Domingo de Pentecostés – 31 de mayo 2020

Primera lectura

Hch 2, 1-11

El día de Pentecostés, todos los discípulos estaban reunidos en un mismo lugar. De repente se oyó un gran ruido que venía del cielo, como cuando sopla un viento fuerte, que resonó por toda la casa donde se encontraban. Entonces aparecieron lenguas de fuego, que se distribuyeron y se posaron sobre ellos; se llenaron todos del Espíritu Santo y empezaron a hablar en otros idiomas, según el Espíritu los inducía a expresarse.

En esos días había en Jerusalén judíos devotos, venidos de todas partes del mundo. Al oír el ruido, acudieron en masa y quedaron desconcertados, porque cada uno los oía hablar en su propio idioma.

Atónitos y llenos de admiración, preguntaban: “¿No son galileos, todos estos que están hablando? ¿Cómo, pues, los oímos hablar en nuestra lengua nativa? Entre nosotros hay medos, partos y elamitas; otros vivimos en Mesopotamia, Judea, Capadocia, en el Ponto y en Asia, en Frigia y en Panfilia, en Egipto o en la zona de Libia que limita con Cirene. Algunos somos visitantes, venidos de Roma, judíos y prosélitos; también hay cretenses y árabes. Y sin embargo, cada quien los oye hablar de las maravillas de Dios en su propia lengua”.


Salmo Responsorial

Salmo 103, 1ab y 24ac. 29bc-30. 31 y 34

R. (cf  30) Envía, Señor, tu Espíritu, a renovar la tierra. Aleluya.
Bendice, al Señor, alma mía;
Señor y Dios mío, inmensa es su grandeza.
¡Qué numerosas son tus obras, Señor!
La tierra está llena de tus creaturas.
R. Envía, Señor, tu Espíritu, a renovar la tierra. Aleluya.
Si retiras tu aliento,
toda creatura muere y vuelve al polvo.
pero envías tu espíritu, que da vida,
y renuevas el aspecto de la tierra.
R. Envía, Señor, tu Espíritu, a renovar la tierra. Aleluya.
Que Dios sea glorificado para siempre
y se goce en sus creaturas.
Ojalá que le agraden mis palabras
y yo me alegraré en el Señor.
R. Envía, Señor, tu Espíritu, a renovar la tierra. Aleluya.


Segunda Lectura

1 Cor 12, 3b-7. 12-13

Hermanos: Nadie puede llamar a Jesús “Señor”, si no es bajo la acción del Espíritu Santo.

Hay diferentes dones, pero el Espíritu es el mismo. Hay diferentes servicios, pero el Señor es el mismo. Hay diferentes actividades, pero Dios, que hace todo en todos, es el mismo. En cada uno se manifiesta el Espíritu para el bien común.

Porque así como el cuerpo es uno y tiene muchos miembros y todos ellos, a pesar de ser muchos, forman un solo cuerpo, así también es Cristo. Porque todos nosotros, seamos judíos o no judíos, esclavos o libres, hemos sido bautizados en un mismo Espíritu para formar un solo cuerpo, y a todos se nos ha dado a beber del mismo Espíritu.

Secuencia

Ven, Dios Espíritu Santo,
y envíanos desde el cielo
tu luz, para iluminarnos.

Ven ya, padre de los pobres,
luz que penetra en las almas,
dador de todos los dones.

Fuente de todo consuelo,
amable huésped de alma,
paz en las horas de duelo.

Eres pausa en al trabajo;
brisa, en un clima de fuego;
consuelo, en medio del llanto.

Ven, luz santificadora,
y entra hasta el fondo del alma
de todos los que te adoran.

Sin tu inspiración
divina los hombres nada
podemos y el pecado nos domina.

Lava nuestras inmundicias,
fecunda nuestras desiertos
y cura nuestras heridas.

Doblega nuestra soberbia,
calienta nuestras frialdad,
endereza nuestras sendas.

Concede a aquellos que ponen
en ti su fe y su confianza
tus siete sagrados dones.

Danos virtudes y méritos,
danos una buena muerte
y contigo el gozo eterno.


Aclamación antes del Evangelio

R. Aleluya, aleluya.
Ven, Espíritu Santo, llena los corazones de tus fieles
y enciende en ellos el fuego de tu amor.
R. Aleluya.


Evangelio

Jn 20, 19-23

Al anochecer del día de la resurrección, estando cerradas las puertas de la casa donde se hallaban los discípulos, por miedo a los judíos, se presentó Jesús en medio de ellos y les dijo: “La paz esté con ustedes”. Dicho esto, les mostró las manos y el costado.

Cuando los discípulos vieron al Señor, se llenaron de alegría. De nuevo les dijo Jesús: “La paz esté con ustedes. Como el Padre me ha enviado, así también los envío yo”.

Después de decir esto, sopló sobre ellos y les dijo: “Reciban el Espíritu Santo. A los que les perdonen los pecados, les quedarán perdonados; y a los que no se los perdonen, les quedarán sin perdonar”.

