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1 Saint Sabina Catholic Church 700 Trevis Ave. Belton, MO Office Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday - Thursday and 9:00am-1:00pm, Friday The junior and senior high youth visited Worlds of Fun on Friday, October 19 for their Halloween Haunt! Saturday: 4:00pm in English Sunday: 8:00am and 10:30am in English, 12:30pm in Spanish Confessions: Saturdays 3:00-3:30pm Visit our website for Holy Day and special Mass times. Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time November 4, 2018

2 Fr. Jeff Stephan, Pastor X57 Deacon Mike Gates Bridget Hernandez, Communications/Comunicaciones X59 Kris Larkey, Business Manager/Gerente de Operaciones X51 Biagio Mazza, Pastoral Associate/Asociado Pastoral X53 Susan Ratigan, Liturgist/Liturgista X58 Kirstie Roberts, Dir. of Religious Ed. & Youth Ministry/Dir. de Educación Religiosa y Ministro de Jóvenes X55 Marta Roper, Pastoral Care Coordinator/Coordinadora Pastoral X54 Jeff Shields, Finance Coordinator/Coordinador de Finanzas X52 Tracy Wheeler, Maintenance/Mantenimiento Berenice Zayas, Family Life & Hispanic Ministry/Vida de la Familia Parroquial y Ministerio Hispano X50 Kathleen Chastain, Diocesan Victim Advocate Jenifer Valenti, Diocesan Ombudsman Wellness Center/Centro de Bienestar Wendy Mora Cedillo Jeannine Midgett Patricia Moreno Intentions for November 5-9, 2018 Mon. 8am Communion Service Tues. 6pm Communion Service Wed. 10:30am Joan Feeback (Beautiful Savior) Thurs. 8am Communion Service Fri. 8am Communion Service Saturday, November 10, :00pm Nick Henning Bob Cummings Sunday, November 11, :00am 10:30am Mass Intentions for the Week Intentions of Our Parish Family Felix Suwito Terry Richards 12:30pm Spanish Intenciones de Gustavo Ramirez Fulvia y Jesús Ramos From Death to New Life De la Muerte a la Nueva Vida Pete Leo, brother of Tony Leo Dee Raya, mother of Rocky Marts, Jeff Marts, Sheila Wilkenson and Rayla Kuns Shirley Sullivan, mother of James Sullivan, Mary Schmidt, Patricia Fontenot, Marjorie Winner, Terri Glano, Cecilia Sullivan, and Kathleen Newman Page 2

3 Sunday, November 4 - Domingo, 4 de Noviembre Fair Trade Sale/Venta de Comercio Justo 9:00am PSR/Parents Lounge 9:30am First Reconciliation Parent Meeting 11:00am Ensayo del Coro Hispano 11:00am Escuela de Religión 11:30pm Reunión de Padres para la Primera Reconciliación 7:00pm Confirmation and High School Youth Group Monday, November 5 - Lunes, 5 de Noviembre 6:30pm Cub Scout Den Meeting 7:00pm Boy Scouts 7:00pm Talleres de Oración y Vida Tuesday, November 6 - Martes, 6 de Noviembre 7:00pm ESL/Inglés como Segunda Lengua 7:00pm Living Stones Wednesday, November 7 - Miércoles, 7 de Noviembre 9:00am Legion of Mary 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal (4:00 and 10:30 groups) 7:00pm Junior High Youth Group 7:00pm Knights Business Meeting Thursday, November 8 - Jueves, 8 de Noviembre 6:45am High School Prayer and Donuts 9:30am Quilters 7:00pm Baptism Prep 7:00pm Cub Scout Committee Meeting 7:00pm RCIA/RICA 8:00pm Choir Practice (8:00 group) Friday, November 9 - Viernes, 9 de Noviembre 9:00am Altar Society Church Cleaning Saturday, November 10 - Sábado, 10 de Noviembre 10:00am Platicas Pre-bautismales 3:00pm Confessions Sunday, November 11 - Domingo, 11 de Noviembre 8:00am Blood Drive 9:00am PSR/Parents Lounge 10:30am Bible Study 11:00am Ensayo del Coro Hispano 11:00am Escuela de Religión Blood Drive November 11 Blood and its components can be used to assist with many medical procedures. People who have been in car accidents and have suffered massive blood loss may require transfusions of more than 50 pints or more of red blood cells. Cancer, transplant, trauma and openheart surgery patients require platelet transfusions to survive. Please share your gift of life with local hospital patients who need it by donating at the next Community Blood Center blood drive. The blood drive will be held in the gym on Sunday, November 11, 8am-1pm. To make an appointment