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FEBRUARY 28, 2016

Mass Intentions for the Week

Monday, February 29, 2016

11:30 A.M.
Cinthia Ibarra
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
**No Mass**
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
11:30 A.M.
Maria H. Garcia
Thursday, March 3, 2016
11:30 A.M.
Greg Dickerson
Friday, March 4, 2016
11:30 A.M.
Stan Psencik
Saturday, March 5, 2016
6:00 P.M.
Edith DeRocha Gordon
Sunday, March 6, 2016
7:30 A.M.
Joe Adam & Esther Liedecki
9:00 A.M.
Elena Flores
10:30 A.M.
Ed Miller
12:00 P.M.
Our Parish Family

Praying for Vocations

Praying for vocations is so
important in todays world. A
vocation is a gift. Our prayers give
those being called to the priesthood
or religious life the courage and
strength to say yes!
The harvest is abundant but the
laborers are few; so ask the master
of the harvest to send out laborers
for his harvest.
(Luke 10:2)
Please come and pray for vocations
the 1st Wednesday of the month,
March 2, 2016 8 am to 7pm in the
Chapel Benediction and Exposition
of the \Blessed Sacrament begins @
6pm. There is reading material for
prayer in the Chapel.
Please stop by and ask God to help
someone who is discerning, His call
is all that is needed.
Sponsored by the Catholic
Daughters Court #2596 of
Our Lady of Fatima

Religious Education
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Name: _________________

This Week in our Parish

Monday, February 29, 2016

Prayer List
Adiao, Gloria

Almanza, Amanda
Almanza, Armando
Knights Rosary followed by Council Meeting-Scott Room
Almodovar, Ana
Balderas, Aida
Bays, Sherrie
Bunco-Parma Room
Bazaldua, Reynaldo
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Bernal, Terry
6:00 AM
Birbeck, Jennifer
Primary Elections-Scott Room
Bond, Carlyn
Caballero, Rebecca
Campean, Richard Jr.
SVDP Meeting-Parma Room
Cox, Darla
1:00 PM
Dacus, Jill
Altar Guild MeetingParma Room
Deason, Joyce
Easterday, Kevin
7:00 PM
Frias, Lourdes
Baptism Class Parma/Jupe Room
Frias, Severo
Noon Choir Rehearsals-In the Church
Garcia, Sofia
Garza, Guadalupe
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Gonzalez, Presilla
No Sacrament of Reconciliation
Guerra, Rosa M.
5:30 PM
Guerrero, Corey
Armada Blanca Childrens Rosary Group-Fatima Garden
Hernandez, Josie
Hernandez, Juan F.
6:00 PM
Ilasin, Mary
Holy Hour for Vocations with Benediction of the Blessed
Jewett, Kristen
Sacrament Chapel
Jimenez, Irene
Childrens Choir Practice-In the Church
Karpienski, Lisa
King, Aurelia
King, Milton
Family Faith Formation Session-Praying the Stations of
Liedecke, Esther
the Cross with your Family -Religious Ed. Bldg.
Liedecke, Joe Adam
Knights 1st Degree Meeting-Parma Room
Lopez, Carmen
Edge-Popes Room
Lopez, Ruben D.
Religious Ed. Sessions (K through 5 & RCIA youth)Martinez, Imelda
Religious Ed. Bldg.
Martinez, Rose T.
McClellan, Fred
RCIA-Scott/Jupe Room
McClendon, Miriam
McHugh , Camille
Divorce & Separated Group Vizzone Conference Room
Mehrun, Ramji
10:30 Choir rehearsals-In the church
Melgar, Laura
Moore, Laurie
Friday, March 4, 2016
Moreno, Josepha
9:30 AM
Moreno, Paz
Divine Mercy Meeting-Parma Room
Moreno, Robert
Palumbo, Norma
4:30 PM Till 6:30 PM

Fish Fry Parish Hall

Stations of the Cross, Chaplet & Benediction- In the Church
9:00 Choir Rehearsal In the Church
Saturday, March 5, 2016
2nd Collection: Catholic Relief Services

4:30 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation-Chapel
Sunday, March 6, 2016
2nd Collection: Catholic Relief Services

10:30 AM
RCIA Middle & High School-Vizzone Conference Room
12:00 PM
Life teen Session-In the church and after Mass, in the
Popes Room
6:30 PM
Pro Life Rosary-Fatima Garden/Chapel
Let us continue to pray for rain
wherever it is needed!

