Sunday Bulletin - St. Andrew Catholic Church

About Us
Rev. Msgr. Michael A. Souckar - Pastor
Rev. Flavio Montes - Parochial Vicar
Rev. Jorge Perales - Parochial Vicar
Rev. Normando Feliz - (Retired)
Rev. Mr. Denis Mieyal - Permanent Deacon
Rev. Mr. Julio De Jesus - Transitional Deacon
Pastoral Staff
Mrs. Lydia Bernard-Vargas
Director of Preschool
Mrs. Beatriz Castro
Coordinator of Religious Education
Mrs. Mosi Del Aguila
Stewardship Coordinator
Miss Mary Forney
Youth 4 Christ Minister &
Director of Faith Formation
954-588-8667 - 954-905-6332
Vigil and Sunday Mass Schedule
Saturday Evening Mass:
(English) 5:30 p.m. & (Spanish) 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses:
(English) 7:00, 8:00, 9:30 (Children’s Mass),
11:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.,
and 1:30 p.m. (Spanish)
Daily Mass Schedule
Monday - Friday 7 a.m., 9 a.m.
Monday - Friday (Spanish) 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.
Saturday (English & Spanish) 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunday (Before Mass) 9am, 11am & 1pm
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00pm Adoration Chapel
Weekday by appointment only (please call the office)
Perpetual Adoration in Adoration Chapel
Please contact the Office at least 6 month prior to wedding.
Please contact the office in advance.
Baptismal Classes are offered in English & Spanish.
Mrs. Kristen Hughes
School Principal
Mrs. Maria Elena Kaplove
Mrs. Suzanne League
Mrs. Shelly Nicoll
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Mary Lou Taff
Music Director
Outreach Department
Faith Direct
Code: FL619
Upcoming Events in the Parish
April 12th - Divine Mercy Celebration
April 13th - School Classes Resume
April 17th to 23rd - School Book Fair
April 14th - Confirmation Rehearsal
April 16th - Confirmation Rehearsal
April 18th - Confirmation
April 20th - Spirituality for Liturgical
Ministries (English)
April 24th - Bingo Night
MONDAY, April 13th, 2015
Sunday, April 12th, 2015
7:00AM Msgr. Souckar
8:00AM Fr. Perales
9:30AM Fr. Perales
11:30AM Fr. Montes
1:30PM Fr. Feliz
Outreach Mass
John G. Lockrey by Lynne Lockrey
John Randazzo by Pat Randazzo & Family
Maria Monticciolo by The Saputo & Monticciolo Families
María Teresa de Sánchez por Los Sacerdotes, Diáconos y
Personal de la Oficina
Saint Andrew Parishioners
5:30PM Msgr. Souckar
TUESDAY, April 14th, 2015
Monday, April 13th, 2015
WEDNESDAY, April 15th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
9:00AM Fr. Montes
7:00PM Fr. Montes
7:00AM Fr. Perales
9:00AM Fr. Montes
7:00PM Fr. Perales
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
9:00AM TBA
7:00PM Fr. Perales
Benjamin Cognetta by The Forlenza Family
Manuel Daniel “Manny” Garcia by The Moccia family
Roque Acosta por Hilda Salamanca
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Manuel Daniel “Manny” Garcia by The Noderer Family
Salvatore D’Auria by Ralph D’Auria
Luvinda La Madrid por La Familia Queija
Thursday, April 16th, 2015
7:00AM Msgr. Souckar
9:00AM Msgr. Souckar
7:00PM Fr. Montes
Rita Toussaint by Her Family
Florence Puzo by The Lassegue Family
Carmine Cammarata por Su Familia
Friday, April 17th, 2015
THURSDAY, April 16th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
9:00AM Fr. Feliz
7:00PM Fr. Montes
FRIDAY, April 17th, 2015
7:00AM Fr. Perales
8:00AM Msgr. Souckar
9:30AM Msgr. Souckar
11:30AM Fr. Montes
1:30PM Fr. Perales
5:30PM Fr. Montes
SATURDAY, April 18th, 2015
The extended Barrett Family by Sheila Barrett
Manuel Daniel “Manny” Garcia by Dick & Janet Kreeger
Aura Quintero por Nadya Santa Cruz & Family
John & Analie Barrett by Sheila Barrett
Rosario Galviz by Doris de Moreno
Evita María Chavez de Vásquez por Cecilia Espejo
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
9:00AM Fr. Montes
5:30PM Fr. Feliz
7:00PM Fr. Perales
Community Mass
Ric Taffe by Ed & Mary Ritter
Lilian del Rosario Chaponán por Sus Padres
Sunday, April 19th, 2015
SUNDAY, April 19th, 2015
RCIA CLASS CHILDREN (10:30AM - CR 126 & 221)
RICA ESPAÑOL (11:30AM - CR # 121)
Archbishop’s Charities & Development Drive
Brandon Anthony Scibilia by His Mother
Elsie Fisher by The Poblete Family
Anastasia Koch by Pat Randazzo & Family
Annie Zegeer’s Birthday (Living) by The The Zegeer Family
Parroquianos de la Iglesia de Saint Andrew
Ashley McGath Strum by Women’s Emmaus
Flowers for Our Lady of Guadalupe
are offered for
All Yazidi, Kurdish and Christians
people, experiencing persecution in
the Middle East
Campaña de las Caridades del Arzobispo
Parish Goal : $ 250,275.00
Meta Parroquial: $ 250,275.00
Thank you to those who have generously supported
the 2015 ABCD Campaign.
