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9933 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas 75220 214-358-1453 • Fax: 214-351-1887 www.stmonicachurch.org

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WELCOME TO ST. MONICA CHURCH!

We are pleased to have visitors join us in worship and we invite you to become active registered parishioners. Registration forms can be found in the vestibule, at the Parish Office, and online. Mass Times Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm (español), 5:00 pm

Weekday Mass Times 6:45 am, 8:00 am M-F 8:00 am Saturdays First Fridays 5:30 pm Primer viernes del mes 7:00 pm

Childcare for 11:00 am Mass Ages: 12-months to 4-years No Cost Room 114 Family Center St. Monica Women’s Ministry

Reconciliation • Reconciliación Saturday/Sábado 3:30-4:30 pm • 6:30-7:00 pm

Baptism • Bautismo Third Saturday of each month at 10:00 am Parents and godparents are required to attend a preparation class offered on the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. Call the Faith Formation Office to register. Tercer sábado de cada mes a las 3:00 pm Padres y Padrinos deben asistir a una clase de preparación que se ofrecen los primeros sábados de mes a la 1:00 pm. Llame a la Oficina de Ministerio Hispano. Marriage • Matrimonio Contact a priest or deacon at least six months before the planned marriage date. Llame a un Sacerdote o Diacono por lo menos seis meses antes de la fecha de la boda.

Helplines • Linea de Ayuda

St. Vincent de Paul serves the poor or distressed on an emergency basis. 972-994-1121 (confidential) Volunteers contact: [email protected] Stephen Ministry helps those experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or another life crisis. 214-914-2802 (confidential)

JANUARY 21, 2018

Bulletin Deadline Monday at 12:00 noon • Submit notices in writing to [email protected]

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Staff Fr. Michael Guadagnoli Pastor - x 7107 Fr. Iñigo Lopez Parochial Vicar - x 7112 Fr. Edwin Leonard Vocation Director (in residence) Monsignor John F. Meyers Pastor Emeritus Abel Cortes Larry Lucido

Deacons

Bob Marrinan Brian Mitchell

St. Monica Church Office Main: (214) 358-1453 • Fax: (214) 351-1887 Hours: M-F 9:00-5:00 • Sunday 10:00-2:00 Parish Secretary............................. x 7453 Faby Gomez Business Manager.......................... x 7176 Debbie Diaz Database Manager.......................... x 7111 Melissa Franks Volunteer Coordinator.................... x 7173 Maria E. Juarez-Plank Safe Environment Director............ x 7144 Shavana Lopez Bookkeeper..................................... x 7102 Jared Wirths Director of Youth Ministry.............. x 7106 Jason Trujillo Coordinator of Youth Evangelization.x 7106 Maria Jones Director of Communications......... x 7142 Erin Cooper Music Ministry Director of Music............................ x 7101 Conner McMains Director Youth Music...................... x 7103 Emmanuel Espiritu Organist (9:30 & 11:00 Mass) Guillermo “Will” Martinez Faith Formation Main: (214) 357-8549 • Fax: (214) 351-1887 Director of Faith Formation........... x 7132 Mariangela Byrne Administrative Assistant............... x 7549 Eldie Diaz Marriage Ministry Coordinator...... x 7164 Coordinadora de Matrimonios Martha Gonzalez Ministerio Hispano Main: (214) 357-8549 • Fax: (214) 351-1887 Director of Hispanic Ministry........ x 7131 Maria M. Gonzalez-Rocha St. Monica School Main: (214) 351-5688 • Fax: (214) 352-2608 Phil Riley, Principal www.stmonicaschool.org

