Weekly Bulletin


Weekly Bulletin

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you! Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Remember that the Advent season is a season of penance, a time for us to repent and turn more to preparing ourselves spiritually for the Birth of the child Jesus. It will be easy for us to get lost in the worldly preparations for Christmas as we run from store to store to get the bargains as we shop for the right present for that special person. We will be going to different Christmas parties, and will probably eat and drink more than we should. We...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Lord be with you! When a couple gets the exciting news that a baby is on the way, their hearts are filled with joy. For nine months, the mother must take special care of her body for whatever she eats or drink will have an effect on the baby. There is also a lot of time spent on making the physical preparation for the new arrival. As the birth date gets nearer, the excitement grows. It was the same for Mary and Joseph when Mary was pregnant with Jesus. But in the last days of her pregnancy,...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Every year the people of the United States take time out on Thanksgiving Day to remember those brave pilgrims who left the land of their birth and settled in North America. Even though they struggled as they learned to live with the Native Americans, they did learn from each other as they shared their lives. A picture that comes to mind is the one of pilgrims and Native Americans sitting at the same table sharing a meal together. That tradition continues to this day with our families and friends. That is what...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! May the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you! Friday of this week, November 16, is a very important and exciting day for our Ss. Cyril and Methodius parish family. It is our parish’s turkey day! Every year I look forward to our annual cover dish Thanksgiving Dinner. It has become a tradition that truly celebrates our unity as a parish family. This will be our 27th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. This year’s dinner will be my last one as the pastor of this wonderful parish. When I first came to the...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! May the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you! For the past eight years we have daily prayed the Stewardship Prayer at the end of Mass, except for those Masses when we pray the Vocation Prayer. This prayer reminds us that God has given us charge of the many gifts that He has freely chosen to give us. We have prayed that we would be good stewards of all that God has given us. We know that a steward is one who has been put in charge of another person’s possessions....


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! May the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you! From the preliminary reports that I am getting, it seems as if the carnival was a great success. I want to thank all of you who worked so hard to make the annual Halloween Carnival the success that it was. It was truly an example of what can happen when the entire parish community comes together to work for the good of the parish. The school’s PTO officers and the members of the Halloween Carnival committee did a great job in putting...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! May the Peace of the Risen Lord be with you! When a couple get married, they are actually starting a new family unit. When the couple is blessed with children, their family begins to grow and life changes. But you know that when a couple marry they do not divorce themselves from the families from which they came. They just add to their particular families. The interaction between family members just seems to come naturally. People who may have been perfect strangers learn to grow together. It is just one big family...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! October is Respect Life month. It is a time to reflect on the value of the life that God has given each one of us. After all, life is a gift from God. When a couple express their total commitment to each in the loving act of intercourse and are open to being co-creators with God and a child is conceived, a new life begins. From that very moment of our conception, God gave us life. The life that we now enjoy is the result of a loving relationship between a man...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! You know, there are days when things just don’t go right and we do not know where to turn or what to do. All of us have those days – including myself. Well, I came across these “Daily Rules From God,” and I thought that I would share them with you hoping that they would help you through those days. Wake up!! Decide to have a good day. “Today is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 Dress up!! The best way to...


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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, May the Peace of the Risen Christ be with you! Twenty-five years ago this month, I celebrated the first Life Teen Mass here at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Church. After that Mass, Gilbert Juarez, the parish youth minister, conducted the first Life Night in the garage of the rectory. With the help of a handful of young adults who formed the first Core, we mailed out about 1,100 personal invitations to all the teens in the parish. (Some of you who are now in your 30’s or early 40’s probably received one of these invitations.) Since we expected most of them to...


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