Weekly Bulletin - Prince of Peace Catholic Church

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.)
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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
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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.