Readings for the Week of May 20, 2018
By listening to God’s word and drawing nourishment from the table of the Eucharist, may our hearts be ever more ardent in faith, hope and love (Pope Francis).
SAVE THE DATE! Splash Canyon VBS Join us this summer for IHM Vacation Bible School the week of Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2018! VBS is for children going into Ist through 6th grade. Middle and High School youth are welcome as volunteers and leaders. Cost is $25 per child and includes T-shirt. Early registration by May 31st, 2018 is $20 per child.
Youth Group Volunteers Needed! We Need You! Yes You!
What you do matters! Jesus smiles when he sees your ministry. You pass on faith and hope to a future adult . You change the world one teen at a time. Teens are counting on you. If not you, then who? God has called you. Sign up TODAY to use your gifts to serve our Lord, and our teens through IHM Youth Ministry. An excellent Youth Ministry requires volunteers. Volunteers needs are wide range of gifts and skills (administrative, chaperones, drivers, fundraising, hospitality, help with small group discussions/projects and ect…). For additional information and sign up contact:
Veronica Brewster at (760) 484-3246.
Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen. Thank you to all who made this an inspiring year filled with the Holy Spirit! Pictures are available on Facebook in the IHM Youth Group and in the IHM Faith Formation pages. Be sure to join our pages!
“Over the next few weeks, we will be working on setting up new advertisements for businesses in our annual Stewardship Directory booklet. If you are interested in learning more about placing an ad in our Directory, please contact Travis Lawmaster at 760.270.8545, or by email at tlawmaster@4Lpi.com. Placing an ad in our Directory raises visibility for your business in the community, and functions as a charitable donation to the parish also, which helps us tremendously. We thank all of our current and future advertisers for their support, and encourage our parish members to patronize their businesses.”
The Walk For Life on Saturday, April 14th was an awesome event. Thank you for all your prayers and financial support. It is a simple way to declare “Choose Life, Life Makes the Difference” on behalf of unborn children.
You do make a difference! This event is RPCC’s most important fundraiser of the year. If you weren’t able to attend the walk, you can still participate by making a donation to help RPCC reach their goal of $40,000 to continue serving women in crisis from Ramona, Santa Ysabel and the back country. Information is available by calling the RPCC office at 760-789-7059 or going to their website, https://www.friendsofrpcc.com
05/21/18 3:00 am
The Healing of a Boy with a Demon Mark 9:14-29 The story of the healing of the boy is long with great attention to detail. However, the message is simple and very clear. Faith and trust make all things possible, and prayer is the means by which one grows in both. Even the disciples struggled. Prayer: My unbelief outweighs my belief. Fear is always in the way. Help me to let go and grow in faith, trusting you because you are the way.Read More
05/20/18 3:00 am
Appearance to the Disciples John 20:19-23 The disciples are hiding behind locked doors. Jesus appears in their midst and twice offers them words of peace. It is now time for them to come out of hiding and go out to continue the mission he began. Jesus breathes on them in the same way the Father breathed life into the first human. They are filled with his Spirit. Prayer: I was an infant when baptized and a young adolescent when confirmed. Throughout my adult life I have grasped the significance of the life breath of your Spirit in me.Read More
05/19/18 3:00 am
The Beloved Disciple John 21:20-25 Though not thought to be the original conclusion to John’s Gospel, these passages provide some insight into the significance of the Beloved Disciple to the Christian community. John’s eyewitness testimony lives on. Prayer: Beloved Disciple, you knew him and loved him with your whole heart, without question or doubt. I pray to be able to do the same.Read More
05/18/18 12:11 pm
WASHINGTON—By enacting laws protecting the conscience rights of
adoption and foster care providers, "Kansas and Oklahoma are keeping kids first,"Read More
05/18/18 11:47 am
Cardinal Timothy Dolan, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB)
Committee on Pro-Life Activities, made the followingRead More
05/18/18 10:25 am
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston,
President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the followingRead More
05/18/18 5:00 am
Every Mass is meant to be another Pentecost.Read More
05/17/18 5:00 am
The earth is perfect; if we are to live in harmony with it, we too must be perfect, as Christ Jesus urged us.Read More
05/16/18 5:00 am
The new biopic tells the story of Pentecostal minister and megachurch founder Carlton Pearson, who came to believe that “everyone will be saved.”Read More
04/02/18 10:17 am
by Ryan Ringuette Volunteering has (accidentally) become my family’s tradition. Both my father and mother are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (Morocco and Nepal), and both my sister and I are current Peace Corps Volunteers (Paraguay and Uganda). Additionally, my recently retired father volunteers with the USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program (F2F). F2F leverages the expertise of US […]Read More
03/31/17 11:10 am
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Peru as they endure hardships brought about by heavy rains, flooding and mudslides. Light a candle and join us in prayer at the CRS Virtual Votive Chapel. There are significant needs in the Diocese of Chulucanas (Province of Piura)—made worse by the continuing rain. A […]Read More
03/24/17 2:39 pm
By The Most Rev. Thomas Wenski Editor’s Note: At the recent meeting of the CRS Board of Directors—the USCCB-appointed group of bishops, religious, and laity tasked with governing and supporting the work of CRS—Archbishop Thomas Wenski (Miami) celebrated mass for his fellow bishops, board members and CRS staff. What follows is his homily. The “Charmaine” he […]Read More
05/20/18 4:55 pm
Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 09:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A victim of the Chilean clergy abuse crisis who met privately with Pope Francis told a Spanish news source that the Pope told him to accept himself and his same-sex attraction, because God made him that way.
Juan Carlos Cruz, a victim of Chilean abuser Fr. Fernando Karadima, met with Pope Francis privately in April after being invited to the Vatican along with other victims of abuse.Read More
05/20/18 2:58 pm
Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 07:58 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Though people may promise to change things, it is the third person of the Holy Trinity that creates real change through the reinvigoration and renewal of hearts, Pope Francis said on Pentecost Sunday.
“Plenty of people promise change, new beginnings, prodigious renewals, but experience teaches us that no earthly attempt to change reality can ever completely satisfy the human heart,” the pope said May 20.Read More
05/20/18 12:08 pm
Vatican City, May 20, 2018 / 05:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- There will be a consistory June 29 to create 14 new cardinals, each of whom express the “universality” of the Church, Pope Francis announced Sunday after his Regina Coeli address.
“Their provenance expresses the universality of the Church that continues to proclaim the merciful love of God to all people on earth,” he said May 20, noting that the new cardinals from the Diocese of Rome also show “the inseparable link between the see of Peter and the particular Churches spread throughout the world.”Read More
05/20/18 11:07 pm
As we reflect on the historical and liturgical realities of Pentecost after this past Sunday, several deep lessons suggest themselves. 1. We can never have enough of God. Consider: the disciples spent three years with Jesus, God Incarnate. They heard Him preach. They saw Him perform miracles. Some of them saw Him transfixed. All of […]Read More
05/20/18 11:05 pm
I know that I wasn’t the only one who watched the Royal Wedding this past weekend. There is so much that I could comment on. I always find it fascinating to observe the liturgical similarities between the Anglican church and the Catholic Church. I find it particularly interesting to see celebrities and famous athletes at […]Read More
05/20/18 11:02 pm
Pentecost is the setting of the most spectacular scene in the historical books of the New Testament. A sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind. Tongues of fire appeared and rested on the disciples — but did not burn them! The men rushed into the streets and began to proclaim Jesus […]Read More