The Church of the Nativity 210 Oak Grove Avenue

Photographs by Charlene Dorman
210 Oak Grove Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
tel: (650) 323-7914
fax: (650) 323-3231
www.nativitymenlo.org
The Church of the Nativity
MASSES
Sundays Saturdays Weekdays Holy Days 08:00, 09:30, 11:30 AM and 05:00 PM
08:00 AM and 05:00 PM (Vigil)
07:30 AM and 05:30 PM
07:30 AM, 05:30 and 07:30 PM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturdays 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Opus Dei priest)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM (parish priest)
(also by appointment)
BAPTISMS1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month
(contact rectory 2 months in advance)
WEDDINGS Saturdays 11:00 AM and 02:00 PM
(contact rectory at least 6 months in advance)
PASTOR
Rev. Msgr. Steven D. Otellini
PAROCHIAL VICAR
Rev. Alner Nambatac
PERMANENT DEACONS
Rev. Mr. Dominick Peloso
Rev. Mr. Thomas Kelly
WEEKEND ASSISTANTS
Rev. Jerome Magat
Rev. Paul Maillet, S.S.
Rev. Gladstone Stevens, S.S.
SCHOOL OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Mrs. Monica Hickam • (650) 804-2390
24-hour Eucharistic Adoration
HEARING LOOP ENABLED
FIRST READING
The Lord of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines.
Isaiah 25: 6-10
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
You spread the table before me in the sight
of my foes.
Twenty-Eighth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
12 October 2014
Psalms 23
Many are invited, but few are chosen.
SECOND READING
God will fully supply whatever you need.
Matthew 22: 14
Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20
GOSPEL
The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
Matthew 22: 1-14
SCHEDULE OF MASSES
AND INTENTIONS
WEEK OF 12 - 18 OCT
SAT 05:00 PM Priest’s intentions
SUN Masses
Priest’s intentions
MON 07:30 AM † Channing Davis
05:30 PM † Carolina and Bennie Sylvestri
TUE 07:30 AM † Jim Harrington
05:30 PM † Noreen Ferguson
WED 07:30 AM The Neylan and Cardine families
05:30 PM Special intention
THU 07:30 AM In thanksgiving
05:30 PM † Frank Chandler
Calendar
SUN
MON-FRI
MON-FRI
TUE
THU
SAT
SAT
SAT
SAT
(Sunday)
13 OCT
(Monday)
09:00 AM
07:30 PM
07:30 PM
07:30 PM
Bible Group
Legion of Mary
RCIA
Fatima Mass and Celebration
(Tuesday)
09:30 AM
07:00 PM
Faith Formation
Faith Formation
14 OCT
15 OCT
(Wednesday)
07:00 PM
Confirmation Class
07:30 PM
Opus Dei Mens’ Group
16 OCT
(Thursday)
11:00 AM
The Thursday Group
(Friday)
01:00 PM
Infant Jesus of Prague Society
(Saturday)
09:00 AM
06:00 PM
Natural Family Planning Class
Married Couples Date Night
Please pray for those in need of physical or spiritual healing
Special Collection
There will be a second collection at all Masses
next week for World Mission Sunday.
ATTENTION PARISHIONERS EXPERIENCING
HEARING LOSS
Can’t hear the sermon or parts of the Mass? 21% of the American
public has some form of hearing loss.
Nativity Church has taken a BIG STEP forward to help our
parishioners who do have a form of hearing loss. People
with hearing aids can now turn on their T-Coil built into their
hearing aids. If you do not know if you have a T-Coil contact
your audiologist. If you do not have a T-Coil in your hearing aid
there will be Assisted Listening Devices in the rectory.
For more information please contact Bonnie Neylan
650/322-8645, 650/269-4635, or [email protected]
HEARING LOOP ENABLED
Holy Hour for Priests
Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer
Cenacles of Life Rosary
Perpetual Help Novena
Men’s Prayer Group
Morning Prayer
Confessions
(Opus Dei priest)
Confessions
(parish priest)
12 OCT
FRI 07:30 AM Benefactors of the parish
05:30 PM Barbara and Joseph Wynne
SAT 08:00 AM Special intention;
Gina Peloso;
Aron Fletcher;
Rico Puga
07:00 PM
07:10 AM
05:10 PM
06:00 PM
06:00 PM
06:15 AM
07:40 AM
10:00 AM 12:00 PM
03:30 PM 04:30 PM
17 OCT
18 OCT
Parish OfferINGS
WEEK OF
27-28 SEP
TOTAL:
$9,205
Annual Diocesan Appeal Progress:
2014 ADA Goal:
$25,390
$130,840
Ministry and Group News
SMALL FAITH-SHARING GROUPS
The Fall Small Faith-Sharing Groups begin the week of 12
October 2014 for six weekly sessions. The resource material for
this next session will include prayers, reflections on the Sunday
readings, faith-sharing questions and ideas for action responses.
