March 29, 2015 - St. Therese Catholic Church

St. Therese
Catholic Church
217 Brawley School Rd.
Mooresville, NC 28117-9103
An Ignatian parish staffed by priests of the
Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus
(The Jesuits) since 1970.
March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-12pm & 12:30pm-4:30pm
Phone: 704-664-3992
Fax: 704-660-6321
E-mail: [email protected]
Parish Website:
Office Hours:
Sunday 8:30am-12pm & 3pm-9pm
Monday 1pm-5pm
Tuesday 9am-12pm & 3pm-7pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Thursday 9am-12pm
Friday & Saturday Closed
Phone: 704-664-7762
Every household is invited to register. Forms are
available in the Narthex, the office or on our
website. According to Diocesan policy, parish
registration is required for faith formation, all
sacraments and ministries, and school vouchers.
MOVING? Please notify the parish office!
4:30pm Thursday for the next weekend bulletin.
All items subject to approval and editing.
Submit to Lisa Cash, [email protected]
Sacramental Celebrations Mass Times
7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am,
12:00 noon
Sunday Nursery at 9 & 10:30am Masses
2:30pm Misa en Espanol
Daily Mass 9:00am Monday thr ough Fr iday
& First Saturdays
Reconciliation 4:00pm-5:00pm on Saturdays
or by appointment
The parishioners of St. Therese welcome our
visitors. Please introduce yourselves to your neighbors.
Catholics comprise less than 4% of North Carolina’s
population, therefore, your presence is very important
to us. We also rely on your support. Your generosity
will be much appreciated.
Please turn off cell phones and other electronic devices.
The Toddler Room is a convenient refuge for parents of
active children. Thank you for being with us! We
hope you have a great visit!
According to Diocesan policy, registered couples must
begin marriage preparation at least SIX MONTHS
prior to the desired wedding date. Please call the parish
office for an appointment.
At least SIX WEEKS before the anticipated date of
Baptism, parents must contact the office to arrange for
required baptismal preparation. Contact Christine Leal
CHILDREN—Grades 3 thru 7—All children in the
above grades are prepared for the first sacraments of
Initiation through the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Children. Contact: Dave Conklin in the Faith
Formation office 704-664-7762.
All adults and high school age teens who wish to be
baptized, confirmed and/or receive First Eucharist are
prepared through the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults. This is also the process for non-Catholics to
come into full communion with the Catholic Church.
Contact: Deacon John Sims 704-662-0714.
Please notify the parish office if you want communion
brought to the home, hospital or nursing home.
Hospitals do not notify the church that you are there
except at your direct request.
Please notify the parish office of those who are
homebound or in hospitals or nursing homes, especially
when seriously ill.
FIRST FRIDAY of each month
Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration
9:45am—4:45pm with Benediction at 4:45pm.
7 pm Mondays in the church
9:45 am Thursdays after Mass
Rev. Vincent C. Curtin, S.J., ext. 102
Parochial Vicar/Vicarios:
Rev. Dominic Totaro, SJ, ext. 225
Rev. Donald M. Ward, S.J., ext. 107
In Residence: Rev. Fr ancis X. Reese, S.J ., ext. 205
Deacons/Diácono: Rev. Mr . J ohn Sims
[email protected]
Rev. Mr. Robert Kratchman (retired)
Rev. Mr. Myles Decker (retired)
Faith Formation/Formación de Fe: 704-664-7762
Carmen SanJuan, ext. 109
David Conklin, ext. 108
Asst. Director
Darlene McClure, ext. 110
Office Assistant
Dayna Auten, ext. 318
Pre-school Director
Music Ministry/Ministerio de Música
Phillip Haigler, ext. 106
Argelia Chavez– Misa en Español
Maintenance Manager
Wesley Weaver, ext. 104
Melinda Drury, ext. 101
Parish Manager
Rosemary Hyman, ext. 315
Liturgy Coordinator
Christine Leal, ext. 100
Office Assistant/Facilities Scheduler
Leyda Carrillo, ext. 114
Latino Coordinator
Elaine Runski, ext. 301
Administrative Assistant
Lisa Cash, ext. 105
Ministry Communications Coordinator
Staff emails/correos electrónicos: (first initial, last name) (inicial de su nombre, apellido) i.e./ejemplo: [email protected]
except Deacon John who has his own email address
Pastoral Council
Bill Streiff, Pres. Bob Linden, Vice Pres. Tina Force Sec.
