friday, March 2, at 6 pm. The donation is $15/plate. All proceeds will support our Parish Building Fund. Please join us for a delicious meal and fellowship as we journey in faith as followers of Christ during the very blessed Lenten Season.

Our menu on Friday, February 23:
Rice with Cilantro and Mango Sauce, Fresh Salmon, Spinach Salad and Sesame Rolls

Annual Ministry Appeal 2018

We thank all of you who have participated in the 2018 Appeal to support the various ministries of the Diocese as well as our own Parish Building Fund. With 59 individuals or families participating (54% of our Participation Goal), we have now received donations or pledges for $32,618 (65% of our Financial Goal). We have met our responsibility to assist with the diverse ministries of the Diocese this year. Please remember that our Parish Financial Goal is $50,000, with the Participation Goal of at least 110 individuals or families. If we meet this goal, $39,500 will then be added to our Building Fund.

It is not too late to make a donation or pledge to support the AMA. You can also make online donations on the Diocesan website. A pledge or donation can be fulfilled during the coming months by cash, check or credit card. Envelopes continue to be available at the entrance of the church and can be completed and placed in the basket now, during Lent, at the foot of the AMA Thermometer next to the candles. Thank you.

Second Collections

There will be a second collection the weekend of March 4 for Catholic Relief Services and the Church in Latin America.

Anuncios Especiales

Misa en Español – Cada domingo a las 5 pm.

Bautismos, Bodas, Quinceañeras – Favor de hablar con Padre Dennis.

Confesiones – Cada sábado a las 3:30 pm y por cita.

Coro – Ensayos los domingos a las 4:15 pm

Acompáñenos durante la Cuaresma:
Viacrucis bilingüe — Cada viernes a las 5:00 pm.
Cena Cuaresmal — Cada viernes a las 6:00 pm.
Adoración del Santísimo — Cada miércoles de 7:30am a 5:30 pm con la bendición final.
Ayuno y abstinencia de carne — El Miércoles de ceniza y Viernes Santo. Respetamos también la abstinencia de carne cada viernes de la cuaresma.

Favor de seguir nuestro calendario cuaresmal para mas información y eventos especiales.

Por la causa del virus de la influenza, no estamos sirviendo la Preciosa Sangre de Cristo del cáliz hasta que el virus este controlado.

Reporte de la Petición Anual para Ministerios
Les agradecemos a todos que han participado en la Petición Anual de la Diócesis, que ayuda también nuestra propia parroquia. Hasta hoy con la participación de 59 individuos o familias (54% de nuestra meta de participación), tenemos ahora donaciones o compromisos de $32,618 (65% de nuestra meta financiera). No es tarde para participar. Los sobres bilingües están disponibles cerca de los boletines a la entrada del templo. Ante mano, muchas gracias por su ayuda y apoyo de los ministerios de la Diócesis y la parroquia.

Youth Corner

Imagine going on a hike with Jesus and hearing the words of God: “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” God wants more than anything for us to know Jesus, listen to him and share in his life forever!