Pena, Mary
Perez, Alexander
Plante, Ruth
Pulliam, Joe
Rainbeau, Presti
Ramos, Sylvia
Regalado, Hortencia
Rev. Dan Majerus
Reyes, Yolanda
Richter, Neal
Rios, Margarita
Rodriguez, Lawrence F.
Rodriguez, Rene
Rodriguez, Ruben
Saldana, Teresita
Simpson, Mary
Skinner, Eileen
Skinner, James
Tober, Jesse Jr.
Tober, Linda
Tupaz, Petra C.
Urbiola, Victor
Valdez, Sonia
Veintimilla, Zoraida
Vidal, Petra
West, Marie M.
Younts, Barbara
Zarate Eloy


FEBRUARY 28, 2016

St. John Neumann Catholic Church

2016 Lenten Schedule
Stations of the Cross and Benediction
Every Friday, Through-March 25th at 6:00PM
March 4th -The Stations of the Cross with Pope John Paul II & Chaplet
March 11th - Praying the Stations of Mercy with Pope Francis
March 18th -The Stations of the Cross with Pope John Paul II (bilingual)
March 25thGood Friday. Stations of the Cross (bilingual)
24 Hours for the Lord
Beginning at 12:15am on Friday March 4. 24 hrs. of
Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation
(Schedule will be posted in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel)

Soup Supper
Friday, March 11 at 4:30PM-6:00PM - Parma Room
Fish Fry
Friday, March 4th & March 18th at 4:30-6:30PM - Family Ctr.
Palm Sunday Mar ch 19th / 20th Regular Mass Schedule
Holy Thursday Mass of the Lor ds Supper March 24th at 7:00pm
Good Friday Ser vice of the Lor ds Passion March 25th at 3:00pm
Stations of the Cross at 6:00pm (bilingual)
Easter Vigil Mar ch 26th 8:30pm Parish Hall (bilingual)

Easter Sunday Mar ch 27 Regular Mass Schedule

Divine Mercy Sunday Apr il 3rd Divine Mercy Devotion at 3:00pm

SJN Parish Choir

St. John Neumann will continue with the parish choir. This
choir is comprised of choir members and musicians from all the
Masses and is open to any parishioner who wishes to join. The
SJN Parish Choir will sing at all the Triduum services: Holy
Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil. The rehearsals will
be held on Feb. 28, Mar. 6, and Mar. 20 at 5:00 P.M. Please consider joining the
parish choir to offer praises as one body of Christians and singers.

Womens Are you feeling like you are lacking something in your life,

but dont quite know what it is. If you are 18 years of age and
older, you are cordially invited to attend a three day ACTS
Womens retreat to be held at St. Anthony Convent
Retreat Center in San Antonio, TX. It will be on March 10
through March 13, 2016, come and receive a spiritual boost.
To register or if you need further information please contact
Retreat Maggie Medina at (210) 602-1633.

Family Faith Formation

Parent Session:
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 @ 6:30p.m. in the Religious
Education Building
Topic: Praying the Stations of the Cross
with your Family

St. John Neumann Pastoral Council

Background of Pastoral Council
The purpose of the Pastoral Council is to assist
our Pastor Father Octavio in interpreting the
pastoral situation of the parish, reflecting about it,
and making recommendations to him. It is a
means by which all of the people of God in this
Parish can have a fuller participation in Parish
affairs. It provides a forum for the exchange of
ideas and it encourages, coordinates , unifies and
leads the Parish , under the direction and
guidance of our Pastor, in making the Gospel
known to parishioners.

The Pastoral Council consists of twelve members

in accordance with the Archdiocesan guidelines.
Our Pastoral Council Constitution and By-Laws
provide for the members to be selected each year
for a total of nine members. The remaining three
members are appointed by the Pastor for
indefinite terms. Members serve a three year
Nomination & Acceptance Information

*Must be 18 years or older and a registered

*Must be in communion with the Roman
Catholic Church.
*Must demonstrate a commitment to the Parish
*Must be committed to spiritual growth.
Parishioners accepting the nomination will
receive an application form. The names of those
parishioners who complete and return the
application form will be placed in a container, the
Pastor and appointees will pick the number of
names necessary to fill the number of vacancies
(Selection by Lot method)
Please begin to pray/meditate on your potential
nomination of yourself or another parishioner for
Election weekend.
All nomination forms are due in the parish office
by March 7, 2016 5:00 p.m.


Please patronize our sponsors on the inside and back
page of the bulletin. They generously provide this
bulletin for our parish.

