June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday
Jun06

June 9, 2019, Pentecost Sunday

Celebration Ad Orientem In The Post-Conciliar Liturgy  In recent years there has been renewed interest in celebration of Mass ad orientem (i.e., facing the East rather than facing the people). Celebration of the entire Mass ad orientem was almost universal in the Latin Rite just prior to Vatican II, although modest attempts were underway to widen the practice of celebrating various parts of the Mass versus populum (“facing the people”). The Council Fathers recognized that the promotion of liturgical life was fundamental to achieving the spiritual renewal they desired as the goal of Vatican II. Therefore they insisted on the centrality of the liturgy as the source and summit of Christian and ecclesial life and on the consequent need for clergy and laity to carry out fully their distinctive roles within the assembly. Based on this theological vision the Constitution on the Liturgy presented norms to govern the reform of the liturgy, including the Mass (nn. 22-42 and 47-58). For our present purpose it should be noted that Vatican II itself did not call for an end to celebration ad orientem nor did it make any mention of celebration versus populum. Pope Paul VI entrusted the Consilium with the task of overseeing the liturgical renewal according to the prescriptions of the Constitution on the Liturgy. The Consilium’s Instruction of September 1964, approved in each detail (informa specifica) by Paul VI, required the liturgy of the Word to be done facing the people, but did not require the same for the liturgy of the Eucharist. Clarifying part of the Instruction in 1965, the Consilium indicated that “the faithful take part very well in a Mass . . . [even if] the celebrant turns…when at the altar (Documents on the Liturgy 383 [R28.3]). A letter from the Consilium in June of that year ventured the observation that since the introduction of the revised rites four months earlier, it had become clear that celebration facing the people “is most advantageous pastorally . . . [and] it is right to wish that the liturgy of the Eucharist might be celebrated facing the people” so that they could “follow the whole rite directly, thereby participating with greater awareness” (DOL415). The same letter, however, emphasized that facing the people at the altar is not necessary for pastoral effectiveness (DOL 415, see also DOL 428). An official Reply from the Congregation for Rites published in 1966 affirmed that “all priests [may] celebrate [the entire] Mass facing the people without permission of the Ordinary or the pastor” (DOL 4336). Fr. Keller...

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Sunday School, Pentecost Sunday, Cycle C
Jun06

Sunday School, Pentecost Sunday, Cycle C

Sunday School page To view or print the Sunday School page, click on the link below:   Sunday School, Pentecost Sunday, Cycle C

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SPANISH MARKET 2019

Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2019 Over 40 artists and craftsmen from New Mexico and Arizona, specializing in traditional and contemporary Spanish Colonial art, will exhibit and sell their work at the annual Sacred Heart Spanish Market. Come and check out the dozens of booths and art displays, or attend a lecture or demonstration where the artists will share their expertise and creative processes. Once you’ve taken in some of the best artistic displays New Mexico has to offer, why not stop by our car show? Plenty of classic, vintage and lovingly-restored cars will be on display for your enjoyment. Tickets will be available for purchase until June 22, 2019 until noon. You’ll also be able to enjoy plenty of tasty food items and listen to performances by school bands and dancers. This is a day for the whole family to enjoy, so bring your kids along – they’ll be able to take advantage of a jump house, free snow cones, and more! Schedule for the weekend Friday, June 21, 6:00pm – 9:00 pm Preview night and Opening Reception Live music Judging Silent Auction begins Saturday, June 22, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Open show Classic car show Karate demonstrations and music by Mid-school band and others Free water and snow cones; Jumper for children Refreshments for purchase and more Saturday 1:00 pm: Antique Car raffle (www.V8forvocations.org) Saturday 3:00 pm: Reverse Parish Grand Raffle Saturday Vigil Mass @ 5:15 pm: Mass and Eucharistic Procession w/ artists Sunday, June 23, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Open Show Silent Auction ends at 12:45 pm Sacred Heart Parish community will have the drawing for their annual Parish Grand Raffle on Saturday afternoon, 3:00 pm. Tickets are $100.00 and the top prize will be $10,000. Tickets may be purchased at the Parish Office or at the Spanish Market. The proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Parish. For more information and for pictures visit http://shspanishmarket.com More information will...

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TOTUS TUUS
May31

TOTUS TUUS

TOTUS TUUS- Starting June 23-29, 2019 we will have a new summer program for the youth of our Diocese. Cost is $20.00 for grade school children only. Registration will be at the parish office. Parents must accompany their children into class daily. This is a great opportunity for your children to learn more about their Faith while having a great time. Grade school- Monday-Friday, June 24-28, 9:00-2:30, Cost is $20.00, lunch is included Jr. High & High School- Sunday-Thursday, June 23-27, 7-9:00 p.m. All must register in order to attend.  ...

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Sunday School, The Ascension of the Lord, Cycle C
May29

Sunday School, The Ascension of the Lord, Cycle C

Sunday School To View or Print the Sunday School Page click on the link below:   Sunday School, Ascension of Our Lord, Cycle...

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