November 25, 2012 - www.stampk.org – Saint Thomas Aquinas

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November 25, 2012 - www.stampk.org – Saint Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas Church
Iglesia Católica Romana
1501 South Atlantic Boulevard
Monterey Park, California 91754
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
Parish Information
Parish Office: (323) 264-4447
Chinese Ministry Office: (323) 264-4448
Fax: (323) 264-2524
General Email: [email protected]
Parish Website:
STAMPK.ORG
Fr. John Kyebasuuta— [email protected]
Administrator Pro Tempore—Ext. 108
Fr. Jay Wu—[email protected]
Associate Pastor—Ext. 106
Lorraine Melendez—[email protected]
General Manager—Ext. 103
Linda Almaguer—[email protected]
Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper—Ext. 102
Sherry Tsai—[email protected]
Chinese Ministry Staff Support—Ext. 104
Cathy Pang– [email protected]
Chinese Ministry Admin. Support—Ext. 105
School Information
School Office: (323) 261-6583
Fax: (323) 261-5972
General Email: [email protected]
School Website:
www.stacatholicschool.org
Marina De La Rosa— [email protected]
Principal
Renee Torres—[email protected]
Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper
Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil
5:30 PM
(English)
Sunday
8:00 AM
(English)
9:30 AM
(Chinese)
11:30 AM (English)
1:30 PM
(Spanish)
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 8:00 AM
Friday
7:00 PM
Holy Days
As Announced
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday at 4:00 PM
Sacraments
Infant Baptisms:
1st Saturday– 10 AM Spanish
2nd Saturday-10 AM English
Please contact the parish office to make
arrangements.
Religious Education/Confirmation: Please
contact the Religious Education office at
(323) 264-1338.
Weddings: Please make arrangements with
the parish office at least 6 months prior to
desired date.
Anointing of the Sick and/or Communion:
Anointing mass is held every fifth Saturday.
Hospitalized or long-term homebound,
please contact the parish office.
Quinceañeras: Please contact the parish
office to make arrangements.
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
OUR PARISH FAMILY NEWS
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Celebration
Wednesday, December 12th
Mananitas 5:00 AM
Mass 7:00 PM
We will be celebrating “Our Lady of Guadalupe” Feast Day beginning with “Las
Manaitas” at 5:00 AM and continuing the
celebration with a special mass at 7:00 PM. The Mananitas mass will include Mariachi performers. A reception in
which traditional food and drinks will be served will follow the mass. Everyone is invited to attend this annual
celebration.
Hold The Date
Simbang Gabi Mass
Friday, Dec. 21st 7:00 PM
The Filipino community of St. Thomas Aquinas
invites you to the annual “Simbang Gabi” celebration.
Simbang Gabi is one of the most popular Filipino traditions in the country. Additional details will be provided
soon. If you are interested in volunteering for this special
cultural and spiritual celebration, please contact Divina
Rodriquez at (323) 228-5265.
First Friday
December 7, 2012
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and
I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
9:00 am – 6:30 pm - Eucharistic Adoration
6:00 pm – Rosary
6:30 pm – Prayers in front of the Blessed Sacrament &
Benediction
7:00 pm – Mass, refreshments to follow.
Adoration signup sheet can be found by the altar. Please sign up to be the adorer.
2012 Year-End
Non-Profit Donation
At this time of the year, many individuals and
businesses select organizations to make a last minute donation that qualifies as a 2012 tax deduction.
Our parish is a 501C non-profit organization.
Your donation will enable us to minister, complete special projects, strengthen our operational budget and enhance our faith community, enriching the lives of the
members of the Catholic Faith. Please consider our parish
as a recipient of your valuable year-end donation.
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From the desk of Fr. John
Advent Readings in the
Year of Faith
As we begin Advent this year
you are invited to join the Bible Study group as we
will be discussing the Advent Sunday readings beginning on Wednesday November 28th, and continuing on December 5, 12, and 19 in the parish office
meeting room (7pm to 9pm). Please come and share
your faith and also invite a friend to join in this Advent journey towards Christmas.
