Often, we come to our parish church to offer praise, petition, and thanksgiving to our loving God for all the many needs we have. Offering Mass intentions for our loved one’s whether they be living or deceased is also another way in which we as a community offer prayers.
I would like to inform our parish community that it was brought to our attention by the Canonical Lawyer of the Diocese of Tucson, that we had not been praying for ‘the people’ weekly, which is obligatory for all Pastors to do who take possession of their local communities.
Canon 534 states: §1. After a pastor has taken possession of his parish, he is obliged to apply a Mass for the people entrusted to him on each Sunday and holy day of obligation in his diocese. If he is legitimately impeded from this celebration, however, he is to apply it on the same days through another or on other days himself.
In reference to the above law, we at the parish will be rotating once a week a Mass only for the People, no other intention will be permitted so that I as your pastor, may fulfill my obligations to the canonical laws that are prescribe to me by my office.
Although this will be somewhat of a challenge, I believe that we are a loving and caring community and can adapt to this requirement which has been the law for us since 1983.
Thank you for your attention in this matter and if you have any concerns or questions in this regard, do not hesitate to reach out to me and make an appointment with me at the parish office so that I can address your concerns privately.
Join us! For only the fourth time in Church history, the Pope has declared an Extraordinary Jubilee Year. And the focus? Mercy. Learn to give and receive forgiveness, to forgive others, to forgive yourself. We invite you to join us as we participate in a parish wide program, Doors of Mercy. This is not a bible study, there is no written homework, just eight simple sessions that will allow you to experience God’s hope, healing and loving mercy in this once-in-a-lifetime program. Even if you’ve never participated before, please, we invite each and every one of you to join us – you’ll be so glad you did.
Sessions are from May 12 to June 30th at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall
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A Jorge Alba, Eddie Albert, Alfredo Alemán, Hector Andujo, Roberto Araiza, B Daniel Baeza, Jr., Krissy Baker, Frankie Beltrán, José Ángel Beltrán, María Beltrán, C Richard Cariño, SSGT. Steven Clarke, Donald Clutterham, Hermosinda Corona
Elena Coronado, Frank Cruz, D Lucy Domínguez, E Roberta Estes, Evan, Charity Eveland, F Father Richard Fliss, Dominic Flores, Sylvia Fuentes, G Adela Galaviz, Justin Gall, Manuel García, Peria García, Trinidad Gonzales, Elvira Granado, H Harley Herrera, I María Isabel Ibarra, L Kelly Leivas, Victor Lerma, Yolanda Lerma, Ashley Lock, Arnoldo López, BlancaLópez, Christopher López, Tomas López, Ana Lucas, M Jimmy Madrid, Jose Mariano, Ellen Martínez, Jordan Martinez, María Martínez, Sally Martínez, Ken McBride, Francis McBride, Nelly Medrano, Elizabeth Michaels, Gabby Montijo, Hector Montijo, Sr., José Luis Montijo, Jose Moroyoqui, Sr., Francisco Moroyoqui, María Mosier, Ray Mosier, Joey Murrieta, Sr. N Amanda Nabor, Rosemary Nabor, PabloNieto, Diego Norrid, O Rachell Ochoa, Paul Olvera, Michelle Orquidez, P Beatriz Parra, María Perales, Irma Pennington, Cynthia Pensa, Theresa Peterson, R Michael Reyes, Teresa Reyes, DJ Rivers, Christian Robinson, Chris Robles, Jesús Rojas, Margarita Ruiz, S Gilbert Sánchez, Jacob Saucedo, Rosemari C. Segaria, Martha Sejkora, Tony Serda, Rosie Silvas, T Francisco Tapia, Leo & Judy Tipman, Lala Treviño, LupitaTreviño, Ethel Turner, V Bertha Valenciano, James Valentine, Iden Valenzuela, Arminda Vidal Valdez, Josie Vidal, Lupe L. Vidal, Jr., Queta L. Vidal, Ricardo Y. Vidal, W Terry Wise, MAJ Jeff Wright, SGT Kevin Wright, Y Josie Ysaguirre, Orlando Ysaguirre, Z Gilbert Zamorano, Sr., Conrad Zapata, Jr., Phoenica Zapata
SUNDAY'S READINGS - EXCERPTS TO PLACE IN YOUR COMMUNICATIONS First Reading: Thus says the wisdom of God: "The LORD possessed me, the beginning of his ways, the forerunner of his prodigies of long ago; from of old I was poured forth, at the first, before the earth." (Prv 8:22-23)
Psalm: O Lord, our God, how wonderful your name in all the earth! (Ps 8)
Second Reading: And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. (Rom 5:5)
Gospel: "He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you." - Jn 16:14-15
WEEKLY READINGS AND OBSERVANCES - ENGAGE PARISHIONERS IN DAILY MASS AND PRAYER Readings for the Week of May 22, 2016 Sunday: Prv 8:22-31/Ps 8:4-9/Rom 5:1-5/Jn 16:12-15 Monday: 1 Pt 1:3-9/Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9-10/Mk 10:17-27 Tuesday: 1 Pt 1:10-16/Ps 98:1-4/Mk 10:28-31 Wednesday: 1 Pt 1:18-25/Ps 79:8-9, 11, 13/Mk 10:32-45 Thursday: 1 Pt 2:2-5, 9-12/Ps 100:2-5/Mk 10:46-52 Friday: 1 Pt 4:7-13/Ps 149:1-6, 9/Mk 11:11-26 Saturday: Jude 17, 20b-25/Ps 63:2-6/Mk 11:27-33 Next Sunday: Gn 14:18-20/Ps 110:1-4/1 Cor 11:23-26/Lk 9:11b-17
Observances for the Week of May 22, 2016 Sunday: Most Holy Trinity Monday: Victoria Day (Canada) Tuesday: Wednesday: Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church; Gregory VII, Pope; Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi, Virgin Thursday: Philip Neri, Priest Friday: Augustine of Canterbury Saturday: Next Sunday: Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
Our Knights of Columbus Council here at St. Helen of the Cross will be promoting the devotion to the Blessed Mother by praying the Rosary before all the Masses when there is a fifth Sunday in the month. All Knights are especially encouraged to attend and wear their council shirt if they have one.
St. Helen Knights of Columbus Council #13841 meets every third Tuesday of the month.