Saint Lawrence the Martyr

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Saint Lawrence the Martyr
February 19, 2012 - Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint Lawrence the Martyr
Catholic Parish and Education Center
1971 Saint Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051 Tel. 408‐296‐3000 Fax 408‐296‐3100 www.saintlawrence.org Celebrating our Catholic Faith
through Worship, Education, and Service
Rev. Thuc Si Ho
Pastor
[email protected]
Rev. Ernesto Orci
Parochial Vicar and
Director of Liturgy
[email protected]
PARISH OFFICE
408‐296‐3000
Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
[email protected]
Therie Velasco-Gonzales
Office Manager
[email protected]
Vickie Wallace
Office Assistant
[email protected]
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS
408‐296‐2260
Philip Dolan ‐ Principal
[email protected]
Preschool‐Kindergarten
408‐869‐8620
MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
408-296-0208
Teen Center
408‐296‐7085
Extended Day Care
408‐296‐8077
Sue Herbelin ‐ Director
M. Eleanor de Paz
[email protected]
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH MINISTRY
408-893-9353
ACADEMY
408‐296‐3013
Elizabeth Sanville - Coordinator
[email protected]
Christie Filios ‐ Principal
[email protected]
EDUCATION CENTER DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
408‐296‐2260 Ext. 322
Please call the Parish Office at 408-296-3000 for the following:
SUNDAY SCHOOL OF RELIGION
408-296-0208
M. Eleanor de Paz
Catechetical Director
[email protected]
CHILDREN’S CENTER
408‐296‐8077
Janet Yamada ‐ Director
[email protected]
CATECHETICAL OFFICE
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Joseph AuBuchon - Coordinator
[email protected]
Por favor de llamar a la oficina al 408-296-3000 para lo siguiente:
Bautismos para bebes y niños Confirmación (Preparación en Ingles) Baptism of Infants Quinceañera menores de 7 años Adolescentes en el 9º grado de At least two months in advance The Quinceañera must be Llamar por lo menos con dos meses escuela o más avanzados que desean before the desired date of scheduled at least four months in de anticipación de la fecha para el recibir el Sacramento de la Baptism. advance. Please call or e‐mail Bautizo. Confirmación, por favor de llamar al [email protected] tel. 408‐893‐9253 o enviar un e‐mail Marriage Matrimonio a Elizabeth Sanville Llamar por lo menos con seis meses Rite of Christian Initiation: At least six months prior to the highschoolconfirmation de anticipación de la fecha que RCIA/RCIC desired date of the Wedding @saintlawrence.org desean para la boda. Adults or uncatechized children Ceremony. who have celebrated their 7th Para adultos católicos (mayores de 18 Confirmation Unción de los Enfermos años) que desean recibir el birthday, may inquire about the Teens in the 9th grade or higher, Un sacerdote debe ser llamado a Sacramento de la Confirmación, por Catholic way of following Jesus. celebrar el Sacramento de la Unción who seek to celebrate the People interested in celebrating cuando alguien llega a ser favor llamar al tel. 408‐340‐0846 o Sacrament of Confirmation, the Rites of Initiation may call the gravemente enfermo, es debilitado enviar un e‐mail a Therie Velasco please call 408‐893‐9353 or [email protected] C a t e c h e t i c a l O f f i c e a t por años, o está preparándose para e‐mail Elizabeth Sanville at 408‐296‐0208 or e‐mail at: una cirugía. Quinceañera [email protected] [email protected] Misa para quinceañera debe ser Comunión a los Enfermos saintlawrence.org La Comunión se puede llevar a los programada por lo menos con cuatro Anointing of the Sick meses de anticipación. Por favor For adults (18 and over), please A priest should be called to miembros de nuestra comunidad que llame a la oficina o envié un e‐mail están enfermos o no pueden salir de call Therie Velasco at celebrate the Sacrament of la casa por edad o enfermedad. [email protected] 408‐340‐0846 or send e‐mail to Anointing when someone becomes Intenciones para una Misa [email protected] seriously ill, is weakened by years, Presentación saintlawrence.org or is preparing for surgery. Llame con un mes de anticipación a la Si desea ofrecer una Misa por alguien en especial, por favor venir a la Communion is brought to all fecha elegida. La ceremonia se oficina, en horas avilés. llevará a cabo antes de terminar la members of our community who Misa por medio de una bendición are ill or homebound. especial. February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 2 Ash Wednesday is February 22, 2012
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten
season. The Mass schedule at Saint Lawrence the
Martyr will be as follows:
8:30 AM
 12:05 PM
 6:00 PM
 7:30 PM (in Spanish)
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Ashes will be distributed at all the above Masses.
