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Cindy Catania OR DOROTHY
KRAMER - 818-888-8200
PASTOR: Rev. Fr. Robert J. McNamara
ASSOCIATE PASTOR: Rev. Fr. Daniel A. Fox
PASTOR EMERITUS: Rev Msgr Richard H Murray
SUNDAY ASSOCIATE: Rev Fr. Thomas Schrader, O.Carm.
DEACONS: Jerry Cellner, Dale Taufer
SUNDAY: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 12:00nn, 5:30 p.m.
WEEKDAY: Mon thru Fri.: 6:30am & 8:30 a.m. (1st) Fri: 11:30 a.m.
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00pm.
Confessions: Sat: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m
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St. Bernardine of Siena
Dear Friends,
The scandals involving priests
and their abuse of children has
shocked and continues to shock our
Church. Naturally, there has been a
reaction. Coming from a place of horrible shame, the
Catholic Church is now boldly and aggressively attacking
the problem. We recognize that it is much more than a
church problem. It is a societal evil. “Safeguard the Children” committees are now set up and operating in 97% of
our parishes. Ours is under the capable leadership of Ray
Barkes. In our diocese, a program called ”Virtus” training
is mandatory for all paid and volunteer parishioners dealing with children. Over 200 in our parish have already
taken the training which teaches adults to recognize the
possible presence of, and situations that may lead to
abuse. I dream of a parish where, not just 200, but thousands of eyes are open and knowledgeable so that an
abuser of children has no opportunity here. For that reason, I invite every adult parishioner to take the Virtus
Training. Check this bulletin for upcoming dates.
In the same vein, our Book Club will meet on
Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 pm. addressing and discussing the issue in a novel way: Four professional actors
will read a play called “Doubt.” It is a story of suspicion
cast on a priest's behavior. Coffee and discussion will
follow. Bring your friends, it promises to be an electric
~ Father McNamara~
Twenty-seventh Sunday in
Ordinary Time
October 2, 2005
Have no anxiety at all,
but in everything,
by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving,
make your requests
known to God.
— Philippians 4:6
Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesday, October 4
7:00 a.m. ~ noon
Upstairs chapel
October 2
October 4
October 8
St Bernardine of Siena
9th Annual Fall Festival
October 14th, 15th & 16th
The weekend will include entertainment, live
music, rides, games, scrumptious food, silent
auction, and exciting raffles.
Grand prizes will include an Australian seven
night vacation getaway for two or $5000, a full
year tuition for one student or $3000, and a
$1000 shopping spree!
Festival hours:
Friday 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Hope to see you all there!
ALTAR CARE October 7, 2005
Mary Kesterson, Amy Okonski, Tony Palmisano.
Jane Twomey, Sheila Stoll.
October 2, 2005
October 15/16
October 17
Sandwich Sunday for the homeless. Those
interested in helping to distribute sandwiches
to the homeless on Skid Row will meet in the
parking lot after the 5:30 p.m. Mass.
Sanctity of Life Committee Meeting at
7:00 p.m.
Anti-abortion Prayer Rally at Family
Planning Associates (10211 Sepulveda
Blvd.) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Food gathering for the Guadalupe Canter
and Loaves & Fishes Pantry.
Justice & Peace Committee Meting at
7:30 p.m.
The prophets called the community to “care for the widow,
the orphan, and the stranger.” The single parent, the child
in poverty, and the refugee and immigrant in our midst
have the same claim on us today. The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) funds organizations working to break the cycle of poverty in the archdiocese. Your support of CCHD in November is needed.
“Safeguard the Children Parish Committee”
The purpose of the Virtus Program is to train adults
on how to protect all children. The training makes you
aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods
and means by which offenders commit abuse, and
easy steps one can take to prevent child sexual abuse.
The Archdiocese has mandated this training for all staff
and parishioners who work directly with children. However, it is highly recommended for all who are interested in preventing child abuse.
A session is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th.
Please call Eileen Fewless at
(818)340-1440 to sign-up.
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary TimeSt. Bernardine of Siena
Justice & Peace Ministry
“All things for ALL people!”
Please mark Sunday, November 6th on your calendars as St. Bernardine parishioners have been
invited to join our brothers and sisters from Temple
Aliyah as they celebrate their annual Mitzvah Day.
One of the projects we will be working on with Temple Aliyah on Mitzvah Day is Project Chicken
Soup. This project prepares hot meals at a kitchen
in the park La Brea area from 8:00 a.m. until noon.
The meals are then delivered to shut-ins, many of
which are AIDS patients, in the Valley. We need
volunteers to help cook and/or deliver meals. For
more information, please call the parish office as
soon as possible at 888-8200.
San Fernando Valley Life Chain :
Join us as we stand in a legal,
peaceful protest against abortion
on Sunday, October 2nd at Devonshire & Sepulveda Blvds. in Mission Hills from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30
p.m. Signs will be provided.
Join us as we “STAND FOR LIFE”
on Saturday, October 8th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
noon at Family Planning Associates, 10211 Sepulveda
Blvd. in Mission Hills. St. Mel’s Msgr. Richard Affirm will
be leading prayer. Contact Tracie Shepard at 340-7043
for more details—or if you need a ride!
