Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary



Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
Laguna Beach, CA
Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 28, 2016
In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.
Psalm 90
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August 28, 2016
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Welcome to Our Parish
MISSION STATEMENT—We, the community of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, located within
the larger, diverse and artistic seaside community of Laguna Beach, recognize and celebrate
the uniqueness which is grounded in the sacred mysteries and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and in the history and lives of our individuals, families and leaders. Built on these
roots, and in order to see the world as God sees it, we commit ourselves to: being a welcoming
sanctuary and a place of prayer and worship, nurturing, assisting, encouraging and serving all
those in need, offering all generations opportunities for personal and communal growth, and,
by these commitments, to honor our call to evangelization.
1042 Temple Terrace  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-9701
Fax: (949) 497-2610
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Saturday Vigil:
5:30 p.m.
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.,
1:30 p.m. Spanish
Mon - Sat
8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Kenneth A. Schmit—Pastor
Ext. 111 or [email protected]
Deacon Eddie Salgado
Rev. Gabriel Stack, O. Praem—Sunday Assistance
On the First Friday of each month we gather in prayer and praise before the
Blessed Sacrament. Following the 8 a.m. Mass and concluding at 10 p.m.
Parents of infants requesting information about Baptism may contact Father
Ken in the parish office. Infant baptisms are celebrated on the second
Saturday of the month.
At the time of death, a family member should contact the parish office, as
soon as possible, to arrange the date and time for the Funeral Liturgy.
Couples must begin preparation for their Sacrament at least six months prior
to their proposed wedding date. Please call the parish office for more
The third Saturday of each month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. In the event of
serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may
be arranged by contacting the parish office
Adults requesting information about full initiation and communion with the
Roman Catholic Church (the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) may contact the office for more info.
Donna Beam-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Ext. 113 or [email protected]
Susan Daley-Ministry Coordinator/Office Manager
Ext. 118 or [email protected]
Saturdays: 4:00—5:00 p.m. (or by appointment)
(Kindergarten—8th Grade)
30516 So. Coast Hwy w Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-7339
Fax: (949) 376-5752
Carmela Davidheiser-Parish Bookkeeper
Ext. 124 or [email protected]
Mike Letourneau—School Principal
Ext. 211 or [email protected]
Lisa Marcus-Parish Administrator
Ext. 131 or [email protected]
Renea Sendele—School Secretary
Ext. 210 or rse[email protected]
Charles Stephenson-Director, Music Ministry
Jackie Batho—Administrative Asst.
Ext. 213 or [email protected]
Gina Stewart-Director, Youth Religious Education/
Informacion en Espanol
Ext. 119 or [email protected]
Carmela Davidheiser—Bookkeeper
Ext. 212 or [email protected]
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At Our Parish
Summer is a time when some of us are invited to a reunion. It might be a family reunion,
since summer is the best time to get together. A high school reunion or college reunion
may also be a great time to get together with old friends. I suspect many of you reading
this article may have experienced a reunion of some kind at some time in your life.
Well, on August 9, 2016, we who have been associated with the RCIA Process (Rite of
Christian Initiation of Adults) whether candidate, catechumen, sponsor or team member
celebrated our reunion.
With the assistance of Susan Daley and Father Ken Schmit, our pastor, formal invitations
were sent to all associated with the RCIA Process for the last ten years.
We gathered first at the 5:30pm Saturday Mass and followed it with a potluck. Those attending were about forty in number as we shared friendship, food, fellowship and fun!
There was abundance all around.
We set aside a time for sharing our memories of the experiences of the RCIA process.
The candidates and catechumen, sponsors and team members shared some special
moments they recalled in preparation for the Easter Vigil. As the evening came to a close,
there was a sense of belonging. A felt sense of intimacy with Jesus, church and one another and a sense of community was felt throughout. We look forward to another reunion celebration, recognizing Jesus’ invitation and call to all.
If you are interested in knowing more about the RCIA process, please contact Donna
Beam in the office, at 949-494-9701, ext. 113.
