St. Mahew Catholic Church



St. Mahew Catholic Church
St. Ma hew Catholic Church
2140 W. Ontario Avenue
Corona CA 92882-5651
Phone: (951) 737-1621
FAX: (951) 737-9715
Office Hours: M-F 9 am—5 pm
Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am,
11:00am & 5:00pm
12:30 P.M. (Spanish)
Weekday: Wed - Fri 8:30am
Mon- Fri 9am-5pm
Saturdays 3:30pm-4:30pm
Please notify Parish Office so a visit
can be arranged. The Pastoral Staff
depends on you to notify us as to the
Baptism, First EucharistReconciliation, Confirmation,
Call Parish Office for details.
Appointment with Pastor
at least NINE months in advance.
November 27, 2016
Re lectingonGod’sWord
How do you prepare a heart for Christmas? It is not all that different from how we
prepare any room for the season. We move some things out and bring others in: lights,
candles, and appropriate decora ons. We can also apply this to our hearts, both our
individual heart and our community heart. Today four voices offer direc on.
Jeremiah calls us to remember the God who worked on the house of Israel and Judah,
bringing “a just shoot” (Jeremiah 33:15) to flower from the old stump that Israel had
become, replacing lifeless leadership with a new branch of the house of David. Jus ce
would flourish for all the people. Jeremiah calls us to trust God’s designs that go
beyond the surface.
Jesus’ words, however, seem to contradict all this, predic ng signs that will dismay and
perplex, with people dying of fright. What happened to security and jus ce? But all this
frightening ac vity is not for those wai ng on the Lord. Jesus’ words are strong: Don’t
cower; stand erect. Don’t let your heart sink into sleep, dive into drink, or be corrupted
by carousing. Redemp on is in the room, a heartbeat away.
Paul reminds us that we best renovate our hearts by filling them with God’s love for
others. We do this by how we treat each other. A new year offers me to bring healing
to damaged rela onships, to reach out to someone we have neglected. And God works
along with us, pouring the Holy Spirit into our hearts.
—James A. Wallace, . . .
Copyright © 2012, World Library Publica ons. All rights reserved.
Rev. Hieu Trong Nguyen, S.V.D
[email protected]
Advent is a me to enter more deeply into conversa on with God. Pray with the words
of the psalmist, who encourages us to turn to God, who will make known the way,
teach us the right paths, and draw us into divine kindness, constancy, and friendship.
Copyright © 2012, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.
Rev. Hien Pham, S.V.D.
Parochial Vicar
[email protected]
St. Edward School
500 Merrill St.
Corona CA 92882
(951) 737-2530
Notre Dame High School
7085 Brockton Ave.
Riverside CA 92506
(951) 275-5896
Please pray for those names in this list, and remember to call the office when the
inten on can be removed. A Shannon Adams, Aida Angulo, Elizabeth Adby, Edward Armijo,
SATURDAY, November 26
5:00 p.m. Henry & Norma
SUNDAY, November 27
8:00 a.m. Victoria Smitherman- †
8:00 a.m. William Wilcox - †
9:30 a.m. Alma Wolfe-†
9:30 a.m. Stephanie Nguyen Health
11:00 p.m. Victoria
Smitherman- †
12:30 p.m. Adolfo Ortega - †
5:00 p.m. Juliana Paraiso -†
WEDNESDAY, November 30
8:30 a.m. Parishoners
THURSDAY, December 1
8:30 a.m. Moira Garcia Health
FRIDAY, December 2
8:30 a.m. Open
Rebeca Golden
Office/General Needs
[email protected]
Evelyn Sobrino
Jonathan Machado
Office/ Baptism
[email protected]
Isaura Cera
Director of Religious Education
[email protected]
Director of Confirmation Program
Youth Ministry
[email protected]
Susie Chocek
Financial Records
[email protected]
B Mila V. Bangco, , Tony Bite , Ernie Brass, Margarite Buchanan, C Elmer Contreras, Violeta
Corcuera, Carla Cichos D Eddie Dee, Patricia Dee Mil more, F Jim Flynn, Marty Fox, G Chris ne
Garcia, Jessie Garcia, Delmi Garcia, Eric Garcia & Baby Garcia, Pili Goddard, Aurelia Gomez,
Shannon Gomez, Luis Alberto Gonzales-Orbegozo, Manuel Gonzalez, H Mildred Higgins, K
Monica Kent L Jen Legaspi, A. Lopez, M Lore a Markell, Valeria Mar nez, Chris ne Mendoza,
Dan Meyers, Mondriann, Priscilla Monte, N Stephanie Nguyen O Bob Olsen Elba Or z, P Dr.
