Sharing Information from our Pastor
Fr. Jim Gigliotti, T.O.R.
Word Games and Power Struggles
Holy See Official at the UN Unveils Semantics Strategy
By Sergio Mora
"Husband" and "wife" is out, and "partner" is in. Also out: "man" and "woman." "Gender" is the word of choice today. Want
to say "Contraception?" Try "reproductive health." With these and similar word games combined with an extreme
interpretation of "anti-discrimination," international institutions are imposing ideologies across the globe policies that oppose
Catholic thought and influence daily life. And in general, people realize there's been a change too late. This was the warning
made by Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, permanent representative of the Holy See to the U.N. offices in Geneva, when he spoke
Thursday in Rome at the headquarters of the Communion and Liberation movement. His address was titled "The Force of the
Word - Truth and Ideology in International Organizations." Marta Carabia, professor of constitutional law at the University of
Milano-Bicocca, also spoke. The event was moderated by the director of the International Center, Roberto Forlan."Geneva is
a place where culture is generated daily," said Archbishop Tomasi, recalling that 30,000 employees of international entities
reside there, holding more than 9,000 conferences every year. To clarify the problem, the prelate recalled Benedict XVI's
thought on the dictatorship of relativism: "A good part of contemporary philosophy states that man is incapable of knowing
the truth. And, as a consequence, the man who is incapable of [truth] does not have ethical values." Thus, the archbishop
continued, "he ends up by accepting majority opinion as the sole reference point -- although history demonstrates how
destructive majorities can be," as in the case "of the dictatorships imposed by Nazism and Marxism."
According to Archbishop Tomasi, words from Judeo-Christian tradition are disappearing: words such as truth, morality,
conscience, reason, father, mother, child, commandment, sin, hierarchy, nature, marriage. A new vocabulary that "represents
an individualist ideology taken to the extreme and which inspires the guidelines of the employees of world governance" is
coming to the fore, he said. "The United Nations aspires to create a new international order and to do so it creates a new
anthropology," as when it speaks of gender -- "not the one given by nature but the one chosen by the individual," Archbishop
Tomasi explained. This undermines the very structure of society in what pertains to the family, he added. A Thomist vision
that exacts "conformity of the intellect with reality" is replaced "by a concept of reality as subjective and as a social
construction in which truth and reality do not have a stable content," the prelate cautioned. This "alliance between ideology
and pragmatism" challenges Christian wisdom, he affirmed, even if in the long run "they will not be able to underestimate or
simply ignore the anthropological realism of the Christian tradition."
Apples and pears
Asked how these strategies come about, Archbishop Tomasi said it is a complex process, beyond the proponents themselves.
He traced it to the dictatorship of relativism. "To say that a pear is not an apple is not discrimination," the archbishop
reminded. "And these soft laws are transformed into juridical norms. Then there is a new convention and it becomes law and
it is applied even in a small village." For her part, Marta Cartabia affirmed the importance of the language of law. She noted
the ambiguity since the 1995 Beijing Conference, with its emphasis on "gender discrimination," which has nothing to do with
a biological fact but simply with the interpretation of a role that a person wishes to have. She noted that in Spain and
Germany today, one can "ask for a change of sex despite physical characteristics, guaranteed by the law with a trivial
procedure such as going to a registration office." "How can woman be defended," Cartabia asked, "if the role is only
ZENIT, World News from Rome
Weight of ONE Holy Mass
The following TRUE STORY was related to Sr. M. Veronica Murphy by an elderly nun who heard it from the lips of the
late Reverend Father Stanislaus SS.CC.
One day many years ago, in a little town in Luxembourg, a Captain of the Forest Guards was in deep
conversation with the butcher when an elderly woman entered the shop. The butcher broke off the conversation to ask
the old woman what she wanted. She had come to beg for a little meat but had no money. The Captain was amused
with the woman and the butcher. "Only a little meat, but how much are you going to give her?" he wondered.
