April 12, 2015 - St. Cecilia Catholic Church

Pastor’s Corner
Christ is truly risen! Alleluia! Starting from the Easter Vigil until Pentecost Sunday (May 24), we contemplate as one community
of faith the renewing and reinvigorating power of the triumph of Christ over death. We are indeed people of the Resurrection!
O, death where is your sting?! Death does not have the final word, but eternal life with Christ has the final say.
Reflecting on my Holy Week experience this year, I must say that every year has given me a new aspect of faith to ponder upon.
This year was Father Mark’s and my first Holy Week here at St. Cecilia’s. It was a very spiritual journey for me. Being a priest now
for over five years, the liturgical preparation for Holy Week has now been transformed more like a prayer. Before, I was more
consumed with the logistical aspects of the preparation, making sure that the checklist was complete and every detail was scrutinized.
I still made sure that all the logistical preparations were covered, but I found more time to pray and internalize the true spirit of the
celebrations for the Triduum this time. I cannot deny that it was physically exhausting, especially preparing and celebrating in two
languages (English and Spanish) for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, and we only had a 30 minute window between the two
services, but I must say that it was one of the most spiritually enriching celebrations that I have celebrated in my priestly ministry. It
was a deeply spiritual experience that I would not mind doing again and again. After my last Mass in Spanish on Easter Sunday, I got
a text message from a priest-friend. He said “It is finished!” – quoting the last sentence of Christ on the cross. I responded “Alleluia!”
He just laughed. It might have been the busiest week for us priests, but it has personally enriched and deepened my relationship with
the Lord. It re-ignited a new fire of faith and priestly zeal in me. I hope your Holy Week was also spiritually recharging and
uplifting.
I would like to thank the Hispanic Neo-Catechumenate group in our parish, whom I asked to decorate the altar of repose during
Holy Thursday’s Adoration. They did a great job transforming the Parish Center into a garden where we could accompany the Lord
in his last hours before his crucifixion. We are also very grateful for the Knights who acted as sentinels during the Adoration. Our
two main choirs (9am and 10:45am) worked really hard to provide us wonderful music that allowed us to enter into the spirit of the
celebration for the Triduum. We thank Steve Hurd and Vicke Hammes for their leadership.
As you can see, our sanctuary is beautifully decorated for the Easter season. We thank the St. Therese Guild for their continuous
dedication in beautifying our sanctuary. Marcia Whitelock, Georgann Truszkowski, Rose Stormer together with Jeff & Scott
Peterson, Rick Evers and Mark Betterman labored with love in making our sanctuary festive for the season. Our new altar cloth is
courtesy of John Malek from the Blessings from Heaven bookstore.
The liturgy would be handicapped without our very able altar servers led by our homegrown seminarian, John Hesla. The Holy
Week liturgies ran smoothly with John’s direction. It’s a great training for him as he prepares for his theological studies in Rome for
the next school year. We might see him next year serving in Papal Masses!
As we celebrate Divine Mercy this weekend, let us relish into the joy of Easter by plunging into the loving embrace of Christ who
offered his very life out of his loving mercy for us. What we celebrate today is not a separate reality from the Resurrection of Christ,
as if the Feast of the Divine Mercy is only inserted during the Easter season, but rather, this feast springs forth from the fact that
because Christ has triumphed over death and sin that we have a greater reason to trust in the mercy of God. We thank John Malek
from Blessings from Heaven in organizing our annual Divine Mercy celebration. We have a special Mass this Sunday (April 12) for
the celebration of the Divine Mercy at 5:30pm, preceded by confessions that will begin at 4:30pm. The Hispanic community too has
an extensive Divine Mercy celebration that begins on Saturday (April 11) until Sunday with various activities and talks lined up. I
wish we could combine the two celebrations since we form one community of faith, but our church will not accommodate everyone.
The Hispanic community alone would fill the entire church, and the same thing can be said for our English-speaking community.
As some of you might have already heard, Deacon David Hammes would be transferred to another parish by the end of April.