Gracias a todos los que han apoyado con su aporte
generoso a la
Campaña del ABCD 2015.
Thank you!
Please, to those who have not had
the opportunity to consider a gift,
it is not too late.
Por favor, los que no han tenido
la oportunidad de contribuir,
todavía pueden hacerlo.
The Sacraments: Fountains of Grace
Dear Parishioners of Saint Andrew:
Last week there was standing room only at most Masses. Although the crowds are significantly smaller this weekend, our parish
continues to grow. At the Easter Vigil I was honored to baptized twenty new Catholics, two adult and 18 children. I congratulate
all those who received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist on that sacred night. I also wish to thank the
parents of the children who received the sacraments for their desire to hand on the Catholic faith to their children and for giving
them a good example of living the faith. I also express my sincere gratitude to Ms. Mary Forney who as Director of Faith Formation led these catechumens in their spiritual journey to the sacraments of initiation. I also thank Mrs. Beatriz Castro, our Director
of Religious Education, and the catechists (teachers) who guided the children as they learned about our faith and prepared them
for the reception of the sacraments. In addition to these new Catholics, we look forward to the reception of Confirmation and the
Holy Eucharist by another 9 parishioners who will receive these sacraments at the hands of Archbishop Wenski next Saturday.
Archbishop Wenski will also be administering the Sacrament of Confirmation to 150 students from our school and religious education program. In my name and on behalf of all in the parish, I extend my congratulations to these adults and students who have
been preparing for the reception of Confirmation. It will be an honor for us to welcome Archbishop Wenski to the parish on Saturday.
The Easter season is a time of living out the mystery of new life with the Risen Christ. For forty days in Lent we reflected on the
need for conversion in our lives so as to live ever more faithfully and joyfully the life of a disciple of Christ Jesus. Now during the
Easter season, the Church celebrate for fifty days the gift of eternal life we received at baptism and which is sustained by the gifts
of the Holy Spirit at Confirmation and nurtured by the regular reception of the Holy Eucharist. These sacraments not only initiate
us into the Body of Christ, they invigorate and enliven our living of the faith in fidelity to the Gospel and in communion with the
Catholic Church. During this Easter season, I encourage all of us to reflect on the gift of faith we have received from the Lord and
which is sustained by the sacraments. For example, do you know the date of your baptism, Confirmation and First Holy Communion? Why not celebrate these dates annually? Parents might make it a practice to celebrate their children’s anniversary of baptism with a special family meal, as is done to celebrate their birthdays. You might also read those sections of the Catechism of
the Catholic Church which teach about the meaning and importance of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Finally, you might read and pray with the Scripture passages of the baptism of the Lord, the feast of Pentecost and the institution of the Holy Eucharist.
On another note, I take this opportunity to renew my expression of sympathy at the death of Bishop William Friend. Bishop
Friend, a native of Miami, was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Mobile-Birmingham in 1959 and then chosen by Pope Saint
John Paul II as the Bishop of Shreveport, Louisiana in 1986. In retirement, Bishop Friend moved to Coral Springs to be close to
his sister Jean Boccard and his nephews and niece. Bishop Friend died peacefully at his home on the morning of Holy Thursday,
the day on which the Church commemorates the Lord’s institution of the Sacraments of the Holy Eucharist and Holy Orders at the
Last Supper. This year, that day also was the tenth anniversary of the death of Pope Saint John Paul II. A funeral Mass was offered here at St Andrew on Tuesday morning by Bishop Michael Duca of the Diocese of Shreveport. Another Funeral Mass will
be offered in the Cathedral of Saint John Berchmans in Shreveport this Tuesday and Bishop Friend will be interred in the cathedral cemetery. Requiescat in pace.
All the sacraments are fountains of grace for the Christian faithful and they accompany us along the journey of our lives. From
baptism to our funeral Mass, we walk by faith and, like St Thomas the Apostle in the Gospel today, we acclaim Jesus Christ to be
“my Lord and my God”.
