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1 St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA (909) FAX (909) Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Web site: sptacc.org PARISH MISSION STATEMENT We, the people of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Faith Community, Baptized into Jesus Christ, formed by Word and Sacrament, and Empowered by the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Seek to be a visible sign of God s love. We seek to build the Kingdom of God by: Using our unique gifts to minister to one another, Welcoming all and caring for those in need, Teaching our faith to others and Uniting in worship as a family with the Body of Christ. A Message of Hope Amidst Surge Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Peace and well-being to you and your families. As we begin this new year 2022, please join me in hope and gratitude to God almighty for all the blessings received last year. At the same time, we implore God s providence and blessings upon us as we journey into the New Year. Like you, after almost two years of challenges with the pandemic, I have very much looked forward to a return to normal. But instead, we find ourselves in the midst of another COVID spike, due to the Omicron variant. We are weary and tired of the many difficult impacts of this virus; its threat to our health, its impact on our work, our daily routine and our children s education. Still, we must resist the temptation to despair, indifference, or carelessness. God continues to walk with us through this darkness and if we keep the light of hope in our hearts and minds, we will recognize His loving presence. In these days, it is very important for us all to continue to practice the good habits we have learned during the pandemic washing our hands frequently, wearing a mask indoors and staying home and away from others if we feel symptoms. If you have not been vaccinated yet, you can still do it anytime. An important fact that has emerged during this surge is that those who are fully vaccinated are experiencing less symptoms when they are infected. Those who are hospitalized are primarily those who are not vaccinated. Finally, with the increase in COVID cases and the normal flu season occurring, it is very important that if we feel sick, we get tested as soon as possible. Look for the many testing sites and resources in your community. How do we continue to respond to this as people of faith? With trust in our God, and with a spirit of diligence and compassion for the health and wellbeing of our brothers and sisters around us. Our churches remain open, and we can gather together at the table of the Lord to receive the Bread of Life, which sustains us and brings us to a greater communion with God and one another. Let us pray especially for those who are seriously ill and for the health care workers and service providers who tend to their needs every day. The normal that we have been waiting for, is not here yet, so we remain ever faithful and self-giving in the way that we live each day, trusting in God s providence and mercy. You remain in my heart and prayers. Let s continue to pray for one another. May Almighty God always bless you and keep you. Bishop Alberto Rojas