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Readings, Intentions, Saints & Special Observances
1 Cor 2:1-5; Ps 119:97-102; Mk 6:17-29
1 Cor 2:10b-16; Ps 145:8-14; Lk 4:31-37
Wednesday: 1 Cor 3:1-9; Ps 33:12-15, 20-21;
Lk 4:38-44
Thursday: 1 Cor 3:18-23; Ps 24:1bc-4ab, 5-6;
Lk 5:1-11
1 Cor 4:1-5; Ps 37:3-6, 27-28, 39-40;
Lk 5:33-39
Saturday: 1 Cor 4:6b-15; Ps 145:17-21; Lk 6:1-5
Wis 9:13-18b; Ps 90:3-6, 12-17;
Phlm 9-10, 12-17; Lk 14:25-33
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary
The Passion of St. John the Baptist
First Friday
St. Gregory the
Great; First Saturday
Jubilee Year of Mercy
The punishment of the wise who refuse to take part in
government is to live under the rule of the foolish.
Please pray for the sick:
Olga Ainagas
Rebecca Brady
Rex Brady
Jakie Canali
Rick Ciaccio
Conor Davis
Therese Davis
Emma Devich
Renee DiVicino
Paul Freeman
Judy Friesen
Ed Johnson
Evlyn Mark
Maria Martini
Lauriann Meyer
Pat Migliaccio
Hiroko Nishimaya
David Pinder
Trudy Rideout
Frank Rocchio
Bob Sachs
Sandy Salgado
Eleanor Schmidt
Jean Seddon
Jacqui Slevin
Halina Stanaland
Regine Stanaland
Francis Szeibert
Mary Ellen Thilken
Aria Tremblay
Sam Vasquez
Ghinka Wilson
Tencha Ybarra
“Alms atone for sins” (Sirach 2:29). Alms are mercy
translated into hands-on compassion. Jesus confirms Sirach’s wisdom, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be
shown mercy” (Matthew 5:7). “Conduct your affairs with
humility” (Sirach 3:17). Humility: we’re all alike and special, for we’re children of God. Jesus confirms that wisdom, too: “Do not recline at table in the place of honor.
Take the lowest place” (Luke 14:8, 10). In fact, “When you
hold a lunch or a dinner, do not invite friends, relatives,
wealthy neighbors. Invite the poor, crippled, lame, blind,”
physically or figuratively, society’s most vulnerable and
marginalized, “who cannot repay you” (see 14:12–14).
Jesus seems to be telling us to prepare for eternity with
God’s chosen by becoming their friend here and now. Mercy is measured not by our delight in welcoming those we
like most or who can repay us best, but by sincerely embracing those we like least, who cannot repay us at all. Utter humility inspires pure mercy; pure mercy leads to
eternal joy.
Intentions—8:00 a.m. Mass
Mon: Wally & Jackie O’Hara (D)
Tue: Jo Jackson (D)
Wed: John Lyon (D)
Thurs: Alfredo Nogues Elia (D)
Anne E. Mauro (D)
Sat: Maria Lauria Umbarger (D)
Pray for those in the Armed Forces:
Erin Bevacqua, Captain, USMC
Evan Dineen, Captain., USAF
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Altar Servers
Art & Environment
Extraordinary Ministers
Extraordinary Ministers
To Sick & Homebound
Homeless Shelter Dinners
Jovenes Para Cristo
Men’s Fellowship
Orange Diocesan Council
Catholic Women
Prayer Line
Religious Education
Respect Life
Sick & Homebound Visits
Women’s Council
Ministry Coordinator:
Susan Daley
Virginia Atherton
Harry Allen
Susan Daley
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
Susan Daley
Lisa Staight
Teresa Jimenez
Luis Torres
Susan Daley
Joe Bevacqua
Charles Stephenson
494-9701, x118
[email protected]
494-9701, x118
[email protected]
Judy MacPherson
Parish Office
Gina Stewart
Donna Beam
Susan Daley
Susan Daley
Parish Office
Susan Daley
Stephanie Andrews
494-9701, x119
494-9701, x113
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
[email protected]
Susan Daley, 494-9701, x118 or [email protected]
Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Mass
Our Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Mass will
return on September 11th.
August 15 -21, 2016
Credit Cards
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School News
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School in the Diocese of Orange, mindful of its mission to be witness
to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color and national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School in the Diocese of Orange, does not discriminate on the basis of
race, handicap, color and national origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies,
scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.
Likewise, Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School in the Diocese of Orange does not discriminate
against any applicant for employment on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color and national origin.
Now Enrolling for the
2016-2017 Academic Year!
