15 JANUARY 2017 SECOND SUNDAY
Academic Year Liturgy Schedule Weekend 4p | Saturday 9:30a • 11:30a • 9p | Sunday Worship Hall
PASQUERILLA SPIRITUAL CENTER
8:55a Morning Prayer | 9:15a Mass Holy Family Chapel PATERNO CATHOLIC CENTER MON–THU 5:05p Mass Eisenhower Chapel PASQUERILLA SPIRITUAL CENTER FRI 9:15a Mass followed by all-day Adoration 5:15p Benediction / Communion Service Meditation Chapel PASQUERILLA SPIRITUAL CENTER WED–THU 4–5p Confessions • Meditation Chapel MON–THU
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Coming Up MLK, Jr. Day of Service Mission Mexico Chili Dinner ST. ANDREWS SEARCH Retreat HARTMAN CENTER, MILROY
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Spanish Mass Jan 22 1p • Holy Family Chapel Byzantine Mass TBA 2:30p • Eisenhower Chapel Korean Mass Jan 14 4p (preceeded by confessions) PATERNO CATHOLIC CENTER
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The mission of the Catholic Campus Ministry at Penn State is to give witness to a Catholic Presence in University Life and to promote and sustain the well being of the whole Catholic Person. We welcome students, faculty, staff, resident community members, and alumni. Grounded in the tradition of the Church, Catholic Campus Ministry provides an environment and fellowship that challenge members to encounter the Living Christ and be transformed by His Spirit. Liturgies, retreats, service projects, Bible studies, prayer groups, programs for Catholic critical thinkers, and other activities nurture our faith and open our hearts to hear God’s message for us today.
Super Bowl Sunday Mass Time Change
Feb 5 • 9p Mass
In order to better serve our student community, the 9pm Mass on Super Bowl Sunday will be moved to 4pm. There will be no Mass at 9pm that day.
Upcoming Events JAN
MLK Jr Day of Service LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Chili Dinner 5–7:15P ST. ANDREWS
Prayer Service 7P • ALTOONA CATHEDRAL OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
SEARCH Retreat JAN 27–29 HARTMAN CENTER MILROY, PA
Blessing of Throats PATERNO/PASQUERILLA
Join your fellow PSU Community in the annual MLK Jr. Commemoration and Day of Service. The commemoration will continue through the week. More information about volunteering and the complete schedule of events is available at http://mlk.psu.edu. Mission Mexico is holding their second annual chili dinner! Come enjoy a variety of chili, drinks, and dessert, all to beneﬁt Mission Mexico! Tickets are available after masses from any Mission Mexico member or from the office. Tickets: $6 in advance / $7 at the door To mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade (1973), Bishop Mark will lead a prayer service including a blessing for the pilgrims attending the March For Life in Washington, D.C. the next day. All who have a respect for life from conception to natural death are welcome to join our brothers and sisters in prayer. Search is our annual retreat open to all Penn State students. An incredible opportunity to see ﬁnd God in your daily life and also to get to know yourself and others. We will leave for the Hartman Center after classes on Friday and return Sunday afternoon. The cost is $40/ person (ﬁnancial assitance available). MORE INFO Emelia Conte email@example.com There will be a blessing of throats in honor of St. Blase on February 3 after the morning Mass (Paterno Center) and the evening Mass (Eisenhower Chapel), as well as from 12–1pm in Eisenhower Chapel.
Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.
God's creative wisdom was at its best when making humans. There are four holes in the head for information to go in, and only one for it to go out.
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“Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will” by thoughtfully using my time, my abilities and all the resources you have to place before me.
Bread of Life Tuesdays at 7p MEDITATION CHAPEL SNAC Jan 14 at 7p EISENHOWER CHAPEL Grad Group Date TBA at 6:15p PATERNO CENTER Fr. David • firstname.lastname@example.org
Families & the Gospel
Mission Mexico Jan 15 at 6p PATERNO CENTER
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Can you say “I have testiﬁed Jesus is the Son of God?” If you aren’t talking about Jesus in your family, you aren’t testifying. If you are talking and not walking your talk, your children will see your words as meaningless.
