Text Box: First Sunday of Advent
November 26 & 27, 2011
Text Box: MASS INTENTIONS for the week
Sat.    5pm:    The Souls in Purgatory
Sun.   8:30:    All Parishioners (l. & d.)   
        10:30:    Teresa and Cliff Price (liv.)
        12:30:     Rafael Llaguno 

Mon. 8 am: Chukwdi and Chukwma Onyejose (liv.)
Mon. 6 pm: Ina Ring (dec.)

Tues. 8 am: Dawnie Phillips (dec.)
Tues. 6pm: Don Roberts (liv.)

Wed. 8am: Meg Mansfield (liv.)
Wed. 6pm: Michael Franich (dec.)

First Thursday
Thurs. 8am: Jennifer and Maikit Riviera, Filipina Ustare (liv.)
Thurs. 6pm: Petar Boskovich (dec.)
Thurs. 7pm: Holy Hour

First Friday
Fri. 8 am: In Honor of the Five Sacred Wounds
Fri. 9:30am: Torch mother expecting babies
Fri. 2 pm:   Adoration & Confession
Fri. 3pm:  Chaplet & Benediction
Fri. 6pm:  John Vidolin (dec.)

First Saturday
Sat. 8am:  The Matias Family
Sat. 10am: Arturo D. Llaguno 
Sat. 4pm:  Adoration, Confession & Benediction
Sat. 5pm: Bethany Maricle (liv.)
Text Box: MUSIC FOR TODAY

Organ Prelude: Veni, Emmanuel, arr. Richard Purvis
Hymns for today: #301 O Come O Come Emmanuel; #100 Asperges; and #310 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.  
At 5pm: People Look East (Missalette)
Mass at 5pm (Sat.)  Missa Veni Emmanuel, Proulx. and Organ. 
Mass at 10:30am:  Missa de Adventus,. MM Choir 
Offertory:   Wake, Awake! (choir) Communion: Jesu, Joy (instrumental)  Meditation: hymn #626 
Mass at 12:30pm: Missa de Adventus, Gregorian Mass XVII. Men’s & Women’s Schola
Organ Postlude:  "Nun komm, der Heiden  Heiland", JS Bach
Text Box: ADVENT – BEGINNING OF THE  NEW 
LITURGICAL YEAR. 

The Church has her own special liturgical year and calendar in which she presents the history and mysteries of our salvation, from Creation to the Second Coming, together with the entire life of the Savior. Each Sunday and feast will present a special lesson to us for our daily living. The First Sunday of Advent is therefore the Church's "New Year's Day". In the Judeo-Christian tradition, Sunday begins at sundown of the day before; when the faithful celebrate First Vespers. We start Advent this Saturday, November 26th 5.00pm Holy Mass.

FIRST THURSDAY & FRIDAY & SATURDAY 
 This week we celebrate First Thursday - December 1st  - a day of special prayer for our priests, religious & seminarians. After 6.00PM Holy Mass, we expose the Blessed Sacrament and we celebrate THE HOLY HOUR.  First Friday - December 2nd. After the Holy Masses, we expose the Blessed Sacrament and recite the Litany to the Sacred Heart, followed by Benediction. Extra Mass for home schooling children & their parents at 9.30AM. Other Parishioners are also welcome to come and to pray with us if you have  time. First Saturday - December 3rd  - after 8.00AM Mass, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Litany to the Blessed Virgin Mary will be recited. 


Text Box: Sunday Scripture
	Let our voices proclaim God's glory. As we enter into Advent and prepare for Christ's return, we do so with new texts for Mass. Today we begin using the new translation of the Roman Missal. But these new Mass texts are more about continuity than change, more about Tradition than translation. Let us see these changes as an opportunity to pray with even greater fervor.
	The prophet Isaiah calls God Father, and asks Him to return for the sake of your servants. In the second reading, Paul reminds the Corinthians that the grace of God will keep them steadfast until Christ's return. In the Gospel, Jesus reminds His disciples to be watchful and alert, for they do not know the hour when the Master will return.

Text Box: This week’s second collection will be for the Parish Development Fund.  Last week’s 2nd collection for the Campaign for Human Development totaled $ 654.00. Next week’s 2nd collection will be for the Building Fund. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR PARISH. MAY GOD REWARD YOUR  GENEROSITY.

Special Funds

Collected-to-Date

Goal

Organ

$ 10,113.00

$ 10,000.00

Monuments

$  6,079.59

$ 12,000.00

Shortfall

$  5,920.41

 

Electronic Funds

Collected in July

Collected-to-date

Parish Pay

$ 5,024.00

$ 32,302.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly update

November 19/20

Year-to-Date

Actual - 1st Plate

$  4,002.00

$ 210,782.00

Parish Pay - 1st Plate

$  1,121.00

$   50,957.00

Total 1st Plate

$  5,123.00

$ 261,739.00

Goal

$  5,900.00

$ 284,700.00

Shortfall

$  777.00

$   22,961.00

Bishop’s Appeal

$     0.00

$   10,192.00

Goal for Appeal

 

$   13,066.89

Par.  Dev. Fund

$     0.00

$    8,919.00

Building Fund

$     0.00

$  19,982.00