St. Pius X Parish 1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061 Phone: (650) 361-1411 Fax: (650) 369-3641 Web: www.pius.org E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm PASTORAL STAFF MASS SCHEDULE Rev. Paul Rossi, Pastor ext. 117 [email protected] Rev. Tom Martin, Parochial Vicar ext. 121 [email protected] Rev. Martin Muruli Sequoia and Kaiser Hospital Chaplain (650) 361-1411 ext. 145 Rev. Gerald D. Coleman, S.S. Vice-President , Corporate, Ethics, Daughters of Charity Health System (650) 361-1411 Deacon Mynor Montepeque [email protected] (650) 361-1411 Sunday, January 4, 2015 The Epiphany of the Lord Sr. Norberta Villaseñor, OS.F Pastoral Associate Ext. 115 [email protected] Maria Cornell Liturgy Coordinator, ext. 118 [email protected] Nancy Powell Children’s Faith Formation Ext. 116 [email protected] Beverly Hilliard Music Director [email protected] Adele Sanchez Senior Adult Coordinator (650) 361-1411 ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Judy Giacometti Operations Manager, ext. 110 [email protected] Rita Carroll Principal, St. Pius School (650) 368-8327 [email protected] Lauri Hill Preschool Director, ext. 127 [email protected] PARISH STAFF Chris Luvisi Parish Secretary, ext. 114 [email protected] Debbie Castelli Bookkeeper, ext. 112 [email protected] Elvira Cabahug-Garcia Children’s Faith Formation & Assistant Parish Secretary, ext. 111 [email protected] PARISH COUNCIL Susan Krauss (650) 361-1411 FINANCE COUNCIL Donna Schreiber (650) 361-1411 Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:15 am 10:45 am, (Spanish) 12:15 pm and 5:00 pm Daily: 8:00 am Holy Days: As Scheduled Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation Saturdays 3:30 to 4:30 pm or by appointment Devotions Liturgy of the Hours Monday - Saturday 7:15 am Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm Rosary: Monday - Saturday 7:30 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 1st Friday of the month following 8:00 am Mass 4th Saturday of the month 7:00 - 9:00 pm Sacraments of Initiation Infant Baptism: 2nd & 4th Sundays at 1:30 pm Spanish Baptisms - 2nd & 4th Saturdays at 11:30 am For schedule: Sr. Norberta (preparation required) Rite of Christian Initiation for Children and First Eucharist: Contact Sr. Norberta Youth Confirmation: Contact Fr. Tom/Maria Cornell Adult Initiation: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Sr. Norberta Sacrament of Marriage: Contact parish office at least six months in advance. Vocations to Priesthood, Permanent Diaconate, Religious Life and Lay Ecclesial Ministries Contact Fr. Paul Rossi Anointing of the Sick: For all who are seriously ill or scheduled for surgery, call the parish office. For those in the hospital contact the hospital chaplain. Viaticum: Holy Communion for the dying, contact parish priest. Visitation of the Sick and Homebound: Contact parish office for Eucharistic Ministers to bring Holy Communion. Funerals: Contact parish office. Bulletin deadline Mondays by 10:00 AM A Reflection From Your Pastor... Parish Groups Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Christmas Season continues today with the celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord. Matthew's Gospel makes it clear that even from the very beginning Jesus came to save all people of the world. It was through the chosen people of Israel through whom and from whose history this revelation was to be known. Thus, we have magi representing all the known world at the time, making their way to Jesus' humble place of birth. We, too, as a Bible Study & Book Club universal Church and we here at St. Pius come from many cultural backgrounds, speak variFr. Paul Rossi x117 ous languages and enjoy certain traditions and customs special to our unique heritages; yet, [email protected] we are called to be one in Christ. Through the waters of Baptism and the gift of the Holy Grief Support Ministers Spirit we are called to be a People of God united as one in Jesus Christ. We are not to live in some form of forced uniformity; rather, we are called to live and celebrate our God-given [email protected] (650) 361-0655 diversity of gifts as one baptized people in Christ, the Lord. What a wonderful experience of Italian Catholic Federation the Holy Spirit bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and leading us into the Family of God. I hope the spirit of our Epiphany celebration today has a wonderfully long Jean Tomatis, [email protected] and lasting effect on our parish and that of the universal Church. May we see ourselves in (650) 368-5486 the Magi, seeking the Lord wherever he may be found. Altar Society & Environment Tina Zanoni (650) 361-8203 [email protected] Men’s Club David Sawyer [email protected] (415) 218-0836 Sandwiches on Sunday (SOS) Margaret Cortopassi (650) 364-2132 St. Pius School PTG Courtney Caccia (650) 365-1877 [email protected] St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Rick Boitano (650) 365-9797 Women’s Club Joany Draeger 868-8945 Laura Vargas 400-8298 Barbara Cage 575-0704 stpiuswomensclub @gmail.com (650) 562-3407 Young Ladies’ Institute (YLI) Virginia Keegan [email protected] (650) 892-9280 Youth Ministry & Confirmation Fr. Tom Martin x120 Maria Cornell x118 I want to again encourage parishioners, especially younger women and men, to seriously consider joining our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Society