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St. Malachy Roman Catholic Church is located at 407 West E Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561, on the corner of Mill and E street.
Lindsey Carlson our Legislative Coordinator works very hard every month to 'synthesize' the most urgent issues to bring before the parish. You can't believe how many attacks on Life we are facing from all corners, State and Federal.
We plan on doing this the first Sunday of the month when issues are warranted.
This month it is important to contact our Governor as he has a bill on his desk related to assisted suicide. This bill removes the 'safeguards' of the previous assisted suicide law.
Thank you as always for your support to our ministry. As we draw closer to the Supreme Court hearings on December 1st on the upcoming Mississippi case....a case that many believe could reverse Roe v. Wade this issue will ever be in the media. It is important that we prayerfully educate and prepare Christians to be able to articulately defend Life.
At 3:00 pm today please join Archbishop Cordileone in the prayer of “Litany of Reparation In Honor of the Blessed Sacrament” Join the Archbishop to Pray September 25 3:00 pm. Commit to Pray and Fast for Catholics in Congress.
Litany of Reparation In Honor of the Blessed Sacrament:
Lord, have mercy on us; Lord, have mercy on us
Christ, have mercy on us; Christ, have mercy on us
Lord, have mercy on us; Lord, have mercy on us
God the Father of Mercy, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Mediator between God and man, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, the Enlightener of hearts, Have mercy on us.
Holy and undivided Trinity, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Victim of reparation for the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Annihilated on the altar for us and by us, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Despised and neglected, Have mercy on us.
O Sacred Host! Neglected and abandoned in Your temples, Have mercy on us.
Be merciful unto us: Spare us, O Lord.
Be merciful unto us: Hear us, O Lord.
For so many unworthy Communions, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the irreverence of Christians, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the continual blasphemies of the impious, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the infamous discourses made in Your Holy Temples, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the crimes of sinners, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the sacrileges which profane Your sacrament of love, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the coldness of the greater part of Your children, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For their contempt of Your loving invitations, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the infidelity of those who call themselves Your friends, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For the abuse of Your grace, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For our unfaithfulness, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For our delay in loving You, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For our tepidity in Your Holy Service, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your bitter sadness at the loss of souls, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your long waiting at the door of our hearts, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving sighs, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving tears, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving imprisonment, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
For Your loving death, We offer You our reparations, O Lord.
That You spare us, that You hear us, We sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will make known Your love for us in this most Holy Sacrament, We sinners beseech You, hear us.
That You will vouchsafe to accept our reparation, made in the spirit of humility, We sinners beseech You, hear us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world: Have mercy on us, O Lord.
Let us pray:
Lord Jesus, Who has chosen to expose Yourself to all the outrages of the impious, rather than withdraw Your Sacred Body from our Churches, grant us the grace to bewail, with true bitterness of heart, the injuries and sacrileges committed against you, and to repair as far as lies in our power, and with sincere love, the many ignominies and contempts You have received, and still continue to receive, in this ineffable mystery, Who lives and reigns with God, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, for ever and ever. Amen.
MONTH OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS (MATER DOLOROSA)
The Church dedicates the month of September to Our Lady of Sorrows, also known as Mater Dolorosa (Mother of Sorrows). This devotion recalls the Blessed Virgin Mary’s spiritual martyrdom in virtue of her perfect union with the Passion of Christ. This was her role in salvation history, and what merited her place as the spiritual Mother of all Christians.
This is symbolized by a single sword, or seven swords, piercing Mary's suffering heart, as foretold in Simeon's prophecy. Traditionally the Church meditates on the "Seven Sorrows" of our Blessed Mother: the prophecy of Simeon; the Holy Family's flight into Egypt; the loss of the Child Jesus for three days; the meeting of Mary and Jesus as he carried his cross; Jesus' crucifixion and death; Jesus' sacred body taken down from the cross; and Jesus' burial.
The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows (Mater Dolorosa) is September 15th.