2 Mass Intentions & Readings for the Week 3 rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Saturday, January 22 Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27; Ps 80:2-3, 5-7; Mk 3:20-21, or any of a number of readings for the Day of Prayer 5:00 p.m. Ramon Cordova, Socrates Cayabyab, Norberto Concepcion, Sr., Catalino & Milagros Inovero, Lourdes & Rogelio Gallego, Sunday, January 23 3 rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday of the Word of God Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Ps 19:8-10, 15; 1 Cor 12:12-30 [12-14, 27]; Lk 1:1-4; 4: :00 a.m. Jaime & Maria Orogo, Rosa Barajas, Ester Nunez, Lilia Smitter 9:00 a.m. Shawn Travers, Michelle Burciago, Ana Palencia, Jim Heusdens 11:00 a.m. People of the Parish 1:00 p.m. Lizette Alatorre, Teresa Capilla, (Spanish) Jesus Ayala, Jr., Jose Macias 3:00 p.m. Yamas Family, Lorraine Rogers, Shalla de Guzman, Floersch Family 5:00 p.m. Luz Marmito, David Torrez, Philbert Siacunco, Miriam Ashe Monday, January 24 St. Francis de Sales 2 Sm 5:1-7, 10; Ps 89:20-22, 25-26; Mk 3: :00 a.m. Timotea Montemayor, Amalia Sunio, Alejandro Resurreccion, Jr., Shalla de Guzman Tuesday, January 25 The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Mk 16: :00 a.m. Larena Tadena, Zoeter Family, Olga Maria Bermudez, Shalla de Guzman Please Pray For: Deceased Wednesday, January 26 Ss. Timothy and Titus 2 Tm 1:1-18 or Ti 1:1-5; Ps 89:4-5, 27-30; Mk 4:1-20 8:00 a.m. Koji Takemura, Pauline Siacunco, Victoria Reyes, Shalla de Guzman Thursday, January 27 St. Angela Merici 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29; Ps 132:1-5, 11-14; Mk 4: :00 a.m. Vitaliano Castillo, Sinforiana Raz, Marcia Triana, Shalla de Guzman Friday, January 28 St. Thomas Aquinas 2 Sm 11:1-4a, 5-10a, 13-17; Ps 51:3-7, 10-11; Mk 4: :00 a.m. Benjamin Marcial, Shalla de Guzman, Virgilio & Consuelo Lat, Julita Raz Saturday, January 29 Blessed Virgin Mary 2 Sm 12:1-7a, 10-17; Ps 51:12-17; Mk 4: :00 p.m. Lloyd Edens, Rodolfo Concepcion, Catalino & Milagros Inovero, Feliciano Manansala Sunday, January 30 Jer 1:4-5, 17-19; Ps 71:1-6, 15, 17; 1 Cor 12:31 13:13 [13:4-13]; Lk 4: :00 a.m. Evangeline Cruz, Sister Maritza Arce, Shalla de Guzman, Jesse Vela 9:00 a.m. Dave & Jean Fahrenhorst, Esther Nunez, Demetrius & Stephanie Wisaksana, Christina Lenahan 11:00 a.m. Feliciano Manansala, Noah Gackstetter, Charlotte Escobar, Concepcion Lasquete 1:00 p.m. For the People of the Parish (Spanish) 3:00 p.m. Michael Velasco, Josh Lopez, Aileen Beltran, Edna Castro 5:00 p.m. Juan Gil, Marciana & Felix Rara, David Torrez, Gerarda Yambao The Sick and Suffering: Delia Aguirre, Antonio Aleman, Ana Alvarado, Sylvia Alvarez, Frank Arenas, Fabio Astudillo, Bobby Balderama, Esperanza Balderama, Dolores Batungbacal, Aileen Beltran, Carson Brooks, Zenaida Cagungun, Rick Cerda, Ellis Childress, Javier Cordova, Dean Crawford, Dennis Davison, Benny Delao, Kathleen Escomiendo, Thomas Espineda, Charlie Field, Wayne Fisher, Sonny Franco, Steve Gamboa, Harvey & Patricia Geiss, Mike Geier, Eleanor Guerrero, JoAnn Guillen, Raymond Henderson, Petronila Lastimosa, Leo de Leon, Marlene Lombardo, Ada Lopez, Reynaldo & Cynthia Lugue, Fr. Michael Maher, ss.cc., Larry McCann, Kathy Moreno, Paul Morrow, Michael Muniz, Giovanna Ortega, Sonia Pacis, Mike Parra, Susie Pinter, Candy Rendall, Lorraine Rogers, Arlene Romero, Lydia Romero, Larry Rubio, Edna Saenz, Blanca Sanchez & Family, Sr. Sarah Shrewsbury, O.S.C., Roy Singzon, Jessie & Karla Torres, Suny Torrez, Stephanie Tribe, Antonia Trejo, Andrea Van Walleghem, Lily Vega, Diane Villa, Jorge Villa, Regina Villa, Emelio Villaruz, Dcn Paul Von Ins, James & Mary Watson and Sheila Williams. PLEASE PRAY For the Deceased: Rose Mary Faye Khuns, Christina Lenahan. and Grace Eleanor Torres. The pregnant women and all the new moms of our Parish: Michelle Bargas, Maile Dafun-Long, Geraldin Fuentes, Vanessa Isais, Jennifer Pelayo and Priscilla Suriano. If you would like prayers, support, meals and a gift after your baby is born, contact Maile Dafun-Long at , Elizabeth Ministry.

3 January 23, 2022 Page Tax Letter If you would like to obtain your 2021 Contribution Tax Letter and your donations are less than $250, contact the Parish Office at and leave your name and telephone number. If you donated over $250, there is NO need to contact the Parish Office. Contribution Tax Letters will be generated automatically. Thank you for your support through the year!! The Scheduling of Mass Intentions for the months of March - June will be available this Monday, January 24 th in Maher Hall. Mass Intentions requests have returned to in-person only. Mailed, dropped-off or online requests will not be honored. Thank you for your cooperation!! Second Collection THIS WEEKEND there will be a Second Collection for the Religious Retirement Fund. Many senior sisters, brothers and religious order priests served for years with little pay. Today, religious communities cannot fully support their retirement needs. Your support helps provide medications, nursing care and more to elderly religious. Please give to those who gave given a lifetime. Make Checks Payable to: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church or Diocese of San Bernardino. Thank you for your generosity.

