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Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time January 31, 2016 Dear Friends in Christ, Franciscan Friars Father
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time January 31, 2016 Dear Friends in Christ, Franciscan Friars Father
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time January 31, 2016 Dear Friends in Christ, Franciscan Friars Father

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 31, 2016

Dear Friends in Christ,

Franciscan Friars

Father William McIntyre, OFM

Pastor

wmcintyreofm@gmail.com

Father Francis Critch, OFM

Parochial Vicar fcritch@spccatholicschool.org

Brother Paul Santoro, OFM

In Residence

Deacons:

Deacon James Hubbard Deacon David Hayden

School Principal

Sr. Cheryl Ann Hillig, DC

Hispanic Coordinator

Sr. Grace Calvisi, DC

Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE)

Bettye Middlebrooks

Hispanic Ministry Office Assistant/Webmaster

Leslie Miller

Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Marilyn Robinson

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday—Friday 8:00 am—4:30 pm

DAILY MASS SCHEDULE

All daily masses in the Convent Chapel

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 7:00 am

Wednesday:

Friday:

Spanish Mass at 7:00 pm in the Church

No Mass

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE

All weekend Masses in Church

Saturday:

5:30 pm

Sunday:

9:00 am and 11:15 am 1:30 pm (Spanish)

CONFESSIONS—IN THE CHURCH

Saturday:

4:30 pm—5:00 pm or by appointment

ROSARY—IN THE CHURCH

1st & 2nd Tuesdays: 10:00 am

Saturday:

4:55 pm—5:20 pm

Sunday:

8:30 am—8:50 am

Email: stpeterclaver@cbi.mgacoxmail.com

Webpage: www.spcccmacon.com Facebook Page:

St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, Macon

Diocesan Webpage:

www.diosav.org

Franciscan Webpages:

www.hnp.org

www.beafranciscan.org

131 Ward Street, Macon, GA 31204 Parish Office: (478) 743-1454 Fax: (478) 743-9868

31204 Parish Office: (478) 743 - 1454 Fax: (478) 743 - 9868 In 1913, the Georgia

In 1913, the Georgia Legislature, hoping to stop the Blessed Sacrament Sisters from teaching at St. Peter Claver Catholic School, tried to pass a law that would have prohibited white teachers from teaching black students. While some in Georgia may have opposed St. Peter Claver School the African American community embraced it and supported the sisters and the school with their money, labor and children. Thankfully the law did not pass. After a difficult start and in spite of many challenges, St. Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (SBS) educated children of color for more than 100 years. While it has been more than ten years since the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament withdrew from the school and the Daughters of Charity joined us, their efforts have made generational impacts on our parish and Macon-Bibb County. While once in opposition, local political and civic leader praise our school. Well they should. Our graduates out perform their peers in high school. Many of you are graduates of our school as well as your parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. The SBS Alumni Association is active in supporting our school and the retired SBS sisters. The school’s presence has been and will continue to be a parish and countywide blessing! This week begins National Catholic Schools Week (www.ncea.org). Please stop by the school after Mass for Open House (Sunday from Noon to 3pm). Consider signing up to attend Grandparents/Senior Day at the school on Wednesday, February 3 rd . Also, members of the parish council will share the parish survey results at each of the Masses this weekend. The results were overwhelming positive with helpful comments for improvements. Results are available online as well.

Pax et Bonum

Fr. Bill

Results are available online as well. Pax et Bonum Fr. Bill February 2, 9, 16, 2016
Results are available online as well. Pax et Bonum Fr. Bill February 2, 9, 16, 2016
Results are available online as well. Pax et Bonum Fr. Bill February 2, 9, 16, 2016

February 2, 9, 16, 2016 The talks will continue Tuesday, February 2nd, at 5:45 pm in the Social Hall. Potluck dinner followed by Fr. Frank’s course. Please bring a covered dish. Pedro Arrupe, a former leader of the Jesuits, said: “If there is hunger anywhere in the world, then our celebration of the Eucharist is somehow incomplete …. In the Eucharist we receive Christ hungering in the world. He comes to us, not alone, but with the poor, the oppressed, the starving of the earth. Through him they are looking to us for help, for justice, for love expressed in action. Therefore we cannot properly receive the Bread of life unless at the same time we give the bread of life to those in need wherever and whoever they may be.” The compelling need to complete the Eucharist with some form of ministry to others has always been a tradition in the Church. Come join us February 7th, for the sixth of our eight course series on the Eucharist. Feel free to come to 1 course or as many as possible. Come and learn, question and deepen our understanding of who we are as a Eucharistic community.

