Sharing Information from our Pastor Fr. Jim Gigliotti, T.O.R. AN ARAB SPRINGTIME PART 1 (Part 2 of the interview will be published next weekend) Egyptian Jesuit Analyzes Revolution Wave By Inma Álvarez The revolution under way in the Arab world began December 17 when Mohammed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old Tunisian, set himself on fire to protest a policewoman seizing the scale he used to sell fruit because he didn't have a permit. Before igniting himself, it's said he yelled, "How do you expect me to make a living?" Countrymen sharing his discontent took to the streets in a series of protests that brought the downfall of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who fled Tunisia on January 14. The movement extended rapidly to Egypt, where a million people gathered for days in Cairo, bringing about the forced resignation of Hosni Mubarak on February 11. In recent days, protests have succeeded one another across the region, the bloodiest so far in Libya, where the Moammar Gadhafi regime is murdering scores of protestors. Despite the bloodshed and the uncertain future, Jesuit Father Samir Khalil, a native of Egypt and a leading expert on Christian-Muslim dialogue, thinks the unrest implies a "springtime" in the Arab world. Father Samir spoke to ZENIT on this issue. ZENIT: What is your reading of the recent protests in Egypt, which brought down the Mubarak regime, but also those of Tunisia, Algeria, Iran, and now in Libya, calling for an end to the old regimes? Father Samir: These movements were born more or less spontaneously. One notices that mainly they are made up of young people. There are no political parties or organized groups. It is a massive reaction of the people. A second point common to all these movements is that they are directed against regimes that have lasted for decades, as in the case of Tunisia (21 years), Egypt (almost 30 years), Libya (42 years), Yemen (21 years), etc. All this almost everywhere means that the people are fed up; they want a change and express it with a "go away!" The mottoes in Arabic say "irhal," which means "go away," as if saying "enough now!" The opposition movement to Mubarak is also called in Arabic "enough," "kefaya!" The third aspect that impresses me, also common to all these countries, is the motivation, which is essentially to be able to find a job, to create a family, and to live with a minimum of decency. In the case of Tunisia, it all began with the young Tunisian who had studied and couldn't find work. In the end he decided to buy, with the little resources he had, some vegetables to sell on the street. And it was then that the police arrived and said to him: "You don't have a permit," and confiscated all his goods. His life truncated by one blow, when he was struggling to live, he then burned himself alive. And this is what aroused such a movement in Tunisia. In Egypt we have almost 30 million Egyptians who live on less than $2 a day, unable to live even simply. And this situation is found everywhere. We see meanwhile the contrast with the leaders, with the rulers not that they are exempt from problems in life, but that they lead a luxurious life; we have learned that they are very rich, that they have not millions but billions of dollars. Up to now it was all accepted, but now the reaction has come. This cannot be it isn't just. A fourth characteristic that surprised me is that there has been no aggressiveness, as is typical, against anyone. I mean that America hasn't been attacked, the American or Israeli flag hasn't been trampled; the people were simply concerned about their particular fate. And there has been no attempt to kill or imprison the heads of government: they are condemned but they are allowed to go. It remains a movement that isn't against anyone, but a more decent, more fitting life. All this leads me to say that it is a real springtime that is being proclaimed in the Arab world and that we hope will end in something positive. ZENIT: Is it the beginning of a path toward democratization or, instead, to give power to the radicals? Father Samir: I am inclined to say that we are moving toward a greater democracy. Seeing the photos and videos it is clear that they are not young men manipulated by radical movements, by extremists. It was quite clear in Egypt, for example, that Muslims and Christians were going hand in hand, and the extremists have not succeeded in putting them against each other. The politicians have been unable to do this; they have disappeared. They tried to a degree to form a counter-revolution, and then they left. They are not at all radical extremists. There was almost an atmosphere of celebration, a celebration of the people. I think they want more democracy. There is a fact that is not noticed in Europe, in the West, and it is that the people in the Arab world are aware, and they write about it every day, that the Arab world is not well at all. They