January 15, 2017

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Second Collection for St. Vincent de Paul

Segunda Colecta para San Vicente de Paúl

 

Welcome to New Parishioners and Visitors!

Parishioners of Most Holy Trinity welcome our new parishioners and visitors. Please introduce yourselves to your neighbors. Your presence is very important to us, as is your support. Thank you for being here with us!

Bienvenidos nuestros Nuevos Feligreses y Visitantes!

Feligreses de Santísima Trinidad dan la bienvenida a nuevos feligreses y visitantes. Preséntese cuando los vea. Su presencia es muy importante para nosotros, como lo es su apoyo. Gracias por estar con nosotros!

Mass Schedule

Daily Masses

    8:00 AM English

    5:30 PM Vietnamese except Wednesday

    5:30 PM English Wednesday only

First Friday Mass

    7:30 PM Spanish

Saturday Vigil Masses

    4:15 PM Vietnamese

    6:00 PM Spanish

Saturday Confessions

    3:00 PM to 4:00 PM or by appointment

Sunday Masses

    8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 6:00 PM English

    11:00 AM Spanish

    12:30 PM Filipino

    3:45 PM & 7:30 PM Vietnamese

 

January 15, 2017 - Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

As the prophet Isaiah proclaims in the first reading, the Lord continues to remind us that we are his servants. Imagine the Lord speaking these words to you personally: “You are my servant. Through you I show my glory. I formed you as my servant from your mother’s womb. I will make you a light so that you may shine the light of my salvation everywhere you go, and reveal my glory to everyone you encounter. I will give you the strength to do this. I will give you confidence. Heed my words, for I have spoken to you.” What would your response be to the Lord? Would it be different from the response you give the Lord now?

Source: International Catholic Stewardship Council e-Bulletin.

Reflexion del la Esccritura de Hoy -  Enero 15, 2017

Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
LLAMADO A DAR TESTIMONIO

Los cuatro evangelios que conocemos en la Biblia hablan del Bautismo de Jesús, pero el Evangelio de Juan lo hace de una manera única. El evangelista no narra la historia, sino en su lugar ofrece un testimonio de Juan el Bautista acerca del evento. Juan simplemente informa que desciende el Espíritu Santo y de la presencia continua del Espíritu en Jesús.

Juan el Bautista se presenta como un discípulo ejemplar de Jesús, uno que no solo hace grandes obras, sino que además siempre señala a Jesús. Juan da testimonio de Jesús; él lo proclama como el Cristo y toda su vida entera da evidencia del señorío de Jesús. Nosotros también estamos invitados a dar testimonio en nuestra vida diaria, y a ser evidencia del reino de Dios en nuestro mundo.

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Today’s Scripture Reflection

Today we celebrate the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time. Many Catholics do not fully understand the meaning and importance of Ordinary Time. Ordinary is based upon the fact that the Sundays during this time are numbered, and that is because they do not fall into the various seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, or Easter. That does not make this time of year unimportant; in fact Ordinary Time is far from unimportant or uninteresting.

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From the Pastor

Dear Parishioners of Most Holy Trinity,

I greet you in this New Year on a weekend when we celebrate the life and tireless efforts of the greatest figure in our country of the 20th century, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King fearlessly dedicated his life exposing injustices by speaking truth to power and eventually paying the ultimate sacrifice of his life. I draw much inspiration from this man.

Later this week our country will undergo a peaceful transition of power with the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th president. His election culminated a nasty election season.

Shortly after the election I read an interesting article by James Martin, SJ, attempting to answer a fundamental question: how do we as Catholics respond to the results of the election. I have used his suggestions to guide me during these weeks and I would like to share them with you.

Fr. Martin proposes a two-pronged program of action: pro -unity and pro-voice.

Pro-unity is best achieved by reconciliation. Reconciliation by giving our new president the benefit of the doubt. Reconciliation by listening to those who disagree with us. Reconciliation by avoiding name calling and stereotyping. Reconciliation by praying for the grace of wisdom, courage, mercy, love.

