Weekly Mass Schedule & Intentions……page 1.
Ministry Schedule’s & Announcements……Page 2.
ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH
August 1, 2021
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8/1/21 thru 8/7/2021
9:00am. +John & +Jean Hall
(Requested by St. Peter Parish).
11:00am. + (Requested by Req. by Jeanette Stuart).
WEEKDAY MASS INTENTIONS:
9:00am. McDonough Family Special Intentions
(req. Eva Loretta Orona).
9:00am. NO MASS
9:00am. +Irene Moya, (Req. by Johnny & Debra Chavez).
9:00am Donors Intentions.
5:00pm. Donors Intentions.
4:00 Donors Intentions.
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR WEEK 7/25/2021
YOUR GIFTS TO THE LORD:
Collections & Donations
The Quarterly Financial Report is Available in
The Church Office for Review
Church Secretary; Yvonne Schneider
Office Telephone: 928-333-4423
Please contact Monica Boehning at 333-5539 for prayer requests. Leave a message if no answer, include your name and phone number, with info.
THIS WEEK PLEASE PRAY FOR:
Jeanne Allen, Sandy Rogers, Bernice Chavez, Lilly Hill, Denia Duncan, Clara Archuleta, Liz Ketring, Jason Pittman, Eileen Tyrrell, Rebeka Talbot, Roxanne Chavez, Susie Apodaca, Richard Pena, Victor Rubalcaba, Maria Morales, Judy Bragg, Margie Tapia, Juanito Quevedo, Krystyna Kocol, Confie Lesuer, Lydia Gonzalez, Eva Orona, Sophie Montoya, Joe Tapia.
Gift Shop is open every Sunday after the
9:00 am Mass or Contact;
Dean Smith at 928-853-6307
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed on Tues., Thurs., Holidays &
Holy Days of Obligation
CALENDAR OF WEEKLY EVENTS:
DUE TO COVID
Baptism Preparation Classes
Contact Deacon Jorge @
Contact Bob Dyson @
All Classes on Summer Break
Rosary before 9:00am Mass.
Sacrament of Reconciliation, 8:00am – 8:50am.
CCD classes after 9:00am Mass.
Spanish Mass 11:00am.
Office hours; open 9:00am/1:00pm
C.C.D. Classes 4:00pm.
RCIA Classes: 7:00pm.
Office hours, 9:00am/1:00pm
6:30pm English Choir practice in church
Office; Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, Holidays &
Holy Days of Obligation.
Office hours; open 9:00am/1:00pm
Baptism Preparation Classes;
Spanish Classes, 2nd Friday of the month,
Contact Deacon Jorge at 928-245-5638.
Contact Bob Dyson at 928-333-2809.
Eucharistic Adoration; First Friday of the Month.
ST. HELENA PARISH, ALPINE, AZ.
Mass 4:00 pm
Pastoral Administrator Rev. Fr. Anselm Amadi
Rectory Telephone: 928-333-4707
Yvonne Schneider - (928) 812-0049
Ed Fritz - (928) 333-5919
Altar Servers; Tasheena James…….
Charles Rand………….……………………...(928) 333-3541
Church Cleaning; Susan Ely………….
Funeral Director; Diane Fritz…………(928) 333-5919
Lectors; Mary DiFilippo……….…………(928) 333-3338
Maintenance; Deacon Campos………(928) 245-5638
Music Director; Bob Dyson………….…(928) 333-2809
Prayer Tree; Monica Boehning………(928) 333-5539
RCIA; Deacon Jorge Campos…………(928) 245-5638
Religious Ed. Jessica Becker &
Sacristans; Elizabeth Ketring..……...(928) 245-6992
St. Vincent De Paul Org………………….(928) 333-4879
Ushers; Jim Morrison……………………...(928) 333-0928
MINISTRY SCHEDULES FOR August 8th.
9:00am. Andrew & Alicia Ontiveros,
9:00am. Inez Marrs.
11:00am. Maria Yanez.
9:00am. No Eucharist Ministers
Assigned Due to Covid
Phase One Reopening.
POPE FRANCES UNIVERSAL PRAYER
August / Agosto 2021
The Church / La Iglesia
Let us pray for the Church, that She may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself
in the light of the Gospel.
Recemos por la Iglesia, para que reciba del Espiritu Santo la gracia y la fuerza para
reformarse a la luz del Evangelio.
REVEREND FR. ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI.
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TIME TREASURE and TALENT:
· NO MASS: There will be no weekday Mass on Tuesday, August 3rd.
· CHILDRENS’ BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: Free clothes and supplies for students starting Saturday July 24th, 10:00-1:00pm at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store next to the Church office. This will continue for the next several weeks.
· DRE MINISTRY: We are proud to announce Jessica Becker and Esmerelda Ontiveros have volunteered and accepted the DRE Ministry for the religious CCD program in our Parish. Thank You and God Bless!
· BISHOP’S ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: Will occur Friday September 10th at Pinon Hills Golf Course in Farmington, NM. Proceeds from this year’s Tournament will benefit our Catholic schools and the Priest Retirement Fund. The Tournament includes prizes for the winning teams, great golf games and a chance to win $10,000 in our Hole-in-One. Each golfer will receive a special gift from Bishop Wall. To sign up call Amanda @ (505) 726-8295, or register online at www.catholicpeoplesfoundation.com.
· BEYOND TRAUMA: We have received 25 free copies of Beyond Trauma: A Catholic Guide for Spiritual First Aid. If you have survived a traumatic experience this booklet can help with practical ways to care for yourself and loved ones. They are available in the Church office and the Narthex, first come first serve.