Parishioners Cleanup Outdoor Church! – Saturday, May 23, 2020

What a spectacular day at the Outdoor Church! Our volunteers’ team effort has the outdoor church 95% ready to open! It was so good to see each other and so happy everyone is healthy! Thank you all so much for a magnificent effort! It’s really hard work, folks, huge area to rake, clean and spread shavings!

Thank you Rick for saving us the back breaking work of moving shavings with wheelbarrows!!!

The man of the hour is Rick DeCarly, without whom we would have never gotten the shavings relocated and spread. Thank you to Rick and to Von Renner Construction for the loan of their equipment.

Leaf raking, debri removal, power washing and spreading of shavings is about 120 volunteer hour project!

Here is our list of volunteers in alphabetical order – please be sure to thank them! What a great group of people:

Tom Birthistle, Gail Culverwell, Irene Deem, Charlie Eckberg (Sue worked last week end but had a Zoom meeting today), Mary Ann Gustafson, Chris Kollaja, Andrew Lasser, Larry Love ( we missed Jim Breaux and look forward to seeing him soon!) Michelle and Patrick McDonell, Linda Payne, Jose Robles, Jim Rossi and grandson Duane Cramphorn, and Barbara Seymour.

Please let us know if we missed anyone!

We are awaiting protocols for opening the church. We appreciate everyone’s generous help and understanding of this difficult decision. Fr. Luis will be giving us information but in the meanwhile please join him in saying the PENTECOST NOVENA.

We will work again next Saturday, starting at 10:00 AM and hope to finish by noon. Larry Love will be doing some planting at the front of the altar. Let us know if you want to help out. We need a watering crew to share the task of watering the flowers in that area during the summer.

Thank you again everyone – just a wonderful job!

Please see Fr. Luis’ Sunday Chat on the home page for most current information on opening the church.

Novena for Pentecost

Novena for Pentecost: Feast of the Ascension

by Dan Schutte

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Feast of St. Rita of Casia – Friday, May 22, 2020

One night while Paul was in Corinth, the Lord said to him in a vision,
“Do not be afraid.
Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.
No one will attack and harm you,
for I have many people in this city.”
He settled there for a year and a half
and taught the word of God among them.

But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia,
the Jews rose up together against Paul
and brought him to the tribunal, saying,
“This man is inducing people to worship God contrary to the law.”
When Paul was about to reply, Gallio spoke to the Jews,
“If it were a matter of some crime or malicious fraud,
I should with reason hear the complaint of you Jews;
but since it is a question of arguments over doctrine and titles
and your own law, see to it yourselves.
I do not wish to be a judge of such matters.”
And he drove them away from the tribunal.
They all seized Sosthenes, the synagogue official,
and beat him in full view of the tribunal.
But none of this was of concern to Gallio.

Paul remained for quite some time,
and after saying farewell to the brothers he sailed for Syria,
together with Priscilla and Aquila.
At Cenchreae he had shaved his head because he had taken a vow.

Responsorial Psalm47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7

R.    (8a)  God is king of all the earth.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
All you peoples, clap your hands,
shout to God with cries of gladness,
For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
is the great king over all the earth.
R.    God is king of all the earth.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
He brings people under us;
nations under our feet.
He chooses for us our inheritance,
the glory of Jacob, whom he loves.
R.    God is king of all the earth.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our king, sing praise.
R.    God is king of all the earth.
or:
R.    Alleluia.

AlleluiaLK 24:46, 26

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead,
and so enter into his glory.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 16:20-23

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn,
while the world rejoices;
you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.
When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived;
but when she has given birth to a child,
she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy
that a child has been born into the world.
So you also are now in anguish.
But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice,
and no one will take your joy away from you.
On that day you will not question me about anything.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.”

About St. Rita of Cascia

Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter – My 21, 2020

Mass for Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter, May 21, 2020 The Annunciation will be celebrated on Sunday.
Luminous Mysteries, Thursday, May 21, 2020

Reading 1ACTS 18:1-8

Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.
There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus,
who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla
because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome.
He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade,
stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade.
Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the synagogue,
attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks.

When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia,
Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching the word,
testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus.
When they opposed him and reviled him,
he shook out his garments and said to them,
“Your blood be on your heads!
I am clear of responsibility.
From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
So he left there and went to a house
belonging to a man named Titus Justus, a worshiper of God;
his house was next to a synagogue.
Crispus, the synagogue official, came to believe in the Lord
along with his entire household, and many of the Corinthians
who heard believed and were baptized.

Responsorial Psalm98:1, 2-3AB, 3CD-4

R.    (see 2b)  The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:    
R.    Alleluia.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.
R.    The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.
R.    The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.
R.    The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.
or:
R.    Alleluia.

