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 Dear Friends, Today’s Gospel story, the Good Samaritan, is one of the most beloved. It is also one of those that most of us know by heart. Without a moment’s hesitation we could launch into the retelling of this narrative. The concept of helping an unknown person has even entered into our legal parlance with the enactment of so-called “Good Samaritan” laws designed to protect those who aid others in good faith. It might be good for us to look at this story from the other side for once. Recall that the Samaritans were despised by the Jews of Jesus’ day. They were foreigners and outsiders. And yet one of “them” provided care for the man who fell in with robbers. Who are the many unknown (and maybe undesirable) who provide all types of care for us? In what ways are we the beneficiaries of countless good “Samaritans?” The author Father Peter Scagnelli has another way again of looking at it. He says that the lawyer asks the wrong question. For the disciple of Jesus the question is not, “Who is my neighbor?” but “Who needs me to be a neighbor?” ~ Fr. McNamara Pre-Registration for RCIA (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 that 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. July 15, 2007 Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 15, 2007 Christ Jesus . . . is the head of the body, the church. — Colossians 1:15, 18 Your parish gift shop, Gifts for the Spirit, is celebrating our annual “Super Third Off Sale” TODAY, July 15th Come in and take advantage of One third off your purchases of $30 or more, We have a lovely assortment of rosaries, statues, books, gifts and cards. And remember to browse our summer bargain basket of greatly reduced items! We are open from 9:15 a.m. to 1: 20 p.m. on Sundays. During the week, please call the office to arrange to visit us between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. We are located upstairs in the Parish Center across from the hall. Please come in and browse our selection of special items. IMPORTANT DATES July 14/15 July 16 Food gathering for Guadalupe Center and Loaves and Fishes Pantry. Justice and Peace Committee Meeting at 7:30 p.m. National Needs Combined Collection Next weekend, July 22nd The National Needs Collection gives us the opportunity to share in the mission of spreading Jesus Christ’s love to all people. Your gift, to the Black & Indian Home Mission, the Catholic Communication Campaign, and the Catholic University of America, supports evangelism efforts that offer hope to needy, build strong spiritual leaders and provide children and adolescents with positive messages and influences. Please share with these ministries the mission of spreading the powerful Gospel message by giving generously. ALTAR CARE - July 20, 2007 Lelah McLaughlin, Judy Sabo, Michele Croson, Bernice Galbreath, Helen Robinson. Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time St. Bernardine of Siena Calling all Parishioners! The Justice and Peace Committee monthly meeting is held on the third Monday evening of each month. Please mark your calendars for Monday, July 16th. New parishioners are enthusiastically invited. We meet at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel for rosary. The general meeting follows at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please plan on joining us! July 15, 2007 Marriage Encounter Summer is here. Take a vacation from the world and learn what God's plan is for your marriage. Sign up now for a Marriage Encounter Weekend experience. The next weekend is October 5-7th in Woodland Hills. For more information, call (805)648-4244, e-mail [email protected] or visit our website at www.wwme-la-north.org 55+ Exercise Class Confirmation Registration will take place at the following Parent Orientation Nights: ♦ Year One Candidate Parent Orientation Nights Sunday, August 5th, from 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall ♦ Year Two Candidate Parent Orientation Nights Tonight, Sunday, July 15th, from 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall or Sunday, August 19th, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. My Dear Friends ~ My sincere thanks to all of you for your prayers, letters, phone calls and all your good wishes during my recovery. Without them I would not be here. I’m moving to St. John’s of God in Los Angeles to be close to my family. I don’t have a phone yet, but I will get one soon and I'll let you know through Sue Vigo. God bless you all and the priests and nuns too. I can never thank you enough. ~ Ella Millingron In your charity please pray for the sick of the parish: Linda Epperson; Pat Walker, wife of Vic; Nancyjo Bush, sister of Cindy Catania; Dylan Lamm, grandson of Pat & Chuck Doherty; Theresa Cassidenti, wife of Michael; Judi Sanford; Lisa Rogers; Jennifer Foltz, grandniece of Jean Sampson; James Zukowski, father of Cheri Remboski; Karen Henry; Kevin Cordasco; Stephen Shaffer; Jeff Gordon; Jeanne Young. Please pray for the happy repose of the souls of Larry McClean, father of Peggy Pryor; Tim Corkery, husband of Audrey; Richard Maurer, brother-in-law of Jean Sampson; Napoleon Marcale, father of Helen & Gene; Connie Garrison, aunt of Stewart Deats; Gary Messier, cousin of Shirley Amdisen; Andy Flaherty, son of Ken & Ree Flaherty. There is an ongoing Exercise Class for ages 55+ on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. in the Veranda Room. The instructor incorporates gentle stretch, yoga postures, and breathing techniques, with Dyna-bands, weights and very low impact (aerobic) movements to improve joint flexibility, balance and coordination. If you are interested, please, just come to the class with your weights. Bands are supplied. Get healthier and have fun doing it! Summer