Special Collection
Church Christmas Season Flowers
Next weekend a second collection will be taken
to purchase flowers and decorations for our Church
environment during this blessed Christmas season.
Sponsorship of our Christmas trees will begin this week also. We are asking individuals, families
and businesses to sponsor the purchase of a Christmas
tree for only $35.00. The names of the sponsors will be
displayed on our Christmas trees. Sponsorship forms
are available at all church entrances.
Your generosity in previous years provided a
beautifully decorated church environment which added
so much joy to all who entered and worshiped in our
church. We appreciate your continued support.
Christmas Food Drive
We are collecting the following food items for
Christmas Food baskets:
• Canned yams, cranberry sauce, fruit & vegetables
• Boxed mashed potatoes & stuffing
• Packets of instant gravy mix
Frozen turkeys may be delivered to the Parish Office.
Please have all donations in by Wed., December 19th.
Christmas Toy Drive
Name tags will be displayed on our “Tree of Giving”, located by the Baptismal font for anyone wishing to
donate an unwrapped toy. Each name tag represents a
needy child in our community. Toy donations are due
Monday, December 17th.
Anyone interested in assisting with Christmas
Food Basket preparation and Toy distribution should contact David Madrid at (626) 590-4983.
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST
NOVEMBER 25, 2012
SHARED LEADERSHIP
Religious Education/Confirmation News
The Year of Faith…
Last Saturday, a retreat for our Confirmation
students was held at our parish. Over 60 youths were
involved in this inspiring and faith enrichment program. Please keep our youth in your prayers as they
continue their spiritual journey during “The Year of
Faith”.
In Appreciation
Thank you to those who supported our Christmas
tree and wreath fund raiser. Proceeds will be used towards our school’s Technology program. We also appreciate your support of our 8th grader’s Ipad2 raffle fund
raiser. Proceeds will be applied to the 8th graders 2013
Washington D.C. trip.
Immaculate Conception of The Virgin Mary
Holy Day of Obligation
Saturday, Dec. 8th
Masses for the Obligation for the Immaculate
Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be held on
Saturday, Dec. 8th at 8 AM and 5:30 PM.
Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Thank you for your generosity towards the
Catholic Campaign Development Second Collection
last weekend. Due to early bulletin submission for the
Thanksgiving holiday we do not have the collection
total. It will be reported in next week’s bulletin.
STA Social Justice
Detention Ministry invites you to:
Come bring God's love to incarcerated youth Christmas Celebration at Central Juvenile Hall!
Saturday, December 15, 2012; 2 pm - 5 pm
For volunteer sign up and additional information, please contact: Sonia Macias at 323-724-6443, by
email: [email protected] or Dennis Rodriguez after mass at Adult Faith Formation table or by
email: [email protected]
Deadline to sign up is November 26th. Must
be 21 years and older.
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Swap Meet & Craft Fair
Dec. 1st 7 AM – 3 PM
Our Hispanic Ministry will be hosting a Swap
Meet just in time for your early holiday shopping. If you
have items you would like to donate to be sold to raise
funds for Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration masses,
please leave them behind the fenced gate between the
church and the school this weekend. Any unsold items
will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul Society.
To reserve a 10 x 10 space, contact Victoria
Calderon at (323) 369-6295. Delicious refreshment will
also be sold. Profits will be used for Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration masses.
Adult Faith Formation
Sign-up this Month
We are proud to announce that our 2012/2013
Adult Faith Formation classes will begin on Thursday,
December 6th. This is a ministry for anyone 21 years
and older who is interested in continuing their spiritual
growth, in preparation for the holy sacrament of Confirmation.
Please stop by our table after mass this weekend to sign-up. Invite those family members and
friends who you feel will benefit from this very special
class offering.
