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Christmas Arts And Crafts Fair Dec. 9

on October 16, 2017 - 6:09am

Sacred Heart Ladies Auxiliary News:

It is time to sign up for the Los Alamos Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Arts & Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Parish Hall at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Set up is 8-9 a.m. and shopping is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables/Spaces are $35 each and include 8-foot tables with two chairs.

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase. The menu is to be determined.

To reserve a table/space, fill out the the registration form below.

Checks should be made out to Ladies Auxiliary
and mailed to:

Ladies Auxiliary
c/o Gloria

Fr. Glenn: Au Revoir, Little Dove

on October 15, 2017 - 7:42am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

“Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow ... I weep; my eyes flow with tears…” (Lamentations 1:12)

“A voice is heard … lamentation and bitter weeping. [She] is weeping for her child; she refused to be comforted for her child, because she is no more.”  (cf., Jeremiah 31:15)

Few scripture verses better capture the agony of parents who have lost a child to the scourge of death, which came Friday to a beautiful 27-day-old angel who stretched her wings and flew back to God … “the silver cord is snapped ... and

Fr. Glenn: Free To Be Whom We Will To Be

on October 8, 2017 - 8:16am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

The Las Vegas shooting, of course, dominated the news this week, as tragedies often do. Remembering that massacre, it’s timely that the Gospel that we read at our Catholic Mass this weekend is the parable of the vineyard owner and the rebellious tenants (Matthew 21:33-43). One very poignant verse in that Gospel passage comes when the owner had finished preparing his vineyard, and “…he leased it to tenants and went on a journey”—a seemingly almost offhand remark, but it speaks volumes about our world.

As we think about

Pastor Granillo: Generational Gap

on October 8, 2017 - 6:40am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock
 
There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age — I missed it coming and going.  – J.B. Priestly
 
I am definitely a Generation X’er. I grew up as a latchkey kid, with divorced parents, who watched actual music videos on MTV, and knew how to tweak the TV enough to watch Showtime after dark. My mother is part of the Silent Generation. She is a firm believer in “waste not, want not,” simple living, and traditional values.
 
My father, on the other hand, is a bit harder

Fr. Glenn: Seeking The Good

on October 1, 2017 - 6:58am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

You may remember the movie “Letters from Iwo Jima” that came out about 10 years ago. “Letters” is fairly unique (in American cinema, at least) in telling the story of that World War II battle from a Japanese point of view.

Items Needed For IHM Homeless Bags

on September 30, 2017 - 6:55am

One of the bags for the homeless being distributed by Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Courtesy photo

IHM News:

Parishioners at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church are preparing another set of bags for the homeless to be distributed in surrounding towns and cities where needed.

They will begin filling the bags at 10 a.m. Sunday in the parish hall.

The following items are still needed for the bags and can be dropped off Sunday morning at the parish hall:

  • Handwarmers
  • Socks
  • Small packets of baby wipes
  • Travel size deodorant, shampoo, soap, floss, lotion and toothpaste
  • Packets of

Shop On The Corner Thrift Store Announces Grand Opening Of Corner Boutique 8:30 a.m. Wednesday

on September 29, 2017 - 10:29am
TOTH News:
 
Shop on the Corner Thrift Store at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church is offering its very best quality donations for sale in its new Corner Boutique.
 
The Boutique is in adjoining space to the Thrift Store and will have a grand opening celebration at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. Jewelry, like-new shoes and purses, and high-quality clothing, decorations and housewares will be available for purchase.
 
Everything in the Boutique will cost $10, except jewelry, which will be separately priced.
 
Proceeds from all sales go to outreach in Northern New Mexico and to natural

Yom Kippur Begins At Sundown Friday

on September 27, 2017 - 1:26pm

Courtesy image

Yom Kippur In Brief

What: Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the year, when we are closest to G‑d and to the essence of our souls. Yom Kippur means “Day of Atonement,” as the verse states, “For on this day He will forgive you, to purify you, that you be cleansed from all your sins before G‑d.”

