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Free Film Sponsored By Los Alamos Chapter Of Hadassah: Challah Rising In The Desert

on October 15, 2018 - 8:55am

Challah Rising in the Desert film poster. Courtesy/Hadassah

HADASSAH News:

Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community. A special screening of this feature documentary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Reel Deal Theater. 

The screening is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah. The movie is free to attend, but donations for medical research at Hadassah Hospital in Israel are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the film.

In the new feature documentary, braided Challah bread

Fr. Glenn: What Must I Do?

on October 14, 2018 - 4:58am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

A beautiful Gospel reading in the Catholic Mass this weekend—one of the most poignant encounters in the scriptures. A rich man in fine clothes throws himself at the feet of a wandering preacher and his dusty band, obviously having heard of, or witnessed, Jesus’ teaching and miracles. Full of enthusiasm, he calls out: “Good teacher!”… but Jesus replies: “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone.”

Jesus doesn’t want the man to get caught up in desperate hero-worship, as many do with charismatic leaders.

Knights Of Columbus Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary Hosts 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday Night

on October 14, 2018 - 4:53am

Members of the Knights Of Columbus Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary gather for a photo during their 50th Anniversary Celebration Saturday night at the Columbian Hall on DP Road. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, click here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Fr. Glenn: Old Friends Long Gone

on October 7, 2018 - 8:00am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Received a text this morning about the passing of a good friend in my former parish. She was the deacon’s wife … always very kind and pleasant and generous … not to even mention that she made the best dang chile rellenos in the state! ... along with just about anything else that graced the palates of her charges. Few failed to make a beeline to her cooking at parish functions, and many were the expressions of lamentation and woe when people recalled the closing of their restaurant years before.

She and the deacon

Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary Celebrates 50 Years

on October 7, 2018 - 7:58am

Letter To The Editor: Catholic Church

on October 4, 2018 - 4:01pm
By CAMILLE MORRISON
Los Alamos

I would like to make some comments on a column (link) by Father Glenn Jones that was published recently about an editorial (link) that was published Sept. 12, 2018 in the New Mexican.

His response to why women can't be ordained priests was to quote an apostolic letter written by Pope John Paul II, which states, “Though women (for theological, not arbitrary, reasons) are not ordained, they remain invaluable nonetheless to the operation of parishes; hospitals, various ministries and to the global church.” Women have come a long way since that was published and

Fr. Glenn: The Tangled Web

on September 30, 2018 - 7:45am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Find yourself bored? Need a little excitement? ... an adrenaline rush? This week all you may need do is find a crowded room and shout “Kavanaugh!”… and dive for cover. Let the melee begin.

The Kavanaugh hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee was quite the divisive spectacle last week. Now that issue has been passed on to the Senate, we are no doubt going to be afforded even more drama. One cannot but weary of it all … saddened as we watch the nation subjected to yet another trial of faith in its government.

Women’s Buddhist Meditation At Unitarian Church

on September 25, 2018 - 6:00am

Fr. Glenn: Right Judgment

on September 23, 2018 - 6:42am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.” (John 7:24)

Boy, is THIS exhortation not applicable for our own day! How we are quick to judge others, often judging the good as bad … and vice versa, unfortunately.

It is often said that people have a “public face”—the façade maintained for the benefit of others … and of ourselves. In a negative illustration, the hypocritical scribes and Pharisees that Jesus excoriates in the Gospels are a prime example: “…hypocrites!

Peaceful Heart: Morning Of Buddhist Meditation

on September 23, 2018 - 6:21am

Fall Bible Conference Features Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.

on September 18, 2018 - 4:16pm

‘Learning To LOVE The Word Like Mary’ Women's Breakfast Featuring Speaker Sonja Corbitt At IHM Oct. 6

on September 16, 2018 - 6:11am

Sonja Corbitt

IHM News:

Popular Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt will be the featured speaker at a special breakfast just for women 7:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 6 at Immaculate Heart of Mary in the Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road.
 
Through reflections on Mary, two talks given by Corbitt will explore ways that women can deepen their daily prayer life and find spiritual nourishment in sacred scripture.

Fr. Glenn: No, It’s Not Time...

on September 16, 2018 - 5:54am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

I’m hoping not to weary the reader by ceaseless pondering on the problems and issues experienced by the Catholic Church recently, but there was an editorial in the Santa Fe New Mexican the other day, which really required some response. Many of you may have seen that editorial, and it is my hope that the response submitted will clarify some of the teaching/positions of the Catholic faith if nothing else. But … as I have no idea whether the SFNM will actually publish that submission, it is offered to you below.

State GOP Issues Statement On Rosh Hashanah

on September 9, 2018 - 8:25pm

RPNM News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Republican Party of New Mexico Chairman Ryan Cangiolosi released the following statement on Rosh Hashanah:

Rosh Hashanah marks a very special time for our friends in the Jewish community. It is a time to reflect and celebrate the year ahead. We hope this year is filled with joy, peace and prosperity. We extend warm wishes to our friends in Israel, who will always share a special relationship with New Mexico and the United States. Shanah Tovah to all.

