Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Sacred Heart Parish, Fresno, CA.

Sacred Heart
Catholic Church
2140 N. Cedar Avenue
Everyone is Welcome
Bienvenidos a Todos
Fr. Alex C. Ignacio, Pastor
Rev. Mr. Robert Sesma: Director of RCIA
Rev. Mr. Tom Ognibene: Pastoral Care Coordinator
Office Manager: Kelley Aviles
Director of Religious Education/YM: Kathy Alegria
CCD Spanish Coordinator - Esmeralda Hernandez
Director of Environment: Edna DeLuca
Wedding Coordinator: Inez Castro
Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers: Cecelia Lingenfelter
Altar Servers Coordinator: Debi Cooper
Ushers Coordinator: Florensio Espinosa
Music Director: GeeGee Villarama
Finance Council Chairperson - Mike Chavez
Parish Ministries Council Chairperson - Cliff Cooper
Spanish RCIA Coordinator: Antonio Alas
Sacred Heart Helping Hand - Ted & Connie Borges
Altar & Rosary Society: President: Cecilia Herrera 645-0168, Meeting: 1st Wednesday of [email protected] 6:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus: Grand Knight: Walter Brown 473-9478, Meeting: 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.
Italian Catholic Federation: President: Mike Caglia 360-8332,Meeting: 4th Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
Guadalupe Society: President: Lydia Ledesma 241-4867, Meeting 1st Monday at 6:00 p.m
Charismatic Prayer Group: Every Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. held in St. Mary’s Room.
Spanish Prayer Group: Every Friday @ 7:00p.m - held in
St. Mary’s Room
Men’s Prayer Group: Every first Tuesday @ 7:00pm held in St. Joseph’s Room
Fresno, CA 93703-2697
Phone: 559-237-4121; FAX: 559-237-0122
E-mail: [email protected]
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Liturgical Schedule:
Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday at 8:00a.m.
Wednesday: Communion Service 8:00a.m.
Saturday: Vigil Mass at 4:00p.m.
Sunday Masses: 7:00a.m. - Early Risers Mass,
9:00a.m. - Family Mass,
11:00 a.m. - Children / Life Teen Mass,
1:00 p.m. - Charismatic Mass.
Horario de Servicios en Espanol:
Misa Diaria: lunes, miercoles, jueves a las 6:00p.m.
y viernes a las 5:45p.m.
Misa de Domingo a las 5:00p.m.
Hora Santa: jueves a las 6:30p.m. a 7:30p.m. - en la capilla
Adoración Eucarística Nocturna en la capilla cada cuarto
sabado a las 8pm hasta 5am Domingo con Misa.
RICA: Rito de la Iniciacion cristiana de Adultos:
martes a las 6:00p.m. en St. Martha’s Kitchen.
Grupo de Oracion: Viernes 7:00p.m.-St. Mary's Room
Reconciliacion/Confesion: Viernes - 3:45p.m. - 5:15p.m.
Educacion Religiosa: Las clases son en espanol los
viernes de 5:30p.m. a 7:00p.m. en St. Patrick’s Room
Reconciliation/Confession Friday’s - 3:45p.m. - 5:15p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Friday’s: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30a.m.
4th Saturday from 8pm till 5am on Sunday-Spanish
LifeTeen EXALT every 1st Tuesday 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Every Tuesday in English 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m
Every Thursday in Spanish 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.
Baptisms: First & third Sunday is for baptism in English.
The Second Saturday is for baptism in Spanish.
Weddings: By appointment, six months advance notice.
Religious Education Office: 237-4121. CCD Classes: in
the Activity Center on Sundays - 1st grade-8th grade,
9:30a.m. to 12noon. Concludes with Mass.
Confirmation/Life Teen Youth Program: Sundays 11am2pm: Includes Mass at 11:00a.m.
RCIA: Thursday’s 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Room
Welcome! We extend our hands and hearts in Christian fellowship to you here, celebrating with us, whether
long time residents or newly arrived in the Parish. If you would like to register as a MEMBER or UPDATE
your personal information, please fill out this section and return it to the Parish Office or drop it in the
collection basket.
Full Name/s....................................................................................................Phone.........................................
____New Member/s ____Send me Sunday Offering Envelopes ____Update Address Information
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Third Sunday of Lent March 8, 2015
I, the Lord, am your God . . .
You shall not have other gods besides me.
— Exodus 20:2a, 3
Most of us, if we were asked “Does the phrase ‘the Ten Commandments’
appear in the Bible?” would likely get it wrong, because the answer is “no.”
