V Sunday of Easter May 3, 2015
ST. PIUS X
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATIONS BEGINS
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At the time that this story happened a great many Christians had been caught and were in prison expecting every day to be put to death. These brave soldiers of Christ sent a message to the Bishop asking him to send them Holy Communion, for they knew that just as food makes our bodies strong, so Holy Communion strengthens our souls, and they felt that if they could only receive Our Dear Lord, "the Bread of the strong," into their hearts they would be able to bear any pain or torture for love of Him.
The Bishop asked who would be willing to risk his life to carry Holy Communion to the prisoners. No priest could do this, be-cause he would be at once seized and imprisoned. Two or three men offered, but the Bishop was afraid they would also be caught and put to death. Then a little boy named Tarcisius came up and said: "I am so young that the pagans will think I am only a mes-senger boy, and let me pass." Several Sacred Hosts were placed inside a white linen cloth within a little case which Tarcisius put inside his tunic, just over his heart, and with his two hands clasped over his Sacred Burden, he started off.
He was out of the catacombs and on the high road when he passed a group of his school comrades just about to start a game, but needing one more to complete the number. Catching sight of Tarcisius they called to him to stop and join them. "I am sorry," he said, "but I am on an important message." He hurried on, but the lads caught hold of him and would not let him go. "What have you there?" said one, seeing how tightly Tarcisius held his hands to his breast. "Let me see.". "No, no," cried Tar-cisius, struggling to free himself. But one boy cried out to the oth-ers: "He is a Christian. He is hiding some Christian mystery there." This made the boys still more curious. They struck him and kicked him and did their best to pull away his hands, but they could not move them.
At this very moment a soldier, hastening towards the group, scat-tered them to right and left and, stooping down, lifted Tarcisius in his arms. Tarcisius opened his eyes and recognised the soldier as a Christian whom he had often met in the catacombs. "I am dy-ing," he said, " but I have kept my God safe from them." And he handed his Precious Treasure to the soldier, who placed It rever-ently inside his tunic. "Carry Him to the prison for me," said Tar-cisius, and with a gentle sigh he fell back into the soldier's arms. Little Tarcisius gave his life for the Friend of friends, Jesus Christ. Dear Children: will you love Jesus hidden in the Eucharist as fer-vently as St Tarcisius did?
ST TARCISIUS, Patron saint of First Communicants
Dear Children: long ago the Romans were the most famous and most powerful people in the world. In their great city of Rome the Christians were often very cruelly treated, just because they loved and honoured Jesus Christ. Many Christians were beaten or burnt to death. Sometimes they were thrown to lions or pan-thers in a large open space surrounded by rows of seats, called the Coliseum. To keep out of the way of the pagan Romans, so that they might live in safety, the Christians dug deep down into the earth and made long passages and rooms. These under-ground places were called "catacombs," and Holy Mass was said there, and there the Christians used to receive Holy Com-munion and have instructions from their bishops and priests. But in spite of all the care that was taken to keep everything secret, the pagans sometimes found the openings into the catacombs, and then the Christians were caught and put in prison or con-demned to death.
Prayers of theFaithful
PARISH STAFF PASTOR
LITURGY & MUSIC:
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DIRECTOR
Saturday 5:30 p.m. English Anticipatory 7:15 p.m. en Espaol
Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 a.m. English 1:00 p.m. Espaol
Daily Mass Monday through Saturday at 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days 7:00 p.m. Anticipatory, Bilingual
8:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Confessions Wednesday 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Anointing First Saturday of the month 8:00 a.m.
