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1 OCTOBER 28 th, 2018 THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Perpetual Adoration is available 24/7 in the Adoration Chapel CONFESSIONS Half hour before Mass Saturday 4:00-4:45 p.m. DAILY MASS TIMES Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. (Spanish) & 6:00 p.m. (English) Saturday 8:00 a.m. (Spanish) WEEKEND MASS TIMES Saturday - Vigil Mass 5:00 p.m. (English) Sunday 8:00 a.m. (Spanish) 10:00 a.m. (English) 12:00 p.m. (English) 2:00 p.m. (Spanish) 4:00 p.m. (Spanish) 6:00 p.m. (English) PASTOR Very Rev. Anthony Mendoza PAROCHIAL VICAR Fr. Jacinto Olguin PAROCHIAL VICAR Fr. Pedro Mercado PAROCHIAL VICAR Fr. Luis Mares DEACONS Rev. Deacon Joe Longoria Rev. Deacon Miguel Robles OFFICE HOURS MONDAY 8:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. TUESDAY - FRIDAY 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ADDRESS 555 E. Del Mar Blvd. Laredo, Texas OFFICE PHONE (956) WEBSITE HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION Office Closed

2 STAFF SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 th, 2018 THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8:00 AM Por las Almas en el Purgatorio + Ana Sofia Gaona (Familia, y Amigos) + Leticia Orozco + Hart Raesch 10:00 AM + Jaime Garcia (Yvonne Casso) 12:00 PM Carolina X. Mellado-4 th Birthday (Mom & Dad) Gina Arguindegui Birthday (Carlos Arguindegui) For the Souls in Purgatory + Hector Benavidez Jr. (Freddy & Yoli Martinez) + Eva G. Flores (Irma Valdez & Family) + Juan Manuel Espinoza Jr. (Wife & Children) + Luis Eduardo Garza (Leal Family) + Juanita Hilario Garza (Leal Family) + Mary Lou Luna (Anna Webber) + Frances Satterlee (Family) 2:00 PM Por las Almas de la Familia Sanchez Urbina 4:00 PM + Maria Guadalupe Torres (Elvia Gutierrez) 6:00 PM For all Parishioners MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2018 WEEKDAY 7:00 AM Por las almas de la Familia Tedesco 6:00 PM For all souls in Purgatory TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2018 WEEKDAY 7:00 AM + Alfonso Herrera (Familia) 6:00 PM + Lorenzo Estringel (Family) WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018 WEEKDAY 7:00 AM + Hector Benavidez Jr. (Freddy & Yoli Mtz.) 6:00 PM Josefa Castillon (Infante Family) THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 01, 2018 ALL SAINTS DAY 7:00 AM Por las almas de la Familia Sanchez Urbina 12:00 PM + Sylvia, Alonzo, & Samuel Ramos (Esteban & Anna Ramos) 7:00 PM + Jose G. Treviño III (Treviño Family) FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2018 ALL SOULS DAY 7:00 AM Thiago A. Nevarez - Cumpleaños (Familia) 6:00 PM + Guadalupe & Jose Gallego (Cremo Family) SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2018 WEEKDAY 8:00 AM En agradecimiento a San Martin de Porres 5:00 PM + Luis Castillo (Cecilia Lopez & Family) ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE DIRECTOR Viridiana Nevarez Mellado ext. 221 RECEPTIONIST Cristina Garza ext. 210 SECRETARY Karla Xiomara Fernandez ext. 220 DATA ENTRY CLERK Karla Torres ext. 223 MINISTRIES DIRECTOR Lilia L. Salinas ext. 216 CCD COORDINATOR Javier Compean ext. 215 CONFIRMATION COORDINATOR Sylvia Herrera ext. 214 FACILITIES & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Vicente Salinas The Sanctuary Lamp is burning this week in memory of: Vicky Wirsching October 20 TH & 21 ST 2018 Total Sunday s Offering $23, Online Giving $ St. Patrick Catholic Church

3 FROM THE PASTOR, FR. ANTHONY MENDOZA Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day The name Halloween is a shortened form of All Hallows Evening, which is an old way of saying the evening before The Feast of All the Holy Ones, or, as we know it, The Feast of All Saints. Since Halloween has to do with the saints in heaven, it is a great idea for children to have an All Saints Party on October 31st! This Thursday, Nov. 1st, will be the day we celebrate all the saints in heaven. This year it IS a Holy Day of Obligation, which means that all Catholics are required to attend Mass for the Feast of All Saints. Masses at St. Patrick Church will be 7:00 am, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 pm. The obligation to attend All Saints Day Mass can also be fulfilled by attending the Vigil Mass at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 31st. The Church has recognized hundreds as saints, but there may be millions in heaven whom we will not know until we get there ourselves. By honoring the saints we honor their Creator, Who is the source of their goodness. We also ask their prayers, since they are our older brothers and sisters in Christ who love us very much, and we believe what the Bible tells us, that The prayers of a righteous person are very powerful (James 5:16). Let us ask the saints in heaven to pray for us to join Jesus and them in heaven one day! Besides the saints in heaven, we have other brothers and sisters in Christ who have already died but who may not yet be in heaven. They are the ones we remember in a special way on Friday, November 2, the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, better known as All Souls Day. A person who dies with unforgiven mortal sin will never enter heaven. A person who has no unforgiven sin and who is already cleansed of all selfishness before death will go straight to heaven. The rest of us must be cleansed of any selfishness after we die in a suffering which is called purgatory. Our prayers can help the souls in purgatory with this cleansing so that they can sooner enter heaven. As the Bible tells us, it is a holy act to pray for the dead (2 Maccabees 12:42-46). So please pray for those who have died, especially during the month of November. On Friday, Nov. 2 nd, the Masses at St. Patrick Church for All Souls Day will be at 7:00 am and 6:00 pm. You may bring a picture of a loved one who has died, to place in front of the altar before Mass begins. 3

4 MINISTRY LEADERS ADORATION Ariel Gomez (956) BEREAVEMENT Lucy Cardenas (956) EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION Dody Foster (956) HOSPITAL E. EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS PARISH AND MINSTRY NEWS Bulletin Deadline Ministries, make sure to submit your announcements 10 Days prior to date published via please at Angeles Guajardo (956) ALTAR SOCIETY Karla Torres (956) ALTAR SERVERS Marilu Gorecki (956) LECTORS (English) Jo Ann Otero (956) MUSIC Lupita Chapa (956) USHERS (English) Luis Lopez (956) MEN S CLUB Dennis Eveland (956) JAIL MINISTRY Eduardo/ Gina De la Miyar - (956) Rodolfo/ Maru Portillo (956) Mass Intentions Consider having a Mass said for a birthday, anniversary, or memorial for someone special. There are still dates available for 8AM, & 12PM Masses on Sundays. Please come by the parish office during regular business hours to reserve your date and time for a Mass intention. GEO JAIL MINISTRY Polo Ramirez (965) ACTS CORE Monica Robledo (956) LIFETEEN & EDGE Gwen Garza (956) CHALLENGE & CONQUEST Rosalba Montalvo (956) APOSTOLES DE FATIMA Ivonne Aguirre (956) CABALLEROS DE JESUS Help us keep our records current. Please notify the St. Patrick Parish Office if you are moving or if your personal status has changed. Guillermo Abboud (956) LECTORS (Spanish) Chelly De la Garza (956) USHERS (Spanish) Billy Lozano (956) COMMUNIDADES DE EVANGELIZACION Javier Santana (956) CHOICE WINE Javier Compean (956) MARRIAGE COUNSELING Velma Martinez (956) DISCOVER THE BIBLE Carlos Guzman (210) LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY Cynthia Snyder (956) STA. TERESITA Karla Torres (956) Sandra Hernandez (956) St. Patrick Catholic Church Serve our Lord, Serve your Parish Are you looking for a way to become involved? Do you feel a calling? Do you have a special talent you would like to share with the parish? Anyone interested who would like to share their time & talent with any of the various ministries and groups we have here at St. Patrick s are encouraged to contact any of the ministry or group leaders for more information.

5 PARISH & MINISTRY NEWS 17th Annual White Mass The Annual White Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 6:00 PM at St. Patrick Church. The White Mass is offered for all members of the medical profession throughout the Diocese of Laredo. All people of the Diocese are invited to attend. Please make your pledge to support the Catholic Sharing ministries of our Diocese. Pledge forms and more information are available in the church and at the office. Father of goodness and love, hear our prayers for the sick members of our community and for all who are in need. Amid mental and physical suffering may they find consolation in your healing presence. Show your mercy as you close wounds, cure illnesses, make broken bodies whole and free downcast spirits. May these special people find lasting health and deliverance, and so join us in thanking you for all your gifts. We ask this through Lord Jesus who healed those who believed. Amen Alex de la Garza Elvia Garza Alberto Rubio Alfonso Guajardo Sylvia Laurel Vela Mona Moore Hachar Thomas Foster Rosario Flores Garcia Baby Graciela Bernal Yuri Alberto Orta Ricardo M. Flores Aidee Juarez G.C. Martinez Jr. Javier Treviño Frances Rizo Adolf Puig Rudy Gonzalez Jr. Blanca Jasso M a Antonieta Canales Diana Treviño Garcia Gloria Gnz. Carranza John Hammond Willie Dickinson Randy Blair Juan Montes Hugo Cipres Carlo Perez Jose Quezada