Archbishop Sample is moving him to St. Anthony’s in Tigard. We thank him for his many years of wonderful service to our parish,
and we assure him of our prayers as he begins his new ministry at St. Anthony’s. To show our appreciation and gratitude for his long
service to St. Cecilia’s, we are hosting a simple reception in his honor after the 9am Mass next Sunday, April 19 at the Activity
Center. It would great if you can join us for that celebration. – Fr. Cary
JESUS I TRUST IN YOU
Singing of the
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
for the sick and dying and
pro-life causes
Monday evenings at 7:00pm
in the Adoration Chapel.
DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY,
APRIL 12, 2015
Confessions at 4:30pm
Mass at 5:30pm
Kathy Curtis, Bob Eastvedt,
Gloria Lee, Lucille Lukesh,
John Palmer, Fernando Pekson,
Beverly Quenemoen, Richard Shaw
PROVIDENCE is offering a free one-hour presentation
“Seven Strategies:
Coping with the Recent Death of a Loved One.”
PROVIDENCE ST VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER
9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland
East Pavilion Entrance, Stanley-Shaffer Room 22
Tuesday, April 28, 11am-noon
Registration is appreciated.
Anne Kister at 503-215-4636 or [email protected]
MINISTRY NEWS & INTENTIONS
Place your food items for
St. Vincent de Paul in the barrels at the
main entrance to the church and
the West annex door:
This weeks food items:
CANNED CHILI
VOCATION COMMITTEE
We ask each parishioner to pray the following
Petition to God:
“For all our priests, deacons, sisters and brothers
whom God has sent in the name of Jesus to serve the
people of St. Cecilia, that they will be blessed with
continued faithfulness to Him and inspire many more
to consider a vocation to consecrated life and
ordained ministry,”
We pray to the Lord.
Sisters & Staff at Our Lady of Peace Retreat
3600 SW 170th Avenue, Beaverton
are offering two Retreats in April themed
"Vocation to Holiness" preached by
Fr. Serge Propst, OP
Women's Silent Retreat is April 17-19, 2015.
MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, April 11th
5:00pm †Robin Dalebroux--Family
Sunday, April 12th
7:30am Int. Gloria Bernard—Rigert Family
9:00am †Joe Santoro—Chuck & Gwen Shikany
10:45am Int. Sr. Elizabeth Gilhooley—Mary Waldron
12:30pm People of St. Cecilia
2:30pm †Marcella Donoghue--Family
Monday, April 13th
8:00am Int. Fr. Cary—Social Concerns
Tuesday, April 14th
8:00am Int. of St. Gerard Guild Members
Wednesday, April 15th
8:00am †Thelmo Gunanan—Julie Angulo
9:00am †Terry Kiefer—Mary Kiefer
Thursday, April 16th
8:00am Int. St. Vincent de Paul Members
Friday, April 17th
8:00am †Joe Santoro—Elizabeth Lux-Haugen
Saturday, April 18th
8:00am Int. Fr. Joseph Nguyen—Vocations Committee
Men's Silent Retreat is April 24 -26, 2015.
All Mom’s, any age, are welcome to join
Mom’s Fellowship, guaranteeing
fellowship, spirituality and friendship!
Each Retreat begins with dinner on Friday
evening and concludes at Noon on Sunday.
Free child care provided by caring and
experienced child care providers.
$150 for the weekend (two nights & 6 meals).
We meet 9:00-11:00am in the Parish Center
on the 1st and 3rd Thursday’s each month.
Register online at www.olpretreat.org;
phone OLP Retreat House at 503-649-7127; or
email [email protected]
Next meeting is Thursday, April 16
Sunday, April 26, I will say goodbye to all of you. Before then,
I want to thank you for all your support and prayers on my
vocation. I was happy to serve during my school year here in
St. Cecilia's. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Also, I want to cordially invite you to my
Priestly Ordination
on September 19, 2015 at 11:00 am at
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
2316 180th Street SE, Bothell, WA 98012.
(425) 481-0303.
Blessings to all of you.
Sincerely, Deacon Armando Hernandez, MSpS.
Questions can be emailed to
[email protected]
July 2014—March 2015 Offertory Report
Actual
Budget
Actual to Budget
July 2014-June 2015 Annual Budget
$858,000
$843,000
102%
$1,120,000
Money Counters
This ministry involves a commitment of two hours every
sixth Sunday in the morning starting after the 9am Mass.
