OUR LADY OF VICTORY
VICTORIA, TEXAS MARCH 16, 2014
Collection of March 8-9
Envelopes $ 12,203.00
Loose 3,598.50 Total $ 15,801.50 Candle Stands/Book Rack $218.00 Maintenance Fund $205.00 Special Collection: Church in Eastern
Europe (Ash Wednesday) $3,999.50
As we begin the second week of our Lenten journey, the Gospel reading, from St. Matthew, speaks of the Transfiguration of Jesus. Jesus took Peter, James and John to the mountaintop and, be-fore their very eyes, he was transfigured. Scripture says Jesus
"[...] was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him." Moses and Elijah
represent the fulfillment Jesus would bring of the law and the prophets.
The transfiguration of Jesus ushered in the Kingdom of God and the fulfillment of all that had been foretold. The apostles of Jesus did not yet understand it. Peter himself said, “Lord, it is
good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” Instead,
God intervened and "[...] from the cloud came a voice that said,
'This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.'” Though filled with fear, Jesus said to Peter, James and
John, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” Jesus says the same to us. We are not to live in fear, but in trust, reassured that our Lord is with us. Our call is to listen to Jesus and to abide by the Truth He reveals. The transfiguration of Jesus gives us an indication of what life with God will be, in heaven, if we are faithful to Him on earth. Until the Lord comes again for us, we have service to ren-der and faith to deepen. A most blessed week to you.
Father Gary Women’s ACTS Retreat March 20-23
Registrations are still be accepted. So register NOW!
All are encouraged to participate in Send Off on Thursday, March 20 at, 6:00 p.m. in the Cafete-ria and at the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March
23. Food for the meal may be brought to the gym before Mass.
Stations of the Cross
All are invited to participate in the Stations of the Cross, each Friday evening following the 5:30 p.m. Mass. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said, “The Way of the Cross is not only a great testimony to an inner depth and maturity, but it is in fact a
school for interiority and consolation. It is also a school for the examination of conscience, for conversion, for inner transfor-mation and compassion—not as sentimentality, as a mere feeling, but as a disturbing experience that knocks on the door of my heart, that obliges me to know myself and to become a better person.” Make this beautiful devotion a part of your Lenten journey.
Operation Rice Bowl
During Lent, we will participate in Operation Rice Bowl Bowls are available in the Cathedral.
2014 Diocesan Services Appeal (DSA)The 2014 DSA began on March 1 and will conclude on Feb-ruary 28, 2015. Our parish received the following information, from the Chancery Office, regarding our 2014 DSA Goal:
(which reflects an increase of $17,221.00 from last year).
The DSA funds the operation of the Diocese of Victo-ria. This includes the Bishop's Office, The Catholic Lighthouse, Financial Administration, Pastoral Institute, Permanent Diaco-nate, Religious Education, Retired and Infirmed Priests, Safe Environment Office, the education and formation of future priests for our Diocese, the Spiritual Renewal Center, the Tribu-nal, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, and a cost of other ser-vices. If every individual/family in the parish made a dona-tion to the 2014 DSA Campaign, we could reach our goal! If we reach our required goal, we will not have to use parish funds for this Diocesan Campaign, as we have done in past years.
Thank you for supporting our Bishop, the Diocese and, therefore, our parish. We all have an obligation to support not only our local parish, but also our Diocese
.The Bishop uses these funds to operate the Diocese. As Bishop Fellhauer has written: “God in His graciousness has given us the gift of faith
and has called us into His Church. One of the ways of giving back to the Lord is to render support to that Church, the faith community that is not of our making, but of God's.” Remember,
it is the responsibility of all of us to support our Bishop and the ministry entrusted to his care. Please assist us in reaching our as-signed goal! DSA envelopes and pledge cards were sent from the Chancery Office on February 27. If you need one, please call the Parish Office at 575-4741. Again, thank you for your generosity.
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Calendar Club Winners
March 11 ($50 Gift Card)
March 14 ($50 Gift Card)
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Last week’s TRIVIA answer:
Jesus is a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
Registration for the 2014/2015 Religious Education year is going on NOW!; Registration forms were sent home with current students and should be returned along with payment to the Religious Education Office. Registration for new families will begin on March 18. Space fills up fast so please sign up early. Your family must be registered and active members of the parish! Adult teachers and aides are al-ways needed and welcomed! Consider sharing your time, talents and faith with the young people of the parish. A wide range of talents are needed! Call the Religious Education Office for more information at 575-8132. “Training and support is provided.”
