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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
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
If you are interested in the Catholic Church and you
• 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
Abortion Recovery Help
(877)467-3463 &
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.
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
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.
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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
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+
6:30 a.m. Mary Julio+
8:30 a.m. Brandi Rodriguez+
6:30 a.m. Mary Julia+
8:30 a.m. Teresa Asbury+
6:30 a.m. a.m. Mary Julio+
8:30 a.m. Andrew Mazur+
6:30 a.m. Mary Julio+
8:30 a.m. Jesus Pasos II+
6:30 a.m. Wilfredo Garcia
8:30 a.m. Josef Ziegler+
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.