Text Box: Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)
Sat / Sun December 10 & 11, 2011                              
Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS

Sat. 5pm:   The Souls in Purgatory
Sun.   8:30: Vera Montes, Efren Rodriguez (dec.)
        10:30: All Parishioners (l. & d.)   
        12:30: William and Jennie Maderious (dec.)
Monday Dec. 12 - OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Mon. 8 am: Nnamdi Chidumije, Nneka Chidumije (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm: Petra Elena Ferretti (liv.)
Tues. 8 am: The Souls in Purgatory
Tues. 6pm: Thomas and Diana Henriksson, Lorie Tongco (liv.)
Wed. 8am: Fr. Don McDonnell (liv.)
Wed. 6pm: Melanie Fernandez Baccay (liv.)
Thurs. 8am: Zugnoni Family (l. & d.)
Thurs. 6pm: Linda Bellavia (liv.)
Thurs. Holy Hour, follows 6pm Mass
Fri. 8 am: In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri. 2 pm:   Adoration & Confession
Fri. 3pm:  Chaplet & Benediction
Fri. 6pm: Christopher Magabo (liv.)
Sat. 8am:  For peace in the Family
Sat. 10am: Jesson Allerite, Odette Cruz Sanchez (liv.)
Sat. 4pm:  Adoration, Confession & Benediction
Sat. 5pm: Asuncion A. Mesina (dec.)
Text Box: MUSIC FOR TODAY
Organ Prelude (5&10:30): "Nun komm, der 
Heiden Heiland", J. S. Bach
Hymns for today:  Hymns: #301Come O Come Emmanuel; #100 Asperges; and #303 On Jordon's Bank  
5pm People Look East (Missalette)
Mass at 5pm (Sat.)  Missa Veni Emmanuel, Proulx.  Cantor and Organ.
Mass at 10:30am:  Missa de Adventus, St. MM Choir
Offertory:   The Record of John, Gibbons    Communion: Cello & organ: Panis Angelicus & Veni Emmanuel
Mass at 12:30pm:  Missa de Adventus,  Pacific
Organ Postlude:(5&10:30)  Toccata
“Lo, How a Rose” W. Held
Text Box: ADVENT – BEGINNING OF THE  NEW LITURGICAL YEAR. 
The Church has her own special liturgical year and calendar in which she presents the history and mysteries of our salvation, from Creation to the Second Coming, together with the entire life of the Savior. Each Sunday and feast will present a special lesson to us for our daily living. The First Sunday of Advent is therefore the Church's "New Year's Day". In the Judeo-Christian tradition, Sunday begins at sundown of the day before; when the faithful celebrate First Vespers. We started Advent last Saturday, November 26th 5.00pm Holy Mass.

HOLY MASS INTENTIONS
We have available Holy Masses in 2012. If you would like to have a Holy Mass celebrated for your intentions or those of your loved ones (l. or d.), please contact the parish office by e-mail: stmargaretm@yahoo.com; or phone at 510-482-0596;


BLESSING OF A CHRISTMAS MANGER OR NATIVITY SCENE.
       All children are invited to bring Baby Jesus or a whole crib (if it is small) to our church on the next Sunday, December 18th for a special Blessing during Sat. 5.00pm; Sun. 8.30 & 10.30am. Masses. We have cribs from the Holy Land (Bethlehem) to buy in the vestibule of the Church. 
Text Box: Sunday Scripture
	Let us rejoice as we share the good news of the coming of Christ. The return of Christ in glory is an article of our faith. It is part of the Good News that we proclaim, and a cause for rejoicing. During this Advent season, as we focus on preparing for the return of Christ, let us embrace and project to the world an attitude of joyful expectation, proclaiming through our words and actions the coming of the Lord.
	Isaiah speaks of the servant of the Lord, who is to bring healing, freedom and new life. Paul calls the Thessalonians to remain joyful as they heed his call to grow in holiness. The Gospel reveals that there was confusion and curiosity regarding John the Baptist. John admitted that he was not the Messiah, but was preparing His way.


Text Box: This week’s second collection will be for the Religious Retirement Fund. Last week’s 2nd collection for the Building Fund totaled $ 1359.00. Next week’s 2nd collection will be for  the Catholic Voice. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR PARISH. MAY GOD REWARD YOUR  GENEROSITY.

Special Funds

Collected-to-Date

Goal

Organ

$ 10,113.00

$ 10,000.00

Monuments

$  6,358.59

$ 12,000.00

Shortfall

$  5,641.41

 

Electronic Funds

Collected in July

Collected-to-date

Parish Pay

$ 5,024.00

$ 32,302.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly update

December 03/04

Year-to-Date

Actual - 1st Plate

$  5,101.00

$ 219,743.00

Parish Pay - 1st Plate

$  1,388.00

$   53,547.00

Total 1st Plate

$  6,489.00

$ 273,290.00

Goal

$  5,900.00

$ 296,500.00

Shortfall

 $   0.00

$   23,210.00

Bishop’s Appeal

 $   145.00

$   10,337.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$   13,066.89

Par.  Dev. Fund

$       55.00

$    9,546.00

Building Fund

$   1,359.00

$  21,341.00