SAVE THE DATE: “Celebration of Life Gala” Saturday, October 22nd at St. Bernadine's Parish Hall.
Sponsored by the Pregnancy Counseling Center. Enjoy
a gourmet dinner, comedy hour featuring David Arnold,
live auction and drawing. For additional information, call
the Pregnancy Counseling Center at (818)895-2500.
In your charity please pray for the sick of the
parish, Michele Pepin; Frank Anzalone, brother
of Minnie Barkley; Julianna Morin, grandmother
of the McGowans, Morins & Keatings; Janny
Vogel Zang; David Espinozsa; Marvin Asbury;
Sharon Clark; Mary Anita Regali; Monica
Navarro; Wayne Smith; Laurie Pearson; Marion
Blodnikar; Raymond Kozak; Doris Piro; Stephen Shaffer; Larry
Levine; Anne White; Ed Fraker; Mary Biondo; Norman Shapiro;
Walter Lord; Patrick Breslin; David Espinosa; Crystal Taylor;
Rose Marie Imber; Gabino Cruz; Tati Cardero; Dorothy Dhesse.
Please pray for the happy repose of the
souls of Patricia Sostak, mother of Cindy
Reed;Doug Reed, father of Kevin;
Felix Tadiosa, brother of Amy;
Paul Bulman, brother of Bob;
John Lowery, father of Kathy Case &
grandfather of John Case.
October 2, 2005
Our first Senior Citizen Mass and Luncheon
will be this Friday, October 7th.
On the first Fridays of each month we offer a special
Mass in the Eucharistic Chapel for our senior citizens at
11:30 a.m. Mass is immediately followed by a delicious
luncheon in the Parish Hall. All seniors are encouraged to
attend, especially those who are normally homebound.
Please call Minea at 340-6343 if you need ride
arrangements made.
8:15 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.
We continue our Blood Drive Sign-ups after all of the
Masses this weekend, October 1st & 2nd.
Please donate and help save a life.
Volunteers? Call Dotty Barkes at 888-0833.
Our next General Meeting will be Sunday, October 23rd
at 2:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. The theme will be Halloween. If possible, please dress up in your favorite costume ~ prizes will be awarded for the Best Costume. We
will play Bingo. Appetizers and beverages will be served.
VOTE “YES” on Proposition 73
Respect Life Sunday ~ The Catholic Bishops of California have endorsed Prop 73 which will require a doctor to notify at least one parent 48 hours before performing an abortion on a girl under the age of 18 years. The
Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that government is obligated to protect the rights of parents: “The
political community has a duty to honor the family,
to assist it, and to issue especially the freedom to
establish a family, to have children, and to bring
them up in keeping with the family’s own moral and
religious convictions.”
Have you remembered your parish or school
in your will or trust?
For further information, please contact the rectory or H. Richard
Closson, Director, Trust and Estate Programs at (213)637-7472
or [email protected] or visit
Our correct legal title is: “The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los
Angeles, A Corporation Sole, for the benefit of
St. Bernardine of Siena Parish, (or school)
Woodland Hills, California.”
GUADALUPE COMMUNITY CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! If you would like to help your less fortunate neighbors
by volunteering just 4 hours a week of your time at the Guadalupe Center, please call Lydia Nassoura at (818)340-2050,
Monday – Friday.
It is a very rewarding experience!
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St. Bernardine of Siena
October 2 through October 8, 2005
7:00 a.m. Pro Populo
8:30 a.m. Chris Goessling+
10:00 a.m. Victims of Abortion
12:00 noon Stephen O’Rourke+
5:30 p.m. Teresa DeSaenz+
6:30 a.m. Patricia Savitsky+
8:30 a.m. Theresa Kirkman+
6:30 a.m. Iris Samson
8:30 a.m. Cliff Ivory+
6:30 a.m. Hurricane victims
8:30 a.m. Andrew M. Stasio+
6:30 a.m. Alizabeth Abrigo+
8:30 a.m. Mary Jo Havert+
6:30 a.m. Louis Sorgi+
8:30 a.m. Mary Jo Havert+
8:30 a.m. Vincent Dasaro+
5:00 p.m. Patrocinia Feliciano+
Become a Holy Cross Hospital Volunteer. Positions
are challenging, rewarding, and flexible. Job description & training provided. Just four hours a week. Contact Maureen Metzger at (818) 898-4613 for more information.
Volunteer classes scheduled for October 31st and November 5th from 10:00 am. To 3:30 p.m. at the hospital.
22nd Annual Rosary Rally “Mary, The Inspiration
of the Youth,” at 3:30 p.m. at St. John Baptist de la
Salle, 16555 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. For
additional information, please call (818)597-0701.
Christian Rock & Hurricane Benefit Concert at St.
Paschal Baylon’s Hall in Thousand Oaks at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $10 presale; $15 at the door. Order tickets
online at Call (805)496-0222 for
further information.
“Reflections of the Heart” Immaculate Heart
Auxiliary Luncheon at the Sheraton Universal.
11:00 a.m. cocktails, 12:00 lunch, fashions by
Lourdes Chavez. For additional information call
Louisville Annual Dinner Dance & Auction “Quest”
at the Air Force One Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library at 6:00 p.m., dinner at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $75 per person for additional information
call the school at (818)346-7510.