Second Sunday of Advent
December 4, 2005 - Bulletin


Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.

—Mark 1:3


THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Let us focus on Christ our Saviour”
Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11 Give comfort to my people; in the desert prepare the way of the Lord.

2 Peter 3:8-24 Conduct ourselves in holiness, hastening the coming of the day of God.

Mark 1:1-8 I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
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 Hartlein, Margaret Caylao Lory Manzano, Angela Uccelli and Gladys Orozco (former parishioner).
A CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER

Please join us for our First Christmas Concert to be held on Saturday, December 10th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. Tickets $10 Adults, $6 Seniors (60 and over) and children $6 (12 and under). Tickets are available at the Rectory and the School Office. For info, call the Rectory at 583-4131 or the School Office at 588-8175.


A BIG THANK YOU

Many thanks to all who brought, food, helped pack groceries, turkeys, chickens, and can goods to the 38 families of our parish on Thanksgiving.

Thanks also to the Faculty and students of our school for their contributions of Thanksgiving items for the needy of our parish. Many thanks to all the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for delivering the food to the needy. We are grateful for their support and help.


SUNDAY CHURCH COLLECTION

Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $5,651 Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Altar Server’s Investiture at the 12:00 Noon Mass

Thu Dec 08 – A Holy Day of Obligation
Feast of Immaculate Conception

Masses: 8, 9:30 a.m. School Mass
12 Noon People of the Parish & 7:30 p.m.


CHRISTMAS BINGO LUNCHEON

Mark your calendar for our Annual Christmas Bingo Luncheon on Saturday, December 10th. Doors open 11:30 a.m. All parishioners are invited to attend. For information and reservations, please call Kathleen Dunleavy at 589-8233 or Gay Clausen at 952-7086.


CHRISTMAS GIVING TREE

Our annual Christmas Giving Tree is up in the vestibule of the Church through December 16th. For your convenience, we would like you to purchase a Target Gift Card rather than individually wrapped gifts for the needy families of our parish community. There are “ornament” tags on the Giving Tree that indicate purchasing a $10.00 Gift card: pick up one, two or as many “ornaments” as you’d like! Please bring the gift cards to Rosemary Whittle in the Rectory. As always, we thank you for all of your generosity and support. We wish you and your families a very blessed Christmas Season.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, December 4

8 AM

Frank Casey (D)

10 AM

People of the Parish

Noon

Crispin Munoz (D)

5 PM

John T. Brady (D)


Monday, December 5

8 AM

Barbara Arangcon (Th)


Tuesday, December 6

8 AM

Elaine Admundson (D)


Wednesday, December 7

8 AM

Vicente Dy D)

5 PM

Concepcion Tan (D)


Thursday, December 8

8 AM

People of the Parish

7:30 PM

Roy Pasani (D)


Friday, December 9

8 AM

Victorina Deza (D)


Saturday, December 10

8 AM

Arthur O’Neill (D)

5 PM

Guillermo Genove (D)


PARISH ADVENT WREATH. The Advent Wreath is blessed after the homily of the Mass on the First Sunday or the evening before the First Sunday of Advent. On the succeeding Sundays of Advent, the candles are lit before the Mass begins; no additional prayers or rites are used.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND AND ITALY

Join Father Brian on a 15-day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Italy, in June 2006. Visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Jericho and the Dead Sea, in the Holy Land; Assisi, Siena and Rome, in Italy. For more information, contact Jim Sullivan, Tour Leader, at (650)321-4534


A big “thank you” to Bettina Yap for a job well done, a couple of Sundays ago, in her talk to the parish regarding our financial situation. Another big “thank you” to all of you for responding so generously to Bettina’s and my talk. As you can see, the Collections are up. Please keep up the good work.

Last Sunday, we went to Communion under Both Forms. Overall, it went very well thanks to you. May I please remind you again that the “proper form” of receiving Communion is to receive both the Body and Blood of Christ.

There are a lot of things going on here during the month of December: Bingo, Breakfast, and different Liturgical Events. Please pay close attention to the Bulletin for details regarding these different happenings.

Some of the School Parents want to put on a New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance in the Hall. This would be a family affair. If interested, please let me know.

Last week, I put out the new Today’s Missal and 2006 Music Issue. Sad to say, about a dozen of these books are now missing. Suffice it to say that when you take these books home with you, you deprive your fellow parishioners of using these books to follow along with the Mass. We can do better than this!

Have a great Second Week of Advent!

Father Brian