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Presidents’ Day: Office Closed February 17th
Our Lady of Sorrows Novena: February 17th at 5:30 pm in OLOG Church
Sanctity of Life Service: February 19th at 6:30 in OLOG Church
Adult Meditation/ Prayer Group: February 20th at 7 pm & February 21st at 9 am
Movies With Meaning: February 21st at 6:30 pm in Parish Hall
Baptism: February 22nd at 10 am in OLOG Church
Our Lady of Sorrows Novena: February 24th at 5:30 pm in OLOG Church
Ash Wednesday: February 26th Mass at 8 am & 12:10 pm at OLOG & 6 pm at SDC
Sunday Peralta 8:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Sunday Valencia 9:30 a.m.
Weekdays Tuesday - Friday 8:00 a.m.
Rosary 30 minutes before each Mass
Saturday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by appointment
Baptisms: 3rd Sunday of each month at the 11:15 Mass.
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m
Telephone : 505-869-2189
Father Emmanuel UC Izuka's Office Hours:
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. or by appointment
Faith Formation Office Hours
Summer Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-1:00 pm
The Mass is the highest form of prayer. It is a celebration of the mystery of our salvation, the un-bloody sacrifice and a replica of the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church offers four Masses every weekend: Saturday at 5 pm; Sunday at 8 am, 9.30 am in Valencia and 11.15 am at Our Lady. It is important that you take some time during the week and plan on which Mass you want to attend and make effort to be there on time. You do need some personal time of prayer before Mass commences. You also need to have the patience to wait till the Mass is over before leaving. Some of us have been leaving the Mass before the Mass is over. Unless there is an emergency, leaving the Church before the Mass is ended shows a grave lack of respect for Jesus Christ who does not leave us all alone but promised to be with us until the end of time. Jesus asked His apostles “can you not watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not fall into temptation.” (Matthew 26: 40).
The Parish Office will be closed Monday, February 17th for Presidents’ Day. Thank you.
We invite everyone to join Our Lady of Sorrows Servites in praying for the sick in our community especially those that have cancer. We will be praying every Monday for nine consecutive Mondays starting on the 17th of February at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
The Annual Sanctity of Life Awareness Reflection and Prayer Service will be on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30 pm in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. There will be a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. The Youth Ministry will be collecting baby items for mothers in need, and all gift items will be given to Care Net in Los Lunas. For more information contact Bernadette Jaramillo. Thank you.
The Catholic Foundation will be hosting a Grant Workshop at our parish on February 21st from 10 am—12 pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. Make sure to register online at thecatholicfoundation.org.
ADVANCED NOTICE: Lenten Regulations on Fast and Abstinence
Wednesday, February 26th marks the beginning of Lent. Abstinence from meat is observed on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and ALL Fridays of Lent by all Catholics 14 years of age and older. Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday by all who are 18 years of age but not yet 59 years of age. Those bound by this rule may take only one full meal or two smaller meals are permitted as necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs. Eating solid foods between meals is not permitted. The special Paschal fast and abstinence are observed on Good Friday. On these days, Christians prepare themselves by there disciplines in anticipation of the renewal of their baptismal commitment on Easter. During Lent, the Church encourages attendance at daily Mass, self-imposed times of fasting, and generosity to local, national, and worldwide programs of sharing.
Lent begins on February 26th. Masses for Ash Wednesday will be on Wednesday, February 26th: OLOG, Peralta 8:00 am; OLOG, Peralta 12:10 pm; Sangre de Cristo, Valencia 6:00 pm. It is not a Holy Day of Obligation, but Catholics are obligated to fast and abstain from meat (unless 59 years of age and over or due to medical issues.) Stations of the Cross begin Friday, February 28th at 7:00 pm at OLOG, Peralta.