4 January 23, 2022 Page 4 FIRST FRIDAY, February 4 th Exposition and adoration of The blessed sacrament St. Alphonsus Liguori wrote in the book, Visits to the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin Mary: For those who are in love there is no greater pleasure than to be in one another s company. If we, then are much in love with Jesus Christ, we are now in His presence and what a pleasure that should be for us! Let us console ourselves in His company; let us take delight in His glory and in the love that so many souls have for the Blessed Sacrament. You are invited to come before the Blessed Sacrament on First Friday, February 4 th from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the Church. No reservation necessary. Questions? Contact Teresa Fahrenhorst at or Priska Zoeter at ext. 0. SCOUT MASS We will have a Scout Mass on Sunday, February 5 th at 11:00 a.m. All Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and Venture Crew are invited. Please come in full uniform. Unit flags can also be brought for the procession and display during Mass. ~Sponsored by Scouts Ministry Join the Pastoral council Is the Holy Spirit calling you to get more involved and make a difference in your church? Starting January 2022, we will be accepting nominations for the next members of the Pastoral Council. For more information, pick up an application in the Parish Office or at the foyer of the Church. applications to Jennifer Mattingly at or for more information call WORLD DAY CONSECRATED LIFE World Day for Consecrated Life will be celebrated in the Church on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 and in parishes over the weekend of February 5-6, Please pray for all Women and Men Religious, Sisters, Brothers and Priests who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God's gift of their vocation. SENIOR MEMOIRS WRITING GROUP ZOOM MEETING INVITE: Senior Adult Ministry invites all parishioners to join Senior Memoirs Writing Group Zoom Meeting every 1 st Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. February Zoom Meeting will be on February 7 th Join Zoom Meeting LINK: Meeting ID: Passcode: Questions? Contact Gilbert and Zeny Ong at ~Sponsored by Senior Adult Ministry

5 January 23, 2022 Page 5 Becoming Catholic: RCIA RCIA is the process in which Adults are brought into the Catholic Church by receiving the Sacraments of Initiation Baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil. The process lasts at least one liturgical year and involves a series of Rites, study, retreat, and discussions. If you wish to join the Catholic Community and participate in the Sacraments, or know a family member or friend who may be interested in becoming Catholic, the RCIA Ministry is open year-round to begin the process. Contact Jerry Watson at or Sandy Hayden at Please help us to evangelize by spreading the word about our ministry! ~Sponsored by RCIA Ministry The Sacrament of Reconciliation The Sacrament of Reconciliation is now celebrated inside the Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. or contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment with the Priest. Everyone coming to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, MUST: Be wearing a mask that completely covers the nose and mouth areas. Maintain the 3 (three feet) physical distancing between all persons present. PRAYER OF THE WEEK Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Warm up St Paul Come to Maher Hall on Wednesday, February 9 th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to drop off any items you crocheted/ knitted and pick up any needed yarn to continue our work for the needy. Looking forward to seeing you. Questions? Contact Yolanda Ravega at ~Sponsored by Warm up St. Paul L I F E L I N E S PREGNANT AND SCARED? YOU HAVE OPTIONS... Assure Pregnancy Clinic: Choices Women s Resource Center: Hot Line: HURT BY ABORTION? YOU ARE NOT ALONE Rachel s Vineyard Healing Retreats/Duarte Mary Huber: Blanca: (Spanish) Rachel s Vineyard/Temecula: Dolores NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: (Spanish) HOLY FAMILY ADOPTION/FOSTER CARE: CATHOLIC CHARITIES / Ontario

