Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic Church

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Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic Church
Sunday, November 29th 2015
Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic Church
155 East. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, California 91360
P: (805) - 496 - 0222 F: (805) - 379 - 2506
Parish Center Hours
Monday—Friday: 9:00am—9:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am—5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am—12:30pm
Clergy
Fr. Michael Rocha, Pastor
805-496-0222 Ext: 103
[email protected]
Fr. Toribio Gutierrez, C.M.
Associate Pastor
805-496-0222 Ext: 170
[email protected]
Eucharistic Liturgies
Daily Mass: 8:15AM (Monday - Saturday)
Saturday: 5:30PM, (Vigil) 7:00PM (Spanish)
Sundays: 7:30AM, 9:00AM, 10:45AM,
12:30PM (Spanish), 5:30PM
Fr. Greg Sudarto
Associate Pastor
805-496-0222 Ext: 125
[email protected]
Holy Days: 8:15AM, 12noon, 5:30PM,
7:00PM (Spanish)
Senior Deacon Jim Robinson
805-496-0222 Ext: 123
[email protected]
Sacraments
Deacon Mitch Ito
805-496-0222 Ext: 122
[email protected]
Confession: Saturday: 3:30—5:00PM
Marriage Arrangements in Parish Office
English Baptisms: 1st Sunday of the Month
Spanish Baptisms: 2nd Sunday of the Month
Deacon Guillermo Rodriguez
805-496-0222 Ext: 133
[email protected]
Adoration Chapel
6:00am—10:00pm (Open To All)
10:00pm—6:00am (Code Required)
Inside This Weeks Bulletin:
Eucharistic Ministers Needed
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Respect Life Poinsettia Sale
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December at a Glance
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Fun Facts About Advent
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Simbang Gabi 2015
Pastors Corner
Welcome to the First Sunday of Advent. The new
Advent Wreath that is located in the sanctuary part of
our church is a beautiful reminder that this is a special
time of year. Each week another candle will be lit as
we near the nativity of our Lord.
In today’s Gospel, the reading provides us with a
prologue for what sounds like a grand opera that will
follow in time. First we will wait in darkness. The Christ
child will come. He lives and moves among us. Later we crucify him and bury him. He rises from the
dead and walks with us again. He ascends into heaven
and sends the Holy Spirit down upon us. Then the people wander, some forgetting him, not remembering
that he will come again in glory, descending from the
clouds.
The narrator then gives us a final warning: “For that
day will assault everyone who lives on the face of the
earth. Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have
strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent
and to stand before the Son of Man.”
In a cold and fallow season of waiting, watching and
wondering, it is not surprising to find ourselves reflecting on the past and looking towards the future,
taking stock and hoping for something better to come.
Advent is the season of promise par excellence. We
willingly wait. We anticipate the birth of Jesus and all
that it symbolizes for us, and we do so in the light of
promises extending back to the Hebrew scriptures, and
beyond.
The season of Advent tells us to go forward. Hope is
always in the future. Tradition points the way but can
change in the face of surprises. God is free to do new
things, and the biggest surprise of all is that God consults us and invites us to create the future together.
Happy Advent.
A few days ago we celebrated Thanksgiving. I hope
that you all had an opportunity to spend some time
with family and friends. I pray that you all made an
effort to express your gratitude to those individuals
who have been there for you on your life’s journey. I
hope you took a moment to offer thanksgiving to God
for everyone and all that you have in your life. I would
like to share the following reflection: Remembrance is
the most precious feature of the virtue of gratitude.
One of the most important qualities is the ability to say
“thank you” to others and to take no one and nothing
for granted. Those who possess the virtue of gratitude
are truly rich. They not only know they have been
blessed, but they continuously remember that all good
things come from God. To acknowledge others, to say
thank you, is a mark of greatness. If our family and
friends are dispirited and unmotivated, might it have
something to do with the fact that we have never expressed our gratitude to them for who they are and
what they do? The courage to thank — that is, the
courage to see the gifts and experiences of this world
all together as a gift — changes not only the person
who gains this insight. It also changes the environment, the world, and those who surround that person.
Gratitude is creative. People bound together by gratitude are always discovering and awakening abundant
sources of strength. The more thankful a person is, the
richer he or she is within. Thankful people store up in
their grateful memory all the good experiences of the
past, just as the French proverb states: “Gratitude is
the heart’s memory.”