Maria Boaze
Mark Green
JoAnn Horan
Jack Madey
Amy Michelone
Karen Neyland
Jose Mauricio Solorio
Ron Toney
Jeff Wagner
Judy Wagner
Rick Wagner
MARCH 29, 2015
Easter Sunday
Mass Times
7:30 am - New Church
9:00 am - Both Churches
10:30 am - Both Churches
12 Noon - New Church
2:30 pm - New Church
5:30 pm - New Church
Coming in our New
In Your Prayers
Jessie Adkins, Claire
Baiamonte, Jan Balmat,
Michelle Bischoff, Cybill
Burke, Luke Burke,
Steve Coyne, Pat Davies,
Dutch Detchemendy,
Eileen Iasenza, Lib
Koury, Deacon Bob
Kratchman, Danielle
Licari, Dolores Licari,
Aldo C. Martinez, Cindy
Powell, Ron Regula,
Rose Regula, Karolyn
Roswog, Helen Russo,
Richard Ruzewski, Kathy
Schuler, William
Stephan, Jr., Edward St.
John, Ed and Margaret
Vadnois, Victor
Wisniewski, Robyn
Wolf. Please remember
our homebound in your
prayers: At home:
Attilo Ceraldi, William
Cote, Patsy Freeze,
Julianne & Scott Jarvis,
Mark Marchese, Patrick
Naso, Jeanne McDonnell,
Contact your Audiologist
for details
READINGS FOR Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter Sunday
1st Reading - Acts 10:37-43
Responsorial - Psalm 118
2nd Reading - Colossians 3:1-4
Gospel - John 20:1-9
In March, the Holy Father asks us to pray that
those involved in scientific research may serve
the well-being of the whole human person and
that the unique contribution of women to the life
of the Church may be recognized always.
Charles Memrick, Dean
Nash, Helen Odomerick,
Rita Sabella, Mary Strup,
Stach Wisniewski, Pat
Marilyn Zande. Autumn
Care: Betty Mar kovich
Brian Center: Cynthia
Ferrer, Rosemary O’Dell,
Gregory Ramirez, Hattie
Walker, Joan Waltman.
Carillon: Betty Bunyan,
Mitzi Moody. Churchill:
Cecilia Blouin, Connie
Caron, Corinne Cordillo,
MaryJane Farrell, Millie
Garrison, Nancy
Grimaldi, Regina Kilcarr,
Joan Koch, Louise
Logono, Jean Loeshen,
Ruth Martins, Helen
Mastrianni, Robert
Matsey, Johanna
McCloskey, Jean
Mueller, Lillian Pingel,
Evaline Seyk, Elly
Schenne, Inga Shealy,
Sherry Thompson, Jean
Woodall. Crown Colony:
Rosemary Leonetta,
Linda Turner. Genesis:
Lucille Barslow, Joan
Brennan, Lorraine
Cardillo, Leona Dreiling,
Mary Gullo, Barbara
Jedrey, Dorothy
Karasiewicz, Lelia Leon,
Margaret Lovine, Francis
Mariea, Dee Murray,
Terry Nagel, Elaine
Panuski, Robert Rachel,
Jim Strup, Susan
Sullivan, Patricia Vance.
Huntersville Oaks:
Carol Osmer Old Knox
Commons: Ar mand
LeClerc. Statesville
Place: Ir ene Nemeth.
Summit Place: Wanda
Binder, Bill Bonsignore,
Nickie Ceraldi, Connie
Ferraro, Lee Floyd, Mary
Kozar, Beverly Wisbon,
Yvette Wynn. The Pines:
Florence Chandler, Lee
Kuras, Marge Yukich.
