Thirty-Third Sunday In Ordinary Time
11/17/19 thru 11/22/19
9:00am. +Ambrose Kronenwetter offered by
Dave & Judy Krick.
+Julie Jackson offered by Dolores Jackson
WEEKDAY MASS INTENTIONS:
9:00am. Peter Dyson offered by Bob & Kay Dyson.
9:00am. Special Intention offered by
Pat & Vic Rubalcaba.
Mark Rubalcaba offered by
Pat & Vic Rubalcaba.
9:00am. All Souls in Purgatory.
9:00am. Healing of the Sick.
9:00am. Richard Carillo offered by his Family.
FINANCIAL REPORT FROM WEEK 11/10/19
YOUR GIFTS TO THE LORD:
Sunday Offering .. $1768.25
Childrens Fund . .. $5.00
Capital Fund . $00.00
General Fund .. $
Capital Fund . $
Childrens Fund ..$
The Quarterly Financial Report is Available in
The Church Office for Review
Church Secretary; Meredith Pryor
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:
Families of +Ernest Anaya & +Felix Baca.
Ernest Anaya, Ricky Barraza, Lily Hill, Susie Apodaca,
Pat & Victor Rubalcaba, Bernice Chavez, Confie
Lesuer, Maria Morales,Teresa Barbier, Richard Pena,
Clara Archuletta, Judy Bragg, Dolores Jackson,
Jessica Williams, Eva Orona, Charlie Orona,
Sophie Montoya, Joe Tapia, Cruz Milligan,
Juanito Quevedo, Krystna Kocol,
Irene Moya, Lydia Gonzalez.
Gift Shop is open every Sunday after the
9:00 am Mass or Contact;
Dean Smith at 928-853-6307
CALENDAR OF WEEKLY EVENTS:
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Rosary before Mass.
CCD classes after 9:00am Mass.
ENGLISH MASS, 9:00am
SPANISH MASS: 11:00am
Rosary before mass.
C.C.D. Classes 4:00pm.
RCIA Classes: 7:00pm.
Spanish Choir Practice, 7:00pm 8:30pm.
Rosary before mass.
6:30pm English Choir practice in church
Rosary before mass.
7:00pm Baptism classes in Spanish, 2nd Thursday
of the month.
Rosary before mass.
7:00pm Stations of the Cross every Friday During Lent.
Eucharistic Adoration; First Friday of the Month.
St. Helena Parish, Alpine, Az.
Mass 4:00 pm
Rev. Anselm Amadi
Rectory Telephone: 928-333-4707
Lora Harrison - (928) 333-0148
Esmerelda Ontiveros - (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
Music Director: Bob Dyson . (928) 333-2809
RCIA: Deacon Jorge Campos .(928) 333-2150
Religious Ed. Devon Ditmore .(928) 333-0148
Ushers: Jim Morrison ...(928) 333-0928
Sacristans: Elizabeth Ketring, ...(928) 551-6003
St. Vincent De Paul Org ..(928) 333-4879
Prayer Tree: Monica Boehning .. (928) 333-5539
MINISTRY SCHEDULES FOR November 24th.
9:00am. Brooke, Caleb & Corbin
11:00am. Angela & Naida Enriquez.
9:00am. Leighayn Green.
11:00am. Maria Yanez.
9:00am. Kay Buck, Lourdes Campos
Ed & Diane Fritz.
PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR STEWARDSHIP PROGRAM OF TIME, TREASURE & TALENT, VISIT OUR WEB AT
HOLY FATHERS PRAYER INTENTION
Dialogue and Reconciliation in the Near East:
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East,
where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
We have space in our bulletin for your business Ads.
If you would like to put one in the bulletin please call the church office.
RCIA:- The lesson On November 18th is The Saints, Instructors, Ed & Diane Fritz.
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY MASS will be held in the coffee room to save on the cost of heating the church.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL meeting Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:30am.
THANK YOU! We would like to thank Susan Ely for volunteering as our new Church Cleaning Coordinator. Thank You Susan and Blessings to you and your family.
VOLUNTEER NEEDED! St. Peter's Parish is needing a volunteer coordinator for the 2020 annual Fiesta. If interested please contact the Church office at 333-4423.
SOCIAL LIFE COORDINATOR! St. Peter's Parish is needing a volunteer for the Social Life Coordinator Ministry. If interested please contact the Church office at 333-4423.
2020 FIESTA: St. Peter's Parish is needing a volunteer Coordinator for the 2020 Annual Fiesta.
If interested please contact the Church office at 333-4423.
2020 CENSUS: The (USCCB) are urging that ALL People Count and Must Be Included in Census Efforts. Please read attached letter from Bishop Wall.