January 21, 2018

From the Pastor My Dear Parishioners, January 22nd is the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on abortion (Roe vs. Wade, 1973 According to the Ordo, “all dioceses of the United States shall observe a Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” It is also a time when we can offer penance in prayer for all the sins against the dignity of the human person that have been committed through the heinous acts of abortion. All human life, from the moment of conception to natural death, is a gift from God. We honor God as well as thank Him by the good way in which we make use this great gift of life on earth. Remember that God made us for Him, to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him. We can discover God in our lives and in the lives of our brothers and sisters. With God’s help, we can look for God in all situations and in each other. Therefore, in love, we are called to follow His will for us, to seek His Wisdom, and to strive to have great respect for all of His creation. Let us all respect the great gift of life with which God has entrusted us. God Bless You, Fr. Guadagnoli

A FAREWELL & A NEW BEGINNING Join us as we thank DR. JEREMY WIRTHS for his years of service as Director of Music at St. Monica Catholic Church TODAY FROM 12 - 2 PM FAMILY CENTER LOWER LOUNGE St. Monica is excited to announce CONNER MCMAINS as its new Director of Music. Please feel free to stop by and welcome Conner between Masses!

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 21, 2018 Stewardship 01-14-2018 Regular - $49,487 Building - $5,444 Total Mass Attendance 01-14-2018 3,251

News & Events Breakfast burritos and Sausage on a Stick It’s a good combination - cold weather, hot breakfast burritos and sausage on a stick. If this sounds good, breakfast burritos and sausage on a stick are being sold after Masses, beginning at 8:00 am Mass until after the 11:00 am Mass, TODAY. So, stop by those smiling Knights of Columbus doing the selling and bring home the breakfast today. Bring some extras for your neighbors - they’ll love you for it. Thanks for continuing to support the Knights of Columbus who wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.

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Order Pulled Pork for the Big Game! The Big Game is on Sunday, February 4th and the Knights are firing up their smoker to bring you their famous pulled pork. It’s the perfect meal - whether you are hosting a party or just need to feed your family. Knights will be taking orders during burritos & sausage sales TODAY during burrito sales and then after all Masses next weekend (January 27th & 28th). The pulled pork will be ready for pickup after 8:00 am, 9:30 am, and 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, February 4th. We sold out early last year, so get your orders in ASAP. Pulled pork is $10/pound and sausage is $2/link. You can also reserve your order by emailing [email protected] _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Mass Intentions

Sunday, January 21 8:00 am........ Priest’s Intention 9:30 am........ Priest’s Intention 11:00 am....... Priest’s Intention 12:30 pm...... Priest’s Intention 5:00 pm........ Priest’s Intention 7:00 pm........ Priest’s Intention

Monday, January 22 9:00 am.............Esteban Reynold Campos by Elmer G. Herrera 11:00 am.............Tom Burton by DeMetrovich Family

The Bread Ministry is currently in need of a volunteer to pick up bread and desserts at the Tom Thumbs at Inwood & University and 75 & Northwest Highway every other Wednesday morning between 8:30 and 10:30 am and deliver them to a local donation site, such as North Dallas Shared Ministries, Our Lady of Perpetual Help or Union Gospel Mission. If you are interested in this very fulfilling community service, please call Tony Cardillo at 214-714-6452.

Tuesday, January 23 6:45 am.............Luella Marx U by The Ryans & Maddens 8:00 am...............Sofia Asin Fuentes U by Lorente Family

The Dallas Catholic Youth Conference (DCYC) is coming up! Join us as we come together with hundreds of other Catholics from the Diocese of Dallas from February 23rd-25th. DCYC takes place at the Frisco Convention Center, and includes: Bishop Burns, Oscar Rivera, Ennie Hickman, and more! Register at www.L1FTministry.org/events.

Thursday, January 25 6:45 am..............Rufino Jimenez U by Carmen Jimenez Grant 8:00 am.............Luella Marx U by Brian & Sharon Mitchell

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Healing with Hope – A Divorce Ministry St. Monica is hosting a 14 week program designed to help Catholics heal from the emotional and spiritual pain of divorce. The program will be led by trained lay facilitators to guide participants along a path of hope and healing. Regular weekly sessions will begin on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The cost of the program is $25. To register, visit stmonicachurch.org and click on the “Healing with Hope” banner image. For more information, contact Erin Cooper at 214-366-7142 or [email protected] or Christy Martiny at [email protected] _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Is your New Year’s Resolution to be more involved? Join the St. Monica Welcome Ministry. We invite you to spend half an hour, once a month greeting people with a smile as they enter the church before Mass on Saturday or Sunday. This is a great ministry for families with young children. You pick the day you serve! For more information, or to sign up, email Erin Cooper at [email protected] stmonicachurch.org.

