2nd Sunday of Advent, December 9, 2018
Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!
Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at San Isidro Catholic Church.
All donors will receive a free Fleece Blanket and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.
"Beautiful Heart Award" goes to our Pastor Reverend Wilfredo Contreras
Friday, December 21st at 7:00 pm.
Donate a Walmart gift card or toy
Give the gift of HOPE this CHRISTMAS by donating a Walmart gift card or toy for a child or adolescent. Your donation will make a difference and will make Christmas even brighter for those in need.
Please drop off your gift card or gift to the Religious Education office before December 31st.
May God Bless you for your generosity and love!
English Bible Study
There will be a pause in the Bible study for the Christmas Season.
We will be back on January 8, 2019
All are welcome!
December 1-2, 2018
- 1st Collection: $11,932.00
- 2nd Collection: $2, 076.00
- Online Giving (Offertory): $2,015.00
- Online Giving (Building Fund): $155.00
- Total Collection: $16,178.00
The second collection is dedicated to the maintenance of the Church and buildings.
In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the desert.
John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah: A voice of one crying out in the desert: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill shall be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.”
Awaiting the Salvation of God
The world does not seem big enough to contain the jubilation of the first reading. In the Gospel reading, the Roman empire isn’t big enough, either. The great powers of Rome are named and made to stand waiting for the arrival of God’s salvation. And we find Paul meditating joyfully on what really matters.
According to Baruch, the city of Jerusalem is like a person standing on tiptoe looking for God’s salvation, which is coming from the east. Those who were led away on foot, heads down, now come back, a proud people. Why, the very way is smoothed out. The path is lined with fragrant, lush trees.
It can’t get any better than this, can it? Well, yes, it can. For a voice calls out in the desert. Here is the beginning of the salvation of God.
Pope Francis’ Intentions for the month of December 2018
In the Service of the Transmission of Faith
That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.
Message from the Archdiocese
As you begin year-end tax planning, take advantage of the charitable tax deduction for gifts made before December 31st and consider the variety of gift options available to you.
- “How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for me?” Psalm 116:12
- If you own a paid up life insurance policy that is no longer required for its original purpose, you might consider making it a gift to the parish. Contact your financial advisor and ask about the tax advantages of such a gift.
- “And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value…” PHILIPPIANS 1:9-10