Bulletin - August 27, 2017

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 27, 2017

“Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you

loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”  — Matthew 16:19




Peter’s history as a follower or friend of Jesus is a bit spotty. It might be natural to wonder if Jesus, in giving him the keys to the kingdom, didn’t feel a bit like a parent giving a teenager the keys to the family car. But it was at the moment when God’s power and presence broke through everything else to raise up Peter’s great profession of faith in Christ as Messiah that Jesus chose to establish the bond between the loving, forgiving mercy of heaven and our vocation to be witnesses of that love, mercy, and forgiveness on earth.

Like any parent, Jesus no doubt foresaw the failings, the irresponsible maneuvers or impaired senses, the collisions that the church would be headed for. But, most importantly, he also saw us at that moment as God prefers to see us: capable of manifesting great faith, with a willingness to remain at the feet of Christ to understand what it truly means to be Messiah and Christ. As the letter to the Romans points out to us today, we have not known the mind or the wisdom of God, but God knows us and still chooses to manifest the reign of justice, joy, beauty, and peace through us. Let this be our vocation. Let us always strive to be solid ground on which the church of Jesus Christ can be founded and on which it can continue to be built.



Jubilee Year of Fatima


This year marks the 100th anniversary of the appearances of Mary to three young shepherd children in the town of Fatima in Portugal. San Martin de Porres has several events and activities planned that will help you participate in this Centennial Anniversary.

1. We will be offering 33 Day to Morning Glory starting September 4th.

2. Pope Francis has offered a Plenary Indulgence for those who devoutly visit & pray before a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions, the 13th of each month from May to October (2017).

3. Rosary on Wednesdays in the church during October, the Month of the Rosary at 7pm.

4. Outdoor Family Rosary on Saturday, October 14, 2017, @ 12Noon





As part of our Centennial Celebration of the Appearances of Our Lady of Fatima, we invite you to take part in the self –retreat, “33 Days to Morning Glory” starting on September 4th. This “self retreat” involves daily meditation, prayer, and a Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 7th, the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary. Daily Meditations will be offered in English and Spanish. There are two ways to participate: either through our Parish Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/sanmartincatholicchurch or through the texting service, WhatsApp. It is not necessary to have a Facebook account. If you would like to participate through WhatsApp, please sign up at the Parish Office. If you would like to participate via our Facebook Page, kindly send us a message to let us know you are taking part in this self-retreat.





San Martin de Porres Parish is currently seeking nominations for the new ACTS Core Members. Nominations for new members: should be registered parishioners of San Martin de Porres, be in good standing with the Catholic Church, have lived an adult’s ACTS Retreat, and served on an adult ACTS Team. Duties include: assisting in administration of all Parish ACTS activities, including retreats, reunions, and training. Please leave the name of your nomination at the Parish Office during regular office hours. Deadline for nominations is Friday, September 8, 2017



T– Shirt Sale


The ACTS Core will be selling San Martin de Porres Parish Logo T-Shirts: adult $20.00, youth $10.00.

They will be available for sale September 2nd & 3rd  after each Mass. Thank you all for your support.






New CCD Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

9:00 am—12:00 noon, & 1:00 pm to 5:30pm.

Closed Tuesdays

Saturday: 9:00 am  -  2:00pm



We are looking for Catechist and Catechist Aides for this coming CCD year. We need volunteers for the following days and hours: Saturdays 8:30am & 10:30am & Monday, 6:00pm.




Monday, September, 4th, at 6:30pm– Parents who registered students for first year Holy Communion:

Tuesday, September, 5th, at 6:30pm– Parents who registered students for first year Confirmation.

Wednesday, September, 6th, at 6:30pm– Parents who registered students for Faith Formation. (Students who already received their Sacraments).


Thursday, September,. 7th, at 6:30pm  - Parents who registered students for the last year  (2nd Year) of Holy Communion

Friday, September, 8th, at 6:30pm– Parents who registered students for last year (2nd Year) in Confirmation.



Catechist, Catechist Aides & Adult Volunteers with our CCD program. Our In Service will be on Friday, Sept. 15th, at 6:30pm in the Family Life Center.


1st Day of CCD Classes:

Monday Classes: September 18th at 6:00pm

Saturday Classes: September 23rd — 3rd to 6th grade & students who were with Belinda Briseno last year, @ 8:30am

Pre– K to 2nd grade & Special Needs @ 10:30am


For more information, call Mr. Martinez @ 725-2440



Congratulations & Thank you


The Men’s ACTS team would like to extend a huge thank you to all Parishioners who supported our raffle fundraiser.

Congratulations to our winners:

1st Place: Valdimar Villanueva—winner of the tasty parrillada

2nd Place: Kenneth Duncan- $50.00 gift certificate.





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