january 16, 2011 - Saint Lawrence the Martyr
JANUARY 16, 2011 SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Celebrating our
1971 Saint Lawrence Drive Santa Clara, CA 95051 Tel. 408.296.3000 Fax 408.296.3100 www.saintlawrence.org through
W ORSHIP ,
E DUCATION ,
and S ERVICE
Rev. Thuc Si Ho
Please call the Parish Office at 408-296-3000 for the following:
Rev. Ernesto Orci
Parochial Vicar and
Director of Liturgy
Monday thru Friday
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - Noon
Office Manager: Therie Velasco
Office Assistant: Vickie Wallace
Jennie De La Cerda - Coordinator
Sunday School of Religion
Christopher Arceo – Coordinator
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Emmy Gandeza - Coordinator
Walt Sears - Coordinator
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE
Philip Dolan ‐ Principal
Teen Center 408‐296‐7085
Extended Day Care
Sue Herbelin ‐ Director
Christie Filios ‐ Principal
Anne Eubanks ‐ Vice Principal
408‐296‐2260 Ext. 322
Janet Yamada ‐ Director
Baptism of Infants At least two months in advance to the desired date of Baptism. Care of the Sick A priest should be called to celebrate the Sacrament of Anointing when someone becomes seriously ill, is weakened by years, or is preparing for surgery. Communion is brought to all members of our community who are ill or homebound. Confirmation Rite of Christian Initiation: Teens in the 9th grade or higher, or RCIA/RCIC Adults or uncatechized children who Catholic adults who seek to celebrate have celebrated their 7th birthday, the Sacrament of Confirmation, please c a l l t h e P a r i s h O f f i c e o r may inquire about the Catholic way of e‐mail Elizabeth Sanville at following Jesus. People interested in [email protected] celebrating the Rites of Initiation may call the Catechetical Office at Quinceañera 408‐296‐0208 or e‐mail at: At least four months in advance, the [email protected] Marriage At least six months prior to the desired date of the Wedding Ceremony. Quinceañera can be scheduled, please call or e‐mail [email protected] JANUARY 16, 2011 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The Final Phase… The Stained Glass Window Project
Dear Parishioners, Families, and Friends,
Queridos Feligreses, Familias y Amigos,
The update below brings the Stained Glass Window Project to the final phase.
It is written by Mr. Ken Morris, who is the project manager. We are grateful to him
for his coordination and effort for the last months. Joining him, I am grateful to
you for an opportunity to serve the Saint Lawrence community.
La actualización del Proyecto de las Vidrieras que damos a continuación es la fase
final. Lo ha escrito el Sr. Ken Morris, el director del proyecto. Le estamos muy
agradecidos por su coordinación y esfuerzo durante estos meses. Junto con él, les
doy las gracias a Uds. por la oportunidad de servir a la comunidad de San Lorenzo.
The letter for this year’s 2011 ADA Campaign and Parish’s
Fundraising Campaign is mailed to all registered household this
week. Please pray over it with your family, fill out the Pledge Card,
and bring it to Church on the weekend of January 29 and 30, 2011.
Stained Glass Window Maintenance Project- Status Update
By now it must be a familiar sight to see red or blue plastic frames in place of
stained glass windows taken down for repairs, leaving you with the questionwhen is this going to be completed? Well, the good news is that we are in the final
phase of the Stained Glass Window Maintenance Project.
The stained glass window project was necessitated by the constant deterioration
of expensive glass panels especially on either side of the church (facing east and
west). The extreme heat of the summer sun on these windows combined with a
faulty design of the plexi-glass protection had caused most of the frames to warp
needing immediate attention. These windows had not been maintained or
restored in any form since its original installation.
In 2008, the then Pastor Fr. Andy initiated a process to evaluate damage and
estimate budget needed for restoration. In anticipation of the restoration, 2009
ADA funds were ear-marked for this project. The Parish carried out a competitive
bid process in 2009 to determine a suitable vendor to carry out repair and
restoration. In July 2009, the contract was awarded to Hyland Studios, a Santa
Clara vendor who came up with a creative pay-as-you-go model at a very
The first task was to redesign the exterior plexi-glass to prevent the newly
restored stained glass from warping. After having done that, we began the long
process of removing the window panels, repairing or reframing them in the
studios and refitting them back in its original place. Work was first done on the
movable window panels – the bottom three in each window frame- and when this
was completed a few months ago, we began work on the top panels in each
frame, the ones that are fixed.