6 January 23, 2022 Page 6 Marriage Enrichment Weekend We are now accepting the following items to re-stock our pantry. We will continue to collect following items: Packaged Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, mayonnaise 30oz, cans of beans 16oz, cans of green beans 14.5oz, cans of corn 15.25oz, tuna 4oz, peanut butter 48oz, jelly 30oz, cooking oil 48oz, salt 26oz, canned soups like Chef Boyardee 15oz (Beef Ravioli Spaghetti and Meatballs). If you donate rice, spaghetti, or noodles, please donate the ones that are packaged as opposed to boxed. It helps keep everything fresh and protects from the boxes opening. Please check the expiration date Before donating. Non- Perishable donations can be dropped off in the designated bin located outside the Parish Office. If you are aware of a family experiencing hardship, please have them contact David & Maria Nuñez, at Thank You and God Bless!!! ~St. Paul the Apostle Food Ministry Treat your spouse to a special weekend here at St. Paul the Apostle. Take a time out from your busy schedule to recharge that spark that you felt on your wedding day. The Marriage Enrichment Weekend Program begins on Friday, March 25 th at 6:30 p.m. with a dinner. The weekend ends on Sunday, March 27 th with a family Mass, which will include a blessing for your marriage. Couples will return home each evening. All meals and snacks from Friday evening through Sunday s lunch will be provided. Registration fee for this amazing weekend is $35 per couple. For more information, please refer to our website, or contact Frank & Claudette Gills at Space is limited. PARDON QUICKLY If you have anything to pardon, pardon quickly. Slow forgiveness is little better than no forgiveness. Sir Arthur Pinero The Office of Worship is glad to announce their first Liturgical Virtual Formation Day in 2022 Es un placer hacerles llegar la información sobre el primer Día de Formación Litúrgica Virtual 2022: Liturgical Ministers: Please see below the online registration link. Ministros Litúrgicos: Este es el enlace para la inscripción en línea. The registration link will be opened until / Aceptaremos inscripciones hasta: February 4, 2022

7 January 23, 2022 Page 7 St. Paul the Apostle Comunidad Hispana PRE-Order yours Now!! San Pablo el Apóstol Comunidad Hispana VENTA DE TAMALES Ordene sus Tamales HOY!! Saturday, January, 29, 2022 Pick up from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 30, 2022 Pick up from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. $24.00 / Dozen Pork, Chicken & Cheese with Green Chili Peppers Last date to order Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Call or Text: Monica Alatorre, Maricela Castañeda, Bertha Palma, Sábado, 29 de Enero del 2022 Recoger de 3:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m. Domingo, 30 de Enero del 2022 Recoger de 7:00 a.m. a 10:00 a.m. $24.00 / Dozena Puerco, Pollo y Rajas con queso Ultimo día para Ordenar Miércoles, 26 de Enero del 2022 Monica Alatorre, Maricela Castañeda, Bertha Palma, PLEASE SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS. THEY MAKE OUR BULLETIN POSSIBLE!!

8 Catechetical Ministry Page 8 All in-person Catechetical Sessions have been temporarily moved to online / distance learning. There are no in-person Catechetical sessions at the Ministry Center in accordance with Diocesan Guidelines in response to the rapid increase of the Omicron virus. This is to support the safety and well-being of all our families. Please reference your s for more information or contact the Ministry Center for further guidance. JANUARY Jan 24 th Jan 24 th - 25 th Jan 26 th FEBRUARY Feb 4 th Feb 5 th Feb 6 th Feb 9 th Feb 15 th Feb 16 th Feb 21 st - 24 th Feb 28 th Reconciliation Ceremony Dates Saturday, Februrary 12 8:30 am in the Church Brandi Hernandez Andrea Moreno & Annette Holding Maria Rubio & Concha Ebbitt Saturday, February 19 8:30am In the Church John Nigbor and Carol Elliott Nicole Quijas Ervin and Melissa Millanes Saturday, February 19 11:00 am In the Church Michelle Imperial Naomi Perez Friday, February 18 7:00 pm TEENS ONLY in the Church Isaac Lomeli Classes Resume through ZOOM Empowering God s Children Lessons - during Bilingual Sessions Primera Comunión Reunión de Padrino - Zoom 1 st Communion Parent Meeting at 6pm - Zoom 1 st Communion Parent Meeting at 10am - Zoom People of God #3 at 10am - Zoom Gente de Dios at 6pm - Zoom Adult Faith Formation #4 - Theology of Film - TBD Gente de Dios at 6pm - Zoom No Classes Classes Resume through ZOOM Ministry Center - Catechetical Ministry 3683 Chino Ave., Bldg 4, Chino, CA What is Empowering God s Children all about? During bilingual Catechetical sessions scheduled for January 24 th and January 25 th, students will discuss content from Empowering God s Children provided to us by the Diocese of San Bernardino. These lessons will focus specifically on: Physical Boundaries: Safe and Unsafe Teaching Rules. Each catechist is provided the lesson to be conducted during regular class time. The Diocese requires 100% participation Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Thu: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm Phone: Tues: 2 pm - 8pm Address:

