1 May 20, 2018 PENTECOST SUNDAY St. Linus Catholic Church Shoemaker Ave. Norwalk, CA Phone Fax (562) Website Office Hours Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed for Lunch: 12-1 p.m. Sat.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sun.: 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m. St. Linus School (562) Religious Education Office (562) Father Tony Gomez, Pastor Father Lester Niez, Associate Pastor Father Brian Delaney, In Residence Father Marco Reyes, In Residence Senior Deacon Chuck and Marge Baker Deacon Couple Mario & Nati Mejia Deacon Couple Mario & Ann Guerra Tita Guzman, Diaconate Minister Sue Cunneen, Diaconate Minister Mass Times Saturday: 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m./vigil Mass Sunday: 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m./family Mass 12:15 p.m./ (en Español) 5:00 p.m./lifeteen Mass 7:30 p.m. Weekdays: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. with Mother of Perpetual Help Novena 1st Fridays: 7:00 p.m. 3rd Fridays: 7:00 p.m. en Español Charismatic Mass: once a month (date and time will be posted in the bulletin) Ana Engquist, Business Manager Greg Climaco, School Principal Christina May, Director of Religious Education Faith Cherisse Reyes, Bulletin Editor/ Webmaster Adoration Chapel 24 Hours All night adoration from 7:30 p.m., after the 1st and 3rd Friday Masses, Benediction Saturday 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Tuesdays 6:30 8:00 p.m. and by appointment For the following Sacraments and Services, please call the Parish Center: Sacrament of Baptism Sacrament of Marriage Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick Funeral and Vigil Services Communion to the Sick and Home-bound Did you know that St. Linus has a Facebook page? Please be sure to LIKE us!
2 PAGE 2 Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018 Ministry in Action... Adoración Nocturna Contacto: Amalia Sanchez (562) rd Fri. 7 pm - Sat, 7:15 A.M. En la Iglesia Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Contact: Dorie Sablan (562) st Fri. 7P.M.-Sat. 7:15A.M. Church Adult Confirmation Parish Center: (562) Altar Servers Contact: Dennis Adame Parish Center: (562) Altar Society Contact: Parish Office Anointing of the Sick Parish Center: Baptismal Preparation of Children English & Spanish Parish Center: Because We Care Ministry Contact: Barbra Manriquez (562) Bereavement Support Group Contact: Parish Office Bible Study-English Contact: Barbara Fries (562) Tues. 8-9 P.M. Rm. 8 Boy Scouts, Troop 394 Scout Master: Nandha Kumar Parish Center: Mon. 7-8:30 P.M. Hall Charismatic Healing Mass Contact: Sion Ferrer Various Mon. 7 P.M. Church Church Environment & Art Contact: Dennis & Bernice Adame (562) Couples for Christ Contact: Sonny Berberabe Cursillo Ultreya Spanish Contacto: Miguel y Margarita Ramos (562) Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial Contacto: Elsa & Rolando Castillo (562) Fiesta Committee Contact: Robert Perez Parish Center: (562) Filipino Association Contact: Rey Factoran (714) Meets once a month Finance Council Contact: Joe Julien Funerals Parish Center: Gift Shop Vestibule of Church Contact: John A. L. Moran Parish Center: Open after all Weekend Masses Golden Age Club President: Richard Contreras (562) rd Sun 1:30-4:30 P.M. Hall Grupo de Oración Contacto: Alejandro Gama (714) Wed. 7-9:00 P.M. Hall Guadalupanas Contacto: Patricia Mesa (562) Ultimo Jueves del mes 7 P.M. Rm. 11 Fri. 7:00 P.M. Youth Room Knights of Columbus #10623 Grand Knight: Eli Samora (562) nd Tues. 7:30 P.M. Hall Legion of Mary Contact: Sylvia J. Layao (562) Praesidium Tues. 5-6 P.M. Rm. 10 Curia 2nd Thur. 7 P.M. Rm. 10 Liturgy Committee Director: Maureen Linnebur (562) Ministerios Hispanos Contacto: Sal Cuevas Ministry to the Sick