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We are called by our Baptism to actively live our Catholic Faith by proclaiming the Word of God, Jesus Christ, in all that we say and do, serving God's people and building a community filled with the Holy Spirit that is nourished by Scripture and Sacraments.

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Message from the Pastor

This is the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Outside temperatures fluctuate daily. We see more cold days than warm ones. But, as long as the sun is shining, I am happy. Hope you are too.
 
The Gospel of Luke takes us to the synagogue in Nazareth on the sabbath day, where Jesus unrolls the scroll and reads from the Prophet Isaiah. He points out that all actions described by the Prophet will be manifested in His deeds and words. He will bring glad tidings to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives, heal the sick and let the people subjugated to various forms of oppression go free. “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:21). In other words, God offers His love and grace abundantly to all. Be mindful to open your hearts and minds to receive them graciously.
 
Saint Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians (12:12-30) that together we form One Body of Christ, the Church. No one of us is an isolated island on earth. We need each other to make it through this life so we can be together again in heaven.
 
The pandemic is not over yet. Infections are at record level. The surge of Covid- 19 driven by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant continues to affect us uniquely. It has taken a horrible toll on our parish, country, and the entire world. This is certainly a time which tries our souls and patience mercilessly. But we will prevail as we always have. However, we have to be prudent. 
 
The bishop's dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is still in effect. Please do not come to church if you have a cough or suffer even the slightest symptoms of cold. Stay home until you are well again. We should also wear masks to keep the coronavirus, or any kind of germs, contained. We have already seen the alternatives in our community and they are not positive. 
 
With prayers,
Fr. Ryszard 
 

Queridos hermanos y hermanas,

Este es el segundo domingo del Tiempo Ordinario. La Santísima Madre, como todas las madres, saca lo mejor de Su Hijo. Conociéndolo bien, Ella ve claramente los dones que tiene y anima a Jesús vacilante a usarlos para el bien de la comunidad.

La señal que Jesús realiza en Caná (Juan 2:1-11), cambiando el agua en vino fino, lo cambia a Él también al hacerle consciente de que estamos aquí los unos para los otros, especialmente en tiempos de necesidad. Cada lugar, incluso el más insignificante, como Caná, puede ser un lugar de gracia ("galones de gracia") y alegría y podemos ser instrumentos de la gracia de Dios en el servicio de los demás.

Grandes personajes de la Biblia también se mostraron reacios a comenzar algo totalmente nuevo en sus vidas. Por ejemplo, Moisés usó la excusa de que no podía hablar bien. Jeremías se opuso porque era muy joven.

Todos necesitábamos, en algún momento de nuestra vida, a alguien que nos impulsara, nos animara o incluso nos torciera el brazo para darnos cuenta del potencial que no sabíamos que teníamos. Muchas veces, fuimos los que ayudamos a otros a tener éxito en la vida ayudándolos a ver y desarrollar sus habilidades y capacidades. Las personas no se vuelven expertas o santas por no hacer nada. Como alguien dijo: “Una zona de confort es un lugar hermoso, pero nunca crece nada allí”.

El Evangelio de hoy nos invita a ser Vino Fino para la familia, la iglesia, la escuela, la universidad, el trabajo o el barrio sedientos. Debemos ser Vino Delicioso para que Dios y los demás puedan deleitarse en nosotros. El profeta Isaías también toca la misma melodía: “Como el gozo del novio en su novia, así se regocijará en ti tu Dios” (62:5).

Gracias a Rosemary y Joe Smith por invitarme a su casa a cenar. Fue una gran oportunidad para que nos juntáramos y disfrutaramos de la compañía del otro.

Estoy con ansias de almorzar en la casa de John y Elaine Droz.

Al momento de escribir este artículo, se identificó una nueva variante de coronavirus, IHU, en Marsella, Francia. El retornado de Camerún infectó a 12 personas.

Hay aumentos alarmantes en el número de coronavirus, llegando a más de 20,000 por día en Carolina del Norte. Eso significa que 1 de cada 3 habitantes de Carolina del Norte ha dado positivo. Además, más niños contraen el Covid-19. Las hospitalizaciones podrían agotar el sistema de salud. Además del coronavirus, la temporada de gripe está en pleno apogeo ahora. Para mantenernos a salvo, estoy pensando en no tener música ni cantar en la iglesia hasta que termine la temporada de gripe.

Con oraciones y bendiciones,

Padre Ryszard

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

  • UNTIL FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE, HOLY COMMUNION WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED ON THE TONGUE!!!

FAITH FORMATION CALENDAR

January 30 -- Middle and High School Sunday

February 6 -- Elementary Grades Sunday

February 13 -- Middle and High School Sunday

February 20 -- Elementary Grades Sunday

February 27 -- Middle and High School Sunday

Updating Census

We are in the process of updating our parish census. We are asking all member families to click on the link below which will take them to a census form where you can make changes in your family listing in our parish directory, ie, address, emails, phone changes, additional children (or removing children who no longer live here, etc. Please do this as soon as possible.

Parish Census Form

New Parishioners!

Please take a moment to complete the parish registration form by clicking on the link below:

Parish Registration Form

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

The New Bern Regional Office of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh is offering NEW programs to service our communities:

Senior Pharmacy -- For qualified seniors -- Assistance paying for: Medications related to Chronic Health Conditions; Limited Medical Supplies; and Health Topic Information.

Emergency Assistance -- Emergency Rent or Utility Assistance; Case Management; Job Search and Budgeting

Disaster Assistance -- When Available: Emergency Rent or Utility Assistance; Home Repair; Case Management

502 Middle Street, New Bern 28560

252-638-2188

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:30 AM -12 Noon; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Donate Now at http://www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org/donate and Select ``Direct Your Gift: New Bern Deanery

www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org/locations/new-bern

A Caseworker from Catholic Charities will be onsite the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 10 AM to 1 PM. 
 
 

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Online Giving

Online GivingYou can now make your offertory donations online by using the link below.

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Mass Times

Saturday 5:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM (Spanish), 11:00 AM,
Monday 9:00 AM
Tuesday 9:00 AM (Communion in absence of a priest)
Wednesday 12 Noon
Friday 9:00 AM

Other Services
Reconciliation Saturdays 4:15-5 PM

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