Thank you Saint Paschal Community!
Father Michael Rocha
Rincón del Pastor
Bienvenidos al primer domingo de Adviento. La
nueva corona de Adviento en el santuario de nuestra
iglesia en un hermoso recordatorio de que este es un
momento especial del año. Cada semana, al encender
otra vela, estaremos más cerca de la natividad de
nuestro Señor.
En el evangelio de hoy, se nos proporciona un prólogo de lo que suena como una gran ópera que seguirá
en cierto tiempo. En primer lugar vamos a esperar en
la oscuridad. El niño Dios vendrá. Él vive y se mueve
entre nosotros. Más tarde le crucificamos y lo enterramos. Resucita de entre los muertos y camina de nuevo
con nosotros. Él asciende al cielo y envía el Espíritu
Santo sobre nosotros. Entonces el pueblo vaga, algunos lo olvidan, sin recordar que de nuevo vendrá con
gloria, descendiendo entre nubes.
El narrador entonces nos da una advertencia final:
"Ese día tomará por sorpresa a todos los que viven
sobre la faz de la tierra. Estén vigilantes en todo momento y oren para que tengan fuerza para escapar de
las tribulaciones que son inminentes y para estar de
pie delante del Hijo del Hombre".
En una temporada de frío y aridez en la espera, observando y preguntando, no es sorprendente encontrarnos a nosotros mismos reflexionando sobre el pasado y mirando hacia el futuro, haciendo un balance,
con la esperanza de algo mejor por venir. Adviento es
el tiempo de la promesa por excelencia. Nosotros esperamos con gusto. Anticipamos el nacimiento de Jesús y todo lo que simboliza para nosotros, y lo hacemos a la luz de las promesas que se remontan a las
Escrituras hebreas, y más allá.
El tiempo de Adviento nos dice que debemos seguir
adelante. La esperanza es siempre en el futuro. La tradición señala el camino, pero se puede cambiar al encontrar sorpresas. Dios es libre de hacer cosas nuevas,
y la mayor sorpresa de todas es que Dios nos aconseja
y nos invita a crear el futuro juntos. Feliz Adviento.
Hace unos días celebramos Acción de Gracias. Espero que todos hayan tenido la oportunidad de pasar
algún tiempo con la familia y amigos. Ruego para que
todos ustedes hayan hecho un esfuerzo para expresar
su gratitud a las personas que han estado allí para usted en la jornada de su vida. Espero que haya tomado
un momento para dar gracias a Dios por todos y por
todo lo que usted tiene en su vida. Me gustaría compartir la siguiente reflexión: El recuerdo es el rasgo
más valioso de la virtud de la gratitud. Una de las cualidades más importantes es la capacidad de decir
"gracias" a los demás y no dar por hecho a nadie ni a
nada. Aquellos que poseen la virtud de la gratitud son
verdaderamente ricos. Ellos no sólo saben que han
sido bendecidos, sino que recuerdan constantemente
que todas las cosas buenas vienen de Dios. Reconocer
los demás, dar las gracias, es un signo de grandeza. Si
nuestra familia y amigos están desanimados y sin motivación, ¿podría tener algo que ver con el hecho de
que nunca les hemos expresado nuestra gratitud por
lo que son y lo que hacen? El valor de dar las gracias es decir, el valor de ver los dones y experiencias de
este mundo como un regalo - cambia no sólo a la persona que adquiere este conocimiento. También cambia el entorno, el mundo, y los que rodean a esa persona. La gratitud es creativa. Las personas unidas por
la gratitud siempre están descubriendo y despertando
abundantes fuentes de fortaleza. Cuanto más agradecida a es una persona, es más rica en su interior. La
gente agradecida guarda en su memoria todas las buenas experiencias del pasado, así como dice el proverbio francés: "La gratitud es la memoria del corazón"
¡Gracias, comunidad de San Pascual!
Padre Michael Rocha
Eucharistic Ministry for the Sick & Elderly
For those of you who are actively supporting this loving ministry, know in your hearts how spiritual rewarding it is to bring Holy Communion to our parishioners who are unable to come to the Church. Your voluntary
work as Eucharistic Ministers fill in the gaps in the Spiritual needs in patients in Hospitals, Senior Centers,
Home Care facilities and Private homes.
