Reflection for 5 February

GOSPEL MEDITATION                                                   

February 5, 2023                                                                 

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time                        

I recently decided to learn to cook. As I sit at the feet of various YouTube cooking masters, I notice how much of cooking is adding ingredients that don’t provide any more nourishment, like herbs and other seasonings. But man! They make all the   difference because they make the meal delightful to eat and share

Jesus calls his disciples “salt of the world.” No one eats just salt. So, Christians are not meant to replace or do away with the world. They are meant to be agents of preservation and glorification. Notice how often these days the Church seeks to preserve what is threatened: the goodness of marital and family love, the desires of young people for greatness, the value of honest work, healthy economics, and altruistic political engagement, the dignity of the poor and vulnerable. Over and over, we say to a world who wants to throw things out, “It’s worth saving! We’ll preserve it! We’ll show you it’s wonderful.” If we can’t engage the world like that,

Jesus says we are the ones who get thrown out,   because salt alone is worthless. Jesus only asks us to do for others what he does for us. He is the “salt” of everything in our lives. Is there something in your life starting to rot a bit? Something tasting bland and boring? Let Jesus salt it and see if you like it better.

Parish News - Updated 1/19/2022

  1. The Annual Catholic Appeal goal for 2022 has been met, see results below.  Thank you everyone! 
  2. The obligation of the faithful to assist at Sunday Mass and all other Holy Days of Obligation has been reinstated.  Click here to read letter from the Most Reverend John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe.
  3. December 2022 Monthly Financial Report has been posted.  Please select the "Finance Reports" tab.

1st Thursday Adoration

 

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.  
  • Click here to print a mass intention form that can be used to take to the office to expedite the scheduling process.

 

 

 

Online Givers

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. Nathan Lopez

Secure Online Giving

You can set up your donation for San Juan Bautista, Tewa Missions or St. Vincent de Paul. 

Click to Give - Thank You!

 

Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) 2022 Report

Report as of 12/19/2022

 

Parish Goal: $26,364.00
Total Pledged: $28,402.00
Total Paid:  $29,392.00
Pledge Balance: $          .00

Total Registered Families:  791

Pledges:  95

Pledges fully paid:  91

Current actual shortfall:  $0

 

 

Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) Information

San Juan Bautista and Tewa Missions Goal for 2022 is $29,000.

The Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) for 2022 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 here, 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 view their website.  Please provide your name and phone #, and if you would like to talk with a Spanish-speaking representative.

 

How do new parishioners register for an account?

 

Registering for FORMED is easier than ever:

  1. Go to formed.org/signup
  2. Select your parish (using zip code is easiest):  San Juan Bautista and Tewa Missions or 87566
  3. Register with your name and email address
  4. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

 How do parishioners log into FORMED that previously had access?

  1. Go to formed.org/signup
  2. In the upper right corner, select "Sign In"
  3. A new "Sign In" screen appears and user enters their email address and selects "Next"
  4. A message appears for user to "Check your email!"
  5. Check that email account for a link to begin using FORMED

 

 

Staff

ASF Abuse Awareness Course

ASF Abuse Awareness Course click here

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe policy mandates that all volunteers attend the Abuse Awareness Training for Adults.

People of God

People of God online click here