Holy Week Services
Holy Thursday Service Apr. 18, at 4:00 p.m.
Good Friday Service Apr. 19, at 12:00 p.m. and
Adoration of the Cross at 1:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil Apr. 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday Mass Apr. 21, at 8:00 a.m.
An invitation to Awareness
“What are you hungry for?” Sometimes the answer is obvious: pizza, Chinese food, a juicy steak.
Our spiritual hungers are rarely that easy to identify. The season of Lent, our 40-day preparation
for Easter, is our annual invitation to grow in awareness of those deeper hungers. We need Lent
to help us recognize that our meaning and mission are rooted in Jesus’ dying and rising.
Together with those preparing for baptism, we join in outward signs of our inner conversion. Our
year-round prayer, fasting and almsgiving take on new meaning during this season.
Catholics were once well known for their practice of not eating meat on Friday –a specific form of
fasting called abstinence. Stories abound of the lengths Catholics would go to keep this law.
The current laws took effect in 1966. They read simply: “Catholics who have celebrated their
14th. birthday are bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and each Friday of Lent.
Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, in addition to abstaining from meat, should
fast, i.e. eat only one full meal on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Smaller quantities of food
may be taken at two other meals but no food should be consumed at any other time during those
two days. The obligation of fasting ceases with the celebration of one’s 59th birthday”.
The spirit of the law may invite us to fast from other activities as well: from television or computer
games, from eating out or from gossiping. These minimum requirements make the most sense
when they are combined with prayer and alms giving. These age-old disciplines reflect our most
fundamental concerns: our relationship with God (prayer), with our bodies (fasting), and with
each other (alms giving).
~ Classes for adults to receive all their Sacraments.
~Must be already baptized Catholic and have the basic Formation in the Catholic Faith.
~Classes will be imparted by Deacon Pete S.
~Fridays at 5:00 p.m. at the ICC Religious Ed Building (707 New York av.)
Check It Out!
There is a book library located near the side exit door. Please feel free to donate books or borrow some.
We have a suggestion box for anything the congregation might want to write in for the Church Council to address. It will be at the back of the church on the East side of the church. Thank you.
Heart - Cloudcroft
Pastors: Fr. Martin Cornejo and
Fr. Raphael Nwosu
Deacons: Pete Schumacher and
Sunday 8:00 am Mass
Sunday 7:30 am Confessions
Wednesday - 9:30 am Mass Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
and Rosary: Wednesday 9:00 a.m.
Anointing of the sick: On the
First Wednesday of the month
Effective June 1st 2018 Sacred Heart is no longer a mission of Our Lady of the Light—La Luz. Sacred Heart is now a mission of Immaculate Conception Church in Alamogordo. Our Pastor’s name is Fr. Martin Cornejo and our Deacon is Pete Schumacher
Growing in our Catholic Faith
'Real Life Catholic' by Chris Stephani can be viewed on EWTN Tuesdays at 9 pm M.T. The DVD can also be purchase from the EWTN Catalog.
The Mass in Sacred Scripture by Deacon Harold Burke-Siver available on Amazon in either hard copy or Kindle edition.
The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius by Fr. Kevin O’Brien SJ. It is basically scriptural based contemplative exercises used by the Jesuits.
Gus Lloyd has a morning program; Seize the Day on the Catholic Channel (129) on Sirius Satellite Radio