Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sat / Sun December 19 & 20, 2009

Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat.  5 pm:         Int. Vanessa –Anne Frei (liv.)
Sun. 8:30:          Mary Brearcliffe (dec.)
       10:30:         Int. Canon Jason Apple (liv.)
       12:30:         Int. Joseph Thien Quoc Dinh (liv.)
Mon. 8 am:        Int. Canon Raphael Ueola (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm:        Cecile
Tues. 8 am:        Int. Canon Frederic Goupil (liv.)
Tues. 6 pm:        Int. Tom Bandalan (liv.)
Weds. 8pm:       Int. Fr. William Marshall (liv.)
Weds. 6pm:       Benefactors
Vigil of Christmas
Thurs. 8 am:       Int. Fr. Stan Zak (liv.)
Thurs. 10 am:     Int. Fr. Michael Wiener (liv.)
Thurs. 5pm:        People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
Thurs. 10pm:      People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
Christmas
Thurs. 12(midnight): People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
Fri. 8:30am:       All Benefactors of St. M. M.  (l. & d.)   
Fri.10:30am:      All Benefactors of St. M. M.  (l. & d.)   
Fri. 12:30 pm:    All Benefactors of St. M. M.  (l. & d.)
NO ADORATION & CHAPLET ON CHRISTMAS 2 - 3PM   

Sat. 8 am:           Simon Tang (dec.)
Sat. 10 am:        Int. Gerald Cenir (liv.)
Sat. 5 pm:           St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)


Text Box: MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

Fourth Sunday of Advent
Organ Prelude: Saviour of the Nations, Come. Pachelbel.
Hymns: 
#301 O Come O Come Emmanuel; 
#100 Asperges; 
People Look East
Mass at 5pm (Sat.) Missa Veni Emmanuel, Proulx. 
Cantor & organ.
Mass at 10:30am: Missa de Adventus, Gregorian. 
The St. Joseph Choir.
Mass at 12:30pm: Missa de Adventus, Gregorian. 
Mixed Schola/volunteers
Organ Postlude: 
Von Himmel Hoch, Pachelbel

Text Box: Last week, the second collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious amounted to $ 2,353.00. 
This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Catholic Voice. 
Next week, the 2nd collection will be for the Parish Development.  
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 
MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY.
 
Text Box: Dear Parishioners, 
Benefactors & Friends 
of St. Margaret Mary Church!
Christ is born!!! - Glorify Him!!!
   Christmas, among all the feasts, is unique and full of beautiful experiences. God comes to us, as a small innocent Child, bringing us peace and joy, which are so needed in the world today. Is God being born in our hearts as well? Do we find God in our hearts? Are we inviting Him into our souls? There will not be a lasting peace in the world if we don’t bring true peace into our hearts and souls.
  We, your priests, would like to wish you all the best.  May the Savior of the world, who comes to us, as a Child, give you all His graces: good health, happiness, prosperity, peace, and joy. Those graces can come only from God. May they help us to love God and neighbor forever.
  During the Christmas Midnight Masses, and Christmas days, we will keep you in our prayers. We  also ask for your prayers, so we can better serve you.
  We wish you all the best in the coming new year, 2010. May God have you and your families in His care and grant you peace.

BLESSING OF A CHRISTMAS MANGER OR NATIVITY SCENE.
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. Last year, many children forgot.


Text Box: Sunday Scripture 
          We are called to reflect on our own lives as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior. Advent is a time of joyful, yet reflective, anticipation. The coming of Jesus brought about his triumph over sin, the restoration of our relationship with the Father and opened the door to everlasting life. These remaining days of Advent give us an opportunity to prepare our hearts so they may be welcoming homes for Jesus, our Savior.
           In the first reading, Micah prophesies that from Bethlehem will come one to rule Israel. In the second reading, we hear that the sacrifice of Christ consecrates us, making us acceptable to God. In Luke's Gospel, we hear of Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth, who praises the Blessed Mother for her faithfulness to God.

Weekly update

12/12-13

Year- to Date

Actual

$ 4,473.00

$ 250,359.54

Goal

$ 5100.00

$ 267,416.00

Shortfall

$ 627.00

$ 17,056.46

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 10,572.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 0.00

$ 9,981.00

Building Fund

$ 91.00

$ 21,616.00