“The Ten Commandments” is a post biblical, phrase that developed along with
an image of God as police officer that is not found in today’s passage from
Exodus. The first phrase is the key: God is the one who brings us out of
slavery; following God’s law or commands is our path to freedom. The
moneychangers whom Jesus drove from the temple were not explicitly
breaking any of the commandments, but neither were they helping people to
find God’s path to freedom as they came to worship at the temple. This is an
important Lenten lesson for us. We need to stop asking ourselves whether or
not we are breaking specific rules or regulations and instead examine our lives to see if we are truly following a path to
God’s freedom through Christ. Participating in Lent, we are engaging in patterns that have endured across the centuries.
From very early times, we have the sense of accompanying the elect on their journey to the font. From as long ago as
the fourth century, we receive Lent as forty days to shake the dust from our spirituality and reorder our conduct. Then,
fasting was not seen as a strict duty, yet it seems it was widely observed. Think of the rules of politeness and courtesy
that everyone agrees on. Fasting was also seen as a social duty, since food was in short supply as winter wore on, and
the weak and the sick had the first claim on what remained on hand. As a boost to the fasting of the body, the church
developed a richer spiritual fare, including celebration of the Eucharist every day. This practice began in Rome by the
sixth century. Weekday Mass was only at designated “stations.” The pope would arrive on horseback at the stational
church. In those days, although the catechumenate was already in eclipse, there were prebaptismal activities at the
stational Masses: the giving of the Lord’s Prayer, prayers for the godparents, and constant references to baptism.
March 1, 2015 $6,790.00
Building Fund $2,278.00
Mar 15, International Needs
Mar 22, Facilities Improvement
Please use your Offering Envelopes
Por favor, use sus sobres de ofertorio
Por Favor recen por los enfermos
Thelma & Bob Jones, Leonard Pavy, Pat Martin, Annette
Hardinger, Sylvia Lowe, Brenda Chan, Dominic Rossi, Art
Sanchez, Paul Rodriquez, Maria Quiroz, Jeanette Cserna,
Max McGinnis, Gay Hock, Lynn Hock, Daniel Silverman,
Isabel Anderson, Elizabeth Hock, Mrs. N. Lopez, Concepcion
Moreno, Vance Hamzy, Carmelita Ochoa,
Please call the Parish office each week on Monday
[Tuesday if Holiday] to keep the above persons’ names on
this list, otherwise we will assume they are doing better and
remove their names....Thank you for your cooperation.
Por favor hablen a la oficina de la Parroquia los lunes de
cada semana (martes si es día festivo) para mantener en la
lista los nombres de las personas escritas arriba. De otra
manera asumiremos que están mejorando y quitaremos sus
nombres de la lista…… Gracias por su cooperación.
Pastoral Ministry of the Sick, Homebound & Dying
Please call the Parish Office: 237-4121
Intenciones de misa de la semana
Saturday, March 7
4pm Birthday wishes to Josue A. Gutierrez
Sunday, March 8
7am + Esther Pulido by Margaret Zanabria
9am Birthday wishes to Lalen Alsing
11am Religious Education Catechist & Aides by Kathy Alegria
1pm Sacred Heart members
Spanish Religious Education Catechist & Aides by Kathy Alegria
Monday, March 9
8am + Deceased members of Sister of St. Paul by Mary S.
Spanish 6pm
Tuesday, March 10
8am Infant Jesus by Mary Castillo
Wednesday, March 11
8am Communion Service
Spanish 6pm + Lois Laygo by Dr. Paul Laygo
Thursday, March 12
8am Thanksgiving of family by Mary S.
Spanish 6pm + Family Mijangos my Mijangos family
Friday, March 13
7:00pm + Corina Bettencourt by the family
To schedule a Mass Intention, please come to the Parish office,
the requested donation is $10.00.
Para reservar una intención de misa, por favor venga a la
oficina de la parroquia, la donación solicitada es de $10.00.
Spread the Love of God through your life
but only use words when necessary.
Love God, Love Others...change the world.
Monday:2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Ps 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4; Lk 4:24-30
Tuesday: Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6-7bc, 8-9;
Mt. 18:21-35
Wednesday:Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16,
19-20; Mt 5:17-19
Thursday:Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Lk 11:14-23
Friday: Hos 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-11ab, 14, 17; Mk 12:28-34
Saturday: Hos 6:1-6; Ps 51:3-4, 18-21ab; Lk 18:9-14
Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137:1-6; Eph 2:4-10; Jn
3:14-21 Alternate readings (Year A): 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7,
10-13a; Ps 23:1-6; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41[1, 6-9, 13-17,
34-38]-9; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a,
First Reading — The law was given through Moses (Exodus
20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]) or Exodus 17:3-7.
