Text Box: Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday)
March 13 - 14, 2010
Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat.  5 pm:      Susan Josephine Yuers (dec.)
Sun.  8:30:      Int. Fr. Don McDonnell (liv.)
         8:30:      All Parishioners (l. & d.)
       10:30:      Int. Maria Cristina Revelo (liv.)
       10:30:      All Parishioners (l. & d.)
       12:30:      Int. Brett, Zach (liv.)
         5:00:      Bitter Lamentations
         5.45:      Steve Vasey (dec)
Mon. 8 am:     Int. Ruth & Claine Shepherd (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm:     Int. Ms. Wai Ha Ng (liv.)
Tues. 8 am:     Int. Katherine Hawkins (liv.)
Tues. 6 pm:     Int. Sapna Her (liv.)
Wed . 8am:     Paul Benoza (dec.)
Weds. 6pm:     Int. Vita Ng (liv.)
Thurs. 8 am:    Mary Fran Connick (dec.)
Thurs. 6 pm:   Int. Josephina P. Estrada (liv.)
Fri. 8am:          In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds & 
Fri. 2:00pm:   Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and 
Fri. 3:00pm:   Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Fri. 6 pm:        Int. Joseph Balza (liv.)
Sat. 8 am:        Int. Fr. Stan Zak (liv.)
Sat. 10 am:      Int. Nancy Duenas (liv.)
Sat. 4pm:        Adoration and Confession
Sat. 5 pm:       Int. Louis Tannady (liv.)

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

Organ Prelude:  

Prelude in G Minor, J.S. Bach


Hymns for today:  

#366 Attende Domine
#100 Asperges

“Lenten Antiphon” (3x)


Mass at 5pm (Sat.) 

Mass of Christian Unity, Vermulst. Cantor & organ.


Mass at 10:30am: 

Missa de Quadragesima

Gregorian. Mass xvii St. MM Choir


Mass at 12:30pm:  Missa Brevis, Pacific Collegium


Organ Postlude:

Fugue in G Minor, J.S. Bach





Last week, the second collection for the Building Fund   amounted to $1,078.00. This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Bishops Appeal. Next week, the 2nd collection will be for the Catholic Relief Services (Bishop’s Overseas Appeal).






        Lenten Vespers (sung Evening Prayer) about the sufferings and death of Our Lord Jesus Christ will be celebrated every Sunday of Lent at 5:00 PM; except March 28 at 4.30); followed by Benediction and Holy Mass. Please come and invite others to participate in these beautiful Vespers. Stations of the Cross are recited every Friday after the Holy Masses.


PLEASE TAKE HOME A “RICE BOWL  from the vestibule of the church. We will collect this money on  Palm Sunday, March 28, 2010.


        This is a Lenten program of CRS, the official overseas relief & development agency working on behalf of the Catholic  community in the USA. 75%  of your gifts to Operation  Rice Bowl come to CRS to fund  development projects overseas and Lenten education efforts in the USA. Twenty-five percent of contributions support hunger & poverty alleviation efforts in dioceses in the USA.


       Collection on Ash Wednesday is for the St. Vincent de Paul Society to feed the hungry people in Oakland. We are also collecting imperishable food items. In the vestibule of our church, barrels for food are placed.  “I was hungry and you gave me  food.”




Sunday Scripture

         Reconciled with God through Christ, we are to work for reconciliation, healing and unity in the world. As Christians, we are to live a life that fosters reconciliation and love. Through faith in Jesus and unity with him in Baptism, we have been reconciled with God. We can share this gift with others by proclaiming the presence and power of God's reconciling love, and by being merciful and compassionate ourselves.

           As the Israelites prepared to enter the Promised Land they remembered how God freed them from slavery and provided for them. In the second reading, Paul calls the Corinthians to live out their new life in Christ through a ministry of reconciliation. In the Gospel, God's mercy and love are shown in the parable of the prodigal son.

Weekly update

February 06 & 07

Year- to Date


$ 6,108.00

$ 49,211.78


$ 5,900.00

$ 52,600.00


$ 0.00

$ - 971.78

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 0.00

$ 2,277.00

Goal for Appeal


$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund

$ 35.00

$ 1,694.00

Building Fund

$ 1,078.00

$ 4,159.00

February 2010


$ 21,463.78

February 2010


$ 28,304.94

February 2010


$ - 6,841.16



$ - 7,443.18