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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,
Today’s Gospel story, the Good
Samaritan, is one of the most beloved. It is
also one of those that most of us know by
heart. Without a moment’s hesitation we
could launch into the retelling of this narrative. The concept of helping an unknown person has even entered into our legal parlance
with the enactment of so-called “Good
Samaritan” laws designed to protect those
who aid others in good faith.
It might be good for us to look at this story from
the other side for once. Recall that the Samaritans were
despised by the Jews of Jesus’ day. They were foreigners
and outsiders.
And yet one of “them” provided care for the man
who fell in with robbers. Who are the many unknown (and
maybe undesirable) who provide all types of care for us?
In what ways are we the beneficiaries of countless good
The author Father Peter Scagnelli has another
way again of looking at it. He says that the lawyer asks
the wrong question. For the disciple of Jesus the question
is not, “Who is my neighbor?” but “Who needs me to be a
~ Fr. McNamara
Pre-Registration for RCIA
(Christian Initiation of Adults)
The Rites of Christian Initiation of Adults is one of
the most significant legacies of the Second Vatican
Council. It is, in brief, the process, journey of faith
by which we initiate new members into the Catholic
Church. Conversion is at the heart of the process,
consequently, it involves more that passing on
knowledge. It involves faith and community sharing,
reflection on experience and Gospel values. It is a
way of BEING Church.
If you are interested in the Catholic Church and you
• An unbaptized person
• A baptized Christian of another denomination
• A baptized Catholic never having received
• Or if you are interested in becoming more spiritual in your faith
You are invited to join our RCIA Group that will
begin September 12th. We will meet every
Wednesday evening for two hours at 7:30 p.m. in
the Parish Hall Veranda Room. For further information, please call 340-2087. If you leave your name
and address, a registration form will be sent to you.
Please spread the word,
invite an interested friend to be part of this
year’s RCIA journey towards sacraments.
July 15, 2007
Fifteenth Sunday
in Ordinary Time
July 15, 2007
Christ Jesus . . . is the head of
the body, the church.
— Colossians 1:15, 18
Your parish gift shop, Gifts for the Spirit, is celebrating
our annual
“Super Third Off Sale”
TODAY, July 15th
Come in and take advantage of
One third off your purchases
of $30 or more,
We have a lovely assortment of rosaries, statues, books,
gifts and cards. And remember to browse our summer
bargain basket of greatly reduced items!
We are open from 9:15 a.m. to 1: 20 p.m. on Sundays. During the week,
please call the office to arrange to visit us between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00
noon. We are located upstairs in the Parish Center across from the hall.
Please come in and browse our selection of special items.
July 14/15
July 16
Food gathering for Guadalupe Center
and Loaves and Fishes Pantry.
Justice and Peace Committee Meeting
at 7:30 p.m.
National Needs Combined Collection
Next weekend, July 22nd
The National Needs Collection gives us the
opportunity to share in the mission of spreading
Jesus Christ’s love to all people. Your gift, to the Black
& Indian Home Mission, the Catholic Communication
Campaign, and the Catholic University of America,
supports evangelism efforts that offer hope to needy,
build strong spiritual leaders and provide children and
adolescents with positive messages and influences.
Please share with these ministries the mission of
spreading the powerful Gospel message
by giving generously.
ALTAR CARE - July 20, 2007
Lelah McLaughlin, Judy Sabo, Michele Croson,
Bernice Galbreath, Helen Robinson.
Fifteenth Sunday Ordinary Time
St. Bernardine of Siena
Calling all Parishioners!
The Justice and Peace Committee monthly meeting is
held on the third Monday evening of each month.
Please mark your calendars for
Monday, July 16th.
New parishioners are enthusiastically invited.
We meet at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel for rosary.
The general meeting follows at 7:30 p.m. in the
Parish Hall. Please plan on joining us!
July 15, 2007
Marriage Encounter
Summer is here. Take a vacation from the world
and learn what God's plan is for your marriage.
Sign up now for a Marriage Encounter Weekend
experience. The next weekend is October 5-7th in
Woodland Hills. For more information, call
(805)648-4244, e-mail [email protected] or
visit our website at
55+ Exercise Class
Confirmation Registration will take place at the following Parent Orientation Nights:
♦ Year One Candidate Parent Orientation Nights
Sunday, August 5th, from 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall
♦ Year Two Candidate Parent Orientation Nights
Tonight, Sunday, July 15th, from 7:30 p.m. 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall or Sunday,
August 19th, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in
the Parish Hall.
My Dear Friends ~
My sincere thanks to all of you
for your prayers, letters, phone
calls and all your good wishes
during my recovery. Without
them I would not be here.
I’m moving to St. John’s of
God in Los Angeles to be close
to my family. I don’t have a
phone yet, but I will get one soon
and I'll let you know through Sue
Vigo. God bless you all and the
priests and nuns too. I can never
thank you enough.
~ Ella Millingron
In your charity please pray for the sick of the
parish: Linda Epperson; Pat Walker, wife of Vic;
Nancyjo Bush, sister of Cindy Catania;
Dylan Lamm, grandson of Pat & Chuck Doherty;
Theresa Cassidenti, wife of Michael;
Judi Sanford; Lisa Rogers; Jennifer Foltz,
grandniece of Jean Sampson; James Zukowski,
father of Cheri Remboski; Karen Henry; Kevin Cordasco;
Stephen Shaffer; Jeff Gordon; Jeanne Young.
