Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Sacred Heart Parish, Fresno, CA.

Sacred Heart
Catholic Church
2140 N. Cedar Avenue
Everyone is Welcome
Bienvenidos a Todos
Fr. Alex C. Ignacio, Pastor
Rev. Mr. Robert Sesma: Director of RCIA
Rev. Mr. Tom Ognibene: Pastoral Care Coordinator
Office Manager: Kelley Aviles
Director of Religious Education/YM: Kathy Alegria
CCD Spanish Coordinator - Esmeralda Hernandez
Director of Environment: Edna DeLuca
Wedding Coordinator: Inez Castro
Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers: Cecelia Lingenfelter
Altar Servers Coordinator: Debi Cooper
Ushers Coordinator: Florensio Espinosa
Music Director: GeeGee Villarama
Finance Council Chairperson - Mike Chavez
Parish Ministries Council Chairperson - Cliff Cooper
Spanish RCIA Coordinator: Antonio Alas
Sacred Heart Helping Hand - Ted & Connie Borges
Altar & Rosary Society: President: Cecilia Herrera 645-0168, Meeting: 1st Wednesday of Month@ 6:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus: Grand Knight: Walter Brown 473-9478, Meeting: 3rd Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.
Italian Catholic Federation: President: Mike Caglia 360-8332,Meeting: 4th Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.
Guadalupe Society: President: Lydia Ledesma 241-4867, Meeting 1st Monday at 6:00 p.m
Charismatic Prayer Group: Every Thursday @ 7:30 p.m. held in St. Mary’s Room.
Spanish Prayer Group: Every Friday @ 7:00p.m - held in
St. Mary’s Room
Men’s Prayer Group: Every first Tuesday @ 7:00pm held in St. Joseph’s Room
Fresno, CA 93703-2697
Phone: 559-237-4121; FAX: 559-237-0122
E-mail: [email protected]
OFFICE HOURS: Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Liturgical Schedule:
Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday at 8:00a.m.
Wednesday: Communion Service 8:00a.m.
Saturday: Vigil Mass at 4:00p.m.
Sunday Masses: 7:00a.m. - Early Risers Mass,
9:00a.m. - Family Mass,
11:00 a.m. - Children / Life Teen Mass,
1:00 p.m. - Charismatic Mass.
Horario de Servicios en Espanol:
Misa Diaria: lunes, miercoles, jueves a las 6:00p.m.
y viernes a las 5:45p.m.
Misa de Domingo a las 5:00p.m.
Hora Santa: jueves a las 6:30p.m. a 7:30p.m. - en la capilla
Adoración Eucarística Nocturna en la capilla cada cuarto
sabado a las 8pm hasta 5am Domingo con Misa.
RICA: Rito de la Iniciacion cristiana de Adultos:
martes a las 6:00p.m. en St. Martha’s Kitchen.
Grupo de Oracion: Viernes 7:00p.m.-St. Mary's Room
Reconciliacion/Confesion: Viernes - 3:45p.m. - 5:15p.m.
Educacion Religiosa: Las clases son en espanol los
viernes de 5:30p.m. a 7:00p.m. en St. Patrick’s Room
Reconciliation/Confession Friday’s - 3:45p.m. - 5:15p.m.
Eucharistic Adoration: Friday’s: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30a.m.
4th Saturday from 8pm till 5am on Sunday-Spanish
LifeTeen EXALT every 1st Tuesday 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
Every Tuesday in English 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m
Every Thursday in Spanish 6:30p.m.-7:30p.m.
Baptisms: First & third Sunday is for baptism in English.
The Second Saturday is for baptism in Spanish.
Weddings: By appointment, six months advance notice.
Religious Education Office: 237-4121. CCD Classes: in
the Activity Center on Sundays - 1st grade-8th grade,
9:30a.m. to 12noon. Concludes with Mass.
Confirmation/Life Teen Youth Program: Sundays 11am2pm: Includes Mass at 11:00a.m.
RCIA: Thursday’s 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick’s Room
Welcome! We extend our hands and hearts in Christian fellowship to you here, celebrating with us, whether
long time residents or newly arrived in the Parish. If you would like to register as a MEMBER or UPDATE
your personal information, please fill out this section and return it to the Parish Office or drop it in the
collection basket.
Full Name/s....................................................................................................Phone.........................................
____New Member/s ____Send me Sunday Offering Envelopes ____Update Address Information
____Moving, remove me from Church mailing list
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015
Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the Lord
who made us.— Psalm 95:6
According to Moses, the people decided they didn’t want to hear God’s voice directly any more.
