San Isidro

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This Week

Third Sunday of Lent, March 19, 2017

Online Giving

Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!

Your contributions to our church can be made online without writing checks or worrying about cash donations.
Please click the image below to open San Isidro's online giving secure portal.

The Way of the Cross

The Lenten reading of the Stations of the Cross will begin Friday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm.

Here are the Friday readers for The Stations of the Cross:

  • March 3rd - Rose & Frank Litwin
  • March 10th – Eliana Navarra
  • March 17th - Phyllis Burke
  • March 24th – Lou & Carol Lentini
  • March 31st – Estrella Cullen
  • April 7th – Judy Morales

The Stations will begin promptly at 6:00 pm in the back of the Church. They will end by 6:45 pm.

2017 Lilies envelopes are in the pews

You can offer them for the intentions or the Repose of the Soul of your loved ones. The names will be printed in the Easter’s bulletin.

Annual Fish Fry

  • What: Fish Fry dinner, whit a Delicious Variety of side-dishes and drinks every week.
  • When: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Every Friday night during Lent*
  • Where: San Isidro Parish Hall.
  • Who: Everyone! Bring your family and friends.

*There will be no Fish Fry on Good Friday ( April 14th).

The Seven Penitential Psalms

During times when we wish to express repentance and especially during Lent, it is customary to pray the seven penitential psalms. The penitential designation of these psalms dates from the seventh century. Prayerfully reciting these psalms will help us to recognize our sinfulness, express our sorrow and ask for God’s forgiveness.

  • Psalm 6
  • Psalm 32
  • Psalm 38
  • Psalm 51
  • Psalm 102
  • Psalm 130
  • Psalm 143
Psalm 6 Prayer in Distress

The Psalms stand against the human impulse to merit God’s love and mercy through goodness or obedience. A part of us clings to the naïve notion that God’s love for us is tied to our behavior: good behavior earns God’s love and acceptance; bad behavior means divine rejection. That’s a diabolical lie and the psalmist knows it. Instead, eyes wide open and looking in the mirror, the psalmist readily admits his sin and begs God’s mercy anyway. Sin darkens human vision and alienates the soul from God, self, and others. Sin’s greatest danger is its ability to make us doubt God’s love and willingness to forgive. The psalmist’s saving grace is his refusal to let sin drive that wedge between him and the Lord; in fact, it’s his painful awareness of his sin that draws the psalmist nearer. We often think we can approach God only when we’re “good” and have our lives in order. But it’s sin God rejects, not the sinner. The psalmist knows if we waited for a “worthy” time, we’d never pray. So we don’t defer prayer; we don’t wait till God “is in a better mood.” At work, we might rely on a spike in sales to incline the boss to mercy, but our God has never been that kind of God. Scripture tells us to pray whenever there is the need. And need is greatest when we are mired in sin.

In his mercy, God does not spare us the consequences of sin. To spur our prayer, to draw us closer when we might otherwise sulk or hide, God lets sin impact our lives. Sin’s consequence is not God’s punishment, but the natural result of our decisions that, in his love, God uses for our good (if we let him). The psalmist is well aware that his own sin has brought both physical distress and the attack of enemies into his life. Yet he prays unashamedly. As a child who has disregarded a parent’s injunction to not venture far from home comes running back when the playground bully threatens, the psalmist knows where home is. He knows where to find the strong arms and loving embrace of a God who eventually would send his own Son to save us not when we were finally worthy, but while we were still steeped in sin.

Office of Religious Education proudly presents this year Elects

They will be entering into full communion with the Catholic Church on the Easter Vigil. We ask that you pray for each of them as they complete their journey and become members of the Catholic community.

Photo: Xitlali Mendez, Jonathan Mendez, Pedro Flores, Maria Jarvis, Shane Hughes, Tania and Esmeralda Sivirian.

Jesus, Our Savior

Praise and worship, Preaching, Adoration, and Holy Mass.

March 24th from 7:00 pm - 10: 30 pm.

For More Details Contact: Angela Lindo: 954-974-8453

Speaker:Dr. Roy Palatty CMI.

The holy season of Lent begins

Both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, April 14th, are days of abstinence from meat for all who are 14 years and older.

Prayers for their health

We are in the process of updating the list of names of those who are in need of prayers for their health.

If you would like a member of your family or friend to be added to the list, please call our office 954-971- 8780. Thank you.

The San Isidro Lending Library

Is an opportunity for us to grow spiritually closer to our Lord through gaining knowledge by reading about the Saints and other good atholic books.

Location:

Between the confessional area and the chapel there is a cabinet where we have the books that you may borrow … more instructions are posted on the front of the “sing out” notebook.

The books are in English, but are available to all.

The Library will be available ONLY before and after Masses. If you have any question e mail:

50/50 Drawing

Instructions:

Place $1.00 in the yellow envelope (located in the pews and on the back of the Church).

Write your name and phone number (This is very important).

Put the envelope in the collection basket in the weekends.

Each week a winner will be drawn and the total amount in the envelopes will be divided equally between the winner and the Church.

Congratulations to the Winner of this week’s 50/50 Drawing!

This week’s winner would like to remain anonymous $24.

***Please pick up your gift as soon as you can. After a month you will lose the opportunity to receive it.***

2017 Archbishop's Charity and Development Drive (ABCD)

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Jesus Keeps Knocking on Our Doors…

ABCD: Give and You Shall Receive

Our church is a place to pray, to give thanks, to mourn and to celebrate. A place for us all to unite in need and abundance to have mercy, lift each other up and ease pain and suffering. A place people turn to in their time of need. We are all instruments of God’s mercy and peace. One church, one family uniting to help those in need.

Thank you to all who have already generously responded to this year’s ABCD. Your support strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and allow the Church to form new disciples. As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. Your neighbor needs you. You are the answer to someone’s prayers, and together, we are changing lives.

If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, please join us by making a gift now. You can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org. Thank you for all that you do and the spirit in which you do it.