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help 7:00 p.m. on 2nd Wednesday
Adoration Every Wednesday 7 pm
Rev. Jorge Agera (ext. 111) email@example.com
Rev. Samuel Sarkodie (ext. 112) firstname.lastname@example.org
D. Gregory Martin Dusty@stpiusxparish.org D. James Blume email@example.com
Greg Onofrio (303) 365-2393 GregO@stpiusxparish.org
Martha Jones (303) 364-1822 Martha@stpiusxparish.org
Jay Reszka (ext. 116) JayR@stpiusxparish.org
Doris Williams (ext. 115) Doris@stpiusxparish.org
Neyda Navarrete (ext. 114) Neyda@stpiusxparish.org
Sonia Hinojosa (ext. 110) Sonia@stpiusxparish.org
Mark Strawbridge firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray for the Recently Deceased
Saturday, May 2, 2015 8:00 Agnes Lovelace By Don & Jeaneel Lovelace 5:30 Sofronio and Olimpia de Guzman By Eddie and Flor Jabola Sunday, May 3, 2015 7:30 Ashlee Pfaff By the Montgomery Family 9:00 For the Parishioners By St. Pius X Parish 11:00 Selina Galvan and Elizabeth Dizol By Rolando Galvan Monday May 4, 2015 8:00 Philip & Patrick Gisch By the Gisch Family Tuesday May 5, 2015 8:00 Jo Anne Moffitt Morris By the Moffitt Family Wednesday, May 6, 2015 8:00 Leo and Katherine Wittman By Don & Jeaneel Lovelace Thursday, May 7, 2015 8:00 For the Repose of the Soul of Henry Marzuki By Tom and Mary Wittman Friday, May 8, 2015 8:00 Mary Shablo By the Turmenne Family Saturday, May 9, 2015 8:00 Judy Cox By her Family 5:30 For the personal intentions of Adam Smrekar By Cora Smrekar Sunday, May 10, 2015 7:30 Edward Aspinwall By Eileen Forsythe 9:00 For the Parishioners By St. Pius X Parish 11:00 Victor P. Tuason By Chuchay Tuason
We pray for all those who are sick or in need of our prayers:
Denny Somers; Ann Matt; Nita Peters; Gary Graf; Darlene Giardina; Paula Wilder; Arsenio Idea; Mary Craft; Zoey Solano; Rick Gonzales;
Please Pray for Ann Williams; Sharon Haney; Greg Onofrio, Jr.; Joe Ngai; Kyle McManus; Diana and Jack Eldred; Elaine Koll; Melen and Don Sexton; Charles McGaa; Marie Aguilar; Lacie Ridnauer;Lynn Kallender; Gabrielle Schuett; Shirley Valentine; Cindy Cross; Michelle Watson; Dusty Martin; Ned Tollie Gray; Mary Whit-teker; Kelly Gleason; Lina Williams; Ana Limon; Assunta Ferraro; Teri Reynolds; Glenda Powell; Nancy McClain; Geneva Tatman; Ralph Pacheco; Brett Davis; Martha Atchley; Mike Simons; Stephen Sanchez;
Marguerite Wenzinger, Keith Molohan;
THIS WEEK ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
THE PATH TO THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
Readings for the Week
First Reading Barnabas reported to the apostles how Saul had seen the Lord on the way (Acts 9:26-31).
Psalm I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people (Psalm 22).
Second Reading This is Gods commandment: that we may believe and love (1 John 3:18-24).
Gospel I am the true vine; whoever remains in me will bear much fruit (John 15:1-8).
Monday: Acts 14:5-18; Ps 115:1-4, 15-16; Jn 14:21-26
Tuesday: Acts 14:19-28; Ps 145:10-13ab, 21; Jn 14:27-31a
Wednesday: Acts 15:1-6; Ps 122:1-5; Jn 15:1-8
Thursday: Acts 15:7-21; Ps 96:1-3, 10; Jn 15:9-11
Friday: Acts 15:22-31; Ps 57:8-10, 12; Jn 15:12-17
Saturday: Acts 16:1-10; Ps 100:1b-3, 5; Jn 15:18-21
Sunday: Acts 10:25-36, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98:1-4; 1 Jn 4:7-10 or 1 Jn 4:11-16; Jn 15:9-17 or Jn 17:11b-19
Human beings are called to a fullness of life that ex-ceeds the dimensions of earthly existence, but this very supernatural vocation shows the greatness and inestimable worth of human life in its earthly dimensions and temporal phase. There is an incom-parable value and worth of every human person. It is God alone who grants that worth; no human institu-tion, civil or religious grants personhood. Institu-tions can only acknowledge personhood as already given to each human being at the moment of concep-tion. The Church herself knows that this announce-ment, this proclamation of life and the Gospel of hu-man life are received as a gift.
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, A Shepherds Message, January 27, 2015
Bishop Machebeuf High School is accepting late applications for the 2015-2016 School Year. If you are interested in sending your
child to a Catholic High School, it's not too late. Contact Kristen Cabanting at 303-344-0082 Ext. 117.
BISHOP MACHEBEUF HIGH SCHOOL
Volunteers are in luck! The Archdiocesan Safe En-vironment Classes (a.k.a. Parent Safety Classes) are going to be held here at St. Pius in English on Tues-day, May 5th at 7 PM . As most of you know, this 90 minute class is a requirement for any volunteer 18 and over who wishes to be involved in any church ministry involving children.
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