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Are you curious about our faith? Do you know someone interested in Catholicism? Do you want to increase your knowledge of Catholicism? Join us Wednesday evenings at
If you are a new student this semester, please stop by the office to register and introduce yourself! If we can be of any help to you please let us know. We can also use your help with the liturgies. If you are a musician, lector, or Eucharistic minister (or would like to become one), please contact the office!
6pm in Pasquerilla (other arrangements can be made). MORE INFO CCM Office firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Confirmation Class If you are a Penn State student and not conﬁrmed, join this year's Conﬁrmation class! The process is simple and we will schedule meeting times around the schedules of all those interested. MORE INFO Fr. Matthew email@example.com
Treasures From Our Tradition As soon as Christmas ends, people begin planning for Easter! Originally, the source of our Paschal Triduum was but a single liturgy extending from Saturday sundown to sunrise on Easter Sunday. The two days leading up to the liturgy were days of fast, not only for the elect, but for the church preparing to baptize them. A ﬁfth-century pope explained that the church imitated the apostles, who were in hiding with their grief from the arrest of Jesus, and therefore sacraments, even penance, were forbidden. Inevitably, though, people wanted to gather, and so a Liturgy of the Word developed for Good Friday. This was the ﬁrst step toward today's Triduum, and gradually new ideas were embraced, including the veneration of the cross and a simple Communion service. Interestingly, the Word remained central, since we know that in those days the pope did not receive Communion at this liturgy, even though the faithful had that option. Although the custom of Communion on Good Friday took hold, it did not endure past the Middle Ages. The central liturgies of the year slowly unraveled and disappeared from parish life. Remember that there were no seminaries in those days, and books were a rare luxury. Most priests could only manage to celebrate a simple "low" Mass, and few parishes could afford the ritual books that would guide a priest through the complex forms. Holy Week remained important in private devotion, but for a time the liturgies virtually disappeared.
Readings • Week Two
[Martin Luther King Jr. Day] NO CLASSES Heb 5:1-10; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 2:18-22 TUES St. Anthony Heb 6:10-20; Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c; Mk 2:23-28 WED [Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins] Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 3:1-6 THU Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany) Heb 7:25 -- 8:6; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Mk 3:7-12 FRI St. Fabian; St. Sebastian Heb 8:6-13; Ps 85:8, 10-14; Mk 3:13-19 SAT St. Agnes Heb 9:2-3, 11-14; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Mk 3:20-21 MON
Behold the Lamb of God I wonder if anyone understood John the Baptist when he called Jesus the Lamb of God. Did they associate that name with the paschal lamb whose blood protected the Israelites from the Angel of Death? After Jesus' death and resurrection, the apostles began to understand that Jesus' blood, shed on the cross, freed us all from sin and death. Yet here is the Baptizer already acting like a disciple before Jesus has gathered any disciples or even begun to preach. In today's Gospel, John the Baptist gives us some hints about discipleship. First, John trusts God with things he does not understand. He says twice that he did not know Jesus, yet he trusts God's revelation that Jesus would "baptize with the Holy Spirit" (John 1:33). We also may not always understand where God is leading us. If you have lost a loved one, are looking for work when no one is hiring, or are dealing with serious illness, this is the time to trust that God still loves and cares for you.
John also knew that doing God's work meant that God was working through him. Originally John baptized others as sign of repentance, but he soon came to see that his real work was to make Jesus "known to Israel" (John 1:31). When we try to do what God wants, it is good to remember that God is the one in control and who decides what the result will be. What looks like failure to us can be success in God's eyes. John's third hint teaches us that a disciple shares his or her faith in God. So John testiﬁes that Jesus is the Son of God. While that sounds obvious to us, it took courage to say that to people who would have thought it blasphemy. Even today, when Jesus is known throughout the world, we still need to share our faith experiences so those without faith may be attracted to it, and even those with faith can be encouraged by our sharing. You may be surprised to ﬁnd that your own faith deepens the more you share it with others. As we point out the Lamb of God to those who don't know him, we get to know him better ourselves.
Jesus A to Z Michael O’Neill McGrath, OSFS
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