Bulletin Archive for 2007

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THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH AND

THE OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS: THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE MOTHER OF GOD

December 29th & 30th 2007

Family life is rooted in the unconditional love of God as witnessed by the Holy Family.

We seek God's blessings as did Mary. Because of her Son, we can confidently call God, "Abba"!

A Blessing of Angels

If you look into the scriptures you find that angels encircled the entire life of Jesus, from the angel's invitation asking Mary to welcome Jesus in her womb to the blessed moment of an angel announcing his being raised from the dead.

May the angel of the annunciation bless you, inviting you daily to awaken to the God-life within you.

May the Angel of Joseph's dreams bless you, stirring your spirit to trust the many ways that Mystery whispers to you.

May the angel of birthing bless you, calling forth wonder, awe, and gratitude for all that has helped you to become your true self.

May the angel of Bethlehem-songs bless you, tickling your soul with laughter and joy, heralding hope and good tiding to you.

May the angel of the journey to Egypt bless you, guiding and protecting you as you travel the inner and outer roads of your life.

May the angel of desert wilderness bless you, bringing courage when you experience bleak, intense searching and struggle.

May the angel of prayer bless you, gathering you closely to the divine Beloved who longs for you embrace.

May the angel of children on the lap of Jesus bless you, helping you to see the beauty and freedom of your inner child.

May the angel of the agony in the garden bless you, offering you solace in your times of tribulation.

May the angel at the tomb of resurrection bless you with faith, assuring your faith and trust that all shall be well.

Out of the Ordinary by Joyce Rupp.

 

MASS INTENTIONS: 12/29 – 1/4, 2008

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Ramón Gónzalez Peréz

Sunday 10:00 a.m. +Kate Radonich

Monday 7:00 p.m. The Parish

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Mark Walsh

Thursday 8:00 a.m. +Phillip T.McCormick

Friday 8:00 a.m. Parishioners

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment.

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

December 22 & 23, 2007

Total Plate: $1,216.00

December 24 & 25, 2007

Total Plate: $5,622.25

COLLECTION ENVELOPES FOR

THE NEW YEAR

The 2008 Collection Envelopes are in the entrance to the church. Please pick up your box if you had one for last year. To better our bookkeeping we have issued new numbers this year.

If you would like to have a box, please fill out a form, take the next box number and put that number in the box line of the form. Please try to take them in number order. I thank you for your assistance,

Fr. Eugenio

Most Reverend Richard J. García

Bishop of Monterey

Invites you to the celebration of a

Mass of Thanksgiving

In honor the 40th Anniversary

Of the Diocese of Monterey

Wednesday, the twenty-third of January

Two Thousand and Eight

At six o'clock in the evening

Madonna del Sasso Pro Cathedral

320 East Laurel Drive

Salinas, California

Reception Immediately Following

Walk for Life - West Coast 2008

Make history–Join thousands of people on January 19, 2008 in the 4th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. Speakers include Dr. Alveda King of the Martin Luther King Jr. family. Join us as we continue to challenge the idea that abortion has been a good choice for women, for men, for families and for our society. Join us as we proclaim that Abortion Hurts Women, Men and Children and that We All Deserve Better than Abortion. Join us as we proclaim a message of Life and Peace throughout the streets of San Francisco. The Walk for Life wills beging at 11:00 am at Justin Herman Plaza (Near the Ferry Building). For more info – call (415) 586-1576 or visit our website www.walkforlifewc.com

THANK YOU!

Paula Lacey, Patricia LeGear, Karen Starkie, Diane O'Regan, Ceile All Bultuers, Devlin Family, Jeanette Roberts, Don & Gina Boisvert and Patricia Mullen - thank you - the church looked beautiful at Christmas - God bless you for all the work you did for us.

Thank you to all the Children and Saint Nicholas for visiting us on Christmas Day!

MEN'S BREAKFAST

AT CHRIST CHILD CATHOLIC CHURCH

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 8 to 10 AM

We will host the Men's Breakfast and have invited our brothers from the Mountain Bible Church of Loma Prieta.

The Theme will be "Making the Most of Retirement".

Rob Panza from Mountain Bible Church is scheduled to share his story.

Please feel free to bring a friend to show the community our unity in Christ, in a way that they can see.

Happy New Year 2008!!!

 

 

FOURTH SUNDAY

OF ADVENT

December 23, 2007

Jesus is Immanuel, "God with us", risen from the dead. He is the king of glory.

In Jesus, God comes to pitch his tent among us.

On a National Geographic "Explorer" TV program recently, the story of Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1873-1922) was told.

Shackleton was a British explorer who commanded a south polar expedition in 1907-1909, during which Mt Erebus on Antarctica was climbed, the south magnetic pole was located, and the plateau was crossed to within 100 miles of the South Pole.

In 1915, Shackletond led an expedition to Antarctica which nearly ended in tragedy. His ship got caught in ice and eventually was crushed. The crew had to flee, taking with them what provisions they could carry. They drifted 180 miles on an ice floe to Elephant Island where there was an old supply hut. From there Shackleton and a few of his men sailed 800 miles in a small boat on wild seas to South Georgia Island. After a near tragic landing (the rudder broke apart just as they reached a rocky shore), they made a nearly impossible crossing of the rugged mountain range to a whaling village on the opposite shore.

Meanwhile, the men he left behind at Elephant Island had exhausted their supplies and had nearly given up hope that the "boss"—that's what they called Shackleton—would make it back to save them. But he did, and one can only imagine the excitement of those beleaguered men the day they sighted Shackleton's rescue ship making its way through the stormy Antarctic Ocean to Elephant Island. The "boss" had arrived, just as he said he would.

Are we faithfully living in expectation of our Lord's coming?

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 12/22 - 28

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Katherine Hanley

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Irene Kloppenberg

Monday 5:00 p.m. For Parishioners

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. +Leslie R. & Cecily Olsen

Thursday 8:00 a.m. For Parishioners

Friday 8:00 a.m. All families

 

QUILT DRAWING

Winners:

Georgia Cline "Quilt"

"Gebets Sculptor" John Hench

Bottle of Wine, Georgia Cline

Bottle of Wine, Reilly and Corny

Congratulations!!!

Thank you, for all your support and God in your heart bring JOY!

 

STEWARDSHIP

I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts: I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (Jer 31:33)

In a world where many believe God to be absent, we place our trust in Jesus Christ, God's law of love made flesh in our midst, whose coming we prepare to celebrate with joy.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

December 15 & 16, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $1,492.00

God Bless You!

Next Week Second Collection for Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

MEN' BREAKFAST

At Christ Child Catholic Church

Saturday, January 5th at 8am to 10am.

We will host the Men's Breakfast and have invited our brothers from the Mountain Bible Church of Loma Prieta.

The theme will be "Making the Most of Retirement". Rob Panza from Mountain Bible Church is scheduled to share his story.

Please feel free to bring a friend to show the community our unity in Christ, in a way that they can see.

FOOD FOR THE POOR

During this time of giving consider bringing non-perishable food items with you to Church. We will deliver them to needy families.

 

FOURTH ANNUAL GIVING AT GREENFIELD

MUCHAS GRACIAS! MANY THANKS TO YOU! You generosity and sacrifices for all the families in need was wonderful. Thank you very much – you have helped make a wonderful Christmas for the children and their parents.

God's action through you.

December 24 Monday: VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS

MASS 5:00 p.m.

December 25 Tuesday: THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD CHRISTMAS

MASS 10:00 a.m.

 

Out of love for us, God became flesh, for our Savior has appeared.

Light dawns for us all!

 

Out of love for us, God became flesh, for our Savior has appeared.

Light dawns for us all!

 

Out of ETERNITY, Out of His LOVE,

GOD gave His best gift JESUS came from above

He came as a baby homeless and poor.

And centuries late still knocks at the door.

He's GOD's gift of LIFE as He's been from the start.

With no need for an inn if there's room in your HEART.

At Christmas and always, may His abundant love bring you many blessings.

May your Christmas be blessed with all that you hold dear… faith, family, friends and most of all, love.

JESUS IN YOUR HEART!

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 16, 2007

John the Baptist's Act of Faith in Jesus

Our faith grows strong under duress

In her book Return to Love, Marianne Williamson points out that a friend said to her, "Marianne, I'm so depressed by world hunger!" Marianne replied: "Do you give five dollars a week to one of the organizations that feed the hungry?" She goes on to say she asks this question because she noticed how people who participate in solving problems don't seem to be as depressed as those standing on the sidelines doing nothing.

Have we recently gone out of way to help someone?

In the person of Jesus, God has come to heal and save us. Patiently, yet joyfully, we await the fulfillment of his advent.

 

CONFESSIONS

All the Churches of Santa Cruz County will join in prayer and reconciliation.

Confession at St. Joseph's Church ,

435 Monterey Ave., Capitola; on

Wednesday, December 19 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(Many priests available for confession!!!)

Confession at Christ Child Church:

Friday, December 21 at 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. in the Church

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 12/15 - 21

Saturday 5:00 p.m. The Parishioners

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Antonio & Alix Pitoé

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

December 8 & 9, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,104.00

Second Collection for Retirement Fund for Retired Religious last Sunday

$479.00

SECOND COLLECTION FOR DECEMBER 2007

December 29 & 30 – For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

 

PRAYER GROUPS

All are invited to attend in the Community Center.

A women's prayer group meeting at 8:00 a.m. prior to the Tuesday Mass.

A men's prayer group meeting at 7:15 a.m. prior to the Thursday Mass.

FOURTH ANNUAL GIVING AT GREENFIELD… THANK YOU

50 families have been adopted.

This coming Thursday December 20 we will go to give all the gifts to the families in Greenfield. We will leave Christ Child at 9:00 a.m. Please join us if you are free that morning.

For more information contact with Karen Joesten 353.2020 or Fr. Eugenio 353.2210

 

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."

Bring a Friend on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day!

We invite you to celebrate Christmas Eve & Christmas's Day with your neighbors and with us.

The celebration program includes singing the traditional carols, the Word of God; God speaks to us, and in the Eucharist we see the present of the Son of God; the Emmanuel God-with-us. Remember Christmas is the Mass of Christ! In JESUS CHRIST we feel the Joy and we are brothers and sister, we are the family of God, we are the CHURCH!

The Nativity of the Lord

December 24, Monday:

VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS

Mass 5:00 p.m.

December 25, Tuesday

Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

The "O" Antiphons at the Magnificat

Monday WISDOM, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.

Tuesday O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your might hand to set us free.

Wednesday O Flower of Jesse's stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come; let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.

Thursday O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of heaven: come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and led your captive people into freedom.

Friday O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.

Christmas Pageant

All children wishing to participate in the Christmas Eve pageant must come for rehearsal after Mass Sunday December 23. They will also receive their costumes at this time.

VOCATIONS OFFICE

Young Adult Men (21-40) an invitation to a Priesthood Discernment Retreat Weekend where you can reflect on your call in life and diocesan priesthood. The Discernment Weekend starts at 4pm on Friday February 1st to 1pm on Sunday February 3rd, 2008 at St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA. Interested? Contact the Vocations Office 831-645-2813 for a registration form before January 18, 2008

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 9, 2007

Advent A Time for Watching

In Advent we await Jesus, our light.

A teacher introduced a sentence to his students and asked them what they thought of it. The sentence was "Wait for the light." Some thought it was beautiful, others thought it was a good spiritual maxim to live by. Finally, he told them where he read it: on the comer of an intersection that flashed the warning: "Wait for the light."

Do we habitually make important decisions without first praying to Jesus for light?

Advent John the Baptist Preaches Repentance

While working on his famous painting, "The Last Supper," Leonardo daVinci had an argument with a certain man. He lashed out against the fellow with bitter words and threatening gestures. When the argument was over, daVinci went back to his canvas where he was working on the face of Jesus. He could not make one stroke. At last he realized what the trouble was. He put down his brush, found the man he had offended, and asked his forgiveness. He returned to his studio and calmly continued painting the face of Jesus.

Who do we need to forgive?

MASS INTENTIONS 12/9 - 14

Saturday 5:00 p.m. John Denehy

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Martin Hanley, Jr.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Parishioners

Friday 8:00 a.m.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

A woman, clothed with the sun, daughter of the Most High, proclaims the greatness of the Lord, the One who comes to dwell with us. She is the servant of the Lord.

December 12, Wednesday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

After Mass light breakfast in the Rectory!

MEN'S CLUB GATHERING

On Wednesday December 12th

7:00 p.m. in the Rectory

Please come!!!

 

All the Churches of Santa Cruz County in pray and reconciliation.

Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance:

CONFESSION

St. Joseph's Church 435 Monterey Ave.

Capitola, - Wednesday, December 19 at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Very good opportunity for everyone; many priests for confession!!!

CONFESSIONS:

Sacrament of Reconciliation December 21, Friday 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

On that day, the mountains shall drip new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk. Jl 4:18

The messianic promises are never vague. They always hold out the hope that the One who comes will fulfill the real dreams of the human heart for peace, healing, and plenty. What we pray for, we must also work for. Thus do we prepare His ways.

REPORT SUNDAY

December 1 & 2, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,630.00

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR DECEMBER 2007

December 8 & 9 TODAY – Retirement Fund for Retired Religious (National)

December 29 & 30 – For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

 

The Nativity of the Lord

Monday - December 24 – Christmas Eve

VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS = Mass 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday - December 25 – Christmas Day

Mass 10:00 a.m.

 

Christ Child Web Site

Visit our website at www.christchild.org to see the new pages for Advent and the Men's Club.

 

 

FOURTH ANNUAL GIVING AT GREENFIELD

All 50 families have been adopted. All gifts should be dropped off at the church on December 15 or 16. We will deliver the gifts to Greenfield Parish on Thursday December 20th – please consider joining us – we need more drivers. We would also like more cookies to share!

Contact Karen Joesten (353-2020) is you have any questions.

 

Christmas Eve Pageant

Children wishing to be in the Christmas Eve pageant must attend a meeting after Mass on

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16.

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS PARTY

Sunday December 16, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass

PLEASE bring special food to share with others!

 

MEN'S BREAKFAST

AT CHRIST CHILD CATHOLIC CHURCH

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 8 to 10 AM

We will host the Men's Breakfast and have invited our brothers from the Mountain Bible Church of Loma Prieta.

The theme will be "Making the Most of Retirement".

Rob Panza from Mountain Bible Church is scheduled to share his story.

Please feel free to bring a friend to show the community our unity in Christ, in a way that they can see

FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

December 2, 2007

PRAISE! Be to the Lord, he has Redeemed his people!

Keep awake therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.

Margy

Margy's beeper went off as I was sitting next to her at a parish gathering. She shifted the tubes that connected her to her portable oxygen thank, leaned over, and calmly said, "Do you know where I can find the nearest phone?" The beeper meant one of two things: either she was being summoned for surgery or it went off accidentally. Her friends gathered and began to pray as Margy went to call the hospital. It turned out to be a false alarm.

Recalling this incident later, I pondered the maturity of faith of this extraordinary woman. Margy could be called for surgery at any time. The success of the operation was not guaranteed. On one hand, it might be the gateway to a new life. On the other hand, it might worsen her condition even to the point of death.

The decision to enter such a scheme requires enormous strength of character. Margy lives each day in faith. Peacefully and matter-of-factly she goes about her business; waiting, hoping, longing for the tangible gift of full health, yet knowing that the fulfillment of God's promise to her might be to meet the Lord face-to-face. Either way, when that beeper goes off, Margy is ready.

Your story

How does the gift of hope get you through tough times?

Is there a likely scenario in your own future which you'd rather not thing about (e.g., the possibility of losing your job or losing someone you love) How "prepared" are you to deal with such an event?

Name ten things in your life for which you are grateful.

MASS INTENTIONS 12/1 - 7

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Josephine O'Mahar

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Aurelio Aramburo

Thursday 8:00 a.m. The Parish

Friday 8:00 a.m.

7:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m.

THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

(Holy day of obligation)

Vigil Mass Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Adoration with the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist for Life Saturday 6 to 7 p.m.

Chosen by God, Mary reverse the sin of Eve, because of her obedience; God's salvation is made known to all nations.

December 24, Monday:

VIGIL OF CHRISTMAS

Mass 5:00 p.m.

December 25, Tuesday:

THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD CHRISTMAS DAY

Holy Day of obligation

Mass 10:00 a.m.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

November 24 & 25, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $1.120.00

Second Collection for Our Parish Maintenance Fund last week $720.00

Thank You and God Bless You!

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR DECEMBER 2007

December 8 & 9– Retirement Fund for Retired Religious (National)

December 29 & 30 – For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

 

All the Churches of Santa Cruz County in pray and reconciliations.

Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance: CONFESSION

St. Joseph's Church 435 Monterey Ave. Capitola December 19 Wednesday at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Very good opportunity for everyone;

Many priests for confession!!!

CONFESSION IN THE PARISH

Friday Dec.21 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

PARISH CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Sunday December 16, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass

PLEASE bring special food to share with others!

FOURTH ANNUAL GIVING AT GREENFIELD

All gifts should be dropped off at Christ Child on Saturday, Dec 15 or Sunday Dec.16.

Let us know if you can help transport gifts to Greenfield on Thursday December 20

Contact Karen Joesten (353-2020) is you have any questions.

OUR LADAY OF GUADALUPE

December 12, Wednesday

Mass 9:00 a.m.

Today' feast recalls the apparitions of Mary at the hill of Tepeyac from 9-12 Dec. 1531 to the native convert, Juan Diego; known to the Aztecs as Tecoatlaxope or de Guadalupe in Spanish, meaning "she will crush the serpent of stone"

After Mass light breakfast in the Rectory!

 

Men's Club Gathering

On Wednesday, December 12th

7:00 p.m. in the Rectory

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Santa Cruz needs turkeys for Christmas.  Marie & Joe Yurosko will be happy to transport all donated turkeys to the soup kitchen. Please call them at 354-4407 if you would like them to take your donation to St. Francis.   Thank you.

OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST THE KING

November 25, 2007

Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Feast Kingship of Christ

Most Sweet Jesus, Redeemer of the human race, look down upon us humbly prostrate before Thy altar. We are Thine and Thine we wish to be; but to be more surely united to Thee, behold each one of us freely consecrates himself today to Thy Most Sacred Heart.

Many indeed have never known Thee: Many too, despising Thy precepts, have rejected Thee. Have mercy on them all, most merciful Jesus, and draw them to Thy Sacred Heart. Be Thou King, O Lord, not only of the faithful children who have never forsaken Thee, but also of the prodigal children who have abandoned Thee: Grant that they may quickly return to their Father's house lest they die of wretchedness and hunger.

Be Thou King of those who are deceived by erroneous opinions or whom discord keeps aloof, and call them back to the harbor of truth and unity of faith, so that soon there may be but one flock and one shepherd.

Turn Thine eyes of mercy toward the children of every race, once Thy chosen people. Of old they called down upon themselves the Blood of the Savior; may it now descend upon them a laver of redemption and of life.

Grant, O Lord, to Thy Church assurance of freedom and immunity from harm; give peace and order to all nations, and make the earth resound from pole to pole with one cry: Praise to the Divine Heart that wrought our salvation; to it be glory and honor forever. Amen.

MASS INTENTIONS 11/24 - 30

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Helen Marbuty

Sunday 10:00 a.m. +Valerie Moore

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. The Parish

Thursday 8:00 a.m. All Souls

Friday 8:00 a.m. All Souls

Friday 7:00 p.m. All Souls

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

Christ's reign is a conquest not over political enemies but over the powers of sin and death. His rule is redemption!

STEWARDSHIP

In the shadow of your wings I take refuge till the storms of destruction pass by. Psalm 57:2

The Father of the Church interpreted "the shadow of God's wings" as the shadow of the cross on which are outstretched the protecting arms of the Savior. Christ, the King crucified and risen, is the shelter in whom we dwell secure.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

November 17 & 18, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,124.00

SECOND COLLECTION FOR

BREAK THE CYCLE OF POVERTY

Catholic Campaign for Human Development $205.00

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END THE LITURGY YEAR 2006-2007

THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:

"A new creature", an adopted by God:

Isaac Dominic Blanco-Castillo 3/10

Laurie Lee Berg-Orlando 4/7

Lindsey Madison Avoy 4/7

Taylor Haleigh Avoy 4/7

Danté Ashok Leo B. Khandelwal 4/28

Kayleigh Asha B. Khandelwal 4/28

Sydney Sofia M. Madrigal 6/16

Lilianna B. Sidor 6/23

Daniel Steven Garnett 9/9

Audrey Noelle Jamieson 10/27

Abby Lynn Almaneih 11/18

THE SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

"Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."

Amen. Peace Be with You!

Laurie Lee Berg-Orlando

THE SACRAMENT OF THE EUCHARIST

Laurie Lee Berg-Orlando

Danté Ashok Leo B. Khandelwal

Lindsey Avoy

Taylor Avoy

Danielle Mains

Natalie Pratt

Sophie Sinsigalli

María Guadalupe Venegas

 

THE SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY

The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. What God has joined, men must not divide.

Luz María Vigil & Sergio B. Martinez

Elizabeth K. Bates &

Wayne J. Stickney-Smith

María Guadalupe Oseguera &

Daniel G. Rivera

Maureen A. Monahan &

Gregory Paul Lahann

Megan K. Mills & Eric R. Cretarolo

Jessica L. Hernandez & Juan A. Hernandez

Alyssa A. Holmquist & Richard P. Bienvenu

Rosa Elena García &

William F. Deutschlander

Cristi M. Tumason & Michael K. Martin

PARISH CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Sunday December 16, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass! PLEASE bring special food to share with others.

Four Annual Giving at Greenfield

Adopt a Greenfield family today after mass. Information on each family will be available at the entrance of the church. All gifts should be dropped off at Christ Child after mass on Saturday, Dec. 15 or Sunday Dec. 16. Can't shop? Consider a cash donation and we'll do the shopping for you! Feel you can't adopt a whole family? Consider adopting one child or perhaps adopt a family with a few Christ Child friends. Let us know if you can help transport gifts to Greenfield on Thursday December 20. Contact Karen Joesten (353-2020) if you have any questions.

Please pray for the safe return home in January of Diana Bravo, daughter of Antonio and Alejandra Bravo.   Please pray for her safety and for the safety of those with whom she serves.  

St. Francis Soup Kitchen in Santa Cruz needs turkeys for Christmas.  Marie & Joe Yurosko will be happy to transport all donated turkeys to the soup kitchen. Please call them at 354-4407 if you would like them to take your donation to St. Francis.   Thank you.

 

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

November 18, 2007

The Word of God speaks to us:

"…the day is coming…the day that is coming will set them on fire, says the Lord of hosts; but for you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healings rays."

Prophet Malachi 3:19-20

"The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice and the people with equity. With trumpets and the sound of the horn sing joyfully before the Kin, the Lord."

Psalm 98

"…We hear that there are some people among you who live lazy lives and who do nothing except meddle in other people's business. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we command these people and warn them to lead orderly lives and work to earn their own living…"

2 Thessalonians 3:11-12

"Some of the disciples were talking about the Temple, how beautiful it looked with its fine stones and the gifts offered to God. Jesus said, 'All this you see the time will come when not a single stone here will be left in its place; every one will be thrown down… Everyone will hate you because of me. But not a single hair from your heads will be lost. Stand firm, and you will save yourselves."

