Seventh Sunday of Easter May 28, 2017

The Solemnity of The Ascension
of Our Lord Jesus Christ

ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO: CAPITAL CAMPAIGN. “Greetings in the Lord Jesus! As you know, the archdiocese recently contracted with the Steier Group to examine the feasibility and potential support for an archdiocesan capital campaign…. As the people of the archdiocese did decades ago when they undertook the first and only capital campaign in our history, we need to establish a legacy that will make a difference in the lives that follow. It is an exciting time, and I know we will be blessed by an outpouring of generosity. Please join me in praying that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide our ministry efforts as the archdiocese expands and grows at an exponential pace. With every assurance of prayer and best wishes for all, I remain, Sincerely yours in Christ,” Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS Archbishop of San Antonio. A complete text of the message is available at https://www.archsa.org/blog/capital-campaign The goal for our parish of Our Lady of Sorrows is: $143.000 (ONE HUNDRED FORTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS) during the period of 3 years. Capital Campaign is different from the Archbishop Annual Appeal.

AMERICA NEEDS PRAYER...HELP AMERICA....COME AND PRAY THE ROSARY, DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET AND LITANIES FOR OUR NATION......All are invied to join the St. Joan of Arc Brigade, a prayer apostolate, in praying a special rosary for National unity and the reparations fo the sins of the world, every third (3RD) Monday of the month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in our church. Please join us. TO JESUS THROUGH MARY. For more information please contact Darlene D. Jimenez, Director, Sto Joan of Arc Brigaade -- 210-771-5757.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED ..for all our sick parishioners, relatives and friends, especially for Olga Covarrubia, Lorenzo Pena, Mr. R. Martinez, Dorothy Points, Bob Cannon, Gerry Garcia, Joseph Gradney, Baby Xavier Trujillo, Rev. Casimir Oleksy, SDS, Dominik & Sofia Salamon, Konrad & Anna Ebisch, Joseph, Gloria Torres, Clara Grace Bragg, Louis Mayorga, Tillie Zapata, Robert Samarron, James Perez, Joe Martinez, Otto Talamantez, Hope Valdez, Patsy Libby, Elisa Vidaurri, Noemi Dounson, Gilbert Garza, Evangelina Casillas, Tanya Paveglio, Bob Cannon, Mary Virginia Talamantez, Christopher Palomo, David Palomo, Charles Murray, Richard Jones, Stella Sanchez, Armand Sanchez, Nadia Samarron, Luisa Herald, Terry Guerra, Marta Gomez, Ponciano Gonzalez, Victor Gonzalez, Hector & Mary DeLaRosa, Jeremiah T., Gloria Valdespino, Fernando & Mary Aguillon, Eddie Littlefield, Mr. Arnulfo Jose Arcos, Hilda Chavallier-Boutrell, Bertha Pereida, Carol Garcia, Jesse Santiago, Lydia Rico, Eugene Garcia Jr., & Eugene Garcia Sr., Juanita Suarez, Gloria, Antonia Torres, Josefa Zuazua, Calista, Derrick Klack, Edward Langa, Sylvia Grohman, Evangelina (Eva) Lopez, Fr. Wojciech Juraszek, SDS, Edmond Hub bell, T.C., Irene Garza, Roger Escobedo, Clifton Bolner, Vera Frederick, Lucille Pollok, Maria Zapata, Joe Arcos, Zeida Canales, Paula Ramirez, Emilia Martinez, Steve Cardenas, Lydia Sonora, Rosie Cardenas, Socorro Dutra, Rudy Rodriguez, Nick Rodriguez, Michael Marra, Natalie Zamora,, Jordan Otsuka, Elizabeth Garcia, Eugene Novosad, Susie Gomez, Olga Delgado, Guadalupe Carrillo, Lawrence Jones, Robert Guillen, Fred Hidebrand, Jessica Basilic,, Bertha Gonzalez, Nathan Villarreal, Betsy Sullivan, Ana Hernandez, Tina Ryan, Deodato Flores, Saturnina Campos, Louis Moran, Amanda Cassidy, Fulgencia Gonzalez, Bertha Mendoza, Mercedes B. Gonzales, Louis Pena, Carmen Garza, Fernanda Martinez, Romana Martinez, Janie Castro, Elizabeth Strzelczak, and for the souls of Mrs. Alice Villarreal & Esequiel “Cheque” Padilla. May he and all the faithful departed rest in the peace of the Lord. AMEN.

PARISHIONERS WHO ARE IN THE HOSPITAL OR ARE ILL AT HOME...If you have a family member who is ill, in the hospital, nursing home, convalescent home, homebound, or someone who would like a Pastoral visit, please call the rectory office, 732-6295. We do not always know when Parishioners are ill or in the hospital unless someone calls to report it so that we can put them on our prayer list and make a visit to them.