online, visit esavealifenow.org and use sponsor code: saintsabina. For additional details contact Michael Dailey at or Baptism Congratulations Makaylyn Adabell Crosby, Marcilyn Bliss Crosby, and Marilyn Cadence Crosby, daughters of Monte and Amanda Crosby March for Life Pilgrimage - January 2019 Registration is now open for the 2019 March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC, January This three-day trip will include Mass each day, rally on the National Mall and participation in the 2019 March for Life. Registration will be open through December 12th. The cost is $315. To learn more, please visit Retrouvaille - Help for Troubled Marriages The Retrouvaille Program helps couples put the pieces of their marriage back together and rebuild loving relationships. Retrouvaille, meaning rediscovery, is a practical program about improving communication, building a stronger marriage and helping couples rediscover the love they had for each other. The next weekend will be November at the Savior Pastoral Center in KCK. For information, please contact or helpourmarriage.org. Catholic Charities Gala is Next Week In just a few days, people just like you from all over the diocese will gather at the Muehlebach downtown for Catholic Charities annual gala fundraiser. Join with this group of people who are working to alleviate the burdens of poverty for our neighbors. We ll socialize, have a great dinner, be incredibly inspired by the success of those Catholic Charities has helped, and raise the funds needed to keep these services going for another year. Not to mention a great after-party with DJ Ashton Martin, which will help us celebrate all the good work we do together. Visit or call for more information Page 3

4 This Week s Do You Know Video: As we continue a three part series on honoring saints, this week's DYK video looks at the reasons why Pope Francis canonized Pope Paul VI on October 14, The church proclaims saints as models to be imitated. Pope Paul VI both in his words and actions is a fitting model for Christian living. As a veteran Vatican diplomat, he arranged for the housing of thousands of refugees during the Second World War. In succeeding Pope John XXIII, who had called Vatican II, Pope Paul VI continued the great work of the council and followed through with implementing the council's vision and directives. Paul VI was the first pope to engage in international travel and used those occasions to promote peace and justice in the developing world. He proclaimed Jan 1 as the World Day of Peace which all succeeding popes have continued to advocate. Paul's motto on peace and justice still resonates to this day: If you want peace, work for justice. Paul was very influential in building ecumenical bridges between different Christian communities. For these and many other reasons, Pope Francis saw fit to canonize Pope Paul VI and offer him as a model for Christian living. Make time to view this week's DYK video and explore why Pope Paul VI is one of our newest Christian models. Cemetery Sunday - November 4, 2018 The Catholic Cemeteries of the Kansas City ~ St. Joseph Diocese invites you to a Prayer Service at each of our four cemeteries. This special devotion provides an opportunity to remember our loved ones that have gone on before us. Although our hearts may be filled with sorrow, we draw peace and comfort knowing our faithful departed are laid to rest in our Catholic tradition. The Prayer Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. at each of our four Catholic Cemeteries. In Kansas City Mt. Olivet Blue Ridge Blvd. Resurrection 5001 NE Cookingham Rd. St. Mary s 2201 Cleveland Avenue In St Joseph Mt. Olivet 26 th & Lovers Lane Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Jan Adams Jesus Aguirre Kelly Anthony Feliziano Arroyo Margaret Bannerman Anita Barton Alexander Black Nicole Bradley Michael Capper Elaine Christopher Victor Clemente Makaylyn Crosby Marcilyn Crosby Marilyn Crosby James Deeter Abby Emerick Andie Fitzpatrick Maria