Luke 21: 5-6; 17-18

MASS INTENTIONS 11/17 - 23

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Helen Marbury

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Confirmation Candidates

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Valerie Moore

Thursday 9:00 a.m. For Parishioners

Friday 8:00 a.m. Ramón & Silvia

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISM & WEDDINGS

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 408.241.8444 or 800.550.4900

Stewardship

Whenever anyone bears the pain of unjust suffering because of consciousness of God, that is a grace. 1 Peter 2:19

Every Christian call is in some way a call to persecution and martyrdom. In many places in the world in our day Christians are persecuted and in danger of death. Each one of us is called to die daily to self and to imitate the suffering Christ. Is our faith strong enough that it can withstand persecution and hold fast in the face of death?

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

November 10 & 11, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,327.00

PLEASE help us meet our financial goals!

Thank You and God Bless You!

FOOD FOR GOD'S PEOPLE… Please bring your non-perishable food items with you. We have a daily need to help the hungry that come to our door. Thank you!

 

A Great Christmas Gift

For: Mom, Grandma, a Godmother, a God daughter, a special niece or neighbor.

QUILT DRAWING on December 16

$5.00 a Ticket or 7 tickets for $30.00

BARGAIN!

You wing and helps your parish!

Second Annual Giving at Greenfield

The Christ Child family adopted nearly 50 families in Greenfield last year. There continues to be a need this year and we are in the process of gathering information from families in Greenfield. While planning for the holiday season, we hope you will consider adopting a family TODAY we have the information on the families.

What a wonderful way to show thanks to our Lord for all that He has given us.

CONFIRMATION NEWS

The Confirmation candidates, Sam Dwyer, Laura Navarini and Mike Bradley, spent their Veterans' Day doing community service to help the Grey Bears in Soquel and St. Francis Catholic Soup Kitchen in Santa Cruz. Bryan Tully, Anthony Daugherty and Matt Czaikoski also helped out. Sam spent his hours sorting for the Grey Bears and the others worked at St. Francis, busing tables, cleaning tables, sweeping floors, washing windows and cleaning up the outside. Thank to all of you for your hard work and cooperation!

Give Thanks to God

From every village, every home and every heart come grateful songs of praise. God bless you and your family this Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day

Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday -22nd Nov.

WELCOME EVERYONE!!!

 

Come Join Us First Friday Taizé Prayer

December 7, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Prayerful Singing @ Praise! Lectio Divina! Centering Prayer - Resurrection Church 7600 Soquel Drive, Aptos

For more information call 831.840.3750

All the Churches of Santa Cruz County in prayer and reconciliations!

Sacrament of Reconciliation or Penance; CONFESSION!

St. Joseph's Church 435 Monterey Ave., Capitola December 19 Wednesday at 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Very good opportunity for everyone, many priests for confession!!!

 

Save this date!!

December 16, Sunday

The annual parish Christmas Party will be held after 10:00 a.m. Mass

 

Living in Gratitude

O gracious God, who so generously lavishes our lives with goodness, create in our hearts a deep center of gratitude, a center that grows so strong in its thanksgiving that sharing freely of our treasures becomes the norm and the patter of our existence. Remind us often of how much you cherish us, of how abundantly you have offered gifts to us, especially in the hours of our greatest need. May we always be grateful for your reaching into our lives with surprises of joy, growth, and unearned love. Amen

(Fresh Bread by Joyce Rupp)

 

THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

November 11, 2007

The Gifts of Life, Love and Time

"There is more happiness in giving than in receiving." (Acts 20:35)

November: Thanksgiving Day, harvest times, awareness of blessings, gratitude for gifts. It is significant and necessary for us to ponder deeply all that we have been given. If we reflect quietly, we can be almost overwhelmed by all that is ours. God has been very generous. None of the gifts has been earned. God gives all gifts freely. Even Jesus is an abundant, free gift to us. God is lavish in love, generous in the outpouring of goodness. This great generosity can draw us to look at our own generosity: How generous have we been with others in our lives? Are we people who freely give of our treasures? Do we yearn to have the heart of our God, the one who lavishes love upon us freely? Do we cherish deeply all that we are and all that we have been given? Do we hold that love with open hands, allowing it to be readily available to others or do we clutch it to ourselves in fear that we might lose it?

I've noticed something happening in our world at an ever more intense level. It scares me. Many people experience economic problems that do not seem to go away. Yet others have begun to clutch things to themselves. It see so easy to allow a quiet greed to smother the generosity of our hearts. People seem afraid that they will not have enough.

A generous heart freely gives and can live without some of the material things we think are so desperately needed. A generous heart is also one that can give freely of the greater, nonmaterial gifts such as compassion, understanding, patience and forgiveness.

As you reflect on all the ways that God has been generous to you and as you give away some of what you cherish and hold dear, may your heart grow in the wisdom that "no one ever becomes poor by giving."

Fresh Bread by Joyce Rupp

MASS INTENTIONS 11/10 - 16

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Gino Bottoni

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m . The Parish

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.

Please use the masses for your special intentions or for the gift of prayer for someone. We have open masses for your intentions!!!

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

Found – Ladies wrist watch
Call Norma Hammons at 353-3326 for more details

STEWARDSHIP

Fear not, Jerusalem! He who gave you your name is your encouragement. (Bar 4:30)

It is easy to fall into discouragement and to see our situation as hopeless. But discouragement is a tool of the enemy of mankind, the devil. Let us counter him by being agents of encouragement in our world. In doing so, we become a powerful force for good and for the kingdom of God.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

November 3 & 4, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $1,500.00

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR NOVEMBER 2007

NEXT WEEKEND- Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Break the cycle of poverty

Build community!

Thank you! Your gift supports programs that: bring people together to solve community problems; create affordable housing for low-income families; teach new skills and create jobs; help those in poverty achieve self reliance and self sufficiency and educate catholic about poverty and catholic social teaching..

Catholic Campaign for Human Development, help others can also live in decent, safe neighborhoods.

www.usccb.org/cchd

Heaven will be where no heretic will bellow, no schismatic cause dissension, where all will be of one heart, where peace will abound.

Saint Augustine

The first Thanksgiving took place in 1620, when the Pilgrims left England aboard the Mayflower and sailed to America on a rough, dangerous and exhausting 62 days journey across the Atlantic.

It's amazing what some people will do to get away from their relatives.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday Nov. 22 MASS at 9:00 a.m.

 

Third Annual Giving at Greenfield

The Christ Child Family adopted nearly 50 families in Greenfield last year. There continues to be a need this year and we are in the process of gathering information from families in Greenfield. While planning for the holiday season, we hope you will consider adopting a family TODAY when we will have the information on the families. What a wonderful way to show thanks to our Lord for all that He has given us.

A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

QUILT DRAWING on December 16

$5.00 a ticket or 7 tickets for $30.00

You Win and Help your Parish!

 

Christmas Party for the Parish

In the Spirit of ADVENT & CHRISTMAS we will have a "Christmas Party for the Parish" on Sunday December 16, after 10:00 a.m. Mass. PLEASE bring your special food to share with your brother and sisters and we make the party, because God-is with-us.

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

 

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

November 4, 2007

The Lord is full of mercy and compassion, slow to anger and of great kindness.

He has come to search out and save what was lost.

Let us be more concerned with doing the Lord's work than with idle speculation about when he will come again.

Zacchaeus Climbs a Tree

Jesus seeks out everyone

A little girl heard her minister read from Like's gospel the words spoken concerning Jesus by the religious Pharisees: "This man receives sinners and eats with them." She pricked up her ears and after the service was over she went up to the minister and said,
"I didn't know my name was in the Bible." The pastor said, "Why, Edith, I don't believe it is." "Oh, yes, you read it this morning. The part that said Jesus receives sinners and Edith with them."

Are we convinced that we are important in God's eyes? Does this conviction change the way we live?

 

MASS INTENTIOS 11/3 - 9

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Cora Cipolla

Sunday 10:00 a.m. +Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Confirmation Candidates

Thursday 8:00 a.m. + Kate N. Radonich

Friday 8:00 a.m. All Souls

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

We will see each other again in heaven, where we will never have to be separated again. Saint Bernadette

STEWARDSHIP

The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal. (Ez. 34:16)

Repentance is an ongoing process. We can constantly better ourselves before God and through his grace. This does not mean that we have to always feel guilty and unworthy, but that we should be constantly turning away from sin and evil and toward God. In other words, we should always seek to grow in holiness.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

October 27 & 28, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 973.00

Second Collection Maintenance Fund $424.00

PLEASE HELP US!

THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!

Cross International Catholic Outreach

Delivering Food, Shelter and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor!

Father ANTHONY CURRAN - Welcome to our Parish!

REGISTER AS A PARISH MEMBER

Please take time to register as a member of Christ Child Parish. Some people attend mass regularly but have not registered their names for the directory. Forms for you to sign-up are available in the entrance of the Church.

WEBSITE PICTURES

Check Happenings page  to see recently posted pictures.

Third Annual Giving at Greenfield

The Christ Child Family adopted nearly 50 families in Greenfield last year. There continues to be a need this year and we are in the process of gathering information from families in Greenfield. While planning for the holiday season, we hope you will consider adopting a family on Nov 11, 12, 17 & 18 when we will have the information on the families. What a wonderful way to show thanks to our Lord for all that He has given us.

 

A Great Christmas Gift!

QUILT DRAWING on December 16

$5.00 a Ticket or 7 tickets for $30.00

You Win and You Help your Parish!

 

 

The souls of the just are in God's hands.

Christ, the Good Shepherd, died for us while we were still sinners. He is the resurrection and the life.

PRAY FOR ALL FAITHFUL DEPARTED

The Universal Call to Contemplation with Father Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam will be presented this fall. You are invited to join in this evening November 14. Holy Cross Parish Hall, 170 High St. from 7:30-9:00 p.m. For more information, please call the Holy Cross Faith Formation Office at 831.458.3041

Marriage Encounter is for couples in solid relationship who want to "revitalize and renew". (Retrouvaille is for those couples who have serious issues and may be contemplating separation or divorce.) If you have not experienced a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend or if it has been awhile, we would love to have you join us as well. Vic and Joan Penacho for questions to for any questions either you or the couples might have concerning these or future weekends 831.663.2454 or rherendeen(at) redshift.com

November 16-18, 2007 San Juan Bautista. St. Francis Retreat Center.

 

FOOD FOR GOD'S PEOPLE

Please bring your non-perishable food items with you. We have a daily need to help the hungry that come to our door.

Thank you!

 

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

October 28, 2007

Humility is the recognition that no matter what our accomplishments, we still stand in need of the Lord. "For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted." Luke 18:14

God hears the cry of the poor and of the oppressed, especially those who acknowledge their dependency upon him. "The Lord is not deaf to the wail of the orphan or to the widow when she pours out her complaint." Sirach 35:13

Having heard Paul's cries for help, the Lord crowned him with eternal salvation. "The Lord will rescue me from every evil threat and will bring me safe to his heavenly kingdom." Second of Timothy 4:18

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ and entrusting to us the message of salvation.

MASS INTENTIONS 10/27 – 11/2

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Don & Gina Boisvert

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Matt Stair

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Don & Gina Boisvert

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Audrey Perry

Thursday 7:00 p.m. The Parish

Friday 8:00 a.m. All Souls Day

Friday  7:00 p.m. All Souls Day

CONFESSIONS

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

Stewardship of Treasure Report

October 20 & 21, 2007

Plate……. . . . . . . .……………………$ 1,223.00
Second Collection Mission Sunday $ 509.00

Our God is a merciful God.

Come let us adore him.

PLEASE HELP US!

TODAY SECOND COLLECTION

FOR OUR PARISH

MAINTENANCE FUND

***************

NOVEMBER

During November, we are called in a special way "to remember our brother and sisters who have gone to the rest". An envelope is made available for you to inscribe the names of their beloved dead who would be remembered in prayer during this month.

ALL SAINTS DAY MASS SHEDULE

Thursday November 1
 8:00 AM & 7:00 PM  (Holy day of obligation)

Let us rejoice in all the men and women, blest in the eyes of the Lord, who celebrate the heavenly liturgy.

They stand in God's holy place and sing of the love the Father has bestowed upon them through the blood of the Lamb.

ALL SOULS DAY

Friday November 2
8:00 AM & 7:00 PM

The souls of the just are in God's hands.

Christ, the Good Shepherd, died for us while we still sinners. He is the resurrection and the life.

The best gift

Offers the Mass for birthdays, anniversaries, special intentions, for the repose of the soul… in our parish, we have no Mass intentions. Please use this opportunity.

 

The Pig and the Cow

A pig and a cow lived on the same farm. The pig was puzzled because he was unpopular while the cow was loved by everyone. The pig said to the cow: "people always speak kindly of your gentle nature and your generosity. They say every day you give them milk and cream. But I give them everything I have. They even pickle my feet! Yet no one likes me, but they love you. Why?"

The cow replied, "Maybe it's because I give while I'm still living."

Second Annual Giving at Greenfield

The Christ Child family adopted nearly 50 families in Greenfield last year. There continues to be a need this year and we are in the process of gathering information from the families in Greenfield. While planning for the holiday season, we hope you will consider adopting a family.

We will have the information on the families on Nov 10th, 11th, AND 17th ,18th. What a wonderful way to show thanks to our Lord for all that He has given us.

Father Anthony Curran will be visiting us on November 3 & 4 to preside the masses and talk about Cross International Catholic Outreach!!!

Are you interested in becoming a Catholic?

We offer year-round sessions to explore the Catholic faith. For more information, call Fr. Eugenio 408.353.2210

 

Pray For Mikey Bradley

Confirmation process!

My name is Mike Bradley. Like my brother Gerry, I was baptized and received my Fist Holy Communion at Christ Child Church; and I too, hope to be confirmed at Christ Child.

I am 14 years old. I graduated from Holy Family School in San Jose last June. Now I attend Monte Vista Christian High School in Watsonville. I have been a member of Boy Scout Troop 286 since I was 8 years old. I enjoy reading, movies, riding my skateboard (falling off!) and riding my bike.

 

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

October 21, 2007

Through incessant prayer, we open ourselves more fully to understanding God's will. Through faith in the power of prayer, we experience God's love and assistance.

Our Christian life is nourished by the scriptures we read and by our received tradition.

VATICAN II On October 11, 1962, 45 years ago, after nearly four years of exhaustive preparation, the Council finally opened.

In a positive and optimistic speech, the eighty-year-old Pope John XXIII gently chided the prophets of doom within the Church and spoke of the world's need for the medicine of mercy.

How Much More Will the Father Give

Only for today, I will seek to live the livelong day positively without wishing to solve the problems of my life all at once.

Only for today, I will take the greatest care of my appearance: I will dress modestly: I will not raise my voice; I will be courteous in my behavior; I will not criticize anyone; I will not claim to improve or to discipline anyone except myself.

Only for today, I will be happy in the certainty that I was created to be happy, not only in the other world but also in this one.

Only for today, I will adapt to circumstances, without requiring all circumstances to be adapted to my own wishes.

Only for today, I will devote ten minutes of my time to some good reading, remembering that just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.

Blessed Pope John XXIII

Blessed John XXIII (+ 1963) was beatified on September 3, 2000).

MASS INTENTIONS 10/20 - 26

Saturday 5:00 p.m. For the Parish

Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.

PLEASE!

We have Masses, but we do not have intentions. Please try to use the mass for prayer for your family, friends, for the sick, birthday, members of your family and to pray for special needs.

CONFESSIONS

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

Stewardship

Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night? Will he be slow to answer them? Luke 18:7

In a pragmatic culture which demands quick and preferably easy solutions to every problem, we may find it difficult to recognize the steady, patient, ever-active, and surprising work of God. We seek surface results; God transforms the depths that define the surface. When we ask, God answers – sometimes quickly and obviously, but often with a far-reaching love whose fruits we are slow to see.

Stewardship of Treasure Report

October 13 & 14, 2007

PLATE…………………………$ 765.00

Second Collection Fr. John Missions Appeal was $864.58

PLEASE HELP US!

TODAY SECOND COLLECTION

October 20 & 21, 2007

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

On WORLD MISSION SUNDAY, we are called to PRAY and to SACRIFICE, in the context of the EUCHARIST, to help people worldwide HEAR the Good News of Jesus. EXPERIENCE in Their daily lives His love and peace, and with God's grace, BE UNITED with us in His Body, the CHURCH. MAKING A DIFFERENCE ON WORLD MISSION SUNDAY!!!

Confirmation process – James Thomas

James is a ninth grader attending Los Gatos High School. He is an active JV football player and has held a position on the Defensive line for the 2006-07 seasons James also enjoys other sports such as soccer, baseball and has a Red Belt in Tae Kwon Do. His interests also include bike riding, mini car racing, fishing and sailing when the opportunities arise. He has played the piano and guitar and is currently interested in playing the drums. His talents and interests are never ending.

FOOD FOR THE POOR

Please bring food for the people in need, every Saturday or Sunday and it will be taken to the Food Bank in Santa Cruz.

Many people need your help. Thank you!

SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY

The Universal Call to Contemplation

A continuing series incorporating prayer, teaching and song. Father Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam. October 24 and November 14

7:30 PM ---Holy Cross Hall, 170 High Street. Santa Cruz, CA Everyone welcome!

Cursillo Celebrates 50 Years in the US

Join the Cursillo Community for a mass celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Cursillo in the United States on Saturday, November 10 at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of Refuge in Castroville. Following the liturgy at 7:00 PM will have an Ultreya in the parish hall.

Please call Cindy Vierra at 831.757.5193, or visit our website at www.montereycursillo.org

BELLA, the MOVIE

Bella, a new movie coming out Friday October 26th, has a strong family, life affirming message
and has received the Toronto Film Festival "People's Choice" Award. We are getting a group together to see it on opening night at the Plaza 4 Theater in Campbell. We are hoping
to get a group discount. If you'd like to come call Norma Hammons asap. at 353-3326 or 309-7011. The bigger the box office receipts the first week-end the better chance it has of playing in more theaters. We want Hollywood to get the message that good family movies are good business. If you want to see a short preview go to bellathemovie.com.

 

 

TWENTY-EIGHTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

October 14, 2007

Then Lepers

Giving thanks to God nourishes our soul, makes us joyful.

Winston Churchill loved to tell the story of the little boy who fell off a pier into deep ocean water. An older sailor, heedless of the great danger to himself, dove into the stormy water, struggled with the boy, and finally, exhausted, brought him to safety. Two days later the boy's mother came with him to the same pier, seeking the sailor who rescued her son. Finding him, she asked, "You dove into the ocean to bring my boy out?"

"I did," he replied.

The mother quickly demanded, "Then where's his hat?"

When we do what we believe is right, we shouldn't always expect gratitude. How often do we thank God for all that we have been given?

Let us remain steadfast in faith, and thankful for the Lord's blessings.

MASS INTENTIONS 10/13 - 19

Saturday 5:00 p.m. The Parish

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Jean C. Lakin

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. + Begoña Bueno

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

STEWARDSHIP

One of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. (Luke 17:15-16)

We are always receivers: we receive from God the gift of natural life, the gift of new life in Christ, and the gift of healing when the wounds of sin prevent us from living that new life. Let us not merely give thanks but live lives overflowing with the spirit of thanksgiving.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

October 6 & 7, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $1,143.00

Respect Life $ 334.00

 

PLEASE help us!

"Let us always be mindful of Christ's love" Saint Teresa of Avila

SECOND COLLECTION

October 20 & 21

The Society for the Propagation of the Faith. World Mission Sunday, a Eucharistic celebration for all the missions of the world. The offerings collected on World Mission Sunday are destined for a common fund of solidarity distributed in the Pope's name, by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, among the Missions and missionaries of the world.

TODAY MISSION APPEAL

Friar John Heinz, O.F.M. Conv.

Basilica de San Francisco de Asis

Sucre, Bolivia

Welcome and thank you stay with us and presided the Masses.

Please be generosity with father John!

 

MESSAGES FROM YOUR CCD COORDINATOR

CCD has begun! Our teachers are busy at work helping the children grow in the Lord, build their faith and prepare for future sacraments! If any of you haven't had a chance to register your children for CCD yet, it's not too late! Please contact me and I will be happy to get you started. So, let the children come to the Lord! We meet at 9:00a.m Sunday morning. Any questions - call the Parish Office at 353 2210 or Mr. Herb Curran at 353 5550

On the feast of St. Luke, October 18, a so-called White Mass will be celebrated honoring doctors, nurses, medical technicians, hospital administrators, and emergency personnel in appreciation for their services to the local community.

 

 

Rediscover Your Marriage – Retrouvaille

The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse and a loving relationship in your marriage. Tens of thousands headed for divorces have successfully saved their marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, not a social gathering. For confidential information about or to register for the November program beginning with a weekend on November 2-4 call 831-479-1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.RetroCa.com

Spirit, Soul and Body…

The Universal Call to Contemplation

An experience of the Christian Contemplative Tradition with song, prayer and practice. Drawing on elements of universal wisdom open to people of all spiritual paths.

Cyprian Consiglio O.S.B. Cam

October 24 & November 14

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Will be held in Holy Cross Parish Hall, 170 High St. Santa Cruz, CA.

For more information call Faith Formation at 831-458-3041

Finance Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Everyone welcome!

Pastoral Council Meeting

Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Every one welcome!

The works of the Lord are all good, and he will supply every need in its hour.

 

TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

October 7, 2007

Faith Moving Mountains

Faith leads to duty well done

Paganini, the great violinist, came out before his audience one day and made the discovery just as the applause ended that there was something wrong with his violin. He looked at it a second and then saw that it was not his famous and valuable one. He felt paralyzed for a moment, then turned to his audience and told them there had been some mistake and he did not have his own violin. He stepped back behind the curtain thinking that it was still where he had left it, but discovered that someone had stolen his and left that old secondhand one in its place. He remained back of the curtain a moment, then came out before his audience and said: "Ladies and gentlemen, I will show you that the music is not in the instrument but in the soul." And he played as he had never played before; and out of that secondhand instrument, the music poured forth until his audience was enraptured with enthusiasm and the applause almost lifted the roof off the building, because the man had revealed to them that the music was not in the machine but in his own soul.

If your faith deep in your heart and not only something external? Do we seek ways to express our faith in action?

If you have faith!

MASS INTENTIONS 10/6 -12

Saturday 5:00 p.m. +Ernestine Davis

Sunday 10:00 a.m. +Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Valerie Moore

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. For Parishioners

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

STEWARDSHIP

The Lord, your God, is God indeed, the faithful God who keeps his merciful covenant down to the thousandth generation toward those who love him and keep his commandments. (Dt 7:9)

Faith in God is powerful. Without faith we are weak because we have only our own power to rely on. But with faith we are strong because God is working in us and through us. Let us always trust in God and allow him to work miracles in our lives.

REPORT SUNDAY

September 29 & 30, 2007

Total Plate $1,713.11

Second Collection -

- Church Maintenance $1,041.00

SECOND COLLECTION

October 6 & 7 TODAY Respect Life

The Infant in My Womb Leaped For Joy!