Contact: Cornell Watson (562) Mother of Perpetual Help Novena Contact: Imelda Manalac (562) Tues. 7:00 P.M. Church Music Ministry/Choir Directors 7:30pm Filipino Choir (1st Sunday of the month) Anthony AC Cerna: 5:30pm JP Panganiban: 9:00am Adult Choir Mark Newberry: 7:30pm Adult Choir Mustard Seed Communities Contact: Teresa Estrada Parish Council Contact: Parish Office Prayer Shawl Ministry Contact: Mary Ratanasurakam (951) Last Monday 6:30 P.M. Par. Off. ProLife Ministry Contact: Barbra Manriquez (562) rd Thursday 6:00 P.M. Par. Off. RCIA Director: Dennis Jones Santo Niño Devotions 1st Fri. 6:30 P.M. Church Religious Education Director: Christina May (562) Office Religious Vocations Parish Center: Safeguard the Children Contact: Parish Office St. Linus School Principal: Greg Climaco (562) Office St. Linus Ushers Contact: Cornell Watson (562) Weddings & Quinceañeras Coordinator: Sue Ellen Rojas (562) Youth Ministry/LIFE TEEN Youth Ministry: Anthony Cerna AC (562) Confirmation Coordinator: Adrian Flores (562)
3 ALL ARE SENT Fifty days after Easter Sunday we celebrate the fulfillment of all God s promises in the feast of Pentecost, a feast that has sometimes been called the birthday of the church. One last time we are reminded that we Christians have received the Holy Spirit, not for our own benefit, but to enable us to follow our Christian vocation. The centerpiece of the scriptures for Pentecost is the account in Acts of the Apostles of the sending of the Holy Spirit to the disciples. The other readings for this Sunday help us to understand what it means to live out our Christian vocation. Paul s letter shows us the gifts and fruits that the Holy Spirit gives to us. John s Gospel reminds us that Jesus has sent all his disciples to share his forgiveness and peace, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Question of the Week Domingo de Pentecostés Pregunta de la Semana PAGE 3 Primera lectura El Espíritu Santo desciende sobre los apóstoles (Hechos 2:1-11). Salmo Envía tu espíritu, Señor, y renueva la faz de la tierra (Salmo 104 ). Segunda lectura Hemos sido bautizados en el mismo Espíritu para formar un solo cuerpo (1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13) o Gálatas 5: Evangelio Jesús se hizo presente a los discípulos y les trajo su paz. Les envío en su misión con poder para perdonar o atar los pecados por el Espíritu Santo (Juan 20:19-23) o Juan 15:26-27; 16: Pregunta para los niños: Cuándo has escuchado tu voz interior o tu conciencia guiándote a hacer lo que es correcto? Pregunta para los adultos: Hable de las veces en las que sintió el poder del Espíritu, ya sea dándole las palabras justas, ayudándole a comprender un dilema, o de otras maneras. First Reading Filled with the Holy Spirit, the apostles begin to speak in tongues (Acts 2:1-11). Psalm Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth (Psalm 104). Second Reading There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13) or Galatians 5: Gospel As the Father has sent me, so I send you. Receive the Holy Spirit (John 20:19-23) or John 15:26-27; 16: Question for Children: When have you heard your inner voice or conscience guiding you to do what is right? Question for Adults: Share about times when you felt the power of the Spirit, giving you the right words, giving you insight into a dilemma, or in other ways. Readings for the Week Monday: Jas 3:13-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 9:14-29 Tuesday: Jas 4:1-10; Ps 55:7-11a, 23; Mk 9:30-37 Wednesday: Jas 4:13-17; Ps 49:2-3, 6-11; Mk 9:38-40 Thursday: Jas 5:1-6; Ps 49:14-20; Mk 9:41-50 Friday: Jas 5:9-12; Ps 103:1-4, 8-9, 11-12; Mk 10:1-12 Saturday: Jas 5:13-20; Ps 141:1-3, 8; Mk 10:13-16 Sunday: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40; Ps 33:4-6, 9, 18-20, 22; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 GUIDE US TODAY Holy Spirit, you who pointed out the way for your disciples to announce the gospel, we pray to you: As in the time of the apostles, guide today s messengers of the Good News. Lecturas de la Semana Lunes: Sant 3:13-18; Sal 19 (18):8-10, 15; Mc 9:14-29 Martes: Sant 4:1-10; Sal 55 (54):7-11a, 23; Mc 9:30-37 Miércoles: Sant 4:13-17; Sal 49 (48):2-3, 6-11; Mc 9:38-40 Jueves: Sant 5:1-6; Sal 49 (48):14-20; Mc 9:41-50 Viernes: Sant 5:9-12; Sal 103 (102):1-4, 8-9, 11-12; Mc 10:1-12 Sábado: Sant 5:13-20; Sal 141 (140):1-3, 8; Mc 10:13-16 Domingo: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40; Sal 33 (32):4-6, 9, 18-20, 22; Rom 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20 GUÍANOS HOY Espíritu Santo, que mostraste el camino a tus discípulos para anunciar el Evangelio; te rogamos: Que como en los tiempos de los apóstoles, guíes hoy a los mensajeros de la Buena Nueva. We would like to thank all of our parishioners and visitors for being generous with your weekly donations. Our collection for the week of : May 13, 2018 was $ 12, May God bless you for your continued support. We welcome you to make your weekly/monthly donations by enrolling in WeShare (formerly Parish Pay) by visiting or calling (800) to set up an account.
4 PAGE 4 Pentecost Sunday I N OUR PRAYERS May 20, 2018 Prayers for our brothers and sisters in their time of suffering and need Saturday, May 19th 7:30 AM Mother s Day Novena 4:30 PM Uballe Family Sunday, May 20th 7:30 AM Carmel Jones 9:00 AM Angelina Brum, R.I.P 10:30 AM Mother s Day Novena Serafin & Delfina Salazar 12:15 PM Maria Del Refugio Jimenez, R.I.P. 5:00 PM Elsie Oris, R.I.P. 7:30 PM Marcos Varela Jr., R.I.P. Monday, May 21st 8:30 AM Mother s Day Novena Manuel Leelin, R.I.P. Tuesday, May 22nd 8:30 AM Chuck Baker, R.I.P. 7:00 PM Mike Cipres, R.I.P. Wednesday, May 23rd 8:30 AM Maria Elena Hernandez, Birthday Thursday, May 24th 8:30 AM Raul Galdamez, R.I.P. Friday, May 25th 8:30 AM Brian Ferrer, Happy Birthday Saturday, May 26th 7:30 AM Rose Alcantara, R.I.P. 4:30 PM Ray Torres, Happy Birthday Sunday, May 27th 7:30 AM Herbert Robinson Sr. 9:00 AM Rowena Baguio, Birthday 10:30 AM Ramon Bueno, 3rd Year Anniversary 12:15 PM Catrina Contreras 5:00 PM Dean Diomedes, R.I.P. 7:30 PM Ambrosia, Urriza, R.I.P. If you or someone in your family is in need of prayers, please contact the Parish office at or : Teresa Velador, Elpidio Velador, Joey Lascano Sr., Angie Guerrero, Charito Wells, Lorrie Teodoro, Little Ruben Ramirez, Mireya Lozano, Christopher Honrado, Emil Evangelista Jr. Ursula Hirezi, Farida Maiz, Sydney Teodoro, Debra Rios, Robert Ray Rios, Alberta Luna, David Ramirez, Zachary Pereyra, Richard Cortez, Maria Hodgers, Manuel Guillen, Jose Acero, Jessie Bausley, Betsy & Jose Gonzalez, Ophelia Angaco, Angie Chavez, Althea Robinson, Ramona Ramirez, Ed & Doris Boucree, Eddie & Rosa Perez, Naomi Gonzalez, Lilia Navarro, John Adams, Peggy Del Fosse, Elenore Obenhas Ellie, Ester Hebein, Moses Estrada, Dianne Roberts, Emily Mercado, Victoria Lopez, Erica Marton, Augustine Quezada, Ofelia Evangelista, Angel Guardado-Banuelos, John Hernandez, Linda Collado, Sandra Bonsall Galvan, Aida Velador, Ramona Quinones, Abertano Rutiaga, Carmen Sanchez, Daniel Sanchez, Michael Abad, Marita Alvarez, Roberto Alvarez, Michael O Donnell, Richard O Donnell, Joe Chavez, Helen Rapasky, Glen & Patricia Hacket, W HITE SPECIAL MASS P RAYER ENVELOPE Check side tables/walls by side doors & vestibule for "White Special Mass Prayer Envelopes". They can be used for additional special prayer after "Prayers of the Faithful/Intercessions". i.e.: Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Recent deaths, Death Anniversary, Illness, Surgery, Blessings & Other Special Prayers.
