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The world tells us to seek success,

Powers and Money, GOD tells us to
seek Humility, Service and Love.-Pope

Dear Parishioners,

Changing Lives, One Family at a Time

Augusts PMO - Project of Mercy will be on

Saturday the 20th, fr om 8am to 3pm.
Habitat for Humanity 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 even a handyman! You only have to be willing to help.
There are many parts to building a houseso
we can definitely find one that fits your special
gifts/talents. Volunteers must be at least 14
years old.
Let us rememberit is through serving others;
especially those less fortunate, that Our Lord,
Jesus Christ blesses each of us. When we are
merciful and do unselfish acts of mercy; we let
others see the face of Jesus and feel His
unconditional love.
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 Hope Village, 337
Glendale Ave, San Antonio, TX 78237.
We hope to see many of you on Saturday,
August 20th! God bless you and your families.
Your Brother in Christ,
Salvador Ordorica
Life, Justice & Peace
Let us continue to
pray for rain wherever
it is needed!

JULY 31, 2016


If the Lord does not build the house, in vain do its

builders labor. (Psalm 127:1)
I pray that this Scripture passage spurs youjust like it did
for me, to continue laboring joyously in the up-keep and
beautification of our Church (the Lords House) and its
surrounding parish grounds. I believe the time is right for us
to implement some remodeling of our Altar area and Blessed
Sacrament Chapelface lift, if you will; as well as some
much needed remedies to keep the Lords House intact.
With the support and assistance of the Pastoral and Finance
Councils of the parish, we have contracted the services of
Dario Buchelli, a highly recommended architect used by our
archdiocese. Dario was in charge of the recent renovations
of the Assumption Seminary and the Antonian HS chapels.
An Ad Hoc Committee from the parish has been formed to
help me in overseeing, giving me suggestions and guidance
on 3 projects.
1. Church and Chapel Renovations: Encasing the Tabernacle
in the rock wall, replacing the existing carpet, changing
the wooden tops of the altar and ambo, making the area
ADA compliant. In the chapel, were looking at
upgrading the actual Monstrance Repository to a
Eucharistic Tower. One single unit composed of the
present altar as the base; and the space for the
monstrance and tabernacle to be above it, but not on top
of it. It is a very unique concept, which theologically
speaking, is very fitting.
2. Automatic Door Opener for the church: Several
parishioners had expressed through the Pastoral Council,
as well as directly to me the desire to have this type of
door available for the benefit of our beloved elderly and
disabled brothers and sisters. Thanks be to God; we
finally have come to the point of making it a reality.
3. Family Center: Some recent work underneath the Family
Center has revealed some major disrepair. The sewer
and water pipelines have deteriorated greatly over the
course of almost 40 years. It is imperative that we
replace all pipelines underneath the Family Center to
stop leakage and prevent further damage.
We do not yet have the projected cost for Church and Chapel
Renovations project. The estimated cost for Project #1 is
approx. $50,000 and for Project #3 is $45,000.
We will not undergo any kind of capital campaign for these
projects, but I pray that after we present more specifics about
the final projects, many will feel moved to be part of the
building of the Lords house through a more generous use
of our monthly pink envelopes (Special Project and
Maintenance). Let us all rememberIf we take care of the
Lords House, He will take care of ours
I trust you will be very pleased with the improvements.
Fr. Octavio Muguerza


JULY 31, 2016


Monday, August 1, 2016
11:30 A.M.
Loretta Mayko
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
**No Mass**
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
11:30 A.M.
Mary Ellen Robich
Thursday, August 4, 2016
11:30 A.M.
Thomas & Elizabeth Pasquale
Friday, August 5, 2016
11:30 A.M.
Lauro & Lupe Vargas
Saturday, August 6, 2016
6:00 P.M.
James Meyer
Happy Birthday
Sunday, August 7, 2016
7:30 A.M.
Ponciano Trevino
9:00 A.M.
Rosa Galvan & Mariana Gonzalez
Happy Birthday
10:30 A.M.
Willie Griffith
Happy 107th Birthday
12:00 P.M.
Our Parish Family

St. John Neumann

Penance Service
with Praise & Worship

Do you feel like you need time to reflect?

