Reverend Nicholas P. Clavin, Pastor

Reverend Nicholas P. Clavin, Pastor
Sunday Celebrants:
Rev. Edward Gallagher, Rev. John Gubbins
Deacon L. Ferris Bell, Deacon Ron Diem
Parish Staff
11451 Blue Cypress Drive, San Diego, CA 92131
Phone: 858 653-3540 Fax: 858 653-3550
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.stgg.org
Deacon Ron Diem:
School Principal: Maeve O’Connell
Catechetical Ministry:
Ginger Marlin, Judy Roitz
Director of Youth Ministry: Pamela Poe
Director of Liturgical Music:
Stewardship: Nichol Swift
Wedding Coordinator: Tina Diem
Maintenance:
Reception/Admin. Assistant:
Secretary/Bookkeeper:
858 653-3582
858 397-1290
858 653-3594
858 653-3591
858 653-3583
858 653-3546
858 653-3584
José Barrera
Enés Andrews
Stéphanie Lower
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Closed Noon — 1 P.M. for lunch
Mass Schedule
Saturday: 5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00,11:00 A.M. & 5:00 P.M.—Youth led
9:00 A.M. Sunday Mass is signed for the deaf
Daily Mass: 8:00 A.M.
First Fridays: 12 P.M. with Anointing of the Sick
Confessions: Every Saturday at 4-4:30 P.M. or by appointment
Mission Statement
The Community of Saint Gregory the Great celebrates
God’s love in Christ as a family of stewards centered in the
Eucharist, the Word and Christ’s presence in one another.
We live to glorify God and proclaim God’s presence in this
world. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are God’s light,
love and hands extended.
St. Gregory the Great Catholic School
15315 Stonebridge Parkway, San Diego, CA 92131
www.stggcs.org or 858 397-1290
Fax: 858 397-1294; email: [email protected]
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
MARCH 15, 2015
Principal: Maeve O’Connell
Faculty /Staff 2014-2015
School Secretary
Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade Homeroom
Seventh Grade Homeroom
Eighth Grade Homeroom
Reading Resource/ PE
Science
Instructional Aides
Spanish
Extended Daycare Director
March 17 St. Patrick
March 18 St. Cyril of Jerusalem
March 19 St. Joseph
Custodian
Barbara Kuzara
Adrienne Newman
Michelle Jimenez
Jennifer Miller
Jessica Carter
Maureen Lundquist
Camille Girard
Amy Lid
Liz Clark
Laetitia Czerniak
Michael Swan
Kira Howe
Kathy Maisano (K)
Pam McCallum (Gr. 1)
Kate Brouillard (Gr. 2)
Julie Snyder (Gr. 3)
Mary Perez (Gr. 4)
Becky Walton (Office Aide)
Ethel Shapiro & Miriam Snyder
Maryann Hendren
Debbie Howard: Daycare Assistant
Humberto Meza
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 15, 2015
God so loved the world that He gave His only Son,
So everyone who believes in Him might have eternal life.
2015 A NNUAL C ATHOLIC A PPEAL
C ALLED TO BE M ERCIFUL
“Amen, I say to you, whatever you
did for one of these least brothers
or sisters of Mine, you did for Me.”
We wish to express sincere
gratitude to all those who have
already made their pledge to the
2015 Annual Appeal. We thank you
for participating in the merciful
outreach towards the least among
us in the Diocese.
“There
is no
limit to
the
To date, 283 families have pledged
to this year’s annual appeal bringing our total to
$86,564.80. We are obligated to raise an
additional $11,435.20 more to reach our fairshare assessment of $98,000. If we do not meet
our goal, the Parish will be obligated to pay the
difference. If you have not already done so,
please prayerfully consider what your pledge will
be and turn in your response card to the Parish
Office, or place it in the collection basket on
Sunday. Any monies collected over $98,000 will
be returned to the Parish to purchase tables and
chairs for the expanded Hall.
Our contribution to the ACA collection provides
tangible evidence of our solidarity and unity as
One Local Church called to Mercy.
Jn 3:16
Words of Pope Francis
In a memorable address to those who work in the
Vatican . . . [shortly before Christmas] Pope Francis
identified 15 spiritual diseases for people to be aware of :
...
