PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS Readings for Week of Jan. 25, 2015 to Feb. 1, 2015 SUNDAY: Jon 3:1–5, 10; 1 Cor 7:29–31; Mk 1:14–20 MONDAY: 2 Tm 1:1– 8; Mk 3:22–30 TUESDAY: Heb 10:1–10; Mk 3:31–35 WEDNESDAY: Heb 10:11–18; Mk 4:1–20 THURSDAY: Heb 10:19–25; Mk 4:21–25 FRIDAY: Heb 10:32–39; Mk 4:26–34 SATURDAY: Heb 11:1–2, 18–19; Mk 4:35–41 SUNDAY: Dt 18:15–20; 1 Cor 7:32–35; Mk 1:21–28 January 25, 2015 JANUARY 25, SUNDAY RE CLASSES KC Breakfast KC Ladies Bake Sale Religious Articles Sale CYO Track Registration YG Concert Ticket Sale Baptisms Hall Hall Hall Outside Outside Church After morning Masses After morning Masses After morning Masses After morning Masses After all Masses 2:00 p.m. JANUARY 26, MONDAY Adoration/Blessed Sacrament Spanish Bible Arts & Crafts Group Charismatic Prayer Divine Mercy Chapel 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Port 1 10:00 a.m. House 1:00 p.m. Port 1 & 2 6:45 p.m. Rm 101-102 7:00 p.m. JANUARY 27, TUESDAY Adoration/Blessed Sacrament KDO ACTS Bible Study Boy Scouts Rosary Guild Rosary Prayer Grp Youth Group Theology of the Body Chapel Hall/Clsrms Hall Port 3 & 4 Rm 104 Wkrm Port 1 & 2 Various JANUARY 28, 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 7:00 p.m. Hall/Clsrms JANUARY 29, THURSDAY 8:15 a.m. Communion Service JANUARY 29, THURSDAY Adoration/Blessed Sacrament KDO SVDP General Mtg. Women’s Sunday Scripture Young Adult Ministry Choir (8:30 & 10:30) Chapel 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hall/Clsrms 9 am – 2:30 pm House 10 a.m. – 12 noon Rm 105 7:00 p.m. Port 1 7:00 p.m. Church 7:30 p.m. JANUARY 30, FRIDAY 8:15 a.m. †Josie Bowles – Her Family & Friends JANUARY 30, FRIDAY Adoration/Blessed Sacrament Bible Study 9 a.m. to 9 p.m Chapel Hall 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. JANUARY 31, SATURDAY 5:00 p.m. †Audrey Tezel – Arts & Crafts Group JANUARY 31, SATURDAY Men’s Bible Study RE CLASSES Rm 101–102 Hall/Clsrms 7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. FEBRUARY 1, SUNDAY RE CLASSES Baptisms Church 2:00 p.m. JANUARY 24, SATURDAY 5:00 p.m. †Georgia Tyler – Her Husband JANUARY 25, SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. †Simplicio & Lucy Martinez – Smith & Edmondson Families 10:30 a.m. †Bianca Jimenez –Baiza Family 12:30 p.m. †Camilo Polanco – Rose & Edward Jarvis 7:00 p.m. People of the Parish JANUARY 26, MONDAY 8:15 a.m. †Peter Hernandez – Escobedo Family JANUARY 27, TUESDAY 8:15 a.m. †Francisco Palacio Romero – Torres Family JANUARY 28, WEDNESDAY 8:15 a.m. †Estella Aguilar – Her Family 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 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. THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO ARCHBISHOP’S APPEAL 2015 The 2015 Archbishop’s Appeal pledge weekend, will take place the weekend of Feb. 21– 22. The campaign goal is $4,500,000, and our parish goal is $98,479.00. We can assure the continued existence of many important programs that help tens of thousands in our Archdiocese each year; education of our children and seminary students, care of the sick and needy are among them. Please give generously when you are asked to make your pledge. For more information, visit the Appeal website at www.archsaappeal.org. Father Pat to receive the St. John Vianney Award - Catholic Television of San Antonio (CTSA), in partnership with Catholic Life Insurance, will honor Father Pat for his lifetime of priestly service with the St. John Vianney Award at the CTSA Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday, February 24 at 12 noon at the Oblate Whitely Theological Center. For table sponsorship or individual seats please contact Paula Galan with CTSA at 210-734-1988 or visit the Prince of Peace website. Prince of Peace 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 at email [email protected] 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. 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] JOB OPENING PART-TIME PARISH OFFICE ASSISTANT The Parish Office is seeking a part-time assistant to work approximately 20-25 hours per week. Some weekend and evening work may be required. General knowledge of parish programs is required along with strong organizational and computer skills. If interested, please come by the Parish Office to fill out an application. PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS FAITH SHARING THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Repent and Believe INVITATION TO PRAY Pause for a few moments of silence and enter more deeply into the presence of God. Song: “Pescador de Hombres,” Cesáreo Gabaráin, Robert C. Trupia , OCP Proclaim the Gospel: Mark 1:14-20 Repent and Believe the Good News Take a few minutes to savor a word, a phrase, a question, or a feeling that rises up in