Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time, February 17, 2019
Online Giving is now available at San Isidro!
Life Teen - Youth Retreat
Teens ages 13 - 17
"Hugging the Cross" Mateo 16:24-26
March 1st, 2nd & 3rd
$110 Per Teen
St. Clement Catholic Church
(Teens should arrive at 6:00 pm on Friday)
Register online at: aarmalak.wufoo.com
God Bless Our Troops and their Families!!!
O, Lord God of hosts, O God of our salvation, O God who alone workest wonders, do thou now look down with mercy and compassion on thy humble servants and out of love for mankind hearken and have mercy on us. Look with mercy, we pray thee, O Lord, on those of our sons and daughters who now serve in our Armed Forces, and who in obedience to their superiors have for our sakes placed themselves in harm’s way. Grant that those who request the protection of thy right hand may be overpowered by no adverse force, and may the invited defense of thy mighty power shield thy faithful sons and daughters. Watch over them, O Lord, and bring them back safely to those who love them. Grant courage and steadfast faith to them and to those who long for their return. Bring a quick and bloodless end to these conflicts and spare the lives of the innocent. Grant no increase to the numbers of widows and orphans and relieve the privations of the bereaved and wounded, whether wounded in body or in soul. Restore peace in our day, O Lord, that thy truth may go forth unhindered, for Thou, O Lord, art the Prince of Peace and art everglorified with thine unoriginated Father and the allholy, good, and lifegiving Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen..
Michael Castro, Pedro Lanza, Julio Lopez, Lee Elías Herrera Mondragón, Julián Maldonado, Maria Camila Sierra, Juan Giraldo, Alexander Simón, Christian Lopez, Juan Luis Cortez, Edwin Manuel Giraldo Cordero, Oscar Smith, Esteban Orlando Garcia, Charlie Garcia, Jorge Pacheco, Rudy Castañeda.
Please call the office to add your loved ones to the list (954) 971-8780
Pope Francis’ Intentions for the month of February 2019
For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.
Thanks to the generosity of the community of San Isidro, we are able to reach families in need. We need volunteers every week as much as your monetary contribution.
You can make a difference in people’s lives and serve the Lord.
If you are aware of Parishioners in need or want to serve in this Ministry, please call (954) 978-2302.
Luke 6:17, 20-26
Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground with a great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon.
And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.
Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.
But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.”
When we think of the word “Beatitude” we think of today’s discourse from Luke’s Gospel, or the more familiar one from Matthew (which begins “Blessed are the poor in spirit . . . ”).
Actually, beatitudes occur throughout the prophets and Gospels. Today in Jeremiah (with an echo in the psalm) we hear, “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord” (Jeremiah 17:7).
Following his resurrection in John’s Gospel, Christ proclaims, “Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed” (John 20:29).
The evangelists placed these sayings throughout the Gospels as short reminders about the characteristics that one will find in a follower of Christ, characteristics that will help spread the Good News in this life and lead to eternal blessings in the next. In Latin, the saints are called the Beati, the “Blessed,” for they are the ones who lived the “blessed” life as described by Jesus throughout the Gospels. How blest are we, when we also strive to make our own days a living beatitude!
A Call of God
Confronted with God’s power and majesty, the first response of the prophet Isaiah was to acknowledge his sinfulness. “Woe is me, I am doomed! For I am a man of unclean lips,” he said aloud. Likewise, with his empty fishing nets dramatically filled at Jesus’ instruction, Peter fell to his knees and cried out, “Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man.”
Next, Peter got up. He docked his boats then left to follow Jesus. Isaiah also had a dramatic change of heart. When he heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” Isaiah answered, “Here I am, send me.”
We are summoned daily by the Risen Lord. We are reminded of the saving power of the gospel and know in our heart of hearts that, as St. Paul wrote, believing in anything else won’t lead to anything.
What will it take for you to move past your sinfulness? What will it take for you to get off your knees? What will it take for you to bring to dock what is unimportant and to accept your call to be God’s messenger?
Message from the Archdiocese
- By working together and supporting the ABCD, we truly can do great things for our community. Go to website www.isupportabcd.com
- We have drawn spiritual and academic life from our parish and Catholic schools.
What return will we make of these gifts? As the good steward of the Gospel, shall we give to God sufficient return for our gifts?
Consider a life-culminating gift through your will or trust.
For more information, contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110
- “Blessed are you when people hate you,…exclude and insult you, and denounce your name…on account of the Son of Man.” (Luke 6:22)
- All of us have been in situations when someone has made a negative comment or joke about God or our Catholic faith.
How did you respond? Did you stay silent or pretend to go along with the crowd because you didn’t want to cause waves and then, later, you felt bad?
Know that God is with you all the time, the Holy Spirit will put the right words in your mouth. Pray for the strength and courage to proclaim our faith to others, especially during uncomfortable situations.
Archbishop's Charities and Development Drive (ABCD)
Our Goal: $47, 774
THANK YOU to everyone who generously made a commitment to the 2018 Archbishop’s Charities and Development Drive (ABCD). Our goal is to raise $47,774 for the ABCD Campaign. As of today, the members of San Isidro have pledged $43,00 which is 90% of our goal.
However, we need the support of all members of San Isidro if we are to be successful in reaching our parish goal of $47,774.
If you have not yet completed your pledge, please prayerfully make your pledge and return it to the church office or in the collection basket. We are confident that, with God’s help and yours, we will unite to make a difference in the lives of those in need!
- Pledged: $43,000
- Balance: $44,774
February 9 - 10, 2019
- 1st Collection: $10,274.00
- 2nd Collection: $2,065.00
- Online Giving (Offertory): $525.00
- Online Giving (Building Fund): $175.00
- Total Collection: $13,039.00
The second collection is dedicated to the maintenance of the Church and buildings.