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PRAYER TO
SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. 
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. 
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, 
O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, 
thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.        Amen.

Our most sincere apologies for this site not being updated recently. Thank you for your patience.  Now that we have a full-time parish priest again things are beginning to 'get back to normal'.  We also have the most current info on our FB page AND we send the bulletin and any urgent information (cancellations, etc) to all parish members who have supplied us with either their cell numbers or email addresses.  If you do not receive the digital information, and want to, please call our Office Manager, Diane, and ask her to add you to the list.

We bid a joyful welcome Fr. Adolfo Suarez Pasillas.  In just the few weeks he has been here, he has gifted us with a tremendous new Mass schedule.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES HAVE RESUMED ON SUNDAYS AFTER THE 9 A.M. ENGLISH MASS.  10A.M. - 11:20A.M.

 

  GOD ALWAYS CALLS

God has a personal project for every man. When he thought of you, he assigned you a mission. And you will be happy in this life only if you complete your task. When men ask themselves: Why did I come to this world? What am I doing here? You discover the meaning of your life.

Sisters and brothers:

That happened to Peter as St. Luke tells us in the Gospel. While they were fishing in the lake, Jesus said to him: "Simon, son of John, you will be a fisher of men." Peter took it seriously and there he began his vocation as an apostle.

What does God expect from you? From all eternity He calls you by your name. The Lord knows you and loves you personally. The Lord is touching the door of your heart, let him in and be generous to do what He wants.

The great Spanish guitarist Narciso Yépez recalls the call of God: "Suddenly I heard him inside me, maybe he had already called me on other occasions, but I had not heard him." That day I had "the door open" and God went in. He not only made himself heard but he entered fully and forever into my life. " 

We can discover in Peter three attitudes that we should imitate:

The first, Peter was a man capable of trusting in Jesus, even when he asked him to do absurd things like throwing the nets into the sea, after working all night. His answer "in your name I will cast the nets" is the reflection of the soul that trusts blindly in the Lord.

The second, Peter examined himself and came quickly to a simple but difficult conclusion to accept and to confess: "I am a sinner". That's why he was saved.

The third, Peter began to live for others. He received from Jesus at that time the orientation of his life: you will be for others, you will live for men, you will enjoy them and you will suffer for them.

When we come to have the humble attitude of Peter, we are able to understand others and never judge them. We learn to accept ourselves, to be patient in the face of our limitations, to endure ourselves, to not be scandalized when we see ourselves as small and petty. 

3. The miracle of miraculous fishing also teaches us that when things are done in the name of Jesus they always succeed. The lake seemed empty, but it turns out that it was full. Christ does not use only angels or saints to continue his work; look for simple, weak, sinful people, willing to follow him with generosity. 

Let us ask Jesus to dissipate all our doubts and fears, to help us overcome all temptations. Jesus from the tabernacle is the most understanding friend, the most devoted lover. 

And do not forget:  Today, Jesus calls you by your name.

         Always say: “Here I am, Lord!”   

In the Most Holy Trinity: Fr. Roberto Mena ST, Sacramental Minister

 

.You can read other reflections by Fr. Roberto in the bulletins.

 

Mass Schedule

SATURDAY MASS

ST. MICHAEL AT PAULDING-TBA 

ST. ANN AT NEWTON- NOON

SAN MARTIN, MORTON (SP) 5:30 P.M.

ADULT STUDY-ST. MICHAEL, FOREST (ENG) 8:30 A.M. before Sunday Mass

SUNDAY MASS

ST. MICHAEL, FOREST (ENG) 9:00 A.M.

ST. MICHAEL, FOREST (SP) 11:30 A.M.

ST. MICHAEL, FOREST (SP) 1:00 P.M.

ST. MICHAEL, FOREST (VIET) 4:00 P.M.

MASS DURING THE WEEKST. MICHAEL, FOREST                        TUES. & THUR.,  5:30 pm (ENG)                                   7:00 pm (SP)

SAN MARTIN, MORTON                        WEDNESDAY, 7 P.M. (SP)

ADORARATION

ST. MICHAEL, FOREST                           THURSDAYS, 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

HOLY DAY SCHEDULE                      ST. MICHAEL, FOREST                         

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THANK  YOU!

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