The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph La Sagrada Familia de Jesús, María y José December 27 - 28, 2014 My eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all the peoples. Mis ojos han visto a tu Salvador, al que has preparado para bien de todos los pueblos. Luke 2:30-31/ Lucas 2:30-31 NEW YEAR AÑO NUEVO 2015 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation) Solemnidad de Maria Madre de Dios The Parish Office is closed until Friday, January 2, 2015. We will re-open on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 10am. La Oficina Parroquial estará cerrada hasta 2 de Enero, 2015. Volvemos a abrir el 5 de Enero del 2015 a las 10am. Felíz descanso. (Día de precepto) New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, First Reading December 31 Genesis 15:1-6, 21:1-3 Vigil- 5:00pm (Eng), 7pm (Español) “Do not be afraid” is a recurring theme in Scripture. So many 9:00am (Eng); 10:30am (Eng) encounters are prefaced with the 12pm(Español) greeting or variations of same. Still we can find it next to impossible not to be afraid. Things seem HAPPY NEW YEAR beyond us, hopeless at times, and we battle for composure. Yet FELIZ AÑO God's promise to Abram and SaNUEVO 2015 rah is fulfilled. Their fears, though real, had no place in God’s plan The Priests, Sisters, and Staff for them….or us! Thursday, January 1, 2015: of Holy Spirit Parish wish you and your families a blessed and peaceful New Year! Second Reading Hebrews 18:11-12, 17-19 Faith is at the heart of this text. Where there is real and lived faith, response to God’s call is not ¡Les deseamos un far behind. The repeated use of Año Nuevo lleno examples of faith serve to deepen de bendiciones, our awareness of the invitation paz y amor, son offered us to believe. The examlos deseos del Padre Michael, ples coming from one family’s story Padre Antonio y personal bring us to a place of recognizing faith within the home, within the parroquial! family unit and the need to hand on that faith. Seeing your life through the Lens of the Gospel Luke 1:22-40 Simeon also acknowledged that not all would accept the light that would shine through Jesus, and this rejection would be a cause of pain to Mary. It can be a source of pain to parents, teachers, Church ministers, and all who work for others when some reject values, projects, advice which would be for their good. Perhaps a sword has sometimes pierced your soul as well. What has helped you to maintain hope in such times? Musing - Food for thought There’s a lot of talk these days about a person’s “Bucket List”, i.e. things to be accomplished before death - and the importance of ticking these items off the list. Yet, it’s a great (and perhaps rare) blessing if one reaches old age and can truly say "I have few regrets, I am very happy with how I have lived my life and, actually, there's nothing left that I really want to or need to experience - I am happy to go.” At that stage, perhaps we can make Simeon’s prayer ours: “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples.” HORARIO DE MISAS Y CONFESIONES Dias Martes Viernes Sábado Domingo Domingo Misa 7:00pm 7:00pm 7:00pm 6:00am 2:00pm Confesiones 6:30-6:50pm 6:30-6:50pm 6:30-6:50pm NO CONFESIONES 1:30-1:50pm Holy Spirit School Registration for NEW students, Grades K-8 for Holy Spirit School, Fairfield, will be accepted during the month of January, 2015, in the School Office from 9:00am until 2:00pm daily. The office will reopen on Monday, January 5, 2015. Aplications made in past years are obsolete. There is a $40 application/processing fee per child. Parents applying for entrance into Kindergarten, please note: children must be 5 years old by September 1st of the Fall of 2015; pre-school is required. Entrance exams will be given to all applicants. All applicants must submit the following documents: * Birth Certificate * Immunization Records * Church Certificates - Baptism, Communion, Confirmation, Reconciliation (if applicable) * Letter of Recommendation from your Parish * Latest report cards and test scores (for grades 1-8) * Progress Report from preschool for Kindergarteners * Photo of Family Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Holy Spirit School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color or national/ethnic origin in admission policies. The EWTN, Catholic TV is available through the Fairfield Comcast Cable #229, Dish Network #261, Direct TV #422. More information check EWTN, www. ewtn.com Intercesiones por la Vida Oremos por todas las familias: para que fomenten un entorno de amor que acoja nuevas vidas. Intercessions for Life Let us pray for all families: That they may foster a loving environment that welcomes new life. Tiempo de Navidad: La Sagrada Familia “Oremos hoy por todas las familias del mundo para que logren responder a su vocación tal y como respondió la Sagrada Familia de Nazaret. Oremos especialmente por las familias que sufren, pasan por muchas dificultades o se ven amenazadas en su indisolubilidad y en el gran servicio al amor y a la vida para el que Dios las eligió” (San Juan Pablo II) La familia debe ser una escuela de virtudes. Es el lugar donde crecen los hijos, donde se forman los cimientos de su personalidad para el resto de su vida y donde se aprende a ser un buen cristiano. Es en la familia donde se formará la personalidad, inteligencia y voluntad del niño. Esta es una labor hermosa y delicada. Enseñar a los niños el camino hacia Dios, llevar estas almas al cielo. Esto se hace con amor y cariño. “La familia es la primera comunidad de vida y amor el primer ambiente donde el hombre puede aprender a amar y a sentirse amado, no sólo por otras personas, sino también y ante todo por Dios.” (Juan Pablo II, Encuentro con las Familias en Chihuahua 1990). When traveling … For nationwide Mass times and location call 1-800-Mass-Times (1-800-627-7846) or Internet www.masstimes.org LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35 Tuesday: 1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96:7-10; Lk 2:36-40 Wednesday: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Ps 96:1-2, 11-13; Jn 1:1-18 Thursday: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 Friday: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 1:19-28 Saturday: 1 Jn 2:29 — 3:6; Ps 98:1, 3cd-6; Jn 1:29-34 Sunday: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Lunes: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Sal 96 (95):1-3, 5b-6; Lc 2:22-35 Martes: 1 Jn 2:12-17; Sal 96 (95):7-10; Lc 2:36-40 Miércoles: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Sal 96 (95):1-2, 11-13; Jn 1:1-18 Jueves: Nm 6:22-27; Sal 67 (66):2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7; Lc 2:16-21 Viernes: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Sal 98 (97):1-4; Jn 1:19-28 Sábado: 1 Jn 2:29 — 3:6; Sal 98 (97):1, 3cd-6; Jn 1:29-34 Domingo: Is 60:1-6; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ef 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12 Please remember in your prayers all who are in need of prayers in our community: MASS INTENTIONS December 29, 2014 to January 4, 2015 Mon Tue Wed 7:00am 9:00am 7:00am 9:00am 7:00am 9:00am 5:00pm January 1, 2015 Thu 9:00am 10:30am Fri 7:00am 9:00am Sat 9:00am Vigil 5:00pm Sun 7:30am 9:00am 10:30am 12:00 noon Joseph Bamba † John Certeza (Int.) Donan Family (Int.) Isidora Gonzalez † Marilou Gumtang (Int.) Sophia Perricelli † Lygia Gaglianone (Int.) Generosa Taasan † ??? Jess & Evelyn Pacheco (Int.) Porfirio & Leticia Romero (Int.) Reynaldo Ellazar † Maria Dennis & Arturo Raposo † Al Purdy † Wayne Hause † Ron & Sharon Lahmon & Family (Int.) Larry Carr † People of the Parish Yabut & Palka Families (Living & Deceased) Marcos Castro, Eleanor Gudelj, ED, Ryan Kersten, Inez Calderon, Jackie Farris, Marcos Castro, Jose Melendez, Jose Garcia, Jojo Bagos, Jonie B. Gonzales, Francis Bagos, Liza Bagos, Lita Bagos, Janine Bagos, Aubriel, Concordia Lichauco, PABS, Mike McCain, Timothy Marinelli, TGD, Nadine Angel, LDF, Jim & Dita Clark, Cristina Cunha, Frank & Nancy Santos, Agnes Powell, Charlie Ordillas, Kim Leli, Zoey Siliezar, Familia Ibarra, Juan & Raudel Ibarra Rosie Munoz, Tyler Munoz, Marcos Munoz, Margaret Skikos, LDF, Susan Gonzalez, Frances