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Our Lady of Sorrows Novena: September 23rd at 5:30 pm in OLOG Church
Seasons of Hope: September 23rd at 6 pm in OLOG Church
Mothers’ Prayers: September 25th at 6:30 pm in OLOG Church
Knights of Columbus: September 25th at 7 pm in KC Hut
Prayer/Meditation: September 26th at 7 pm & September 27th at 9 am Parish Hall
Movie Discussion: September 27th at 7 pm in Parish Hall
Men’s Coffee: September 28th at 7 am in Parish Hall
Baptism: September 28th at 10 am in OLOG Church
SVDP Corporate Mass: September 29th at 9:30 am Mass
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
Art Gaerlan and his family will be hosting the fundraiser dinner in October and the Tapia Family will be hosting in November. More details to come in the upcoming weeks. If you and your family would like to host a dinner or a breakfast after Mass, please contact Maria Marez or the Parish Office. Come enjoy some good food and fellowship, while helping to raise money for our new Parish Hall/ Faith Formation Complex.
Faith Formation Classes have officially started and are now closed. We will no longer be taking any new registrations. Thank you.
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 includes two meals with a purchase of one ticket.
ADULT SPIRITUALITY PROGRAM
The six week adult spirituality course focusing upon prayer/meditation continues!! If you have not been able to attend, please don’t be shy. The course is offered on Thursdays from 7 PM to 8:30 PM and on Friday morning after Mass in the hall. We continue to touch upon and renew ourselves with the various forms of Catholic prayer. This approach will help lead us to learn about another ancient form of Catholic/Christian prayer, meditation. Hopefully, we will form a weekly meditation group here in the parish.
The 2nd Annual Wreaths Across America Event is just around the corner. Patsy Vega and her Wreaths Across America Committee did such a wonderful job of getting this event together last year for all the fallen/deceased veterans in our cemetery. Patsy will begin selling wreaths after all the Masses. Wreaths will be $25 with part of the proceeds going to our cemetery. If you’d like to purchase a wreath or have any questions, please call the Parish Office.
Our parish goal for this year’s Annual Catholic Appeal is $36,000. And as you all know, the ACA supports many ministries in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, especially the education and training of priests and permanent deacons. It supports the poor and the needy program as well as numerous other areas of need in the Archdiocese. We all know how it works; if we meet our assigned goal and perhaps go over it, we will get the balance in a rebate. If we do not meet our goal, we will have to pay the balance from our purse. I call on all parishioners to pray about this; make your donation and may the good Lord bless and reward you as you do this. Pledge cards can be found at the back of the church, in the office, or online. For more information, call the Parish Office. Thank you.
Women’s A.C.T.S. Retreat
October 17-20, 2019
Are you looking for a new or a deeper relationship with our Lord?
An ACTS retreat might be the answer! This three day and three night women’s retreat is a powerful experience with God. Throughout the weekend we will hear the personal experiences of team members as they talk about what A.C.T.S. stands for:
- Adoration- the need for prayer and meditation on the word of God
- Community- the importance of community built on faith and love
- Theology- the study of Scripture and our Catholic Faith
- Service- answering Christ’s call to servanthood.
Each retreat is conducted by a retreat “team” composed of 24 women who have attended prior ACTS retreats. If you are hearing the call, for a registration form go to parish office for a registration form or to our website sanclementeparish.org/ACTS Retreat or email Jeanette Plowman at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Readings for the week of September 22, 2019
- Sunday: Am 8:4-7 / Ps 113:1-2, 4-6, 7-8 [cf. 1a, 7b] / 1 Tm 2:1-8 / Lk 16:1-13 or 16:10-13
- Monday: Ezr 1:1-6 / Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6  / Lk 8:16-18
- Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20 / Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5  / Lk 8:19-21
- Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9 / Tb 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8 [1b] / Lk 9:1-6
- Thursday: Hg 1:1-8 / Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b [cf. 4a] / Lk 9:7-9
- Friday: Hg 2:1-9 / Ps 43:1, 2, 3, 4  / Lk 9:18-22
- Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a / Jer 31:10, 11-12a, 13 [cf. 10d] / Lk 9:43b-45
- Next Sunday: Am 6:1a, 4-7 / Ps 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 [1b] / 1 Tm 6:11-16 / Lk 16:19-31
Saint of the Day
09/23/19 4:00 am
On Sept. 23, the Catholic Church remembers the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as â€œPadre Pioâ€� and known for his suffering, humility and miracles.The man later known by these names was originally named Francesco Forgione, born to his parents Grazio and Maria in 1887. His parents had seven children, two of whom died in infancy. They taught the five surviving children to live their faith through daily Mass, family prayer of the rosary, and regular acts of penance. Francesco had already decided at a young age to dedicate his entire life to God. At age 10, he felt inspired by the example of a young Capuchin Franciscan, and told his parents: â€œI want to be a friar â€“ with a beard.â€� Francescoâ€™s father spent time in America, working to finance his sonâ€™s education so he could enter the religious life. On Jan. 22, 1903, Francesco donned the Franciscan habit for the first time. He took the new name Pio, a modernized Italian form of â€œPius,â€� in honor of Pope St. Pius V. He made his solemn vows four years later, and received priestly ordination in the summer of 1910. Shortly after, he first received the Stigmata â€“ Christâ€™s wounds, present in his own flesh.Along with these mystical but real wounds, Padre Pio also suffered health problems that forced him to live apart from his Franciscan community for the first six years of his priesthood. By 1916 he managed to re-enter community life at the Friary of San Giovanni Rotondo, where he lived until his death. He handled many duties as a spiritual director and teacher, covering for brothers drafted into World War I.During 1917 and 1918, Padre Pio himself briefly served in a medical unit of the Italian army. He later offered himself as a spiritual â€œvictimâ€� for an end to the war, accepting suffering as a form of prayer for peace. Once again, he received the wounds of Christ on his body. They would remain with him for 50 years, through a succession of global conflicts. Against his own wishes, the friarâ€™s reputation for holiness, and attending miracles, began to attract huge crowds. Some Church officials, however, denounced the priest and had him banned from public ministry in 1931. Pope Pius XI ended the ban two years later, and his successor Pius XII encouraged pilgrimages to Padre Pioâ€™s friary.Known for patient suffering, fervent prayer, and compassionate spiritual guidance, Padre Pio also lent his efforts to the establishment of a major hospital, the â€œHome to Relieve Suffering.â€� Padre Pio died in 1968, and was declared a saint in 2002. Three years after his death, Pope Paul VI marveled at his simple and holy life in an address to the Capuchin Order.â€œA worldwide following gathered around him ... because he said Mass humbly, heard confessions from dawn to dusk and was â€“ it is not easy to say it â€“ one who bore the wounds of our Lord,â€� Pope Paul explained. â€œHe was a man of prayer and suffering.â€�Read More