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Finance Council Meeting: July 24th at 6 pm in Parish Office
Mothers’ Prayers: July 24th at 6:30 pm in OLOG Church
Knights of Columbus Meeting: July 24th at 7 pm in KC Hut
Men’s Coffee Group: July 27th at 7 am in Parish Hall
Knights of the Altar Training: July 27th at 10 am in OLOG Church
Building Fund Collection: All Masses August 3rd & 4th
Baptismal Class: August 7th at 6:30 pm in Parish Hall
Prayers for Priests: August 7th at 6:30 pm in OLOG Church
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
Knights of the Altar (Altar Servers) training will be held July 27th at 10 am in the OLOG Church. If you are interested in becoming a server, please call the office and submit your name. You can be any age--a youngster or an adult. We need servers for all the Masses. Please note that all current Knights of the Altar must attend this training as well. Please spread the word.
We are taking registrations for this coming 2019-2020 Faith Formation Year. See bulletin for times and days of classes. Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9am - 1pm.
The 45th Southwest Catholic Charismatic Conference will be held July 26th-July 28th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albuquerque. The 2019 Speakers include Father Daniel Balizan, Maria Vadia, and Barbara Heil. For more information you can visit the Catholic Charismatic Center at abqccc.org. To register by phone you can call 505-247-0397.
R.C.I.A. CLASSES: We will be starting classes for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults very soon. Interested candidates should call the Parish Office or Faith Formation Office and register. This program prepares candidates for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion) during the Easter Vigil Mass. Please spread the word.
Upcoming Building Fund Fundraiser Schedule
Rummage Sale– July 19th & 20th
Bingo– August 25th
Oldies & Goodies/ Car Show– in September (date to come)
Calcutta– October 26th
More information for these upcoming events will be given in the following weeks. Please keep an eye out and spread the word. We look forward to all the fun events we have coming up this year.
Cemetery News: Please make sure when making any changes to plots at the cemetery to call the Parish Office and inform them of any work being done. Please make sure to help keep our cemetery clean by maintaining your family plots. Contact the Parish Office if you have any questions. Thank you.
The Fund Raising Bingo Committee has begun selling tickets to our Bingo event on Sunday, August 25. Tickets are $10 for 20 games with each sheet containing six cards. Minimum prize is $25 with games 5, 10, 15, and 20 having a $100 prize.
Our Fundraising Committee will be having a Calcutta on Saturday, October 26th at the Sheriff Posse Hall in Belen. Anyone interested in selling or purchasing a ticket to this event is asked to contact the Parish Office. Tickets are $100 and will included two meals with a purchase of one ticket. For more information please contact the Parish Office.
Gabriel Project Parenting classes are on the Summer Schedule. Come learn new additional Parenting Techniques and have dinner with us. Classes are held on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, at 4:30 pm in the San Clemente Parish Hall. All are welcome!
Readings for the week of July 21, 2019
- Sunday: Gn 18:1-10a / Ps 15:2-3, 3-4, 5 [1a] / Col 1:24-28 / Lk 10:38-42
- Monday: Sg 3:1-4b or 2 Cor 5:14-17 / Ps 63:2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9  / Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
- Tuesday: Ex 14:21—15:1 / Ex 15:8-9, 10 and 12, 17 [1b] / Mt 12:46-50
- Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15 / Ps 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28 [24b] / Mt 13:1-9
- Thursday: 2 Cor 4:7-15 / Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6  / Mt 20:20-28
- Friday: Ex 20:1-17 / Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11 [Jn 6:68c] / Mt 13:18-23
- Saturday: Ex 24:3-8 / Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15 [14a] / Mt 13:24-30
- Next Sunday: Gn 18:20-32 / Ps 138:1-2, 2-3, 6-7, 7-8 [3a] / Col 2:12-14 / Lk 11:1-13
Saint of the Day
07/15/19 4:00 am
Today, July 15, marks the feast day of St. Bonaventure, who is called â€œThe Seraphic Doctorâ€� of the Church. St. Bonaventure is known for his leadership of the Franciscans and his great intellectual contributions to theology and philosophy.St. Bonaventure was born in Bagnorea in Tuscany, Italy. He is widely believed to have been born in the year 1221, although some accounts say 1217.Sources recount that in his youth, St. Bonaventure was cured of a dangerous illness by the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi. He went on to join the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor in 1243. After making his vows, he was sent to complete his studies in Paris. He was taught first by Alexander of Hales, an English doctor and Franciscan, and later by John of Rochelle. While in Paris, he became good friends with St. Thomas Aquinas, with whom he received the degree of Doctor. He also developed a friendship with St. Louis, King of France.In 1257, St. Bonaventure was chosen to serve as the superior of the Friars Minor. In this position, which he filled for 17 years, he brought peace and order. His impact was so great that today he is sometimes referred to as the second founder of the Franciscans.Taking on the position after a period of extraordinary expansion for the order, St. Bonaventure worked to preserve a spirit of unity. He calmed the threat of internal dissension that arose over differences in interpreting the message of St. Francis of Assisi. Central to this work was his understanding that the study of philosophy and theology did not oppose the call to poverty that was so central to Franciscan spirituality.St. Bonaventure proposed a unified and collected text regulating the daily life of the Friars Minor. The text was accepted and ratified in 1260 by the General Chapter of the Order in Narbonne.Wishing to present an authentic image of the life and teaching of their founder, he zealously collected documents about St. Francis of Assisi and heard testimonies of those who had actually known him. From this information, he compiled a biography of the saint that was adopted as his official biography by the General Chapter of the Friars Minor in 1263.St. Bonaventure also wrote numerous mystical and ascetical treatises, most famously, â€œThe Soul's Journey into God.â€�In 1273, he was appointed by Pope Gregory X as Cardinal and Bishop of Albano. The Pope also asked him to help prepare the Second Ecumenical Council of Lyons, an ecclesial event aimed at re-establishing communion between the Latin and Greek Churches. St. Bonaventure worked to prepare the Ecumenical Council, but never saw its completion. He died on July 15, 1274, while the council was still in session. He was canonized in 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV.In his General Audience on March 3, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI spoke about the life of St. Bonaventure. He called to mind the great works of literature, art, philosophy and theology that were inspired by the Christian faith during the time period in which the saint lived. â€œAmong the great Christian figures who contributed to the composition of this harmony between faith and culture Bonaventure stands out, a man of action and contemplation, of profound piety and prudent government,â€� Pope Benedict said.The Pope called on the faithful to take note of â€œthe central role that Christ always played in Bonaventure's life and teaching,â€� and to imitate the way in which â€œthe whole of his thinking was profoundly Christocentric.â€� "Meditation on Christ in His humanity is corporeal in deed, in fact, but spiritual in mind. . . . By adopting this habit, you will steady your mind, be trained to virtues, and receive strength of soul....Let meditation of Christ's life be your one and only aim, your rest, your food, your desire, your study."Â -Â St. BonaventureRead More