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Women’s Lenten Retreat Features Popular Catholic Author Sarah Christmyer Saturday March 14

Author Sarah Christmyer

IHM News:

Popular Catholic author and speaker Sarah Christmyer will be the guest speaker at an upcoming Lenten retreat for women hosted by Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos.

The retreat is 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14 in the Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.

The theme of the retreat is based upon Christmyer’s latest book, “Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God’s Call with Purpose and Joy.”

Through a series of talks throughout the day, Christmyer will help retreat participants explore questions such as “Who are the models of faith in


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United Church Mexico Mission Fundraiser March 7

UNITED CHURCH News:

The annual Mexico Mission Fundraiser is 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.

Register to attend a FREE Donor’s Dinner by contacting the Church Office at 505.662.2971. Reservations must be made by Feb. 28 to reserve a seat.

Homes will be built in Mexico during spring break. Donations are always welcome, even if unable to attend.


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Lucille Honsinger Of Los Alamos Celebrates 105th Birthday

Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger is celebrating her 105th birthday and is honored this morning at a gathering in the parish hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road where she has been a parishioner for 13 years. Her actual birthday is Feb. 27, 2020. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Four generations of Honsingers gather this morning at IHM to honor Los Alamos resident Lucille Honsinger, center, who is celebrating her 105th birthday Thursday. From left, Hongsinger’s granddaughter Joyce Richins, great-granddaughter Aliya Richins and son Dr. Richard Honsinger.


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Churches Offer ‘Ashes To Go’ On Central Wednesday

By LYNN FINNEGAN
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church

Perhaps you are familiar with Mardi Gras and “Fat Tuesday,” but did you know these celebrations precede one of the most important days on the Christian calendar?

Ash Wednesday marks the start of the holy season of Lent, a time for reflection and repentance in preparation for the celebration of Easter.

On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26, Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH), joined this year by Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church (BELC), will be offering “Ashes to Go”, 8:30-10:30 a.m. on the sidewalk near Starbucks on Central Avenue.

Why ashes?


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Fr. Glenn: In Good Times And In Bad…

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Ahhh … a belated Valentine’s Day to you all. Flowers, chocolates, hearts, cards, muchas smooches. Luuuuvvv. Hopefully good romances and kindnesses renewed. And, for you husbands who forgot about it … I hope that couch is comfy. 😉

One of the greatest joys of priests and ministers is the blessing of marriages … brides coming down the aisle embodying scripture, “She was radiant with perfect beauty…” (Esther 15:5), and the congregation musing approvingly of the insight of the groom: “Do not deprive yourself of a wise and good wife, for her charm is worth more than gold.” (Sirach 7:19)


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La Vista Church: Nights Of Worship And Prayer

Courtesy/La Vista Church of the Nazarene

CHURCH News:

La Vista Church of the Nazarene invites the community to join them for songs and prayer, worshiping God and seeking His will for their church.

Attend any time between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20 or Friday, Feb. 21, and stay as long as you like to pray and sing with others. Kids are welcome.

La Vista Church of the Nazarene is at 15 Grand Canyon Dr, in White Rock.


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Fr. Glenn: Light From Light

By Fr. Glenn Jones

 A beautiful full moon rising above the mountains east of Albuquerque in a cloudless sky this evening … something I used to enjoy even more immensely looking east from the cliffs of Los Alamos as it bathed the Rio Grande valley in the softness of its light. Truly beautiful. Thank you, Lord.

Now, the more analytical among us could, of course, expound on the fact that the moon is really just a cold dark mass of rock and dust, devoid of both life and light, and that it simply reflects light from another source—that massive ball of hydrogen hidden from view which roils with constant


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On The Job In Los Alamos: With Ministerial Alliance

On the job Tuesday morning at Pig n Fig in White Rock are Jennifer Jenson and Kristy Dean Nadler as they inform members of the Ministerial Alliance of the upcoming workshop: ‘Safeguarding Your Flock In A Contemporary World Concerning Sexual Violence Prevention For Church Leaders’. The workshop is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 21, at Pueblo Canyon Inn, 199 San Ildefonso Road. The registration fee includes a light breakfast and lunch. For information and registration, visit www.kdinterpose.com or call 858.245.3815. #worklosalamos  #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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Fr. Glenn: Overturning Tables

By Fr. Glenn Jones

Several years ago there prevailed among Christian youth groups a very applicable adage by which to live one’s life: “WWJD”—“What Would Jesus Do?” Since Christians (ostensibly, at least) long to fashion their own lives in the love and charitable principles that Jesus taught and demonstrated, WWJD always before a Christian’s mind’s eye and, indeed, should be the governing principle of his life. But, as a Facebook post I saw once stated rather humorously, what lay in the realm of possibilities of “WWJD” is overturning tables.

