Text Box: Second Sunday of Advent
December 03 & 04, 2011                              
Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for this week

Sat. 5pm:   Bethany Maricle (liv.) 
Sun.   8:30: Stephen Finehirsh (liv.)
        10:30: Meg Mansfield (liv.)
        12:30: Arturo D. Llaguno 

Mon. 8 am: Dennis Hamilton (dec.)
Mon. 6 pm: Harmony Madrid, Alain Nacor, Wilfredo Balza Jr. (liv.)

Tues. 8 am: The Souls in Purgatory
Tues. 6pm: Romana Elisa Ferretti (liv.)

Wed. 8am: The Souls in Purgatory
Wed. 6pm: Neil & Jeanne Clark (dec.)

     The Immaculate Conception, December 8
Thurs. 8am: Felicula N. Porcuna (dec.)
Thurs. 10:30am: Ying Cheng (dec.)
Thurs. 12:30pm: Rev. James Driscoll (dec.), Joseph & Kathryn Rieger
Thurs. 6pm: Fr. Larry Tan, SDB (liv.)
Thurs. 8pm: - Krystian & Agata Zak (liv.)

Fri. 8 am: In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri. 2 pm:   Adoration & Confession
Fri. 3pm:  Chaplet & Benediction
Fri. 6pm: Amadeus Regucera (liv.)

Sat. 8am:   All Parishioners (l. & d.)   
Sat. 10am: Paul & Melanie Baccay (liv.)
Sat. 12(noon) All Sick Parishioners
Sat. 4pm:  Adoration, Confession & Benediction
Sat. 5pm: The Souls in Purgatory
Text Box: MUSIC FOR TODAY

Organ Prelude (5&10:30)  Sleeper’s Wake, J. Krebs
Hymns #301Come O Come Emmanuel; 
#100 Asperges;  #302 Savior of the nations, Come (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:    Advent Glad Song, Toolan   
Mass at 12:30pm:  Missa de Adventus,  Mixed Schola
Organ Postlude:(5&10:30)  Fugue in C Minor, JS Bach
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
	We are to prepare for the coming of the Lord by loving those around us. It is not enough to continually make our hearts places where His love grows within us as we interact with one another. Doing this helps prepare us to stand before the Lord, so we might be judged worthy of eternal life.
	Today’s first reading says there will be a voice crying out, Prepare the way of the Lord! We hear these words again in today’s Gospel, applied to John the Baptist, who heralded the coming of Jesus, the promised Messiah and Savior. Our second reading exhorts us to lead good and holy lives in anticipation of the day of the Lord.



Text Box: This week’s second collection will be for Building Fund.  Last week’s 2nd collection for the Parish Development Fund totaled $512.00. The Thanksgiving collection for the SVDPS totaled $895.00.  Next week’s 2nd collection will be for the Religious Retirement Fund. 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

$  6,208.59

$ 12,000.00

Shortfall

$  5,791.41

 

Electronic Funds

Collected in July

Collected-to-date

Parish Pay

$ 5,024.00

$ 32,302.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly update

November 26/27

Year-to-Date

Actual - 1st Plate

$  3,860.00

$ 214,642.00

Parish Pay - 1st Plate

$  1,202.00

$   52,159.00

Total 1st Plate

$  5,062.00

$ 266,801.00

Goal

$  5,900.00

$ 290,600.00

Shortfall

 $  838.00

$   23,799.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$     0.00

$   10,192.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$   13,066.89

Par.  Dev. Fund

$     512.00

$    9,491.00

Building Fund

$     0.00

$  19,982.00