On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, Catholics observe days of FAST & ABSTINENCE.
There is a limit of one full meal on these days for all those between the ages of 18 and 59
inclusive. All Fridays of Lent are days of ABSTINENCE in which those who have reached
their 14th year are bound to abstain totally from meat. On the other days of Lent there is
no obligation to fast or abstain. However, voluntary acts of self-denial are strongly
recommended.
Another obligation for Catholics having celebrated First Eucharist and wishing to remain
in communion with the Church is the obligation to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance
and to receive Holy Communion, at least once a year, preferably during the Easter Season.
Thank you very much for your generosity.
The first Pledge Sunday has been very successful.
You can still submit your pledge cards through any of the following:  Parish Office  Sunday Stewardship Offering Baskets  Second Collection Boxes Your pledge today will make our parish vision a reality! This year, the parish seeks to raise $70,000 so we can:  Allocate $60,000 to replace the aging video projectors and screens, as well as other items needed in the church.  Allocate $10,000 to foster the growth of Saint Lawrence Youth and Young Adult Ministries through retreats, leadership and development training, and community building.
Published in the January 22, 2012 bulletin, Fr. Thuc’s article. February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 3 Reflecting on the Month of February
Dear Parishioners, Families, and Friends, February presents us different occasions to remember and think about healing love. Valentine’s Day is the day we traditionally celebrate love; however, the Church’s year‐round celebrations remind us of healing love. Specifically, the first weekend of the month, sixty‐eight Teen Confirmation candidates with teen and adult leaders spent a long weekend retreat, deeply preparing for the Confirmation celebration in May. Father Ernesto and I were blessed to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with them. The parish held two nights for the children celebrating their First Reconciliation with their parents and families. More than one hundred and fifty of them are now excited to celebrate their First Communion in May. Moreover, on February 11th, the parish community in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes celebrated the Mass with Anointing of the sick, as it is also the day for the celebration of the World Day of the Sick. All of these indicate that we celebrate what we believe: God is love and we are loved with healing love. We are grateful to Father Ernesto Orci, Director of Liturgy; to Elizabeth Sanville, High School Confirmation Coordinator; to Eleanor de Paz, Catechetical Director; to Steve Varnau, RCIC Coordinator; to all Catechists and volunteers, teen and adults for their dedication in the church’s ministries. All ministries and preparations lead us, the believers, to the Sunday Eucharist, which is a communal celebration of God’s healing love, visually expressed by the Cross of Jesus Christ. In today’s first reading, Isaiah reminds us of God’s intent: “In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland, rivers. The people I formed for myself that they might announce my praise” (Isaiah 43: 18‐19, 21‐22, 24b‐25). Preceding this coming Ash Wednesday, we renew our commitment to celebrate God’s healing love by responding with word and work, “Thanks be to God.” Sincerely, Fr. Thuc Pastor Queridos Feligreses, Familias y Amigos En febrero hay diferentes ocasiones para recordar y pensar en el amor que sana. El día de San Valentín es el día en que tradicionalmente se celebra el amor; sin embargo, las celebraciones de la Iglesia durante todo el año nos recuerdan el amor que sana. En concreto, el primer fin de semana del mes, sesenta y ocho adolescentes, candidatos de Confirmación, con líderes adolescentes y adultos asistieron a un retiro largo, para profundizar en la celebración de su Confirmación en mayo. El Padre Ernesto y yo celebramos el Sacramento de la Reconciliación con ellos. ¡Qué bendición! También la parroquia celebró dos noches, la Primera Reconciliación de los niños con sus padres y familias. Más de ciento cincuenta niños están ahora muy contentos preparándose para la Primera Comunión en mayo. Por otra parte, el 11 de febrero, la comunidad parroquial en honor de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes celebró