you. Reflect on this quietly or share it aloud. (The other Scripture readings of the day are Jonah 3:15, 10; Psalm 25 and 1 Corinthians 7:29-31.) INVITATION TO REFLECT The first words out of Jesus’ mouth in Mark’s Gospel, “Repent, and believe” (Mark 1:15), become key themes of the whole gospel. Repent is a challenge to turn our lives around. Our hearts, our priorities, are to shift radically in order to open ourselves up to believe the Good News. This call demands an immediate response, especially as narrated and understood by Mark’s community. This Good News is related to the time of fulfillment. What is Good News? What is the time of fulfillment? Mark answers that question by stressing the fact and the reality that God’s very presence, in the person of Jesus, now suffuses every aspect of our lives. This active presence of God at work, constantly overcoming and defeating the forces of evil and providentially guiding all creation in Christ, establishes God’s reign in all of creation, harking back to the harmony and intent of creation in Genesis. Our first task is to recognize and acknowledge God’s presence and reign in our midst. As a response to this knowledge and awareness, we are called to change our lives. Finally, we are called to believe the Good News is indeed good news for our lives. We are called to believe that evil is defeated, and that God continues to reign in our midst. Do we truly believe this? If we truly believe it, what do we do with that awareness? How are our lives different as a result of that reality? Another aspect of this text is the fact that any good news, most especially this most fundamental Good News, is not something to be hoarded. Of necessity, it needs to be proclaimed to all, inviting others to share in that time of fulfillment as well. Mark has Jesus call his first disciples, and us as well, to full commitment of that belief and to become full proclaimers of that Good News to all —to become fishers of all. Mark’s narrative demands a response from those who would be disciples—a response that is immediate, complete, and total. Mark symbolically communicates the fact that this call to mission and proclamation is not something that can be done with partial commitment or belief. It has to be done January 25, 2015 totally, fully, and without looking back. Existentially, that is not the way things work. Yet symbolically, for the message to eventually take hold and be proclaimed effectively, this kind of commitment and involvement is essential. Total commitment is a necessary component of true belief. With God’s help, it will lead to the continual defeat of evil and the continued growth of God’s presence and reign, pervading all of created reality. Are we up to the task? INVITATION TO GROUP SHARING 1. How do I understand Jesus’ call to repent and believe? Repent from what and believe in what? What personal experiences give flesh to my response? 2. What does the Good News, the time of fulfillment, look like to me? What are its characteristics, and how do they compare with the characteristics Mark’s Gospel delineates? 3. Do we truly believe that evil is defeated and that the reign of God suffuses all of creation? If so, what difference does this perspective make in the way we act in the world and in relation to all of creation? 4. The call to repent, believe, and proclaim the Good News to others is ours as a result of our baptismal call. How am I living out my baptismal call? How do I proclaim the Good News of God’s presence in our midst to those I encounter? 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. Look at your personal and communal life and discern where a call for repentance and forgiveness is needed. Seek the person, persons, or groups affected, and ask for forgiveness. Make sure you include an explicit intention to amend your ways in the future. 2. Seek out a family member, a friend, or anyone in need of hope and good news. With your group, talk about ways you can communicate the good news of love, care, and concern to them. Develop an action plan that will effectively proclaim God’s Good News to them in ways that are meaningful to their needs and concerns. 3. Work through the legal and political systems of your local government to fight crime and rid your neighborhood of anything that smacks of hatred or inhumanity. Examples might be elimination of drug houses, countering the racist tendencies of some neighbors or some real estate people, providing safe houses for school children whose parents work, becoming part of neighborhood watches to alert law enforcement to crime and violence. 