If you are interested, please contact Jim Cassinelli,
ext. 164 or [email protected]
APRIL 12
Homemade Buttermilk Pancakes, Blueberry Pancakes,
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Pancakes - French Toast Sausage - Scrambled Eggs Coffee- Tea - Juice - Hot Chocolate
At the Knights Café, we use the freshest ingredients possible.
Our pancakes are from scratch, French toast is made from fresh loaves of
french bread, we crack our eggs, and the coffee is served with whole milk
or half and half. We also have gluten free pancakes and do not use any
products with high fructose corn syrup.
All you
can eat
only $5.00
Serving after the 7:30, 9:00 and 10:45am Masses
You are invited to the 2015 Ecumenical Luncheon
“Seeing God’s Individual Love for You”
Please join us for lunch, prayer, and fellowship as we build bridges of friendship among women of faith.
When: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
11:30 am to 1 pm
Where: St. Pius X Catholic Church Community Center
1280 NW Saltzman Road, Portland, Oregon 97229
Hosted by St. Pius X Women’s Club
Want to Share?
Are there community events or ministries you would like to promote?
Bring flyers or brochures for the sharing table.
RSVP: RSVP by May 4, 2015
to Anne Hanchek at 503-526-9693
or email [email protected]
Betty Arrigotti, local author and spiritual counselor, will be our
guest speaker. On her website www.BettyArrigotti.com and in her
Lenten email series “4 Minutes 4 Growth”, she writes about topics
such as spirituality, homemaking, being Jubilee Women, and
healthy relationships. She speaks from over 50 years of life
experience, 30+ years of happy marriage, over 100 combined
parenting years, a certificate in Spiritual Direction, and a Masters
in Counseling. None of which, she says, gives her all the answers. But she firmly
believes God’s words, ‘I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jer 9 :55NIV
Nursery & Pre-K on Sunday’s @ 9:00am
Kindergarten, Sunday’s 10:15-11:30am
Betsy Willing, ext. 163
[email protected]
The Nursery is OPEN
during the 9:00am Mass
Follow Us!
Twitter: @sclilblessings
Instagram: sclilblessings
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children, K-5th grades, are invited to attend during the
9:00 am Sunday Mass. Children process to the
Parish Center with adults during the Liturgy of the Word
and then return to celebrate the rest of Mass
in the Church.
Adult/Youth Volunteers are needed.
If interested in helping, please call
Vicki Giampietro at 503-639-8745.
ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION
Believers grades 1-2
Disciples grades 3-5
Meet Sunday Mornings 10:15-11:30am
Amy Maris-Volf, ext. 172
[email protected]
April 12 - Regular Class grades 1,3,4,5
-Seekers Gr.2 and those preparing for First Communion
April 19—Regular Class
**Please be working on your at home scriptures for our
Treasure Box Program.
**Rice Bowls will be collected at April 12th class.
First Eucharist Preparation
SEEKERS Grades 2-5,
English Program
Sunday Mornings, 10:15-11:30am
Amy Maris-Volf, ext. 172
[email protected]
*Registration is CLOSED for this year’s Sacrament Preparation.
*Thank you to all who came to the 6th session!
7th Session: April 12th, 10:15-11:30am
ADULT/Child together @ Parish Center
Banners for Mass are DUE TODAY
Homework: Please attend Mass regularly and pay special
attention to the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Be working on your song
Upcoming dates: April 17th First Eucharist Rehearsal @ 5pm
in the church, MANDATORY
Bring to Rehearsal: 2 dozen cookies to be used the next day at
reception, an Adult, and a ☺.
***April 18th First Eucharist Mass 10am; students need to arrive
by 9:10am for group photo.
Youth Ministry &
Confirmation Sacramental Preparation
Mary Kiefer, ext. 171
[email protected]
Upcoming YM Gatherings—10:00-11:30am:
Middle School meet in Fireside/Dining Room
High School (H.S.) meet in Parish Center or School
April 12—YM Gathering. It is also a
YM fundraising breakfast thanks to the
Knights of Columbus. Teens, come
between 9:30-10:10am to eat or eat at
11:30am after our gathering.
