March 22nd 2015 - St. Catherine of Alexandria Temecula

St. Catherine of Alexandria
Catholic Church
March 22nd
“The Fifth Sunday of Lent”
HOLY THURSDAY, April 2, 2015
7:30pm– Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bilingual)
After Mass - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00pm
GOOD FRIDAY, April 3, 2015
3:15pm– Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death (English)
6:00pm- Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death (English)
8:00pm- Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death (Spanish)
HOLY SATURDAY, April 4, 2015
7:30pm– Easter Vigil Liturgy - Bilingual Mass
EASTER SUNDAY, April 5, 2015
2:00pm (Spanish)
Parish Information
Pastoral Associate
Deacon Pat
[email protected]
Sacramental Life Ministries
Pastoral Council
Don Hitzeman 676-4403
CouncilJeff Irwin676-4403
Pastoral Care Adm. Ann Lawlor
[email protected]
Business Manager
Emmy Lontoc
Office Manager
Sharla Ortiz
Bulletin Editor
Parish Librarian
John Lawson
Terry Antuzzi
[email protected]
[email protected]
Infant Baptism
Julie Sprengelmeyer
Anthony Karganilla
Mary Hitzeman
Holy Communion/Sick Frank Dagonese
Resurrection Ministry
Rita Hernandez
Marriage Convalidation676-4403
Retrouvaille Program
Dcn. Bob & Fran
Vocation Director
Frank Dagonese
Marriage Encounter
John & Raquel
FuneralAnn Lawlor695-6657
Ministerios En Espanol
Directora De Edu. Maria Barth
[email protected]
Eucharestia Eduardo Baltonado
BautizosMaria Barth587-0023
LectoresAmado Garcia696-2706
Movimiento Fam.
Fernando Martinez
Caritas Casesoramiento
909-763-4970 #449
Uncion De Los Enfermos Maria Barth
Groupo De Jovenes
Maria Barth
Faith Formation
Little Church
Grades K-5 Coord.
Allison Willits
Letha Heylmun
Director Religious Ed.
Diane Axline
Sacramental Prep.
Mary Hitzeman
[email protected]
[email protected]
Adult Faith Formation
R.C.I.ASusan Cline295-5971
Remembering Church
Dcn. Pat 676-4403
Journey of Faith
Frank Dagonese
Liturgical / Worship Ministries
Altar Servers Sharla Ortiz
Holy Communion
Rene Micallef
GreetersMary Kleinvachter551-4813
LectorsTito Alvarez760-3093
UshersTerry Purpura587-0862
Environment & Art
Armando / Yolanda
7:25 am Daily 8:00 am Sun. (Eng) Nancy Marshall 285-5233
5:00 & 7:00 pm Sat. & 2:00 pm Sun. Rudy Vergara, Jr. 775-1969
10:00 am Sun. & 6:00 pm Sun.(Eng)Lori Ascani
12:00 Noon (Eng)
Andy & JR Santos 249-9175
Bob Phillips695-6653
Dennis Malkowski302-3140
Efren Ramirez225-6240
Jim Kincaid265-1517
Christian Life Ministries
Filipino Ministry
Healing Ministry
Knights of Columbus
Christian Life Ministries
Bereavement Support
Women’s Guild
Regina Applegate
George Montano
Miguel Rodriguez
Paul Watkins
Rita & Bea Gisela Bueno
Outreach Programs
Birth Choice
Crisis Pregnancy
Boy Scouts
Ken Radosevich
Cub Scouts
Rob Waldron
St. Vincent De Paul
Help/Food Pantry
Catholic Charities924-9964
Liturgical Formation
Hemet Vicariate Formation Day, April 25, 2015
Offered by the Diocese of San Bernardino - Hosted by St. Catherine of Alexandria
Workshops will include:
· Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (Intermediate)*
· Readers
· Lay Presider’s
· Art & Environment
Workshops will be offered in English and Spanish
*Intermediate– Class for ministers interested in renewing their commission or ministers that have previously
attended and Extraordinary Ministers Communion class
Per Diocesan policy, all liturgical ministers must attend a Diocesan training workshop for ministry every 3
For more information please contact the Coordinators of the indicated ministries (phone numbers are listed in
the directory) or the Parish office at (951) 676-4403.