Remember our military personnel in your prayers:
Madison Ahlers, Dave
Berczek, Jaryl Burjoss, Janine
Campbell (USS Pickney),
Crista Campos, Garrett
Carnes, Douglas Cestari
(Afghan), John Cevasco,
Frank Comer, Steven Fotiadis,
Kody Garrison, Matthew
Geremia, Jeffrey Guild
(Afghan), Courtney Hanna,
Gregory Hanna, Richard
Hedges, Nicholas Hemm
(Japan), Mary Katherine
Hesler, Ryan Howard,
(Afghan), Jeremy Lacey,
Matthew Laxton, Rachel
Laxton, Adam Livingston,
Andres Molestina, Carlos
Molestina, John
Nickolopakos, Stephen
Nilsson, Eduardo J. Sanchez
(Afghan), Caylin Sandke
(Afghan), Jay Sandke, Ryan
Smith (Okinowa), Daniel
Spaulding (Iraq), Erik
Tarnacki, Dominic Wagner,
Donovan Wagner, John
White, Kyle Wishlinski (USS
Louisiana), Billy Wyatt
(Quantico). Please let us
know if someone in your
family is
injured, or
returns home.
The Ignatian Corner!
I am forced to carry this load, uphill through the bazzar, and I fall under its weight.
Father, I can hear the cursing from my people; the soldiers whip me to get moving. My own
mother has come to follow me. Seeing her tearful face, I am sorry that she has to see me like this.
I stop to spend a quiet moment with her; but I am struck to move on. The soldiers can see that I
won’t make it up the hill; they force a Cyrenian to assist me. I hear the grumbling from his
mouth; but his words become soothing as he takes the weight upon his shoulders too. I look for
my disciples. Where are these men? But the only person who is victorious in brooking this
jeering mob is a woman. She takes her handkerchief and spreads it across my face. I am
comforted by her brave action, she is roughly pulled away from me. Despite the help from the
foreigner, I keep falling and keep feeling the stings of the lash to get up again. Other women who
desire to aid me themselves need to be comforted.
Father, You give me the energy to do this. I don’t
know how I reached the top of this hill; it’s the
one that looks like a skull. I’m exhausted and
have lost all composure. The soldiers strip me of
all of my clothing. My shameful and beaten body
is exposed. They throw me upon the beam, tie my
arms to it, and drive a stake through each wrist. I
can no longer bear the pain; I scream. I scream
again when my feet are placed together, and
another stake fixes my feet to wood. They raise
this beam. The jolt as they jab the beam into the
hole sends a shock wave through my entire body.
In my despair I cry out: “Eloi, Eloi, lama
sabachtani” I feel utterly abandoned even by You,
Father; I can only pray the psalm my mother
taught me. I also ask You to forgive the people
who are doing this to me. The Jewish leaders do
not recognize me as Your Anointed Son; and the
Romans are past masters regarding crucifying
criminals. One of the thieves at my side is
touched by the way he sees me dying and asks me
to remember him. I assure him that paradise is his
reward. My mother is now a lonely widow. I
have no way to care for her. As an obedient son, I entrust her to my Beloved Disciple who waits
the death knell with her. The scourging and the sweating have completely dehydrated me. I
thirst for some liquid to slacken my throat. I also thirst for souls who like sheep go astray and for
those who do not even know that they are straying. Father, I willingly chose to follow Your plan:
I willingly choose to commend my entire being into Your hands; I trust that Your love for me is
stronger than death. In the eyes of everyone who sees me on the cross, I am a complete failure.
But I have perfectly finished all the work you have given to me. Your plan for saving all of my
brothers and sisters is completed. Now I can die in peace. I am happy and content to be in Your
hands. My head falls; I breathe my last; I hand over my Spirit.