Week ly Offe ring

2015 Bishops Annual Appeal - as of 1/21/2016

Offertory 10/18/2015

Offertory 01/24/2016

7,272.92

 

% of

 

Total

Families

 
 

6,689.34

Target

Pledged

Paid

% Donors

Offertory 10/19/2014

7,835.56

Target

Families

Pledging

Offertory 01/25/2015

6,260.07

       

Poor CCD Box Donations and Candles

42.81

85.00

$39,607

$19,100

92%

Poor CCD Box Donations and Candles 42.81 85.00 $39,607 $19,100 92% 301 122 40.53%

301

122

40.53%

   

Capital Improvement

31.50

 

40.00

 

St. Vincent de Paul St. Vincent de Paul Fund

914.03

St. Peter Claver tithes 10% of our weekly offertory to the poor in the name of Jesus! St. Peter Claver donates $500.00 to FAM (Family Advancement Ministry) and $250.00 to the St. Maximilian Kolbe Center every month.

Poor Southern Box and Cross Candles

63.21

 

65.00

St. Vincent de Masses Paul Food Pantry

55.00

 

20.00

 

As each one has received a gift,

use it to serve one another as good

 
 

stewards of God’s varied grace.

Second Collection next Sunday:

Capital Improvement Fund.

 

1 Peter 4:10

 

Thank you for your generosity.

 

Today’s Readings

First Reading — God appoints Jeremiah as prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19). Psalm — I will sing of your salvation (Psalm 71). Second Reading — Love with its many facets is the most important of the virtues (1 Corinthians 12:31— 13:13

[13:4-13]).

Gospel — When Jesus claims his salvific mission is for all people, not just the Jews, he is expelled by the enraged members of the Nazarean synagogue (Luke 4:21-30).

Prayer Line

(478) 743-1454

synagogue (Luke 4:21 - 30). Prayer Line (478) 743 - 1454 Florine Billue, Shirley James, Aaron

Florine Billue, Shirley James, Aaron Wimberly, Kevin Dockrell, Annie Burnell, Dolores Konke, Julianne Kandalec, Emma Patterson, Marie Chatman, Alma Johnson, Joanne Dockrell, Marie Pacheco, Kariem Jones, Kimberly Hamilton, Naomi Hicks, Lea-Ann Fletcher, Chloe Holt, Eden Lee Thompson, Cletia Wimberly, Andria Ballard Magallano, Charlene Stallings, Alice Denise Williams, Devin Dayton, Dennis Pennymon, Pearlie Watkins, Lindsay Banasz, Johnny Roquemore, Clifton Hadley, Kristie Marshall, Monsignor John Cuddy, Heriberto Bocanegra, Mary Pioli, Mary Cotè, Anne James, Beatrice Jordan, David Maysonet, Fred Grasso, Michael Craig, Michael Iteogu, Burton Family, Don Heacock, Don Heacock, Sr., Darryl Newman, Judah White, Quay Wornum, Hayden McIntyre, Adanma Ekeledo, Chidi Ekeledo, Sharon Johnson, Corey Flagg, Jr., Carmen Kilgore (baby), Holden Wimberly, Braylon Andrews, Delwyn Andrews, Jr., Marion Wintons, Domingo Bermudez, Clara Mahoney , Xavier Green and Patricia Poole.

If you wish to have a name kept on the list or removed please call the church office at 743-1454.

Virous Caston, Brittani Caston, Russell Hill II, Tony Cervantes, Angel Gomez, Jeff Cooper, Mishell Sonntog,

Virous Caston,

Brittani Caston,

Russell Hill II,

Tony Cervantes,

Angel Gomez,

Jeff Cooper,

Mishell Sonntog, Gary Oñate,

Christine Petty, Tom Petty

If

assigned overseas, please call Marilyn Robinson at the Parish Office to add his or her name to our prayer list and please call us to let us know he/she has returned safely.

Forces,

you

have

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loved

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Armed

Readings for the Week Monday: Tuesday: 2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13; Ps 3:2-7; Mk 5:1-20
Readings for the Week
Monday:
Tuesday:
2 Sm 15:13-14, 30; 16:5-13; Ps 3:2-7;
Mk 5:1-20
Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18;
Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]
Wednesday: 2 Sm 24:2, 9-17; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7; Mk 6:1-6
Thursday:
1 Kgs 2:1-4, 10-12; 1 Chr 29:10-12; Mk 6:7-13
Friday: Sir 47:2-11; Ps 18:31, 47, 50, 51; Mk 6:14-29
Saturday:
Sunday:
1 Kgs 3:4-13; Ps 119:9-14; Mk 6:30-34
Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; Ps 138:1-5, 7-8;
1 Cor 15:1-11; Lk 5:1-11
Elizabeth Ministry Please pray for this expectant mother. Lauren Hamlin Beaty Call the Parish Office
Elizabeth Ministry
Please pray for this expectant mother.
Lauren Hamlin Beaty
Call the Parish Office if you are expecting a child so
that we may pray for you!
if you are expecting a child so that we may pray for you! Saturday, January 30

Saturday, January 30 - None Sunday, January 31

9 :00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. 1:30 p.m.

