Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Sunday Bulletin

   

Third Sunday of Easter

April 15, 2018

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat. April 14 4:00 pm Pro Populo

Sat. April 14 6:00 pm Repose of the soul of Kaye Tobin Schlick by Kent Schlick

Sun. April 15 8 :00 am Intentions of Heidi Cortese by Anonymous

Sun. April 15 11:00 am Pro Populo

Mon. April 16 7:00 am Intentions of Briley Patterson by Misty Butterfield

Tues. April 17 7:00 am The Ordination Class of 1993 from St. John's Seminary

Wed. April 18 7:00 am Intentions of Sylvia Hauke by Anonymouse

Thurs April 19 7:00 am Repose of the soul of Miguel Arturo Gamboa by Familia Gamboa

Fri. April 20 7:00 am Repose of the soul of Miguel Arturo Gamboa by Familia Gamboa

Sat. April 21 4:00 pm Intentions of Pat Gardner by Joe & Marcia Pecis

Sat. April 21 6:00 pm Pro Populo

REMEMBER OUR SICK/REZA POR NUESTROS

  ENFERMOS

Andrew Dixon - The James Ellis Family – Lori Luczak -Randy Scott - Barbara Crosby - Richard Gouin, Jr. - Lisa Marshall-Vargas - Dan Brown - Christie Sackett - Kayla Connolly - Christopher Anderson -Sandra Culp - Pat Olsen - Harry Brown - James Gamber-Julie Oldenburg Klekas - Jo Chastain - Gail Frampton - Mary Glennon - Sheila Merrill - Louis Lab – Mr & Mrs Herrera - Joseph Clubb- Jack Johantgen - Doris Elliott - Jim McMullen - Jean Poole - Gloria Llamas - Charlie and Rose Hardy - Janet Girardot - Patricia Giuffrida - The LeCavalier Family- Jimmy Elsworth- Gerardo Rico- Robert Connelly- Evelyn Perez- De Ann Strang- Kylee Anderson- Kim Lihigh-Gorge Maldonado-Kathy Powell- Diana Laird- Terry Wilkenson- John Morgan- David Savage-Margaret Workman- Abraham Workman- Margie Snow-Rex Becerra-Pat Wert- Phil Hartz-Cindy Schlick-Carmelita Lustig- Paul Lustig- Alan LeCavalier- Lynn Burgoyne-Brigit-Sullivan Salamon- Marie Neis-Jacob Gersick-Ignacio Patron- Brandon Browning- Paige Butterfield- David Lehr-Kathy Lehr- Michael Myers-Gabe Jacobsen-Vivian Connelly-Coss Connolly- Kalea Ramos- Cap Aubrey Sr.- Briley Patterson- Stu Butterfield- Downing Morgan-Amailia Henson- Lupe Santana

 SECOND COLLECTIONS-APRIL

29th – Catholic Home Missions

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAS

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) invites you to join one of the largest international organizations of Catholic women in the world, dedicated to strengthening our spiritual life through service to Christ and His Church. We are looking to start a Catholic Daughters Court right here in Bishop. Catholic women, 18 year or older, who love and support the Church and wish to participate in social and charitable activities are invited to join.

Under the patronage of the Blessed Mother, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas are united by their faith in Jesus Christ, in their devotion to the church and the Holy See.

Please see us outside after the Masses April 21st & 22nd and join us for an informational meeting on April 21st at 12:30 pm in the parish hall.

THANK YOU!!

St. Vincent de Paul Society ( Immaculate Heart of the Eastern Sierra conference) has been able to help families locally, spending $5,500 in the past 6 months . Thank you for your help and Continued support!

Anyone that is interested in becoming part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is welcome to come join a meeting

SVDP FUND RAISER

Saint Vincent de Paul is having a fund raiser after the 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Mass at the church on April 22, 2018. There will be COFFEE and DOUGHNUTS, along with some home baked treats. Donations will be accepted. All proceeds will assist the poor of our community here in the Eastern Sierra. Come support the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

Reminder to Graduating Seniors:

If you wish to apply for a $1,000 Scholarship offered by the Knights of Columbus, the application forms are available at the High School office. The deadline for submittal of the completed application is 5:00 PM on Monday, May 8th 2018. Sincerely, Dave Oldenburg

Everyone is Invited

Beginning on Wednesday May 9th OLPH will host a series of three meetings for those who have completed RCIA in recent years. These meetings will also be open to anyone else interested in the topics that will be covered. Each meeting will start at 7 PM in the Parish Hall, and will be led by Bob West, Benedictine oblate, and past RCIA teacher.

The meeting on Wednesday, May 9th will focuse on a discussion of how the Easter Vigil should impact the lives of new and longtime Catholics alike.

The May 16th meeting will be a presentation and discussion of Catholic Christian meditation, specifically, the Rosary and Lectio Divina (prayer using Scriptures), as recommended in part four of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The May 23th meeting will focus on contemplative prayer and its importance in the life of the Catholic. We will explore what contemplative prayer is and what it is not, from a Catholic perspective, and how it can enrich one's spiritual life.

