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TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Pastor's Announcements
General Intercessions

August 24, 2014

Anunciones de Nuestro Pastor
Intercesiones Generales

     
THE ROCK   LA ROCA
Peter was Jesus’ choice to lead the fragile band of apostles. In today’s Gospel, Simon is given a new name—Peter, the “rock.” In John’s Gospel, Peter is called to be a shepherd. He is expected to lay down his life for his sheep. And tradition tells us that he did just that. But today we think about the durable rocklike quality that Jesus needed in a leader.
Peter was appointed to his leadership position for reasons we are not able to fathom. God knows, and Jesus knew well, that Peter was flawed. We cannot mistake his enthusiasms, though, his manifest love, and his great, exuberant faith. Those virtues saw him through. They are durable, tough, beautiful virtues. They make Peter a sympathetic and lovable person. They provide us with the balance and humor that we need as we consider our own roles in the universal church.
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Jesús escogió a Pedro para ser el jefe del inseguro grupo de Apóstoles. En el Evangelio de hoy, el que una vez se llamaba Simón es ahora Pedro –la roca. En el Evangelio de Juan, Pedro es llamado a ser pastor. Eso requiere que esté dispuesto a dar su vida por sus ovejas. Y la tradición nos dice que él hizo eso exactamente. Pero hoy, pensamos en las cualidades inmovibles de las rocas que Jesús necesitaba en un jefe.
Pedro se ganó su posición de liderazgo por razones que no nos podemos imaginar. Dios sabe, y Jesús también, que Pedro tenía sus fallas. No podemos dejar de ver su entusiasmo, ni su gran amor y fe espontánea. Esas virtudes le sirvieron bien. Son virtudes admirables, duraderas y fuertes. Hacen que Pedro sea simpático y fácil de querer. Nos proporcionan el balance y el buen humor necesarios al considerar nuestros papeles y miembros de la Iglesia universal de nuestro tiempo.
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“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 16:19)
 
“Todo lo que ates en la tierra quedará atado en el cielo, y todo lo que desates en la tierra quedará desatado en el cielo”. (Mateo 16:19)
     

PASTOR'S MESSAGE

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
 

Thank you to all those who came to watch the “Saulog sa Pagtoo” (Celebration of Faith) CONCERT last Thursday or Friday (August 21—22, 2014). I hope you enjoyed the performance by the Cebu Clergy Performing Artists and the San Diego Diocese Padres Cantantes and the St. Michael combined choir.
 
Thank you, everyone for generously responding to the appeal to help support the Archdiocese of Cebu (Philippines) for the renovation of the 65-year old seminary and for the “51st International Eucharistic Congress” which will be held in Cebu in 2016 in which the Holy Father, Pope Francis, is expected to come.
 
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There will be a second collection at all Sunday Masses next week, August 31, 2014 (and at the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, August 30) for the Annual Catholic Appeal. The First Sunday Second Collection for Parish Projects will be moved to September 14, 2014. As always, thank you for your generosity.
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Catholic education is a gift of a lifetime! Consider sending your children or grandchildren (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) to our St. Michael Academy. It is not too late to enroll your child or grandchild to St. Michael Academy for the school year 2014-2015. We offer a discount. Please, call the office at 619-470-4880 for more information.
 
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Registration for the 2014-2015 Religious Education Program for students attending public schools is still going on. Let us help you educate your children about our Catholic faith and prepare them to receive the Sacraments. Call the parish office at 619-470-1977 for more information.
 
 
 
Fr. Manny Ediza
 
 

 
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