May the Lord continue to bless you and your family with His love!
Monsignor Michael A. Souckar
Los Sacramentos : Fuente de Gracia
Queridos Parroquianos de Saint Andrew:
La semana pasada tuvimos la Iglesia llena en todas las Misas. Aunque las multitudes de este fin de semana son más pequeñas,
nuestra parroquia sigue creciendo. En la Vigilia Pascual tuve el honor de bautizar a veinte nuevos católicos, dos adultos y 18
niños. Felicito a todos los que recibieron los sacramentos del Bautismo, Confirmación y Eucaristía en esa noche Santa. También
quiero dar las gracias a los padres de los niños que recibieron los sacramentos por su deseo de transmitir la fe católica a sus
hijos y por darles un buen ejemplo de como vivir la fe. También expreso mi sincero agradecimiento a la señorita Mary Forney
que como Directora de Formación de la Fe llevó a estos catecúmenos en su camino espiritual a los sacramentos de iniciación.
También quiero agradecer a la señora Beatriz Castro, nuestra Directora de Educación Religiosa, y a los catequistas (maestros)
que guiaron a los niños a medida que aprendían acerca de nuestra fe y los preparaban para la recepción de los sacramentos.
Además de estos nuevos católicos, esperamos con interés la recepción de la Confirmación y de la Eucaristía por otros 9 feligreses que van a recibir estos sacramentos de manos del Arzobispo Wenski el próximo sábado. El Arzobispo Wenski también
administrará el sacramento de la Confirmación a 150 estudiantes de nuestra escuela y del programa de educación religiosa. En
mi nombre y en nombre de todos en la parroquia, extiendo mis felicitaciones a estos adultos y estudiantes que se han estado
preparando para la recepción de la Confirmación. Será un honor para nosotros dar la bienvenida al Arzobispo Wenski a la parroquia el sábado.
El tiempo de Pascua de Resurección es un tiempo para vivir el misterio de la nueva vida con Jesuscristo Resucitado. Durante
cuarenta días de la Cuaresma hemos reflexionado sobre la necesidad de la conversión en nuestras vidas para vivir cada vez con
mayor fidelidad y alegría la vida de un discípulo de Cristo Jesús. Ahora, durante la temporada de Pascua, la Iglesia celebra
durante cincuenta días, el don de la vida eterna que recibimos en el bautismo y que se sustenta por los dones del Espíritu Santo
en la Confirmación y alimentada por la recepción regular de la Santa Eucaristía. Estos sacramentos no sólo nos inician en el
Cuerpo de Cristo, que vigorizan y dan vida a nuestra vivencia de la fe en la fidelidad al Evangelio y en comunión con la Iglesia
católica. Durante este tiempo de Pascua, los animo a todos a reflexionar sobre el don de la fe que hemos recibido del Señor y
que se sustenta en los sacramentos. Por ejemplo, ¿sabe la fecha de su bautismo, de la confirmación y de la primera comunión?
¿Por qué no celebrar estas fechas cada año? Los padres pueden hacer una práctica para celebrar el aniversario del bautismo de
sus hijos con una comida especial en la familia, como se hace para celebrar sus cumpleaños. También puede leer las secciones
del Catecismo de la Iglesia católica que enseña sobre el significado y la importancia de los sacramentos del Bautismo, de la
Confirmación y de la Eucaristía. Por último, es posible leer y orar con los pasajes bíblicos del bautismo del Señor, la fiesta de
Pentecostés y la institución de la Sagrada Eucaristía.
En otra nota, aprovecho la oportunidad para reiterar mi expresión de condolencia por el fallecimiento del Obispo William Friend.
El Obispo Friend, es nativo de Miami, fue ordenado sacerdote para la Diócesis de Mobile-Birmingham en 1959 y luego elegido
por el Papa san Juan Pablo II como Obispo de Shreveport, Louisiana en 1986. Al jubilarse, el obispo Friend se mudó a Coral
Springs para estar cerca de su hermana Jean Boccard y de sus sobrinos y sobrina. El Obispo Friend murió en paz en su casa en
la mañana del Jueves Santo, día en que la Iglesia conmemora la institución del Señor de los Sacramentos de la Santa Eucaristía
y del Orden Sagrado en la Última Cena. Este año, ese día también fue el décimo aniversario de la muerte del Papa san Juan
Pablo II. Una misa funeral fue ofrecida aquí en Saint Andrew el martes por la mañana por el Obispo Michael Duca de la Diócesis
de Shreveport. Otra Misa Funeral se ofrecerá en la Catedral de San Juan Berchmans en Shreveport este martes y el Obispo
Friend será enterrado en el cementerio de la catedral. Requiescat in pace.