Flores Carolyn Folz Gabriela Fuentes Carlos Funes George Green Daniella Guardado Maria Guzman David Haefele Peter Henry Jeanette Hoy Jillian Humke Sergio Jimenez Mary Klenda Gary Lueckenotto Clare Makulilo Marie Makulilo Jenifer Martinez Judith McDonald Belem Medina Dave Morris Sabastian Nunez Natalia Perez Alba Prieto Pauline Pritchett Sergio Ramos Jonathan Rayos Jay Renfro Diana Reyes Joanna Ripley Angel Rodriguez Melissa Rodriguez Diana Rosales Maggie Sanchez John Shern Mattie Steinline Jan Stella Marie Stinger Teresa Vleisides Ella Wathor Tara Wedemeyer Carol Welborn Arely Zarco Ed and Emy Yeater 43 Years! 11/7/1975 Arturo and Josephine Piñon 41 Years! 11/5/1977 Bill and Emma Beaver 39 Years! 11/10/1979 John and Kathy Shields 37 Years! 11/6/1981 Don and Terri Standley 33 Years! 11/7/1985 Frank and Isabel Schockey 33 Years! 11/9/1985 Cesar Fabian and Beatriz Bravo 13 Years! 11/6/2005 Kevin and Maribel Ward 10 Years! 11/5/2008 Manuel Novoa and Jassiny Vazquez 9 Years! 11/7/2009 Matthew and Kristin Scott 6 Years! 11/10/2012 Joshua Mackall and Gina Torrey 2 Years! 11/5/2016 Page 4

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6 Nursing Home Mass Schedule Nov 7 10:30am Nov 14 10:00am Nov 21 10:00am Beautiful Savior Communion Service at Redwood of Raymore Foxwood Springs Bulletin Prayer Request List Parishioners who are ill, or who have a loved one who is ill, may request to have the person remembered on the Prayer Request list published in our bulletin. Names will remain on the list for two months but may be resubmitted upon request. Please remember permission must be given by the individual before the name can be published. To add or remove a name from the list contact Marta Roper, in the parish office or Prayer for the Sick: Lord Jesus, who went about doing good and healing all, we ask you to bless (name) who is sick. Give them strength in body, courage in spirit, and patience in pain. Let them recover their health, so that, restored to the community, they may joyfully praise your name, for you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen. Mental Health Resource Numbers NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness Support, Education, Advocacy National Suicide Prevention Lifeline TALK (8255) Available 24/7 ACI Mental Health Crisis Hotline Available 24/7, Multilingual Anna Anderson Dick Armstrong Marilyn Avalos Barry Ballenger Pauline Bellm John Bidondo Peter Bowen Betty Bremenkamp Maxine Bremer John Caoile Alfredo Carrasco Joseph Coots Paul DeMar Rikki DeVaul Nolan Dickerson Pete DiGeorge Steven DiGeorge Jim Dillon Kelly Dirks Paula Dull Judy Giannini Kelly Hall Emily Emke-Hayes Terry Eppert Cheryl Frezza Jim Frezza Sergio Gallardo Al Gebauer Ginny Hainey Laverne Harlow Allyson Harkins Connie Harper Cherie Hatfield Beth Heide Rhonda Henke John Hirt Shayla Hoffman Cecilia Imming Araceli Jimenez Don Kueck Darrell Littler Ellen Lovelace Ray Malisos Angela Maria Jamie Martinez Lynn Morgan Janet Moorman Harry Muench Joan Muench Bella Nouryeh Ezequil Olarte Thelma Palmer George Panebianco Gary Prendergast Rita Pruitt Earl Puls Thelma Putnam Larry Rhodes Anna Ryan Brenda Sheppard Brian Sheppard Doris Shields Kathy Shields Lois Simpson Michelle Soto Charles Stinger II Marie Stinger Ursula Suwito Svoboda Family Jean Tate Faith Taylor Angel Thomas Bruce Thompson Karen Tomlinson Priscilla Tristani Robert VanMeter Jim Wall Donna West Mary Westfall Marie Wilburn Travis Woods Carmitia Yust Debra Zayas Pablo Zayas Did you know that fall is a great time to fall in love with the outdoors and the cooler temperatures? Here are 6 ideas to get you up and moving. 1. Go apple picking 2. Get lost in a corn maze 3. Take a hayride 4. Collect colorful fall leaves 5. Plant bulbs in your garden for next year 6. Pack up your family and go for a car ride And, take deep breaths and exhale your stress! Page 6

