Bulletin - July 30, 2017

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 30, 2017

All things work for good

for those who love God.— Romans 8:28a




God visits Solomon in a dream, and the scripture story nowhere tells us that Solomon awoke to have this conversation with God! So, still in his dream, Solomon answers God’s question about what he desires most, and God grants his request for wisdom in abundance.

In our waking hours, we are much distracted by work, home, family, traffic, entertainment, and many worries. When we try to think about what we really want out of life, we have trouble even imagining what that might be. But deep inside, our real longings dwell, known to God and to the Holy Spirit. Our dreams, unencumbered by defenses, may hold clues to what our deepest needs are, or what bothers us most. They could be God speaking.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

August 15th the Church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We celebrate the day when our Blessed Mother was assumed body and soul into Heaven. Being a Holy Day of Obligation, we will be celebrating Mass with the following hours: Vigil Mass: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm, Tuesday: August 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon and 7:00pm



Attention!!! All Boys & Girls, who have received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. We invite you to join the Ministry of Altar Servers here at San Martin de Porres. Our first meeting will take place on Saturday, August 1, 2017, in our Lady’s Chapel from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, followed by the following Saturdays: August 12th, 19th,  26th, & September 2nd. For our veteran Altar Servers, if you wish to move up on any area, or if you wish to help our new Altar Servers, please attend the meetings. For more information, contact Cindy Gonzalez :956-744-1241.




The Men’s ACTS Team would like to extend a heart felt Thank You to all the parishioners of San Martin de Porres for the huge success of our Build A Burger Fundraiser. The event not only brings funds to the Men’s ACTS but it also bring the community together. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You and blessings to all.


Prayer & Life Workshop

You’re invited to attend our Prayer & Life Workshop in English, starting Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 from 7 pm - 9 pm, in CCD Rooms Dominique and Elizabeth. Prayer & Life Workshop is for adults 18 yrs. old and older. Take this opportunity to enrich your spiritual life and personal relationship with God. For information, please call Paty Orduna @ (956)206-4142.




Parishioners are invited to join the Adult Bible Sharing Group, Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m, in  St. Bernadette Classroom. Everyone 18 years & older is invited. For more information, call Henry Garcia at 956-285-2216 or at hgarcia33@icloud.com. Bring your bible and an open heart.



Talleres De Oración Y Vida

Quisieras conocer mas a Dios? Como podemos orar? Como nos ayuda la oracion? En Talleres de Oracion y Vida puedes aprender a orar y establecer una comunicacion intima con Dios por medio de la meditacion de la Palabra y la oracion, encontrando paz como efecto de una vivencia profunda de la Fe. Talleres de Oracion y Vida inicia el Jueves, 10 de Agosto, en el salon de Sta. Anna a las 7 pm. Por mas informacion, llamar a Martina Mata (630) 337-4177






Registration for the upcoming CCD program has begun. Required documents for registration: birth certificate (if child is not baptized), Baptism Certificate for First Holy Communion, Baptism & First Holy Communion for Confirmation. Students must be registered every year for sacramental classes. Last day to register is August 4th. For more information, contact the CCD Office during regular office hours: 956-725-2440.



Are you open to new opportunities? If so, consider being a Catechist or Catechist Aide. Our CCD program is looking for volunteers to assist on Saturday classes: Pre K—5th grade or Monday classes: 6th grade to 12th grade. Give some of your time and talent to the children of God. Stop by the CCD office to pick up a volunteer package.

Please like us on Facebook: sanmartindeporresccdprogram.



(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI Family Support Group are communities across the country, that are free, confidential and safe groups of families helping other families who live with mental health challenges. In NAMI, families join a support group of caring individuals, utilizing their collective lived experiences and learned wisdom. NAMI of Laredo will offer a support group beginning Thursday, August 10, 2017. It will be held the second Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, at San Martin de Porres CCD Room St. Catherine. For more information call: 956-235-2359 or email: namilaredo@gmail.com



The Diocese of Laredo Pastoral Institute will have a 14 week course on the Seven Sacraments. It will take place here at San Martin de Porres, starting Thursday, September, 14, 2017, at 7:00 pm, in CCD room #3. Instructor will be Ramiro Garza. For more information contact the Adult Faith Formation /Pastoral Institute Office  at: 956-727-2140




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