~ Sunday, March 23 ~
“Please remember in your prayers all those stu-dents enrolled in the Religious Education Pro-gram and St. Joseph High School who are being confirmed this year. These young people have
studied, done service projects, spent time in retreat and prayer and are now ready to take the final step of initiation into the Church.” Confirmation will be Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 p.m. in the Cathedral. Please be watching for information coming home regarding practice. If you have any questions please call the Religious Education office at 575-8132.
NEEDED FOR VACATION BIBLE
SCHOOL - Items needed for Arts and Craft projects: clean baby food jars with the lids, empty baby wipe tubs with the pop up lids, small water bottles with their lids and costume jewelry that will be in the treasure chests. Dona-tions may be brought to the Religious Education Office. Plans for the Vacation Bible School “SonTreasure Island” are well underway but we need YOU!. We need at least four more adults to commit to this project before we can begin registration. Areas that need your help are classroom teachers, arts & crafts and general assis-tance. Please note VBS is taking the place of summer play days this year. Vacation Bible School will run the week of June 23 to 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration will open as soon as we have enough adult volunteers. Please help make this fun and inspir-ing week possible by volunteerinspir-ing now! If you have any questions, please call the Religious Education Office at 575-8132.
Please join the Religious Education students in the 7th grade and up for an evening of Praise and Adoration on Wednesday, April 2, in the Cathedral beginning at 6:30 p.m. This special time will include Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and music. Parents, families and friends are all invited and it is open to anyone who wishes to come and join us on this very special occasion. Dismissal for stu-dents will be at the regular 7:30 p.m. time.
OUR LADY OF VICTORY
SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 2014
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OUR LADY OF VICTORY
VICTORIA, TEXAS MARCH 16, 2014
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Please Remember to TURN OFF Your Cell Phones or place them on silent mode, when entering church and PLEASE do not text during the celebra-tion of Mass.
Thank You For
Next Youth Mass
Sunday, April 6 — 6:00 p.m.
Youth Needed to Assist at the Sunday Youth Mass The Youth Mass held the 1st and 3rd weekend of each month at 6:00 p.m. is served by our high school/college age youth and young adults. Call the Parish Office (575-4741) to volunteer to serve as greeters/ushers, lectors, gift bearers, music/choir, and altar servers. Please consider serving the Lord in this special ministry. For more information or questions please contact Kelly Aldis, Youth Minister, at firstname.lastname@example.org or text to 652-2943.
True or False--The Catholic Church added the 7 books of the “apocrypha” to the Bible after the Protestant Reformation.
Save the dates to come get your plates!
March 21 and April 4
Menu: Fish, Shrimp, Coleslaw,
Green Beans, Hush Puppies &
$8 per plate - Drive Thru Only
Come out and support our
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What Am I Doing For Lent This Year?
Lent is a time for spiritual renewal. Such renewal may very well also lead to a renewal in our relationships with family members, friends, co-workers and fellow parishioners. Lenten renewal, in fact, could very well be the opportunity we are seeking, to live a more healthy life spiritually, physically, and emotionally. So, what are you doing for Lent this year? Here are a few suggestions…
Participate more regularly in Sunday and weekday Mass.
Join a Disciples on the Journey or Becoming a Credible Witness group in the parish.
Deepen my prayer life, through the use of daily Bible reading and the praying of the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Attend Stations of the Cross each week or privately reflect on them.
Pray together with my spouse and other family members.
Fast from certain types of food, eating less at mealtime or, if my health permits, fasting on bread and water.
Turnoff the radio, television, computer, I-pad, video games and other electronic devises once a week or at least for a few hours, during the week.
Become more involved in service, by visiting a homebound person or someone in the nursing home. Engage in acts of compassion and generosity toward others.
Be more careful in what I say and how I say it, when speaking to my loved ones. Spend a few minutes each day in quiet reflection.
Make a daily examination of conscience.
Seek God’s forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Spend more time with my family in prayer and play.