A WEEKLY DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS....A Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows and the other special prayers for the restoration of the moral order in the society and particularly for an end to abortion will be offered every Friday Evening at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

THANKS AND APPRECIATION ARE EXTENDED TO SYLVIA PENA & THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 11298...for providing roses for all of the mothers in our parish.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED ..for all our sick parishioners, relatives and friends, especially for Olga Covarrubia, Lorenzo Pena, Mr. R. Martinez, Dorothy Points, Bob Cannon, Gerry Garcia, Joseph Gradney, Baby Xavier Trujillo, Rev. Casimir Oleksy, SDS, Dominik & Sofia Salamon, Konrad & Anna Ebisch, Joseph, Gloria Torres, Clara Grace Bragg, Louis Mayorga, Tillie Zapata, Robert Samarron, James Perez, Joe Martinez, Otto Talamantez, Hope Valdez, Patsy Libby, Elisa Vidaurri, Noemi Dounson, Gilbert Garza, Evangelina Casillas, Tanya Paveglio, Bob Cannon, Mary Virginia Talamantez, Christopher Palomo, David Palomo, Charles Murray, Richard Jones, Stella Sanchez, Armand Sanchez, Nadia Samarron, Luisa Herald, Terry Guerra, Marta Gomez, Ponciano Gonzalez, Victor Gonzalez, Hector & Mary DeLaRosa, Jeremiah T., Gloria Valdespino, Fernando & Mary Aguillon, Eddie Littlefield, Mr. Arnulfo Jose Arcos, Hilda Chavallier-Boutrell, Bertha Pereida, Carol Garcia, Jesse Santiago, Lydia Rico, Eugene Garcia Jr., & Eugene Garcia Sr., Juanita Suarez, Gloria, Antonia Torres, Josefa Zuazua, Calista, Derrick Klack, Edward Langa, Kathy Burzynski, Sylvia Grohman, Evangelina (Eva) Lopez, Fr. Wojciech Juraszek, SDS, Edmond Hub bell, T.C., Irene Garza, Roger Escobedo, Clifton Bolner, Vera Frederick, Lucille Pollok, Maria Zapata, Joe Arcos, Zeida Canales, Paula Ramirez, Emilia Martinez, Steve Cardenas, Lydia Sonora, Rosie Cardenas, Socorro Dutra, Rudy Rodriguez, Nick Rodriguez, Michael Marra, Natalie Zamora,, Jordan Otsuka, Elizabeth Garcia, Eugene Novosad, Susie Gomez, Olga Delgado, Guadalupe Carrillo, Lawrence Jones, Robert Guillen, Fred Hidebrand, Jessica Basilic,, Bertha Gonzalez, Nathan Villarreal, Betsy Sullivan, Ana Hernandez, Tina Ryan, Deodato Flores, Saturnina Campos, Louis Moran, Amanda Cassidy, Fulgencia Gonzalez, Bertha Mendoza, Mercedes B. Gonzales, Louis Pena, Carmen Garza, Fernanda Martinez, Romana Martinez, Janie Castro,  and for the souls of Mrs. Alice Villarreal & Esequiel “Cheque” Padilla. May he and all the faithful departed rest in the peace of the Lord. AMEN.

PARISHIONERS WHO ARE IN THE HOSPITAL OR ARE ILL AT HOME..
.If you have a family member who is ill, in the hospital, nursing home, convalescent home, homebound, or someone who would like a Pastoral visit, please call the rectory office, 732-6295. We do not always know when Parishioners are ill or in the hospital unless someone calls to report it so that we can put them on our prayer list and make a visit to them.

A WEEKLY DEVOTION TO OUR LADY OF SORROWS....
A Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows and the other special prayers for the restoration of the moral order in the society and particularly for an end to abortion will be offered every Friday Evening at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

THANKS AND APPRECIATION ARE EXTENDED TO SYLVIA PENA & THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 11298...
for providing roses for all of the mothers in our parish.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF MRS. ALICE VILLARREAL...mother of Joey Villarreal. Her arrangements are pending with Porter Loring.

MONTH OF JUNE IS A MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS.
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a moveable feast celebrating the love of Christ for all mankind. As it is known from the French Ecclesiastical records....at the request of Christ Himself, Who appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque on June 16, 1675, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on the Friday after the octave (eighth day) of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. The traditional date of Corpus Christi is the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, which falls one week after Pentecost Sunday. Thus, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus falls 19 days after Pentecost. (Even in those countries where the celebration of Corpus Christi is transferred to the following Sunday, the Feast of the Sacred Heart is still celebrated 19 days after Pentecost.) Since the date of Pentecost Sunday depends on the date of Easter, which changes every year, the Feast of the Sacred Heart falls on a different date each year as well.
It is easy to remember that on the following day after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Saturday) we celebrate the Memorial of the IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY. The most known popular spiritual exercises related to the Sacred Heart of Jesus are: Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Novenas prayed before the Sacred Picture or before the Blessed Sacrament, observing nine consecutive First Fridays of the month to have a share in the Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The most powerful spiritual exercises related to the Immaculate Heart of Mary are connected with five consecutive First Saturdays of the Month and they are as follows: 1) The Sacrifice of Holy Mass, 2) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 3) Act of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 4) Act of Reparation, 5) Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, And also 6) Sacrament of Reconciliation if not done on First Friday of the month). These % devotions are acts of reparation for the five kinds of offenses and blasphemies against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, namely: 1) Blasphemies against the Immaculate Conception, 2) Blasphemies against Her perpetual virginity, 3) Blasphemies against the divine and spiritual maternity of Mary, 4) Blasphemies involving the rejection and dishonoring of Her images, 5) The neglect of implanting in the hearts of children a knowledge and love of the Immaculate Mother.

HOW TO RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION PROPERLY...
A person may receive Holy Communion twice in the same day but only during the celebration of Holy Mass in which the person participates. Holy Communion can be received on the tongue or in the hand. If you receive Holy Communion in the hand; both hands must be involved. But, you are not supposed to take Holy Communion with your fingers from the Communion Minister. Instead you place your right hand under the left hand to be ready to place the Sacred Host with your right hand on your tongue. Then no touching or chewing of the Sacred Host is permitted. You should let dissolve in your mouth and swallow it. A mother with a baby in her arms should receive Holy Communion on the tongue since she cannot put her right hand under her left hand as it is required at that moment.

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