Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 11, 2005 - Bulletin


Forgive your neighbor‘s injustice; then when you pray; your own sins will be forgiven

—– Sirach 28:2


THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Forgiveness”

Sirach 27:30—28:9 Remember the commandments and hate not your neighbor.

Romans 14:7-9 Whether we live, or whether we die., we do so for the Lord.

Matthew 18:21-35 If Jesus says we must forgive not seven times, but seventy times seven.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

We pray for YVETTE ALZUGARAY & DANIEL MINDEGUIA, GINA KATHLEEN ROSAIA & JAMES G. COLLINS who are preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony.

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Tom Cathey, Richard Jordan, Malen Ferrer, John Duran, Florence Favrow, Charlie Villanueva, John Joseph Cain, John Hartlein, Crispin Munoz, Margaret Caylao, and Brian Raval.


We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially:


PRAYER FOR REFUGEES

Compassionate God, make your loving presence felt to refugees torn from home, families and things familiar. Warm especially the hearts of the young, the old and the most vulnerable among them. Help them know that you accompany them as you accompanied Jesus, Mary and Joseph in their exile to Egypt. Lead refugees to a new home and a new hope, as you led the Holy Family to their new homes in Nazareth. Open our hearts to receive them as our sisters and brothers in whose face we see your Son Jesus. Amen.

Prayer composed and distributed by USCCB Migrations & Refugee Services


SUNDAY CHURCH COLLECTION

Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the weekly Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $3,813.00.


SECOND COLLECTION

Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of the Parish Improvement Fund. Please be generous!


THE RITE OF THE CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS

Class for The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) begins now. If you or someone you know is interested in receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist or Confirmation as an adult, please contact Diana at 992-3941.


IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH

September 14th:

Parish Council in School.

September 21st:

Finance Committee in School.

September 28th:

Town Hall Meeting for the Entire Parish in Church.


Dear Friends,

Thank you for your tremendous generosity to last Sunday’s Second Collection for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We raised almost $7,800. A big thank you to the anonymous person who gave us a check of $1,000. May God bless each and every one of you for your great kindness.

If you were unable to give to the Second Collection last Sunday for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, please send your checks to:

Catholic Charities USA
Hurricane Katrina
P.O. BOX 25168
Alexandria, VA 22313-9788

On Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., we have our first meeting of the Parish Council in the School. If you are a member, please plan on attending.

On Thursday, we celebrate the feast of our patroness, Our Lady of Sorrows, with our first School Mass at 9:30 a.m. May our Lady watch over us and guide us during this upcoming year.

Fr. Brian
FESTIVAL 2005 “UNDER THE BIG TOP”

Our Festival is scheduled for the weekend of September 30, October 1 & 2. If interested in helping with the festival or making a donation, please call one of the committee members:

Doreen Martinez - 873-3594
Rose Aragon - 589-1991
George & Lisa Bouska - 952-0692
Angi Rodriguez - 873-2167

We are accepting donations for our SCHOOL SILENT AUCTION: JEWELRY, GLASSWARE, GIFTWARE, DELI ITEMS (non-perishable), LIQUOR and NEW TOYS for the CHILDREN’S BOOTH, LIVE PLANTS, SPORTS ITEMS & FLEA MARKET ITEMS. For information please call the School Office at 588-8175, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Saturday, September 10

5 PM

Francesca & Juan Marzan (D)


Sunday, September 11

8 AM

Louis Padilla (D)

10 AM

Emanuel Borg (D)

Noon

People of the Parish

5 PM

William Westbrook (D)


Monday, September 12

8 AM

Rudolph Nazario (Th)


Tuesday, September 13

8 AM

Lorraine & Robert Wolf D)


Wednesday, September 14

8 AM

Elredio & Victor Manzano (D)

5 PM

Jose Cabato (D


Thursday, September 15

8 AM

Dindo Reyes (D


Friday, September 16

8 AM

Rufina Nardo (D)


Saturday, September 17

8 AM

Irene Villafuerte (D)

5 PM

Vincent Martinez (D)


REMEMBER THE HEROES
September 11, 2001

We pray for God’s guidance for our nation as we continue to fight terrorism. We ask God to strengthen and renew the faith of our nation and all who serve it. Help us all to confront the difficulties of the future with hope and courage and keep us safe from further terrorism.

We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.