Readings for the Week of June 17, 2018
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.
Follow link to register: https://ihmramona.weshareonline.org/VBS2018
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.
Drop off dates are Sunday, June 10th through Thursday, June 14th from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm in the Social Center.
The Rummage Sale will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 15th through June 17th.
We are not accepting TV’s unless they are flat screens. They do not sell. Please do not bring items in early. We have no place to store them.
Please call Carl Reese for further information at 909-802-0395.
We are pleased to welcome Father Gerry Aman, SJ to share his story in the missions during all the masses on June 16 and June 17. Please be prepared to listen and sup- port as the message of mission, evangeli- zation, loving service and hope is shared. The proceeds from this Mission appeal are used to directly support the missionary, the organization and the people they serve. Your generous donation unites you as a missionary to our brothers and sisters around the world who need our help.
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.”
06/18/18 3:00 am
Teaching about Retaliation Matthew 5:38-42 The fifth antithesis deals with the Old Testament law of retaliation, “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Jesus says to resist even proportionate retaliation in an effort to stop the cycle of revenge. To “turn the other cheek” rather than fighting back is a peaceful challenge that a disciple must exhibit with the hope of bringing out the best in others. Prayer: It’s often difficult to choose the “high road.” I have only to remember that it is your road, Lord.Read More
06/17/18 3:00 am
Seed Grows of Itself/The Mustard Seed Mark 4:26-34 The kingdom of God is likened to the seed and its innate ability to grow. Even the smallest seed will flourish and become a bush with branches large enough to provide shade and shelter for the birds. Jesus spoke in parables to help the people understand his message. Prayer: I realize that I must do all I can to provide circumstances in which your kingdom will grow. I am not capable of doing that without you. Come, Holy Spirit.Read More
06/16/18 3:00 am
Teaching about Oaths Matthew 5:33-37 The taking of oaths is the subject of this antithesis from the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus simply tells his disciples to be honest and straightforward. To tell the truth is an expression of love. Prayer: It seems the world thrives on falsehood and dishonesty. It is sometimes difficult to speak the truth. When what we say and do is rooted in love, it is the right way, your way.Read More
06/14/18 8:48 am
FORT LAUDERDALE—The U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved several action items today atRead More
06/13/18 10:52 am
FORT LAUDERDALE—The U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), gathering June 13-14 in FortRead More
06/13/18 4:57 am
FT. LAUDERDALE — Three new members
have been appointed to serve on the National Review Board (NRB) by CardinalRead More
06/18/18 5:00 am
Why, in the age of amazing technology like iPhones and virtual reality, do people feel so hopeless and sad?Read More
06/15/18 5:00 am
Tolle, lege!Read More
06/14/18 5:00 am
The mystery of suicide is intrinsically tied into mysteries of suffering and love.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
06/17/18 10:14 am
Vatican City, Jun 17, 2018 / 03:14 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Sunday Pope Francis compared the action of grace to the growth of seeds planted in a garden, saying God often works in ways that are both unknown and surprising, but which always bring fruit, and because of this it is important to always trust and never lose faith.
In his June 17 Angelus address, the pope noted that if one looks back at history, it can seem like the world is going “in an opposite direction to the design of the heavenly Father, who wants justice, brotherhood and peace for all of his children.”Read More
06/16/18 3:02 pm
Vatican City, Jun 16, 2018 / 08:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a speech to a family association Saturday, Pope Francis again stressed that God's vision of the family is between a man and a woman, and compared the abortion of children who are sick or disabled to a Nazi mentality.
“I've heard that it's fashionable, or at least usual, that when in the first few months of pregnancy they do studies to see if the child is healthy or has something, the first offer is: let's send it away,” the pope said June 16, referring to the trend of aborting sick or disabled children.Read More
06/15/18 2:09 pm
Vatican City, Jun 15, 2018 / 07:09 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his daily homily Friday, Pope Francis issued a scathing critique of the ways in which women are often exploited and mistreated - whether it be through a revealing television ad, or when getting a job is contingent on sexual favors.
He said there is a tendency in many environments to view women as “second class” or as an object of “waste,” and called the ways in which women are at times abused and enslaved “sins against God.”Read More
06/17/18 11:07 pm
If the truth of the Eucharist has ever seemed strange to you, that’s because it should. St. Paul said, “We preach Christ crucified, to the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and to the Gentiles foolishness.” The Eucharist is the enduring testament to the reality of the crucifixion of God Incarnate. So it is fitting that […]Read More
06/17/18 11:05 pm
Saint Ephrem the Syrian was a gifted and prolific poet of the fourth century who is said to have written over 3 million lines of verse. He also happens to be a saint and Doctor of the Church who eloquently defended Christian Orthodoxy during a time of great upheaval. Born in 306 AD in the […]Read More
06/17/18 11:02 pm
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explains the radical moral vision of Christianity. Quite striking is the way in which he begins this explanation. He does not commence his sermon with an abstract exposition of morality. Nor does he offer a basic description of the initial stages of the spiritual life. Instead, he begins […]Read More