LaserCom Cover Sheet St. Columba Parish - 181650 Phone - 510-654-7600 Fax - 510-654-7615 Susan Wiley, Bulle n Editor 510-712-4607 [email protected] Comments & Requests: If any ques ons about this bulle n, please contact Susan Wiley directly @ 510-712-4607 Thx! Who & Whose we are! 6401 San Pablo Avenue ~ Oakland, CA 94608-1233 phone / 510-654-7600 fax / 510-654-7615 Email: [email protected]/Website: www.stcolumba-oak.com Parochial Administrator Fr. Aidan McAleenan Pastoral Associate Rawn Harbor Mission & Vision Through African American traditions, we are moved by the Spirit to serve. WE KNOW WHO & WHOSE WE ARE! Deacon Gaston Duhé Director—Faith Forma on Margaret Roncalli Clergy Support Fr. Kwame Assenyoh,SVD Fr. Kenneth Hamilton, SVD Pastoral Council PauleƩe Arbuckle Liturgy Weekdays—8:00 AM (Communion service on Mondays) Saturday—4:00 PM Sunday—8:00 AM; 10:30 AM Oﬃce Hours Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM—400 PM (closed 12p-1p) Sacraments ReconciliaƟon 3:30 PM—4:00 PM Sat BapƟsmContact Margaret Roncalli Marriage—Contact pastor 6 months in advance PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE for Communion/visits to the sick & homebound; mass intenƟons, prayer requests & funerals St. Martin de Porres Catholic School Regional School for St. Columba, Sacred Heart, St. Patrick and Cathedral of Christ the Light K-5 Campus 510-652-2220 675—41st Oakland 6-8 Campus 510-832-1757 1630 - 10th St. Principal: Maurice Harper President: Ann McGovern 2nd Sunday March 4, 2012 We welcome all who come to celebrate with us. If you would like to register or if you need to update your information, please complete a registration card found at the church entrance and place it in the collection basket or send us an email. Be blessed. GOD IS FOR US! The basis of Abraham’s test in the first reading is the fact that his neighbors followed a religious system that demanded human sacrifice. In offering Isaac’s life on an altar of sacrifice, he is following long-accustomed religious practice. Ancient people accepted this because they thought that life was an ever-renewing circle: what had been lost would be restored in time. But here, God springs this trap and gives Abraham, Isaac, and you and me, a future. From now on, God will provide the sacrifice. From this point on, our lives have a direction, a purpose, a goal. The faithful following of Lent and its consoling, challenging scriptures strengthens and prepares us to remember the Lord’s passion and resurrection. Today, we welcome home the elect, men and women chosen on the First Sunday of Lent for the Easter sacraments, from a celebration with the bishop. The scriptures today are chosen with them in mind, to steady their steps, to clear their vision, to strengthen their resolve: “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).—James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co. As we move into the 2nd week of Lent, how are you doing? Have you set aside a time each day for spiritual reading, prayer and reflection? What about fasting from negative words, thoughts and deeds? Have you thought about how many could be fed in place of purchasing a triple-shot café latte??? So little we have to give in exchange for so much! FULLY HUMAN...FULLY FORGIVEN! BE SURE TO JOIN US THIS TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH FOR LENTEN RECONCILIATION AT 7PM IN THE CHURCH. CHILDREN & FAMILIES WILL GATHER FOR RECONCILIATIONON SATURDAY, MARCH 10TH AT 10AM . Daylight Savings Time (DST) begins next Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 2:00am! SPRING FORWARD (set clocks one hour ahead…) St. Columba Directory of Staﬀ & Ministries—Who and Whose we are! Aidan McAleenan—Pastor 510-550-4026 Rawn Harbor—Pastoral Associate 510-550-4027 Margaret Roncalli—Faith Forma on Dir. stcolumbafaithforma [email protected] 510-550-4058 Maria Creer—Oﬃce Manager [email protected] 510-550-4060 Hilton Hill—St. Vincent de Paul [email protected] 510-550-4059 Paule e Arbuckle—Pastoral Council President Parish Email [email protected] Parish Website www.stcolumba-oak.com Bonnie LoveƩe—Health Cabinet [email protected] Maurice Harper—Youth Ministry [email protected] 415-385-8307 Susan Wiley-BulleƟn/Website [email protected] 510-712-4607 African American Cmte: Rawn Harbor Altar Servers: Karen Permillion Bread Bakers: Sr. Marian Castellucchio Deten on Ministry: Debra Snow Environment: Francine Peters Ezinulo Commi ee: SuzeƩe Warren & Joanne Dickerson-Harper Eucharis c Ministers: Elaine Lemay Evangeliza on: Juanita Cox Family to Family: Darryl Jones Hope for Hai : Ronald Boone Health Cabinet & HIV/AIDS Ministry: Bonnie LoveƩe & Nancy Pope-Angulo Homebound Visita on: Hospitality: Marie Landrio Junior Daughters: Joanne Dickerson-Harper Knights of St. Peter Claver: Erbin CelesƟn Ladies of St. Peter Claver: Elizabeth Council Lay Presiders: Ben Guess Leaders of Song 4:00 p.m. Saturday: Miriam Rhea Berkley 8:00 a.m. Sunday: Veronica Thomas Lectors: Kathleen Lopes Men’s Group: Bill Green Outreach Ministry: Edna BouƩé Praise Dancers: Alice McGaugh Sacristan: Karen Permillion Scholarship Commi ee: Dorothy Harris St. Vincent de Paul: Hilton Hill Ushers: Russ Lopes Women’s Group: Karen Permillion SFBEJOHT!GPS!UIF!XFFL Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Dn 9:4b-10; Lk 6:36-38 Is 1:10, 16-20; Mt 23:1-12 Jer 18:18-20; Mt 20:17-28 Jer 17:5-10; Lk 16:19-31 Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a; 17b-28a; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17]; Ps 19; 1 Cor 1:2225; Jn 2:13-25/Alternate readings (Year A): Ex 17:3-7; Ps 95; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42] TBJOUT!'!TQFDJBM!PCTFSWBODFT Sunday: Second Sunday of Lent; Penitential Rite for Candi dates for Full Communion Wednesday: Ss. Perpetua and Felicity Thursday: St. John of God Friday: St. Frances of Rome; Abstinence Thought for the week: Crosses & difficulties await you on the horizon of life? Embrace them for what they are and allow Christ to transfigure your life by His grace.
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