Saint Catherine Of Siena Parish School
Educating The Next Generation Of Decision Makers
Saint Catherine School is rooted in a rich 58-year history based on un
paralleled academic excellence for grades K-8, as well as a Transitional
Kindergarten program for students turning four years old by
September 1, 2016
58 Years of Spiritual and Academic Excellence
• Fully Accredited by WCEA/WASC
• Small Class Size for Student Centered Learning
• Full Day Transitional Kindergarten
• Full Day Kindergarten
• First—Eight Grades
• New State-of-the-Art Building
• Technology-Driven Environment
Core Curriculum is Enhanced with Music, Art, Foreign Language, Technology and Physical Education
• Computer, Science and Art Labs
• Before and After School Day Care Program
• After School Sports Program
Call the school office for information: 949-494-7339 or visit
30516 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach
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Religious Education
Those students who attended last year will receive a registration packet in the mail. Those who register before August 31st will pay an early bird registration fee. New families who want to register their children can
come to the parish office Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. And on Friday’s from 8:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. You can also go online to our parish website and print out the registration forms. You must have a
copy of your child’s Baptism certificate to register them in our classes.
Our Elementary Religious Education classes are on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for grades 1st
through 8th and are held at St. Catherine’s School.
Our Confirmation preparation classes are twice a month on Sundays from 4:00 – 5:30
p.m. and are held at St. Catherine’s Church. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation begins in the 9th grade. You will need a copy of your child’s Baptism and First
Communion certificates. It is important that your family are registered members of St.
Catherine’s Parish. If you have any questions please call our Religious Education
Director, Gina Stewart at 494-9701 ext. 119.
We are now blessed to have several adults who are in the RCIA process. An important part of this process is the personal touch of a sponsor from our congregation to move alongside of them during this time.
Basically, a sponsor is a friend. One who is supportive and welcoming to the new candidate as they learn about the
Catholic faith. A person who will be invitational and include them in their everyday lives and events. Do you recognize
these gifts in yourself? If you do, we need you to share them!
A sponsor is a vital part of the process and a link to the social and spiritual life of our church. The sponsor will attend
the RCIA meetings after the 9am mass. They are not expected to be experts in Catholicism and know everything there is
about the faith. We as a team certainly do not. What we hope to do is evangelize, which is an important part of this present period of “Inquiry” and Precatechumenate. We share our stories! We share about Jesus’ forgiveness and unconditional love”. As we share, we learn more about our faith and our personal relationship with Jesus.
It is a fun, interesting and vital ministry. We laugh, cry, celebrate and learn together in a social and spiritual environment. In the near future you will be hearing first hand from some of our past sponsors and their experiences.
If you have any interest in learning about the ministry and hearing more about it,
would you please contact me in the church office, 949-494-9701 ext. 113.
Donna Beam
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Around the Diocese
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Vigésimo Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
28 de agosto de 2016
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Lecturas y Noticias
Inscripción anticipada para nuestro programa de Educación
Religiosa en el otoño comienza el 1 de julio. Aquellos estudiantes que asistieron el año pasado recibirán un paquete
de inscripción por correo. Los que se inscriban antes del 31
de agosto pagarán una cuota de inscripción temprana de
aves. Nuevas familias que quieran inscribir a sus hijos pueden ir a la oficina parroquial Lunes - Jueves de 9:00 am .5:00 p.m. También puede ir en línea en nuestro sitio web
de la parroquia e imprimir los formularios de inscripción.
Usted debe tener una copia del certificado de bautismo de
su hijo para registrarlos en nuestras clases. Horario de clases para el año escolar 2016-2017 es domingos a las 12:15
– 1:30 en la iglesia de Santa Catalina.
Nuestras clases de preparación para la Confirmación son
dos veces al mes los domingos de 4:00-5:30 y se llevan a
cabo en la iglesia de Santa Catalina. Preparación para el
Sacramento de la Confirmación comienza en el noveno
grado. Usted necesitará una copia de su certificado de Bautismo y la Primera Comunión. Es importante que su familia
son miembros registrados de la parroquia de Santa Catalina. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta por favor llame a nuestro
Director de Educación Religiosa, Gina Stewart en 4949701 ext. 119.