"When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"

(From the gospel of Luke 1:41ss)

We know the story. The Archangel Gabriel had announced to the Virgin Mary God's invitations to become the mother of the Messiah…

Both Elizabeth's pregnancy and Mary's –despite their unusual circumstances- are cause for rejoicing…

To be sure, most parents love their children generously and even unconditionally. But today the inherent, priceless value of every child – as a unique individual created and loved by God- is no longer universally accepted…

Unborn children are routinely dehumanized by the abortion industry…

Consider: Despite their many risks and harmful side effects, hormonal contraceptives exceed $24 billion in annual sales worldwide.

May we never tire of proclaiming the dignity and worth of every human life. May we never tire of serving the vulnerable and their caregivers with generous hearts. And may we never cease to pray for the day when all people, and all societies, will defend the life of every human from conception to natural death.

 

Our Lady of the Rosary. October 7

"It could be said that each mystery of the rosary, carefully meditated, sheds light on the mystery of human beings. 'Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you' (Ps 55:23).

To pray the rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and his Mother. The rosary does indeed 'mark the rhythm of human life,' bringing it into harmony with the 'rhythm' of God's own life, in the joyful communion of the Holy Trinity, our life's destiny and deepest longing." (Pope John Paul II)

THANK YOU!

Brothers and sisters, you are the most wonderful people and very generous in many ways to own Parish.

You showed your faith, hope and love last Sunday in your warm welcome to Bishop Richard Garcia and the BBQ in his honor.

I do not have many words to say thank you - only in my poor prayer to God for you and your family. God reward you with the best for you.

Thank you! For the beautiful Deck of Generosity and for all the work you did every day for the community of Christ Child Parish.

Thank you! For all the work you did to make the BBQ and party last Sunday. Muchas Gracias.

With love,

Fr. Eugenio

(See pictures of the BBQ party and other September 30 activities on the Happenings Page of this website)

 

Religious Education Classes

We are in need of volunteer catechists.

You may register your child or children for religious education. Contact Mr. Herb Curran at 353.5550

TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 30, 2007

Amos condemns the complacency of the rich who seek only their own comfort.

In his parable about the rich man and Lazarus, Jesus echoes Amos, exhorting those who have to share with those have not.

Self-sufficiency must never blind us to the needs of others.

Only in this way do we keep God's commandments in integrity and in truth.

Welcome!

His Excellency the Most Reverend Richard J. Garcia

Fourth Bishop of Monterey in California

EN EL VIVIMOS

"Amongst those various offices which have been exercised in the Church from the earliest times the chief place, according to the witness of tradition, is held by the function of those who, through their appointment to the dignity and responsibility of bishop, and in virtue consequently of the unbroken succession going back to the beginning, are regarded as transmitters of the apostolic line."

As Christ's vicar, each bishop has the pastoral care of the particular Church entrusted to him, but at the same time he bears collegially with all his brothers in the episcopacy the solicitude for all the Churches: "Though each bishop is the lawful pastor only of the portion of the flock entrusted to his care, as a legitimate successor of the apostles he is, by divine institution and precept, responsible with the others bishops for the apostolic mission of the Church."

The ordained bishop ministers exercise their service for the People of God by teaching (munus docendi), divine worship (munus liturgicum) and pastoral governance (munus regendi).

(From the Catechism of the Catholic Church)

MASS INTENTION 9/29 – 10/5

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Fr. Robert Maloney

Joan Young

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Gino Bottoni

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Services

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

Friday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

FOR PREGNANCY SUPPORT:

Birthright 408 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

Let everything that lives and that breathes give praise to the Lord. Alleluia! (Ps 150:6)

This biblical litany of praise is echoed in Saint Francis of Assisi's famous Canticle of the Sun. Saint Francis' love for creation was neither sentimental nor superficial. He understood in true humility what glory lies in being a creature of so great and loving a God. From that perspective, there is no greater joy than to give praise and thanks even for the gift of death.

Saint Francis, the "little poor man," chose no other wealth that to love and follow Christ in humble obedience, even to embracing the cross whose mark is bore.

October 4 Saint Francis of Assisi's Day!

STEWARDSHIP

What is a good steward?

Grateful, Responsible, Sharing and Accountable!

 

PLEASE SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE PARISH!

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

September 22 & 23, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,644.00

TODAY! Second Collection for the Parish Maintenance Fund - Thank You!

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR OCTOBER 2007

October 6-7 Respect Life (Diocesan)

October 20-21 Propagation of the Faith [World Mission Sunday] (Universal)

October 27-28 Maintenance Fund

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES

We are in great need of volunteer catechists.

You may register your child or children for religious education. Contact Herb Curran at 353-5550

 

Guest Speaker, Bishop Richard Garcia

"How we as Christians are called to live the Gospel of Life"

5th Annual respect Life Celebration Dinner

"The infant in my womb leaped for joy"

(Luke 1:44)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2007

At 5:30 PM

MADONNA DEL SASSO PARISH HALL

320 E. LAUREL DR. SALINAS

Cost is $25 per person

Includes Silent Auction, hors d'oeuvres, catered dinner, wine, dessert, tea/coffee

Contact for tickets: Phone Kathy at 831.238.0118 or web: kathlett9196@absglobal.net

 

 

The Deck of Generosity

God is very good to us.

You are very hard workers and contribute a lot to our Parish. Many of you have worked very hard to make the beautiful "deck".

This Sunday after Mass, Bishop Richard Garcia will dedicate the deck and we give glory to God, and pray for all of you whose work made this job possible.

God Bless you and your family!

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 23, 2007

September 30, 2007 The Fourth Bishop of Monterey in California will be with us!

His Excellency The Most Reverend Richard J. García

Coat of Arms of Bishop García

The left side of the shield represents the Diocese of Monterey, and the right side Bishop García's personal symbols.

The symbols of the dioceses are a red field with a white mountain and a gold crown. These represent Monterey, Spanish for mountain of the king, name in honor of the Viceroy of New Spain in 1602. The colors red and gold are those of the viceroy's home regions of Leon and Castilla. The white is for the sands of Monterey's beaches. The gold cross of the Faith is between two mission bells, in honor of Father Junipero Serra, who founded the mission of San Carlos Borromeo in Monterey in 1770.

For his personal arms, His Excellency, Bishop García has selected a design that reflects the deep devotion of his California, Mexican and American heritage.

The main body of the design is a variant on the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe, to whom Bishop García has a particular deep devotion. Here, on an azure field, is a scattering of no specific number of gold stars. Overall, at a point about one-third of the way up the shields, called "the nombril point," is a tied red sash. This belt is seen in the portrait of Our Lady and was a classic accessory for a woman who was with child, in the Nahualt (Indian) culture, at the time of Our Lady's appearance to Blessed Juan Diego. The belt indicated that Our Lady was carrying Our Divine Lord and that as His Mother, she was, and is, our Mother.

Above the belt, represented in the colors as they would appear in nature, (Proper) is a Golden Eagle as taken from the Mexican flag. This bird is of particular significance for Bishop García because he used "The Eagle" as the topic for his graduate dissertation, examining all of the place and ways the eagle is used in religious art and significance.

Motto

For his motto, His Excellency, Bishop García has selected the phrase "En El Vivimos." These words that are taken from the Acts of the Apostles 17:28 express the Bishop's deep belief that as Christians our lives are to be ordered in such a way that "For in him we live and move and have our being…" He, Christ, is to be our all and all we have is to be for Him, who is the Savior of the world.

MASS INTENTIONS 9/22 - 28

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Thomas D'Mahar

Sunday 10:00 a.m. B/day Caralie Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. +María Cristina

Mendoza

Thursday 8:00 a.m. + Josefina Herrera

Friday 8:00 a.m. All the Teachers of R.E.

MICHAEL, GABRIEL AND RAPHAEL

ARCHANGELS

Michael meaning "Who is like God"

Gabriel "God's Strength"

Raphael "God's Remedy"

These biblical messengers signify God's transcendence and loving care.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4

STEWARDSHIP

"I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgiving be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity."

(1 Tm 2: 1-2)

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

September 15 & 16, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,044.00

God bless you and your family for your support and generosity!

 

CONFIRMATION

This is a two-year and open to High School students. Classes for the preparation will start on September 29 Saturday after the 5:00 p.m. Mass.

If you have any questions, please call Marie Yurosko at 408.354.4407. Thanks!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES

You may register your child or children for religious education classes starting today. If you have any questions, please call (---deleted by request---)

 

Diocesan Choir Pilgrimage, Italy II

The Diocesan Choir was the Principal Choir for a Mass at St. Peter's in June 2005. They did such a beautiful job that the Vatican Director of Music invited Sr. Barbara and the choir to come back. And as a result, they will be making another Pilgrimage to Italy in June of 2008, Italy II. The trip will include visits to many sacred sites, formal Masses in Stresa, Bologna, Assisi and camaldoli and three concerts with Fr. Cyprian Consiglio in Assisi, Florence and Rome. One of the many highlights of Italy II will be a three-day retreat at the Monastery of St. Francis in Assisi, led by Bishop Ryan and Father Cyprian, entitled "The Universal Call to Contemplation and the Arts." Another jewel in the crown of Italy II will be the Diocesan Choir serving the as the Principal Choir at the 10:30 am on Sunday, June 22nd at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's! You are invited to accompany the Choir, Bishop Ryan, and Father Cyprian on this Pilgrimage.

Please contact either Sister Barbara at the Office of Divine Worship, 831.423.4973, Blitmus@AOL.com or Todd Corgill, 831.419.1287, toddcorgill@yahoo.com for a tour brochure or additional information

 

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 16th, 2007

The Pharisees and scribes complain about Jesus, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."

God uses the experience of our being lost like the sheep, the coin, and the son to demonstrate compellingly that "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners."

Christ welcomes sinners and eats with them because only that closeness with Christ's human presence changes sinners into saints.

To this Saint Paul attests: "I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and arrogant, but I have been mercifully treated…

The grace of our Lord has been abundant, along with faith and love."

"Christ came to save sinners"

"There will be great joy in heaven over one sinner who repents."

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS September 15 -21

Saturday 5:00 p.m. William F. Dentschlander

Jr. Heather

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Sister Molly

Sharon Duncan Sp.Int.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. +Thomas D'Mahar

Thursday 8:00 a.m. +Maria Cristina Mendoza

Friday 8:00 a.m. For the Parish

STEWARDSHIP

God found them in a wilderness, a wasteland of howling desert. He shielded them and cared for them, guarding them as the apple of his eye.

Dt 32: 10

No matter how far we stray and how lost we feel, God the Father are always right there waiting for us with open arms. We may feel sinful and unworthy of his love, but all we need to do is make a move toward him and he will run to meet us as his beloved sons and daughters. Let run to receive his love!

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

September 8 & 9, 2007

TOTAL $1,383.00

SECOND COLLECTIONS $ 721.00

Retirement Fund for Aged and Infirm Priests

SECOND COLLECTION September 29 & 30

For Our Parish Maintenance Fund

The holy Mass is the work of God..

After the consecration, the good God is there as He is in heaven.

If human being well understood this mystery, he would die of love.

Saint John Vianney

CONFIRMATION CLASS

Classes for the preparation for confirmation will start on September 29 Saturday after the 5:00 p.m. Mass. This is a two-year and open to high school students. Parents are expected at this meeting.

Meetings will be held monthly after that in the community center. If you have any questions, please call Marie Yurosko at 354-4407. Thanks!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES

You may register your child or children for religious education classes that will begin on September 23 at 9:00 a.m.

Mr. Herb Curran will be our new religious education coordinator. If you have any questions please contact him at 353-5550.

CURSILLO MOVEMENT

The Cursillo movement within the Church is dedicated to spreading the Word of God and helping people form a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. The Spanish word "Cursillo" means short course and is often associates with a three-day weekend retreat. The Cursillo employs a method that emphasizes the importance of a balance life of holiness, continued spiritual formation and evangelization.

For more information contact Jeanette Roberts at 353-1880.

The Most Reverend Richard J. García

Bishop of Monterey in California

Will visit us on Sunday, September 30th, 2007 to preside the Mass at 10:00 a.m.

After Mass the Dedication of

The Deck of Generosity

By the Bishop García

BBQ for everyone

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

BEAUTY and the BEAST

Broadway's Smash Hit Musical

Presents the Saratoga Civic Center Theatre

A Benefit Performance for BIRTHRIGHT of San Jose, Thursday, September 27, 2007

Doors Open: 6:15 p.m.

Hors d'oeuvres & Sparkling Cider Reception 6:15 p.m.

Performance Starts: 8:00 p.m.

For more information Call Charlotte @ 408-379-6517 and Norma Hammons @ 408-353-3326

The Universal Call to Contemplation with Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam. Will be presented on four evenings this fall. You are invited to join in one or all of the evenings, September 19, October 10, October 24, and November 14. All will be held in Holy Cross Parish Hall, 170 High St. from 7:30-9:00 p.m. For more information, please call the Holy Cross Faith Formation Office at 831-458-3041

SEPTEMBER

Prayer for Peace by Pope John XXIII

(Pont. 1958-1963)

Lord Jesus Christ, who is called the Prince of Peace, who are yourself our peace and reconciliation, who so often said, "Peace to you," grant us peace.

Make all men and women witnesses of the truth, justice, and brotherly love.

Banish from their hearts whatever might endanger peace.

Enlighten our rulers that they may guarantee and defend the great gift of peace.

May all the peoples of the earth become as brothers and sisters.

May longed-for peace blossom forth and reign always over us all.

 

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 9, 2007

Who can comprehend the Lord's ways or conceive what the Lord intends?

True wisdom leads us to acknowledge our limitations (a matter of "calculation") and our idols of materialism as we seek to follow the Lord without reservation.

True discipleship calls us to forgive those who have wronged us.

May we gain the wisdom of heart to discern more fully our call to take up the cross of Jesus.

MASS INTENTIONS September 8 - 14

Saturday 5:00 p.m. John Patrick

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Antonio Grajeda

Thursday 8:00 a.m. + Maria Cristina

Mendoza

Friday 8:00 a.m. +Charles & Kathleen Hext

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

STEWARDSHIP

As proof that you are children, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God. (Gal 4:6-7)

We are either servants of God or slaves of evil. There is no middle ground. This does not mean that as servants of Christ we are with out fault, but that we have allied ourselves with him and accepted his redemption. Let us not be ashamed to be servants of Christ for in his love he has purchased us a great price.

REPORT SUNDAY

September 1 & 2, 2007

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

TOTAL PLATE ….……$ 1,310.00

Thank You and God Bless You!

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2007

TODAY September 8 -9 – Retirement for Aged and Infirm Priests (Diocesan)

September 29 & 30 – For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

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The Saratoga Civic Center Theatre

Presents

BEAUTY and the BEAST

Broadway's Smash Hit Musical

A Benefit Performance for BIRTHRIGHT of San Jose Thursday, September 27, 2007

Doors Open: 6:15 pm

Hors d'oeuvres & Sparkling Cider Reception 6:15 pm

Performance Starts: 8:00 pm

For more information Call Charlotte @ 408-379-6517

And Norma Hammons @ 408-353-3326

Prayer for Vocations

Creator God, Life is your gift to me, through Baptism; you invite me to share the gift of my life in service to others.

Be with me as I choose each day to show your presence in our world. Give me the courage and generosity to respond to your love, to your call.

I pray especially for those who serve you as priests, brothers, sisters, deacons, and lay ministers.

Keep them close to you.

Open the minds and hearts of many other men and women that they may accept your challenge to build the Kingdom.

 

CLEAN UP DAY IN THE PARISH

Saturday, September 22, 2007

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

PLEASE! We need you to clean the Parish in preparation for the visit of our Bishop Richard Garcia on September 30.

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING

Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

Every one welcome!

FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

At 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 11

The solution of all difficulties is Christ, and Christ crucified.

Blessed John XXIII

The Most Reverend Richard J. García

Bishop of Monterey will visit us on Sunday, September 30th, 2007 to preside the Mass at 10:00 a.m.

After Mass the Dedication of

The Deck of Generosity

By the Bishop García

BBQ for everyone.

You presence this Sunday is VERY IMPORTANT for the future of our PARISH!

Marriage Help –Retrouvaille has helped tens of thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment or misery in their marriage. This program can help you too. For confidential information about or to register for the November program beginning with a weekend on Nov 2-4th call 831-479-1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Attention prayerful single men!

Marist Fathers and Brothers in Berkeley, Ca. is offering vocational retreat weekend in Oct. 12-14th. Also, the Augustine Community in San Francisco, CA is having a vocational retreat Oct. 26-28th. Work and pray with the community and enjoy the vocational conversation. There is no cost but space is limited.

Call toll free 1-800-221-1807

FROM THE CATECHETICAL OFFICE

Catechetical Classes begin the week of September 23rd.

We are in great need of volunteer catechists.

Please call Mr. Herb Curran @ 408-353-5550

 

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 2, 2007

 

Humbling Oneself

We are to humbly serve the needs of others.

An ancient teacher once asked his pupils how to tell when the night had ended and the day was on the way back.

"Could it be," asked one student, "when you can see an animal in the distance and can tell whether it is a sheep or dog?"

"No, said the teacher.

"Could it be," asked another, "when you can look at a tree and tell whether it is a fig tree or a peach tree?"

"No," answered the teacher.

"Well, then is it?" demanded his pupils.

"It is when you look on the face of any woman or any man and see that she or he is your sister or brother. Because if you cannot do this, no matter what time it is, it is still night."

Loving others in action on a daily basis is what light up the world. Do we put ourselves at the service of others? How?

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

MASS INTENTIONS September 1 - 7

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Fr. Dan & New Parishioners.

+ John Hanley

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m. For the Parish

Friday 8:00 a.m.

 

Stewardship

"(The One) that rules over men in justice. Is like the morning light at sunrise on a cloudless morning, making the greensward sparkle after rain." (2 Samuel 23:3-4)

Every morning we arise afresh in Christ our light. Ancient Christian writers warn against "morning demons": yesterday's worries and grievances returning to poison the new day.

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

August 25 & 26, 2007

TOTAL PLATE ….. . $ 1, 422.00

Second Collection . $ 657.00

Weekly Plate Collection needed: $1, 800.00

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 2007

September 8-9 – Retirement Fund for Aged and Infirm Priests (Diocesan)

September 29-30 for Our Parish Maintenance Fund

CONFIRMATION CLASS

Classes for the preparation for confirmation will start on September 29th.at 3:00 p.m. - before the 5:00 p.m. Mass.

This is a two-year program and open to high school students. Parents are expected at this meeting.

Meetings will be held monthly after that in the Community Center. If you have any questions, please call Marie Yurosko at 354-4407. Thanks!

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM 2007-2008

The religious education program for the children of the parish will begin in September.

We need volunteer teachers and guardian angels (and who isn't one?).

There are sign-up sheets available at the back of the Church today, so please register your child (ren) for the upcoming year.

Thank you. Any questions, please call Herb Curran at 353-5550.

The Next Generation

The greatest legacy that we can leave to our children is that we have kept faith with God. In the midst of eroding values, we need to hand off to the next generation a history of God keeping covenant with Catholic Church.

We must, by faith, finish acquiring and building the land, leaving a thriving church to proclaim the goodness and salvation of our great God.

"That the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God…" Psalms 78:6-7

Attention prayerful single men!

Marist Fathers and Brothers in Berkeley, Ca. is offering vocational retreat weekend in October 12-14th. Also, the Augustine Community in San Francisco is having a vocational retreat October 26-28th. Work and pray with the community and enjoy the vocational conversation. There is no cost. Space is limited. Call 1-800-221-1807

Mission Statement

Diocese of Monterey in California

As the people of God, rich in culture and Catholic traditions, we gather to celebrate God's love and we go forth as witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Most Reverend Richard J. García, D.D. Bishop of Monterey will visit us on Sunday September 30th, 2007 to preside the Mass at 10:00 am.

Your presence this Sunday is very important for the future of our Parish!

 

TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

August 26, 2007

The Kingdom of God

We enter heaven through a narrow gate, not a broad pathway.

There's legendary fisherman down in Louisiana who catches lots of fish. One day a stranger came to his cabin on the bayou and asked him if he would take him fishing. As they got into the boat, the stranger noticed the famous fisherman had no rod or reel – just an old rusty tackle box and a net.

After a while, they came into an insolated cove surrounded by tall, massive oaks draped with Spanish moss. The stranger watched with interest as the fisherman reached down into the tackle box, pulled out a stick of dynamite, lit the fuse, and threw it into the water.

There was a muffed explosion followed by the surfacing of a number of dead fish, which the fisherman proceeded to scoop up with his net. Whereupon the stranger pulled out a big badge and announced, "I caught you. I'm the game warden. You know it's illegal to blow up fish!"

The notorious fisherman didn't bat an eye. He calmly reached down into his tackle box, pulled out another stick of dynamite, lit the fuse, and handed it to the game warden. "Well," he asked the stunned warden, "are you gonna fish or you gonna just sit there?"

Would Jesus say to us, "You just gonna sit there?" Would he recognize us as working to establish the Kingdom of God?

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

MASS INTENTIONS 8/25 - 31

Saturday 5:00 p.m. For Parishioners

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Lucy Lakin

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Fr.Eugenio & New

Parishioners

Thursday 8:00 a.m. For all youth

Friday 8:00 a.m. For the elders

The best Gift

Offer the MASS for birthday, anniversaries, special intentions, for the repose of the soul of dear person or friend. We have no Mass intentions in our parish.

Please use this opportunity!

Let us pray every day with all our hearts for the salvation and sanctification of all those wandering souls that were so much beloved by our Lord that they may not perish, but be happy… so that the Heart of Jesus may be consoled by their conversion.

Blessed Charles de Foucauld

STEWARDSHIP

Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed.

Hebrews 12:13

The words "discipline" and "disciple" both come from the Latin word meaning "to learn.' To learn the way of discipleship, to walk in Christ's footsteps, we must be prepared to face the disciplines that make learning possible. Sometimes we will need to be corrected, lest we go astray on destructive paths. God's corrections are acts of love for he does not want ever to lose us.

Plate Collection August 18 & 19, 2007 $1,379.00

Weekly Plate Collection needed

$1,800.00

Second Collection: Black & Indian Missions and Catholic University of America: $430.00

Today Second Collection for Our Maintenance Fund!

Thank you for your continued support!

RETROUVAILLE

During the weekend phase of Retrouvaille a series of presentations are given by a team of three couples and a priest. The team presents a technique of communication that enables you to take a good look at most areas of your relationship. After each presentation you have time in the privacy of your room to discuss the previous presentation. For confidential information about or to register for the September program beginning with a weekend on Sept. 7 - 9 call 831 479-1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.RetroCa.com

The Local Church of Monterey

Catholic population 193,598 or about 20% of the total of 967,992

Priests: 91 diocesan and 22 religious order.

Religious: 33 religious brothers (non-ordained) and 112 religious sisters

Parishes: 46 in for deaneries

Catholic schools: 5 secondary, 13 elementary, 1 preschool with 5,623 students

Catechists: 1,633 with 10,265 child students and 15,450 adult students.

Now in 2007, one hundred and fifty eight years after the foundation of the original Diocese of Monterey, we embark on this new journey in a spirit of collaboration and openness to God's providential care in giving us grace upon grace… God daily tells us: "I am never far from anyone of you."

The Most Reverend Richard J. García, D.D. Bishop of Monterey will visit us on Sunday September 30th, 2007 to preside the Mass at 10:00 am.

Your presence this Sunday is very important for the future of this Parish!