are among the worst in the world. This feeling is very widespread among intellectuals: What have we done for the good of humanity? And there is an aspiration to be able to live as the other countries do. The people are very conscious of Europe. The Arab world is very close to Europe. All have relatives who live in France, in Germany, in Italy, in Belgium, in England, etc. and they know that here life is different. They know that here, despite the economic difficulties, there is more justice and that if one needs to go to the hospital for an operation, one can do so even if one is poor. The European democratic system allows it even if one doesn't pay. One knows that one can be defended by a lawyer, even if one can't pay. Justice functions both for the poor as well as the rich, or almost! They know all this through friends, and also through the Internet, which people use more and more, or they hear other friends say it. This is creating a very strong call for democracy. This is why I believe that the radical movements (whether religious, communist or other) are not representative in this revolution. And they are not represented. ZENIT: Your article "Imam e intellettualli egiziani: Rinnovare l'Islam verso la modernita" [Egyptian Imams and Intellectuals: Renew Islam Toward Modernity] awakened great interest on the Internet. In one day it was published by more than 12,400 Arab sites. That document speaks of separation between religion and state, the remodeling of the role of women, and other topics. Is this document symbolic in regard to the spirit of the protests? Father Samir: I sent the document, published by Asia News, to which you refer. It came out on Jan. 24, that is, the day before this revolution [began in Egypt]. That wasn't planned. As you say, it aroused great interest. In a few hours I found it on 12,400 Arab sites, sparking more than 160 responses in the forum of the weekly review. Then the revolution focused attention on th other things. That is why, after the 25 , there are few comments on these sites. Our mind is on other things. However, also in these movements, separation between religion and state always comes up again; it's not only in the document with the 22 points. It is an appeal everywhere! In fact I was just reading in a Tunisian forum about secularity, and the majority of the comments are saying: "I am for true secularity in Tunisia." Some reply, "But Tunisia is quite secular," and the answer is, "Yes, but on some points it isn't secular, it does not give liberty not to practice one's religion openly," "it does not treat men and women equally in inheritance," and similar things. What I mean to say is that this desire to make a distinction between religion and state is a common sentiment. Religion is something good in itself, and we don't want to impede it, but it must remain in its field, as something private in a sense, which does not enter into national law. Human rights, on the other hand, yes! People are beginning to distinguish between religion, which has ethical principles, and rights, which are the essential foundation of life, both of the individual as well as of groups. They are saying here that we cannot give up our human rights. And if religious law were to go against human rights, then we prefer human rights before Sharia. I see that more people are expressing themselves along this line. I think that there is a more generalized awareness of human rights, of true democracy and of liberty. ZENIT, the World News from Rome Stewardship is what I do after I say, “I believe.” March 20, 2011 Envelope Contents $16,272 Loose Collection $ 4,455 Credit Cards $ 437 Total Collection $21,164 Sample Bequest Language “I bequest to Kevin W. Vann, Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth and/or his successor(s) in office, a corporate sole, the sum of $_____ or _____percent of the residue of my estate for the benefit of [Insert here the name of your parish, school, the Diocese, seminarian education, clergy, Catholic Charities or any other agency or ministry you want to support in the Diocese.]” Please notify us or the Diocese when you have named us or the Diocese in your wills so we have the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. Baptisms Congratulations to the parents of the following children who was baptized on Sunday, March 27, 2011: Amelia Paz Garcia, Angela Marie Moralez, and Gabriel David Moralez. Easter Flower Envelopes Envelopes are located on the Blessed Mother’s side Altar if you would like to make a donation to defray the cost of our Easter flowers in loving memory or in honor of a loved one this Easter season. Thank you for your generosity! Votive Lights The week of March 27, 2011 St. Joseph’s Altar In Loving Memory of Harry Kalina by Family The week of March 27, 2011 The Blessed Mother’s Altar In Loving Memory of Ed and Connie Meffen by Mike and Susan Thomas The Sanctuary Light for the month of March will burn in Loving Memory of the deceased members of the Joerger Family by Dick & Duddie Reid. If you need more information on votive candles or would like to reserve a candle, please contact Cindy in the parish office. Mass Intentions Saturday, March 26 – Lenten Weekday Readings: Mi 7:14-15,18-20 Ps 103:1-4,9-12 Lk 15:1-3,11-32 5:30PM † Jim Hollingsworth by Kinzler Family † Ricky & Frank Benz by their Parents Sunday, March 27 – THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT Readings: Ex 17:3-7 Ps 95:1-2,6-9 Rom 5:1-2,5-8 Jn 4:5-42 Jesus satisfies our thirst for eternal life. Through his Spirit his grace has been poured into our hearts. God satisfies the thirst of the Israelites whose hearts had become hardened and rebellious. 