Weekly Mass Schedule & Intentions……page 1.

Ministry Schedule’s & Announcements……Page 2.

Reflection…..Page 3.

 

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ST. PETER’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

                               June 20, 2021

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

 

 

Web: www.stpeterspringerville@dioceseofgallup.org

Email: stpeterspringerville@dioceseofgallup.org

 

 

MASS INTENTIONS:

 

6/18/21 thru 6/23/2021

 

   SUNDAY:

 

   ENGLISH MASS:

   9:00am. +John Kelly (requested by Kay Buck).

 

   SPANISH MASS:

   11:00am. +Irene Moya,

                  (requested by Johnny and Debra Chavez).

 

WEEKDAY MASS INTENTIONS:

 

   MONDAY:

   9:00am. +Marie Funk.

 

   TUESDAY:

   9:00am.

 

   WEDNESDAY:

   9:00am. +Pat McSorley.

 

   THURSDAY:

   9:00am Intention of Mass Donor.

 

   FRIDAY:

   5:00pm. Andrew Gerlach (req. by Lora Harrison).

 

 

 

   FINANCIAL REPORT FOR WEEK 6/12/30/2021

 

YOUR GIFTS TO THE LORD:

Collections & Donations

 

 

   Sunday Offering…………………………$2311.00

   Capital Fund……………………………..……$20.00

   Diocese of Gallup Seminary Fund..$95.00

 

 

The Quarterly Financial Report is Available in

The Church Office for Review

 

 

Church Secretary; Yvonne Schneider

Office Telephone: 928-333-4423

Email:

 

 

PRAYER TREE:

 

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:

 

Family of +Annie Benta,

Sandy Rogers, Bernice Chavez, Lilly Hill, Denia Duncan,

Clara Archuleta, Liz Ketring, Jason Pittman, Eileen Tyrrell,

Rebeka Talbot, Roxanne Chavez, Ricky Barraza, 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:

 

   Gift Shop is open every Sunday after the

   9:00 am Mass or Contact;

   Dean Smith at 928-853-6307

 

OFFICE HOURS

 

Monday,  Wednesday,  &  Friday

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Closed on Tues., Thurs., Holidays &

Holy Days of Obligation

 

CHURCH EMAIL:

 

stpeterspringerville@dioceseofgallup.org

 

CALENDAR OF WEEKLY EVENTS:

 

 

WEEKLY EVENTS

CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

DUE TO COVID

 

 

Baptism Preparation Classes

 

SPANISH CLASSES:

Contact Deacon Jorge @

928-245-5638

 

ENGLISH CLASSES:

Contact Bob Dyson @

928-333-2809

 

 

 SUNDAY:

 Rosary before 9:00am mass.

 Sacrament of Reconciliation, 8:00am – 8:50am.

 Rosary before Mass.

 CCD classes after 9:00am Mass.

 

 MONDAY:

 Office hours; open 9:00am/1:00pm

 C.C.D. Classes 4:00pm.

 RCIA Classes: 7:00pm.

 

 TUESDAY:

 Office hours; Closed on Tues., Thurs., Holidays &

 Holy Days of Obligation.

 Church Cleaning.

 

 WEDNESDAY:

 Office hours; open 9:00am/1:00pm

 6:30pm English Choir practice in church

 

 THURSDAY:

 Office hours; Closed on Tues., Thurs., Holidays &

 Holy Days of Obligation.

 

 

 FRIDAY:

 Baptism Preparation Classes;

 

 Spanish Classes, 2nd Friday of the month,

 Contact Deacon Jorge at 928-245-5638.

 English Classes;

 Contact Bob Dyson at 928-333-2809.

 

 Office hours; open 9:00am/1:00pm

 Eucharistic Adoration; First Friday of the Month.

 

 

   ST. HELENA PARISH, ALPINE, AZ.

