Week of SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
TWENTY-Sixth sunday IN ordinary time
† The REAL PRESENCE OF CHRIST IS HOLY!
† The tabernacle and the monstrance contain the REAL PRESENCE of Jesus. He is truly, physically, and substantially present in the Blessed Sacrament.
† Christ is with us—Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
† During transubstantiation, the bread and wine are changed into the mystical Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. This happens when the words of Consecration are pronounced by the priest during Mass.
† The Sacred Host we receive in Holy Communion IS CHRIST HIMSELF! It is NOT a symbol.
† Jesus offers Himself to us at every Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: “This is my body, which I have given up for you. Do this in memory of me.”
† Let us give our Lord the proper respect He deserves and pay reverence to Him always, especially in the Most Blessed Sacrament.
Prayer for Our Parish
God our Father, through the intercession of Saint Barbara, we offer these prayers to you for our parish and your people.
O Holy Spirit, guide us as we strive to become a faith-filled and lifegiving community, seeking always to do your will as we help each other journey to your heavenly kingdom.
We desire to be a people that responds to your call to help our brothers and sisters in Christ, nurturing the bond that we share as children of God. Together with the Universal Church, may our parish family grow in unity and be faithful disciples, proclaiming the good news of the Lord and living the Word of God.
Jesus, our Good Shepherd, lead us to the pasture of compassion, service, and love, that all may come to know your goodness and share in the eternal feast you have prepared for each of us. May Mary, Mother of the Church, Bearer of Truth and Light, and Help of Christians, pray for us and be a source of strength to us as we sojourn towards the Kingdom of God.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, your Son. Amen.
Santa Barbara parish - bible study on tuesdays
Parishioners listen attentively during Bible Study classes. All are welcome to attend every Tuesday at 6:40pm in the upper parish hall.
A Brief Examination of Conscience
Based on the Ten Commandments
1. I am the Lord your God; you shall not have strange Gods before me.
Have I treated people, events, or things as more important than God?
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
Have my words, actively or passively, put down God, the Church, or people?
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Do I go to Mass every Sunday (or Saturday Vigil) and on Holy Days of Obligation? Do I avoid, when possible, work that impedes worship to God, joy for the Lord‟s Day, and proper relaxation of mind and body? Do I look for ways to spend time with family or in service on Sunday?
4. Honor your father and your mother.
Do I show my parents due respect? Do I seek to maintain good communication with parents where possible? Do I criticize them for lacking skills I think they should have?
5. You shall not kill.
Have I harmed another through physical, verbal, or emotional means, including gossip or manipulation of any kind?
6. You shall not commit adultery.
Have I respected the physical and sexual dignity of others and of myself?
7. You shall not steal.
Have I taken or wasted time or resources that belonged to another?
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Have I gossiped, told lies, or embellished stories at the expense of another?
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s spouse.
Have I honored my spouse with my full affection and exclusive love?
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Am I content with my own means and needs, or do I compare myself to others unnecessarily?
Christ’s Two Commandments: How well do we love God and others? Do we love as Christ calls us to? In the Gospel of Matthew, Christ gives us Two Commandments: “He said to him, „You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments‟” (Mt 22:37-40).
Santa Barbara Parish Prayer Ministry
prays the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet
for prayer intentions.
May you strive to be a better Catholic and be closer to God than you did in the past year.
God Bless You & Your Family!
Saturday: 5:00 pm
6:00 am (Chamorro)
9:00 am (Astumbo)
12:00 pm (Filipino)
2:00 pm (Chuukese)
Daily: 6:00 am &
Tuesdays & Fridays also: 11:30 am
Saturday: 6:00 am
For baptisms, Please visit the Parish Office for guidelines and scheduling.
Monday to Friday: 15 mins before the 6:00 am and 6:00 pm masses (at the chapel)
Saturday: 4:30 pm (at the upper church)
Divine mercy adoration chapel:
Monday to Friday:
7:00 am - 6:30 pm
7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday to Friday except Thursday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (CLOSED 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
Closed on Sundays, Thursdays, Holy Days & Holidays.