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7270 SW 120th Street · Pinecrest, FL 33156 · Church/School: 305-238-7562 · FAX: 305-238-6844

St. Louis Catholic Church and Covenant School

April 3, 2011 Applications Available for

Web site: · [email protected] · covenant [email protected]

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St. Louis Covenant School 2011-12

St. Louis Covenant School proudly announces openings in our parish school: · Quality education and moral formation since 1997 · Faith and values with a vibrant Catholic spirituality · Fully accredited by Florida Catholic Conference · Dedicated, caring faculty certified by State of Florida · Computers in every classroom and computer lab. · Community service activities · Accepting "Step Up for Students" Openings: Grades 1, 2, 6 and 8 are at capacity, and so we will not be accepting applications at this time. Other grades are filling up quickly; so new families interested in the school should apply as soon as possible. For more information call the school office, 305-238-7562 x 201.

I was blind and now I see.

John 9:25

Humanities Ministry Easter Project

The Humanities Ministry will be providing Easter Baskets for children in need and toiletries to nursing home patients. Your donations of individually wrapped candy and of toiletries are most welcomed during this Lenten season. Boxes will be placed outside the sanctuary. If you are interested in assisting with the assembly of the baskets, please join us on Sunday April 17, 2011 in the FAMILY CENTER between 9:00 and 11:00am.

Abba Parish Spiritual Renewal Mission

Monday to Wednesday, April 4 to 6 We happily welcome Fr. David Russell and Myrna Gallagher as our mission speakers this week. Fr. Russell as pastor here from 1974 to 1982 significanly formed the pastoral vision of the parish. Myrna Gallagher was director of religious education and the founder of the Emmaus retreat. They will share their faith and love for the Lord during our three day mission. See details about the mission inside the bulletin.

PASTORAL STAFF Priests Rev. Paul Vuturo Rev. Michael Kish Rev. Armando Tolosa Rev. Pedro Cartaya (Sundays) Deacons Deacon Vincent McInerney Deacon John Peremenis Deacon John Green Deacon Thomas Hanlon Deacon Alex Lam Deacon Bob Yglesias Deacon Jeff Reyes Seminary Intern Daniel Martin School Principal Mrs. Christine Mathisen Religious Education Mrs. María Teresa López Youth Minister Mr. Mark Witkowski Music Director Mr. Gregory Taylor Book & Gift Center

HOLY EUCHARIST (MASS) Sunday: (English) 5:30 PM (Sat. Vigil) 7:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM 12:30, 5:30 PM (Spanish) 8:15 AM, 7:15 PM (Chinese) 3:00 PM, 2nd Sunday of the Month 6:30 and 8:30 AM Wednesdays only 7:30 PM (Español) 8:30 AM

PASTORAL HISPANA Misa en Español Los domingos - 8:15 AM, 7:15 PM Los miércoles - 7:30 PM Bautismos - En Español 1er y 3er sábado de mes. Favor de llamar a la oficina con DOS meses de anticipación. Matrimonio - Favor de llamar a la Oficina con SEIS meses de anticipación. Inscripción ­ En Español, el 2do domingo, después de las Misas. Hora Santa -Tercer jueves de cada mes en la Capilla a las 7:30pm.




RECONCILIATION (Confessions) Saturday: 3:30 - 4:30 PM 7:30 - 8:30 PM Anytime by appointment MATRIMONY Please contact the Rectory at least six months prior to the proposed date. BAPTISMS (Infants - 5 yrs. old) Every Sunday (English). Please call the Office TWO months in advance.

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REGISTRATION The 2nd Sunday at 10:30 am and the 4th Tuesday of every month, at 7:30 pm.