5 Treasures from our Tradition Domingo de Pentecostés PAGE 5 Tradiciones de nuestra Fe The disciples gathered on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection were not keeping their first Pentecost. For them, Pentecost was the fiftieth day after Passover, a feast of the first fruits of the harvest. It was the second most important feast of the year. Today, Jews gather on the eve of the feast to study scripture and the law, and after the feast begins at sundown, spend the day in joyful social gatherings. The meaning of the celebration is the giving of the law on Mount Sinai, so for Christians the connection to the gifts of the Holy Spirit is obvious. In Sicily and in the Pantheon in Rome, today the descent of the Holy Spirit is enacted with a stunning ritual. Some churches there have an eye in the roof open to the sky, called an oculus. After the Gospel today, thousands of rose petals fall from the oculus onto the assembly. Churches and homes are decked in greenery and flowers to express the new life the Holy Spirit brings on this, the birthday of the church. Y OUR PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE E TERNAL REPOSE OF: Esteban De La Mora Ceasar Camerino Prayerful and deepest sympathy go out to their families, relatives and friends BAPTISMS W E WELCOME TO O UR PARISH COMMUNITY Algunos expertos han comentantado que los latinos y las latinas somos muy atraídos por movimientos carismáticos o pentecostales. Esto puede ser debido a los misioneros franciscanos que fundaron la Iglesia en América durante el siglo XVI. Probablemente sin conocer su origen estos llegaron con ideas milenaristas de un abad cisterciense llamado Joaquín de Fiore. Este monje había profetizado que estaba por llegar una época del Espíritu Santo en la cual se viviría por fin una utopía o sea el Reino de Dios. Muchos de los primeros franciscanos adoptaron sus ideas pero lamentablemente el joaquinismo, poco a poco, se transformó en herejía por su extremada crítica a los Sacramentos y la jerarquía. Al pasar de casi 3 siglos los frailes franciscanos que llegaron a nuestro continente vinieron con la idea de inaugurar la Iglesia del Espíritu Santo, la cual reformaría los errores y las debilidades de la vieja Iglesia Europea. Esta Iglesia también sería la que defendería al nativo y el mestizo de los abusos del Conquistador. Este sueño de utopía, se quedó en sueño pero, es un sueño que continua en el pueblo latino y su devoción al Espíritu Santo de la Santísima Trinidad. PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL We have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel (open 24/7). Jesus is waiting for you. Please visit and adore Him. Access is with a digital code, that will be provided by the Parish Office during normal business hours. Stop by the chapel to spend time with the Lord, at any time, any day. Please sign your name on the Sign In book for visitors. Andrew Wyatt Boss Liam Joaquin Mena Faith Emalee Magallanes Lyra Stelle Francia Theo Ezra Rodriguez Solano Jesse Guzman Catherine t. Bawayan BAPTIZED ON M AY 12, 2018 Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018 There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:4
6 PAGE 6 Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018 MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION BANNER OF REMEMBERANCE Memorial Day originally began in our country as an occasion to remember and decorate the graves of the soldiers who died in the Civil War. Later it became a holiday to commemorate all those who died in war in service to our country. This year on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 th, at the 9:00 a.m. Mass we will honor and remember those men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We will also celebrate the dedication and bravery of the men and women who are PRESENTLY serving in the Armed Forces. For those who made the ultimate sacrifice we are blessed and grateful. For those who continue to serve we honor their commitment and service. You are welcome to bring a framed picture of your loved one(s) who died in service to their country or who are currently serving in the military. These pictures will be placed at the foot of the altar during this special mass. If you would like to add your loved one s name to our Banner of Remembrance, you will find a form at the Mary s Altar to fill out and place in the basket provided, no later than Sunday, May 20 th. After Mass you are invited to stay for some refreshments and fellowship. MONTH OF MARY The month of May is the month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady, and it is the occasion for a moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world pray to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God s mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1). In our observance of the Marian month we encourage you to do some of the following to celebrate the month of May: Bring fresh flowers to adorn our statue of Mary, Light a candle at Mary s Altar, Pray a Novena to Our Lady, Look up and learn about a new Marian Devotion, Memorize a Marian Prayer, Pray the Rosary, Get and wear a Miraculous Medal (Our Lady promised St. Catherine of Laboure great graces to those who wear this medal), Read a book about Mary Pope Paul VI goes on to say that May is an opportune time to let our petitions fly to Our Lady especially for the needs of the Church and the whole human race that most urgently require our Blessed Mother s intercession. HEALING MASS Monday, May 21, 7:30 pm Presider: Father Bill Delaney Place: St. Linus Church Shoemaker Avenue Norwalk, CA Telephone: Fr. Bill Delaney, SJ has been active in the Charismatic Renewal since He entered the Society of Jesus in 1975 and was ordained in 1985; he taught Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University prior to his entering the priesthood. Since 1991, he has been the Pastoral Coordinator for the Southern California Renewal Communities (SCRC) and is the liaison to the Charismatic Renewal for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and a member of the Board of Directors of the SCRC. The Spirit comes to conform us to the very life of God, to make us like him, so that we can live forever in the love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit: So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him (1 Jn4:16). Come and feel the presence of the living and risen Lord that renews our heart to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him. I NTERESTED IN BECOMING A CATECHIST? We're looking for zealous parishioners to join our Confirmation core team. Not only will you play a dynamic role in forming our young people, you will also have an opportunity to grow personally in your own faith by teaching. If you are interested, please Adrian Flores at for more details. Requirements: You must be VIRTUS trained and Fingerprinted The principal mission of the Church is evangelization, bringing the Good News to everyone. - Pope Francis
7 Domingo de Pentecostés Celebrating Our Past ~ Preparing Our Future PAGE 7 Celebrating Our Past ~ Preparing Our Future As of March 16, 2018, we now have $563, collected to date. Pledges continue to arrive daily. Total Pledged/Gifts received is $995, Thank you again, and God bless, to all who given towards this worthwhile program. Soon, those of you who have yet to respond will be receiving another opportunity to participate. So much more is yet to be done to honor our past generations and prepare us for future generations to come. Celebrando Nuestro Pasado ~ Preparando para Nuestro Futuro Al 16 de Marzo de 2018 nuestra Campaña Capital esta en un total de $563, en compromisos mientras recibimos nuevas promesas todos los días. Hemos recibido un total de $995, en regalos. Muchas gracias y bendiciones a todos que han participado en este programa valioso hacia nuestra comunidad parroquial. Para los que no han participado, pronto recibirán otra oportunidad para contribuir. Todavía hay mucho por hacer para honrar a las generaciones antepasadas y preparar para nuevas generaciones en el futuro. $ 563, CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PLEDGE ACCOUNTS If you have any questions or concerns about your Capital Campaign account please call either Maureen Linnebur (562) or Mary Betancourt (562) for clarification. Pledge Payment Options PAY BY CHECK Make your checks payable to: St Linus Capital Campaign You may mail your check to: St. Linus Catholic Church Shoemaker Avenue Norwalk, CA or stop by the Parish office to drop off your payment. PAY WITH CASH You may bring your cash payment to the Parish Office. PAY BY CREDIT CARD The Parish Office now takes: Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. GIVE ONLINE 1. For online payments visit: 2. Click GIVE ONLINE. Follow the link to WeShare (formerly Parish Pay) Donations 3. You may log in if you have previously created an account, or select from the Giving Opportunities on which fund you would like to donate to. 6. For Capital Campaign, select the box titled Capital Campaign 7. Select from the options: Create a Recurring Donation, or Make a One Time Donation. C APITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE Total pledges equal $995, Total collected to date is $563, Every month we have new pledges being made- it is never too late to make a pledge! Please be aware that letters you receive from Cathedral Corporation bearing Fr. Tony s signature are automatic and generated by Cathedral Corporation. They are not coming from Fr. Tony personally.
