October 2014 Deacon's Monthly Note
Sep 30, 2014
The Diocesan Deacons just completed one of their annual retreats at beautiful and peaceful Picture Rocks Retreat House in Tucson. The presenter was Bishop Nevares, Archbishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. The next retreat will be held at San Luis Rey, Mission Bay, California and their presenter will be Father John Arnold.
The deacons meet monthly with Father Abran our Pastor and Father Andre Weller our “quasi” associate Pastor to discuss and plan: personnel clergy issues; upcoming liturgical events; concerns of parishioners; clergy procedures and assignments.
The last four months have been energetic and fulfilling preparing for the RCIA process starting in October 5. We have 31 candidates who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil. We are also happy to announce that there 3 Catechumens who will be Baptized at the Easter Vigil. This cannot be possible without your prayers and welcoming of the Catechumens and Candidates to our and their parish here at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
We also need to thank and praise God for the following couples who have so generously given of their time and efforts to assist in being “teachers” and “teachers’ aides” for the RCIA process this year:
Mr. and Mrs. Salvador and Czerina Roman
Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Betty Islas
Mrs. Maria Castro
Mrs. Luz Maria Lopez
Mrs. Wilma Valdenegro
UPCOMING EVENTS OCTOBER 2014
- 7 October – Start Novena for St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
- 16 October – Feast Day of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
- Masses at 6:30am; 8:00am; 7:00pm
- Parish Fiesta – 18 and 19 October
With peace and joy in the Lord, to love and serve Christ and His Church
may we have new strength to continue serving you the Parishioners of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. God Bless each and every one of you.
Dcn Miguel Lopez
Dcn Fred Valdenegro