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Devotions Readings for the week As we gather, let us remember


of March 12, 2017 and pray for...
Monday - Friday: 7:15 to 7:45 am
- Rosary & Divine Mercy Novena before Sunday: Gn 12:1-4a Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, Saturday, March 11, 2017
Mass in the Church. 22 2 Tm 1:8b-10 Mt 17:1-9 5:00 pm Celia Leideger
Tuesday Sunday, March 12, 2017
- Pro Life Rosary after 8:00 am Mass Monday: Dn 9:4b-10 Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 8:00 am John & Barbara Brawner
in the Chapel. 13 Lk 6:36-38 10:00 am Louis Ferriolo
12:00 pm People of the Parish
Wednesday
-Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20 Ps 50:8-9, 2:00 pm Jesus Jaime Marquez
after 8:00 am Mass in the Church. 16bc-17, 21, 23 Mt 23:1-12 5:00 pm Raymundo Balajadia
Monday, March 13, 2017
-Our Mother of Perpetual Help 6:00 pm 8:00 am Connie Kauwalu
in the Chapel. Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20 Ps 31:5-6,
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
14-16 Mt 20:17-28 8:00 am Elisenda Amaranto
Thursday
-St. Jude Novena after 8:00 am Mass Wednesday, March 15, 2017
in the Church.
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10 Ps 1:1-4, 6 8:00 am Robert & Joy Giljohann
Lk 16:19-31 Thursday, March 16, 2017
-Friday 8:00 am Wayne Highlands
- Eucharistic Adoration after 8:00 am Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a Friday, March 17, 2017
Mass until 3:00 pm in the Chapel
(We need at least two people at all times) Ps 105:16-21 Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 8:00 am Arturo Garcia Jr.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
-Divine Mercy 2:45pm in the Chapel. Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20 Ps 103: 5:00 pm Paul & Sharen Peyrebrune
1-4, 9-12 Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Sunday, March 19, 2017
-Spanish Prayer Group at 6:00 pm 8:00 am People of the Parish
in room 13.
10:00 am Daniela Gastelum
Next Sunday: Ex 17:3-7 Ps 95:1-2, 6- 12:00pm Jesus Jaime Marquez
Saturday 9 Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15,
-Legion of Mary 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 2:00 pm St. Jude
In the Chapel. 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 5:00pm Eleanor Skurski

St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Community welcomes Our New Parishioners
January, February
Joe Bowyer & Dolores GabaySilvia SiliceoChristina Vasquez
Irene A. SteinhardtMichael & Fe AllenDaniel FredericksonCarlito & Gloria Locsin
Raymundo Lopez & Mercedes GuerreroWilfredo & Elizabeth RecientesLoraine Plummer
Arlen CastroTany & Juliana MatilaNadia D. SandovalFrancisco & Maricela GonzalezJessica Laniba
Lydia MilloraJoseph & Christine SchiavoneHector Torres & Maria Zapien
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PARISH RECOLLECTION LENT is the season of


Penance, Prayer, Fasting
and Almsgiving

HEALING LIFES HURTS Annual Penance Service/


By John Cojanis Lenten Confessions is on
Wednesday March 15,
2017 from 9am to 12noon
MARCH 14, 2017 and 5pm to 8pm.

10:00am or 6:00pm FASTING: On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday,


& those who are 18 but not yet 60 are allowed only one
full meal. Two smaller meals are allowed as needed,
MARCH 16, 2017 but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
10:00am or 6:00pm ABSTINENCE FROM MEAT: Those who are 14
years of age or older to abstain from meat on Ash
SESSIONS AT 10AM AND 6PM ON Wednesday and all the Fridays of Lent.
THE SAME DAY ARE THE SAME
BUT EACH DAY THE TOPIC IS OUR PARISH WOULD LIKE TO THANK
THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES AND PRAYER
DIFFERENT GROUPS FOR SPONSORING OUR LENTEN
MEAL OF HOT SOUP AND BREAD:
Ash Wednesday, after 12 noon Mass,
1pm - USHERS c/o John & Angie Ramos
Stations of The Cross
Ash Wednesday, after 6pm Mass,
Va Crucis 7pm - CHOIR/MUSIC MINISTRY
March 3, 6:30pm - MOTHER OF PERPETUAL
HELP c/o Ernie & Susan Mirasol
March 10, 6:30pm - GUADALUPANOS
c/o Linda Gonzalez
March 17, 6:30pm - Sto. Nio Prayer Group
c/o Flora Valdez
March 24, 6:30pm - LECTORS
c/o Dan & Janel Potucek
March 31, 6:30pm - SPANISH PRAYER GROUP
c/o Jose & Columba Leyva
April 7, 6:30pm - SACRISTANS
6 pm English, Every Friday during c/o Carlos & Alma Sedano
Lent April 14, after Passion Play, Outdoor Stations of the
Cross 11am - St. Peter Staff
7 pm Todo los Viernes durante la St. Vincent de Paul for the Bread
Cuaresma
Thank you for your kind generosity
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CANONICAL- LITURGICAL FORUM