I will think of other ways to walk more faithfully with God, during the season of Lent.
“Christians know that suffering cannot be eliminated, yet it can have meaning and become an act of love and entrustment into the hands of God who does not abandon us; in this way it can serve as a moment of growth in faith and love.”
~ Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei, 56
Word of Life March 2014
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
Happenings Outside the Parish
Weekly Rosary & Divine Mercy Cenacle every Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Adoration Chapel. For more information contact Rosie Basaldua at 575-0931.
The Adoration Chapel at St. Mary’s is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday—Friday. If you would like to volunteer as an adorer for a specific hour, please call Germaine Wearden at (361) 235-1812 or St. Mary’s Parish Office at 573-4328. An hour spent with Jesus is an hour well spent!
Amor Meus Spirituality Center Lenten Vespers on the Sundays of Lent: March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13; from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. This liturgical prayer of the Church focuses on praying the psalms, giving thanks for the day and offering evening praise to God.
Directed Retreats: March 28-30, May 1-18 and August 8-10 For more information
Amor Meus Spirituality Center
1101 N.E. Water Street, Victoria, TX 77901 / (361) 575-7111 WEBSITE: www.amormeusspiritualitycenter.org
KC Council #1329 Fundraiser—BBQ Chicken Sunday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. until sold out at the KC Hall (Airline and Ben Wilson). $7 per chicken or 3 for $20. Span-ish rice and beans are available for $1.50 per pint. Proceeds benefit various Council projects. For info., call the KC Hall, that morning at 575-9214.
Catholic Daughters, Court St. Ann #369, will have a Bake Sale in conjunction with the BBQ. Lots of delectable items! NOTE: No BBQ Chicken Sales on April 20 - Easter Sunday
Catholic Knowledge Bowl
Sunday, March 30 at Our Lady of Victory Gym Registration Deadline: March 20
$25 per team of four people
For more information go to www.victoriadiocese.org
Retreat led by lecturer, columnist and author Fr. Ronald Rol-heiser, OMI, titled “Mirroring the Greatness of Life” on April 25-27 at the Spiritual Renewal Center, Victoria. Cost: $190 p/p, grants available. Contact: Susan Oakley at 576-1515/649-6391 or e-mail email@example.com.
Inez CDA Court of St. Joseph, Protector of Mary #2475 Games Party, March 30. Refreshments, king ranch chicken, salad & rolls; drinks—tea & coffee served. There will be door prizes and a raf-fle. Reservations required. Please contact: Kathy Prukop 575-3559 or Donna DeBault 935-3890.
Knights of Columbus Council 1329
Raising Funds for Scholarships
The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Calendar Raf-fle that benefits their charitable activities including schol-arships to OLV School. The Calendar Raffle tickets are $25 per ticket with drawings held each weekday April 15-May 26. A $500 prize drawn on April 15 and May 26 with 28 weekday at $100 each. Tickets are available at the Rec-tory and School Office. For more information contact Gary Rangnow at 649-2023.
Engaged Encounter - Dates for 2014: April 11-13 and Sept. 26-28 For a registration form go to www.victoriadiocese.org
Natural Family Planning: Free introduction session to the CREIG-TON MODEL Fertility Care System (CrMS) featuring NaPro TECHNOLOGY™. Upcoming sessions are: Sundays, April 6, August 3, and October 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church in Wharton. Any questions or to register please e-mail Susanne Koch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (505) 710-0903.
Update: Exciting plans are in the developing stages. Several major announcements will soon be made regarding our building plan for the new Parish Activity Center. To those who have given thus far to the Parish Capital Cam-paign, we are most grateful. To those pondering a gift, please consider doing so as soon as possi-ble. Pray for the success of the Campaign!
St. Joseph High School is currently enrolling students for the 2014-15 school year. STJ is accepting admissions ap-plications for grades 9-12. Please contact Jen Korinek at 573-2446 ext. 217 or email@example.com for more information on admissions and registration.
KJZT #101 Bake Sale at Holy Family on March 22-23 before and after all Masses. Proceeds to benefit Christ’s Kitchen.