David W. Talafuse, MD
Jeffrey A. Cannon, MD
Family Physicians
11901 Toepperwein, Suite 1201


FEBRUARY 28, 2016
Changing Lives, One
Family at a Time
Marchs Parish Monthly Outreach - Project of Mercy will
be on March 5, from 8am to 3pm


This is an ecumenical Christian non-profit organization

whose mission is to eliminate poverty housing in San
Antonio through building decent & affordable homes in
partnership with Gods people in need. It is not a charity or
handout program. Families are helped to help themselves
through their personal involvement and sweat-equity put
forth in building their home. However, volunteers are the
heart of the organization. It takes volunteers to help build
the homes and truly make a difference for the families.
Please join us in being a witness to mercy by working
together and accomplishing our special acts of mercy
project. You dont have to be a professional carpenter or
master-builder! You only have to be willing to help. There
are many parts in building a houseso we can definitely
find one that fits your special gifts/talents. Volunteers must
be at least 14 years old.
If you would like to volunteer, please call/text me @ (210)
845-6695 or email me @ You
can also call the Parish Office at 654-1643 to volunteer.
We will meet in the front parking lot of SJN between 7
7:15am; and then all caravan and/or carpool to the job site at
8911 Excellence Drive, San Antonio, TX 78252.
Lets all encourage one another, our family and friends,
each of our brothers and sisters sitting next to us at Mass to
heed the call and participate in this Year of Mercy.
We hope to see many of you on Saturday, March 5!
Thank you and God bless us all on our journey
of conversion.
Your Brother in Christ,
Salvador Ordorica
Life, Justice & Peace

We received a letter from Fr. Heliodoro Lucatero from St.

Michael Roman Catholic Church. It read: I would like to
start by saying, Thank you for the wonderful donation of the
altar, ambo, and the candlestick holders. Because, of your
generosity and those of your parishioners, St. Michaels
Church has the privilege of sharing this wonderful gift with
our parishioners and the community. We are really excited
about the transformation this gift has given to our church.
St. Michaels Church will be celebrating its 15th
Anniversary this coming November, this gift is grand and
inspire a sense of the sacred, a wonderful addition to our
church and to our upcoming celebration. Thank you, again.
Sincerely, Rev. Heliodoro Lucatero

24 Hours for the Lord-Friday March 4th

(Confessions available at
the following times)
Friday 7:00-8:00 AM
2:00-4:00 PM
I think we too are the people who, on the
one hand, want to listen to Jesus, but on the
other hand, at times, like to find a stick to
beat others with to condemn others. And
Jesus has this message for us: mercy. I
think-and I say it with humility-that this is
the Lords most powerful message: mercy Pope Francis, Homily on March 17,2013

Parish Monthly Outreach Project of Mercy

Our third Parish Monthly Outreach Project of Mercy took
place on Saturday, February 20. 38 parishioners, to include
our Pastor, Rev. Octavio Muguerza arrived early in the
morning at Haven for Hopeeager and willing to
accomplish our specially scheduled Project of Mercy.
However, after taking the mandatory orientation tour around
the entire compound, we all soon realized (and sadly
accepted) that the weather would not be cooperating; and
therefore, we would not be able to participate in the
thorough cleaning of the 600-700 foam sleeping mattresses
used every night by the homeless of San Antonio because,
they wouldn't not dry on time.
Many of us were down and dejected due to not being able to
accomplish our Project of Mercy. It just didnt seem fair
for the weather to be so un-cooperative. After all, werent
we all just trying to do the Lords work? Werent we just
trying to be merciful as our Heavenly Father is merciful?
It wasnt until listening to each other talk about what we had
learned, observed and felt as we walked the compound
periodically interacting with a resident or temporary visitor,
that each of us began to truly understand what Gods plan-reason was for us to be here at Haven for Hope, on this
Saturday morning. To help us truly grasp and understand
His plan, God provided us a very special tour guide, named
Nathan. Nathan had an unwavering passion for the mission
of Haven for Hope. Nathans compassionate and loving
heart for all those he ministersall those he encounters day
in and day out was very evident to each of us. He was a
great example of what serving and being merciful to the
least of Gods people is, though he (Nathan) who is not
Catholic. Nathan made each of us want to come back and
do what we can to minister and serve those who transit
through Haven for Hope. Through Nathan, God planted a
seed in each of us to always serve the least of His people
with a compassionate and loving heart. And through our
group, God planted a seed in Nathan toofor now on, he
will first refer worried mothers to the Allied Womens
Center and not even mention nor suggest Planned
Parenthood anymore. God is good!
Written by:
Salvador E. Ordorica
Life, Justice and Peace