If your group or ministry has an announcement
to be placed in our bulletin, please submit it to
Sharla Ortiz 3 weeks prior to publication for
approval. If you would like the event to be
announced at Mass, the same 3 week policy
holds. Thank you.
St. Catherine of Alexandria is in dire need of 12
additional Eucharistic Ministers at the Sunday
12:00 p.m. and 19 additional Eucharistic
Ministers at the Sunday 6:00 p.m. masses.
Training is available on these dates:
If you can help, please contact Renee at
(951) 302-8557, email: [email protected]
EM Training
March 24th 6-7 pm
March 28th 9-10 am
April 15th 6-7 pm
Mark Your Calendar
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00 PM - Lent (soup supper)
Baptism Information Meetings -April 11, 2015 at 9:30am
in Room L-4
April 22nd New Parishioner Orientation Spanish 6:15
7:00pm English
Reconciliation Services
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 8:00 AM
Seven men were instituted as Acolytes
during a Mass on March 7 at Our Lady of the
Rosary Cathedral, San Bernardino. Pictured
with Msgr. Gerard Lopez, S.T.L., V.G., are
(left to right): Guadalupe Ramirez, Joseph
Moorman, Ayed Khader, Alfonso Martinez, John Cruz, Armando Servin, and Mark
Martinez. All will continue their formation
and preparation for ordination as permanent
deacons for the Diocese of San Bernardino
in November.
The Blessing of food at Easter is a long standing tradition in many countries.
The food included usually consisted of the breakfast
that you would serve on Easter morning.
When preparing the basket, it is first lined with a linen or lace cloth napkin whose ends extend beyond the basket rim,
So the Easter food can be covered while transporting it. The cloth/napkin symbolizes the shroud in which Jesus’ body was wrapped.
Where: Behind the Church, in the prayer garden
When: Holy Saturday, 2 pm
What to put in your basket:
Hard boiled Easter eggs, sausage or ham, bread or rolls, horseradish, small bottle of vinegar, salt, pepper, A Easter cake,
Maybe a bottle of wine or other spirits may be included, Easter butter lamb, or made from candy.
The basket is uncovered for the blessing by the Deacon using Holy water, prayers are said, and you will be given a list of other items
And the reasons for their use.
Any other questions, contact:
Deacon Dennis or Barbara Malkowski at 951-302-3140
2015 DDF
February 14th & 15th 2015
Diocese Goal: 109,300
Parish Goal: 200,000
Total Goals 309,300
# of ENV.
$1,040.00 $2,520.00
$624.00 $310.00
8AM 117 $1,139.00$2,615.00$3,754.00
$1,478.00 $1,948.00
$890.00 $1,697.00
2PM 76
$11,213.00 $18,022.00
Comparison from 4th Sunday in January 2014
$4,506.00 $12,295.00$16,801.00
Previous Year Increase/(decrease)
$2,303.00.00 $(1,082.00)
Young Adult Youth Ministry
Thank you all for your cooperation in our smooth
transition to signing in and out!
CONFIRMATION: Exit interviews today and next week
and Confirmation WILL BE APRIL 16 at 7PM!!!
High School: NO CLASS Today, March 15! There will be
class on March 22. Join us for our movie “the Passion of
the Christ” on Palm Sunday, March 29.
Received to Date: 4,901
Percent to Date: 1.58% Diocese Over-goal cash to Parish
Pledge to Date: 10,591
First Reconciliation For 2nd thru 5th grade
Please keep our children in your prayers As they begin to
celebrate their first Reconciliations during Lent. Thank you
To all our parents who are leading by example. Keeping our
Faith, and to the community for their prayers.
First Holy Eucharist
Preparation classes will begin on April 12, 2015. The child
and at least one parent attends three Preparation classes.