Fr. Dominic
Sunday, March 29
7:30 Chester Barkowski+ (Craig & Cindy Kachline)
Elizabeth Cormier+ (Craig & Cindy Kachline)
9:00 Julie Hanna+ (Marcia Beck)
Elaine Goodman+ (Powloski Family)
10:30 Angela McNiell (Nanny)+ (Pautz Family)
Bob Edelen, II + (Tom & Rita Skjold)
12:00 Parishioners
Francis Mariea (106th Birthday)
5:30 Chris Winters+ (Knights of Columbus)
Elaine Goodman+ (Doyle Family)
Monday, March 30
9:00 Donald Carducci+ (Barbara Hamman)
Dale Bailey+
Tuesday, March 31
9:00 Eliseo SanJuan+ (Kathy Mazewski)
Louise Upshaw+ (Kathy Mazewski)
Wednesday, April 1
9:00 Bob Edelen, II+ (Betty Edelen & Family)
Dr. Wolis Francis Warren+
(Maria Hansen & Boys)
Thursday, April 2 - Holy Thursday
7:30 Parishioners
Friday, April 3 - Good Friday
7:30 Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion
Saturday, April 4 - Easter Vigil
8:00 Church - Parishioners
Sunday, April 5
7:30 Church - Parishioners
9:00 Church - Parishioners
9:00 Day Chapel - Parishioners
10:30 Church - Parishioners
10:30 Day Chapel - Parishioners
12:00 Church - Parishioners
5:30 Church - Parishioners
The Parish and Faith Formation
Offices will be closed from
12:30pm Thursday, April 2nd
through Monday April 6th for
There will be no First Friday
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
and no First Saturday Mass in April.
Mon 3/30 RCIA/RCIC Good Friday Practice
Ignatian Book Club
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
RCIA/RCIC Holy Thursday
Tues 3/31 Liturgy of the Hours
Ignatian Prayer-Spanish
Music-Handbell Choir
RCIA/RCIC Vigil Practice
Wed 4/1 CLC-Spiritual Direction
Parish & Community Outreach
Music-Celebration Choir
Music-Children's Choir
Music-Adult Choir
Thurs 4/2 Holy Thursday Service
Fri 4/3 7 Last Words
Outdoor Stations of the Cross
Good Friday Service
Sat 4/4 RCIA/RCIC Preparation Rite
Blessing of the Food
Easter Vigil
Sun 4/5 Easter Sunday Mass (Church)
Easter Sunday Mass (Church)
Easter Sunday Mass (Day Chapel)
Easter Sunday Mass (Church)
Easter Sunday Mass (Day Chapel)
Easter Sunday Mass (Church)
7:30 PM
8:30 AM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
9:30 AM
1:00 PM
1:30 PM
4:00 PM
7:00 PM
8:00 PM
7:30 PM
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
7:00 PM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
8:00 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
10:30 AM
12:00 PM
Easter Sunday Mass (Church Easter Sunday Mass (Church)
2:30 PM
5:30 PM
Please note: Our New Church will be
called the “Church” and our original
Church is now being called the
“Day Chapel”
The beautiful flowers
for the Dedication
were given by Rita
Trontell and Karen
STEWARDSHIP...Sharing Time, Talent & Treasure
As we remember Christ’s sacrifice, we can
express our thankfulness and love by
remembering our parish in our will.
Mass Attendance
March 15, 2015
5:30 Sat
Second Collection
We ask your generous support and response to the
second collection which will be taken in all
churches of our diocese on Easter weekend. This
collection will help meet the needs of our
Seminary and Priests’ Continuing Education
programs. We currently have 18 young men
studying for the priesthood at the Pontifical
College Josephinum Seminary in Ohio and at the
Pontifical North American College in Rome . We
look forward to the time when they will be able to
begin their service as priests in the Diocese of
"…For the Son of Man came not to be served but to
serve and to give his life for many." (Mark 10:45)
Actual Budget
$22,484 $24,200 ($1,716)
15 March
YTD (7/1/14-3/8/15)
Active Families 3,638 as of 3/17/15
Thank You for Your Generosity
2015 Diocesan Support Appeal
On behalf of those who benefit from
the Diocesan Support Appeal, thank
you for your generosity. Remember
the words of Jesus, “whatever you do
for the least of my brothers and
sisters, you do for me.” As of March 16th, 447
of our parishioners have contributed $53,829.54
(paid) and $78,480.00 (pledged) and we need
$799.10 to reach our goal of $133,108.64.
Pasta Sauce
Canned Pasta
Please Remember:
 No opened or fresh food
 Check expiration dates - expired food
must be thrown away
Food Pantry is open Mondays from
10:00am to 11:30am
The pantry is closed on church Holy Days &
all Federal holidays.
Please join us in welcoming our 2nd
Sunday Nursery Supervisor, Nina Everson
Nina joins our current Supervisor, Joanna
Malone. Joanna and Nina will be taking turns
working in the Sunday Nursery during the 9 AM
and 10:30 AM Masses
Help Wanted! Sunday
Nursery Volunteers Needed
We are looking for some Adult
Volunteers to help occasionally in
the Sunday Nursery during the
9:00 AM and 10:30 AM Masses.