"I am sorry I have no money but I'll hear a Mass for you," the woman told the butcher. Both the butcher and the
Captain were indifferent about religion, so they at once began to scoff at the old woman's idea. 'All right then," said the
butcher. "You go and hear a Mass for me and when you come back I'll give you as much as the Mass is worth". The
woman left the shop and returned later. She approached the counter and the butcher said. "All right then, we'll see."
She took a slip of paper and wrote on it: "I heard a Mass for you." He placed the paper on the scales and a tiny bone on
the other side, but nothing happened. Next he placed a piece of meat instead of the bone, but still the paper proved
heavier. Both men were beginning to feel ashamed of their mockery but continued their game. A large piece of meat was
placed on the balance, but still the paper held its own. The butcher, exasperated, examined the scales but found they
were correct. "What do you want my good woman? Must I give you a whole leg of mutton? At this he placed the leg of
mutton on the balance, but the paper outweighed the meat. A larger piece of meat was put on, but again the weight
remained on the side of the paper. This so impressed the butcher that he was converted and promised to give the
woman her daily ration of meat. As for the Captain, he left the shop a changed man and became an ardent lover of daily
Mass. Two of his sons became priests, one a Jesuit and the other a Father of the Sacred Heart.
Father Stanislaus finished the story by saying, "I am from the Religious of the Sacred Heart and the Captain was my
father." From the incident the Captain became a daily Mass attendant and his children were trained to follow his
example. Later, when his sons became priests, he advised them to say Mass well every day and never miss the Sacrifice
of the Mass through any fault of their own.
If you like the story, share it with someone. Remember too that 'A Holy Mass a Day keeps the Devil away".
(From the Catholic Society of Evangelists Newsletter, August, 1999)
Easter joy is realized in so many ways during the special liturgies that have taken place in the last week: the art and
environment, the music, the Scripture Readings and even the words we use to respond during Mass. (‘Alleluia” reappears
after its absence during the Lenten season and its brief appearance on Holy Thursday.) We use the Heritage Mass by Owen
Alstott (Breaking Bread Hymnal #863-#871) for the sung parts of the Mass throughout the Easter season accompanied by the
pipe organ which has been nearly silent for the Lenten season other than to accompany the hymns and responses by the
people. Many have helped to make our Holy Week and Easter liturgies uplifting and meaningful…thanks be to God that the
‘work of the people’ here at St. Maria Goretti is vibrant, active and alive! Thank all of you who share your various gifts, time
and talents – it certainly bears witness to the Glory of God! He is Risen; Alleluia! Alleluia! We all rejoice and give thanks to
the Lord for He is good; His love is everlasting!
Almsgiving for Lent
Please remember to BRING your RICE BOWLS to Mass on Easter Sunday. Answering the call to love our neighbors
will promote a culture of respect and lead to peace in our own community, and in communities around the world. May our
almsgiving assist those in need here in the United States. 75% of your gifts to Operation Rice Bowl support Catholic Relief
Services’ programs around the world. The remaining 25% stays in the diocese in the U.S. to assist in local hunger and poverty
programs. God bless your generous heart! Happy Easter!
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We offer our prayers and sympathy to the family and friends of Maria Mercedes Rivera. May she rest in eternal peace.
Mother’s Day is May 8. Mother’s Day Cards are on the side Altars. The suggested donation for Mother’s Day
Memorials (living or deceased) is $5. Be sure to include the names of those you would like to honor on the front of the
envelope with your donation inside. The names will be placed on the Altar for Masses during the month of May as the
whole community lifts all of those honored up in prayer.
The week of April 24, 2011 St. Joseph’s Altar
In Loving Memory of Ed & Connie Meffen by Mike & Susan Thomas
Special Intentions for the Savini Family
The week of April 24, 2011 The Blessed Mother’s Altar
In Loving memory of Allen Eaves by his wife and Family
In Loving Memory of Elva Reyes by the Reyes Family
The Sanctuary Light for the month of April will burn in Loving Memory of Clement Daniel by his son, Lawrence Daniel. If you need
more information on votive candles or would like to reserve a candle, please contact Cindy in the parish office.