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Learn more about First Communion, Confirmation and the Catholic Faith!

This Sunday August 26 after Mass there will be an information meeting for candidates and their parents/guardians.

This meeting is for anyone who interested in first Holy Communion, Confirmation and would like to find out more about the programs.

Let us pray for the couple who received the Sacrament of Marriage on August 18th, 2007

Maureen Anne Monahan &

Greg Paul Lahann.

 

TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

August 19, 2007

The Lord came to the aid of Jeremiah whose preaching brought upon him rejection and ill-treatment.

For those who take the gospel seriously, misunderstanding and division must likewise be expected.

Like Christ, we must never grow despondent or abandon the struggle to proclaim and live the truth.

Jesus Has Come to Light a Fire on Earth

The fourth graders were studying the Pilgrims coming to America and settling in New England. The teacher asked, "Why did the Puritans leave England for American?" A pupil immediately raised his hand and answered: "So that they could carry on their religion in freedom in their own way, and force others to do the same."

Application: Is our faith a fire burning within? Would others know we are Christian by observing us day to day?

Jesus said to you: "I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!" Luke 12:49

MASS INTENTIONS 8/18 - 24

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + John Hlebo

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Kate Radonich

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Dary I. & Keran Osborne

Thursday 8:00 a.m. + Lucy Lakin

Friday 8:00 a.m. For Parishioners

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

Do not doubt the mercy of God… God awaits the sinner's repentance. Saint Martin of Braga.

STEWARDSHIP

Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Mt 5:48)

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux fostered the renewal of monastic life through the Cistercian observance of the Rule of Saint Benedict, which uses Psalm 15 to describe the holiness required of one who seeks to dwell in God's presence: Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent and dwell on your holy mountain?

Plate Collection August 11 & 12, 2007

$920.00

Weekly Plate Collection needed:

$1,800.00

Please help us and Thank You for Your Faithful Support!

Today! Second Collection August 18 & 19 Black & Indian Missions & Catholic University of America.

 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter is for couples in solid relationships who want to "revitalize and renew". (Retrouvaille is for those couples who have serious issues and may be contemplating separation or divorce; call 831.479.1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA)

If you have not experienced a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend or if it has been awhile, we would love to have you join us as well. You may contact our registrars, Vic and Joan Penacho, with any questions to for any questions either you or the couples might have concerning these or future weekends.

September 7-9, 2007 Fresno (Holiday Inn)

November 16-18, 2007 San Juan Bautista (St Francis Retreat Center)

Bob & Anne Herendeen 831.663.2452 or

rherendeen@redshift.com

URGENT

We need FOOD for people in need!!!

O Queen of heaven, cause that the ardent longing of the souls in purgatory to be admitted to the beatific vision quickly may be fulfilled.

Bishop's Visit

On Sunday September 30th, 2007 the Most Revered Bishop Richard J. García will visit Christ Child to concelebrate the 10:00 am Mass with Fr. Eugenio.

Your presence this Sunday is very important for the future of this Parish!

Bishop García will join us for a BBQ after mass. Chicken, tri-tip and dessert will be provided – please bring a salad to share.

PARISH DIRECTORY

New Parish Directory

We are looking into doing another parish directory so if you have any group photos from church activities or any ideas of the best way to put it together, please contact Shirley Hoyt at 353-4766.

Let us pray for the couples who received the Sacrament of Marriage on August 4th.

María Guadalupe Oseguera & Daniel Rivera

&

Kierstin Bate & Wayne J. Stickney

God Bless you in your LOVE!

DECK CONSTRUCTION!!

Every day many brothers work hard on the deck replacement project. We need more help. Please contact Dan Devlin 353.4599 and Dave Robert 353.1880.

Pray for all the brothers and sisters who support our parish!

Religious Education

Learn more about First Communion, Confirmation and the Catholic Faith!

There will be an information meeting for candidates and their parents/guardians on August 26 after 10:00 a.m. Mass

This meeting is for anyone who interested in first Holy Communion, Confirmation and would like to find out more about the programs.

 

EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

August 5, 2007

Listen carefully to the voice of the Lord; set your heart on what will last forever: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

We only fool ourselves is we believe that our possessions will bring us happiness and life. Instead, "grow rich in the sight of the Lord."

The thing you have prepared, to whom will they belong?

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or

800-550-4900

Here is God's beloved Son: come, let us bow down in worship before him!

MASS INTENTIONS August 4 to 10

Saturday 5:00 p.m. For Parishioners

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Monday 8:00 a.m. Transfiguration

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. For Parishioners

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Family De La Soujede

Friday 8:00 a.m.

STEWARDSHIP

Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we also await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. (Phil 3:20)

As Christians our true home is not this passing earth, but the new heavens and the new earth. We are called to live this life as a gateway to eternity. The Father has created us in his image and has raised us up into heavenly reality in virtue of his Son Jesus. Let us remain in awe of this reality and strive after its fulfillment.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY July 22 & 29, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,128.00

SECOND COLLECTION FOR OUR PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND $628.00

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITHFUL SUPPORT!

The SECOND COLLECTION of this Month

August 18 & 19 Black & Indian Mission & Catholic University of America.

August 25 & 26 For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

MASS & BREAKFAST! YES!

This Tuesday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. we have the Mass and breakfast after mass at the Rectory.

In honor Saint Jean-Baptiste Marie Vianney, was born in Lyons in 1786. After overcoming many difficulties, he was ordained a priest. He was entrusted with a parish in the town of Ars in the diocese of Belley. He cared for this parish in a marvelous way by his preaching, his mortification, prayer, and good work. Since he was renowned for great skill in helping penitents, people came to him from many regions and devoutly accepted his counsels. He died in 1859.

Patron of priests and the parish clergy.

AUGUST 9 Are the anniversaries of the atomic explosions over Hiroshima and Nagasaki (1945). As these events are recalled, all are urged to continue to pray for world peace.

My crucified King, I kneel now at the foot of your cross!

Current Comment

A Great Mystery

Few ecclesiastical procedures are as misunderstood as the annulment process. Many Catholics find it difficult to believe that the church can declare a marriage "null" after a couple has been married and, in some cases, had children together. Recent reports that the annulment of Joseph P. Kennedy's marriage was reversed by the Vatican will only further muddy the waters.

Kennedy, the son of the later Robert F. Kennedy, was granted an annulment in 1993 after he separated from his first wife, Sheila Rauch. The couple had been married for 12 years and had two children together. Rauch mounted a campaign to reverse the annulment, publishing a book (Shattered Faith) strongly criticizing the annulment process, claiming that Kennedy had used his family's influence to obtain the decree. The Vatican apparently reversed its decision in 2005, but Rauch was not notified until May of this year, after the document had been translated from Latin.

Contrary to a common misconception about annulments, the granting of an annulment does not mean that a wedding never took place or that children born of a union are illegitimate. Rather, an annulment is a declaration that according to church law, the marriage was not a sacramental union because certain essential elements were not present. Unfortunately, many people believe that money and influence play a decisive role in the granting of annulments.

The annulment process is necessarily a private one, dealing in the intimate details of a couple's life together, so it is difficult to assess how these decisions are arrived at in particular cases. Nonetheless, it seems clear that the church needs to do a better job explaining how annulments are obtained. For too many Catholic the process remains a great mystery.

Lord JESUS, I hope to follow you each day of my life.

 

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

July 22, 2007

Abraham, the just and upright man, graciously hosts three visitors. As Mary and Martha host Jesus, He speaks of only one thing as necessary for us who follow him: being open to receive the message and person of Jesus, and being receptive to "the mystery of Christ" as he comes to us through one another.

Giving and Receiving

You have received mercy, kindness, and unconditional love from or God…The gift I have received I will give as a gift.

You have many physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual abilities that can be used to better the lives of others… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

You have people in your life who have believed in you when you did not believe in yourself, people who stood by you in your difficult times… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

You have a heart capable of great compassion, empathy, and tenderness… The gift I have received, I give as a gift.

You have inner strength, the grace of conversion, the gift of hope, and the desire for good… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

You have food on your table, clothes in your closet, and a roof over your head… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

You have access to medical care, good education, music and the arts, and numerous sources of communication… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

You have religious freedom, the power of free speech, advocacy groups, and structures for promoting justice and protecting citizens… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

You have a marvelous planet on which to live, with beautiful forests, rich soil for growing food, priceless minerals, and precious creatures of all kinds… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

You have the opportunity for spiritual renewal, growth, and maturity in your relationship with the divine, continual access to opportunities for faith development… The gift I have received, I will give as a gift.

(Out of the Ordinary, By Joyce Rupp)

 

MASS INTENTIONS July 21 - 28

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Fr. John Murphy

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Jean C. Lakin

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. For the Parish

Thursday 8:00 a.m. For the elders

Friday 8:00 a.m. The Devlin Family

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

STEWARDSHIP

Do not neglect hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. (Heb 13:2)

Hospitality was considered a sacred obligation in biblical times, as Abraham's generous behavior clearly shows. What kind of hospitality do we offer? The quality of our hospitality to others is likely to reflect the quality of our hospitality to Christ, whether we receive him in others, in prayer, in the Liturgy of the Word, or in Holy Communion. Consider the hospitality he has shown to us at the Eucharistic table!

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

July 14 & 15, 2007

Plate Collection: $1,232.00

Weekly Plate: Collection needed $1,800.00

Thank you for your generosity!

Annual Bishop's Appeal 2007 as of June, 2007

Goal for Diocese $4,800.00

Amount Pledged $12,689.00

Amount Collected $9,736.50

Thank You!

JAMES THE APOSTLE (25 July)

Dear Lord, your disciple James longed for a special place in your reign, a place close to you. You dad a special affection for him: you took him with you when you entered the house of Jairus to heal his daughter and when you went up to Mount Tabor to pray.

When you asked him if he could drink the cup of suffering, he said yes with the same ambition with which he desired a special place in your reign.

You loved this young, zealous man whose main desire was to be with you at al times and in all places. You told him and all your disciples that service, not power, was the standard in your reign, and slowly you changed his heart from one set on influence into one searching for the deepest place. He responded, followed you, and drank the same cup you drank. He became one of the first apostles to die for you.

O Lord, convert my heart as you converted the heart of your disciple James. Amen.

(A Cry for Mercy by Henri J.M.Nouwen)

MARTHA AND MARY

Be full of Christ!

Our lives to be fruitful must be full of Christ. To be able to bring his peace, joy and love we must have it ourselves for we cannot give what we have not got, like the blind leading the blind.

Mother Teresa.

Cursillo Community

Cursillistas & all who may be interested in Cursillo – Join the Cursillo Community for faith sharing and fellowship at an Ultreya on Saturday, August 11th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Eucharist Parish in Corralitos. Please call Cindy Vierra at (831) 757-5193 for more information or check the website at www.montereycursillo.org.

 

Faith Formation Conference

Santa Clara Convention Center

September 21-22, 2007

The Archdiocese of San Francisco and the dioceses of Monterey, Oakland, San Jose & Stockton have come together to offer those in ministry a premier conference featuring local and national speakers such as Steve Johnson from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, Rev. Jose Antonio Rubio, Zeni Fox, Bill Huebsch, Ida Miranda, Tony Alonso and many more. Check it out at www.sitekrcator.com/faithformation or call (831) 373-1335.

 

 

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

July 15, 2007

The great commandment of LOVE is not something "mysterious" or "remote." Indeed, it is "very near" to us. Yet how difficult it is to fulfill, being neighbor to whomever is in need. But if we seek God, we must "go and do the same", for we have been created in, for, and through Christ.

The Heart of Eternal Love

Heart of love, source of all kindness, teacher of the ways of goodness, you are hidden in the pockets of daily life, waiting to be discovered.

Heart of Gladness, joy that sings in our souls, the Dancer and the dance, you are Music radiating in our cherished caches of consolation.

Heart of Compassion, the Healing One weeping for a world burdened and bent, you are the heart we bring to the wounded, worn and weary.

Heart of Comfort, sheltering winds of love, refuge for sad and lonely ones, you embrace all who bear loss, gathering their tears with care.

Heart of all Hearts, the first and the best of all companions, you are the gift secreted in our depth, connecting us with others.

Heart of Understanding, one who gazes upon the imperfect, the incomplete, the flawed, the weak, you never stop extending mercy.

Heart of Freedom, the Uncontained spirit bearing truth, great liberator, forever calling to us, you urge us toward unrestrained trust.

Heart of Generosity, abundance of insight and hope, daily you offer gifts of growth, leading to continual transformation.

Heart of Deepest Peace, center of tranquility, resting place at the core of our being, you are waiting always for our return to this sacred home.

(Out of the Ordinary, by Joyce Rupp)

 

MASS INTENTIONS July 14 - 20

Saturday 5:00 p.m. For the Parish

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Alice Karr

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Services

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

Friday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

Stewardship of Treasure Report

Plate Collection:

July 7 & 8, 2007 = $1,089.00

Peter's Pence = $362.00

Weekly Plate Collection needed

to meet the budget is $1,800.00 .

Thank you for your continued support!

Summer Vacation from Church?

We hear people talking about taking the summer off from church. Here are a few questions for your reflection.

-Would you stop eating for the summer?

-Would you stop talking or sharing with your family and friends?

-Think about what happens when you stop a healthy exercise and diet program for three months. It's hard to start over again.

-Please make a special effort this summer to build your spiritual muscles...

If you miss a week your donation can be mailed to the parish office at 23230 Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033. Thank you.

Rediscover Your Marriage Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i ) simply means 'rediscovery'. The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. 10's of 1000's headed for divorce has successfully saved their marriage by attending. Rotrouvaille is a not spiritual retreat, not a sensitivity group, not a seminar, not a social gathering. For confidential information about call 831-479-1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.RetroCA.com

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life. The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul…

Psalm 19: 9

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.

St. VINCENT DE PAUL needs your help. Donations of non-perishable goods can be placed in the receptacle in the entrance of the church. Thank you.

Faith Formation Conference

September 21 & 22, 2007

Los Profetas hablan la Verdad

Prophetic People Speak Truth

Join hundreds of catechists, liturgists and lay ministers from parishes and Catholic schools for a day of education, collaboration, worship and FUN!

Prophetic People Living and Speaking the Truth

How is it that people come to be the way that they are? What can we do to shape the character of the people we care about in the time we spend with them? A look at what moral development tells us about how character is formed from values, thoughts and skills. Ho can we be prophetic in our encounter with the children, youth and adults we care about in the formation in faith of their character, and our own?

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

July 8, 2007

Let us boast of nothing but the cross of Christ.

Through it his grace and power are made known to his servants.

Tremendous deeds shall be performed in his name; the reign of God is proclaimed, peace is given as gift, and the forces of sin are overcome.

A sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit

I acknowledge my transgression, say King David. If I admit my fault, then you will pardon it. Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But human being are hopeless creatures, and the less they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others. This was not the way that King David showed us how to pray and make amends to God, when he said: I acknowledge my transgression, and my sin is ever before me. He did not concentrate on others' sins; he turned his thoughts upon himself. He did not spare himself, and therefore was not impudent in asking to be spared.

Do you want God to be appeases? Learn what you are to do that God may be pleased with you. Consider the psalm said: A sacrifice to God is a contrite spirit; God does not despise a contrite and humble heart. Cast aside your former offerings, for now you have found out what you are to offer.

My sins, O Lord, have pierced me through like arrows; but before they wound me, heal me, O God, with the ointment of repentance. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

(From a sermon by Saint Augustine, Bishop)

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS July 7 -13

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Otto Kocourek Special Intention

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Services

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

Friday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

St. Vincent de Paul needs your help. Donations of non-perishable goods can be placed in the receptacle in the entrance of the church. Thank you.

STEWARDSHIP

I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners. (Mt 9:13)

An overly formalistic approach to religion draws us away from God and makes the ritual into our god rather than the one whom the ritual is meant to honor. If we believe that we are righteous, we leave no place for salvation and mercy. Let us rather boast in nothing but the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

June 30 & July 1, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 877.00

We need your support to meet our Budget figures –weekly collection needed: $1,800.00 Please help us!

God Bless You!

 

Married Couple: Life rolls on…Your jobs, kids, and activities keep you busy all year. How about a break just for the two of you? Plan now to take a weekend off to attend the next Marriage Encounter weekend, September 7-9. It will refresh your relationship. For Registration or information contact Vic & Joan Penacho at 831-638-9498 or ME@penacho.com

Attention Cursillistas and all who are interested in Cursillo: Join the Cursillo Community for faith sharing and fellowship at an Ultreya on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish in Tres Pinos. The next Ultreya will be on Saturday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Eucharist Parish in Corralitos. It is also a great opportunity to find out more about Cursillo and for Cursillistas to rekindle the movement in their lives. If you have any question, please call Dave Roberts at 353-3302, or Cindy Vierra at 831-757-5193, or visit our website at www.montereycursillo.org

July 11 BENEDICT, Abbot

Saint Benedict was born at Nursia in Umbria about the year 480. Educated at Rome, he began the eremitic life at Subiaco where he gathered disciples, and then departed for Monte Casino. There he established the famous monastery and composed the Benedictine Rule.

"Let them put Christ before all else; and may he lead us all too everlasting life."

We are called to s radical break away from ourselves and a total surrender to God. St. Benedict, who so often is praised for his moderation and has even been called a humanist, is no less radical when he speaks about humility, obedience, and having everything in common.

TODAY SECOND COLLECTION

PETER'S PENCE

Let us make sure that none of God's children ever feels alone.

FAITH FORMATION CONFERENCE

A joint endeavor of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of Monterey, Oakland, San Jose and Stockton

SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2007

Prophetic People

SPEAK TRUTH

SANTA CLARA CONVENTION CENTER

5001 Great American Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 

 

 

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

JULY 1, 2007

Today Jesus "resolutely determines to journey to Jerusalem."

He uses his human freedom to follow the path that leads to his death.

"You were called for freedom. For freedom Christ set us free." Freedom is the experience of the deepest truth of ourselves; it is the capacity to confront our destiny; it is the capacity for our happiness.

That is why Elisha's act of burning his plowing equipment to cook up his oxen is a perfect act of freedom: by freeing himself to follow the prophet Elijah, Elisha can reach the meaning of his life. Freedom is humble, passionate, total dedication to God in our daily life. It is to our freedom that Jesus appeals when he says to us, "follow me" as he follow his own human freedom all the way to the fulfillment of his Father's will.

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 6/30 to 7/6

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Martin Hanley

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Services

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

Friday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

SCHEDULING:

Next weekend July 7 & 8

Acolyte: Antonio Bravo

Lectors: Perry, Avoy & Hammons.

Extraordinary Ministers: Parker & Guilhamet

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR JULY 2007

July 7 & 8 – Peter's Pence (Collection for the Works of the Holy Father) (Universal)

Let us make sure that none of God's children ever feels alone. Support the works of the Holy Father

July 28 & 29 –For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

STEWARDSHIP

Let your every creature serve you; for you spoke, and they were made. (Jdt 16:14)

God has created us for the freedom in Jesus Christ. But that freedom is not for ourselves alone. Rather we are to use our freedom to worship God and do good for others. Any "freedom" that does not lead us to serve God and our neighbor is not really freedom at all, but bondage to self-will and sin.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

June 23 & 24, 2007

TOTAL PLATE … $1,550.00

Second Collection for Maintenance $734.00

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE: Led by Father Mike Miller pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Salinas, November 7 to 20, cost $2875. Includes air flights (San Jose), hotels, guides, meals (breakfast and dinner) and tips. Is this your time? Brochures are now available; please call 831 424-1959

PLEASE PRAY FOR ALL THE SICK MEMBERS OR OUR PARISH COMMUNITY AND FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM!

CURSILLO NEWS – Attention Cursillistas and all who are interested in Cursillo

The next Ultreya will be on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish in Tres Pinos. It is also a great opportunity to find out more about Cursillo and for the Cursillistas to rekindle the movement in their lives. If you have any questions, please call Dave Roberts 353.1880 or Cindy Vierra at 831.757.5193 or visit our website at www.montereycursillo.org

INTERESTED IN MARRIAGE ENCONTER? Call 831.638.9498 or email: ME@penacho.com

THOMAS THE APOSTLE July 3

During a dialogue homily, two of the monks remarked in different ways that although Thomas did not believe in the resurrection of the Lord, he kept faithful to the community of the apostles. In that community the Lord appeared to him and strengthened his faith. In find this very profound and consoling thought. In times of doubt or unbelief, the community can "carry you along,' so to speak; it can even offer on your behalf what you yourself overlook, and can be the context in which you may recognize the lord again.

John Eudes remarked that Dydimus, the name of Thomas, means "twin," as the Gospel says, and that the fathers had commented that all of us are "two people," a doubting one and a believing one. We need the support and love of our brothers and sisters to prevent our doubting person from becoming dominant and destroying our capacity for belief.

(The Genesee Diary Henri J.M. Nouwen)

PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE

SEPTEMBER 30 SUNDAY

OUR BISHOP, RICHARD GARCIA WILL VISIT CHRIST CHILD!

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

Every Tuesday before Communion Service at 9:00 a.m.

Make time for personal prayer before the Sacrament of the Altar, as well as other devotions dedicated to Eucharistic Adoration.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!

"We are the people…"

PRAY for our Country and for all to serve our country in military.

 

The following CHILD was welcomed to our community of faith at Christ Child Church on June 23, 2007 Lilianna Sidor, Second child of Lubomir & Silvia.

 

THE NATIVITY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST

June 24, 2007

John's birth is foretold. Called from birth by God as a prophet to the nations, John proclaimed a divine favor in which we now share. John matured in the Spirit and heralded the advent of the Messiah.

This feast, dating from the 4th century in both East and West, came to be celebrated, in accord with Luke 1:36, six months before the Lord's birth; quoting the gospel of John 3:30, Augustine found this date (near the summer solstice) appropriate for, after the birth of John, daylight begins to grow shorter, whereas after Jesus' birth, it begins to increase.

The Birth of John the Baptist

Patience dispels clock time and reveals a new time, the time of salvation. It is not the time measured by the abstract, objective units of the clock, the watch, or the calendar, but rather the time lived from within and experienced as full time. It is this full time about which Scripture speak. All the great events of the Gospels occur in the fullness of time. A literal translation from the Greek shows this clearly: When the time for Elizabeth had become full she bore her son John (Luke 1:57)…

It is this full time, pregnant with new life, which can be found through the discipline of patience. As long as we are the slaves of the clock and the calendar, our time remains empty and nothing really happens. Thus, we miss the moment of grace and salvation. But when patience prevents us from running from the painful moment in the false hope of finding our treasure elsewhere, we can slowly begin to see that the fullness of time is already here and that salvation is already taking place.

(Eternal Seasons by HenriJ.M. Nouwen)

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS June 23 -29

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Michael Rada

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Parishioners

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. All the sick

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Parishioners

Friday 8:00 a.m. + Fr. Eleuterio Sanz

STEWARDSHIP

A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!

(Isaiah40:3)

John is the prophet of hope. He was born, lived, and died to prepare the way for the good news whose fulfillment he himself would not see. You give in generosity for many good things, and God reward you.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

June 16 & 17, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $

We need your support to meet our Budget figures –weekly collection needed: $1,800.00

God Bless you for the very good support for the Parish!

 

HELP FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES AND STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE?