la Misa de la Unción de los Enfermos, pues es el día en que se celebra la Jornada Mundial del Enfermo. Todo esto significa que celebramos lo que creemos: que Dios es amor y que nos ama con un amor que sana. Estamos muy agradecidos al Padre Ernesto Orci, Director de Liturgia, a Elizabeth Sanville, Coordinadora de la Confirmación de la Escuela, a Leonor de Paz, Directora de Catequesis, a Steve Varnau, Coordinador de RICA, y a todos los catequistas y voluntarios adultos y adolescentes por su dedicación en el ministerios de la iglesia.. Todos los ministerios y preparaciones nos dirigen, a los creyentes, hacia la Eucaristía dominical, que es una celebración comunitaria del amor de Dios que sana, y que visualmente se expresa en la Cruz de Jesucristo. En la primera lectura de hoy, Isaías nos recuerda la acción de Dios: "En el desierto, voy a abrir caminos, y haré que corran los ríos en la tierra árida. Entonces el pueblo que me he formado proclamará mis alabanzas" (Isaías 43: 18‐19, 21‐22, 24b‐25). Anticipando el Mércoles de Ceniza, renovamos nuestro compromiso de celebrar el amor de Dios que sana, respondiendo con palabras y obras, "Demos Gracias a Dios." Sinceramente, Padre Thuc Párroco Spanish Translation by:
Sr. Josefina Montalvo rscj
February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 4 Weekly Stewardship Offering
Weekly Stewardship Offering Weekly Stewardship Offerings
Ash Wednesday
02/11/2012 - Saturday
5:00 PM
02/12/2012- Sunday
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
6:00 PM
Auto Debit & Mail-In
Total Stewardship Offering
Goal
Variance
Year-To-Date Stewardship
$
25.00
$
1,015.00
$
$
$
$
$
1,203.00
1,501.00
2,136.52
617.08
1,331.01
$
$
$
7,828.61
8,300.00
(471.39)
July 1, 2011 - February 13, 2012
$376,800
Actual
YTD Variance - ($26,115)
$402,915
Goal
$-
$50,000
$100,000
$150,000
$200,000
$250,000
$300,000
$350,000
$400,000
$450,000
Christians throughout San Jose are invited to take part in the San Jose 40 Days for Life effort from February 22 through April 1. In addition to 40 days of peaceful prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, please consider volunteering to pray outside of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose during the 40 days, and spread the word to others about this important life‐saving effort. To get more information, or to volunteer to help, please contact Pat at 408‐497‐7270 or visit http://www.40daysforlife.com/sanjose. All are welcome! www.saintlawrence.org
Prayer Corner
Parishioners:  Pete Espinosa, Jr.  Sal Garcia  Ann Lizotte  Pat Naki  Ernie Ortiz  Manuel Saragoza Office of Financial Office for the  Theresa Sledd Protection of Children Services  Arlene Thompson If you suspect financial and Vulnerable Adult mismanagement or Diocese of San Jose Friends and Family: misconduct in your parish, Enrique Flores school, or in the Phone: 408‐983‐0113  Rob Abreu Diocese of San Jose, Fax: 408‐983‐0147  Lazaro Arreola Emergency line: please contact:  Amalia Cacho EthicsPoint 408‐983‐0141  Gerry Castro dsj.ethicspoint.com E‐mail: [email protected] or hotline 888‐325‐7863  Kathy Garcia  Hilda Gonzales 
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Bryan Guilbeau Paul Guilbeau Primo Jumawan Makena Naki Domingo Rodney Roldan Cyril TanDon February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 5 Night at the Armory
Sign‐ups will be taken outside the front entrance of the Church after all the masses THIS WEEKEND (Feb 18‐19), for our night at the Sunnyvale armory to feed the homeless on Monday, February 27th. New this year, we are collecting food on a Sunday since we are serving dinner on a Monday. Volunteers are needed to donate menu items for the meal, collect the food, make reminder phone calls / emails and to help with various tasks before we go to the armory. Monetary donations are also appreciated at the sign‐ups. Food donations will be collected ONLY before the 8AM, 10AM, 12 Noon and 1:30 PM Masses on Sunday, February 26th at the Saint Lawrence Community Center. We will not be collecting food at the Saturday or 6pm Sunday masses. Please be generous as the need is great. We expect to serve 150‐175 people. Cuaresma
2012
PLÁTICAS DE CUARESMA EN ESPAÑOL
La Comunidad Hispana de St. Lawrence, les invita al empezar La Cuaresma a dos pláticas
en Español:
Lugar: En la Iglesia de San Lorenzo
Fechas: El martes 28 de febrero y el miércoles 29 de febrero.
Hora: 7:00PM
Temas: Martes 28, “la Cuaresma y el Año Litúrgico”. Miércoles 29,
“La Cuaresma y el Bautismo”.