Pray for the Sick

Anne Lintner Julia Riquelme Isabel Avila Isa Marie Tomas Maria Elvira Schmit Ulvia Castillos John Skidmore Conchita Acosta Liza Acosta Heather Alessi Victor Benitez Rose Maria Bestard Mima Camejo Angelita Castillo Dolly Chirino Dorothy Clark James & Rosemary Clark Miriam Columbro Michael Connor Helen DeLano Luis DeVarona Olga Del Valle Alba Diaz Rev. Tomas DiFede Eileen Duquette Patricia Englehardt Felipe Fernandez Ed Glynn Daisy Guerrero Dorothy Haiduven Judy Hanlon Carole Howard Gabriela Imbimbo Helen Labime Esperanza Lara Carolyn Lawson Genaro Llave Evelyn Lopez Manolito Lopez John Mangialetto

Jane McKeon Michael Mulsford Jenny Orellana Michael Pavloff Karen Pegues David Pritchard Betty Quinn Nydia Ramirez Pablo "Bebo" Ramos Bill Reilly Ida Sanone Ana Patricia Santa Cruz Eric Schue Beverly Scott John Shubeck Michael Shubick Michael Speranza Jane Thompson Aurora Van de Water Marlene Wolff Alexandra Pegues Maria Richardson Frank Yanaros

Josephine Sanchez Charles Boland Rafael Abreu Adam Warringer Daniel Santella Mary Alice Fleming


Alexandra Victoria Pinto Daughter of Jonathan & Jacqueline Pinto Eva & Maya Behar Daughters of Moises & Angela Behar Victoria Marie Marzouka Daughter of Clifford & Sofia Marouka Ariadna Munive Daughter of Jonathan & Edith Munive

We are in the process of updating the prayer list for ill members of the parish. Names will remain on the list for 2 months unless you notify us to remove a name sooner. If a name is removed in error please notify the office to have it reinstated. To provide the Eucharist at home for ill parish members or family, call Pedro Valentin at 305- 251-7335 or main office at 305-238-7562. Si estas enfermo o impedido de asistir a la Misa y deseas recibir la Comunión en tu casa, puedes comunicarte con Adriana Morales, 305-969-0960.

Ministry to the Sick

Remember the Departed

Heriberto Tamarit


Stations of the Cross In English:Fridays of Lent at 7:00 PM Via Crucis En Español: Todos los miércoles después de la Misa de 7:30 PM


The 8th Grade Class of 2011 invites you to come enjoy some fun time with family and friends while winning good prizes! Saturday, April 9, 2010 at the Family Center Register and sign-in will be at 6:00 pm and games will begin at 7:00 pm. Pre-Sale: $7.00 for 10 Bingo Games (Tickets will be $10.00 for 10 Bingo Games at the Door). For more information contact Irma Colon at (305) 772-8678 or via email at: [email protected]

6 PM Fridays of Lent

Join fellow parishioners for a simple Friday evening meal of bread and soup just before the Stations of the Cross. Join them in the Family Center.



Bell Choir

Can you read music? Then we NEED you in the Bell Choir. Since you already read, we can have you ringing in one rehearsal. Remember, Easter is around the corner, and we NEED at least, six more sets of hands to have full choir. Monday ninghts 8:00 - 9:30 pm in the Bell room (Hosp. "A"), next to the coffee bar. We will be waiting and anxious to welcome you. For further information, please call Betty Blank, 305-667-3452.


Buy One, Get One

Help others in need­ new ministry to help feed those in need. We ask that families take advantage of the BOGO (buy one get one) offers at the local supermarkets, and donate the second item to St Louis. They can be dropped off in the bins located in the narthex of the church. We will then collect them and store them for others that come to the church office in need of food. What a great way to help our neighbors and set an example to those around us to do the same! We can also collect the perishable items that are offered; all we ask for those items is that arrangements be made in advance by contacting Kevin Haussmann 305.968.9500 or Mark Witkowski 305.238.7562 ext.303. Come join the St Louis BOGO ministry - "Buy one give one."

Next Week's Schedule

MASS 5:30 am 7:00 am 8:15 am 9:30 am 11:00 am 12:30 pm 5:30 pm 7:15 pm ALTAR SERVERS Alicea/Wenkoff -Stanhams Dyches/Espinosa Mion/Villaronga Modroño/Fernández Bautas -LECTORS Maldonado/Pearson Cervantes/Magrath Llorentes Villena/Palaszewski Martinez E./Clement Simons/Rodríguez Romero/Sicking -VOCATION CUP* Stephen Porter (786-837-4117) Lourdes Manning (305-245-4423) Zoraida Torres (305-270-7936) Bob Desbiens (305-251-8988) Lauren Chue-Sang (305-233-9494) Milagros Marrou (305-234-2729) Miriam Columbro (786-430-0302) Jessica Hurtado (305-992-0625) NURSERY The Nursery is OPEN every Sunday for the 9:30 & 11:00 am Masses.

