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Anointing of the Sick
Re-scheduled for next weekend after each Mass.
January 8, Sunday’s breakfast by the Youth Ministry.
January 15 Sunday’s breakfast - Jamaica Queen Gaby Martinez until 10:30 AM Crispy Taco plate sale11 AM-1 PM - $6 per plate
Proceeds to go to purchase Spanish Choir books.
Youth Ministry meets on Wed. 6th grade Students-5:30PM-6:45PM & Students grades 7th-12th-7PM-8:15PM. New members are always invited and welcome to attend
Christmas: January 8th
The Epiphany of the Lord
"The Lord and ruler is coming; kingship is his, and government and power."
What are we seeking? Power, honor, pleasure? Security, happiness, love? How successful have we been in our search? Are we left still searching for more? Enlightened by the star, the magi journeyed in search of the newborn King of the Jews. Once they found him they worshipped Jesus and offered their gifts. Is our journey to find the fullness of Christ in our lives? What star are we following?
¿Qué buscamos? ¿Poder, honor, placer? ¿Seguridad, felicidad, amor? Qué tan exitosos hemos sido en nuestra búsqueda? ¿Todavía estamos buscando más? Iluminados por la estrella, los magos viajaron en búsqueda del Rey de los Judíos recién nacido. Una vez que encontraron a Jesús lo adoraron y le ofrecieron sus regalos, ¿es nuestro viaje para encontrar la totalidad de Cristo en nuestras vidas? ¿Qué estrella estamos siguiendo?
May the splendor of your majesty, O Lord, we pray, shed its light upon our hearts, that we may pass through the shadows of this world and reach the brightness of our eternal home. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
Que el esplendor de vuestra majestad, oh Señor, rogemos, arrojéis su luz sobre nuestros corazones, para que podamos pasar a través de las sombras de este mundo y alcanzar el brillo de nuestro hogar eterno. Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la unidad del Espíritu Santo, un solo Dios, por los siglos de los siglos.
Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for the Month of January 2017
That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.
Oración Intenciones del Papa Francisco para el mes de enero 2017
Que todos los cristianos sean fieles a la enseñanza del Señor luchando con la oración y la caridad fraterna para restablecer la comunión eclesial y colaborando para hacer frente a los desafíos que enfrenta la humanidad.
Bishop Vásquez' prayer intention for the week:
That we the Church, may be a radiant light to the nations, leading all people to Christ, we pray …
Obispo Vásquez' intención de oración para la semana:
Por que nosotros, la Iglesia, seamos luz radiante para las naciones, guiando a toda la gente a Cristo, oremos...
Please Pray for the Soul of:
Blas Juarez Rodriguez (66) passed away on December 20th.
May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed Rest in Peace.
Congratulations to Juan Maldonado and Rosa Ayala married December
31st at St. Mary’s by Fr. Ed.
Congratulations to the following couples honored at the 10:30m Mass
Jan. 1st for their faithful witness to the commitment to the Sacrament of Marriage:
Antonio & Victoria Garcia-64 yrs.
Jimmy & Margie Hernandez 62 yrs.
San Miguel & Vibiana Ruiz- 60 yrs.
Ramon & Eva Mendez-55 yrs.
Deacon Patrick & Virginia Venglar- 50 yrs.
Forrest & Yolanda Richardson-45 yrs.
John & Nina Monreal Ojeda-45 yrs.
Luis & Mary Helen Martinez-45 yrs.
Patrick & Joan Waldron-40 yrs.
Scott & Jovita Dillon-35yrs.
Bill & Catherine Grimm-25 yrs
Dennis & Vivian Placke-25 yrs.
James & Beatrice Starks-25 yrs
These couples received a certificate signed by Bishop Joe Vasquez followed by a reception with cake, coffee and punch in the parish hall after Mass. St. Mary’s celebrates this joyous occasion every year on the Feast of the Holy Family.
Please pray for those in our Parish who are ill, home bound or in the nursing homes but especially for:
Martin & Rosa Rangel, Jack Fairchild, Mary Williams, Carmen Parra, Richard Moya Sr., Miguel Alonzo Jr., Lizabeth Kemp, Paul Kucera, Monica Ferguson
***May the Lord Comfort them and send His Healing Grace upon them. We pray to the Lord***
Attention: This is the last weekend that we will post the above list. Beginning next week we will begin taking names for our 2017 Prayer Intentions. To have your name or the name of a parishioner of St. Mary’s added to the new list, a
NEXT of KIN OR THE PARISHIONER THEMSELVES MUST CALL THE PARISH
OFFICE TO MAKE THIS REQUEST. WE PRAY THAT MANY OF THE
PARISHIONERS ABOVE HAVE HAD OUR PRAYERS OF HEALING ANSWERED.
Pray for and thank all military men and women and their families, of all who
have been deployed, who serve or have served in the armed forces. God bless and keep them safe. And may God bless America!
Let us pray for and thank all military who are Deployed and who serve our country so bravely. We especially salute and pray for those of our own parish family: Major Brian L. Ramirez-US Army, Corporal Xavier T. Espinoza-USMC, Sargent JC Winkler-USMC, Senior Airmen-Jessica Estrada Nowotny, Corporal Tyler Dane Nowotny, US Army Special Forces Group E-4-Jeremy Estrada & Major-Kurt French-USAR.
May God watch over them and bring them home safe
Please pray for vocations that many young people will seek the will of God in their lives and dare to be bold.
St. Mary of the Visitation
This Week’s Readings
Sat. Jan. 7th-1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-2, 3-4, 5 and 6a and 9b; Jn 2:1-11
Sun. Jan. 8th-Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt
Mon. Jan. 9th-Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Acts 10:34-38;Ps 29:1-2,3-4, 3, 9-10; Mt
Tues. Jan. 10th- Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9; Mk 1:21-28 or
Heb 1:1-6 and 2:5-12; Mk 1:14-20 and 1:21-28
Wed. Jan. 11th- Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9; Mk 1:29-39
Thurs. Jan. 12th- Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-7c, 8-9, 10-11; Mk 1:40-45
Fri. Jan. 13th- Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3 and 4bc, 6c-7, 8; Mk 2:1-12
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