Please pray for the happy repose of the
souls of Larry McClean, father of Peggy Pryor;
Tim Corkery, husband of Audrey;
Richard Maurer, brother-in-law of Jean
Napoleon Marcale, father of Helen & Gene;
Connie Garrison, aunt of Stewart Deats;
Gary Messier, cousin of Shirley Amdisen;
Andy Flaherty, son of Ken & Ree Flaherty.
There is an ongoing Exercise Class for ages 55+ on
Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. in the Veranda Room. The
instructor incorporates gentle stretch, yoga postures, and
breathing techniques, with Dyna-bands, weights and very
low impact (aerobic) movements to improve joint
flexibility, balance and coordination. If you are interested,
please, just come to the class with your weights. Bands
are supplied. Get healthier and have fun doing it!
Summer Scripture Study
What is Wisdom? How Can I Live Wisely?
The Book of Sirach or Ecclesiasticus is part of the
“wisdom literature” in our Catholic Old Testament.
Join us this summer, seven Thursdays, through
August 31st at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center as we
explore this “biblical guide to living wisely.” Facilitated
by John Reeve & Kate Smirnoff, Catholic Bible Institute graduates, we will use the book Jesus Ben Sira
of Jerusalem by Daniel Harrington, S.J. as our
resource and reference in addition to the Bible.
Come and share your wisdom!
Serving residents of the San Fernando Valley for more than 50 years
We need your help!
• Interested in helping young people through mentoring or
• Interested in volunteering at a local food pantry which
serves hundreds of families every week?
• Interested in joining an Advisory Board dedicated to providing social services to those in need?
The Guadalupe Center is a program of Catholic Charities of
Los Angles, it helps more than 13,000 individuals annually with
emergency food and clothing. In addition, hundreds of community youngsters and their families are guided toward better futures though our. For more information, please call the center at
(818)340-2050, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm.
Guadalupe Center is located at 21600 Hart St., Canoga Park .
Crisis Pregnancy Hotline
Abortion Recovery Help
(877)467-3463 &
Holy Family Adoption Services
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St. Bernardine of Siena
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 & Sharon Ellms
Reach Out
Shirley Grochalski
Religious Education
Eileen Fewless
Respect Life
Tracie Shepard
Retreats (Men’s)
Jim Birkhead
Safeguard the Children
Ray Barkes
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
Donna Forrester
Welcoming Committee
Darma Trafecanty
Women on the Journey
Jean Sampson
SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention
“Trust in the Lord”
August 31st- September 2nd
at the Anaheim Convention Center.
For registration brochure/information contact: SCRC at
(818)771-1361 or e-mail [email protected] or
visit our website at
The Parish Library
The Parish Library is open
Monday through Friday from
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and
after the 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m.
and 12:00 noon Masses every Sunday.
Please stop by and use this wonderful resource.
July 15, 2007
July 15 through July 21, 2007
7:00 a.m. Pro Populo
8:30 a.m. Bill Quigley+
10:00 a.m. Eulogia Rosete+
12:00 noon Kenneth Goldvosky+
5:30 p.m. Nelly Yarour+
6:30 a.m. Randa Reece+
8:30 a.m. Don Bueche+
6:30 a.m. Robert Buckley+
8:30 a.m. Yolanda Gregori
6:30 a.m. a.m. Natalie Sassana+
10:00 a.m. Marie Bradish+
6:30 a.m. Bill Chrisman+
8:30 a.m. Sr. Donna Hansen
6:30 a.m. Jose Luis Garcia+
8:30 a.m. Erin Lavin+
8:30 a.m. Pae El Soon+
5:00 p.m. Tony Ettaro+
Are you, or do you know, a parishioner 65 years of age
or older, who needs one or more of the following services:
companionship, regular telephone contacts, assistance
with shopping, running errands, light yard work? Please
call Adele or Sunny at (818)340-5100 or (818)340-2050
for further information or assistance from
OASIS Senior Services.
“Ethel” a one woman show starring ValLimar Jansen
at Our Lady of Lourdes in Northridge. For tickets,
($10-$12 per person), email [email protected]
Young Adults: Theology on Tap at St. John Baptist
de la Salle in Granada Hills: “Catholicism and
Judaism” with Msrg. Jim Gehl and Rabbi Jennifer
Flam. Program begins at 7:00 p.m. Call (818)
708-6951 for additional information.
Christian music sensation, Michael Smith performs
at Shepard of the Hills Church in Mission Hills,
benefiting the Pregnancy Counseling Center. The
levels of seating: $50, $65 (and $250 which allows
meeting Michael in a private setting, appetizers and
prime front row seats). To order tickets go to or call 800-595-4849.
The LA Catholic Alumni Club Singles invite you to join
them for their many activities. Upcoming: Beach Campout
Weekend, dinners, plays, dances, etc., in all areas of the
San Fernando Valley (all ages—most participants are in
their 30’s-50’s). To request 2 free event calendars,
call our 24 hour Infoline at (818)759-1545.