Text Box: The Baptism of the Lord-Feast
Sat / Sun January 12 & 13, 2008

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat. 5 pm:           Int. Ba Dinh Family (liv.)

Sun. 8:30:           People of St. Margaret Mary (l. & d.)

        10:30:       William Maderious (dec.)

        12:30:         John Fritz Kohl (dec.)

Mon. 8 am:       Int. Paula Geiger (liv.)

Mon. 6 pm:        Private Intentions

Tues. 8 am:        Int. Paula Geiger (liv.)

Tues. 6 pm:        Private Intentions

Weds. 8 am:       For successful operation for Dolores Dacosta and her sister Maureen Fernandes and speedy recovery

Weds. 6 pm:       Private Intentions

Thurs. 8 am:     Lady Goliva

Thurs. 6 pm:      Private Intentions

Fri. 8 am:            Int. Theresa Dinh (liv.)

Fri. 6 pm:            Private Intentions

Sat. 8 am:           Ana Nuno (dec.)

Sat. 9 am:           For the Protectors of the Human Life

Sat. 5 pm:           Maria, Hieronimo, Joakim

MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

Organ Prelude:         Das Alte Jahre Vergangen ist,

                                 J.S.Bach

Hymns:                    #560, # 100, and # 351

Mass at  5:00 pm(Sat.): Community Mass, Proulx.

                                Cantor & organ.

Mass at 10: 30:       Missa Orbis Factor, Gregorian.

                                St. MM Choir

Mass at 12:30:        Missa Orbis Factor, Gregorian.

                                Mixed Schola/ volunteers

Organ Postlude:     In dir ist Freude, Bach

 

New Year’s Day collection amounted $ 1,290.00. Last week second collection for the Building Fund   amounted $ 10,090.00. This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Bishop’s  Appeal. Next week, the 2nd collection is for Seminary Fund . THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY.

 

BAPTISM OF THE LORD - today - Sunday, Jan. 13th . 

       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 the Holy Mass we will renew our baptismal promisses.

MARDI GRAS  CELEBRATION:

DINNER, DANCE & AUCTION

       Mardi Gras Celebration is only 2 weeks away! Do you have your tickets??!! A fun and memorable evening is planned for all guests at the Mardi Gras Dinner Dance & Auction. The décor will take us away to New Orleans and all the well known attractions of the town (prior to Katrina!) like Bourbon Street, the French Quarter, and the World Famous Pat O'Brian's Piano Bar, among others. 

       Dinner will be catered by PJMac, caterer to the bishop's special dinners, and will include many Southern delicacies.

       Ticket price will include entry, champagne, dinner and dessert, live music and dancing.  Everyone will have an opportunity to bid on fabulous items in our silent and live

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Sunday Scripture

           

United with Jesus through Baptism, we are taught by our Lord what it means to be a child of God. The Baptism of the Lord began the public ministry of Jesus. Just as he was fully immersed in the waters of Baptism , Jesus was fully immersed in doing the will of his death and resurrection and become members of his mystical body; called to do the will of the Father.

               Isaiah speaks of a servant of God who, filled with the Spirit, pleases God by doing his will and allowing God to work through him. Our reading from Acts finds Peter proclaiming the mission of Jesus that began with Baptism. Matthew gives us an account of Jesus' Baptism and the testimony of God the Father proclaiming Jesus as his Son.

           

Weekly update

01/05-06

Year- to Date

Actual

$ 4,297.00

$ 4,297.00

Goal

$ 5,100.00

$ 5,100.00

 

Shortfall

$ 803.00

$ 803.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$

$

Goal for Appeal

 

$

Par.  Dev. Fund

$

$

Building Fund

$ 10,090.00

$ 10,090.00