DIAPER DRIVE STARTS TODAY: Throughout the month of August, St. Peter’s is collecting boxes of disposable diapers for Living Hope Pro-Life Center of Springerville. There is a playpen set up in the Church narthex to fill with your diaper donations. Please bring sizes 6,5,4 and 3 only. Size 6 is needed most, while sizes 1 & 2 are not needed at this time. God Bless you all!
THE EIGHTTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: YEAR B.
(Ex. 16:2-4, 12-15, Eph. 4:17-24, Jn. 6:24-35)
THEME: JESUS THE TRUE MANNA
BY REV. FR. ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI
Introduction: Jesus inaugurates the new exodus when he declares himself the true bread from heaven. God sent the Israelites bread from heaven, on their way to the Promised Land, to sustain their waning strength. Manna served as a means of physical sustenance to the pilgrims as they sojourn through the desert, to the land of promise. This bread from heaven was but a figure of a future reality. As Jesus identifies himself as the true bread that came down from heaven, he affirms that the reality has come. His birthplace is rightly called Bethlehem which translates as house of bread. Jesus is the bread that comes down from heaven. He is the true manna. This new manna evokes the sense of a new exodus, a movement from slavery to the freedom, led by a new Moses, to the making of a new covenant.
Jesus and the New Exodus: The first exodus ended with the entrance of the people of Israel into the Promised Land but was not the end of captivity and exile. Another phase of slavery ensued when the northern kingdom was taken into exile by the Assyrian empire (2 kgs. 15-17), and the southern kingdom, taken by Babylonian empire (2 kgs. 25-27) respectively. This new phase of slavery inspired the hope and expectation of a new deliverance by a new Moses. This hope was rooted in the prophecy of Moses, that God would send another prophet like himself (Deut. 18:15-18). This new Moses would bring about the second exodus and fulfill the promise of a new covenant (Jer. 31:31-33) foretold by Jeremiah.
Jesus is the new Moses who delivers his people from the bondage to slavery through the various signs and wonders he performed, just like Moses of old. As the old exodus began with a Passover meal, the new begins with the Lord’s supper. As the Israelites were commanded to keep a memorial of the Passover, Jesus commands: “Do this in memory of me.” As God gave the Israelites manna to sustain them on their journey, Jesus gives us the Eucharist to sustain the pilgrim church. As God sealed his covenant with Israel with blood of sacrifice and covenant meal (Ex. 24:11), Jesus enacts a new covenant in his blood and ratifies it with the Eucharistic meal.
In the institution of the Eucharist, Jesus takes up the essential threads of the institution of the Old Covenant. By doing so, he demonstrates that what was begun on Sinai is now renewed and truly perfected. As it were, the Last Supper is the rite of institution of the New Covenant. At the same time, it fulfills the prophecy of a new covenant proclaimed by Jeremiah. Hence, the two strands of the Old Testament, namely, the Law and the prophets, are amalgamated in the Eucharist and find their fulfillment in it. This is evident in Emmaus' experience, where, beginning from Moses and the prophets, Jesus interpreted to the two disciples he met on the road, what was written about him; an experience that culminated in the breaking of the bread (Lk. 24:27-30). The bread summarizes the Law and the prophets.
Jesus the True Manna: Jesus inaugurated a new exodus when he told the Jews: “it was not Moses that gave the bread from heaven; my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.” When Jesus speaks in present continuous tense with respect to the Manna: “my Father gives the true bread from heaven,” he shows the gift is still with us today.
When Jesus teaches us in the fourth petition of the Lord’s prayer (the “our Father”) to ask for daily bread, he did not only intend the natural food, but more so, the true manna. He had earlier said that man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Hence, “the real bread from heaven that fed and feeds Israel is precisely the Law – the word of God.” (Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth p. 267). The word of God is the bread that comes down from heaven, and through the word, we know the will of the Father, of which Jesus says: “My food is to do the will of my Father (Jn. 4:34). Likewise, through the word of God, we can make God’s will our food.
In John’s prologue, God’s logos (the word of God) became flesh and is personified: “and the word was made flesh, and dwelt among us” (Jn. 1:14). The incarnation of the word is brought to a deeper level in the bread of life discourse. Here the logos that was made flesh now becomes bread. Hence, “The mystery of the Eucharist reveals the true manna, the true bread of heaven: it is God’s logos made flesh, who gave himself up for us in the paschal mystery” (Verbum Domini 54). Thus, Jesus speaks in a precise language: “I am the bread of life.” The Eucharist is our daily bread. When God instructed the Israelites, concerning the manna, to pick each day only the day’s portion (Ex. 16:4), it already alludes to the encounter with the Eucharist as something to be made anew each day. The cries of the people of old have been answered in our time. The book of lamentation says: “the little ones ask for bread and there is no one to break it for them” (Lam. 4:4). Jesus, at the last supper, has broken the bread for us.
Conclusion: God gave the manna to sustain the Israelites on their journey to the Promised Land. It was both a pledge and foretaste of the Promised Land. This is evident in the taste of the manna as attested to by the scripture. “It is like a coriander seed, white and tastes like wafers made with honey” (Ex. 16:31). It tasted like honey because it is a foretaste of the promised land; a land flowing with milk and honey (Ex. 3:8). In the manna, the promised land is foreseen. It foreshadowed the Eucharist which is a pledge of eternal life and a foretaste of heaven. The Israelites did not only consume the manna as daily bread, they also preserved it in the tabernacle, the ark of the covenant (Ex. 16:32-34; Heb. 9:4) as the bread of the presence. It was to be a sign of God’s presence among his people. Christ, the Emmanuel, fulfills this in the Eucharist.