Saint Catherine Laboure Church - E

Saint Catherine Laboure Church
3846 Redondo Beach Boulevard • Torrance, CA 90504 •(310) 323-8900 FAX: (323) 321-0486
School: (310) 324-8732 Religious Education: (310) 515-6033
Visit us at www.stcatchurch.org.
Rev. Alfred J. Hernandez, Pastor
Rev. Tovia Lui, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Hoang Francis Dang, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Jesuraj Sebastian, In residence
Rev. Lester Avestruz, Sunday Supply
Rev. Msgr. John O’Byrne, Pastor Emeritus
Deacon Long Nguyen
Deacon Matt Magana, Permanent Deacon (Inactive)
Ellie Hernandez, Business Manager
Rob Hardin, Plant Manager
Monty Chew, Parish Office Manager
Jennifer Meyer Bagheri, School Principal
Jeannie Nestojko, Director of Faith Formation
MASS SCHEDULE:
Sundays: 7:45 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm (Spanish Mass) and 5:30 pm.
Holy Days: 6:30 am, 8:00 am, 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm (Spanish Mass).
Weekdays: Monday thru Friday: 6:30 am, 8:00 am and 5:30 pm.
Saturdays and Eves of Holy Days: 8:00 am, 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm (Vietnamese Mass).
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Saturdays: 4:00-5:15 pm; Eves of Holy Days: 4:00-5:15 pm.
Friday, December 5th is
1st Friday.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
will be held from 8:30am and
continues until 5:00pm
St. Catherine Laboure
Senior Advent Retreat
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
9:30am—1:00pm in Fr. Zwissler Annex
Presenter:
Jeannie Nestojko,
Director of Faith Formation
The Teaching Topic:
“Freely Given. Freely
Give.”
Cost $8.00 (prepaid)
$9.00 at the door
Lunch will be served
PLEASE RSVP BY DEC. 1st
To Marie (310) 532-7691.
Please plan on joining us for the
Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Starting with a procession at 1:30 p.m.
Mass will be celebrated by
Rev. Lester Avestruz and guest priests.
Come and join us on the celebration of the
Holy Mass with the Mariachi Oro de Jalisco
followed by a reception in the Parish Hall.
Celebración en Honor de
Nuestra Señora La Virgen de Guadalupe
El sábado 6 de Diciembre 2014
Comenzando con una procesión a la 1:30 p.m.
Presidida por:
Padre Lester Avestruz y
Sacerdotes invitados
Los esperamos a participar
en la celebración de la Santa Misa
Con el Mariachi Oro de Jalisco.
Seguida por una recepción en el
salón parroquial con comida.
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come. — Mark 13:33
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — We are the
clay and you, O Lord, are the
potter: we are the work of your
hands
(Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7).
Psalm — Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your
face and we shall be saved (Psalm 80).
Second Reading — God is faithful; by God you
were called to fellowship with the Son
(1 Corinthians 1:3-9).
Gospel — Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know
when the time will come. (Mark 13:33-37).
Remember your loved ones and
help us beautify our Church for
Christmas by donating to
Saint Catherine Laboure Church’s
Christmas Environment.
You will find special flower donation envelopes
located at the doors of the Church.
We will remember your loved ones
(living and deceased) during the
Advent and Christmas season.
All donations are welcome
and your support
will be greatly appreciated.
PARISH HOURS & INFORMATION
Monday-Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
8:00 am to 12:30 pm
MIRACULOUS MEDAL DEVOTION:
Saturdays after 8:00am Mass.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT:
First Friday: 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
BAPTISMS: Sundays by appointment. Parents and
Godparents must attend a pre-baptism class prior to
the baptism. Prior registration is required. Please
contact the Parish Office for requirement information.
English Baptisms are held on the 2nd and 4th
Sundays of each month at 2:00pm. Class in English is
held in Rm. 15, from 7:00-8:30pm on the 2nd Thursday
of each month.
Spanish Baptisms are held on the 3rd Sunday of
each month at 1:30pm. Class in Spanish is held in the
Room 15 at 1:30pm on the 1st Sunday of each month.
WEDDINGS: Please make arrangements at least 6
months in advance.
QUINCEAÑERAS: Religious Education classes
required. Please make arrangements six months in
advance. Contact the Ministry Center.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 8:5-11
Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17;
Lk 10:21-24
Wednesday: Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Mt 15:29-37
Thursday: Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a;
Mt 7:21, 24-27
Friday:
Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14;
Mt 9:27-31
Saturday:
Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-6;
Mt 9:35 — 10:1, 5a, 6-8
Sunday:
Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 85:9-14; 2
Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8
Advent Penance Services
Schedule for St. Catherine’s
and Local Churches
St. Catherine Laboure Vietnamese Community
Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m.
