Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 435-3167
World Mission Sunday October 23 & 24, 2021
“We cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20)
We are celebrating World Mission Sunday on October 24, 2021. Every World Mission Sunday is a reminder to us of our mandate to be a missionary. As Pope Francis in his message for World Mission Sunday 2021 says "the history of evangelization began with the Lord's own passionate desire to call and enter into friendly dialogue with everyone, just as they are". This should "impel us to mission" irrespective of the times and situations.
What we share is what we have experienced like the Apostles and the first Christians. What we have experienced should not be kept under a bushel or bed but has to be on the lampstand, "we cannot but speak about what we have seen and heard". It should be shared and proclaimed. ... See MoreSee Less
The great secret of the spiritual life, the life of the Beloved Sons and Daughters of God, is that everything we live, be it gladness or sadness, joy or pain, health or illness, can all be part of the journey toward the full realization of our humanity. It is not hard to say to one another: “All that is good and beautiful leads us to the glory of the children of God.” But it is very hard to say: “But didn’t you know that we all have to suffer and thus enter into our glory?” Nonetheless, real care means the willingness to help each other in making our brokenness into a gateway to joy.
-Henri Nouwen ... See MoreSee Less
FEAST OF LUKE, EVANGELIST
First in line for Marian devotion
As the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles, Luke the Evangelist penned over a quarter of the New Testament—more than anyone else. The Virgin Mary has a special place in his gospel—it is only here that we find the story of the Annunciation, her visit to Elizabeth, the Presentation of the infant Jesus in the temple, and the finding of the child Jesus preaching in the temple. In art, Luke is sometimes depicted painting images of Mary (and he is the patron saint of painters). Revisit the richness of what we know about Mary thanks to Luke by giving his gospel another good read.
Today's readings: 2 Timothy 4:10-17b; Luke 10:1-9. “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.”
📷Iconographer and parishioner Maidie Weisbarth ~ visit the St Francis Chapel to see more🙏 ... See MoreSee Less
When you go to pray, lift up what’s inside of you at that moment. If you are bored, lift up that boredom; if you are angry, lift up your anger; if you are sexually obsessed, lift that up; if you are tired, lift up that tiredness; if you feel selfish, don’t be afraid to let God see that.
Jesus said that we must become like little children to enter the kingdom of heaven. One of the qualities in children to which this refers is precisely their honesty in showing their feelings.
Fr. Ron Rolheiser ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday, Oct 17, 2021
TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Come face-to-face with Jesus
Spiritual truths often sound mysterious and paradoxical. God is a Trinity; Jesus is human and divine; the last will be first. But not everything in the life of faith is a mystery. Take poverty. It's where Jesus said we'd always see him face to face. Poverty's roots are well understood: malnutrition, limited healthcare, unsafe housing, dangerous work conditions, unequal access to justice, and no political voice. In founding today's Poverty Eradication Day, French priest Joseph Wresinski dared us to rewrite these terms of modern civilization. Pray the Rosary's Sorrowful Mysteries and commit to undercutting poverty's roots.
TODAY'S READINGS: Isaiah 53:10-11; Hebrews 4:14-16; Mark 10:35-45. "Whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant.” #takefiveforfaith ... See MoreSee Less
Brothers and sisters:
Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
Jesus, the Son of God,
let us hold fast to our confession.
For we do not have a high priest
who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
yet without sin.
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. Hebrews 4;14-16
#dailyingodsword ... See MoreSee Less
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼YES!!! We miss everyone!!! Come back🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 God is Good🙌🏼
Once we have seen the suffering Christ among us, we will recognize him in our innermost self. Thus we come to experience that the first commandment, to love God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, resembles indeed the second: “You must love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39–40).
-Henri Nouwen ... See MoreSee Less
“Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” (Lk 1:42). We repeat those words every time we recite the Hail Mary. In welcoming Mary, we receive a blessing, but we also learn to bless. Our Lady teaches us that blessings are received in order to be given. She, who was blessed, became a blessing for all those whom she met: for Elizabeth, for the newlyweds at Cana, for the Apostles in the Upper Room… We too are called to bless, to “speak well” in God’s name.
-Pope Francis ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday, Oct 16, 2021
I was hungry
World Food Day was established in 1979 by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and is celebrated annually on this date in 150 countries. The theme for this year’s celebration is, “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow.” The World Food Program (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the organization. As of 2019, the WFP has served 97 million people in 88 countries, and it was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to combat hunger and contribute to peace in conflict areas. Take a moment today to thank God for the food you eat and the people who produce it, and to support your local World Food Day celebration.
TODAY'S READINGS: Romans 4:13, 16-18; Luke 12:8-12. “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God.”
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