Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 435-3167
Friends, in today’s Gospel (Luke 4:24–30), Jesus’ hometown rejects him as a prophet. And I want to say a word about your role as a prophet.
When most laypeople hear about prophecy, they sit back and their eyes glaze over. “That’s something for the priests and the bishops to worry about; they’re the modern-day prophets. I don’t have that call or that responsibility.”
Well, think again! Vatican II emphasized the universal call to holiness, rooted in the dynamics of Baptism. Every baptized person is conformed unto Christ—priest, prophet, and king. Whenever you assist at Mass, you are exercising your priestly office, participating in the worship of God. Whenever you direct your kids to discover their mission in the Church or provide guidance to someone in the spiritual life, you are exercising your kingly office.
As a baptized individual, you are also commissioned as a prophet—which is to say, a speaker of God’s truth. And the prophetic word is not your own. It is not the result of your own meditations on the spiritual life, as valuable and correct as those may be. The prophetic word is the word of God given to you by God.
-Bishop Robert Barron ... See MoreSee Less
Refresh my heart in Christ.
Philemon 1: 20
St Paul’s prayer, writing from prison to “Philemon, our beloved and our co-worker,
to Apphia our sister, to Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church at your house.” ... See MoreSee Less
Pope Francis calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and across the Middle East.
The Pope has been calling for a ceasefire and the immediate release of all hostages since the beginning of the war last year.
Today, speaking after his weekly Angelus prayer, he said:
“I carry daily in my heart, with sorrow, the suffering of the populations in Palestine and in Israel, due to the ongoing hostilities. The thousands of dead, wounded, displaced, and the immense destruction cause suffering, and this has tremendous consequences on the small and the defenceless, who see their future compromised.”
“I ask myself: do we really think we can build a better world in this way? Do we really think we can achieve peace? Enough, please! Let us all say it: enough, please! Stop! I encourage the continuation of negotiations for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and in the entire region, so that the hostages may be freed immediately and return to their anxiously awaiting loved ones, and the civilian population can have safe access to urgently needed humanitarian aid.”
The pope concluded his greeting to the crowd by also asking them to pray for the people of Ukraine, who are suffering from a war that started in February 2022. “Please let us not forget the martyred Ukraine, where every day many people die. There is so much sorrow there,” he said. ... See MoreSee Less
@franciscus: Jesus does not allow the house of God to become a marketplace where sales tables take the place of the family table. We are invited on our Lenten journey to create a greater sense of home and less of a market within ourselves and around us.
#GospelOfTheDay (Jn 2:13-25) ... See MoreSee Less
”Faithful friends are a sturdy shelter; whoever finds one finds a treasure.
Faithful friends are life-saving medicine; those who love the Lord enjoy stable friendship, for as they are, so will their neighbors be.” Sirach 6:14
Make it a friendship Friday!
Tag a friend who blesses you!
🎨daily chirp ... See MoreSee Less
Fridays of Lent
Adoration ~ Stations of the Cross ~ Reconciliation
Confessors available 5-6:30PM
Come and experience Gods unfailing love and mercy ... See MoreSee Less