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1 16 August 2015 Live as wise persons trying to understand what is the will of the Lord, filled with the Spirit and giving thanks always. Ephesians 5: th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday Mass Saturday Vigil: 5:00 PM Sunday AM: 6:30, 8:00, 9:45, 11:30 Sunday PM: 1:15 (Español), 5:00 (Teen Mass), 6:30 Weekday Mass Monday Friday: 6:30, 8:30 AM Wednesday: 7:00 PM (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena) (Tagalog Mass every 4th Wednesday of the month) Saturday: 8:30 AM Adoration Weekly: Fridays 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Monthly: 13th of the month 9:00 AM 6:00 AM (on the 14th) Penance Monday: 6:00 PM (English & Spanish) Friday: 6:00 PM (English & Spanish) Saturday: 3:30 PM or by appointment (English & Spanish) Pastor Fr. Patrick Moses Parochial Vicars Fr. Martin Nguyen and Fr. Rudy Alumam Permanent Deacons José Campos, Del Davis, Steve Germain, Gerald Pyne School Principal Monica Hayden Parish Office Hours 9:00 AM - 7:30 PM* Monday & Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM* Tuesday, Thursday and Friday *Closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00 PM CLOSED SATURDAY 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Sunday New Hope Crisis Counseling Hotline Hot Line (24/7) NEW-HOPE or Evergreen Avenue, Cypress, CA

2 In today s gospel reading, John 6:51-58, Jesus concludes his teaching on the mystery of the Eucharist. We hear again the announcing of the Eucharist as the ultimate expression of the Incarnation: The bread that I will give is my flesh, for the life of the world (John 6:51). The listeners find this hard to accept, giving expression to the challenge all believers face as they own the truth of Jesus words. The response of Jesus to these doubts is a support and confirmation for our faith: through his Paschal Mystery he has truly become the healing and nourishment of the world, and he gives an ultimate expression to this fact by becoming our sacramental food and drink. Jesus is insistent: My flesh is true food and my body is true drink (John 6:55). The Eucharistic mystery, whereby Jesus makes himself in the achievement of his Paschal Mystery our very nourishment, is realized in a meal. The first reading, Proverbs 9:1-6, takes up the banquet theme. A celebratory meal shared with friends is one of the most meaningful moments of our human experience. Wisdom, the personification of God s ways in the world, calls those who are lost to share in her banquet. Now Jesus, who is the very Wisdom of God in person, calls us to his table. And what does the nourishment of this meal bring to those who respond to the Lord s invitation? Nothing less than a sharing in the divine life that unites Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In the same Gospel, at the Supper, the prayer of Jesus to the Father will be: And everything of mine is yours, and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. (John 17:10; see also v.21). Jesus emphatically links this sharing in the divine life with the Eucharist: Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me (John 6:57). And the joy of that life will never end: Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day (John 6:54). Paul s teaching in the reading from Ephesians 5:15-20 gives us a glimpse of the Eucharistic liturgies of the first Christian communities. As they gather to celebrate what God has done for them in Christ, they give expression to their wonder in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19). And when they return to their daily lives they take this faith and enthusiasm with them singing and playing to the Lord in your hearts (Ephesians 5:19). Their central prayer is one of gratitude giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father (Ephesians 5:20). Eucharist we know means Thanksgiving the Church s principal act of worship is a grateful response to the God who loved us first. Our prayer is to the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 5:20); because the Lord has made himself our way to the Father. The people of their time, Paul tells them, have lost their way. Their life of witness and their prayer will be used by God to redeem such people. We who are called to the Lord s table have a great responsibility in eternal life we shall see how important in the designs of God are our heartfelt Prayers of the Faithful as we have bring the needs of the human family in faith and love to the Father. With my prayers in Christ, Fr. Patrick Parish Office Business Administration Steve Germain, Business Manager Tony Kulassia, Office Manager Sherri Nelson, Admin. Secretary Margie Mendez, Secretary Lisa Giacomi, Bulletin Adult Formation Rebecca Soto, Director Ministerio Hispano Sr. Maria Teresa Salceda, Director Humberto Arreola, Coro Hispano Health Care Ministry Sr. Rita O Connell, Director Worship Kimberly Wargo, Director of Music Stewardship Carlos Ramirez, Director Youth Formation Ruth Bradley, Director Elaine Brewster, Secretary Renee Lloyd, Secretary Youth Ministry Laura Benoit, Director Denise Gonzales, Secretary Parish School Monica Hayden, Principal Infant Baptism It is necessary to attend a Pre-Baptism Information Evening. Register in the Parish Office at least two months prior to the proposed Baptism date. Sacraments To complete sacraments or to become Catholic, adults contact the Parish Office; children and teens contact Youth Formation. Marriage Contact the Parish Office. Six months preparation is required. Anointing of the Sick In case of serious illness or surgery, contact Health Care Ministry.

