Bulletin – January 15, 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 15, 2017

I will make you a light to the nations,

that my salvation may reach

to the ends of the earth. — Isaiah 49:6b



Today we begin with one of the “servant songs” from the book of Isaiah, a song prophetic of Jesus’ ministry of service. Isaiah’s mission is not only to bring back the children of Jacob to gather in Israel; it is also to be “a light to the nations” (Isaiah 49:6). Jesus Christ, as servant, will be the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy and the basis of the new.

This Sunday we begin a series of readings from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. Here Paul is identified by his mission: he is an apostle of Jesus Christ. The church at Corinth to whom he addresses this letter is also identified: it is part of the universal church of God. The Corinthians are called to holiness, as are all Christians.

Though the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was celebrated last Monday, today’s Gospel also alludes to the importance of that event. The reading emphasizes that Jesus “outranks” John: his baptism in the Spirit will eradicate sin. Jesus accepts John’s baptism, even though it is he himself who is the Lamb of God.


The Diocese of Laredo invites the parishioners of San Martin to Join them on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at 2:30 pm as we pray the rosary on a 2 mile walk culminating with prayer at San Agustin Cathedral, asking God to protect human life at all stages from conception to natural death. We will start at the corner of Boston Street and Santa Ursula Avenue, a shuttle service will be available from San Agustin Cathedral to the starting site from 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm. For more information call The Family Life Office, Diocese of Laredo, at (956) 727-2140.


“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in Me”. -John 15:4

Nocturnal Adoration is inviting all parishioners to come pray before the Eucharist for the Praise of God and the needs of the world. Join us for our next vigil, January 28th in the Family Life Center at 5:30pm for a general meeting followed by 6:30pm Mass. The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will then follow at 7:30pm in Our Lady’s Chapel, and continue until midnight. Bring your Prayer Intentions on the night of the vigil.

Prayer & Life Workshops

Our mission is to implant the living God in your heart. Learn to pray like Jesus, grow in your spirituality Experience the joy of living with gospel values. Sessions on Tuesdays, 7-9 pm room St. Dominic Come to our first session on Tuesday January 24, 2017 More information: Paty Orduña (956)206-414


Attention all middle school youth, we will start with our weekly meetings on January 18, 2017 from

6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p. m in the family life center. Bring a friend and be ready to make new friends. For more information contact Isidro Avila at 956-251-2047


CCD Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:

9:00 a. m—12:00 noon & 1:00 p. m—5:30 p.m.

Tuesday: CLOSED

Saturday: 8:45 a.m –9:45 a.m , 10:45 a.m. –11:45 a.m & 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

Parents Meetings:

Faith Formation : Thursday Jan. 19th at 6:30pm in the Main Church.

2nd Year Confirmation Retreat:

The retreat for the 2nd year confirmation students will be held on January 28th from 8am  – 7:30pm (After Mass). Registration form will be sent our with students, money is due no later then Saturday January 21st.

Student & Sponsor Information:

Any student or sponsor information that has not been turned in please stop by the CCD office during regular office hours, to speak to Mr. Martinez.

Missed Parent Meeting for 1st year & 2nd year:

If you were unable to attend the meeting on Thursday & Friday please call the CCD office to set up an appointment

*Reminder all Parent Meetings are mandatory to attend for your child to receive their sacrament.

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Bulletin - January 15, 2017