Todos los sacramentos son fuente de gracia para los fieles Cristianos y nos acompañan a lo largo del camino de nuestra vida.
Desde el bautismo a nuestra misa fúnebre, caminamos por la fe y, como Santo Tomás Apóstol en el Evangelio de hoy,
aclamamos a Jesús Cristo para ser "mi Señor y mi Dios".
¡Qué el Señor los siga bendiciendo a usted y a sus familias con Su amor!
Monseñor Michael A. Souckar
Blessed Are You
Mathew 5:3-12
Give yourself the gift of a retreat, invite a family member, ask a friend. This is the
moment—the opportunity– to be renewed– to come and rest in God’s love.
This is the time to draw near to God because God is very near to you!
Women’s Retreat
When: April 24, 25, and 26, 2015
Where: Our Lady Of Florida
Spiritual Center
North Palm Beach, Fl.
Cost: $195.00 per person
Registration available in the Parish Office or online
For more information please contact Mary Forney 954-588-8667 or
E-mail [email protected]
Join your fellow Parishioners & Neighbors
St. Andrew Parish
Spring Picnic and
Ministry Fair
Saturday, May 2nd
From 11am to 4pm
Open to All - Free of Charge
Hamburgers / Hot Dogs
Sausage & Peppers
Refreshments- Games-Rides
Fun for kids of all ages
Volunteers are needed
Great for Service hours
Call the Parish Office to Volunteer
St. Vincent de Paul Poor Boxes
Our “Poor Boxes” are located at the church
exits. We need your monetary donations,
the St. Vincent de Paul
Society uses 100% of your donations
to help the needy.
Please help us, to help them.
Thank you for your
monetary donations!!!
Tuesday thru Friday 9:30am - 11:00am
Pantry Items
Peanut Butter, Children’s Snacks
Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo)
Please check expiration dates
We Cannot distribute expired food
Your Kindness & Generosity is Appreciated!!!
God Bless
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The Archdiocese of Miami runs one of the most robust awareness and
prevention programs in the country. For more information contact the Safe Environment Office at 305-762-1250.
Social media is an integrated part of today’s society. Each of us has the opportunity to use social media wisely, without compromising our safety,
privacy or reputation. The following are some general strategies to improve your social media presence and perhaps share with the youth who
are already utilizing these platforms.
Do properly set up the privacy settings and preferences within the social media apps, sites and software you use.
Be aware of the social media’s Terms and Conditions prior to accepting. For example, anything posted on Instagram becomes their property to
use in any way and for any purpose they choose.
Do not compromise your identity. Never post your address, date of birth, phone number or other personal contact information.
Resist accepting all friend and/or follower requests. Having lots of friends online is not the status symbol some people think it is and can increase
your risk of victimization.
Do not post or respond to anything online when you are emotionally charge up. Once something is posted it cannot be taken back. Pause before
you post.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an internet predator, please contact
If you suspect child abuse call 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873)
If you have been abused by someone in the church please contact the Victim’s Assistant Coordinator at 1-866-80-abuse (1-866-802-2873)
Abril es el Mes de la Prevención del Abuso Infantil. La Arquidiócesis de Miami tiene uno de los programas más poderosos de concienciación y prevención en la nación. Para más información, comuníquese con la Oficina de Ambiente
Seguro, 305-762-1250.
Las redes sociales son parte integrante de la sociedad moderna. Cada uno de nosotros tiene la oportunidad de utilizarlas con sabiduría, sin
arriesgar nuestra seguridad, privacidad o reputación. A continuación algunas estrategias generales para mejorar su presencia en las redes sociales, y que puede compartir con los jóvenes que ya utilizan estas plataformas.
Instale debidamente las configuraciones de privacidad en las aplicaciones de las redes sociales, los lugares en línea y los programas que utiliza.
Esté consciente de los términos y condiciones antes de aceptarlos. Por ejemplo, lo que se publica en Instagram pasa a ser propiedad de Instagram y puede ser utilizado de la manera y con el propósito que ellos deseen.
No ponga en riesgo su identidad. Nunca publique su dirección, fecha de nacimiento, número telefónico o cualquier otra Información personal de
Absténgase de aceptar todas las solicitudes de amistad o seguidores. Tener muchas amistades en línea no es sinónimo de posición social, como
piensa alguna gente, y puede aumentar su riesgo de convertirse en víctima.
No publique o responda en línea cuando se sienta cargado de emotividad. Una vez algo se publica, no puede deshacerse. Tome una pausa antes
de publicar.