3 Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and playing to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father." (Eph 5:18b-20) Except for a couple of notable moments, the past ten days has been a blur! 1) The installation of the new air conditioners is well under way and should be saving electricity by the time that you read this (some may need sweaters!); 2) a pew has been removed to make more room for more of our parishioners in wheelchairs; 3) the Parish Office hallway and Sr. Rita s office are about finished (I forgot to order the replacement blinds for Sr. Rita ); 4) we turned on a new system to provide hearing assistance in the Parish Hall and in the Church (thank you, Chelo!); 5) a nagging problem with the video surveillance system has been resolved; 6) the city approved our plan to erect a security fence for the Ed Building courtyard (construction will start on Friday); 7) Renovation of the Ed Building Kitchenette started today (remember the near-flood from the hidden water heater in the ceiling?); 8) the parking lot sealing and striping plan is complete (no significant changes to the existing) and is still on schedule; 9) our campus clean-up day was a great success (for me, I can see my desk!); and 10) Fr. Patrick s wifi is working again! A special thank you to our staff and parishioners who have been inconvenienced by the office closings and the deluge of visitors and phone calls to the front desk. Thank you! Oh, the notable moments? I am glad that you asked! In the midst of the chaos, I had the pleasure of getting away for a couple of hours with a number of our fellow parishioners that were celebrating the very successful effort to outfit the new rectory kitchen - you may remember the parish reception that was held back in March. They worked hard and your response was absolutely wonderful - our priests have lots of new gadgets! This past weekend I also snuck away with a book! I can t remember the last time I read a fictional novel. It was great, even though I am a bit sleep-deprived at the moment and giving thanks (for you) always and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Deacon Steve PS. Our collection last week totaled $30,758. Thank you for your generosity! TODAY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 7:00-11:00 am at the Parish Hall. $7 per adult, $4 per child and $15 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Intellectually Disabled. FILIPINO APPRECIATION DAY: 1:00-4:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. For the first time, the Filipino Catholic Federation is hosting a Filipino Appreciation Day. It will be a family affair. There will be games for the kids and adults, dancing and karaoke. This is potluck, please bring your favorite main dish. FCF Curia will provide the drinks and dessert. For more info call Cora Arevalo at or Terry Arenz at Hope to see you all; it will be a lot of fun. MONDAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: 7:00 p.m. in the Hall conference room. If you have experienced loss and are in need of non-judgmental, caring support, please join us on the third Monday of each month. TUESDAY MARIAN MOVEMENT OF PRIESTS: Please join us in praying the rosary every Tuesday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in the crying room. WALKING FOR HEALTH: 9:15 a.m. Meet in front of the Ed Bldg for a 1/2 hour walk. CAPACITAR: 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Education Building. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING: 7:30 p.m. in the Hall conference room. For more information please call Jay Conklin at AL-ANON MEETING: 7:30 p.m. in Room #7. For more info call Betty at WEDNESDAY MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP NOVENA: Join us in the crying room after the 8:30 a.m. mass. ROSARY FOR HUMAN LIFE, MARRIAGE, AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM each week at 9:45 a.m. (after the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena ) in the Crying Room. NAMI (NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS) MEETING: 7:00 p.m. in classroom #7. Come and be informed of the various agencies that may be helpful as well as some general information that may aid in the caregiving of those with mental illness challenges. Offered every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. THURSDAY BIBLE SHARING: 9:30-10:30 a.m. We will be reading and sharing on the upcoming weekend s scripture readings. We will meet in the Education Building. All are welcome. For more information please call Frank at or Fred at SHAWL MINISTRY: 6:00-7:00 p.m. in classroom #6 (new location). Meets the 3rd Thursday of every month. We welcome all crocheters and knitters. Shawls are intended for members of our parish who are in need of comfort due to bereavement and/or illness. Contact Donna Kriesel at 714/ for more information. You earn FISH hours for participating! FRIDAY LEGION OF MARY: 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Youth Faith Formation office. For more information please call Grace at PENANCE: 6:00 p.m. in English and Spanish. CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: 7:30 p.m. in classroom 6. Fr. Johnny D'Cruz, who is visiting from India, will be our guest speaker. The topic is "Suffering". All are welcome. SATURDAY PENANCE: 3:30 p.m. in English and Spanish.

