The Friday E-Pistle (Dec. 30, 2016)

Reflection question

Gospel meditation                         

Consider using the following meditation for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time  (Jan. 15):

  • “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” We hear a very similar version of this in every Mass. Our Gospel today tells us the role of John the Baptist was to make known Jesus, the Lamb of God.” Who has helped you to recognize Christ in your life? How does your life direct others to Christ?
  • "Este es el Cordero de Dios, el que quita los pecados del mundo" Escuchamos una versión muy similar de esto en cada Misa. Nuestro Evangelio hoy nos dice que el papel de Juan el Bautista iba a ser el de dar a conocer a Jesús, el Cordero de Dios. "¿Quién le ha ayudado a reconocer a Cristo en su vida? ¿Cómo es que su vida dirige a otros a Cristo?"


Stewardship and Development

Catholic Services Appeal update

Thank you for your continued support and generosity to the Catholic Services Appeal. To date, we have received pledges from more than 17,400 families totaling more than $4.7 million. Parishioners are encouraged to generously support the CSA.

Current parish goal reports are available on the diocesan website.


Weekly notes

Pope Francis’ prayer request

Please consider Pope Francis’ prayer request for January:

  • That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.
  • Por todos los cristianos, para que, fieles a las enseñanzas del Señor, contribuyan con la oración y la caridad fraterna, a restablecer la plena comunión eclesial, colaborando para responder a los desafíos actuales de la humanidad.

Bishop Vásquez’ prayer request

Please consider Bishop Vásquez’ prayer request for the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Jan. 15):

  • That the members of the Church may come to recognize the “Lamb of God” more fully each day and reveal him to others by our lives of faith, we pray…
  • Por que los miembros de la Iglesia lleguemos a reconocer al "Cordero de Dios" más plenamente cada día y lo revelemos a los otros a través de nuestras vidas de fe, oremos...


Ethics and Integrity in Ministry

EIM Workshop

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