Omar Perez, Beatrice Podsiedlik, Juddy Pe t, Greg Pope R , Rick, S Susi Schultz, Jon
Shepardson, Gabriel Sila, Steve Sisco, Faith Sobrino, Michelle Smith, T John Teff, Paula Teff, U
Anne e Upp, V Arturo Vazquez Velasco, W Dee Weise, Cindy Welch, Y Nancy Young, Z
Belinda Zambrano.
Hugo & Marina Cas llo
George and Anita Ibanez
Willy Bruno
Prayer Journal If you have a prayer
request for the Sunday Liturgy, include
your request in the Prayer Journal
which is available as you enter the church.
We are in special need of Bap sm coordinators who can help prepare
bap sm classes for the parents of children who will be bap zed in the
coming year. Please call the Parish Office for addi onal informa on
regarding this important ministry.
A Very Rewarding Ministry Needs you
We take the Word & the Body of Christ to the shut-in at Vista Cove &
Corona Heath Care Centers. At each center we see over 100 of our brothers and sisters
who cannot get to church. Be a part of taking the Church to them. Contact the church
office for more informa on S-O-S Ministry.
C.L.O.W. (Childrens Liturgy Of the Word) needs You
We are looking for Two teams of two people to help us during the Saturday 5 pm and the Sunday 11 am
masses. It is only once a month. Please call Isaura Cera at (951) 272 –3521. It is incredibly rewarding working
with children and teaching them Gods Word. We encourage you to come and observe during mass.
To help you prepare for the next week’s Masses, we encourage you to read the Scriptures
ahead of time.
Isaiah 11:1– 10 Romans 15:4—9 Matthew 3:1-12
“By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” Let us persevere in the love of God as
manifested by our marriages. A end a WorldWide Marriage Encounter weekend on
February 17-19, April 28-30, June 16-18, September 22-24 or November 17-19, 2017. To
register or for more info, please contact Robert & Denise Borruel at (951) 520-7478 or
visit SB
Eucharist: The Food of Tr th
The sacrament of charity, the Holy Eucharist is the gift that Jesus Christ makes of himself,
thus revealing to us God's infinite love for every man and woman. This wondrous sacrament
makes manifest that "greater" love which led him to "lay down his life for his friends" (Jn
15:13). Jesus did indeed love them "to the end" (Jn 13:1). In those words the Evangelist
introduces Christ's act of immense humility: before dying for us on the Cross, he tied a towel
around himself and washed the feet of his disciples. In the same way, Jesus continues, in the
sacrament of the Eucharist, to love us "to the end," even to offering us his body and his blood.
What amazement must the Apostles have felt in witnessing what the Lord did and said during
that Supper! What wonder must the Eucharistic mystery also awaken in our own hearts!