There is less than a week left to signup for Retrouvaille.

Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment, even those thinking of separation or divorce. Don't wait until it gets that bad. For information please call 831 479-1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCa.com or visit the web site atwww.Monterey@RetroCA.com.

 

OUTREACH PRAYER LINE: Please call Fr. Eugenio at 408 353-2210 if you or someone you know is in need of prayer.

Pray for the mother Father Efrain Medina, very ill in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Pray for a safe summer for all the children and youth who leave home for the first time…

 

 

Attention Cursillistas and all who are interested in Cursillo:

Join the Cursillo Community for faith sharing and fellowship at an "Ultreya" on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish in Tres Pinos. The next "Ultreya" will be on Saturday, August 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Eucharist Parish in Corralitos. It is also a great opportunity to find out more about Cursillo and for Cursillistas to rekindle the movement in their lives. If you have any questions, please call either your local Cursillo parish representative Dave Robert (408) 353-1880, or Cindy Vierra at (831) 757-5193, or visit our website at www.montereycursillo.org

Strengthen your marriage! Plants need fertilizer to grow healthy and strong and so to does your marriage. Spread a little fertilizer on your relationship. Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and watch your love for each other grow. The next weekends are June 29-July 1 and September 7-9. For registration or information contact Vic & Joan Penacho at 831 638-9498 or ME@penacho.com

The following Child was welcomed to our community of faith at Christ Child Church on June 16, 2007

Sydney Sofia Madrigal

First child of Rafael & Maria Del Carmen.

Diocese of Monterey

Father Eleutherio Sanz,

A retired priest of the Diocese, died on Sunday, June 17th at New Bethany in Los Baños.

Please keep Father Sanz and his family in your prayers.

 

 

 

ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

June 17, 2007

David acknowledges his sin and experiences the Lord forgiveness.

The sinful woman is forgiven by Jesus because of her great love.

He loves us and gave himself up for us.

"God loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins." (1 Jn 4:10b)

 

The Eucharist: Jesus the true sacrificial lamb

The new and eternal covenant in the blood of the Lamb.

The mission for which Jesus came among us was accomplished in the Paschal Mystery. On the Cross from which he draws all people to himself, just before "giving up the Spirit," he utters the words: "it is finished" (John 19:30).

In the mystery of Christ's obedience unto death, even death on a Cross, the new and eternal covenant was brought about. In his crucified flesh, God's freedom and our human freedom met definitively in an inviolable, eternally valid pact. Human sin was also redeemed once for all by God's Son. As I have said elsewhere, "Christ's death on the Cross is the culmination of that turning of God against himself in which he gives himself in order to raise man up and save him. This is love in its most radical form. In the Paschal Mystery, our deliverance from evil and death has taken place.

Instituting the Eucharist, Jesus had spoken of the "new and eternal covenant" in the shedding of his blood. This, the ultimate purpose of his mission, was clear from the very beginning of his public life. Indeed, when, on the banks of the Jordan, John the Baptist saw Jesus coming towards him, he cried out: "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29).

It is significant that these same words are repeated at every celebration of Holy Mass, when the priest invites us to approach the altar: "This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper."

Jesus is the true paschal lamb who freely gave himself in sacrifice for us, and thus brought about the new and eternal covenant.

The Eucharist contains this radical newness, which is offered to us again at every celebration.

(Sacramentum Caritatis of the Holy Father Benedict XVI)

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

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"Nothing is equal with God. His nature is different from the condition of all things." Tertullian

 

MASS INTENTIONS June 16 - 22

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Otto Kocourek

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Robert Schaefer

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. For the Parish

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

June 9 & 10, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,586.00

We need your support to meet our

Budget figures—weekly collection needed: $1,800.00. Please help us!

God Bless You!

CHOIR CALL

If you'd like to sing or play an instrument in the choir, please give us your ideas. We need you! Questions? Call Norma Hammons @ 353-3326

Are you an Adult?

And would you like to be Catholic or be confirmed or receive the Eucharist. Please call at 408 353-2210. We will be very happy to help you!

Outreach

Prayer Line: Please calls Fr. Eugenio at 408 353-2210 if you or someone you know is in need of prayer or would like Communion brought to them.

Congratulation 2007 Graduates!

This is the season for graduations. Some of our young people will be moving from middle school to high school; others will go from high school to college, and still others may be graduating from college and making their way into work place. It's a time of excitement, joy and new possibilities. Our prayer and best wishes for continued success and happiness.

QUESTION: How does receiving the body and blood of Christ strengthen you for the journey of life?

God Bless All Fathers

June 17 is Father's Day! Please take some time to remember your own father as well as all the father figures in your life.

Do you know the History of Father's Day?

I recently read an article which said…Mother's Day was just beginning to gather widespread attention in the United States in 1909, when Sonora Louise Smart Dodd, of Spokane, Washington, heard a sermon on the merits of setting aside a day to honor one's mother. She had the idea to petition for a day to honor fathers, and in particular, her own father, William Jackson Smart, who had raised her and her five siblings by himself, after her mother died in childbirth. With support from the Spokane Ministerial Association and the YMCA, her effort paid off, and on June 19, 1910, the first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane.

 

Did you prepare for marriage with Engage Encounter? If you've been married a few years it is time to join us for a Marriage Encounter Weekend. It will give you the tools to deepen your relationship. The next weekends are June 29-July 1 and September 7-9. For registration or information contact Vic & Joan Penacho at 831-638-9498 or ME@penacho.com

 

 

CAMP AUXILIUN, a girls' resident and day camp run by the Salesian Sisters at 605 Enos Lane, in the foothills of Corralitos, just outside of Watsonville. It is the ideal place for girls from ages 6 to 13 to enjoy wholesome fun, friendship, and formative activities in a safe, family atmosphere. For information call Sr. Theresa (831) 728-4700


 

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST SUNDAY

June 10, 2007

Melchizedek, priest of God Most High, offers bread and wine as a blessing upon Abram.

Jesus fulfills this offering, giving us his own body and blood under the forms of bread and wine.

Thus is our hunger satisfied in abundance as we make our pilgrim way to the heavenly banquet feast.

"The Lord fed his people with the finest wheat and honey; their hunger was satisfied." (Psalm 81:17)

 

The sacrament of charity, the Holy Eucharist is the gift that Jesus Christ makes of himself, thus revealing to us God's infinite love for every man and woman. This wondrous sacraments makes manifest that "greater" love which led him to "lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13) Jesus did indeed love them "to the end" (John 13:1).

The food of truth

In the sacrament of the altar, the Lord meets us, men and women created in God's image and likeness, and become our companion along the way. In this sacrament, the Lord truly becomes food for us, to satisfy our hunger for truth and freedom. Since only the truth can make us free. Christ becomes for us the food of truth. With deep human insight, Saint Augustine clearly showed how we are moved spontaneously, and not by constraint, whenever we encounter something attractive and desirable. Asking him what it is that can move us most deeply, the saintly bishop

went on to say: "what does our soul desire more passionately than truth?" Each of us has an innate and irrepressible desire for ultimate and definitive truth. The Lord Jesus, "the way, and the truth, and the life," speaks to our thirsting, pilgrim hearts, our hearts yearning for the source of life, our hearts longing for truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth in person, drawing the world to himself. "Jesus is the lodestar of human freedom: without him, freedom loses its focus, for without the knowledge of truth, freedom becomes debased, alienated and reduce to empty caprice. With him freedom finds itself."

In the sacrament of Eucharist, Jesus shows us in particular the truth about the love which is the very essence of God. It is this evangelical truth which challenges each of us and our whole being. For this reason, the Church, which finds in the Eucharist the very centre of her life, is constantly concerned to proclaim to all, opportune importune, that God is love. Precisely because Christ has become for us the food of truth, the Church turns to every man and woman, inviting them freely to accept God's gift.

(Sacramentum Caritatis of the Holy Father Benedict XVI, 2007)

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS June 9 - 15

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Michael Otto

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Jean Lakin

Thursday 8:00 a.m. + Dan & Eoin Glynn

Friday 8:00 a.m.

OFFER THE MASS FOR YOUR SPECIAL INTENTIONS. JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF PRAY TO THE FATHER!

STEWARDSHIP A WAY OF LIFE

Christ has no body now but ours. No hands, no feet, on earth but ours. Ours are the eyes through which He looks with compassion on this world. Our are the feet with which He walks to do good. Our are the hands with which He blesses the entire world. Ours are the hands ours are the feet. Ours are the eyes, ours Hid body Christ has no body now on earth but ours.

-St. Teresa of Avila

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE REPORT SUNDAY JUNE 2 & 3, 2007

TOTAL PLATE……………$2,001.00

The weekly collection needs to cover our budget for this year is $1,800.00.00 PLEASE HELPS US meet to our Goal!

Second Collection Catholic Communication last week $379.00

Thank You and God Bless You!

Summer Envelopes

We sincerely thank our parishioners who mail or deliver your weekly envelopes or your donation to the parish office while you are out-of-town on vacations this summer. As many of you understand our parish expenses and obligations do not take a vacation when you do, so it is very helpful to be able to rely on your continued support even when you cannot personally attend Mass here.

Rejuvenate your relationship with a Marriage Encounter Weekend. You will be able to reconnect with your spouse and focus on your communication. The next weekends are June 29-July1 and September 7-9. For registration or information contact Vic & Joan Penacho at 831-638-9498 or ME@penacho.com

 

Please remember to bring with you to MASS each Sunday food items (non-perishable) for St. Vincent de Paul in Santa Cruz to distribute to the people in need.

Thank you for your continuous generosity!

BBQ of the Parish Sunday June 17 after Mass of 10:00 a.m.

"FATHER'S DAY! Save this Day!!!

Together we pray and celebrate the Fathers!

OUR PARISH NEEDS YOU!

To be Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Altar servers, please make the commitment to the Mass.

Contact Fr. Eugenio 353.2210

 

TRINITY SUNDAY

June 3, 2007

We are at peace with GOD our FATHER through our LORD JESUS CHRIST.

GOD's love has been poured into our hearts through the HOLY SPIRIT.

The SPIRIT, who is Wisdom itself, will lead us into all truth.

How wonderful the name of our GOD in all the earth.

A Disciple's Prayer

How easy to believe that I am an instrument of your love when my life is going well, O God. How difficult to believe this when my life seems to be going nowhere, or is filled with many concerns and activities that wear me out. Yet, you greatly desire to proclaim your goodness through every part of my life, no matter what the situation is.

I do not need to have good feelings in order to be an instrument of your love. I do not need to always feel satisfied with what I am attempting to be and to do in order to be a disciple of yours. It is the intention of my heart that makes the difference. Deep within I long for you and I give myself to your cause. I place my heart in yours and enter as fully as I can into your loving embrace.

I am your messenger, ready to tell of your enormous kindness and mercy. I will trust in you. I believe that those with whom I live and work will see your love shining through all I am and all I do. It is your radiance within me that will transform the bits and pieces of my life into a tapestry of ardent devotion. Thank you for being present in my life and for calling to me with your gracious voice of unconditional love. Amen.

Out of the Ordinary Joyce Rupp

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

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MASS INTENTIONS 6/2 -9

Saturday 5:00 p.m. For the Parish

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m.

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.

Please use the Masses for your special intentions!!!

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR JUNE & JULY 2007

June 2 & 3 Catholic Communication Collections

June 30 & July 1 for Our Parish Maintenance Fund

July 7 & 8 – Peter's pence (Collection for the Works of the Holy Father) (Universal)

STEWARDSHIP

Praise and eternal glory to God the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Paraclete through all ages.

God is exalted in mystery and majesty, triune and one in glory, yet nearer to us than we are to ourselves through the divine indwelling. What can we offer but praise that dares to go beyond the small boundaries of our finite understanding into realm of light inaccessible?

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

May 26 & 27, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,425.00

Second Collection Our Parish Maintenance Fund $728.00

The weekly collection needed to cover our BUDGET for this year is $1,800.00

PLEASE HELP US meet to our Goal!

THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU!

 

Please remember to bring with you to Mass each Sunday food items (non-perishable) for St. Vincent de Paul in Santa Cruz to distribute to the people in need.

THANK YOU for your continuous generosity!

Are you traveling?

For nationwide Mass times, call 1 800-627-7846 or check www.Masstimes.org

BBQ of the Parish Sunday June 17 after Mass of 10:00 a.m. "Father's Day!

Save this Day!!!

Together we pray and celebrate the Fathers!

OUR PARISH

NEEDS YOU

To be Lector, Eucharistic Minister and Altar servers, please make the commitment to the Mass!

Contact Fr. Eugenio 353.2210

Electronic Funds Transfers

A growing number of people are taking advantage of the convenience of Electronic Funds Transfers. Perhaps you already receive paychecks or Social Security checks deposited directly into your account. Many people pay their bills through automatic deductions from their checking accounts. This convenient method can be used to make a regular donation to your parish and do so in a way that meets the new IRS recordkeeping requirements.

For more information, contact Fr. Eugenio 353-2210.

Participating in the life of the Parish Community!

CONGRATULATIONS!

To all of the students at the end of this school year and especially those who graduate from High School.

Thanks to all the teachers and to all the people who support the schools.

THIS SUNDAY please support the local Fire Department at their Annual BBQ at the Gazebo. Raffle! Excellent food & an opportunity to meet members of our community!

 

PENTECOST SUNDAY

May 27, 2007

All of us have been baptized into one and the same Spirit, and live by that same Spirit.

That same Spirit, the Advocate, was given as gift to the disciples to remind them of all that Jesus said and did, and to strengthen them to go forth in the name of the Lord, "to renew the face of the earth".

Spirituality as Personal and Communal

When Jesus walked this earth, he called a group of disciples to follow him. And as soon as each disciple personally accepted that call, he immediately found himself part of a group. The personal and individual experience of following Jesus almost immediately became communal. It became "Church", or "Ecclesia," or the "Gathering' of people around their Lord.

After three short and exciting years together, Jesus left his disciples and went to the cross. But the first Christians still continued as a community. As Chapter 24 of Luke tells us, before the discovery of the Resurrection, the followers of Jesus were assembled in one place. And after Jesus' Ascension into heaven, they were frequently together in the Temple.

The Book of Acts, also written by Luke, describes how this ragtag group of followers gradually became a more cohesive fellowship. They gather together in the Upper Room, the place where the first Eucharist was instituted and celebrated by Jesus. They were together before and during the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

Today, Jesus calls each one of us both to himself and to his body, his community, his Church. When we enter the sanctuary to worship God, we are not alone. Many of God's children are in the room with us, and some of them people who because of their social, cultural, racial, or ethnic differences from us aren't the kinds of people we would typically associate with. But here they are with us, worshiping God together and revealing the awesome diversity of the family of God.

Some of us are raised in Christian families, through which we are baptized as infants and brought into a faith community at an early age. Others grow up without hearing about God but make an adult decision to follow Christ. Either way, sooner or later each one of us must make a personal decision about our faith in Jesus and our personal relationship with him. But as soon as we do this, we immediately find ourselves with a group-a community of people who have made that same individual choice to follow Jesus. Thus, our personal and individual faith in Jesus becomes a communal experience as well.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS May 26 – June 1

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Kathleen Hanley

Sunday 10:00 a.m. +Anthony Devlin

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. +Aquileo Solano

Thursday 8:00 a.m. +David M. Hammons

Thursday 7:30 p.m. For the Parish

Friday 8:00 a.m. For the Parish

Give us your intentions, and pray with the Mass!!!

SECOND COLLECTIONS TODAY

May 26 & 27

For Our Parish Maintenance Fund!!!

STEWARDSHIP

St. Paul reminds us today that all of our gifts have their source in the Holy Spirit and that those gifts are given "for the common good." What gifts are mine to share?

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

May 19 & 20, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,524.00

The weekly collection needed to cover our budget for this year is $1,800.00

Please help us meet our Goal!

Second Collection Catholic Charities: $742.00

Thank You and God Bless You!

Please remember to bring with you to mass on Saturday & Sunday non-perishable food items, for St. Vincent de Paul in Santa Cruz to distribute to the poor…

THANK YOU for your continuous generosity!

Birthright of San Jose would like to thank Christ Child for their wonderful support of our work through donations for the Mother's Day flowers. This year we set a record high of over $300.

May God bless all of you who gave to help us help women in need. If you'd like more information about our services call the Birthright office at 408/241-8444

Lectors & Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic!

We need you to be lector or Minister of the Eucharist to serve the community in Saturday & Sunday's Masses

Please contact Fr. Eugenio 353.2210 or Mario Montana 353.5444

Attention Cursillistas and all who are interested in Cursillo: Join the Cursillo Community for faith sharing and fellowship at an Ultreya on Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Parish in Salinas. The next Ultreya will be on Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish in Tres Pinos. It is also a great opportunity to find out more about Cursillo and for Cursillistas to rekindle the movement in their lives. If you have any questions, please call Cindy Vierra at (831) 757-5193, or visit our website at www.montereycusillo.org

THE CHUCH RECOGNISES

The LIGHT: Dan & Regina Devlin

The WATER: Dave & Jeanette Roberts

The SALT: Danielle Magnin & Samantha Orcutt

The ACTION Gail Hanley

Thank You! You are an inspiration to us!

Many people in our Parish work very hard and this year we recognize these brothers and sisters.

We are very proud about you!

THANK YOU!

 

ASCENSION OF THE LORD

May 20, 2007

Jesus commissions his disciples to baptize in his name, reminding them that he is always present through his Spirit. Jesus ascended to his Father amid cries of gladness, entering into the heavenly sanctuary. We are to be his witnesses, mindful of the great hope to which we are called.

Dear faith family,

In the eco of the Mother's Day; mothers share a special union with their children. From the first moment of life, the child in the womb depends on the mother for everything it will receive and all it will be in this period of development. Once born, the child depends on continuing unity with the mother, sharing in times of weakness and in strength. The child then grows in relying on others and uniting with others.

As children of God, we recognize that we have union and an opportunity to grow deeper with the One who gives us creation.

Mystics describe transforming union with God as "Oneing with God." One of the reasons we gather each Sunday at Mass is to bring ourselves into that union, not especially as individuals but as a community.

An ancient teaching (The Didache) describes our Sunday gathering as "the bread broken" (which) "was first scattered on the hills, then was gathered and became one." Or, we can simply say that we gather in order to become the Body of Christ. Conforming ourselves to that Body, then, is not only a human but a divine purpose. How can we bring ourselves into such conformity?

We enter church with individual needs, personal sorrows, regrets, anxieties, and joys. Although each need is different, they're all the same. The commonality of our lives is what we celebrate. It is through our shared actions of posture and gesture, our voices rose as one in prayer and song that we do become the Christ who lives in each of us, the spirit of Christ who lives and breathes in our community. It doesn't happen without care and attention to what we are doing.

A first step might be this: the next time you come to Mass, pay special attention, not only to the readings, but to the prayers. Listen and be attentive to the prayers as they are spoken by your neighbors. Pray with them, the same rhythm, pace, volume and inflection. Don't speed ahead or lag behind. Let their intent be your intent, as theirs will be yours.

Living near the Monterey Bay as we do, it's easy to imagine the rhythm, motion and power of the waves as they surge toward and away from the shore, the rhythmic breath of God's creation. This is what praying together as one voice means. This is what praying together as one voice means. This is what listening to the voice within means. It is a giant step toward transformation of the many into the One. As we pray, so we become.

With prayer for you and your

Family this Easter season, the

Liturgy Committee of Dioceses.

MASS INTENTIONS 5/19 - 26

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + James T. Johnson

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Fred & Bea Wagner

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Jean Lakin

Thursday 8:00 a.m. For the Parents

Friday 8:00 a.m. All the teachers

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

TODAY SECOND COLLECTION FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF MONTEREY invites your participation in our Annual Appeal.

Providing help for 25,000 families a year starts with your commitment.

Social Justice is not a description of a "state of affairs" it is the action of righting wrongs. It is the sum of each act of Christian Compassion.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

May 12 & 13, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 949.00

The weekly collection needs to cover our budget for this year is $1,800.00

PLEASE HELP US meet to out Goal!

Thank You and God Bless You!

Evening of PRAY of the Holy Spirit before the Feat of Pentecost Friday May 25 at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please come to PRAY!

PENTECOST ATTIRE

On Pentecost next Saturday and Sunday we would like to encourage everyone to wear red clothing and or clothing that is traditional to your heritage.

The CHILDREN of First Communion this year and last year - please wear your First Communion clothes.

END OF MAY: VISITATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

May 31, Thursday Masses at 8:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. and after prayer of the Holy Rosary.

Bring your children to Mary with flowers.

Special invitation to this years First Communion children.

WE HAVE VERY SPECIAL PEOPLE THIS YEAR IN RELIGION EDUCATION PROGRAM

Elsa Sinsigalli

Herb Curran

Paula Lacey

Nanette Thomas

Sharon Pratt

Lisa Orcutt

Kim Avoy

Charlotte Khandelwal

Sara George

Patricia LeGear

Thank you for all your good work with the children.

HOST FAMILIES NEEDED

Host families are needed for the summer 2007 Homestay Program. The dates for the Italian group are July 15-29 and for the French group August 1-23. For more information call Sandi Spanfelner at 831. 335.3088 Or 419.9633 or email sandispan@aol.com

 

 

SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

May 13, 2007

RSVP

"It has been decided by the Holy Spirit and us…" God's people have always been aware of this Advocate- Paraclete.

Holy Spirit teaching and reminding them of their main job. Their work is to lead one another to do right before the Trinitarian God and so gain entrance to the holy city, New Jerusalem, shining with glory. The Holy Trinity creates us, guides us on the way, and prepares our heavenly home: God's wedding feast.

Respond if you please!

MASS INTENTIONS 5/12 - 19

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Nikolas Steidl

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Jean Lakin

Thursday 8:00 a.m. + Jean Lakin

Friday 8:00 a.m. For the Parish

The Best Gift

Offer the MASS for birthdays, anniversaries, special intentions, and for the repose of the soul.

We have No Mass intentions. PLEASE use this opportunity.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR MAY 2007

May 19 & 20 CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL APPEAL

You Chance to Join the Circle of Caring!

 

Once year Catholic Charities invites you, as parishioners, to join the Circle of Caring. The Catholic Charities Annual Appeal helps support the social service efforts of the Church of the Monterey Diocese. We ask for your generosity of funds, your prayers and on occasion your time to join in this special outreach to over 25,000 families and individuals annually. The focus of the outreach is the working poor, disenfranchised, those struggling with emotional issues, and those working toward citizenship. Our services are not a hand out but rather a way of easing the burden of those less fortunate, thereby strengthening families and communities. The 15 staff members of Catholic Charities work in the four counties of Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and San Luis Obispo. We are not funded through the Annual Bishop's Appeal or any other Diocesan revenues and that is why we count on you. So, on behalf of all who count on Catholic Charities us thank you.

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

God filled them with bread from heaven. (Psalm 105:40)

Lest we grow faint on the daily road from death to life, Jesus promises us food for the journey: the bread of life and the cup of salvation, his own flesh and blood.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE REPORT SUNDAY

May 5 & 6, 2007

TOTAL PLATE………….$2,066.00

Thank You and God Bless You!

CONGRATULATION!