Smith, Rosalia St. Germain, Cecilia Padua, Luis Ceja, Raul Ponce, Leo La Rocca, Judy Rogers Alice Link, Laura Plancarte, Emma Aguilar, Bill Price, Carol McMickle, David Harris, Larry Harris, Vanessa Demerin, Oscar Diaz, Frank Santos, Candi Erwin, Kathleen McFarland, Jo Palacky, Mary Ellen O’Hara, Yanita Figueroa, Cristina Figueroa, Benjamin Figueroa, Ian Padilla, Ava & Milah Munoz, , Cecilia Rangel, Mercedes Souza Patricia del Real, Refugio Lemus, Luis Gutierrez, Fr. Downey, SRTB, Bobbi & Len Enos, Rose Ryan, Barbara Evans, Soledad Ochoa, Wade & Lyn Erwin, Frances Meehan, Veronica Bucanan, Smith Family QUESTION OF THE WEEK Our Parish Budget How do your family members know that you are a compassionate person? for the Weekend of December 14 - 15: Budget $15,650.00 PREGUNTA DE LA SEMANA Cómo hacer para que los miembros de la familia sepan que eres una persona compasiva? HELP WANTED Volunteers are needed to help clean the Church on Monday mornings. If you can help please call at 425-3138. Necesitamos de su ayuda para asear el templo los Lunes y Viernes en la mañana, por favor comunicarse a la oficina 425-3138. Art & Environment Ministry needs your help for the care of the Church’s decorations. For more information please contact Stephanie Ignaitis at [email protected] or call her at 688-7437. Holy Spirit School - 22nd Annual Crab Feed Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 6pm - 11pm. Craving crab, chicken and dancing? Join Holy Spirit School in their annual crab feed. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased in the School Office. Actual $15,104.50 TO REGISTER AT HOLY SPIRIT Please complete the form below and place in offertory basket, mail it or bring to the parish office. Name: ————————————————— ⌂ Mr & Mrs ⌂ Mr ⌂ Mrs ⌂ Miss ⌂ Ms Address: ———————————————–City:—————————————————— Zip: ——————— Phone: ———————— Family names: —————————————– E-mail: —————————————–———— □ □ New Parishioner Existing Parishioner - with changes Walk for Life - West Coast in San Francisco on January 24, 2015. Marcha por la Vida en San Francisco Enero 24, 2015 DO YOU HEAR THE CALL The Ministry of Care is in need of more Eucharistic ministers to visit the sick and home bound. No experience required. Just the willingness to answer God's call to serve His Church and your fellow parishioners. If you are interested call George or Ana Bagley at 449-6498. ¿ESCUCHAS EL LLAMADO? El Ministerio del visitar a los enfermos esta en busqueda de feligreses que concideren sirviendo en este ministerio. Visitar a los enfermos es un servicio de misericordia. En este momento estamos nececitando feligreses comprometidos. Por favor de llamar a George o Ana al 707-449-6498. Eucharistic Adoration You are greatly needed to spend an hour with Jesus. If you can commit to a time please contact Marilyn De Vera at 688-6272 for more details. Christmas Season Sunday, Dec. 28 - The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph: Family life is rooted in the unconditional love of God as witnessed by the Holy Family. Monday, Dec. 29 - Thomas Beckett On Dec. 29, 1170 Thomas Beckett was killed by order of King Henry 11. He was 8 yrs. Chancellor of England and as Archbishop of Canterbury he defended the freedoms of the Church. He is considered the most famous martyr of the Middle Ages. Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 - The Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God: we seek God’s blessings as did Mary. Because of her Son, we can confidently call God, “Abba”, meaning Father. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015 - The Epiphany of the Lord: All nations are invited to sing the Lord’s praises, for they have been called to hear the Good news and worship the long awaited LMessiah and King, with the gift of their lives. Vocation Cross The Vocation Cross is available for anyone interested in discerning his/her life’s vocation. You may have it in your home for one or two weeks at a time. If this is something that is of interest to you please call Pat Issa at 425-2579. May God direct you in His Way.
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