St. Catherine Laboure Seniors’ Penance
Thursday, December 18th at 10:30 a.m.
St. Catherine Laboure Penance Service
Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m.
Maria Regina, Gardena
Monday, December 15th at 7:00 p.m.
St. Anthony of Padua, Gardena
Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 p.m.
2nd Annual
Saint Catherine Laboure Honors Night
Friday, May 29th at 7PM
More information about how to obtain
tickets for this great dinner event which will
include a cocktail hour and
live entertainment will be forthcoming.
Due to early publishing deadlines, the
Gifts of Treasure for Sunday, November 23rd
and for Sunday, November 30th, will appear in
the December 7th bulletin.
MISSION STATEMENT. . . a welcoming, and worshipping community of Roman Catholic disciples of the Lord Jesus who express His
presence in us by active involvement with one another, and our outreach to the larger human family to build the KINGDOM of GOD.
MASS INTENTIONS
Monday, December 1st
6:30 a.m. — All Souls †
8:00 a.m. — All Souls †
5:30 p.m. — Nicholas & Eugenia
Gregory †
Please pray for all of our parishioners &
family members who are sick, especially:
Judy Crowson, Irma Samaco, Carmen Lopez, Samuel Villegas,
Catherine Damely, Jose Mandarang, Joe Camacho,
Larry Paul Camou, Sr., Corrina Camou-Zuniga,Sharon Almarez,
Marie Louviere, Joe Marquez, Manuel Valencia
Tuesday, December 2nd
6:30 a.m. — Demosthenes Gadioma †
8:00 a.m. — Angel Baldenegro †
5:30 p.m. — Daniel Amaya †
Wednesday, December 3rd
6:30 a.m. — Mariela Amaya
8:00 a.m. — Alfredo Beltran, Sr.
5:30 p.m. — June Wall †
Thursday, December 4th
6:30 a.m. — Matthew Arellano †
8:00 a.m. — Hilda Tiglao †
5:30 p.m. — Helen Nyeholt †
Friday, December 5th
6:30 a.m. — Alexander Brinker
8:00 a.m. — John Pierre Le Trung †
5:30 p.m. — Bimbo Serrano †
Saturday, December 6th
8:00 a.m. — Sergio & Tian Su Leng †
5:30 p.m. — Shirley Glassman †
Sunday, December 7th
5:30 p.m. — Pro Populo
(†=Deceased)
REST IN PEACE
Kay Nicholson, Anna Leticia Bonilla, Romulo Lazo, Sr.,
Margaret Newlands, Isabel Alba, Clorinda Hendricks,
Elizabeth Milligan
Thank you for your contributions to the Collection for the Catholic
Campaign for Human Development! Your generous gifts will help
CCHD end poverty in the Untied States through better education,
improved housing, and economic development. Through CCHD and its
beneficiaries, we help keep Catholic social teaching alive and carry
out Jesus’ mission to “bring glad tidings to the poor...to proclaim
liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the
oppressed go free” (Lk 4:18).
Want to get in shape or de-stress
before the holidays?
Please join us for Zumba every Tuesday and/or
Wednesday evenings at 7PM at St. James School
in the Hands on Art Room (next to O’Gorman)
located at 4625 Garnet Street, Torrance.
The cost is $5 per class for ages 14 and older.
Come have fun and dance your cares away.
No experience necessary!
For more information, please contact
Mary at (310) 515-1227.
Senior Citizen’s Penance Service
& Luncheon
Thursday, December 18th
10:30 a.m. in the Church
Lunch to follow in the Hall
To RSVP for the luncheon, please
contact the SCL School office at
(310) 324-8732.
Ladies Auxiliary Members
The Knights of Columbus Fermin Lasuen Council
2989 at St. Catherine Laboure would like to establish
a Ladies Auxiliary to attach to the council. This will
be open to any women 18 years of age or older and
a practicing Catholic. If you would like to join, please
contact the Membership Director for Council 2989,
Chris Ponce at (310) 720-1236 or email at :
[email protected] Vivat Jesus!
TODOS ESTAN INVITADOS
A la reunión del Grupo de Oración
“RIOS DE AGUA VIVA”
Todos los Jueves de 7:00 a 9:00pm
en el Salón Anexo
ALABANZAS–ORACIONES-CANTOS
LECTURA DE LAS ESCRITURAS
ENSEÑANZAS-TESTIMONIOS
Para más información por favor llame a Mariela Amaya
(310) 329-0993 (después de las 6:00pm).