Perhaps it's time to take a timeout in your
life. Or maybe you just need to give thanks
because God has been so good! Join us in
the Church on Wednesday, August 3rd,
beginning at 6:00 pm for an evening of
prayer and adoration, an opportunity
for reconciliation, and time for praise and
worship! This service will include our
monthly adoration for vocations to the
priesthood and religious life. Come with an
open heart so that you may grow even
closer to Jesus in this Jubilee Year of

Monday, August 1, 2016

7:00 PM
Family Life Meeting-Parma Room
Please pray for
those who are
sick and in need
of healing graces.
Baptista, Michael
Bays, Sherrie
Becerra D. Jesus
Behrend, Mary
Belanger, Pam
Bustamante, Roger
Cape, Aida
Carlson, Trent

Couling, Jesse & Doris

Copper, Lorenzo Sr.

Dacus, Jill
Figeroa, Milton
Garcia, Cindy
Garcia, Emily
Garcia, Sofia
Garza, Guadalupe
Gee, William T.
Gentie, Sebastian
Gonzales, Janie
Gonzales, Olivia
Gonzalez, Ida
Gonzalez, Josepha
Gonzalez, Presilla
Gude, JoAnn
Guerra, Rosa Maria
Hawes, Laura
Hernandez, Josie
Hernandez, Juan F.
Hinz, Martha
Korte, Reli
Korte, Tom
Krueger, George
La Fontaine, Jean
Lopez, Carmen
Lopez, Ruben D.
Loving, Edwin
Loving, Lupe
Martinez, Jose Jr.
Myles, Don
Myles, MaryJo
Nieberding, Shirley
Plante, Ruth
Psencik, Alan
Ramos, Cierra
Ramos, Sylvia
Regalado, Hortencia
Rodriguez, Rey
Rosas, Leo Olga
Skinner, Eileen
Smith, Ellaine
Surrat, Darrell
Valdez, Sonia
West, Marie M.
Wilson, Tiffany
Wright, Tess

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

9:30 AM
SVDP Meeting-Parma Room
1:00 PM
Altar Guild Meeting-Parma Room
7:00 PM
Baptism Class-Parma & Scott Room
Noon Choir rehearsal-In the Church
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
5:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation-Chapel
5:30 PM
Armada Blanca Childrens Rosary Group-Fatima
6:00 PM
Praise, Worship & Reconciliation-In the Church
Mens ACTS Meeting-Scott Room
7:00 PM
Knights 1st Degree Ceremony-Parma Room
Thursday, August 4, 2016
6:30 PM
CCH Workshop-Popes Room
Friday, August 5, 2016
9:30 AM
Divine Mercy Meeting-Parma Room
6:30 PM
Divine Mercy Holy Hour-In the Church
7:30 PM
9:00 Choir Rehearsal-In the Church
Saturday, August 6, 2016
8:00 AM
Mens ACTS Team Retreat-Scott Room
5:00 PM
Sacrament of Reconciliation-Chapel
Sunday, August 7, 2016
6:30 PM
Pro Life Rosary-Fatima Garden/Chapel


The CCH Workshops will be held Thursdays Aug 4 & 18 at 6:30
pm in the Popes Room for a duration of approx. one and a half
hour each. I hope you have enjoyed the videos that have been
shared so far during the Sunday Masses, to awaken a desire for
loving and being more responsible with our environment. Thank
you to those that have already signed up to be part of our Green
Team. If interested please call the parish office and submit your
name and contact information. After our first meeting we will
know better how we want to proceed. Laudato Si Be praised
Good Lord for brother Sun (Canticle of Creation, St. Francis
of Assisi)
Fr. Octavio