4. Work with your Parish RCIA team. THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 5. Develop or become part of your parish social action or justice committee as one way to effectively proclaim the Good News that God’s reign is among us and that evil will no longer be tolerated in this community. Work to educate yourself and others to the rich heritage of Catholic social teaching. Do not hesitate to proclaim these principles even in the face of opposition and resistance. 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: Leader: Loving and gentle God, for the times we have been insensitive to the needs of others… Response: Lord, we repent and believe in the Good News. Leader: For the times we have not resisted evil but have given in to it instead…Res. Leader: For the times we have shut ourselves off from comfort, hope, and support…Res. Leader: For the times we have allowed cynicism to reign… Res. Loving God, we turn to you in love and trust. Allow your reign to grow continually in our hearts, now and always. Amen (Adapted from PRAYERTIME, Cycle B: Faith-Sharing Reflections on the Sunday Gospels, Robert Heyer, editor. Copyright © 2001by RENEW International.) ************************************************** CYO TRACK REGISTRATIONS will take place at Prince of Peace on the following date: 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 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 . 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. 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: Sunday, January 25th After All Morning Masses Outside Main Entrance 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] 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 at (210) 857-3317 or [email protected] PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS PRINCE OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH BAPTISMAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Only a Catholic parent or legal guardian can request baptism for a child. Requestor must be a registered member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church and agree to these requirements. 2. If one of the parents is not Catholic, he/she must agree to a Catholic upbringing of the child. 3. Parents and Godparents must attend two baptismal preparation classes prior to having the child baptized. Classes are held every 1st and 2nd Monday evening of each month and you must preregister for class. Please call the parish office for an appointment with a parish representative who will register you for class and assist you with paperwork. If Baptism is to take place at another parish, ask (no later than by the end of the second class) for a letter certifying your attendance. 4. A copy of the child’s State Birth Certificate must be provided before Baptism can be performed. 5. The child’s Catholic parents are expected to provide a sound Catholic upbringing for the child. 6. At least one Catholic Godparent is required and no more than two (one male and one female) are permitted . The Catholic sponsor(s) will be registered as Godparent(s). A non-Catholic cannot be recognized as a Godparent and will be registered as a Witness. Godparent(s) must be at least 16 years of age; member(s) in good standing of the Catholic Church; lead a life of faith; have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion); and not be the child’s parents. If married, married through the Catholic Church. 7. A Letter of Permission from the Godparent(s) Church-of-record is required prior to Baptism for proposed Godparent(s) not registered at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Certificates of class attendance at their church is acceptable in lieu of attending classes at Prince of Peace. 8. If parents are not married through the Catholic church, we suggest you make an appointment with the Pastor to discuss possible church options. 9. A scheduled date for Baptism cannot be set until all paperwork is completed and in the parish office. Please make sure that your selected date is confirmed with the parish office before planning any special festivities. January 25, 2015 Parish Book of Intercessions 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. Sanctuary and Adoration Candles Week of January 25, 2015 to January 31, 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. THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME THIRSTING FOR TRUTH ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER? Ministry for Young Adults Ages 18-35 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. Join us at 7 pm on Thursdays for our Thirsting for Truth Ministry at Prince of Peace. Thirsting for Truth is an organization that empowers young people to live courageously chaste, and Catholic, lifestyles: Location: Prince of Peace Catholic Church Portable –1 The New 2015 St. Joseph Sunday Missal will be available in the parish office. The cost is $4.00 each. We wish to thank everyone for their cooperation.
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