Current Bulletin - St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church
3300 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, CO 80305
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 7 - 8, 2015
“[The Lord] tells the number of the stars and calls them by name.” — Psalm 147:4
Job and Paul offer us two completely different views of slavery. What Job
describes is an involuntary slavery, the relentless tyranny of a life lived
merely eking out an existence, struggling just to get by. An enormous
percentage of the world’s population lives in this manner, including some
citizens of the United States. They may not be the actual property of other
human beings (the way we usually think of slavery), but their every daily
effort is “owned” by their labor, just to sustain their existence. Paul also
speaks of slavery, but a voluntary slavery; he has willingly committed himself
to be a “slave” owned entirely by the gospel. He also speaks of this as
stewardship, his caretaking of the great gift and blessing that has been given
to him. Peter’s mother-in-law shows true stewardship of the blessing she has received from Christ in her
restored health: she expresses her gratitude in service to others. Far from being an example of an
oppressed, powerless, servile person, she is a shining example of the Christian vocation of using one’s grace
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and blessings, whatever they may be, in willing service of others.
First Reading — Job finds life on earth to be drudgery; he is filled with restlessness (Job 7:1-4, 6-7).
Psalm — Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted (Psalm 147).
Second Reading — Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel. I have become all things to all, to save at
least some (1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23).
Gospel — Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases (Mark 1:29-39).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981,
1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
"If we only knew how God regards this
Sacrifice, we would risk our lives to be
present at a single Mass."
St. Pio of Pietrelcina
"When Mass is being celebrated, the
sanctuary is filled with countless angels
who adore the divine victim immolated
on the altar."
Saint John Chrysostom
The Gospel of Mark, unlike those of Matthew and Luke, Pray for all who are sick!
has no infancy narrative, nor does it have a lengthy
prologue to introduce it, as John’s Gospel does. In Mark’s
account, one could say, Jesus hits the ground running. The
stories we’ve been hearing these weeks come from the
very first chapter of Mark, and they show us the public
ministry of Jesus in its infancy. Today’s account shows
some of the strain or adjustment of his new life of preaching
the reign of God, healing the sick, and casting out demons.
Notice that after sunset, when darkness ended the
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workday, people brought the sick and possessed to Jesus. The following day he rose
before dawn to get away by himself to pray, but to no avail. Simon Peter and the
others don’t just look for him, they pursue him, filled with the fervor that his ministry has incited. With the
self-sacrificing example he gave until the end of his earthly life, he tells his followers that this is his whole
purpose. Through Mark, he is also telling the early church, and he is telling us, that this is our purpose, our
vocation: to be tireless in our pursuit of proclaiming the good news, and in bringing the healing, reconciling
touch of Christ to the world.
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Pastor & Director of Liturgy
Rev. Mr. Karl Matz (Ret.)
Church Office
Phone: 303-499-7744
Fax: 303-494-8754
[email protected]
Fri: 9 -12
Hours: Mon.-Thurs:
Parish Staff
Administrative Assistants
Monika Meile, Mon. & Thurs.
Susan Read, Tues. & Wed.
Business Administrator
Karen Surbrugg
Music Director
Fernanda Nieto, D.M.A.
Religious Education Director & RCIA Coordinator
Franco Zearo: [email protected]
Larry Meile (Volunteer)
Religious Education
CCD Classes Contact the parish office
[email protected]
K-5th grade: Sun., 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
6th-12th grade: Sun., 12 noon - 1 p.m. (Confirmation)
RCIA (for adults): Saturdays, 9:15 a.m.
Christian Formation
Legion of Mary: Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. in St.
Anne Room. Contact Walt, 303-449-7517.
Ladies’ Bible Study Group: Weds., 10:00, St. Anne
room. Questions: Paul, 303-499-0954
Men’s Bible Study Group
Mass Schedule:
Saturday Anticipatory: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Weekday: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.
Holy Day Masses
Sacrament of Penance: Sat 3:30-4:30 p.m. or by appt.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick:
Anyone who is elderly, homebound, ill, or entering the
hospital, please contact the Pastor or call the parish
office, to receive the
Perpetual Adoration Chapel
Open to the public: Mon.-Fri., during parish office hours.