- Bill Gracyk, +RIP, (D. Konke) - None - Mass for Parishioners

Monday, February 1 - Deceased Daughters of Charity Tuesday, February 2 - Bernard Cripps, Jr., Special Intentions (D. Fletcher)

Wednesday, February 3- Eugene & Virginia McMahon, +RIP Thursday, February 4 - None -

Friday, February 5 Saturday, February 6 -

None

None

Mass schedule Wednesday, February 10th School Mass: 9:00 AM English Mass: 6:00 PM Spanish Mass:

Mass schedule Wednesday, February 10th

School Mass:

9:00 AM

English Mass:

6:00 PM

Spanish Mass:

7:30 PM

Pope Francis has stated: “Jesus gives himself to us in the Eucharist, shares our journey

Pope Francis has stated: “Jesus gives himself to us in the Eucharist, shares our journey and, in fact, makes himself the food that sustains our lives, even when the road gets rough and obstacles slow our steps…the Lord leads us to follow his path — that of service, sharing and giving; and that little that we have, the little that we are, if shared, becomes a

treasure because the power of God, who is love, descends to our poverty and transforms

treasure because the power of God, who is love, descends to our poverty and transforms it… reminding us each time that following him means going out of ourselves and making our lives not something we ‘possess,’ but a gift to him and to others.” This week in our reflection on the Eucharist we will walk through the Eucharistic Liturgy and realize the transformation it calls each of us, within community, to

become: “solidarity of God, a solidarity that can never be

become: “solidarity of God, a solidarity that can never be

exhausted and should never stop causing awe.”

exhausted and should never stop causing awe.”
THE SAVANNAH DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN PRESENTS

THE SAVANNAH DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN PRESENTS

THE SAVANNAH DIOCESAN COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN PRESENTS WAR ROOM: ESTABLISHING A BATTLE PLAN FOR PRAYER

WAR ROOM:

ESTABLISHING A BATTLE PLAN FOR PRAYER

ESTABLISHING A BATTLE PLAN FOR PRAYER

LOCATION:

St. Joseph Catholic Church

LOCATION: St. Joseph Catholic Church

830 Poplar St., Macon, GA (478) 745-1631 DATE: March 5, 2016 TIME: 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. DONATION: $15 or $20 for walk–ins. Lunch provided. BYOB: Bring Your Own Bible and Journal. All are invited to attend. CONTACT: Local CCW President’s contact information:

Bring Your Own Bible and Journal. All are invited to attend. CONTACT: Local CCW President’s contact

Vernetha Bryant at (478) 742-1087 or CCW members for registra- tion. Individuals may also forward checks PAYABLE to:

Vernetha Bryant at (478) 742 - 1087 or CCW members for registra- tion. Individuals may also

SDCCW TREASURER: 112 Crystal Drive, Rincon, GA 31326 Indicate WAR ROOM Retreat on the check. RETREAT PRESENTER: Eleanor Willingham, ED.D. SDCCW Spirituality Commission Chair Q&A:

WAR ROOM Retreat on the check . RETREAT PRESENTER: Eleanor Willingham, ED.D. SDCCW Spirituality Commission Chair

Friday, February 12, 2016

K of C Hall—St. Joseph Catholic Church Benefit: Family Advancement Ministries

Time:

5:00 pm—7:00 pm

February 12, 2016 K of C Hall—St. Joseph Catholic Church Benefit: Family Advancement Ministries Time: 5:00

2015-Tax Year Church Contribution Statements

The end of year 2015 Contribution Statements have been mailed. If you do not receive your statement by

then, please contact Marilyn

Robinson at the Parish Office at (478) 743-1454.

Jubilee Year of Mercy

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Rave reviews greeted Jesus’ first hometown homily proclaiming a year of God’s mercy, but the mood turned violent when he went on to declare that God’s mercy embraces outsiders; it rejects distinctions between citizen and foreigner, acceptable and unworthy, even sinner and saint. Far from being anyone’s personal possession, God’s kingdom is open to everyone, God’s love unconditional, God’s mercy boundless. By this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis repeats Jesus’ Gospel to broaden our horizons until our vision matches Jesus’ vision of every sinner as a potential saint, and each suffering stranger as our neighbor. Jesus, says Pope Francis, continually went beyond the law, keeping company with public sinners and even sharing meals with them to demonstrate that God’s mercy is “the beating heart of the Gospel” (Misericordiae Vultus, 12). To be truly Jesus’ disciples, such unconditional love and boundless mercy must also be at the center of all we say and do.

—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. Papal quotes Copyright © 2015, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission.

2015—BAA Update

As of January 21st, we have received $15,015 of the $19,100 pledged commitments. In addition to the pledges, we received a

one-time payment total of $21,490. The combined amounts of paid pledges of $15,015 and one time payments of $21,490, bring us to a total paid balance of $36,505, as reported in the bulletin. We have a remaining pledge balance due of $4,085. The amount paid, $36,505, and the pledges due, $4,085, would place us at a

total of $40,590, over our $39,607 goal.

your pledge, please forward it as soon as possible.

your faithful commitments.