First Communion Last Sunday

Dante Khandelwal

Natalie Pratt

Danielle Mains

Lindsey Avoy

Taylor Avoy

Sophie Sinsigalli

Griselda Venegas

God is good with you and Jesus Christ is with you all time in the Eucharistic.

Please papa and mama bring your children to Jesus!!!

Northern California Charismatic Convention

JOIN in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the USA at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Great America Parkway –weekend of May 25, 26 & 27. Convention highlights include seven outstanding speakers, General Sessions and Workshops, Eucharistic Worship Services, Healing Mass, and Prayer Ministry. Also, complete Youth & Children's Ministries For complete schedule and registration brochure, call 1-707-643-2238 or register at the door. Information is also available at www.ncrcspirit.com

The Mother of God

Mother of God, you cared for and nurtured the divine life within you, --may I daily do the same through faithfulness to prayer and virtuous action.

Mother of God, you experienced the pain of contractions as you birthed the Holy One, --

May I have the courage to bear the pains of my inner growth.

Mother of God, you found kinship with your pregnant cousin, Elizabeth, -- may I recognize the Elizabeth's who sustain and encourage me.

Mother of God, you felt the child within you stirring and kicking, -- may I deepen my awareness of God's stirrings in the midst of my life.

Mother of God, when the divine child pushed forth from your womb he uttered his first cry, -- may I believe in the goodness within me that is yet to resound.

Mother of God, the newly born child in your arms engendered awe, mystery, and wonder, -- may I, too, reverence and be awed by the way that the Divine One enters my life.

 

 

In Mary the Mother of God; Congratulation all the MOTHERS in our Parish, and we pray for you, because you said YES to life!

Thank You!!!

 

FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

May 6, 2007

Amen! Alleluia!

Easter Season: Risen One, open our minds and hearts.

Let us see and welcome your presence.

+ The their eyes were opened, and they recognized him (Lk 24:31)

All around me Easter is happening. God continues to reveal love, to extend invitations to growth, to offer me hope. What is God's latest revelation to me? How has this changed my life?

+ Jesus said to them, "come and have breakfast" (Jn 21:12)

Jesus invited the disciples to come and to be nourished with food that he had prepared. What food do I accept and what do I reject?

+ "He is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him" (Mt 28:7)

Galilee… the place of much action and healing during the ministry of Jesus. I have my own Galilee. It is there that I will see the Risen One. Is there anything I need to change or adapt so that I will more readily recognize the Holy One in my life?

+ "Why do you look for the living among the dead?" (Lk 24:5)

The question asked by the messenger of God to those who peered into the empty tomb can also be my question. I may also be looking for life in the wrong places, in old issues or things of the past which I need to let go. Where am I looking for life?

+ Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "peace be with you" (Lk 24:36)

As Jesus came among them he recognized the fear and disbelief that filled his followers' hearts. He greeted them with "Peace." How will I greet myself and my world with peace during the Easter season?

Out of the ordinary by Joyce Rupp

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment

MASS INTENTIONS May 5 - 12

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Andrew Solkshinitz

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Services

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. + Joe Aquileo Solano

 

May Month of Mary the Mother of God

Mother of God, you risked saying yes to being pregnant with the seed of the Holy One, may I also overcome my fears and take the risks that spiritual growth requires of me.

Mother of God, you offered the hospitality of your womb as a dwelling place for the Holy One, may I continually open the womb of my heart to all who need a welcome there.

Mother of God, you awaited the long nine months of the child's gestation, may I wait patiently when spiritual growth seems to come far too slowly.

Mother of God, you did not know how the birth of your child would affect your life, may I trust in God's presence to protect and guide me when I face uncertainty.

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR MAY 2007

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey invites your participation in our Annual Appeal: May 19 & 20. Providing help and creating hope for 25,000 families a year starts with your commitment. Social Justice is not a description of a "state of affairs" it is the action of righting wrongs. It is the sum of each act of Christian Compassion. When Catholic Charities intervenes to help a family threatened by eviction or by utility disconnection, we are echoing your voice: "we won't let you suffer!"

Your one-time gift of $200 will keep the power turned on for one family who cannot pay or $50 a month will allow a young mother to get the counseling she needs when a child is called to heaven too early. Please show your "Compassion through Commitment" by pledging support to Catholic Charities. For information on giving gifts of stocks or property please contact Paul Roberts at 831.393.3110 or proberts@dioceseofmonterey.org

STEWARDSHIP

"I give you a new commandment, says the Lord; love one another as I have loved you." John 31:34

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

April 28 & 29, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,562.00

Second Collection Catholic Home Mission Appeal $499.00

Thank You! God Bless You!

BIRTHRIGHT FLOWERS

Birthright of San Jose will gifts flowers to the mothers next week for "Mothers Day"

This is a great opportunity for all to give thanks to God for the gift of LIFE and for our own MOTHERS. Say YES to LIFE.

Mothers will receive flowers in thanksgiving after Mass today.

If your teen needs community service hours, or you just want to help us prepare our Mother's Day flowers please come to St. Frances Cabrini

next Saturday, May 12th anytime from 9-noon in the former rectory ( small building in the middle of parking lot). Bring scissors and gloves. We will be distributing these flowers at Christ Child on Mother's Day. Questions, call 309-7011.

The Winchester Orchestra

Franz Liszt: Concerto No. 1 for piano and orchestra Louise Costigan-Kerns, soloist.

George Gershwin: Overture to Girl Crazy

Porgy and Bess: A symphonic Picture

GERSHWIN CRAZY

SUNDAY, MAY 20 7:00 P.M.

West Valley College Theater

14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga

Information: 408 269.1905

www.geocities.com/winchesterorchestra

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 29, 2007

The Lord Working Through Us

God is always and everywhere near to man. But to man by himself, his presence is inaccessible, blocked off. God alone can open up this channel. We believe he did this. The presence of the Father was all around Jesus. The Father was completely open with him, one with him in infinity of love. We have listened to the words whence this presence can be heard speaking out. Heaven surrounded Jesus, the accessible presence of the Father.

And Jesus has brought this presence to us. We know that the Father loves us in Jesus. We have confidence in the grace of his love for us; we know that his eyes see us, his heart is turned toward us, and his hand leads us. We believe that heaven is around us.

However, one thing is missing: we do not feel the presence of God. It is still closed off, from our side. It is closed off by what we ourselves are: by the heaviness of our imprisoned being; by the slothfulness and dullness of our hearts; by the evil that is in us. Heaven would be here entire if God opened up his presence to us, and at the same tine opened up men's hearts so they could feel this presence.

Perhaps it can be said that heaven is on its way to us as long as we do not keep it at a distance by our own actions. I believe it is no fantasy or delusion to think this way: that our whole Christian life consists in having heaven continually striving to catch up with us, close in on us. Every Christian act, belief, love, sacrifice, struggle, every perseverance, and courageous performance – all these things make possible the approach of him who desires only to come forward. But all coldness, indifference, slothfulness, weakness, pride, covetousness – everything that sin is called- force him back bars the road to him. And heaven fights. Heaven wants to come to us. For heaven is only God's love come home.

What a tremendous thought it is: heaven on the way to meet me, relentlessly advancing toward me and God's eyes is upon me. And to think of the mightiness of the will behind it! The monumental strength of that desire!

Monsignor Romano Guardini + 1968 were born in Italy and were a renowned theologian and writer.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS April 28 – May 4

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Robert Schaefer

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Evangelina Diaz

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Charles Schneider

Thursday 8:00 a.m. + Job Aquileo Solano

Friday 8:00 a.m. For the Parish

 

Today has been designated as "WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS" has designated TODAY.

We need more priests, sisters, missionaries and lay people to preach the Gospel.

We need people of love in Christian marriage.

Please pray for vocations…!

 

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR MAY 2007

May 19-20 – Catholic Charities Appeal (Diocesan)

May 26-27 -- For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

STEWARDSHIP

Jesus said to them, "Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15

To many it is given to travel the world or the small circle of home and workplace to proclaim the good news in word and deed. The four only was it given to collect and cast that news in the unique written books to which we give the title "Gospel." For this message that continues to reach the four corners of the globe, let us give thanks and praise today.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

April 21 7 22, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $1,464.00

SECOND COLLECTION $765.55 for our Parish Maintenance Fund.

Thank YOU! And God BLESS YOU!

Diocese of Monterey

Stewardship of Treasure and New 2007 IRS Rules Regarding Charitable Donations

Effective 2007, every person wishing to deduct contributions to a parish on his or her tax return must have either a bank record or a written acknowledgement from the parish in order to claim a deduction for the donation.

How to ensure that you meet the New Requirements:

There are a number of ways to ensure that your contributions meet the new IRS recordkeeping requirements.

Use Electronic Funds Transfers (EFT). This allows you to have a banking record showing your contribution. The parish will also provide you with a written acknowledgement of your gifts at the end of the year.

Use parish envelopes for your contributions.

Use checks for your charitable donations. Using a check gives you a banking record for your contributions.

 

TODAY THE CHILDREN OF RELIGION EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE FIRST TIME RECIVE THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION.

WE GROW AS THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY.

THANK YOU PARENTS AND TEACHERS.

PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN!!!

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 22, 2007

FOLLOW ME – FISH FOR PEOPLE

Peter the fisherman –and fisher of people- is put to a strange and difficult test today. First, the Lord Jesus directs him and the others how and where to fish. They succeed greatly- a Messiah catch for Messiah nourishment.

Then Simon Peter is asked three times "Do you love me?" He answers wholeheartedly, a Jesus says, "Follow me!"

We, too, seek Messiah Eucharist. With Pete, can we answer wholeheartedly to the 'Follow me," "Fish for people" of Christ Jesus?

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

PREGNANCY SUPPORT:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800 550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 4/21 - 27

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Robert Schaefer

Sunday 10:00 a.m. Evangelina Diaz

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Communion Services

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

April 14 & 15, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $

 

TODAY SECOND COLLECTION FOR OUR PARISH MAINTENANCE FUND!

Thank You and God Bless You!

 

"Beloved, let us love one another".

(1 Jn 4:7)

Love is no easy task. A truly loving family, a truly loving circle of friends, a truly loving community of faith and worship –all these are the signs by which the reality of Christ's victorious presence among us is made tangible to a world that longs to live in love and peace.

CAMP ST. FRANCIS

Camp St. Francis, on the Aptos highlands overlooking Monterey Bay, offers resident and day beach camp programs for boys 7-13 during the month of July. Campers enjoy action-filled days (boogie boarding, surfing, arts and crafts, field games, etc.) under the direction of the Salesian Fathers and Brothers. For an application or more information: 831.722.8242 or

campstfrancis@gmail.com or visit the website:  www.salesianym.org/camstfrancis

FOOD FOR GOD'S PEOPLE…

We collect non-perishable food items for food pantry of Santa Cruz every Saturdays and Sundays. Your donations help feed the poor and hungry that come to the parish.

Saint of the Week:

April 23: GEORGE

Tradition hold that George was decapitated perhaps in Palestine some time before the reign of Constantine (+ 337); 12th century legend portrays him as a knight and dragon-slayer, since the crusades, the patron of England and Constantinople.

April 25: MARK, Evangelist

Mark died first century, cousin of Barnabas, associated with Paul and Peter; the gospel ascribed to him is the oldest (written probably prior to the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD) and shortest; largely a collection of narrative that depict Jesus as being almost constantly active; presents Jesus as the Son of God whose ministry was marked by a series of mighty works, signs of God's power and kingdom; tradition holds Mark the first bishop of Alexandria; portrayed as a winged lion according Ezekiel charter 1; patron of Egypt, Venice, and of notaries.

 

Please join Bishop Richard Garcia for the 13th Annual Bishop's Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner.

Friday, May 4, 2007 Rancho Canada "west" Golf Course Best Ball Tournament/Shotgun Star 11:00 am.

A Fundraiser for Catholic Schools and Catholic Charities

Call Theresa Allion 831.373.1834 for more information or register online at www.dioceseofmonterey.org

Next Sunday has been designated as "World Day of Prayer for Vacations."

We need more vocation for religious life, priest, missionaries and very good marriages, please prayer and support all the vocation lives.

Stewardship and Your Will

"As generous distributors of God's manifold grace, put your gifts at the service of one another." (Peter 4:10)

Effective Planning! Short term planning is easier less time consuming, but planning for the long term can be beneficial, too. Effective estate planning now can benefit you, your heirs, charity and help to avoid difficulties that can arise when an estate is not properly planned.

First and foremost, as a good steward, you must make sure that you have a valid and up to date Christian Will.

Did you know that more than 60% of the adult population in America dies without a will? Many people spend lifetimes building up their estates and accumulating property but fail to develop a plan to distribute their worldly blessings.

If you die without a valid will, the state in which you reside has a predetermined formula for the court to distribute the assets of your estate to you heirs regardless of your intent or relationship with them.

A valid will allow your loved one to.

Remember, God is never outdone in generosity to each and every one of us.

A LIFELINE FOR MARRIAGE Retrouvaille

Helps couples through difficult times in their marriages. It is designed to provide the tools to help get your marriage back on track. It will give you the opportunity to rediscover each other and examine your lives together in a new and positive way. For confidential information about, or register for the future program call 831.479.1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.RetroCA.com

 

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY APRIL 15, 2007

The Eucharist: Jesus the true Sacrificial Lamb

The new and eternal covenant in the blood of the Lamb

The mission for whom Jesus came among us was accomplished in the Paschal Mystery. On the Cross from which he draws all people to himself (John 19:30). In the mystery of Christ's obedience unto death, even death on a Cross, the new and eternal covenant was brought about. In his crucified flesh, God's freedom and our human freedom met definitively in an inviolable, eternally valid pact. Human sin was also redeemed once for all by God's Son. As I have said elsewhere, "Christ's death on the Cross is the culmination of that turning of God against himself in which he gives himself in order to raise man up and save him. This is love in its most radical form." In the Paschal Mystery, our deliverance from evil and death has taken place.

In instituting the Eucharist, Jesus had spoken of the "new and eternal covenant" in the shedding of his blood (Mark 14:24). This, the ultimate purpose of his mission, was clear from the very beginning of his public life. Indeed, when, on the banks of the Jordan, John the Baptist saw Jesus coming towards him, he cried out: "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" (John 1:29). It is significant that these same words are repeated at every celebration of Holy Mass, when the priest invites us to approach the altar: "This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper." Jesus is the true paschal lamb who freely gave himself in sacrifice for us, and thus brought about the new and eternal covenant. The Eucharist contains this radical newness, which is offered to us again at every celebration.

(Sacramentum Caritatis by the Holy Father Benedict XVI)

MASS INTENTIONS 4/14 -20

Saturday 5:00 pm. + Robert Schaefer

Sunday 10:00 am. + James Shore

Sunday 12:00 pm. + Mariellen Martin

Tuesday 9:00 pm. + Helen Groat

Thursday 8:00 am.

Friday 8:00 am.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

PREGNANCY SUPPORT

Birthright 241-8444 or 800 550-4900

 

Stewardship of Treasure Report

April 7 & 8, 2007

Plate Collection…………….$3,449.00

Holy Land Good Friday $ 197.00

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR APRIL

April 21 & 22 for Our Parish Maintenance Fund

April 28 & 29 Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Did You Know?

45% of dioceses in the United States are in serious need of financial help.

There are only 19 active priests in the Archdiocese of Anchorage to serve all of central Alaska.

Where Your Donation Goes:

Aid to poor parishes. Evangelization. Religious Education. Education of

Seminarians, Deacons and Lay Ministers

Ministry with Ethnic Groups. Prison…

Catholic Home Missions need your HELP!

2007 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL

Thanks to all of you who have completed your ABA pledge. Our ABA from this community has pledged $10,989.00 remembers all the pledges over $4,800.00 will be returned to the parish. You are truly a generous caring community!

Number of Families 33!

God Bless you all!

Visit www.christchild.org

Jesus said to them: "take courage, it is I, do not be afraid!" Alleluia!

Lest we fear him as a stranger to our life bound by mortality, Jesus reassures us by his wounds that he is no stranger to our human flesh and its suffering.

Let us never fear to approach him who seeks us out with a love which no power on earth can weaken or destroy.

Many thanks for all the volunteers - Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Musicians, Acolytes and all the people who participated in Holy Week and Easter.

Environment folks:

Dan, Sarah, Catherine and Anna Marie Devlin. Pat Mullen, Jeanette Roberts, Don, Gail Hanley, Mrs. Boisvert, and Fio.

God Bless you!

Fr. Eugenio and the entire Parish.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Mrs. Laurie Lee B. Orlando

Children Lindsey Madison Avoy and Taylor Haleigh Avoy and

Ms. Luz Maria A. Vigil

On Easter Vigil last Holy Saturday they received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist.

The PARISH prays for you!

Somebody from the Parish made the beautiful stand for the Easter Candle!

A wonderful artist!

Thank YOU!

MARIELLEN MARTIN

1922-2007

She and her husband JIM helped build Christ Child Church

Services will be held on this Sunday, April 15, at noon at the Church.

Donations in her name can be made to Catholic Charities of St. Vincent de Paul.

 

EASTER SUNDAY: RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

April 8, 2007

AWAKEN ME!

Risen One, come; meet me in the garden of my life.

Lure me into elation.

Revive my silent hope.

Coax my dormant dreams.

Raise up my neglected gratitude.

Entice my tired enthusiasm.

Give life to my faltering relationships.

Roll back the stone of my indifference.

Unwrap the deadness in my spiritual life.

Impart heartiness in my work.

Risen One, send me forth as a disciple of your unwavering love, a messenger of your unlimited joy.

Resurrected One, may I become ever more convinced that your presence lives on, and on, and on, and on.

Awaken me!

Awaken me!

ALLELUIA!

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 4/7 - 13

Saturday 8:00 p.m. + Cecily Olsen

Sunday 10:00 a.m. For Parishioners

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Mariellen Martin

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Balbina B/day

Friday 8:00 a.m. For the children

STEWARDSHIP

Jesus Christ is risen from the dead! Alleluia!

Human language falls silent before the mystery of resurrection. Only one word remains to us: Alleluia!

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE REPORT SUNDAY

March 31 & April 1, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,889.00

ACTUAL YTD: $51,335.70

GOAL YTD: $61,000.00

VARIANCE YTD: ($9,664.30)

Thank You and God Bless You!

Please help us meet out goal!

THANK YOU! All of you to help the Program of Religion Education to collect food to the poor last Saturday & Sunday at the Summit Road Store, very good responded the people of the mountain, and food and money. Work together we made the difference!

Please join Bishop Richard Garcia

For the 13th Annual Bishop's Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner

Friday, May 4, 2007

Rancho Canada "West" Golf Course

Best Ball Tournament/ Shotgun Star 11:00 am.

A Fundraiser for Catholic Schools and Catholic Charities

Enjoy a challenging round of golf, a delicious dinner an evening of fun bidding on exciting items at our silent and live auctions!

Golf and dinner is$180 per person. Dinner is $60 per person

Call Theresa Allion in the Stewardship Office 831.373.1834 for more information or register online at www.dioceseofmonterey.org

THE FINANCE COUNCIL will be held on Wednesday April 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Please come, every one welcome!

PRAYER GROUPS

All are invited to attend at the Community Center

A women's prayer group meeting at 8:00 a.m. prior to the Tuesday Mass.

A men's prayer group (Cursillistas) meeting at 7:15 a.m. prior to the Thursday Mass.

 

OUTREACH

PRAYER LINE: Please call Fr. Eugenio at 408.353.2210 if you or someone you know is in need of prayer and different question about the Christian faith and the Catholic Church of far away for God.

The Parish is for you!

EASTER SEASON The fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost are celebrated in joyful exultation as one feast day, or better, as one "great Sunday"

Josef Pieper once remarked that the human capacity for festivity arises from the ability to affirm all creation as good –from the ability to embrace, in one resounding "yes," the length and breath, the heights and depths of our experience in this world. We can hear this yes in Mozart's music- the play of light and shadow in the later piano concerti; the poignant song of an oboe rising above a steady pulse in a divertimento for winds. We can hear it in the delighted squeals of a child as its face is licked by the moist tongue and hot breath of a new puppy. We can hear it in the contented, prayerful whispers of an elderly woman-full of love, grace and years-as she prepares to meet death with quiet courage and dignity.

Saying yes to all of life, letting all of it in that is festivity's sustaining source. But there's the rub. Few of us can say yes to anything for very long. We live, after all, in an intensely mobile culture of fast food, faster cars, disposable diapers and planned obsolescence. Our greatest goal is to be famous for fifteen minutes…

Given such cultural conditions, the Christian celebration of fifty days of "dwelling in" the paschal mystery! Fifty days of surrendering in joyful faith and love as the Spirit of God takes possession of our lives! Fifty days of mystagogy, of walking with the neophytes ever more deeply into baptismal mysteries of death and resurrection. Good heavens! What an order! Christian festival it is a time of intensified consciousness, finely turned awareness, awakened memory; an invitation to explore more deeply "the weather of the heart," to awaken our memory of God's presence and power in creation.

Easter Season is a season for learning how to say yes in a culture that wants to keep on saying no.

ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA! ALLELUIA!

 

PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD'S PASSION

April 1, 2007

"Let us go to Jerusalem"

Jerusalem weaves its way through the Biblical story. It is mentioned frequently in our liturgy and is cited often in traditional hymns. There is something both magical and tragic about that special place. Jerusalem remains in the world's consciousness not only as a touch point for pain and conflict, but also as an extremely important symbol for the Christian tradition, especially its focus on hope and resurrection.

This city, of course, is sacred to three great Abrahamic religions. It is sacred to Judaism, obviously, as its religious center and its capital under the monarchy. It is also the place where the Temple was established. David brought the Ark there to augment his royal authority, and then under Solomon the Temple was built on the top of Mount Zion, the modest mountain that stands in the center of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is very important for Islam, too. In the life of Mohammed, there is a very important incident where in a dream sequence, the Prophet is taken on a great steed to the city of Jerusalem and, in a mystical experience, foresees his ascent to God. On the top of the Temple Mount, there is presently the El Aksa mosque –which in Arabic means "the furthest place," tat is, the end point of his night journey, which commemorates this experience in Mohammed's life.

Finally, Jerusalem was also obviously important for Christianity, Christianity adopts the history of Israel as its own history through the Old Testament. And, of course, Jesus was a Jew and was thoroughly formed in the spirit and history of his people, including a love for Jerusalem and its sacred Temple.

In the Bible Jerusalem stands as a metaphor for the human condition as seen through the eyes of faith. All of the ups and downs, the pains and hopes of human history are painfully close to the surface in Jerusalem. Jerusalem symbolizes the strange mixture that each of us, of dreams and pain.

The reality of the city also reminds us that we are not a people who live in isolation but are called to live in community with each other.

In Christian history, Jerusalem has become a symbol of heaven, a symbol of life beyond death, to enter into the New Jerusalem.

Jerusalem today continues to be a city both of tears and of hope.

CONFESSIONS:

Wednesday of Holy Week April 4 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. & Holy Saturday April 7 at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 3/31 – 4/6

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Kathleen Donahzie

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Monday 11:00 a.m. The Chrism Mass

Salinas, Ca

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Mariellen Martin

Wednesday 7:30 p.m. For the Sick

Thursday 7:00 p.m. + Helen Groat

Good Friday 7:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion.

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR APRIL 2007

April 6 – Holy Land Collection (Good Friday) (Universal).

