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Catholic Church / Pacoima, CA

How Big is Your Heart?

People came to the place where Jesus was. This is because through the history, life did not offer any hope. Jesus was the incarnate hope. Where the possibilities that did not exist yesterday would become real. Miracles occurred. The land enjoyed new teachings. Eyes would open, not just those who were physically blind. The people wanted to see the world, to see God and others the way Jesus saw them.


This was what Jesus saw in the crowd gathered to look at the place where he hoped to rest. He saw the misery in their lives, the lack of opportunities to change the present and the loss of hope for a better future. The deep need of the world shook his heart and He handed it over. Jesus always gave the world what it needed. However, most of us do whatever it takes to protect our hearts of compassion, which means “to suffer with.” If we really felt it, we would be obliged to help.

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Readings for the Week

Monday: Ex 14:5-18; Ex 15:1bc-6; Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Ex 14:21 — 15:1; Ex 15:8-10, 12, 17; Mt 12:46-50
Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15; Ps 78:18-19, 23-28; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Thursday: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b; Dn 3:52-56; Mt 13:10-17
Friday: Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19:8-11; Mt 13:18-23
Saturday: 2 Cor 4:7-15; Ps 126:1bc-6; Mt 20:20-28
Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145:10-11, 15-18; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15

Parish Life

  • We commend the various pastoral agents who are always willing to contribute their time in the various activities programmed in the parish .
  • We congratulate the catechists for their work on the transmission of sound doctrine to children and youth of the Sacraments of Christian Initiation.
  • We congratulate the Proclaimers for their great availability and preparation prior to proclaim the readings especially on Sundays in the feast of the Lord.
  • We congratulate the Extraordinary Ministers of the Communion for their service and love for the church especially in caring for the Altar.
  • Let us take care and keep our parish clean, avoid littering and/or pasting gum in the pews …
  • We ask you to help us care for the plants . The plants oxygenate our environment.

Overcoming Family Obstacles

Bartolomea Capitaneo, founder of a religious congregation, grew up in a troubled home; her father was an alcoholic. She and her mother loved her father but this complicated their lives tremendously with the problems brought by the fatal vice of liq- uor. As a result of this Bartolomea was pessimistic and resentful towards life, as it happens to many with similar problems. But Bartolomea refused to allow it. She and her mother, as good Catholics,
were patient with him and prayed a lot for him to change. Bartolomea made her educational vocation overcoming obstacles. When she was a teenager she notice that most city children roamed the streets because there was no school for them. So Bartolomea studied, and received a teaching degree and opened a school at her home and educated many children. In the evenings she dedicated her time to writing letters to friends and former students. Her letters were shared with others; priests would make copies of them to give to those who came to ask for advice. Although Bartolomea died when she was only twenty-six, she had written a lot. 300 letters were collected and published.