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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,
In the months before ordination to the
priesthood, our class of 13 were each
given two bottles of wine to practice Mass
and were encouraged to take a sip each
morning so we would be used to it by the
time we became priests. It was terrible
stuff. I tasted mine and want no more of it
just like most of the class. Two members,
however, were happy to take it off our
hands. They said they needed to practice
saying Mass a bit more than the rest of us! Since then I
have become an oenophile (I just looked up the word - it
means ‘lover of wine’) which is why today’s gospel story
is now one of my favorites. Just imagine, Jesus' first
miracle is the change of water into wine. And all the details are terrific - his mother caused it! He created over
100 gallons! Jars filled to the brim and the best quality! I
like it when couples choose this Gospel story for their
wedding. I often make the analogy between how Jesus
made wine and how they must love - make all of you can,
unmeasured, to the brim and the finest quality. Perhaps,
it’s the message for us too, today.
~ Father McNamara
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s
Monday, January 15th
The office will be closed in
observance of the holiday.
A Happy and Blessed New Year!
Gifts for the Spirit, your parish gift shop, is having an
on-going 1/2 price sale on Christmas items, including
Christmas cards, through the month of January.
Come in and save…!
Come next December, you will be very pleased you did!
We are located upstairs in the parish Center across from
the Hall. The shop is open Sundays from 9:15 a.m. to
1:30 p.m. and Monday through Friday from
9:00 to 12:00.
St. Bernardine Lecture Series
The St. Bernardine of Siena Parish Library is sponsoring
a lecture series on the topic of “Roots of Catholic
Spirituality: History and Spirituality of the
Benedictines, Dominicans, Franciscans and Carmelites,” with speaker Stephen Coffey, OSB, a monk of the
Benedictine Congregation of Our Lady of Mt. Olivet. A
bibliography is available for each of the lectures and selected books are available on reserve in the Parish Library. The second lecture in the series will take place on
February 15th: Franciscan History and Spirituality
at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The next two lectures will
take place on the following dates:
March 22nd: Dominican History and Spirituality
April 26th: Carmelite History and Spirituality
January 14, 2007
Second Sunday in
Ordinary Time
January 14, 2007
Nations shall behold your
and all the kings
your glory.
— 1saiah 62:2
If you are interested in enrolling your child in St. Bernadine of Siena School for the fall of 2007, applications are available throughout this month at the school
The deadline for all applications is
Wednesday, January 31st.
St. Bernardine of Siena admits students of any race, color,
or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and
activities generally accorded or made available to students
of the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis
of race, color, or ethnic origin, Priority is given to registered
parish families in good standing who desire a Catholic Education for their children. There may be certain circumstances
relating to special physical or learning needs where St. Bernardine's of Siena School cannot provide an adequate educational program for a student, therefore, admission or reregistration may be denied after consultation with the parent.
St. Bernardine of Siena School is authorized as a Catholic
Elementary School by the Los Angeles Archdiocese and is
under direction and guidelines of the department of Catholic
Schools. Our school is fully accepted by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Western Catholic
Educational Association.
St. Bernardine of Siena School does not discriminate against
any applicant or employee because of sex and does not
discriminate against any applicant or pupil because of sex in
its admission, educational program's, or activities.
Jan. 20/21
Food Gathering for the Guadalupe Center
and Loaves and Fishes Pantry.
ALTAR CARE January 19, 2007:
Lelah McLaughlin, Judy Sabo, Michele Croson,
Bernice Galbreath, Helen Robinson.
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Bernardine of Siena
Author Amir Hussain to Speak
Amir Hussain, associate professor in the Theological
Studies Dept. at LMU and a devout Muslim, will speak at
7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 18th in the Parish Center. Dr. Hussain is the author of Oil & Water: Two faiths,
One God. Copies of the book are available at the Parish
gifts Shop. As a Canadian Muslim with a personal understanding of Christians, Dr. Hussain is uniquely equipped
to help westerners enter into dialogue with Muslims.