AlleluiaJN 14:18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord;
I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 16:16-20

Jesus said to his disciples:
“A little while and you will no longer see me,
and again a little while later and you will see me.”
So some of his disciples said to one another,
“What does this mean that he is saying to us,
‘A little while and you will not see me,
and again a little while and you will see me,’
and ‘Because I am going to the Father’?”
So they said, “What is this ‘little while’ of which he speaks?
We do not know what he means.”
Jesus knew that they wanted to ask him, so he said to them,
“Are you discussing with one another what I said,
‘A little while and you will not see me,
and again a little while and you will see me’?
Amen, amen, I say to you,
you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices;
you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.”

Memorial of St. Bernadine of Siena, Priest – Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Mass, Memorial of St. Bernadine of Siena, Priest. Wednesday, May 20, 2020.
Devotional to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Glorious Mysteries, Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In the first book, Theophilus,
I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught
until the day he was taken up,
after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit
to the apostles whom he had chosen.
He presented himself alive to them
by many proofs after he had suffered,
appearing to them during forty days
and speaking about the kingdom of God.
While meeting with them,
he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,
but to wait for “the promise of the Father
about which you have heard me speak;
for John baptized with water,
but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

When they had gathered together they asked him,
“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons
that the Father has established by his own authority.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
When he had said this, as they were looking on,
he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,
suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.
They said, “Men of Galilee,
why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

Responsorial PsalmPS 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9

R. (6) God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
All you peoples, clap your hands,
shout to God with cries of gladness,
For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
is the great king over all the earth.
R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our king, sing praise.
R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
For king of all the earth is God;
sing hymns of praise.
God reigns over the nations,
God sits upon his holy throne.
R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2EPH 1:17-23

Brothers and sisters:
May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation
resulting in knowledge of him.
May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,
that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,
what are the riches of glory
in his inheritance among the holy ones,
and what is the surpassing greatness of his power
for us who believe,
in accord with the exercise of his great might,
which he worked in Christ,
raising him from the dead
and seating him at his right hand in the heavens,
far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion,
and every name that is named
not only in this age but also in the one to come.
And he put all things beneath his feet
and gave him as head over all things to the church,
which is his body,
the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

AlleluiaMT 28:19A, 20B

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Go and teach all nations, says the Lord;
I am with you always, until the end of the world.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMT 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

DOJ warns CA Gov. of Possible Violation of Religious Freedom

Eric S. Dreiband, Ass’t. AG, head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, warns of unequal treatment of faith communities

The measures Gov. Gavin Newsom enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus and his plans to unwind them may discriminate against religious groups and violate their constitutional rights, the U.S. Justice Department warned in a letter Tuesday.

In a three-page letter to the governor, Eric S. Dreiband, an assistant attorney general and the head of the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said Newsom had shown “unequal treatment of faith communities” in restricting their abilities to gather and ultimately reopen.

“Simply put, there is no pandemic exception to the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights,” Dreiband wrote.

Sources: News.Yahoo.com, Fox News

See Briefing with Archbishop Cordileone and Religious Freedom law expert, Prof. Mike McConnell

Mass for Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter – May 19, 2020

Please join us tonight for the rosary 5:30 to 6:00 approx.

Reading 1ACTS 16:22-34

The crowd in Philippi joined in the attack on Paul and Silas,
and the magistrates had them stripped
and ordered them to be beaten with rods.
After inflicting many blows on them,
they threw them into prison
and instructed the jailer to guard them securely.
When he received these instructions, he put them in the innermost cell
and secured their feet to a stake.

About midnight, while Paul and Silas were praying
and singing hymns to God as the prisoners listened,
there was suddenly such a severe earthquake
that the foundations of the jail shook;
all the doors flew open, and the chains of all were pulled loose.
When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open,
he drew his sword and was about to kill himself,
thinking that the prisoners had escaped.
But Paul shouted out in a loud voice,
“Do no harm to yourself; we are all here.”
He asked for a light and rushed in and,
trembling with fear, he fell down before Paul and Silas.
Then he brought them out and said,
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus
and you and your household will be saved.”
So they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to everyone in his house.
He took them in at that hour of the night and bathed their wounds;
then he and all his family were baptized at once.
He brought them up into his house and provided a meal
and with his household rejoiced at having come to faith in God.

Responsorial Psalm138:1-2AB, 2CDE-3, 7C-8

R.    (7c)  Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart,
for you have heard the words of my mouth;
in the presence of the angels I will sing your praise;
I will worship at your holy temple,
and give thanks to your name.
R.    Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
Because of your kindness and your truth,
you have made great above all things
your name and your promise.
When I called, you answered me;
you built up strength within me.
R.    Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
Your right hand saves me.
The LORD will complete what he has done for me;
your kindness, O LORD, endures forever;
forsake not the work of your hands.
R.    Your right hand saves me, O Lord.
or:
R.    Alleluia.

AlleluiaJN 16:7, 13

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I will send to you the Spirit of truth, says the Lord;
he will guide you to all truth.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 16:5-11

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Now I am going to the one who sent me,
and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts.
But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.
For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.
But if I go, I will send him to you.
And when he comes he will convict the world
in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation:
sin, because they do not believe in me;
righteousness, because I am going to the Father
and you will no longer see me;
condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.”