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Pope’s Prayer Intentions:
December 2016 Universal: That the scandal of child-soldiers may be eliminated the world over. Evangelization: That the peoples of Europe may rediscover the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Gospel which gives joy and hope to life.
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What do Catholics believe happens to a person after death?
(Answer by Fr. John Echert (2001, ewtn.com)
Based upon Sacred Scripture and the teaching of the Church, we can say the following about death and what follows. At the moment of death, the soul is separated from the body and no longer sustains order within the natural body; as a result, the body begins to corrupt and left to its own, will decompose. The soul, however, is immortal and never ceases to exist, once created. Immediately upon death, the soul of each person is judged by the Lord, either to eternal life or the damnation of hell. For those damned to hell, such a soul immediately experiences hell thereafter. For a soul judged to heaven, if the soul is truly holy then it may immediately experience the fullness of heaven. We call such souls “the saints.” For those who are judged to eternal life yet still have some attachment to sin or there is some temporal punishment due for sin, such a soul experiences purgatory in the manner that God determines. Purgatory is really a blessing, for not only does the soul know that it is destined for heaven but purgatory purges anything from the soul which would limit the vision and enjoyment of God in heaven. Eventually, when the end of the world comes about, there will be a resurrection of the bodies of all the dead and final judgment of all souls in which we will see the justice and mercy of God. Our bodies will be resurrected and body and soul will be rejoined, for to be a human person means to have both body and soul. This is true both for the saved and the damned, and both will experience either eternal happiness or eternal suffering in both body and soul.
Santa Barbara Parish Prayer Ministry prays the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet for prayer intentions.
From the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM)
(The observance of the liturgical norms and rubrics)
The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, from the Roman Missal, Third Edition, seeks to promote more conscious, active, and full participation of the faithful in the mystery of the Eucharist and provides specific detail about each element of the Order of Mass as well as other information related to the Mass.
Pope Benedict explains: “These texts contain riches which have preserved and expressed the faith and experience of the People of God over its two- thousand-year history. Equally important for a correct ars celebrandi is an attentiveness to the various kinds of language that the liturgy employs: words and music, gestures and silence, movement, the liturgical colors of the vestments. By its very nature the liturgy operates on different levels of communication which enable it to engage the whole human per- son.” (Sacramentum Caritatis, no. 40)
“May our study and observance of liturgical norms and rubrics continue to foster prayerful and fruitful celebration of the Eucharist, that this moment in the renewal of the Liturgy will strengthen us for the ongoing renewal of the Church.” - Rev. Richard B. Hilgartner (Executive Director, USCCB Secretariat of Divine Worship) (2011)
The Liturgy of the Word
p. 28, #65. The Homily is part of the Liturgy and is highly recommended, for it is necessary for the nurturing of the Christian life. It should be an explanation of some aspect of the readings from Sacred Scripture or of another text from the Ordinary of the Proper of the Mass of the day and should take into account both the mystery being celebrated and the particular needs of the listeners.
66. The Homily should ordinarily be given by the Priest Celebrant himself or be entrusted by him to a concelebrating Priest, or from time to time and, if appropriate, to the Deacon, but never to a lay person. In particular cases and for a just cause, the Homily may even be given by a Bishop or a Priest who is present at the celebration but cannot concelebrate.
On Sundays and Holydays of Obligation there is to be a Homily at every Mass that is celebrated with the people attending, and it may not be omitted without a grave reason. On other days it is recommended, especially on the weekdays of Advent, Lent, and Easter Time, as well as on other festive days and occasions when the people come to church in greater numbers. It is appropriate for a brief period of silence to be observed after the Homily.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops www.USCCB.org
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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
- Monday to Friday: 15 mins before the 6:00 am and 7:00 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
- Saturday: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
- Sunday: closed
- Monday to Friday except Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)
- Closed on Sundays, Thursdays, Holy Days & Holidays.