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 Disciples are also a Family!
It will soon be two years since the Disciples of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary (DCJM) started serving the parish family at Queen of Apostles. In my installation as your Pastor, I presented the family as the key and goal of my service as pastor. Since then, you have seen how this idea of family, so dear to the Disciples, has become real and practical in so many different ways in the life of our Parish Family.
Indeed, family is not only one of the core values of our parish. It defines also our entire vision and mission. It is constantly present in our preaching: we regard the congregation as “the parish family”, the whole parish as a “family of families”, a home for each of you, whatever your state or age of life may happen to be.
You know well the three priests of our Parish family (Fr. Juan, Fr. Ignacio, and myself). We too are a family! The three of us belong to one family, the Religious family of the Disciples, a family in the Church and for the Church. We do not just live together: we are brothers. Our community belongs to the “family of families” of our parish; and at the same time it belongs to a larger family, the family of the Disciples. We have other brothers in the US (Littleton, CO—including Fr. Javier Nieva, well known to you) and around the world (Rome and Madrid, Spain). Our House of Formation is in Madrid, where currently we are blessed to have 10 seminarians preparing for the priesthood at different stages of their formation.
Last year we experienced the generosity of our parish family towards our religious family in the first “Disciples´ annual appeal.” We were really overwhelmed by your generosity. But at the same time so grateful and happy to see how our families take care of each other: our parish family helps our religious family, in the same way in which our religious family takes care, in the person of us three (with all our limitations), of the parish family.
In a few weeks, we will be having the next “Disciples’ annual appeal.” Once again, we will be asking you, our family, to support the Disciples, our family. All your contributions will be destined to our House of Formation in Madrid. This house of our religious family is not only the one more in need, but also the most meaningful: it is the core of our religious family, the home where new members of our family are growing and preparing to serve other families in the future. We too were once at that house, and are now blessed to serve you at Queen of Apostles.
God is a family, the Blessed Trinity of one God and three persons. That is why it is all about the family: our Church family, our Diocese, our parish “family of families”, each of your families, the Disciples. Let us all thank God for the beautiful families he has given to us.
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