Each class is from 1:30 to 3:30. The dates are, April 12, 19, &
Middle School: Don’t forget to sign your Middle School
26. There is a posted list of children eligible for the
child in and out! Middle school will host a Seder meal for
Sacrament this year. PLEASE check the list!! And contact me
our families on March 23. 4th and 5th grade families please
for any clarifications.
bring 1 dozen hard boiled eggs, 6th grade families bring
celery and radishes, 7th grade families bring matzah, and
8th grade families bring 1 gallon of grape juice. PLEASE
The K-5 faith formation classes are collecting food For St.
RSVP to Diane at [email protected] with the number
Vincent de Paul food pantry. We are competing to see what
attending. To celebrate Easter, we will have an ice cream
class can bring in the most food items. While teaching the
social on April 6. 4th and graders are asked to bring bowls,
act of giving to those who need. The winning class will
5th graders bring a bottle of syrup, 6th graders ice cream,
receive a “Family pancake breakfast” And will be announced
7th graders whipped cream or toppings and 8th graders
on Palm Sunday.
cookies. Middle School will be moving to Wednesday for
2015-16! Contact Diane for more details!.
Letha L. Heylmun CCM St. Catherine of Alexandria
If you are interested in joining Saint Catherine of
Alexandria Catholic Church please make plans to join
us at our next New Parishioner Orientation scheduled
for the following date and times: April 22nd, 2015 at
6:15 PM Spanish Parish Social Hall April 22nd, 2015
at 7:00 PM English Parish Social Hall This is an information meeting lasting about 30 minutes and we
are committed to serving the needs of all those who
show interest in joining our Parish. In order for people to understand the mission of the parish, we invite
all prospective members to this gathering. We will
explain the mission and focus of our parish and tell
you how we meet our goal of loving Jesus and growing
together in His love. Our Pastor, Fr. Anthony Dao, Fr.
Sergio Renteria (Parochial Vicar), deacons and staff are
committed to our parishioners. We will also share with
you the expectations of the new parishioners who will
participate in the active life of the parish. At the New
Parishioner Orientation, literature and registration
forms are given out and you can complete them on site
if you wish. The priests, deacons, and staff are available
to assist new parishioners through every step of their
journey and if you would like additional information,
we can be reached through the Pastoral Office at
951-676-4403. We look forward to meeting you.
Blessings, Dcn. Pat Necerato, Pastoral Associate
From the Parish Lenten
Mission Team
Thank You……
To all who served at the Parish Lenten Mission; for your
dedication and commitment and for serving with joyful
“It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and
appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so
that whatever you ask of the Father in my name he may
give you.”
John Chapter 15: 16
To all who came, attended and participated in the Parish Lenten Mission and shared cookies in the Cookie
Fellowship, we thank you for joining us in this Lenten
Leng & Manny Gonzales
Parish Lenten Mission Team
Mass Card High School All youth in preparation for
sacraments must participate at Mass on a weekly basis
Date March 22nd Mass _______________________
Homily Topic _________________________________
Mass Card Middle School All youth in preparation for
sacraments must participate at Mass on a weekly basis
Date March 22nd Mass _______________________
Homily Topic _________________________________
Mass Intentions
March 23rd
Ann Marie Savant
March 24th
Peter Diaz
March 25th
Ann Marie Savant
7:25 am
7:25 am
7:25 am
March 26th
Larry Long
March 27th
Anthony Jordan Ortiz
March 28th
Intentions of Parishioners
Dick John Richards
Mr. / Mrs. Disosdad Castro 30 Ann.
