Juky 8, 2018
 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Father’s Day


Welcome to Online Giving.

July 11 is Feast of Saint Benedict...(c. 480 - c. 547)...It is unfortunate that no contemporary biography was written of a man who has exercised the greatest influence on monasticism in the West. Benedict is well recognized in the later Dialogues of Saint Gregory, but these are sketches to illustrate miraculous elements of his career. Benedict was born into a distinguished family in central Italy, studied at Rome, and early in life was drawn to monasticism. At first he became a hermit, leaving a depressing world—pagan armies on the march, the Church torn by schism, people suffering from war, morality at a low ebb. He soon realized that he could not live a hidden life in a small town any better than in a large city, so he withdrew to a cave high in the mountains for three years. Some monks chose Benedict as their leader for a,while, but found his strictness not to their taste. Still the shift from hermit to community life had begun for him. He had an idea of gathering various families of monks into one "Grand Monastery" to give them the benefit of unity, fraternity, and permanent worship in one house. Finally he began to build what was to become one of the most famous monasteries in the world—Monte Cassino, commanding three narrow valleys running toward the mountains north of Naples. The Rule that gradually developed prescribed a life of liturgical prayer, study, manual labor, and living together in community under a common abbot. Benedictine asceticism is known for its moderation, and Benedictine charity has always shown concern for the people in the surrounding countryside. In the course of the Middle Ages, all monasticism in the West was gradually brought under the Rule of St. Benedict. Today the Benedictine family is represented by two branches: the Benedictine Federation encompassing the men and women of the Order of St. Benedict, and the Cistercians, men and women of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance.
 

PRIEST ASSIGNMENTS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF SAN ANTONIO. At the recent Clergy Day of Recollection (May 22, 2018), announcement was made of the new assignments for the priests. Our Pastor Father Thaddeus Tabak, SDS is among the new assignments. THE FOLLOWING ASSIGNMENTS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY ARCHBISHOP GUSTAVO:

Father Thaddeus Tabak, SDS, as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Leming and St. Luke Church in Loire.

Father Martin Leopold, remaining as pastor of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Church in San Antonio and Our Lady of Grace Church in San Antonio, while adding the pastorate of Our Lady of Sorrows Church in San Antonio with those two parishes and assignments.

Father Agustin Estrada as parochial vicar of St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Church in San Antonio, Our Lady of Grace Church in San Antonio, and Our Lady of Sorrows Church in San Antonio, in residence at Our Lady of Grace. For a complete list of Official Clergy Announcements please visit the Today’s Catholic June 8, 2018 edition, page 5.

On the Way! Andale!”  Those of you who made a pledge to the “Building Community Capital Campaign, please continue making payments on your pledges. There is a box in the back of the church where you can still get your campaign envelopes. You may place your campaign envelopes in the collection baskets. By now all volunteering committee members should make their pledges. The overall Archdiocesan goal is to raise $60 million to help fund these projects. Each parish has been assessed an amount according to their income status. Our parish’s goal is $143,000.00

OUR CHURCH IS NOW OFFERING ONLINE GIVING  AND TEXT-TO-GIVE…..Another easy way to manage your church giving is with our new Text-to-Give function that is fully integrated with our Online Giving. You can text an amount to 210.672.1926, and your transaction will be processed through the Online Giving account associated with the phone number. If your phone number is not recognized, you can continue without an account, associate your number with an existing account, or create an account.  For additional information or to sign up visit our website at www.ourladyofsorrows-sa.org.

Assembly 2018...BUILDING A CATHOLIC CULTURE OF ENCOUNTER....will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary's University. Registration opened July 2. Fee is $25.00. Register at: www.AssembloySA.org. The Assembly is an event designed for adults and young adults. All presentations and workshops are intended for adult audiences. Registration is required for children (17&under) accompanying their parents. For safety reasons, all children (17 & under) MUST be accompanied by their parents at all times while on campus. The Assembly is made possible thanks tot the generosity of Archbishop's Appeal donors.

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.

AMERICA NEEDS PRAYER...HELP AMERICA....COME AND PRAY THE ROSARY, DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET AND LITANIES FOR OUR NATION......All are invited to join the St. Joan of Arc Brigade, a prayer apostolate, in praying a special rosary for National unity and the reparations of 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, St Joan of Arc Brigade - 210-771-5757.

