Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit
and exclaimed with a loud cry,
"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb!"
and exclaimed with a loud cry,
"Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb!"
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St. Mary of the Visitation
Welcome Back!- We joyfully invite all Catholics back to in-person participation in the sacraments and the life of the parish. We continue to hold in prayer those to whom this pandemic has caused significant hardship, especially those who have died. Although the Covid-19 dispensation is no longer in effect, the general teaching of the Church remains; that is, a serious reason excuses one from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Anyone for whom attending Sunday Mass would pose a serious health rish (including anyone who is positive for Covid-19 or needs to isolate because of Covid-19 symptoms) is excused from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. We ask that we continue to supprt one another in Christian charity, knowing that, for good reason, some will continue to observe precautions for their own health and the health of their families. We are called to be sensitive to and respectful of one another. Brothers and Sisters,
Registrations for the 2021-2022 year will begin on Wednesday, July 14th at the parish office. To help speed up the process, you may download registration forms at our website: smvl.org or pick up the form at the entrance of the church, fill them out and return them to the parish office.
If this is the first year for your child to attend, please bring in their birth and sacramental certificates with you. Tuition Fee: One Child $35/Two Children $45/ Three Children or more $55. Registration hours are 9:30am-11:30am and 1PM-4:30PM- Tuesdays-Fridays. Last Day to Register Your Child Friday September 24th.
Classes begin on Wednesday, September 15th 6PM-7PM-grades Kinder-3rd & RCIC. 7:15PM-8:15PM-grades 4th-6th. Sunday, September 19th 9AM-10:15AM-grades 7th-12th.
Inscripciones para las Clases de la Dotrina para el año 2021-2022 comenzará el Miércoles 14 de Julio en la oficina parroquial. Para ayudar a acelerar el proceso, puede descargar los formularios de inscripción en nuestro sitio web: smvl.org o recoger el formulario en la entrada de la iglesia, llenarlos y devolverlos a la oficina parroquial. Si este es el primer año que su nino va asistir la dotrina, por favor traiga los certificados de nacimiento y sacramentales con usted. Costo de matrícula: Un niño $35 / Dos niños $45/ Tres niños o más $55.
Horario de inscripciónes son 9:30am-11:30am y 1pm-4:30pm-Martes a Viernes.
Último día para inscribir a su hijo es el Viernes 24 de Septiembre.
Las clases empiezan el Miercoles, 15 de Septiembre 6PM-7PM-grados Kinder a Tercer y RCIC. 7:15PM-8:15PM-grados Cuarto a Sexto.Domingo, 19 de Septiembre 9AM a 10:15AM-grados Séptimo-Duodécimo.
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Ordinary Time: July 18th
Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time
Lord, help me to hear You call me to a time of rest and peace. Help me to seek You and to accept Your gentle invitation. Jesus, I trust in You.
Señor, ayúdame a escuchar que me llamas a un tiempo de descanso y paz. Ayúdame a buscarte y a aceptar tu amable invitación. Jesús, en Ti confío.
Please pray for the soul of: Maria M. Velasquez (89) who
passed away on July 9th. May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed..Rest in Peace.
Please pray for: Jeremy Leonard Nino was baptized in the name of The Father, The Son & The Holy Spirit on Saturday, July 10th by Fr. Ed Congratulations to him, his parents & Godparents.
Please pray for those in our Parish who are ill, home bound or in the nursing homes but especially for: Richard Juan Henry Salinas, Luis Aguilar; Severo & Santiaga Rodriguez, Virginia Venglar; Ambrose Garcia; Severo Rodriguez, Lorenzo Balderas, Martin Alfaro Jr, Susie Galvez, Minvi Busto, Eva Mendez, Clifford Streiber, Mae Blattau, Martin Alfaro Jr., Guadalupe Yanez, Minvi Busto, Basilio Baltierra Jr., Susie Galvez, Jo-Ann Button, John Colunga, Joe & Terry Garcia, Eva Mendez, Lupe Rangel, Felix Mendoza, Justino Jaimes, Patricia Anderson, Robert G. Sanchez, Pedro Guerrero, Oscar Rojas Jr,.Cecil B. Cruz, Gary C. Cruz, Deacon Lupe Aguilar, Janie Pastrano Garcia, John Anthony Leija; Ernest B. Delgado , Rudy Caudillo, Richard “Ricky” Mendez, Concepcion Trevino, Fr. Adam Martinez; Lucy Serrato, Domitila Juarez, Ramona Serrato, Jimmy Rector, Gregorio & Nieves Briceno and for all those who are suffering from Covid; ++May the Lord comfort & send his healing grace upon them.