If you are interested, please
contact Lisa Cash at [email protected] or
704-664-3992, ext. 105.
We need more Eucharistic Ministers and Ushers for our new
worship space. Please give some prayerful consideration to joining
us in one of these ministries. Training for new ministers will be in
April on either a Saturday morning at 10am or a Monday night at
7pm for about 2 hours – date(s) TBA.
Community Open House!
Saturday, April 11th
There will be a Community Open House and Reception on Saturday, April 11th from 1pm until
4pm. We will be giving tour s of the New Chur ch! This will be a gr eat oppor tunity to check
out all the beautiful statues, the handmade altar, ambo, etc., and to view the entire Church. This
Community Open House will also be a great time for children to check out the new Church, to have
refreshments and to enjoy some great entertainment.
Refreshments By
New Church Organ and Piano Solos
St. Therese Sanctuary Choir
Testify Choir
Singing by Rita Norvez
The Chick-Fil-A Cow will be there!
Sam’s Club
Knights of Columbus
Join us for this once in a lifetime celebration!
Volunteers Needed to Provide Desserts
Volunteers are needed to provide desserts for the Community Open
House. We are specifically looking for cookies, cupcakes and
brownies. Desserts can be dropped off in the MPR of the PLC on
Friday, April 10th any time after 2pm. If you can help, please contact
Chris Davis at [email protected] Thank you!
Memories of St. Therese
Cheryl and I moved here in 1995. While looking for a place to build our house, Cheryl journeyed up I77 to
Exit 33 and by accident found St. Therese. When she entered the Church, she felt the wonderful presence of
the Holy Spirit and knew that this is where we were meant to be. Months later we were moved here and I was
assigned by Bishop Curlin to this parish. St. Therese had 650 families in September 1995. My first year with
RCIA we had 6 people. In 1998 we grew to 1300 families and divided the parish to create St. Mark. RCIA
had 18 people. Now we have almost 3500 families and over 700 of God’s Holy People have received
Sacraments of Initiation at Our Easter Vigils. We give praise and thanksgiving to the Holy Spirit who is very
present in this place. Deacon John
Please continue to send all stories to Connie Evans at [email protected]
To read the Memories of St. Therese that we have received so far, please visit the dedication page of our website
Thursday, April 2nd
Holy Thursday Mass 7:30pm
Friday, April 3rd
Seven Last Words 1:00pm
Outdoor Stations of the Cross 2:30pm
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion 7:30pm
Saturday, April 4th
Blessing of Food 12:00 noon
Easter Vigil Mass 8:00pm
Sunday, April 5th
Easter Sunday
Masses at 7:30am (new Church), 9:00am (both
Churches), 10:30am (both Churches), 12 noon
(new Church), 2:30pm (new Church - Spanish),
5:30pm (new Church)
Join us on
Saturday, April 18th
from 8am - 12:30pm
Sign up after Masses
April 11th and 12th
Walk Ins Welcome!!
We’ll be back on Saturday,
May 2nd from 1PM - 4PM in
Room 202!
Library News
The Parish Library will be closed
for spring break on Mar 30 & 31
and April 1, 2, 6, 7 & 8.
Preschool Summer Camp - We
are Always Learning While
Having Fun!
Open to rising 4 year olds and 5 year olds (going
into kindergarten) Hours: 9am to 1pm
Using our Core Knowledge Curriculum, our
Summer Program brings
together FUN,
LEARNING. Your child
will enjoy our unique
summer activities where
play and educational
opportunities come
together. We will explore Ocean, Science and Safari
animals during our one week summer camps.
To register, please visit our website at and fill out a
registration form, or contact Dayna Auten at
[email protected] or call 704-664-7762.
Little Way
Little Way Preschool has spaces
available for the 2015-16
school. There is a registration fee of $80.00.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a
tour, please contact Dayna Auten at
[email protected] or call 704-6647762. Little Way Preschool’s registration form can
be found on our website under Little Way Preschool
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
March 29, 2015
[Christ Jesus] humbled himself,
becoming obedient to the point of death,
even death on a cross.