It was much too frightening. Why couldn’t God send human teachers, prophets, instead? God
agreed, but with a warning. The people had better listen to those teachers, because they spoke
in God’s name.
That arrangement, though, had its own problems, for them and for us. How do I know this
teacher is truly from God? And if the teacher is from God, are all parts of the teaching meant for
me? We have the Church and scripture to help us with those questions, but still there are always
a few loose ends. That is the powerful significance of the sentence in today’s Gospel: “The
people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as
the scribes.” The people knew that this Jesus was authentic—truly a teacher sent by God. They knew it by hearing him.
The Oil of the Sick, usually labeled OI (for Oleum Infirmarum), is often reserved with chrism and the oil of catechumens
in an ambry. An ambry is a cabinet, often beautifully ornamented and kept near the baptistery in the church. Olive oil,
with no fragrance added, is blessed at the Chrism Mass in Holy Week by the bishop, although there is now a provision
for a priest to bless oil if none is available. This restores to our Latin Rite practice a tradition never lost in the Eastern
tradition, in which priests consecrate the oil of the sick, even at the sick person’s home. Any vegetable oil may be used
now, since olive oil is difficult to obtain in some places. Many priests keep a small supply of oil close at hand in a small
metal tube called a “stock.”
In the former rite, every sense of the body was anointed, accompanied by a prayer for forgiveness of sin. So, the eyes,
ears, nostrils, mouth, hands, and feet were all touched. Today, this is simplified to an anointing of the forehead and the
hands, but generally today the oil is used more lavishly, and the symbolism of touch so central to the rite is enhanced.
Often, a priest will invite everyone present to join in the “laying on of hands.” Sick persons are often pushed aside or
feared in our culture, and to be reverently touched in love can be a profound experience of God’s healing, forgiving,
accepting presence through the ministry of the Church.
January 25, 2015 $5,222.77
Building Fund $,314.00
Feb 8, Helping Hand
Feb 15, Cath Comm-Channel 49
Feb 18 Ash Wednesday
Feb 22, Religious Education
Please use your Offering Envelopes
Por favor, use sus sobres de ofertorio
Por Favor recen por los enfermos
Thelma & Bob Jones, Leonard Pavy, Pat Martin, Annette
Hardinger, Sylvia Lowe, Brenda Chan, Ed Zamora, Dominic
Rossi, Vance Hamzy, Jeanette Cserna, Max McGinnis, Gay
Hock, Lynn Hock, Daniel Silverman, Isabel Anderson,
Elizabeth Hock, Denise Rodriquez, Audrey Diaz, Jerry
Please call the Parish office each week on Monday
[Tuesday if Holiday] to keep the above persons’ names on
this list, otherwise we will assume they are doing better and
remove their names....Thank you for your cooperation.
Por favor hablen a la oficina de la Parroquia los lunes de
cada semana (martes si es día festivo) para mantener en la
lista los nombres de las personas escritas arriba. De otra
manera asumiremos que están mejorando y quitaremos sus
nombres de la lista…… Gracias por su cooperación.
Pastoral Ministry of the Sick, Homebound & Dying
Please call the Parish Office: 237-4121
Intenciones de misa de la semana
Saturday, January 31
4pm + Ronald Espinosa by Florensio & Vicki Espinosa
Sunday, February 1
7am + Anthony Pavlovich by John Zaninovich
9am Sacred Heart Altar & Rosary and Guadalupe Society
11am Sacred Heart Members
1pm Infant Jesus by Mary Castillo
Spanish + Jose Manuel Sandoval by Lourdes Sandoval
Monday, February 2
8am + Fr. Giuse Hoan by Mary G
Spanish 6pm
Tuesday, February 3
8am + Sister Souls of St Paul by Mary G
Wednesday, February 4
8am Communion Service
Spanish 6pm Birthday wishes to Arturo Luna by Dolores Luna
Thursday, February 5
Spanish 6pm
Friday, February 6
8am Sacred Heart Benefactors
Spanish 6pm + Pascual Salado by the Salado family
To schedule a Mass Intention, please come to the Parish office,
the requested donation is $10.00.
Para reservar una intención de misa, por favor venga a la
oficina de la parroquia, la donación solicitada es de $10.00.
Pray hard Live easy
Those who can kneel before God can stand before anyone.
