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Fr. Glenn: Time…Precious Time

on September 24, 2017 - 7:20am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Cute joke in the e-mail the other day: 

A priest waited in line to fill his car with gas just before a long holiday weekend, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, an attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. “Father," said the young man, “I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip.” The priest chuckled, “I know what you mean. It's the same in my business.”

Ah, time, precious time.

Pastor Granillo: We Are Family!

on September 24, 2017 - 6:57am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church
White Rock
 
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16 (NIV)
 
I have heard tales that occasionally, in a relationship, a person can suddenly find that they are the object of anger or frustration and not know why. You probably know exactly what I’m talking about. You walk in and you immediately sense the tension in the air.

La Vista Church House Number Painting Fundraiser Oct. 7

on September 22, 2017 - 1:48pm

Daily Postcard: Sunset Falls On St. Job of Pochaiv

on September 22, 2017 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: Sunset falls on St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Photo by Fr. Theophan Mackey

Author And National Speaker Sonja Corbitt Discusses Upcoming Spiritual Retreat For Women

on September 21, 2017 - 6:59am

Sonja Corbitt is the featured speaker at a special spiritual retreat designed just for women Saturday, Oct. 14 at IHM. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

During a recent interview from her home in Tennessee, popular Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt discusses her upcoming spiritual retreat in Los Alamos designed just for women.

Corbitt is the author of several books. She explained that the upcoming retreat will focus on topics taken from two of her books, “Unleashed: How to receive everything the Holy Spirit wants to give you” and

Fr. Glenn: Acknowledging The Inconceivable

on September 17, 2017 - 6:59am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many no doubt saw the recent press release in which the Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe published the names of the members of Catholic clergy who have been accused of past sexual abuse of children. It’s no new news that those things happened, but if you’re like me, your reaction may have been: “Wow … so many.” At least know that they have all been permanently removed from ministry, if not now deceased.

Early Morning Seminary

on September 17, 2017 - 5:58am
Tamyra Smith teaching freshman seminary class. Photo by Deborah Fillerup Weagel
 
By Deborah Fillerup Weagel, PhD
  • LDS Los Alamos High School Students Participate In Morning Seminary Program

During this past school year when many residents in the Los Alamos area were still sleeping, about 40 young high school students arose at approximately 5-5:30 a.m. Almost every day high school was in session, these teenagers started their morning by attending seminary at 6:20 a.m. This year they studied The New Testament.

These students are part of a much larger international program established by

Archbishop John C. Wester Of Santa Fe Releases List Identifying 74 Accused Clergy And Religious

on September 14, 2017 - 6:28am

Archdiocese of Santa Fe News:

Archbishop John C. Wester released the following letter Tuesday to introduce a list of 74 priests, deacons and brothers accused of child abuse:

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Nothing can be more important than the safety and well-being of our children. For over 25 years, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been working to prevent sexual abuse of children. The archdiocese has continued to develop and expand upon its sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures over the years.

Through our Victim Assistance and Safe Environment Program, we provide

Sign Up Now For Knights Of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament Set For Friday

on September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm

K of C News:

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament is 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.  The funds raised from this tournament will be used to award numerous scholarships to Los Alamos High School graduating seniors.

For more than 18 years this tournament has attracted sponsors and golfers from Los Alamos and around Northern New Mexico and has awarded an estimated $138,000 in scholarship money.

Stidhams Mark 30 Years At Church Of Christ

on September 12, 2017 - 7:05am
Tim and Tanya Stidham are being honored Sept. 18 for 30 years of service to the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Courtesy photo

WORSHIP News:

In 1987 Ronald Reagan was in his last year as President of the United States, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series, and a gallon of gasoline cost 89 cents. In August of that year, Timothy D. Stidham and his wife Tanya, moved with their four children to Los Alamos from Sherman, Texas. And so began what would be 30 years of service to the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Thirty years and counting…

The church will honor the Stidhams with a banquet Monday,

Change Is In The Wind For WRBC As Congregation Bids Farewell To Pastor Chuck McCullough

on September 10, 2017 - 11:45pm

Pastor Chuck McCullough preaching recently at Horn Creek retired today from White Rock Baptist Church after 31 years of service. Courtesy photo

WRBC News:

White Rock Baptist Church said goodbye today to Pastor Chuck McCullough. Pastor Chuck, as he is called fondly by members of the congregation, has been senior pastor at White Rock Baptist Church since July 1 of 1986. He said he feels God has been leading him to leave the church because that is what is best for the church.

He has been pastor of White Rock Baptist Church for 31 years.

Fr. Glenn: The Mystery Of Suffering

on September 10, 2017 - 6:48am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

If the forecast on Friday was correct, and if you’re reading this on Sunday, at this very moment hurricane Irma will be grinding its way through Florida and perhaps up the East Coast. And José is swirling around the eastern Caribbean, building up steam for yet another possible assault. All affected by such storms are in our prayers, and we urge all to charity to help victims rebuild.

We wonder why disasters occur—natural, manmade, and even personal accidents and illness. These are the common lot of all mankind.

‘Forming Fearless Women Of Faith’ Women’s Retreat At IHM Saturday, Oct. 14

on September 10, 2017 - 6:35am
Sonja Corbitt is the featured speaker at a special spiritual retreat designed just for women Saturday, Oct. 14 at IHM. Courtesy photo
 
IHM News:
 
Popular Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt is the featured speaker at a special spiritual retreat designed just for women in Los Alamos. Centered on the timely topic of "Forming Fearless Women of Faith", the retreat 8-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
 
The retreat is limited to 100 women and tickets are $30 advance sale only.
 