7 The scribe said to him, Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he. And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, You are not far from the kingdom of God. Mark 12: The use of time refers primarily to our relationship with the Lord in other words, our prayer life. Since time is a gift to me from God, I show my love for Him and my gratitude for this gift by giving Him the best portion of my time. The use of talents refers to the way I offer the abilities, skills, and interests the Lord has given me for the good of those around me. Doing so is a practical way to love my neighbor as myself. The use material gifts or treasure likewise demonstrates both love of God and of neighbor. When we live for God and others, we are living a stewardship way of life. And like the wise scribe in today s Gospel, we are moving closer to the kingdom of God, our ultimate destination. See more at Bell Ringing for WWI 100 th Anniversary On November 11, 2018, one hundred years since the Armistice that ended fighting on the Western Front during World War I, bells across the United States and around the world will toll in remembrance of those who served and sacrificed. At 11am that day, we will join in with a tolling of bells. We will all share this ceremony marking the moment when people across the world expressed their joy and relief that four years of war had finally come to an end. The National World War I Museum and Memorial s Bells of Peace program is part of the World War One Centennial Commission s Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance. Please visit to learn more about centennial commemoration at the Museum and Memorial. Questions, Kate Bello at Pictured below, some of the youth sponsored through the Manos Amigas scholarship program in Anapra, Mexico work on a service project, cleaning up the property of one of the elderly ladies sponsored through the Manos Amigas Adopt an Abuela program. Learn more about our connection with Manos Amigas at Contributions for October 28 Envelopes/Sobres: $9, Plate/Canasta: $ Maintenance-Upkeep: $ World Mission Sunday: $1, Cross Catholic Outreach - November 3-4 Please welcome Fr. Tim O Toole who will speak at Masses on behalf of Cross Catholic Outreach, which was founded to create a meaningful link between parishes in American and the priests and nuns working in the Church overseas in the Caribbean, Africa, Central and South America. Please be generous in your response to Father s appeal. Brochures will be provided if you wish to support this worthy Catholic ministry. Green Team Tip of the Week Please do not recycle the following because you will contaminate the entire load: Glass, Plastic Bags, Styrofoam and Styrofoam egg cartons, Motor oil bottles and other automotive product bottles, Containers for household hazardous material, paint cans, paper towels, tissues or napkins, plates or cups, Aseptic and waxed containers, like milk carton or juice boxes, gift wrap, Photographs, blueprints, and hanging file folders, Bags that contained pet food, fertilizer, charcoal or kitty litter. Page 7

8 Youth News Thursday Morning Donuts! Every Thursday that Belton High School is in session, Kirstie will have donuts and a little prayer for High School youth heading to school. The Youth Office doors will open at 6:55am for kids to stop in on their way to school. Junior High Youth Group! Your next meeting will be Wednesday, November 7 at 7pm. Looking forward to seeing you there! Confirmation Candidates! All youth enrolled in the Confirmation program must have a Sponsor to join them on the journey to the sacrament of Confirmation. There will be once a month meetings which are listed on the Youth Calendar which is available on the parish website. A sponsor is an adult Catholic who is confirmed, in good standing with the Catholic church and who is available to attend the meetings with the youth. It is not recommended that a parent serve as a sponsor. Our next Sponsor Night will be December 5th from 7-8:30pm in the Parish Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Kirstie Roberts. PSR News Parent Meetings for First Reconciliation will be on November 