Thank you for

If you haven’t completed

Vocational Retreat: Interested in knowing more about the Franciscans? Young men of African descent are
Vocational Retreat:
Interested in knowing more about the Franciscans?
Young men of African descent are invited to a vocation retreat
in February at St. Joseph Parish, in Delaware, to learn about
Franciscan life and to hear about the experiences of African-
American friars. The retreat, which will begin with dinner on
Feb. 12 and conclude at noon on Feb. 14, is open to men
between the ages of 18 and 45. It is being organized by the Holy
Name Province African Ancestry Committee.
Men interested in attending the retreat are asked to
register by contacting Paul at pw4ofm@aol.com by Feb. 1 and
including “Vocation Retreat” in the subject line. St. Joseph Church,
which marked its 125th anniversary in 2014, is located at 1012 N.
French St., Wilmington, Delaware. It is known as the “cradle of
African-American Catholicism in Delaware.”
Please contact Fr. Frank or Fr. Bill for more details.
St Peter Claver Parish Pilgrimage to Rome Seminarian Drew Larkin will be ordained a Deacon

St Peter Claver Parish

Pilgrimage to Rome

Seminarian Drew Larkin will be ordained a Deacon September 29, 2016 in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City. If enough people are interested we would

like to arrange a Parish Group Trip to Rome, accompanied by our

pastor Fr. Bill Mcintyre.

We must know by Feb 1, 2016 if we

have enough people interested to form a group.

The below is estimated (not final) cost:

Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi

September 26 – October 03, 2016

From Atlanta (ATL)

Price based on minimum 20 paying passengers:

$3,299 pp dbl

$699 single supplement

If you are interested please contact the Parish office (478) 743-1454 or stpeterclaver@cbi.mgacoxmail.com.

The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Center for Life is looking for actors and actresses interested in

The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Center for Life

is looking for actors and actresses interested in preforming scenes from some of Shakespeare’s greatest works for a fundraiser. This April will be the 400 th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and to commemorate this year we are putting on a Catholic Shakespeare performance. Renowned author Joseph Pearce has put together a script and will be here to narrate the performance. This is your chance to preform Shakespeare and share your faith! Rehearsals will begin in early March and the performance is scheduled for April 16.

We will hold an informational meeting on Thursday February 4 at 7:00 pm at The Kolbe Center (1157 Forsyth Street Suite 201, Macon, GA 31201). Email Suzanne Webb at swebb@mountdesales.net or call Ann Beall at 478-257-4425 for more information.

9th—12th Grade and College Students Come Join Us When: Every Sunday Where: Library—Upstairs in the
9th—12th Grade
and College
Students
Come Join Us
When: Every Sunday
Where: Library—Upstairs in
the PRE-K Building Time:
10:00 am—11:00 am
News From St. Peter Claver Catholic School January 31st—February 5th, 2016 Open House: Sunday, January

News From St. Peter Claver Catholic School

January 31st—February 5th, 2016

Open House:

Sunday, January 31st from 12:00 Noon—3:00 pm, All SPC School buildings)

Pastors Day:

Tuesday, February 2nd from 9:00 am—11:00 am in the Church

Grandparents/Special Friends/Seniors Day: Wednesday,

February 3rd from 10:00 am—1:00 pm at the MKD

All Catholic Schools Mass: Thursday, February 4th at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Church

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Please call Mary Harris at (478) 743-3985

Mardi Gras Party 2016

When: Friday, February 5th, 2016 Time: 6:00 –9:00 p.m. Where: Mother Katharine Drexel Center

Admission: $5.00

p.m. Where: Mother Katharine Drexel Center Admission: $5.00 Sponsored by the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies

Sponsored by the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary #258 Purchase tickets from members

Refreshments, Family Friendly.

Free mask and

Mardi Gras beads. Costumes are welcome.

Contact person:

Gwen Booker (478) 745-1970

Free Tax Return Preparation For You by Volunteers

Puzzled by the tax law or which credits and deductions to take? Need assistance with your tax return? You may want to visit a volunteer site. The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program or the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program offer free tax help if you qualify. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive

training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across

the country.

neighborhood centers and other convenient locations. Most

locations also offer free electronic filing.

information and the nearest VITA/TCE sites are in the Foyer of the

church or call 1-800-829-1040 for the IRS’ listing.

