2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sat / Sun January 16 & 17, 2010

Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat.  5 pm:       Inez Kuder (dec.)
 Sun. 8:30:       Int. Fr. Stan Zak (liv.)
       10:30:       Int. Meg Mansfield (liv.)
       12:30:       Int. Henry Funcke (liv.)
Mon. 8 am:      Int. Mr. & Mrs. Zacarias Baran (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm:     Anthony Anopol (dec.)
Tues. 8 am:     Irene Currier (dec.)
Tues. 6 pm:     Francis Drass (dec.)
Weds. 8am:     Int. Arden Glass (liv.)
Weds. 6pm:     Clara Dignan (dec.)
Thurs. 8 am:    Avelino Villanueva (dec.)
Thurs. 6 pm:    Int. Paul Bendict Balza (liv.)
Fri. 8am:          In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri. 10.30 -12.00 - Holy Hour for Priests
Fri. 2pm:          Adoration & Confession
Fri. 3pm:          Chaplet   
Fri. 6pm:          Mary Brearcliffe (dec.)
Sat. 8 am:         E.C. Geiger (dec.)
Sat. 10 am:       Int. Dennis Maturan (liv.)
Sat. 4pm:          Adoration & Confession
Sat. 5 pm:         Int. Chuck Jessel (liv.)
Text Box: MUSIC FOR 5:00, 10:30 & 12:30 MASSES

January 17, 2010  SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Organ Prelude:  Adagio, J.S. Bach
Hymns for today:  
#612 Praise to the Lord
#100 Asperges
#607 Now Thank We

Mass at 5pm (Sat.) The Community Mass, #269, Proulx.  
Cantor & organ. 

Mass at 10:30am:  Mass of the Angels, St. Joseph's Choir.

Mass at 12:30pm:  Missa Orbis Factor, Gregorian Mass XI, Pacific Collegium.

Organ Postlude:  Toccata in C, J.S. Bach
Text Box: Last week, the second collection for the Bishop’s Appeal  Fund  amounted to $ 1.153.00. This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Seminary  Fund. Next week, the 2nd collection will be for the Parish Development  Fund.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. MAY GOD REWARD YOUR GENEROSITY IN 2009. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR PARISH IN 2010.

 

ANNUAL SEMINARY COLLECTION

 

   Our Diocese currently has 20 seminarians preparing to serve our parishes as priests. Education and formation in the Seminary is costly ($27,000 per year) per seminarian. Our diocese conducts, once a year, a special collection to help  pay for these expenses. This Sunday on the January 16/17 weekend we will have a 2nd collection to support those called to serve us as future priests. Write checks to: St. Margaret Mary Church with memo: for Oakland Seminary. Thank you for your generosity.  MAY GOD REWARD YOU.

 

100 ANNIVERSARY OF THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

(JAN. 18 – 25)

 

       Every year we celebrate a Week of Prayer for Unity of all followers of Jesus. The week of Prayer for Christian Unity was initiated in 1908 by the Rev. Paul Wattson in the Episcopal Church in 1908 at Graymoor, in New York’s Hudson Valley;. The Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism in 1964; and the formation of the Joint Working Group between the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the World Council of Churches.    

 

       The theme for the 2010 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is: ”You are witnesses of these things”. It comes from Luke's gospel Chapter 24 verse 48. A world observance, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an important expression of ecumenical activity at the local level.

Text Box: Sunday Scripture
              We are called to use our gifts and talents to help build up God's Kingdom. The first miracle recorded in John's Gospel is that of Jesus changing water into wine. This event is rich in imagery and meaning. The words of the Blessed Virgin Mary to the servants regarding her son, Do whatever he tells you, remind us that we are to serve God by humbly using our gifts and talents to build up his Kingdom.
            Isaiah, in today's first reading, encourages the people of Israel. He says that God will rejoice in Jerusalem, just as a bridegroom rejoices in his bride. In the second reading, Paul reminds us of all the gifts at our disposal to build up the Kingdom of God. In the Gospel, we hear the account of Jesus changing water to wine at the wedding feast of Cana.

Weekly update

January 09 & 10

Year- to Date

Actual

$ 4,786.00

$ 9,770.00

Goal

$ 5,100.00

$ 10,200.00

Shortfall

$ 314.00

$ 430.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 1,153.00

$ 1,153.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 0.00

$ 0.00

Building Fund

$ 605.00

$ 1,791.00