*These are the persons in charge of the scheduling of the Vocation Cup for the respective Mass. Please call them.


3rd Annual

St. Louis Covenant School

Fishing Tournament

May 13, 2011

St. Louis Covenant School invites church parishioners and alumni parents to the third annual fishing tournament on May 13, 2011. Please come join the school parents in fun and fellowship as we compete for heaviest trio of Dolphins (Dorados) throughout the day and return to Stiltsville for the weigh in, prizes, food, drinks, and other surprises. Last year, this fundraising tournament raised enough funds to allow the school to put a flat screen TV in each classroom! We are currently selling Sponsorship Packages that you can view and purchase on our site Help us to continue upgrading our school by advertising your company through our tournament. Boat registration will be opened soon, so start getting your crew together today! For more information please call Juan Perez (305-979-4318) or Luis Perez (305) 224-3294.

Parish Events · Eventos Parroquiales

BIBLE SCRIPTURE OPPORTUNITES Monday ­ 7:00 AM ­ Men's Bible ­ HR "B". Monday ­ 7:30 PM ­ Journey of Faith ­ HR "B" Monday ­ 7:30 PM ­ Catholic Scripture ­ AFB. Wednesday ­ 7:00 AM ­ Cursillo Fourth Day ­ HR "B". Wednesday ­ 7:30 PM ­ Catholic Bible ­ AFB. Thursday ­ 7:00 AM ­ Women's Prayer Muffin ­ FCW. Thursday ­ 9:30 AM ­ Catholic Bible ­ AFB. Friday ­ 7:00 AM ­ Men's Prayer Muffin ­ FCW. GOLDEN AGERS Are you 55 or older? Do you want a little extra activity in your life? Join the Golden Agers in the Family Center every other Thursday at 10:30 am.; snacks, songs, bingo, good fellowship. Questions? Call Marge at 305-385-0571. Para Español puede comunicarse con Olga, 305-273-7340. NEW LIFE YOUTH MINISTRY is a high school peer ministry program that fosters the faith growth of young Catholics committed to Gospel values. Student in this ministry are involved in evangelizing other youth through retreats and other activities. New Life and Youth Ministry meets on Wed. 7:30 pm. For more details, please contact Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, 305-2387562 ext 303. R.O.C.K. is a youth ministry program for all 7th and 8th graders. We meet every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Events include Masses, social activities, retreats, service projects, trips, etc. For further details, please contact Mark Witkowski at the Youth Office, 305-238-7562 ext. 303. THE POWER OF A PRAYING PARENT Parents will be meeting the First Saturday of every month, after the 8:30 AM Mass, from 9:00 to 10:00 am in Rooms #102-103 in AFB, to pray for our children. Please join us at the 8:30 AM Mass. For more information, contact Donna Albert, 305-595-3713 or Carolyn Kaldahl, 305-2511286. SAY NO TO DRUGS, YES TO JESUS! Nueva Vida Mtg. Friday 8:00 PM Lecture Hall SEPARATED & DIVORCED MINISTRY will hold their meetings every Tuesday night at 7:30 PM in Hospitality Room "B". Please join us, be ministered to and meet friends, new and old. For more information, please contact Brian Rotolante, 305-665-1711. "Amanecer"-Grupo de Codependencia (CODA) Grupo de terapia y apoyo para personas obsesionadas en controlar y/o agradar a otras personas relacionadas con el uso o sin el uso, de substancias químicas. Nos reunimos los lunes a las 8:00 PM, en el Hospitality Room "B". Para más información puede comunicarte con Maria 305-975-8832 o Fernando 305-924-8017 (entre 10:00 am y 8:00 pm). PRAYER GROUP FOR CHILDREN "Friends of Jesus and Mary" for Children 8 years old and up. Every Thursday in Lecture Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For information and registration please call Adela Siman at 305.815.6117 or Adriana Molano at 786.486.5771 GRUPO DE ORACION PARA NIÑOS "Amigos de Jesús y María" desde 8 años en adelante. Nos reunimos todos los jueves en el "Lectura Hall " de las 4:30 p.m. hasta las 6:3 p.m. Para más información y registración llamar a Adela Siman al teléfono 305.815.6117 o a Adriana Molano al 786.486.5771 PRAYER CHAIN Do you have a heart for intercessory prayer? St. Louis Prayer Chain Ministry always welcomes new members... if you are in need of prayer or wish to join our ministry, please call Miriam Columbro, 786-430- 0302 or email: [email protected] org NOTE: We will appreciate the courtesy of a call letting us know the progress of those you call for, so we could keep them in prayer or release them from our list. Thank you. GRUPO DE ORACION "FE Y ESPERANZA" "...antes bien sed llenos del Espiritu, hablando entre Vosotros con Salmos, con himnos y canticos espirituales, Cantando y alabando al Señor en vuestros corazones; Dando siempre gracias por todo al Dios y Padre, en el Nombre de nuestro Señor." Ef. 5:18 "Les invitamos a nuestras reunions todos los Miercoles Despues de la Misa de 7:30pm en la Capilla. CENTERING PRAYER Would you like to know more about contemplative prayer? Join the group that is meeting every Friday in R.C.I.A. office at 7:30 PM. For further information please call Joan Mullery, 305-252-3200.