THANKSGIVING AND OUR COMMUNITY:
· St. Vincent De Paul and the Youth Group are sponsoring the Thanksgiving Food Drive. Please bring in non-perishable food items to the narthex on Sunday November 24th. Food baskets will be distributed on Monday the 25th at 10am at the hall.
· The annual Community Thanksgiving Service will be held on Sunday, November 24th at 6:00pm at the Presbyterian church behind the Springerville Post Office. Everyone is welcome.
· There will be an offering taken in both food items and money for the Round Valley Cares Food Bank. Turkey distribution will take place on Monday, November 25th at the food bank, 109 C St. Springerville at 8:00am. First come first served, 400 turkeys are available.
· The annual Reason for the Season Concert will be Monday, December 9th at 6:00pm at the Round Valley High School Auditorium. Father Anselm has been asked to give the Christmas message and he has accepted. Lets all be there to support him and listen to some great music pertaining to the true meaning of the Advent and Christmas seasons.
HOMILY FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR C.
MAL. 3:19-20, 2THES 3:7-12, LK 21:5-19
BY REV. FR. ANSELM CHIGOZIE AMADI
THEME: PREPARING FOR THE IMMINENT END
EVENT OF THE END TIME: The end time phenomenon is one event with double effect. On that day, different persons will experience different effects of the same event. The great theophany will be to evildoers, a consuming fire and to the righteous, healing rays. It is the same divine person who is both a consuming fire (Heb 12:29), and he sun of justice (Mal 3:20). It is the quality of human life that makes the difference. As straw and dry wood are consumed in flames, while gold is purified by it; so are evil men subject to destruction while the virtuous shine in glory on the day of the Lord. To prepare for that great day, Saint Paul admonishes us to present ourselves as golden vessels of honor in the household of God. For there are cheap vessels made of wood or clay, while some noble ones are made of silver and gold. Hence Saint Paul says, If anyone purifies himself from what is ignoble, then he will be a vessel for noble use, consecrated and useful to the master of the house, ready for any kind of good work(2 Tim 2:22). As gold is purified by fire and straw destroyed by same fire, so will it be on the last day for the righteous and the unrighteous respectively. Let us improve the quality of our lives to the golden standard.
FROM TEMPLE OF STONES TO THAT OF THE SPIRIT: As Jesus in the gospel prophesies the destruction of the temple, he specifically employs the stone imagery, thus, The days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down. By implication, the physical temple and its aesthetics are mere figures that are bound to end while the spiritual temple with believers as its living stones is to substitute the former. About this Saint Peter writes, Come to him; to that living stone, rejected by men but in Gods sight chosen and precious; and like living stones be yourselves built into a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. As Christ predicts the destruction of the temple he implies that the temple is just a shadow pointing to the reality: the body of Christ. Types and shadows have their ending while the reality remains eternal, and to that, we should aspire.
When God said to David, your son will build a temple for me (1kgs 8:19); he actually referred to Jesus, the son of David (Matt 1:1, 9:27, 12:23 etc). Solomon was a shadow of him who is has the title The son of David. Solomon though a son of David; is not qualified with the definite article the son of David. Only Jesus enjoys this prerogative. More still, the Angel speaking about the birth of Christ says, The Lord God shall give him the throne of his father, David (Lk 1:32). So it is certain that the temple built by Solomon, made of stones, could only prefigure that which was to come. When Jesus challenged the Jews saying, Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up (Jn. 2:19), he was speaking in fulfillment of the ancient prophecy Your son will build a temple for me. In the fulfillment of this prophecy, we are privileged to become part of the building as living stones. We are like living stones built up securely on Christ, who is the cornerstone of the entire structure.
We adorn this spiritual temple, no longer with perishable pearls and material decoration but ornaments of virtues and holiness. Since everything in nature, even the beautiful temple of stones, is subject to corruption, change and decay, our vocation is to adorn the temple of God with imperishable spiritual life of holiness. When the physical temple crumbles, the eternal and spiritual edifice endures. When the beauty of their precious stones fades, the glory of living stones of the spiritual temple shines on. In this case, earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, persecution and all what not, do not threaten, but enhances it.
In conclusion, therefore, Jesus tells us in the prediction of the temples destruction that all the attractive things we marvel at are subject to change and decay; ranging from our magnificent cathedrals to our opulent castles, the glories of this world with all the pomp and pageantry that go with worldly achievements; all will pass away. To prepare for that imminent end, we need to set our edifice on the firm foundation of the Eternal Rock of ages, by so doing, we secure our spiritual goods.