4th at 9:30am in English and 11:30am in Spanish. Parents will be given a schedule for this year of sacramental preparation, their parent workbooks and information about the program we use. Child Safety The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combatting sexual abuse in the Church. If you are a victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse: 1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and 2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and 3. After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at or if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families. Please contact Victim Advocate, Kathleen Chastain, at or for more information. All volunteers with youth and children must attend one Protecting God s Children workshop, submit to a background check and sign the policy on Ethics and Integrity in Ministry, (EIM). More info at Young Adult News City on a Hill Gala - December 6 Please join City on a Hill for Mass, inspirational speakers, silent auction, bar, live jazz band and swing dancing at their 2nd Annual Gala on December 6th. Mass will be celebrated at 6pm at Our Lady of Sorrows followed by the dinner and fundraiser at 7:30pm at Vox Theater, 1405 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS. Register before November 10th for the ticket price of $85. For more information, visit kansascityonahill.org. City on a Hill is the Catholic Young Adult Ministry at our diocese. Page 8

9 This Sunday our focus is on God s love for us, and our corresponding response to such great and generous love. The psalm refrain from responsorial Psalm 18, I love you, Lord, my strength, succinctly and beautifully sums up the response of any lover of God. The loving response to our God flows out of the litany of attributes that the psalm showers on God: my strength, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, my savior, the one who helps me succeed and who faithfully manifests covenant love upon all. The Hebrew word that is translated as love is the word raham having its root meaning in the word for womb. God s love for us and our loving response to God is as deep, complete and overflowing as the love that a mother has for the child of her womb. Such love in not just emotional or intellectual, but involves all that makes up any mother, her heart, soul, mind and strength. This insight connects all three readings, especially the first reading and the gospel. The first reading from Deuteronomy recounts Moses instruction to the people as they are about to enter the Promised Land. They are to fear (reverence and honor) the Lord and keep the Lord s statutes and commandments. Such action leads to long life, prosperity, and continued growth. Moses then instructs them to hear that the Lord is our God, the Lord alone. All that they have and are, and all that they will become is due to God s faithful and abundant love. The only response is to love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength. They are to take to heart these words, now and always. To this day, all Jews recite the Shema daily, taking these words to heart and having them suffuse their daily living. Mark s gospel has a scribe, an interpreter of the law of Moses, ask Jesus a legitimate question. Since there were a total of 613 commandments, and since one could not do justice to all of them, the concern of scholars of the law centered on the exact question the scribe asks Jesus, Which is the first of all the commandments? Jesus immediately responds with the Shema from the book of Deuteronomy, and adds a second one from the book of Leviticus 19:18, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus concludes that there is no other commandment greater than these, essentially equating the two. The portrayal of this scribe is unique in the gospels, in that he seems to be genuinely interested in what Jesus has to say and even follows up on Jesus interpretation of the law. The scribe honors Jesus as a teacher and follows up with the