Mass Theme

March 17th ✙ Second Sunday of Lent

Readings for March 17th 2019

         On Mount Tabor, Peter, James and John got a glimpse of the glory that was hidden in Jesus. Through faith, we too shall glimpse the glory of the risen Jesus who lives in the Church and in each of us.Let us reflect for a moment on this.
        Our sins disfigure our lives and tarnish the image of God within us. Let us ask pardon for them and the grace to overcome them.
         I confess to almighty God...

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MONDAY, March 18:✟ Judy Goulart, by Jan Dusik
TUESDAY March 19: Healing of Jan Weldon, by Kris Acord
WEDNESDAY March 20: ✟ Eliseo Grino
FRIDAY March 22 : ✟Melvin and Benet Riffel, by Carolyn Connolly

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Prayer List....

Mary Ann Bader Jim Mathews
Lee & Christine Crook Patti Summers
Tom Clark Sarah Bryan
Lynn Lockett John McAvoy
Denny Heikura Joe Bonchonsky
John Del' Amico Charles Ely
Barbara Entwisle Joe Spini
Marilyn Brickett Kitty Lyons
Lori Wise Robert & Cathy Neptune
Janet Renon Ed Flynn
Esther Aw Steve Smith
  Gerardo Rodriguez-Coronado

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Prayer for Our Troops

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Please Pray for these men and women in the service of our country:

Frank Baker-Gleason, US Coast Guard Master Sgt. Matthew Rossoni, Army Commander Michael Quigley, US Navy

Kristen Chapman; USAF

Sean Eastis, USMC Sarah Manley, USAF Andy Harrison, USAF Nickolaus Swanson
SSG Trevor Oxman

Brian Tucker

Kyle McGill, US Army Infantry Nick Kenndy, USN
James Chapman Seamus Weston Alicia Delahunty Robert A. Wharton
Master Sgt. Roy Olmos Jr. Roy Walters    

Amen.

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Liturgical Ministers

March 16, Saturday
Eucharist: Bill Navarre
Cups: Mark Clure & Lavada Erickson
Lectors: George Kraemer & Mary Bates
Altar Servers: Nathan & Jennifer Roach
Ushers: Frank Correa & Frank Melo

March 17, Sunday
Eucharist: Alvin Garcia
Cups: Maria Garcia & Deacon Ed Pecis
Lectors: Jim Ostrowski & Mark Sadler
Altar Servers: Linnea & Elise Dolf
Cross Bearer: Nathan Dolf
Ushers: Bruno Zamperin & Dante Capovilla

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Refections

An Unquenchable Longing

All of us can experience moments of great joy
because in His goodness, God allows us to taste on earth
the joys of the world to come.
However, moments of joy, no matter how wonderful,
will never satisfy the human heart.
What we long for is a permanent state of happiness.
But that is unattainable here.
So what must we do? Like desert travelers,
we must go forward from one oasis to another,
with the conviction that God has a homeland
prepared for us at the end of our journey.
This conviction will make it possible for us
to travel onwards with an ace in our heart
and an unquenchable longing in our soul.

 

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The Second Sunday of Lent

         The Second Sunday of Lent points out clearly to the victory of the risen Lord. The glory of the transfigured Jesus is a prefiguration of the glory of the resurrection. The biblical context of the transfiguration scene makes it clear that the doorway to that glory is suffering and death. There is also a baptismal message: as Jesus was declared to be the beloved Son of the Father,we have also become the sons and daughters of God in our baptism. Jesus' white and bright clothes remind us of our baptismal garment.
          Abraham is the greatest example for every baptized : to hear the call of God, to let go, to get on the way to the promised land, having faith in God and trusting His guidance - these are the qualities of a truly Christian life. Such a way will include necessary hardships and trials but the future glory should strengthen us to cope with these.

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12 Ways to have a Holier Lent

1. Refill at Mass weekly. Mass is the “filling station” where we refill our spiritual tank every week.
2. Make a nightly examination of conscience to ensure that you stay on track.
3. Go to Confession.
4. Buddy up. Find a good friend with whom to share your Lenten journey
5. Read the Good Book. The Bible is God’s love letter to us. Pick a book and read a chapter each day.
6. Spend time in spontaneous prayer.
7. Make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament
8. Travel light. Give something up to which you are attached and offer the resulting discomfort as penance.
9. Make the fast count. Take up something in place of the thing you have given up.
10. Visit with the homebound and sick,especially the elderly who are forgotten.
11. Perform a Corporal work of mercy. Spread mercy to those in need at least once a week.
The seven corporal works of mercy are :
** Feed the hungry;
** Give drink to the thirsty;
** Clothe the naked;
** Shelter the homeless;
** Visit the sick;
** Visit the imprisoned;
** Bury the dead.
12. Perform a Spiritual work of mercy.
These are:
** Instruct the ignorant;
** Counsel the doubtful;
** Admonish the sinner;
** Comfort the sorrowful;
** Forgive injuries;
** Bear wrongs patiently;
** Pray for the living and the dead.
Try to do one of these every day.

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Messianic Genealogy Chart of Jesus Christ - Click here for image!

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