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The Catholic Church of Visalia St. Mary’s, Holy Family, St.Thomas the Apostle & St. Charles Borromeo


CATHOLIC CENTER PARISH OFFICE 506 North Garden Street Visalia, CA 93291

JANUARY 13, 2013


1908 N. Court Street, Visalia, 93291 Office Hours/Horas de Oficina M-F 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat. - 9:00 a.m. - Noon

559-734-9522 Phone 559-734-3435 Fax

CONFESSION SCHEDULE Holy Family - Visalia Tuesday: 5:00– 6:30 PM St. Mary’s - Visalia Wednesday: 12:45 –1:15 PM St. Charles Borromeo Saturday: 7:00-8:00 PM

M W F:

8:00 AM

St. Mary’s - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin

608 N. Church Street, Visalia, 93291

T TH: (Misa) 8:00 AM

M - S: M - F:

Mass Mass

7:00 12:15 PM


Misa 5:00 PM

Saturday: Mass

4:00 PM


Mass 8:00 & 10:00 AM Sunday: Mass Misa 11:45 y 5:00 PM Lahu 2:00 PM Misa (except 1st Sunday of Month)

6:30, 8:30, 10:30, & 7:00 PM 1:00 PM

St. Thomas the Apostle

St. Charles Borromeo

6735 Ave. 308, Goshen, 93291

5049 W. Caldwell Ave., Visalia, 93277

M - F: 8:00 AM Servicio de Comunión Sunday:

Misa - 9:30 AM Mass - 6:00 PM

Website: TCCOV.ORG

(S/E Corner of Akers)

Saturday: Mass Sunday: Misa Mass Mass

5:30 PM 8:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

WELCOME We would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors, families and friends of our community! We hope the information in this weeks bulletin is a helpful resource. Please use the registration form on this page; if you are interested in becoming a registered parishioner. Just fill it out and drop it in the collection basket. It’s that easy! Thank you for choosing to visit The Catholic Church of Visalia.

CONTACT INFORMATION PRIESTS IN RESIDENCE Rev. Msgr. Raymond C. Dreiling, Pastor Rev. John Bosco Prasit, C.Ss.R., Parochial Vicar, Rev. Jesus del Angel, Parochial Vicar Rev. Xavier Pappalliyil, O.C.D. Parochial Vicar Rev. Jose Luis Varo, Parochial Vicar (Retired) Rev. Msgr. Anthony Janelli, Parochial Vicar (Retired) Deacons Rev. Mr. Paul Hernandez Rev. Mr. Doug Pingel Rev. Mr. Julian Ponce Rev. Mr. Ken Ramage Rev. Mr. James V. Rooney Rev. Mr. Henry Medina Rev. Mr. Rick Miller, Chaplain/KDH [email protected] Director of Administration Rev. Mr. Henry Medina Administrative Assistant to the Priests Ruthanne Parlier, ext.118 E-mail: [email protected] Parish Secretary & Facilities Scheduler

Denise Vasquez, ext 110 Facilities Manager Stan Hillan, Sr., ext.103 TCCOV-Bulletin Editor Cynthia Salazar, ext. 109 E-mail: [email protected] Director of Music Charles Culbreth, 559-733-2687 E-mail: [email protected] Liturgy Coordinator/Schedules Patty Call, ext 105 E-mail: [email protected] Youth Ministry Coordinator Ruben Cabatic, ext. 117 E-mail: [email protected]

George McCann Memorial Catholic School Sheila Rast, Principal 200 Race Street, Visalia, 93291

Website: 559-732-5831 Phone 559-741-1562 Fax


Sherald Sluka, Director 1638 N. Dinuba Blvd., Visalia, 93291 Phone: 734-1572 Website: E-mail: [email protected]

RELIGIOUS FORMATION Joan Bell, DRE, ext. 123 St. Mary’s (English) E-mail: [email protected] Edie Loudermilk, Secretary, ext. 120 E-mail: [email protected] Office Location & Hours 506 N. Garden Street, Visalia, M-TH: 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. CLOSED FRIDAYS 559-734-9522 St. Mary’s (Español) Joe Tejeda, CRE La oficina-Doherty Center 520 N. Church St., Visalia, CA 93291 La Oficina Horas: miércoles:5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Teléfono: 559-733-2686 Holy Family Irma Gaitan, CRE Office Locations & Hours 1908 N. Court St., Visalia, on the school grounds near Rm. 4 M-Th 4:00 –7:00 p.m. Phone: 559-732-9651 St. Thomas The Apostle Elaine Carrasco, CRE