Por esta época recordamos la natividad
de María, madre de Jesús. María es muy popular entre muchos pueblos y en especial en los
pueblos latinos. Al principio del mes de septiembre dos naciones toman la fiesta de su nacimiento para recordarla bajo el titulo de la
Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en Cuba y de
Nuestra Señora de Coromoto en Venezuela.
La Virgen del Cobre fue descubierta en el
siglo XVI por dos indígenas y un niño africano llamados los tres Juanes, cuando estos
fueron al mar en busca de sal. Después de una
fuerte tempestad ellos encontraron flotando
sobre las olas una pequeña imagen de María
con el Niño Dios en brazos. La imagen flotaba
sobre una tabla que decía yo soy la Virgen de
la Caridad. Milagrosamente la imagen estaba
También en el siglo XVI la Virgen se le
apareció al cacique de los indígenas Coromoto
en Venezuela. Estos resistían la evangelización y ella se apareció sobre las aguas invitándolos al bautizo cristiano.
Estas dos manifestaciones marianas llevan
a Jesús en brazos recordándonos que María
nada puede sin Cristo.
Año Jubilar de la Misericordia
28 de agosto de 2016
Vigésimo Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
“En tus asuntos procede con humildad” (Eclesiástico 3:17). Humildad: todos somos parecidos y únicos por que somos hijos de Dios. Jesús nos da una explicación de lo que es tener humildad “no te sientes en el lugar principal . . . ocupa el último lugar” (Lucas 14:8, 10). De hecho “cuando des una comida o una cena, no invites a tus amigos, ni a tus
hermanos, ni a tus parientes, ni a los vecinos ricos; . . . Invita a los pobres, a los lisiados, a los cojos y a los ciegos” física o simbólicamente, los más vulnerables y marginados de la sociedad “por que ellos no tienen con qué pagarte” (ver
14:12–14). Parece que Jesús está por decirnos que nos preparemos para la eternidad con los elegidos de Dios haciéndonos su amigo aquí y ahora. La misericordia no se mide por el placer de ser anfitriones de quienes mejor nos pueden devolver el favor de una invitación, sino por aceptar sinceramente la compañía de aquellas personas que no nos caen bien,
de quien no podrían devolvernos el favor de una invitación. Una completa humildad inspira misericordia pura y una
misericordia pura nos guía a una alegría eterna.
Vigésimo Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
28 de agosto de 2016
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Lecturas y Noticias
1 Cor 2:1-5; Sal 119 (118):97-102; Mc 6:17-29
Martes: 1 Cor 2:10b-16; Sal 145 (144):8-14; Lc 4:31-37
Miércoles: 1 Cor 3:1-9; Sal 33 (32):12-15, 20-21;
Lc 4:38-44
1 Cor 3:18-23; Sal 24 (23):1bc-4ab, 5-6;
Lc 5:1-11
Viernes: 1 Cor 4:1-5; Sal 37 (36):3-6, 27-28, 39-40;
Lc 5:33-39
Sábado: 1 Cor 4:6b-15; Sal 145 (144):17-21; Lc 6:1-5
Domingo: Sab 9:13-18b; Sal 90 (89):3-6, 12-17;
Flm 9-10, 12-17; Lc 14:25-33
Primera lectura — Maneja tus asuntos con humildad.
Humíllate y tendrás el favor de Dios (Sirácide 3:17-18,
20, 28-29).
Salmo — Dios da libertad y riqueza a los cautivos
(Salmo 68 [67]).
Segunda lectura — Te has acercado a Jesús, el mediador de una nueva alianza (Hebreos 12:18-19, 22-24a).
Evangelio — Cuando te inviten a comer, siéntate en el
lugar menos importante. Los que se humillan serán ensalzados (Lucas 14:1, 7-14).
Domingo: Vigésimo Segundo Domingo del Tiempo
El Martirio de san Juan Bautista
Primer viernes
San Gregorio
Magno; Primer
Nuestros bautizos de infantiles en español están programados contactando Gina Stewart en la oficina parroquial. (949)494-9701 Ext. 119
Los padres deben ser miembros de la parroquia de Santa Catalina y los padres necesitan venir a la
oficina de la parroquia para la aplicación Bautismal.
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o necesita información adicional, por favor
contáctenos al (949) 494-9701 ext. 119 o también puede contactar Gina
Stewart en [email protected]

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