Abba Parish Spiritual Renewal Mission

Monday, April 4 * Tuesday, April 5 * Wednesday, April 6

FATHER DAVID RUSSELL is a magnificent Preacher of God's Word. Fr. Russell was the Founding Pastor of St. Maurice Parish, in Hollywood, Fl. In the fall of 1974, he was transferred to St. Louis Parish as Pastor. Fr. Russell's wonderful attitude, advance planning and vision were a touch of Amazing Grace for the St. Louis Community. He was the first Pastor to bring Catholic Stewardship to Southeastern Florida. After a short while, planning was begun on the building of our present Church Building. By the Grace of God, St. Louis Parish membership expanded greatly over the years. Eventually the Archbishop asked Fr. Russell to move to Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish in West Kendall. And, again with the power of the Holy Spirit, he literally duplicated what we accomplished at St. Louis. He will bring a smile to your face and a renewed Spirit to your Soul. He is retired now and currently Celebrates Masses on weekends at St. Patrick Church, Miami Beach. You will be blessed by his presence. MYRNA GALLAGHER joined Abba Missions & Trinity Stewardship Ministries, on retirement as DRE of St. John Neumann Parish. Myrna actually was part of the formation of St. Maurice Parish with Fr. Russell, and took the position of DRE here at St. Louis Parish when Fr. Russell was transferred here in 1974. Here she formulated and started our beloved Emmaus Retreats. St. Louis Parish, through Myrna's dedication, is renowned for the birthplace of all the Emmaus Retreats around the world. Myrna then moved to St. John Neumann to assist Fr. Russell building the wonderful community that they have there. She has two University Masters Degrees. Myrna is a compassionate and loving woman. To meet and speak with her is like talking to an Angel. You will be enthralled by her presentation; she exudes the Lord, and Our Beloved Blessed Mother. SUSAN DEFERRARI is a parishioner and Administrator of MorningStar Renewal Center will be the Abba Mission Coordinator for the Mission; another wonderful woman of the Lord. Our Abba Mission Music Minister will be GREG SENDLER, Music Minister of St. John Neumann Parish. Greg and his wife Lola are just marvelous as a team. The Music and song is just Blessed and fantastic. Everywhere we go, they are a powerful part of our Praying in Song.

Mission Schedule

Monday, April 4, 7:30 PM

Myrna Gallagher will be speaking on Suffering and Forgiveness. She has a powerful presentation. Her love of the Lord and her Spiritual gifts is what makes her the magnificent women she is. Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 PM Father David Russell preaching on Forgiveness and Absolution. His pre-reconciliation discussion is anointed. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) will start about 8:20 PM. Several Priests will be here for Confession, in English, Spanish and Creole. Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 PM Fr. Russell will celebrate a Healing Mass. With the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick right after his homily. This is a Healing Moment, and a moment of special Thanksgiving to God. Do yourself a favor, come and be blessed.