~ The Disease of Spiritual Alzheimer’s
That is a ‘progressive decline of spiritual faculties’ which
‘causes severe disadvantages to people’, making them
live in a ’state of absolute dependence on their, often
imagined, views’. We can see this on those who have
’lost their memory’ of their encounter with the Lord, in
those who depend on their ’passions, whims, and
obsessions’.
~ The Disease of Rivalry and Vainglory
‘When the appearance, the colour of the vestments and
the honours become the first objectives of life . . . It is the
disease that leads us to become false men and women,
living a false “mysticism” and false “quietism”.’
~ The Disease of Gossip and Chatter
‘It takes hold of a person making them “sowers of
discord” (like satan), and, in many cases, “cold-blooded
murderers” of the reputation of their colleagues and
brothers. It is the disease of cowards, who do not have
the courage to speak upfront and so talk behind one’s
back . . . Watch out against the terrorism of gossip!’
...
More in next week’s bulletin.
Intercom, March 2015, Pg. 14
To:
Fr. Nick, Judy Roitz, Bill & Maureen
Carpenter, Ted & Lorraine Flora, Diane
Smith, Joe Kloberdanz, Michael Kielty,
St. Gregory The Great Cooking Group,
and Marcia & Tom Hommel for a great NEW PARISHIONER
ORIENTATION DAY.
ANNUAL LENTEN COLLECTION
This weekend has been
designated for the 2015 Annual
Lenten Collection. Special
envelopes are available in the
pews for the collection which
supports the works of Catholic Relief Services, the
Church in Africa, and the Church in Latin America.
You may designate your contribution to the causes
listed on the collection envelope.
The Faith Community and Staff of
St. Gregory the Great extend a warm welcome to our
newest parishioners and their families:
Sean & Lana Turpie, Miguel & Dora Gamboa,
Matthew & Dolores Vallejo, Craig & Christine Probus,
Aaron & Sierva Pesqueda, Oliver & Ella Solis,
Eugene & Kellie Thompson
FAITH FORMATION
St. Gregory the Great
Catholic School
858 653-3594 ~ [email protected]
FAITH FORMATION 2014-15 REGISTRATION
2014-2015 Faith Formation Registration Forms are now
available in the Parish Office for those students in grades
Kindergarten through 8, who wish to be part of the parish
religious education program for children.
CLASS SCHEDULE
Grades K-4
Thursday 4pm: Mar. 19, Apr. 9, 16, 23, 30
Saturday 4:15pm: Mar. 21, April 11, 18, 25
Sun. 7am, 8:15am, 10:15am, 4:15pm:
Mar. 22, April 12, 19
Grades 5 & 6:
Thurs. 6pm: Mar. 26, April 9, 23
Grades 7 & 8:
Thurs. 6pm: Mar. 19, April 16
To contact FF during Thursday and weekend classes,
please call 858 653-3588. DO NOT LEAVE A
MESSAGE at that number. Thank you!
MUSIC MINISTRY
858 653-3583 ~ [email protected]
For information about the children’s
or adult choirs, please call or email
the Music Office 858 653-3583.
The Wall of Wine is back and needs
your help! Please consider making a donation to
this fun Gala tradition. All bottles can be
left in the Parish Office. A $25 minimum
donation is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your generosity!"
Fridays in Lent
Masses will be @ 8 A.M. & 12 Noon.
Stations of the Cross: 11 A.M. & 7 P.M.
Please join us the Fridays of Lent for
this venerable devotion! Everyone is
invited to participate as we pray and
remember Jesus’ suffering, and
associate His suffering with our lives
today.
NOW ENROLLING All Grades K-8
Considering a Catholic education for your child?
Call the School Office to schedule a tour and
meet the principal. The Potential Student
Application may be submitted electronically:
www.stggcs.org, Admissions tab.
[email protected]
858 397-1290
As we continue along our Lenten journey our students are focusing
on prayer (“lifting up”), fasting (“giving up”) and almsgiving (“helping
up”). We strive to life our Lenten promises. Pope Francis recently
reminded us, "Lent is a strong point. It's a turning point that can favor
within all of us a change, a conversion. We all need to improve, to
change, to change for the better.”