The heavens are fully aware of your dedication to the Eucharist and you are awarded special graces by our
Lord for your loving deeds.
The Eucharistic Ministry for the Sick and Elderly is in need of more volunteers. Those of you that would like
to respond to the Lord’s Call, please contact:
Jan Wennink [email protected]
Please detach form below, and return to the parish center.
________________________________________________________________________________________
Name of Eucharistic Minister Volunteer: _____________________________________
Address: ________________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number: (_____) _________ _________
Email: __________________________________
Leave a Legacy
Wheelchair
Sunday
When you leave a planned gift to St. Paschal’s, you are ensuring a strong future for our parish, school,
ministries, or any other part of our St. Paschal Catholic Community that is close to your heart. We encourage you to contact your legal and/or financial advisor for more information about making a planned gift.
Here are two easy ways you can contribute to the long term sustainability of St. Paschal’s.
1.Bequest: One of the easiest ways to help involves simply naming St. Paschal’s as a beneficiary in
your will and living trust. A bequest may be for a stated sum of money or a percentage of your estate.
2. Life Insurance Policy and Retirement Assets: Naming St. Paschal’s as a partial beneficiary of
these assets can provide support for our community for years to come.
Your consideration would truly be appreciated.
Parish Information
Parish Center:
Bookkeeper
Ext: 102
Business Manager
Ext: 104
Youth Outreach & Bulletin Editor
Ext: 169
Director of Music Ministry
Ext: 111
Hispanic Ministry
Ext:116
RCIA
Ext: 0
Religious Education
Ext: 115
St. Vincent de Paul Society
School Principal
805-495-9340
The University Series
Ext: 119
805-496-0222
Marsha Blanton
[email protected]
JoAnn Zullo
[email protected]
Robert Batch
[email protected]
Kevin Stoller
[email protected]
Irma Diaz
[email protected]
Jazmir Fajardo
[email protected]
Kathleen Brown
[email protected]
Ext: 109
Suzanne Duffy
[email protected]
Bob Jordan
[email protected]
Altar Server Schedule
WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS
SUNDAY
7:30
Vincenza Brandonisio (D)
9:00
St. Paschal Baylon Parishioners
10:45
Robert A. Jenkins, Jr. (D)
12:30
Filomeno Canto (D)
5:30
Robert Perry Price (D)
MONDAY
8:15
Isidoro Paraon (D)
TUESDAY
8:15
Ruby & Mickey (D)
WEDNESDAY
8:15 : Vincent Tunzi, Sr. (D)
THURSDAY
8:15:
Jennie Borak (D)
FRIDAY
8:15 : Kathleen & Jeremy Cotta (L) &Vincent Cervellini
& Cristen Cervellini-Calfo (D)
SATURDAY
8:15
Florence Nardini (D)
5:30
George Shaffer (D)
7:00
José Sánchez (D)
SUNDAY
7:30
Marina Valente (L)
9:00
Ellen Urick (D)
10:45 Ellen Urick (D)
12:30 : The Parishioners of St. Paschal Baylon
5:30:
Petra N. Juarez (D)
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Celebrant Schedule:
Schedule has not been published yet.
Saturday,
5:30PM:
7:00PM:
Sunday,
7:30AM:
9:00AM:
10:45AM:
12:30PM:
5:30PM:
Weekly Prayer Intentions
Wedding Anniversaries
Repose of The Soul
Respect Life Poinsettias
The Poinsettia sale is back! Once again, St. Paschal's Respect Life Ministry
will be selling poinsettias to benefit the Life Centers of Ventura County.
They will be sold the weekend of December 5 and 6th after Masses.
Please note that they sell out by Sunday afternoon, so they will not be
available after the Sunday, 5:30 pm Mass.
Stop Assisted Suicide!
Stop Assisted Suicide in CA before it’s too late! Earlier this year, through a Special Session, the CA legislature passed
assisted suicide, allowing doctors to prescribe overdose medication to terminally ill patients. Join a coalition of physicians, nurses, disability-rights organizations, and people of all faiths to stand for the lives of our elderly and dying and
oppose assisted suicide! On November 22, Christ the King Sunday, petitions will be available for signature outside of
Masses. Signers must be registered to vote and can only sign once. Why Oppose Assisted Suicide?