Is your New Year’s Resolution to be more active in
your Christianity? If so, then St. Bernardine’s
“Called and Gifted Workshop”
is for you! Please mark your calendars to attend this
very special workshop to be held in the Parish Center
on the evening of Friday, March 2nd and all day Saturday, March 3rd. The Called & Gifted Workshop
will help us discern the unique work of love to which
God is calling us and to discover how God is empowering us to carry it out. This is an event being hosted
by the parish and your Parish Council. The workshop
is FREE, but registration is required. (Registration
will take place in February). Look for more details
every week in the bulletin. Christ needs you and
your special gifts! No one can take your place.
A Safeguard the Children Session will be presented
Wednesday, January 24th in the staff conference room
at St. Bernardine’s from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The staff
conference room is located in the lower office level of the
Parish Center. This session on child abuse awareness is
required of all who work with children.
Please call Eileen to register at 340-1440.
In your charity please pray for the sick of
the parish, Margaret de la Torre, mother of
Renette Christensen; Otto Marusich, brother
of Blanche Marusich-Gomez; Alan High; Kim
Sauber, wife of Mike; Marion Blodnikar; Kaelin
Toczauer; Bernie Poetz; Sr. Monica Quigley,
S.S.L.; Joseph Noga; Beverly & Gordon
Marsh; Jerry Bougetz; Paul Zunga; Melissa Major; Gene
Marsella; Dorothy Leaper; Russel Saucier; Bert West; Norman
Morin; Darma Trafacanty; Kathleen Nicholas; Matthew Mellin;
Don Leehey; Gloria Landgraf; Gabino Cruz; Ama Pablos.
Names remain for a period of one month and can be
re-added each month as needed.
Please notify the office to add or delete names.
Please pray for the happy repose of the
souls of Joe Sampson, husband of Jean;
Anne Crough, formerly of St. Bernardine’s;
Margaret Nehme;
Virginia Stricker;
Jim Ferraro, brother of Al;
Margaret Lysaght;
Bill Brown, husband of Amy;
Acadia Reyes Balingit, mother of Remy Rosite.
January 14, 2007
Attention Fathers and Daughters! SAVE THE DATE!
Please mark your calendars to attend our
St. Bernardine’s Annual Father Daughter Dance
to be held on Saturday, January 27, 2007
beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
Prepare to be whisked away into a
“Winter Wonderland.”
Tickets will be sold after all Masses this weekend,
January 13/14th and next, January 20/21st.
Don’t delay, this event sells out quickly!
New Year’s Resolutions?
The Crossbearer Ministry can’t help you lose weight.
Nor can we help you get your finances straightened out. But we
CAN help you with your volunteer or
service resolution! If your are interested in volunteering to carry
the cross at your preferred Mass, please contact
Dave Goracke at (818)347-0192.
Congratulations to Marion Herzog, Casey Crespo and Jeffrey
Crespo who were baptized last Sunday. They are currently
attending RCIA (children) Program and were baptized by Fr.
McNamara as their Rite of Initiation into the Church. They will
be Confirmed and receive First Communion with the rest of
the RCIA children during the Easter Season. What a great
way to start the New Year and to celebrate the Lord’s Epiphany. Pease keep them and all the RCIA candidates (children
and adult) as they journey towards full initiation and active
participation in the Church.
The West San Fernando Valley District of the
Los Angeles Archdiocesan Council of Catholic
Women will have its District Meeting on
Monday, January 22nd at St. Bernardine's.
The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will include a speaker,
Mass, luncheon, and conclude at 1:30 p.m. The charge
for the day is $10 (pre-paid, please mark ACCW on your
checks made payable to St. Bernardine and submit to the
office before January 18th.) For information, call Helen
Fitzpatrick (818)346-2837.
Catholic/Jewish Dialogue Series
St. Bernardine and Temple Aliyah
Mark your calendars for these upcoming dialogue sessions. Dialogue can provide an opportunity to promote
awareness and understanding between the two faith
traditions as well as deepen our own faith commitment.
Sessions will include presentation by the clergy, small
group discussion and Q & A with speakers.
Topic: Messiah with speakers Rabbi Stewart Vogel & Fr
Robert Manama on Thursday, January 25th at
7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.
Topic: God and the Problem of Evil with presenters
Rabbi Rachel Bovitz & Fr. Dan Fox on Thursday,
February 1st at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.