Presentado por: La Hna. Josefina Montalvo RSCJ (Religiosa del Sagrado Corazón)
Refugee Family Update
As mentioned in last week’s bulletin, the following items are needed by the refugee family that Saint Lawrence is sponsoring: Child’s car booster seat Four folding chairs (i.e., for card table) ESL (English as a Second Language) tutors Transportation volunteers (e.g., to doctor’s appointments) Outdoor basketball basket set‐up Basketball If you can help with any of the above items, please e‐mail Jim at The children (Sheng [left] and Cium) of the refugee family [email protected] Saint Lawrence is sponsoring now have bicycles, helmets and locks courtesy of our parishioners. February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 6 Dear Parishioners, Families, and Friends, Queridos Feligreses, Familias, y Amigos, In the next two weekends of February 18/19 and 25/26, we will gather signatures after all Masses for both initiatives below. En las próximas dos semanas de Febrero 18/19 y 25/26, vamos a juntar firmas después de cada misa para las dos siguientes iniciativas. The Parental Notification Initiative which would require a young girl, aged 12‐17, to include her parents in the decision to have an abortion. La Iniciativa para Notificación Parental, que obligará a una chica joven, de los 12‐17, a tomar en cuenta a sus padres en una decisión para tener un aborto. The Safe California Initiative which would replace the death penalty with a sentence of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. La Iniciativa California Segura, que cambiaría una sentencia de muerte por una de cadena perpetúa sin la posibilidad de recibir libertad condicional. The signature‐gathering effort for these initiatives seeks qualification for the November 2012 ballot. If you are registered to vote, please offer your signature to uphold human dignity. Thank you! Fr. Thuc Pastor El esfuerzo de juntar firmas para estas iniciativas es para que califiquen para el voto en Noviembre de 2012. Si están registrados para votar, por favor ofrezcan su firma para apoyar la dignidad humana. Gracias Fr. Thuc Pastor February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 7 Mass Readings and Intentions
February 19, 2012
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 43:18-19,21-22,24b-25/Psalm 41:2-5,13-14/2 Corinthians 1:18-22/Mark 2:1-12
8:00 AM
+ Grace Sears
Brum Family
10:00 AM
People of Saint Lawrence
12:00 PM
+ Manuel Sousa
1:30 PM
Priest's Intention
6:00 PM
+ Danny Galvez
+ Maria Joaquin and Eduardo Fernandes
February 20, 2012
Monday
Presidents Day
James 3:13-18/Psalm 19:8-10,15/Mark 9:14-29
8:30 AM
Priest's Intention
February 21, 2012
Tuesday
Saint Peter Damian, Bishop
James 4:1-10/Psalm 55:7-10a,10b-11a,23/Mark 9:30-37
8:30 AM
Josie Hernandez - Happy Birthday
February 22, 2012
Ash Wednesday
Joel 2:12-18/Psalm 51:3-6ab,12-14,17/2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2/Matthew 6:1-6,16-18
8:30 AM
Priest's Intention
12:05 PM
People of Saint Lawrence
6:00 PM
Maxwell Wallace
Spanish Mass 7:30 PM
Priest's Intention
February 23, 2012
Thursday
Saint Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr
Deuteronomy 30:15-20/Psalm 1:1-4,6/Luke 9:22-25
8:30 AM
+ Jorge Gonsalves
February 24, 2012
Friday
Isaiah 58:1-9a/Psalm 51:3-4,5-6ab,18-19/Matthew 9:14-15
8:30 AM
Milagros Bautista
February 25, 2012
Saturday
Isaiah 58:9b-14/Psalm 86:1-6/Luke 5:27-32
8:30 AM
Priest's Intention
5:00 PM
+ Martin Khiem Nguyen
+ Joseph Nguyen Ngoc Cu
February 26, 2012
First Sunday of Lent
Genesis 9:8-15/Psalm 25:4-9/1 Peter 3:18-22/Mark 1:12-15
8:00 AM
+ Rose Garcia
10:00 AM
People of Saint Lawrence
Hagids - Happy Birthday
12:00 PM
Saint Monica Sodality
+ Manuel Sousa
1:30 PM
Priest's Intention
6:00 PM
+ Maria Joaquin and Eduardo Fernandes
Mass Times SUNDAY 8:00 AM 10:00 AM Children’s Liturgy 12:00 Noon 1:30 PM Mass in Spanish 6:00 PM Youth Mass SATURDAY 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (Sunday Vigil) MONDAY—FRIDAY 8:30 AM Daily RECONCILIATION Saturday 3:30 PM ‐ 4:30 pm or by appointment DEVOTIONS Rosary ‐ Monday to Saturday After the 8:30 AM Mass Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Tuesday before the 8:30 AM Mass EUCHARISTIC ADORATION THURSDAY 9:00 AM ‐ 8:45 PM Solemn Benediction 8:45 PM CHAPEL OPEN DAILY 7:00 AM ‐ 7:00 PM 2 Corinthians 1:18‐22 Brothers and sisters: As God is faithful, our word to you is not "yes" and "no." For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was proclaimed to you by us, Silvanus and Timothy and me, was not "yes" and "no, " but "yes" has been in him. For however many are the promises of God, their Yes is in him; therefore, the Amen from us also goes through him to