Parish Monthly Outreach Project of Mercy
Our first Parish Monthly Outreach
(PMO) Project of Mercy for the
month of July took place on Saturday
the 9th, at Haven for Hope in
downtown San Antonio.
volunteers, to include our very own Pastor, Rev. Octavio Muguerza
humbly participated; unselfishly giving up their personal time, and
utilizing their God-given talents to minister to the needs of the poor
and homeless. Prior to commencing work, we listened intently to
Jackie as she briefed us on the history of Haven for Hope. The
mission of Haven for Hope is to offer a place of hope and new
beginnings. They do this by providing, coordinating and delivering
an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in
Bexar County. We were all so impressed and inspired by all the
outreach projects and assistance Haven for Hope provides to those
in need on a daily basis.
Ten parishioners volunteered to diligently sort and separate donated
clothing items at the Donations Warehouse for distribution to those
in need. The other 17 volunteers carefully prepped; painted
doorframes, and walls of a very long dormitory hallway. Though
none of us were clothing store clerks nor painters-by-trade; we all
gave it our bestserving with loving and compassionate hearts,
and great big smiles on our faces.
After finishing up our days work, we all shared a hearty meal
together, as well as our personal experiences and insights into what
it meant to humbly serve others. Many of us promised to return to
Haven for Hope in the future and humbly serve again.
May God bless this wonderful non-profit organization always!
Written by: Salvador E. Ordorica
Life, Justice and Peace
Volunteers needed for our Youth
Confirmation, Life Teen Programs
& Edge Programs. We are looking
for Parents/Young Adults who
would like to share their faith with the Youth of our
parish who will be attending the Confirmation, Life Teen &
Edge programs. Please call Christy or Blanca, (210) 6541643.
We are currently working on the
September to 1st January 2017
Eucharistic Ministers schedule.
Please submit any changes and any
dates that you are unable to serve no
later than midnight Sunday, August 7, 2016. Refer any
concerns to (210) 592- 9561 and leave a message if unable
to contact Esther or Guillermo (E.M. Coordinators). May
the LORD Bless you and your family. Your brother and sister in
Christ; Guillermo & Esther Quiles

The Apostleship of the Divine Mercy

invites you to attend our First Friday
Devotion to the Divine Mercy and the
Sacred Heart of Jesus. Its always the
First Friday (next is August 5th) in the
Church at 6:30 pm. We have a young woman
Stephanie who lends her beautiful voice to lead us
in the Chaplet. Blessings to all, Deacon Tom Tucker

JULY 31, 2016

Parish Monthly Outreach

A Thanksgiving Letter to Jesus

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you Lord for providing the precious residents from Senior
Care Windcrest for us to LOVE and ENCOURAGE on
Wednesday, July 13th during our Parish Monthly Outreach.
Thank you , Lord, for the participation of Parish volunteers who
blessed the Seniors in the Library with HUGS, SNACKS,
CONVERSATION, MUSIC and a generous sprinkling of smiles.
We bow before you, Jesus Christ, for the honor of being called
by you to serve our brothers and sisters and for the privilege of
being the Salt of the Earth for the Seniors who were blessed as
they entered our Church through the Holy Door for the
celebration of Mass at 11:30.
Written by: Loretta Mayko
The Knights of Columbus Council
9291 wish to thank all those who
helped make our July 16th Casino
Night a resounding success. We
particularly wish to thank the
Catholic Daughters of America for their support and
contributions. We wish to also thank the following
businesses; Omni Hotels, Geralds Casino Parties,
WALMART, HEB. Fiesta Patio Caf, Lubys
Restaurant, Red Lobster, Tres Salon, Frost Bank, Hair
on Stage, Shoneys Restaurant, Smokin Joes Barbecue,
Arnold Moos Company and Home Depot. We also wish
to commend the many individual members of KC
council 9291 for contributing both time and prizes to the
event. Thank you all.

The Flowers on the Main Altar the

week of Saturday, July 30th through
Friday, August 5th are for
Doug & Dolores Dailey
Special Intentions
The Sanctuary Light on the Main Altar the
week of Saturday, July 30th through Friday,
August 5th is lit to all those, who attended
Our Successful Holy Door Pilgrimage.
Requested by Evelyn Padalecki

The Sanctuary Light on our Lady of

Guadalupe Altar the week of Sunday,
July 30th through Friday, August 5th is lit
for Rosa Maria Guerra
Requested by The Apostles of Divine Mercy