BY FR. GEM BANDIVAS, JCL, MBA, PhD

REMOVING HOLY WATER DURING LENT

Dear Father Gem: May you have a good and fruitful not celebrated (i.e., Good Friday and Holy Saturday).
Lenten celebration this year. My question is about That is fairly clear. As of this writing, I already gave
Holy Water during Lent. I notice that there is an instruction to put back our holy water stoups at the
increasingly surfacing practice of removing holy entrance of the church until after Mass on Holy Thursday,
water from the fonts of churches for the entire Lenten when they are emptied of holy water and later refilled with
season. Last Sunday I was looking for holy water the water blessed at the Easter Vigil (Paschales
stoups at the entrance of the church only to be told Solemnitatis 97).
that we removed it because we are in the desert The tradition of placing holy water stoups at the
days of Lent. Are we also adopting this new entrance of the church probably originated with the
practice? Will you please provide us documentation custom of early Christians of washing their hands before
to show that this is now the trend that the Catholic entering the basilica in a fountain opportunely located in
Church is adopting? Thanks. the atrium and called a cantharus or phiala. The custom
Rita, STPA Parishioner was not just for practical purposes, as can be seen in St.
John Chrysostoms admonition to those who enter church
Dear Rita: First of all, Id like to thank you for bringing up washing their hands but not their hearts (Homily LXXI on
this issue. I have to admit that I am partly to be blamed for St. John).
the disappearance of the holy water stoups at the One of the most famous of these fountains was the
entrance of the church. I apologized for the inconvenience first-century bronze pine cone, almost 4 meters high,
as a result of my ignorance. Last Ash Wednesday after which originally stood near the Pantheon and the temple
the 8:00AM Mass, one older parishioner advised me that of Isis in Rome and was later moved into the courtyard of
we need to remove the holy water stoups because its the original basilica of St. Peter. In 1608, during
already Lent. Considering that the advice came from a construction of the new St. Peters Basilica, it was moved
long time and respectable parishioner, without any to its present location, the Cortile della Pigna, which now
hesitation I quickly said OKAY and the sacristan of the forms part of the Vatican Museums.
day who overheard the conversation immediately When in time the atrium of most churches was
removed it. reduced to a porch or narthex, the cantharus gave way to
Later in the day, I kept asking myself whether what I smaller stoups placed just inside the entrance of the
did was in accord to the mind of the Church. So, I started church.
researching. Then I came across this document from the This change also led to the disappearance of any
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the practical usage of water, leaving only the religious
Sacraments in an official reply to a dubium on March 14, meaning as a symbol of baptism and purification.
2000 (Prot. N. 569/00/L). To wit: Although the practice already existed in some places, it
This Dicastery is able to respond that the removing was Pope Leo IV (847-855) who ordered priests to bless
of Holy Water from the fonts during the season of Lent is and sprinkle the people with holy water every Sunday
not permitted, in particular, for two reasons: before Mass. In some places this was done by the priest
1. The liturgical legislation in force does not as the people entered the church. The present custom of
foresee this innovation, which in addition to being praeter crossing oneself is apparently of later origin.
legem is contrary to a balanced understanding of the There are relatively few extant examples of stoups
season of Lent, which though truly being a season of from before the 11th century, although there are some
penance, is also a season rich in the symbolism of water probable examples going back several centuries earlier,
and baptism, constantly evoked in liturgical texts. such as a ninth-century pail in the treasury of Aachen.
2. The encouragement of the Church that the There are no universally established rules regarding the
faithful avail themselves frequently of the sacraments is to size, shape and design of stoups, and many forms are
be understood to apply also to the season of Lent. The found.
fast and abstinence which the faithful embrace in this Lent is a time when we need the spiritual benefits of
season does not extend to abstaining from the holy water. Holy water is a sacramental. Holy water is a
sacraments or sacramentals of the Church. protection from evil, a reminder of our baptism and of our
The practice of the Church has been to empty the commitment to live a Christ-centered life.
Holy Water fonts on the days of the Sacred Triduum in
preparation of the blessing of the water at the Easter Vigil, Fr. Gem
and it corresponds to those days on which the Eucharist is
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Our Love Offering. . . In Memoriam


March 5, 2017 Parish Offertory:$ 12,763.28
March 5, 2017 2nd Collection:$ 3,431.50
Second Collections Schedule St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Community
Extend our Most Sincere
March 12, Operating Deficit Reduction Condolences to The Families Of:
March 19, Operating Deficit Reduction
Beverly Harbauer
Please consider including a bequest to Jesus Miuora
St. Peter the Apostle in your will or living trust.
Dora Crews
Thank you for your continuing support Michael Lee Dominguez