Corbitt is the author of three

Sacred Heart Ladies Flea Market Sept. 23

on September 10, 2017 - 6:30am

Pastor Granillo: Employee Of The Month

on September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

If I could make a livin' out of lovin' you,
I'd be a millionaire in a week or two.
I'd be doin' what I love and lovin' what I do;
If I could make a livin' out of lovin' you.
– Allen Jackson (Sung by Clay Walker).

I must confess that I recently realized my relationship with God had changed. When I first began a personal relationship with Him, it was as a scared child. God was a real comfort to me during some really troubling times. He brought me peace and gave me strength in every situation.

Catholicism Invites You…

on September 8, 2017 - 4:30pm

IHM News:

Ever considered seriously of becoming Catholic, or simply learning more about what Catholics believe and profess in their mission/desire to follow Jesus Christ? Weekly classes begin on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road. Entering the faith is a personal, life-changing decision, and these classes help you discern your readiness in making this life’s commitment.

These RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions are held each Sunday morning from 10:45 to 12:15; other arrangements may be made if necessary.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Marvel At The Wonder In All Things

on September 8, 2017 - 8:01am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

“Well,” I whisper quietly into Helen’s ear. “What do you think? Is that a man or a woman?”

The tears that blurred my vision a few moments earlier are drying. The palpitations of my heart thumping hard in my chest are easing as well. I sigh and take a deep breath, exhaling slowly. Then another. She does the same.

Together, we stare, bewildered. Together, we consider the long reddish hair that disappears beneath the pink shawl, the slim forlorn white face, and the thin, pale hands. The figure is leaning away from their supposed husband.

“I don’t know,” she

Author Richard Light Explores Jewish Rites Of Death

on September 8, 2017 - 7:21am
Richard A. Light spoke on his latest book ‘Jewish Rites of Death - Stories of Beauty and Transformation’ Aug. 24 at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Author Richard A. Light spoke about his latest book “Jewish Rites of Death - Stories of Beauty and Transformation” Aug. 24 at Mesa Public Library.

The book won a Nautilus Prize for the 2016-17 Season.

Shop On The Corner $5 Bag Sale Saturday

on September 7, 2017 - 8:59am
TOTH News:
 
This Saturday, Sept. 9, Shop on the Corner will hold a $5/bag sale.
 
The Shop is open on the second Saturday of every month, 8:30 a.m. until noon.
 
The Shop is on the lower level of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, at the corner of Canyon and Diamond Drive.

Knights Of Columbus Golf Tournament Sept. 15

on September 5, 2017 - 5:59am

Fr. Glenn: The Best Policy

on September 3, 2017 - 6:29am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

When I was in the Marines, one trait that was pounded into our “brain housing groups” was the virtue of integrity.

Integrity…honesty…truthfulness…trustworthiness; these are essential especially in combat situations because lives are on the line, and so these virtues were insisted upon also in training and daily life. Even in training situations, if someone tries to cover a fault or failure by lying, it could cascade quickly into losing Marines.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Offers Class On Reformation History And Theology Beginning Sept. 10

on September 3, 2017 - 6:23am
BELC News:
 
In this 500th anniversary year of the Reformation, members of the community are invited to participate in a seven-session class titled “By Heart: Conversations with Martin Luther’s Small Catechism,” offered by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
 
Using video, discussion, and the book of the same name, Pastor Russ Sorensen will lead participants in exploring the biblical and historical context of Luther’s Small Catechism, the concise and accessible teaching guide he wrote for use in the family home.
 
Luther left a rich and complex legacy through his life’s work,

United Thrift Shop $6 Bag Sale Wednesday Sept. 13

on September 3, 2017 - 6:03am

UNITED THRIFT SHOP News:

The United Thrift Shop is holding a $6 bag sale Wednesday, Sept. 13 (excluding jewelry), inside the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.

The Thrift Shop is operated by the Women's Christian Service Society. Donations accepted include gently used and clean clothes, linens, housewares, jewelry, shoes, toys and children's books. Items not accepted include large appliances, furniture, books or VHS tapes. Donations may be dropped off any time at the bins near the door at the lower level of Craig Hall.

All proceeds of the Thrift Shop go to Mission activities

Pastor Granillo: Talented Servers

on September 3, 2017 - 6:00am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church
White Rock

All who are skilled among you are to come and make everything the LORD has commanded. (Exodus 35:10 NIV)

I received a gift this week from a local artisan. I was looking for a functional and elegant communion goblet; something nice that also said “New Mexico” with a hint of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The cottonwood goblet that he made was absolutely perfect. Upon seeing it, it became quite obvious to me that this person had a gift that many of us do not have.

Archbishop Wester: Deepest Condolences To Victims And Families Of Clovis-Carver Public Library Shooting

on August 30, 2017 - 6:52am

Archbishop John C. Wester

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Archbishop John C. Wester has issued the following statement regarding the recent tragic shooting that took place in Clovis.

“On behalf of all the faithful in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, I wish to express our sincere condolences to those who lost loved ones and those who were injured in the Clovis-Carver Public Library Shooting.

Our prayers and support also go out to the community of Clovis and all those affected by this senseless act of violence. I would also like to express our appreciation for the pastoral presence of Fr.

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