From the Rector: Good Shepherd
Sep06

From the Rector: Good Shepherd

The collection for the Priests’ Retirement Fund will be taken up  the weekend of September 15th and 16th.  The Catholic Diocese of Gallup is one of the neediest in the United States. We have no designated home for retired clergy, nor sufficient funds for their retirement. We need your help. Your generous contribution to the Priests’ Retirement Fund will help secure these priests in their old age. Throughout the month of September, we will have a Retirement Fund Campaign to raise funds for the Priests’ Retirement Fund. The Bishop’s letter is attached below: Good Shepherd...

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Sunday School: Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug30

Sunday School: Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday School To print or view the Sunday School page, click on the link below: Sunday School-Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle...

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From the Rector
Aug30

From the Rector

As I mentioned last weekend, you will find the letter from Bishop Wall inserted in the bulletin this weekend. The Bishop’s office provided contact numbers for law enforcement agencies around the diocese that we have posted in the entrance of the Church along with the number of our own Victim’s assistance Coordinator.  Finally, the Bishop has asked us to pray the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel at the end of each Mass immediately following the final blessing and dismissal. St. Michael the Archangel Prayer St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen....

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Sunday School: Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time
Aug24

Sunday School: Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday School To print or view the Sunday School page, click on the link below: Sunday School-Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B...

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From the Rector: From St John Paul II’s encyclical: Veritatis Splendor, August 6, 1993
Aug24

From the Rector: From St John Paul II’s encyclical: Veritatis Splendor, August 6, 1993

From St John Paul II’s encyclical: Veritatis Splendor, August 6, 1993 Mary, Mother of Mercy At the end of these considerations, let us entrust ourselves, the sufferings and the joys of our life, the moral life of believers and people of good will, and the research of moralists, to Mary, Mother of God and Mother of Mercy. Mary is Mother of Mercy because her Son, Jesus Christ, was sent by the Father as the revelation of God’s mercy (cf. Jn 3:16-18). Christ came not to condemn but to forgive, to show mercy (cf. Mt 9:13). And the greatest mercy of all is found in his being in our midst and calling us to meet him and to confess, with Peter, that he is “the Son of the living God” (Mt 16:16). No human sin can erase the mercy of God, or prevent him from unleashing all his triumphant power, if we only call upon him. Indeed, sin itself makes even more radiant the love of the Father who, in order to ransom a slave, sacrificed his Son:181 his mercy towards us is Redemption. This mercy reaches its fullness in the gift of the Spirit who bestows new life and demands that it be lived. No matter how many and great the obstacles put in his way by human frailty and sin, the Spirit, who renews the face of the earth (cf.Ps 104:30), makes possible the miracle of the perfect accomplishment of the good. This renewal, which gives the ability to do what is good, noble, beautiful, pleasing to God and in conformity with his will, is in some way the flowering of the gift of mercy, which offers liberation from the slavery of evil and gives the strength to sin no more. Through the gift of new life, Jesus makes us sharers in his love and leads us to the Father in the Spirit. Mary is also Mother of Mercy because it is to her that Jesus entrusts his Church and all humanity. At the foot of the Cross, when she accepts John as her son, when she asks, together with Christ, forgiveness from the Father for those who do not know what they do (cf. Lk 23:34), Mary experiences, in perfect docility to the Spirit, the richness and the universality of God’s love, which opens her heart and enables it to embrace the entire human race. Thus Mary becomes Mother of each and every one of us, the Mother who obtains for us divine mercy. Mary is the radiant sign and inviting model of the moral life. As Saint Ambrose put it, “The life of this one person can serve as...

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