9 Youth The Saint John Paul II Youth Center Page 9

10 January 23, 2022 Page 10 Intenciones de Misas Las Intenciones de Misas de Marzo hasta Junio del 2022 estarán disponibles a partir del 24 de Enero en Maher Hall. Por favor reservar sus Intenciones de Misas personalmente. Las intenciones enviadas por correo o en línea no serán aceptadas. Gracias por su cooperación. Santo Rosario Acompáñanos todos los Miércoles a rezar el Santo Rosario, unidos como una cadena que nos une el Cielo y la tierra uno de cuyos extremos está en nuestras manos y el otro en las manos de la Santísima Vírgen. Oremos por nuestras necesidades y las del mundo. Desde tu hogar en compañía de tu familia, trasmitido por medio del Zoom a las 7:00 p.m. ID para la Reunión : Contraseña: María Sagrada Familia Maricela Castañeda: Monica Alatorre: Bertha Palma: TO REPORT THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CHILD By a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer, contact the toll free Sexual Misconduct Hotline PARA REPORT EL ABUSO SEXUAL DE UN MENOR Por parte de un sacerdote, diácono, empleado o voluntario, llame a la Línea Directa de Conducta Sexual Inapropiada al Ministros de Hospitalidad (Ujieres) La Misa de la 1:00 p.m. necesita urgente la ayuda de personas para servir como Ministros de Hospitalidad (Ujieres). Por favor contactar a Lanee Alatorre, GRUPO DE ORACION Jesus entre nosotros Te invita a tener un encuentro con Dios a través de la Oración, el Rosario y la Formación. Nos reunimos por la plataforma virtual del Zoom todos los Martes de 7:00 a 8:30 p.m. Para más información, comuníquese con Angélica y Miguel al o con Marcelo al Unidos en el camino para una conversión. SPANISH PRAYER GROUP Invites you to have an encounter with God through Prayer, Rosary and Formation. We meet via Zoom every Tuesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Angelica and Miguel at or Marcelo at Preschool treasure box St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Preschool s classroom treasure box is getting pretty empty. If you could help by donating small trinket toys to serve as rewards for our preschoolers, we would greatly appreciate it. Toys can be left over party favors, happy meal toys, or small items from the dollar store. Toys may be left at the Parish Office. Thank you for supporting our children!

11 January 23, 2022 Page 11 GOD S LAW Scripture has always held God s law to be the path to human happiness. In today s first reading, Ezra the priest reads the scroll of the law to the people returned from exile. They weep then are joyful. Israel s relationship with God had always been defined by how they kept and lived God s law. The author of Psalm 96 likewise praises the law of God as the source of wisdom, joy and enlightenment, purity and justice. In his advice to the bickering Corinthians, Paul points out that, just as God has made all parts of a human body essential for the health of the whole, living as Christ s body requires that each member be recognized as necessary for the good of all. Finally, in Luke s Gospel Jesus claims that the Spirit is sending him to relieve human suffering. Like Ezra, he is reading from a scroll, proclaiming God s law of mercy to those in need. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co. Articles for the Bulletin may be brought to the Parish Office or ed to: by THURSDAY (2 weeks before the actual publication) Attention: Bulletin Editor