March 29th
Employees of PLI-DEK
Aidan Hall
Esperansa Luansing
Bernarda Galindo
Intentions of Parishioners
7:25 am
7:25 am
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
6:00 pm
Deployed Military
A1C Kyle Banogon USAF Korea
RDML Allile Coetzee USN Afghanistan
LtCol Kodie L Dean USMC Afghanistan
SPC Arturo De La Cruz III US Army Afghanistan
PO2 Johnathan D. Buckles USMC Iraq
Major Damian Bess US Army Afghanistan
PFC Andrew Soria US Army Afghanistan
1st. Sgt Edward Gonzales USMC Iraq
Sgt. Juan C. Ramos-Torrelio USMC Afghanistan
Sgt. Anthony Zabala USMC Afghanistan
LCTL David S. Parrett USMC Iraq
AFC Miguel Echavarri USAF UAE
LCPL Dane Davis USMC Afghanistan
SSGT Shane Lipetzky USMC Afghanistan
LCPL Richard M. Charron USMC Afghanistan
SGT Damian Michael Root USMC Afghanistan
CPL Paul A Borrero USMC Afghanistan
SGT Erik Ortiz USMC Afghanistan
AFC Mary Rose Banogon USAF Korea
SGT Antonio Aranda USMC Afghanistan
ASI Constantino Ramos USN Afghanistan
CPL Dominique M Lamelin USMC Kuwait
CPL Jake Parrett USMC Afghanistan
Tech Sgt Paul M. Lamelin USAF Pusan Korea
This year’s retreat will be held at the El Carmelo
Retreat House, in Redlands on April 24-April 26. This
year’s theme is “Family, today in our Catholic tradition
(First in a three year series on the Family).” A retreat
is a leisurely time when you listen to conferences, avail
of consultations, pray or spend quiet time in peaceful
reflection. The cost for single occupancy is $195.00 or
double occupancy is $170.00 which includes two nights
accommodation, six meals plus all the benefits of the
Worldwide Marriage Encounter retreat
El Carmelo Retreat House offers:
Comfortable single and double room occupancy
In the first reading it says “I will be their God, with a private bathroom.
and they shall be my people.” God wants to be ·
Bed linen and towels are provided.
invited into your marriage. The next Worldwide ·
Delicious meals prepared by our Sisters, The
Oblates of St. Martha.
Marriage Encounter Weekends are April 24-26,
atmosphere where you will feel right at home.
June 26-28 Contact Robert & Denise Borruel
Serene meditative gardens with water features.
@ 951-520-7478 to sign up. Early registration is ·
Striking view of the San Bernardino mountains suggested as our weekends fill quickly.
and our rambling orange groves.
Seasonal fruit for sale.
Catholic religious articles, gifts & book shop.
Retreat Captain, Joe Cherpin, 676-6183
El Viñedo de Raquel Retiros de Sanación
después del Aborto
Marzo 20th–Marzo 22nd 2015
Blessing of Palms
[email protected]
You are welcome to bring one
blade palm from home to have it blessed at our Palm Sunday Masses on
March 29, 2015.
The retiros
three solemn
of the son
be celebrated
at the para
plaza, in front of the main doors, at the 8AM,
del Viñedo
de Raquel
cualquier mujer o hombre que ha luchado con el dolor emocional the Church. We will gather as a community
and enter
the Church
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Cuerpo de
que sufre para ministrar unos a otros en Su
Nombre. Compartimos los ejercicios espirituales, que nos ayudan a
trabajar con la pena reprimida, la cólera y muchos
para ayuEaster
dar a llorar la pérdida de tu niño/a no nacido aceptando el perdón
en laopening
at ouresEaster
Vigil Mass
the blessing of the Paschal Candle and the lighting of the
new fire which will take place at the beginning of Mass, outside the main doors on the Plaza, by the fountain,
where we will gather as a worshiping community. This will take place prior to entering the Church, and before
the Mass begins. All are welcome.
You are also invited to bring in your own bell to ring at the Gloria (Glory to God) to celebrate the Resurrection
of the Lord at our Easter Vigil Mass on April 4, 2015 at 7:30PM
Please Pray for the ill and hospitalized members of
our Parish, their families & caregivers. “Please remember our Elderly and Homebound as well” Please email
to [email protected] If you would like a prepetual
prayer request please contact Irene Roney at 304-2474
Isabell Vargas Mary A Hague Elias Sabbara Emmanuel Lopez Francisca Soto Mary McClintock Jonathan Touzinsky
Gabriella Stumetz
Jim McCarthy Patricia Pedersen
The Hill Family
Marc Wright Stacy Gibbons
Natalie Shaba
Our facility will be CLOSED
for Holy Week
March 30-April 4, 2015
Please make arrangements
for your group to meet at
an alternate location.