VITA sites are generally located at community and

Fliers with additional

PARISH DIRECTORY PORTRAITS

You may pick up your Lifetime family portraits (not the

Parish Directory—just the Portraits) at the Parish Office,

from 9:00 am—to 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Oficina Hispana Hermana Graciela 478 741-9916 Misa en Español Domingos: 1:30pm Grupo de Oración Miércoles 7:00pm -9:00pm en el Salón Social Grupo de Evangelización Viernes 7:00pm Reuniones Juan XXIII lunes de 7:00pm a 9:00pm Grupo de Jóvenes Miércoles 7:00pm a 9:00pm en el gimnasio Charlas Pre-bautismales Primero y Segundo Sábado del mes, de 5pm—7pm

Clases de Catecismo Niños y Jóvenes Horario: 11:30am a 1:00pm Llamar para más información

y registración 478 741-9916

RICA para Adultos Clases para adultos que necesitan preparación para recibir los Sacramentos Llamar para más información

y registración 478-741-9916

Sacramento de Matrimonio Llamar a la oficina para hacer una cita con el Padre.

Nuestra cultura

Entre los hispanos, sobre todo los inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos, se da un fuerte sentido de comunidad y de apoyo mutuo. Ante una necesidad, la solidaridad y la caridad se movilizan rápidamente y responden.

Pregunta de la Semana

Al resumir la enseñanza y el ejemplo de Jesús en su “Cántico de amor”, Pablo nos proporciona un examen de conciencia para este Año de la Misericordia:

¿Es egoísta o se irrita? ¿No guarda rencor ni se alegra con la justicia? ¿Se goza con la verdad? ¿Disculpa, confía, espera y soporta sin límites?

¿ Disculpa, confía, espera y soporta sin límites? MINISTERIO HISPANO Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
¿ Disculpa, confía, espera y soporta sin límites? MINISTERIO HISPANO Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

MINISTERIO HISPANO

Cuarto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

31 de enero de 2016

Él Mensaje del Pastor En 1913, la Legislatura de Georgia, con la esperanza de detener

Él Mensaje del Pastor

En 1913, la Legislatura de Georgia, con la esperanza de detener a las Hermanas del Santísimo Sacramento de enseñar en la escuela católica San Pedro Claver, trata- ron de aprobar una ley de prohibir a maes- tros blancos de enseñar a los estudiantes negros. Mientras que algunos en Georgia se opusieron, la escula San Pedro Claver y la comunidad afroamericana aceptaron y

apoyaron a las hermanas y a la escuela con su dinero, labor y los niños. Afortuna- damente la ley no fue aprobada. Después de un comienzo difícil y, a pesar de mu-

chos desafíos, Santa Katherine Drexel y las Hermanas del Santísimo Sacramento (SBS) educaron a los niños de color por más de 100 años. A pesar de que han pasado más de diez años desde que las Hermanas del Santísimo Sacramento se

retiraron de la escuela y las Hijas de la Caridad se unieron a nosotros, sus esfuer- zos han hecho impactos generacionales en nuestra parroquia y el condado de Ma- con-Bibb. Aúnque los líderes políticos y cívicos locales se opusieron, ahora alaban nuestra escuela. Bueno, y es que debe- rían hacerlo! Nuestros graduados se reali- zan muy bien en comparación de sus compañeros de la escuela secundaria. Muchos de ustedes son egresados de nuestra escuela, así como sus padres, abuelos, hijos y nietos. La Asociación de los Alumnos (SBS) está activo en el apoyo

a nuestra escuela y las hermanas de la

SBS jubiladas. La presencia de la escuela

ha sido y seguirá siendo una parroquia y

la bendición de todo el condado! Esta semana comienza la Semana

Nacional de las Escuelas Católicas (www.ncea.org). Favor de pasar por la escue-

la después de la Misa las puertas de la

escuela están abiertas de 12pm a 3pm. Considere la posibilidad de inscribirse pa- ra asistir al día de los abuelos o de las Personas Mayores en la escuela el Miér- coles, 03 de febrero. Además, los miem- bros del consejo parroquial compartirán los resultados de la encuesta de la parro- quia en cada una de las misas de este fin de semana. Los resultados fueron abru- madores positivas con útiles comentarios para mejorar. Los resultados están disponibles en línea también.

Paz y Bien, Padre Bill

El Papa Francisco dijo en Evangelii Gaudium: “Tenemos que proveer una educación que enseñe pensam-

El Papa Francisco dijo en Evangelii Gaudium:

“Tenemos que proveer una educación que enseñe pensam- iento critico y anime al desarrollo maduro de los valores morales. Los padres deben ofrecer a sus hijos una educación a través de nuestras escuelas católicas o participar con sus hijos en la clase de formación de Fe. No se puede hablar de educación católica sin hablar de humanidad.”

por

tanto, hoy como en el pasado la mision

educativa católica brota de la identidad misma de la Iglesia y de las instituciones educativas cristianas “escuelas y universidades” que se alimentan del mandato de la evangelización:

“Id por el mundo y predicar el evangelio a toda criatura”. (Mc 16, 15)

Semana de las

Escuelas Católicas

de enero 31 al febrero 7

Semana de las Escuelas Católicas de enero 31 al febrero 7 La Escuela San Pedro Claver

La Escuela San Pedro Claver tendrá las “Puertas Abiertas” para toda la

Comunidad.

las aulas y ver todo que hacemos.