Saturday, April 23 – HOLY SATURDAY: THE EASTER VIGIL
Readings: Gn 1:1-2:2 Ps 104:1-2a,5-6,10,12-14,24,35c Gn 22:1-18 Ps 16:5,8-11 Ex 14:15-15:1 (Ps) Ex 15:1-6,17-18 Is 54:5-14 Ps 30:2,4-6,11-12a,13b Rom 6:3-
11 Ps 118:1-2,16ab-17,22-23 Mt 28:1-10
37:21-28 (Ps) Jer 31:10-13 Jn 11:45-56
6:30PM RCIA Members
† Louise Koehl by Joan Brown
Sunday, April 24 – EASTER SUNDAY: THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Readings: Acts 10:34a,37-43 Ps 118:1-2,16-17,22-23 Col 3:1-4 Jn 20:1-9 Mt 28:1-10
On this day of days we offer a joyful sacrifice of praise to the Father who raised his Son from the dead. Let us be intent upon the life Christ offers us, Christ our
Passover who has been sacrificed.
7:00AM † Marckus & Gertrude Wallner by Family
† Elva Reyes by Rudolf Reyes
9:00AM † Todd Anish by his Parents
† Charles Walusimbi by Brugge Family
11:00AM † Pierre Bui & Ann Chi by Bao Nguyen
† Ann Lan & Michel Chung by Bao Nguyen
1:00PM † Don Punchatz by his wife, Sandra
Parishioners of St. Maria Goretti Church
Monday, April 25 – Monday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Act 2:14,22-23 Ps 16:1-2a,5,7-11 Mt 28:8-15
8:00AM † Ben & Lizzie Glass by Kalina Family
† Angel Aponte-Ramirez by Justin & Sheila Gray
Tuesday, April 26 – Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Acts 2:36-41 Ps 33:4-5,18-20,22 Jn 20:11-18
8:00AM In Thanksgiving to the Virgin of Guadalupe for Prayers by Fina Hernandez
† Jimmy Bonadio by Danise A. Hartle
Wednesday, April 27 – Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Act 3:1-10 Ps 105:1-4,6-9 Lk 24:13-35
8:00AM † Josephine DaMommio by Sam & Mary DaMommio
† Barbara Cuff by her Parents
Thursday, April 28 – Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Acts 3:11-26 Ps 8:2ab,5-9 Lk 24:35-48
8:00AM † Dale Hicks by Gladys Dockocil
† Elva Reyes by Rudolf Reyes
Friday, April 29 – FRIDAY in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Acts 4:1-12 Ps 118:1-2,4,22-27a Jn 21:1-14
8:00AM † Cyril Sulak by Family
† Lucille Straley by Helen Engle
Saturday, April 30 – Saturday in the Octave of Easter
Readings: Acts 4:13-21 Ps 118:1,14-15,16-21 Mk 16:9-15
8:00AM † Jim Hollingsworth by Kinzler Family
† Deceased Members of Eller, Hoffman, & Zihlman Families
5:30PM † Ann Konderla by Family
† Emmett Lawless by Pam Nolan
Sunday, May 1 – Divine Mercy Sunday
Readings: Acts 2:42-47 Ps 118:2-4,13-15,22-24 1 Pt 1:3-9 Jn 20:19-31
Thomas believed because he saw the risen Jesus. Although we have never seen him, we believe in him. We give thanks to the Lord for this gift of faith, especially when
we gather for the breaking of the bread and prayers.
7:30AM † Bill Smith by Duane & Ida Smith
† Elva Reyes by Rudolf Reyes
9:00AM † For the Special Intentions of the Parishioners of St. Maria Goretti Church
† Jim Lengen by Serra Club
11:00AM † David Crane, Sr. by Suzanne Gude
† Barbara Benedetti by Lipinski Family
1:00PM † Robert Yaquinto by Rose Litrio
† Nickolas Ryan Klein Carrasco by Hector & Deirdre Carrasco
This is the DAY we have been waiting and preparing for during Lent and Holy Week – a day of triumph and of resurrected life
begun! As we have committed to strip our lives of whatever keeps us from God, now, in the light of dawn, we can see clearly
who Jesus really is and what he comes to give us in profound love.
