Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 435-3167
At midday I see the church open,
It draws me within.
I come, Mother of Jesus Christ,
Not to pray.
I have nothing to bring you,
Or to ask of you.
I only come, O Mother,
To gaze at you,
To see you, to cry simply out of joy,
Because I know that I am your child,
And that you are there. . . .
With these words the poet Paul Claudel brings to expression an utterly decisive moment of the Catholic devotion to Mary – simply to dwell in the movement of this holy life; to experience the healing power of this pure love and benevolent understanding; on the road to one’s destination to be already a little at home.
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JOIN US TONIGHT...
Everyone is Invited!!
Friday, January 14
6pm/ Holy Hour w. worship music
& sacrament of reconciliation
7PM/ Mass with Bishop Bejarano
followed by Young Adult Social
This event is in collaboration with
the Office for Life, Peace and Justice for the Annual San Diego Walk for Life 👣
Saturday, January 15 from 8AM-12PM
at Waterfront Park
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Friday, Jan 14, 2022
I feel your pain
Healing gospel-style involves assessing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the ill person. As Pope Francis says, Jesus asks us: “To stop and listen, to establish a direct and personal relationship with others, to feel empathy and compassion, and to let their suffering become our own as we seek to serve them.” This holistic approach is slowly being embraced by Western physicians. Today's healthcare providers are encouraged to use such tools as the FICA method to assess a patient’s faith; its importance in their decision-making; their connection to a community of like-minded believers; and the recommended action related to the spiritual assessment. We're all commissioned to be healers to some extent; the next time someone comes to you in pain, remember this compassionate approach.
TODAY'S READINGS: 1 Samuel 8:4-7, 10-22a; Mark 2:1-12. “Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’?”
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“And Jesus, seeing their faith...” When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days,
it became known that he was at home.
Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,
not even around the door,
and he preached the word to them.
They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd,
they opened up the roof above him.
After they had broken through,
they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him, “your sins are forgiven.”
Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,
“Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming.
Who but God alone can forgive sins?”
Jesus immediately knew in his mind what
they were thinking to themselves,
so he said, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?
Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
‘Your sins are forgiven,’
or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’?
But that you may know
that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”
–he said to the paralytic,
“I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.”
He rose, picked up his mat at once,
and went away in the sight of everyone.
They were all astounded
and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”
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I’m so grateful for my friends who share in their faith journeys with me.🙏❤️
Thursday, Jan 13, 2022
MEMORIAL OF HILARY, BISHOP, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
In defense of the faith
Saint Hilary (d. 468) was a bishop during a time of great contention in the early church. He was popularly selected to lead, and he undertook scholarship that continues to be recognized today. His informal title, “Hammer of the Arians,” has a violent ring to it, but in fact, he defended the Trinity against the Arian heresy through his writing, even though his opponents used the more forcible method of exile. Living a truly Christian life—loving those who oppose you, forgiving wrongs, turning the other cheek—has often been ridiculed by those who prefer the use of force. You can “defend” the faith by the way you choose to live.
TODAY'S READINGS: 1 Samuel 4:1-11; Mark 1:40-45. “A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said, ‘If you wish, you can make me clean.’ ”
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A Holy Hour for Life:
Prayer Before the Blessed Sacrament for the Gospel of Life
God our loving Father,
grant wisdom to those who govern us,
compassion and courage
to those who work to defend human life,
and safety and care to every human being.
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and who call us home to heaven,
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“A man comes up to Jesus and kneels down before him, asking him a crucial question: 'Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?'. So important a question requires attention, time, willingness to encounter others and sensitivity to what troubles them. The Lord does not appear annoyed or disturbed. Instead, he is completely present to this person. He is open to encounter. Nothing leaves Jesus indifferent; everything is of concern to him. Encountering faces, meeting eyes, sharing each individual’s history. That is the closeness that Jesus embodies. He knows that someone’s life can be changed by a single encounter. The Gospel is full of such encounters with Christ, encounters that uplift and bring healing. Jesus did not hurry along, or keep looking at his watch to get the meeting over. He was always at the service of the person he was with, listening to what he or she had to say.
We too are called to become experts in the art of encounter. Not so much by organizing events or theorizing about problems, as in taking time to encounter the Lord and one another. Time to devote to prayer and to adoration – that form of prayer that we so often neglect – devoting time to adoration, and to hearing what the Spirit wants to say to the Church. Time to look others in the eye and listen to what they have to say, to build rapport, to be sensitive to the questions of our sisters and brothers, to let ourselves be enriched by the variety of charisms, vocations and ministries. Every encounter – as we know – calls for openness, courage and a willingness to let ourselves be challenged by the presence and the stories of others… So often God points out new paths in just this way. He invites us to leave our old habits behind. Everything changes once we are capable of genuine encounters with him and with one another, without formalism or pretense, but simply as we are.” - Pope Francis (from a homily, 10 October 2021)
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