6 FROM THE PAROCHIAL VICAR, FR. PEDRO MERCADO JR. Saint John Paul II Many of us have come to know about Saint John Paul II because he was probably the pope for most of us for most of our lives. He is known as the traveling pope, as the pope who helped to bring down the Communist Wall and who promoted Christian morality and unity in his native Poland and throughout the world (Pope John Paul II and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, -paul-fall-berlin-wall/). Through his actions he guided many people to our Lord. The action I consider the most Christ-like is from the following biblical text: Then Jesus said, Father, forgive them, they know not what they do (Luke 24:34). These are the words our Lord Jesus Christ states while He is on the Cross saving us. These words resonate in the life of Saint John Paul II because he publicly forgave the man who tried to murder him. Not only did this saint forgive this man but he even guided him to Jesus, which is the calling of all the baptized: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age (Mt. 28:19-20). The pope had such a influence on this man that In 1983, John Paul II visited his would-be assassin. They had a private conversation, and emerged as friends. The pope stayed in touch with Ağca s family during the latter's incarceration, and in 2000 requested that he be pardoned. The request was granted. Ağca was released and deported to Turkey, where he was imprisoned for the life sentence he had fled decades prior. He converted to Christianity while incarcerated, and was finally released in In December 2014, he returned to Rome and laid two dozen white roses at the pope s tomb ( : Violence and Forgiveness, mashable.com/2015/09/30/pope-john-paul-ii-assassin/#0ko.1djz9uqk). Saint John Paul II understood the universal call to holiness stated in Lumen Gentium Chapter V. All are called to strive for holiness! He encouraged us to do so while he was here on this earth. He wrote many encyclicals, apostolic exhortations and apostolic letters. He presided at numerous beatification and canonization ceremonies. He strove for this holiness and through his life and through God s grace he now shares in the heavenly banquet with the Lord and the other saints. I want to encourage us all to do not be afraid to be saints, by living out these words in our faith and actions. Let us demonstrate to the world why and how we can relate to Saint John Paul II and why we too are striving to be saints, so we can join them when it is our turn to meet our Lord. May we read our bibles! May Jesus Word resonate in our lives like it did in the life of Saint John Paul II. 6 St. Patrick Catholic Church

7 PARISH AND MINISTRY NEWS Parish Office will be closed on Thursday, November 1st in observance of All Saints Day. Regular office hours will resume on Friday, November 2nd from 8am-6pm. God bless! St. Patrick Men s Club Bowling Tournament, Tuesday, November 27th St. Patrick Church Men s Club awards 14 scholarships of $1,000 each to parish high school seniors. The November 27th Bowling Tournament at Jett Bowl raises funds.. $500 (platinum, lane for 5 players, 3 tournament games, includes shoes, five door prize tickets, 4x4 sign). $300 (gold, lane for 5 players, 3 tournament games, includes shoes, 10 door prize tickets). $150 (silver, lane for 5 players, 3 tournament games, includes shoes, 15 door prize tickets). For more information please contact Narcisso Castro at (956) or Your sponsorship is deeply appreciated. Please make out Checks to St. Patrick Church, c/o St. Patrick Men s Club, 555 E. Del Mar Blvd. Laredo, TX Other monetary donations accepted. Vocation Day for MEN Upcoming: Saturday, November 10, 2018 Saturday, December 01, :00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Ages: FREE! 2302 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX Registration: (956) Vocation Day for WOMEN Upcoming: Saturday, November 17th, :00 A.M. 1:00 P.M. Ages: FREE! 2302 Corpus Christi St. Laredo, TX Registration: (956)

8 PARISH & MINISTRY NEWS Please join us for a life-changing weekend that will take place on Saturday, Nov 10th at 11am to 7pm and Nov from 11:30am to 9pm at the St. Patrick Church Parish Hall. Life Teen presents the Life, Love & the Pursuit of Happiness Retreat with spiritual direction provided during the weekend. The Retreat's goals are to allow an opportunity for high school teen boys & girls to focus on their faith and its application during their daily lives to build purpose in their prayer life, introduce them to St. John Paul II Theology of the Body, to increase their presence at the liturgy, and to cultivate friendship among members of the church community. The Retreat will be held at the St. Patrick Church Parish Hall and it begins Saturday, November 10th, with check-in at 11am to 7pm and continues on Sunday, November 11th from 11:30 AM to 9PM. This is not an overnight retreat. Donation for each retreatant is $ Parent Sessions will be held Saturday, November 10th, 11am to 7pm. Both Parents are encouraged to attend. Parent Sessions are $30 and need to complete application to attend. Adults/Parents may attend without teens attending, as well as Teens may attend without parents attending. Parents will be getting the same information as the teens, to encourage at home discussion on the topics. Please contact Gwen Garza for more information 11th *This retreat will meet the high school confirmation retreat requirement.* *Parent Sessions will count as 5 for confirmation.* Life Teen Annual Santa Pasta Sauce $7 a jar and Happy Saint painting silent auction this weekend after each mass. The teens have a silent auction with Saint Paintings done by the teens and adults supporting the youth ministry during the weekend. They are also selling Prayer pillowcases on display this weekend. This fundraiser will help the youth earn money to attend summer camp, Steubenvillle conference, and Ignite your torch conference in July Contact Gwen Garza for more details Thanks to all who participated in the beautiful Children s Rosary on Sunday!