Si usted o alguien que conoce ha sido víctima de un predador por internet, comuníquese con
Si tiene sospechas de abuso infantil, llame al 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873).
Si usted ha sufrido abuso por parte de alguien en la Iglesia, comuníquese con el Coordinador de Ayuda a las Víctimas, al 1-866-802-2873
Respect Life Corner
On the cross,
the fountain of My mercy
was opened wide by the lance
for all souls
– no one have I excluded!
Jesus to St. Faustina - Diary 1182
Rachel’s Vineyard are weekend
retreats offering a safe place to
renew, rebuild and redeem hearts
broken by abortion.
Project Rachel is a one on one,
post- abortion counseling and
reconciliation program available to
women and men.
If you are suffering from the trauma of a past abortion, God desires you
to experience His Love and Mercy!
To learn about Post-Abortion healing, contact:
Respect Life Ministry
Local: 954-981-2984 or Toll Free 1-888-456-4673
Archdiocese of Miami - Office of Lay Ministry and Adult Faith Formation
April 12, 2015 Second Sunday of Easter: Divine Mercy Sunday
Gospel reading John 20:19-31 [To be read aloud]
On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in
their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they
saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on
them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” Thomas, called
Didymus, one of the Twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nail marks and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.” Now a week
later his disciples were again inside and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said,
“Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be
unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you
have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not
written in this book. But these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through this belief you may
have life in his name.
Brief commentary:
Happy Easter! It has been said that, “every Sunday is an echo of Easter Sunday.” It is the Christian “day of the Lord,” it is “the day the Lord has
made…[in which] we rejoice and are glad,” for it was early in the morning prior to sunrise on the first day of the week that Jesus Christ vanquished
the power of death and rose gloriously from the tomb. So deep and complete is the divine mercy that every act of God is an act of mercy, from Creation to the new creation of Resurrection. God is life-giving love. Divine Mercy Sunday affirms the Easter message that the underlying attitude of God
toward all of his creation is merciful love. Because of this love God’s Son gave the total gift of himself from conception to death on a cross to open
for all the fullness of salvation. In today’s gospel the risen Christ appears to his disciples with the gift of his risen presence, his peace and his Spirit;
and he entrusts to them the mission of mercy and forgiveness by which the power of evil and death continue to be vanquished. They cannot help but
to “rejoice.” They would never be the same again…and neither would the lives of so many who would “come to believe without seeing.” Today we,
like Thomas, touch his wounds and ‘we are healed by them’. We too exclaim in awe and in deep gratitude, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus Christ continues to breath his breath of life, his Spirit, in us, in our Church, in our world, and empowers us for the mission of reconciliation to the people of
our times. In a world so marked by mercilessness and pitilessness – as we are witnessing in the brutal persecutions of Christians and minorities across
Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Libya and so many other places, and as evident in the indifference toward the poor, by violence of so many kinds, by the dehumanization of the unborn child, by prejudice, racism and sexism – Christians realize how much the world needs mercy! When Jesus commissions his
disciples to forgive sins, he is also telling them to be agents of mercy in the world. Today we need to pray for victims of hatred, selfishness and indifference, but we also will ‘pray for our enemies, for those who persecute us’, as Jesus himself taught us to do and as he himself did from the cross. We
have to believe that people – even the most despicable – can change, for we ourselves were once “foolish, disobedient, hateful…[until] the grace of
God appeared” (Titus). Like Ezekiel we know that “God does not want the death of the sinner, but that he turns from his wicked ways…” Let us
pray with passion for the protection of our persecuted sisters and brothers, that both the Lord and the nations will come to their swift assistance; and
let us pray for the conversion of our oppressors and our world. Jesus Christ, crucified and gloriously risen from the dead, is the divine power to subvert and defeat all evil with mercy. +O God, whose only begotten Son, by his life, death and resurrection has opened for us the fullness of your
divine mercy, grant that through the merits of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection we may receive your mercy in times of need, become instruments of mercy in this world, and reach the goal of your divine mercy, which is eternal life with you, who are Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Today’s reading offers significant messages:
• Divine Mercy Sunday on the second Sunday of Easter inspires us to rejoice and trust in God’s merciful love, so ultimately expressed in the
saving passion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
• Jesus’ gift of the Spirit to his disciples commissions and empowers them (and all Christians) to be missionaries of God’s merciful redeeming love
in the world.
• Our world needs God’s mercy. Persecuted Christians need mercy in action, through the active protection of the nations. The oppressors of the
world need our merciful prayers, that they will experience a profound conversion and reject their evil and turn from death to life. Jesus is
the risen One who subverts evil with mercy.
For our shared or personal reflection:
After a brief pause for silent reflection share your answers, ideas or feelings.