Saint Louis Parish Library Biblioteca

The Library will be open on: Tuesdays 10:30 am ­ 1:30 pm Thursdays 12:30 ­ 2:30 pm Fridays 2:00 ­ 4:00 pm

Book & Gift Center Tienda de Libros y Regalos


Bookstore Hours: Monday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am & 6:30 ­ 8:30 pm Tuesday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am Wednesday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am & 5:00 ­8:30 pm Thursday: 9:00 ­ 11:00 am Friday: 9:00 - 11:00 am Saturday: open after 5:30 pm Mass Sunday: 10:30 am-2:00 pm



invites you to the following events: April 18th Christian Seder Meal. NOTE: Change of date. Passover is really more than a festival. It is an elaborate teaching experience intended to call people to their identity as the People of God. By using all the senses, the Passover Seder tells the story of God's grace in history and calls the participants to experience and share in the story as their own story. Event begins at 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Suggested donation is $15 per adult; $40 per family of four (recommended that children be 10 or older). IMPORTANT: All these events require registration in advance due to limited space, please call 305-238-4367 or fax 305-238-4766 or Email: [email protected]

Lecturas del Día

PRIMERA LECTURA (1 Samuel 16: 1, 6-7, 10-13) Ya en uno de los libros más antiguos de la Biblia se nos dice que Dios no nos quiere por nuestra apariencia, ni por nuestros méritos, no por nuestras cualidades. Dios nos quiere porque sí. Todos podemos ser sus colaboradores en hacer que otros lo conozcan. SEGUNDA LECTURA (Efesios 5: 8-14) A los cryentes se nos dirige esta lectura que evoca muchas cosas y no necesita explicacón. Estando atentos caeremos en la cuenta de la invitación que nos hace vivir en la luz y siendo luz. Es decir, a ser cables por los que pueda pasar la luz de Dios a nuestro mundo. EVANGELIO (Juan 9: 1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38) Narración llena de detalles irónicos en los que podemos vernos reflejados. Cada cual verá dónde se descubre, si en el ciego que consigue superer su situación, si en los padres que no se atreven a verse comprometidos, si en los guardianes de una religiosidad que, en lugar de favorecer la relación con Dios, impedia la experiencia cercana y bondadosa de Dios.

Sign Up for Adoration Spending an hour a week in front of the Blessed Sacrament is a wonderful way to both deepen your personal relationship with the Lord and support our parish community.

Emmaus Retreats Retiros de Emaús

Women's Retreat English: April 8 -10th

The retreat will be held at MorningStar Renewal Center (on 124th street, adjacent to the church). The cost for the weekend is $170, all included. Registration will be held in the rotunda after all Masses the weekends of March 12-13th, March 19-20th and March 26-27th. Registration forms are also available in the church and school offices. For more information, please call Karen Fourquet @ 305-905-3006 or Verline Moore @ 305-971-4003.

"Knights of Columbus"

St Louis Council 14730

Retiro de Emaús para Caballeros: 8 - 10 de abril

GK: Kevin Kelleher 305-253-4926 [email protected] DGK: Jim Loretta 305-968-8010 [email protected]

General Meeting When: Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 Note change of date! Location: St Louis Family Center Setup/Check in: 7:00 - 7:30 PM

Los hermanos de Emaús te invitamos para aproveches esta oportunidad de encontrarte con Jesús intimamente. El retiro se realizará en la Casa de Retiros de Emaús", situada en 16250 SW 112 Ave, Miami, FL 33157. En el frente enconrarán un letrero que dice "Cursillo de Cristiandad." Para más información comunicate con Guillermos Hasbun, 305-332-3000; Roberto Puyada, 305804-4199; Carlos Lerena, 786-301-4373.


