Text Box: Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time
Sat / Sun February 21 & 22, 2009          
Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat. 5 pm: 	People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
Sun. 8:30: 	People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
        10:30:    Int. Rita & Albert Onyemem (liv.)
        12:30: 	Int. Msgr. R. Michael Schmitz (liv.)
Mon. 8 am:    Int. William Fitzsimmons (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm: 	Int. Wilfredo and Agnes Balza (liv.)
Tues. 8 am: 	Int.  Mia Anabella Moniz (liv.)
Tues. 6 pm: 	Mrs. Aleida Jacinto Velloso (dec.)

ASH WEDNESDAY
Weds. 8 am: 	  Maynard Omernik (dec.)
Weds. 10:30:    Margaret O’Leary (dec.)
Weds. 12:30     Jeanne Clark (dec.)
Weds. 6 pm:     The Danz Family
Weds. 7:30:      Simon Tang (dec.)

Thurs. 8 am:   Int. Ba Van Dinh Family (liv.)
Thurs. 6 pm: 	Int. Mr. K.W. (liv.)
Fri. 8 am: 	Int. Theresa Dinh (liv.)
Fri. 6 pm: 	Int. The Cossman Family (liv.)
Sat. 8 am: 	Federica Soriano (dec.)
Sat. 10 am: 	Int. Fr. Jean Marie Moreau (liv.)
Sat. 5 pm: 	Jack Russell (dec.)
Text Box: MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES
Organ Prelude: 	
Mvt. 1 (Symphony VI) Widor
Hymns:                    
# 602  At the Name of Jesus
# 100 Asperges Me
# 616  I Sing the Mighty Power of God                      

Mass at  5:00 pm (Sat.): 
Heritage Mass, Alstott. 
Cantor and Organ.
Mass at 10:30am       
Missa de Angelis, Gregorian. 
St. Joseph Choir

Mass at 12:30pm        
Missa Orbis Factor, Gregorian.
Choir of the Angelus

Organ Postlude:     
Toccata in G, (Symphony VI) Widor
Text Box: Last week the second collection for the Church in Eastern Europe amounted to $1,469.00. 
This week the 2nd collection is for the Parish Development Fund. 
Next week the 2nd collection is for the Seminary Fund. 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR 
SUPPORT. 

MAY GOD REWARD YOUR 
GENEROSITY.

BEGINNING OF LENT:

ASH WEDNESDAY this week, February 25th, 2009, is a DAY OF UNIVERSAL FAST AND ABSTINENCE. Holy Masses with distribution of ashes in our church will be celebrated at 8:00 AM (E); 10:30 AM NOLM; 12:30 PM Extraordinary Form; 6:00 PM Extraordinary Form and 7:30 PM (E).

        Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. It is a season of penance, reflection, and fasting which prepares us for Christ's Resurrection on Easter.

       The collection on Ash Wednesday helps the St. Vincent de Paul Society feed hungry people in Oakland. We are also collecting imperishable food items. Barrels for food have been placed in the vestibule of our church. “I was hungry and you gave me no food.” PLEASE SHARE YOUR FOOD WITH HUNGRY PEOPLE.

       PLEASE TAKE HOME A “RICE BOWL” from the vestibule of the church. We will collect this money on Palm Sunday, April 5, 2009.

 

Fasting, Abstinence and Works of Mercy:

In 1966 Pope Paul VI reorganized the Church's practice of public penance in his "Apostolic Constitution on Penance" (Poenitemini). The 1983 revision of the Code of Canon Law incorporated the changes made by Pope Paul VI. Not long after that, the U.S. bishops applied the canonical requirements to the practice of public penance in our country. To sum up those requirements, Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. In addition, all Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent. Fasting, as explained by the U.S. bishops, means partaking in only one full meal. Some food (not equaling another full meal) is permitted at breakfast and around midday or in the evening, depending on when a person chooses to eat the main or full meal. Abstinence forbids the use of meat, but not of eggs, milk products or condiments made of animal fat.

Text Box: Sunday Scripture   
       By following Christ's commands, we show that we truly want everlasting life in heaven.  Paul assures us that we can trust God and his promise of life everlasting in heaven. Jesus, God's only Son, made this possible by sacrificing his life on the Cross to reconcile us with the Father. Now we are to show Jesus that we truly want everlasting life by following his commands; humbly loving God and loving one another.
        In today's first reading, Isaiah sends the message that God is doing something new and wonderful for the people of Israel. In the second reading, Paul assures the Corinthians that God is the one who has put his seal on the testimony Paul gives. In the Gospel, Jesus forgives the sins of a paralyzed man, then cures his infirmity, as well.

Weekly update

02/14-15

Year- to Date

Actual

$ 4,533.50

$ 33,405.50

Goal

$ 5,100.00

$ 35,700.00

Shortfall

$ 566.50

$ 2,294.50

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 40.00

$ 1,917.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 0.00

$ 1,044.00

Building Fund

$ 39.00

$ 3,786.00