St. Malachy & the Faith Community Nurses present, for our parishioners,
Carlos Flores, RN, for a discussion on “Dealing with Emotions During Stressful Times.”
Saturday, Oct 2nd at 6:30 pm in McMullan Hall.
Masks are required.
Dear Parishioners, Please signup for Catholic Legislative Network to take action and send petitions to our elected officials regarding important issues to our Catholic Faith.
God Bless, Fr. Mark
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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Do you know someone who needs an education and/or training to secure a job?
Our St. Vincent De Paul Conference has a fund set aside to provide
financial assistance to individuals struggling with financial constraints that prevent
them from obtaining the training and/or education necessary to become employed.
We can provide assistance for items such as, but not limited to:
tuition, enrollment, books, materials, student fees, transportation, child care, etc.
For more information, please call the office at 661-822-1920 and leave a message indicating your interest in the Systematic Change Program along with your name, phone number, and email. We will get back to you with a simple application form.
The food pantry is now open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11:30 am.
Bishop Joseph Brennan has requested parishioners attending any Liturgy to wear masks whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. Please see letter.
From Right to Life Kern County: “A Planned Parenthood sponsored bill, AB 1184, is making its way through the state legislature to force insurance companies to hide from parents “sensitive” medical procedures given to their adult and minor children. These “sensitive” services include abortions, sexual assault treatment, drug abuse and mental health treatment, cross-sex hormones, puberty blockers, and sex-change operations.
In California minors can already consent to abortions at any age and to the other services listed above at the age of 12 years old or older. Now, Planned Parenthood wants parents to pay through their insurance for “sensitive” services for their children, but it doesn’t want parents to know that medical providers like Planned Parenthood are providing the services or what services children are getting. In other words, parents will get the bill, but won't know what it's for. AB 1184 has already passed through the Assembly. The Senate Health Committee plans to hear the bill on Wednesday, July 7th. There are two ways YOU can help stop AB 1184.
First, call your state representatives that sit on the Senate Health Committee and urge them to vote NO on AB 1184.
Sen. Shannon Grove: Sacramento office: 916-651-4016
Bakersfield office: 661-323-0443
Sen. Melissa Hurtado: Saramento office: 916-651-4014
Bakersfield office: 661-395-2620
Second, watch the hearing and when AB 1184 comes up, call in to state your opposition to the bill. The hearing starts at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7.
To determine the approximate time the bill will be heard, you may access the agenda here.
To watch a live stream of the hearing, click here.
To get find the public testimony participant number, access code and further instructions, click here the morning of the hearing.”
We have wonderful news from Bishop Joseph Brennan I would like to share with you. In Summary, the Sunday Obligation dispensation is rescinded so that means we need to attend Mass on Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation unless there are those under exceptions; 100% opening of space inside the Church; Procession in and out at beginning of Mass; sign of peace within households and a gesture to those outside of household; collection baskets by Ushers allowed; and, Holy Water is back! We need volunteers as we start back up please: Liturgy, Office, CCD and events.
Bishop Brennan has written us the following: “Effective on Saturday, June the 19th , 2021, our Pastors and Administrators may open our Churches for the celebration of Mass and for all Sacramental services at 100% of the normal capacity of our worship spaces without social distancing. We are not alone in this. Most if not all the bishops of California will be following suit that same weekend. It is a long time coming and although we still have a way to go, I am proud of the way you have all navigated the troubled waters we have been through.
There are other welcome changes that will also go into effect at the same time although they will be accompanied by a few adjustments. Those changes include the following:
As I said in the introduction to this announcement, we still have a way to go in terms of dealing with the pandemic and getting closer to a more normal way of gathering and celebrating. Please observe the following basic precautions as these changes are implemented:
Finally, and most importantly, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is hereby rescinded and that will be effective from Sunday, June the 20, 2021. From that day forward, all the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Fresno will be obliged to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of obligation. Pastors and Priests especially, please be very attentive and pastoral toward those who cannot fulfill that obligation or who are not obligated to attend. As we know, pandemic or not, the obligation does not apply for those who are too sick to attend, those who are caring for someone who has a serious health problem or for those who might have some other serious reason for being absent. The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#2180 and #2181) can be very helpful with your pastoral approach in this regard. Also, we have learned a few things during this past year and the live streaming of our Masses will surely benefit those who cannot attend in person for the reasons just stated.