Aprovechen y visiten

El Miércoles de Ceniza del año 2016 tiene lugar el 10 de Febrero. En este

El Miércoles de Ceniza del año 2016

tiene

lugar el 10 de Febrero.

En este día recibiremos la imposición de ceniza durante la Misa, por lo que se inicia una estación espíritual particularmente relevante para todo Cristiano que quiera prepararse dignamente para vivir el Misterio Pascual, es decir, la Pasión, Muerte y Resurrec- ción del Señor Jesús.

Damos inicio a la Cuaresma!

que son 40 días de preparación y conversión para la Pascua, que comienza el Miércoles de Ceniza y termina el Domingo de Ramos. Es tiempo de ayuno, oración y penitencia. Misa en español: 7:30pm

Año Jubilar de la Misercordia, 31 de enero de 2016 Aunque con criticas muy favorables

Año Jubilar de la Misercordia, 31 de enero de 2016 Aunque con criticas muy favorables recibidas en la primera predicación de Jesús en su pueblo proclamando un Año de la Misericordia de Dios, pero el estado de animo se puso violento cuando Jesús habló de la misericordia de Dios que incluye a los forasteros y rechaza las distinciones entre ciudadano y extranjero, dignos e indignos, incluso pecador y santo. Muy lejos de ser la posesión personal de alguien, el Reino de Dios está abierto a todos, el amor es incondicional, la misericordia de Dios no tiene fronteras. Para este Año Jubilar de la Misericordia el Papa Francisco repite el desafío de Jesús en el Evangelio de hoy para mirar más allá de nuestros horizontes hasta que veamos lo mismo que Jesús ve de cada pecador, Jesús ve un santo en potencia, y un prójimo en cada forastero sufriente. El Papa Francisco dice que Jesús constantemente fue más allá de la Ley, al estar continuamente acompañado con pecadores e incluso comer junto con ellos para demostrar que la misericordia de Dios es el “corazón palpitante del Evangelio” (Misericodiae Vultus, 12). Para ser verdaderamente discípulos de Jesús, ese amor incondicional y misericordia sin límites debe estar en el centro de todo lo que decimos y hacemos. —Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S.

Citas del Papa Copyright © 2015, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Usadas con permiso.

LA FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA La fiesta de la Candelaria (o de la Luz) tuvo

LA FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA

La fiesta de la Candelaria (o de la Luz) tuvo su ori- gen en el Oriente. Aunque según otros inves- tigadores, esta fiesta tuvo su origen en la Antigua Roma con la

procesion de las candelas. Su fiesta se celebra, 2 de febrero en recuerdo al pasaje bíblico de la Presen-

tación del Niño Jesús en el Templo de

Jerusalen y la purificación de la Virgen María después del parto, para cumplir la prescripción de la Ley del Antiguo Testamento (Lev 12:1-8). La fiesta es conocida y celebrada con

diversos nombres: la Presentación del Señor, la Purificación de María, la fies- ta de la Luz y la fiesta de las Candelas; todos estos nombres expresan el sig- nificado de la fiesta. Cristo, la Luz del Mundo presentada por su Madre en el

templo viene a iluminar a todos como

la vela o las candelas, de donde se daria el nombre de Candelaria.

La Colecta del miércoles, 20 y domingo, 24 de enero:

$765.27

Gracias!

Muchas gracias a todas las familias Hispanas que nos apoyaron para la Campaña del Obispo y cumplieron con su compromiso. Aún no hemos alcanzado la meta. Nece- sitamos que los que no han cumplido con su compromiso pueden hacerlo lo más pronto posible. Muchas Gracias por su generosidad.

PEREGRINAJE PARA AÑO JUBILAR de la MISERICORIDIA Una tarde de Oración, Reconciliación y Celebración Todavía

PEREGRINAJE PARA AÑO JUBILAR de la MISERICORIDIA Una tarde de Oración, Reconciliación y Celebración

Todavía tenemos algunos asientos disponibles en el bus para ir a SAVANNAH. Todos los interesados llamar la oficina Hispana: 741-9916 El costo es $15.00.

FERIA DE SALUD ——Salvar Su Corazón——

6 de Febrero del 2016 7am 12 del medio día

Edificio H, Central Georgia Technical College Calle 3300 Macon Tech Dr, Macon,GA Febrero es el Mes de la Salud del Corazón y se le Invita a celebrar participando en las pruebas de salud, y disfrutar de los eventos divertidos y edu- cativos para mantener saludable su Corazón!