7:30AM † Antoinette Charles by Emma & Lawrence Daniel † Elva Reyes by Rudolf Reyes 9:00AM Florence Corr by Tom Corr † Jim Lengen 11:00AM † Jim Parnell by Pat & Judy Vader † Carlos & Lolita Nogueira - Martins by their Daughter & Family 1:00PM Parishioners of St. Maria Goretti Church Patrick Landry by Ric & Michelle Hattman Monday, March 28 – Lenten Weekday Readings: 2 Kgs 5:1-15b Pss 42:2-3;43:3-4 Lk 4:24-30 8:00AM Teresita Cross by John & Ann Landry † Suzie Strickland by Glenda Tuesday, March 29 – Lenten Weekday Readings: Dn 3:25,34-43 Ps 25:4-9 Mt 18:21-35 8:00AM Regina Hernandez by John & Ann Landry In Thanksgiving to the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Fina Hernandez Wednesday, March 30 – Lenten Weekday Readings: Dt 4:1,5-9 Ps 147:12-13,15-16 Mt 5:17-19 8:00AM † Lizzie Glass & Matthew Kalina by Betsy Kalina Martin Crane Family by a Friend Thursday, March 31 – Lenten Weekday Readings: Jer 7:23-28 Ps 95:1-2,6-9 Lk 11:14-23 8:00AM Communion Service Friday, April 1 – Lenten Weekday Readings: Hos 14:2-10 Ps 81:6c-11b,14,17 Mk 12:28-34 8:00AM † Bea Merbler by Hank Merbler † Jim Hollingsworth by Family Saturday, April 2 – Lenten Weekday; Francis of Paola, hermit Readings: Hos 6:1-6 Ps 51:3-4,18-21b Lk 18:9-14 5:30PM † Jim Hollingsworth by Kinzler Family Bison Family by a Friend Sunday, April 3 – FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT Readings: Sm 16:17-21 Ps 30:2,4-6,11-12a,13b Jn 4:43-54 Samuel does not see as God sees in the choice of David, who is anointed with oil. As Jesus cures the blind man, so too are we brought from darkness into light through the grace of baptism. th 7:30AM In Thanksgiving on the 60 Wedding Anniversary of Duane & Ida Smith † Elva Reyes by Rudolf Reyes 9:00AM † Bill Blinn by Family In Thanksgiving to Virgin Mary by Fina Hernandez 11:00AM † Tom Altus by Mike & Sandi McDermott Parishioners of St. Maria Goretti Church 1:00PM † David Crane by John & Ann Landry † Dinh Nguyen by John & Ann Landry Welcome! The John Paul II Middle School Chorale from Houston, Texas will be the visiting choir at the 11AM Mass next Sunday, April 3. They will sing the Communion Meditation, “Pie Jesu” during their visit with us. Would you like to donate a Paschal Candle for 2011 or matching Easter Altar candles? The candles can be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one. They are used all year for baptisms and funerals. The Altar candles will be used throughout the Eastertide. Please contact Cindy in the parish office if you are interested. First Wednesday Adoration and Reconciliation All are invited to join us for an evening of Adoration and Reconciliation on Wednesday, April 6 from 6PM-9PM in the Church. Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions will occur simultaneously. Benediction will conclude the evening at 9PM with Adoration continuing in the Oratory until the regularly scheduled 10PM time. Lenten Devotion: The Way of the Cross Please join us for Stations of the Cross at 7PM in the Church on Thursdays during Lent. Stations on March 31 will be led by the Serra Club. Lenten Fish Fry Tickets for the Lenten Fish Fry sponsored by the Music Ministries on April 1 will be available for sale until March 30. You may see any choir member, purchase tickets following Masses this weekend or purchase tickets in the parish office. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children age 11 and younger. Please plan to purchase tickets ahead of time; at the door sales will be limited to 20-25 tickets. Fish fry dinners include fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, condiments and a drink. Desserts for $1 and take out are available. Make plans to join us for the Friday Fish fry on April 1. Lector Workshop Are you interested in Lectoring in our parish? There will be a new Lector workshop held on Monday, April 4 at 7PM in the Church. Those who are interested in proclaiming the Scripture readings during daily or weekend Masses and leading our community in prayer should make plans to attend. We especially need men of the Parish to step forward for this ministry. Keep in mind, all volunteers in any organization or ministry must be a member of the parish, complete a