Mass Times

Tuesdays: 4:30 p.m. Buswell Chapel



Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays: 7:00 a.m. Buswell Chapel  

    

Saturdays: 5:15 p.m.

7:00 p.m. Spanish

(Sunday Liturgy)



Sundays: 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Contact

Parish Office 719 589 5829

Emergency Sick Call 719 589 3211

Parish Fax 719 589 5820


Location:

Church 715 4th Street

Parish Offices 726 3rd Street


Office Hours:

Mon//Thurs 9am - 4pm

Fridays 9am - noon


Mailing:

P.O. Box 547 Alamosa, CO 81101

Adoration

Adoration in the Buswell Chapel. Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m.

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19 Ways to Let Your Parish Priest Know You Appreciate Him PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

 

Our parish priests are some of the hardest working members of the Church. The typical parish priest works every weekend and holiday, lives in the same building as their office, and only gets one day off a week, not to mention they’re being asked to care for more souls and take on more responsibilities and roles than ever before.

 

Today is the feast day of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests. To mark the occasion, we asked a some parish priests how we could best let them know we’re thankful for them and all the work they do for us.

In no particular order:

 

1. Pray for Your Priest(s)

The most important thing a parishioner can do for his/her priest is pray for them. We are always praying for someone, even required to offer a Mass every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation on behalf of our parishioners. It’s just good to know that they pray for us everyday.”

A rosary, a holy hour, a small offering or a daily suffering offered for the priest.”

Send cards to priests with assurances of prayer for their intentions.”

The offering of prayers for the priest and his ministry.  (It’s a great joy to know of prayers since I know that my life and ministry are only as fruitful as the people praying for me.)”

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faith formation 2014 PDF Print E-mail
 

 

Faith Formation begins September 21st

 

 

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Prioritizing Your Life PDF Print E-mail
 
 
 

What you are actually living... is not exactly what you want to live?


Here it is, our weekly fact: 24/7 = 168 hours per week. As simple as that!


   But there is a difficulty we moderns have with time. Laura Vanderkam, who writes for the Wall Street Journal, points it out very well:


... by lamenting our overwork and sleep deprivation—even if that requires workweek inflation and claiming our worst nights are typical—we show that we are dedicated to our jobs and our families. Being "busy" and "starved for time" is a way to show we matter. Put another way, it makes us feel important.”

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A Hundred or Sixty or Thirty-Fold PDF Print E-mail

 

 

 

I will renew my effort with whatever prayer commitment I have allowed to waver or falter the most.





Matthew 13:1-9
Introductory Prayer:
Lord, my prayer will "work" only if I have humility in your presence. So I am approaching you with meekness and humility of heart. I have an infinite need for you and your grace. Thinking about this helps me grow in humility. I trust in you and your grace. Thank you for the unfathomable gift of your love.

Petition:
Lord, may I always respond to your grace in my heart with fervor and active love.

1. Tears of a Sower:
Imagine Jesus preaching to the crowds, hoping for a positive response, but instead witnessing many people turning a deaf ear to his message of salvation. One day he is thinking about this as he watches a farmer sowing seed. He sees birds come immediately and take some away. He sees previously sown seed scorched by the sun. He sees some sprouts strangled by weeds. He then remembers the faces and perhaps even the names of people who heard his message, but who chose not to respond or whose response was short-lived. We are reminded of another Gospel passage: "As he drew near Jerusalem, he saw the city and wept over it, saying 'If this day you only knew what makes for peace -- but now it is hidden from your eyes'" (Luke 19:41).

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Why are YOU so Special! PDF Print E-mail

 

 

Christian Self-worth: the right and wrong kinds of self-esteem.



Self-esteem is a term that is bandied about at a dizzying rate these days. It is an important issue and definitely merits our attention in the fields of education and psychology. But there are many misleading conceptions of the idea out there, and in order to make sense of them, there are two interesting sources to draw from; an in-depth study from Monsignor Cormac Burke, and a children’s book called “You Are Special” by Max Lucado.

To begin, some sharp distinctions need to be made between the right and wrong kinds of self-esteem. To draw one’s sense of worth merely from what you think of yourself or what others think of you is to build on sand. Yet this is exactly the kind of self-esteem that has wreaked so much havoc over the years, having been promoted since the 60s.

The claim is that a person can build their sense of self-worth by deciding for themselves what is right or wrong, what feels good for them and becoming a ‘success’ purely in their own terms. But what kind of fruit does this unqualified esteem for oneself bear?

Fr. Burke has a very clear and objective answer drawn from some scientific research done by four psychologists in May of 2003. “Having looked at all the existing studies on self-esteem, they found
no significant connection (emphasis mine) between feelings of high self-worth and academic achievement, interpersonal relationships or healthy lifestyles. On the contrary, they concluded, high self-regard is very often found in people who are narcissistic and have an inflated sense of popularity and likeableness” (from “Self-Esteem: Why? Why Not?” Homiletic and Pastoral Review, February 2008).

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