Sunday: Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time; Boy Scout
Monday: The Presentation of the Lord; World Day for
Consecrated Life; Blessing of Candles; Groundhog Day
Tuesday: St. Blaise; St. Ansgar; Blessing of Throats; Tu
B’Shvat (Jewish new year of trees) begins at sunset
Thursday: St. Agatha
Friday: St. Paul Miki and companions; First Friday
Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday
Valentine Boutique & Bake Sale February 8, 2015
8:00am - 2:00pm in St. Mary’s Room - Activity Center
Breakfast Burritos, Craft Items, Baked Goods
Fresh Hot Cinnamon Rolls $2.00
Valentines Gifts, Free Chocolate & Coffee
Balloon Bouquets $4.00 includes 2 mylar & 6 colored
We had our 1st meeting last week and have decided to
repeat what we did last year because everyone had such
Monday:Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 a awesome time why change it. The only change is we
will not have alcohol. So mark you calendars for a fun
Tuesday: Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32;Mk 5:21-43
family fun event on April 26th, 2015 from 10am - 7pm.
Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a;
Mk 6:1-6
what to do with those double Christmas Gifts
Thursday: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11; Mk 6:7-13
gifts you don’t need? The perfect thing to
Friday: Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9; Mk 6:14-29
gifts to the FESTIVAL FOR THE
Saturday: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6; Mk 6:30-34
to the Parish Office.
Sunday: Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23;
Mk 1:29-39
Many Thanks to Frank Hernandez for painting the Priest &
First Reading — Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A Servers chairs!! they look soooo beautiful, Thank you to Al
prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for Burke for an awesome Reupholstery job. Thanks Guys.
you” (Deuteronomy 18:15-20).
Psalm — If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts
Would you like to have a Mass offered for a deceased
(Psalm 95).
Second Reading — Brothers and sisters: I should like you to loved one or for special intentions of a living family
member? It is simple to do, just come to the parish office
be free of anxieties (1 Corinthians 7:32-35).
Gospel — The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching; and request a Mass Intention. We will go through the
Mass Calendar and schedule a Mass with you. Mass
he taught them as one having authority (Mark 1:21-28).
Intention stipend $10.00. (includes mass card)
Before you can be sacramentally married in
the church our Diocese requires that you
attend a pre-marital retreat. We have on
scheduled in this parish for February 28,
2015. Cost is $50.00 per couple and this is
an all day retreat here at our parish
concluding with the Vigil Mass at 4:00pm. Any questions
please call Deacon Robert Sesma at 559-237-4121
BIRTHDAY WISHES/felicitaciones de cumpleaños
1-29 Jonnathan Sanchez
1-31 Robert Mikel
2-01 Vincent Aviles
2-02 Joseph Lopez Sr.
2-02 William Olivas
2-04 Robert Rocha Danks
2-05 Jody O’Mara
1-31 Sabrina Valles
1-31 Cynthia Melander
2-02 Jolene Holquin
2-02 Marina Subia
2-2 Christian Rodriquez
2-05 James Alvarez
2-06 Heather Chavez
1-30 Leandro & Lulu Ruperto
1-30 Eli & Cynthia Melander
1-30 Jesse & Helen Calderon
1-30 Aram & Jeannie Topjian
2-02 Sal & Suzie Martinez
2-4 Scott & Vicki DeLuca
2-05 Joseph & Nicole Nardone
2-05 Tom & Donna Ognibene
To add names to the Birthday & Anniversary List please fill
out a gold colored birthday & anniversary form located at the
entrance of the church or stop by the office for one.
Please call the Parish Office to request your
2014 Donation Contribution Statement for your
tax purposes. We are only printing out statements that are
requested, so call the office at 237-4121 ext 102 and
leave your name, address & envelope number and we will
send you the statement ASAP.
Sacred Heart is seeking individuals who would like to visit
the sick & homebound. We are currently visiting all the
hospitals & rest homes and homebound people. Please
call the church office and leave your name & number for
Deacon Tom Ognibene - Pastoral Care coordinator. Is this
where God wants you to serve?
Please look on the back of our bulletin for our new Bulletin
Advertisers, please show your patronage and let them
know you have seen their ad on our bulletin.
Reservations for Altar Flowers can be arraigned by going
to the Parish Office and reserve the weekend you would
like flowers dedicated in memory of a loved one. Donation
2-1 Guadalupe Society Bake Sale- Guadalupe Park
2-8 Religious Education Boutique Sale - St. Mary’s
2-15 Spanish Prayer Group Food Sale - Guadalupe Park