Weekend of January 25 & 26, 2020
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass: Tuesday through Friday. Rosary at 7:45 AM, Mass at 8:00 AM.
Weekends: Saturday, 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM.
Confessions: Saturday, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Adoration: 1st Thurs. of the month (6:00 PM) and 1st Fri. of the month (8:00 AM).
Weekends: Sunday, 10:00 AM.
Confessions: By appointment.
Weekends: Sunday, Noon.
Confessions: By appointment
PLEASE PRAY FOR THEM
Carol Lane, Sue Kierig, Martha Boone, A. J. Samot, Angelo Samot, Donna Berardi, Daniel Vicaldo, Kash Osuna-Sutton, Anthony and Diana Pico, Dolly Albano, Ray Mayor, Mike Montes, Bobbie Turner, Helen Cadiente, Berniece Marrujo, Mae Guerrero, Susanna Gotell, Agnes Ruiz, Deacon Bill Clarke, Rosario Ravasco, Minerva Mayor, Michele Nikas Beaman, Richard Nikas, Purita Amparo, Wendy Reyes, Alicia Castro, Debbie Gonzalez, Barbara Reeves, Nancy Rourke, Anthony Harut Haurutuynian, Gina Lloyd, Bobby Curo, Abraham Pascual
Please check prayer list and add names as desired.
Mass Intentions – January 26, 2020
Sunday, 8:00 Barona – Darrell and Roni Romero
Sunday, 10:00 Viejas – Community of Viejas
Sunday, 12:00 Sycuan – Community of Sycuan
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE
Barona – Thursdays, 2:45 p.m & 4:00 p.m.
Viejas – Wednesday, 3:30 p.m.
Sycuan – Every other Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 2 - Children’s Mass, All reservations
Healing Services with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament:
February 2, 2 PM – Barona
February 9, 3 PM – Viejas
February 16, after 12 PM mass – Sycuan
Thursday, February 20-Sunday, February 23 – LA Rel. Ed. Congress
Sunday, March 15 – Tuesday, March 17 – Lenten Retreat, Barona
“The Simple Path:
Silence is Prayer.
Prayer is Faith.
Faith is Love.
Love is Service.
The Fruit of Service is Peace.”
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
February 8 & 9, 2020
Brothers and Sisters, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish is pleased to participate in the 2020 “Gratitude in Action” Annual Catholic Appeal. This appeal supports charitable needs throughout the Diocese of San Diego. Your gifts make possible the work that impacts so many in our diocese: those who attend Catholic school, formation of new priests and care for our retired priests, evangelization and accompaniment of Young Adults, and the consoling presence of Christ for those imprisoned. Please make your contribution online at giving.sdcatholic.org or your check payable to: Diocese of San Diego
Brochures/envelopes will be in pews and in back of church. Thank you for your generosity.
After the time of his prayer and fasting in the desert, Jesus begins to call the Twelve. We must be students of prayer that we can hear the same call given to Peter, James and John.
DIVINE WORD MISSIONARIES and
SISTER SERVANTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Hey listen….GOD IS CALLING YOU
A reflection on the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary time
It is an obvious fact that the Church has been experiencing a shortage of workers in God’s vineyard. This reality has led the Church to a precarious state, actually a crisis. In addressing the present crisis, the people involved in recruiting vocations have found out that the call to the religious life or priesthood is no longer appealing to the young because of its demand for a long-term or even lifetime commitment. Young people nowadays seem to want a short-term commitment, and that even in marriage, they want it be seen that way.
The gospel this Sunday brings us once again to the commencement of Jesus’ public ministry. In this Matthaean passage, we are also told about the calling of the two sets of brothers: Simon and Andrew, and James and John.
Let us examine once again the important moments in the calling of these four fishermen from Galilee. First, Jesus must have been aware that his work was something enormous, and therefore, he felt the need of “disciples” to become partners in his mission, in the preaching of God’s kingdom. Second, Jesus first caught sight of Andrew and Simon, and when he walked a little farther, he saw the sons of Zebedee, James and John. In both encounters, he called them. This moment suggests that indeed it was Jesus who called them. And that is true to every vocation. It is God who calls, and not someone other than God. Third, the response of the two sets of brothers was exceedingly radical. On the part of Simon and Andrew, they immediately left their nets, thus, their means of livelihood. On the part of James and John, they immediately left their nets and their father, thus, they abandoned both their occupation and relation.
For those aspiring to enter into the religious life or priesthood, the call and the response of the four fishermen remain the paradigm of one’s vocation. Yes, radical following runs counter to present tendency for short-term commitment. But this is the purpose of responding God’s call: to become a counter-culture; the existence and lifestyle are something counter-cultural. If a “called” person cannot embrace the Christian lifestyles and values, then the calling would become useless. The calling has no sense of purpose.
But how about the lay faithful? How significant is the gospel for them? Certainly, it is very significant! Remember that Jesus called the ordinary people, the fishermen. He did not call the “schooled” and the “learned”. Thus, Jesus continues to call the laity for a mission. Certainly, the work of the preaching of the Kingdom of God is not only entrusted to the few. It is everybody’s business because it is a gargantuan task.
Now, that the number of religious vocation is dwindling, the call for the laity’s active participation is becoming more important and necessary. The gospel throws down the gauntlet to the lay faithful. The Church nowadays is in a dire need of lay faithful who, like the four fishermen, are committed to their work. Certainly, the commitment expected of them does not mean that they should leave their work and family. Rather, the lay faithful are called to demonstrate some amount of sacrifice, dedication and love for the Church.