January 10, 2016 - St. Gerard Majella



January 10, 2016 - St. Gerard Majella
St. Gerard Majella
Roman Catholic Church / Iglesia Católica Romana
A Pro-Life Parish / Parroquia en Favor de la Vida
Rectory: (310)390-5034 * Fax: (310)397-0964
Website: www.stgerardla.com * e-mail: [email protected]
Holy Mass
Father Martin Slaughter
Priest in Residence
Father Gerardo Padilla.
Monday — Saturday
Student Priest in Residence
Father Charles Vijay Kumar
Business Manager
Frances Gomez
Parish Secretary
Olga Limon
Monday thru Friday
9:00am - 12:30pm
3:00pm - 6:30pm
Padre Pio Prayer Group
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Faby Gomez
[email protected]
St. Gerard’s Outreach Ministry
Ministering to the elderly, the
homebound, the sick, and
convalescent homes.
Food Bank
(310) 390-5034
Catechism Center
(310) 391-9637
Office Hours
Tuesday: Friday 4p.m. to 7:p.m.
Saturday: 11a.m. to 2p.m.
Holy Days
Will be announced in the bulletin.
Será anunciado en el boletín.
Parish Music Director
Allan Sims
Parish Office Hours
Sunday Vigil
Shrine of St. Gerard Majella
Patron of Mothers
Difficult Pregnancies
and Childless Couples
Adoration of
The Blessed Sacrament
Adoración al
Santísimo Sacramento
1st. Friday/1° Viernes
1st.Saturday/1° Sábado
Need Help? Unplanned Pregnancy?
Necesita ayuda?
Embarazo no-planeado?
Los Angeles Pregnancy Services
1-800-395-4357 24hr. Hotline
Se habla1 Español
Saturdays 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Baptisms / Bautismos
Call the Parish Office
Llamar a la Oficina
Call the Parish Office .
Llame a la Oficina.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Novena Wed. after 8:00a.m. Mass
Considering an Abortion?
There are other alternatives.
Call the women at :
24 HOUR HELP (310) 268-8400
"This is my belove
The Baptism of Our Lord
January 10, 2016
Wednesday, January 13, 2015
Monthly celebration in honor of
Our Lady of Fatima
at 7:00p.m.
Recitation of the Holy Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet,
candlelight procession.
St. Gerard Majella Church
January 19, 2016
ed Son.'(Mt 3:13-17)
“This is my beloved Son”
(Mt 3:13-17)
Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our
Lord. This brings to an end
the season of Christmas. The Church
recalls Our Lord's second manifestation or epiphany which occurred
on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to
them the power to beget sons of God. The event takes on the importance of a second creation in which the
entire Trinity intervenes. In the Eastern Church this feast is called Theophany because at the baptism of
Christ in the River Jordan God appeared in three persons. The baptism of John was a sort of sacramental preparatory for the Baptism of Christ. It moved men to sentiments of repentance and induced them to confess
their sins. Christ did not need the baptism of John. Although He appeared in the "substance of our flesh" and
was recognized "outwardly like unto ourselves", He was absolutely sinless and impeccable. He conferred
upon the water the power of the true Baptism which would remove all the sins of the world: "Behold the
Lamb of God, behold Him Who takes away the sin of the world".Many of the incidents which accompanied
Christ's baptism are symbolical of what happened at our Baptism. At Christ's baptism the Holy Spirit descended upon Him; at our Baptism the Trinity took its abode in our soul. At His baptism Christ was proclaimed the "Beloved Son" of the Father; at our Baptism we become the adopted sons of God. At Christ's
baptism the heavens were opened; at our Baptism heaven was opened to us. At His baptism Jesus prayed;
As a gift from God, human life is sacred from conception to natural death.
The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights
that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect
for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace.
Please join Archbishop José Gomez, Auxiliary Bishops,
Priests, Deacons, Religious and Faithful of the Archdiocese
in a special Eucharistic Celebration of Life
Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 5:00 p.m.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Downtown Los Angeles
(Carpooling and Public Transportation encouraged, Limited Parking available: $8 per car)
The second collection is for the Catechism classes for
the children of our parish. Thank you for your gen-
La segunda colecta es para los pobres de nuestra
Gracias por su generosidad.
Save the Date!
Did you miss last year’s OneLife LA? You won’t want to miss this year! On January 23,
2016, join Archbishop Gomez and tens of thousands in downtown Los Angeles for the
second annual OneLife LA, an event celebra ng
the beauty and dignity of every human life from concep on to natural death. Beginning at 12:00 at La Placita/Olvera St., we will walk to Grand Park for a familyfriendly
day of inspiring speakers, live music, entertainment, food trucks, and exhibits from
community organiza ons serving those in need. T
he Requiem Mass for the Unborn at the Cathedral will follow at 5pm. For more
informa on visit: www.OneLifeLA.org.
Nick Vujicic
Keynote speaker
Respect Life Ministry
REGISTER NOW – OneLife LA - January 23, 2016
The second annual OneLife LA event, sponsored by the Los Angeles Archdiocese, invites all people to join in
declaring a commitment to valuing and protec ng all human life, par cularly the most vulnerable in our
The event will begin with a walk up Temple Street, across Grand Avenue and down 1st Street,
culmina ng in a family-friendly picnic with music, speakers, entertainment, food trucks, and exhibits from
community organiza ons.