Stations of the Cross will be held each Friday during Lent at 7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Readings for the week of February 16, 2020
- Sunday: Sir 15:15-20 / Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 [1b] / 1 Cor 2:6-10 / Mt 5:17-37 or 5:20-22a, 27-28, 33-34a, 37
- Monday: Jas 1:1-11 / Ps 119:67, 68, 71, 72, 75, 76 [77a] / Mk 8:11-13
- Tuesday: Jas 1:12-18 / Ps 94:12-13a, 14-15, 18-19 [12a] / Mk 8:14-21
- Wednesday: Jas 1:19-27 / Ps 15:2-3a, 3bc-4ab, 5 [1b] / Mk 8:22-26
- Thursday: Jas 2:1-9 / Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7 [7a] / Mk 8:27-33
- Friday: Jas 2:14-24, 26 / Ps 112:1-2, 3-4, 5-6 [cf. 1b] / Mk 8:34—9:1
- Saturday: 1 Pt 5:1-4 / Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6  / Mt 16:13-19
- Next Sunday: Lv 19:1-2, 17-18 / Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8, 10, 12-13 [8a] / 1 Cor 3:16-23 / Mt 5:38-48
Saint of the Day
02/18/20 3:00 am
On Feb. 18, the Roman Catholic Church remembers Patriarch Saint Flavian of Constantinople, who is honored on the same date by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition and by Eastern Orthodox Christians.Known to Eastern Christians as â€œSt. Flavian the Confessor,â€� the patriarch endured condemnation and severe beatings during a fifth-century dispute about the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ. Though he died from his injuries, his stand against heresy was later vindicated at the Churchâ€™s fourth ecumenical council in 451.St. Flavian is closely associated with Pope St. Leo the Great, who also upheld the truth about Christâ€™s divine and human natures during the controversy. The Popeâ€™s best-known contribution to the fourth council â€“ a letter known as the â€œTome of Leoâ€� â€“ was originally addressed to St. Flavian, though it did not reach the patriarch during his lifetime.Flavian's date of birth is unknown, as are most of his biographical details. He was highly-regarded as a priest during the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius II (which lasted from 408 to 450), and he became Archbishop of Constantinople following the death of Patriarch Saint Proclus in approximately 447.Early in his patriarchate, Flavian angered a state official named Chrysaphius by refusing to offer a bribe to the emperor. The ruler's wife Eudocia joined the resulting conspiracy which Chrysaphius hatched against Flavian, a plot that would come to fruition in an illegitimate Church council and the patriarch's death.As head of the Church in Constantinople, Flavian had inherited a theological controversy about the relationship between deity and humanity in the person of Jesus Christ. In an occurrence that was not uncommon for the time, the doctrinal issue became entangled with personal and political rivalries. Flavian's stand for orthodoxy gave his high-ranking court opponents a chance to act against him by encouraging the proponents of doctrinal error and manipulating the emperor in their favor.The theological issue had arisen after the Council of Ephesus, which in 431 had confirmed the personal unity of Christ and condemned the error (known as Nestorianism) that said he was a composite being made up of a divine person and a human person. But questions persisted: Were Jesus' eternal divinity, and his assumed humanity, two distinct and complete natures fully united in one person? Or did the person of Christ have only one hybrid nature, made up in some manner of both humanity and divinity?The Church would eventually confirm that the Lord's incarnation involved both a divine and a human nature at all times. When God took on a human nature at the incarnation, in the words of Pope St. Leo the Great, â€œthe proper character of both natures was maintained and came together in a single person,â€� and â€œeach nature kept its proper character without loss.â€�During Flavianâ€™s patriarchate, however, the doctrine of Christâ€™s two natures had not been fully and explicitly defined. Thus, controversy came up regarding the doctrine of a monk named Eutyches, who insisted that Christ had only â€œone nature.â€� Flavian understood the â€œmonophysiteâ€� doctrine as contrary to faith in Christâ€™s full humanity, and he condemned it at a local council in November of 448. He excommunicated Eutyches, and sent his decision to Pope Leo, who gave his approval in May 449.Chrysaphius, who knew Eutyches personally, proceeded to use the monk as his instrument against the patriarch who had angered him. He convinced the emperor that a Church council should be convened to consider Eutychesâ€™ doctrine again. The resulting council, held in August 449 and led by Dioscorus of Alexandria, was completely illegitimate, and later formally condemned. But it pronounced against Flavian and declared him deposed from the patriarchate.During this same illicit gathering, known to history as the â€œRobber Council,â€� a mob of monks beat St. Flavian so aggressively that he died from his injuries three days later. Chrysaphius seemed, for the moment, to have triumphed over the patriarch.But the state officialâ€™s ambitions soon collapsed. Chrysaphius fell out of favor with Theodosius II shortly before the emperorâ€™s death in July 450, and he was executed early in the reign of his successor Marcian.St. Flavian, meanwhile, was canonized by the Fourth Ecumenical Council in 451. Its participants gave strong acclamation to the â€œTome of Leoâ€� â€“ in which the Pope confirmed St. Flavianâ€™s condemnation of Eutyches and affirmed the truth about Christâ€™s two natures, both divine and human.Read More