Thank you.
The meaning of Palm Sunday
The triumphal entry of Jesus coming into Jerusalem is what we know as Palm Sunday, the Sunday before Easter
Sunday. And it's also interesting to note that the story of the triumphal entry is one of the few incidents in the life
of Jesus which appears in all four Gospel accounts. Putting the four accounts together, it becomes clear that the
triumphal entry was a significant event, not only to the people of Jesus’ day, but to Christians throughout history.
We celebrate Palm Sunday to remember that momentous occasion.
On that day, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a borrowed donkey’s colt, one that had never been ridden
before. The disciples spread their cloaks on the donkey for Jesus to sit on, and the multitudes came out to welcome Him, laying before Him their cloaks and the branches of palm trees. The people hailed and praised Him
as the “King who comes in the name of the Lord” as He rode to the temple, where He taught the people, healed
them, and drove out the money-changers and merchants who had made His Father’s house a “den of robbers”.
Jesus’ purpose in riding into Jerusalem was to make public His claim to be their Messiah and King of Israel
in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The Gospel of Matthew tells us that the King coming on the foal of
a donkey was an exact fulfillment of Zechariah 9:9, where it is written, “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion!
Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on
a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Jesus rides into His capital city as a conquering King and is hailed by
the people as such, in the manner of the day. He receives the worship and praise of the people because only He
deserves it. No longer does He tell His disciples to be quiet about Him, but to shout His praises and worship Him
openly. The spreading of cloaks was an act of homage for royalty and with this act, Jesus was openly declaring to
the people that He was their King and the Messiah they had been waiting for.
Unfortunately, the praise the people lavished on Jesus was not because they recognized Him as their Messiah.
They welcomed Him out of their desire for a deliverer, someone who would lead them in a revolt against Rome.
There were many who, though they did not believe in Christ with a spiritual faith, nevertheless hoped that
perhaps He might be to them a great warrior...a deliverer. These are the ones who hailed Him as King with their
many Hosannas, recognizing Him as the Son of David who came in the name of the Lord. But when He failed
in their expectations, when He refused to lead them in a massive revolt against the Roman occupiers and those
who collaborated with them, the crowds quickly turned on Him. Within just a few days, their Hosannas would
change to cries of “Crucify Him!” those who hailed Him as a hero would soon reject and abandon Him.
The story of the triumphal entry is the story of the King who came as a lowly servant on a donkey, not a prancing
steed, not in royal robes, but on the clothes of the poor and humble. Jesus Christ comes not to conquer by force
as earthly kings, but by love, grace, mercy, and His own sacrifice for His people. His is not a kingdom of armies
and splendor, but of lowliness and servant-hood. He conquers not nations, but hearts and minds. His message
is one of peace with God, not of temporal peace. If Jesus has made a triumphal entry into our hearts, He reigns
there in peace and love. As His followers, we exhibit those same qualities, and the world sees the true King living
and reigning in triumph in us. Glory to God in the Highest...
First Reading — I will make a new covenant; I will write my law upon their hearts (Jeremiah 31:31-34) Psalm —
Create a clean heart in me, O God (Psalm 51)
Second Reading — Christ learned obedience and became the source of eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:7-9)
Gospel — If a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it produces much fruit (John 12:20-33)
Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 [41c-62]; Ps 23:1-6; Jn 8:1-11
Nm 21:4-9; Ps 102:2-3, 16-21; Jn 8:21-30
Wednesday: Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Ps 40:7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Lk 1:26-38
Gn 17:3-9; Ps 105:4-9: Jn 8:51-59
Jer 20:10-13; Ps 18:2-7; Jn 10:31-42
Ez 37:21-28; Jer 31:10, 11-13; Jn 11:45-56
Mk 11:1-10 or Jn 12:12-16 (procession); Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1 — 15:47 [15:1-39]
Fifth Sunday of Lent; Third Scrutiny
St. Turibius of Mogrovejo
Wednesday: The Annunciation of the Lord
Primera lectura — El Señor hará una nueva alianza con la casa de Israel. (Jeremías 31:31-34) o Ezequiel 37:12-14.