I happened upon Jesus’ table tipping episode (Matthew


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Fr. Glenn: ‘Take The Wheel!’

By Fr. Glenn Jones

What a world. Is this politician/celebrity/person being truthful or not? Or rather … is he simply seeking to further his own interests at the expense of others? It’s anyone’s guess. After all, we are deluged daily by the deceitful—scamming phone calls (“Let that warranty run out already!”), e-mails (“Boy, those foreign princes sure are generous!”), faked pictures and documents on unsocial media, etc. Sigh.

Now, we Catholics remember John the Baptist especially this weekend as we close the Christmas season on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospels tells us that John


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Theophany Blessing Of Ashley Pond 2020 Jan. 19

Scene from Blessing of the Water at Ashley Pond Theophany 2015. Courtesy photo

Theophany. Courtesy photo 

Saint Job of Pochaiv News:

This year Theophany lands on Sunday, the 19th of January. Theophany, the feast and commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River by John the Baptist, used to coincide with the celebration of the Nativity (Christmas).

But over the centuries separate celebrations developed.

When Jesus went to the Jordan, where John was preaching and baptizing, the people were gathering for repentance and the forgiveness of sins.

Jesus, being perfect and sinless, had


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Freedom Church Begins Love Los Alamos Series Today

Freedom Church News:

Freedom Church of Los Alamos launches its “Love Los Alamos” series at 10:30 a.m. today in the Aspen Elementary School Gymnasium at 2182 33rd St.

“Come be a part of a movement! God is doing something big in Los Alamos through Freedom Church and we can’t wait to see all that he wants to do in you and through you in 2020!” Freedom Church Pastor Mike Brake said.

At this event, Pastor Brake intends to share powerful keys to living 2020 to its fullest potential and how to experience the change in one’s life that people are longing for.

“God loves everyone in Los Alamos … we love everyone


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United Church Memorial Service: Jan Sander Jan. 18

MEMORIAL SERVICE News:

The Memorial Service for Jan Sander is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 at the United Church of Los Alamos at 2525 Canyon Road.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be given to one’s favorite charity or to the Compass Housing Alliance, which was Jan’s favorite charity.


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Trinity, Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration Events

CCNS News:
 
Planning is ongoing to commemorate the 75 years since the U.S. atomic bombings at the Trinity Site in July 1945, and over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
 
The opening event is the 11th Annual “Witness for the People” at noon Friday, Jan. 31 in the rotunda of the State Capitol in Santa Fe.
 
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Archbishop John C. Wester;
  • Lt. Gov. Howie Morales;
  • Rep. Angelica Rubio;
  • Marian Naranjo, of Honor Our Pueblo Existence;
  • Tina Cordova, of the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium, also known as the Trinity Downwinders; and
  • Ken Mayers of Veterans

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Fr. Glenn: Intentional Mediocrity

By Fr. Glenn Jones

“If the minimum wasn’t good enough, it wouldn’t be the minimum.”

I vividly remember that statement from an acquaintance years ago … and not fondly. He was quite happy to perform the very least required of him and, as you can imagine, eventually the minimum wasn’t good enough and, while still in the same profession, his peers have risen in the ranks around him while he remains mired at the lowest level.

The result? Complaints of being treated unfairly; after all, hasn’t he been working there much longer than the others? “Don’t I do what is [minimally] required?” One can’t help but


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Los Alamos Big Band New Year’s Dance Saturday

 
Los Alamos Big Band performs 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 in the Parish Hall at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Road. Courtesy/LABB
 
By JOYCE ANN GUZIK
Los Alamos Big Band
 
Celebrate the New Year by dancing to tunes of the Los Alamos Big Band, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4.
 
The dance will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall, and is a fund-raiser for the IHM Youth program.
 
Admission is $20 per person and $10 for high-school students. Admission is free for middle-school children and younger with a paying adult. Tickets are

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