East LA Guadalupe Procession & Mass
The annual East LA Guadalupe Procession &
Mass will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2. The procession
begins at 11 a.m. at the corner of Ford and Cesar
Chavez avenues; the mass begins at 1:30 p.m. in the
stadium of East LA College with Archbishop Jose Gomez scheduled to preside.
This year, our parish will not be in the procession; instead, we hope you will join us in the East LA
College stadium as we sit together as members of the
STA family. Members of the Social Justice Ministry
are planning to sit on the south side of the stadium
starting at 10 a.m. to experience pre-event activities in
the stadium and watch the procession enter the stadium. Look for the STA banner and/or signs. Although the event is primarily in Spanish, the Catholic
mass is universal and our Blessed Mother’s presence
can be experienced at this event.
TWENTY-NINTH
OUR
LORD JESUS
SUNDAY
CHRISTIN ORDINARY TIME
NOVEMBER
OCTOBER 25,
21, 2012
PRAYER AND REFLECTION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH–
8:00 am– MASS
9:15 am– Legion of Mary English-Dining Room
5:30 pm– MASS
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012–
8:00 am
STA PARISHIONERS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH–
8:00 am – MASS – English
9:30 am – MASS – Chinese
11:30 am – MASS – English
1:30 pm – MASS – Spanish
5:30 pm
CHAN SHI (D)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH–
7:00 pm– Finance Council– Parish Office
8:00 am
STA PARISHIONERS
9:30 am
STA PARISHIONERS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH–
8:00 am – MASS
11:30 am
VENANCIO DEOCARIZA (D)
1:30 pm
SERGIO RUIZ (D)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28TH–
7 pm– English Bible Study– Parish Office
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2012-
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH–
8:00 am— MASS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2012–
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH–
6:30 pm– Cub Scouts– Multipurpose Room
7:00 pm–MASS
7:30 pm– Legion of Mary– Mandarin-Parish Office
7:30 pm–Chinese Bible Study-Classroom 5
7:30 pm– Chinese Young Adults Bible Study-Classroom
8:00 pm– Chinese Youth Bible Study-Dining Room
8:00 pm– Legion of Mary– Cantonese-Parish Office
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012-
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST–
7:30 am– Swap Meet & Craft Fair-Church parking lot
8:00 am– MASS
8:00 am– Chess Tournament– School
9:15 am– Legion of Mary English-Dining Room
5:30 pm– MASS
KEEP IN PRAYER
Sefo Petero, Felicitas Pimentel, Daniel Ramirez, Esther Ramirez, Robert Ramirez, Jean
Rashoff, Jessie Marie Reyes, Andrea Reynoso,
Andrew Rivera and Armendo Rivera
IN GRATITUDE TO ALL WHO
SUPPORTED OUR PARISH
with your contributions on:
NOVEMBER 17TH & 18TH:
Please see next weeks bulletin
Thank you for your continued support of our Parish! 4
FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (D)
SOCORRO CASTANEDA (D)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012–
8:00 am
8:00 am
7:00 pm
STA PARISHIONERS
STA PARISHIONERS
LEGION OF MARY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2012–
8:00 am
STA PARISHIONERS
5:30 pm
STA PARISHIONERS
FOR MASS INTENTIONS CALL THE PARISH OFFICE
November 25—December 2
Sunday:
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Dn 7:13-14; Ps 93; Rv 1:5-8;
Jn 18:33b-37
Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5; Lk 21:1-4
Rv 14:14-19; Lk 21:5-11
Rv 15:1-4; Lk 21:12-19
Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a;
Lk 21:20-28
Rom 10:9-18; Mt 4:18-22
Rv 22:1-7; Lk 21:34-36
Jer 33:14-16; Ps 25; 1 Thes 3:12 —
4:2; Lk 21:25-28, 34-36
READ & REFLECT ON THE SCRIPTURES
TWENTY-NINTH
OUR
LORD JESUS
SUNDAY
CHRISTIN ORDINARY TIME
NOVEMBER
OCTOBER 25,
21, 2012
NUESTRA COMUNIDAD HISPANA
OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY AT LARGE
MESSAGES FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE
SAFEGUARD THE CHILDREN
Otro año.