Salmo — Oh Dios, crea en mí un corazón puro
(Salmo 51 (50)) o Salmo 130 (129).
Segunda lectura — Cristo aprendió obediencia, y los que ahora le obedecen encuentran en él la salvación eterna
(Hebreos 5:7-9) o Romanos 8:8-11.
Evangelio — Si el grano de trigo cae en tierra y muere, da mucho fruto (Juan 12:20-33) o Juan 11:1-45
Lunes: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 [41c-62]; Sal 23 (22):1-6; Jn 8:1-11
Nm 21:4-9; Sal 102 (101):2-3, 16-21; Jn 8:21-30
Is 7:10-14; 8:10; Sal 40 (39):7-11; Heb 10:4-10; Lc 1:26-38
Gn 17:3-9; Sal 105 (104):4-9: Jn 8:51-59
Jer 20:10-13; Sal 18 (17):2-7; Jn 10:31-42
Ez 37:21-28; Jer 31:10, 11-13; Jn 11:45-56
Mc 11:1-10 o Jn 12:12-16 (procesión); Is 50:4-7; Sal 22 (21):8-9, 17-20, 23-24; Fil 2:6-11; Mc 14:1 — 15:47 [15:1-39]
Quinto Domingo de Cuaresma; Tercer Escrutinio
Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo
La Anunciación del Señor
El significado del Domingo de Ramos
La entrada triunfal de Jesús entrando en Jerusalén es lo que conocemos como el Domingo de Ramos, el domingo
anterior al Domingo de Pascua. Y también es interesante observar que la historia de la entrada triunfal es uno de
los pocos incidentes en la vida de Jesús que aparece en los cuatro Evangelios. Poner las cuatro cuentas en conjunto, se hace evidente que la entrada triunfal fue un evento significativo, no sólo para la gente de la época de Jesús,
sino a los cristianos a lo largo de la historia. Celebramos el Domingo de Ramos para recordar esa ocasión trascendental.
En ese día, Jesús entró en Jerusalén montado en la parte posterior de un pollino de asna prestado, uno que nunca
se había montado antes. Los discípulos tendían sus mantos por el burro por Jesús para sentarse, y las multitudes
salieron a darle la bienvenida, por el que se delante de él sus mantos y ramas de palmeras. Las personas aclamaron y lo elogió como "el Rey que viene en nombre del Señor", como Cabalgó hasta el templo, donde se enseñaba
a la gente, los sanó, y expulsaron a los cambistas y comerciantes que habían hecho la casa de Su Padre una "cueva
de ladrones".
El propósito de Jesús en montar en Jerusalén era hacer pública su pretensión de ser el Mesías y Rey de Israel en
cumplimiento de la profecía del Antiguo Testamento. El Evangelio de Mateo nos dice que el Rey que viene en
el hijo de asna fue un cumplimiento exacto de Zacarías 9: 9, donde está escrito: "Alégrate mucho, hija de Sión!
Grita, hija de Jerusalén! Mira, tu rey viene a ti, justo y salvador, humilde, y cabalgando sobre un asno, sobre un
pollino hijo de asna. "Jesús monta en su capital como un Rey conquistador y es aclamado por el pueblo como tal,
en la forma de la días. Él recibe la adoración y la alabanza de la gente, porque sólo Él merece. Ya no se qué, pues,
a sus discípulos para que se callara acerca de Él, pero a gritar sus alabanzas y adorarle abiertamente. La difusión
de las capas fue un acto de homenaje para la realeza y con este acto, Jesús estaba declarando abiertamente a la
gente que él era su rey y el Mesías que habían estado esperando.