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED...for all our sick parishioners, relatives and friends, especially for Cathy Cardiel, Luis Zapata, Maria Zapata, Joey Toro, Janie Arredondo, Otto Talamantez, Rebecca Talamantez, Patricia Rose Diaz, Eliana Biederman, Lorenzo Pena, Gerry Garcia, Joseph Gradney, Rev. Casimir Oleksy, SDS, Sofia Salamon, Konrad & Anna Ebisch, Joseph, Gloria Torres, Clara Grace Bragg, Tillie Zapata, Joe Martinez, Hope Valdez, Patsy Libby, Elisa Vidaurri, Noemi Dounson, Gilbert Garza, Evangelina Casillas, Tanya Paveglio, Mary Virginia Talamantez, Christopher Palomo, David Palomo, Charles Murray, Stella Sanchez, Luisa Herald, Terry Guerra, Marta Gomez, Ponciano Gonzalez, Victor Gonzalez, Hector & Mary DeLaRosa, Jeremiah T., Gloria Valde-spino, Fernando & Mary Aguillon, Eddie Littlefield, Mr. Arnul-fo Jose Arcos, Hilda Chavallier-Boutrell, Carol Garcia, Jesse Santiago, Lydia Rico, Eugene Garcia Jr., Juanita Suarez, Gloria, Antonia Torres, Josefa Zuazua, Calista, Derrick Klack, Edward Langa, Kathy Burzynski, Sylvia Grohman, Evangelina (Eva) Lopez, Fr. Wojciech Juraszek, SDS, Edmond Hubbell, Roger Escobedo, Clifton Bolner, Vera Frederick, Joe Arcos, Zeida Canales, Paula Ramirez, Emilia Martinez, Steve Cardenas, Lydia So-nora, Rosie Cardenas, Socorro Dutra, Rudy Rodriguez, Nick Rodriguez, Michael Marra, Natalie Zamora,, Jordan Otsuka, Elizabeth Garcia, Susie Gomez, Olga Delgado, Guadalupe Carrillo, Lawrence Jones, Robert Guillen, Fred Hidebrand, Jessica Basilic,, Bertha Gonzalez, Nathan Villarreal, Betsy Sullivan, Ana Hernandez, Louis Moran, Amanda Cassidy, Ful-gencia Gonzalez, Bertha Mendoza, Mercedes B. Gonzales, Louis Pena, Carmen Garza, Fernanda Martinez, Romana Martinez, Janie Castro, Elizabeth Strzelczak, and for the souls of Mr. Dominik Salomon and Mr. Eugene Garcia, Sr. May they and all the faithful departed rest in the peace of the Lord. AMEN.
 

 

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED...for all our sick parishioners, relatives and friends, especially for Cathy Cardiel, Luis Zapata, Maria Zapata, Joey Toro, Janie Arredondo, Otto Talamantez, Rebecca Talamantez, Patricia Rose Diaz, Eliana Biederman, Lorenzo Pena, Gerry Garcia, Joseph Gradney, Rev. Casimir Oleksy, SDS, Sofia Salamon, Konrad & Anna Ebisch, Joseph, Gloria Torres, Clara Grace Bragg, Tillie Zapata, Joe Martinez, Hope Valdez, Patsy Libby, Elisa Vidaurri, Noemi Dounson, Gilbert Garza, Evangelina Casillas, Tanya Paveglio, Mary Virginia Talamantez, Christopher Palomo, David Palomo, Charles Murray, Stella Sanchez, 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, Carol Garcia, Jesse Santiago, Lydia Rico, Eugene Garcia Jr., Juanita Suarez, Gloria, Antonia Torres, Josefa Zuazua, Calista, Derrick Klack, Bozenna Langa, Edward Langa, Kathy Burzynski, Sylvia Grohman, Evangelina (Eva) Lopez, Fr. Wojciech Juraszek, SDS, Edmond Hubbell, Roger Escobedo, Clifton Bolner, Vera Frederick, 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, Susie Gomez, Olga Delgado, Guadalupe Carrillo, Lawrence Jones, Robert Guillen, Fred Hidebrand, Jessica Basilic,, Bertha Gonzalez, Nathan Villarreal, Betsy Sullivan, Ana Hernandez, 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 Mr. Dominik Salomon and Mr. Eugene Garcia, Sr. May she and all the faithful departed rest in the peace of the Lord. AMEN.

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.

