Indeed, we are living in a digital world.
Today, modern media have entered all areas of our lives. The easy access to computers and cellphones and the presence of internet come with many positive effects; but they also present many challenges.
The new culture of communication spurs us to fill our days with new activities and “noise” making it hard to get close to God and to serve people. The quick supply of so much information makes it difficult to discern what is worthwhile and to correctly manage data from different sources. In fact, Pope Francis said, “the speed with which information is communicated exceeds our capacity for reflection and judgment.” Also, the variety of different stimuli (text messages, photos, videos, music, etc.) distracts us from what we are supposed to do because we tend to respond to them immediately.
The Holy Father reminds us that we need to recover a certain sense of deliberateness and calm. We need the time and the ability to be silent and to listen. He also said that we are often overwhelmed by the noise around us; thus, the need to rediscover the value of silence and to know how to listen to God and our brothers and sisters. Read this and the latest articles from this week’s Parish Bulletin>>>>>
– The Celebration of the FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD, also known as Candlemas, is on Friday, February 2. Please bring your candles to mass for a special blessing.
– The HEALING MASS on First Friday, February 2 IS CANCELLED. A Healing Mass to commemorate the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on Saturday, February 10 at 730 AM instead; Sacred annointing with Holy Oil comes after the mass.
– February 3, Saturday, is the FEAST OF SAINT BLAISE, Patron Saint of Throat Ailments. There will be blessing of throats in all masses.
– We will have the 1st of the 5 first Saturday masses for the reparation of sins committed against the Immaculate of Heart of Mary on February 3 at 12:15 NN. We encourage everyone to attend.
Santuario de San Antonio Parish Pre-Cana program, conducted by its Ministry of Family and Life are scheduled every 1st Saturday of the month. Register online, here, or with Susan at the Parish Office, 843-8830 to 31 #4 and provide your preferred schedule, individual full names, nicknames, contact numbers and email addresses. If your wedding is not going to be held at SSAP, pls. seek permission from the parish of your wedding venue before signing up for SSAP Pre-Cana.
Please read through the information provided in our Parish Services page before sending your inquiries to the following individuals:
For WEDDING & CRYPT services c/o Susan – firstname.lastname@example.org
For FUNERAL CHAPEL & PARISH CENTER services c/o Alice – email@example.com
For BAPTISM services – firstname.lastname@example.org
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