Sacred Heart Catholic Church
655 C Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118
Phone: (619) 435-3167
"Jesus always started with people's real lives to lead them toward God. To be a good theologian, in addition to studying, dedicating oneself, having sharp insight and grasping reality," one must reflect and pray "on one's knees". It all comes down to "how you express who God is, how the Holy Spirit is manifested, the mystery and the wounds of Christ. How you are teaching this encounter -- that is the grace."
Pope Francis ... See MoreSee Less
Since every thing, every person, every situation comes from the God who speaks, the whole world is Word by which we can live. We need only “taste and see how good God is.”
(from the book “The Way of Silence” by Brother David Steindl-Rast)
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Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021
MEMORIAL OF WENCESLAUS, MARTYR
A faith that runs in the family
Good King Wenceslaus is, of course, best known for his care of the poor and the concern he showed his servant, as immortalized in the famous Christmas carol. Indeed, it was young Wenceslaus’ habit to sneak out in the middle of the night and—with his servant assisting—roam the countryside looking for poor or imprisoned people he could anonymously help with his almsgiving. But Wenceslaus and his grandmother, Saint Ludmila, could also be patron saints for grandchildren who are raised in the Catholic Christian faith primarily by their grandparents. Pray for all modern grandparents who assume this role.
TODAY'S READINGS: Zechariah 8:20-23; Luke 9:51-56. “Many peoples and strong nations shall come to seek the Lord.” ... See MoreSee Less
Lord, you've given me another day:
a day to live and spend in love,
a day for serving others,
a day for giving thanks,
a day for you and me to share...
Of the 24 hours before me
may I waste not even one
in selfishness or anger,
in idleness or fear...
Help me spend some time today:
helping, serving others,
reaching out to those
who've been forgotten or ignored...
Help me make and take some time, Lord
just for you and me today,
to sit in holy silence,
in your presence, in your peace...
Help me see where your path takes me:
give a prompt, a nudge, a shove
give me everything I need, Lord
to follow where you lead...
If tears should bless my cheeks today,
be there to wipe them dry;
if my heart should find a smile
let it show upon my face...
When I'm tired, give me strength, Lord,
when I hurry, slow me down,
when I say too much, please hush me,
when I speak, make wise my words...
Help me keep it in today, Lord,
living one day at a time,
make me mindful of the moment,
help me do the next right thing...
You've given me this day, Lord,
to live and spend in peace:
guide my steps and keep me safe
until I fall asleep tonight...
Via A Concord Pastor Comments ... See MoreSee Less
“There is always a temptation to build ‘nests’, to cling to our little group, to the things and people we like, to resist all contamination. It is only a small step from a nest to a sect, even within the Church. How many times do we define our identity in opposition to someone or something! The Holy Spirit, on the other hand, brings together those who were distant, unites those far off, brings home those who were scattered. He blends different tonalities in a single harmony, because before all else he sees goodness. He looks at individuals before looking at their mistakes, at persons before their actions. The Spirit shapes the Church and the world as a place of sons and daughters, brothers and sisters.” – Pope Francis ... See MoreSee Less
An argument arose among the disciples
about which of them was the greatest.
Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child
and placed it by his side and said to them,
“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
For the one who is least among all of you
is the one who is the greatest.
📷 a joyful moment from SHPS all saints mass pre-pandemic ... See MoreSee Less
Our life is a short opportunity to say yes to God’s love. Our death is a full coming home to that love.
-Henri Nouwen ... See MoreSee Less
This morning, we pray for our migrant and refugee families as they leave homelands plagued by violence, famine and unemployment. May they find loving welcome in new homes where they can provide greater stability and hope for their families. migrants-refugees.va/world-day-of-migrants-refugees/ ... See MoreSee Less
Eucharist Initiative Homily by Rev. Peter Escalante (English), Sept. 26, 2021 ... See MoreSee Less