Msgr. Ray Dreiling Ruben Chavez Mark Fisher Mary T. Hill Amanda Lang Frances Langley Fred Lo Bue Gary Main Karen Pedroncelli Steve Perry

Pastoral Council Representatives Msgr. Ray Dreiling John Atalano Ron Bosetti Dan Brown Nita Hernandez Nancy Kane Mary Ontiveros Tony Salierno Sheri Tietjens Dennis Williams Tom Van Woerkom Mary Ann Van Woerkom

REGISTRATION: Are you new to The Catholic Church of Visalia? Please take a moment to register by completing this form. You may drop it off at the Parish Center or in the weekend collection. You may also register online at Church most often attending: ___________________________ Name (Head of Household): ___________________________ Address: ___________________________ City, State & Zip: ___________________________ Home Phone: ___________________________

E-mail: [email protected] Office Location (Sunday) 6735 Ave 308, Goshen

Cell Phone: ___________________________

Phone: 559-651-2270

Family email address: ___________________________ Would you like to receive offering envelopes? __yes ___no

Wedding Rehearsal Coordinators (Independent Contractors approved by TCCOV)

Holy Family Church Rosann Porras-559-734-4456 E-mail: [email protected]

Finance Council Representatives

St. Mary’s Church Carol Serpa-559-734-0412

Email: [email protected]

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD January 13, 2013 He saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

PASTOR REFLECTION Baptism is the prime sacrament for the Christian. Through Baptism, a person is welcomed into the company of Jesus and a member of the Body of Christ. The washing that takes place at Baptism cleanses us from sin and makes us a new creation, filled with grace and called to be a witness of the Resurrection of the Lord throughout our lives. Baptism literally gets us going on the road to eternal life. When we celebrate the BAPTISM OF THE LORD as we do today, it offers us the opportunity to take a new look at our own Baptism and what it means to us. Our Lord was “Baptized” in the Jordan by John. Jesus did not need Baptism; Our Lord had no sin to wash away; He had no need for conversion or a change of heart; He didn’t need to be made into a new creation – He is the new creation itself. The Preface for the Feast of John the Baptist says it well: “…He (John) baptized Christ, the giver of baptism, in waters made holy by the one who was baptized.” Jesus is the one who gave us baptism, not the other way around. But, Jesus chose to be baptized in order to give us an example: that through Baptism we are made new – we die to sin and rise to new life in Christ. This is a wonderful mystery and a tremendous gift for us. Sadly, some reject the need for Baptism as part of the commitment to Christian life. All one needs to do, they say, is to profess faith in the Name of Jesus and that’s good enough. Then why does Jesus make such an effort to be baptized? Why does He give us this example if not to expect it of us? Why does every Gospel refer in some way to the baptism of Jesus and of our oneness with Jesus through Baptism? Finally, Baptism calls us to live our lives as authentic witnesses of Christ. Baptism demands of us to be honest – this is one of the most serious criticisms against Christians: “You say you belong to Christ, but your actions and example are just the opposite.” If we share in the mystery of Christ’s life through Baptism, how can we live a life contrary to that call? This is the challenge; this is the responsibility! This is the joy. As we celebrate the BAPTISM OF THE LORD, let’s reflect about our own Baptism and what it means for us. Let’s pray that we take our Baptism seriously – not just talk about it or have an empty celebration. May we commit ourselves each day to live as authentic disciples of the Lord; as genuine friends of Jesus, ready to serve Him with our whole lives.

-Titus 3:5

A Family Prayer for The Year of Faith O God, our Father, in Jesus you call all Christian Families and Homes to be Signs of Living Faith. By the Light of the Holy Spirit, lead us to be Thankful for the Gift of Faith, and by that Gift. May we grow in our relationship with Jesus, Your Son. And may we be confident Witnesses to Christian Hope and Joy to all we meet. In the Name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen

Bishop’s Annual Anniversary Mass for Married Couples

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Married couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th + anniversary and would like to participate in this special Mass, please stop by the Parish Office no later than Tuesday, January 22 to register.

Donations of Cookies Needed… Cookies are needed for the “Anniversaries Mass” reception. Donations may be dropped off at the Parish Office no later than February 8th. Thank you!