Let us pray for & thank the military men and women who are deployed & who serve our country so bravely. We especially salute and pray for those of our own parish family:David Sides-US Army; Xavier Benitez-US Army;
Major Jonathan Sanders-US Air Force, SPC Marissa Mendez-US Army; Lance Corporal Phillip Nolan Yanez-US Marines, Major Brian L. Ramirez-US Army, Sergeant Xavier T. Espinoza USMC, Sergeant Jessica Estrada Nowotny-US Air Force & Lieutenant Colonel Kurt French USAR.+May God
watch over them & bring them home safely.
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July 18th - July 25th
Sunday, July 18th
Readings: Jer 23:1-6; Ps 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6; Eph 2:13-18; Mk
Monday, July 19th
Readings: Ex 14:5-18; Ex 15:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6; Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday, July 20th
Readings: Ex 14:21-15:1; Ex 15:8-9, 10 & 12, 17; Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday, July 21st
Readings: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78:18-19, 23-24, 25-26, 27-28;
Thursday, July 22nd
Readings: Sg 3:1-4b or 2 Cor 5:14-17 or Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-
20b; Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56 or Ps 71:1-2, 3-4a, 5-6ab, 15 and
17; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Friday, July 23rd
Readings: Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 11; Mt 13:18-23
Saturday, July 24th
Readings: Ex 24:3-8; Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15; Mt 13:24-30
Sunday, July 25th
Readings: 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145:10-11, 15-16, 17-18; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15
Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for the Month of July 2021
The Beauty of Marriage
We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.
Intenciones de oración del Papa Francisco para julio de 2021
Rezamos para que, en situaciones de conflicto social, económico y político, podamos ser arquitectos valientes y apasionados del diálogo y la amistad.
Show favor, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever.
Muestra favor, oh Señor, a tus siervos y aumenta misericordiosamente los dones de tu gracia, para que, fervientes en la esperanza, la fe y la caridad, velen siempre en guardar tus mandamientos. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo, Dios, por los siglos de los siglos.
Urgent! Needed: Disciples of Jesus!
We are in dire need for Religious Education catechist for Wednesday evenings for the following grades; 2nd Grade (First Communion) 3rd Grade 6PM-7PM. Now more than ever there is a great need to bring young people closer to God. Please find it in your hearts to answer God's call to eco His word. We need to stress to our students that there is still hope in this world, but we need a lot of prayer. Please call Eva Mendez @ 512-398-4649 to answer His call. Religious Education will resume classes in person. Registrations start this coming Wednesday, July 14th at the parish office. To help speed up the process, you may download registration forms at our website: smvl.org or pick up the form at the entrance of the church, fill them out and return them to the parish office. If this is the first year for your child to attend, please bring in their birth and sacramental certificates with you. Tuition Fee: One Child $35/Two Children $45/ Three Children or more $55. Registration hours are 9:30am-11:30am and 1PM-4:30PM- Tuesdays- Fridays. Last Day to Register Your Child Friday
September 24th. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 15th 6PM-7PM-grades Kinder-3rd & RCIC. 7:15PM-8:15PM-grades 4th-6th. Sunday, September 19th 9AM-10:15AM-grades 7th-12th.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism or those needing to receive a Sacrament and are above the age of 18.Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices. For those who wish to join, an RCIA process - it is a period of reflection, prayer, instruction, discernment, and formation. Those who enter the process are expected to begin attending Mass on a Sunday, participate in regular faith formation activities, and to become increasingly involved in the activities of their local parish. A Meet, Greet and Registration will take place on Monday, August 16th at 7PM in the Religious Education Building. Classes will take place on Mondays, August through April. You may contact Jovita Dillon at the church office.
Today in Ordinary Time...
Liturgy of the Hours-"Praying the Breviary"
"Seven times a day I praise you, because your judgments are righteous." PS 119:164
“From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the liturgy of the hours. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.”
-Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship
More information about the Divine Office from USCCB