4 6038 Ball Rd, Buena Park in the Ralphs Center at Ball and Valley View Join us each Thursday in August for beer and a talk Aug 20 at 7:00 pm Be Bold...speak His name - Katherine Coolidge Aug 27 at 7:00 pm What is Worship? - Tony Medeiros JULY 30 - AUGUST STUFF THE BUS Join YOUTH MINISTRY in this SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE. All donations of school supplies will benefit K-12 students in Anaheim and Stanton. Please drop off your donations in the vestibule of the church. Need more information? Call Laura at SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the Parish Hall Prices are $7 per adult, $4 per child and $15 per family. Proceeds will benefit the Intellectually Disabled. FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST FAUSTINA: MESSENGER OF DIVINE MERCY Friday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m., Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Freed Theatre, Christ Cathedral Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a worldwide devotion to Christ s Divine Mercy. This drama brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up. Admission is $20. For tickets/additional information, contact the Diocese of Orange at (714) or visit More information on Christ Cathedral Drama Series is available at TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 CATHOLIC FAITH CONVERSATION 7 to 9 p.m. in a parishioner's home the first Tuesday of the month. We are a small group of Catholics who discuss our faith beliefs... helping us to learn more from each other; helping us to grow closer to God; and share our faith with others with greater faith and conviction. Everyone contributes (no matter how small) which becomes a chain reaction, as one person's input draws another on to thought and speech. The Legion of Mary sponsors and facilitates the meeting. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2015 H.O.P.E. S ANNUAL FUNDRAISER DINNER DANCE Get Your Kicks On Route 66 promises to be an evening filled with great food, fun, friends, raffles and dancing. The annual fundraiser dinner dance will be held at Knott s Berry Farm Resort Hotel at 7:00 p.m. with great menu choices for your dining pleasure. Tickets go on sale starting October 17, 2015; buy yours early so you won t be disappointed! All proceeds benefit H.O.P.E. s outreach programs. Watch the bulletin for further announcements and details.

5 1. FUNERAL - Upon the death of a loved one, you must contact the Parish Office FIRST to make notification and begin the process of making funeral arrangements. The mortuary of your choice will then coordinate with the church for date/time of services. Cremation is permitted for Catholics. It is preferred the Cremains be present for the Mass of Resurrection services and that they then be entombed in a mausoleum, columbarium, or in a common grave in a cemetery. The practices of scattering cremated remains on the sea, from the air, or on the ground or keeping cremated remains in the home of a relative or friend of the deceased are not the reverent disposition that the Church requires. 2. HOMEBOUND - If an illness leaves you homebound, you can receive the Eucharist regularly in your home by simply calling the Parish Office and requesting this service. A Minister will be assigned to bring the Eucharist to you. 3. NAMI - NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF MENTAL ILLNESS - Deacon Jerry Pyne coordinates this ministry that so often affects a majority of our families. Information, acceptance and understanding are found in these meetings. 4. CARE CENTERS - The Sacrament of the Sick is given to people in our five Care Centers seasonally (Advent, Lent, Christmas) and we also celebrate Mass at our Care Centers monthly. 5. LOVE THY NEIGHBOR - We volunteer to visit neighbors in your neighborhood who may be in need of help or need information you could offer. One doesn t need to be Catholic to be involved in this program, just have a love to help other people in need. 6. ALTAR LINEN - Ministers lovingly launder over 250 pieces of altar linen each week for our Mass services. These linens are very special and are handled in a very prayerful way...no corner cleaners for God s things. Please refrain from wearing lipstick when receiving the cup; lipstick stains the purificators and is difficult, sometimes impossible, to remove. 7. PARISH NURSE - Our parish nurses evaluate and coordinate health care efforts within our parish as needs arise. 8. LABYRINTH - An ancient prayer form engaging all the senses of the body incorporating meditation. 9. CAPACITAR - This training teaches Mind-Body-Spirit practices to encourage healing for people undergoing stress, violence abuse, victims of natural disasters, etc. The goal of the program is to live in Wellness through the challenges of life using a holistic approach. 10. WOMEN S CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Our purpose is helping women with cancer to trust in God. Group discussions cover God s plan for healing and what is within our control including the importance of: Proper Mental State Nutrition Exercise Vitamin Supplements. Women of all ages, with any type of cancer are welcome. 11. SHAWL MINISTRY - Hand-knitted or crocheted shawls are made for the bereaved, sick, care centers and are created with prayer to comfort those in need of God s love and prayer. 12. ROSARY - Making rosaries that are given to the bereaved at funerals, at All Souls Mass, or any other event that may be comforting or enriched by the rosary prayer. As you can see...we have diverse and rich ministries that grace God s people with His love and care. These are most of the ministries (but not all). Should you want to join one of these ministries, contact Sr. Rita O Connell at to obtain further information.

