LASER-COM. COVER SHEET ST. BERNARDINE OF SIENA 513956 Cindy Catania OR DOROTHY KRAMER - 818-888-8200 PASTORAL TEAM: 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 MASS SCHEDULE: 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 Page Two St. Bernardine of Siena Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time August 26, 2007 Strengthen your drooping hands and your week knees. Make straight paths for your feet, that what is lame may not be disjointed but healed. — Hebrews 12:12-13 Labor Day Mass Monday, September 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels presided by Cardinal Roger Mahony. Pre-Registration for RCIAa (Christian Initiation of Adults) The Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults is one of the most significant legacies of the Second Vatican Council. It is, in brief, the process, journey of faith by which we initiate new members into the Catholic Church. Conversion is at the heart of the process, consequently, it involves more than passing on knowledge. It involves faith and community sharing, reflection on experience and Gospel values. It is a way of BEING Church. If you are interested in the Catholic Church and you are: • An unbaptized person • A baptized Christian of another denomination • A baptized Catholic never having received Eucharist • Or if you are interested in becoming more spiritual in your faith You are invited to join our RCIA Group that will begin September 12th. We will meet every Wednesday evening for two hours at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Veranda Room. For further information, please call 340-2087. If you leave your name and address, a registration form will be sent to you. Please spread the word, invite an interested friend to be part of this year’s RCIA journey towards sacraments. Crisis Pregnancy Hotline (800)973-7334 Abortion Recovery Help (877)467-3463 & www.rachelsvineyard.org Holy Family Adoption Services August 26, 2007 Attention All School Families! Welcome Back Picnic & Grandparents’ Day Celebration: Sunday, September 9th! Bring your favorite picnic lunch, blanket and grandparents! We’ll provide the fun and spirit needed to start the school year off right and celebrate the special grandparents in your life. Attend the Mass of your choice, as there is not a specific Mass in honor of this event. ~ Event presented by “The Sociable Sabers Committee” formerly known as “The Home & School Committee” Safeguard the Children Sessions A VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children Safe Environment Training will be offered on Sunday, September 16 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. in the Veranda Room. This training is beneficial to all adults, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles requires that all those working or volunteering in any capacity with or around minors complete this training. Please call Andrew at 710-1662 to register. IMPORTANT DATES Sept. 1/2 Sept. 15/16 Sept. 17 Sept. 29/30 Sandwich Sunday for the homeless. Bagged meals (sandwich, chips, dessert, fruit), water socks and blankets will be collected at all the Masses for distribution to those in need in the San Fernando Valley. Food gathering for the Guadalupe Center and the Loaves and Fishes Pantry. Justice and Peace Committee Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sanctity of life Weekend Magnificat’s Intercessory Prayer Group will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 13th in the chapel. I tell you, all that you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and it shall be yours. (MK 11:24) On Tuesday, September 4th, Eucharistic Adoration will be held in the Eucharistic Chapel upstairs following the 6:30 a.m. Mass and ending with benediction at 12:00 noon. ALTAR CARE - August 31, 2007 Anna Marie Pudwill, Judy Sabo, Helen Worthen, Fran Van Buskirk, Letizea Amato, Iluminada Diaz. Twenty-first Sunday Ordinary Time St. Bernardine of Siena August 26, 2007 Do You Need A Faith Life? Youth Ministry events are for 9-12 graders • Tonight, August 26: Discipleship Night (6:30-9 – Hall) $5 for pizza, salad, and drink • Wednesday, August 29: Guys-Only Youth Night (78:30 – Hall) PLEASE NOTE: the Youth Night scheduled for Wednesday, September 5 has been cancelled due to the St. Bernardine Back to School Night. Silent Auction Items Needed! The 11th Annual Fall Festival Silent Auction Committee needs your help! We are looking for items such as trips, time shares, or weekend stays at hotels, condos, cabins, etc. Rounds of golf! Sports and entertainment memorabilia items, spa passes, tickets to sporting events, concerts, theme parks, shows, dinner certificates and passes for family outings. If you own a business, or know someone who does, any donations or gift certificates, goods or services, would be greatly appreciated. And remember, all gifts are tax deductible! Finally, if you are interested in getting in this fun committee, please volunteer! To make a donation or for more information, please contact Sophia Crescenzi at (818)340-6588 or Craig and Caroline Jacks at (818)702-0116. Thank you in advance for your help! Confirmation Registration concludes with the following Parent Orientation Nights: • Year One Confirmation Parent Orientation: Sunday, September 9 (7:30-9 p.m. – Hall) • Year Two Confirmation Parent Orientation: Sunday, September 9 (3:30-5 p.m. – Hall) In your charity please pray for the sick of the parish: Robert Niermeyer, father of Cathy Kazan, grandfather of Shannon, Courtney & Lindsay; Wallace Buckley, father of Martha Stone; Michael Miller, son of Richard & Clair; Maria Zaluaga; Nancyjo Bush; Kevin Cordasco; Dan Clarton; Kelly Clarton, Rabbi Bill Gordon; Betty Birkhead; Michael Belliotti; James White, Scott Truxal; Louis Lang; Kaelin Toczauer; Dan Loffa; Mary Ruth Bayshore; LeeAnn Wade; Fr. Kevin Rettig; Jeff Stevens; Pat Walker. Please pray for the happy repose of the souls of Pat Popp; Catherine Homsany, aunt of Barbara Guenther; Charles Sech, uncle of Paul Wheatman. The Very Best thing you can do for your Faith is to share it with someone else! Our Religious Education Program needs adult volunteers to share the Faith with first and second grade children of the parish. A love of your Faith and a love of children are the only requirements! The time is 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons. We