insight that these two commandments are worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. Jesus, astounded at the scribe s genuineness, asserts that you are not far from the kingdom of God. God s reign is established whenever people respond in love to God and love neighbor as themselves. The second reading from the letter to the Hebrews affirms that Christ is our eternal high priest who is able to save those who approach God, since he make intercession to God for all humanity. Jesus has come to model for us what God s reign is all about, and was willing to give of himself totally to activate God s reign for all humanity. All that is asked of us is to respond in kind to God s total, complete and generous love so uniquely manifested in Christ. This week, take time to reflect on how you respond to God s gift of love in your daily actions and relationships. Does love of God and neighbor dominate your interactions? If so, then thank God daily for such generosity. If not, why not? How will you challenge yourself to follow through on the greatest of all commandments as articulated by Jesus? Happy reflection to you. Biagio Mazza Pastoral Associate Sunday, November 4 1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Psalm: Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51 (2) 2nd Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28 Gospel: Mark 12:28-34 Sunday, November 11 1st Reading: 1 Kings 17:10-16 Psalm: Psalm 146:7, 8-9, 9-10 (1b) 2nd Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28 Gospel: Mark 12:38-44 Catholics are mostly exposed to the Bible through the Sunday Lectionary Readings. In order to help us all enter into the Bible through the Sunday readings, we offer study sessions that provide an opportunity to read, to study background to the readings, and to reflect on how to apply the readings to our lives. Our next Bible Study dates are Nov 11 and 25 at 10:30am in the conference room. All are welcome; bring a Bible. To register, call Biagio at Page 9

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11 Este domingo nuestro enfoque está en el amor de Dios por nosotros, y nuestra respuesta correspondiente a un amor tan grande y generoso. El estribillo del Salmo responsorial 18: "Yo te amo, Señor, tú eres mi fuerza", resume de manera sucinta y bella la respuesta de cualquier amante de Dios. La respuesta amorosa a nuestro Dios fluye de la letanía de atributos que el salmo derrama sobre Dios: mi fortaleza, mi roca, mi alcázar, mi libertador, mi escudo, mi fuerza salvadora, mi baluarte, mi salvador, el que me ayuda a tener éxito y quien fielmente manifiesta el amor de pacto sobre todos. La palabra hebrea que se traduce como "amor" es la palabra raham que tiene su raíz en la palabra "matriz". El amor de Dios por nosotros y nuestra respuesta amorosa a Dios es tan profundo, completo y desbordante como el amor que tiene una madre para el niño de su vientre. Tal amor no solo es emocional o intelectual, sino que involucra todo lo que conforma cualquier madre, su corazón, su alma, su mente y su fuerza. Esta visión conecta las tres lecturas, especialmente la primera lectura y el evangelio. La primera lectura de Deuteronomio relata las instrucciones de Moisés a la gente cuando están por ingresar a la Tierra Prometida. Deben temer (reverenciar y honrar) al Señor y guardar los estatutos y mandamientos del Señor. Tal acción lleva a una larga vida, a la prosperidad, y al crecimiento continuo. Moisés luego les dice que escuchen que el Señor, nuestro Dios, es el único Señor. Todo lo que tienen y son, y todo en lo que se convertirán se debe al amor fiel y abundante de Dios. La única respuesta es "amar al Señor, tu Dios, con todo tu corazón, con toda tu alma y con todas tus fuerzas". Ellos deben tomar en serio estas palabras, ahora y siempre. Hasta el día de hoy, todos los judíos recitan el "Shema" a diario, tomándose estas palabras en serio y haciéndoles infundir su vida diaria. El evangelio de Marcos tiene a un escriba, un intérprete de la ley