RETIREMENT RECEPTION A Retirement/Farewell Reception for Mrs. Joan Bell Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm St. Mary’s Parish Hall 506 North Garden Street. ALL ARE WELCOME!

UPCOMING AND ONGOING EVENTS The Catholic Church of Visalia Widow & Widowers Ministry Please join us for lunch, every second Saturday of the month. On January 12th, at 11:30 a.m., at “Ryan’s” on Mooney Blvd. For more information or to make a reservation please contact, Patricia at 686-0704 or Margaret at 732-7280.

SERRA CLUB OF KINGS-TULARE National Vocation Awareness Week

January 13-19, 2013 Please keep the priests, deacons, and the religious of the World in your daily prayers this week January 13th -19th, 2013.

Serran Prayer for Vocations O God, who wills not the death of a sinner* but rather that he be converted and live. Grant we beseech you through the intersession of the Blessed Mary ever Virgin, Saint Joseph, her spouse, Blessed Junipero Serra, and all the saints an increase of laborers for Your Church. Fellow laborers with Christ to spend and consume themselves for souls through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God forever and ever. Amen Thank you for your continued prayers

Second Collection for our Seminarians NEXT WEEKEND Next weekend, January 19th & 20th, a second collection will be taking for our 15 seminarians as they pursue their college and Post-graduate studies for the priesthood. By necessity, these costs have grown to be a major part of the annual diocesan operational budget ($30,000-$35,000 per seminarian, room, board and tuitions fees). At the present time our diocese is blessed to have 5 men in Theology, 5 in Pre-Theology, and 5 in college, studying at Mt. Angel Seminary, Oregon, St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, St. Patrick’s Seminary, and Juan Diego House in Gardena. Needless to say, this is an urgent and a very important cause and your customary generosity is appreciated. As we begin Vocations Awareness Week today, it is fitting that we support our seminarians in this practical way. We ask for your continued daily prayers for the intentions of all the young men who are actually studying for their dedicated life as well as for many to follow their example. Again, we encourage all to take a more active part in fostering vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

CRAFTERS MARATHON JANUARY 19 & 20, 2013 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Why pay $20 or $30 else where when you can be among fellow crafters in your community? There is a small fee of $10.00 to cover the cost of your lunch for the two days. Please make a reservation to space your place. Please contact Margaret for more information and directions at 260-4150.

Liturgico Spiritual Retreat Series 2013 The Sisters of the Divine Masters Convent 3700 N. Cornelia Avenue Fresno, CA 93722 January 16th, February 16th, March 16th & April 20th 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Series Cost $20.00 per person, please bring a sack lunch. Sr. Margaret Tapang will be facilitating. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 559-275-1656.


Ninth Annual West Coast Walk for Life San Francisco, California January 26, 2013 Pro-H.E.L.P. Ministry of the Knights of Columbus #2268

The cost is $20.00 per person. For details contact Dennis Culver at 732-7117. THANK YOU…. The Catholic Church of Visalia would like to thank Larry Peltzer and Salser & Dillard for donating two Christmas Trees. The trees replace the two trees that were not working properly. What a wonderful and generous gift!

Sacred Heart Chapel Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration If you would like more information or would like to sign up for the Adoration please contact Mrs. Florence Evans at 734-4807 (Eng.) or Mr. Freddy Cerpas (Spn.) at 622-9736.

THANK YOU! The Catholic Church of Visalia would like to extend a very special thank to all the volunteers who helped to decorated St. Mary’s, Holy Family, St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Charles Borromeo for Christmas.

Medjugorie Prayer Group Our Lady’s prayer group meets every second Tuesday of the month to pray the rosary. Call Irene 733-9330 or Evelyn 625-0740 for directions.

Pro-Life Rosary 3rd Monday of Every Month (St. Mary’s) 6:15 p.m.

MASS REQUEST If you would like to request a Mass for a loved one, there are Mass request slips (like the one below) that are available at the Parish Office. You may request a Mass at St. Mary’s, Holy Family, St. Thomas the Apostle and St. Charles Borromeo. The stipend is $10.00. If you would like more details and information, please stop by or call the Parish Office at 734 -9522. Please note: This Mass Request Form is not for a Funeral Mass or Memorial Mass.