 WHEN YOU RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION …. YOU LITERALLY BECOME A VESSEL, A MONSTRANCE OF THE MOST HOLY EUCHARIST. The Most Holy Eucharist or Blessed Sacrament is a true Body and true Blood of Jesus Christ under the appearances of bread and wine. Holy Communion is a RECEIVING OF JESUS under the appearances of bread and wine.  After the receiving of Holy Communion Jesus is present physically in you for about 15 minutes until the dissolving of the Sacred Host. Prayers after Communion can help you get the most out of this intimate time with our Lord! St. Alphonsus Liguori a founder of the Redemptorists once wrote that “there is no prayer more dear to God than that which is made after Communion.” He continued that our loving thoughts and prayers after Communion have greater merit then than otherwise “because they are then animated by the PRESENCE of Jesus Christ, who is united to our souls.”   While God is everywhere, and we can pray to Him at any time or place, what better time is there to give Jesus our love, thanksgiving, and concerns than during our special time with Him after receiving Him in the Eucharist?   After Communion you can use some inspiring words from St. Basil, St. Thomas Aquinas, and a well-known, moving prayer from St. Padre Pio, who ardently wished that this most Holy Sacrament be, as he put it “the light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.”   We wish to refer you here as well to some other traditional prayers that are often said after communion, the Anima Christi, the Prayer before a Crucifix, and the lesser-known but still quite powerful Prayer to Christ the King.
St. John of Avila once called the time after Communion “a time to gain treasures of graces.” As much as possible, as Mass is ending, open your heart to our Lord. Feel free to tell Him anything. Confide in Him as you would a close friend.

Jesus once complained to St. Sister Faustina, the Polish nun to whom He first gave us the Divine Mercy Chaplet, of people who “treat Me like a dead object” after receiving Him in Communion.   As long as you are in a STATE OF GRACE, free from mortal sin, you can approach our Lord in all your needs with confidence. And the more often you receive Him reverently and lovingly in Holy Communion the more good Jesus can do in your soul!   He might not answer your prayers after Communion as you would like right away, but He is listening, and will give you graces and strength to help you on the road to Eternal Life!   Spend these few minutes in His company, don’t think about rushing out to the parking lot after Holy Mass. It’s well worth it! After all, if you were at someone’s house for dinner would you leave right you’d finished eating? Then why do that when you’re a guest at this most Heavenly Banquet, this most Sacred Meal? (taken from: http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/prayers-after-communion.html.

 

YOUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE HAPPY REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF MR. EUGENE P. GARCIA, SR.  His services are pending with Roy Akers Funeral Home. 

 
THE 12 PROMISES OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS... Of the many promises Our Lord Jesus Christ did reveal to Saint Margaret Mary in favor of souls devoted to His Sacred Heart the principal ones are as follows:
1. I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
2. I will give peace in their families.
3. I will console them in all their troubles.
4. I will be their refuge in life and especially in death.
5. I will abundantly bless all their undertakings.
6. Sinners shall find in my Heart a source and
infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Tepid souls shall become fervent.
8. Fervent souls shall rise speedily to great perfection.
9. I will bless those places wherein the image of My Sacred Heart shall be exposed and venerated.
10. I will give to Priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.
11. Persons who propagate this devotion shall have their names eternally written in my Heart
12. In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour. On Saturday after the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart the Church celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

AMERICA NEEDS PRAYER...HELP AMERICA....COME AND PRAY THE ROSARY, DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET AND LITANIES FOR OUR NATION......All are invited to join the St. Joan of Arc Brigade, a prayer apostolate, in praying a special rosary for National unity and the reparations of 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, St Joan of Arc Brigade -- 210-771-5757.

LOG ON OR EMAIL US TO KEEP UP WITH PARISH NEWS AND ACTIVITIES...Parish Website addresses are: www.ourladyofsorrows-sa.org www.pmk-sa.com; EMAIL ADDRESS: olsorrows@grandecom.net.

A CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IS A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP
the understanding and practice of stewardship among the faithful and in our parishes. As a starting point, we consider the following: ….“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace (1 Pt 4:10)… As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.” (To Be a Christian Steward, US¬CCB Pastoral Letter on Stewardship) ….A capital campaign that is based on stewardship principles preserves the best aspects of professional capital fund raising and begins, or reinforces, a process of stewardship education and formation. It invites people to prayerfully discern God’s will in their lives, which is a much more challenging personal invitation than simply asking for a one-time financial commitment.
Although the gifts we have may be different in nature or size, there are three things each of us receive, can share with others, and return to the Lord. These gifts are time, talent and treasure. How these gifts are recognized, developed and appreciated is a responsibility of the lay faithful who offer them and the parish and archdiocese which are the beneficiaries of these contributions.
A complete text of the message is available at https://www.archsa.org/blog/capital-campaign

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN….there is still time to make your one time donation or pledge to the capital campaign. Pledge forms are on the table in the back of the church.
 

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