St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church
4268 Lime Street ♦ Riverside, CA 92501 ♦ (951) 686-4004 ♦ FAX (951) 686-3948
RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. for lunch.
Phone: (951) 686-4004 • Fax: (951) 686-3948
Spanish Phone: (951) 683-6204
Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. (English)
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Sunday Vigil)
Sunday: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. (English), 5:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Reconciliation: Tuesday and Friday: 4:30-5:00 p.m.,
Saturday: 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Baptisms: Every last Saturday each month at 10:00 a.m.;
Pre-Baptism Class: Every last Friday each month at 6:30p.m.
Marriages: By appointment only. At least SIX
MONTHS advanced notice. Must consult a Priest
before setting a date.
Served by the Consolata Missionaries
Parish Administrator: Fr. Reno Aiardi, IMC
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Louis Abdoo, IMC
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 20, 2010
Altar Society: Donna Pitell…………….………...500-6927
RCIA (Adults): Kevin Walsh………...…………..637-5580
CCD Business Office: Monica Sandoval…..….786-7665 Bereavement Ministry: Ruth Rubio…….….......683-1025
CCD-D.R.E. (English): Toni Bastian……..…….992-8815 Grupo de Oracíon: C. Hernandez………..….....682-0164
CCD-D.R.E. (Spanish): Consuelo Grajeda…....924-8614 Parish Council: Debbie Cardenas……….……..288-3256
Youth Ministry: Mimi Jacobsmeyer…….……...965-0918 Spanish Ministry: Alba Dominguez…….…...….683-6588
LITURGY Wedding Coordinator: Monica Archuletta....….359-3062
Women’s Ministry: R. Pucciarrelli-Davis…........779-6958
Altar Servers: Mary Gonzalez………..………...685-7339
Eucharistic Ministers: T. Waldschmitt…(909) 824-6475 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES
Lectors Coordinator: Lorraine Mooney……....682-1659
Music (English Choir): T. Zbesheski……….…533-7222 Adoration Society: Fay Fletcher….…….………682-9076
Music (Spanish Choir): Josefina Oliva…….….892-8075 Knights of Columbus: William Bussear............218-4023
Ushers: Ray Serna……………………………….684-1607 Legion of Mary: Tim Harrod….……….…………681-5605
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL Liturgical Dance: Amanda Cardenas…….…….333-3476
Marriage Encounter: Jim & Cathy Corr……..….682-3303
School Office: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (951) 683-5083 Pastoral Care: John Ubelhor……………...……..901-9238
School Principal: Ms. Kathy Kothlow Right to Life: Pregnancy Hotline…..…………….784-2725
Serra Club: Jerry Kelley…………..……………...682-2647
We, the Church of St. Francis de Sales, are a Community of Believers in Jesus Christ called to impact
Family, Neighborhood and Society with the Gospel so that people’s lives are filled with Hope.
A Letter from Father Page 2 June 20, 2010
Remembering our Past…
and Celebrating our Presence!
In 1917, our Founder, Blessed Joseph Allamano, made this prediction: “One day,
when you are more numerous, you will go to America. What is essential is that
you are missionaries and also in America, you will work for the same missionary
This prediction of our Founder became a reality after the Second World War, when in 1947, the first
Consolata Missionaries arrived in North America.
The arrival of the Consolata Missionaries in North America was an answer to the call of Jesus, “Go,
therefore, and make disciples of all nations…” (Mt 28:19), and the invitation of Our Lady of Consolata,
“They will announce my glory to the nations.”
In the United States, the Consolata Missionaries planted their roots in Sacramento, CA, ; Batavia, NY;
Washington, D.C.; Pittsburgh, PA; Buffalo, NY; Somerset, NJ; Milford, CT; Charlotte, NC; Grand Rap-
ids, MI; and Brownsville, TX. In 1992, Fr. Reno Aiardi was selected to be the Mission Director of the
Diocese of San Bernardino, CA. In 1994, Fr. Gill Allard and Fr. Luigi Inverardi arrived in San Bernar-
dino to do pastoral work and Mission Promotion at Our Lady of the Rosary. Two years later, Fr. Louis
Abdoo replaced Fr. Gill Allard as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Rosary. In 1997, Fr. Louis Abdoo
was chosen to begin a Consolata Presence in the Diocese of Orange at St. Boniface in Anaheim as Pa-
rochial Vicar. On the same occasion, the other Consolatas moved from the Cathedral in San Bernar-
dino to St. Francis de Sales in Riverside. Fr. Vincent Salemi and Fr. Luigi Inverardi were assigned as
Parish Administrator and Parochial Vicar and Fr. Reno Aiardi continued as Mission Director, residing at
St. Francis de Sales. In 1998, Fr. Vincent returned to Africa and Fr. Reno Aiardi became the Parish Ad-
ministrator, with Fr. Luigi Inverardi and Fr. John Saffirio Parochial Vicars.
In 2000, Fr. Robert Viscardi became the new Parish Administrator of St. Francis de Sales and Fr. Louis
Abdoo the Parochial Vicar. Fr. Luigi Inverardi went to Venezuela and Fr. Reno Aiardi continued full time
at the Mission Office. Fr. John Saffirio remained serving in Mission Promotion. In 2002, Fr. Robert Vis-
cardi became the new Priest minister of St. Adelaide in Highland and Fr. John continued in Mission Pro-
motion for the Consolata. At the same time, Fr. Reno Aiardi resumed the role of Parish Administrator at
St. Francis and Fr. Louis Abdoo continued as Parochial Vicar. On October 4, 2003, Fr. Robert Viscardi
transferred his residence permanently to the Heavenly Kingdom and Fr. John Saffirio moved back to
Somerset, NJ. In 2006, Fr. Leonard De Pasquale arrived in San Bernardino to be the new Parish Ad-
ministrator at St. Bernardine Parish in San Bernardino, while residing at St. Francis de Sales.