6 JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH MINISTRY Grades 7 & 8 PEACEMAKERS is on summer break. Registration for next year is beginning now. Have a great & safe summer! HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY Grades 9-12 SUNDAY NIGHT LIVE is on summer break keep an eye on this page for summer activities! CONFIRMATION REGISTRATION Registration for high school students wishing to begin Year I of Confirmation preparation is going on now. Contact Laura at or A copy of your student s baptismal certificate is required for registration and must be turned in with the form. YEAR I CONFIRMATION ORIENTATION: If you are registered for Year I of the Confirmation process, you and your parent should attend the meeting on Monday, August 31st at 7pm. If you are not yet registered, please call the Youth Ministry Office at CHILDREN S MINISTRY Pre-school-6 th Grade (and Sacrament Preparation for older students) REGISTRATION FOR 2015/2016 SCHOOL YEAR WILL CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 11, If your child was in the program last year, a telephone call or can re-register your student. If your child was NOT in classes last year, please come to the Youth Faith Formation Office to register. SUMMER OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It would be good to call before you come REFLECTION The First Reading says, Drink the wine (Proverbs 9:5). The Second Reading says, Don t drink the wine (paraphrase). The Gospel says, I am the wine (paraphrase). A person could get really confused reading this weekend s readings. Let s break it down a little though. In the First Reading, the wine is a metaphor for knowledge and wisdom. So yeah, drink that. In the Second Reading, the wine is a literal don t-get-drunkand-do-stupid-stuff wine. So no, don t drink that. In the Gospel, the wine is a sign of God s presence and salvation. Jesus comes to us in the form of bread and wine, he becomes one with us, and he brings us life, love, and eternal salvation. So, yes, drink that wine. ACTION The next time you go to Mass drink in the presence of Christ. Pay special attention to the readings. Be aware in song and spoken responses, in the Eucharist, in the person of the priest, and the people around you that Jesus is trying to be present to you in all these different ways. JOURNALING QUESTIONS Where and when in your life do you feel closest to God or Jesus? When have you experienced feelings of unity and community in your life? God s Word, Your World! 2014 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications. All rights reserved. Written by Nora Bradbury-Haehl; resources by Julie M. Krakora. Permission to publish granted by the Most Reverend Francis J. Kane, dd, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Chicago, on January 7, 2014.

7 St. Irenaeus Parish School learning, believing, and serving together PARISH SCHOOL OFFERING PROGRAM Our Parish School Offering Program (the Red Envelopes) supports tuition assistance for families who are challenged to afford to send their children to St. Irenaeus Parish School. We have been blessed by parents, alumni and parishioners over the years with their gifts of prayer, time, and financial donations. This upcoming year, with tuition assistance funds provided by alumni, parents of alumni, parishioners, our own endowment, and the Orange County Catholic Foundation, we will be able to help 39 families and 61 students. Our goal is to offer a Catholic education to more children in our parish and with your financial donation we will continue to do that. All donations are tax deductible and are appreciated. The red envelopes are always available in the pews. Last year the Parish School Offering Program received donations totaling $20,818. We are very grateful to all of our parishioners and friends who support our school. Some of the gifts received have been given in honor or in memory of someone in our parish/school community. Please include these special intentions in your prayers. In Honor of: L & I. Velasquez, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lopez, Alyssa and Jeremy Gutierrez, Charley Daugherty, Reina Sambrano, Carolyn, Anne, & Mark Smuts, Melani Hill, and Michael Connell In Memory of: James Howard Carr, Silvia Martinez, Kathy Johnson, Jose Revilla, Amada Andal Martinez, Agnes P. Kolano, Aginus Rowel, Grace Willoughby, Bill & Catherine Dessert, Donna Prager, Eileen Sweeney, Narsisa Sese, Edward & Dolores Mazur, and Haydee Koppenheffer

