Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 435-3167
Saturday, Jul 31, 2021
MEMORIAL OF IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA, PRIEST
Book your biblical excursion
Never underestimate the power of a book to change lives or history. Ignatius of Loyola was a young Spanish soldier from a prominent military family. While recovering from a serious war injury, he came upon Vita Christi, a spiritual biography of the life of Christ by 14th-century German Catholic monk Ludolph of Saxony. In the book he found the meditative technique of immersing oneself in a biblical scene from the life of Jesus. The book changed Ignatius’ life, and the technique became foundational to the development of Ignatian spirituality and the famed Spiritual Exercises. Try the technique: Open a gospel, read a story, and place yourself at the scene. Really be there. See what happens.
TODAY'S READINGS: Leviticus 25:1, 8-17; Matthew 14:1-12. “This fiftieth year you shall make sacred by proclaiming liberty in the land for all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you.” #takefiveforfaith ... See MoreSee Less
Let us entrust to Mary, Help of Christians all who work for peace, for dialogue between nations, for service to the poor, for the care of creation, and for the victory of humanity over every disease of body, heart and soul.
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A Prayer by Henri Nouwen
As you draw me ever deeper into your heart, I discover that my companions on the journey are women and men loved by you as fully and as intimately as I am. In your compassionate heart, there is a place for all of them. No one is excluded.
Give me a share in your compassion, dear God, so that your unlimited love may become visible in the way I love my brothers and sisters.
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Friday, Jul 30, 2021
Open the door to your ministry
Do you ever think about your daily activities as a ministry? No activity is outside the realm of a possible ministry. Take Blessed Solanus Casey, for example. One of Solanus’ jobs was as a porter, that is, a door keeper. Open/shut case, right? Not at all! Solanus understood his simple job as being a true ministry, service of God through service of others. He did not merely answer the door; he opened his heart to everyone who entered. In doing so, Solanus was able to reflect God’s love and healing to others in a way that truly made a difference. How do you open your heart to others during your daily routine?
TODAY'S READINGS: Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34b-37; Matthew 13:54-58. “Is he not the carpenter’s son?” #takefiveforfaith ... See MoreSee Less
To celebrate the Ignatian Year 2021-2022, the 500th anniversary of St. Ignatius’ conversion, 26 contributors have come together to create a free e-book of Ignatian prayers, poems, reflections and illustrations entitled “Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: Through the Year with Ignatian Spirituality.” Visit Jesuits.org -
enter your information and then click the “Sign Up” button. Links to download the e-book will be e-mailed to you immediately. ... See MoreSee Less
Today the church remembers Martha, and with her Mary and Lazarus, the family at Bethany who became close friends with Jesus and whose stories became intimately bound up with his. For her part, Martha seems to be known most by her shortcoming - her frustration in being left to do the chores of hospitality on her own without the help of her sister - yet she is a saint of the Church, a woman of great faith.
We too stand among a family of one sort or another, sharing the familiar struggles and hopes of daily life. It can feel sometimes like we too are 'best known' for our faults - you can fill in your own words here- even as we work to do good, to welcome and follow Christ.
May we take our lessons today from Martha. May you and I, and our families, be close friends with Jesus. And may that friendship shape us as we bring our needs to Him. May our stories, too, be intimately bound up with His... ... See MoreSee Less