Second Sunday of Advent

Sat / Sun December 05 & 06, 2009

Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat.  5 pm:         Int. Evan Mark Placzek (liv.)
Sun.  8:30:          Jerome Thiem Vu
       10:30:         People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
       12:30:         William & Jennie Maderious (dec.)
Mon. 8 am:        The Souls in Purgatory
Mon. 6 pm:        Seiko Huang (dec.)
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Tues. 8 am:       The Souls in Purgatory
Tues. 10:30:      Peter (dec.)
Tues. 12:30:      Int. Conception Sandoval (liv.)
Tues. 6 pm:       Joselyn Reyes
Tues. 8pm:        Int. William Placzek (liv.)
Weds. 8 am:      The Souls in Purgatory
Weds. 6pm:       Joseph Manuel Cruz (dec.)
Parish Retreat
Thurs. 8 am:      The Souls in Purgatory
Thurs. 6 pm:      Arvid Bredberg (dec.)
Parish Retreat
Fri. 8 am:           In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri. 6 pm:           Dr. & Mrs. John Connolly (dec.)
Parish Retreat
Sat. 8 am:           Margaret Lipovich
Sat. 10 am:        Int. Brett, Zach Funcke (liv.)
   12:00pm:        Holy Mass with Anointing of the Sick
Sat . 5 pm:         Rebecca Christine Placzek
Text Box: MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES
December 6    Second Sunday of Advent

Organ Prelude: “Prelude & Trio on Holy God”, H. Kihlken
Hymns: 
#301 O Come O Come Emmanuel
#100 Asperges
People Look East (missalette)

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: “Finale on Holy God”, H. Kihlken
Text Box: Last week, the second collection for the SVDPS Fund amounted to $ 0.00. 

This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Building Fund. 

Next week, the 2nd collection will be for the Retirement Fund for Religious.  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. 

MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY.
 
Text Box: BLESSING OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS
Will be this weekend, December 6/7 during Sat. 5.00PM, Sunday 8.30 & 10.30AM Masses.

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 on Saturday, November 28th 5.00pm Holy Mass.

ADVENT - What is this:
       The beginning of Advent always falls on the Sunday nearest the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, November 30. 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.


Text Box: Sunday Scripture  God, who has begun a good work in us, will bring it to completion. Paul's letter to the Philippians expressed confidence that God, who had begun a good work in them, would bring it to completion. We can have a similar type of confidence if we are open to–and cooperate with–the grace of God by receiving the Sacraments, praying daily and reaching out to others with love. Baruch speaks of the renewal and restoration that God will bring about for Jerusalem and the people of Israel. The second reading gives us the reminder that God, who has begun a good work in us, will bring it to completion. In the Gospel, we hear how John the Baptist went about preparing the way for Jesus.  
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Keys were found in the hall.  They have a Chrystler car key fob, an Irish neck string and a Philippines emblem.  They are in the church office.

Weekly update

11/28-29

Year- to Date

Actual

$ 0,0.00

$ 235,894.54

Goal

$ 5,100.00

$ 252,116.00

Shortfall

$ 0.00

$ 16,221.46

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 10,572.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 0.00

$ 9,921.00

Building Fund

$ 0.00

$ 20,124.00