teach in teams, so you are never left alone. Please call Eileen at 340-1440. Attention Students Grades 2-8!! St. Bernardine's Parish Youth Choir, Angel’s Encore, is back from summer break and ready to sing! The choir meets on Saturdays from 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Fine Arts Room of the school. The Students sing throughout the school year, once a month at the 8:30 a.m. Mass and at special liturgies including Christmas and Easter. Interested? Flyers are available today in the back of the church, the choir area and Parish Center with more information and registration. Our first rehearsal will be on Saturday September 8th from 10:30-11:15, followed by our annual Swim/Lunch Kickoff in the afternoon. Questions? Contact Marilyn Enos, Music Director, at 710-9788. Live Scan Fingerprinting Our parish, in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, is hosting Live Scan Fingerprinting. Fingerprinting, along with Safe Environment Training, is required for all Adult Parish and School Volunteers who have significant contact with minors in the performance of their ministry. The fingerprinting will be on Saturday, September 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Veranda Room. For an appointment call the St. Bernardine of Siena Children's Center at (818)716-4730 or, for information, call Ray Barkes at (818)888-0833 Would you like to help seniors, and their caregivers in our parish, and make a difference in their lives? OASIS is a Catholic Charities Program operating through the Guadalupe Center in Canoga Park. We help seniors and their caregivers by providing such services as: friendly home visits; shopping escorts; transportation to MD or Dental appointments; minor home repairs ; and light yard work. Please join us and make a difference! Attend our next OASIS New Volunteer Training for St. Bernardine's Parish at the Guadalupe Community Center at 21600 Hart Street in Canoga Park on Saturday, October 6th and Saturday, October 13th (new volunteers need to attend both meetings), from 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Contact Adele or Sunny at our OASIS Volunteer Program at (818)340-5100 to make a reservation or for more information. Page Four St. Bernardine of Siena “Catholics in Public Life: Prophetic and Public” on Thursday, September 6th at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center with Kristen E. Heyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of Christian Ethics at Loyola Marymount. “What is the proper relationship between religion and public life? How should our moral values effect values affect our electoral considerations? Is it possible to speak peaceably and publicly about theology in our pluralistic U.S. context?” Dr. Heyer is the author of Prophetic and Public: The Social Witness of U.S. Catholicism. She teaches social ethics and specializes in issues at the intersection of theology and public policy. Come for an exciting thought-provoking evening relevant to each of us as voters in the upcoming elections. Father Doug Glassman, OFM, Returns Join Fr. Doug, Thursday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, for another installment of his ongoing exploration of church history. “The Western Church in the Middle Ages” will explore the period 700-1500 C.E. with an overview of a time when the scared and the secular were often indistinguishable. The reference book for this series: Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages by R.W. Southern will be available outside of church after all the Masses next weekend. Join us for an exciting excursion to another time! Save the Date - Back by poplar demand: The Called & Gifted Workshop. When: Friday evening, November 9th and Saturday, November 10th in the Parish Center. Watch the bulletin for more details in the comings weeks. Job Offering: Health Care Coordinator Sisters of St. Louis The Sisters of St. Louis are seeking qualified RN/LVN to serve as Health Care Coordinator for approximately 20 elderly religious in the Los Angles area. Most are in assisted care residence in the Woodland hills area. This is a full time position and the salary depends on qualifications/experience. Please contact Sr. Michele Harnett, sister of St. Louis, 22300 Mulholland Drive or e-mail [email protected] The Parish Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and after the 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon Masses every Sunday. Please stop by and use this wonderful resource. August 26, 2007 August 26 through September 1, 2007 SUNDAY 7:00 a.m. Pro Populo 8:30 a.m. Raymond Andrin+ 10:00 a.m. Jesus Pasos II+ 12:00 noon Arturo Guitorte 5:30 p.m. Selma Harless+ MONDAY 6:30 a.m. Mary Julio+ 8:30 a.m. Brandi Rodriguez+ TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. Mary Julia+ 8:30 a.m. Teresa Asbury+ WEDNESDAY 6:30 a.m. a.m. Mary Julio+ 8:30 a.m. Andrew Mazur+ THURSDAY 6:30 a.m. Mary Julio+ 8:30 a.m. Jesus Pasos II+ FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. Wilfredo Garcia 8:30 a.m. Josef Ziegler+ SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. Teresa Asbury+ 5:00 p.m. Terry Asbury+ An Introductory Workshop on Centering Prayer will be held on Saturday, September 8th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center in Encino. Centering Prayer is a form of silent prayer, a way to deepen your relationship with God. For more information, or to register, call (818)784-4515. St. Joseph the Worker is hosting a FREE Patriotic Organ Concert at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8th in the church at 19855 Sherman Way, Winnetka. Organist David Gell will perform an hour of all American classics on the largest pipe organ in the San Fernando Valley in memory of 9-11. The San Fernando and San Gabriel Regional Pastoral Councils invite everyone to Parish Pastoral Councils Formation Day Saturday, September 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Providence High School, 511 So. Buena Vista St., Burbank Please make $25 check (per person includes morning hospitality, lunch and materials) payable to Archdiocese of Los Angeles and send to : Synod Implementation Office, 3424 Wilshire Blvd. LA, CA 90010. Call Alicia Hernandez at (213) 637-7542 or [email protected]g for additional information.
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