As we listen to the reading at Mass, we sing “Alleluia” along with the entire Christian world, past and present.
Because we have entered into Jesus’ suffering ourselves during the days of Holy Week, the “alleluia” resounds all the more
profoundly in our hearts; as we have faced the suffering, we now share in the joy. It is a joy that we will continue to
celebrate during the next fifty days- the time between now and Pentecost - called the Easter Season.
If we truly journeyed with our Lord in his suffering and death; joining our lives to his, then the message of this day
truly will be joyous for us as we say Christ is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Happy Easter to all…
May the love of our Lord Jesus fill your heart with joy this Easter Season.
A Prayer for Easter
Jesus is the true Lamb who took away the sins of the world. By dying he destroyed our death; by rising he restored our life.
The joy of the resurrection renews the whole world, while the choirs of heaven sing for ever to your glory.
Jesus has made us children of the light, rising to new and everlasting life. He has opened the gates of heaven to receive his
faithful people. His death is our ransom from death; his resurrection is our rising to life.
The joy of the resurrection renews the whole world.
Jesus is still our priest, our advocate who always pleads our cause. Christ is the victim who dies no more, the Lamb, once
slain, who lives forever.
The joy of the resurrection renews the whole world.
In Jesus a new age has dawned, the long reign of sin is ended, a broken world has been renewed, and man is once again
The joy of the resurrection renews the whole world.
As Jesus offered his body on the cross, his perfect sacrifice fulfilled all others. As he gave himself into your hands for our
salvation, He showed himself to be the priest, the altar, and the lamb of sacrifice.
The joy of the resurrection renews the whole world.
Loving God, you restored us to life by raising Christ from the dead. Strengthen us this Easter season that we might walk in
the joy of the resurrection that renews the whole world.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Adapted from the Easter prefaces)
Congratulations RCIA Class of 2011
Brennen Odell, Savannah Odell.
First Communion, Confirmation:
Amanda Charles, Keith Chavis, Cynthia Serna, Vilma Veronica Vasquez
Adult Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation:
Jessica Hall, John Keck, Blake McDonald, Kimloan Nguyen, Quyen Phan, Alyssa Reza, Bunmi Solano, Funmi Aolano, Traci Tia,
Tiffanie Vera, William Whitson, Amy Zubia
Eliza Calvo, Sarah Calvo, Candice Martin, Lawrence Lero Vasquez
Profession of Faith:
Fred Bacon, Lillian Bacon, Jesse Bradley, Dwight Byrd, Scott Cantrell, Todd Davis, Mary Frances England, Lester England,
Kathryn Garrow, Katina Gonzales, Cristina Gonzalez, Pam Jenkins, Steven Odell, Angela Odell, Peggy Porter, Randon Porter III,
Matthew Potter, Stuart Ludwig Reichert, Lauren Shumake, Angelina Sulyandizga, Heather Woodin, Kenneth Zuercher
We are joyous to welcome the following new members to our faith community: Angelina Sulyandzigs. Please feel
free to call the parish office if you have any questions. Once again, WELCOME!
Divine Mercy Novena
We continue with the Divine Mercy Novena after each 8AM Mass during the Octave of Easter. There is also an 8AM Mass on
Saturday, April 29 after which the novena prayers will be prayed. Next weekend, we will have Adoration of the Blessed
Sacrament in the Church following the 1PM Mass and we celebrate the Hour of Divine Mercy at 3PM followed by
Benediction. Please join us for adoration and the special blessings of the Hour of Divine Mercy and Benediction at 3PM as we
conclude our 14 Year of Divine Mercy Novena.
April 24- Easter Sunday - 3 Day of the Novena; due to large Mass crowds and tight schedules for Masses, this will be the one
time we will not gather to pray the Novena.
April 25 - Monday - 4 Day of the Novena; prayers will begin following the 8AM Mass.