Special Second Collection This Weekend…. A second collection will be taken up this weekend to help Fr. Gerard continue his service to God’s people in the best ways possible at St. John the Baptist Church and the surrounding villages. Please visit his website: to learn more about his missionary work. Your donations are greatly appreciated!



TCCOV Ministry for Married Couples invites couples to a 12-week session “Partners on the Journey” for married couple. The meetings begin January, 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s Parish Hall on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The cost is 25.00 per couple per meeting. The total cost is $300.00 for the 12-week sessions that are listed below:

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The Marital Journey Marriage as Vocation Obstacles to Love Friendship as Foundation Fostering Couple Connection Marriage as Covenant Managing Conflict Overcome Gridlock Processing A Fight Marriage as Sacrament Sex and Sacramentality Created Shared Meaning

Registration is required. To register and for more information, contact Danielle Perez-Duran at 737-8317.

Sanctuary Flower Dedications - 2013 Dates for St. Mary’s, Holy Family, St. Thomas and St. Charles Borromeo are available. You can pick up a Flower request form like the one below or call the Parish Office, 734-9522, Cynthia at ext. 109 to reserve your date. The weekend dates listed below are “available”: February: 3rd, 10th No Flower Dedications during Lent March: 24th (Palm Sunday), 28th (Holy Thurs.) April: 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th May: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th July: 4th, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th There are open dates for August - December 2013.



Holy Family** St. Mary’s** St. Thomas the Apostle Confirmation Creed & Living the Faith Sessions

The Catholic Church of Visalia Religious Formation

Begin TODAY, January 13th, refer to class calendars.

IMPORTANT REMINDER…... BIBLE STUDY MODULE 1 STUDENTS If you completed the Bible Study Module-1at St. Mary’s, Holy Family or St. Thomas the Apostle then the next step is to complete the next module. The NINE-WEEK Youth Group Module 2 is now available for the Winter session (January-March) or Spring session (April-June). Youth Group meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Hall (506 N. Garden St., Visalia). Don’t wait till the last minute to register.

SPECIAL INVITATION: We would like extend an invitation to all of the young men and women to get involved, as we begin the “NEW YEAR OF FAITH”! There are many active ministries, for example: Lectors, Ushers, Youth Group, Hospitality, Religious Formation, and Extra Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, just to name a few. Call the Religious Formation office for more information, 734-9522, ext. 123.

Youth Ministry January Calendar

HOLY FAMILY January 16

NEW Bible Study-Confirmation Module 1

Orientation is MANDATORY for Parents & their Students. Information regarding class dates, requirements and materials will be given out at this Orientation. Just a reminder….you must be registered to sign up for this Module.

St. Mary’s Spanish Program Start date is Wednesday, January 16, 2013 First thru Eighth grade: 5:30 p.m.

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On Behalf of all the Youth and Youth Ministry, WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A BLESSED NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS!

George McCann Memorial H.S.A. Meeting 01/14/2013 Mid-Year Sports Banquet 01/17/2013 Holiday Martin Luther King 01/21/2013 Catholic School Week 01/27-02/01/2013 Lip Sync in the SM Parish Ctr. 01/28/2013 Open House (6:30)-Dismissal Noon 01/31/2013 **Please note the Open House date was changed.



Soldier Rosary Making 7:00 p.m. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Youth Group SM Church Cleaning Public Safety Night SM 4:00 p.m. SC Mass 10:00 a.m. SM Mass 7:00 p.m. Soldier Rosary Making 7:00 p.m. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Youth Group 7:00 p.m. Walk for Life Mass SM 6:30 p.m.

For information regarding any of these events, please contact Mr. Cabatic, SM Youth Coordinator at 559-627-6726, ext 117.

RCIA Inquiry Schedule 2013 (Sunday’s) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Sunday, January 27, 2013 Sunday, February 10, 2013 Sunday, February 24, 2013 Sunday, March 10, 2013 Sunday, March 24, 2013 EASTER SUNDAY-March 21, 2013 Sunday, April 7, 2013 Sunday, April 21, 2013 Sunday May 5, 2013 Sunday, May 19, 2013

Please contact the Parish Office for more information, 734-9522.