To sign up for a scheduled weekly hour, contact Susan
Read, 303-499-6170.
Church Etiquette:
Priest should be the last one in and the first one out
after Mass.
Sacramental Preparation
Mon: Gn 1:1-19; Ps 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35c; Mk 6:53-56
Tues: Gn 1:20 - 2:4a; Ps 8:4-9; Mk 7:1-13
Wed: Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17; Ps 104:1-2a, 27-28, 29bc-30; Mk 7:14-23
Thurs: Gn 2:18-25; Ps 128:1-5; Mk 7:24-30
Fri: Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 7:31-37
Sat: Gn 3:9-24; Ps 90:2-6, 12-13; Mk 8:1-10
Sun: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11; 1 Cor 10:31 — 11:1;
Mk 1:40-45
PLEASE PRAY FOR: Monika and Larry Meile, Robert
J. Fleming, John Shafer, William Marino, Alice
McCormick, Jean McTighe, and Cindy Beeby,
daughter-in-law of Vi Beeby.
Sunday, February 8
9:00 a.m. +Ann LoNigro - Paul LoNigro
10:30 a.m. Pro Populo
Monday, February 9
8:30 a.m. Healing of the R. Hill & Gilles families - Marcia Hill
Tuesday, February 10
8:30 a.m. +Rosina & +Herman Bierbaum - Veronica Bierbaum
Wednesday, February 11 Our Lady of Lourdes
8:30 a.m. +Harry Hardy & companions - Dave Perkins
Thursday, February 12
8:30 a.m. +Mary Rita Urbish - Dave Perkins
Friday, February 13
8:30 a.m. +Pat Dwyer - Fr. Joseph
Saturday, February 14
5:00 p.m. Alan & Mary Powell - Mary Powell
breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage,
bacon, and fruit in two weeks on Sunday,
February 22, from 9 a.m. - noon. If you would
like to join the volunteers, please let the office
know. Proceeds benefit our Maintenance Fund.
cards are available at church entrances.
“The Eucharist affects
the way we see others. In
manifested his love by
being with people, and by
sharing their desires and
problems. So too the
together with others – young and old, poor and affluent,
neighbors and visitors. The Eucharist calls us to see all of
them as our brothers and sisters, and to see in them the
face of Christ..”
Pope Francis 2/12/14
“The challenge is to make the Church’s
“yes” to Life concrete and effective. The
struggle will be long, and it needs each
one of you. Place your intelligence, your
talents, your enthusiasm, your compassion
and your fortitude at the service of life!”
— Pope Saint John Paul II, Homily, World Youth Day,
August 15, 1993 © 1993 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission.
“I shall not see
happiness again.” With
concludes his lament to
the Lord. Job was
obviously in the depths
of despair. His words
echo the way we can
feel when we allow
life’s struggles and
take hold of us. The Lord Jesus, however,
has something else in mind for us. The
simple story in Mark’s Gospel of the curing
of Peter’s mother-in-law shows us that the
Lord wants to lift us up out of any despair
that has set in. The Gospel is good news
for us. If today is a day when we are feeling
particularly burdened by illness or
disappointment, let us, like the townspeople
in today’s Gospel story, bring our cares and
gather them at the Lord’s door. With hope,
let us be attentive to the saving power of
God’s sacred word.
from Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, copyright © J. S. Paluch Company
During Jesus’ ministry
“he cured many who
were sick with various
diseases, and he drove
out many demons.”
This is the case in
today’s Gospel. Jesus
fulfills the vision of
Psalm 147: “He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”
Jesus knew, however, that he couldn’t
possibly heal all the illness in the world. No
matter how many people he cured or how
many hours he ministered, there always
would be more suffering people like Job
who craved his healing touch. His primary
mission was not to rid the world of all
suffering. His “purpose” was to preach the
coming of the reign of God that heals, yes,
but ultimately transcends and transforms
earthly suffering. With Paul, Jesus could
have said, “Woe to me if I do not preach”
that good news.
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