Psalm — Lord, you have the words of everlasting life (Psalm
19) or Psalm 95.
Second Reading — We proclaim Christ crucified; the
foolishness of God is greater than human wisdom
(1 Corinthians 1:22-25) or Romans 5:1-2, 5-8.
Gospel — Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise
it up (John 2:13-25) or John 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a,
40-42]., and his clothes became dazzling white
During the Lenten season daily mass will be at 8am
except for Fridays, the Mass on Fridays will be at 7:00pm
followed by the Stations of the Cross. Come and meditate
the unconditional love of Jesus and keep Fridays during
Lent, a day of abstinence and prayer.
Friday Lenten Dinners Are Back!!
The Knights of Columbus will be having Fish Frys in
Guadalupe Park from 5pm and 7pm on March 20. They
will be serving Dixie fried fish, hush puppies (spicy or
regular), coleslaw, and frys. Clam chowder ($4) and fish
tacos (2 for $5) will also be available. Dinners are $9 for
adults, $6 for kids. A family pack of 2 adults and 2 children
are $27.
"The Prophets: Messengers of God's Mercy"
Held on Mondays at 6:30pm in St. Mary's room in the
Activity Center the first class is April 13.
For questions or to register, please contact Martha, call,
text 559-709-3625
2 Eggs, 2 Bacon, 2 Sausage, 2 Pancakes or
2 Biscuits & Gravy & 2 Eggs
Adults $6.00 - Children under 12 - $4.00
By Guadalupe Society of Sacred Heart held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 8am - 10:30am in St. Patrick's Room
Proceeds go towards our LifeTeen Students trip to
March 29, 2015 after the 7am, 9am, & 11am Masses in St
Stuebenville San Diego Youth Conference
Patrick’s Banquet Room. Menu Menudo or Eggs, Sausage,
potatoes, tortillas, fruit, coffee, juice and champagne. Cost:
$8.00 Adults/$5.00 Children. Tickets available on March 8th,
We are asking for new or gently used items
15th & 22 after the 7am, 9am & 11am Masses only. Call
for our Auction and Game Room,
Becky at 271-0671 or Yolanda 252-8945 for more
all donations can be brought to the Parish Office.
information. Thank you for your support again this year!
Our Festival is set for April 26, 2015 on the Religious
Formation Center Grounds (behind the church)
Prizes: Grand-$3,000, 2nd-$2,000. 3rd-$1,000
Sacred Heart is seeking individuals who would like to visit
4th prize- 5 $100 prizes-need to be present to win
the sick & homebound. We are currently visiting hospitals & FOOD-ENTERTAINMENT-GAMES-LIVE AUCTION-FUN
rest homes and homebound people in the 93726 & 93703
zip code area. Please call the church office and leave your
NEXT Festival Meeting 3-10-15
name & number for Deacon Tom Ognibene - Pastoral Care
@6pm St. Joseph’s Room
AUCTION: Do you wish to donate something towards this
Bishop Armando X Ochoa sends his personal “Thank You” years Festival? You may prepare a basket filled with a
to the many who have responded generously to the variety of items of your choice. Baskets can be made for
2014-2015 Together in Faith/Bishop’s Annual Appeal. Those any age, household items, games, toys, garden etc. Make
who have not yet had the opportunity to respond, please be this a family project and see how creative you can be.
mindful of those services and ministries which the Annual
Appeal supports and no gift is too small. Ways to give are
filling eggs for Confetti Eggs, please start
Mobile Giving (text to give) through the use of your cell
phone. Also, you are encouraged to give online by visiting saving those eggs and turning them into the office.
the Diocese of Fresno website and click on the donate
“Watch KNXT Channel 49 your Catholic Television Station”
button for the Bishops Annual Appeal.
BIRTHDAY WISHES/felicitaciones de cumpleaños
3-07 Scott Gaffett
3-08 Eli Melander Jr
3-08 Thomas Aviles
3-09 Lalen Alsing
3-10 Tom Ognibene
3-11 Jesus Torrez
3-13 Micala Valles
To add names to the Birthday & Anniversary list please fill
out a tan colored birthday & anniversary form located at the
entrance of the church or stop by the office for one.
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3-8 Spanish Prayer Group - Food Sale - Guadalupe Park
3-15 Altar & Rosary - Food Sale - Guadalupe Park
3-20 Knights of Columbus - Fish Fry - Guadalupe Park
3-22 Life Teen - Breakfast Sale - St Patrick’s Room
3-29 Guadalupe Society - Palm Sunday Breakfast -St. Patricks