— Philippians 2:8
Applications for the 2015 St. Therese Scholarship and Service Award are now
available in the parish office.
Deadline for applications is Friday, April 17th.
Applicants must be:
Members of St. Therese for one year prior to the application date.
Active in a parish or community service group.
Graduating from a NC high school or home school program this Spring.
Accepted as a full-time student in an accredited associate or baccalaureate degree program.
Scholarship recipient’s name will be added to the plaque listing scholarship recipients from previous years.
The plaque is on permanent display in the Parish Life Center.
The American Cancer Society’s – Mooresville/Lake Norman
Relay For Life®
Friday, May 29th at the Mooresville High School Stadium
One day. One night. One community. Relay For Life® is about celebration,
remembrance, and hope. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay
tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help the fight
against cancer – all right here in your community. You won't want to miss one
moment of this community affirming event!
Help support the St. Therese Relay for Life Team! J oin our team or make a financial donation
by going to .
For additional information contact Kim Mertes at 704-500-7896.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Are you looking to put Christ in your marriage? Deepen your communication, rekindle your
romance and renew your sacrament by attending the
next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. The
next weekends are May 1-3, 2015 in Greensboro, NC
and Jul 31-Aug 2, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC. Early
sign up is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: or contact us at [email protected] or 704-3152144.
Spring Fling
Catholic Charities Diocese of
Charlotte Elder Ministry are
gearing up for the
29th Annual Spring Fling at
the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory on
Thursday, April 30th (deadline for registration is
Monday, April 20th) and at St. Matthew Catholic
Church in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 19th (deadline
for registration is Monday, May 11th). Pre-register
by contacting your parish office. $15 per person
includes lunch. For more information, contact
Sandra Breakfield at 704-370-3220 or Sherill
Beason at 704-370-3228 or visit and click
on Upcoming Elder Ministry Events.
What: Divine Mer cy Sunday as we welcome the
United Nations International Pilgrim Statue of the
World Apostolate of Fatima
When: Sunday Apr il 12th at 12:45 pm in the
Parish Hall
Where: St. Mar k Catholic Chur ch
14740 Stumptown Road, Huntersville
Join us as we listen to Judith Studer,
custodian of the Pilgrim Statue give
a reflection on saying yes to Jesus
and Mary. We will also have an
opportunity to venerate First Class
Relics of Blessed Jacinta &
Francisco Marto as well as sing the
Chaplet and have Exposition and
Benediction of the Blessed
Sacrament. We are inviting all to bring their Divine
Mercy Images from home for a special Blessing.
Please contact Donna Fodale @ 704-237-4820 for
any questions.
Join Us for a Unique Volunteer Opportunity
Forget the beach. Instead, use spring break week to bless children around
the world! Partner with Operation Christmas Child to pack and process
shoebox gifts April 6-9 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
An opportunity like this normally only comes in November and December,
but this spring Samaritan’s Purse is inviting people to process gifts that are
specially packed through our Build a Shoebox Online program. Together
we can make a strategic impact by preparing these shoeboxes that will show
God’s love in countries where it can be difficult to proclaim the Gospel.
Join us in April to process 37,000 shoeboxes! Four different shift options are available for three hours each.
Sign up for one or more with your family, youth group, or friends. Volunteers must be 13 years or older to
participate. To sign up, go to:
FAITH FORMATION 704-664-7762
This is the day of the public homage to the
kingship of Christ. The procession in church
is an impressive act of loyalty to Christ the
King. Christ reigns as king of the Christian
home also, and so a family prayer service
within the house is a memorable part of this
day. After the family meal, the members
gather in the living room. From the palms
received at the parish Mass, they prepare
small crosses of palm to be pinned above the
doorway of each room or woven palms to be
placed behind the crucifix in each room. Then
the father reads the account of Christ's
triumphal entry into Jerusalem from the
family Bible (Matt. 21:1-11). Thereupon the
mother, with a lighted candle, may lead a
procession from one room to another.