12 Evangelization & Faith Page 12 ho of us wouldn t like a second W chance, a new beginning, especially if we have made mistakes over the course of our lives? Two of today s readings speak of new beginnings in the relationship between God and his chosen people. In the first reading, Nehemiah has just completed reconstruction of the city s defensive wall and has reorganized the priests for resumption of Temple worship. Now it is time to bring the people into the process. So, with all the people gathered together, Nehemiah and Ezra, the scribe, proclaim and explain the book of the Law to them. Because it is a new beginning after Israel s release from exile, Nehemiah and Ezra exhort the people to celebrate: The joy of the Lord must be your strength. Luke s Gospel is a recounting of the beginning of Jesus public ministry. Jesus returns in the power of the Holy Spirit to Nazareth and stands up in the synagogue to read from a passage he selects from the prophet Isaiah. In it, Isaiah declares that the Spirit of the Lord has commissioned him to announce good news to the poor, news of release from captivity, recovery of sight for the blind, liberty to the oppressed all in all, a year of the Lord s favor, that is, the Old Testament celebration of what was called the Year of Jubilee. Jesus applies that passage to himself. At the start of his own ministry, he also announces a new beginning for Israel. He is the one who will release prisoners from captivity to JUBILEE: A New Beginning sin, open the eyes of faith, deliver those under demonic oppression, and complete the restorations that the Jubilee Year stands for. But it isn t just the people of Jesus time who experience the newness. The Holy Spirit continues that work in the Body of Christ, the Church, as Paul describes in the second reading from 1 Corinthians. The Spirit s gifts are freely bestowed on the members of the Church and are exercised in a spirit of unity, so that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. These are ministry gifts, whose function is to continue in the body the same liberating work of Jesus. Even after twenty centuries, the year of Jubilee is only beginning. ISCUSSION: Please watch this D week's Opening the Word video at sptacc.formed.org In the Gospel reading, Jesus announces the fulfillment of the Isaiah passage. He comes to release us from slavery to sin and from spiritual debts we cannot repay. Has there been a time in your life when someone paid a debt for you? Perhaps it was a financial debt. Or maybe it was simply someone doing something for you that you could not do on your own. How can you express more gratitude to God for paying the debt of your sins on the cross? When Isaiah says in prophecy that the Holy Spirit will send someone to bring good news to the poor and to the captives, he is not talking only about people who are below the financial poverty level or those locked up in a jail. He is talking about a kind of spiritual poverty awareness that our entire lives are completely dependent on God. And he is talking about those who are in bondage to sin and recognize that only God can liberate them from their sinful ways RAYER: Recall Jesus words from P today s Gospel reading about coming to proclaim liberty to the captives. Prayerfully ask Jesus to show you an area of your life where you are in slavery to sin and in need of the release, healing, and relief from oppression that he offers. ESOLUTION: Recognizing our R spiritual poverty our complete dependence on God talk to Jesus about areas where you need to be released and ask him what you can do to seek healing during the week. Ask for his help in this area. Reflections reprinted here with permission from Augustine Institute. We encourage you to take notes as you reflect on this week readings / homily

