Text Box: 4th Sunday of Advent
Sat / Sun December 20 & 21, 2008

MASS INTENTIONS

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

Sun. 8:30:           People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)

        10:30:       For Confirmandis, Sponsors & Families

        12:30:        Int. Linda Bellavia (liv.)

Mon. 8 am:       Int. Fr, Joseph Fiedorowicz (liv.)

Mon. 6 pm:       Angel Geronimo (dec.)

Tues. 8 am:        Int. Mary Sullivan (liv.)

Tues. 6 pm:       Int. Hugo da Silva (liv.)

Weds. 8 am:      Int. Rose  & Lito Zabala (liv.)

Weds. 10am:    Int. John Duenas (liv.)

 

CHRISTMAS EVE, December 24

Weds. 5 pm:      Int. Fr. Stan Zak (liv.)

Weds. 10pm:    People of St. Margaret Mary

Weds. 12 (midnight) People of St. Margaret Mary

 

CHRISTMAS DAY, December 25

Thurs. 8:30 am: Catalino & Rodolfo Ponce (dec.)     

Thurs. 10:30am:All Benefactors of our Parish

Thurs. 12:30pm: All Benefactors of our Parish   

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

Fri. 6 pm:           The Martinez  Family (l. & d.)

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

Sat. 10 am:        Int. Sr. Marie Raphael (liv.)

Sat. 5 pm:         Lawrence & Ann Graves - 50th
                     Wedding Anniversary

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

 

Organ Prelude:          

Lo, How a Rose”, G. Martin

 

Hymns:                    

# 301 O Come O Come Emmanue;

# 100 Asperges;
“ People Look East”  (Missalette)

 

Mass at  5:00 pm (Sat.):

Missa Veni Emmanuel, Proulx.

                                Cantor & organ.

Mass at 10: 30:       

Missa de Adventus, Gregorian.

                                St. Joseph Choir

Mass at 12:30:       

Missa de Adventus, Gregorian.         
                 Mixed Schola/ volunteers

 

Organ Postlude:     

“ Sleepers Wake!”, J. Krebs

 

Last week second collection for the

Retirement Fund for Religious amounted to $1,640.00.

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception collection amounted to $1,556.00.

 

This week, the 2nd collection is for the Catholic Voice.

 

Next week, the 2nd collection is for the Parish Development Fund. 

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR

SUPPORT.

 

MAY GOD REWARD YOUR

GENEROSITY.

 

CONFIRMATION

       Welcome cordially His Excellency the Most Reverend Bishop Emeritus John Cummins who is visiting our Parish today on 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.

 

Dear Parishioners, Benefactors &

Friends of St. Margaret Mary Church!

 

Christ is born!!!  -  Glorify Him!!!

       Christmas is unique among all the feasts, and full of beautiful experiences. God comes to us, as a small innocent Child, bringing 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 is not going to 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 ever more.

       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 all.

      We wish you all the best in the coming new year, 2009. May God have you and your families in His care and grant you peace.

 

 

 

Sunday Scripture

                  God is always right. How often have we argued with someone well beyond the point when we realized they were right? We try to continue the argument, hoping the opposition will cave, even knowing we are wrong. Opposition to God’s will never turns out well. The earlier we come to terms with the truth that God is always right, the simpler life becomes; not easier –simpler.

                    King David’s gesture to build God a dwelling place is noble, but one could not confine God anymore in David’ s time than in ours. Mary, in today’s Gospel, courageously submits to God’s will. The strength to follow God’s will, Paul reminds us, comes directly from God himself.

Weekly update

12/20-21

(51)         Year- to Date

Actual

$ 4,279.00

$ 264,226.56

Goal

$ 5,100.00

$ 268,500.00

Shortfall

$ 821.00

$ 4,273.44

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 11,924.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 11.00

$ 10,444.50

Building Fund

$ 2,601.00

$ 66,547.90