Bishop’s Annual Appeal This year’s Appeal, “Stronger in Faith,” reminds us that through our proclamation of the Catholic faith, we become closer to God and fulfill our baptismal promise to participate in the apostolic and missionary activities of the Diocesan Church. “May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith,” said our diocesan patroness, St. Therese of Lisieux. The Bishop’s Annual Appeal presents us with the opportunity to live out our faith. In this “Year of Faith,” let us be faithful in prayer as well as being faithful in giving. We are called to be stewards of God’s abundant blessing by sharing our gifts and by living our mission to go forth as instruments of the Lord with renewed conviction, with confidence and hope. Your generosity supports four diocesan ministries: Seminarians/ Vocations, Catechetics, Family Life and Youth Ministries. All of these ministries are key components to the future of the Church and ultimately benefit every parish in our diocese. Remember – no gift is too small. You have the opportunity to make your donation by Mobile Giving (text-to-give), credit card, electronic funds transfer or on-line by visiting and clicking on the “donate” button for the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. You may also mail your donation to 2012-2013 Bishop’s Annual Appeal, Diocese of Fresno Development Office, P.O. Box 6515, Fresno, CA, 93703.

To all who have already made their donation, Bishop Armando X. Ochoa sends his personal thanks. Your generosity will indeed bring many blessings to the people of God in the diocese of Fresno.

ROME TRIP 2014 MEETING Youth Ministry & KOC & OLPH January 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. For more information call Barbara at 280-3269 or Mary Jane at 731-8788.

THE BETHLEHEM CENTER Needs Volunteers The Bethlehem Center needs a few volunteers to sort donations on a regular basis. We receive large quantities of clothing and household items that need to be sorted into useable and recyclable categories. We also need one or two individuals to volunteer their time and talent to the grounds and landscaping maintenance. We really would appreciate your help. For more information please contact Betty or Mary Ellen at 734-1572 or visit our website:

Weekend Collections Totals January 6, 2013 St. Mary’s $ 15,728.00 Holy Family $ 5,962.00 St. Thomas $ 979.07 St. Charles $ 8529.98 Improvement Fund St. Mary’s $ 5063.50 Holy Family $ 1645.50 St. Thomas $ 148.20 St. Charles $ 2,242.19 Solemnity of Mary St. Mary’s $ 1524.49 Holy Family $ 1106.19 St. Thomas $ 141.00 St. Charles $ 1994.92 Your continuous generosity in the weekend collections at all the Parishes is greatly appreciated.


In memory of JOE ESSWEIN III, the loving gift of Joanne & Pat Wilson;

Holy Family  In memory the EDUARDO SANDOVAL on the anniversary of his death, the loving gift of his family;  In memory of MAE CRUZ TENORIO, the loving gift of the Cruz family;

Holy Family The flower dedication at Holy Family on January 6th, is listed below:

 In memory of THE DECEASED MEMBERS OF THE VACA FAMILY, the loving gift of the Hernandez Family.

OUR BELOVED DEPARTED In the kindness of your prayers, please remember our most recently deceased:

BRIAN PUTNAM son of Jim Putnam

FRANCILEINE MAGAO grandmother of Camaquin & great-aunt of Mary Jane Wilfong

JOHN LOUIS WILSON husband of Rosie Wilson


mother of Petra, Joe, Dionisio, Augustine, Alicia, Rosa, Ernest, Cruz, Peter, Mary and Merced Dorado, Jr.

LARRY GENTILUCCI uncle of Jimmy Gentilucci

FRANK JOSEPH father of Mark Joseph


QUEREMOS dar una cálida bienvenida a todas las familias, amigos y visitantes de nuestra comunidad! Esperamos que la información contenida en este boletín semanal sea un recurso útil. Si usted no esta registrado. Por favor, llene el formulario de inscripción en la primera página y deposítelo en la canasta de la colecta y sea miembro de nuestra Comunidad. Es así de fácil! Gracias por elegir ser parte de nuestra Comunidad y por visitar la Iglesia Católica de Visalia.

EL BAUTISMO DEL SEÑOR 13 DE ENERO DE 2013 Lo hizo médiate el bautismo, que nos regenera y nos renueva, por la acción del Espíritu Santo.