Por desgracia, los elogios al pueblo prodigado en Jesús no era porque lo reconocieron como su Mesías. Ellos le
dieron la bienvenida de su deseo de un libertador, alguien que les llevaría en una revuelta contra Roma. Fueron
muchos los que, a pesar de que no creían en Cristo con una fe espiritual, sin embargo, esperaba que tal vez él sea
para ellos un gran guerrero ... un libertador. Estos son los que lo aclamó como el Rey con sus muchos Hosannas,
reconociéndolo como el Hijo de David, que llegó en el nombre del Señor. Pero cuando Fracasó en sus expectativas, cuando se negó a llevarlos en una revuelta masiva contra los ocupantes romanos y los que colaboraron con
ellos, la multitud se convirtió rápidamente en él. Dentro de pocos días, su Hosannas cambiaría a gritos de "¡Crucifícale!" ... Como los que le aclamaron como un héroe pronto rechazar y lo abandone.
La historia de la entrada triunfal es la historia del rey que vino como un siervo humilde en un burro, no un
corcel encabritado, no en vestiduras reales, pero en la ropa de los pobres y humildes. Jesucristo no viene a conquistar por la fuerza de los reyes terrenales, sino por el amor, la gracia, la misericordia y su propio sacrificio por
su pueblo. Su reino no es de los ejércitos y esplendor, sino de humildad y siervo del capó. Él conquista no las naciones, sino los corazones y las mentes. Su mensaje es de paz con Dios, no de la paz temporal. Si Jesús ha hecho
una entrada triunfal en nuestros corazones, Él reina allí en paz y amor. Como sus seguidores, exhibimos esas
mismas cualidades, y el mundo vea el verdadero Rey viviendo y reinando en triunfo en nosotros. Gloria a Dios
en las Alturas ...
Reflecting on God’s Word
One of the earliest pictures of Jesus I can remember portrayed
him at prayer in the garden of Gethsemane. I still see his
hands, clasped tight. They spoke to me of an inner struggle
long before I knew about his words, “Father, all things are
possible to you. Take this cup away from me, but not what I will
but what you will” (Mark 14:36). More than any other scene in
the Gospels, this one brought home what it meant to say Jesus
was truly man.
Today’s Gospel has been called John’s version of the agony in
the garden. The word agony (agonia in Greek) means struggle, and we can hear the struggle in Jesus’ awareness that “the
hour” he has spoken of before in John’s Gospel, beginning at
Cana, has finally arrived. It is the hour of his being lifted up—
the hour of both his glory and his crucifixion. It is why he came
into the world, and yet we hear him say, “I am troubled.” We
hear him wrestling with himself, asking for release from the
hour, but then recognizing that it holds “the purpose for which
I came.”
Hebrews affirms this when it says “he offered prayers and
supplications with loud cries and tears to the one able to save
him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence”
(5:7). He was able to bear the suffering and become the source
of eternal salvation for all who listen to him and follow in his
—James A. Wallace, C.Ss.R.
General Mass Schedule
Day of the Week Mass Times
Monday Thru Friday 7:25AM (Eng)
Saturday Vigil 5:00PM (Eng)
7:00PM (Span)
8:00AM (Eng)
10:00AM (Eng)
12:00 NOON (Eng)
2:00PM (Span)
6:00PM (Eng)
Reconciliation Services
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 7:00 PM
Lent (soup supper)
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 8:00 AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7:00 PM
Rev. Anthony Dao, Pastor
Rev. Sergio Rentería,
Parochial Vicar
Assistant Clergy:
Rev. Anthony DiLeo,
Pastor Emeritus
Rev. John Wagner
Pastor Emeritus
Msgr. Don Webber
Jim Kincaid - Robert Phillips
Dennis Malkowski - Efren
Deacon Pat Necerato
Pastoral Associate
[email protected]
Parish Information
Church Office Hours
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday
Tel. (951) 676-4403 Fax. (951) 695-6659
41875 “C” Street, Temecula, CA 92592
Email: [email protected]
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