Ministry Volunteer Application and attend the initial training session for Keeping Children Safe in cooperation with directives from the Diocese of Fort Worth. Come back to the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Lent The Sacrament of Reconciliation is a place for mercy, a place for healing. Jesus gave us this sacrament so we could stay close to Him and He knew we would need it to be faithful. Penance is an act of making reparation for our sins as well as an act to turn back to God. Through this sacrament God communicates his love for us and heals our relationship with Him. The Lenten Reconciliation Services in Arlington are as follows: Monday, March 28 at St. Matthew at 7PM Wednesday, March 30 at St. Vincent de Paul at 7PM St. Maria Goretti will have First Wednesday Adoration/Reconciliation on Wednesday, April 6 from 6PM to 9PM Thursday, April 7 at Most Blessed Sacrament at 7PM Thursday, April 14 at St. Jude in Mansfield at 7PM 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. The next class will be held on Friday, April 1 25 in the St. Maria Center at 7PM. The topic will be on the Sacrament “Marriage.” No registration is required. Everyone is welcome! We are looking forward to your presence. You will be enlightened by this class. Plan to join us! 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. What are the Scrutinies? These Rites are celebrated to help deliver the elect from the power of sin and Satan, to protect them against temptation, and to give them strength in Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (RCIA 141). The Rites of Scrutiny are meant to uncover, and then heal, all that is weak, defective, or sinful in the elects’ hearts and to bring out through rd th repentance all that is upright, strong, and good. Three Scrutinies are celebrated in the parish community on the 3 , 4 , and th 5 Sundays of Lent, after the Homily. The Scripture readings for the Scrutinies ordinarily come from Cycle A of the Lectionary: st the Gospel story of the Samaritan woman at the well for the 1 Scrutiny, the Gospel story of the healing of the man born nd rd blind for the 2 Scrutiny, and the Gospel story of the raising of Lazarus for the 3 Scrutiny. The celebrations of the Scrutinies st also remind the whole parish community of the need to reflect on their own sins and the need for God’s help. The 1 Scrutiny rd nd th will be celebrated at the 9AM Mass on the 3 Sunday of Lent. The 2 Scrutiny will be celebrated at the 11AM Mass on the 4 rd th Sunday of Lent and the 3 Scrutiny will be celebrated at the 1PM Mass on the 5 Sunday of Lent. 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 st The 1 Saturday Rosary at Westside Clinic will be Saturday, April 2. Please plan to meet us in front of the school at 8:15AM to form car pools. We leave at 8:30AM and return by 11AM. Join us in prayer! If you have never prayed at the abortion clinic, consider stretching yourself to grow in faith, and in courage to take our prayers to the place they are most needed. It is a very peaceful & powerful opportunity to give witness to the Gospel of Life! Herman Cain: 'It's Not Planned Parenthood - No, It's Planned Genocide' By Fred Lucas It's carrying out its original mission. I have talked to young girls who go in there and they don't talk about how you plan parenthood. They don't talk about adoption as an option. They don't say bring your parents in so you we can talk to you before you make this decision. Talk to some young lady who has gone into some of these centers to see what kind of conversation takes place. They have basically carried out their original mission. There is not any planning other than to abort the baby. WASHINGTON, DC (CNSNews.com) Likely, Republican presidential candidate, Herman Cain supports ending all federal funding to Planned Parenthood, an abortion business that he said was founded to target African Americans and is continuing that mission. "Here's why I support de-funding Planned Parenthood, because you don't hear a lot of people talking about this, when Margaret Sanger, check my history, started Planned Parenthood, the objective was to put these centers in primarily black communities so they could help kill black babies before they came into the world," Cain told CNSNews.com on Tuesday when speaking at the conservative Heritage Foundation. Cain's comment was in response to a question from CNSNews.com about whether the Republican-controlled Congress should vote against any federal tax dollars for Planned Parenthood. "You don't see that talked that much about," said Cain. "It's not Planned Parenthood. No, it's planned genocide. You can quote me on that." Cain, an African American and the former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, is a columnist, author, talk- radio host, and a tea party activist. He has established an exploratory committee for the 2012 presidential race. Another reporter later followed-up, asking Cain if