When St. John Eudes was canonized in 1925, Pope Pius XI declared him to be “the father, apostle and doctor of liturgical devotion to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.” Now only did St. John Eudes have great devotion to Mary, but in a particular way he focused on the Heart of Mary. And as Pope Pius noted, his distinctive feature was liturgical devotion.
St. John Eudes established a Feast of the Heart of Mary that was first celebrated on February 8, 1648 in the cathedral church of Autun (France). Because he believed that when one comes to the Heart of Mary we will always find Jesus, only later did he also establish a Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It was celebrated for the first time on October 20, 1672. This was prior to the more widespread devotion promoted by St. Margaret Mary.
The Eudist Fathers have continued to celebrate these liturgical feasts through the centuries. We are pleased to share with our parish the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on this Monday, February 8. At all of our Masses (7:00, 8:00 and the recorded Mass online), we will use the Mass texts composed by St. John Eudes in the 17th century. The readings will be Isaiah 61:10 – 62:4; Ephesians 3:16-19; and Luke 12: 15-19.
The Opening Prayer that St. John Eudes composed for the Mass expresses well the spiritual message he saw in the Heart of Mary:
O God, you willed that your only-begotten Son should live and reign in the Heart of the Virgin Mother.
Grant us, we pray, that, following the example of Jesus and Mary,
we may constantly accomplish your will in all things, and so merit to have but one heart with them and among ourselves.
If you are available, join us for one of the morning Masses at the church patio or pray along with the online Mass for this feast.
In honor of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on February 8, we offer this collection of 10 Marian Hymns and Songs in honor of Mother Mary.
Being Black and Catholic: A Reflection.
Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI shares her reflections on the challenges of being a Black woman in the Catholic Church of the Midwest and the challenge facing the Church to become truly integrated and anti-racist. This video is about 22 minutes long.
Black History Month
This week our “saint-in-the-making” is Servant of God Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange (1784-1882)
Mother Mary Lange was born Elizabeth Lange, a native of the Caribbean, and believed to be Cuban born of Haitian descent. She was the foundress and first Superior General of the Oblate Sisters of Providence (1829-1832), the first religious congregation of African American women in the history of the Catholic Church. On July 2, 1829, Elizabeth and three other women professed their vows and became the Oblate Sisters of Providence with the goal of educating and evangelizing African Americans.
They educated youth and provided a home for orphans. Freed slaves were educated and at times admitted into the congregation. They nursed the terminally ill during the cholera epidemic of 1832, sheltered the elderly, and served as domestics at St. Mary’s Seminary.
Mother Mary Lange practiced faith to an extraordinary degree. It was her deep faith – in close union with Jesus – which enabled her to persevere against all odds. She lived through disappointment and opposition until God called her home in 1882 at the St. Frances Convent in Baltimore, Maryland.
It Is OK for Catholics to Receive Covid Vaccines
You may have noticed the discussion in recent weeks about the “morality” of Catholics receiving the Covid vaccine produced by Pfizer or Moderna. There is a lot of misinformation out there and it is confusing to well-meaning Catholics. The attached article gives a clear and concise assessment from the point of view of Catholic morality.
The bottom line is: get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible.
If You Don’t Know How to Make a Vaccine Reservation
If you are ready and eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination (that is over 65 years old), but do not know how to navigate the website to make an appointment, we want to help you. Call our office and ask for Mo who will put you in contact with a parishioner who can help you.
On the other hand, if you are willing to assist fellow parishioners with navigating the online reservation process for the vaccine, please call the office and speak to Mo.
Si no sabe cómo hacer una reserva de vacunas
Si está listo y es elegible para recibir una vacuna Covid-19 (que tiene más de 65 años), pero no sabe cómo navegar por el sitio web para programar una cita, queremos ayudarlo. Llame a nuestra oficina y pregunte por Mo, quien lo pondrá en contacto con un feligrés que pueda ayudarlo.
Por otro lado, si está dispuesto a ayudar a otros feligreses a navegar por el proceso de reserva en línea para la vacuna, llame a la oficina y hable con Rosie o Maria.
Online Giving Reminders
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"Catholic Trivia”... not because they are trivial but because these might be things that not everyone knows. Test your knowledge by reading the five questions, remember your answers (or jot them down), then click the link below to find the answers.
In what century did the Council of Trent take place?
