St. Cyril of Alexandria Roman Catholic Parish

Bulletin Date:
January 20, 2019

Highlights in this edition

Catholic Schools Week, Free Throw Contest, Welcome Weekend, St. Augustine Catholic High School Open House, CTSO 20th Anniversary Celebration, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Classic Concert, Tucson Girls Chorus Enrolling New Members, TIHAN Seeks Volunteers

Puntos destacados en esta edición

La Semana de Escuelas Católicas, Concurso de Tiro Libre, Fin de Semana de Bienvenida, Preparatoria Católica San Agustín Ofrece un “Open House”, Celebración del 20 Aniversario de CTSO, Concierto Clásico del Coro de Niños de Tucson Arizona, El Coro de Niñas de Tucson Inscribir a Nuevos Miembros, TIHAN Busca Voluntarios

A VISIBLE GOD
We find it difficult to convey ideas to people unless we can actually show them something, demonstrate what we mean. God, who is invisible and truly beyond human understanding, apparently faces the same difficulty. People want to see, not just listen to an idea. So God gave us Jesus Christ, God made visible in the world.
During these past weeks we have seen how Jesus was revealed as an infant to the shepherds and the magi, and then began his adult “public life” at his baptism by John. Today’s Gospel reading tells us of his “first sign,” providing wine for the wedding guests at Cana.
Of course, even Jesus, God made visible, was not always easily understood in his own day, nor is he even now. So we have to ponder what we see: the poverty and simplicity of his birth, his humility and openness before John the Baptist, his kindness and compassion toward people in their ordinary problems, such as running short of wine at a wedding. Yet it is in coming to know Jesus that we come to know God.
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UN DIOS VISIBLE
Nos resulta difícil transmitir ideas a la gente a menos que le mostremos algo, que le ilustremos lo que queremos decir. Dios, que es invisible y verdaderamente más allá del entendimiento humano, aparentemente tiene la misma dificultad. La gente quiere ver, no solamente quiere escuchar una idea. Por eso Dios nos dio a Jesucristo, Dios hecho visible en el mundo.
En las semanas recientes hemos visto cómo al nacer Jesús es mostrado a los pastores y a los Reyes Magos, y luego empezó su “vida pública” en su bautismo con Juan. El Evangelio de hoy nos habla de su “primer signo”, que es proveer vino para los invitados a la boda en Caná.
Por supuesto, hasta a Jesús, que es Dios hecho visible, no siempre se le entendía en su tiempo y ni siquiera ahora. Por lo tanto, tenemos que considerar lo que vemos: la pobreza y simplicidad de su nacimiento, su humildad y franqueza ante Juan Bautista, su amabilidad y compasión hacia las personas en sus problemas ordinarios, como la falta de vino en una boda. Pero al conocer a Jesús conocemos a Dios.
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St. Cyril of Alexandria Church

4725 E. Pima Street
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: (520)795-1633
Fax: (520)795-1639

Parish Office Hours

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: Closed except for prearranged appointments
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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