Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sat / Sun February 07 & 08, 2009

Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat. 5 pm: 		Novena Masses for the Sick (3)
Sun. 8:30: 		People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)
        10:30:       Frank & Marie Perry (dec.)
        12:30: 	Novena Masses for the Sick (4)
        5pm:         For all Families at our parish and  
                         volunteers working on Mardi Gras
Mon. 8 am:       Int. Fr. Joseph Fiedorowicz (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm: 	Int. Dario Gonzalez (liv.)
Tues. 8 am: 	Delia Silski (dec.)
Tues. 6 pm: 	Novena Masses for the Sick (5)
Weds. 8 am: 	Novena Masses for the Sick (6)
Weds. 6 pm: 	Int. Elijah Marie Balza de Castillo (liv.)
Thurs. 8 am:    	For peace in the Family and in the world
Thurs. 6 pm: 	For the 8th grade class at St. John’s School
Fri. 8 am: 		For the miscarried babies of the Torch Families
Fri. 6 pm: 		Novena Masses for the Sick (7)
Sat. 8 am: 		Int. Fr. Don McDonnell (liv.)
Sat. 10 am: 	Novena for the Sick (8)
Sat. 12(noon):  Novena Masses for the Sick with 
                         Anointing of the sick
Sat. 4pm:          Adoration
Sat. 5 pm: 		Int. Rita & Albert Onyemem (liv.)
Text Box: MUSIC FOR 
5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

Organ Prelude: 	
“Overture”, Seth Bingham

# 100 Asperges 
# 460 Holy Holy Holy
# 544 Daily Daily Sing to Mary

Mass at  5:00 pm(Sat.): 
Heritage Mass, Alstott. 
Cantor & Organ. 

Mass at 10: 30:       
#218 Missa Orbis Factor, Gregorian.
St. MM Choir

Mass at 12:30:        
Missa Brevis. 
The Pacific Collegium.

Organ Postlude:     
“ Rythmic Trumpet”, Seth Bingham
Text Box: Last week second collection for the Building Fund amounted to $1,285.00.

This week, the 2nd collection is for the Bishop’s  Appeal. 

Next week, the 2nd collection is for the Church in Central & Eastern Europe Fund . 


       In 1997 Pope John Paul II instituted the World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, or the nearest Sunday after it, which occurs this year on February 8.  
       All Christians are "consecrated" to the Lord through the Sacrament of Baptism, so what does this mean, "consecrated life"?
       The term "consecrated life" became a popular term for religious life during the pontificate of the late Pope John Paul II, when he wrote a treatise called Vita Consecrata (consecrated life in Latin) in the early 1990s.
        But since the very beginning centuries of the Church, particularly in the Christian East, there has been a continual movement of certain men and women who discerned they were called by the Lord to a different sense of "vocation" than their peers. Originally they went into the desert to "escape the world." This meant that they wanted to consecrate their entire lives to the Lord through prayer, silence, mortification, penance and work. Many did so for the purpose of leading a penitential life. Perhaps they had committed grievous sins and determined that their only hope for salvation in the Lord was to avoid all possible contact with their former lives, and begin an entirely new life away from the world. Others simply wanted to live for the Lord Jesus alone in prayer and with work.
       Many others, rather than stay in monasteries,  discerned their vocation in serving the poor, education, assisting the sick and the dying, going to non-believers as missionaries, or preaching to the baptized, calling them to a deeper relationship with the Lord and to conversion.  
This weekend Sat./Sun. Feb. 7/8, we are praying for all religious and for new vocations to religious life.

Text Box: Sunday Scripture
          Jesus continues to work wonders today for those who trust in him. From the simple action of grasping the hand of Peter's sick mother-in-law to the casting out of demons, Jesus shows us God's healing grace at work. In this year of Saint Paul, let us strive for the same passion Paul had in proclaiming the Gospel and showing the world that Jesus is still very much at work in the world today.
           In today's first reading, Job laments his difficult life. In the second reading, Paul tells us that he is simply doing what he must, for it can be no other way for a disciple of Christ. In the Gospel, Jesus shows us both simple and profound acts of compassion as he continues his healing and preaching ministry throughout Galilee.

Weekly update

01/31 & 02/01

Year- to Date


$ 3,841.00

$ 23,469.00


$ 5,100.00

$ 25,500.00


$ 1,259.00

$ 2,031.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 5.00

$ 916.00

Goal for Appeal


$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 37.00

$ 1,044.00

Building Fund

$ 1,285.00

$ 3,661.00