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Volunteers are needed to spend an hour with Jesus in the Adoration Chapel from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Fridays. To sign up, or for more information, please contact Kristine Schwan Primrose at [email protected]

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St. Monica’s Catholic Education Ministry for Adults & Millennials presents Bishop Robert Barron’s Catholicism New Evangelization DVD Series in tandem with St. Monica’s Spread The Word 2018 Faith In Action Campaign beginning Sunday, January 28th at 9:15-10:45 am. All sessions are held in Family Center Room 217. Bishop Barron addresses both adults and millennials in this program. For more information, see our literature rack in Angel Hall and sign up.

Wednesday, January 24 6:45 am..............Joanna Sherman U by Andrew Darling 8:00 am.............Susan Darling U by Andrew Darling

Friday, January 26 6:45 am..............Beryll Rose Braganza U by Petersen Family 8:00 am.............Luella Marx U by Bob & Monica Noyes Saturday, January 27 8:00 am..............James Graham Upton U by Bill & Leanne Galyean 5:00 pm.................Blake Owen U by Nancy & Ed Mello Sanctuary Light This week the Sanctuary Light is burning for unborn children. For Our Sick

To request a name to appear, please contact the parish office or complete a green prayer request card (found on tables at the back of church) and place the card in an offering basket. Luke Blank2 Ed Shivvers1 Lorenzo2 Brandon Gillett1 Cynthia2 Angel Rodriguez Rivera1 Zach2 Nemesio Juarez3 Ester2 Names will appear for 3 weeks.The numbers after the names begin at 3 and count down and are intended to help those who make requests.

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Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Release your grief... it's a new day ST. MONICA GRIEF SUPPORT MINISTRY Group sessions begin January 31, 2018. Call Bill at 214-728-3532, Pam at 210-218-5777 or Jim at 214-914-2802 to register or for more information.

January 21, 2018

News & Events 2018 Parish Lenten Mission St. Monica is pleased to announce former protestant pastor and biblical scholar Dr. John Bergsma, from Franciscan University at Steubenville will be giving two dynamic presentations on February 17th and 18th from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm in the Church. Dr. Bergsma will be giving talks on Confession as Spiritual Warfare and How the Bible Made Me Catholic. All are invited to attend. For more questions, call the Church office at 214-357-8549.

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Alzheimer’s Education Opportunities by SAGE There is no age limit on understanding dementia and Alzheimer’s. All interested are invited to a threepart series on January 30th, February 6th and February 13th sponsored by SAGE & the Alzheimer’s Association. Elaine Scholly, a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Speaker’s Bureau, will present 1) The Basics of Alzheimer’s, 2) Understanding and Responding to Dementia and 3) Effective Communication. Each presentation stands alone, but are most beneficial together. Meetings will be held at 7:00 pm in the Family Center Room 109. For more information contact Elaine at 904-305-7078 or at [email protected] gmail.com. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

iconic ST. MONICA FINE ARTS PRESENTS

Parish Lenten Mission

FEBRUARY 3, 2018 2:30 PM & 6:30 PM SHOWS

VISIT ANGEL HALL OR STMONICACHURCH.ORG TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Roe Memorial Mass & North Texas March for Life On January 20, 2018, North Texas will mark the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision making abortion legal in America. The theme of the 2018 Roe Memorial is One small step for her, one giant leap for LIFE! To see the schedule of events, visit www.prolifedallas.org/roe or contact [email protected] prolifedallas.org or 972-267-LIFE (5433).