Queridos Hnos. en Cristo, la semana entrante empezaremos con un nuevo año litúrgico, este será el calendario C de nuestro Evangelio. Empezareis con nuevos planes de trabajo para nuestra parroquia y todos los ministerios. Esperamos empezar con fuerza alimentando nuestro
ministerio con nuevos grupos de apoyo, con el favor de
Dios y el apoyo de nuestra comunidad. Como siempre esperamos sus sugerencias.
Preparémonos pues con mucha Fe y esperanza
para esta Navidad celebrando el adviento con mucha alegría esperando la llegada de nuestro Señor Jesús. Padres de
Familia, no olvidemos recordar a nuestros Hijos que en la
Navidad celebramos el Nacimiento de nuestro Salvador
Jesús, y que gracias a El tenemos la esperanza de la salvación. Recordemos también que este es el año que el Papa
ha llamado el año de la Fe. Pongámonos en oración para
así lograr una mayor fe que sea inquebrantable y así transmitirla a nuestros Hijos y los demás. Hablemos mas de
Dios en nuestras casas, oremos por las vocaciones sacerdotales y religiosas, apoyemos mas a nuestra Iglesia comenzando con nuestra parroquia, eduquémonos mas en
nuestra fe.
Quisiera también dar gracias a todos los que nos
han apoyado durante este año, al Pd. John, Pd. Jay, Pd.
Manolo, a todos los Sacerdotes invitados que nos hicieron
el favor de deleitarnos con el mensaje del Evangelio al los
Ministerios que nos dieron su apoyo, las personas que trabajan en la rectoría y muy especialmente a ese grupo que
ha estado a mi lado con toda alegría y entusiasmo luchando con una sonrisa por lograr nuestros propósitos que es
servir y amar a nuestro Prójimo.
Gracias a todas las personas que nos apoyaron en
nuestra recaudación de fondos el Domingo antepasado. La
venta estuvo como esperábamos. Se vendió todo el menudo. De una manera especial quiero dar las gracias a José
Calderón por habernos hecho tan sabroso menudo, a las
personas que sin consumir menudo nos donaron dinero en
efectivo, Ya les daremos el total de lo recaudado, ya que
falta deducir los gastos.
El Domingo 9 de Diciembre tendremos otra recaudación, igualmente será menudo ya que para este tiempo
cae muy bien.
Por eso quisiera pedirles nuevamente de su apoyo
con donaciones de Grano, Platos, Cucharas, servilletas,
efectivo para la carne y el gas ya que el menudo se cocina
en una parrilla por separado en un lugar adecuado a las
necesidades.
Ya que de esta manera quedara mas efectivo en
nuestra recaudación que es para la fiesta a nuestra Señora,
Virgen de Guadalupe.
~Sergio García
DID YOU KNOW?
Shopping mall safety tips
It’s easy for kids to get sidetracked with all the
sights, sounds, and smells surrounding us at holiday time.
It is especially important to monitor your children when
taking them through the mall during the Christmas season. If children become separated from you, teach them
to look for a “safe stranger” who can help them. For example, a mom with kids or the cash register person can
help a child who is lost. Avoid telling children to go to
the “manager.” Any adult in a suit, who looks important,
can look like the manager to a child. 2. Children must be
told never to leave the mall or store to go looking for you
in the parking lot. Let them know that you would never
go outside or leave until you are reunited -- no matter
what anyone else tells them.
For particular help, you may call Assistance
Ministry at (213) 637-7650.
Eucharistic Celebration &
Healing Service with
Fr. Fernando Suarez @
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal
820 N Garfield Ave, Montebello
Sat. Dec. 1st @ 12:30 PM
OUR CHINESE COMMUNITY
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