Let me end this good news with a simple quote from the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy from the Second Vatican Council: "The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators; on the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action conscious of what they are doing, with devotion and full collaboration." N.48 Yes, it will be so good for us to gather again for the Sunday obligation, to celebrate the mysteries of our faith on Holy Days of obligation, Holy days of wonder and Holy days of opportunity to grow in our faith and in our love of the Eucharist.
God bless you and those you love, always and in every way.
In Christ, Bishop Joseph V. Brennan”
With this wonderful news we hope to at some point return to a semblance of normalcy. It has been a long journey and God is with us and blessing us always. Although we still have the effects of the Pandemic still present, I hope we will be able to resume some activities like social gatherings and classes taking appropriate cautions. With this in mind we will need assistance and volunteers. Please be willing to help as we ask for more volunteers to become an active vibrant parish.
God Bless, Fr. Mark
Please consider signing and sending this petition to our Elected Officials in protection of the unborn and Hyde Amendment. Thank you and God Bless, Fr. Mark
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful.
And kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And you will renew the face of the earth.
by the light of the Holy Spirit
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
In the same Spirit
help us to relish what is right
and always rejoice in your consolation.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Letter from our Parish Nurse:
As we live through this pandemic, it has affected many aspects of our lives. Masks, services and meetings canceled, school at home, altered work, loss, unemployment and underemployment are just a sample of the effects.
There have been illnesses and deaths, including in our community. The good news is that we now have vaccines available. We can be optimistic about this. Congratulations to the developers of these vaccines and thanks for your efforts!
This has been a stressful time for many. None of us know how this will play out over the next number of months. There are reasons for optimism and reasons for concern. There are concerns about changes to the virus (variants). Uncertainty is challenging to manage, especially uncertainty about something we have never experienced.
Here are a few things to consider. First and foremost, be kind to yourself. Do what you can, and then give yourself credit for it. Focus on the basics. Care for each other. Didn't get some housework done today? There's always another day. Focus first on the people, not the things.
Stay informed. Think about what you can control. Try not to worry about what you can't control.
And finally, put yourself in others' shoes. What is it like for the family who lost their grandmother to the disease? Or the person who lost his job? Or the child struggling with virtual learning and missing his friends?
We are a community of faith. None of us can "fix" this pandemic. We can, though, reach out and support each other. Being there for each other may make all the difference.
If you'd like to talk more about this, contact the church office.
Janice Hagen, RN, PHN
Faith Community Nurse
St. Malachy Church
Magnificat, Pray with Magnificat during this challenging time.
St. Malachy Church has a Faith Community Nurse Ministry. Nurses are available to talk with parishioners regarding health concerns. To speak with a nurse, leave your Name & Phone Number at the church office. Thank you.
Prayer in time of Pandemic
you always brighten our path
as a sign of salvation and of hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick, who, at the Cross, took part in Jesus’ pain while remaining steadfast in faith.
O loving Mother,
you know what we need,
and we are confident you will provide for us as at Cana in Galilee.
Intercede for us with your Son Jesus,
the Divine Physician,
for those who have fallen ill,
for those who are vulnerable,
and for those who have died. Intercede also for those charged with protecting the health and safety of others and for those who are tending to the sick and seeking a cure.
Help us, O Mother of Divine Love,
to conform to the will of the Father
and to do as we are told by Jesus,
who took upon himself our sufferings and carried our sorrows,
so as to lead us, through the Cross,
to the glory of the Resurrection. Amen.
Under thy protection we seek refuge, O Holy Mother of God.
In our needs, despise not our petitions, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Adapted from the prayer of Pope Francis.