8 PAGE 8 Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018 Religious Education News RELIGIOUS ED Please check for updates on our website Camille Jack Pentecost Sunday Caution: Spirit at Work If Pentecost celebrates the gifts of the Spirit, it can tempt us to separate the Spirit from the Father and Jesus. Sometimes we think of the Father as the God of the Old Testament, Jesus as center of New Testament, and the Spirit as God of the present age, almost as if the Father and Jesus were enjoying their retirement. Actually, all three persons share one Godlife. Instead of three gods debating the fate of the universe, we have one God who is over all and in all. The Spirit has been active in all ages. The prophets were empowered by the Spirit to proclaim God s word to Israel. Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit led Jesus into the desert at the beginning of his ministry. (Search the word spirit in the four gospels and it appears 75 times.) Jesus was filled with the Spirit as he preached and worked miracles. Then at Pentecost the disciples were filled with the Spirit. So what about Pentecost? It is really about using our gifts and sharing the good news. The Spirit gives us the power, courage, and energy to do this. The Spirit s gifts are meant to be shared. The prophets could not help proclaim God s message. Jesus shared all he knew with his disciples. The disciples went out to the world to spread the news of Jesus death and resurrection. So we, too, are given gifts to be shared. The greatest gift we have been given is the news of our salvation. This feast reminds us to share that with others. We may do that by example, as when we worship together, forgive others, give to the poor or help someone in need. We can also share that news by teaching our children about God and his love for them, teaching them to pray, or sharing our faith with other adults. As we come to realize how much God has done for us and how close he is to us, we will want to share that with others. Obviously, we can t make everyone believe in Jesus. But how sad would it be if someone we know was looking for the truth and we neglected to offer it?
9 Domingo de Pentecostés PAGE 9 MUSTARD SEED COMMUNITIES This summer a team of missionaries will be traveling to the Dominican Republic to work with the children of Mustard Seed Communities. We need your help in bringing these children everyday supplies and toiletries to help improve their quality of life. If you would like to help, you can take a gift tag located in the baskets at the front of the church and bring the specified item to the church, on or before June 22, Thank you, MSC DR 2018 Team Care Giving Items Needed Equipment Nebulization machine Blood pressure machines (digital & manual, adult and children s cuff) Stethoscopes Thermometers Glucometer Readers with strips Oximeter (O 2 Saturation machines) Urine Strips Crutches Ambu Bags Medication tray and cup Nasal Canula and mask Others Rubbing Alcohol Hydrogen peroxide Iodine solutions Gauze Sterile dressing packs Sodium bicarbonate Tongue depressors Vaseline Toothpaste Measuring cups Feeding spoons Disposable gloves Hand sanitizers Blood pressure machines Replacement tubes for feeding Personal Hygiene items (lotion, deodorant, shampoo, body wash) Trimming Shear Under wears for girls and boys Medications Cough syrups Multi-symptoms Tablets Multi-Vitamins (liquid and chewable) Prenatal tablets Acetaminophens Worm meds Antibiotic Creams Antifungal creams Antifungal shampoos Hydrocortisone Epilim Phenobarb Resperidol Folic acids Antacids Metamucil Mineral Oil Antihistamine Fever and pain reducer Sodium chloride Fleet enema Emulsifying ointment Protein Powder Thickener Ventolin pump Tetracycline ointment Histatussin Pedia-sure Dressing tapes
