Bulletin – January 22, 2017

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 22, 2017
Wait for the Lordwith courage;
be stouthearted, and wait for the Lord — Psalm 27:14

LIBERATION AND REFORM

While you might have to reach for an atlas to determine that Isaiah is speaking about Galilee, today’s first reading (part of which was read at Christmas) is prophetic of Jesus’ future ministry in that province. The light that brings salvation and rejoicing is, ultimately, Christ. Liberation is the theme: liberation from both ignorance (“darkness”) and sin (the “yoke”).

As Isaiah identifies a place, so Paul describes an attitude: the attitude that develops, even among good people, of equating their own will with the common good. This always brings dissension, and so it has done in Corinth. Paul will not allow this; we are all members of “Christ’s party.” The gospel is not to divide us.

Matthew quotes from Isaiah in today’s Gospel, presenting Jesus as the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecies. The theme is “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17). To spread this message, Jesus begins to select disciples, four of whom we meet today: Peter, Andrew, James, and John

Prayer & Life Workshops

This is your opportunity to enrich your spiritual and personal relationship with God.

You are invited to live this experience and liberate your heart from fears, anxiety and sadness, and learn to live a joyful Christian Life following into the footsteps of Jesus Christ. The first informative session will be Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7:00pm—9:00pm in CCD Room St. Dominic. For more information contact Paty Orduña: 956-206-4142

Prayer & Life Workshops

This is your opportunity to enrich your spiritual and personal relationship with God.

You are invited to live this experience and liberate your heart from fears, anxiety and sadness, and learn to live a joyful Christian Life following into the footsteps of Jesus Christ. The first informative session will be Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 7:00pm—9:00pm in CCD Room St. Dominic.

For more information contact Paty Orduña: 956-206-4142

 NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY

“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 Nursery 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

 THAT MAN IS YOU!!

Please be advised that our dates for the first meeting changed. Our new date for the sessions will begin on Feb. 2, 2017. We will meet at the Family Life Center from 7:00pm—8:30pm. For more information contact 324-5678

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

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.

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 or 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.

For questions, messages, or updates please Like us on Facebook: San Martin De Porres CCD Program.

Classroom Clean Up

The usage of our CCD rooms is very high on demand for this semester. We are asking any organization or individuals using the CCD rooms to please keep it clean, keep the same set up. Any thing that is left behind in the classrooms from any organization will become property of CCD program, San Martin de Porres or will be thrown away.

  • No food or drinks should be left behind in the classrooms.
  • No tables and chairs should be moved.
  • No candles should be lit in the classrooms (use battery operated candles)
  • Materials used for any meeting must be picked up or placed in its proper area.

Our classrooms are used by the students for their

sacramental courses. It is our duty to have the classroom clean and ready.
If you have any questions please contact Chris Martinez at 956-725-2440.

Bulletin - January 22, 2017