April 21 & 22 For Our Parish Maintenance Fund

April 28 & 29 Catholic Home Mission Appeal: Strengthening the Church at Home

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

Report SUNDAY March 24 & 25, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $1,394.00

 

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Madonna del Sasso Church, 320 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas.

All are invited to attend this liturgy where the Oils will be blessed and the Chrism that will be used within our parish this year will be consecrated. We have asked members of our parish to go in the name of our parish to receive the Oils for all of us: Mr. & Mrs. Boisvert and Mr. & Mrs. Hanley.

Funeral Mass for HELEN GROAT this Monday April 2nd at 5:00 p.m. Please pray for the Mr. James Groat and family.

The souls of the just are in God's hands.

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday of Holy Week

Chrism Mass in Salinas Madonna del Sasso 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday of Holy Week

9:00 a.m. Mass

Wednesday of Holy Week:

9:00 a.m. Mass

Holy Thursday EVENING

7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper

GOOD FRIDAY

12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

7:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord's Passion: Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion

Good Friday is a day of universal Fast and Abstinence in the Church

HOLY SATURDAY NIGHT:

EASTER VIGIL

MASS OF VIGIL

8:00 p.m. Light Service

Liturgies of Word

Baptism and Eucharist

EASTER SUNDAY

7:00 a.m. Sunrise Service at The Gazebo

With Mountain Bible Church.

10:00 a.m. Mass Resurrection of the Lord.

 

Please join Bishop Richard Garcia

For the 13th Annual Bishop's Golf Tournament and Auction Dinner

Friday, May 4, 2007

Rancho Canada "West" Golf Course

Best Ball Tournament/ Shotgun Start 11:00 am.

A Fundraiser for Catholic Schools & Charities

Enjoy a challenging round of golf, a delicious dinner and an evening of fun bidding on exciting items at our silent and live auctions! If you haven't done so in the past, please consider inviting your spouse or a friend to join you at the auction and dinner!

Call Theresa Allion in the Stewardship Office 831.373.1834 for more information or register online at www.dioceseofmonterey.org

 

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT

March 25, 2007

 

The Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation

We know that the faithful are surrounded by a culture that tends to eliminate the sense of sin and to promote a superficial approach that overlooks the need to be in a state of grace in order to approach sacramental communion worthily. The loss of a consciousness of sin always entails certain superficiality in the understanding of God's love. Bringing out the elements within the rite of Mass that express consciousness of personal sin and, at the same time, of God's mercy, can prove most helpful to the faithful.

Furthermore, the relationship between the Eucharist and the sacrament of Reconciliation reminds us that sin is never a purely individual affair; it always damages the ecclesial communion that we have entered through Baptism. For this reason, Reconciliation, as the Father of the Church would say, is laborious quid am baptisms; they thus emphasized that the outcome of the process of conversion is also the restoration of full ecclesial communion, expressed in a return to the Eucharist.

 

Some pastoral concerns:

Promoting with catechesis on the conversion born of the Eucharist, and of encouraging frequent confession among the faithful.

In this regard, it is important that the confessionals in our churches should be clearly visible expressions of the importance of this sacrament…

(Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Sacramentum Caritatis of the Holy Father Benedict XVI)

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 3/24 - 30

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Mariellen Martin

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Otto Krodel

Monday 8:00 a.m. Annunciation of the Lord

For all the Sick

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Evangelina Diaz

Thursday 8:00 a.m. For Parishioners

Friday 8:00 a.m.

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR APRIL 2007

April 6 – Holy Land Collection (Good Friday) (Universal).

April 28 & 29 – Catholic Home Missions Appeal (National).

April 21 & 22 –Parish Maintenance Fund

It is he who challenges us to examine our own hearts before self-righteously judging others. (Today the Gospel of John 8)

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

"Do not neglect good deeds and generosity.

God is pleased by sacrifices of that king."

Hebrews 13:16

REPORT SUNDAY

March 17 & 18, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $1,414.00

ACTUAL YTD: $48,052.70

GOAL YTD: $57,400.00

VARIANCE YTD: ($9,347.30)

THANK YOU! AND PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP!

FOOD DRIVE SIGN-UP!

The children of the Religion Education program has invited all of us to participate in the Food Drive for the Poor Saturday & Sunday April (March 31 & April 1) at Summit Road Store! Sign-up sheet at the entrance of the Church

STATION OF THE CROSS

FRIDAY of LENT March 30 at

7:30 p.m. in the Church.

Led by the Teacher of Religion Education Program

All are invited to take part!

THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN

March 27 & April 3 Tuesdays to reading the Four Gospel together at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.

FLOWER OFFERING OFRENDA FLORAL FOR EASTER IN MEMORY OF SPECIAL PERSON FOR YOU. YOU FIND ENVELOPES IN THE ENTRES OF THE CHURCH.

Please Note: If you have a loved one who is in the hospital or home and needs anointing from a priest, or receive Holy Communion, please have a family member call the Parish Office and we will do our best to visit them. Thank you! Fr. Eugenio

CHRISM MASS

The Chrism Mass with our Bishop Most Reverend Richard Garcia, D.D. and all the priest of our Diocese, will be celebrated on Monday, April 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Madonna del Sasso Church 320 E. Laurel Dr. Salinas, Ca.

We need members of our Parish community to go in the name of our parish to receive the Oils for all of us.

Washing of Feet on Holy Thursday

The Parish need 12 brothers or sisters, to helps us on Holy Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. for the Mass of the Lord's Supper for washing your feet.

HOLY WEEK

During Holy Week, we walk with Jesus, we suffer with him, we die with him, and finally we rise again: new creatures, brought deeply into the joy of redemption and new life now, and, we pray, forever.

On these days, we are offered a gift: Biblical symbols and liturgical gestures that help us to enter into the salvific events of Jesus' death and resurrection. We don't just watch, but we participate in each of them as we strive to follow Christ more closely.

The central events of the Easter Triduum, and of the Christian faith, are called the Paschal Mystery: Jesus' Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension into heaven. Paschal recalls the Hebrew Passover, which commemorates God's deliverance of Israel from Egypt, For Christian God's plan for salvation with Jesus Christ.

 

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

March 18, 2007

Carrying the Cross

+On those days when life seems too demanding with all its cares, burdens, and concerns…Jesus, grant us strength to carry our cross.

+When we experience great loneliness deep inside and the pain of separation fills our spirit…Jesus, grant us strength to carry our cross.

+When we feel the pain of our world and unite in compassion with the Earth's suffering people…Jesus, grant us strength to carry our cross.

+When we struggle with decision-making and the time comes to make good choices about our lives…Jesus, grant us strength to carry our cross.

+When we are with others in their physical pain or when we vigil with one who has a terminal illness…Jesus, grant us strength to carry our cross.

+When we harbor old wounds and are called to offer or to receive forgiveness…Jesus, grant us strength to carry our cross.

+When worries and concerns choke our peacefulness and leave us with anxiety and fear…Jesus, grant us strength to carry our cross.

By Joyce Rupp

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 3/17 - 23

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Parishioners

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + James Shore Joyce Hoffpaair Special Intention

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + James Shore

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Evangelina Diaz

Friday 8:00 a.m. + Marie Occhiuto

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS

March 24 & 25

For the Parish Maintenance, we need your support, the Parish depends on you – please help.

STEWARDSHIP

"Courage, child, your sin are forgiven"

Mt 9:2

The Son came to join his brothers and sisters in their slavery in the land of sin and death, he might deliver us out of darkness into the glorious light of our Father's everlasting reign.

REPORT SUNDAY COLLECTION

March 10 & 11, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,204.00

Second Collections the support the Church in Latin America was $417.00

Thank you for your continuing generosity!

2007 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL

Each week we grow close to our GOAL!

We would like to extend our sincere THANKS to the 31 parishioners who have made pledges for this year's campaign, which now totals $9,259.00. This number of pledges reflects 15% of our parishioners, so we invite the other 85% of you who have not yet made a pledge for this year's.

This is an annual fundraising drive conducted within all parishes in the Diocese of Monterey, and essential to the operation of our parish and its ministries. Christ Child parishioners have always been generous in responding to the Bishop's Appeal! (Remember, all pledges may be paid over an 8-moth period and your money may be returned if you run into financial hardship or difficult situation.)

THE MIDDLE EAST

Our little parish has loved ones serving in the military. It is important they we support them with our prayers and we should pray for all in that area. Our Lord Jesus, left us his peace, may peace reign over the whole earth!

STATIONS of THE CROSS

Every FRIDAY during LENT at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to take part!

Day of ABSTINENCE in the Church!

 

 

THE GOSPEL OF SAINT JOHN

March 19 Tuesday,

Reading the Fourth Gospel together at 7:00 p.m.

Religious Education Center

 

CHRISM MASS

The Chrism Mass with our Bishop Most Reverend Richard Garcia, D.D. and all the priest of our Diocese, will be celebrated on Monday, April 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. at Madonna del Sasso Church, 320 E. Laurel Dr. Salinas, Ca

All are invited to attend this liturgy where the Oils will be blessed and the Chrism that will be used within our parish this year will be consecrated.

We need members of our parish community to go in the name of our parish to receive the Oils for all of us.

A light lunch will be served to all who take part in the celebration.

Please, if you interest to go, contact with Fr. Eugenio or call 408 353.2210

 

Washing of Feet on Holy Thursday

The Parish need 12 brothers or sisters, to helps us on Holy Thursday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. for the Mass of the Lord's Supper, for washing your feet.

"Master, are you going to wash my feet?

You will never wash my feet!

Master, then not only my feet, but my hands and head as well!"

 

Tips for Keeping Our Children Safe

Parents and caregivers please do not allow your children to leave your sight while at church. Do not allow them to go to the restroom or out to the car alone. Children need to be supervised by a parent or adult at all times while attending any church-related function. Children can never le left unsupervised in a car.

 

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

March 11, 2007

The Hidden Treasure

Lost and Found

Lord, sometimes I think your heart is one big room of lost and found, holding dear the timeless treasures that I've lost through selfishness.

Let me look into your heart, Lord.

Is my care for hurting ones there? (I gave it away to concerns of my own) Are my thanks for life and beauty there? (I lost it between some busy days)

Let me look deeper into your heart, Lord.

Is the faith I felt so keenly there? (I misplaced it one untrusting day) Is my willingness to be open there? (I hid it too long and now can't find it)

Is some of the truth of my self there? (I stopped looking for it some time ago) Is my deep hunger for you waiting there? (I lost it for food of material things)

Lord, you hold all that I value most; it's there in the depths of your heart. Please look into your lost and found: help me find the best of what I've lost, to discover the values I've misplaced and some of the treasures I've tossed away.

(From Fresh Bread by Joyce Rupp)

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 3/10-16

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Evangelina Diaz

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Mariellen Martin

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. Evangelina Diaz

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR MARCH 2007

Today March 10 & 11 Forming Disciples Building One Church. Please Support the Collection for the Church in Latin America.

March 24 & 25 For the Parish Maintenance, we need your support, the Parish deepen in you, please help us.

STEWARDSHIP

See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and late rains. (Jas 5:7)

This chosen people bore as little fruit as the fig tree in today's Gospel, but God's patience always outran, and still outruns, human waywardness. Again and again, he forgives where a human being would destroy against hope that we will repent and bear the sweet fruit of Gospel living in the vineyard of this world.

"If I am worthy, I am ready also to give up my life, without hesitation and most willingly, for his name. I want to spend myself in that country, even in death, if the Lord should grant me this favor. I am deeply in his debt, for he gave me the great grace that through me many people should be reborn in God…'

From the Confession of Saint Patrick, bishop.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

March 3 & 4, 2007

REPORT SUNDAY

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,606.00

ACTUAL YTD: $45,434.70

GOAL YTD: $53,800.00

VARIANCE YTD: (-$8,171.30)

God Bless You!

 

THE GOSPEL OF SAINT JOHN

March 13 Tuesday,

Reading the Fourth Gospel together at 7:00 p.m.

Religions Education Center.

 

 

 

2007 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL

Thanks to all of you who have completed your ABA pledge. Our ABA from this community has pledged $8,159.00 remembers all the pledges over $4,800.00 will be returned to the parish.

Glory and praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ!!! You are truly a generous caring community! God Bless you all!

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 AT 7:30 P.M. STATION OF THE CROSS

Day of ABSTINENCE in the CHURCH!

 

 

DAY RECOLLECTION

"A DAY WITH JESUS AND HIS MOTHER"

Christ Child Parish Lenten Retreat

One-day Parish retreat, Parish Center

Saturday, March 17, 2007

At 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Retreat Facilitators

Robert Bussell, Ph.D.,San Agustin Catholic Church,Scotts Valley,CA

Michael McDevitt, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont,CA

Free

Voluntary. The fee is whatever you would like to donate to help offset the cost.

Lunch with special food in honor of St. Patrick.

Please come it is Lent!

 

"GOSPEL ROAD" a week-long service learning retreat focused on social justice, is coming to our Diocese this summer! This retreat is new to the diocese and will focus on team learning with adults and youth fro the school or parish. Participant's will be learning and working in different areas throughout the Monterey diocese. Mark calendars for July 30th – August 3rd. Gospel road is designed for teams of 1-2 adults and 2-5 teens. The Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry @831.373.1335 for further information.

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

March 4, 2007

 

THE EMBRACE OF LOVE

As Father, the only authority he claims for himself is the authority of compassion.

The authority comes from letting the sins of his children pierce his heart. There is no lust, greed, anger, resentment, jealousy, or vengeance in his lost children that has not caused immense grief to his heart. The grief is so deep because the heart is so pure. From the deep inner place where love embraces all human grief, the Father reaches out to his children. The touch of his hands, radiating inner light, seeks only to heal.

Here is the God I want to believe in: a Father who, from the beginning of creation, has stretched out his arms in merciful blessing, never forcing himself on anyone, but always hoping that his children will return so that he can speak words of love to them and let his tired arms rest on their shoulders. His only desire is to bless.

-The Return of the Prodigal Son

  Fr. Henri J.M. Nouwen +1996

 

"If we look forward to receiving God's mercy, we can never fail to do good so long as we have the strength. For if we share with the poor, out of love for God, whatever he has given to us, we shall receive according to his promise a hundredfold in eternal happiness."

From a letter by Saint John of God, formed the Order of Hospitallers 1550.

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

MASS INTENTIONS 3/3 - 9

Saturday  5:00 p.m. Parishioners

Sunday  10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday   9:00 a.m. + Marie Occhiuto

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday      8:00 a.m.

 

STEWARDSHIP

He will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself. (Phil 3:21)

Lent is a time of transformation. As we gaze in the dark faith of prayer upon the glory of God revealed in Jesus Christ, we are transformed into his likeness. As we leave work of prayer for the work of charity in our world, we live in his likeness.

REPORT SUNDAY

February 24 & 25, 2007

 

TOTAL PLATE      $2,189.00

Second Collections For Our Parish Maintenance $699.00

 

ACTUAL YTD: $ 43,828.70

GOAL YTD: $ 52,000.00

VARIANCE YTD: ( $8,171.30 )

PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP!

2007 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL

Thanks to all of you who have completed your ABA pledge.  Our ABA from this community has pledged $6,185.00 of the $10,280.00 goal for the parish.  Remember all the pledges over $4,800.00 will be returned to the parish. 

Thank you to the 19 families who already pledged to support the Mission of the Church in Monterey.

Please if you have not yet made your pledge, you may do so this weekend.

God bless you all and keep the pledges coming!

Returning the Lord's Goodness!

 

 

SECOND COLLECTION MARCH 10-11

American Bishops' Overseas Appeal, Catholic Relief Services & Church in Latin America

Forming Disciples Building One Church!

 

 

TODAY SUNDAY AFTER MASS

Adult class in the rectory about Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist.

 

Hey Parents!

Looking for something different for your teens to do this summer?

The Diocese of Monterey is sponsoring two very unique youth programs this summer around Leadership and Social Justice. These summer experiences provide skills and reflection to help youth and adults make a difference in their high school and parish communities. Hurry… Spaces are limited! Contact the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry @ 831.373.1335 for further information.

Feast of St. Patrick

DAY RECOLLECTION

A DAY WITH JESUS AND HIS MOTHER

Christ Child Parish Lenten Retreat

One-day Parish retreat, Parish Center

Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Retreat Facilitators

Robert Bussell, Ph.D., San Agustin Catholic Church, Scotts Valley, CA

Michael McDevitt, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont, CA

Free

Voluntary. The fee is whatever you would like to donate to help offset the cost.

Lunch with special food in honor of St. Patrick.

Save this Date!!!

 

 

FRIDAYS OF MARCH Station of the Cross prayer at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.

Remember Fridays Abstinence in the Church!

 

OUTREACH

PRAYER LINE: Please call Fr. Eugenio at 408 353-2210 if you or someone you know is in need of prayer.

 

THE GOSPEL ST.JOHN

March 6 Tuesday, beginning to reading the Four Gospel together, for five Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Religions Education Center.

 

LENT 2007 Bring Your Cross to JESUS

Every one of us should make their own cross and bring this cross to Jesus on the Saturday or Sunday masses of Lent.

Remembers Jesus carrying the cross for all of us.

 

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

February 25, 2007

 

We begin our Lenten journey in a spirit of prayer and penance.

From the earliest days of the Church, Lent has been a special time of preparation for Baptism.

For those already baptized, Lent is a time of conversion and renewed faith. It is a time to "exercise" our desire for God by opening our hearts to the new life offered to us in Christ. Jesus exhorts us to "repent and believe in the Gospel." Only conversion can lead to true happiness, and God's grace is needed to inspire and sustain our efforts to direct our hearts completely to him. Conversion consists in recognizing that we depend entirely on God, who created us and redeemed us in Christ.

In my Lenten message this year, I wanted to emphasize God's immense love for us, and to invite all Christians, together with Mary and the Beloved Disciple, to draw near to the Lord, who gave his life for us on the Cross.

The Cross –the definitive revelation of God's love and mercy- is the only way to enter this mystery of saving love. This Lent, by a more fervent participation in the Eucharist, may we learn to enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery and to "re-give" Christ's love to others, especially the suffering and those in need.

                                     BENEDICT PP. XVI

 

 

 

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

MASS INTENTIONS Feb 24 – March 2

Saturday   5:00 p.m. + Anthony Devlin

Sunday   10:00 a.m. + Otto Krodel

Tuesday    9:00 a.m.   Evangelina Diaz

Thursday   8:00 a.m.   Parishioners

Friday       8:00 a.m. + Steven Bojorquez

 

 

STEWARDSHIP

 

It is written, "One does not live by bread alone." (Luke 4:4)

It is when we are hungry that we most need the bread of life and not the banquet spread by temptation. It is when we are thirsty that we most need the cup of salvation and not the wine held out by sin. It is when we are weak that we most need the strength of Christ and not our own.

 

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

February 17 & 18, 2007

 

TOTAL PLATE          $896.00

 

PLEASE!  We need your support to meet our Budget figures –weekly collection needed: $1, 800.00

TODAY Second Collection For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

 

 

 

 

2007 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL

Returning the Lord's Goodness

Thanks to all of you who have completed your ABA pledge.  Our ABA from this community has pledged $4,385.00 of the $10,280.00 goal for the parish.  Remember all the pledges over $4,800.00 will be returned to the parish. 

Thank you to the 15 families who have already pledged to support the Mission of the Church to teach, preach, minister and serve in the name of Jesus through their financial contribution to the 2007 Annual Bishop's Appeal (ABA).

If you have not yet made your pledge, you may do so this weekend.

 God bless you all and keep the pledges coming!

 

LENT 2007

Bring Your Cross-to Jesus!

Every one of us have different "CROSSES," - illness, depression, lack of money, poor relationships, broken marriages, and struggles at school. We see all the violence in the world, many sins and contradictions…

Make your own cross, and bring this cross to Jesus on every Sundays of Lent.

 

Remember - JESUS carrying the CROSS-for ALL of Us!

 

THE GOSPEL ST. JOHN

March 6 Tuesday, beginning to reading the Gospel of St. John together, for five Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Religions Education Center.

 

STATION on the CROSS-

Fridays of March Station of the Cross prayer at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.

 

DAY RECOLLECTION

"A DAY WITH JESUS AND HIS MOTHER"

Christ Child Parish Lenten Retreat

One-day Parish retreat, Parish Center

Saturday,  March  17,  2007

At  9:00 am. To 3:00 pm.

 

Retreat Facilitators

Robert Bussell, Ph.D.,San Agustin Catholic Church, Scotts Valley, CA

Michael McDevitt, Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont, CA

 

Free

Voluntary. The fee is whatever you would like to donate to help offset the cost.

Lunch with special food in honor of

 St. Patrick.

Save this Date!!!

 

Church Regulations regarding Abstinence

Abstinence from meat (beast or fowl) is to be observed by all Catholics fourteen years old and older on all Fridays of Lent. This obligation prohibits the eating of meat, but not eggs, milk products, or condiments of any kind, even though made from animal fat.

 

FINANCE COUNCIL

 

Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. Meeting of the Finance Council, every body of the parish welcome.

 

 

General Intention: That the Word of God may be ever more listened to, contemplated, loved, and lived.

 

 

SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

February 18, 2007

LOVE OF ENEMY

 

How can we love our enemies, turn the other cheek, or give people the shirt off our back? And why should we? How far will that get us?

That is what Jesus said will get us far indeed. We should treat enemies with the very kindness and mercy of God, the way David and Abishai treated their enemy Saul, the Lord's anointed.

We should refrain from judging them. We should stop condemning them. We should forgive them. We should give to them a generous measure. We should do good to them. We should love them.

 

We are challenged to love and pardon those who wrong us!

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 2/17 - 23

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Marian Green

Sunday 10:00 a.m. The O'Driscoll

Family

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Anthony Devlin

Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Parishioners

7:30 p.m. All Christians

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Evangelina Diaz

Friday 8:00 a.m. + Anthony Devlin

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

So do not worry and say, "What are we to eat?" or "What are we to drink?" or "What are we to wear?" (Mat 6:31)

God did not create the world only to abandon it to its devices. He cares day by day for all that he has made, though we do not always recognize his hand at work.

REPORT SUNDAY

February 10 & 11, 2007

 

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,204.00

ACTUAL YTD: $40,743.70

GOAL YTD: $48,400.00

VARIANCE YTD: (-$7,656.30)

 

We need your support to meet our Budget figures –weekly collection needed: $1,800.00

God Bless you!

 

ASH WEDNESDAY

February 21, 2007

Ash Wednesday is a day of universal fast and abstinence in the Church.

Masses at 8:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m., ashes are blessed and imposed.

12:00 p.m. Imposed Ashes.

 

LENT 2007

Bring Your Cross-to Jesus!

Every one of us have a different "CROSS", illness, depression, lack of money, poor relationships, broken marriages, struggles at school. We see all the violence in the world, many sins and contradictions…

In preparation for this Lenten Season make your own cross. We have lots of natural resources all around us here in the mountains.

Every man, woman and child should make their own cross and bring this cross to JESUS on the First Sunday of Lent February 25.

 

Remember JESUS is carrying the cross for all of us.

FR. CYPRIAN CONSIGLIO CONCERT

"TO SURRENDER TO GOD"

 

Fr. Cyprian will be at Christ Child for a free CONCERT with some PRAYER & REFLECTION starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening, February 23rd.

