Sunday School: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul21

Sunday School: Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday School To print or view the Sunday School page, click on the link below: Sunday School 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle...

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From the Rector: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Jul21

From the Rector: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion What are the qualifications to server as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? When the necessity exists, because of a lack of Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, for the use of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, the Church permits that pastors may choose and instruct laypersons to serve the Church in this way. The first qualification is that the persons are fully initiated, that is, they have been Baptized, received First Holy Communion, and have been Confirmed. The person must also be able to receive the Sacraments themselves, and so would be living either a Single life in conformity with the teachings and discipline of the Church, or if Married, have the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony received from the Catholic Church. The person should be known to the pastor to be of good reputation and character and to have a spiritual life that fosters devotion to the Most Holy Eucharist. The person must receive instruction concerning the manner of serving as an Extraordinary Minister at Mass and for home visits. The person should be commissioned by their pastor or at least deputed for service. Because of the expectation that EMHC’s will take Holy Communion to the homebound, they will also need to participate in Safe Environment training (VIRTUS) as well as a background check through the parish or the Diocese of Gallup. It is a tremendous gift to be called to serve the Church in this manner.  If after prayerful reflection, you would like to serve the Church in this capacity, please call Fr. Keller at the parish office to make an appointment....

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Sunday School: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul12

Sunday School: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday School To print or view the Sunday School page, click on the link below: Sunday School 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle...

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From the Rector: Patron of Arts
Jul12

From the Rector: Patron of Arts

The Church as a patron of the Arts As members of the Sacred Heart Cathedral parish it’s easy to notice how we try to foster an appreciation for the arts and the look for opportunities to help them flourish in order to inspire and enrich our lives.  Each year at our Fiesta we host The Spanish Arts Market, and later in the summer we host the Sacred Music Concert connected with the Land of Enchantment opera. This begs the question, Why does the Church foster the arts? This question leads us back to that crucial moment in salvation history, The Incarnation. That moment when Jesus, who is the Word of God, became flesh. The God who made the Beauty of creation, made Himself visible. Because of that, we use the things of creation, to Glorify God by our works, in the arts. Beauty helps us to understand God. It points to God, and helps us feel His presence.  We know this when we see the beauty He has created, in the mountains, in sunsets, in the stars, in babies! The Vatican museums are a collection of some of the greatest art ever created.  The Church doesn’t horde artworks for her own benefit but in order to share our patrimony with the world. The purpose of the Church, its mission, is to announce Jesus to the world, to bring people near to God to recognize His Love. His love fulfills us, and it is beautiful. God is personified beauty. All beauty comes from God. So, in order to demonstrate that beauty, we create and share, music, painting, sculpture, architecture and every other form of art. Art has always been part of the ministry of the Church.God has become Visible in Christ, and Christ has revealed and manifested His Father. The beauty of art is the representation of this supernatural reality.  We develop human fields of art to achieve the expression of the mystery of God. The challenge for Christians is to create art that actually brings us nearer to God....

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Sunday School 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jul05

Sunday School 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday School To print or view the Sunday School page, click on the link below: Sunday School 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle...

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