Tito 3:5

REFLEXIÓN DEL PASTOR El bautismo es un sacramento primordial para el cristiano. Por medio del bautismo, se le da la bienvenida a una persona a la compañía de Jesús y se convierte en miembro del Cuerpo de Cristo. Cuando se nos lava con agua en el bautismo se nos limpia del pecado y nos hace una nueva criatura, llena de gracia y llamada a ser testigo de la Resurrección del Señor en nuestras vidas. El bautismo literalmente nos pone en el camino hacia la vida eterna. Cuando celebramos el Bautismo del Señor como lo hacemos hoy, nos ofrece la oportunidad de echarle un vistazo a nuestro propio bautismo y lo que significa para nosotros. Nuestro Señor fue bautizado" en el Jordán por Juan. El Señor no necesitaba el bautismo, el Señor no tenía pecado que lavar, no tenía necesidad de conversión o un cambio de corazón, Dios no tenía necesidad de convertirse en una nueva creatura porque el es la nueva creación en sí. El Prefacio de la fiesta de San Juan Bautista que dice así: "... él (Juan) bautizó a Cristo, el dador del bautismo, en las aguas santificadas por el que fue bautizado." Nos ensena que fue Jesús el que nos dio el bautismo, y no al revés. Jesús escogió ser bautizado para darnos el ejemplo: que por el bautismo somos renovados, que morimos al pecado y resucitamos a una nueva vida en Cristo. Este es un misterio maravilloso y un gran regalo para nosotros. Lamentablemente, algunas personas rechazan la necesidad del bautismo como parte del compromiso de una vida cristiana. Todo lo que uno tiene que hacer, “dicen”, es profesar la fe en el Nombre de Jesús y eso es suficiente. Si esto fuera suficiente, entonces ¿por qué Jesús hizo el esfuerzo de ser bautizado? ¿Por qué el Señor nos dio este ejemplo, si no lo espera de nosotros? ¿Por qué en cada Evangelio se refiere de alguna manera al bautismo de Jesús y de nuestra unión con Jesús a través del bautismo? Finalmente, el Bautismo nos llama a vivir nuestra vida como auténticos testigos de Cristo. El bautismo nos exige ser honestos; Una de las críticas más graves contra los cristianos es: "Ustedes dicen que le pertenecen a Cristo, pero sus acciones y su ejemplo son todo lo contrario." Si nosotros compartimos el misterio de la vida de Cristo a través del bautismo, ¿cómo podemos vivir una vida contraria a ese llamado? Este es nuestro reto, esta es nuestra responsabilidad, esta es nuestra alegría. Mientras celebramos el Bautismo del Señor, vamos a reflexionar sobre nuestro propio bautismo y lo que significa para nosotros. Oremos para que nos tomemos nuestro bautismo en serio para no sólo hablar de ello o tener una celebración vacía, sino que nos comprometemos cada día a vivir como verdaderos discípulos del Señor, como verdaderos amigos de Jesús dispuestos a servirle durante toda nuestra vida.





Manifestando a Cristo: dichosos los que trabajan por la paz Este Año de la Fe ha abierto la “puerta de la fe”. La “puerta” litúrgica que abre cada año el calendario es la solemnidad de María, la Santísima Madre de Dios. Su Hijo es el Príncipe de la Paz; por eso, su fiesta apropiadamente coincide con el Día Mundial de Oración por la Paz, cuyo tema este año es “Dichosos los que trabajan por la paz”. La paz, escribe el papa, crece en lo profundo de cada alma humana como el don de Dios. Florece cuando trabajamos a construir la paz en el mundo, como individuos o como miembros de la familia humana. A lo largo de enero, los Evangelios dominicales proclaman las “manifestaciones” de Jesús como el Salvador del mundo: en la Epifanía, a las naciones gentiles, en las personas de los reyes magos; en la fiesta del Bautismo del Señor, al pueblo de Israel escuchando a Juan Bautista en el río Jordán; en las bodas de Caná, al grupo más pequeño de los discípulos, cuando Jesús convierte el agua en vino; y por fin en la sinagoga de Nazaret, cuando Jesús inaugura su ministerio público proclamando su misión de traer buenas noticias a los pobres, la libertad a los cautivos, la vista a los ciegos y el alivio a los oprimidos.