Web www.christchild.org

 

Invite your friends!!!

 

DAY RECOLLECTION

Saturday, March 17. St Patrick Day Time of Prayer and Reflection, with special food in honor of St. Patrick.

Save this Date!!!

 

THE GOSPEL ST. JOHN

March 6 Tuesday, beginning to reading the Gospel of St. John together, for five Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. Religions Education Center.

STATION of the CROSS

Fridays of March Station of the Cross prayer at 7:30 p.m.

RETURNING THE LORD'S GOODNESS

Diocese of Monterey: Annual Bishop's Appeal 2007

Our parish goal for the 2007 Annual Bishop's Appeal (ABA) is for at least 50 of families to pledge $10,280.00 to support Catholic education, Faith Formation, Hispanic Ministry, Permanent Deacon Program, Vocations and more ministries, plus our Parish.

The ABA provides a convenient way for all of us, no matter what our time limitations, to take an active role in the Mission of the Church. As a guide to a proportionate gift, please consider pledging a percent of your income, or the pay for one or two hours work each month for eight months. You can submit your ABA Pledge envelope during Masses this weekend or next, or return them to the parish office.

No gift is too small!

Temple Beth El Jewish Community Center

We are all invited to view an extraordinary documentary that will be shown during the Jewish Film Festival. Sister Rose's Passion is an inspiring portrait of a remarkable woman who challenged the doctrine that blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus.

Sister Rose's story is a truly amazing one of an American nun of the Dominican Order.

The movie will be screened Sunday afternoon March 4th at 1:00 PM at Cabrillo College, Room Forum 450. A discussion will follow the film. Free admission.

 

 

 

SIXTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

February 11, 2007

BLESSED

Luke's Gospel tells how Jesus spoke to a large number of people who had gathered to be healed and to hear him.

Jesus expanded the meaning of the golden rule, illustrating with the "blessed" –those goalposts of holiness.

We come closest to the reign of God by being poor or hungry or by weeping. When we are hated or insulted on account of the Son of Man, on that day can we rejoice and leap for joy!

Acting as God acts toward us opens us to great reward through the Messiah, the Christ.

Our Lady of Lourdes

In 1858 the Virgin Mary Immaculate appeared to Bernadette Soubirous near Lourdes in France within the cave of Massabielle. Through this humble girl, Mary called sinners to conversion and enkindled within the Church a great zeal for prayer and charity, especially service to the sick and poor.

She told me she was the Immaculate Conception.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 2/0 - 16

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Evangelinda Diaz

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. All the sick

Thursday 8:00 a.m. Parishioners

Friday 8:00 a.m. Evangelinda Diaz

STEWARDSHIP

"Trust in the Lord and he will help you."

Prv 20:22

God is totally trustworthy. We cannot say this about any other person. But it is so hard to trust anyone when we have been betrayed or let down, as all of us have. Saint Faustina of Poland in the early part of the twentieth century conveyed the message that Jesus is worthy of our trust and full of mercy towards us, no matter what we have done.

Let us rest our cares on Jesus and trust in him.

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

February 3 & 4, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,606.00

The Parish Maintenance $ 30.00

We need your support to meet our Budget figures –weekly collection needed: $1,800.00

God Bless you for the very good support for the Parish!

 

2007 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL

This weekend you, along with parishioners throughout the Diocese of Monterey, are invited prayerfully to consider a pledge to the 2007 Annual Bishop's Appeal (ABA). This year's annual Diocesan Appeal challenges us to "Returning the Lord's Goodness."

Since every parishioner is a member of the Diocese of Monterey, every household is encouraged to support the work of our Diocese by participating in this appeal. No gift is too small.

Once we have met the goal for our parish's share for diocesan pastoral services, your donations will be returned to our parish for support the Budget.

You will have an opportunity to make your pledge during the Masses.

HELP FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES AND STRESS IN YOUR MARRIAGE?

There is less than a week left to signup for Retrouvaille.

Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples at all stages of disillusionment, even those thinking of separation or divorce. Don't wait until it gets that bad. For information about your February 16-18th weekend call 831 479-1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCa.com or visit the web site at www.Monterey@RetroCA.com.

OUTREACH PRAYER LINE: Please call Fr. Eugenio at 408 353-2210 if you or someone you know is in need of prayer.

 

 

HAPPY VALENTINE"S DAY!!!

On the First Friday of Lent we will have a special CONCERT with some PRAYER & REFLECTION

with

FR. CYPRIAN CONSIGLIO, OSB Cam.

From New Camaldoli Hermitage, Big Sur, California

February 23rd, 2007,

7:30 pm. to 9:00 pm.

"TO SURRENDER TO GOD"

 

LENT! The annual Lenten season is the fitting time to climb the holy mountain of Easter.

February 21: ASH WEDNESDAY

Masses 8:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Distributions of Ashes at 12:00 p.m.

Day of universal FAST and ABSTINENCE in the Church.

Bring Your Cross-to Jesus!

 

DAY OF RECOLLECTION!

Saturday, March 17. St. Patrick Day

Time of prayer and reflection, with special food in honor of St. Patrick.

Save this Date!!!

 

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

February 4, 2007

HEARING THE CALL

Isaiah's prophetic call is mysterious: God's smoky and glorious presence in the sanctuary, with the seraphim crying out as we do in the Eucharistic prayer, "Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, heaven and earth are full of your glory."

Peter, James, and John were called from much more mundane circumstances: hauling in fish.

We are all called from where we are: "Follow the Lord, and proclaim his risen presence."

Like Paul, we are called to receive this summons and live out lives in response to it.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 2/ 3 - 9

Saturday 5:00 pm. Martin P. Hanley

Sunday 10:00 am. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 am. + Rosa Crooks

Thursday 8:00 am. Parishioners

Friday 8:00 am. All the sick

STEWARDSHIP

Yet, O Lord, you are our father; we are the clay and you the potter: we are all the work of your hands. Isaiah 64:7

As Christians it is our duty to discern our vocation and follow God faithfully in it. If we are still discerning our vocation, are we open to God's will, including the possibility of celibacy, the religious life, or the priesthood? I we have already found our vocation, are we faithful to it even when it is difficult? It is only by following God in our vocation and loving him in obedience that we can be truly happy and fulfilled.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

January 27 & 28, 2007

TOTAL PLATE …... $ 1,306.00

Please;  we need your support.  To cover this year's Budget  the weekly collection should be $1,800.00

Second Collection for the Parish Maintenance…………$ 990.00

"Give and it shall be given to you…for the measure you measure with will be measured back to you." Luke 6:38

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February 5 AGATHA.

Virgin and martyr.

Agatha, the name of our saint, means "good." She was truly good, for she lived as a child of God. She was also given as the gift of God, the source of all goodness to her bridegroom, Christ, and to us. For she grants us a share in her goodness.

Agatha, her goodness coincides with her name and way of life.

She teaches them by her example to hasten with her to the true Good, God alone.

The gift of God, the source of all goodness.

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OUTREACH PRAYER LINE:

Please call Fr. Eugenio at 408-353-2210 if you or someone you know is in need of prayer.

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ADULT FIRST COMMUNION & CONFIRMATION

Are you an adult? And would you like to be confirmed or receive First Communion. Please call me at 408 353-2210 and I will be very happy to help you!

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February 11 SUNDAY: Our Lady of Lourdes. Pope John Paul II has designated 11 February as World Day of the Sick. Mass at 10:00 a.m. with Anointing of the Sick

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick has as its purpose the conferral of a special grace on the Christian experiencing the difficulties inherent in the condition of grave illness or old age.

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February 11 World Marriage Day is celebrated today.

St. Paul said: "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the Church… This a great mystery, and I mean in reference to Christ and the Church' (Eph 5:25,32).

The marriage covenant, by which a man and a woman form with each other an intimate communion of life and love, has been founded and endowed with its own special laws by the Creator.

Congratulations to you in Marriage!

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Magnificat Luncheon

Suzanne Stewart is facing her third battle with cancer; a battle she says has strengthened and deepened her faith. Magnificat, a ministry to Catholic women, invites you to come and hear Suzanne's powerful story on February 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richard's Hall in Castroville.

Reservations are $25; the deadline is February 17.  Call 831.449.1069 or 831.728.5914 for further information.

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From a letter by Saint Marie Bernadette Soubirous:

I had gone down one day with two other girls to the bank of the river Gave when suddenly I heard a kind of rustling sound. I turned my head toward the field by the side of the river but the trees seemed quite still and the noise was evidently not from them. Then I looked up and caught sight of the cave where I saw a lady wearing a lovely white dress with a bright belt. On top of each of her feet was a pale yellow rose, the same color as her rosary beads.

At this I rubbed my eyes, thinking I was seeing Things, and I put my hands into the fold of my dress where my rosary was...

Our Lady of Lourdes 1858!

 

 

 

FOURTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

January 28, 2007

The people who hear Jesus preach in the synagogue are amazed at his gracious words. Yet they insist on measuring him according to their own sub-par standards. But "when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away," and the perfect has come in Jesus Christ.

The prophetic words of Christ enable us to know fully, even as we are fully known by God from the first moment he formed us in the womb. The risk loves this man. The furious people of Capernaum try to kill him.

Christ safely passes through the midst of them, leaving his believers with this assurance: They will fight against you but will not prevail, for I am with you to deliver you.

"Love never fails."

"So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

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CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 1/27 – 2/2

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Jacqueline C. Sanden

Sunday 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. Parishioners

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. World Day for Consecrated Life.

 

STEWARDSHIP

They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.  (Is 9:5)

As Christians, followers of the Prince of Peace, we are called to be peacemakers in the worlds. But how often do we find ourselves causing strife rather than peace by our careless words and actions? God does not ask us to be defenseless pr "pushover," but he does call us not to cause harm to others. Just as by helping the unfortunate we can show our love for Christ, by our negligence or ill will towards our brothers and sisters, we show disregard for our Savior.

Let us live joyfully in love and peace!

 

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

January 20 & 21, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $1,993.00

ACTUAL YTD: $36,627.70

GOAL YTD: $41,300.00

Variance YTD: (-$4,672.30)

Today Second Collection for the Parish Maintenance

God Bless You!
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ADULT CONFIRMATION OPPORTUNITY

Are you and adult? And would you like to be confirmed? We will begin this Sunday, Jan 28th after Mass 10:00 a.m.

We plan to meet once or twice per month on Sunday morning. All adults' Welcome!

OUTREACH

PRAYER LINE: Please call Fr. Eugenio 353-2210 if you or someone you know is in need of prayer.

Next Friday, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Blessing of Candles takes place. All are invited to bring candles with them to Mass that day at 8:00 a.m. to have them blessed for personal and family use.

Next Saturday, the memory of St. Blaise, the Blessing of Throats at the end of 5:00 pm Mass.

FOOD FOR THE POOR Please consider bringing non-perishable food items with you to Church. We will deliver them to needy families

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SERVERS IN THE COMMUNITY next Saturday and Sunday February 3 & 4.

Acolyte: Antonio Bravo & Riley Curran

Lectors: Steve Joesten, Cal Stafford, Sharon Pratt & Corky Lakin

Eucharist ministers: John, Peggy Parker, Dave Hammons & Shirley Hoyt.

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ALEGRIA Finding a balance, enjoying each moment.

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Meet BISHOP RICHARD J. GARCIA whose appointment as the Fourth Bishop of Monterey was announced on December 19, 2006.

The installation liturgy will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at  2pm at the Monterey Conference Center.

All are welcome to attend!

Bishop Richard Garcia was born in San Francisco on April 24, 1947. He studied at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on June 15, 1973. Bishop Garcia was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento on November 25, 1997.

Welcome, Bishop Garcia. We look forward to many years with you as our Shepherd.

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Attention Cursillistas and all who are interested in Cursillo:
Join the Cursillo Community for faith sharing and fellowship at an Ultreya on Saturday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Church in Aptos. It is also a great opportunity to find out more about Cursillo and for Cursillistas to rekindle the movement in their lives. If you have any question, please call Cindy Vierra at  831. 757.5193, or visit the Monterey website at www.montereycursillo.org

 

 

THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

January 21, 2007

PROMISE FULFILLED

Jesus stood up in his hometown synagogue and read aloud from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah a description of the Messiah.

He startled listeners by saying "Today this prophecy is being fulfilled in your hearing!"

This is sensational news handed on to us in the Gospel of Luke.

Even better is the news that the Messiah's work is handed on to all of us, parts of his body. In so many, ways we receive the teaching handed on to us and hand it on, in turn, to family members, neighbors, friends and strangers!

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord." Lk.1: 14

CONFESSIONS:

By request or appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

MASS INTENTIONS 1/20 - 26

Saturday 5:00 p.m. Joyce Hoffpaair

Sunday 10:00 a.m. The O'Driscoll Family

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. + Otto Krodel

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. Parishioners

STEWARDSHIP

Send Us As Stewards

"…Those who believed…shared"

-Acts 2:44-45

Time, Talent and Treasure

The Christian Stewardship concept holds that all we are, all that have are gifts from God and that we have been truly blessed by Him. The concept of Christian Stewardship that we are given three gifts which can be symbolic of the tree gifts presented by the Magi at Christ's birth.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

January 13 & 14, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,117.00

The weekly collection needs to cover our Budget for this year is $1,800.00. Please help us meet our goal! God Bless You!

Second Collection Diocesan Seminarians and Continuing Education of Priests $445.00

Thank you and please pray for your priests and for more vocations.

January 27 & 28 Second Collection for Our Parish Maintenance Fund…

Many brothers and sister in our Parish give us time, work, talent and money for many things in the Parish. As a result, you see new things and an improved environment every week in the property; many anonymous people to work and very generous to us.

2007 ANNUAL BISHOP'S APPEAL

"The Annual Bishop's Appeal (ABA) will start in our parish on February 2007. The ABA provide an opportunity for us to join with all parishes throughout the Diocese of Monterey to support programs and services that benefit our own parish as well as our Diocesan ministries. Look for a letter from Fr. Eugenio along with a brochure about the ABA in the coming week, and prayerfully consider how your family will respond to this call to carry on Christ's work in our community."

Fr. Eugenio invites former or non-practicing Catholics to "TAKE ANOTHER LOOK" at the Catholic Church. This special series begins Saturday Jan. 20 after 5:00 p.m. Mass in the Rectory. This is an opportunity to share one's experiences, to find "a hearing," and take another look at the Church.

"A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance" (Proverbs 15: 13)

Let us always meet each other with a smile,… for a smile is the beginning of love.

Jesus can demand a great deal from us. It is precisely in those instances when He demands a great deal from us that we should give Him a beautiful smile.

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.

We speak of our God, good, clement and understanding; but are we the living proof of it? Those who suffer, can they see this goodness, this forgiving God, this real understanding in us? Never let anyone come to you without coming away better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile.

Mother Teresa

With Praise and Thanksgiving to Almighty God

The Most Reverend Sylvester D. Ryan

Together with the local Church of Monterey

Cordially invites you to

The Ceremony of Installation

Of

The Most Reverend Richard J. Garcia

As Fourth Bishop of Monterey

By

His Eminence, Roger Cardinal Mahony

Archbishop of Los Angeles

Metropolitan, Province of Los Angeles

In the presence of

His Excellency, The Most Reverend Pietro Sambi

Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the United States

On

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Two o'clock in the afternoon

Monterey Conference Center

1 Portola Plaza

Monterey, California

Reception immediately following

Royal Flush Casino Night & Auction

A benefit for the

Royal Presidio Chapel Conservation Project

February 3, 2007, 6:00 – 11:00 PM

Hyatt Monterey Grand Ballroom

Elegant Buffet Dinner

Live Music

Casino Style Games

Silent & Live Auctions

Cake Drawing & Wine Toss50/50 Drawing To purchase tickets or for more information call 831.373.2628

 

 

SECOND SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

January 14, 2006

Wedding Gifts

The Lord likes weddings. Scripture presents the Lord as a bridegroom delighting in his bride: At Cana, Jesus, his mother and his disciples were guests at a wedding. When the couple needed help, Jesus creatively showed his glory. The last wine turned out to be the best.

God's Spirit shares gifts with us for very good reasons. We receive the gifts with joy and use them for salvation. Being a guest at this great wedding can change everything.

MASS SCHEDULE 1/13 - 19

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Phil T. McCormick

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Cecily Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. For Parishioners

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m.

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINDGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241.844 or 800.550.4900

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

January 6 & 7, 2007

TOTAL PLATE $1,413.00

ACTUAL YTD: $33,517.70

GOAL YTD: $37,700.00

Variance YTD: $-4,182.30

 

TODAY SECOND COLLECTION: Diocesan Seminarians and Continuing Education of Priests. Please Pray for your priests!

Diocese of Monterey

Annual Bishop's Appeal 2007

RETURNING THE LORD'S GOODNESS

How shall I make a return to the Lord

For all the good He has done for me?

-Psalm 116:12-

The Diocesan ministries supported by your generosity are critical to the mission of the Church of Monterey and cover a broad spectrum of needs throughout our four counties and covering our 46 parishes.

TAKE ANOTHER LOOK

Take Another This program offers people who have been away from the CHURCH or who have serious questions about the CATHOLIC FAITH an opportunity to tell their stories, ask their questions, and receive information on Catholic beliefs and current practices in a comfortable. Look begins this Saturday January 20 after 5:00 p.m. Mass.

Welcome to All!

Thinking about Separation or Divorce?

Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend heading for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Or do you feel helpless? RETROUVAILLE is designed to help troubled marriage regain their health. It helps spouses uncover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples that have already separated or divorced. For confidential information about or to register for the February program beginning with a weekend on February 16-18 call 831.476.1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.RetroCA.com

WALK for LIFE West Coast January 20

A new tradition. A new voice.

Starts 11:00 am Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero ends at the Marina Green.

San Francisco www.WalkforLifeWC.com

 

REVERENCE FOR LIFE

"Whoever welcomes a child welcomes me" (Mk 9:37)

Life is sacred. The Life of every human being is sacred as the creation of God, and is of infinite value because He created each person including the unborn.

The image of God is on that unborn child…

For me… life is the most beautiful gift to God to mankind, therefore people and nations who destroy life by abortion and euthanasia are the poorest –for they have not got food for one more child, home for one old person. So they must add more cruel murder into this world.

Mother Teresa

The belief that God will do everything for man is as untenable as the belief that man can do everything for himself. It too, is based on a lack of faith. We must learn that to expect God to do everything while we do nothing is not faith, but superstition.

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 15 the Birth of Martin Luther Kings Jr., prayers for the end of to racial discrimination!

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL will be held on Thursday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m.

PASTORAL COUNCIL will be held on Tuesday, January 23 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Have you ever thought about becoming a Priest?

You are invited to attend a weekend Discernment Retreat, 4:00 p.m. January 26 through 1:00 p.m. January 28, 2007 at St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, California.

What happens on a Discernment Retreat?

*Practical steps for discerning one's vocation

*Values of priesthood

*Vocational journey of priests and seminarians and how they came to understand God's called and live it.

*Seminary life at St. Patrick's that includes human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral training and formation.

Opportunities for prayer and worship include daily celebration of the Eucharist.

Contact: egrasso@stpatricksseminary.org

 

 

EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

January 7, 2007

Epiphany

(Matthew 2: 1-12)

They listened deep inside, far into the darkness where even a tiny bit of light seemed like sunburst in the heart.

They pondered the silent music that echoed in their prayer:

"Go. Search. Look. Follow. Find."

A journey without precedent, adventure wrought with risk, a time of travel filled with faith.

They went lovingly, eagerly, into the night of their lives, trusting they would find the way.

They paused to inquire, to study, they went on in faith, patiently, following with the hearts' eyes, and "the sight of the star filled them with delight."

A journey not in vain, a patient search rewarded, their steady courage in the unknown led them to their heart's delight.

They found the long-sought One, waiting to be found, longing to be discovered, as they traveled the far stretches of their long and hidden night.

--Joyce Rupp.

 

"Without the Sunday Eucharist

We cannot be Church."

Holy Father John Paul II

CONFESSIONS:

By request or by appointment

BAPTISMS & WEDDINGS:

Call the office for an appointment.

For Pregnancy Support:

Birthright 241-8444 or 800-550-4900

 

MASS INTENTIONS: 1/6 - 12

Saturday 5:00 p.m. + Philip T. McCormick

Sunday 10:00 a.m. + Leslie R. Olsen

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. For Parishioners

Thursday 8:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. Communion Services

Please use the opportunity for Mass Intentions in our parish – offers a MASS for birthdays, anniversaries, special intentions, or for the repose of the souls…etc.

 

Attention Cursillistas and all who are interested in Cursillo: Join the Cursillo Community for faith sharing and fellowship at an Ultreya on Saturday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Carmel Mission in Carmel. The February Ultreya will be on Saturday, February 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Resurrection Church in Aptos. It is also a great opportunity to find out more about Cursillo and for Cursillistas to rekindle the movement in their lives. If you have any questions, please call Dave Roberts 408.353.1880 your local Cursillo parish representative, or Cindy Vierra at 831.757.5193, or visit our website at www.montereycursillo.org.

STEWARSDSHIP

Our God is for ever and always. It is he who leads us. (Ps 48:15b)

God dwells among his people in the flesh of Jesus Christ, born in Bethlehem of old, present in the Eucharist in our day. Like the Magi, let us bring the gifts of our worship before him in praise, adoration, and thanksgiving.

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE

REPORT SUNDAY

December 30 & 31, 2006

TOTAL PLATE $ 1,580.00

ACTUAL YTD: $32,104.70

GOAL YTD: $35,900.00

Variance YTD: $(-3,795.30)

Second Collection For Our Parish Maintenance fund $509.00

Thank You, and God Bless You!

 

SECOND COLLECTIONS FOR JANUARY 2007

January 13 & 14 –Diocesan Seminaries and Continuing Educations of Priests.

January 27 & 28 For Our Parish Maintenance Fund.

4 STAGES OF MARRIAGE

The 4 stages of marriage are: (1) Romance, (2) Disillusionment, (3) Misery, and (4) Awakening. Many marriages experience the 3 Stages. Marriages that end in divorce never make it to the 4th Stage of Awakening. Don't give up without learning about the 4th Stage of Awakening. If your marriage suffers from Disillusionment or Misery please contact Retrouvaille. For confidential information about or to register for the February programan beginning with a weekend on Feb 116 –18th call 831.479.1260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit the web site at www.RetroCa.com

THIRD ANNUAL GIVING IN GREENFIELD

God bless all of you that generously donated gifts to the 50 families in Greenfield. This year we drove 7 cars filled with gifts and these packages brought Christ's joy to 226 parents and children! Those of us who accompanied Fr. Eugenio to Greenfield saw the happiness on the faces of the families when they picked up their parcels. Your gifts to these families of Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield are tax-deductible donations.

"Truth is love, and if love were to turn against truth, it would be mutilating itself." –His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

WALK for LIFE 3rd Annual

January 20, 2007 San Francisco

A new tradition. A new voice.

Abortion HURTS Women

Join thousands of pro-life women, men, friends and families as we take our message to the streets proclaiming, "women deserve better than abortion."

Starts 11:00 am Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero, ends at the Marina Green, San Francisco, California

www.WalkforlLifeWC.com

Contact: 415.586.1576

 

 

 

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