Our gospel virtue for the coming week is HUMILITY. The beautiful
image of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples is a
powerful message to us that we are called to
simplicity and to service. The culture in our world
today exposes our children to a high level of
materialism and entitlement. Our mission as parents
and teachers is to nurture a humble, grateful heart,
and a servant attitude in our young people. This is
most effectively accomplished through ongoing modeling of humility
and simplicity, which is centered in our faith as Catholics, and our
mission to serve others. “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be
served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” ~
Matthew 20:28
As you know, Bishop Robert W. McElroy will soon be installed as the
sixth bishop of the Diocese of San Diego. Bishop Robert is a champion
of the teachings of Pope Francis, placing great emphasis on social
justice and care for the poor. Journalist Michael Sean Winters (National
Catholic Reporter) said San Diego has "hit the jackpot" with Bishop
McElroy, describing him as having a "brilliant mind and the heart of a
pastor." We hold our new bishop up in prayer as he begins his ministry
as our shepherd and spiritual leader.
Our teachers attended the Los Angeles Religion Congress this
weekend. This three-day event offered more than 200 speakers
presenting over 300 workshops, and wide variety of culturally-based
Liturgies. It was good for our students to know that learning is a lifelong process – even for teachers!
At St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, we are proud to offer an
education that is distinctive among educational institutions in our
community. Our students learn in a culture of faith, academics, and
service inspired by a focus on learning and living our Catholic faith;
supporting students to meet high academic standards; and reaching out
in a spirit of service to those in need. We pray for God’s blessing on our
ministry of Catholic education.
Mary Anne Nowak, a fellow Catholic, is on full dialysis and in need
of a kidney donor. Potential donors should know that insurance
would fully cover the procedure, and no costs would be passed to
them. Mary Anne’s doctors at Sharp Hospital can be reached anytime at: 760 632-5426. Mary Anne can be reached @:
[email protected] Please keep Mary Anne in prayer.
Thank you for considering this request.
Mass Intentions
Sat.
Sun.
Mar. 14
Mar. 15
Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs.
Fri.
Mar. 16
Mar. 17
Mar. 18
Mar. 19
Mar. 20
Sat.
Sun.
Mar. 21
Mar. 22
5:00pm
7:30am
9:00am
11:00am
5:00pm
Tom Jacobson †
Aaron Lau †
Jean Pierre To Thach SI
Mass for the People
Dale Edward Hinch †
8:00am
8:00am
8:00am
8:00am
8:00am
12:00pm
5:00pm
7:30am
9:00am
11:00am
5:00pm
Alexandra Miracle †
Jean Pierre To Thach SI
Gina Diaz †
St. Joseph
Ellen Flood †
Jeffrey Rossi †
Rita Kittel †
Evelyn Van Jura †
Dale Iwig †
Roman Vitug †
Mass for the People
† Deceased
SI Special Intention
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Is 65:17-21; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13b; Jn 4:43-54
Ez 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-16
Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18; Jn 5:17-30
2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Rm 4:13:16-18, 22;
Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a
Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-21, 23; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53
Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 12-15; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE NEEDS & INTENTIONS OF:
Carmen Afan, Jackie Shillington Ant, Charles Astudillo, Filemon
Barongan, Emilia Bello, Bob Brennan, Dorothy Bromenshenkel,
Ian Brown, Kaitlin & Sheryl Bunge, Marie Califano, Phyllis Corkill, Brett
Davey, Judi DiMatteo, Margo Donahue, Jessica Ebilane, Jim Eigner,
William Elsner, JoAnn Farmen, Kathleen Garrova, Anne Finnegan,
Norma Gherrity, Jeanette Hendren, Kathleen Hunt, Catherine Joseph,
Joan Koehmstedt, Jack Kriz, Rhonele Laurente, Annabelle Masiddo,
Makayla May, Abigail Allen Mendez, Andy Neidhart, Kevin O’Neill, Mila
Qurini, Joanie, Dave, & Maddie Radcliff, Maribel Remos, Antonio &
Bianca Rocabo, Jr., Lon Rocabo, Joanne Ross, Maria Santiago, Elise
Serrano, Laura Shiwanov, Aurelia Silva, Celeste Silveira, Susan Smith,
Rina Sy, Irene Trisko, Asaf Valdez, Corazon & Hermenigildo Valera,
Gae Walker, Don & Shirley Wolf, Remedios Yuching, Barbara Zepf.
May they find joy in the healing Love of Jesus Christ.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR PRIESTS:
Rev. Nick Clavin, Rev. Ed Gallagher, Rev. John Gubbins
Mar. 14:
Mar. 15:
Mar. 16:
Mar. 17:
Mar. 18:
Mar. 19:
Mar. 20:
Mar. 21:
Mar. 22:
Rev. Pedro Rivera
Rev. Michael Robinson
Rev. Henry Rodriguez, Jr.
Rev. Carlos Rojas, Sch.P.
Rev. Reynaldo Roque
Rev. William Rowland, CJM
Very Rev. Eddie Ruiz
Rev. Gary Rye, OSA
Rev. Urbano Salada
YOUTH MINISTRY
858 653-3591 ~ [email protected]
CONFIRMATION
Confirma on Mass: Sunday, April 26, 2015 @ 2 P. M.
Sponsor and candidate rehearsal April 19th at 6:30 P.M. in the Church
Next Classes: NO CLASS March 15, March 29, April 5
Year 1: April 12, May 17: Family Potluck
Year 2: March 22, April 19: Confirma on Rehearsal
YOUTH SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES - FULL : Spots open up the day
before
Serving Meals to the Homeless at St. Vincent de Paul
• Mar. 22, 29 Lunch, 10:30 A.M. — 1 P.M.
• Apr. 11th, Dinner, 4 - 7 P.M.
For more info. and sign-up:
h p://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094daea928aa8- stvincent
Beach Clean-Up: Saturday, March 21st
Sign-Up h p://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094daea928aa8stgregory1
TUESDAY NIGHT DROP-IN, 7-9 P. M. in the Youth Room
3/17/2015
St. Patrick's Day Party
3/24/2015
IgnIte: An Evening of Praise & Worship
LA YOUTH DAY MARCH 12, 2015- Spots available!
Join Saint Greg Youth Group and thousands of youth to a end an ALLDAY awesome conference with music, speakers at the Anaheim
Conven on Center! We will take a bus this year with
St. Michael Youth Group. Permission slips are due by March 8th
Cost: $60: Covers cket and round-trip bus ride
Permission slips are on found our website : h p://www.stgg.org/
ministries/chris anforma on/youth-ministry/youthforms
Save the Date! 
• Core Team Lock-In May 8-9, 2015 in the Parish
Hall and Youth Room
• Steubenville San Diego July 24-26, 2015
Twi er @stgregoryyouth, Instagram @stggcoreteam
For more info contact Pamela Poe, Coordinator of
Youth Ministry. 858.653.3591 [email protected]
CATHOLIC CURSILLO: VALLEY OF THE ANGELS ULTREYA
Five parishes: St.
Gregory, St. Michael,
St. Gabriel, San Raphael,
and Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel, have formed the Valley of the Angels Ultreya
that will meet monthly on the third Sunday of the month
from 3:30—5 P.M.
St. Michael will be hosting the next Cursillo Ultreya in their
Parish Center March 15th from 3:30—5 P.M.
Join in fellowship with others in our Parish who are
currently involved in Cursillo, to see how we all
can make a difference in our daily environments.
Come and hear the inspiring witness talks of others,
as well as meet and share with your fellow
brothers and sisters in Christ.
For more info please contact Frank and Paulette Deniston:
858 831-0900; or [email protected]
ATTENTION ALL MINISTRIES!
ALL REQUESTS FOR PARISH
FACILITIES USE ARE DUE BY
* * * APRIL 1 * * *
Our parishioners and visitors made a joyful return to the
Lord in gratitude for the gifts they have received from
God, in the following way.
Collection for Feb. 28 & Mar. 1
Children’s collection:
Credit Card Feb. 23—Mar. 1:
Total
Approximate amount needed weekly:
TOTAL:
$24,048.72
$34.51
$14,919.00
$39,002.23
$30,000.00
$9,002.23
Bulletin Deadlines
Ads for the bulletin of March 29 are due in the
Office on March 18.
Please use your February and March meetings to plan
your events for the next fiscal year. If your request is not
in, you will not be on the parish calendar. Request forms
can be found on our website: stgg.org, calendars,
create-a-meeting request form, and make a selection
there; they can be completed online. Please call the
Parish Office to ensure that we have received your
request.
Thank you
to our advertisers who sponsor this bulletin!
Please patronize their business, and let them know that
you appreciate their support of our parish.
Advertiser of the week is:
Best Deal Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc.
PARISH MINISTRIES & GROUPS
50+ Club
Adopt-A-Family
Adoration
Altar Linens
Altar Servers
Baptism Seminars
Bible Study
Blood Drive
Book Club
Boy Scouts #616
Boy Scouts #664
Build-A-Miracle
Catholic Men’s Fellowship
Children’s Choir
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Confirmation Preparation-Adult
Confirmation Preparation-Youth
Cooking Group
Cub Scouts #614
Cursillo
Daily Mass Ministry
Kathy Cazin
Deborah Sampson
David Rowe
DJ Sowers
Joanne & Bill Bernard
Paula Baker
Joni Deiters
Nancy Shute
Alan Muir
Kate Schemensky
Paul Honeycutt
Bill Boggs
Chris & Julianne North
Frank Deniston
Ginger Marlin
Deacon Ron Diem
Pamela Diaz
Margaret Byrne
Gerard Schnee
Frank & Paulette Deniston
Lolita Magpantay
Maria Quitugua
Divine Mercy Cenacle
Helen Kremp
Donuts & Coffee
Eddie Arebalo
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Greg Tom
Faith Formation-Adult
Deacon Ron Diem
Faith Formation–Children
Ginger Marlin
Faith Formation-Middle School
Ginger Marlin
Family Cancer Support
Kent Peters
Filipino-American
Hermie Moscoso
Film Fans
Marie McGowan
Gala
Lynn Bautista
Gardening Ministry
Mike Yang
Greeters / Ushers
Don Wolf
Helping Hands
Margaret Byrne
Immaculate Heart Radio
Kathy Cazin
Kitchen Coordinator
Pat Rasmussen
Knights of Columbus
Dave Sigafoos
Lectors
Terry Poletto
Lighthouse Media
Joan Pernicano
Liturgical Environment:
Judy Cottel
Marriage Encounter
Ron & Patti Marcoux
Martha’s Ministry
Bea Iwig
Military Friendship & Support
John & Liz Dente
Ministry of Consolation
Jeannine Sullivan
Ministry of Mothers
Rebecca Podmenik
858-653-3540
858-229-0345
858-549-2215
858-414-5551
858-549-0979
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858-586-1488
858-537-0856
858-695-1633
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619-692-1112
858-530-9061
858-547-0845
858-831-0900
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Ministry to the Homebound
Mothers Prayer Group
Music Ministry
New Parishioner Orientations
Our Lady of Fatima Devotion
Parent Teacher Stewardship Guild
Parish Tours
Prayer Wheel
Paulette Deniston
Susan LaCosta
Tom & Marcia Hommel
Carolyn Standifer
Maeve O’Connell
Deacon Ron Diem
Elizabeth Ostadan
Barbara & Paul Zepf
Prayers & Squares
Margaret Lynn
Pat Kikendall
RCIA
Deacon Ron Diem
Respect Life / Social Justice
Joan Pernicano
Maria Manyari
Returning Catholics
Deacon Ron Diem
Rosary Cenacle
Mary Ann Dunlop
Rosary Makers
Caroline Dixon
Rosary Makers—Outreach Mission Lucie Hoge
School Board
Maeve O’Connell
Services for the Deaf
Gigi Howland
Sister Parish Outreach
Steve Locke
Sister Parish Outreach
Carolyn Prosi
Sister Parish Outreach - Food Drive Eddie Arebalo
Spirit Wear
Bob & Shawn Heim
St. Vincent / Meals for Homeless
Margie Mills
Sunday Childcare Co-op
Claudia Saipe
Jennifer Parker
Vacation Bible School
Ginger Marlin
Wedding Ministry
Tina Diem
Widows Friendship Group
Kristine Campiglia
Joan Koehmstedt
Women’s Friendship Circle
Judy Roitz
Youth Ministry
Pamela Poe
Youth Ministry Parent Advisors
Pamela Poe
619-857-5443
619-977-1037
858-653-3583
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619-933-4077
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Pastoral Stewardship Council — PSC
Chief Steward
Michael Kielty
Chief Steward of Financial Council Gene Fantano
Chief Steward of Parish Development Maria Sittmann
Communications
Rob Thornhill
Stewards of Catholic School
Maeve O’Connell
Stewards of Christian Formation
Ken Marra
Stewards of Groups/Organizations Carolyn Burns
Stewards of Liturgy
Cheryl Magner
Stewards of Parish Life
Bob Heim
Stewards of Parish Outreach
Mike Harris
Stewards of Parish-wide Involvement
Bill Carpenter
Webmaster
Jenny Quimpo
858-271-1004
858-549-0966
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858-679-0407
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Learning About the Priesthood
The Diocese of San Diego is hosting an Explorer Day for
those men who are interested in exploring a possible vocation to the Priesthood. The day will be held at the St.
Francis Center on the Campus of the Univ. of San
Diego, March 21, 8:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. If living a life of
service for Christ and the people of God is attractive to
you, take advantage of the opportunity to attend this upcoming Explorer Day. Applications available in the Parish Office, or call Fr. Pedro Rivera at the St. Francis
Center at 619 291-7446.
Sunday Nursery: STGG has a parent-run nursery on
Sundays during the 9 & 11 A.M. Masses for
children ages 1-5. One parent and 1 or 2
teens entertain your children with toys, books,
and music. For info, please contact Claudia
Saipe at [email protected]; or
Jennifer Parker: [email protected]
The WOMEN’S FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE
will next meet Monday, Mar. 16, at
7 P.M., in the Trinity Room. All invited!
THE DIVINE MERCY CENACLE
will next meet Wednesday, March 18, 9-11 A.M.,
in the Parish Hall. For info please contact,
Helen Kremp at 858 240-6101.
ROSARY CENACLE . . .
Will meet on March 19 at 9 A.M., in the
Parish Hall for ten decades of the Rosary
and group discussions of Our Lady’s
Messages. Prayer meetings last
1-2 hours. For info, please contact
Mary Ann Dunlop: 858 880-2265.
The Immaculata Men’s ChasƟty Group . . .
located at the Immaculata Parish in USD, seeks to reach out to
men struggling with issues of sexual purity. The “DragonSlayers” can help men grow and improve their sexual purity by
offering a variety of tools including, de-isola on, support, prayer, scripture, study, and fellowship. The “Dragon-Slayers” is a
closed group that offers condi ons of anonymity for par cipants. For info: 619 507-9294; [email protected]
DIOCESAN YOUNG-ADULT MINISTRY
Please visit www.yamsd.org,
[email protected]; 858 490-8260.
Young Adults, 18-39 Years Old:
† Bible Study, Thursdays at St. Michael’s in Poway, 6:30 P.M., in the
Ministry Center Green Room. For more info, St. Michael’s Young
Adult Office: 858 485-9540; [email protected]
† Outreach Project to the Homeless, Sat., March 28, 9:30 A.M. —
12 Noon, starting at St. Brigid’s, 4735 Cass St., SD 92109. Get into
the Lenten spirit and join other young adults—18-35 yr. olds—as we
make bag lunches, and deliver them to those less fortunate in the
downtown area. We will then head out to lunch after debrief/discuss
the encounters people had. It will be a wonderful experience and
hope you can join us! Contact Katie at [email protected]
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New Episodes of “Defending Life” to Begin on EWTN Learn the
Church’s teaching about the right to life, and find out what you can do to
defend it. Airs on EWTN at 2:30 A.M. Eastern time on Wed.; 11 P.M. on
Thurs. Eastern time. Stream EWTN online by going to EWTN.com and
clicking on the ‘Television Tab’. For show topics, visit defendinglife.tv
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Diocesan Office for Cultural Diversity. The annual St. Patrick’s Day
Celtic Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick will be held on Monday,
March 16, at Our Mother of Confidence Church, 3131 Governor Drive,
San Diego, at 6 P.M. All are welcome to attend.
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‘ Wondrous Love’ Concert All invited! Palm Sunday, March 29, at 4
P.M. in the Sanctuary of San Rafael, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, SD.
Composed by Lloyd Larson, this work commemorates the final days of
Christ in song and scripturally-based reflections. FREE concert.
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Support Group for Separated/Divorced Meets on Sundays at 10:15
A.M. at St. James Catholic Church Ministry Center in Solana Beach. For
more information contact Frank Grant at 760 533-1520.
St. Gabriel’s Gift Shop In Poway
Celebrating 3 years of Offering quality gifts of Faith
For All Sacraments, seasons, & reasons!
Mon.—Thurs.: 9:30– 10:30 A.M.; Fri.: 12:30– 1:30 P.M.
Sat.: 9 A.M. – 6 P.M.; Sun.: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Located in the courtyard of St. Gabriel’s Church
13734 Twin Peaks Rd., Poway, CA
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In the Sacrament of Penance and
ReconciliaƟon, also called Confession, we
meet the Lord, Who wants to grant
forgiveness and the grace to live a
renewed life in Him. In this sacrament, He
prepares us to receive Him free from
serious sin, with a lively faith, earnest hope, and sacrificial love in the Eucharist. .
. By the grace of the Holy Spirit, we seek forgiveness and repentance, let go of
paƩerns of sin, grow in the life of virtue, and witness to a joyful conversion . . .
Sã. Gٛ¦ÊÙù 㫛 Gٛƒã L›Äã›Ä PƒÙ®Ý« P›ÄƒÄ‘› S›Ùò®‘›
Tç›Ý—ƒù, MƒÙ‘« 24, 2015, 7 P.M.
~ USCCB.org, Rediscover Penance This Lent, Pastoral ExhortaƟon
on the Sacrament of Penance and ReconciliaƟon
“Changing Lives, Saving Lives”
featuring
Dr. Alveda King
niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Walter Hoye
Founder and President of Issues4Life Foundation
Dr. Alveda King sees the pro-life
movement as a continuation of the
civil rights struggle. Don’t miss this
rare privilege to hear such a historic
civil rights warrior as she confronts
abortion in today’s culture.
“When we said we will no longer sit on the back of
the bus, a place was being reserved for us down at the
abortion clinic.” — Alveda King
March 26, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Saint Michael’s Parish - Holy Family Center
15546 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA 92064
Also: Featured screening of “Sing A Little Louder”
presented by
Purchase tickets at www.lifechoicespoway.org
CALL TO PRAYER
FOR LIFE, MARRIAGE AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Time of unprecedented challenges
The Catholic Bishops of the United States have called for a nationwide effort to
advance a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance,
and sacrifice. Catholics across the nation are being encouraged to pray for rebuilding a
culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty.
This call to prayer is prompted by unprecedented challenges to the Church and the
nation, particularly the HHS Mandate and current trends in government and culture
toward redefining marriage.
Need for spiritual stamina
The goal of this call to prayer is twofold:
(1) to increase awareness of these challenges and
(2) to build spiritual stamina and fortitude among the faithful so that we can be
effective and joyful witnesses of faith, hope, and charity and agents of the New
Evangelization.
The Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty has five components:
Monthly Eucharistic Holy Hours in cathedrals and parishes
aily Rosary by families and individuals
Special rayers of the aithful at all Masses
asting and abstinence from meat on ridays
 ortnight for reedom
Join the movement!
ray for our nation. ray for life, marriage and religious liberty.
www.usccb.org/life-marriage-liberty
Christ in Our Neighborhood
4th Sunday of Lent
Lenten Program
Commentary
Prayer
Father of peace, we are joyful in your Word, your
Son Jesus Christ, who reconciles us to you. Let us
hasten toward Easter with the eagerness of faith
and love. We ask this through our Lord,
Jesus Christ, your Son, who
lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God
forever and ever. Amen.
Commentary
1st Reading:
2 Chronicles 36:14-23
2nd Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10
St. Paul tells the Ephesians that, through Christ
Jesus, the covenant has been restored and brought
to completion.
Readings
“Because of the great love he had
for us,” God brought us back to
life - to full covenantal love.