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Sends the Wrong Message: Legalizing suicide for the terminally ill, while discouraging it for the rest of the population, teaches that the lives of the ill and disabled do not matter to our society.
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Will Worsen Patient Care: Patients in other states, like Barbara Wagner in Oregon, are being denied treatment
prescribed by their doctors, and instead offered drugs for assisted suicide.
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Will Increase Non-Terminal Suicide Rates: Suicides skyrocket when assisted suicide is legalized. Oregon's suicide
rate for non-terminal people increased 49% after assisted suicide became legal.
Prayer to Stop Assisted Suicide:
O God, source of all life and hope,
look kindly on our brothers and sisters facing the end of their lives,
fill them with the hope of your mercy and give them peace and comfort.
We pray for all Californians,
inspire them to protect the lives of the elderly, the infirm and the disabled.
Renew our commitment to building a community where every human life is welcomed
and wanted, valued and defended -- from conception to natural death.
We ask this through the intercession of Saint John Paul II. Amen.
December at a Glance
Weekly Scripture Readings & Observances
Monday: Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle
ROM 10:9-18; PS 19:8, 9, 10, 11; MT 4:18-22
Tuesday:
IS 11:1-10; PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; LK 10:21-24
Wednesday
IS 25:6-10A; PS 23:1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6; MT 15:29-37
Thursday: Memorial of Saint Francis Xavier, Priest
IS 26:1-6; PS 118:1 AND 8-9, 19-21, 25-27A; MT 7:21, 24-27
Friday
IS 29:17-24; PS 27:1, 4, 13-14; MT 9:27-31
Saturday
IS 30:19-21, 23-26; PS 147:1-2, 3-4, 5-6; MT 9:35–10:1, 5A, 6-8
Sunday: Second Sunday of Advent
BAR 5:1-9; PS 126:1-2, 2-3, 4-5, 6; PHIL 1:4-6, 8-11; LK 3:1-6
Thoughts from Pope Francis
Pope Francis said God is the greatest glory and warned believers against the
temptation to deify earthly things and even to idolize our habits. Instead, he
said, we should be looking beyond these things to the transcendent, to God the
creator, whose glory never fades. The Pope’s words came during his homily at
his Mass on Friday (13th November) celebrated at the Santa Marta residence.
Pope Francis reflected in his homily on God’s eternal glory and said there are
two dangers that undermine believers: the temptation to deify our earthly
things and even to idolize our habits, as if all this were lasting forever. Instead,
he said, God is the greatest glory and this is made clear in the psalms where we
read how “The heavens declare the Glory of God.” The problem, said the Pope,
is that humans often bow down before things whose splendour is only a reflection that will be extinguished one day - or worse still they become devoted to
even more fleeting pleasures.
Attached to the beauty of the here and now
Pope Francis warned about the “error” of many people who, he said, are incapable of looking beyond the
beauty of earthly things towards the transcendent, describing this attitude as the idolatry of immanence.
“They are attached to this idolatry: they are astonished by the power and energy (of these things). They
haven’t thought about how much greater is their sovereign because He created them, He who is the origin
and the author of this beauty. It’s an idolatry to gaze at all these beautiful things without believing that
they will fade away. And the fading too has its beauty… And this idolatry of being attached to the beauty of
the here and now, without (a sense of) the transcendence, we all run the risk of having that. It’s the idolatry of immanence. We believe that these things are almost gods and they will last forever. We forget about
that fading away.”
The other trap or idolatry into which many people fall, warned the Pope, is that of our daily habits which
make our hearts deaf. He said Jesus illustrated this when he described the men and woman during the time
of Noah or Sodom who ate and drank and got married without caring about anything else until the flood
came or the Lord rained down burning sulphur.
“Everything is according to habit. Life is like that: We live in this way, without thinking about the end of
this way of living. This too is an idolatry: to be attached to our habits, without thinking that this will come
to an end. But the Church makes us look at the end of these things. Even our habits can be thought of as
gods. The idolatry? Life is like this and we go forward in this way… And just as this beauty will finish in another (kind of) beauty, our habits will finish in an eternity, in another (kind of) habit. But there is God!”