When: The 10th day of Tishrei, coming on the heels of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year, which is on the first and second days of Tishrei).

How: For nearly 26 hours (in 2017, from several minutes before sunset Sept. 29 until after nightfall Sept.

Fr. Glenn: Time…Precious Time

on September 24, 2017 - 7:20am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Cute joke in the e-mail the other day: 

A priest waited in line to fill his car with gas just before a long holiday weekend, but there were many cars ahead of him. Finally, an attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. “Father," said the young man, “I'm so sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip.” The priest chuckled, “I know what you mean. It's the same in my business.”

Ah, time, precious time.

Pastor Granillo: We Are Family!

on September 24, 2017 - 6:57am
By PASTOR RAUL GRANILLO 
La Vista Church
White Rock
 
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. James 5:16 (NIV)
 
I have heard tales that occasionally, in a relationship, a person can suddenly find that they are the object of anger or frustration and not know why. You probably know exactly what I’m talking about. You walk in and you immediately sense the tension in the air.

La Vista Church House Number Painting Fundraiser Oct. 7

on September 22, 2017 - 1:48pm

Daily Postcard: Sunset Falls On St. Job of Pochaiv

on September 22, 2017 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: Sunset falls on St. Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Christian Church at 1319 Trinity Dr. Photo by Fr. Theophan Mackey

Author And National Speaker Sonja Corbitt Discusses Upcoming Spiritual Retreat For Women

on September 21, 2017 - 6:59am

Sonja Corbitt is the featured speaker at a special spiritual retreat designed just for women Saturday, Oct. 14 at IHM. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

During a recent interview from her home in Tennessee, popular Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt discusses her upcoming spiritual retreat in Los Alamos designed just for women.

Corbitt is the author of several books. She explained that the upcoming retreat will focus on topics taken from two of her books, “Unleashed: How to receive everything the Holy Spirit wants to give you” and

Fr. Glenn: Acknowledging The Inconceivable

on September 17, 2017 - 6:59am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many no doubt saw the recent press release in which the Catholic Archbishop of Santa Fe published the names of the members of Catholic clergy who have been accused of past sexual abuse of children. It’s no new news that those things happened, but if you’re like me, your reaction may have been: “Wow … so many.” At least know that they have all been permanently removed from ministry, if not now deceased.

Early Morning Seminary

on September 17, 2017 - 5:58am
Tamyra Smith teaching freshman seminary class. Photo by Deborah Fillerup Weagel
 
By Deborah Fillerup Weagel, PhD
  • LDS Los Alamos High School Students Participate In Morning Seminary Program

During this past school year when many residents in the Los Alamos area were still sleeping, about 40 young high school students arose at approximately 5-5:30 a.m. Almost every day high school was in session, these teenagers started their morning by attending seminary at 6:20 a.m. This year they studied The New Testament.

These students are part of a much larger international program established by

Archbishop John C. Wester Of Santa Fe Releases List Identifying 74 Accused Clergy And Religious

on September 14, 2017 - 6:28am

Archdiocese of Santa Fe News:

Archbishop John C. Wester released the following letter Tuesday to introduce a list of 74 priests, deacons and brothers accused of child abuse:

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Nothing can be more important than the safety and well-being of our children. For over 25 years, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has been working to prevent sexual abuse of children. The archdiocese has continued to develop and expand upon its sexual abuse prevention policies and procedures over the years.

Through our Victim Assistance and Safe Environment Program, we provide

Sign Up Now For Knights Of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament Set For Friday

on September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm

K of C News:

The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Golf Tournament is 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 at the Los Alamos Golf Course.  The funds raised from this tournament will be used to award numerous scholarships to Los Alamos High School graduating seniors.

For more than 18 years this tournament has attracted sponsors and golfers from Los Alamos and around Northern New Mexico and has awarded an estimated $138,000 in scholarship money.

