Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

11/11/18

 

 

 

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS:

 

11/11/18 thru 11/16/18

 

   SUNDAY:

 

   ENGLISH MASS:

   9:00am.

 

    SPANISH MASS:

   11:00am.

 

   WEEKDAY MASSES:

 

   MONDAY:

   9:00am.

 

   WEDNESDAY:

   9:00am:

 

   THURSDAY:

   7:00pm.

   FRIDAY:

   9:00am.

 

 

   FINANCIAL REPORT FROM WEEK 10/28/18

 

 

YOUR GIFTS TO THE LORD:

 

   Sunday Offering…………….…………$1653.00

   Children’s Fund……………………………$28.09

   Capital Fund………………………………$100.00

   All Saints…….……………………………..$63.00

 

   EXPENSES:

 

   General Fund……………………………$1423.71

   Children’s Fund…………………..………$89.25

   Children’s Fund………………………….$1645.21

 

The Quarterly Financial Report is Available in

The Church Office for Review

 

 

   RECTORY TELEPHONE NUMBER: 928-333-4707

 

 

   PRAYER TREE:

   Elizabeth Ketring, Bernice Chavez, Clara Archuletta,

   Judy Bragg, Steve Villers, Dolores Jackson.

   Juanito Quevedo, Krystna Kocol, Criss Candelaria,

   Sandy Rogers, Irene Tyrell, Irene Moya,

   Lydia Gonzalez, Eva Orona, Charlie Orona, Joe Tapia,

   Marge Tapia, Cruz Milligan, Confie Lesuer.

 

Please Contact Monica Boehning at 333-5539 for

prayers requests. Leave a message if no answer,

include your name and phone number with info.

 

GIFT SHOP:

 

   Gift Shop is open every Sunday after the

   9:00 am Mass or Contact;

   Dean & Mary Smith at (928) 853-6848

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF WEEKLY EVENTS:

 

 

 

 SUNDAY:

 Sacrament of Reconciliation:

 8:00am – 8:50am.

 Rosary before Mass.

 CCD classes after 9:00am Mass.

 

 ENGLISH MASS, 9:00am

 SPANISH MASS: 11:00am

 

 MONDAY:

 Rosary before mass.

 9:00am Mass

 C.C.D. Classes 4:00pm.

 RCIA Classes: 7:00pm.

 

 TUESDAY:

 Church Cleaning.

 Spanish Choir Practice, 7:00pm 8:30pm.

 

 WEDNESDAY:

 Rosary before mass.

 9:00am Mass

 6:30pm English Choir practice in church

 

 THURSDAY:

 Rosary before mass.

 7:00pm Mass.

 7:00pm Baptism classes in Spanish, 2nd Thursday

 of the month.

 

 FRIDAY:

 Rosary before mass.

 9:00am Mass

 Eucharistic Adoration; First Friday of the Month.

 

   St. Helena Parish, Alpine, Az.

 

 SATURDAY:

 Confessions, 3:30pm

 Mass 4:00 pm

 

            MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

 

Altar Servers: Hunter Fullen……...(928) 333-1154

Eucharistic Ministers:

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

Choir: Bob Dyson……………….……..……(928) 333-2809

Church Cleaning: Norma Gonzalez…(928) 333-1916

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

Religious Ed. Devon Ditmore………….(928) 333-0148

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

Sacristans: Elizabeth Ketring,………...(928) 551-6003

Maintenance:

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

 

MINISTRY SCHEDULES FOR November 18th

 

Altar Servers:

 

   9:00am. Tasheena & Gabriel

                 James, Andrew Ontiveros.

 

Lectors:

 

     9:00am. Mary DiFilippo.

   11:00am. Sandra Flores.

 

Eucharistic Ministers:

 

   9:00am. Jerry & Laura Logan, Joy

                 Merriweather, Charles Rand.

 

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

 

www.stpeterchurch-az.com

 

 

HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION

October 2018

 

Universal – In Service of Peace

 

That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

 

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OUR SACRISTAN HAD AN ACCIDENT and is unable to help at this time therefore we are in need of a sacristan as soon as possible. If you are willing to help, please contact the office.

 

BUILDING/MAINTENANCE MEETING: Tuesday, November 13th at 7:00pm in the Coffee Room.