Scripture Study What is Wisdom? How Can I Live Wisely? The Book of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus is part of the “wisdom literature” in our Catholic Old Testament. Join us this summer, seven Thursdays, through August 31st at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center as we explore this “biblical guide to living wisely.” Facilitated by John Reeve & Kate Smirnoff, Catholic Bible Institute graduates, we will use the book Jesus Ben Sira of Jerusalem by Daniel Harrington, S.J. as our resource and reference in addition to the Bible. Come and share your wisdom! GUADALUPE COMMUNITY CENTER Serving residents of the San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years We need your help! • Interested in helping young people through mentoring or tutoring? • Interested in volunteering at a local food pantry which serves hundreds of families every week? • Interested in joining an Advisory Board dedicated to providing social services to those in need? The Guadalupe Center is a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angles, it helps more than 13,000 individuals annually with emergency food and clothing. In addition, hundreds of community youngsters and their families are guided toward better futures though our. For more information, please call the center at (818)340-2050, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. Guadalupe Center is located at 21600 Hart St., Canoga Park . Crisis Pregnancy Hotline (800)973-7334 Abortion Recovery Help (877)467-3463 & www.rachelsvineyard.org Holy Family Adoption Services Page Four St. Bernardine of Siena ST. BERNARDINE’S PARISH LEADERS Parish Council Cathy Borowski 348-5650 Altar Care Lucy Kerecman 998-6701 Altar Servers Maria Giammatteo 884-2736 Baptism Classes Deacon Jerry Cellner 888-8200 Bible Study (Thurs Grp) Shirley Grochalski 347-6228 Comprehensive Youth Ministry (CYM) Andrew Gafvert 710-1662 Cross Bearers Dave Goracke 347-0192 Detention Ministry Rudy Vlasak 347-7144 Environment Maria Giammatteo 884-2736 Eucharistic Ministers Robert Nicholas 346-8244 (To Sick/Homebound) Deacon Dale Taufer 888-8200 Festival Chairpersons Cheryl Moore 314-6161 Finance Committee Priscilla Brehm 340-9017 Gift Shop Jean Sampson 888-7073 Justice & Peace Ministry Teri Nogues 716-7773 Kathy Cromar 883-4238 Lectors Jack Maranto 887-6310 Library Maria Giammatteo 884-2736 Magnificat Jo Vlasak 347-7144 Marriage Encounter Ed/Anna Marie Pudwill 348-1632 Music Ministry Marilyn Enos 710-9788 Nursery Care Program Tami Alcocer/8:30 Mass 882-4070 Carole Williamson/10:00 999-3764 Parent/Teacher Assoc. June Hunter 713-8120 Parish School Theresa Valenzuela 340-2130 Pre-School Charlene Barkes 716-4730 RCIA Steve & Sharon Ellms 340-2087 Reach Out Shirley Grochalski 347-6228 Religious Education Eileen Fewless 340-1440 Respect Life Tracie Shepard 340-7043 Retreats (Men’s) Jim Birkhead 348-4616 Safeguard the Children Ray Barkes 888--0833 Silverado Music Ministry Jo & Rudy Vlasak 347-7144 Scouting (Boy Scouts) Gary Bishop 998-7917 (Cub Scouts) Richard Robinson 703-7572 (Girl Scouts) Kim Palkovic 992-0737 Social Activities Cathy Borowski 348-5650 Maria Cassar 999-1063 Sunday Pre-School Wendy Sciuto 592-0049 Ushers Donna Forrester 712-9922 Welcoming Committee Darma Trafecanty 884-1686 Women on the Journey Jean Sampson 346-8116 SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention “Trust in the Lord” August 31st- September 2nd at the Anaheim Convention Center. For registration brochure/information contact: SCRC at (818)771-1361 or e-mail [email protected] or visit our website at www.scrc.org The Parish Library The Parish Library is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 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. July 15, 2007 July 15 through July 21, 2007 SUNDAY 7:00 a.m. Pro Populo 8:30 a.m. Bill Quigley+ 10:00 a.m. Eulogia Rosete+ 12:00 noon Kenneth Goldvosky+ 5:30 p.m. Nelly Yarour+ MONDAY 6:30 a.m. Randa Reece+ 8:30 a.m. Don Bueche+ TUESDAY 6:30 a.m. Robert Buckley+ 8:30 a.m. Yolanda Gregori WEDNESDAY 6:30 a.m. a.m. Natalie Sassana+ 10:00 a.m. Marie Bradish+ THURSDAY 6:30 a.m. Bill Chrisman+ 8:30 a.m. Sr. Donna Hansen FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. Jose Luis Garcia+ 8:30 a.m. Erin Lavin+ SATURDAY 8:30 a.m. Pae El Soon+ 5:00 p.m. Tony Ettaro+ Are you, or do you know, a parishioner 65 years of age or older, who needs one or more of the following services: companionship, regular telephone contacts, assistance with shopping, running errands, light yard work? Please call Adele or Sunny at (818)340-5100 or (818)340-2050 for further information or assistance from OASIS Senior Services. COMING EVENTS 20/21 22 27 July “Ethel” a one woman show starring ValLimar Jansen at Our Lady of Lourdes in Northridge. For tickets, ($10-$12 per person), email [email protected] Young Adults: Theology on Tap at St. John Baptist de la Salle in Granada Hills: “Catholicism and Judaism” with Msrg. Jim Gehl and Rabbi Jennifer Flam. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Call (818) 708-6951 for additional information. Christian music sensation, Michael Smith performs at Shepard of the Hills Church in Mission Hills, benefiting the Pregnancy Counseling Center. The levels of seating: $50, $65 (and $250 which allows meeting Michael in a private setting, appetizers and prime front row seats). To order tickets go to www.tix.com or call 800-595-4849. The LA Catholic Alumni Club Singles invite you to join them for their many activities. Upcoming: Beach Campout Weekend, dinners, plays, dances, etc., in all areas of the San Fernando Valley (all ages—most participants are in their 30’s-50’s). To request 2 free event calendars, call our 24 hour Infoline at (818)759-1545.
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