Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

09/16/18

 

 

 

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS:

 

09/16/18 thru 09/21/18

 

   SUNDAY:

 

   ENGLISH MASS:

   9:00am. +Frank Orona offered by Eva Orona

 

    SPANISH MASS:

   11:00am.  offered by

 

   WEEKDAY MASSES:

 

   MONDAY:

   9:00am. +Lucilla Lerma offered by the

                   Campos Family.

 

   WEDNESDAY:

   9:00am:

 

   THURSDAY:

   9:00am.offered by

 

   FRIDAY:

   9:00am. +Alfonso & Socorro Dominguez offered by

                   the Campos Family.

 

 

   FINANCIAL REPORT FROM WEEK 09/09/18

 

 

YOUR GIFTS TO THE LORD:

 

   Sunday Offering…………….……….…$2090.50

   Children’s Fund………………………...……$4.00

   Capital Fund……………………………..….$40.00

 

   EXPENSES:

 

   General Fund……………………………..$1569.95

   Capital Fund……………………..……….$7162.33

   Capital Fund………………………………….$79.86

   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:

   Violet Mills, Jessica Williams, 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. On Summer Break

 

 ENGLISH MASS, 9:00am

 

 SPANISH MASS: 11:00am

 

 MONDAY:

 Rosary before mass.

 9:00am Mass

 C.C.D. Classes 4:00pm. On Summer Break.

 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.

 9:00 am 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 Partners:

Monica Boehning…………….……….……(928) 333-5539

 

MINISTRY SCHEDULES FOR September 23rd

 

Altar Servers:

 

   9:00am. Brooke & Corbin

                Becker, Lexi Fullen.

 

Lectors:

 

     9:00am. Mary DiFilippo.

   11:00am. Sandra Flores.

 

Eucharistic Ministers:

 

   9:00am. Diane & Ed Fritz,

                 Jerry & Laura Logan.

 

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

 

www.stpeterchurch-az.com

 

 

HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION

September 2018

 

Universal – Young People in Africa

 

That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

 

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ST. MICHAEL PRAYER CARDS: Since we will be using the St. Michael prayer cards every mass we ask that you please leave them in the pews.

 

PLEASE PRAY for the permanent deacons and their wives during their retreat this weekend.

 

VIRTUS TRAINING Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00pm. In the coffee room. Those that are in contact with minors or vulnerable adults such as Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Sacristans, teachers and those that take communion to the home bound MUST attend once a year or MUST have their online bulletins current.

 

AN APPOINTMENT WITH GOD: On Thursday, September 20th the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 7:00am until 12:00pm.

 

THERE WILL BE A MEETING to discuss the maintenance of the church on Thursday, Sept. 20th at 7:00pm in the Coffee Room. Anyone who has an interest in helping maintain the church is encouraged to attend. The focus of the meeting will be to determine how we maintain our church building going forward. If you have any questions about the meeting, please call Dave Krick 928-751-0040.

 

CCD Registration: Sunday, September 23rd after Mass in the Hall and Monday, September 24th at

4:00pm in the hall.

 

FALL FESTIVAL: Saturday, October 27th.  If you are interested in helping please contact Carlie in the office.

 

BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER Bishop Wall has requested that a public mass be offered monthly for the reparation for the sins of the abuse perpetrated by members of the Church. He has also requested that the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel be said after each Mass following the final blessing in order to combat evil.

 

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.

 

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Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Agnes Bojaxhiu was a diminutive woman who was ordinary in some ways but extraordinary in all the important avenues of life. Born on August 26, 1910 in Macedonia, she learned from her youth the elements of faith, including the need to act on it. Agnes began to practice her faith in a special context at age 18 when she joined the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto, headquartered in Ireland. After a few months, she was sent by her religious superiors to Darjeeling, India to complete her initial formation. Her first assignment was to teach in a Catholic school in Calcutta. There she experienced the poverty and pain of her students and of those who lived in the area.

Agnes taught in the school until September of 1946, and while on the train traveling from Calcutta to Darjeeling, she received a new and powerful call to serve the sick, the dying, the hungry, the naked, and the homeless. Her role was to put her God-loving faith into action for the poorest of the poor.  Agnes, whose religious name was Teresa, sought and received permission from Pope Pius XII to leave the Loreto Sisters and start her own congregation. This was the genesis of the Missionaries of Charity, canonically established in 1952, and the start of the famous and inspiring ministry of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa required her sisters to take four vows: poverty, chastity, obedience, and finally, service to the poor. For the next forty-five years, Mother Teresa and her community brought the love of God to those who had nothing, and today over four thousand Missionaries of Charity minister to God’s poor in one hundred and twenty countries.

 

Today’s readings challenge us to demonstrate our faith. The prophet Isaiah speaks of a servant who will suffer at the hands of persecutors and yet will not rebel nor turn back. This “Suffering Servant” will experience the full abuse of the world, and yet he will not fail in his mission. Why? Because God is present and will not allow the servant to be disgraced nor put to shame. God is the help and refuge of those who seek him. In the gospel, we hear St. Peter confess his faith in Jesus, saying, “You are the Messiah!” Immediately thereafter Jesus reveals to him what the future will hold, not only for the Messiah, but for all who follow in his footsteps. The Christ, the anointed One of Israel, the Messiah will suffer and be put to death. Now, we who bear Christ’s name as Christians may not suffer a physical cross, but we must suffer a denial of self, pick up our own crosses, and follow Christ. Being a disciple is not easy, but we know that God is with us through the ups and down, the highs and lows; the agonies and the ecstasies of life.

We who follow Jesus will suffer if we live our common vocation to holiness well. Life throws us all sorts of twists and turns that may not always be favorable. But we must not lose heart. Jesus walked a road which brought him much pain, including the emotional trauma of being rejected by his own people and the physical torture of Roman crucifixion. How can we transform the Christian vocation to the cross into something that is fulfilling?

What will be our response to God’s call to a life that, at times, brings us suffering? St. James tells us that our response must be to live a life of active faith. Our actions and works demonstrate the faith we possess. As the apostle says, faith that is not practiced is thoroughly lifeless.

So, how might we manifest our Christian vocation to follow Jesus and to suffer? We do so principally by living for others. Parents live for their children; teachers, physicians, and other professionals live for their students, patients, or other clients. Young people can live for those with whom they associate regularly, whether they are found in the classroom, on the playground, or in the family room at home.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta became an international celebrity, not because she was rich or powerful, but because of her quiet, unassuming dedication. She took up the cross of Jesus by helping the poor carry their crosses. She lived an active faith and challenged the world to follow her lead. Let us take up our cross and follow our Master, knowing that he does not promise us a rose garden today, but rather the promise of eternal life tomorrow.                                                          Richard Gribble, CSC