St. Peter the Apostle


Music Ministry

Mass Intentions for 2017 are now


available. The cost of each Mass
intention is $15.00 and will come with a
card that has the name of your loved one
Join the Choir
and the date of the Mass. We can accept
check or cash for payment. One intention Practice on Wednesday, 6:45pm
per Mass is accepted unless two people &
share the same last name, husband and St. Peter places fresh flowers in the Saturday, 4:00pm In the Church
wife for example. There is a four Mass sanctuary area of the church. If you
limit per person and you may not request would like to donate the cost of the If you can sing or play a musical instrument
the same Mass each week. There is no flowers on behalf of your family or a we invite you to join our Choir
guarantee that your loved ones name will loved one, please contact the Parish please attend the rehearsal or call the
be mentioned during the Mass. Please office at, 702-970-2500 for complete Parish office.
come to the office to make your requests. details.

CALLING ALL YOUTH GROUP


COMING SOON Middle School Youth Group Meet every
second Sunday of each month 6:30 p.m.
St. Peter the Apostle Gift Shop in the Faith Formation Complex.

High School Youth GroupLife Nights


will now have available the Sundays from 6:30pm-8:00pm Room 13.

MAGNIFICAT Young Adult


ENGLISH & SPANISH Monday nights at 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Youth office in the Faith Formation
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Starting the month of APRIL
If there are any questions about the youth groups or if you are looking to
Come get your copy (mid March) help out in any way with these worthy and beautiful groups please contact
First come First serve Anthony Sperduti, 702.354.5960 or email anthonysperduti@gmail.com

Audio/Video Ministry
Audio/Video Ministry is looking for kind hearted people to run the slideshows
for Mass. If you like to.help.out at St. Peters and haven't found a ministry you
Please visit our would enjoy, this group will.surely love your support. All you have to do is
contact Anthony J. Sperduti - A/V Ministry Coordinator at his.email
Website: anthonysperduti@gmail.com or call him at 702.354.5960 and we can instruct
you on the simple to follow procedures of running the slideshow projectors for
your fellow parishioners. You will find this ministry easy and fun and if you
Stpeterhenderson.org ever feel like falling asleep during Mass this will surely.keep you awake as
you follow along with the Mass. We are looking for new people to start as
soon as possible.
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PARISH OFFICE...... 702-970-2500 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION702-970-2525


Fr. Gem Bandivas, Parish Administrator .Ext. 2509 Maria Oswald, DRE .. .Ext. 2528
Deacon Bill Davis, Finance/Homebound .Ext. 2500 Terry Christiansen, Faith Formation .Ext. 2526
Malu Marigomen, Business ManagerExt. 2503 Vickie Sanchez, Faith Formation.Ext.2525
Elizabeth Schoeter, Office Manager .....Ext.2502 Margie Bedosky, Faith Formation..Ext. 2525
Cindy Blatchford, Bookkeeper .....Ext. 2505 Anthony Sperduti, Servant Coordinator for Youth And
Sandra Gaeta, Receptionist/Gift Shop ....Ext. 2501 Young Adults.Ext. 2525
Don Grizzard, Facility Maintenance .Ext. 2500
Connor Grizzard, Maintenance Assistant.Ext. 2500 OTHER MINISTRIES
Luz Elnar, HousekeepingExt. 2500 Homebound ...Deacon Bill Davis
Pro-Life Monica Caffarella
LITURGICAL MINISTRIES Environment ...Michelle Couch
Sacristans Carlos Sedano Rosary-Making ..Marie Misa
Altar Servers .Roger Pepper Altar Care..Susan Mirasol
Extraordinary Ministers .. Wedding Coordinator..Linda Rivera
Lectors .Daniel Potucek BereavementLinda Rivera
Ushers ..John Ramos
DEVOTIONS
HOSPITALITY: Mother of Perpetual Help .....Ernie Mirasol
Tony Roberto, Ruth Majovsky St.JudeThaddeus ...Sacristans
Guadalupanos ...Linda Gonzales
BUILDING & GROUNDS: Spanish Prayer Group .Jose Leyva
Deacon Bill Davis Legion of Mary Nelly Heagney

FUNDRAISER: NON-PARISH MINISTRIES


Sylvia De Guzman Shue Knights of Columbus .Francisco Diaz
St. Vincent de Paul .Pat Dockins
HUMAN RESOURCES & RECRUITMENT:
Janel Potucek
Rosary Making Ministry
FINANCE COMMITTEE:
Deacon Bill Davis(Chair), Please join us 2nd Sunday of each month
Sylvia De Guzman Shue, Janel Potucek, Dorothy Reed, Room 6 @ 3:30pm. For questions please
Josie Cruz call Marie Misa 702-565-1736 or
Sam Greene 702-813-9994

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
St. Peters is fully committed to ensuring a safe
environment for all parishioners. A Victims We invite you to come join us every
Advocate Hotline, 702-235-7723 is available 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm
through the Diocese for any individual who has been in the Parish Hall.
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