God for glory. But the one who gives us security with you in Christ and who anointed us is God; he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment. February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 8 Liturgy Corner: Lent by Deborah Ferry Note: Portions of this article have run previously. Lent is an extremely special time of year. The forty days in Lent are marked by fasting, both from foods and festivities, and by other acts of penance. The three traditional practices to be taken up with renewed vigor during Lent are prayer (justice towards God), fasting (justice towards self), and almsgiving (justice towards neighbor). Today, some people give up a vice of theirs, add something that will bring them closer to God, and often give the time or money spent doing that to charitable purposes or organizations. In the Mass, the Gloria in Excelsis Deo is not sung during the Lenten season, disappearing on Ash Wednesday and not returning until the moment of the Resurrection during the Easter Vigil. We have forty precious days to open ourselves up to God, examine ourselves in the presence of one who created us, knows us, and loves us unconditionally and learn to not be afraid of our sinfulness. The Lenten journey, with its climax of the Triduum (Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil), is about participating in the death and resurrection of Jesus. We have among us a group of adults and children visibly making ready to receive the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil. We still can decide on a Lenten observance—fasting, prayer, almsgiving—but we do it with the purpose of recalling our Baptism, of deepening our commitment to Christ. And we do it in solidarity with those preparing to be baptized or received into the Church. Ministry
Coordinator
E-Mail Address
Phone Number
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Altar Servers
Rick Duenas
[email protected]
408-453-8080
Altar Servers
Anna Chitwood
[email protected]
408-241-0836
Art and Environment
Margaret Haselden [email protected]
408-296-3000
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Anna Chitwood
[email protected]
408-241-0836
[email protected]
408-472-7864
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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Mike Piccardo
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Jennie De La Cerda [email protected]
408-296-3000
Hospitality Ministers and Ushers
Stan Spence
[email protected]
408-245-1485
Hospitality Ministers and Ushers
Jackson Chun
[email protected]
408-745-7328
Lectors
Deborah Ferry
[email protected]
408-296-3000
Mass in Spanish
Manuel Hernandez [email protected]
408-410-9124
Ministry to the Sick and the Homebound
Jessie Garibaldi
408-243-1975
[email protected]
Music Ministry
408-296-3000
Parish Finance Council
Mark Tarcha
[email protected]
408-668-5650
Parish Pastoral Council
Patrick Sylvester
[email protected]
520-603-5708
Sacristans
Vickie Wallace
[email protected]
408-984-1142
Social Concerns
Terry Jelley
[email protected]
408-733-4742
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Josie Hernandez
[email protected]
408-296-3000
Stewardship Offering Counters
Michelle Varnau
[email protected]
408-296-3000
Stewardship Offering Counters
Nicole Chun
[email protected]
408-296-3000
February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 9 STATIONS OF THE CROSS & SOUP SUPPER Again this year, we will be observing one of our SLM Lenten traditions of Friday evening Stations of the Cross and Soup Supper. Stations will begin at 6 p.m. with Soup Supper to follow. This simple meal of hearty soup, bread, coffee, tea or water, in the spirit of Lent, provides us with an opportunity to identify with those who may not always enjoy a hot meal. The proceeds this year will benefit our partnership with Catholic Charities in the Refugee Resettlement Program and our own St. Vincent de Paul Society outreach. Please join us on six Friday evenings during Lent beginning on February 24th and ending on March 30th. Hope to see you there as we journey through Lent together. We ask that you bring containers from home if you wish to purchase “soup to go”. We will try to be more “earth friendly” by using recycled drinking cups and biodegradable coffee cups again this year. Sign‐ups for those who would like to help the various sponsoring groups by making homemade soup or helping with set‐up or clean‐up, will be available as you leave Mass on the weekend of February 25/26, 2012. Soup Supper Coordinators, Dave & Roseann Zimbauer , (408) 246‐5310 In observance of the
Presidents’ Day holiday,
the Parish Office will be closed
on Monday, February 20, 2012.