Topic: Salvation & the Afterlife with presenters Rabbi
Jan Offel & Fr. Doug Glassman, OFM on Thursday,
February 8th at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Aliyah.
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St. Bernardine of Siena
“Blessed are those who mourn
for they shall be comforted”
And indeed we are! The family of
Joseph (Joe) Sampson wishes to thank this wonderful
Catholic community. Thank you for the kind thoughts
and prayers, the Masses to be said, the food,
the donations to cancer research, your caring and
compassion, and the hugs.
You are a living the beatitudes ~ God Bless You all.
Annual Men’s Retreat at Serra Retreat Center
in Malibu February 2-4.
Call Bernard Wronkowski at (818)346-2901,
John Shady at (818)341-0761
or call the Serra Retreat Center at
(310)456-6631 for applications.
Parish Council
Cathy Borowski
Altar Care
Lucy Kerecman
Altar Servers
Maria Giammatteo
Baptism Classes
Deacon Jerry Cellner
Bible Study
(Thurs Grp)
Shirley Grochalski
Comprehensive Youth
Ministry (CYM) Andrew Gafvert
Cross Bearers
Dave Goracke
Detention Ministry
Rudy Vlasak
Maria Giammatteo
Eucharistic Ministers
Robert Nicholas
(To Sick/Homebound)
Deacon Dale Taufer
Festival Chairpersons
Cheryl Moore
Finance Committee
Priscilla Brehm
Gift Shop
Jean Sampson
Justice & Peace Ministry Teri Nogues
Kathy Cromar
Jack Maranto
Maria Giammatteo
Jo Vlasak
Marriage Encounter
Ed/Anna Marie Pudwill
Music Ministry
Marilyn Enos
Nursery Care Program
Tami Alcocer/8:30 Mass 882-4070
Carole Williamson/10:00 999-3764
Parent/Teacher Assoc.
June Hunter
Parish School
Theresa Valenzuela
Charlene Barkes
Steve Ellms
Reach Out
Shirley Grochalski
Religious Education
Eileen Fewless
Respect Life
Tracie Shepard
Retreats (Men’s)
Jim Birkhead
Silverado Music Ministry Jo & Rudy Vlasak
Scouting (Boy Scouts)
Gary Bishop
(Cub Scouts)
Richard Robinson
(Girl Scouts)
Kim Palkovic
Social Activities
Cathy Borowski
Maria Cassar
Sunday Pre-School
Wendy Sciuto
Don Leehey
Donna Forrester
Welcoming Committee
Darma Trafecanty
Women on the Journey
Jean Sampson
January 14, 2007
January 14 through January 20, 2007
7:00 a.m. Pro Populo
8:30 a.m. Sid Gilmore+
10:00 a.m. Mary Ann Wallace+
12:00 noon Uy Bun Eng+
5:30 p.m. Leo Grassini+
6:30 a.m. Uy Bun Eng+
8:30 a.m. Louis Cantarella+
6:30 a.m. William Paolantonio, Sr.+
8:30 a.m. Paula Dersom
6:30 a.m. Uy Bun Eng+
8:30 a.m. Marc Yobs and Karen Osterholt+
6:30 a.m. Margaret Morrow+
8:30 a.m. Leo Lauer+
6:30 a.m. Patrick Lynch+
8:30 a.m. Theresa Turlotte+
8:30 a.m. Leo Grassini+
5:00 p.m. Mrs. Gallardo+
Religious Education Congress 2007
“Stand in the Light,”
Anaheim - March 2-4th (March 1: Youth Day)
Register now for this spirit filled and enriching weekend!
For more information visit
Louisville Entrance Exams will be held on
January 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The
exam will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end
around 12:30 p.m.
Crespi Entrance Exams will be held on January
27th or February 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00
p.m. For more information, call (818)345-1672.
Notre Dame Entrance Exams will be held on
January 27th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The
application deadline is January 19th, 2007. Financial Aid is available, please call (818)933-3600 or
Bishop Alemany Placement Test will take place
on Saturday, January 27th or February 10th.
The exam will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00
noon. For additional information, call
Chaminade Entrance Exam will take place on
two dates, January 27th and February 3rd from
8:00 am. to 12:00 p.m. The application deadline
is January 19th. For more information call (818)
347-8300 or apply online at