Appropriate psalms may be read aloud during
the procession, especially Psalms 147, 23 and
46. During the procession the children
joyfully wave their blessed palms. After the
rooms of the house have been visited, all
return to the living room. Here the father
prays a final prayer asking God to bless all
the places to which these palms have been
Faith Formation Schedule
NO CLASSES—Spring Break
Classes as scheduled
4/15 Adult Ed
4/17-19 Confirmation Retreat
Classes as scheduled
4/19 Together in Faith 3:30 pm
4/24 Friday Night Live
Classes as scheduled
4/27 1st Communion Parent Mtg 6:30 pm
4/29 1st Communion Parent Mtg 6:30 pm
Last Week of Classes
Together in Faith 3:30 pm
Adult Ed 7 pm
First Communion Schedule
5/11 9 am Mass rehearsal—6 pm
5/12 11 am Mass rehearsal—5:30 pm
5/13 1 pm Mass rehearsal—5 pm
5/16 3 pm Mass rehearsal—6 pm
5/16 1st Holy Communions 9 am. 11 am,
1 pm & 3 pm
This year VBS is moving to July
and will be held the evenings of
July 13-17 from 5:30 to 8:00
Misas en Español
Todos los Domingos a las 2:30 p.m.
Adoración al Santísimo
Sacramento. El viernes 1
de Mayo del 2015. Todos
los primeros viernes del
mes, de 9:30 am—4:45
pm tendremos adoración
Confesiones: Todos los domingos a las 2:00 p.m.
Usted puede llamar para hacer una cita.
Clases de Bautismos:
Todos los tercer fines de semanas tendremos clases
de bautismos. La duración de la clase es de 2 horas,
la asistencia es requerida padres y padrinos. La
próxima clase será el domingo 19 de Abril. Por
favor llamar a la Iglesia para registrarse como
Atención Padres: No niños en las clase.
Quinceañeras: Las personas que quieran
organizar 15 años tienen que
llamar a la iglesia, con 6 meses de anticipación.
Matrimonios: Clases pre matrimoniales, favor avisar con seis meses
de anticipación.
Primeras Comuniones y Confirmaciones: Llamar a
Carmen San Juan al 704-664-7762
Grupo Ignaciano: El grupo de oración Ignaciana
abren sus puertas todos los martes en la iglesia a
partir de las 7:00 pm. Los esperamos !
29 de Marzo 2015
Domingo de Pasión: Los buenos administradores
de los bienes de Dios se esfuerzan por ajustar su vida a la de Cristo– despojándose a sí mismo de todo
orgullo y poniéndose al servicio de los demás.
Compartir los dones de Dios: Gracias por su generosidad a la Campaña Diocesana de Apoyo compartiendo sus dones y bendiciones. 447 de nuestros parroquianos contribuyeron pagando en efectivo
$53,829.54 dólares y otros parroquianos contribuyeron con $78,480.00 en pagos de cómodas cuotas. En
este momento necesitamos $799.10 dólares para alcanzar nuestra meta final de $133,108.64. Gracias
por su generosidad. Recuerden las palabras de Jesús, “Cuando lo hicisteis con uno de estos mis hermanos más pequeños, conmigo lo hiciste.”
Asistencia de Alimentos: Atención a todas las familias latinas, nuestro servicio de ayuda de alimentos
será distribuida, Lunes en el siguiente horario
10:00 am– 11:30 am. Si usted necesita asistencia en
otros horarios, por favor diríjase a las Misiones cristianas.
El open House y la recepción de nuestra nueva
iglesia : será el Sábado 11 de Abril a la 1:00 pm hasta las 4:00 pm. Esta es una excelente oportunidad
para ver las hermosas estatuas, el altar, y toda las
facilidades. Usted puede traer a toda su familia y a
los niños y disfrutar de un delicioso refrigerio. Los
RCIA: Rito de Iniciación Cristiana:
Las inscripciones están abiertas en el mes de Mayo.
Horarios celebración del sacramento de Bautismo
*Para los niños de 7 años o menores, se celebra el
sacramento cada segundo sábado (11:00 am) y
cada cuarto domingo del mes a la (1:15 pm)
*Para los que tienen 8 años hasta el segundo grado
de high school ( grado 10) se celebra el sacramento
durante la Vigilia Pascual de Sábado Santo.