For registration and for any questions please call Tim Kennedy
at 650/321-4818.
FATIMA
CELEBRATION
SPECIAL COLLECTION NEXT SUNDAY
Next weekend is World Mission Sunday. There will be a second
collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. Your
prayers and generous support directly benefit the mission Church
in places like Mongolia where the young church is growing, filled
with zeal for the faith, but lacking in resources for its outreach
to families and those in need; your prayers and assistance help
to build new schools and churches, train catechists, run medical
centers, and provide for skill training classes and homes for
children with disabilities who are homeless. Please be generous.
Checks for all special collections should be made out to the
Church of the Nativity. In the memo line write the appropriate
reference for your donation, for example: World Mission Sunday.
On Monday, 13 October 2014, we will have our final celebration of the Blessed Mother’s apparition at
Fatima, Portugal for this year. We will have a Mass at
07:30 PM, followed by a talk on the message of Fatima, rosary candlelight procession around
the church grounds, and healing Benediction. Please join us and bring your family.
For questions, contact Deacon Dominick
Peloso at 650/269-6279.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED
We are in need of volunteers to become Extraordinary Ministers
of the Eucharist for all Masses, but particularly the Sunday,
05:00 PM Mass. Training is easy and the rewards are great. If
you are interested, please contact Kerry Perez at [email protected]
gmail.com
INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE PRAYER SOCIETY
NOVENA, LITANY, PRAYER INTENTIONS/THANKSGIVINGS, AND ADORATION
The Infant Jesus of Prague Prayer Society invites parishioners
and guests to join in prayer before our Infant Jesus shrine on
dd MON 2014 at hh:mm PM. Each month, on the 17th day, we
begin the first day of the Infant Jesus of Prague Novena, a litany,
prayer intentions/thanksgivings, and conclude with adoration.
Our Lord answers all prayers. It is how God answers
that is most compelling. Let the Word made flesh,
the Infant Jesus, open your our heart, mind, and soul
to receive and trust in His Divine Plan for your life.
Our 24-hour Infant Jesus Prayer Line is always
open to receive any prayer request and thanksgivings. Please call
650/281-3339, contact Anne Delaney, O.F.S., or write to [email protected] We give glory to God through our gratitude.
You have never strayed too far for the Father’s forgiveness and grace.
SINGERS AND MUSICIANS!
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND OLDER
Shout out to Singers and Musicians - Middle School and Older.
The 09:30 AM Mass rock/folk/gospel ensemble is always looking
for singers and musicians. This year we lost Steve McDonnell,
our great drummer of over a decade, so we’re in particular
need for someone on percussion. If you sing
or play an instrument, share your talents; join
the fun! Interested? Contact Barbara Nelson
[email protected] 650/464 2971.
NATIVITY MOMS AND DADS OF YESTERYEAR
Renew past friendships and make new ones. Join the Nativity
Moms and Dads of Yesteryear at Harry’s Hofbrau, 1909 El
Camino Real, Redwood City, on Tuesday, 11 November 2014, at
06:00 PM. For information only call Bonnie Neylan at 650/3228645.
NFP: NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
Our next Natural Family Planning (NFP) class will be on Saturday,
18 October 2014. For more information and to register for this
class, contact Finola, 650/868-3090 or [email protected]
HOLY HOUR - HAPPY HOUR (H4)
Young adults in their 20s and 30s are encouraged join us for
a Holy Hour at the Church of the Nativity (210 Oak Grove,
Menlo Park) on Thursdays from 08:00-09:00 PM, followed by
drinks at 09:00 PM at the Dutch Goose (3567 Alameda de Las
Pulgas, Menlo Park). If you have any questions, please e-mail
[email protected]
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Nativity Church is open 24/7. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration and there is always
someone present in prayer. Won’t you join us by
signing up for your weekly Holy Hour? When
you sign up, you and your intentions share in the
grace of everyone who comes to visit. Come and
experience the dramatic presence of God in our
lives. Please consider the following hours as there
is no one currently assigned to them (or pick an
hour that works for you):
Monday: 02:00 PM (Prayer Partner)
Tuesday: 05:00 AM (Prayer Partner)
Friday: 06:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM, 04:00 PM
Thank you in advance for your generosity. The God who is not
outdone in generosity will certainly bless you and your intentions.
