Mass Schedule Change
Mass schedule changes, effective January 17th
Until the situation with COVID improves, we have made the TEMPORARY mass schedule changes at San Juan.
- No Spanish mass on Sunday at 5:30 p.m.
- The Sunday 7:30 a.m. mass will now be bilingual.
If you had a mass intention scheduled for the Sunday 5:30 p.m. mass, Monica from the Parish Office will contact you to move it to another mass time.
Parish News - Updated 1/21/2021
- The Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) for 2020 is now CLOSED. The 2021 campaign will start in February. Those that use the online option for ACA can already start giving for 2021.
- The Annual Catholic Appeal final report for 2020 has been posted. Please scroll down to view.
- December's Monthly Financial Report has been posted. Please select the “Finance Reports” tab.
- Annual Financial Report for 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020 has been posted. Please select the "Finance Reports" tab.
- You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sanjuan.bautista.39904.
St. Vincent de Paul
Thank you to all our donors for supporting our community especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, we have suspended in-person home visits. However, we continue to receive requests for assistance for utilities, rent, and food. These visits are being conducted via telephone and payments are either mailed or done electronically to minimize in-person contact.
Food vouchers and jackets/blankets were purchased and distributed for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We distributed 23 Thanksgiving food vouchers for a total of 83 people assisted, and 13 Christmas food vouchers, 45 jackets, and 4 blankets for a total of 49 people assisted.
Total food vouchers: $2,080.00
Total value of jackets/blankets: $4,382.00
Many Blessings to Our Donors for Helping Us, Help Others.
--Society of St. Vincent de Paul
A big thank you to all of you for the cards and gifts you sent Fr. Lopez and myself for Christmas, New Year’s and the Feast of the Three Kings. We are both very grateful to you for your love and support. Your generosity, prayers and thoughtfulness were all overwhelming. May the New Year allow us to once again meet in God’s house to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass together and rejoice in the fellowship that is ours in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. Blessings to you and your household throughout the new year.
Fr. Jose Herrera
Great news from the ACA. As you know, at the end of the year, we sent the Annual Catholic Campaign $4,837.32 from our parish operating funds, since at that time we were short this amount from our goal of $32,000. Since then, many of you responded with donations totaling $6,915. This allowed us not only to put the $4,837.32 back into the operating fund but to deposit an additional $2,077.68 into our parish operating account. I knew you would come through again this year. Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the ACA in 2020. We will soon kick off the ACA 2021, and the good news is this year our goal was lowered to $29,600! God bless.
Reflection for 24 January 2021
Reflection for 24 January 2021
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Deacon John Bird
Today the readings for Mass present interesting questions for reflection. How would you respond to Jonah’s announcement that ‘forty days and you will be destroyed’ (Jonah 3:4) because of sin and living contrary to God’s laws and one’s unbelief? Or how would you respond to Christ’s invitation to “come after me and I will make you fishers of men.”? (Mk 1:17)
These questions are presented to us every day, and it is left up to us to choose how we respond. Do we respond with a resolve to conversion as the Ninevites did by changing our lives to reflect a life free of selfishness, pride, arrogance, and attachment to our sinful disregard for God’s laws? Do we respond to Christ’s invitation to be his disciples in proclaiming His Word, His Gospel by the way we live our lives? St. Francis is said to have instructed his followers to “preach the Gospel and if necessary, use words.”
Remember, God’s love for us allows us to make the choice on how to respond. Only you can make that decision to turn away from sin, and by this action you accept Christ’s invitation to a life of love for God and neighbor, a life of hope in eternal life.
Let us pray: Dear Jesus, guide me in my words, thoughts, and actions to live a Gospel life. A life filled with love of you and neighbor, a life that is an example of your goodness and love. Amen
Reflexión para el 24 de enero de 2021
3er domingo entiempo ordinario
Diácono John Bird
Hoy las lecturas de la Misa presentan preguntas interesantes para nuestra reflexión. ¿Cómo responderías al anuncio de Jonás de que 'cuarenta días y serás destruido' (Jonás 3:4) a causa del pecado y de vivir en contra de las leyes de Dios y de la falta de fe? ¿O cómo responderían a la invitación de Cristo de "venir y sígueme y yo los haré pescadores de hombres"? (Mc 1,17)
Estas preguntas se nos presentan todos los días y nos queda elegir cómo respondemos. ¿Respondemos decididos a la conversión que los Ninivitas hicieron cambiando nuestra vida para reflejar una vida libre de egoísmo, orgullo, arrogancia y apego a nuestro pecado y falta de atención a las leyes de Dios? ¿Respondemos a la invitación de Cristo a ser sus discípulos al proclamar Su Palabra, Su Evangelio por la forma en que vivimos nuestra vida? Se dice que San Francisco instruyó a sus seguidores a "predicar el Evangelio y, si es necesario, usar palabras".
Recuerden, el amor de Dios por nosotros nos permite tomar la decisión de cómo responder. Sólo tú puedes tomar esa decisión de apartarte del pecado y con esta acción aceptar la invitación de Cristo a una vida de amor a Dios y al prójimo, una vida de esperanza en la vida eterna.
Oremos: Querido Jesús, guíame en mis palabras, pensamientos y acciones para vivir una vida evangélica, una vida llena de amor a ti y al prójimo, una vida que es un ejemplo de tu bondad y amor. Amén
An Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love Thee above all things, and I desire Thee in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee.
Prayer during the Corona virus threat
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Message from Fr. Herrera
Great news. Beginning on Saturday, 21 November we will once again begin offering indoor Sunday Masses at San Juan and Alclade as normal, occupancy limit of 75 people. Thank you all for your patience and understanding.
Also we ask those who come to Mass here at San Juan to don your masks when you exit your cars to come in to Church in respect of the policies and directives and requests of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo.
There is still no masses at Santa Clara.
Annual Catholic Appeal 2020 Final Report
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
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Readings for the week of January 24, 2021
- Sunday: Jon 3:1-5, 10 / Ps 25:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 [4a] / 1 Cor 7:29-31 / Mk 1:14-20
- Monday: Acts 22:3-16 or Acts 9:1-22 / Ps 117:1bc, 2 [Mk 16:15] / Mk 16:15-18
- Tuesday: 2 Tm 1:1-8 or Ti 1:1-5 / Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a, 10  / Mk 3:31-35
- Wednesday: Heb 10:11-18 / Ps 110:1, 2, 3, 4 [4b] / Mk 4:1-20
- Thursday: Heb 10:19-25 / Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6 [cf. 6] / Mk 4:21-25
- Friday: Heb 10:32-39 / Ps 37:3-4, 5-6, 23-24, 39-40 [39a] / Mk 4:26-34
- Saturday: Heb 11:1-2, 8-19 / Lk 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75 [cf. 68] / Mk 4:35-41
- Next Sunday: Dt 18:15-20 / Ps 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9  / 1 Cor 7:32-35 / Mk 1:21-28
- 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, Bookkeeper / Office Manager
- Monica Naranjo, Receptionist
- Robert Gress, Mainenance Manager
- Alice Martinez, Bulletin Editor
- Website Editor, Website Editor
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