To date, our contractors have removed 39 moveable window panels and done
extensive work, often lasting 2-3 weeks end to end, to repair and restore them.
The remaining panels have been thoroughly cleaned.
We are now in the final phase of the project- removing the fixed panels that need
repair, and cleaning of the main 24 panel stained glass bearing the image of
Saint Lawrence, above the altar. We estimate this work to be completed by April
What we have achieved so far is not just repair and restoration but another key
win. Many of the moveable window panels can now be opened up- these were
hitherto jammed due to warping- providing much needed cross ventilation during
summer and thereby reduction in electricity bills as well.
This work would have been impossible without the active support of each and
every one of you our generous parishioners, who donated money through ADA in
2009 and 2010, and directly to the project. And so when you are in the church
next time and look around to see the beautifully restored window panels, you can
take pride in saying “This is our ADA and direct dollars working for us”.
Thank you once again for helping us help you restore our worship environment
through your valuable ADA donations and personal contributions.
Esta semana se ha enviado a todas las familias registradas, la carta de
la Campaña de Recaudación de Fondos para el ADA y la Parroquia, del
año 2011, Por favor, oren sobre ella con su familia, llenen la tarjeta de
compromiso, y tráiganla a la Iglesia el fin de semana del 29 y 30 de
enero de 2011.
Actualización del Estado del Proyecto de Mantenimiento de las Vidrieras
A estas alturas nos es familiar ver plásticos de color rojo o azul en lugar de las
vidrieras que se quitan para reparar, y nos preguntamos, ¿cuándo se a va a terminar
el proyecto? Tenemos una buena noticia, ya estamos en la fase final del Proyecto del
Mantenimiento de las Vidrieras.
El Proyecto de las Vidrieras era necesario por el deterioro constante de los caros
paneles de vidrio, especialmente los de ambos lados de la iglesia (al este y al oeste).
El calor extremo del sol de verano en las vidrieras combinado con un diseño
defectuoso del plexiglás que las protege ha causado el deterioro de los marcos y
requerían atención inmediata. Las ventanas no se habían restaurado, desde su
En el 2008, el entonces Párroco P. Andy inició un proceso para evaluar los daños y el
presupuesto necesario para la restauración. En vista de la restauración se asignaron
al proyecto los fondos del ADA de 2009. La Parroquia en el 2009, llevó a cabo un
proceso para buscar el proveedor adecuado para la restauración. En julio de 2009, se
encargó el contrato a Hyland Studios, un vendedor de Santa Clara, que propuso un
creativo modelo de "pagar según se hace" a un precio muy atractivo.
La primera tarea fue rediseñar el plexiglás del exterior para evitar la deformación de
las vidrieras restauradas. Después de hacer esto, comenzamos el largo proceso de
retirar los paneles de las ventanas, repararlos en los estudios y volverlos a montar de
nuevo en su lugar original. El trabajo empezó por los paneles móviles de las
ventanas, tres en la parte inferior de cada una, y al completar esto hace unos meses,
se comenzó a trabajar en los paneles superiores, los que son fijos.
Hasta la fecha, los contratistas han restaurado 39 paneles móviles de las ventanas y
han trabajado mucho, a menudo necesitan 2-3 semanas, para reparar y restaurarlas.
Los paneles restantes se han limpiado a fondo.
Ahora estamos en la fase final del proyecto, reparar y limpiar la vidriera principal de
24 paneles fijos con la imagen de San Lorenzo, que está sobre el altar. Esperamos
que este trabajo esté terminado para abril de 2011.
Hemos logrado hasta ahora, no sólo reparar y restaurar las vidrieras, sino también
otra victoria clave. Muchos de los paneles móviles de las ventanas, que estaban
atascados, ahora se pueden abrir para la ventilación necesaria durante el verano y
por lo tanto la reducción de las facturas de electricidad.
Este trabajo no hubiera sido posible sin el apoyo activo de todos y cada uno de
ustedes, nuestros generosos feligreses, que donaron dinero al ADA en 2009 y 2010,
y directamente al proyecto. Y así, la próxima vez que vayan a la iglesia y miren
alrededor para ver las ventanas bellamente restauradas, puede estar orgulloso y decir
"Es el resultado del ADA y de nuestros dólares".
