Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete)

Sat / Sun December 12-13, 2009

Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS

RETREAT LAST DAY—SPECIAL BLESSING

Sat.  5 pm:         Int. Evan Mark Placzek (liv.)
Sun. 8:30:          Int. Fr. Joseph Fiedorowicz (liv.)
       10:30:         Lucy Tran (dec.)
       10:30:         Stephanie Fiedorowicz (dec.) 
       12:30:         People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
Mon. 8 am:        Int. Fr. Don McDonnell (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm:        Int. Henry and Pam Funcke (liv.)
Tues. 8 am:        Edgar S. Lee (dec.) and Rodolfo Ponce (dec.)
Tues. 6 pm:       Andrew Nigra, Jr. (dec.)
Weds. 8pm:       Christina Prudencio Sandoval (dec.)
Weds. 6pm:       Eileen Hipolito - Estilo
Thurs. 8 am:      Mary Drass (dec.)
Thurs. 6 pm:      Elisabeth and Family
Fri. 8 am:          In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri.8am:            Int. Christina Mullen (liv.)
Fri. 6 pm:          Int. Alberto Gonzalez (liv.)
Sat. 8 am:          Int. Fr. Gordon MacRae (liv.)
Sat. 10 am:        Int. Pam, Brett, and Zach Funcke (liv.)
Sat. 5 pm:          Int. Vanessa-Anne Frei (liv.)
Text Box: MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES
Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete)

Organ Prelude: Sleeper’s Wake, J. Krebs
Hymns: #301 O Come O Come Emmanuel; #100 Asperges; and #310 Come Thou Long Expected
Mass at 5pm (Sat.) Missa Veni Emmanuel, Proulx. 
Cantor & organ.
Mass at 10:30am: Missa de Adventus, Gregorian. 
St. MM Choir
Mass at 12:30pm: Missa de Adventus, Gregorian. 
Mixed Schola/volunteers
Organ Postlude: Toccata on ‘Veni, Emmanuel’ , A. Carter

Text Box: Last week, the second collection for the Building Fund  amounted to 
$ 1,401.00. 

This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Retirement Fund for Religious. 

Next week, the 2nd collection will be for the Catholic Voice.  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 

MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY.
Text Box: ADVENT - What is this:
       As a preparation season, like Lent, it has no meaning in itself. It looks forward to the annual celebration of Jesus’ birth, both the historical event itself and the saving event of the coming of God in flesh.
Theme
Advent has always been somewhat confused. It blends together a penitential spirit very similar to Lent, a liturgical theme of preparation for the Second and Final Coming of the Lord, called the Parousia, and a joyful theme of getting ready for the Bethlehem event. Religious traditions associated with Advent give expression to all these themes.

December 13 – St. Lucy, virgin & martyr 
Because of her name, she is patroness of those afflicted with diseases of the eye and associated with festivals of light,, especially in Scandinavia; mentioned in the Roman Canon. Martyred in Sicily 304 under emperor Dicletian. Patroness of Syracuse and all Sicily. 
       In the darkness of Advent, St. Lucy's feast day, December 13, provides parishioners with holiday joy as we offer The Blessing of Eyes. 

GAUDETE SUNDAY BAKE SALE—today - Dec. 13 after all Masses.  You’re invited to come down for some Advent cheer and purchase some delectable home baked items.  

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

CCD classes will not meet on December 20, 27, and January 3rd 2010
Text Box: Sunday Scripture 
            We are to prepare to welcome our Savior. The ministry of John the Baptist reminds us that we must continually prepare ourselves to welcome our Savior when he returns. John preached repentance and charity toward one another. His teachings are still relative in today's world. Clinging to sinful and selfish ways can keep us from unity with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Today's first and second readings are joyful proclamations that the Lord God is with his people. The second reading makes it clear this is now happening through Jesus. In today's Gospel, we hear of John the Baptist teaching about loving and caring for one another. John also prepares the people for the One mightier than he who is coming.

Weekly update

11/28-29 & 12/05-06

Year- to Date

Actual

$5,042.00 + 4,950.00

$ 245,886.54

Goal

$ 10,200.00

$ 262,316.00

Shortfall

$ 58.00 + 150.00

$ 16,429.46

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 10,572.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 60.00

$ 9,981.00

Building Fund

$ 1,401.00

$ 21,525.00