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Fr. Glenn: Finding Strength Within

on October 22, 2017 - 5:56am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

A belated (and certainly inadequate) nod of thanks and admiration goes to our first responders. Friday the 13th was truly a hard and trying day for them as they responded to the death of an infant in that early morning. Thank you, brave lads and lasses, for your service to that family, and daily to our community.  Only Heaven can count the sorrows that each of you have alleviated or prevented over the years of your service.

Such careers as first responder (police, firefighter, EMT, etc.) … military, nurse, doctor,

Pastor Raul: Pastor Appreciation

on October 22, 2017 - 5:29am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
I'd rather have ten people that want God than 10,000 people who want to play church. –Leonard Ravenhill
 
October has been celebrated as Pastor Appreciation Month since 1992. During that time, churches and congregants will show their appreciation for their clergy through cards, gifts, and assortments of Kit Kats and Dr. Pepper. For more traditional churches, there will be the ever-famous pot-luck. (In New Mexico, this can easily be turned into a green chili themed cook-off! Praise God!)
 
The idea comes from passages such as

Christmas Arts And Crafts Fair Dec. 9

on October 16, 2017 - 6:09am

Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary News:

It is time to sign up for the Los Alamos Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts & Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Parish Hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Set up is 8-9 a.m. and shopping is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables/Spaces are $35 each and include 8-foot tables with two chairs.

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase. The menu is to be determined.

To reserve a table/space, fill out the the registration form below.

Checks should be made out to Ladies Auxiliary
and mailed to:

Ladies Auxiliary
c/o Gloria

Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove

on October 15, 2017 - 7:42am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow ... I weep; my eyes flow with tears…” (Lamentations 1:12)

“A voice is heard … lamentation and bitter weeping. [She] is weeping for her child; she refused to be comforted for her child, because she is no more.”  (cf., Jeremiah 31:15)

Few scripture verses better capture the agony of parents who have lost a child to the scourge of death, which came Friday to a beautiful 27-day-old angel who stretched her wings and flew back to God … “the silver cord is snapped ... and

Fr. Glenn: Free To Be Whom We Will To Be

on October 8, 2017 - 8:16am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

The Las Vegas shooting, of course, dominated the news this week, as tragedies often do. Remembering that massacre, it’s timely that the Gospel that we read at our Catholic Mass this weekend is the parable of the vineyard owner and the rebellious tenants (Matthew 21:33-43). One very poignant verse in that Gospel passage comes when the owner had finished preparing his vineyard, and “…he leased it to tenants and went on a journey”—a seemingly almost offhand remark, but it speaks volumes about our world.

As we think about

Pastor Granillo: Generational Gap

on October 8, 2017 - 6:40am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age — I missed it coming and going.  – J.B. Priestly
 
I am definitely a Generation X’er. I grew up as a latchkey kid, with divorced parents, who watched actual music videos on MTV, and knew how to tweak the TV enough to watch Showtime after dark. My mother is part of the Silent Generation. She is a firm believer in “waste not, want not,” simple living, and traditional values.
 
My father, on the other hand, is a bit harder

Fr. Glenn: Seeking The Good

on October 1, 2017 - 6:58am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

You may remember the movie “Letters from Iwo Jima” that came out about 10 years ago. “Letters” is fairly unique (in American cinema, at least) in telling the story of that World War II battle from a Japanese point of view.

Items Needed For IHM Homeless Bags

on September 30, 2017 - 6:55am

One of the bags for the homeless being distributed by Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Courtesy photo

IHM News:

Parishioners at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church are preparing another set of bags for the homeless to be distributed in surrounding towns and cities where needed.

They will begin filling the bags at 10 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall.

The following items are still needed for the bags and can be dropped off Sunday morning at the parish hall:

  • Handwarmers
  • Socks
  • Small packets of baby wipes
  • Travel size deodorant, shampoo, soap, floss, lotion and toothpaste
  • Packets of

Shop On The Corner Thrift Store Announces Grand Opening Of Corner Boutique 8:30 a.m. Wednesday

on September 29, 2017 - 10:29am
TOTH News:
 
Shop on the Corner Thrift Store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is offering its very best quality donations for sale in its new Corner Boutique.
 
The Boutique is in adjoining space to the Thrift Store and will have a grand opening celebration at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Jewelry, like-new shoes and purses, and high-quality clothing, decorations and housewares will be available for purchase.
 
Everything in the Boutique will cost $10, except jewelry, which will be separately priced.
 
Proceeds from all sales go to outreach in Northern New Mexico and to natural

Yom Kippur Begins At Sundown Friday

on September 27, 2017 - 1:26pm

Courtesy image

Yom Kippur In Brief

What: Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year, when we are closest to G‑d and to the essence of our souls. Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement,” as the verse states, “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d.”

When: The 10th day of Tishrei, coming on the heels of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year, which is on the first and second days of Tishrei).

How: For nearly 26 hours (in 2017, from several minutes before sunset Sept. 29 until after nightfall Sept.

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