 

FOOD DRIVE: St. Peter’s Thanksgiving Food Drive will be accepting donations in the Hall from Sunday 11/4 to Sunday 11/18.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION: The special collection today was for the Campaign for Human Development.

 

IF YOU LOVE TO SING and are interested in joining the Parish choir, please join us at our practices that are held every Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Church. We would love to have you!

 

CCD HELP NEEDED: If you are interested in helping with CCD please contact Devin at 928-245-5382.

 

COMUNIDAD LATINA: Se acerca la celebracion de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (Mananitas y la Santa Misa), invitamos a la comunidad a organizarse para esta importante celebracion. Favor llamar a la oficina parroquial  si estan interesados. Gracias.

 

PRAY FOR THE SAFETY of our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua, especially the priests and bishops who are risking their lives to try to keep so many safe from harm during this difficult time.

 

Let’s give a very special thank you to all those who have served

and those who are currently serving our country!

May God bless you all!

 

 

 

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Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

It is amazing what people will do to be successful. In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell makes the claim that if we would deliberately practice an activity for 10,000 hours, we will become experts in that activity. This makes sense, for many of us have practiced something for hours-a sport, an instrument, a skill, or a profession-and have seen the hard work pay off.

Of course, knowing that you need to put in the time and actually doing it are two separate matters. Many of us are susceptible to the old sin of sloth. Yet, there are always those people who are driven to succeed and will do whatever it takes to achieve their goals. These are the kinds of people our world loves to celebrate (with the hint) that you too can attain your dreams if you only have the desire to do so and put in the necessary time.

Let us consider one such overachiever from the middle ages. He was a young man growing up in a hill town in Italy. He came from a rather prosperous family by the standards of his day. His father was in the cloth business and was quite important in town. Despite this, the young man wanted more. Being a prosperous merchant simply made you a big fish in a small pond, this young man wanted to swim in deep waters. Those waters were those dealing with the world beyond the town walls and involved the affairs of princes, popes, and kings.

His ticket to that life, he believed, was to become a knight. He first embraced the romantic aspects of knighthood by playing the part of a troubadour, wearing brightly colored clothes and composing songs. Then he went on his first military expedition outfitted with a horse, armor, and weapons. This did not turn out so well, and he was taken prisoner. On his release he tried again, being the driven man that he was. He journeyed to southern Italy with the intention of joining up with a certain Count Walter who was conquering the region. With any luck, he could be rewarded some land and a title for his service. Yet, on the way he lost his nerve.

His ambitions changed. Instead of striving to be somebody in the world, he strove to be the lease in all things. He gave everything away, spent time repairing churches, and begged not for himself but for others. The ambition was still there, but it was now for God and not the world.  As you have already guessed, this young man was Saint Francis of Assisi, and he had an ambitious soul. Francis was ambitious just like the scribes in our gospel today. The scribes wanted to be somebody as well. They had spent their lives studying the Mosaic Law and they wanted to be rewarded for their efforts. To them it was only jus that they should be recognized for their knowledge of the law. Should they be asked to perform a service, then they should be compensated properly, even if it is for a widow. Wealth was a sign of God’s favor after all, and God must surely favor them.

God did not favor the, however. Instead, God favors a different kind of ambition. The kind of ambition showed by the poor widow. Whereas we would expect such a poor widow to hold onto any money that came into her possession, she instead joins in the same line as the rich people to give her gift to the temple. In doing so she shows us a couple things. First, that she refuses to live under fear. She places her trust in God to keep and preserve her. Second, that despite all appearances, she is just as much a daughter of Abraham as the rich people in line with her. The rich in their pride may look down on her for her poverty and misfortune. Remember that in Jesus’ time misfortune was seen as a consequence of sin. Yet, it is she who exceeds them. Her small gift was greater than theirs, and god notices.

God notices when we give of ourselves. Saint Francis in giving up all won the crown of eternal life and our continued admiration. His ambition was turned from worldly pursuits to pursuing those things that last forever. A widow’s ambition to show her dignity inspired Jesus to use her as a model to his disciples. In the same way we too can direct our ambition toward pleasing God.

                                                                                                                                  Peter Tynan, OSB