Gracias de nuevo por ayudarnos a restaurar el lugar del culto con sus valiosas
donaciones al ADA, y sus contribuciones personales.
Spanish Translation by: Sr Josefina Montalvo rscj
JANUARY 16, 2011 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
JOIN US IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER
January 16th; 9:00 AM - 2:45 PM
We meet every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
Our next meeting will be this Sunday,
January 16th, 2011 in the Parish Hall from 7:15 PM ‐ 8:45 PM.
Our Guest Speaker: Steve Do
Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministry ‐
Diocese of San Jose
For more information: please contact, Emmy Gandeza at [email protected]
THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Please join us
in praying for vocations
as we celebrate the
JANUARY 16, 2011 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Please contact the Rectory office to add or remove names from the Prayer Corner The Liturgical Year
MILITARY SERVICEMEN Army Pvt. 1st Class Austin James Bozeman Army Sgt. Wayne Keith Dye II, USA Air Force Pvt. Randy Garibaldi Army Pvt. 1st Class Brian Mulligan Marine Reservist Matthew Wehtstone Vince Adan Norma Antonio May Armann Evelyn Arruda Jerome Bellerive
Babette Bennett Eleanore Brennan John Cermak Marcia Chang Mimi Eilrich Rhealyn Gamboa Marita Gandeza Rose Garcia Sal Garcia Rev. Thierry Geris Hilda Gonzales Ann Lizotte Charlie Long Barbara Orason Ernie Ortiz Maria Victoria Pontillas Marge Rene Theresa Sledd Emma Trucano Eva Turenchalk Eric Vanderwyk P January 17, 2011
Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot
Hebrews 5:1-10/Psalm 110:1-4/Mark 2:18-22
January 18, 2011
Hebrews 6:10-20/Psalm111:1-2,4-5,9/Mark 2:23-28
January 19, 2011
Hebrews 7:1-3,15-17/Psalm 110:1-4/Mark 3:1-6
January 20, 2011
Hebrews 7:25-8:6/Psalm 40:7-8A,8B-10,17/Mark 3:7-12
January 21, 2011
Memorial of Saint Agnes
Virgin & Martyr
Hebrews 8:6-13/Psalm 85:8,10-14/Mark 3:13-19
January 22, 2011
Hebrews 9:2-3,11-14/Psalm 47:2-3,6-9/Mark 3:20-21
+ Martin Khiem Nguyen
+ Joseph Nguyen Ngoc
January 23, 2011
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 8:23-9:3/Psalm 27:1-4,13-14/1Corinthians 1:10-13,17/Matthew 4:12-23
+ Telesford Trias
+ Truoc Nguyen
The People of Saint Lawrence
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
February 6, 2011
After the 8:00 AM
and 10:00 AM
Mass Readings and Intentions
January 16, 2011
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 49:3,5-6/Psalm 40:2,4,-7-10/1Corinthians 1:1-3/John 1:29-34
+ Eileen Regan
+ All Souls
+ Nicanor Maramba
+ Antonio Corregedor
People of Saint Lawrence
+ Leonor Baraan
+ Tobias Simas
A R I S H I O N E R S F
R I E N D S A N D Hailey Abrego
Charlotte Barnes Brent Blackford
Paul & Linda Zweifel
M I L Y John Red Walsh
By: Deborah Ferry The Catholic Lectionary in the United States has three‐year cycle, with each of the three synoptic gospels being read during a particular year in the cycle: selections from the gospel of Matthew are read in Year A (the year we just started on the first Sunday of Advent), Mark in Year B, and Luke in Year C. During all three years, we find the Gospel of John on specific feast days and solemnities. In 2011, we will have the readings from Year A and thus, the gospel readings will be the gospel of Matthew. By tradition, Matthew the Evangelist has usually been identified with Matthew the tax collector, whose call to discipleship we find in Matthew 9:9: “As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, ‘Follow me.’ And he got up and fol‐
lowed him.” Matthew, the Evangelist, later lists one “Matthew the tax collector” among the twelve apostles (Matthew 10:3). Mark and Luke also include a Matthew among the original twelve, but offer no other details (Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15; see also Acts 1:13). It is also true, however, that the author of Matthew never identifies himself within the text of the Gospel. Additionally, the Gospel was probably written in the latter decades of the first century AD when Jesus’ disciples would have been, at best, very old men. Whatever the case, it seems that whoever wrote this Gospel held Matthew and his fellow apostles in high esteem. Jesus’ fulfillment of Jewish scripture is a persistent them in all four Gospels, although it has a special prominence in Matthew. Repeatedly, we read that something Jesus does, or something that happens to him, is in fulfillment of scriptures. Page 5