We will be happy to serve you on
Tuesday, February 21, 2012.
St. Vincent de Paul Request - Family In Need:
needs the following:
 front room furniture
 Couch
 love seat
 1 coffee table
 small kitchen table with 4 chairs
 couple of dressers (tall preferably)
Please call Josie at 408-242-1783 or
e-mail at [email protected]
Thank you!
The Alpha Course is Coming
February 27, 2012
“Come and See”
Plan to attend the Alpha introductory dinner on Monday, 2/27/12 at 6:30 PM in the Parish Hall and bring a friend. Come and see what this basic, yet powerful, introduction to Christianity ten‐week Alpha Course is all about. No obligation. Look for the Alpha registration tables after Mass. If you would like more information about the Alpha Course coming to Saint Lawrence the Martyr, contact Manuel Hernandez at 408‐410‐9124 at [email protected] or call the Parish Office at 408‐296‐3000. Visit the Alpha for Catholics website: http://www.alphausa.org/catholic February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 10 Saint Lawrence Elementary and Middle School
Career Day Comes Early to Pre-K
As part of the study of Community Workers in Pre‐K, parent and staff guests visited wearing their work clothes to tell the children about their jobs. The guests showed any equipment their job required and gave the children the chance to explore it. The community workers represented were a policeman, a banker, a chef, a nurse, a soldier and a fireman. “We show the children that it doesn’t matter what gender you are for any of these jobs,” asserted Mrs. Madej, Pre‐school teacher. “We had a male nurse and a female soldier, and, without being told, the children can see opportunity in that, and, hopefully, avoid gender stereotyping.” One of the ways children experiment with the different possibilities is by acting. “Dramatic play is a very big part of this unit,” explained Mrs. Madej. “After whole group discussion of the presented job in which the details of the job are explored, they play in small groups, taking turns acting as that community worker.” Starting off Community Worker Week was Pre‐K aide, Tom Carroll, who is a volunteer fireman for the Steven’s Creek volunteer Fire Department. Tom enjoys being a part of one of the very few volunteer companies that go into fires, is a trained EMT and is working toward a career in firefighting and fire science education. When he entered the classroom in his gear, including a breathing mask, there was an excited intake of breathe and then a collective “WOW!” when they discovered it was Mr. Carroll. Each child had a turn stepping into his tall pants inside the big boots, pulling the suspenders onto their tiny shoulders. It seems Pre‐K students have begun their career dreams already. Non‐Discriminatory Notice St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age sex or disability, in the admission of educational policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school administered programs. February 19, 2012 ‐ Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time ‐ Page 11 The Academy
THE ACADEMY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING TRANSFER APPLICATIONS The Academy is currently accepting transfer applications for the 2012‐13 school year. Interested applicants may obtain an application from our website: www.saintlawrenceacademy.com or by stopping by our Main Office. For admissions information, contact Admissions Director Mary Dixon at 408‐296‐6391. ACADEMY CLOSED
The Academy will be closed February 18 ‐ 26 for Winter Break. There will be no phone attendant on duty during this time. TWENTY THINGS YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT MARIE REID
1. Marie is the mother of three sons.
2. She serves as the Office Manager at the Academy.
3. Marie was raised in New York.
4. Her favorite color is red.
5. Marie is a homebody; she enjoys staying home on weekends.
6. Marie has worked at several Diocese of San Jose Schools - Saint
Christopher School, Saint Simon School and now Saint Lawrence
Academy.
18.
7. If she could have a superpower, she would like an internal energy
pack to have enough energy to get all of her work done.
8. Marie would like to learn Spanish and earn a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
9. Her least favorite vegetable is beets.
10. Marie won the Academy's "Award of Merit" in 2007, the Academy's equivalent of the
Teacher of the Year.
11. She was named after her mother.
14.
12. Her favorite subject in school was math.
13. Marie has a granddaughter named Ada Marie.
14. Her drink of choice is Coke
15. What people don't know is that Marie would like to get a tattoo.
16. If Marie had the opportunity to travel, she would like to tour Europe.
17. Given the choice among skydiving, scuba
diving, rock climbing or go-kart racing, Marie
would select go-karting.
18. If Marie were a cartoon character, she would be
the Taz.
19. While in college, Marie had three different
majors.
20. Marie is a favorite among students; many
9.
students drop by the Main Office simply to say

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