Look at the glory that doesn’t fade
Pope Francis went on to urge his listeners to direct their gaze always beyond towards the one God who is
beyond “the end of created things” so as not to repeat the fatal error of looking back, as Lot’s wife did. We
must be certain, he stressed, that if life is beautiful then its end will be just as beautiful as well.
“We believers are not people who look back, who yield, but people who always go forward.” We must always go forward in this life, looking at the beautiful things and with the habits that we all have but without
deifying them. They will end. Be they these small beauties, which reflect a bigger beauty, our own habits
for surviving in the eternal song, contemplating the glory of God.”
Source: http://en.radiovaticana.va/
Parish Ministry Announcements
SPBC Youth Outreach
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Saint Paschal Baylon School News
Confirmation Registration is now closed
November 29th: There is no Confirmation tonight!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Year Two Retreat Information will be available soon!
If you are not receiving the weekly e-mails please
contact Robert at the parish center.
Due to lack of sign ups there will not be a talent show
on November 21st 2015.
Religious Education
Registration is now closed.
Pre-School Registration is Open.
Pre-School: Age 3 through Kindergarten—Sunday 9:00—
10:00 am.
"Retired? Working part time? Looking for some way to
contribute to the parish that does not take a lot of time?
Please consider helping in the Religious Education classes. We are in need of classroom aides for
Monday afternoon. Call (805) 496-0222 x 114 or O
You will be required to take the Virtus classes mandated
by the US bishops.”
Adult Confirmation
The Adult Confirmation Preparation classes are for
those who are out of high school and who have been baptized and received First Communion, but who have yet to
receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation
strengthens the graces we receive in Baptism and fills us
with an even greater share of the Holy Spirit. This Sacrament completes our initiation into the Catholic
Church.Classes will begin on January 4, 2016, at 7 p.m., at
St. Julie Billiart in Newbury Park. For more information
contact Barbara Durand: 805-497-1370
That Man Is You!
Helping Families Discover The Superabundance Of God.
Now meeting on Saturday at 6:30 AM in the parish hall.
Join us for breakfast. ALL MEN ARE WELCOME!
Annual Men’s Retreat
All men of the parish are invited to attend the annual
retreat at Serra Retreat Center in Malibu. The theme is
"Renewed by Divine Mercy". This retreat gives you an
opportunity to evaluate and focus on your priorities for
the New Year. The retreat will begin on Friday evening
January 8 with dinner and end after Mass and lunch on
Sunday January 10, 2016. For reservations call Serra
direct at 310-456-6631 or go on-line at
www.serraretreat.com. Book early for rooms are limited. For additional information, call Ed Krol at 4977337.
Opus Dei
All women are invited to attend an Evening of Recollection, sponsored by Opus Dei. It will take place in the
church on Monday, December 7, at 7 pm. There will be
two meditations, a talk and will end with Benediction at
9 pm. There will be time for prayer and an opportunity
to go to Confession. For more information contact
Marisa Schoeffer 818-517-0951.
Men’s Club Christmas Party
The SPB Men's Club is seeking donations of new unwrapped toys for their annual Children's Christmas Party, to be held in the parish hall on December 19th. Receptacles will be outside the church for the various
masses starting Sunday December 6th.
Parish Ministry Announcements
Adorers Needed!
Monday: 2am (Twice a month)
Tuesday: 5 pm
Friday: 3am; 11pm
Saturday: 7pm
Sunday : 2pm
Contact: Dan & Linda Gregoire: [email protected]
805-492-6618
Parish Bible Studies
MONDAY:
“A Journey Towards Freedom” from 10:00-12:00 noon.
This in-depth study of “A Spirit-Controlled Temperament”
will lead you to be a Dynamic Catholic through your journey in life. Guest speakers. Registration forms are available in the Parish center or call (805)-496-0222
Contact: Rita DaCorsi 805-484-2414
TUESDAY
Tuesday Bible Study meets at 1:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the
Church Community Room. A 6 week study of the Prophet
Isaiah using Loyola Press, "Build a Highway for God". The
Birth of Christ, three week Little Rock Study will begin on
November 17th.
There is no class the week of Thanksgiving.