8 Have you been baptized but have never received communion? Have you thought about becoming Catholic? Maybe you have questions like... Does God really know me? How can I know Him? What is Faith? Would you like to find out more about baptism or adults? What is RCIA? We invite you to Ask Questions and Get Answers! If YOU or someone you know have questions about becoming Catholic, or just want to know more, join us each Sunday at 11:00 a.m. in the Education Bldg. Or contact Rebecca Soto at or

9 TO PRAY FOR THE SICK PARA PEDÍR POR LOS ENFERMOS Estela Aguirre Margaret Akong Kevin Allan Rick Anderson Elaine Asbury Nancy Barajas Ed Chandler Delores DeGuzman Graziella DeLuca Adelina Duran Joanne Estes Gertrude Garcia Lourdes Granda Lorenzo Griarte Mary Hall Carol Huff Theresa Kholoma Martin Kirk Juanita Macias Nathan Manier Steve McCoy Michael Mezzacappa Richard Murray Leonard Munoz Romeo Ninofranco Pete Palacpac Bobbie Pritchard Nick Rabanera Mary Ritenhour Rose Ritenhour Virginia Smith Michael Sysak Alex Terrazat Migdalia Tomeu Jerard VanDieren Teiya VanMeter Joseph Vicente Lydia Vizcarrondo Pauline Vonderharr Meredith Wetmore NO RAIN, PLEASE! The repair and resealing of the parking and playground areas are on schedule. Please pray that we will have dry weather for the next week: August 17 and 18 Sealing and striping the west half of the lot in front of the Parish Hall, fields and Educ. Building. August 19 and 20 Sealing and striping the east half of the lot in front of the School and Church. People and cars will not be able to move or park in the affected areas during the sealing and striping process. Depending upon the weather and how it affects the curing, use of either area might be possible shortly after the striping is completed. Parking along the north side of Evergreen Avenue in front of the Parish Office and church will be permitted on Tuesday, August 18. WE WISH TO THANK our parish families for all their prayers, cards, well wishes and love during Verne's resent illness and passing. We greatly appreciated it. God Bless!!! The family of Verne Schuster Congratulations to our Newly Baptized Josiah Apale Vanessa Davila Alex Rolan Hernandez Sara Johnson Aidan Lucas Lee Jack Pluard Evelyn Speichert Oscar Vega WALKING A LABYRINTH IS LIKE The first time I walked a labyrinth, I learned that, unlike in a maze, if you simply keep following the path, you will come to the center. At the center of the labyrinth, I sat quietly in prayer. As I rose to walk out (as with going in, you know you will get to the exit by staying on the path), I realized that I felt light and joyful. Placing God at the center of our lives gives us steadfast hearts. We may be traveling a rocky path or facing a terrible situation, but walk it we must. And awaiting us at the center is God who will hold us in love, heal us, and show us the path out. It is God who keeps us placing one foot in front of another, knowing that all will be well. Be my strength, Lord. Give me a steadfast heart. Heather Wilson, LivingWithChrist.US Join us for our next Labyrinth Walk November 16 th at 7:00p.m. in the Parish Hall CAPACITAR Emergency Response Tool Kit (www.capacitar.org) Patricia Mathes Cane, Ph.D., Capacitar Founder/CoDirector Tools for Wellbeing The health of body, mind and emotions is continuously affected by trauma, violence, weather, diet, environment, daily news, and the challenges of life. The use of simple ancient healing skills can empower us to live with peace and wellbeing no matter what is happening around us. The Capacitar exercises are to be used at times when we feel drained, scattered or depressed. These tools are for all of us, whether we are survivors of trauma, caregivers working with others or persons overwhelmed and stressed by daily life. The challenge is to build these practices into our lives and lifestyle, so they become second nature and can be readily called upon whenever we are aware of traumatic stress, energy drain, depressed feelings or loss of center. Please download the Tool Kit (www.capacitar.org) and use for yourself or others. Please join us for our next Capacitar Evening on September 21 st at 7 PM in the Parish Hall. Namaste.