This year's keynote speaker will be Nick Vujicic who will share his story about being born without limbs, his
strength and passion for life, and achieving victory over his struggles through faith. “If God can use a man
without arms and legs to be his hands and feet, then he will certainly use any willing heart,” said Vujicic. His
deep-rooted faith helped him see his disability as a blessing and formed the nonprofit organiza on Life
Without Limbs when he was only 17 years old.
Other speakers include: Patricia Heaton, an Emmy award winning actress of Everybody Loves Raymond and
currently starring in the ABC sitcom, The Middle; Lianna Rebolledo, founder of the organiza on, Loving Life,
which offers support and preven on programs to people in risk of
violence; David Henrie, an actor recognized for playing the lead role in Wizards of Waverly Place and as Larry in That’s So Raven.
Danny Jacobs, an actor best known for being the voice behind King Julian in the movie
Madagascar and its sequels. Danny Jacobs and Lianna Rebolledo will co-emcee the OneLife LA event.
Remember to bring your water bo les and hats to OneLife LA! No outside chairs or tables of any kind are
allowed in the park, so be sure to bring your picnic blankets, too! Handicapped sea ng is available.
More informa on and registra on at www. o n e l i fe l a . o rg.
DID YOU KNOW? Be wary of online friendships
Today’s teens may seem to be always online, with constant messaging and sharing on social
media with a large audience. The internet is a great place to meet people, but these meetings
come with potential dangers that can put kids and teens at risk. You don’t know who you’re
really talking to online. Pay attention to the sites your kids on computers and mobile devices.
Monitor the sites that they visit and ask questions about who they talk to and what information
they provide to their online friends. For a copy of the VIRTUS® article “Preventing Teen
Victimization On- and Offline,” email [email protected]
Sabe Usted.? Esté prevenido de amistades en Internet
Puede parecer que los adolescentes de hoy están siempre en Internet, con mensajes constantes
y compartiendo en las redes sociales con una gran audiencia. La Internet es un gran lugar para
conocer gente, pero estas reuniones vienen con peligros potenciales que ponen en riesgo a los
niños y adolescentes. Usted no sabe con quién está hablando en línea realmente. Ponga
atención a los sitios que sus niños visitan en computadoras y aparatos móviles. Haga preguntas
sobre con quienes se comunican y qué información proveen a sus amigos en línea. Para una
copia del artículo VIRTUS® “Preventing Teen Victimization On- and Offline” (Previniendo la
victimización de adolescentes en o fuera de línea) envíe un correo electrónico a [email protected]
Saturday, Jan. 9th
Sunday, Jan. 10th
7:30a.m. The People of St. Gerard’s
9:00a.m. Gilbert Ramirez +
10:30a.m Antonio & Jose Maximiliano
12:00.p.m. Becker Family ( Blessings)
1:30p.m. Francisco Lara +
Monday, Jan. 11th
8:00a.m. Chente Gallegos (B-day)
Tuesday, Jan. 12th
8:00a.m David Plaisted +
Wednesday, Jan. 13th
8:00a.m. Julia & Ann Marie Gomez (B-days)
Thursday, Jan. 14th
8:00a.m. Esteban & Sinfrosa Ubungen +
Friday, Jan. 15th
8:00a.m. John Bazarsky +
Saturday, Jan. 16th
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Every First Friday and First Saturday in the church:
On 1st Friday from:
8:30a.m. to 6:30p.m.
9:00p.m. to 7:30 a.m. English
On 1st Saturday from: 7:00p.m. to 7:00a.m. Spanish
Adoración al Santísimo
Cada Viernes Primero 8:30a.m.—6:30p.m.
Cada Sábado
primero 7:00p.m.-7:30a.m. Español
Sharing the Heart of the Christian Faith
AM 930
24 hours a day
Click on the link on our web site:
Anon: Please pray for my husband and I to be blessed with a healthy baby.
We have been married for 6 years and having difficulty conceiving. I know
God has the perfect time for us and I pray He gives us the perseverance and
faith we need to continue believing in Him and surrendering to Him. Amen.
Anon.: Request for a conception for me and my husband William, that we be
blessed with a child.
Anon. For my niece, Aimee who is expecting her first child. St. Gerard please
intervene for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby. She has had two miscarriages
and she had her husband will be good parents. Keep mother and baby safe. I
know you will help. You helped my mother when she was carring me almost 60
years ago. Blessed St. Gerard hear my prayer and carry it to our Lord. Amen.
St. Gerard Majella Parish Registration Form
New members of the parish are invited to use this form to register. Registered members may use it to
advise us of a change of address, phone number or to request offertory envelopes. Either drop the
form below in the collection basket or bring to the parish office.
First Name Ms. ________________________ Last Name ____________________________________
Spouse’s First Name _________________________ Telephone _______________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________
City & Zip code ______________________________________________________________________
Boleta de Inscripción de la Parroquia de San Gerardo de Majella
Nuevos miembros de la parroquia son invitados a utilizar esta forma para registrarse. Los miembros
registrados lo pueden utilizar para informarnos de un cambio de domicilio, el número de teléfono o para solicitar sobres de ofrenda. Deposite esta forma en la canasta de ofrendas o entréguelo a la oficina
Primer Nombre Sra. _________________________Apellido___________________________________
Nombre Del Cónyuge
_________________________ Teléfono
Dirección _____________________________________________________________________________
Ciudad Y Código Postal ________________________________________________________________
Hijos(as) _____________________________________________________________________________

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