de Moisés, hacer una pregunta legítima a Jesús. Como había un total de 613 mandamientos, y dado que uno no podía hacer justicia a todos ellos, la preocupación de los estudiosos de la ley se centró en la pregunta exacta que el escriba le pregunta a Jesús: " Cuál es el primero de todos los mandamientos?" Jesús responde de inmediato con el "Shema" del libro de Deuteronomio, y agrega un segundo del libro de Levítico 19:18, "Amarás a tu prójimo como a ti mismo". Jesús concluye que "no hay Pagina 4 otro mandamiento mayor que estos, Esencialmente igualando los dos. El retrato de este escriba es único en los evangelios, en el sentido de que parece estar realmente interesado en lo que Jesús tiene que decir e incluso hace un seguimiento de la interpretación que Jesús hace de la ley. El escriba honra a Jesús como maestro y sigue con la idea de que estos dos mandamientos valen más que todas los holocaustos y sacrificios. Jesús, asombrado ante la autenticidad del escriba, afirma que no estás lejos del Reino de Dios. El reino de Dios se establece cuando las personas responden en amor a Dios y aman al prójimo como a sí mismos. La segunda lectura de la carta a los hebreos afirma que Cristo es nuestro eterno sumo sacerdote que puede salvar a quienes se acercan a Dios, ya que interceden ante Dios por toda la humanidad. Jesús ha venido a modelar para nosotros de qué se trata el reino de Dios, y estaba dispuesto a entregarse totalmente para activar el reino de Dios para toda la humanidad. Todo lo que se nos pide es responder de manera amable al amor total, completo y generoso de Dios, tan singularmente manifestado en Cristo. Esta semana, tómese un tiempo para reflexionar sobre cómo responde al regalo de amor de Dios en sus acciones y relaciones diarias. El amor de Dios y el prójimo dominan sus interacciones? Si es así, entonces agradezca a Dios diariamente por tal generosidad. Si no, porque no? Cómo se desafiará a si mismo para cumplir con el más grande de todos los mandamientos tal como lo expresa Jesús? Felices reflexiones. Biagio Mazza Asociado Pastoral Lecturas del Domingo, 4 de Noviembre Primera Lectura: Deuteronomio 6:2-6 Salmo: Salmo 18 (17):2-3a, 3bc-4, 47 y 51ab Segunda Lectura: Hebreos 7:23-28 Evangelio: Marcos 12:28b-34 Lecturas del Domingo, 11 de Noviembre Primera Lectura: 1 Reyes 17:10-16 Salmo: Salmo 145:7, 8-9a, 9bc-10 Segunda Lectura: Hebreos 9:24-28 Evangelio: Marcos 12:38-44

12 Noticias Juveniles Donas los Jueves por la Mañana! Cada jueves que Belton High School tiene clases, Kirstie tendrá donas y hará oraciones con los jóvenes de High School antes de ir a la escuela. Las puertas de la Oficina de la Juventud se abrirán a las 6:45am para que los jóvenes pasen antes de la escuela. Grupo de Jóvenes de 7º y 8º Grados! Su próxima reunión será el miércoles, 7 de noviembre a las 7 p.m. Allí los esperamos! Candidatos de la Confirmación! La próximo noche de Padrinos para la Confirmación será el 5 de diciembre, 7-8: 30pm en el Salón Parroquial. Se espera que todos los candidatos a la confirmación (jóvenes) y su padrino adulto asistan a estas reuniones. Si el padrino no puede asistir a una reunión con el joven, el joven todavía debe asistir. Si tienes dificultades para encontrar un padrino, póngase en contacto con Kirstie Roberts en la Oficina de la Juventud y ella estará encantada de encontrar a alguien para ti. Seguridad Infantil La Diócesis de Kansas City-St. Joseph esta comprometida a luchar contra el abuso sexual en la Iglesia. Si usted es victima de abuso sexual, ó si usted observa o sospecha de abuso sexual, por favor: 1) Llame a línea directa de Abuso Infantil en Missouri al (si la victima tiene menos de 18 años de edad). 