For questions and further information, Please call the Parish Office 760-872-7231

MASS INTENTIONS

Mass intentions are currently available for all months of 2018. Mass can be offered for the intentions of the living or for the repose of the soul of the deceased. The prayer of the mass is a good gift for Christmas, birthday or for any celebration or anniversary. Contact the parish office for available dates. Mass intention envelopes can be found in the vestibule of the church. Either drop the completed envelope in the collection or bring it by the parish office.

 WITNESS TO LIFE

Witness to life has created Angel's Nook

A cupboard full of new and gently used

baby clothing to provide for those in need.

Call Pat at (760) 872-3016 or

Carole at (760) 872-2731 for assistance.

 REFLECTION:

Jesus “was made known” in repentance and forgiveness. Forgiveness is an encounter with the risen Christ. When we offer and receive forgiveness our hearts ought to burn because of the encounter with the risen Christ within us. This is resurrected life: “You are forgiven.” This is our witness to the resurrection: “I forgive you.” We must walk and act like a forgiven people. Forgiveness is the virtue that enables us not to allow past hurts to determine our decisions and actions in the here and now. Forgiveness opens up the space for creating together with the oneforgiven a new future where we can live in peace. This is how Jesus is known.

VINCENTIAN MEDITATION:

The Manual of the Society states: The Conference meeting is the heart from which SVDP activity radiates and the sanctuary where its work is organized. The meeting provides a privileged occasion wherein the love of Christ is manifested member to member, where members are open, one to another, embracing each other as brother and sister, where the healing presence of Christ can be experienced and can grow to overflowing dimensions that can be shared with others.

St. Vincent De Paul wrote,” To be involved in the service of Jesus, is a sacred trust to which we have been invited”.

 For Assistance Call St. Vincent De Paul: 760-920-1605

IMMACULATE HEART OF THE EASTERN SIERRA, SVDP

The Immaculate Heart Of The Eastern Sierra, Society of St. Vincent de Paul next meeting will be on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm at parish classroom.

TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading — The God of our fathers has glorified his servant Jesus (Acts 3:13-15, 17-19).

Psalm — Lord, let your face shine on us (Psalm 4).

Second Reading — The way we may be sure that we know Jesus is to keep his commandments (1 John 2:1-5a).

Gospel — Jesus stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you” (Luke 24:35-48).

 The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

BELIEVING IN JESUS CHRIST

            Throughout the Easter season, all three of the Sunday readings are taken from the New Testament—the Christian scriptures. Together they explore what it means to believe in Jesus as the Christ, the One who fulfilled the prophecies of the Jewish scriptures.

            Today’s selections refer to our human weakness, yet they emphasize the forgiveness and peace that are available to those who put their faith in “Jesus Christ the righteous one” (1 John 2:2). In the Acts of the Apostles Peter invites everyone to “repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away” (Acts 3:19). The First Letter of John calls Jesus Christ “expiation for our sins” (1 John 2:2). Finally, in the Gospel Jesus greets the disciples with “Peace” and urges them to preach “repentance, for the forgiveness of sins” (Luke 24:47).

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TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

There are many ways in which religious communities are organized. Some have a central authority in a congregation, and others have a “rule” that is shared by all the members, but are a kind of federation of independent houses. Sometimes, congregations with distinct histories and ministries decide to merge. Several years ago, one of the largest mergers on record took place. Seven independent congregations of Dominican women religious, most in the Midwest, are now one new congregation enfolding more than seven hundred members spanning thirty-six states. The oldest of the founding groups, the so-called “Kentucky Dominicans,” began as a frontier community in 1822. Other communities have European roots. To get to this historic moment, the sisters spent many years in conversation, and approved the new structure by a two-thirds majority vote. This was then ratified by the Holy See. The merger allows the sisters to pool their resources in order to be more effective in ministry. They are living the Paschal Mystery, experiencing Christ’s dying and rising in an inspiring way.

—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

       READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday:  Acts 6:8-15; Ps 119:23-24, 26-27, 29-30; Jn 6:22-29

Tuesday:   Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 7b, 8a, 17, 21ab; Jn 6:30-35

Wednesday:  Acts 8:1b-8; Ps 66:1-3a, 4-7a; Jn 6:35-40

Thursday:  Acts 8:26-40; Ps 66:8-9, 16-17, 20; Jn 6:44-51

Friday:  Acts 9:1-20; Ps 117:1bc, 2; Jn 6:52-59

Saturday:  Acts 9:31-42; Ps 116:12-17; Jn 6:60-69

Sunday: Acts 4:8-12; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29; 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18

SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES

Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter

Tuesday:  Income Tax Day

Saturday:   St. Anselm

WINGS

            Faith furnishes prayer with wings, without which it cannot soar to Heaven.

—St. John Climacus

CHURCH

God sends no churches from the skies,

Out of our hearts they must arise.

—Anonymous

 GOD BLESS!