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Tony Melendez Concert benefitting Mater Filius Home Mater Filius is sponsoring A Gift of Hope, a Tony Melendez concert, on Thursday, February 1st at 7:00 pm at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Frisco. General admission is $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at www.materfiliusdallas.org. Questions? Call 214-650-5024.

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Mentor a mother facing a crisis pregnancy Gabriel Angel Training will be held on January 27th & February 3rd from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3811 Oak Lawn Ave. Dallas, TX 75219 in the Community Life Center Room #204. All meals and materials provided. To register online visit prolifedallas.org/angeltraining. New Gabriel Angels will be commissioned at the 5:00 p.m. Vigil Mass on February 3rd at Holy Trinity.

Family Vocation Chalice To participate call Don Wetzel at (214) 368-3640

January 27 at 5:00 pm Chad & Michelle Smithson

January 28 at 11:00 am Brandon & Corey Edwards

January 28 at 8:00 am Guadalupe & Lupe DelAngel

January 28 at 12:30 pm Bianca Marquez & Grandsons

January 28 at 9:30 am Matthew & Lynette Schnitzius

January 28 at 5:00 pm Dolores Longoria

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Tercer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

21 de enero 2018

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VIVIENDO EL LECCIONARIO DOMINICAL Descubre el ritmo y la espiritualidad del año litúrgico a partir de los textos bíblicos que el Leccionario nos da para cada domingo. Profundice y fortalezca su conexión entre la Liturgia de la Palabra celebrada los domingos en la misa y la vida cristiana de su comunidad y familia católica durante la semana.

Este curso se ofrece en dos lugares:

Brian J. Pierce, O.P., es fraile dominico de la Provincia de San Martín de Porres. Durante los últimos veinte años vivió fuera de los Estados

St. Michael, Bedford

El Buen Pastor, Garland

7-9 p.m. Los martes, por diez semanas consecutivas, comenzando el 20 de febrero de 2018.

7-9 p.m. Los miércoles, por diez semanas consecutivas, comenzando el 21 de febrero de 2018.

Instructor: P. Brian Pierce, O.P.

Unidos – en Honduras, Guatemala, y Perú – trabajando con Delegados de la Palabra de Dios, estudiantes universitarios, enfermos y dando cursos y retiros a dominicos y dominicas por todo el continente.

Costo: $100 | Fecha Limite: Feb. 13, 2018 Inscríbase: udallas.edu/ministry/registration Para mas información por favor comuníquese con Melissa Hernandez, 972-721-4118.

CÁLIZ VOCACIONAL FAMILIAR Para llevarse el Cáliz llame al (214) 358-1453

Nuevos Feligreses Si usted es nuevo a esta comunidad de Santa Mónica, le invitamos a que se inscriba como miembro. Puede hacerlo directamente en las Oficinas Parroquiales o visitando la página de Santa Mónica www. stmonicachurch.org. ¡Bienvenidos a esta su comunidad de Fe!

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Fortaleza Espiritual Mujer, Dios tiene grandes planes para tu vida, es tiempo de liberarte de las opresiones que has cargado durante en tu vida. Esto lo puedes lograr de la mano de Dios, ven aprender a ser feliz y hacer feliz a los que te rodean. Todos los terceros viernes de mes se lleva a cabo una reunión para mujeres mayores de 18 años. Las reuniones se llevan a cabo en el Centro Familiar, salón 201. La próxima reunión es el viernes 19 de Enero. Para más información llame a Rita Moreno, 214-566-5466.

4 de Febrero Familia Ramirez 11 de Febrero Familia Jaralillo 18 de Febrero Familia Centeno

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Apoyo Familiar El ministerio de Familias, les invita a su próxima reunión este 26 de Enero en el salón 201. Cada segundo y cuarto viernes de mes se imparten diferentes charlas para ayudar a las familias a tener un vínculo más fuerte con Dios y en su hogar. Los niños y jóvenes también reciben enseñanzas. Traiga a su familia para aprender de Dios y como relacionarse mejor con sus seres queridos. Para mas información llame a Noe Vielma, 469-759-0767.