Call Mary Ellen Peloso (650/269-7794) to sign up.
Pregnant? Need Help? Please contact
the Juan Diego Society (408/258-2008),
the Gabriel Project (800/910-0191) or
Community Pregnancy Center (650/964-8093).
Announcements
OUR PARISH FAMILY
Please keep all of our newest members in your prayers,
as well as those who have preceded us to the Father.
BAPTISMS
MARRIAGES • Jimmy Nguyen and Sarom Moeun
• Hector Sanchez, Jr. and Cynthia Cerron
PARISHIONERS • Michael Winn, Sr.
• Anne Diaz
• Allison and Timothy Barelli
(Olympia, Maribelle, Leonie)
DEATHS
2015: THE YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE
Pope Francis had declared 2015 The Year of Consecrated Life.
On Monday evening, 20 October 2014 there will be a special
Evening of Prayer at 07:00 PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111
Gough Street, San Francisco. This prayer service, presided over
by Archbishop Cordileone, will open the events of The Year of
Consecrated Life. Please join us for this special occasion.
COLLECTIVE INTENTIONS FOR MASSES
For some time the Catholic Church has allowed “collective
intentions” at two Masses celebrated in the parish each week.
These intentions are bundled together because there are more
intentions requested than Masses available. Since the merits of
each Mass are infinite the value of the Mass for each person at
a “collective” Mass is the same as if it were an individual Mass
intention.
Nativity has always been a very popular place to have Masses said
for living or deceased family or friends. In 2011 we began having
collective Mass intentions on Saturday mornings at the 08:00
AM Mass. This helped ease our Mass intentions schedule. The
intentions for the evening weekday Mass at 05:30 PM always fill
quickly. Because of this we are adding collective intentions once
a week to the 05:30 PM Masses. This will begin with the Masses
in November. In January, one weekday Mass at 05:30 PM will
have collective intentions. It will not be offered on the same day
each week, but rotate between days depending on the schedule.
As in the past requests for Mass intentions should be directed to
the parish office.
In The Community
“SONGS OF IRELAND” CONCERT
Come and enjoy a concert of “Songs of Ireland”, presented by
Alexander and Luke Edward Harding Bradley on Sunday, 26
October 2014 at 02:00 PM at Nativity. This is a benefit for the
Nativity Music Fund - A free-will offering will be accepted.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING EVENT
Trinity Church (330 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park) will
host a public community event with focus on the trafficking
of women and girls, not only across the world but in our very
own communities. This free event on Saturday, 01 November
2014, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM – is a wonderful opportunity to come
together as a community to learn more and how to respond to this
issue. Expert presenters, global handmade products for sale, free
childcare and refreshments. RSVP required at www.eventbrite.
com. Enter Hearts For Justice in the search field to be directed to
the link.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Catherines’ Center, right
here in our community, serves local women impacted. To find out
more, please call 650/838-9800.
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION RETREAT
Interested in Spiritual Direction or want to know what it is?
Attend a Spiritual Direction Retreat at St. Matthias Parish, Fr.
Lacey Hall, 1685 Cordilleras Rd., Redwood City, on Saturday,
18 October 2014, from 01:30-04:30 PM followed by 05:00 PM
Mass. Hear from a panel of Spiritual Directors, Vivian Clausing,
Sharon Erro, Sr. Dee Myers, and Tim Valderrama (in training),
as they share how spiritual direction can help you on your faith
journey. Call Liz Vugrinecz, 650/366-9544, xtn 12 to register.
No fee.
CALLING ALL MARRIED COUPLES
Nativity has been looking to provide a setting for married couples
to grow in their love for each other and with the Lord, as well as
develop an extended social circle of faith-filled couples. Often,
there is little opportunity to do that after the wedding. Starting this
month, we will be having monthly “Date Nights” to fill that need.
Our first meeting will be on Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 06:00
PM in the O’Hare Center. The meeting will combine time to meet
and get to know other couples, as well as opportunities to hear a
talk on married life. The first conference is entitled: “Soul Mate
or Cellmate?” For information, call Deacon Dominick or Mary
Ellen Peloso: 650/269-6279. Also, since we will be providing
light refreshments, reservations are suggested to help with the
planning.
CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE?