2. In the sacrament of the altar, the Lord meets us, men and women created in God's image
and likeness (cf. Gen 1:27), and becomes our companion along the way. In this sacrament, the
Lord truly becomes food for us, to satisfy our hunger for truth and freedom. Since only the
truth can make us free (cf. Jn 8:32), Christ becomes for us the food of truth. With deep human
insight, Saint Augustine clearly showed how we are moved spontaneously, and not by
constraint, whenever we encounter something attractive and desirable. Asking himself what it
is that can move us most deeply, the saintly Bishop went on to say: "What does our soul desire
more passionately than truth?" Each of us has an innate and irrepressible desire for ultimate
and definitive truth. The Lord Jesus, "the way, and the truth, and the life" (Jn 14:6), speaks to
our thirsting, pilgrim hearts, our hearts yearning for the source of life, our hearts longing for
truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth in person, drawing the world to himself. "Jesus is the lodestar of
human freedom: without him, freedom loses its focus, for without the knowledge of truth,
freedom becomes debased, alienated and reduced to empty caprice. With him, freedom finds
itself." In the sacrament of the Eucharist, Jesus shows us in particular the truth about the love
which is the very essence of God. It is this evangelical truth which challenges each of us and
our whole being. For this reason, the Church, which finds in the Eucharist the very centre of
her life, is constantly concerned to proclaim to all, opportune importune (cf. 2 Tim 4:2), that
God is love. Precisely because Christ has become for us the food of truth, the Church turns to
every man and woman, inviting them freely to accept God's gift.
- Pope Benedict XVI -
Are you new to the parish?
If you would like to be a registered member of our Parish Community ask one of the ushers
for a registration form, or visit our website to down load one. You can then fill it out and put in collection basket, or mail it to us. You
will be registered only after a completed form is returned to the parish office.
When you are registered it is easier for us to take care of your pastoral needs such as: marriage, baptism, funeral
arrangements, visitation of the sick, etc. This will also enable us to keep records of your contribution for tax purposes.
If you are thinking of getting involved in the parish please call the office 951-737-1621
Welcome to St. Matthew!
St. Mathew Youth Ministry Group High School
would like to invite all youth 9-12th grades we
will meet for fellowship, discussion, fun and
more. For meeting times please call Youth
Celebrate Christmas as never before, play, taste,
smell, and see it come alive!
Sat Dec.3rd & Sun Dec.4th 5 to 10 pm
Host location: Corpus Christi Catholic Church
For more info call (951)202-9910
Faith Formation for 7th and 8th grades
next session:
Session # 10 Monday, November 28
from 7-8:30pm.
Youth Ministry Confirmation Classes for
9th-12th grades from 7-8:30pm.
Session # 10 November 28
Session # 10 November 30
December 24 at 5:00pm
For children from 6-12 years
Permission sheets must be sign and
return by Dec. 13.
Rehearsal is Wednesday 21
from 6:30-8:30pm
Family Journey Of Faith:YPC
(Miss Gloria’s Class) RM 6
Women in God’s Spirit (WINGS)
Is a diverse group of Christian women communing together
to enrich their spiritual lives. The daytime WINGS group
meets on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 am in the
Parish Center. For more information please call: Judy
Ibbetson 951-735-8945
P.M. WINGS meets on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm. In a different location.
priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer, You may call
the toll free : Sexual Misconduct Hotline
Online Giving
Eliminates the need to write checks to the Church.
Schedule your dona ons with your paychecks.
Allows you to give even if your are unable to a end
Earn credit card benefits such as airline mileage.
Signing up for Online giving is easy as…
Please join us every Sunday at 7:30 am to pray the
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
ST. Ma hew Church is offering free
ci zenship classes
Every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm in the Parish Center.
Registra on during class.
Join the Choir!
We are very much in need of singers at
the 5:00pm Sunday Mass. If you are interested, and high
school age or older, please call Ann Miranda at 951-255-1214
November 19 & 20
Please check next week
Bulletin for collection information.
Children Christmas Choir
Children are invited to participate on December 24 at 5:00 pm
Ages 8-16
Practice Room #6
Sat. Dec. 3 & 10 from 10:00am-11:30am
Sat. Dec. 17 from 12:00-1:30pm
Visit our parish website at www.stma
Click on Online Giving link
Registration forms available at the office.