does the work of the gospel. The joy of serving and providing for the basic needs of others in our parish and surrounding area will be quite rewarding. You also will be able to collaborate with some wonderful parishioners who have been serving in this ministry for many years. Please contact me if you are interested in this parish ministry and the spirituality which gives the ministry such a solid foundation. St. Patrick's Seminary is preparing to sponsor once again this year a Discernment Retreat Weekend, January 16-18, 2015, for single men considering a vocation to the priesthood. If you know of any single men whom you might possibly consider good candidates for the priesthood, you are most welcome to pass on this invitation and information to them. Please let me or Fr. Tom Martin know of your possible interest and we will assist you in registering for the weekend. There is no fee to attend the retreat. All those interested in attending need to register in advance. Men can also contact Fr. David Schunk, Archdiocesan Director of Vocations, directly for more information at 415-614-5683 or [email protected] Just a reminder: Fr. Coleman is away from the parish until April 30 and Fr. Martin Muruli, who is on vacation visiting his family in Kenya, will be returning to the parish January 22. Please pray for both priests as they travel and are away for this time. I hope you had a wonderful New Year's celebration. May this coming year be a time of abundant blessings for you, your family and loved ones and for our parish family of St. Pius. God bless you all. Sincerely in our Lord, Fr. Paul Rossi CELEBRANTS*FOR MASSES January 10th & 11th Sat., Jan. 10 Sun., Jan. 11 5:00 pm 8:00 am 9:15 am 10:45 am 12:15 pm 5:00 pm Fr. Tom Martin Fr. Tom Martin Fr. 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Paul Rossi 1/4 Children’s Liturgy at 9:15 am in Church RCIA Group meets after the 9:15 am Mass in the Parish Center CFF Class meets at 10:30 am in the School 1/5 Grief Ministry Meeting at 6:45 pm in Parish Center 1/6 Centering Prayer at 8:45 am in Parish Center Scripture Study at 7:00 pm in Parish Center PTG Board Meeting at 7:00 pm in Parish Center 1/7 CFF Class at 3:45 pm in the School Women’s Club Board Meeting at 7:00 pm in Parish Center 1/8 Men’s Club Board Meeting at 6:30 pm in Parish Center School Board Meeting at 7:30 pm in the Art Room 1/9 Centering Prayer at 8:45 am in Parish Center Senior Friendship meets at 10:00 am in the the Senior Adult Room 1/10 Interfaith-Spiritual Dialogue meets at 9:00 am in Parish Center 1/11 Children’s Liturgy meets at 9:15 am in Church Children’s Choir at 9:15 am Mass RCIA Group meets at 9:30 am in Parish Center CFF Class meets at 10:30 am in the School Young Adult Group meets at 6:00 pm in Parish Center *Subject to change as necessary MASS INTENTIONS Sat., Jan. 3 Sun., Jan. 4 Mon., Jan 5 Tues. Jan. 6 Wed., Jan. 7 Thurs., Jan. 8 Fri., Jan. 9 Sat. Jan. 10 Sun., Jan. 11 5 pm 8 am 9:15 am 10:45 am 12:15 pm 5 pm 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 8 am 5 pm 8 am 9:15 am 10:45 am 12:15 pm 5 pm Riche & Steve Parry Gene Koch Randy Cardellini People of St. Pius People of St. Pius Mary Diane Ravizza Sylvia & Olga Monteverde Dixie Bazzani Sal Hernandez Wenefredo T. Maribojo and Emilia Reyes Dixie Bazzani Phyllis D’Angio Pietro Menchini Frank Lombardi Al Tognarelli People of St. Pius Blandina Aldarriaga and Adriana Restrepo Andrew DeSilva PLEASE REMEMBER THE SICK AND THEIR CAREGIVERS IN OUR COMMUNITY: Bill Gibbons Caroline Hansen Tina Zanoni Mark Olson Konrad von Emster Julie Lenz Deacon Steve Nancy Geenen Lana Lagunera Leo Englert Doris Sullivan ALL NAMES WILL REMAIN ON THIS LIST FOR ONE MONTH. PLEASE CALL AFTER THAT TIME IF YOU WOULD LIKE A NAME OF A PARISHIONER TO REMAIN ON THE LIST, 361-1411. IF WE DO NOT RECEIVE A CALL, THE NAME WILL BE REMOVED. PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR RECENTLY BELOVED DECEASED: Jesse Dee Beecher WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER When you care enough to give the very best….. Give yourself and your spouse a Worldwide Marriage Weekend. Go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org or call Paul & Yvonne at (650) 366-7093. San Francisco/Santa Rosa WWME 2015 Weekends: Santa Rosa: Feb. 27 - March 1 and San Francisco : May 15-17. Space is limited so apply early. The gift that lasts a lifetime… St. Pius School St. Pius School provides a faith-based education for all students. By sharing God’s goodness and living out their faith every day, the children are blessed with a clear advantage in living and growing in our ever-changing world. Think about giving your child the gift of a St. Pius School education. It would be the gift that lasts a lifetime! Please join the faculty, staff and other families in our community at the Open House on Sunday, January 25, 2015, after the 9:15AM Mass. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the classrooms, see student work and go to Homer Crouse Hall to view science fair projects done by the 7th and 8th grade students. Tours for new families will begin in the Resource Room at 10:45AM. The school is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. You may pick up an application in the school office or download one at www.stpiusschool.org. ADDITIONAL CAMPUS TOUR DATES January 14, 2015 8:30AM January 28, 2015 8:30AM Or by appointment • • • • • • • Fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Staffed by a team of experienced, dedicated and caring teachers, sharing a commitment to excellence in education Full Day Kindergarten State of the art technology program Spanish, PE, art and music extend the curriculum Extended Day Care available on site STEWARDSHIP July 1, - June 30, 2015 (goal) July 1, - June 30, 2015 (actual)* July 1,2014 to June 30, 2015 Weekly Goal Sunday Collection- Dec. 21, 2014 $ 561,000.00 $ 266,029.38 $ 11,000.00 $ 8,297.00 *Includes E-Contributions through November 30, 2014 Christmas Flowers Second Collection Dec. 21, 2014 2014 Archbishop’s Annual Assessment Archbishop’s Annual Appeal (as of Dec. 21, 2014) $ 2,694.00 $ 129,700.00 $ 123,724.00 Thank you for your generosity. GIVE ELECTRONICALLY Each holiday season, the church anticipates and relies on a seasonal increase in contributions. It is through the donations of every individual and family in the congregation that we are able to carry on our work now and throughout the year. If you need a convenient way to make recurring contributions or plan to make an additional gift before the end of the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic giving option. As the pace of life speeds up around the holidays, you may find electronic giving a welcome way to make contributions. To give electronically, visit the Church’s website www.pius.org and click on the link to sign up. Thank you for your generosity! MEN’ CLUB CRAB FEED The St. Pius Men’s Club Crab Feed is January 24th, 2015. Get your tickets early. The price this year is $40 per person. There will be pasta served for those who do not eat crab. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Contact Mark Engelhart @ 365-4029 for tickets. Preschool available for children ages 3 to 5 St. Pius School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color and national and/or ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. St Pius School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs. YOUTH MINISTRY DROP - IN PROGRESS Any student from Saint Pius Parish, in grades six through eight, is invited to join our after school drop in sessions. These take place every Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:00 in Room 4 in the school building. This is an opportunity for our young people to discuss faith, have a snack, and grow more deeply in their relationship with the Lord. Questions? please feel free to call Fr. Tom at 361-1411x121. God Bless! THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD Saturday, January 10, 2015 Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm Sunday, January 11, 2015 8:00 am, 9:15 am, 10:45 am (Spanish) 12:15 pm & 5:00 pm THE CATHOLIC TV NETWORK America’s Catholic television Network, is now available to cable and satellite providers in our area. Please help provide this upbeat, youthful and exciting Catholic Network and a powerful resource to the people of our area and the entire nation. To help, simply visit GetCatholicTV.com as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider. If you are unable to access the internet please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider. ST. PIUS SENIOR FRIENDSHIP All Seniors are invited to gather on Friday mornings at 10:00 am in the Senior Room behind Homer Crouse Hall. We will have Mass in the Senior Room on Friday, January 9th and the seventh grade students and parents will treat the Seniors to a delicious lunch. DONATIONS OF TOILETRIES NEEDED Do you have a drawer full of unopened hotel soaps, lotions, toothpaste and shampoos? Please consider donating these toiletries so that they can be distributed to those in need. You can bring these items to the Parish Center or place them in the St. Vincent de Paul baskets (in a zip lock bag) at the rear of the church. Thank you! PRO LIFE MEETING RESPECT LIFE CORNER San Mateo Pro Life will meet on Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 @ 7:30pm, in the Worner Center of St. Gregory Parish 138 - 28th Ave, San Mateo (cross street is Hacienda). Discussing: ~ Walk for Life, 40 Days for Life ~ Current: Mustard Seed Legislative update Let’s defend all people from conception to natural death. All are welcome. Although we may feel unsure how best to comfort those who mourn, we must stand with them in their time of suffering. Miscarriage touches the lives of many people, yet all too often this tragedy remains unaddressed….As members of a community of faith ourselves, let us comfort those who mourn as we look forward together to a time when all tears are dried and our families are whole once again. For more information, call Jessica at (650)-572-1468. TODDLER CARE Toddler Care is offered during the 9:15 am Mass for children ages 2-5 years of age. The program will be facilitated by Samantha Yee and will be held in the Community Room in Fitzsimon Center. For more information please contact Nancy Powell at the Parish Center at 361-1411 or [email protected] “Solace and strength in the Sorrow of Miscarriage,” 2014-2015 Respect Life Program, USCCB COAT COLLECTION FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL The St. Pius St. Vincent de Paul Conference would like to thank every one for their generous donations of warm coats and jackets for the homeless in Redwood City. You have given a very important gift to those in need - the gift of warmth. THANK YOU!
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