Fr. Glenn: Shining The Light

on September 9, 2018 - 8:55am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

You may have seen the stories in the state and national news this week of several states’ attorneys general in the U.S.—including ours in New Mexico—subpoenaing Catholic dioceses’ for all material pertaining to child abuse by clergy and staff. I’ve often wondered why such hasn’t been done long before now, and can’t deny that I’m glad to see it come about if it effects more assurance in the public. Not that I expect much, if any, new revelations in the Santa Fe Archdiocese; hopefully not in others, either. 

But such

State Police Investigate Homicide At San Rafael Church

on September 4, 2018 - 12:57pm

NMSP News:

GRANTS – The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was contacted around 7 a.m., Sept. 1, to investigate a homicide at the San Rafael Church.

Investigators learned that around 6:30 a.m., the Grants Police Department was alerted to a person laying in the parking lot of the church. Officers arrived to find Paul Valdez, 30, of San Rafael deceased. New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau agents as well as New Mexico State Police Crime Scene Team were called.

Valdez’s death is being treated as a homicide.

Fr. Glenn: The Critter Superhighway

on September 2, 2018 - 7:10am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

As many of you know, it can be quite the mini-adventure living next to one of the canyons here in Los Alamos. Not only do we have the beauty of the pines, the oaks, the geology, the pleasing contours of the land, but we also are treated to a panoply of wildlife traipsing even through our yards.

Over at IHM I’ve seen all sorts of wildlife in my five years here—raccoons, bears, foxes, Pokemoners (just kidding! ... but they DO seem to be most prevalent. When’s huntin’ season for them things up here, anyway?

After School Good News Club Begins Sept. 10

on August 31, 2018 - 4:58am

Shop On The Corner Hosts $5 Bag Sale Wednesday

on August 27, 2018 - 1:56pm

Shop on the Corner hosts a $5 bag sale Wednesday at TOTH. Courtesy photo

COMMUNITY News:

Shop on the Corner, a consignment store on the bottom floor of Trinity on the Hill Espicopal Church is celebrating its “Return To Our Shop” with a $5 bag sale.

The community is invited to stop by and shop 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at TOTH at 3900 Trinity Dr.
 

Fr. Glenn: See That You Despise None Of These

on August 26, 2018 - 8:43am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

There’s a logical maxim which states: If all of A are B, and all B are C, then all A are C. As an example, we might say: If all vultures are birds, and all birds are animals, then all vultures are animals. True.

Let’s alter the maxim slightly and see if it remains true: If all of A are B, then all B must be A. In an example, we might put it this way: if all vultures are birds, then all birds are vultures. Uh … no; I think our little hummingbirds might object.

Christian Encouragement Club Begins Sept. 13

on August 26, 2018 - 8:42am

Christian Encouragement Club begins meeting Sept. 13 during the lunch period at Los Alamos Middle School. Courtey photo

First Baptist Church News:

Christian Encouragement Club meets during the lunch period Thursdays at Los Alamos Middle School.

The club will begin meeting during fifth period starting Sept. 13 in room 259 for seventh grade students and during sixth period lunch starting Sept. 13 in room 159.

Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch but snacks and desserts are provided.

Christian Encouragement Club, “e squared” means eternal encouragement and is led by area youth

Scenes From Tea And Fashion Show At TOTH

on August 26, 2018 - 8:40am

From left, Paula Hewitt, Kay Dreamtrader, Carol Gabaldon, Phyllis Bailey, Terra Hite and her daughter Jane enjoy tea Saturday during the Tea and Fashion Show at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church on Canyon Road. The event is a fundraiser for the church's House of Hope program, which builds houses for families in need in Mexico. House of Hope began in 2005 with the formation of an ecumenical all-women’s team and has expanded to include co-ed teams and partnerships with other churches.

Awana Clubs Meet Wednesdays

on August 26, 2018 - 8:40am
First Baptist Church News:
 
Three Awana Clubs meetings are scheduled Wednesdays throughout the community.
 
The clubs are open to students in pre-school through sixth grade. They feature scripture memory, exciting games, counsel times and spiritual mentoring by trained adult leaders.

First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr.:

  • Contact Joe or Penny Wermer 505.500.5642 or 720.254.9213
  • Fabulous Family Dinner at the church 5:30-6 p.m., every week before Awana
  • (The first time is free, afterward there is a $4 per person suggested donation) Awana kids and teens eat free!
  • 6:15-7:45 p.m.

Good News Club Welcomes Students

on August 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
First Baptist Church News:
 
Young people are invited to the Good News Club, an after-school program that runs from the end of school to 5 p.m. at various schools.
 
Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children in schools, homes, community centers, churches, apartment complexes, just about anywhere the children can easily and safely meet with their parent's permission.
 
Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from CEF Press.

‘House Of Hope’ Mission Team Serves Tea Saturday

on August 24, 2018 - 9:20am

Time for tea! Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host its annual Tea and Fashion Show Saturday. Courtesy photo

 

By Lynn M. Finnegan
TOTH

The china is being unpacked and the aroma of sweets and savories is starting to waft from the kitchen. It’s time to get out your hat and gloves and bring your appetite! Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host its Annual Tea and Fashion Show 2:30 p.m., Saturday.

This fundraiser for the church’s mission team, will also feature musical entertainment and a silent auction.

Members of the “House of Hope” team will travel to Mexico next spring

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