9 Del parroco, p. Anthony Mendoza Halloween, Día de Todos los Santos y Día de los Difuntos. El nombre "Halloween" es una forma abreviada de "Noche Antes del Dia de los Santificados," o como mejor conocemos, "La Noche Antes del Dia de todos los Santos". Ya que Halloween tiene que ver con los santos en el cielo, es una gran idea que los niños tengan una "Fiesta de Todos los Santos" el 31 de octubre! Este jueves, 1 de noviembre, será el día en que celebraremos a todos los santos en el cielo. Este año 1 de noviembre ES un día santo de obligación, lo que significa que todos los católicos deben asistir a la Misa para la fiesta de todos los santos. Las Misas en la Iglesia de San Patricio serán de 7:00 a.m., 12:00 pm y 7:00 p.m. La obligación de asistir a la Misa del Día de Todos los Santos también se puede cumplir asistiendo a la Misa de la Vigilia a las 6:00 p.m. el miércoles, 31 de octubre. La Iglesia ha reconocido a cientos como santos, pero puede haber millones en el cielo que no sabremos hasta que lleguemos nosotros mismos. Al honrar a los santos honramos a su Creador, que es la fuente de su bondad. También pedimos sus oraciones, ya que son nuestros hermanos y hermanas mayores en Cristo quienes nos aman tanto y creemos lo que la Biblia nos dice que "La súplica de los justos tiene mucho poder..." (Santiago 5:16). Pidamos a los santos en el cielo que oren para que nos unamos con Jesús y ellos en el cielo un día! Además de los santos en el cielo, tenemos otros hermanos y hermanas en Cristo que ya murieron pero que aún no están en el cielo. Son los que recordamos de manera especial el viernes 2 de noviembre, la conmemoración de todos los fieles difuntos, mejor conocidos como "Día de los Difuntos" o "Día de los Muertos". Una persona que muere con un pecado mortal no perdonado nunca entrará en el cielo. Una persona que no tiene un pecado mortal Santo no perdonado Tomas More y que ya está limpia de todo egoísmo antes de la muerte irá directamente al cielo. El resto de nosotros debe ser limpiado de cualquier egoísmo después de morir en un sufrimiento que se llama purgatorio. Nuestras oraciones pueden ayudar a las almas en el purgatorio con esta limpieza para que puedan entrar al cielo primero. Como la Biblia nos dice, es un acto sagrado orar por los muertos (2 Macabeos 12: 42-46). Por favor ora por los que han muerto, especialmente durante el mes de noviembre. El viernes 2 de noviembre, las Misas en la Iglesia de San Patricio para el Día de las Almas serán a las 7:00 a.m. y las 7:00 p.m. Puede traer una fotografía de un ser querido que haya muerto para colocarla frente al altar antes de que comience la Misa.

10 AVISOS Y EVENTOS XVII Misa Blanca Anual La misa Blanca anual esta programada para el jueves, 8 de noviembre del 2018 a las 6 pm en la parroquia de san patricio. La misa blanca se ofrece por los miembros de la profesión medica en la diócesis de Laredo. Todos están invitados. Personas que estén interesadas que sepan cantar o tocar algún instrumento favor de reportarse con Víctor Chapa en la Misa de 12pm. Gracias y Bendiciones. Caridades Católicas de la Diócesis de Laredo y Los Misioneros de la Divina Misericordia de la Arquidiócesis de GalvestonHouston, invitan a todos a la 10ma Misión Medica Anual. Se ofrecerán gratuitamente servicios Médicos, Dentales, Exámenes de la Vista por Doctores profesionales. Estos Servicios se ofrecerán en el Salón de la Iglesia San Luis Rey, ubicada en 3502 de la Avenida Sanders a partir del Lunes 5 al Jueves 8 de Noviembre de 8 am a 5 pm y Noviembre 9 de 8 am a 12 pm. Misa, Servicios de Sanación y Confesiones: Lunes 5 de Noviembre en la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe a las 5:30 pm; Miércoles 7 Noviembre en la Iglesia San José a las 6:00 pm; Jueves 8 de Noviembre en la Iglesia de Cristo Rey a las 6:00 pm. Se reciben donaciones de sillas de ruedas, caminadores (walkers), bastones, muletas. Para mas información comunicarse a Caridades Católicas al (956) o Dios les Bendiga!