April 26 - Tuesday - 5 Day of the Novena; prayers will begin following the 8AM Mass.
April 27 - Wednesday - 6 Day of the Novena; prayers will begin following the 8AM Mass.
April 28 - Thursday - 7 Day of the Novena; prayers will begin following the 8AM Mass.
April 29 - Friday - 8 Day of the Novena; prayers will begin following the 8AM Mass.
April 30 - Saturday - 9 Day of the Novena; prayers will follow a special 8AM Mass.
Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1 - The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration after the 1PM Mass until 3PM. At 3PM we will
have the Divine Mercy prayers with Benediction.
Join us for Adult Catechesis Class! Open Wide the Doors of Christ: “Discovering Catholicism”
Presenter: Lucas Pollice, Director of Catechesis for the Diocese of Fort Worth
Open Wide the Doors of Christ is an adult catechism class held on Fridays. The class explores Church teachings, the Creed, the
Sacraments, the moral life, prayer, and much more. We will NOT meet on Friday, April 22 or April 29. The next class will be held on
Friday, May 6 in the St. Maria Center at 7PM. The topic will be on the “Principles and Themes of Catholic Social Teaching.” No
registration is required. Everyone is welcome! We are looking forward to your presence. You will be enlightened by this class. Plan to
Institute of Pastoral Theology
Ava Maria University - Master of Theological Studies
Ava Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology has been invited by Bishop Kevin Vann to offer courses for a Master of
Theological Study degree in the Diocese of Fort Worth beginning in August 2011. The Associate Director for the IPT, Dr. Tim
Herrman will host three informational sessions for those who would like to learn more about IPT. RSVP to Lucas Pollice at
817.560.3300 ext. 260 or email@example.com
The Genius of the Christian Message - In 30 Seconds or Less? - May 9, 2:30PM-7PM at the Catholic Center
Recollection: The Beating Heart of Prayer - May 10, 7PM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church in Keller
Adult Confirmation Class
The adult confirmation class will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 9AM to 3PM in the St. Maria Center. Registration is
required for the class. To register for the class please contact John Cox in the Faith Formation Office. A copy of your Baptism and First
Communion certificate will be required to register for the class. Registration will end on Friday, May 13.
Special congratulations to parish members Nel Blackerby and Mary Edge upon their graduation from the
University of Dallas’ School of Ministry Catholic Biblical School, Class of 2011!
The actual graduation takes place on Saturday, May 14 with our Bishop, Bishop Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D., D.D. officiating
at the Graduation Mass at the University of Dallas campus. This most august credential licenses graduates to coordinate
Catholic Bible studies, host “Breaking Open the Word” sessions, and to be available as resources for others in our busy Parish.
The Catholic Biblical School began just eight years ago with only seventy students enrolled in the program with three parishes
as host sites. In the years that followed, the school has continued to grow. They currently have more than 500 students
taking classes in English, Spanish and online.
I encourage our parishioners who feel so called to seriously consider this Biblical course of studies. Please contact Gene
Giuliano, Director, Catholic Biblical School, University of Dallas School of Ministry.
Again, to Nel Blackerby and Mary Edge, CONGRATULATIONS on this sacred milestone. You enrich us, the Body of Christ, the
Church and we are grateful to God for you among us!
Keeping Children Safe Classes
In response to having all volunteers needing to attend a Keeping Children Safe class, St. Maria Goretti will be
holding its next Keeping Children Safe class on Sunday, May 22 in the St. Maria Center from 2:30PM to 5PM. This class is
for any new volunteers or volunteers who need to renew their Keeping Children Safe status. If you wish to attend the class
please register with Sherry Lewis at 817.274.0643 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
A special recognition goes to 7 grade students Michelle Bland, Gracie Emrich, Jack Diseker and Edward
Fleischman who received “State Recognition” by Duke Talent Search Program sponsored by Duke University. The
students earned this recognition based on their SAT college test results. Let’s thank our art show committee
members Justine Chapura, Maureen Wetmore, Linda Hoffer, Michelle Hennessy, Theresa Zuelch and Judy Ewald
for planning the student art show and art auction. We also extend a warm thank you to the Knights of Columbus
Council 14549 for their sponsorship of our student art show and auction again this year. We are blessed to have
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their continued support. Congratulations to the following students whose art work placed 1 , 2 , or 3 .
