Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Prayer for fathers

God our Father,
in your wisdom and love you made all things.
Bless these men,
that they may be strengthened as Christian fathers.

Let the exampe of their faith and love shine forth.
Grant that we, their sons and daughters,
may honor them always
with a spirit of profound respect.
Grant this through our Lord.


Isaiah 55:1-3
Psalm 145 “The hand of the Lord feeds us; 
He answers all our needs.”
Romans 8:35,37-39
Matthew 14:13-21

Isaiah 55:1-3

Thus says the Lord: All you who are thirsty, come to the water! You who have no money, come, receive grain and eat; Come, without paying and without cost, drink wine and milk! Why spend your money for what is not bread; your wages for what fails to satisfy? Heed me, and you shall eat well, you shall delight in rich fare. Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant, the benefits assured to David.

Responsorial Psalm 145:8-9, 15-16, 17-18
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; 
he answers all our needs.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness.
The Lord is good to all
and compassionate toward all his works.
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; 
he answers all our needs.

The eyes of all look hopefully to you,
and you give them their food in due season;
you open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; 
he answers all our needs.

The Lord is just in all his ways
and holy in all his works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon him,
to all who call upon him in truth.
R. The hand of the Lord feeds us; 
he answers all our needs.

Romans 8:35,37-39

Brothers and sisters: What will separate us from the love of Christ?  Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 14:13-21

When Jesus heard of the death of John the Baptist, he withdrew in a boat to a deserted place by himself. The crowds heard of this and followed him on foot from their towns. When he disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples approached him and said, “This is a deserted place and it is already late; dismiss the crowds so that they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” Jesus said to them, “There is no need for them to go away; give them some food yourselves.” But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” Then he said, “Bring them here to me,” and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over— twelve wicker baskets full. Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.

First Holy Communion Catechesis, Calendar 2014-2015


9/7/14        First Class
9/14/14      Class
9/21/14      Parent´s Meeting
9/28/14      Class


10/5/14      Child Protection Class
10/12/14    No Class (Columbus Weekend)
10/19/14    Class
10/26/14    All Saints Mass.
                 Children dress as their favorite saint.
                 Potluck at Parish Hall


11/2/14      Class
11/9/14      No Class. (Veteran´s Weekend)
11/16/14    Class. Food Basket.
11/23/14    Class
11/30/14    No Class (Thanksgiving weekend)


12/7/14      Class.
12/14/14    Class.
12/21/14    Class.
12/28/14    No class (Christmas Weekend).


1/4/15        No Class. Epiphany of the Lord.
1/11/15      Class
1/18/15      No Class (Martin Luther King Weekend)
1/25/15      Class.
                 Reconciliation Retreat for parents.


2/1/15        Class
2/8/15        Class
2/15/15      No class (President's Day Holiday Weekend).
2/15/15      Ash Wednesday
2/22/15      Class
2/27/15      Stations of the Cross


3/1/15        Class
3/8/15        Class
3/15/15      Class
3/22/15      Class
3/27/15      Stations of the Cross
3/29/15      Palm Sunday


4/2/15      Holy Thursday.
               Bring Rice bowls to 7 pm Mass
4/3/15      Good Friday
4/4/15      Holy Saturday
4/4/15      Easter Sunday. No Class.
4/12/15    Class
4/19/15    Class
4/26/15    Last Class.


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Saturday, July 26, 2014


1 Kings 3:5,7-12
Psalm 119: “Lord, I love your commands.” 
Romans 8:28-30
Matthew 13:44-52

1 Kings 3:5, 7-12

The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night. God said, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you.” Solomon answered: “O Lord, my God, you have made me, your servant, king to succeed my father David; but I am a mere youth, not knowing at all how to act. I serve you in the midst of the people whom you have chosen, a people so vast that it cannot be numbered or counted. Give your servant, therefore, an understanding heart to judge your people and to distinguish right from wrong. For who is able to govern this vast people of yours?” The Lord was pleased that Solomon made this request. So God said to him: “Because you have asked for this— not for a long life for yourself, nor for riches, nor for the life of your enemies, but for understanding so that you may know what is right— I do as you requested. I give you a heart so wise and understanding that there has never been anyone like you up to now, and after you there will come no one to equal you.”

Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-128, 129-130
R. Lord, I love your commands.

I have said, O Lord, that my part
is to keep your words.
The law of your mouth is to me more precious
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
R. Lord, I love your commands.

Let your kindness comfort me
according to your promise to your servants.
Let your compassion come to me that I may live,
for your law is my delight.
R. Lord, I love your commands.

For I love your command
more than gold, however fine.
For in all your precepts I go forward;
every false way I hate.
R. Lord, I love your commands.

Wonderful are your decrees;
therefore I observe them.
The revelation of your words sheds light,
giving understanding to the simple.
R. Lord, I love your commands.

Romans 8:28-30

Brothers and sisters: We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined he also called; and those he called he also justified; and those he justified he also glorified.

Matthew 13:44-52

Jesus said to his disciples: “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. “Do you understand all these things?” They answered, “Yes.” And he replied, “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.”