JANUARY 16, 2011 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Saint Lawrence Education Center invites you to come join us at our CASINO AND AUCTION NIGHT 2011
on Saturday, February 12 , 2011 from 6:00 ‐ 11:00 PM in the CONFIRMATION REMINDER Confirmation Session (FOR HIGH SCHOOL CANDIDATES) Saint Lawrence Community Center
Be prepared for a night of casino games, food, and most of all silent and live auctions, and valuable raffle prizes! GRAND raffle prizes include: 1st Trip for 2 to Las Vegas (includes January 23, 2011 hotel, airfare, and car rental), 2nd $1,500, 3rd Apple® iPad. It’s an event you simply can’t January 30, 2011 miss!! Sunday 3:30 PM If you’re interested in attending or simply purchasing raffle tickets, they can be ordered through our Eventbrite website: http://valentinesinvegas.eventbrite.com/ or if you do not have computer access call our Development Director, Janet Yamada at (408) 296‐2260 x322. Tickets will also be on sale after Mass. Community Center If you have any questions,
Elizabeth Sanville at
January 29, 2011 Saturday Meeting Place: Saint Lawrence Parking Lot Casino Address: 3770 California 45 Colusa, CA 95932 $35 Fee (includes $15 refund applicable to play the machines and $4 refund applicable to $7.99 buffet) For reservations and more information, please contact the following: Norma Antonio Home 408‐554‐0206 Mobile 408‐219‐2399
Office for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adult Diocese of San Jose Deacon Bernard Nojadera Phone: 408‐983‐0113 Fax: 408‐983‐0147 Emergency line: 408‐983‐0141 E‐mail: [email protected] Mely Galimba Home 408‐241‐6924
Office of Financial Services If you suspect financial mismanagement or misconduct in your parish, school, or in the Diocese of San Jose, please contact: EthicsPoint dsj.ethicspoint.com or hotline telephone number 888‐325‐7863 JANUARY 16, 2011 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
St. Lawrence Elementary & Middle School
Invites you to our
Sunday, January 30, 2011; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
See the Middle School Science Fair in the Community Center,
visit the Club and Activity representatives, then join a tour of the school
led by Student Council members. We look forward to meeting you!
Robotics, Decathlon, and National Junior Honor Society There are three different organizations in months of preparation. Students study the Middle School that exercise the brain. one subject, such as Religion or Math, as Two, Robotics and Decathlon, are well as prepare for a rigorous logic competition and super quiz. The super after‐school activities that involve quiz, which has ten questions in five competition and are directed by Visual and subjects, is multiple‐choice and must be Performing Arts Instructor Elaine Ketell. The answered as a team. Religion, Fine Arts, other is a revival of the academic service Science, Literature and Social Studies are club, the National Junior Honor Society, led the subjects, with a particular topic by Math Teacher Kimberly White. These organizations give students an opportunity to challenge themselves known in advance. Teamwork in this event is at as important as beyond the classroom. knowledge in the individual areas, as members must trust each other’s answers. Mrs. Ketell has been the coordinator of the Decathlon for ten Robotics is part of the First Lego League International that fields teams years, as well as Super Quiz and Logic coach. Parents and teachers from around the world. Teams build a Lego robot that must volunteer as coaches in specific subjects. accomplish designated tasks, and present a project that addresses a current events problem, such as climate. This past November, The National Junior Honor Society is an organization dedicated to St. Lawrence hosted eighteen teams in the local tournament. providing service to the school and community. Members, who must Mrs. Ketell, who has coached Robotics for four years as well as have a B average, are selected based on their leadership, citizenship, teaching it in summer camp, reports, “Robotics is about teamwork and service experience and ability to solve problems. NJHS is returning to discovery, and I tell our three teams that what we do is more St. Lawrence