Contact: Roland Chabot
805 276 7838 or [email protected]
WEDNESDAY MORNING
The St. Paschal’s Wednesday morning Women’s Study
meets from 9:15-11:00am in the community room in the
back of the Church.
For more information contact:
Maureen Scanlon (805) 796-0546 OR
Mary Kate Marini (805) 551-3750
WEDNESDAY EVENING
7:30—9:00PM—Church Community Room
Contact: Sherry Reynolds
[email protected]
THURSDAY MORNING:
Thursday Morning Bible Study meets in the Hall at 9:15
a.m. We are studying the Gospel of John.
Barbara Durand: (805) 497 1370
Did You Know?
Who should report child abuse?
Priests, deacons, school faculty and administrators and
other staff members in our parishes and schools have
been designated as mandated reporters under California
law. When one of these persons receives information
leading to a “reasonable suspicion” that a child is being
abused or neglected, he or she must make a report to
the appropriate child protection or law enforcement
agency. However, every adult has a moral responsibility
to report suspected child abuse. For a copy of the VIRTUS® article “How to Familiarize Yourself with Policies
and Procedures on Reporting Abuse,” email: [email protected]
Recorded Homilies Available!
The 9:00AM Mass Homilies are now back online
for you to listen to! Visit www.stpaschal.org/
recordedhomilies to listen!
Bulletins In Your Inbox!
A new feature with the new parish website is
available and allows you to receive your parish
bulletin automatically via e-mail every week! All
you have to do is subscribe by going to
www.stpaschal.org/parish-bulletins
Subscribe today!
RCIA
Curious about the Catholic faith and practices? Considering becoming Catholic? Come to our informal
meetings to ask questions and find answers. We meet
every Thursday from 7:15pm until 9:00pm in the Church
Community Room. It is an informal group with no obligation attached. Bring a friend. Contact us at
[email protected] or call Jazmir at 818-857-6204. Find
us on Facebook by searching: “St. Paschal Baylon RCIA”
Like us and set us on your notifications!
Knights of Columbus Council 5746
The Knights of Columbus Council 5746 will be outside
after all Masses starting today until Christmas selling Car
Magnets for charity. Price of these are $5.00 each. The
magnets show a silhouette of the Manger Scene in white
with "Keep Christ in Christmas" below. They attach magnetically and leave no lasting mark.
The Bi-lingual Rosary will be on Dec. 15 due to the holy
day on December 8th.
New Bulletin Submission Deadline
NOTE: Effective immediately, all bulletin submissions are to be e-mailed to [email protected] by end
of business day on the Monday prior to the Sunday Bulletin.
Fun Facts About Advent
Advent always begins four Sundays before Christmas, on the Sunday closest to the feast of St Andrew the Apostle
(November 30th).
Advent continue until December 24th.
If Christmas Eve is on a Sunday it is also the fourth Sunday of Advent. Christmas Eve officially begins at sundown
when it falls on a Sunday.
Advent is the beginning of the liturgical calendar year. Advent has been the beginning of the church year since the
900’s.
The word Advent comes from the Latin word adventus, which means coming.
In the early church Advent was a time of prayer and confession. Today, it’s more a time for preparation and anticipation of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
The season of Advent has both a joyful and penitential spirit.
The traditional color of Advent is purple (or violet), which symbolizes the penitential spirit. Purple also symbolizes
royalty, and we are awaiting the arrival of a King – our Lord, Jesus Christ.
About The Wreath
The Advent wreath is made up of two parts – the wreath and the candles.
The wreath is made of evergreen, which symbolizes growth and everlasting life.
The wreath’s shape of a circle represents eternity since it has no beginning and no end. It also symbolizes the immortality of the soul and the everlasting life found in Jesus Christ.
The Advent wreath has three purple candles and one pink candle. They represent the four weeks of our preparation
before the coming of our Lord.
Each week represents one thousand years, so in total four thousand years from the time of Adam and Eve until the
birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Every week of Advent one candle is lit. As each new candle is lit during the journey of Advent, we draw closer to the
coming of our Lord and are reminded of Christ’s presence through the light of the candles burning brighter each
week.
The first week of Advent one purple candle is lit; this represent hope.
The second week of Advent another purple candle is lit; this signifies love.
The third week of Advent the pink candle is lit; this represents joy.