*Para los de 3er año de high school (grado 11) y
después el sacramento se celebra durante la Vigilia
Pascual con todos los adultos.
*Los padres necesitan participar en las clases bautismales que se ofrecen cada tercer domingo de mes
( Esta información debe ser publicada en el mes de
junio hasta el mes de septiembre).
Muchas Gracias a todas las familias que tomaron su
tiempo en participar en la misa de dedicación de
nuestra nueva iglesia. La bendición se derrama en
todos sus fieles y este un tiempo histórico para los
parroquianos. Felicidades ahora tenemos un templo
mas grande
Para más información, llamar a Leyda Carrillo a 704-664-3992 Extensión 114, fax 704-660-6321
“La Esquina Ignaciana”
El olor del incienso todavía persiste en el templo nuevo después de las
festividades impresionantes de la bendición de ayer. Muchos de los
invitados han regresado a sus hogares y el enfoque de la parroquia ahora
se ha dirigido al motivo por el cual aquel templo se ha construido. Hoy
empezamos el culto divino. Nuestra esperanza es que la liturgia, ya
celebrada en el espacio majestuoso que ahora llamamos Santa Teresita,
se continuará allí por muchos años en el futuro.
La celebración que comienza esta época en la historia de la parroquia es
la de Semana Santa. No hay ninguna manera mejor para entender la
importancia del nuevo templo que nuestro acompañamiento litúrgico de
Jesús en los últimos momentos de su vida, eso es, en su misterio pascual.
Hoy día entramos con Él en la ciudad santa de Jerusalén para
proclamarlo ‘bendito él que ha venido en el nombre del Señor’. No obstante, aquel júbilo no
perdura por mucho tiempo, sino que inmediatamente el pueblo de Dios se convoque para
meditar sobre su sagrada pasión por el resto de la liturgia. De repente nos forzamos parar en
frente de la Cruz del Salvador para que con la gracia del Padre podamos sentir, un poco más, el
amor divino que Ella contiene.Lunes, martes y miércoles son días en los cuales
experimentamos con Él y con sus apóstoles algunas escenas dramáticas que precedieron la
última entrada de Jesús en la ciudad santa. El Triduo Sagrado está preparada.Jueves Santo es
el día cuando recordamos el don inefable de la Eucaristía. La acción litúrgico revive esa noche
en la cual Jesús muestra la divina generosidad para con nosotros en el gesto del lavado de los
pies y la entrega de su Cuerpo y Sangre a sus apóstoles y a la iglesia de todos los tiempos.
Después de la misa de aquella tarde, el Sacramento Santísimo se reserva en un lugar público
para que los creyentes lo veneren en un símbolo de su desea de velar y orar con Él en su agonía
en el huerto.
Viernes Santo es el día de la acción litúrgico de la pasión del Señor. No hay misa sino una
celebración de la palabra con la recepción de la Eucaristía que fue consagrado durante la misa
de jueves santo. Consiste en lecturas del Antiguo y Nuevo Testamentos y en la proclamación
solemne de la Pasión según san Juan. Sigue la oración universal en la que las necesidades de
la humanidad entera son recordadas y ofrecidas en petición a Dios Padre. Después hay la
veneración de la Cruz por todos los participantes en la iglesia. Finalmente, todos reciben el
Cuerpo y Sangre del Señor pero solamente en la forma de pan. Se despoja el altar y todos
salen del templo vacío en silencio.
La celebración de la resurrección ocurre después del puesto de Sol en la tarde de sábado.
Consiste en cuatro partes; la bendición del cirio pascual, símbolo de Jesús resucitado, las
lecturas, incluyendo el Evangelio de la tumba vacía, la celebración de los sacramentos de
iniciación de los que entran la iglesia aquella noche, y la celebración eucarística. Con esta
misa, la iglesia se renueva y la temporada de cincuenta días de la Pascua comienza. Este plazo
termina con el domingo de Pentecostés. Una manera apropiada para que la parroquia inaugure
nuestro templo nuevo sería llenarlo por las liturgias de esta semana. Ojala ¡que cada uno de
nosotros tenga algún tiempo durante estos días para participar con la comunidad en la alegría
que es el don de nuestra fe y en la esperanza que resulte de aquel don!
P. Donald Ward, SJ