3rd Sunday of Advent

Sat / Sun December 13 & 14, 2008                             


MASS INTENTIONS for this week


Sat. 5 pm:              Int. Ba-Van Dinh Family (liv.)

Sun. 8:30:              Int. Fr. Don McDonnell (liv.)

        10:30:          Int. Fr. Joseph Fiedorowicz (liv.)

        12:30:            People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)

Mon. 8 am:         Alma de Alvarado (dec.)

Mon. 6 pm:          Int. Theresa Dinh (liv.)

Tues. 8 am:          Int. Ba-Van Dinh Family (liv.)

Tues. 6 pm:          Int. Theresa Dinh (liv.)

Weds. 8 am:         Int. Keith Howard (liv.)

Weds. 6 pm:         Int. Sang Nguyen (liv.)

Thurs. 8 am:       Int. Lang Nguyen (liv.)

Thurs. 6 pm:         Angelo Thadeus Cannizarro (dec.)

Fri. 8 am:              Int. James Howard (liv.)

Fri. 6 pm:              Int. Sang Nguyen (liv.)

Sat. 8 am:             Int. Fr. Joseph Fiedorowicz (liv.)

Sat. 10 am:            For Those whom have been praying for

                                                                M. & U. Edwards

Sat. 5 pm:              Int. Adam Roberts (liv.)

MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30

& 12:30 MASSES


Gaudete Sunday


Organ Prelude: “Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland”,  J.S. Bach


# 301 O Come O Come Emmanuel;

# 100 Asperges,
# 303 On Jordon’s Bank

Mass at  5:00 pm(Sat.):

Misa Veni Emmanuel, Proulx.

                                Cantor & organ.

Mass at 10: 30:       

Missa de Adventus, Gregorian.

                                St. MM Choir

Mass at 12:30:       

Missa de Adventus, Gregorian. 
                Mixed  Schola/ volunteers


Organ Postlude:     

“Sleepers Wake!”, J. Krebs


Last week, the second collection for the Building Fund amounted to $ 1,194.00.

This week, the 2nd collection  is for the RetirementFund for Religious.

Next week, the 2nd collection is for the Catholic Voice (we collected already

$602.00; our assessment is $ 4,200.00.


We have a shortfall of $ 3,598). 




GAUDETE SUNDAY BAKE SALE TODAY - in the hall after all Masses!  Don’t miss your opportunity to sample some fine Christmas baking of parishioners, and support the fundraising efforts of the St. Anne’s Guild.  Come enjoy your purchase in the hall (coffee and hot cider will be provided) or take it home for your Sunday dessert.  The St. Anne’s Guild thanks you for your support!


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".



       His Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop Emeritus John Cummins will visit our Parish on next Sunday, December 21st. During 10.30am Holy Mass he will confirm our young parishioners:  Ben Spragge, Grace Spragge, Esther Spragge, Catherine Dombrowski, Sarah Durling, John Hockel, Bernadette Hockel, Josephine Fealy, Sarah Cooley, Rachel Magnan, Darius Hockel, Julianna Price. Please pray for their intention; for their parents and sponsors. After the Mass, there will be a reception in the Parish Hall with the Bishop.



KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS—Invitation to Join

All men of the parish – 18 and older – are invited to inquire about membership in the Knights of Columbus.  Please contact Parish Office. You will be informed about the first meeting.   Please  inform others. More information about the Knights of Columbus  can be found on the internet: www.kofc.org






Sunday Scripture

              Prepare to celebrate the coming of the Lord. We anticipate the great celebration of Christ’s birth by preparing ourselves to receive him anew in our hearts. We do this through penance, service to others and prayer. Our penance is done with hope and love; our service is to extend to the poor, the needy and the lonely. Service to others can be a fitting way to prepare ourselves all year long.

              Waiting is a theme for today’s readings. Isaiah waits for the jubilee year, when the Lord will make justice and praise spring up before all the nations. Paul waits for the Second Coming of the Lord, who will judge the living and the dead. John the Baptist teaches us that the one the world has been waiting for is already in their midst.

Weekly update


(50)         Year- to Date


$ 5,592.00

$ 259,947.56


$ 5,100.00

$ 263,400.00


$ 0.00

$ 3,452.44

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 30.00

$ 11,924.00

Goal for Appeal


$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 20.00

$ 10,433.50

Building Fund

$ 1,194.00

$ 63,946.90