27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 9, 2005 - Bulletin


This is the Lord for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that God has saved us.

—– Philippians 4-13


THEME OF OUR LITURGY - "God is the Source of our strength”
Isaiah 25:6-10a The Lord will prepare a feast and wipe away tears from every face.

Philippians 4:12-14,19-20 Give glory to our God and Father, who fully supplies us with the things we need.

Matthew 22:1-14 I have prepared my banquet, and everything is ready. Come to the feast!


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY
We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Tom Cathey, Richard Jordan, Malen Ferrer, John Duran, Florence Favrow, John Joseph Cain, John Hartlein, Margaret Caylao.
OCTOBER IS RESPECT LIFE MONTH
The central task of the Church and the lay faithful is to discover, and make others discover the inviolable right of every human person.
October is traditionally the month for the Rosary The Rosary is the prayer that Mary has repeatedly requested as a sign of devotion to her. Let us, her children, lift our voices in Mary’s prayer during this month.
MEMO

It is time for the “October Count” again. During the month of October, we are asked to count the number of men, women and children that attend Mass each Sunday beginning October 8 & 9.


SUNDAY CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the weekly Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $4,246 and for the Parish School $1,300. Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.


SECOND COLLECTION

Second Collection next weekend Oct 16 & 17 Sunday is for the support of the Parish Improvement Fund. Please be generous!


C.C.D. INFORMATION

Classes for Grades 7 & 8 began on October 4th from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call the Office of Religious Education at 589-4448.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

St. Vincent de Paul Society will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Room of the School.


HELPING HANDS

Are you aware that there are volunteers in the parish who are willing to help and assist those in need. Have you been ill? Or had a surgery recently? Need a ride to Mass or the doctor or grocery shopping? Perhaps a dinner? Call Helping Hands: Jo Ventura 992-6493.


Dear Friends,

What a weekend we had last weekend. We made a lot of money for the parish and school (more about that in another letter), but more importantly, everyone had fun at the Festival. Thank you to all who organized and set up, to all who helped in the booths, and to all who cleaned up. Without you, the Festival could not have taken place. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for a job well done. You really are the greatest!

Fr. Brian


SINCERE THANKS TO ALL OUR FESTIVAL WORKERS

Many thanks to all who made our Festival “Under the Big Top” a great success this year. Thanks to all who were involved in any way in this event, those who organized and prepared it, and to all those who attended and supported it. Many thanks to BRIAN CIAPPARA and his co-workers for setting up and taking down the booths and signs for the festival. Many thanks also to our School Faculty for hosting the SILENT AUCTION.

A special thanks to WILLIE CORTEZ and his helpers in the “Money Room” Thanks also to all the parishioners and school families who donated cakes, gifts, liquor, jewelry and Flea Market items to make the Festival a success.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FESTIVAL COMMITTEE:
LISA & GEORGE BOUSKA, ANGI RODRIGUEZ and JENNIFER PALOMA


CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AT THE FESTIVAL’S MAJOR AWARDS

1st PRIZE $1,000 JOAN LOPICCOLO

2nd PRIZE $ 500 PATRICK DUNLEAVY

3rd PRIZE $250 VIRGIE BELENZO


IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH

October 12th

Ministers to the Sick Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Church

October 19th

Lectors Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Church

October 26th

Ushers Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Church

October 30th

Children’s Halloween Mass at 10 a.m.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, October 9

8 AM

People of the Parish

10 AM

Emanuel Borg (D)

Noon

Christopher Myhra (D)

5 PM

Alex Athanasopoulas (D)


Monday, October 10

8 AM

Elridio & Victor Manzano (D)


Tuesday, October 11

8 AM

Paul Fantulin (D)


Wednesday, October 12

8 AM

8:00 A.M. John Fetters (L)

5 PM

Catherine Mary Abalos (Th)


Thursday, October 13

8 AM

Marcello & Crisanto Paat (D)


Friday, October 14

8 AM

Regielyn Belenzo (Th)


Saturday, October 15

8 AM

Teresa Curso (Th)

5 PM

Guiseppe & Teresa Uccelli (D)