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First Grade: 1 – Nathan Trang, 2 - Rickey Kopecky, 3 – Annie Benson;
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Second Grade: 1 – Lilly Pfaff, 2 – Stefany Neumayer, 3 – Abby Barzyk
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Third Grade: 1 – Marcos Crane, 2 – Julia Benginaw, 3 – Marcus Zavala
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Fourth Grade: 1 – Lita Crane, 2 – Jacob Watson, 3 – Samuel Hoffer;
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Fifth Grade: 1 – Theo Riedel, 2 – Sydney McWilliam, 3 – Erin Marquino
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Six Grade: 1 – Madison Moser; 2 Baylee Wang, 3 – Megan Nguyen;
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Seventh Grade: 1 – Nick Pombuena, 2 – Maria Nieto, 3 – Kayla Chapman;
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Eighth Grade: 1 – Catie Sanders, 2 – Vivian Nguyen, 3 – Sherilyn Morales
Best of Show: Michelle Bland (7 grade)
There will be no SNL on Easter! Catch the next SNL on Sunday, May 1 at 6PM-7:30PM in the Cafetorium.
GOT A POCKET OF SUNSHINE?
The youth group will share their Easter joy with Arbrook Nursing Home residents on Sunday May 1 at 2PM-4PM. If
you’d like to join us, please contact Ha in the Youth Ministry Office.
If your daughter is 13 years old, you can register her for the Quinceanera program which is a two year preparation
program. Program Requirements: Candidate must be baptized, attend preparation classes/retreat, be enrolled in
Religious Education Classes for 2 years, and complete 30 service hours. For more details, contact Ha in the Youth
Events at University Catholic Center
UTA students at SMG Church please be aware of the following events at UCC
April 28 – Rosary (outside of the Library Mall) 12noon
May 1 – Mass at 5:30PM followed by Sweet Shoppe Sundays
The Women’s Guild Installation Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 26 at Shady Valley Country Club. Social hour
begins at 6PM and dinner will be served at 6:30PM. Cost is $12; paid reservation required. For further information, contact
Nancy La Chance at 817.277.2291.
Please mark your calendars for Fr. Jim’s “Celebration of Appreciation” for 15 years of dedicated service to our parish. A
reception will be held in his honor on Sunday, May 15 from 2PM-4PM in the HFLC. For more information, please contact Pam
Nolan 817.419.0262, Suzanne Straley 214.608.1893 or Betsy Kalina 817.275.0787
Respect Life: 24 hour Help Line 800.545.5935
Suffering From Abortion? Call 817-923-4757or go to www.racheltx.org
Director: Erika Kalina 817.229.1522
Christ is Risen!!
As we celebrate today Christ's Resurrection from the dead, let us be thankful for this glorious miracle! Sometimes
we look at the devastation abortion causes and are tempted to despair. Let us always remember that Christ triumphed over
death itself and that LIFE will always be victorious! Remember that nothing is impossible with God! We pray that Christ will
increase our faith and will daily grant us the courage to proclaim the truth about abortion and to proclaim Christ's message
that ALL life is sacred and worth protecting. God bless you and your family this joyous Easter season!
Indeed He is Risen!
LOCAL NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING CLASSES – Summer 2011
The Couple to Couple League will present classes in Natural Family Planning on Saturday, June 18 at 9:30AM at St. Maria
Goretti Church. This will be the first class in a series of three monthly classes. Natural Family Planning is highly effective in
achieving or avoiding pregnancy, it is morally acceptable to the Catholic Church, free from medical side effects and helpful in
building a better marriage relationship. Engaged couples are encouraged to come to classes at least six months before their
wedding. Total cost of the course is $135 plus shipping costs. Pre-registration is preferred before June 8. Register online at
www.ccli.org. Limited financial assistance may be available. For more information or if financial assistance is needed, call
Jerry or Mary Claire English at 817.393.1051 before registering.