 

  SATURDAY:

  Confessions, 3:30pm

  Mass 4:00 pm

 

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PASTORAL STAFF

 

   Pastoral Administrator Rev. Fr. Anselm Amadi

Rectory Telephone: 928-333-4707

Emergencies Only; 505-906-8421

 

   Deacon: Rev. Mr. Jorge Campos 928-245-5638

 

 

Pastoral Council:

Chairperson:

         Vacant

Secretary:

          Yvonne Schneider          - (928) 812-0049

 

Building Committee:

Chairperson:

Jackielyn Harrington

 

Finance Council:

Chairperson:

Jackielyn Harrington

Finance Secretary:

Ed Fritz - (928) 333-5919

 

PARISH MINISTRIES:

 

Altar Servers: Tasheena James…….

Eucharistic Ministers:

Charles Rand………………………….…..….(928) 333-3541

Church Cleaning: Susan Ely………….

Funeral Director: Diane Fritz…………(928) 333-5919

Lectors: Mary DiFilippo……….…………(928) 333-3338

Maintenance: Vacant.

Music Director: Bob Dyson………….…(928) 333-2809

Prayer Tree: Monica Boehning………(928) 333-5539

RCIA: Deacon Jorge Campos…………(928) 245-5638

Religious Ed. Vacant

Sacristans: Elizabeth Ketring..……...(928) 245-6992

St. Vincent De Paul Org………………….(928) 333-4879

Ushers: Jim Morrison……………………..(928) 333-0928

 

 

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MINISTRY SCHEDULES FOR June 27th.

 

 

Altar Servers:

 

   9:00am. Analia & Prescilla Morales,

                  Gabriel James.

 

Lectors:

 

   9:00am. Charles Rand.

 11:00am. Inez Marrs.

 

 

Eucharistic Ministers:

 

   9:00am. No Eucharist Ministers

                  Assigned Due to Covid

                  Phase One Reopening.

 

POPE FRANCES UNIVERSAL PRAYER

 

June / Junio 2021

The Beauty of Marriage

 

LA BELLEZA DEL MATRIMONIO

 

Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community:

may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.  /   Recemos por los jovenes que se preparan para el matrimonio con el apoyo de una comunidad cristiana: para que crezcan en el amor, con generosidad, fidelidad y paciencia.

 

 

REVEREND FR. ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI.

 

PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM OF TIME, TREASURE & TALENT,

VISIT OUR WEB stpeterspringerville@dioceseofgallup.org 

 

 

 

 

OUR PARISH

 

 

     TIME TREASURE and TALENT:

 

  • HAPPY FATHER’S DAY:  Happy Father’s Day to all Fathers from our Parish!!  Also to those loved ones that have left before us.

 

  • SECOND COLLECTION:  The second collection for Catholic Home Missions Appeal will be taken up next

         Sunday, June 27th.  Please be as generous as you always are.

 

  • OUR PATRON SAINT, ST. PETER: Tuesday June 29th is the feast of our Patron Saint.  All are invited for this weekday Mass at 9:00am.  God willing circumstances will improve next year so we can gather as a Parish to celebrate our annual Fiestas.

 

  • RAFFLE TICKETS: Raffle tickets are available for our annual Vortex Package Raffle.  They are $20 each or six for $100.  Please contact Craig Shepherd @ (928) 551-7517 if you would like to help selling or to purchase tickets.  Proceeds will go towards a new computer and desk for the church office. 

 

 

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THE TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME: YEAR B.

(Job 38:1, 8-11; 2Cor. 5:14-17; Mk. 4:35-41)

THEME: TRANQUILITY OF FAITH AMIDST TURBULENT WAVE OF LIFE

BY REV. FR. ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI

 

Introduction: Christianity is a religion of the Cross. Our Master, Jesus started his earthly life from the rough grass of the manger and ended on the hardwood of the Cross. He has promised to be with us in our difficult moments but not to withdraw suffering from our path. The suffering of the righteous, as is evident in the case of Job and the stormy voyage of the apostles remains a puzzle for many. Many a time, God remains silent in such cases. Like the apostles we tend to ask: “Lord, do you not care?” Yet, in all this, the silence of God prolongs his initial words: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you…. When you pass through waters, I will be with you; …. When you walk through fire, you shall not be burned, nor will flames consume you” (Isaiah 43:1-2).