13 Temporadas de Fe Page 13 a comunidad es importante. La comunidad es esencial. La L comunidad es crucial. Este mensaje es el fundamento de las lecturas de hoy de Nehemías, Corintios y Lucas. La lectura del rollo por parte de Esdras se hace delante de la comunidad, incluyendo - un acto radical en aquella época - a mujeres y niños con edad suficiente para entender, grupos que normalmente no se cuentan entre los que escuchan la proclamación de la promesa de Dios. La comunidad es importante. El Cuerpo místico de Cristo, como el cuerpo humano, funciona mejor y más plenamente cuando todos los miembros desempeñan el papel para el que fueron destinados. La comunidad es esencial. La palabra de Dios se cumple cuando la comunidad es esencial. La palabra de Dios se cumple cuando la comunidad la ha escuchado y ha sido testigo de ella. En Lucas, el bautismo y las tentaciones de Jesús en el desierto conducen a la escena de la sinagoga, que luego llevará a Jesús a su ministerio público de proclamar el reino de Dios. Finalmente viajará a Jerusalén y a su crucifixión. La comunidad es crucial. UN CUERPO, UN JESÚS Nuestro calendario litúrgico separa las diferentes escenas del Evangelio, lo que a veces puede hacerles un flaco favor. El año litúrgico, por supuesto, tiene su propio ritmo y finalidad, en el que insertan los relatos de la vida de Jesús. Sin embargo, cuando Lucas organizaba su Evangelio (para "Teófilo", el amigo de Dios que encontramos en la introducción del Evangelio de hoy), la escena de hoy formaba parte de una estructura triple: el bautismo de Jesús, las tentaciones en el desierto, el anuncio de la misión pública en la sinagoga de Nazaret. El vínculo es el Espíritu Santo, que descendió sobre el cuerpo de Jesús en su bautismo, que llenó su cuerpo mientras soportaba su prueba de cuarenta días, y que está sobre su cuerpo para anunciar y realizar el reino de Dios, misión que cumple con su cuerpo en la cruz. La encarnación (el "encarnarse") de Jesús, que pensamos en relación con su nacimiento, sigue siendo el centro de su historia. UN CRISTO, UN CUERPO La lectura de Corintios de la semana pasada se refería al único Espíritu que otorga muchos dones, pero que es la fuente de nuestra unidad. Pablo continúa hoy este tema utilizado la imagen del cuerpo, cuyos diferentes miembros tienen cada uno una función importante y distinta. El Espíritu del bautismo forma ese único Cuerpo místico de Cristo. El Espíritu del bautismo llena los numerosos miembros, pero los une siempre como uno solo. El Espíritu del bautismo está en cada miembro, como lo estuvo para Jesús en la sinagoga de Nazaret. Ese Espíritu de nuestro bautismo nos unge a cada uno de nosotros como miembros del Cuerpo de Cristo para ser alegres, proclamar la libertad, traer una visión más clara, levantar a los oprimidos, anunciar el reino de Dios a todos. Como miembros diferentes del Cuerpo de Cristo, cada uno está llamado a hacer esto a su manera. Podemos enfrentarnos a la oposición o al rechazo, como hizo Jesús, pero siempre podemos volver a acudir con fe al Espíritu de nuestro bautismo, que sigue estando con nosotros. Lecturas de hoy: Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Sal 19 (18):8, 9, 10, 15; 1 Cor 12:12-30 [12-14, 27]; Lc 1:1-4; 4:14-21

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15 LOOKING TO MAKE A MOVE? WHY IS IT Gaby Islas Fairfield Ranch Rd., Suite 100 Chino Hills, CA Realtor Hablo Español DRE# Jocelyn Apelo Bellinger Realtor Parishioner Cell: Office: Local Parishioner DRE Lic # I Speak English and Tagalog (714) Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated Luz Gabriela Raygoza, CLTC (909) Agent, Parishioner A man wakes up after sleeping under an ADVERTISED blanket on an ADVERTISED mattress and pulls off ADVERTISED pajamas bathes in an ADVERTISED shower shaves with an ADVERTISED razor brushes his teeth with ADVERTISED toothpaste washes with ADVERTISED soap puts on ADVERTISED clothes drinks a cup of ADVERTISED coffee drives to work in an ADVERTISED car and then.... refuses to ADVERTISE believing it doesn t pay. Later if business is poor he ADVERTISES it for sale. Life Insurance and Long-Term Care WHY IS IT? LUZ PACHECO, Realtor Your Local Real Estate Expert LIC # luz.homesinlosangelesarea.com Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc Support the Adve rtisers Kitchen/Bathroom Home Repairs Flooring/Molding Over 25 years experience Order at: dorrancebookstore.com target.com amazon.com barnesandnoble.com TOM S REMODELING & MORE Tom Ward WHERE IS PEACE? What it takes to be happy and wholesome. by: Frances Hart Personalized language tutoring services in-person or online Always Free Estimates 909/ Local Parishioner y That Su t i n pport Our Commu Fernando J. Bernheim ATTORNEY AT LAW Free Initial Consultation Parishioner Since 1989 Protecting Individuals Rights If You Live Alone You Need MDMedAlert! 24 Hour Protection at HOME and AWAY! Ambulance 95 a month Solutions as Low as Police Fire Shipping Friends/Family FREE FREE Activation NO Long Term Contracts MDMedAlert Safe-Guarding America s Seniors Nationwide! Consider Remembering Your Parish in Your Will. Phone Fax BernheimLawFirm.com MGR Office Plaza 222 N. Mountain Ave., Ste. 108 Upland, CA $19. CALL NOW! Personal Injury Family Law Criminal Law Immigration Law Living Trusts For further information, please call the Parish Office. This Button SAVES Lives! As Shown GPS, Lowest Price Guaranteed! GPS Tracking w/fall Detection Nationwide, No Land Line Needed EASY Set-up, NO Contract 24/7 365 Monitoring in the USA PIERCE BROTHERS CRESTLAWN MEMORIAL PARK and MORTUARY Se Habla Español FD 1343 & COA Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA We Serve Kamayan ANY DAY and ANYTIME FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL: Call for Advance Reservations Monday Closed Tuesday Friday from 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm 2120 Grand Ave., Ste. A Chino Hills, CA The Sponsors Who Appear On This Bulletin. It Is Through Their Support That This Bulletin Is Made Possible. Business Owners Interested In Advertising Please Call J.S. Paluch at St Paul the Apostle Church (A) For Ads: J.S. Paluch Co., Inc

