Fresh from the Oven
Rev. Pius Pareja, MMHC
SERMON ON THE MOUNT:
A program of Christian living for everyone
I remembered an old story of a zealous Christian who wanted to convert a friend to the faith. In order to win his friend, this zealous Christian gave a “moving” catechetical instruction. When I say moving, I really mean they were walking or traveling from one place to the other that the friend might visually and audibly understand the lessons. During one of the “moving” catechism, they entered the church to lead the would-be convert to understand the meaning of the church, its liturgy and sacrament. His friend, who saw for the first time the inside part of the church, asked him about the man who is crucified on the cross looming above the altar. The zealous Christian started to animatedly explain the life of the man on the cross. He concluded that it is Jesus that they as Christians are imitating. His friend started to move out of the Church to the horror of the zealous Christian. The Christian ran after his friend and inquired why he was hurrying out. His friend simply said, “If he is the one you are imitating, then I can just imagine what is demanded of his followers. I think I am not yet ready to take the challenge.”
PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
"We, the people of St. John of God Parish, strive to be a community of Faith, Hope and Love. By recognizing our Baptismal call, we are committed to follow in faith the teaching of Jesus Christ, by uniting our community through Evangelization, Education, Service and Worship."
First Reading Isaiah 49:14-15.
God will never forget you .
Psalm Psalm 62
Rest in God alone, my soul.
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Make no judgments; the Lord will judge.
Gospel Matthew 6:24-34
God feeds the bird and clothes the flowers. Do not be
anxious; God knows all your needs.
13819 Pioneer Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650, USA
web page: http:www.sjogparish.org
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Sunday English Masses:
6:30am, 9:45,11:15 & 5:00pm
Sunday Spanish Masses:
8:00am, 12:45pm & 7:00pm
Holy Day Masses:
Holy Day of Obligation: Vigil 5:00pm
Holy Day: 7:30am, 9am, 5pm &
Monday thru Thursday: 7:30am & 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm (Spanish)
Saturday 7:30am & 5pm (Vigil Mass)
Every 4th Saturday at 7:00pm
Friday: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Saturdays: 3:30 - 5:00 pm &
6:00 - 7:00 pm
(Or by appointments during weekdays)
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament
All Day & All Night First Friday 8:00 am to Saturday 7:30 am.
Adoracion al Santisimo Cada Primer Viernes 8:00 am asta el Sabado 7:30 am
Monday-Friday 9:00am 5:00pm
Lunch Break: 12:00nn - 1:00pm
Monday - Friday: 5:00 - 9:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross
Rev. Raymond Vicente Ma. Decipeda, MMHC: Pastor
Rev. Pius Noel Ma. Pareja, MMHC: Associate
Dcn. Rene Garcia Dcn. Salvador Ramirez
Dcn. Frank Gonzalez
Aleida Alvarez: Parish Administrator
Erika Espinoza: Administrative Secretary
Elizabeth Mendez: Principal
Alejandro Velasquez: Director of Religious Ed.
Carolann Doyal: Confirmation Coordinator & Youth Ministry
Ana Maria Guzman: Liturgy Director