Parish News - Updated 9/13/2021
- The Archdiocese Bankruptcy Auction, Phase 1, is scheduled to begin September 21st for Sandoval, Valencia and Bernalillo counties. Please go to the following link to view properties and bid https://www.svngilmoreauction.com/auctions/detail/bw67811.
- Adorers are needed to fill three times slots for Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Please go the the Adoration tab for more information.
- Religious Education registration has begun for all ages. Please go to the Religious Education tab to get more detailed information and print registration forms. DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 17TH!
- The ACA Report as of 8/3/2021 has been posted, scroll down to view.
- June 2021 Monthly Financial Report has been posted. Please select the “Finance Reports” tab.
San Juan Bautista YouTube & Facebook
We have changed the livestreaming Sunday mass from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. beginning May 30th. Please select San Juan Bautista Parish and Tewa Missions to watch on YouTube.
You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sanjuan.bautista.39904.
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Reflection for 19 September
Reflection for 19 September 2021
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deacon Miguel Salazar
Today’s readings invite us to become great in the sight of God by doing God’s will, surrendering our lives in the service of others. The Book of Wisdom urges us to choose the path of righteousness, in spite of painful consequences. Saint James warns us that selfish ambitions destroy peace. His advice to us is to choose the path of righteousness and humble service which leads to lasting peace. Jesus, in the Gospel, teaches us that child-like humility and selfless service make us great in the eyes of God.
Jesus came to establish His kingdom not on positions of earthly greatness, but heavenly love and sacrificial humble service. With Jesus, heaven came to earth. It was the highest form of a humble act shown by God. Heaven came to earth not to receive honor, but to give honor, to help us to regain the honor we lost through disobedience. Jesus wants us to substitute our ambition to be first with the ambition to serve, thus becoming the last. Whatever our position or role in society, our families, or in the Church, as disciples of Jesus our role is to serve, and not be served. True greatness lies in being the servant of all. As Saint Mother Teresa said, “the fruit of Silence is prayer, the fruit of Prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of Love is Service and the fruit of Service is Peace.”
Reflexión para el 19 de septiembre de 2021
Domingo 25 del Tiempo Ordinario
Diácono Miguel Salazar
Las lecturas de hoy nos invitan a ser grandes a los ojos de Dios haciendo la voluntad de Dios, entregando nuestras vidas al servicio de los demás. El Libro de la Sabiduría nos insta a elegir el camino de la justicia, a pesar de las dolorosas consecuencias. Santiago nos advierte que las ambiciones egoístas destruyen la paz. Su consejo para nosotros es elegir el camino de la rectitud y el servicio humilde que conduce a una paz duradera. Jesús, en el Evangelio, nos enseña que la humildad infantil y el servicio desinteresado nos hacen grandes a los ojos de Dios. Jesús vino a establecer Su reino no en posiciones de grandeza terrenal, sino en amor celestial y servicio humilde sacrificial. Con Jesús, el cielo vino a la tierra. Era la forma más elevada de un acto humilde mostrado por Dios. El cielo vino a la tierra no para recibir honor, sino para dar honor, para ayudarnos a recuperar el honor que perdimos por desobediencia.
Jesús quiere que sustituyamos nuestra ambición de ser primeros con la ambición de servir, convirtiéndonos así en los últimos. Cualquiera que sea nuestra posición o papel en la sociedad, nuestras familias o en la Iglesia, como discípulos de Jesús nuestro papel es servir, y no ser servidos. La verdadera grandeza radica en ser el siervo de todos. Como dijo Santa Madre Teresa, "el fruto del Silencio es la oración, el fruto de la Oración es la fe, el fruto de la fe es el amor, el fruto del Amor es el Servicio y el fruto del Servicio es la Paz".
ACA Report as of 8/3/2021
Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) Information
San Juan Bautista and Tewa Missions Goal for 2021 is $29,600.
The Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) for 2021 campaign has begun. If you did not receive an ACA envelope in the mail, there are some located at the back of the church. You can place the completed form and envelope in the collection basket. It is best to use a check when using the envelopes.
DONATE NOW - Make a one-time donation, or set up a payment plan with a frequency that is convenient for you.
PLEDGE HERE - Not yet ready to donate: Make your pledge herre, and we will send you regular pledge balance reminders.
If you prefer to make your pledge or donation over the phone, please call 505.831.8138, or click here to contact ACA directly. Please provide your name and phone #, and if you would like to talk with a Spanish-speaking representative.
Schedule for Accepting Mass Intentions
Mass Intention Helpful Guidelines
- Mass intentions must be requested two weeks in advance to ensure it gets into the bulletin.
- The suggested mass stipend offering is $10 per mass.
- Three (3) intentions can be offered per mass stipend.
- Mass intention requests must be done in the parish office. no mass intention or money shall be accepted outside the office.
- Parishioners can request mass intentions by using the "Mass Intention Envelopes" located at the back of the church and placed in the collection basket. If envelopes are used, please be sure to include a phone number. Mass time requested on the envelope is not guaranteed.
A big thank you to all of you who are using our online giving option. During this time of church occupancy limits as well as for those not ready to attend in-person Sunday Mass, this option may be one you might consider. I recommend using the Memorare and the Prayer to St. Michael. If you need anything, please call the office during office hours or the priests on their phones at all other times.
Fr. Jose Herrera
How do new parishioners register for an account?
Readings for the week of September 19, 2021
- Sunday: Wis 2:12, 17-20 / Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6-8 [6b] / Jas 3:16—4:3 / Mk 9:30-37
- Monday: Ezr 1:1-6 / Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6  / Lk 8:16-18
- Tuesday: Eph 4:1-7, 11-13 / Ps 19:2-3, 4-5  / Mt 9:9-13
- Wednesday: Ezr 9:5-9 / Tb 13:2, 3-4a, 4befghn, 7-8 [1b] / Lk 9:1-6
- Thursday: Hg 1:1-8 / Ps 149:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6a and 9b [cf. 4a] / Lk 9:7-9
- Friday: Hg 2:1-9 / Ps 43:1, 2, 3, 4  / Lk 9:18-22
- Saturday: Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a / Jer 31:10, 11-12ab, 13 [cf. 10d] / Lk 9:43b-45
- Next Sunday: Nm 11:25-29 / Ps 19:8, 10, 12-13, 14 [9a] / Jas 5:1-6 / Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48
- Fr. Jose Geronimo Herrera, Parish Administrator
- Fr. Nathan Lopez, Parochial Vicar
- Deaon Miguel Salazar, Deacon
- Deacon John Bird, Deacon
- Deacon Greg Aguilar, Deacon
- Rose Gallegos, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
- Monica Naranjo, Receptionist
- Robert Gress, Mainenance Manager
- Alice Martinez, Bulletin Editor
- Website Editor, Website Editor
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