16 Parish Administrator Fr. Joseph Pilotin, MS Parochial Vicar: Fr. Michael Fredericks Deacons Deacon Pat Martinez Deacon Tony Moralez Deacon Gary Quinn Deacon John Duffy Parish Manager Manny Perez, Jr. Parish Ministries Dir Paulina Espinosa (ext. 313) Audio Visual Michael Palacios (ext. 330) Catechetical Min. Dir John Koss (909) Music Coordinator Erika Regalado (ext. 335) Preschool Director Chrissy Stutzman (909) Young Adult Ministry Ramon Cordoba (ext. 341) Youth Ministry Noah Fonacier (ext. 342). SERVICES Weekend Masses: Saturday: 5:00 p.m. (English) Sunday: 7:00 a.m. (English) 9:00 a.m. (English) 11:00 a.m. (English) 1:00 p.m. (Spanish) 3:00 p.m. (English) 5:00 p.m. (English) Weekday Masses: Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. (Church) Online Masses: Sunday: 9:00 a.m. (English) Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. (English) Holy Day Masses: Check the bulletin for the schedule. St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Eucharistic Adoration: Adoration: First Fridays (Normally) 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Reconciliation: Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m. or contact the Parish Office for an appointment with the Priest. Baptisms: Contact the Parish Office. Marriages: Six months advance notice. Contact the Parish Office. Anointing of the Sick: Contact the Parish Office. Funerals: Contact the Parish Office. Blessing (Home/Articles): Contact the Parish Office. MINISTRY CONTACT PHONE Community Boy Scouts Edzel Fuertez Comunidad Hispana Marcelo Avalos Cub Scouts Filipino Catholics Romy Reyes, Jr Finance Council Dan Burke Harvest Festival Raoul & Melinda Raymundo Marriage Enrichment Alain & Nerissa Valdellon Pastoral Council Maile Dafun-Long Special Needs Families Kareem & Amy Zoque Faith Formation Catholics Returning Home Dan & Bernadette Burke Ignite Evangelization Andy & Linda Lujan Men's Fellowship Paul Hutchinson RCIA Jerry Watson Sacred Hearts Secular Branch Magda Vitale Bible Study Groups Faye Wong Christian Service Tessie Lightholder Women's Fellowship AM Andrea Lueken Prayer Divine Mercy Rick & Emily Jiao Eucharistic Holy Hour Teresa Fahrenhorst Grupo de Oración Miguel & Angelica Ortega Legion of Mary Craig Steffes Legion of Mary (Chinese) Esther Hwang Rosary Group Lulu Enverga Vocations Committee Jerome & Carol Murphy Christian Service Bereavement Grief Share Leeza Montoya Cancer Support Coffee and Donuts Divorced & Separated Ministry Diane Dale Elizabeth Ministry Maile Dafun-Long Knights of Columbus Jim Dunkelman Knot Just a Prayer Candace John Ministry to the Sick Dcn. John & Tessie Duffy Respect Life & Family Kelly Schlegel Restorative Justice Pablo Alvarez Senior Adult Ministry Zeny & Gilbert Ong Food and Clothing Ministry David & Maria Nunez Warm up St. Paul Yolanda Ravega Liturgical Altar Servers Annette Granados Environment Raoul & Melinda Raymundo Eucharistic Ministry Vincent Enverga Welcome, Hospitality & Teresa Dang Assistance Ministry Lectors Brenda Dunkelman Sacristans Venus Andrade

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