• How do I witness to the Gospel of Jesus through words and through deeds?
• Is prayer the breath and lifeblood of my relationship with God? How can I develop a more consistent and deeper life of prayer?
• How am I being a missionary of the Gospel?
Suggested readings: Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraphs 1846-48, 1422-49
Arquidiócesis de Miami - Oficina de Ministerios Laicos y Formación de Adultos en la Fe
12 de Abril de 2015 II Domingo de Pascua: Divina Misericordia (Ciclo B)
Lectura del santo evangelio según San Juan 20:19-31
Al anochecer de aquel día, el primero de la semana, estaban los discípulos en una casa, con las puertas cerradas por miedo a los judíos. Y en esto
entró Jesús, se puso en medio y les dijo: “Paz a vosotros.” Y, diciendo esto, les enseñó las manos y el costado. Y los discípulos se llena-ron de alegría
al ver al Señor. Jesús repitió: “Paz a vosotros. Como el Padre me ha enviado, así también os envío yo.” Y, dicho esto, exhaló su aliento sobre ellos y
les dijo: “Recibid el Espíritu Santo; a quienes les perdonéis los pecados, les quedan perdonados; a quienes se los retengáis, les quedan retenidos.”
Tomás, uno de los Doce, llamado el Mellizo, no estaba con ellos cuando vino Jesús. Y los otros discípulos le decían: “Hemos visto al Señor.” Pero él
les contestó: “Si no veo en sus manos la señal de los clavos, si no meto el dedo en el agujero de los clavos y no meto la mano en su costado, no lo
creo.” A los ocho días, estaban otra vez dentro los discípulos y Tomás con ellos. Llegó Jesús, estando cerradas las puertas, se puso en medio y dijo:
“Paz a vosotros.” Luego dijo a Tomás: “Trae tu dedo, aquí tienes mis manos; trae tu mano y métela en mi costado; y no seas incrédulo, sino
creyente.” Contestó Tomás: “¡Señor mío y Dios mío!” Jesús le dijo: “¿Porque me has visto has creído? Dichosos los que crean sin haber visto.”
Muchos otros signos, que no están escritos en este libro, hizo Jesús a la vista de los discípulos. Éstos se han escrito para que creáis que Jesús es el
Mesías, el Hijo de Dios, y para que, creyendo, tengáis vida en su nombre.
Comentario breve:
¡Felices Pascuas! Se ha dicho de que, “cada domingo es un eco del domingo de Pascua.” Es el “día del Señor” cristiano, es el “el día que hizo el
Señor…[en cual] nos regocijamos y alegramos,” porque era temprano en la mañana antes del amanecer ese primer día de la semana en que Jesucristo
venció el poder de la muerte y resucito glorioso del sepulcro. Tan profundamente y completamente es la divina misericordia que cada acto de Dios es
un acto de misericordia, desde la creación hasta la nueva creación de la resurrección. Dios es amor vivificante. El domingo de la Divina Misericordia
afirma el mensaje de la Pascua que la actitud fundamental de Dios hacia su creación es de amor misericordioso. Es por este amor que el Hijo de Dios
dio el don total de si mismo desde su concepción hasta la muerte en cruz para abrirnos la plenitud de la salvación. En el evangelio de hoy Cristo resucitado se le aparece a los discípulos con el don de su presencia resucitada, su paz y su Espíritu; y les confía la misión de la misericordia y el perdón
por el cual es vencido el poder del mal y por el cual la muerte continua siendo vencida. Ellos no pueden mas que “regocijarse.” Nunca serán
tampoco las vidas de todos “los que llegaran a creer sin ver.” Hoy, como Tomas, tocamos sus llagas y ‘somos sanados por ellas’. También nosotros
exclamamos con asombro y con profunda gratitud, “¡Señor mío y Dios mío!” Jesucristo continua soplando su aliento de vida, su Espíritu, en nosotros, en su Iglesia, en nuestro mundo, y nos fortalece para la misión de reconciliación a los hombres y mujeres de nuestros tiempos. En un mundo tan
marcado por la impiedad y crueldad – como vemos en la salvaje persecución de los cristianos y minorías a lo largo de Irak, Siria, Nigeria, Libia y en
tantos otros lugares, y como es evidente en la indiferencia hacia los pobres, la violencia de tantas clases, por la deshumanización del ser humano por
nacer, por el prejuicio, el racismo y sexismo – ¡los cristianos nos damos cuenta de lo mucho que el mundo necesita la misericordia! Cuando Jesús
envía a sus apóstoles a perdonar los pecados, el también los hace así agentes de misericordia hacia el mundo. Hoy necesitamos orar por las victimas
del odio, egoísmo e indiferencia, pero también ‘oremos por nuestros enemigos, por los que nos persiguen’, así como Jesús mismo nos enseño y como
el mismo hizo desde la cruz. Tenemos que creer que las personas – hasta los mas despreciables – pueden cambiar, porque nosotros fuimos ‘necios,
desobedientes, odiamos…[hasta que] la gracia de Dios se apareció” (Tito). Come Ezequiel sabemos que “Dios no quiere la muerte del pecador, sino
que se arrepienta de su mal y se torne a Dios…” Oremos con pasión por la protección de nuestras hermanas y hermanos perseguidos, que ambos el
Señor y las naciones vengan pronto a asistirlos; y oremos por la conversión de nuestros opresores y de nuestro mundo. Jesucristo, crucificado y gloriosamente resucitado de entre los muertos, es el poder divino que subvierte y derrota todo mal con misericordia. +O Dios, cuyo Hijo único, por su
vida, muerte y resurrección ha abierto para nosotros la plenitud de tu divina misericordia, concede que por los méritos de la vida, muerte y
resurrección de Jesús podamos recibir tu misericordia en tiempos de necesidad, ser instrumentos de tu misericordia en este mundo, y llegar a
la meta de tu divina misericordia, que el la vida eterna contigo, quien eres Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo. Amen.