The Irony of Faith: The suffering of the righteous, often permitted by God, has constituted a matter of faith-crisis for different generations. In the face of such a crisis, saint Paul assures us that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Neither tribulation, nor anguish, nor death, nor present sorrows (cf. Rom. 8:35). When we are solidly established in the love of God, we are held in steady balance in the face of afflictions and challenges of life. When the love of God visits us with the turbulent wave of affliction, it is to train us in Christian maturity. When he humbles, it is only to exalt us.

Whenever it pleases God to humble his beloved, it is always to accord his favors. As saint Peter says, “God opposes the proud but accords his favors on the humble” (1Pet. 5:5) To Make Moses fit to communicate with him, God ordered him to take off his shoes (Ex. 3:4-5). That was to make him assume the position of a servant, which is proper to his relationship with God. Consequently, when Moses obeyed this command, he was properly disposed to enjoy the supernatural grace for the mission ahead. Having put off the shoes of his self-esteem, he as it were, emptied himself of his ego, and so God filled him with that divine. Again, to exalt Israel as a people, God humbled them in the desert when he ordered them to remove their festive garments and adornments: “from now on, leave aside your festive ornaments and put on common working garments that you may be aware of the treatment you deserve” (Ex. 33:5). Similarly, in the case of Job, all his glorious days of prosperity and delight could not dispose him to hear the voice of God; but only when he sat on dunghill, when his body was racked in pains It seems he was prepared for divine encounter by the painful affliction that befell him.

The Stormy Sail: The stormy sail of the apostles pictures the nature of Christian life. The journey of faith is not an easy one. The road that leads to life is a narrow one with many ups and downs. The journey to the Promised Land foreshadows the Christian pilgrimage of faith. The desert experience of Israelites was punctuated with tales of difficulties such as hunger and thirst, discomfort and pain. More still, the feeling of abandonment occasioned by Moses’ absence for forty days. Likewise, the apostles, while on the voyage of faith, experienced the same necessary challenges, while the Lord seemed to sleep.

The concern of the apostles about Christ’s apparent indifference to their plight is akin to the many questions about God’s silence when bad things happen to his children. Having been called to faith through the word of God, believers, who have accepted this word will certainly confront his silence. Benedict XVI explains: “God’s silence prolongs his words. In these moments of darkness, he speaks through the mystery of his silence. Hence, in the dynamic of Christian revelation, silence appears as an important expression of the word of God” (Benedict XVI, Verbum Domini 21). The silence of God presupposes his word which we have received and accepted, on the bases of which we are called believers. His eloquent silence in moments of trial reverberates his words such as: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; (Ps. 23:4). His silence echoes the assurance: “God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress” (Ps.46:2). Yes, storms may arise, tempest will rage, but God’s unfailing love abides with us. Hence, Jesus rebukes his disciples “why are you terrified? Do you yet have no faith? As if to say, do you not believe the assurance of the word of God?

God promises us a safe, not smooth voyage of faith. He allows challenges to come our way so that we may grow in strength and maturity. On the wings of the storm, we fly to the heights of the spiritual realm. When the sun has set, darkness descends around us with a gloomy aura. Yet, that is the time we see the stars, which were not visible in the bright light of the day. Though they are far away from us, they appear resplendent with the brightest rays. This shows that in the gloom of the night of faith, we gain the loftiest sight of the transcendent.

Conclusion: Faith is a path littered with challenges, trials and temptations as milestones. This path is the way of divine love. Everything we encounter along this path is designed for the good of the soul. Unfortunately, the Christian fold has witnessed an emergence of a gospel of solution as against the message of salvation. Many preachers of the gospel have enthroned solutions over salvation. In search of a solution, many have abandoned the narrow gate to eternal life and embraced the smooth road to perdition. The so-called churches that promise miracles and life rid of suffering are, in reality, not followers of Christ. The word of God is clear about the call to discipleship: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Mt. 16:24). There are many churchgoers but few disciples.