Pruebas Gratis incluyen:

*Prueba complete de Lípidos de Sangre

*Prueba de Visión *Glucosa (Azúcar)

*Presión de Sangre *Índice de Masa Corporal

*Para inscribirse para estas pruebas llame al (478) 633-6868 (en español)

Las próximas charlas Pre-bautismales Sábado 6 y 13 de febrero De 5pm a 7pm

Requisitos:

Miembros de la Iglesia

Padrinos católicos

Llamar la oficina para registrarse

Construyendo una Verdadera Comunidad Las lecturas y su mensaje

Jeremías 1:4-5, 17-19 Jeremías dice poco sobre su vocación. No tenemos una revelación ful- minante de Dios. Las visiones del árbol y la caldera parecen bastante corrientes para una misión transcendental. En la mayoría de los relatos de vocación se sigue un es- quema similar. Dios irrumpe en la con-

ciencia de la persona; el elegido se asombra

y no entiende muy bien; Dios le confía una

misión a la que el elegido se resiste por considerarse poco capacitado; el Señor lo anima, lo apoya y le da la promesa: estaré contigo. El espacio en el que ocurre la llamada es muy variable. No es siempre en el contexto de la oración, sino que en muchas ocasiones es en medio de la vida diaria. La segunda visión de Jeremías mues- tra el origen politico de las desgracias de Israel. El caldero hirviendo simboliza Ba- bilonia, que está en el panorama internac- ional y pronto se hará sentir. De nuevo se ,subraya aquí que la vocación de Jere- mías será difícil.

1 Corintios 12:31-13:13 Pablo añade a los términos griegos para amor eros y philia, un término también griego pero menos frecuente, “ágape” que canta el amor que el espíritu de Dios infun- de en los cristianos. El término ágape se ha traducido comúnmente como caridad, que va mucho más allá del sentido asistencial que a veces se le ha dado. Pablo escribe esta carta en un contexto polémico en que había división y disensión entre la comuni- dad de Corinto. El discurso está dirigido a invitar a los corintios a construir una verdadera comunidad. Ante el rechazo de

presenta una lista de antepasados de Jesús

muy distinta a la genealogía de Mateo.

Lucas 4:21-30

Ante el rechazo de la persona y la palabra

de Jesús, Lucas presenta una lista de ante-

pasados de Jesús muy distinta a la gene-

alogía de Mateo. Lucas va no solo a Abra-

ham, sino que sigue la lista de antepasados,

como para señalar que Jesús viene a salvar

a toda la humanidad. Las listas de antepasa-

dos variaban mucho dependiendo de si se

contaban a los padres biológicos o los de

adopción, ya que la adopción era algo bas-

tante común entre los judíos del tiempo. en

un mundo distinto al que se dejó, la comun-

idad eclesial tiene un papel importantísi- mo en la vida de las personas.

 

Upcoming Ministry Schedules for February 6 and 7, 2016

Date

Time

Sacristans

Altar Servers

Lectors

Eucharistic Ministers

Saturday

5:30 pm

Robinson

B.

Haynes—C

Sheppard

Ford, Robinson

R.

Haynes — A

 

9:00 am

Fletcher

Vickers — A A. Lauer— A

T.

Dyer

Franklin, Thompson

Sunday

A.

Lauer — C

   

J.

Howell — C

   
 

11:15 am

Johnson

M. McCullough — A

Mandel

Johnson, Johnson

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Wherever you live, there are poor families within walking distance of your home. When they ring the

rectory bell, they are in effect ringing all our bells.

When you fill your pantry, please don’t forget ours.

St. Peter Claver Food Pantry is in need of the following donations:

pasta, pasta sauce, canned meats, macaroni and cheese, juices, cereals, canned fruit, soups, and rice. Toiletries such as (food stamps do not cover these items):

toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, and toilet paper.

*Pro-Life Center* Crisis Pregnancy Assistance * Natural Family Planning Visit our website at: kolbecentermacon.org or
*Pro-Life Center* Crisis Pregnancy Assistance *
Natural Family Planning
Visit our website at: kolbecentermacon.org
or call us at: (478) 257-4425
The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Center for Life
1157 Forsyth Street Suite 201
Macon, GA 31201

January Wedding Anniversaries

May God

Continue

Blessing

You!

Kevin and Trina Dobson (10) Truong and Kim Nguyen (46) Charles and Ann Hill (51) Bill and Tracy Coyle (56) Lenton and Shirley James (51) Sam and Marilyn Mandel (43) Chukwuemeka and Elizabeth Nwabuebo (24) Walter and Pamela Burnell (14) Charlie and Loleatis Green (45) John and Alexis Matthews (41) Reggie and Kendra Russell (12)

FAM Book Club The FAM Book Club will be reading in February 2016: Cry, the

FAM Book Club

The FAM Book Club will be reading in February 2016:

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

We meet on the second Tuesday of the month,

February 9th at 1:30 at FAM's Orange Street site,

(538 Orange Street

across

from the

Washington Library parking lot). All are welcome! Contact persons: Rena Waller or Sr. Roberta at 746-9803

Family Advancement Ministries needs your help!