Pro-voice means dissent. Since we are Catholics first and Americans second we are called by our baptism to live out Gospel values. We are called to voice legitimate dissent and to oppose polices which discriminate against the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, the underemployed, the disabled, the sick. We are called to be pro-voice against racism. Racism, even thinly-veiled racism, is a sin. We are called to be pro-voice against any “we vs. them” policies which are anti-immigrant. We are to be pro-voice for the environment. Global warming is a clear and present danger. We are called to be provoice in defense of all the marginalized: LGBT people, African Americans, woman, the “least” of our brothers and sisters. We are their keepers.

My brothers and sisters: this is where I stand. I invite you to join me. You can expect me to speak out on these issues whenever necessary during the next four years. I would welcome the opportunity to remain silent!

 

Fr Bob

Notas del Párroco

Queridos Feligreses de Santísima Trinidad,

Les saludo en este Nuevo Año en un fin de semana cuando celebramos la vida y esfuerzos incansables de la figura más grande del siglo 20 en nuestro país, el Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. El Dr. King dedico su vida sin temor alguno exponiendo las injusticias hablando verdades al poder y eventualmente pagando el máximo sacrificio de su vida. A mí me inspira mucho este hombre.

Más adelante en la semana nuestro país experimentara una transición pacífica del poder con la inauguración de Donal J. Trump como nuestro presidente numero 45. Su elección culmina una temporada de elección desagradable.

Poco después de la elección leí un articulo muy interesante de James Martin, SJ, tratando de responder a una pregunta fundamental: nosotros como Católicos como respondemos a los resultados de la elección. He usado sus sugerencias para guiarme durante estas semanas y quisiera compartirlas con ustedes.

Pro-unidad se logra mejor por medio de la reconciliación. Reconciliación dándole el beneficio de la duda a nuestro nuevo presidente. Reconciliación escuchando a aquellos que no están de acuerdo con nosotros. Reconciliación evitando decirse nombres y estereotipos. Reconciliación orando por la gracia de la sabiduría, coraje, misericordia, amor.

Pro-Vos quiere decir disentimiento. Ya que somos Católicos primero y segundo Americanos estamos llamados por nuestro bautismo a vivir los valores del Evangelio. Estamos llamados a expresar las discrepancias legitimas y a oponernos a las pólizas discriminatorias en contra de los pobres, los desamparados, los desempleados, subempleados, los discapacitados, los enfermos. Estamos llamados a ser la Pro-Voz contra el racismo. Racismo aunque sea pequeño o poco, es un pecado. Estamos llamados a ser pro-voz en contra de pólizas de “nosotros vs. Aquellos” las cuales son anti-inmigrante. Debemos ser pro-voz para nuestro medio ambiente. El calentamiento global es un peligro muy claro y presente. Estamos llamados a ser pro-voz en defensa de todos los marginados: las personas LGBT, Afroamericanos, mujeres, el ‘menos” de nuestros hermanos y hermanas. Somos sus guardianes.

Mis hermanos y hermanas: aquí es donde estoy. Los invito a unirse a mí. Pueden esperar que yo hable de estos temas cuando sea necesario durante los próximos cuatro años. Aceptaría con gusto la oportunidad de permanecer en silencio!

 

Padre Bob

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EVERGIVE is an online home for MHT community to connect to our parishioners beyond mass, 7 days/24 hours. Hear from Fr. Bob, see church updates and events, receive daily devotionals, get prayer support, share your insights and reflections. Evergive site provides you with the ability and the convenience to donate your weekly offertory gift online.

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SIEMPRE DAR (EVERGIVE en Ingles) es un hogar en línea para la Comunidad de Santísima Trinidad donde se conectan nuestros parroquianos mas allá de la Misa, 7 días/24 horas. Escuche del Padre Bob, vea las actualizaciones y eventos, reciba las devociones diariamente, obtenga apoyo en oración, comparta sus ideas y reflexiones. Este sitio SIEMPRE DAR (EVERGIVE en Ingles) le ofrece la habilidad y la conveniencia de hacer su donativo de ofertorio semanalmente en línea.

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Our Mission

We discover and proclaim God's Love through Worship, Prayer, Study and Good Works.

 

Descubrimos y proclamamos el amor de Dios por medio de Alabanza, Oración, Estudio y Buenas Obras.

 

Chúng ta khám phá ra tình yêu của Chúa qua việc Thờ Phượng, Cầu Nguyện, Học Hỏi và làm những Việc Thiện.

Last update: January 14, 2017