Thank You from Christians of the Holy Land

I am very pleased that many of you took the time to come to meet me after Mass. Your community and clergy made me feel so very welcomed and appreciated. Many parishioners thanked me for the presentation. Your kindness to this cause is very humbling. I know if enough of us become aware of this issue, a solution will be at hand quickly. This is the part that hurts, because the more I travel and speak, the lonelier I feel. I appreciate that many of you purchased the olive wood religious articles that were available; I thank you. Many Christian Palestinian carvers will soon be hard at work to replenish what you purchased and more. This in turn creates a virtuous cycle of simple commerce, all because you chose to buy something. Thanks! Now that you know we exist, and you realize our natural role in the family of Christ, please do pray, and ask others to pray as well. Please take a moment and drop me a note at our website. Reading your comments is a big boost for me to push forward, and learn, as I seek to become an effective instrument of Christ's work. Peace, Rami Qumsieh

Mass Intentions, Saints & Readings for the Week Intenciones de la Misa, Santos y Lecturas para la Semana

Del 12 al 22 de Junio Con la Guía Espiritual del Padre José Alfaro. Visitaremos todos los lugares santos en las siguientes ciudades: Tel Aviv, Jerusalén, Galilea, Nazaret, Tiberiades, Belén, Cesarea, Marítima, Haifa, Emaus, Ein Karem, etc.... también tendremos la oportunidad de conocer y disfrutar el Mar Muerto, Masada, Qumran, El Mar de Galilea y muchos otros lugares. Para mayor información o hacer su reservación, comuníquese con Antonio o Lilliam Morales, 305-274-0453.

Gran Peregrinacion a "Tierra Santa"

Monday/lunes St, Isidore, bishop-doctor Apr. 4th Is 65: 17-21; Jn 4:43-54 6:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 8:30 am + Souls in Purgatory Tuesday/martes St. Vincent Ferrer, priest Apr. 5th Ez 47:1-9,12; Jn 5:1-16 6:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 8:30 am + Souls in Purgatory Wednesday/miercoles Apr. 6th Is 49: 8-15; Jn 5: 17-30 6:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 8:30 am + Alma Piretra/Loving Family 7:30 pm + Miguel Monzon/Olga Monzon Daniel Londoño/Nana Thursday/jueves St. John Baptist de la Salle, priest Apr. 7th Ex 32: 7-14; Jn 5: 31-47 6:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 8:30 am + Hilda Ribas/Prada Family

Friday/viernes Apr. 8th Wis 2: 1, 12-22; Jn 7: 1-2, 10, 25-30 6:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 8:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 7:00 pm STATIONS OF THE CROSS Saturday/sabado Apr. 9th Jer 11: 18-20; Jn 7: 40-53 8:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 5:30 pm + Manuel Antonio Perez/Loving Family + Armando Julian Sanchez/Loving Family Sunday/domingo Fifth Sunday of Lent Apr. 10th Ez 37: 12-14; Rom 8: 8-11; Jn 11: 1-45 7:00 am + Recently Deceased/Bereavement Min. 8:15 am + Mercedes Marate/Loving Daughter Marta Sanchez/Eva Kaluza 9:30 am + Souls in Purgatory 11:00 am St. Louis Parish Family/Parish Priests + Jose Antonio Jarel/Nancy Alvarez 12:30 pm + Souls in Purgatory 5:30 pm + Ingrid Obermeier/Loving Family + Mercedes Marlate/Juan Carlos Camelo 7:15 pm Special Intention/Quily Tamborines Special Intention/Rosalyn Perez