April 19—YM Gathering
CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES:
Contact Mary to pick up your Chosen
book, so you can complete the chapters from
the gatherings you missed. ALL preparation
requirements are due NOW.
Confirmation Retreat/Rehearsal/Potluck—
May 3, 5-7:30pm with Sponsor
Confirmation Mass—May 5, 7pm; Youth arrive
6:30pm.
for ALL teens is offered on most Tuesdays with
MARK HART’S—”T3 TIMELINE OF THE OLD
TESTAMENT.” 3:00-3:45 OR 6:00-6:45pm in
the Parish Center.
Upcoming Studies: April 14, 21, 28.
Invite a friend and come join us.
Prayers for Ana – NOTHING BETTER
that we can do…..but to Gather at 9:30am in
the Chapel TODAY and EVERY Sunday
before we have YM Gatherings!
Service Opportunities in the Parish:
Surprise Secret Service Retreat—April 17 & 18.
High School Youth: Friday night 6pm thru
Saturday at 7pm . Middle School Youth:
Saturday 7:45am to 7pm. (or
however much time you can give). STILL
ROOM to join us for this RETREAT—be
prepared to be a blessing and to be blessed.
Details and Permission Forms are on the parish website under
Faith Formation. Invite a friend and come join us! More
ADULTS are needed to drive, chaperone and work alongside
the youth as they serve members of our parish on Saturday,
April 18 — contact Mary right away if you can help.
First Saturdays – May 2—8am Mass and then Minister to the
Homeless in Portland. Please bring socks and/or toiletry
items to give out. Invite a friend and COME!!
Parent Drivers/Chaperones needed!
SVDP—St. Cecilia’s Monday—Friday mornings, 8:30am
Faith Café—April 26, 4-6:30pm. 4 spots available.
Night Strike—LAST ONE for this school year is April 16,
6-10pm. Permission forms and drivers needed.
Youth Band/Choir is Starting! PRACTICES begin April 12 th at 11:30am in the
Parish Center. Do you play an instrument or like to sing?
Contact YM office to indicate your talent/interest and to
get on the e-mail list. We’ll begin singing at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday Mass on April 26.
Communion Visitors and Welcome Ministry
Joye Boone, ext. 170 [email protected]
HAPPY APRIL ANNIVERSARIES!
ST. CECILIA WOULD LIKE TO HONOR &
PRAY FOR YOU!
We will be listing anniversaries monthly in our parish
bulletin. But we need your help!
Please call or email Joye Boone with your names
(John & Mary Smith), anniversary date (January 31) and
how many years (12) you’ve been married!
Steve & Sharon Hurd, April 9, 39 years
Rob & Roberta Powell, April 12, 35 years
Jeff & Sherri Moore, April 22, 26 years
Kenneth & Paula Peterson, April 26, 35 years
If you have a loved one who is no longer able to come to Mass, has moved to a “care” facility, changed
residences or is hospitalized, please notify Joye at the Parish Office. We want to be a friendly voice from
St. Cecilia Parish to keep in contact and provide Sacraments.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
You can access FREE videos highlighting the teachings of
our Catholic faith—everything from the Sacraments to the
Saints. More information to come in the next few weeks.
To preview and register, go to:
https://www.symboloncatholic.org/index.php/
register/664558
April 12, 2015
Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)
First Reading
Psalm
Second Reading
Gospel
Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35
Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24
1 John 5:1-6
John 20:19-31
In today's Gospel, Jesus greets his disciples with the gift
of peace. Jesus then commissions his disciples to continue
the work that he has begun; as Jesus was sent by God, so
Jesus sends his disciples. He gives his disciples the gift of
the Holy Spirit so that they will be able to accomplish this
task. Jesus' words to his disciples also highlight the integral
connection between the forgiveness of sins and the gift of
the Holy Spirit. With the grace of the Holy Spirit, we can
share forgiveness and reconciliation with others.