Attention Altar Society Members Our Lady of Lourdes Altar Soci-ety will be hosting the Quarterly Altar SociSoci-ety Bunco on Monday, April 7, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. followed by a light meal. For reserva-tions please call Josie at 580-2090 or Dorothy at 574-8569 by April 4. Disciples on the Journey Lenten faith sharing groups have begun. It is
OUR LADY OF VICTORY
VICTORIA, TEXAS MARCH 16, 2014
Monday, March 17
6:00 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Kandler & Stockbauer Families
Patrick Tagliabue 8:00 a.m. John Kubesch (Anniv) Tuesday, March 18
6:00 a.m. W. Barnet Son Vu 8:00 a.m. Linda Uthoff
Wednesday, March 19
6:00 a.m. Frank Stefka Anita Novosd 5:30 p.m. Special Intention (M.L.) Jack Owens Thursday, March 20
6:00 a.m. Genevieve Lorance Ernie Seiler
8:00 a.m. Rudolph & Bessie Janca Elroyce Schroller Friday, March 21
6:00 a.m. Joe Kusak Sr. (Anniv) Lee Payne 5:30 p.m. Cecil & Clotilde Raggio Kari Pettey 6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Saturday, March 22
2:00 p.m. NUPTIALS/PENA-NAVARETTE 5:30 p.m. Adolph Kraatz (Anniv)
Sunday, March 23
7:30 a.m. Vicki Klimitchek Virginia Neely 9:00 a.m. Willie T. Love (Anniv) Agnes Olsovsky 11:30 a.m. Parishioners/Benefactors
6:00 p.m. Helen Klein (Anniv) Oscar Becker (Anniv) Wednesday
9:30 a.m. MASS at Twin Pines & Texan West 10:30 a.m. MASS at Retama South
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
6:00 a.m. Richard Scheibelhut, Paul Adams Thursday, Friday
6:00 a.m. Donald Dusek Wednesday, March 19
5:30 p.m. M. Morgan, A. Ramos, C. Jacob Friday, March 21
5:30 p.m. Z. Valdez, M. Korinek, C. Wasicek Saturday, March 22
5:30 p.m. J. & S. Wharton, B. & C. Young Sunday, March 23
7:30 a.m. J.M. & J. Ochoa, S. Theriot, J. Cierra, III 9:00 a.m. B. Gutierrez, M. Garcia, C. Janak 11:30 a.m. L. & R. Rivera, J. Bernal, M. Franco 6:00 p.m. K. Saddler, C. Klekar, J. & L. Estraca EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS LECTOR Saturday, March 22
5:30 p.m. R. Scheibelhut, M. Darilek Jennifer Garza F. Ortiz, C. Krejci, J. Falcon Jr.
L. Charbula, M. Flynn, P. Kelly Sunday, March 23
7:30 a.m. L. Hathaway, H. Motal, Wendy Loya M. & G. Alemendarez
M. & S. Ratcliffe, P. Hendryx
9:00 a.m. C. Koop, N. & T. Pekar, Santos Figueroa M. Bennett, J. Flores,
M. Chandler, J. Vincent, M. Hernandez
11:30 a.m. Special Assignment Debbie Mercado Women’s ACTS
6:00 p.m. D. & C. Pennington, Leticia Rodriguez V. Saenz, R. Lauger,
R. & P. Coffey, S. Artero, N. Hagel
Ministers of the Eucharist
Sunday, March 23
Citizens Hospital-Raul & Lucy Rodriguez DeTar Hospital-J. Huerta, J. Ortega, A. Rodriguez
The Pope Speaks
“Praying is drawing God's eyes, drawing God's heart toward us, in the certainty that what we ask will be listened to, even if we don't know when or how He will do it.”
“Making a space in life for God and prayer radi-cally changes the whole that life, if it is lived out seriously.”
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We pray for:Karie Pettey and Lawrence Tagliabue Readings for the Week of March 16, 2014 Sunday Second Sunday of Lent
Gn 12:1-4a; Ps 33; 2 Tm 1:8b-10; Mt 17:1-9 Monday Saint Patrick, Bishop
Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79; Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday Saint Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50; Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89; Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22; Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a Thursday Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1; Lk 16:19-31 Friday Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a; Ps 105; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 Saturday Mi 7:14-15; 18-20; Ps 103; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Sunday Third Sunday of Lent