2) Póngase en contacto con su departamento de policía local o llame al ) Después de informarle a las autoridades de la orden civil y de leyes, reporte el abuso sexual del menor o del adulto vulnerable al Defensor del Pueblo Diocesano, Jenifer Valenti, al o a su correo electrónico, si el abuso implica a un sacerdote, diacono, empleado o voluntario de la Diócesis de Kansas City-St. Joseph. La Diócesis tiene un sincero compromiso con los recursos del cuidado y la curación para las victimas de abuso sexual y a sus familias. Por favor póngase en contacto con la Defensora de Victimas, Kathleen Chastain al o para mas información. Todas las personas que son voluntarios con los jóvenes ó niños de nuestra parroquia deben atender a un taller llamado Protegiendo a los Niños de Dios, también necesitaran someterse a una verificación de antecedentes y deberán firmar la póliza sobre Éticas e Integridad en el Ministerio (EIM). Más información en Noticias de la Escuela de Religión Las Reuniones de Padres para la Primera Reconciliación serán el 4 de noviembre a las 9:30 am en inglés y 11:30 am en español. A los padres se les dará materiales e información sobre nuestro programa. Pagina 3

13 Donaciones por Internet Sta. Sabina ofrece una opción de donar en línea para los feligreses y visitantes. Esta es una manera fácil, y segura de contribuir por internet. Para establecer una contribución única o recurrente: visite nuestro sitio web de la parroquia en haga clic en el botón "Online Giving" en la parte superior derecha y llene el formulario de contribución en línea. Platicas Pre-Bautismales - 10 de Noviembre Normalmente cada segundo Sábado del mes de las 10 am a la 1 pm. (Sólo para niños de 0-6 años.) Salón doble del área de educación. Para niños mayores de 7 años requerirán una formación especial. PRÓXIMOS BAUTISMOS: llamar a Kris al Favor de llenar su aplicación para asistir a las platicas con anterioridad. No se ofrece cuidado de niños Evento de Donación de Sangre 11 de Nov. La sangre y sus componentes se pueden usar para ayudar con muchos procedimientos médicos. Las personas que han sufrido accidentes automovilísticos y han sufrido pérdidas masivas de sangre pueden requerir transfusiones de más de 50 pintas de glóbulos rojos. Los pacientes con cáncer, trasplantes, trauma y cirugía del corazón abierto requieren transfusiones de plaquetas para sobrevivir. Comparta su regalo de vida con los pacientes de hospitales locales que lo necesiten mediante el próximo evento de donación de sangre del Community Blood Center. El evento se realizará en el gimnasio el domingo, 11 de noviembre, de 8am a 1pm. IMPORTANTE: HABRAN INTERPRETES DE ESPAÑOL! Para hacer una cita en línea, visite esavealifenow.org y use el código de patrocinador (Sponsor code): saintsabina. Lista de Peticiones de Oración del Boletín Los feligreses que están enfermos, o que tienen un ser querido que está enfermo, pueden solicitar que la persona sea recordada en la lista de Peticiones de Oración publicada en nuestro boletín. Los nombres permanecerán en la lista durante dos meses, pero se pueden volver a enviar la petición. Recuerde que el individuo debe otorgar el permiso antes de poder publicar el nombre. Para agregar o eliminar un nombre de la lista, comuníquese con Marta Roper, en la oficina parroquial o (inglés) o a la línea principal para español, Gracias a Justo, Norabel y Yahir, quienes llevaron el ofertorio en la Misa el domingo pasado! Apreciamos su donación de tiempo. Horario de Clases del Centro de Bienestar Lunes: Martes: Miércoles: Jueves: Viernes: Yoga Intermedio 1-2pm Yoga Suave 2-3pm Yoga 6-7pm Estiramiento y Fuerza 1-2pm Estiramiento Suave 2-3pm Entrenamiento de Circuito 6-7pm Yoga Intermedio 1-2pm Yoga Suave2-3pm Yoga Restaurativa 6-7pm Estiramiento y Fuerza 1-2pm Estiramiento Suave 2-3pm Yoga 6-7pm Yoga Intermedio 1-2pm Yoga Suave 2-3pm ReFit 6-7pm Pagina 2

14 Parroquia Católica de Santa Sabina 700 Trevis Ave. Belton, MO Horarios de la Oficina: 9:00am-5:00pm, Lunes - Jueves y 9:00am-1:00pm, Viernes En esta foto aparecen niños haciendo carreras de dulces en el evento de Trunk-or-Treat el domingo, 28 de octubre. Sábado: 4:00pm en Ingles Domingo: 8:00am y 10:30am en Ingles, 12:30pm en Español Confesiones: Sábados, 3:00-3:30pm Trigésimo Primer Noveno Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario 4 de Noviembre del 2018