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Altar Flowers Offered In Loving Memory of Pedro H. Bello

Requested by
Espe, Gaby & Monica Bello

Altar Bread Offered In Loving Memory of Mark Kurincak

Requested by
Milagros Gonzalez

Sanctuary Lamp Offered In Thanksgiving for Deacon Frank Fau

Requested by
DeLisle & Ava Callender

Voice of the Family presents Our Lady of the Rosary Family Catechism, an entire online video catechism course which provides children and their families, completely free of charge, with the unique opportunity to learn the timeless truths of the Catholic Faith according to the classic Baltimore Catechism. This program will be a real asset to Catholic parents, the primary educators of their children. The easily accessible lessons of Our Lady or the Rosary Family Catechism are presented by Fr Anthony Pillari JCL, MCL, STB with the view that all children and families commit the Baltimore Catechism to memory, as generations of Catholics used to do. By taking up this delightful challenge, we are invited to join the mission given by Our Lady at Fatima: to work for the salvation of souls by striving for holiness in our daily lives. Sign up today, become crusaders for Christ!

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time - Cycle C

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Change of Life, - Live God's Words to Transform Life

Christ changed water into wine at the wedding in Cana; we too must change by allowing God’s grace to work in our lives. We put into practice His teachings, we obey God’s will; these can transform us to become the person God wants us to be. When we allow God to touch us, like water into wine, we will change from sinner to saint, from being mediocre to being alive and fruitful in our Christian life.

FAITH FORMATION

Our ministry aims to help the faithful adult to grow in both Human and Christian maturity. 
As part of this goal we offer links to Adult Faith Formation videos.

FATHERS & DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH

Clement of Rome, writing about thirty years after the martyrdom of St. Paul, affirms the Pauline balance – we are justified by faith and yet it is God’s will that we perform good works of love, in abundance. He illustrates his point by many examples from the Old Testament.

Clement of Rome, writing about thirty years after the martyrdom of St. Paul, affirms the Pauline balance – we are justified by faith and yet it is God’s will that we perform good works of love, in abundance. He illustrates his point by many examples from the Old Testament.

God’s blessing must be our objective, and the way to win it our study. Search the records of ancient times. Why was our father Abraham blessed? Was it not because his upright and straightforward conduct was inspired by faith? As for Isaac’s faith, it was so strong that, assured of the outcome, he willingly allowed himself to be offered in sacrifice. Jacob had the humility to leave his native land on account of his brother, and go and serve Laban. He was given the twelve tribes of Israel.

JUSTIFIED BY FAITH
Honest reflection upon each of these examples will make us realize the magnitude of God’s gifts. All the priests and Levites who served the altar of God were descended from Jacob. The manhood of the Lord Jesus derived from him. Through the tribe of Judah, kings, princes and rulers sprang from him. Nor are his other tribes without their honor, for God promised Abraham: “Your descendants shall be as the stars of heaven” [Genesis 26:7]

It is obvious, therefore, that none of these owed their honor and exaltation to themselves, or to their own labors, or to their deeds of virtue. No; they owed everything to God’s will. So likewise with us, who by his will are called in Christ Jesus. We are not justified by our wisdom, intelligence, piety, or by any action of ours, however holy, but by faith, the one means by which God has justified men from the beginning. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

THE ROLE OF GOOD WORKS OF LOVE
What must we do then, brothers? Give up good works? Stop practicing Christian love?

God forbid! We must be ready and eager for every opportunity to do good, and put our whole heart into it. Even the Creator and Lord of the universe rejoices in his works. By his supreme power he set the heavens in their place; by his infinite wisdom he gave them their order. He separated the land from the waters surrounding it and made his own will its firm foundation. By his command he brought to life the beasts that roam the earth. He created the sea and all its living creatures, and then by his power set bounds to it.

Finally, with his own holy and undefiled hands, he formed man, the highest and most intelligent of his creatures, the copy of his own image. “Let us make man”, God said, “in our image and likeness. And God made man, male and female he made them.” Then, when he had finished making all his creatures, God gave them his approval and blessing: “Increase and multiply,” he charged them.

DETERMINED TO DO GOD’S WILL
We must recognize, therefore, that all upright men have been graced by good works, and that even the Lord himself took delight in the glory his works gave him. This should inspire us with a resolute determination to do his will and make us put our whole strength into the work of living a Christian life.

The Crossroads Initiative is a band of wayfarers who’ve been gripped by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ and are trying to become his disciples. They are following him down a road that is as challenging as it is exciting. Their mission is to urge others, no matter what stage they’ve reached, to press on further down the road…and bring others along with them.

WEEKDAY READINGS

Monday: 1 Sm 15:16-23; Ps 50:8-9,16bc-23; Mk 2:18-22

Tuesday: 1 Sm 16:1-13; Ps 89:20-22, 27-28; Mk 2:23-28

Wednesday: 1 Sm 17:32-37,40-51; Ps 144:1b-10; Mk 3:1-6

Thursday: 1 Sm 18:6-9;19:1-7; Ps 56:2-3,9-13; Mk 3:7-12

Friday: 1 Sm 24:3-21; Ps 57:2-4, 6, 11; Mk 3:13-19

Saturday: 2 Sm 1:1-12, 19-27; Ps 80:2-7; Mk 3:20-21

Sunday: Neh 8:2-10; Ps 19:8-15; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21

The calendar is based upon the General Roman Calendar, promulgated by Pope Saint Paul VI on February 14, 1969, subsequently amended by the Holy See, and the Proper Calendar for the Dioceses of the United States of America, approved by the USCCB and confirmed in 2010 by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

ARE YOU AN ACTIVE PARISHIONER?

A Parish is not simply a “branch office” of the Church, nor a periodic audience of people, nor an occasional public; but it is a formally organized social group. It is a portion of a Diocese under the authority of a Priest legitimately appointed to secure in virtue of his office for the faithful dwelling therein, the helps of religion.

The faithful are called parishioners, and they become parishioners by acquiring a domicile or a quasi-domicile within the geographical boundaries or territory of the Parish.

Parishioners could be active parishioners or non-active parishioners, and the question of parishioner status is important because parishioners look to their Parish for many services such as:

    • Parishioner tuition rates in our Catholic schools;
    • The use of our facilities for liturgical services such as baptisms, weddings and funerals;
    • And certification as eligible sponsors at Sacramental celebrations.

These rights and services within the church bring with them certain obligations, as in any form of community. 

To be considered “active,” a parishioners must be:

    • Registered in the parish;
    • Attend Mass faithfully;
    • Support the life of the parish by sharing time and talents in service;
    • And sharing treasure (tithing) to build up the community.

Active participation in Christian Stewardship makes you an ACTIVE parishioner.

DONATIONS

Donate To Parish

Our Parish is sustained through the Generosity Of Parishioners And anyone of goodwill.

Donate To DSA Campaign

Each Parish has the responsibility to support the needs and ministries of the Diocese.

Donate To Grotto Project

Any help given will be a step closer to realizing the dream of having a Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes in our parish.

Links To Websites Of Interest

VATICAN WEBSITE
DIOCESE OF PALM BEACH
EWTN