Segunda Colecta Especial Este Fin de Semana La segunda colecta ayudará p. Gerard para servir a los feligreses de la Iglesia de San Juan Bautista y el trabajo misionero que está haciendo. Para obtener más información acerca de San Juan Bautista y el p. Gerard vistazo a la página web:

SCHEDULE OF MASSES & INTENTIONS Sat., Jan. 12, Vigil for Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 4:00 p.m. HARTLEY PHILLIPS III by Stuart & Joan Morse (SM) 5:00 p.m. LOUISE SCIACCA PETTIT by Sam & Terry Sciacca (HF) 5:30 p.m. ANGELA SANCHEZ by Rose Lawrence & family (SC)

Sunday, January 13, Feast of the Baptism of the Lord 6:30 a.m. MANUEL MENDONCA by Keith & Barbara Bettencourt (SM) 8:00 a.m. INTENTIONS OF THE CELEBRANT (SC) 8:00 a.m. INT. OF VELMA ESPINDULA by Rosalie Krottner (HF) 8:30 a.m. EDMUND C. HURLBUTT by his family (SM) 9:30 a.m. INTENTIONS OF THE CELEBRANT (ST) 10:00 a.m. GUY MERRISS, JR. by Angie & Russ Eckert (SC) 10:00 a.m. INT. OF RANDI BRANDON by Tom & Mary Ann Van Woerkom (HF) 10:30 a.m. INT. OF MSGR. DREILING & PRIESTS OF TCCOV IN THANKSGIVING by Norm & Karen Donohue (SM) 11:45 a.m. HUBER BARRON by Ortencia Ponce (HF) 12:00 p.m. NADINE MACIEL by Mary Silva (SC) 1:00 p.m. VICTOR QUIROZ by his family (SM) 2:00 p.m. INTENTIONS OF ALL PARISHIONERS (HF) 5:00 p.m. ANIMAS DEL PURGATORIO by Maria Isabel Martinez (HF) 6:00 p.m. MARCELLINA DIAZ by Eldon Costa (ST) 7:00 p.m. MANUEL GOMEZ by Jose & Rosie O’Canto (SM)

Monday, January 14, Weekday in Ordinary Time 7:00 a.m. LOUISE SCIACCA PETTIT by Sam & Terry Sciacca 8:00 a.m. INTENTIONS OF THE CALL FAMILY 12:15 p.m. ANDREA CULVER by her parents

(SM) (HF) (SM)

Tuesday, January 15, Weekday in Ordinary Time 7:00 a.m. EARL SOUZA by Lynn & Gerry Beckers 8:00 a.m. SOULS OF PRIESTS IN PURGATORY by EZ & Chayo Nuno 12:15 p.m. NORMA VILLASENOR by Angie Lee


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Saturday, January 19, Weekday in Ordinary Time 7:00 a.m. JACOB ANTHONY RUBALCABA by Manuel Rubalcaba


Sat., January 19, Vigil for 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 4:00 p.m. ANN HOBREBE by Barbara Creegan 5:00 p.m. ALICIA OBREGON by her family 5:30 p.m. HARTLEY PHILLIPS III by his mother

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Sunday, January 20, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 6:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.


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Mon: Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Sun:

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Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9; Mk 1:14-20 Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:21-28 Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mk 1:29-39 Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45 Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mk 2:1-12 Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17 Is 62:1-5; Ps 96:1-3, 7-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11; Jn 2:1-11


Thursday, January 17, St. Anthony


AUGUSTINE HUANG by Philip Huang STEVE SIEKMAN by Mila Raymundo ANN GANN by Elvera Correia JOE MERGL by Marge Novotny


7:00 a.m. AMELIA MACIEL by Nadine (SM) 8:00 a.m. MARIE REID by Charles Micone (HF) 12:15 p.m. INTENTIONS OF REMY TANGCO - BIRTHDAY by Rose Romanazzi & family (SM)


7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 12:15 p.m.


Wednesday, January 16, Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 a.m. JOHN NEVILLE by Sharon Davenport 8:00 a.m. JUAN LUIS VIDALES by Estela Vidales 12:15 p.m. ANTONIO & LENORA DEMELLO by Bill & Margaret DeMello

Friday, January 18, Weekday in Ordinary Time

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Lunes: Martes: Miércoles: Jueves: Viernes: Sábado: Domingo:

Heb 1:1-6; Sal 97 (96):1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9; Mc 1:14-20 Heb 2:5-12; Sal 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mc 1:21-28 Heb 2:14-18; Sal 105 (104):1-4, 6-9; Mc 1:29-39 Heb 3:7-14; Sal 95 (94):6-11; Mc 1:40-45 Heb 4:1-5, 11; Sal 78 (77):3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mc 2:1-12 Heb 4:12-16; Sal 19 (18):8-10, 15; Mc 2:13-17 Is 62:1-5; Sal 96 (95):1-3, 7-10; 1 Cor 12:4-11;

Jn 2:1-11

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