La lectura de hoy nos presenta tres ideas importantes:
• El domingo de la Divina Misericordia en el segundo domingo de Pascua nos inspira a regocijarnos y encomendarnos a la misericordia amorosa de
Dios, tan absolutamente expresada en la pasión salvadora y resurrección de nuestro Señor Jesucristo.
• El don de Jesús del Espíritu a sus discípulos los unge, envía, los fortalece (y a todo cristiano) a ser misioneros de la misericordia redentora de Dios
en el mundo.
• Nuestro mundo necesita misericordia. Los cristianos perseguidos necesitan la misericordia activa, a través de la protección de las naciones. Los
opresores del mundo necesitan nuestras oraciones misericordiosas, para que experimenten una profunda conversión y rechacen el mal y se
tornen de la muerte hacia la vida. Jesús es el resucitado quien subvierte el mal con la misericordia.
Para la reflexión personal o comunitaria:
Después de una pausa breve para reflexionar en silencio, comparta con otros sus ideas o sentimientos.
• ¿Cómo doy testimonio del evangelio de Jesús a través de palabras y obras?
• ¿Es la oración el aliento y vida de mi relación con Dios? ¿Cómo puedo desarrollar mas consistentemente una vida de oración mas
• ¿Cómo soy misionero del Evangelio?
Lecturas recomendadas: Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, párrafos 1846-48, 1422-49
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Justice Corner
April 12, 2015
One Heart & Mind
In the second reading, “The community of believers
was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any
of his possessions was his own, but they had everything
in common…” What happened? Don’t you wish you
could live in a world like this? You can! Jesus gave us
the gift of peace and a roadmap for peace-building – the
Ten Commandments.
When you feel overwhelmed by the complexity and
magnitude of the injustices in our world, take comfort.
No single person is called to solve all the problems.
“God makes three requests of his children: Do the best
you can, where you are, with what you have, now.”
~African American Proverb "If you can’t feed a hundred
people, then just feed one." ~ Mother Teresa
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Remember the Departed
Ricardo Badillo
Carlos Solares
Victims of War and Terrorism
Year of Consecrated Life
So it is that in accordance with the
Divine Plan a wonderful variety of
religious communities has grown
up which has made it easier for the
church . . . To be equipped for
every good work and ready for the
work of the ministry - the building
up of the Body of Christ.
- Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious
Life, Perfectae Caritatis, no. 1
The Sick
Adam Dietsch
Adele Gerstman
Adriana Barrera
Aida Rivadeneira
Albert Misko
Alberto Vértiz
Alexandra Murgado
Alfred Gertz
Alvaro Gutierrez
Amena Kan
Amy Anderman
Ana Castañón
Ana Gloria Mirabal
Ana Milena Mera
Ana Ribeirinho
Angel Valerio
Angela Chandley
Anthony Mecca
Anthony Ribeau
Arlene Mandel
Ashley Strum
Audrey Tegenkanp
Aurora Correa
Barbara Anderson
Barbara Branigan
Barbara Matalon
Becky Dwoskin
Becky Tooley
Berta Martin
Billy Mc Quilken
Bishop Friend
Blasina Antonio
Bob Sotkiewicz
Bobby Neitz
Brenda Hufstetler
Brian Thomas Green
Brianna Stribling
Bride Lindwurn
Brock Lerner
Carlos Raúl Sevilla
Carlos Solares
Carmen Ramos
Carmen Rivas
Carol Ann Wakefield
Carol Foster
Carol Ruhl
Carol Slotwinski
Cassie (Child)
Catalina Alvarez
Catalina Cruz
Catherine Benoit
Cathy Bowen
Cathy Carns
Cher Souci
Cheri Kostigen
Chip Temple
Chris Rizzo
Christian J. Honeycutt (Child)
Chris Lapi
Christine Robinson
Cindy Doyle
Cesar Rodriguez Valerio
Cesilio Figueroa
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Cruz Colón
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David Scheuerman
Denise DiCarlo
Denise Walsh
Dennis Lockrey
Desiree Perron
Diana Caraballo
Diane Hughes
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Doni Judkowitz
Donna McGlade
Donna Silvia
Dori Minnelli
Dorothy Mirarchi
Dorothy Savage
Drew Bevis
Dylan Perron
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Ellen Kramer
Elaine Power
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Sunday by Sunday
Domingo a Domingo
Reading about the faith of the early Christian believers
can be a real inspiration to those of us who have been
Christians for a long time, as well as for those who are
newly baptized. Can you imagine people of this world being “of one heart and mind” as was the first community of
believers? Today’s First Letter of John seems to hold the
key to how this can be accomplished. Keeping God’s commandments and loving all of God’s children seems to be
the start of being “of one heart and mind.” We live in a
world that stresses differences—differences among religions among races, between genders, and among economic
classes. Today we are summoned to focus on what we all
share in common on this fragile planet of ours.
Al leer sobre la fe de las primeras comunidades de
creyentes puede ser fuente de gran inspiración para los
que han sido cristianos por largo tiempo, como también
para los que acaban de ser bautizados. ¿Te puedes imaginar a gente de hoy que “tiene un solo corazón y una sola
alma” igual que la primera comunidad de creyentes? La
primera carta de san Juan que leemos hoy es la clave que
nos dice cómo podemos lograrlo. Si guardamos los mandamientos de Dios y si amamos a todos los hijos de Dios
parece ser la base de poder tener un “un solo corazón y
una sola alma”. Vivimos en un mundo que recalca las diferencias –ya sean entre religiones, razas, géneros y clases.
Hoy se nos pide que nos enfoquemos en lo que tenemos
en común en este frágil planeta que ocupamos.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2:1-3, 4-9; Jn 3:1-8
Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15
Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34:2-9; Jn 3:16-21
Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34:2, 9, 17-20; Jn 3:31-36
Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15
Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; Jn 6:16-21
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4:2, 4, 7-9;
1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48
Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine
Mercy); Julian Calendar Easter
St. Martin I
Wednesday: Income Tax Day
Thursday: Yom Ha-Shoa
(Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Hch 4:23-31; Sal 2:1-3, 4-9; Jn 3:1-8
Hch 4:32-37; Sal 93 (92):1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15
Hch 5:17-26; Sal 34 (33):2-9; Jn 3:16-21
Hch 5:27-33; Sal 34 (33):2, 9, 17-20;
Jn 3:31-36
Viernes: Hch 5:34-42; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15
Sábado: Hch 6:1-7; Sal 33 (32):1-2, 4-5, 18-19;
Jn 6:16-21
Domingo: Hch 3:13-15, 17-19; Sal 4:2, 4, 7-9;
1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lc 24:35-48
Segundo Domingo de Pascua;
Domingo de la Divina Misericordia;
Pascua en el calendario juliano
San Martín I
Día de los Impuestos
Yom HaShoa (Memorial del Holocausto)
Christ departed from our sight that we might
return to our heart, and there find him. For he
departed and behold, he is here.
- St. Augustine
Sólo el amor que se hace don, puede transformar
nuestro planeta.
- Papa San Juan XXIII
Thank you for your Prayer, Service and Generous Giving!!!
Weekly Collection report for weekend of:
Saturday 5:30 PM
Saturday 7 PM
Sunday 7 AM
Sunday 8 AM
Sunday 9:30 AM
Sunday 11:30AM
Sunday 1:30 PM
Sunday 5:30 PM
People Count
Special accounts and collections
Collection Description
Office envelopes
Children’s envelopes
Capital Campaign
School Financial Aid
R.E. Children
Good Friday
Total special collections:
Total of all collections: $ 33,442.00
Weekly Collection report for weekend of:
People Count
Saturday 8 PM
Sunday 7 AM
Sunday 8 AM
Sunday 9:30 AM
Sunday 11:30AM
Sunday 1:30 PM
Special accounts and collections
Collection Description
Office envelopes
Children’s envelopes
Capital Campaign
School Financial Aid
Youth 4 Christ
Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Religious Education Children
Total special collections:
Total of all collections: $ 66,246.00
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