Memorial Day Mass, May 27, 2019
May22

Memorial Day Mass, May 27, 2019

MEMORIAL DAY MASS: Will be celebrated on May 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery. Bishop Wall will be the celebrant. “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Christians are no strangers to sacrifice. Jesus lays down his life for our redemption, martyrs remain faithful to the end, and every believer faces “deaths” in the spiritual life when love requires a re-ordering of preference and priority. On Memorial Day, we honor those who laid down their lives for their nation and for the values we espouse – freedom, justice, and a better world for our children. Intercede for those who have died and for the loved ones they left behind, and pray for peace on earth.   The parish office will be closed....

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Sunday School, Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C
May22

Sunday School, Sixth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

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May 26, 2019, Sixth Sunday of Easter
May22

May 26, 2019, Sixth Sunday of Easter

Don’t forget that May is the Month of Mary.  May 13 was the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, here’s a little refresher on the importance of this apparition and the requests that Our Lady made to the three children. Fatima, Portugal is one of the most revered sights in the Roman Catholic religion. It was in this tiny village where, starting in 1916, three small Portuguese shepherd children had encounters first with an Angel and later with the Lady who has become known as Our Lady of Fatima. The Message of Fatima is an invitation and a school of salvation. It was initiated by the Angel of Peace (1916) and completed by Our Lady (1917). It was lived, to a heroic degree, by the three Little Shepherds. The Message of Fatima, which is that of the Gospel, emphasizes the following points: permanent conversion; prayer, and namely the Rosary; and the sense of collective responsibility and the practice of reparation. The acceptance of the Message brings with it Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which is a symbol of commitment to faithfulness and to the apostolate. Afterwards, when Lucia was a Religious Sister of Saint Dorothy, Our Lady appeared to her again in Spain, in the Convent of Pontevedra, on the 10th December 1925. By her side, elevated on a luminous cloud, was a Child. The most holy Virgin rested her hand on Lucia’s shoulder, and as she did so, she showed her a heart encircled by thorns, which she was holding in her other hand. At the same time, the Child said: “Have compassion on the Heart of your most holy Mother, covered with thorns, with which ungrateful men pierce it at every moment, and there is no one to make an act of reparation to remove them”. Then the most holy Virgin requested the devotion of the Five First Saturdays.  The request consisted in: praying the Rosary, meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, confessing and receiving Holy Communion, in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fr. Keller...

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May 19, 2019, Fifth Sunday of Easter
May15

May 19, 2019, Fifth Sunday of Easter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This weekend, May 18-19, our diocese will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection. Your support of this collection serves as Jesus in disguise in some of the most marginalized communities in our world. In rural communities in Afghanistan, for example, children have limited access to education because of distance and the danger of commuting to public schools. In the remote village of Ghor, one of the poorest provinces of the country, an estimated 80% of adults are illiterate, and the illiteracy rate is even higher for women. Most villagers are farmers who never attended school. The closest school was too far and the road too dangerous for young children to attend. But you helped bring a community-based classroom to this remote village. Your generosity made it possible for the children to attend school and has offered them a more hopeful and secure future. Such programs have been implemented across Afghanistan for 15 years and have helped more than 23,000 students build more prosperous lives. Children across Afghanistan, and indeed, the world depends on your support to go to school and have bright futures. Sincerely yours in Christ,   +The Most Reverend James S. Wall Bishop of Gallup...

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Sunday School, Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C
May15

Sunday School, Fifth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C

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May 12, 2019, Fourth Sunday of Easter, World Day of Prayer
May09

May 12, 2019, Fourth Sunday of Easter, World Day of Prayer

The observance of Mother’s Day has an important place in American life. Since it occurs on the second Sunday in May, during the Easter season, the Mass of the Sunday is always celebrated. However, in order to provide some recognition of this holiday, model intercessions and a prayer over the people are provided here. Prayer: The following intercessions may be added to those of the day. For our mothers, who have given us life and love, that we may show them reverence and love, we pray to the Lord. R. For mothers who have lost a child through death, that their faith may give them hope, and their family and friends support and console them, we pray to the Lord. R. For mothers who have died, that God may bring them into the joy of his kingdom, we pray to the Lord. R. Prayer Over the People This prayer over the people may be used at the end of Mass or other liturgical services on Mother’s Day. Loving God, as a mother gives life and nourishment to her children, so you watch over your Church. Bless these women, that they may be strengthened as Christian mothers. Let the example of their faith and love shine forth. Grant that we, their sons and daughters, may honor them always with a spirit of profound respect. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.   And may almighty God bless you all, the Father, and the Son, + and the Holy Spirit.     Prayer Source: Book of Blessings by Prepared by International Commission on English in the Liturgy A Joint Commission of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences, The Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1989  ...

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Sunday School, Fourth Sunday of Easter
May09

Sunday School, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sunday School To view or print the Sunday School page, click on the link below:   Sunday School, Fourth Sunday of Easter, Cycle C  ...

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