he supported de-funding the abortion business because of why it was founded or because of its current mission. Cain said he does not believe there is a great distance between Planned Parenthood's past and present mission. "They have basically carried out their original mission. There is not any planning other than to abort the baby." "When they have an objective to put 75 percent [Planned Parenthood facilities] in African American communities, says to me they are targeting blacks," Cain continued. "They are doing the same thing at the other 25 percent, I guess." In response to a question, Cain also told CNSNews.com that House Republican leaders should follow the lead of Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Steve King (R-Iowa) who want to block any continuing resolution on the federal budget that funds the health care overhaul law, popularly known as ObamaCare."I think the leadership should follow their lead, absolutely," Cain said. "When you have over 1,000 businesses asking for exemptions from ObamaCare, shouldn't that say something is wrong with it?" he said. "It's called: It's a disaster. It's a disaster before it gets out of the starting gate. What part of 'this isn't going to work' do some people not understand? You've got 1,000 businesses who have asked for exemptions. The administration granted all of them." "They know there is something fundamentally flawed about this legislation," said Cain. "It is not bringing down cost as it was advertised. It is in fact driving up costs even with the little bit of implementation that they're doing. It is not increasing access. In fact it's decreasing access because you've got small businesses out there saying, 'I'm dropping my health insurance.'" According to its annual report, Planned Parenthood received $363.2 million in government grants and contracts during the 2008-09 Fiscal Year, up from $349.6 million in Fiscal Year 2007-08. According to a fact sheet on its Web site, Planned Parenthood performed 324,008 abortions in calendar year 2008. The CDC recently reported that in NYC in 2007, there were 87,527 abortions performed and 43,568 (or 49.8 percent) of the aborted babies were black. The Census Bureau says there are 8,302,659 people in New York City, of whom 2,085,514 or 25 percent are black. Black babies in NYC were aborted at a rate that is twice the black share of the municipal population. Keeping Children Safe Classes In response to having all volunteers needing to attend a Keeping Children Safe classes. 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 the Parish Office. YOUTH NEWS NO SNL There will be no SNL meetings on Sunday, March 27. SNL will resume on April 3! The youth group will be at the “I THIRST” Confirmation Retreat on March 25-27 at Mount Lebanon in Cedar Hill, Texas. YOUTH 2000 When: April 8,9,10, 2011; Where: Nolan Catholic High School Cost: $40 Youth 2000 is a Eucharistic Centered Retreat. It is being sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Worth and led by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal and other outstanding speakers. There will be lively music, faith sharing, Eucharistic adoration, and inspiring talks! For information or registration go to: www.fwdioc.org/ministries/youth/diocesan_programs/Pages/youth2000.aspx or call 817.244.7733 or 817.560.2452 ext. 255. QUINCEANERA PREPARATION If your daughter is 13 years old, she may register in 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. Please contact Ha Tran in the Youth Formation Office for more information. School News We are very proud of our parish school and invite those interested in a Catholic school education for their th children ages PK 4 through 8 grade to call or come by and see us. Our school office hours are 7:30AM to 3:30PM. We offer our students a school that is a place of religious experience, a place of faith, a place of community and without saying a place of strong academics. We also offer our parents affordable tuition. Please contact the school office 817.275.5081 with questions or to schedule a tour. Courage, a Roman Catholic Apostolate, initiated by His Eminence, the late Terence Cardinal Cooke of New York in 1980, has more than 100 chapters with contacts worldwide. Courage DFW promotes a pastoral response for Catholics living with SSA. In helping individuals gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the Church’s teachings, especially in the area of chastity, Courage extends the Church’s invitation to a life of peace and grace and to grow in Christian maturity. Courage Dallas/ Fort Worth can be reached at 972.938.5433 or 972.938.LIFE email firstname.lastname@example.org Don't miss Dr. Scott Hahn in Arlington, Texas! Scott Hahn is coming to Arlington on April 30-May1, to the Arlington Convention Center. Unlock the beauty and depth of the Gospel of St. Matthew with world-renowned scripture scholar Dr. Scott Hahn, joined by Dr. Michael Barber, and Dr. John