25 de Febrero Familia Perez

Tercer Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario Imagen de Dios El ser humano siempre busca darle sentido a su vida. Desafortunadamente buscamos en lo exterior en vez de mirar nuestro interior y conocernos completamente. En esa búsqueda externa dañamos nuestra dignidad de ser hijo de Dios y llenamos la vida con felicidades pasajera que simplemente le deja más vacío de lo que estaba. El ministerio de Imagen de Dios es un grupo que ofrece enseñanzas sobre la Teología del Cuerpo, para aprender a valorar la esencia del ser humano. Las reuniones serán todos los jueves, de 7pm. a 8:30pm. en el salón de arte iniciando el mes de Enero. “soy creado a imagen y semejanza de Dios (Imago Dei)” Para más información llame a Cristina Sánchez, 214845-2630.

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Pastoral Juvenil Hispana El grupo de Jóvenes Adultos- Circulo Juvenil Ágape- invita a jóvenes entre 18 años a 33 años integrarse a este ministerio juvenil para crecer en su relación con Dios y vivir la juventud valorando los dones y gracias que reciben de Dios de una manera sana y productiva. Son jóvenes que en su diario vivir disciernen sobre su vocación y propósito de vida. Se reúnen todos los domingos a medio día en el salón, 211 del Centro Familiar. Ven a ver de qué se trata, no te arrepentirás!.... Para más información llama a Heidy, 469-583-7734

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Retiro Cuaresmal 2018 ¿Cómo superar las pruebas de la vida, siguiendo los pasos de Job? El sábado, 10 de febrero, se llevara a cabo el retiro cuaresmal que llevara como tema, la vida de Job. Una persona que supo superar varias pruebas de la vida y mantuvo su fe fiel a Dios. Venga aprender a caminar junto con Dios durante esta Cuaresma, para enfrentar sus retos personales lleno de fortaleza y confianza en la voluntad de Dios. Para más información llame a las Oficinas Parroquiales, 214-357-8549. _________________________________________________________________

Ministerio San José El ministerio de hombres San José, hace una cordial invitación a hombres mayores de 18 años en cualquier estado de vida a ser parte de este ministerio para crecer en fraternidad, espiritualidad y seguir a San José como modelo de vida para ser hombres de obras, fe, amor y protección. Las reuniones son los segundos sábados del mes a las 7 am, iniciando con una Hora Santa y seguido por una reflexión y tiempo de fraternidad. Para más información por favor llame al Diacono Abel Cortez, 214-534-4695.

21 de enero 2018

De El Pastor Mis queridos feligreses, El 22 de enero es el aniversario de la decisión de la Corte Suprema sobre el aborto (Roe vs. Wade, 1973). Según el Ordo, “todas las diócesis de los Estados Unidos cumplirán un día de oración por la protección legal de los niños por nacer”. También es un momento en que podemos ofrecer penitencia en oración por todos los pecados contra la dignidad de la persona humana que han sido cometidos a través de los atroces actos de aborto. Toda la vida humana, desde el momento de la concepción hasta la muerte natural, es un regalo de Dios. Honramos a Dios y le agradecemos por la buena manera en que usamos este gran regalo de la vida en la tierra. Recuerda que Dios nos hizo para Él, conocerle, amarle y servirle. Podemos descubrir a Dios en nuestras vidas y en las vidas de nuestros hermanos y hermanas. Con la ayuda de Dios, podemos buscar a Dios en todas las situaciones y en los demás. Por lo tanto, en amor, estamos llamados a seguir su voluntad, buscar Su sabiduría y esforzarnos por tener gran respeto por toda Su creación. Respetemos el gran regalo de la vida, la cual Dios nos ha confiado. Que Dios le bendiga, Padre Guadagnoli

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