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The New Evangelization

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Celebration Flyer

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Bible Study 1

Bible Study 1

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Bible Study 2

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy

Canonization

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Canonization

Canonization

Confirmation

Confirmation

Sent by the Spirit

Sent by the Spirit

The New Evangelization

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Pope Francis

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First Saturday Devotion

First Saturday Devotion

Fatima Rosary

Fatima Rosary

God's Not Dead

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Holy Week 2014



Register at Sacred Heart Catholic School for 2014 - 2015 school year

















Received in email


We are super excited about next school year and need your help to get our Catholic families to attend and give their children an awesome CATHOLIC education.

For the Pre-K classes we do have limited space.

Please let your parishioners know that these classes will fill before April 30.

Thank you for all that you do for our Catholic church in Del Rio.  


Yours in Christ,

Aurora C. Guerra
Principal



Sacred Heart Catholic School
209 E. Greenwood
Del Rio, TX  78840




Saturday, April 12, 2014

April 11, 2014: Legion of Mary Catholic Bible Study Presented by Father Antonio O. Moreno

A Catholic encounter with the Word of God as reveled by Scripture, The Magisterium of the Catholic Church

Opening Prayer
Come, Holy Spirit, fill my heart with your holy gifts. Let my weakness be penetrated with your strength this very day that I may fulfill all the duties of my state conscientiously, that I may do what is right and just.

Assist me, O Holy Spirit, in all my trails of life, enlighten me in my ignorance, advise me in my doubts, strengthen me in my weakness, help me in all my needs, protect me in temptations and console me in afflictions.

Graciously hear me, O Holy Spirit, and pour your light into my heart, my soul, and my mind.
Introduction: The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ Matthew 26:1-27:66
St. Matthew in his Gospel follows the general outline and content of St. Mark's Gospel and adds some material unique to his own sources, including the death of Judas, the wife of Pilate, and the guards at the tomb. Continuing his interest in the Old Testament St. Matthew attempts to show the fulfillment of the Old Testament writings in the actual events of the Passion of Jesus. He also will add to his Christology by stressing Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God. The time of Passover has arrived and Jesus informs his disciples of his impending passion. Jesus knows what will happen and accepts it as coming from the will of God. The end has began.
The will of God
The Will of the Father is Love - God is Love
Love = to will the good of the other
God wills the good of all his creation (each one of us)
Characteristics of Love:
1. Love is creative
2. Love is Life-giving
3. Love is Sacrifice
St. Matthew shows us that, as Jesus resolutely does his Father's will, myriad forms of human sin break out around him
Betrayal, Sloth, Indifference, Violence, Scapegoating
This is the Salvation Story: God's compassion embrace of sinners.
St. Matthew's Passion and Resurrection account focuses on one main theme: Jesus is the one who journeys into sin in order to heal and save us from within the chaos of sin. Jesus goes to the heart of sin to destroy it.

St. Matthew allows all the sins to come into public view so that Jesus will shallow them through his death and resurrection.
Main Theme of the Passion account by St. Matthew:
Matt 26:14 - "But all this has taken place, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled."
The Betrayal - Matt 26:17-35
The feast of Unleavened Bread, a spring feast, at the time of Jesus was joined to the Passover commemorating the Exodus from Egypt. In the evening the family celebration began. His disciples had become his family and so Jesus celebrated with them. Jesus as the one who presided asked his disciples to do the preparations. Jesus will be in charge during the whole passion and death. Judas and the Jewish authorities seek an opportune time and Jesus acknowledges his time is near.
Jesus begins by informing the Twelve that one of them will betray him. They address him as "Lord", now clearly a Christological title. Jesus does not give the name of the betrayer but instead remarks that one who shared a meal and shared Passover will rise up against him. Betrayal by one so close is the worst kind.
Sloth/Spiritual Indifference - Matt 26:36-56 - The Arrest in the Garden
The arrest in the garden has two divisions: the prayer of Jesus with the disciples asleep and the arrest. Jesus, aware of what is about to happen, looks for comfort with his band of followers and they fail him. Throughout the Gospel of Matthew the disciples lack understanding and fail in their commitment. Here they sleep, initiate a feeble attempt to defend Jesus, contrary to all that Jesus has taught, and then flee.

Throughout the history of Christianity disciples have done the same. Keeping Jesus company means to follow his teachings as outlined in the Ten Comments and the Sermon on the Mount. Sometimes disciples succeed and sometimes the fail. But, having kept Jesus company once means a disciple can do it again. That alone gives comfort in the midst of human weakness and failure.

Jesus accepts the will of God. He knows what will follow since he knows the Scriptures. He accepts the pain and the sorrow, and his spirit remains committed to following what God wants. Living according to the will of God never destroys the person. Actually, Jesus grows in strength to face his lot because he follows God's will.

Jesus allowed himself to be arrested. He could have gone to Bethany and avoided the whole episode, but he knew his arrest and death fit into the divine plan.
Violence/Scapegoating -Matt 27:1-66
The mockery by the soldiers was personal. They treated Jesus as a joke, dressing him as the emperor and pretending to honor him. He was in truth the "King of the Jews," the Messiah, and yet accepted this mockery. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus taught his disciples that they are blessed when they accept such mockery on account of their commitment of Jesus. He gives the example to follow. The best response is no response. That usually stops the mockery. Here, although Jesus does not respond the mockery continues.

Our Lady of Compassion/Our Lady of Sorrows - Video Seven Sorrows Rosary

The Feast of
Our Lady of Compassion


Though long a part of popular piety, the feast of Our Lady under the title "Our Lady of Compassion" was not added to the Missal until 1482. 

Especially promoted by the Cistercians and the Servites, it was widely celebrated throughout the Catholic Church on the Friday before Good Friday.  

This date shows the especial role of Mary in the Passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  

To further focus on Mary's  intense suffering during the passion and death of Jesus, in 1913, Pope Pius X changed the title of the feast day to "Our Lady of Sorrows" and firmly set the date to September the 15th, to follow the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  

To read more, and to pray the Seven Sorrows Rosary with the beautiful video that is posted on our homepage go to http://www.sorrowfulmother.net/






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Little Handmaids of Our Sorrowful Mother
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And Mary said, "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38)








Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Conversation with God



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Conversation with God… Awesome conversation between God and a Man

Man: God, can I ask You a question?
God: Sure

Man: Promise You won't get mad ..
God: I promise

Man: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today?
God: What do you mean?

Man: Well, I woke up late
God: Yes

Man: My car took forever to start
God: Okay

Man: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait
God: Hmmm

Man: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call
God: All right

Man: And on top of it all off, when I got home I just want to soak my feet in my new foot massager & relax. BUT it wouldn't work!!! Nothing went right today! Why did You do that?
God: Let me see, the death angel was at your bed this morning & I had to send one of My Angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that.

Man (humbled): OH
GOD: I didn't let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that would have hit you if you were on the road.

Man: (ashamed)
God: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick & I didn't want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn't afford to miss work.

Man (embarrassed): Okay
God: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give false witness about what you said on that call, I didn't even let you talk to them so you would be covered.

Man (softly): I see, God
God: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn't think you wanted to be in the dark.

Man: I'm Sorry  God
God: Don't be sorry, just learn to Trust Me. in All things the Good & the bad.

Man: I will trust You.
God: And don't doubt that My plan for your day is Always Better than your plan.

Man: I won't God. And let me just tell you God, Thank You for Everything today.
God: You're welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I Love looking after My Children.