Do you feel lost and alone? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with
each other? Have you thought about separation or divorce? Are
you arguing or do you simply shut down? Does talking about it
only make it worse? Retrouvaille (Reh-trō-vī) is a lifeline for
marriages in trouble. Retrouvaille is not just for hurting couples
and welcomes all couples wanting to bring new life to your
marriage. Couples of all faiths and those with no faith tradition
are welcome and encouraged to attend. The ultimate goal of
Retrouvaille is solely to help save marriages.
Retrouvaille is not a retreat, marriage counseling, or a sensitivity
group. There are neither group dynamics nor group discussions on
the weekend. It is not a time for hurting; it is a time for healing.
For more information go to www.retrouvaille.org.
It’s not too late to register for the 07-09 November 2014 weekend!
THE HOLY FATHER’S
PRAYER INTENTIONS
From the Holy See
Each month His Holiness asks for general and missionary prayer intentions. For October 2014, the Holy Father’s prayer intentions are:
Calendar of Novenas
12 OCT (SUN)
13 OCT (MON)
FIRST DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
14 OCT (TUE)
SECOND DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
15 OCT (WED)
THIRD DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
16 OCT (THU)
FOURTH DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
Missionary: World Mission Day
17 OCT (FRI)
FIFTH DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
That World Mission Day may rekindle in every believer zeal for carrying the Gospel into all the world.
18 OCT (SAT)
SIXTH DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
FIRST DAY: Saint Jude
19 OCT (SUN)
SEVENTH DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
SECOND DAY: Saint Jude
20 OCT (MON)
EIGHTH DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
THIRD DAY: Saint Jude
21 OCT (TUE)
NINTH DAY: Pope Saint John Paul II
FOURTH DAY: Saint Jude
22 OCT (WED)
Feast of Pope Saint John Paul II
FIFTH DAY: Saint Jude
23 OCT (THU)
SIXTH DAY: Saint Jude
FIRST DAY: All Saints
24 OCT (FRI)
SEVENTH DAY: Saint Jude
SECOND DAY: All Saints
25 OCT (SAT)
EIGHTH DAY: Saint Jude
THIRD DAY: All Saints
Universal:
Peace
That the Lord may grant peace to those parts of the
world most battered by war and violence.
Saints and Observances
SOLEMNITY, FEAST, MEMORIAL • OPTIONAL MEMORIAL • OTHER
15 OCT (Wednesday)
SAINT TERESA OF AVILA, Doctor of the Church
(1515-1582)
Born to the Spanish nobility, Teresa was cured of a crippling
childhood disease after prayer to St. Joseph. Teresa became a
Carmelite nun at 17. Stricken with ill health shortly after taking
her vows, she nevertheless founded several convents.
16 OCT (Thursday)
SAINT MARGARET MARY ALOCOQUE (1647-1690)
She was healed of a crippling disorder by a vision of the Virgin
Mary. After receiving a vision of Christ fresh
from the Scourging, she was moved to join the
Order of the Visitation. In 1675 she received
a revelation from our Lord, which included 12
promises to her and to those who practiced a
true devotion to His Sacred Heart. The saint
died of natural causes in 1690, and her body is to
this day incorrupt.
17 OCT (Friday)
SAINT IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH, Bishop and Martyr
(c. 50 - c. 107)
Ignatius was a pagan convert to Christianity, who succeeded Peter as bishop of Antioch, Syria. He served during the persecution
of Domitian, and during the persecution of Trajan, he was ordered
taken to Rome to be killed by wild animals. On the way, a journey
which took months, he wrote a series of encouraging letters to the
churches under his care. He was the first writer to use the term the
catholic Church. -- “No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this
world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus
to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in
place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our
sakes is my one desire.”
18 OCT (Saturday)
SAINT LUKE, Evangelist
Doctor and companion of St. Paul, Luke is a patron
to both physicians and artists. In addition to his Gospel, Luke authored a history of the early Church in
the Acts of the Apostles.
FIND THE NOVENA PRAYERS
St. Jude: www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/jude.htm
All Saints’ Novena: www.piercedhearts.org/treasures/devotions/
Novenas/novena_all_saints.html
OTHER NOVENA PRAYERS
Infant Jesus of Prague (nine-hour): www.ewtn.com/library/
PRAYER/PRAGNOV.TXT
St. Therese “24 Glory Be’s” Novena: www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/24_glory.htm
Novena for Priests: www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/novena/
priests.htm
Effecacious Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus: www.ewtn.
com/devotionals/heart/sh_novena.htm
GUATEMALAN MISSION SALES
On 26 October 2014 Kay Sweeney will be at Nativity once again to
sell Guatemalan handicrafts. These crafts are made by indigenous
women in Guatelmala, who are part of the Kateri Tekakwitha
Mission Fund. The sales of these handicrafts help support and
educate these women. There will be information available on
how to support a scholarship for a young indigenous woman.