Thomas, the doubting disciple in today's reading,
represents the reality of the Church that comes after this
first community of witnesses to Jesus. All but the first
disciples of Jesus must believe without seeing. Like
Thomas, we may doubt the news that Jesus, who was
crucified and buried, appeared to his disciples. Our human
nature seeks hard evidence that the Jesus who appeared to
his disciples after his death is indeed the same Jesus who
was crucified. Thomas is given the opportunity to be our
representative in obtaining this evidence. He gives witness
to us that the Jesus who was raised is the same Jesus who
died. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, we are among
those who are blessed, for we have not seen and yet
believe.
Bible Basics
Everything you wanted
to know from Genesis to Jesus
A Women ’ s Bible Study with Fr. Mark Bentz
Tuesday, April 14th
7:00 pm, Parish Center—Rooms A BC
Meets 2nd & 4th Tuesdays through May
Contemplative Prayer Group: 2nd & 4th Saturdays
This month meets on April 11th and 25th in the
Parish Center—NE Conference Room) from
3:15 to 4:45 pm.
Will include periods of silent prayer and lectio divina.
For additional information, call Marylyn Klesh at
503-866-2478 or [email protected]
RESPECT LIFE & OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
First 1000 Days: A Catholic Culture of Life Initiative
The 1000 days from conception through a child's second birthday are the most crucial
for a child's development. These 1000 days are our best opportunity to shape a
healthier, more prosperous future for the child.
All children.
Photo credit ©
Jim Carpenter
Why the 1000 Day Initiative?
We cannot not have a conversation about life. Let us ask how do we cherish life from its
beginning. Our culture lulls us into complacency. We can create a culture where all are
welcomed and loved with mercy.
Where All Are Welcomed and Loved With Mercy — Day 28
The regulations and all efforts to reduce the impact of climate change should respect human life
and dignity, especially that of the poorest and most vulnerable:
from children in the womb to the elderly.
Catholic Radio KBVM Spring Sharathon – 25th Anniversary
Your Catholic radio station, KBVM 88.3 FM, will broadcast its Spring Sharathon April 20th-24th.
The weeklong event will feature a variety of special guests, interesting conversations about the
importance of our faith, and an opportunity for listeners to support the region’s only Catholic radio
station. More information is available by calling 503-285-5200.
SERRA INTERNATIONALWANTS
YOU TO JOIN US!
The Search is on for Youth and Young Adult
Musicians and Vocalists who want to be part of leading Praise &
Worship and the 12:30pm Sunday Mass. Practices will be on
Sunday mornings at 11:30am in the Parish Center. Your musical
gifts are needed. Contact the YM office to indicate your interest.
Invite your friends, middle school through young adult, who
are musically talented, and let’s build this! The 12:30pm Mass
on Sunday, April 26 will be our first opportunity to lead the
congregation in praising God.
Knights of Columbus breakfast TODAY, 8am-1pm, supports
YOUTH MINISTRY summer and youth conference trips.
Come enjoy good food and fellowship. Thanks!
Bottle and Can Fundraiser is ONGOING. Thanks to those who
support Youth Ministry Trips through your donations of bottles
and cans to the back door of the parish office…..all of those
nickels add up. Drivers are needed to take 2 bags per trip to
ANY Bottle Drop Location in the Portland Metro Area, any day
or night. The closest locations are at Delta Park, NE 122nd. and
in Oregon City. Contact Mary, ext. 171, if you can add one more
stop on your way to places near these locations.
Flamingo Flocking is back! Why not celebrate a
birthday, anniversary, new job, graduation, or any
other special occasion and support St. Cecilia Youth
Ministry too. A dozen flamingos will flock the lawn
at the address you give us for up to one week for a
suggested $20 minimum donation. Contact Mary at ext. 171 or
[email protected] to schedule a flocking.
WHAT IS SERRA? Serra is the Global Lay Apostolate
for Vocations in the Catholic Church. Ser r a (named
after Blessed Junipero Serra) was founded in 1935 in
Seattle, Washington and has chartered 1,170 Serra Clubs in
46 countries on six continents.
Serra’s Objectives and purposes are:
1. To foster and promote vocations to the ministerial
priesthood in the Catholic Church and to support
priests in their sacred ministry.
2. To encourage and affirm vocations to consecrated
religious life in the Catholic Church.
3. To assist its members to recognize and respond in their
own lives to God’s call to holiness in Jesus Christ and
through the Holy Spirit.
