The Baptism of the Lord

Sat / Sun January 09 & 10, 2010

Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat.  5 pm:       Mrs. Dionisia B. Burlaza (dec.)
Sun. 8:30:       Int. Theresa Dinh Family (liv.)
       10:30:      Int. Fr. Joseph Fiedorowicz (liv.)
       12:30:      Int. Henry Funcke (liv.)
Mon. 8 am:     Int. Enna Nemirov (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm:     Int. Martha & Steven Clementi (liv.)
Tues. 8 am:     Int. Margurete Wobs-Chall Family (liv.)
Tues. 6 pm:     Fr. John Coghlan (dec.)
Weds. 8am:     Int. Ba Van Dinh Family (liv.)
Weds. 6pm:     Tony Reschís Friends & Relatives (l. & d.)
Thurs. 8 am:     Int. Fr. Don McDonnell (liv.)
Thurs. 6 pm:    Tony Reschís Friends & Relatives (l. & d.)
Fri. 8am:          In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri. 2pm:          Adoration
Fri. 3pm:          Chaplet   
Fri. 6pm:          Int. Jason Solano (liv.)
Sat. 8 am:         Int. Lang Ngyuen Family (liv.)
Sat. 10 am:       Int. Mary E. Drass (liv.)
Sat. 4pm:          Adoration 
Sat. 5 pm:         Inez Kuder (dec.)
Text Box: MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

Organ Prelude:   Das Alte Jahre Vergangen ist,.S. Bach

Hymns for today: 
351 Songs of Thankfulness & Praise  
100 Asperges, 
354 Hail to the Lordís Anointed

Mass at 5pm (Sat.) The Community Mass, #269, Proulx.  Cantor & organ.
Mass at 10:30am: 
Missa Adeste Fideles, Rossini.  
St. MM Choir
Mass at 12:30pm: Missa Brevis, 
Pacific Collegium
Organ Postlude:    In Dir Ist Freude, J.S. Bach

Text Box: Last week, the second collection for the Building Fund  amounted to $ 1,186.00. 

This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Bishopís Appeal Fund. 

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



BAPTISM OF THE LORD - Sunday Jan. 10th.


†††††† During the first four centuries of Christianity, the Catholic Church celebrated three primary Feasts. These were the Feasts of: the Epiphany, Easter, and Pentecost. In the Eastern Church, Epiphany meant celebrating: the birth of Jesus, His Baptism and the Wedding at Cana. Since 376 A.D., the Western Church separated the Feast of Christmas, which is celebrated on December 25th as the day of the birth of Jesus, from the Feast of the Epiphany that is the day that remembers the visit of the Magi. Epiphany was separated in order to emphasize that God revealed Himself to the Gentiles. Today's Feast, following the tradition of the early Church, is the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus. This special feast teaches us that through Jesus, God opened the door to the Kingdom of Heaven to all those who would hear Him.

†††††† During all Novus Ordo Masses (Sat. Jan. 9th, 5.00pm and Sunday January 10th 8.30 & 10.30am)will be Renewal of Baptismal Promises.





The celebration of Christmas was stretched even further than a week.The twelve days of Christmas, secularized in a popular song, was an ancient, sacred, and festive celebration of Christmastime.The twelve days began on December 25, Christmas, and ended on January 6, the feast of the Epiphany, which is still a major feast of the Incarnation. Christmas Time is at the Baptism of the Lord, January 10, 2010. January 11th will be the first day of the Ordinary Time.

Text Box: Sunday Scripture
             Baptism signals the beginning of our ministry as disciples of Jesus. Today's celebration of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season, and also marks the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus. Today we might recall our own Baptism, and reflect on it as the beginning of our lives as disciples of Jesus. Today, let us renew our baptismal commitment to follow Jesus.
             Isaiah promises the Israelites that God will act to bring them salvation. The fulfillment of this prophecy will be marked by a voice crying out in the desert. In the second reading Peter recalls the baptism of Jesus, when he was anointed by the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel, John baptizes Jesus and a voice from heaven proclaims that this is God's beloved Son.

Weekly update



Year- to Date


$ 4,984.00

$ 4,984.00


$ 5,100.00

$ 5,100.00


$ 116.00

$ 116.00

Bishopís Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 0.00

Goal for Appeal


$ 9,182.00

Par.Dev. Fund

$ 0.00

$ 0.00

Building Fund

$ 1,186.00

$ 1,186.00