In Canada, the Consolata Missionaries took solid roots in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto. In the U.S.
and Canada, the Consolatas are a small group with a vast program of work and activities: pastoral
work, vocation programs, formation and specialization of priests and lay missioners, missionary aware-
ness at different levels, apostolic activities and great assistance to our missions in Africa, South Amer-
ica and Asia.
The dream of Blessed Joseph Allamano to send his missionaries to North America has been realized.
The number of North American-born members may be small compared to some of the other nationali-
ties in the Society, but together, much good has been done for the good of the local and global church.
In thanksgiving to God during this special year of grace, we are grateful to the North American Church
and all our friends and benefactors as we celebrate the Feast of Our Patroness, OUR LADY OF
In Christ’s Love,
Parish & Community Activities Page 3 June 20, 2010
Father’s Day Special Collection for SFDS School News
Retired Priests - June 20, 2010 St. Francis de Sales School is now registering
for the 2010-2011 school year. We offer
Today is a special collection for the Retired Priests classes from Preschool (4yrs. old) through 8th
in our Diocese. At present, the Diocese of San Ber- Grade. Extended care is available before and
nardino has forty-four (44) retired priests and will after school until 6:00 p.m. For more informa-
have another fourteen (14) in less than 5 years. All tion or to schedule a tour, please call the main
of these priests have served in our parishes. Many office at 951-683-5083 or the preschool at 951-
are known to you and some still help by celebrating 683-5143.
Mass on the weekends.
These men worked for years with very low salaries
and were not able to build up sufficient Social Secu-
rity and retirement savings for present day needs, Lighthouse Catholic
such as ongoing health care, aging needs, housing
and inflationary costs. The growing demands on our Media
Diocesan Priest Relief Fund have stretched it to the
limits. Please remember to be generous for this Listen to fantastic Catholic CDs wherever you go!
special collection for our retired priests. May God New titles will be available on the Lighthouse stand
bless you for your generosity. on Sunday, June 27, after the 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Masses. We are asking just $3.00 for each CD. All
donations go toward the purchase of additional
CD’s. Thank you for your support!
Prison Ministry Mass & Potluck
There will be a special Mass & Potluck dinner for
our St. Francis Prison Ministry in the Parish Rectory
on Saturday, June 26, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who
has had a relative or who has known someone in
prison is welcome to attend. Also, anyone who is
interested in participating in this ministry is welcome
to attend this special event.
Rachel: Hope & Healing Retreat
Pro-Life Catholic Ministries
Rachel’s Vineyard will be having a retreat on August
27 - 29, 2010. These retreats are a safe place to
renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abor-
tion. It’s an opportunity to experience God’s love,
forgiveness and compassion. Participation is strictly
confidential. For more information, please contact
Mary Huber at (909) 214-3324/
RachelHopeandHealing@sbdiocese.org or visit the
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is
June 13, 2010 Neither slave nor free person,
$6,372.56 there is not male and female;
for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Thank you for your generosity. May God bless you!
Gracias por su generosidad. ¡Dios los bendiga! — Galatians 3:28
Calendar of Events and Mass Schedule Page 4 June 20, 2010
What’s Goin’ On? MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Saturday - June 19
Sunday, June 20
5:00 pm José Fonseca †
Altar Society Coffee & Doughnuts - Hall
By His Daughters
Monday, June 21 Sunday - June 20
A.A. Meeting: 7:30 p.m. - Room 1
8:00 am Maria & John Aiardi †
Tuesday, June 22 10:00 am Marie Bruns - SI
OLPH Novena: 5:00 p.m. - Church By Jay & Audrey Freeman
Spanish Prayer Group: 7:00 p.m. - Hall 5:00 pm For the Parishioners of St. Francis
Spanish Choir Rehearsal: 7:00 p.m. - MR Rosalio & Leonor Nevárez
Women of Faith Prayer Group: 7:00 p.m. - Library By Their Daughters
Wednesday, June 23 Monday - June 21
English Choir Rehearsal: 6:15 p.m. - MR
6:30 am Joanna Kim †
Thursday, June 24 By Monica Chung
Bible Study Group: 7:00 p.m. - MPR 5:15 pm Jimmy McMurtry †
By Virginia & Italo Marco
Friday, June 25
Tuesday - June 22
Liturgical Dance Practice: 5:30 p.m. - Room 4
Wedding Rehearsal: 6:00 p.m. - Church 6:30 am Jan Burkart †
Spanish Baptism Class: 6:30 p.m. - MPR By Tom Burkart
5:15 pm Kathryn Baylor Graveson †
Saturday, June 26
By Donna & Beth Baylor
Spanish Baptisms: 10:00 a.m. - Church
Wedding: 12:00 p.m. - Church Wednesday - June 23
Sunday, June 27 6:30 am James Kirk - SI
Women’s Ministry Coffee & Doughnuts - Hall By Bonnie & Dianna Kirk
5:15 pm Constance Haverkamp †
By The McGrath Family
Thursday - June 24
Altar Society Schedule 6:30 am Andrew Nguyen †
By The Nguyen Family
Andree Laroche, Michelle Gonzalez & Suzy 5:15 pm Colleen Wilson - SI
Young will have altar duty on Saturday, By Don Fruciano
June 26, at 8:30 a.m.
Friday - June 25
**************** 6:30 am Andrew Nguyen †
By The Nguyen Family
The Altar Society will be serving Coffee and
Doughnuts after the 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Masses. 5:15 pm For Your Intentions
Please come and join us and spend some time Saturday - June 26
socializing with old friends and meeting new
parishioners! 8:00 am Andrew Nguyen †
By The Nguyen Family