A Message from the Bulletin Editor
Due to early publication deadlines in December,
items for the bulletins dated 12/14 and 12/21
will need to be submitted no later than
9am on Monday, December 8
Thank you in advance
for your cooperation.
Email submissions to:
[email protected]
Parish Life
Monday, December 1st
Annex /Hall:
7-8:30pm youthQuest
Hall:
7am-6pm School Day Care (Mon.-Fri.)
Ministry Center/Rooms 15-16/Stable:
7-8:30pm youthQuest
Tuesday, December 2nd
Annex:
1pm-9pm Reserved for Set-up
Church:
7-9pm VN Ministry Retreat
Hall:
6-7:30pm Daisy/Brownie Troop #14825
Ministry Ctr.:
7-9pm RCIA
Room 15:
6-9pm Girl Scouts Troop #3215
Stable:
6-7:30pm Brownie Troop #3215
Wednesday, December 3rd
Annex:
9:30am-1pm Senior Advent Retreat
Church:
7-9pm VN Ministry Retreat
Hall:
7-8:45pm Boy Scouts Troop #785 Mtg.
Ministry Center:
7-9pm Bible Study Group (ENG)
Youth Room:
7-8:30pm Komandents Choir Practice
Parish Directory
Altar Care
Bea Roza
(310) 614-9492
Altar Servers
(English)
(Spanish)
Joseph Nguyen
Martha Tapia
(310) 743-2495
(310) 429-5722
Baptisms
Parish Office
(310) 323-8900
Bereavement
Linda Governale
(310) 480-3560
Bible Study
Jeannie Nestojko
(310) 515-6033
Boy Scouts
David Curnutte
(310) 644-4374
Children’s Spanish Choir
Gloria Garcia
(310) 227-3215
Cub Scouts
Josie Zepeda
(310) 644-8556
Confirmation
Catherine Sanchez
(310) 515-6033
Couples for Christ
Romy & Beth Pascual (310) 769-0017
Divine Mercy
Carmen Tongson
(310) 538-0923
Elementary Religious Education
Angela Morvice
Environment
Parish Office
(310) 515-6033
(310) 323-8900
Eucharistic Ministries—Homebound
Donald Chaney
(310) 324-4638
Eucharistic Ministries—Liturgies
(English)
Bea Roza
(Spanish)
Martha Tapia
(310) 614-9492
(310) 429-5722
Friday, December 5th—First Friday
Annex:
6-7pm Coro La Ilusion Choir Practice
7:30-9pm Samoan Youth Prayer Group
Church:
7:30-9pm Reserved for Set-up
9-10:30pm Cursillo Group (VN)
Hall:
6-10pm Reserved for Set-up
Rm. 10:
7:30-10:30pm Choir Practice (VN)
Stable:
3:15-5:15pm Cub Scouts Pack #785 Meeting
Faith Formation
Jeannie Nestojko
(310) 515-6033
Fiesta Committee
Rick Duarte
(310) 941-6304
Renato & Aida Dar Santos
(562) 221-4667
Saturday, December 6th—First Saturday
Annex: 11:30am-1:30pm Reserved for Event
2-5pm Knights of Columbus Meeting
5-6:30pm Legion of Mary Meeting (VN)
Church:
2-3pm Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
4-5:15pm Confessions
Hall:
3-9pm Our Lady of Guadalupe
Reception
Ministry Center: 1-6:30pm Religious Education Class (VN)
Ministry Room:
8-10pm Cursillo Group (VN)
Rms. 1-15:
4-6:45pm Religious Education Class (VN)
7-9pm Religious Education Class (VN)
Knights of Columbus
Thursday, December 4th
Annex:
7-9pm
Church:
7-9pm
Room 10:
6:45-9:45pm
Stable:
7-9pm
Prayer Group Meeting (SP)
VN Ministry Retreat
Jubilate Deo Choir Practice
Marriage Encounter Group (SP)
Sunday, December 7th — Second Sunday of Advent
Annex:
10:30am-12pm RCIA Class
2-4:30pm Filipino Ministry Meeting
Hall:
1-6:30pm youthQuest Advent Retreat
Ministry Ctr:
10am-12:30pm RICA (SP)
1-3pm Ministry Staff Meeting (VN)
Room 10:
11am-Noon Coro La Ilusion Choir Practice
Room 15:
10am-Noon RCIA (VN)
1:30-2:30pm Baptism Class (SP)
Filipino Ministry
Girl Scouts
Rosie Bicciche
(310) 515-6409
Grupo Guadalupano
Martha Tapia
(310) 429-5722
Holy Name
Mike Allison
(310) 817-4108
Kent Hori
(424) 221-3022
Lectors/Commentators
(English)
Valarie Cissell
(Spanish)
Cuca Peralta
Liturgical Committee
(310) 973-6955
(310) 560-2171
Bea Roza
(310) 614-9492
Organist
Isolde Amadeah
(310) 263-0134
Prayer Cenacle
Marge Henderson
(310) 370-1154
Prayer Community
(Spanish)
Mariela Amaya
(310) 329-0993
Quinceaneras
Angela Morvice
(310) 515-6033
R.C.I.A.—Adult Baptisms & Sacraments
Ministry Center
Safeguard the Children
Jeannie Nestojko
Victims Assistance Ministry
Samoan Choir & Ministry
South Bay Young Adults
Maria Usu
(310) 515-6033
(310) 515-6033
1-800-355-2545
(310) 214-2840
Samantha Sobarzo (310) 634-9307
St. Vincent de Paul
Eddie Lavado
(310) 323-8900
Vietnamese Ministry
Nghia Tran
(310) 926-6626
Ushers
Gil Sanchez
(310) 901-3712
