Bulletin – February 5, 2017

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 5, 2017
Light shines through the darkness
for the upright. — Psalm 112:4


As children we sang the lively song This Little Light of Mine. The words, of course, are based on today’s Gospel, in which we are called as disciples to be salt and light for the world.  Children are uninhibited about sharing their faith. It’s only when we grow older that we prefer to hide our light under a bushel basket because our culture tends not to emphasize discipleship. The message in this week’s readings is clear: in order to give glory to God through our discipleship, we must show the light of Christ in our words and deeds. Not an easy thing for inhibited adults. Often we may think of salt and light in terms of what we do for others, but it can be just as important not to do something, such as getting angry with the stranger on the road, or telling an offensive joke. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc

2017 Catholic Sharing Appeal

The annual diocesan Catholic Sharing Appeal will be conducted in our parish next week. Each year, our Bishop James A. Tamayo asks each one of us to make a commitment to support the work of our diocesan programs and ministries. The theme for the 2017 Catholic Sharing Appeal emphasizes that love is our Mission. Let us show our support. Let us pray together for the success of this campaign.

Prayer & Life Workshops

Parishioners you still have an opportunity to enrich your spiritual and personal relationship with God. The first informative session started on Tuesday, January 24th, there is still time to join us, from 7:00pm—9:00pm in CCD Room St. Dominic. For more info contact Paty Orduña:  956-206-4142. Hope to see you there.


Descubre el AMOR de Dios por medio de los Talleres de oracion y vida, aprende y profundiza en el arte de orar. A traves del taller de oracion y vida te inundaras de una paz jamas imaginada! Te invitamos a vivir esta maravillosa experencia.  La session empiezo el 26 de enero, de 7 de la noche a las 9 de la noche, en la el salon de catecismo St. Anne. Para informacion llamar a: Alejandra Cisneros: 956-334-4633


Invites all men to join them on February. 9, 2017. Meeting is in the Family Life Center at our new time; from 7:00pm—8:30pm. For more information contact Charlie San Miguel: 324-5678.

“The world in which we live

*We were created for this Time, *Popes and the World, * A French Philosopher’s Denial of God and Love, *The Radical Feminism of Simone de Beauvoir,* The Changing Modern Family, *What Freedom in the Modern World looks Like.

ACTS Participant Form

Attention All ACTS Brothers & Sisters:

The ACTS core of San Martin de Porres is requesting for those parishioners who have lived the ACTS retreat here at San Martin or at another parish to please fill out our ACTS Participant Form. Our participant form consist of a few questions that will help us for future ACTS retreats. You can go online at: www.sanmartincatholicchurch.org (look under the ACTS section) or stop by the parish office for a registration card. For more information or questions you can contact: Jerry Pinzon at: 956-740-9663 or Kenny Duncan at: 956-285-2019

Religious Education News!


Thank you to all who helped during the Confirmation Retreat. We also want to thank the Boys Scouts for cooking some delicious burgers, & hot dogs. To the Patino family for donating the food. To the Parents, thank you for being a huge part of your children’s Catholic Faith.


(2nd year communion only). The Communion retreat will be held on February 17th from 4:45 pm to 9:00 pm. Attendance for the retreat is mandatory and a huge part of the information will be on the First Holy Communion test. All registrations forms and fees are due by Friday February 10th. For any questions please contact Mr. Martinez at 956-725-2440


Parents reminder, there will be no CCD classes for Saturday students on the

following days:

Saturday Feb 11, 2017 & Feb. 18, 2017



Friendly reminder to please make sure all documents have been turned in for those that will be receiving their Sacraments this year.

Like us on Facebook: San Martin De Porres CCD Program.


“Be humble and accept the Divine Will, you will reach the end, offer your family to Most Precious Blood. I will save them. ”

We are inviting the Parishioners of San Martin de Porres to join us in praying the Rosary to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, on Monday February 13, 2017 For more information contact: Rosa Gonzales at: 956-723-2789.

Bulletin - February 5, 2017