April 18th, 2021, Sunday Bulletin from Saints Peter and Paul.
April 18th. The Third Sunday of Easter
Saints Peter and Paul
TIMES OF REFRESHING
Fr. Ricky V. Ordóñez
Aren’t we getting it yet?
In this week’s Gospel, Jesus appears to His disciples once again to prove even more that He has risen from the dead. It leads me to ask why they were so unbelieving when they had witnessed the great things that the Lord had done in His ministry.
A possible answer may lie in the “sin of Adam” that our natures have inherited – a great lack of TRUST in God’s role in our lives. Though He has provided us all of our needs, most continue to take the path of independence from Him. And, of course, when things go wrong, who do you think they will blame? Yes, blaming God is perhaps the biggest “cop out” to cover up for all our mistakes. Meanwhile, Jesus takes it all in and never ceases to knock on the doors of our heart constantly hoping for the day that we submit to Him.
A great blessing for us is that
God LOVES US SO MUCH
that He keeps on forgiving us for our shortcomings and continues to do everything HE can so that we will “get it”.
Recently, I experienced the sad loss to COVID of two friends and an uncle in the Philippines all within a span of 2 weeks.
It is painful to just get the news of their loss and feel so helpless and far away. My only consolation is knowing that they were good men, deeply spiritual and loved by their respective families. If there is one thing that I learned in the last year is that we should not cower in fear and helplessness.
Rather, we should be proactive with all the protocols that we are asked to take, adjust our lifestyles and do the best we can in ensuring our safety.
Father's note Continues on top of the next column
If this involves quarantine, so be it!
If this involves the use of masks and social distancing, so be it!
If this involves avoiding crowded areas where social distancing is impossible, so be it!
If the use of the vaccine is possible and available, so be it!
Most importantly, we should realize that
God inspires scientists, doctors, nurses
to do extensive research and assist us in understanding the virus so that we can
HELP CURB THE SITUATION.
It is when people fall into the sin of PRIDE AND SELFISHNESS, “throw caution to the wind” and be conduits in transmitting the virus that keep us in trouble.
Let us remember that one of our downfalls is to think
that IT CAN ONLY HAPPEN TO OTHERS AND NOT TO US! Let us, therefore, participate in the solution and not be the cause of the problem.
Renovation and restoration work continues!
Aside from the sound of the birds chirping, the whirr and buzz of tools excites me. Since I came, we have been doing some renovation and restoration work in the Rectory and Office building.
So far, hallway and some kitchen lights have been changed to LED, minor reorganization in the sacristy has been done prior to a possible major renovation.
We have also made some changes to the display of parish historical art and re-polishing of old furniture (Hint: Beeswax works wonders!).
Trees are being pruned, safety concerns regarding old structures are being addressed and appointments have been made with other service providers that would look into some much needed improvements.
2021 Annual Catholic Appeal
Living Our Faith Through Acts of Charity
Persevering in Hope
Thank you to all our parishioners who have made their gift to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal. Saints Peter & Paul is at $69,428 which is 87% towards our parish goal of $79,500. To date, 126 parish families are participating in the Annual Catholic Appeal. We have a participation goal of 234 families and hope everyone will help us achieve this goal.
If you have not yet responded to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, please do so now using the ACA envelopes available in the church pews, or text ACA to 41444, OR click the button below.
TOGETHER WE ARE SAVING CATHOLIC EDUCATION!
Arizona’s Catholic Tuition Support Organization (CTSO) wants to “thank” all the parishioners that have supported Catholic education and ask you to renew your support to the students in our Catholic Schools through CTSO.
Brochures are in the vestibule or visit www.ctso-tucson.org to make an online contribution.
Together we are saving Catholic education…and it does not cost you a dime!
Catholic Home Missions
Next week we will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Today, over 40% of dioceses in the United States and its territories are unable to fund the essential pastoral work their communities need. Your support of this appeal helps them meet these faith formation and sacramental needs. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal.
Link for more information
April 18th. The Third Sunday of Easter.
Mass will be indoors in the Church.
Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday at 7:00,9:00,11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Readings Link
Tucson Diocese- Bishop's Mass Link
Preparation for the Journey Presented by Catholic Community Services
This workshop will cover the Catholic perspective on aging and illness,
the difference between and Hospice care, and the importance of Advance Care Planning.
Saturday, April 24, 2021, 9:00 am—12 noon Free Virtual Workshop
To register Click here
For more information,
please call: Patsy Klein (520)392-4999 email@example.com
Link to the Diocese New Outlook.
Catch up on the news from around the Diocese in the New Outlook.
Saints Peter and Paul Website Link
Saints Peter and Paul Bulletin Link
Fiscal Year July 1, 2020- Present
Budget YTD: $ 441,385
Income YTD: $ 424,251
YTD Deficit: $ (17,134)
Sunday Collection 04/11/21: $ 10,768
Online Donations 04/11/21: $ 1,969
Total Collection 04/11/21 : $ 12,737
Adopt-A-Student Collection: $ 1,418
If you would like to learn more about online giving visit the parish website by clicking on the “Donate” box.
You may also call James Lemas at the parish office if you need assistance.
Saints Peter and Paul Donate here
CONTINUE THE TRADITION
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School
is a community dedicated to nurturing spiritual growth, strengthening moral values, and developing academic excellence.
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic School is now accepting enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year.
We have openings in all grades and Scholarships are available to apply.
For a virtual or in-person tour please call Mrs. Kimberly Triphan, Admissions Coordinator, at 325-2431 ext. 102.
Come see our beautiful campus and all that we have to offer.
Deacon Dan Flanagan
on Friday, April 16 at 4:32PM