Second Sunday of Lent, February 25, 2018
Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!
Fish Fry Hosted by Life Teen
Delicious dinner of fried fish and a variety of accompaniments each Friday night during Lent, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm in the Parish Hall.
Everyone is invited. Bring your family and friends.
* There will be no sale on Good Friday.
Fasting and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are mandatory days of fasting and abstinence. Fridays of Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat. Fasting applies for those between the ages of 18 to 59 years.
During the fast, you are allowed to eat a full meal and two additional smaller meals, but they are not to be equivalent to a full meal. In the United States, abstinence from meat is obligatory for those over 14 years old.
Welcome to our San Isidro Library!
It is located in the Church, in the bookcase to the right of the East doors. Lent is here and it is a great time to renew your spiritual growth. We have a wide variety of subjects, from the lives of many Saints, books by Scott Hahn, Fr. DeGrandis and many more. We even have C.D’s! Some books will be changed every month, so be sure to check back each month for new ones
The books are for BORROWING! Please sign out the books in the red notebook provided.
HAPPY GROWING IN OUR LORD & GOD BLESS YOU!
The Religious Goods Store/ Cafeteria will be inaugurated on March 10th.
Tuesday to Thursday March 13th-15th
- March 13th: Lenten Reflection after the at 7:00 pm Mass in the Chapel.
- March 14th: Bilingual Taize Service with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 7:30 pm in the Church.
- March 15th: Lenten Penitential Service Starting at 7:00 pm in the Church.
Rite of Election
- Ángel Y. Argueta,
- Jeyli Y. Mendez,
- Dimas S. Molina,
- Andrea S. Rivas,
- Genesis Rivera,
- Saul Saravia,
- Crystal A. Sorto,
- Anthony Ruiz,
- Ever A. Ventura,
- Josefina Diaz.
Coming soon!! Naar Malaak Youth Group is evolving to San Isidro Lifeteen!
Lifeteen is a Catholic youth ministry organization and movement originating in the United States. Life Teen believes that "Eucharist-based ministry has the power to transform teens, transform parishes, and transform culture. Lifeteen is a Youth Ministry for all High School teens between 9th and 12th grade.
Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new program!
Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program
It provides a safe fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way. Edge is for Preteens attending 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new ministry!
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:30 pm - 12:30 am (Free Entrance!)
- Collection: $3, 677.00
February 17/18, 2018
- 1st Collection: $13,617 .00
- 2nd Collection: $1,622.00
- Online giving: $860.00
- Total Collection: $16,099.00
*The second collection is dedicated as funds for the maintenance of the church buildings.
Treasures from our Tradition
The second Sunday of Lent every year recalls the Transfiguration of the Lord. Since the fourth century, Mount Tabor has been the focus of devotion to this event. As mountains go, it is not particularly lofty, rising about fifteen hundred feet, within view of the Sea of Galilee and very close to Nazareth. Scripture doesn’t identify the mountain, but in the year 348 Saint Cyril of Jerusalem said he preferred Mount Tabor to Mount Hermon as the site of the Transfiguration, and his opinion won. It has long been a strategic military site, and ancient fortresses are visible on the heights. Over the centuries, churches and fortified monasteries rose on the mountaintop, only to be destroyed by various invaders. Six hundred years ago, local Christians started to decorate the ruins with flags and banners on the Feast of the Transfiguration. In 1631, the Sultan granted permission to the Franciscans to live on Mount Tabor, and they have been there ever since, discovering the ruins of an old Crusader church and constructing the present church on the site in 1924.
The top of the mountain is divided into Greek Orthodox and Latin (that’s us) zones. At one time, tourists arrived on the summit by bus, but this is no longer permitted. Some ride bicycles up a challenging and winding path, while others take the four thousand three hundred steps constructed for Christian pilgrims in the fourth century. It’s hard to imagine the fishermen following Jesus up this craggy mountain without complaint. Visitors will sympathize with Peter’s plan to construct booths and stay put with Jesus, Moses, and Elijah for a while, enjoying the view, and planning the trip back down.
Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage
9 days – June 12 to 20, 2018
San Isidro Catholic Church
2310 Martin Luther King BLVD, Pompano Beach Florida
Now is your time to walk where jesus walked!
Join us in this once in a lifetime opportunity to go back in time to visit the birthplace of Jesus and Christianity! We will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Judean Desert, Jericho, the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth and Galilee, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Experience a true spiritual journey with your fellow congregants in this guided Pilgrimage with a priest and including first class hotels, daily Masses, full Israeli breakfast, daily dinner, and airfare from Miami!
Don’t miss the chance to join in an unforgettable spiritual Catholic Pilgrimage.
SPACE IS LIMITED, so call ALTURA TOURS at 1-800-242-4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot!
For more information, please come to our Orientation Meeting on Sunday, February 25th at 10:30 am in the Saint Maria de La Cabeza Hall.
The Obedience of Abraham and Jesus
God tested Abraham by asking not for an ordinary sacrifice, which would have been a partial burning with the meat divided between God and the people and eaten by those who sacrificed, but for a holocaust, a total burning of the sacrificial animal. This type of sacrifice consecrated the entire offering to God alone.
This is what God was asking of Abraham in offering his only son, Isaac. When Abraham demonstrated his obedience, that was enough. This story from today’s scriptures foretells the completion of the blood sacrifices of the old covenant in the new covenant: the blood of God’s own Son, offered to us on the cross and in the Eucharist. Abraham’s obedience foreshadows the obedience of Jesus to God’s promise of salvation. The obedience of Abraham is rewarded in the birth to him, through Isaac, of many nations. The obedience of Jesus is rewarded in the salvation of all people for all time.
Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified. Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone but Jesus alone with them.
As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what rising from the dead meant.
Pope Francis’ Intentions for the months of February & March 2018
February — Say “No” to Corruption:
That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.
March — Formation in Spiritual Discernment:
That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian lev els.
2018 Archbishop's Charity and Development Drive (ABCD)
God has given us so much and God’s generosity to us, especially the gift of His Only Son, inspires us to be generous and to share with others from the bounty of God’s gifts we have received. Your generous support of the ABCD makes you an instrument of God’s mercy and peace, and you become the answer to someone’s prayer. Through the ABCD, as one faith community, we feed the hungry, cloth the poor, and care for the sick and dying. As one Church, we nourish and educate our children, assist our poor parishes and schools, and shelter the homeless. As Catholics, we defend and respect the dignity of all human life and work to eliminate prejudice, and promote justice. You make all this possible.
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.
If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, we need you! Please join us by making a gift now even a small gift can make a big difference.
You can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org.
Thank you and God bless you!