Martha Villasenor
(310) 308-9972
HOLD THE DATE: SUNDAY— APRIL 19, 2015
Weddings
Liturgical Ministers Retreat
1:00-5:00 pm in the Annex“The Breaking of the Bread” Language Key:
(ENG)=English (SP)=Spanish (VN)=Vietnamese)
G ALLERIA REWARDS
We are in Third Place!!! Remember: The last day
to log receipts is December 31. Shop at South Bay
Galleria to help our school earn between $250 and
$2500 in Galleria Gift Cards! Take your original
receipts from any purchases made at South Bay
Galleria dated February 1 thru December 31, 2014,
to Guest Services (Level 1, Nordstrom Wing). Our
school receives five (5) points for each dollar spent
in non-department stores and two (2) points for
every dollar spent in department stores. Qualifying
receipts can be logged ANYTIME during the
program! Every receipt is logged, stamped and
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UPCOMING EVENTS & BONUS POINTS
Menorah Lighting Ceremony, Sunday, December 21,
at 5:30 pm: Sign in at Guest Services to earn 500
points per family attending.
1,000 Points of Light, a Joyous Holiday Celebration
Saturday, December 6 at 5:30 pm: Earn 100 points
per person attending. Free flameless candle and
song booklet to the first 1,000 people. Join South
Bay Galleria and community members in singing
Christmas carols as the Galleria holiday lights turn
on signaling peace and joy to festive shoppers. The
school with the most people in attendance will win
an additional 5,000 points.
Earn 4x points: November 24-December 7
Earn 3x points: December 8-21
Earn 2x points: December 22-31
Monday, December 8 is the Solemnity of the
Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation.
SPANISH PRAYER GROUP “RIOS DE AGUA VIVA”
“SAN MARTIN DE PORRES” FOOD BANK
We supply basic groceries to families
with financial problems. If you need help
or would like to help us with a donation,
please call Mariela at (310) 329-0993.
Ayuda con alimentos de primera
necesidad para familias con problemas
económicos. Si necesita nuestra ayuda
o si desea ayudarnos con una donación
llame a Mariela: Teléfono (310) 329-0993.
Make this a Christmas tradition with friends and
family. Admission is free - Our Christmas gift to you!
Donations for docent led tours. Call in advance for
docent tours, times and field trip reservations.
For reservations or for more information on the Nativity
Exhibit, call Sydne at (310) 377-4867 ext 258 or
[email protected]
Mary & Joseph Retreat Center
5300 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90278
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Join us here at St. Catherine Laboure for
the Divine Mercy Novena and Chaplet,
weekdays after the 5:30 pm Mass,
with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
every Thursday.
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¿Quiénes deben reportar abuso infantil?
Bajo la ley del estado de California, todos los
sacerdotes, diáconos, profesores, administradores
y empleados de nuestras parroquias y escuelas
tienen la obligación de reportar abusos. Cuando
alguna de estas personas recibe cualquier información que lleve a una “sospecha razonable” de
que un menor puede ser una víctima de abuso o
negligencia, tiene la obligación de hacer un reporte
ya sea a las autoridades civiles o a agencias de
protección de niños. Para más información sobre
cómo responder a una alegación o sospecha de
abuso de niños, visitar
www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/vam.
Did you know?
Who should report child abuse?
Priests, deacons, school faculty and administrators
and other staff members in our parishes and schools
have been designated as mandated reporters under
California law. When one of these persons receives
information leading to a “reasonable suspicion” that
a child is being abused or neglected, he or she must
make a report to the appropriate child protection
or law enforcement agency. For Information on
Responding to an Allegation of Suspected Child
Abuse visit:
www.la-archdiocese.org/org/protecting/vam.
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