Job Opening – Part Time Maintenance Worker
St. Maria Goretti Church is seeking a part-time evening maintenance worker. The qualified candidate will be able to perform
a variety of work in the maintenance and repair of buildings and grounds including carpentry, minor plumbing, and minor
electrical, painting, and general repair. The duties also include some set up and take down of tables and chairs, microphone
check in/out, the ability to maintain orderly work sites, activate and deactivate building alarms, and insure that all facilities
are locked each night. Expected shift is 7PM to 10:30PM five nights per week. A background check will be required. If
interested in this position, please contact David Smith at 817.274.0643 ext.310 or come by the parish office to complete an
Attention Organization Leaders
It is our custom that during Holy Week and Easter Week, Parish Organizations do not meet, if possible. There should
be a very quiet air of reflection during Holy Week and the same during the Divine Mercy Novena being prayed here. This is
our Parish's 14 year of praying the Divine Mercy Novena. I understand we can forget this Parish custom when planning a
calendar event. If you must meet because contracts are involved or invitations sent out or the public has been notified of an
event, then please do meet as you've scheduled and enjoy. But those two weeks are to be much quieter on a Parish campus
as much as possible. Please keep this in mind as you schedule in the future.
Also, during the month of July, I ask our Organizations not to meet. There should be a "down time" in such very busy
places as ours. Maintenance can then schedule necessary painting, cleaning during this time. They can also stagger their
hard earned vacation times too. You might present to your membership the possibility of assisting Maintenance during that
month in the attention our busy buildings and property need by way of up-keep and restoration. Again, I realize this may be
more of a hardship to an Organization than a fallow time. In that case, then by all means do keep to your scheduled events
during Holy Week, Easter Week and during the month of July. Any living "organism" needs time to rest. And also, to attend
to household chores which in our case is the Parish "plant."
I appreciate any sacrifices you may find yourselves making in honor of this "Be still and know that I am God" time.
And, again, if you must meet for very practical reasons, then of course, meet and enjoy and rejoice together in thanksgiving
for all the Lord has done, is doing and will continue to do for us, particularly as a Catholic Parish. God bless, Fr. Jim
Children’s Summer Choir Camp Information and Registration Forms are now available in the Church and in the Parish Office.
Our choir camp for children ages 8-13 will be held on Monday-Friday, June 6-10, (8AM-1PM) and a presentation of the
children’s musical, “A Table for Five…Thousand!” will be held on Friday, June 10 at 7PM in the Cafetorium. The camp will
feature rehearsals for the musical, bible study and arts and crafts activities and is limited to 60 children. The camp costs $60
per child and registration is required by May 17. Volunteers are needed to help our camp run smoothly. For more information,
visit our website at www.smgparish.org or contact Freda Breed in the parish office.
Family Movie Night Returns! Calling all Christian Families!
Let's face it... We love family TV. It is an enjoyable part of our daily life. It is entertaining, enlightening and even educational.
But unfortunately, there are very few programs that you can watch together as a family. Most programming is either
inappropriate for certain family members or uninteresting for others. As a result, families become divided by the shows they
Remember when we actually watched TV together? Fortunately, there are companies that care about families and
are working to create better television options. Moms4FamilyTV is a national group of moms who support and encourage
companies that are creating entertainment options we can enjoy together. The group works with partner organizations to
help spread the word and expand the efforts of these companies. Official Website: www.momsforfamilytv.com
Church Activities Calendar
Monday, April 25
7:00PM-Cenacles for Life - Church
Tuesday, April 26
Wednesday, April 27
Thursday, April 28
Friday, April 29
Saturday, April 30
Sunday, May 1
8:30AM-Adult Choir - Music Room
9:15AM-Religious Education - SMG School
10:30AM-St. Cecilia Singers - Music Room
5:00PM-Youth Ministry - HFLC
6:00PM-SNL - Cafetorium/Church
7:00PM-Men’s 30+ Basketball - HFLC
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