Midnight Musings Pensamientos de Media Noche

Rehab for Everyone The "stars" give "rehab" big name attention. Liz Taylor and Betty Ford in the past, or Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan in today's news. Rehab is short for rehabilitation. The word comes from Latin roots meaning to make livable. Rehab programs aim to help people return to their lives, families, and work; rehab means to make their lives livable again. Bad habits need to be corrected. New styles of living need to be learned. Lent is Rehab for the whole Church. We address our sinfulness. We strive to grow in holiness. Christian living becomes more "livable." We are half way through Lent. On Ash Wednesday we heard the call to prayer, fasting and works of mercy, the basic tools of our Christian rehabilitation. We concentrate on those three practices during Lent, but in fact they represent year round virtues. Fasting is always good for the soul and even helps the body. Prayer maintains our connection with God and deepens the relationship. Works of mercy represent the goodness of God overflowing from our lives and through our lives for the sake of others. We focus on these three during Lent, but they represent dimension of our Christian living all year long. Whatever we have or have not done in Lent so far, we still have three weeks to go until Easter. It is never too late to work at rehabilitating our Christian lives, making ourselves more livable as sons and daughters of the Father. Jesus is the image we strive for; we try to become more like him at Easter. Take advantage of the programs our parish offers. Don't miss the Parish Mission this week. Father Russell and Myrna Gallagher will lift us up and encourage us to grow. Their powerful words reflect their deeply felt and lived Christian convictions. With the sacraments of confession and anointing of the sick during the Mission, people can open themselves to the healing and rehabilitating power of Christ. Tuesday, April 5, we will have our own parish priests and visiting priests hearing confessions at the Mission. On Reconciliation Weekend, April 15-16, we will have confession available Friday evening 7 to 9 PM, and Saturday, 9 AM to 4:30 PM. So many opportunities await us. Don't miss all offerings of God's grace and love to transform and rehabilitate our Christian lives. Regarding confession, remember that we will NOT have scheduled confessions during Holy Week­ including Holy Saturday, day before Easter. In Christ, Rehab para Todos Las "estrella" le han dado un nuevo significado a "rehab". En el pasado Liz Taylor y Betty Ford, en el presente Charlie Sheen y Lindsay Lohan. Rehab es un abreviado de la palabra rehabilitación. Su raíz latina significa hacerlo vivible. Los programas de rehab están diseñados para ayudar a las personas a retornar a su vida normal, sus familias y su trabajo; hacer que sus vidas sean vivibles. Los malos hábitos necesitan ser corregidos. Se necesita aprender un nuevo sistema de vida. La Cuaresma es el rehab de toda la Iglesia. Confrontamos nuestros pecados. Luchamos por crecer en santidad. La vida Cristiana es mas `vivible'. Estamos en la mitad de la Cuaresma. Durante el Miércoles de Ceniza escuchamos el llamado a la oración, el ayuno y la obra de caridad, las herramientas básicas de nuestra rehabilitación Cristiana. Durante la Cuaresma nos concentramos en estas tres prácticas, que de hecho representan las virtudes de todo el año. El ayuno es bueno para el alma y ayuda la salud física. La oración mantiene la conexión con Dios y profundiza nuestra relación con él. Las obras de caridad representan las bondades y bendiciones que Dios ha derramado sobre nosotros para el beneficio de los demás. Enfocamos en estas tres durante la Cuaresma, pero representan la dimensión de nuestra vida Cristiana durante todo el año. Lo que hayamos hecho o lo que no hayamos hecho durante esta Cuaresmas, todavía estamos a tiempo ya que quedan tres semanas hasta la Pascua. Nunca es tarde para trabajar en la rehabilitación de nuestra vida Cristiana, hacer que seamos más vivibles como hijos o hijas del Padre. Jesús es la imagen que perseguimos, tratamos de parecernos más a él en la Pascua. Aprovechen la oportunidad que nuestra parroquia le ofrece. No se pierdan la Misión Parroquial de esta semana. El Padre Russell y Myrna Gallagher nos estimularán y encausarán en nuestro crecimiento. Sus impactantes palabras reflejan sus convicciones Cristianas y su profunda fe. Durante la Misión tendremos los Sacramentos de la Reconciliación y Unción de los Enfermos, las personas estarán abiertas a la sanación y al poder rehabilitador de Cristo. El martes 5 de abril tendremos a todos los sacerdotes de la parroquia e invitados para escuchar las confesiones durante la Misión. Durante el fin de Semana de Reconciliación, 15 ­ 16 de abril, tendremos confesiones disponibles el viernes de 7:00 a 9:00 pm y el sábado de 9:00 am ­ 4:30 pm. Cuantas oportunidades al alcance de la mano. No pierda esta oportunidad de recibir la gracia y el amor de Dios que transformará y rehabilitará nuestra vida Cristiana. En cuanto a las confesiones, recuerden que NO habrá confesiones durante la Semana Santa ­ incluyendo el Sábado de Gloria, el día antes de la Pascua de Resurrección. En Cristo,



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