Bergsma, with the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Mass with Bishop Kevin Vann, confession, adoration, youth and music tracks are scheduled in addition to child care for ages 1 to 9. To purchase tickets or for group rates go to: www.fullnessoftruth.org/DFW11.htm or call 877.218.7884. Catholics United for Life and Mother & Unborn Baby Care Annual Rosary Vigil for Life at the Planned Parenthood Abortion Center on Good Friday, April 22 from 1PM to 2:30PM. Voices are raised in humble supplication to Almighty God on behalf of all our precious pre-born brothers and sisters who die by abortion before they ever see the light and love of this world. It may be the only love they know on earth. Bishop Vann will lead the Rosary along with other priests in the Fort Worth Diocese. Become a Catholic School Teacher The Diocese Office of Catholic schools will host a Teacher Job Fair Saturday, April 2 from 9:30AM to 11:30AM at Nolan th Catholic High School campus, 4501 Bridge Street. Prospective teachers (pre-K through 12 Grade) will have the opportunity to visit with principals and representatives from the local diocesan schools. Details on employee benefits and the application process will be available. For more information, contact the Catholic Schools Office at 817.560.3300 or visit the website www.fwdioc.org GRIEFSHARE & GRIEFSHARE FOR KIDS (GS4K) St. Paul is sponsoring Grief Share and GS4K, Thursday Evenings Beginning May 5through July 28 from 6:30PM- 8:30PM. This 13-week program is designed to assist individuals who have experienced the pain of losing a loved one and are ready to begin the healing process. This program is open to anyone going through or who has completed the grieving process. Although this program is a Scripture based program, it is not a Bible study. Children over the age of 12 may attend the adult session. There is a companion program GS4K (Grief Share for Kids) at the same time for children ages 5-12. Pre- registration is preferred. Please contact the St. Paul Office at .817.738.9925 or Deacon Ron Aziere at 817.929.5958 or email@example.com to ask any questions and or register for the upcoming program. This program is free and open to Catholics and/or Non-Catholics. Names of the Dead Source: Defense Department Please place these names on your refrigerator or put them in a prayer book. May they rest in peace. The total number of fatalities in Afghanistan for the US is 1,509. The total number of fatalities for the war in Iraq is 4,441 for the US. † The Department of Defense has identified the following American service members who have died in the Iraq War and around Afghanistan: Confirmed are the following deaths: Senior Airman Michael J. Hinkle II, 24, Corona, California. Staff Sgt. James M. Malachowski, 25, U.S. Marine, Westminister, Maryland. Staff Sgt. Mecolus C. McDaniel, 33, U.S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas. st Cpl. Donald R. Mickler Jr., 29, U.S. Army, Bucyrus, Ohio. Private 1 Class Rudy A. Acosta, 19, U.S. Army, Canyon Country, California. Lance Cpl. Christopher S. Meis, 20, U.S. Marine, Bennett, Colorado. Sgt. Travis M. Tompkins, 31, U.S. Army, st Lawton, Oklahoma. Private 1 Class Arturo E. Rodriguez, 19, U.S. Army, Bellflower, California. Sgt. Daehan Park, 36, U.S. Army, Watertown, Connecticut. Cpl. Ian M. Muller, 22, U.S. Marine, Danville, Vermont. Jesse Manibusan is a singer, songwriter, guitars and teller of humorous tales. Well recognized throughout the country as a dynamic eclectic speaker and musician, Jesse shares from his heart the love of Christ and the call to live out our baptism in every aspect of life. Back by popular demand, Jesse will present a fun evening of music, humor, and prayer, Friday, April 8 7PM at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Church Activities Calendar Monday, March 28 9:00AM-Leisure Club Brown Bag Bunch - St. Maria Center 6:30PM-Boy Scouts - St. Maria Center 6:30PM-BAN - SMG School Room 5A 7:00PM-Cenacles for Life - Church Tuesday, March 29 3:00PM-School Cantors - Music Room Wednesday, March 30 5:30PM-Angelus Choir - Music Room 7:00PM-St. Cecilia Singers - Music Room/Church 7:00PM-Wednesday Night Volleyball - HFLC Great Hall 7:00PM-HS Religious Education - SMG School 7:30PM-Catholic Scripture Study - HFLC Meeting Rooms Thursday, March 31 10:00AM-Morning Joys - St. Francis Room 7:00PM-RCIA - St. Maria Center 7:00PM-Stations of the Cross - Church 7:30PM-Adult Choir - Music Room Friday, April 1 7:00PM-Open Wide the Doors to Christ - St. Maria Center Saturday, April 2 9:00AM-Tai Chi Class - Cafetorium Sunday, April 3 Sunday Fellowship following the morning Masses - Host: Knights of Columbus 8:30AM-Adult Choir - Music Room 9:15AM-Religious Education - St. Maria Goretti School 10:30AM-St. Cecilia Singers - Music Room 5:00PM-Youth Ministry (SNL) - HFLC 7:00PM-Men’s Basketball - Great Hall SPONSOR of the WEEK! 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