Family Advancement Ministries needs your help! As the weather gets cooler, the families we serve need

As the weather gets cooler, the families we serve need warm clothes for their young children. We would appreciate donations of boys clothes, sizes 12 months to size 10; and girls clothes, size 2 through size 8. We are especially in need of pants for boys (and girls too). If you do not have gently used clothes to donate and would like to help otherwise, we suggest diapers sizes 4 and 5 and pull ups. Thank you for helping those in our community who need our assistance.

Name Street City ZIP Phone Please check: Wish to register Moving out of Parish Change
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City
ZIP
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to register
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Drop this completed form in the Sunday Collection Basket.

Bible Study

Meets on Thursdays, at 6:00 P.M., in the JOHN PAUL II SOCIAL HALL

SundaySchoolRegistration

Our Sunday School (CCD) classes began in September, 2015. Please call Bettye Middlebrooks, at the Parish Office (478) 743-1454) if you have any questions.

Diocese of Savannah webpage:

www.diosav.org

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops webpage: www.usccb.org.

Traveling information:

www.masstimes.org

Knights of Peter Claver –

meet the third Sunday of every month at 10:00 am in the Parish Office confer- ence Room.

Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary meet the

first Sunday of every month at 10:00 am in the JPII Social Hall.

VIRTUS

The VIRTUS "Protecting God's Children for Adults" is required for all who provide either paid or volunteer ministry in our Diocese who in the course of their ministry come into contact with minors. This includes parish ministries such as Sacristans, Lectors, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers. Space is limited and registration is required by registering online at www.virtusonline.org. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the Parish Office at (478) 743- 1454 and our Parish Staff will assist with your online registration.

Mission Statement

St. Peter Claver Church is a multicultural

and well-integrated Catholic Parish graced with the gift of God’s presence. Together as church we form a faith community where no one just adds up to the number but everybody is important because we cherish the potency and gift of everyone. It is our desire to constantly nourish our faith in the soil of God’s Word and at the table of the Eucharist, to be a credible witness of God’s presence in the world and each other’s companion on our journey of faith.

world and each other’s companion on our journey of faith. Parish Office (478) 743 - 1454

Parish Office (478) 743-1454

Office Hours (January-May, August—December)

Monday—Friday:

8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.

**********

Summer Hours (June—July):

Monday - Thursday:

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Parish Office will be closed on Fridays

Registration for Parish and School

REGISTER – We are very glad you are here at St. Peter Claver. If you would like to make St. Peter Claver your home Parish, please complete a Parish Census Form (available in the parish office and vestibule in back of the church) and either mail or place in offertory basket at Mass. Persons wishing to transfer membership from another Catholic parish are also asked to complete a census form.

REGISTER FOR ST. PETER CLAVER SCHOOL– Our school accommodates children from K3 through 8th grade. If you would like to register your child in our school, please call (478) 743-3985.

Sacraments

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM AND ANOINTING OF THE SICK– Please contact the parish office at

743-1454.

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE – Diocesan regulations require that you meet with the priest at least 4 months prior to wedding date. Please contact the parish office at 743-1454.

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE – 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment.

HOLY ORDERS – Any man who thinks God might be calling him to be a priest should contact Father Bill at

743-1454.

Bulletin/Announcements

Deadline:

At 12:00 noon on Monday, for the next weekend. Submissions should be emailed to

Marilyn Robinson at:

stpeterclaver@cbi.mgacoxmail.com

Family Advancement Ministries

Family Advancement Ministries 570 High Place, Macon GA 31201 Our hours of operation are Mondays from

570 High Place, Macon GA 31201

Our hours of operation are Mondays from 10-12, Tuesdays-Fridays 9-12. Anyone interested in volunteering please call 745-7165 and ask to talk to the office manager, Chris McKowen.

Pastor’s Announcements

† Please make sure all pagers and cell phones are turned off for the duration of the Mass.

† Mass Intention requests are to be sent to the rectory office in writing and/or envelopes are available in the back of the church.

† Please do not block anyone in the parking lot or obstruct traffic flow.

† If you have recently changed your status, married, moved out of your parent’s home or graduated from college, you need to re-register. If you move we would appreciate a call to the church so that our records will be in order .

† Abuse Hotline Number:

1-888-357-5330. Copies of the policy on sexual abuse of minors is available online at:

www.diosav.org/childyouthprotection.

ILLNESS IN OUR PARISH FAMILY - Is someone in your family or our Parish in the hospital? Please call 743-1454 and let us know.

VISITORS - We welcome you to St. Peter Claver Church. Thank you for worshipping with us and please come again.

Offertory Envelopes - 2016

The Offertory envelopes for St. Peter Claver Church - 2016, were mailed to your homes in December. Envelopes were only issued to Parish members that utilized their envelopes during 2015. If you are a member, and would like to start utilizing Offertory envelopes, or if you are not a member and would like to join our Parish, please complete the form included in this bulletin and drop it in the offertory, or the mail, addressed to Marilyn Robinson at the Parish Office.