Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory,
my understanding, and my entire will,
all that I have and possess.
You have given all to me.
To you, O Lord, I return it.
All is Yours, dispose of it wholly
according to your will.
Give me Your love and Your grace,
for this is sufficient for me.
The Fruits of the Spirit
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:23).
On this Pentecost Sunday we celebrate a mystery that is at the very heart of our Parish. Mary, Queen of Apostles gathered Jesus’ disciples in the upper room. She perseveres in prayer with them in the awaiting of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and she supports the apostles as they go forth to preach the Gospel.
Today, looking upon our beautiful sanctuary we contemplate the mystery of the Pentecost. From the Holy Trinity the Holy Spirit is sent to Mary as the personalization of the Church, and overflows over the twelve apostles around her. And from them to the whole Church and to our parish family.
Thus, through the mystery of the Liturgy, the gift of the Holy Spirit in Pentecost is revitalized in us. Today we are strengthened again, the grace of our confirmation is rekindled in us and we see those fruits of the Spirit blossoming around us: love, joy, peace, generosity…
As a parish family, our communion is fortified and our joy refreshed. As good stewards, we recognize with great gratitude the many blessings we have received and the many gifts with which we have been enriched. Our parish´s core values statement reads: “We believe that every individual has been gifted by God with unique time, talent and treasure and the path to spiritual growth is stewarding these gifts in a way that glorifies God and leads to an outpouring of the fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5)”.
The Disciples’ Appeal gives you an opportunity to steward your time, talent and treasure to support the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, the religious family that serves the parish family. Time, because your prayer for the Disciples makes fruitful our ministry. Talent, because by supporting the Disciples and their programs the parish family will benefit from new opportunities to grow. And treasure, because your financial gifts support the formation of new Disciples priests who will continue to serve the Church and also our parish family.
Four years ago, Fr. Juan was a disciple in formation. Now he is a priest serving you. Other young disciples are now in need of your generosity to complete their formation and become priests to continue the mission given to the Apostles upon receiving the Holy Spirit in Pentecost.
Our Parish Mission Statement states: “Under the protection of our Blessed Mother and guided by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to form disciples of Christ…” A beautiful way to form disciples is to support our religious family of the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary, especially in that sensitive mission of the formation of new Disciples priests.
Thank you very much for your generosity! To learn more about the Disciples and our formation, visit www.dcjm.org.
Opening at QofA Parish Office:
Saturday Vigil Masses:
5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. (no 6:30 a.m. Mass on Federal Holidays)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m.
Weekdays: After the 6:30 a.m. Mass
Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4-5:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Monday at 7 a.m. through Saturday at 7:45 a.m., in the Adoration Chapel
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS