Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church

Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
Laguna Beach, CA
MONTH of the HOLY NAME
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
January 11, 2015
You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.
Isaiah 12:2-3
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Welcome to our Parish
MISSION STATEMENT—We, the community of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, located within
the larger, diverse and artistic seaside community of Laguna Beach, recognize and celebrate
the uniqueness which is grounded in the sacred mysteries and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and in the history and lives of our individuals, families and leaders. Built on these
roots, and in order to see the world as God sees it, we commit ourselves to: being a welcoming
sanctuary and a place of prayer and worship, nurturing, assisting, encouraging and serving all
those in need, offering all generations opportunities for personal and communal growth, and,
by these commitments, to honor our call to evangelization.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH
1042 Temple Terrace  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-9701
Fax: (949) 497-2610
www.stcathchurch.org
OFFICE HOURS
Mon—Thurs
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
SUNDAY EUCHARIST (MASS)
Saturday Vigil:
5:30 p.m.
Sundays:
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.,
1:30 p.m. Spanish, 5:30 p.m.
Mon - Sat
8:00 a.m.
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION MASS SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
CLERGY
Rev. Kenneth A. Schmit—Pastor
Ext. 111 or [email protected]
Rev. Mario Rebamontan—Senior Priest
Ext. 112 or [email protected]
Deacon Eddie Salgado
Ext. 121 or [email protected]
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
On the First Friday of each month we gather in prayer and praise before the
Blessed Sacrament. Following the 8 a.m. Mass and concluding at 10 p.m.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Parents of infants requesting information about Baptism may contact the parish office. Infant baptisms are celebrated on the second Saturday of the
month.
CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALS
At the time of death, a family member should contact the parish office, as
soon as possible, to arrange the date and time for the Funeral Liturgy.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Couples must begin preparation for their Sacrament at least six months prior
to their proposed wedding date. Please call the parish office for more
information.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
The third Saturday of each month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. In the event of
serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may
be arranged by contacting the parish office
CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Rev. Gabriel Stack, O. Praem—Sunday Assistance
Adults requesting information about full initiation and communion with the
Roman Catholic Church (the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) may contact the office for more info.
PARISH STAFF
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)
Donna Beam-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Ext. 113 or [email protected]
Susan Daley-Ministry Coordinator/Office Manager
Ext. 118 or [email protected]
Carmela Davidheiser-Parish Bookkeeper
Ext. 124 or [email protected]
Lisa Marcus-Parish Administrator
Ext. 131 or [email protected]
Charles Stephenson-Director, Music Ministry
[email protected]
Gina Stewart-Director, Youth Religious Education/
Informacion en Espanol
Ext. 119 or [email protected]
Saturdays: 4:00—5:00 p.m. (or by appointment)
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH SCHOOL
(Kindergarten—8th Grade)
30516 So. Coast Hwy w Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-7339
Fax: (949) 376-5752
www.stcathschool.org
Mike Letourneau—School Principal
Ext. 211 or [email protected]
Renea Sendele—School Secretary
Ext. 210 or [email protected]
Jackie Batho—Administrative Asst.
Ext. 213 or [email protected]
Carmela Davidheiser—Bookkeeper
Ext. 212 or [email protected]
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Las Posadas
THANK YOU
CHRISTMAS ANGELS!
Thank you to all the parishioners, Confirmation youth and the children from our Religious Education program who were
“Christmas Angels” and brought in a toy for the children in our Hispanic community here at St. Catherine’s. Your loving kindness
and generous hearts brought great joy to the children. A blessed and joyous New Year to all of you!
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Readings of the Week
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Saints & Special Observances
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Monday:
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9; Mk 1:14-20
Sunday:
The Baptism of the Lord
Tuesday:
Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:21-28
Monday:
Wednesday:
Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mk 1:29-39
First Week in Ordinary Time
Begins
Thursday:
Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45
Tuesday:
St. Hilary
Friday:
Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mk 2:1-12
Saturday:
St. Anthony
Saturday:
Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17
Sunday:
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10;
1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42
THE WATERS OF BAPTISM
When new sod is put in, it needs constant saturation with water. Landscapers say that this “knits” the sod to
the soil. The same when a branch is grafted onto a tree: the poultice that joins them at the splice must be kept wet
at all times. Water is the stuff that binds the very cells of our bodies together. No wonder religions throughout all
times and cultures have used it so prominently. When Jesus stepped into the Jordan for baptism, he “knit” himself to what had come before him. By going to the Jordan, he made himself one with the people of Israel who had
crossed it into their Promised Land. With John the Baptist, Christ wove himself into the prophetic tradition that
heralded the coming reign of God. He had become fully human in the waters of Mary’s womb, and by partaking
in the rite of the baptism of repentance, Jesus identified himself with our sinful, frail humanity. It is through the
waters of baptism that Christ continues to graft new members onto his Body, the Church; through these waters
we are cleansed from sin and filled with the promise of grace, given our destiny for eternal life. For us, as for
Jesus, it is also the waters of baptism that inaugurate our mission to proclaim the Good News.
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Please pray for the sick:
Olga Ainagas
Larry Barman
Rex Brady
Rebecca Brady
Alyssa Claar
Phyllis Contino
Conor Davis
Frank DiVicino
Paul Freeman
Judy Friesen
Thomas Garcia
Barbara Gullo
John Mancuso
MaryJo Mancuso
Marko Mani
Evlyn Mark
Hiroko Nishimaya
Leo O’Gorman
Bill Ordway
Eleanor Schmidt
Hubert Segard
Jacqui Slevin
Halina Stanaland
Armando Ybarra
Tencha Ybarra
Kevin Zelko
Mass Intentions—8:00a.m. Mass
Mon:
Tue:
Wed:
Thurs:
Fri:
Sat:
Joan Ruta (D)
Gertrude Verdult (D)
Elaine Lee (D)
Rebecca Brady (I)
Margaret Strawther (D)
Pray for those in the Armed Forces:
Erin Bevacqua, Lieutenant, USMC
Evan Dineen, Capt., USAF
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Ministries
MINISTRY DIRECTORY
Altar Servers
Art & Environment
Contemplative Prayer
Susan Daley
Virginia Atherton
Valerie Sinkus
Detention
Extraordinary Ministers
Extraordinary Ministers
To Sick & Homebound
Homeless Shelter Dinners
Intercessory Prayer Group
Harry Allen
Susan Daley
Susan Daley
Lisa Staight
Valerie Sinkus
Jovenes Para Cristo
Teresa Jimenez
Luis Torres
Lectors
Men’s Fellowship
Music
Orange Diocesan Council of
Catholic Women
Prayer Line
Religious Education
RCIA
Respect Life
Susan Daley
Joe Bevacqua
Charles Stephenson
Linda Blackburn and
Connie Casey
Parish Office
Gina Stewart
Donna Beam
Peggy Long/
Susan Daley
Susan Daley
Ann McEneany
Parish Office
Ron Kreber
Susan Daley
Rosemary Watson
Sacristans
St. Vincent De Paul
Sick & Homebound Visits
Sunday Hospitality
Ushers
Women’s Council
Ministry Coordinator:
494-9701, x118
497-1904
949-295-9526
[email protected]
949-497-0977
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
949-852-4442
949-295-9526
[email protected]
949-891-3571
949-632-8082
[email protected]
494-9701, x118
714-747-3122
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
494-9701
494-9701, x119
494-9701, x113
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
494-9701
494-9701
[email protected]
494-9701, x118
[email protected]
Susan Daley, 494-9701, x118 or [email protected]
GOD’S WORD TODAY
The feast of the Baptism of the Lord stands as a hinge between the Christmas season
and the beginning of Ordinary Time. Just as the Israelites passed through the waters
of the Red Sea and became God’s chosen people so, too, does the Lord Jesus pass
through the waters of the Jordan River. As he emerges from the water, Jesus hears the
voice of his Father, who calls him “my beloved Son.” The Israelites began their sojourn in the desert following their deliverance through the sea. The Lord Jesus, shortly after his baptism by John, begins his forty-day retreat in the desert, where he is
tempted by Satan. The Israelites constantly turned their backs on God. The Lord was
resolute in his determination to fulfill the plan established by his heavenly Father.
What does this feast teach us? On our own journey through life we must become
more and more like Christ. As the liturgical year continues to unfold, let us be resolute in our commitment to become better disciples, more and more like Christ with
each passing day.
From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, copyright © J. S. Paluch Company
Week of Dec. 29—Jan. 4, 2015
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RCIA
A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION?
MAKE IT AND TAKE IT!
What is on your list of New Year’s Resolutions?
I want to learn about faith! Who is God?
I want to understand Christianity and Catholicism!
I want to complete my sacraments in the Catholic
Church!
Start your New Year with a special gift. Receive the gift that keeps on giving! Learn more about
Christianity, Catholicism, and Sacraments. For further information, please contact Donna Beam,
RCIA Director, in the parish office at 949-494-9701, ext. 113.
St. Catherine of Siena Council of Catholic Women
Please join us at our January 13, 2015 meeting featuring guest artist
speakers Mia Moore & Lance Heck.
Mia Moore - Contemporary Collage
Lance Heck - Jewelry Designer
10:30 AM
Church Meeting Room
Luncheon to follow.
Bring a friend!"
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Around the Diocese
Join Bishop Vann and thousands of people from throughout Southern California on January 17, 2015 at OneLife LA, the first-ever largescale event in downtown LA promoƟng the beauty and dignity of
every human life from concepƟon to
natural death.
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. at La Placita Olvera, we will walk through LA
ending in Grand Park with a family-friendly picnic with music, entertainment, speakers, food trucks and exhibits from local organizaƟons serving those in need.
Don’t miss out on this historic event!
FausƟna: Messenger of Divine Mercy, the moving, live producƟon performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of
Saint Luke ProducƟons, will be pre-sented at Freed Theatre at Christ Cathedral Cultural Center in Garden Grove on Friday, January 23 at 7:00
p.m., Saturday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday,
January 25 at 12:00 p.m.
The event is sponsored by the Diocese of Orange. Experience firsthand
the life and message of Saint FausƟna whose personal encounters with
Jesus have inspired a world-wide devoƟon to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This
drama al-so brings audiences a riveƟng modern story that makes Divine
Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program
is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes,
and is suitable for ages 13 and up.
Admission is $15. There will be a recepƟon 30 minutes before each performance.
For Ɵckets and addiƟonal informaƟon, contact the Diocese of Orange at
(714) 282-3045 or visit www.christcathedralcalifornia.org.
Day of Reparation for Abortion
42nd Observance of the Roe v. Wade
Supreme Court Decision
In observance of the Supreme Court
decision Roe v. Wade, that legalized
abortion, Bishop Vann invites all the
Catholic community to observe the day
as a Day of Reparation. Catholics are
encouraged to practice fasting, abstinence, and prayer on that day.
You are also invited to attend Evening
Prayer on Thursday, January 22, 2015,
to pray for an end to abortion and a
renewed respect for all human life in
American society.
The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. in
the Arboretum of Christ Cathedral.
Ruth Rozak, Director of the Santa Ana
Life Center will be honored. A reception and ministry fair will follow in the
Cultural Center.
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Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School News
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND 6TH GRADE PASTA DINNER NIGHT
Come meet our students, faculty and principal
during Open House !
Thursday, January 29, 2015
From 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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57 Years of Spiritual and Academic
Excellence
Fully Accredited by WCEA/WASC
Small Class Size for Student Centered
Learning
Full Day Transitional Kindergarten and
Kindergarten Program
First through Eight Grades
New State-of-the-Art Building
Technology-Driven Environment
Core Curriculum is Enhanced with Music,
Art, Foreign Language, Technology and Physical Education
Computer, Science and Art Labs
A Class Act School - The Pacific Symphony’s
Flagship Youth Education Program
After School Sports Programs
After School Enrichment Programs
Before and After School Care
Our 6th Grade Class
Cordially invites you to
Our Annual Pasta Dinner
Enjoy a delicious dinner prior to exploring
the classrooms, all while supporting our 6th
Grade Science School Trip.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
1st Seating 5:30PM
2nd Seating 6:30PM
$12.00 /person
Free trolley service available from
5:00pm to 9:00pm.
Classrooms Open From 5:30 to 7:30
Dinner Seating 5:30 and 6:30
Reserve Your Seats for Dinner (949) 4947339
SAVE THE DATE
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Mardi Gras Fundraiser - March 6th
Class Act Family Night - March 17th
Master’s Pageant - May 15th
Call the school office for a tour & information : 949-494-7339 or visit www.stcathschool.org
Transitional Kindergarten through Eighth Grade
30516 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach
El Bautismo del Señor
11 de enero de 2015
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Lecturas y Noticias
LAS AGUAS BAUTISMALES
LA PALABRA DE DIOS HOY
Cuando se planta un césped nuevo, debe regarse constantemente. Los jardineros dicen que esto “teje” el césped
al suelo. Lo mismo sucede cuando se injerta una rama a un
árbol: el cataplasma que los une debe estar húmedo en todo
momento. El agua es lo que mantiene unidas a las células
de nuestro cuerpo. Con razón las religiones de todas las
épocas y culturas han usado tanto este símbolo. Cuando
Jesús se sumerge en el Jordán para ser bautizado, se “teje”
a todo aquello que lo precedía. Al sumergirse en el Jordán,
se hizo uno con el pueblo de Israel que había cruzado el río
para llegar a su Tierra Prometida. Junto a Juan Bautista,
Cristo se tejió a la tradición profética que presagiaba la
venida del Reino de Dios. Jesús se había convertido plenamente en humano en las aguas del vientre de María y al
participar del rito del Bautismo del arrepentimiento, se sintió identificado con nuestra frágil y pecaminosa humanidad. Por las aguas del Bautismo Cristo continúa injertando
nuevos miembros a su Cuerpo, la Iglesia; gracias a nuestro
destino de vida eterna, por estas aguas somos limpiados del
pecado y recibimos la promesa de la gracia. Para nosotros,
como para Jesús, las aguas bautismales también inauguran
nuestra misión de proclamar la Buena Nueva.
La fiesta del Bautismo del Señor es como una bisagra
entre el tiempo de Navidad y el comienzo del tiempo
ordinario. Así como los israelitas atravesaron las
aguas del Mar Rojo y se convirtieron en el pueblo
escogido de Dios, así también el Señor Jesús atraviesa
las aguas del río Jordán. Al salir del agua Jesús
escucha la voz de su Padre, que lo llama “mi Hijo
muy amado”. Los israelitas comenzaron su estadía
temporal en el desierto después de su liberación a
través del mar. El Señor Jesús, poco después de haber
sido bautizado por Juan, comienza su retiro de
cuarenta días en el desierto donde es tentado por
Satanás. Los israelitas constantemente le dieron la
espalda a Dios. El Señor Jesús fue resoluto en su
determinación de cumplir el plan establecido por su
Padre celestial. ¿Qué nos enseña esta fiesta? Que en
nuestro propio caminar por la vida debemos ir
pareciéndonos más y más a Cristo. A medida que el
año litúrgico continúa desplegándose seamos
resolutos en nuestro compromiso de llegar a ser
mejores discípulos, más semejantes a Cristo con cada
día que pasa.
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TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
¿Recuerdas tu bautismo? Permítanme compartir mi testimonio. No recuerdo los eventos del día en que me bautizaron, pero
tengo años recordando que, gracias a Dios y mis padres, estoy
bautizado. Trato de vivir mi vida recordando mi bautismo, buscando que mi comportamiento sea digno de una persona bautizada.
Fui bautizado al mes de haber nacido, y confirmado cuando
tenía sólo un añito (eran otros tiempos). Hice mi primera (y no
última) comunión a los siete años. Continuaba asistiendo a las
clases de catecismo (doctrina), no obstante, cuando cumplí 17
años, sentí que algo me faltaba. Mis amigos protestantes me invitaban a sus Iglesias, pero yo buscaba a Dios en mi Iglesia católica.
Un día, gracias al grupo carismático recibí el bautismo en el Espíritu Santo y desde ese momento mi vida cambió. Ahora sé que el
Espíritu lo había recibido en mi Bautismo, Confirmación y Primera Comunión, lo único que debía hacer era permitirle actuar en mi
vida. Creo que en la vida de muchos cristianos, el Espíritu Santo
sigue esperando que le den permiso de actuar. Y tú, ¿qué esperas?
Pídele al Espíritu que se mueva en tí y vive tu Bautismo.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Traducido de Saint Margaret Sunday Missal derechos de autor © J. S. Paluch
Company
UN ANTIGUO BAUTISTERIO
En Roma está uno de los lugares para
bautizar más antiguos que ha permanecido a
lo largo de los siglos, está en la iglesia de san
Giovanni en Fonte. De hecho la iglesia es el
bautisterio y ahí está la pila bautismal de la
Basílica de Letrán, la catedral de Roma. El
emperador romano Constantino patrocino la
construcción en el año 315 por lo que lo hace
el bautisterio más antiguo del mundo. Su edificación es modelo para todos los bautisterios
que se construyeron después, incluyendo quizá la pila bautismal que puede haber en tu
propia parroquia.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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Lecturas y Noticias
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
LECTURAS DE HOY
Lunes:
Heb 1:1-6; Sal 97 (96):1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9;
Mc 1:14-20
Primera lectura — He aquí mi siervo a quien he dado mi espíritu. (Isaías 42:1-4, 6-7) o Isaías 55:1-11.
Martes:
Heb 2:5-12; Sal 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mc 1:21-28
Salmo — Te alabamos, Señor (Salmo 29 [28]) o
Isaías 12:2-6.
Miércoles: Heb 2:14-18; Sal 105 (104):1-4, 6-9;
Mc 1:29-39
Jueves:
Heb 3:7-14; Sal 95 (94):6-11; Mc 1:40-45
Viernes:
Heb 4:1-5, 11; Sal 78 (77):3, 4bc, 6c-8;
Mc 2:1-12
Sábado:
Heb 4:12-16; Sal 19 (18):8-10, 15;
Mc 2:13-17
Domingo: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Sal 40 (39):2, 4, 7-10;
1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42
El Bautismo del Señor
11 de enero de 2015
Todos ustedes, los que tienen sed,
vengan por agua.
— Isaías 55:1
Segunda lectura —Dios ha ungido a Jesús por el Espíritu Santo y el poder (Hechos 10:34-38) ó
1 Juan 5:1-9.
Evangelio — Tú eres mi Hijo, el Amado, al que miro
con cariño (Marcos 1:7-11).
LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES
Domingo:
El Bautismo del Señor
Lunes:
Primera Semana del Tiempo Ordinario
Martes:
San Hilario
Sábado:
San Antonio
BAUTISMOS
Información para los que se preparan para el Bautismo.
Clases de preparación: Las clases son impartidas el segundo domingo de cada mes en cuarto B a las
11:00 en la parroquia de Santa Catalina con cita. La aplicación Bautismal debe ser completada antes de la clase.
¿Quién debe atender la clase? Los padres y padrinos deben atender una clase de bautismo.
Donde debería realizarse el Bautismo: El lugar más apropiado para bautizar a un niño es en la Iglesia de la parroquia donde los padres atienden Misa y son registrados.
Bautismos: Nuestros bautismos de infantes son programados mensualmente el tercer sábado de cada mes a las 10:00 en la iglesia de St. Catalina de Siena.
Los padres deben ser miembros de la parroquia de Santa Catalina y los padres necesitan venir a la
oficina de la parroquia para la aplicación Bautismal.
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o necesita información adicional, por favor contáctenos al (949) 4949701 ext. 119 o también puede contactar Gina Stewart en [email protected]