Complete the registra on form.
For more information please call 951-272-3521
Fri. Dec. 23 from 6:30pm—8:00pm at Church
Lunes: Is 4:2-6; Sal 122 (121):1-9; Mt 8:5-11
Martes: Is 11:1-10; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 7-8, 12-13,
17; Lc 10:21-24
Miércoles: Rom 10:9-18; Sal 19 (18):8-11; Mt 4:18-22
Jueves: Is 26:1-6; Sal 118 (117):1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21,
Viernes: Is 29:17-24; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31
Sábado: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Sal 147 (146):1-6; Mt 9:35 -- 10:1,
5a, 6-8
Domingo: Is 11:1-10; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Rom 15:49; Mt 3:1-12
El Ministerio de Oración de la Divina
Quiere invitarlos a que nos acompañen a la
Devoción al San simo en la capilla cada 1er
viernes del mes de 10 am-7pm.
Para mayor información llamar a Eloisa Juarez
Todos los domingos después de la Misa de 12:30pm
acompañenos a rezar una coronilla. Y también rezamos todos
los viernes a las 9:30am en la capilla.
Todos los primeros viernes de cada mes tenemos
adoración del Sanơsimo de 9:00am a 7:00pm
Las registraciones para el programa de Educación Religiosa
con nuan con la opción de estudio en casa para los grados de
1-6 grado. Si necesita más información por favor llame a la
oficina 951-737-1621
Misa Para Quinceañeras
El la Iglesia San Mateo
♦ La Quinceañera debe estar
completamente iniciada en sus
sacramentos de Bau zo, Primera
Reconciliación (Confesión), Primera
Comunión y prac car su fé.
♦ Debe estar registrada en el Ministerio de Jóvenes, ó asis r
por unos meses al grupo de jóvenes de San Mateo.
Esta es una Misa Idividual, para mayor información hable a la
oficina (951)737-1621
Si la Quinceañera, no completa estos requisitos ella puede recibir
una bendición durante la Misa de 12:30pm. ó la del Sábado
Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial
Hemos Encontrado algo Digno de
¿Quiere a su esposo(a) pero no siente
ese amor vivo de recien casados?
¿Le dan más importancia a la TV o a
otras actividades que a su relación?
¿Le gustaria que sus hijos vivieran más felices y
agradecidos por su buena relación?Le gustaría mejorar
su comunicación, si está bién, pueden estar mejor.
Decidase a recibir el mejor regalo de sus vidas, un Fín de
Semana del Encuentro Matrimonial.LLame al Sr. y Sra.
Aguilar (951)239-8492
ESL Clases de Inglés
Para que las clases de inglés continuen en San Mateo,
necesitamos un mínimo de 10 estudiantes.
Si usted está interesado en aprender inglés y desea beneficiarse
con estas clases gratuitas.
por favor llame a la oficina 951-737-1621
Grupo de Oración Carismá co
Por Favor tome en consideración
que todos los niños que se están
Sacramentos deben entregar las
hojas de asistencia a la Liturgia
para niños adjunto con las hojas del
libro para estudio en casa. Gracias
Nos Reunimos
Todos los Viernes de 7:00 a 9:00pm
Trae a tus jóvenes se darán temas para ellos por separado.
También contaremos con cuidado de niños.
Para mayor información comunicate con:
Lupita Palacios (951)496-7473
¡Te esperamos!
Misa Para Niños
Todos los niños de 8 a 16 años estan invitados a par cipar en
el coro de niños durante la Misa de las 5pm el 24 de Diciembre
(en ingles) en esta Misa de Niños ,también podran par cipar
los niños de 6 a 12 años como Lectores, Ministros de
Bienvenida, y Ministros de ofrendas. Por favor llame al 951272-3521
Clases de Ciudadania
Estamos iniciando una nueva session de las
clases de ciudadanía (en inglés) si usted está
interesado por favor llame a la oficina parroquial

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