In what city did the Council of Trent take place?
How many bishops are there in the Catholic Church?
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We have opened a YouTube channel where we have daily and Sunday Masses as well as Fr. Ron's new Bible Study posted for the parish called St Patrick Church Carlsbad that you can subscribe to.
A song of praise for the Lord’s goodness to the lowly.
1 Corinthians 9:16-19,22-23
Paul explains the conditions under which he preaches the gospel and the reasons why he will not accept financial help from the Corinthians.
Jesus cures Simon’s mother-in-law and many others as well.
Background on the Gospel Reading
Today we continue to read from Mark’s Gospel, learning more about the ministry of Jesus. Jesus cured Simon’s mother-in-law, and she immediately began to serve Jesus and his disciples. Jesus also cured many others who were brought to him, healing their illnesses and driving out demons. As we will see throughout Mark’s Gospel, Jesus did not permit the demons to speak because they knew his identity and would have revealed it to those who were present.
On the morning after this busy day, Jesus retreated in prayer, but was pursued by Simon and others who brought news that many people were looking for him. At this point in Mark’s Gospel, we begin to see a distinct role for the inner circle of Jesus’ disciples—they act as intermediaries between Jesus and the people. Jesus reports to his disciples that they need to leave Capernaum to preach in other places.
Today’s Gospel completes a picture of Jesus’ ministry: preaching, curing the sick, driving out demons, and then moving on to continue this work in another place. Mark's Gospel tells us that Jesus did this throughout Galilee.
Jesus’ compassion and healing of the sick is a sign of the Kingdom of God. The Church continues to extend Christ’s healing presence to others in its ministry to the sick. In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, the Church prays for spiritual and physical healing, forgiveness of sins, and comfort for those who are suffering from illness.
In today’s Gospel we also notice the importance of prayerin Jesus’ daily life. Jesus rose early in the morning, removed himself from the crowds, and went to a deserted place to pray. When the disciples found him, he told them that it was time to move on. We believe that in his prayers Jesus found guidance and direction from God. We also bring our decision-making to God in prayer, asking for his guidance and direction in our lives.
Our council of the Knights of Columbus will hold a Valentines Day flower sale on the weekend of February 13-14. Flowers will be sold at $10.00 a bunch after each Mass until they are sold out (and they usually sell out). Proceeds of the sale will benefit Birth Choiceof San Marcos. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the sale will be self-serve. Please bring exact change only in cash or check. (There will be no making of change and no credit cards accepted.) You will simply take your bouquet and put the money in the designated container. Thank you for helping to support this worthy cause.
Diacono Miguel Enriquez
Jesus sana.En menos de dos semanas, el tiempo de Cuaresma se inicia con el Miércoles de Ceniza. Y seremos invitados a examinar nuestra vida, a examinar nuestra manera de hablar, de pensar y de actuar o no actuar, y luego pedirle a Dios que mueva todas esas cosas que nos impiden a reflejar su amor y compasión a los que nos rodean. ¿Pero cuál es el obstáculo más grande que impide que esto se realice? Nosotros mismos. Pensamos que nuestro pecado es muy grande y horrible, pensamos que Dios no quiere nada que ver con nosotros. Pero eso no es cierto, Dios nunca se da por vencido, siempre dispuesto a recibirnos con sus brazos abiertos. En el Evangelio de este fin de semana, miramos que Jesús esta curando a muchos enfermos y expulsando a muchos demonios. Jesús quiere sanarnos a nosotros, él quiere salgamos de la oscuridad y nos movemos hacía la luz con El. Por favor hagan clic en los Videos indicados. espero que les ayude en su reflexión.
God has a message of hope. It came in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. Understanding Jesus as the heart of God’s message we might take a lesson from the early Church: after Jesus’ death and resurrection the Church turned to the book of Isaiah. Its poetic prophecies in chapters 40-55 provided rich insights into the significance of Jesus and how to speak hope into discouraging circumstances. Isaiah spoke to the hearts of early Christians. Let him move you as we journey together through Lent.
The study begins Monday, February 15, - 6:45 pm-8:30 pm
It continues February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22.
We will not meet in person; we will meet via Zoom conference (from the comfort of your own home). You need a computer (desktop or laptop) or a tablet or cell phone to meet.All who register will get an email with information on how to join the meeting. There is no cost for the zoom conference to you.
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