The Portland Serra Club wants to sponsor and help charter
a NEW Southwest Portland Club, and we’re looking for
potential members!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR and plan to attend.
NEW SOUTHWEST PORTLAND SERRA CLUB
Informational Meeting: Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 pm
Heavy appetizers/refreshments
St. Cecilia Parish
For more information or to RSVP,
contact Michelle Hallett
503-644-2619, ext. 178; [email protected]
To find out more about Serra, check out our website:
www.serraportland.org
MINISTERIO HISPANO - PARROQUIA SANTA CECILIA, BEAVERTON
Coordinador: Diácono Bill Richar dson
Sacerdotes: P. Cary Reniva y P. Marcos Bentz
Secretaria: Er ika Ascencio
Teléfono oficina: 503-644-2619, Ext. 161 o Ext. 176
Horas de oficina en español: de Lunes a J ueves de 2:00 a 5:00 PM
SEGUNDO DOMINGO DE PASCUA
DE RESURRECCIÓN
12 DE ABRIL, 2015
LA MISERICORDIA DE DIOS SE REVELA
En las lecturas de hoy, resalta la increíble
MISERICORDIA de nuestro Dios y Señor de una manera
extraordinaria. En los Hechos de los Apóstoles, personas que
antes ni se conocían, gracias a su experiencia con Jesús,
forman parte de una comunidad en la que todos comparten
lo que tienen con los demás y vivían unidos en “un solo
corazón y una sola alma”.
Con San Juan, en la segunda lectura, descubrimos que
Dios nos ha dado la victoria en Cristo; ya está ganada. Lo
único que nos toca es recibirla, acogerla, y vivirla, con un
corazón agradecido.
Y en el evangelio, si nos podemos identificar con Tomás,
sentimos los ojos llenos de misericordia de Jesús mirándonos
y haciéndonos la invitación de creer en él, incluso en
momentos en que ni vemos ni sentimos nada. Es Dios mismo
quien siempre toma la iniciativa para amarnos, pidiéndonos
solamente que pongamos en él TODA nuestra confianza.
TENEMOS RECEPCIONISTA BILINGÜE
Hemos encontrado a una joven que va a estar tomando el
lugar de Erika Ascencio mientras tiene a su nuevo bebé.
Jessica Rios, una servidora en el ministerio de Preparación
Matrimonial, va a estar en la oficina parroquial trabajando
como recepcionista durante las próximas 9-10 semanas.
Su horario es de 2 a 5 de la tarde, de lunes a jueves.
LAS CLASES DE CATECISMO
… comenzaron de nuevo esta semana. Este ABRIL será el
último mes de clases para este año escolar, pues las clases se
suspenden durante el mes de mayo y vuelven a empezar en
SEPTIEMBRE.
Inscripciones para el nuevo año 2015-16 comienzan en el
mes de julio; se estará informando más detalles cuando se
acerque la fecha.
Por ahora, sabemos que la preparación para los
sacramentos de Primera Confesión y Primera Comunión
consiste en un curso de DOS AÑOS, y que incluye no
solamente al niño o joven, pero también a sus padres. Las
clases para los padres de familia se ofrecen el mismo día y a
la misma hora que las de los niños, y tienen como objetivo
ayudarles a profundizar su fe, y ayudarles a poder apoyar y
guiar a sus hijos en los caminos de Dios y de la Iglesia.
RECIBIENDO LA SAGRADA COMUNIÓN
Nuestro pastor, el P. Cary, explicó recién a la comunidad
las razones por las que comenzamos a recibir la Santa
Comunión directamente en la lengua de ahora en
adelante en Santa Cecilia. Se han observado varios casos
de abuso de la Eucaristía en la parroquia, lo cual es una
ofensa sumamente grave contra la majestad de Dios y la
reverencia que debemos siempre tenerle.
Como consecuencia, y para tratar de evitar que se
repita, cuando las personas se acerquen para recibir la
Comunión, ya no se ofrecerá en la mano como una
opción, sino que se recibirá en la lengua.
Usemos este cambio para recalcar nuestro respeto y
agradecimiento por la grandeza y la misericordia de
Cristo, quien se nos ofrece como nuestro alimento,
fortaleza, y fuente de salvación.