The fourth week of Advent the last purple candle is lit; this symbolizes peace.
The lighting of the candles not only symbolizes the Lord’s first coming, but also the anticipation of his second coming.
Ministerio Hispano
MISAS EN ESPAÑOL
Sábados a las 7:00pm
Domingo a las 12:30pm
CONFESIONES
Sábado de 3:30 a 5:00pm
GRUPO DE JOVENES
Viernes: de 15 años en adelante
7:30pm en el Salón Multiusos
GRUPOS DE ORACION
Lunes y Viernes 7:00pm
Salón de Música
EDUCACION RELIGIOSA
Mucho se habla y se presume de la fe en Dios por
todos lados y de todos los modos posibles, cuando una
sola cosa es la importante: el amor y sus expresiones
concretas en donde la fe se hace transparente, viva y
eficaz. Caminemos vivos en Dios en este Adviento.
Comparte alguna manera nueva de vivir el tiempo de
Adviento en la Comunidad.
Lecturas para el Domingo 6 de Diciembre de 2015
Baruc 5,1-9
Filipenses 1,4-6.8-11
Lucas 3,1-6
Sábados de 10 a 11:30 A.M.
En la escuela Ext. 116
MATRIMONIOS
Registrarse con 6 meses de anticipación.
Hacer cita con algunos de los sacerdotes
VIVIENDO NUESTRA FE
BAUTIZOS
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“QUE TENIENDO FE, ESPEREN Y QUE ESPERANDO, AMEN”
El Adviento nos prepara para celebrar la primera venida de Jesús, pero también nos invita a elevar la mirada
hacia su Segunda Venida. Y así debe
Ser, porque es preciso estar consciente del destino que
nos aguarda en esa esplendorosa ocasión. Si celebramos debidamente su primera venida.
Queramos o no, la venida del Señor en gloria nos obliga a examinar la vida que llevamos, y si pensamos seriamente en esto los días venideros, evitaremos que el
Adviento y la Navidad no pasen de ser meros ejercicios
de alegría superficial y sentimentalismo. Es preciso
dejar que la Palabra de Dios nos interpele y nos transforme. ¿Cuál será el mejor signo o la mejor actitud del
que sabe esperar? San Agustín, cuando ya era Obispo,
encontró una frase que resume y sintetiza muy bien lo
que debe ser la actitud y la vida de todo creyente en
Dios. Es la frase que citamos como título para hoy, y
que nos lleva a comprender que la fe verdadera está
llena de esperanza; esperanza que cuando está viva
late al ritmo del amor. En otras palabras, el don de la fe
nos hace capaces de creer, de buscar y anhelar. Y es
esta esperanza, llena de fe, la que nos hace vivir de una
manera única. San Pablo nos da la dirección de cómo
caminar y a dónde llegar: vivir en la santidad de Dios
amándonos mutuamente. En reciprocidad y en crecimiento continuo.
En su encíclica social Octogesima Adveniens de 1975, el
papa Paulo VI nos invita a pensar con mucha seriedad
en que la Palabra de Dios no puede ser proclamada ni
escuchada si no va acompañada del testimonio de la
fuerza del Espíritu Santo que opera en la acción de los
cristianos al servicio de sus hermanos, en los puntos
donde se juegan su existencia y su porvenir. Analicemos cuáles son esos “puntos” en donde nuestra
vida se entreteje y conecta la fe con la vida, el trabajo
con la felicidad, la realización personal y el bien de los
demás.
¿SABIA USTED?
¿Quiénes deben reportar abuso infantil?
Bajo la ley del estado de California, todos los sacerdotes, diáconos, profesores, administradores y
empleados de nuestras parroquias y escuelas tienen la
obligación de reportar abusos. Cuando alguna de estas
personas recibe cualquier información que lleve a una
“sospecha razonable” de que un menor puede ser una
víctima de abuso o negligencia, tiene la obligación de
hacer un reporte ya sea a las autoridades civiles o a
agencias de protección de niños. Sin embargo, cada
adulto tiene la responsabilidad moral de reportar sospechas de abuso infantil. Para más información sobre
cómo responder a una alegación o sospecha de abuso
de niños, visitar www.la-archdiocese.org/org/
protecting/vam.
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