2 Chronicles 36:14-23
Psalm 137:1-6
Ephesians 2:4-10
John 3:14-21
Paul is quick to remind the
Ephesians that it had nothing to
do with the efforts or works of
His people. Instead, it was through
Jesus that we were redeemed and
the covenant was restored.
When a couple marries, they
give their lives to each other with the words, “I
will love you and honor you all the days of my
life.” When love and honor are lost, the marriage
covenant falls apart. Separation, counseling, or
even divorce are the result of a marriage gone
bad.
When God created a covenant with Noah, Abraham,
and Moses, it was a marriage where honor and
love were expected.
The Second Book of Chronicles tells us that the
covenant has suffered greatly due to infidelity of
the princes, priests, and people. Their acts of
dishonor desecrated their covenant with the
Lord. In response, God would not divorce his
people. Instead, he would separate Himself from
them as he allowed the destruction of the temple
and their exile to Babylon for 70 years.
As the psalmist sings, the beloved of God sat and
wept at the streams of Babylon when they
remembered Zion. The separation was a period for
God’s people to reflect on their covenant with
the Lord.
Question
Have you ever had a moment when separation was
necessary to restore a friendship with another?
Not by our efforts, but by God
Himself in Jesus, did we receive this redemption. The
only effort or work that must be done (if it is even
work at all) is faith. Placing our faith in Christ
who has fulfilled humanity’s part of the covenant is
all that God requires.
We can believe in Jesus Christ because he is himself
God, the Word made flesh: “No one has ever seen
God; the only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father,
he has made him known.” (Catechism of the Catholic
Church, 151)
Only a heart of faith in Jesus, who signed the
covenant with his blood, is required to restore our
marriage with God.
Question
Can you describe a time when you felt that your
relationship with God was restored?
This Sunday, those who celebrate the
Rite of Christian Initiation will study from the
A Cycle of Readings
Christ in Our Neighborhood: Used with Permission
Commentary
Ritual Prayer
Gospel: John 3:14-21
After the fall of Adam, God set in motion a plan of
salvation and redemption. In every covenant along
the way, God revealed his saving work. Gradually,
but steadily, God was unfolding for us the final
sealing of His covenant.
In our Gospel reading, we are reminded that “God
did not send his Son into the world to condemn
the world, but that the world might be saved
through him.”
Salvation comes to those who
believe in the one who was sent
by God: Jesus Christ. When we
place our faith in the light that
came into the world our eyes
are opened and we realize that
the Lord was always working to
save us.
The “Exultet” at the Easter Vigil
is a song that reminds us about
the tremendous loving plan of
God to restore us from the
moment we first sinned:
“Oh happy fault!
O necessary sin of Adam,
which gave to us so great a
Redeemer!”
The leader invites each member to pass around a
crucifix, again. Members are invited to venerate the
cross with a kiss or some other gesture.
Holding the cross, he/she will say:
“God So Loved the World
that he gave his only Son.”
The group will respond each time:
“Everyone who believes in him
may have eternal life.”
The leader will then guide the group
in praying Psalm 137.
God
so loved
the world
that he gave
his
Only Son
If Adam had not sinned, God
would have had no reason to
save us. Instead of thinking of
each of the covenants with
Noah, Abraham, and Moses as separate moments,
think of them as part of the whole thread of
salvation, starting with Adam and ending with the
Christ.
Question
Psalm
Response: Let my tongue be silenced, if
I ever forget you!
By the streams of Babylon,
we sat and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
On the aspens of that land,
we hung up our harps.
Response
For there our captors asked of us
the lyrics of our songs,
and our despoilers urged us to be
joyous:
“Sing for us the songs of Zion!”
Response
How could we sing a song of the Lord
in a foreign land?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand be forgotten!
Response
As you look at your ups and downs in your
relationship with God, do you see your covenant
with the Lord being made complete?
This Week’s Task
Try to restore a broken relationship that you may
have with another. Even if prayer is the only thing
you can do for the relationship, take the step. If you
are able to take a bigger step, do it.
May my tongue cleave to my palate
if I remember you not,
if I place not Jerusalem
ahead of my joy
Response
Conclude with an OUR FATHER
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