Check their website for more information at www.missionguatemala.org. Kay Sweeney is an Associate of the Sisters of
the Presentation in San Francisco. She works in Guatemala with
the Kateri Tekekwith Mission Fund helping these women develop
their talents through formal and informal education. The crafts
will be available in the O’Hare Center after the Sunday morning
Masses only.
Young Believers
The Twelve Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
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I will give them all the graces necessary for their state of life.
I will give peace in their families.
I will console them in all their troubles.
They shall find in My Heart an assured refuge during life and
especially at the hour of death.
I will pour abundant blessings on all their undertakings.
Sinners shall find in My Heart the source and infinite ocean
of mercy.
Tepid souls shall become fervent.
Fervent souls shall speedily rise to great perfection.
I will bless the homes in which the image of My Sacred Heart
shall be exposed and honored.
I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.
Those who propagate this devotion shall have their name written
in My Heart, and it shall never be effaced.
I promise thee in the excess of the mercy of My Heart, that its
all-powerful Love will grant to all those who shall receive Communion on the First Friday of nine consecutive months the grace
of final repentance; they shall not die
under My displeasure, nor without receiving the Sacraments; My Heart shall
be their assured refuge at that last hour.
St. Anthony’s Relics Visit
Northern California
October 26 - November 2
NATIVITY YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS
XLT Mid-Peninsula Encounter
Nativity Youth Ministry, along with St. Raymond, St. Denis, and
Sacred Heart youth ministries are excited to present the first-ever
XLT-Mid-Peninsula with 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh,
on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, to be held at Sacred Heart
School. During XLT (“exalt”), teens from different Catholic
parishes come together to pray and worship. The night is divided
into three parts: praise and worship, a dynamic speaker, and
adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Young people, 6th
grade and above, are invited to this special evening. To order your
tickets ($10/student), please go to www.eventbrite.com/e/xlt-midpeninsula-encounter-with-jim-harbaugh-tickets-12537178037.
Seating is limited. This is a youth-only drop-off event.
Teen Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers Wanted
About once a month, preferably during the 05:00 PM Saturday
Masses. Any young person who has been confirmed can
participate in these leadership roles. Those who feel comfortable
speaking in front of people can serve as a Lector. The role of
the Eucharistic Minister is particularly ideal for those who have
outgrown altar serving and who understand the reverence due to
Our Lord in the Eucharist.
If you are interested in any of these activities, or if you have any
questions, please contact Mark or Linda Basnage at [email protected]
gmail.com.
St. Anthony will be visiting us in the form of a
precious relic from his Basilica in Padua, Italy.
The relic will be accompanied by a Franciscan Friar
from the Messenger of St. Anthony in Padua
SundAy, OcTOBer 26
St. Thomas More church
1300 Junipero Serra Blvd. in San Francisco
8 AM, 10 AM, 11:45 AM, 8 PM masses with veneration
MOndAy, OcTOBer 27
St. Paul’s church
1845 church Lane, in San Pablo
7:30 AM mass, veneration all day, 7 PM mass
TueSdAy, OcTOBer 28
cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St. in San Francisco
12:10 PM and 6 PM masses with veneration
WedneSdAy, OcTOBer 29
St. dominic’s church
2390 Bush St. in San Francisco
5:30 PM and 7:30 PM masses with veneration
ThurSdAy, OcTOBer 30
St. Anne of the Sunset
850 Judah St. in San Francisco
12 PM and 6 PM masses with veneration
FrIdAy, OcTOBer 31
national Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi
610 Vallejo St. in San Francisco
12:15 PM mass with veneration until 7 PM
SATurdAy, nOVeMBer 1
St. Paul of the Shipwreck
1122 Jamestown Ave. in San Francisco
12:30 PM mass with veneration
SATurdAy, nOVeMBer 1
Our Lady of Peace
2800 Mission college Blvd. in Santa clara
5:00 PM and 7:30 PM Vigil Masses with veneration
A Messenger
of
Hope
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froM pAduA itAly
SundAy, nOVeMBer 2
Saint Bruno church
555 West San Bruno Ave. in San Bruno
8 AM, 10 AM, 12 Noon and 6 PM masses with veneration
FOr MOre InFOrMATIOn PLeASe cOnTAcT
Anthonian Association of the Friends of St. Anthony
TeL: 347 738 4306
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