OPORTUNIDAD PARA CRECIMIENTO
Ofrecemos un programa de formación para adultos
QUE ESTAN SIRVIENDO en algún ministerio y desean
crecer en su cercanía a Dios. Les ayudará mucho. La
formación se da principalmente a través de talleres un
sábado al mes, desde marzo hasta noviembre. Los
talleres se llevan a cabo en Tigard, en la parroquia San
Anthony, entre 9 AM y 4 PM. Todavía hay tiempo para
inscribirse.
Si está interesado en más información, hable con el
Diacono Bill.
LAS PRIMERAS COMUNIONES
… se celebrarán este año en Misas de español los
sábados 18 de abril (la 1 PM) y 25 de abril (a las 10 AM).
Oremos por estos jóvenes de nuestra com unidad y por
sus familias en este tiempo de gracias para ellos.
PLÁTICAS PARA BAUTISMO
… de niños menores de 5 años se ofrecerán para
padres y padrinos los JUEVES, 7 y 14 de MAYO,
de 7 a 8:30 PM.
Inscríbanse en la oficina, recordando de traer el
certificado de nacimiento del niño para bautizar.
MENSAJE MARIANO
“¡Queridos hijos! También hoy los invito a renovar la
oración en sus familias. El Espíritu Santo, que los
renovará, entre en sus familias por la oración y la lectura
de la Sagrada Escritura. Así ustedes llegarán a ser
educadores de la fe en vuestra familia. Con la oración y
vuestro amor el mundo marchará por un camino mejor y
el amor comenzará a gobernarlo. !Gracias por haber
respondido a mi llamado!” 25 de abril, 2005.
OFERTORIO
Estas cantidades abajo son lo que aportamos en nuestra
Misa de español. No se olviden de ofrecer LA PRIMERA
HORA de nuestro trabajo de la semana a nuestro Señor.
3/29/15 $1,676
3/22/15 $1,529
3/15/15 $1,663
Gracias por su continua generosidad en el
trabajo de Nuestro Señor.
NEWSWORTHY PROGRAMS, EVENTS & NEEDS
Natural Family Planning: Based on self-understanding, shared decision-making, and
responsibility. It works. It’s livable. It’s good for marriage. A new series will begin Tuesday,
April 14, 2015, at Nor thwest Family Ser vices, 6200 SE King Rd. Por tland, OR 97222.
For more information or to register, call Northwest Family Services at 503-546-6377 or
e-mail: [email protected] You may also register online at www.nwfs.org.
St. Juan Diego Catholic Church in Washington County's
Bethany area has an immediate opening for a full-time
Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry.
They are looking for someone with strong organizational and
communication skills, a passion for God, and the ability to
work collaboratively. Responsibilities include designing,
planning and implementing religious education for adults and
children, sacramental prep for First Eucharist, Reconciliation,
Confirmation and RCIA for children; Children’s Liturgy of the
Word; Middle and High School Youth Groups; and Vacation
Bible School. A successful applicant must be a practicing
Catholic in good standing with the church. A degree in
theology or pastoral ministry is desired, but not required.
Experience with parish child and youth programs is preferred.
The ability to speak Spanish and English would be helpful.
Please submit a resume and references to Peggy Brice,
Business Manager at [email protected] or mail to
St. Juan Diego Church, 5995 NW 178th Avenue,
Portland, OR 97229
Members of the Seminary Tea Committee cordially invite all
members of the Archdiocese to greet Archbishop Alexander
Sample; Archbishop John Vlazny; Bishop Peter Smith; Bishop
Kenneth Steiner; Abbot Gregory Duerr; Msgr. Joseph Betschart
of Mount Angel Seminary; and the Vocations Director for the
Archdiocese, Fr. Jeff Eirven at the
80th Annual Seminary Tea on
Wednesday, April 29th, 3:00 to 7:00pm at
The Portland Golf Club,
5900 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, 97225.
Tickets are $30 and will be available at the Tea.
This fundraising event is held each spring to assist the
Archbishop in funding the education of our seminarians.
For more information, please call Seminary Committee Chair,
Patty Campbell, at 503-646-1808.