Bulletin - August 6, 2017

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The Transfiguration of the Lord

August 6, 2017

The heavens proclaim his justice;

all peoples see his glory.  — Psalm 97:6




Today, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord, is a day of eyewitness accounts. The first, a vision reported by the prophet Daniel, was well known to Jesus and his apostles. The vision account was written in quite mystical and figurative language. It is a vision of heaven, powerful and memorable. There are flames of fire, burning wheels, the Ancient One, and a Son of Man. Clearly, Daniel saw something. But was it a dream? Was it real? Was it merely a clever myth?

Peter wants no such confusion about his vision! We are told in Matthew’s Gospel what he and his friends James and John saw when they went up on the mountain with Jesus one day. Jesus warned the three witnesses to tell no one until “the Son of Man has been raised from the dead” (Matthew 17:9). Lest readers of one of the Gospels discount the story or simply write it off as a pious myth, Peter gives his own account of the Transfiguration of Jesus in his second letter to the church. He writes with authority, as an eyewitness. He reports this message from God concerning Jesus: “This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased,” and he assures us that the message is “altogether reliable” (2 Peter 1:17, 19). Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

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.




The Parish Office will be closed on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Observance of The Holy Day of Obligation of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We will resume with regular office hours on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.


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.



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. There is still time to join us, next meeting will be Saturday, August 12, 2017, in our Lady’s Chapel from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Our veteran servers, if you are looking to cross train, transition or refresh you are welcomed to join us. .




TAMIU & San Martin de Porres will be hosting a Free Health Screening ffor adults 18 years and older. The Screenings will be by appointment only from 9 am - 12 noon and 1 pm -  4 pm in the Family Life Center. Please call the Parish Office to set up an appointment. No Walk-Ins will be taken. Please contact: Yvonne Andrade @ 956-723-5215 ext. 18 Last day to set up appointment will be Monday, August 14, 2017. No appointments will be taken the same day of screening. Limited Space.



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 14th. For more information, contact the CCD Office during regular office hours: 956-725-2440.



We are inviting the parishioners of San Martin de Porres to join us in praying the Rosary to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus, on Thursday July 13, 2017, in the Family Life Center. For more information, contact: Rosa Gonzales at 723-2789.



XVii Anniversary of the Diocese of Laredo

Bishop Reverend James A. Tamayo,. extends a cordial invitation to parishioners to join him as in a Mass of Thanksgiving commemorating the 17th Anniversary of the Diocese of Laredo. The Mass will take place on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at noon at San Agustin Cathedral. All are Invited!!




Our second baptism class will take place, August 9, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Family Life Center. Parents & God Parents must have attended the previous class in order to receive the certificate of completion. The next baptism will take place on Sept. 10, 2017, after the 12:30 noon Mass. Please submit all required paperwork to the Parish Office no later then Sept 7, 2017 by 4:00 pm. For more information, contact the Parish Office at: 956-723-5215 



The Men’s ACTS Team are having a fundraiser to benefit their upcoming ACTS Retreat.

Parrillada Raffle:

1st. Prize: 20lbs of Fajita, 10lbs of Chicken, 10lbs of Ribs, 10lbs of Sausage, 2 bags of mesquite & 2 cases of soda.

2nd Prize: $50.00 Gift Card.

Tickets are $5.00 each and you can buy them from any ACTS Team Member or you can stop by the Parish Office.

*Drawing Aug. 18th.



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