Bulletin – January 8, 2017

The Epiphany of the Lord

January 8, 2017
They opened their treasures
and offered him gifts
of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.— Matthew 2:11b

THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM

The unfolding of the story of the Incarnation continues today as the Church celebrates the Epiphany. The tale of the magi from the East is one of the most fascinating in all of scripture. It has much to teach us about what we can come to expect, even in circumstances and places that may seem insignificant or small. Bethlehem was a tiny town, what we might refer to today as a town without even one stop light. Yet it is over this seemingly insignificant place that the guiding star stops in its own search for the place where the Savior would be born. Too often we fail to recognize the fact that the star of Bethlehem comes to rest in our everyday lives, where we can experience God’s presence, manifested in ever new ways. Epiphany calls us to shake off our stupor and recognize the One who comes to save us.Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc

A note of Gratitude from Msgr. Alex

As the Christmas Season draws to a close this week on Monday with the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, I wish to take this moment to thank all our parishioners and friends who helped us celebrate the Advent and Christmas Season. Many parishioners helped and served behind the scenes to help us devoutly celebrate these Advent and Christmas. To all the ministries that led our Posadas, thank you so much. To all who brought Christmas Gifts for children, you helped bless over 1,000 children. To our St. Vincent de Paul Society that coordinated our Angel Tree, thank you for your service. To our Nocturnal Society that provided space heater to families thank you for thoughtfulness. To our Liturgical Music leaders, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers, Deacons and Sacristans, thank you for leading us in worship. To all who send baked goods and tasty Christmas treats to the Parish Office, thank you! And last but not least, to all of you, our parishioners and friends who like the shepherds on Christmas Night, you gathered and joined us in faith to celebrate the greatest birthday ever – thank you for your love and devotion. I pray that as the Magi followed the star to Jesus, you too may follow the path Jesus sets before you, and that you may find the Light of the Word, Jesus our Savoir.

9 Days for Life

The U.S. Bishops annual novena 9 Days of Life takes place Saturday, January 21st – Sunday, January 29th.
Pray for the respect and protection of all human life with new intentions, brief reflections, and more each day. Download the novena online, or participate through Facebook, email, text message or an app. Join at ww.9daysforlife.com

WOMEN OF FAITH PRAYER GROUP

“For where two or three gather in my name,
there am I with them”. Matthew 18:30

Need a girls night out. Join the Women of Faith Prayer group every Thursday at 6:30pm in CCD rooms 1 & 2. This group is open to all women. For more information contact: Bertha Rodriguez: 956-206-9293

ROSARY OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS

“Teach them this prayers, I taught you. I will draw nearer and touch their lives, my Precious blood will safe them”.

“Jesus to Barnabas July 26, 1998”

We are inviting the Parishioners of San Martin de Porres to join us in praying the Rosary to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, in CCD Room 4 & 5, at 6:00pm. On Friday, January 13, 2016 For more information contact: Rosa Gonzales at: 956-723-2789

Religious Education

Parents Meetings:

We will be having our second parent meeting.

  • 1st Year Holy Communion & First Year Confirmation
  • Thursday Jan. 12th at 6:30pm in the Main Church.
  • 2nd Year Holy Communion & Confirmation
  • Friday Jan 13th at 6:30pm in the Main Church
  • 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.
For more information please contact the CCD office: 956-725-2440

ADULT BIBLE SHARING GROUP

“Behold I have inscribed your on the palms of my hands, your walls are continually before me” – Isaiah 49:16
Join our Adult Bible Sharing which is held every Tuesday from 7:00pm-8:00pm in the St. Bernadette CCD Classroom. Everyone 16 & up is invited to join us. Bring your bible and an open mind. For more information call Henry Garcia at 956-285-2216 or at hgarcia33@icloud.com<

GOD’S WARRIORS MEN’S PRAYER GROUP

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” —John 14:27

We invite all men to join our prayer group. We meet every Wednesday in CCD room Dominic at 7:00pm. Bring your rosary, prayer intentions and an open heart.

THAT MAN IS YOU!!

Please be advised that the meeting hour for TMIY is changing starting on Thursday January 19th from the morning session to an evening session.

New Hour for TMIY:

January 19, 2017

7:00pm to 8:30pm
For more information contact Charlie San Miguel: 324-5678