10 PAGE 10 Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018 PENTECOST SUNDAY The feast of Pentecost invites us to reflect prayerfully upon the Holy Spirit. Our readings today reveal three distinct views of the Holy Spirit. In Acts, the Spirit moves powerfully and unpredictably, sometimes in disorienting ways, to renew the world. In Paul, the Spirit unites the church in Jesus into one body, and provides many varied and complementary gifts to the church. In John, the Spirit continues the healing and forgiving presence of Jesus, and empowers his followers to extend the ministry of Jesus to the whole world. Pentecost teaches us that the Holy Spirit speaks and acts in many ways: to comfort us, to shake us up, and to open us to something new. Always, the Spirit is communicating God s love. Just like those who first heard God s proclamation in many languages, we might hear the Spirit who penetrates our hearts, speaking the many languages of love ENCOUNTERING CULTURE We listen today, in Acts, of how very diverse individuals, all Jewish, heard the proclamation of Jesus in their own languages. These were likely diaspora Jews who had lived in other lands and had learned different languages and cultures. Throughout the book, the author of Acts is hinting at what will happen later. The Good News will be received by different peoples and cultures. There will be dialogue between Jesus message and each culture, and the message will take root within the culture. Many persons will reject Jesus, but those who accept him will learn to proclaim Jesus, and join in the Spirit s work of transforming the culture. We too are invited to join God s mission in our own culture, approaching with both humility and boldness. We are to be servants, companions, and sometimes prophets, always with charity and openness. The Spirit calls us both to engage in dialogue with others and to proclaim Jesus with our lives. GIFTS TO BE SHARED Through Paul s ministry in Corinth, the Christian community there had sprung up quickly. A variety of spiritual gifts were enthusiastically shared. But that variety led to arguments among them. Some believed that some gifts, such as speaking in tongues, were more important. Those with certain gifts gained honor and status in the community. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul challenged this. He wrote that all are gifted, and all gifts come from the Holy Spirit. The gifts, though quite varied, are fundamentally equal in importance. They have one shared purpose, to proclaim and live the good news of Jesus. Each of us is invited to consider how the Spirit has given us gifts within the Church to participate in God s mission in the world. Our gifts are valuable and distinctly ours. But they are no better or worse than the gifts of others. All are given to serve our common purpose. With both humility and boldness, let us share our gifts. Safeguard the Children DID YOU KNOW? Ongoing child sexual abuse prevention training Article 12 of the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People calls for all dioceses to maintain safe environment programs. Through the VIRTUS child sexual abuse prevention programs, the Archdiocese continues to fulfill this commitment. Since 2002, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has trained 329,000 adults to proactively protect children and young people from child sexual abuse, and has empower more than 1.4 million children and young people to protect themselves from child sexual abuse. For more information, visit El Artículo 12 de los Obispos de la Conferencia Católica de los Estados Unidos Estatuto para la Protección de Niños y Jóvenes llama para que todas las diócesis mantengan programas para un ambiente seguro. A través de VIRTUS programas de prevención del abuso sexual de niños, la Arquidiócesis continúa cumpliendo este compromiso. Desde 2002, la Arquidiócesis de Los Ángeles ha entrenado a 329,000 adultos para proactivamente proteger a los niños y jóvenes contra el abuso sexual de niños, y ha capacitado a más de 1.4 millones niños y jóvenes para protegerse ellos mismos contra el abuso sexual. GUÍANOS HOY Espíritu Santo, que mostraste el camino a tus discípulos para anunciar el Evangelio; te rogamos: Que como en los tiempos de los apóstoles, guíes hoy a los mensajeros de la Buena Nueva.
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