10 En la lectura del Evangelio de hoy, Juan 6: 51-58, Jesús concluye su enseñanza sobre el misterio de la Eucaristía. Escuchamos de nuevo el anuncio de la Eucaristía como la máxima expresión de la Encarnación: "El pan que yo daré es mi carne, por la vida del mundo" (Juan 06:51). Los oyentes encuentran esto difícil de aceptar, dando expresión al desafío al cual se enfrentan todos los creyentes, ya que la verdad de las palabras de Jesús les pertenece. La respuesta de Jesús a estas dudas es un apoyo y confirmación de nuestra fe: a través de su Misterio Pascual se ha convertido realmente en la curación y alimento del mundo y El da una máxima expresión de este hecho al convertirse en nuestra comida y la bebida sacramental. Jesús insiste: "Mi carne es verdadera comida y mi cuerpo es verdadera bebida" (Juan 06:55). El misterio eucarístico, por el cual Jesús hace a sí mismo - en el logro de su Misterio Pascual - nuestro alimento, se realiza en una comida. La primera lectura, Proverbios 9: 1-6, retoma el tema del banquete. Una comida de celebración compartida con amigos es uno de los momentos más significativos de nuestra experiencia humana. Sabiduría, la personificación de los caminos de Dios en el mundo, llama a aquellos que están perdidos para compartir en su banquete. Ahora Jesús, que es la Sabiduría de Dios en persona, nos llama a su mesa. Y qué aporta el alimento de esta comida a los que responden a la invitación del Señor? Nada menos que una participación en la vida divina que une Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo. En el mismo Evangelio, en la cena, la oración de Jesús al Padre será: "Y todo lo mío es tuyo y todo lo tuyo es mío, y yo he sido glorificado en ellos." (Juan 17:10; ver También v.21). Jesús vincula enfáticamente esta participación en la vida divina con la Eucaristía: "Como el Padre que vive me ha enviado y yo vivo por el Padre, así también el que me coma vivirá por mí" (Juan 6:57). Y la alegría de que la vida no tendrá fin: "El que come mi carne y bebe mi sangre, tiene vida eterna, y yo le resucitaré el último día" (Juan 6:54). La enseñanza de Pablo en la lectura de Efesios 5: nos da una idea de las liturgias Eucarísticas de las primeras comunidades Cristianas. A medida que se reúnen para celebrar lo que Dios ha hecho por ellos en Cristo, dan expresión a su maravilla en "salmos, himnos y cánticos espirituales" (Efesios 5:19). Y cuando regresan a sus vidas diarias ellos llevan esta fe y entusiasmo con ellos "cantando y tocando música al Señor en vuestros corazones" (Efesios 5:19). Su oración central es una de gratitud "dando gracias siempre por todo y en el nombre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, a Dios Padre" (Efesios 5:20). Eucaristía sabemos que significa "acción de gracias" El acto principal de la Iglesia es la adoración en respuesta agradecida a Dios quien nos ha amado primero. Nuestra oración es hacia el Padre, "en el nombre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo" (Efesios 5:20); porque el Señor se ha hecho a sí mismo, nuestro camino hacia el Padre. Pablo les dice, la gente de su tiempo ha perdido su camino. Su vida de testimonio y oración serán usadas por Dios, para redimir a esta gente. Nosotros, los que somos llamados a la mesa del Señor tenemos una gran responsabilidad - en la vida eterna veremos cuán importante, en los designios de Dios, son las oraciones sinceras de los fieles como las hemos hecho, al traer las necesidades de la familia humana en la fe y amor al Padre. Con mis oraciones en Cristo, Padre Patricio QUÉ SON LAS JACULATORIAS? Las Jaculatorias con oraciones breves, en forma de frases sencillas, que dirigimos a Dios en medio de las actividades cotidianas, poniendo la fuerza de nuestra Fe y todo el afecto de nuestro corazón al pronunciarlas. Algunos ejemplos: Señor, tú lo sabes todo, tu bien sabes que te amo El Señor es mi Pastor, nada me falta Estoy en tus manos. Hágase tu voluntad Tú eres mi Roca y mi salvación Espíritu Santo ilumíname Señor, que vea Señor aumenta mi fe Santa Maria de Guadalupe, ruega por nosotros Virgen Maria, soy todo tuyo Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, en ti confió Señor mío y Dios mío ESTA SEMANA EN NUESTRA PARROQUIA LUNES ROSARIO POR LA PAZ Y LAS FAMILIAS a las 6:30pm en la Iglesia. MARTES REUNION DEL EQUIPO COORDINADOR DE JOVENES PARA CRISTO en el salón Modular a las 7pm. JUEVES GRUPO DE ORACION a las 7pm en el salón #7. PRACTICA DEL CORO HISPANO a las 7pm en el salón #16. VIERNES JOVENES PARA CRISTO, grupo de adultos, temas de reflexión y crecimiento espiritual. Se reúnen a las 7pm en el Edificio de Educación.

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