Stidhams Mark 30 Years At Church Of Christ

on September 12, 2017 - 7:05am
Tim and Tanya Stidham are being honored Sept. 18 for 30 years of service to the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Courtesy photo

WORSHIP News:

In 1987 Ronald Reagan was in his last year as President of the United States, the Minnesota Twins won the World Series, and a gallon of gasoline cost 89 cents. In August of that year, Timothy D. Stidham and his wife Tanya, moved with their four children to Los Alamos from Sherman, Texas. And so began what would be 30 years of service to the Los Alamos Church of Christ. Thirty years and counting…

The church will honor the Stidhams with a banquet Monday,

Change Is In The Wind For WRBC As Congregation Bids Farewell To Pastor Chuck McCullough

on September 10, 2017 - 11:45pm

Pastor Chuck McCullough preaching recently at Horn Creek retired today from White Rock Baptist Church after 31 years of service. Courtesy photo

WRBC News:

White Rock Baptist Church said goodbye today to Pastor Chuck McCullough. Pastor Chuck, as he is called fondly by members of the congregation, has been senior pastor at White Rock Baptist Church since July 1 of 1986. He said he feels God has been leading him to leave the church because that is what is best for the church.

He has been pastor of White Rock Baptist Church for 31 years.

Fr. Glenn: The Mystery Of Suffering

on September 10, 2017 - 6:48am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

If the forecast on Friday was correct, and if you’re reading this on Sunday, at this very moment hurricane Irma will be grinding its way through Florida and perhaps up the East Coast. And José is swirling around the eastern Caribbean, building up steam for yet another possible assault. All affected by such storms are in our prayers, and we urge all to charity to help victims rebuild.

We wonder why disasters occur—natural, manmade, and even personal accidents and illness. These are the common lot of all mankind.

‘Forming Fearless Women Of Faith’ Women’s Retreat At IHM Saturday, Oct. 14

on September 10, 2017 - 6:35am
Sonja Corbitt is the featured speaker at a special spiritual retreat designed just for women Saturday, Oct. 14 at IHM. Courtesy photo
 
IHM News:
 
Popular Catholic author and speaker Sonja Corbitt is the featured speaker at a special spiritual retreat designed just for women in Los Alamos. Centered on the timely topic of "Forming Fearless Women of Faith", the retreat 8-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall at 3700 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
 
The retreat is limited to 100 women and tickets are $30 advance sale only.
 
Corbitt is the author of three

Sacred Heart Ladies Flea Market Sept. 23

on September 10, 2017 - 6:30am

Pastor Granillo: Employee Of The Month

on September 10, 2017 - 6:30am
By Pastor Raul Granillo
La Vista Church of the Nazarene
White Rock

If I could make a livin' out of lovin' you,
I'd be a millionaire in a week or two.
I'd be doin' what I love and lovin' what I do;
If I could make a livin' out of lovin' you.
– Allen Jackson (Sung by Clay Walker).

I must confess that I recently realized my relationship with God had changed. When I first began a personal relationship with Him, it was as a scared child. God was a real comfort to me during some really troubling times. He brought me peace and gave me strength in every situation.

Catholicism Invites You…

on September 8, 2017 - 4:30pm

IHM News:

Ever considered seriously of becoming Catholic, or simply learning more about what Catholics believe and profess in their mission/desire to follow Jesus Christ? Weekly classes begin on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road. Entering the faith is a personal, life-changing decision, and these classes help you discern your readiness in making this life’s commitment.

These RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions are held each Sunday morning from 10:45 to 12:15; other arrangements may be made if necessary.

Just One Thing To Do This Week: Marvel At The Wonder In All Things

on September 8, 2017 - 8:01am

By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos

“Well,” I whisper quietly into Helen’s ear. “What do you think? Is that a man or a woman?”

The tears that blurred my vision a few moments earlier are drying. The palpitations of my heart thumping hard in my chest are easing as well. I sigh and take a deep breath, exhaling slowly. Then another. She does the same.

Together, we stare, bewildered. Together, we consider the long reddish hair that disappears beneath the pink shawl, the slim forlorn white face, and the thin, pale hands. The figure is leaning away from their supposed husband.

“I don’t know,” she

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