Third Sunday of Lent

Sat / Sun March 14 & 15, 2009                             


MASS INTENTIONS for the week

Sat. 5 pm:       Int. Rev. Carmelo Mifsud (liv.) 50th ordination

Sun. 8:30:       Jackie Rodriguez (dec.)                         

      10:30:      I Holy Communion ceremony with Crosses    

      10:30:       Simon Tang &  his mother See Chuen Ho (dec.)

      10:30:       Rose Lupino (dec.)

      12:30:       Kathleen Dodington (dec.)

      5:45 pm:    Paul Benoza (dec.)

Mon. 8 am:     Simon Tang (dec.)

Mon. 6 pm:     Special Intention

Tues. 8 am:     Gus Robrecht (dec.)

Tues. 6 pm:     For all those named Patrick or Patricia

Weds. 8 am:    Int. Michael Zendejas (liv.)

Weds. 6 pm:    Mrs. Shirley Paul (dec.)

Thurs. 8 am:    Int. Fr. Joseph Fiedorowicz (liv.)

Thurs. 6 pm:    Int. Josefino Estrada (liv.)

Fri. 8 am:        Agnes Gutterres (birthday;dec.)

Fri. 8am:         Int. Fr. Stan Zak (liv.)

Fri. 6 pm:        Int. Abbe Aaron Huberfield (liv.)

Sat. 8 am:        Simon Tang and his Mother See Chuen Ho


Sat. 10 am:      Int. Institute Seminarians (liv.)

Sat. 5 pm:        St. Margaret Mary People (l. & d.)

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

Organ Prelude:  

     Parry’s Jerusalem, arr. J. Marsh

Today’s Hymns:    

#100 Asperges

#360 Lord Who Throughout

#365 Parce Domine.

Mass at 5:00
pm (Sat.)

       Mass of Christian Unity,

       Vermulst. Cantor & Organ.


Mass at 10: 30:         

Missa de Quadragesima, Gregorian

                        St. Joseph Choir.

Mass at 12:30:          

Missa  de Quadragesima, Gregorian.

                                    Mixed Schola

Mass at 5.45pm (Sun.)

English Mass with organ


Organ Postlude:     Fundamentum
             Organisandi, Paumann.


Last week the second collection for the Bishop’s  Appeal Fund   amounted  to $1,020.00.


This week, the 2nd collection  is for the Catholic Relief Fund.


Next week, the 2nd collection is for Parish Development  Fund .







Please save these dates:


March 26, (Thursday) - March 29, (Sunday), 2009

(by Rev. Joseph Kowalczyk M.M., Retreat Master)


03/26 Thursday: 8:00 AM & 6:00 PM - Holy Masses, followed
     by conferences.


03/27 Friday: 8:00 AM & 6:00 PM - Holy Masses, conferences & Stations of the Cross.                                             

10:00 AM - Mass for Home-schooling Families,     conference and Stations for children.

2:00 PM – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; Confession

3:00 PM – The Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by Benediction.


03/28 Saturday: 8:00 AM & 10:00 AM – Holy Masses & conferences.

12:00 Noon – Holy Mass for the Sick with Conference &  |
                        Anointing of the Sick.

       4:00 PM – Penitential Service with Adoration of  the
                     Blessed Sacrament & Confession

       5:00 PM – Vigil Mass with Conference


3/02 Sunday: 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM & 12:30 PM  all Holy Masses with conferences.

       5:00 PM – Bitter Lamentations: Lenten Vespers with Special Sermon

       5:45 PM – Holy Mass with Conference




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; followed by Benediction and Holy Mass. Please come and invite others to participate in this beautiful Vespers. Stations of the Cross are recited every Friday after the Holy Masses.  Copies available at church, but you may download and print your own copy here.

 Sunday Scripture

                     Wisdom from God, though it may be considered foolish by some, can lead to eternal life. Wisdom that offers guidance on how to achieve a goal, such as wealth, is prized. Many people who prize such wisdom, however, see wisdom that gives guidance on how to live with regard to God and to others as a waste of time. Let us, as children of God, prize and live by the wisdom that leads to eternal life, even if others may think of us as foolish.

                       Today's passage from Exodus recalls God's giving of the Ten Commandments through Moses to the Israelites. The second reading teaches that the proclamation of Christ crucified was a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. In the Gospel, Jesus cleanses the temple, declaring that his Father's house is to be a house of prayer.

Weekly update


Year- to Date


$ 4,759.00

$ 49,684.00


$ 5,100.00

$ 51,000.00


$ 341

$ 1,316.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$ 1,020.00

$ 2,947.00

Goal for Appeal


$ 9,182.00

Par.  Dev. Fund


$ 1,978.00

Building Fund

$ 253.00

$ 5,159.00