this year after a long absence. The newly formed group is important than what we win.” Parent volunteers are essential to the currently discussing its service direction under the leadership of running of the tournament and pay for the Lego supplies. Kimberly White. The Decathlon is an academic competition that, like Robotics, takes ACADEMY APPLICATION DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING ACADEMY CONTINUES ITS SCHOOL THEME OF JUSTICE The Academy application deadline for WARM CLOTHING DRIVE prospective freshmen is quickly The Academy’s Warm Clothing Drive To continue its school theme of approaching – don’t miss out on this “Justice”, on Tuesday, January 18th, is in full gear. The Academy is opportunity to become a Celtic. Fr. Jon Pedigo will be speaking to the Applications are available on our website collecting jackets, sweaters, Saint Lawrence Academy school sweatshirts, pants, boots, sleeping www.saintlawrence.org, from our Main community about immigration Office, or by contacting our admissions bags and more. This annual drive office at 408‐296‐3013 ext. 338. If your benefits Sacred Heart Community reform. This presentation will take student is interested in spending a day Services. The drive runs until place from 11:25 AM – 12:25 PM in here at SLA, arrangements can be made January 21st. Donations may be the Church. All are welcome to through the Admissions Office. Don’t dropped off in the Main Office of the attend. hesitate to call our Admissions Director, Academy. Mary Dixon. JANUARY 16, 2011 - SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Most of all –
The Giving Tree
many thanks to all of you who contributed
About 850 presents were collected at to the success of the Giving Tree program. Saint Lawrence in the Giving Tree program and subsequently distributed to children and teens in about 850 qualifying low income families. Christmas was indeed brighter for many because of your generosity. And a very special note of congratulations and praise to all of you for almost all of the presents were unwrapped (a cultural change from the past which “feels wrong” until we understand the distribution process). Additional thanks to Ms. De Guzman’s class and Maria Alexander for making the “ornaments” and many of the students for replenishing the ornaments on the tree when needed. Thanks also to Social Concerns for transporting the presents to St. Justin’s (see picture) – and thanks to St. Justin’s for organizing the larger Jim Balquist, Diane Horn, Ann Balquist, Diane Martorana, program including the distribution of the presents. By:
Dick Horn and John Dieckman of Social Concerns with part of Saint Lawrence’s 850 Giving Tree presents. EAGLE SCOUTS
Eagle Scout is the highest rank in Boy Scouting and takes
several years of dedication on the part of the young men,
their parents, and their scouting leaders.
Saint Lawrence’s own Boy Scout Troop, Troop 48,
awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to seven young men in
2010. The young men that received this
Please join me in congratulating these young men.
Scoutmaster Troop 48
Boy Scouts of America
Troop 48 is sponsored by the Saint Lawrence Knights of Columbus and meets in the old church, Lacey Hall, on Monday nights. Information on joining Troop 48 can be obtained by contacting Mark Tarcha at [email protected] or by calling 408‐554‐8153.
MONDAY ‐ SATURDAY SATURDAY 8:30 AM Daily 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (Sunday Vigil) RECONCILIATION SUNDAY Saturday 8:00 AM 3:30 PM ‐ 4:30 pm or 10:00 AM Children’s Lit‐
urgy by appointment 12:00 Noon CHAPEL OPEN DAILY 1:30 PM Mass in Spanish 7:00 AM ‐ 7:00 PM 6:00 PM Youth Mass EUCHARISTIC ADORATION THURSDAY 9:00 AM ‐ 8:45 PM Solemn Benediction ‐ 8:45 PM 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 W W W. S A I N T L A W R E N C E . O R G Walk for Life
West Coast 2011!
Mark your calendars for Saturday,
January 22nd 2011. Join upwards of
30,000 pro-lifer’s for the 7th Annual Walk
(2.5 miles) for Life in San Francisco as we
peacefully proclaim our message that
abortion harms not only the defenseless
preborn child, but also the women, men
and families involved, and society as a
whole. For more information visit our
website at www.walkforlifewc.com. To
volunteer or to arrange buses, contact us
at (415) 586-1576 or e-mail questions to