Gifts for the Spirit by jianghongl


									Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time St. Bernardine of Siena                                                     July 27, 2008

Parish Council             Cathy Borowski             348-5650
Altar Care                 Lucy Kerecman              998-6701
Altar Servers              Maria Giammatteo           884-2736
Baptism Classes            Deacon Jerry Cellner       888-8200
Bible Study
         (Thurs Grp)       Shirley Grochalski         347-6228          IMPORTANT DATES - AUDUGST
Cross Bearers              Dave Goracke               347-0192   Aug 2/3 Sandwich Sunday. Bagged meals
Detention Ministry         Rudy Vlasak                347-7144            (sandwich, chips, dessert, fruit) water,
Environment                Maria Giammatteo           884-2736
Eucharistic Ministers      Robert Nicholas            346-8244            socks and blankets will be collected at
(To Sick/Homebound)        Deacon Dale Taufer         888-8200            all the Masses for distribution to those
Festival Chairpersons      Cheryl Moore               314-6161            in need in the San Fernando Valley.
Finance Committee          Kristin Pudwill            712-9991
Funeral Buffet             Shirley Grochalski         347-6228
Gift Shop                  Jean Sampson               888-7073
                                                                                 Faithful Citizenship
Justice & Peace Ministry   Michael Miller             340-4193   Perplexed over the moral and ethical debates in
Lectors                    Jack Maranto               887-6310   today’s world? Catholic social teaching can help
Library                    Maria Giammatteo           884-2736   you explore your own htinking and how to apply it
Magnificat                 Pat Dunlap                 346-5460   to public policy issues facing your community,
Marriage Encounter         Ed/Anna Marie Pudwill      348-1632
Music Ministry             Marilyn Enos               710-9788   state, nation and world. Receive email newsletters
Nursery Care Program       Tami Alcocer/8:30 Mass     610-7442   and alerts to help you keep up to date. Sign up for
                            Carole Williamson/10:00   999-3764   the Catholic Legislative Network, a program of all
Parent/Teacher Assoc.      June Hunter                713-8120   12 arch/diocese in California, at
Pre-School                 Charlene Barkes            716-4730
RCIA                       Steve & Sharron Ellms      340-2087
                                                        Start making a difference
Religious Education        Eileen Fewless             340-1440   today!
Retreats (Men’s)           Jim Birkhead               348-4616
Safeguard the Children     Ray Barkes                 888-0833
Silverado Music Ministry   Jo & Rudy Vlasak           347-7144
                                                                                 Gifts for the Spirit
Scouting (Boy Scouts)      Gary Bishop                998-7917   Your Parish gift shop, “Gifts for the Spirit” is
         (Cub Scouts)      Richard Robinson           703-7572     celebrating our annual “Super Third Off
         (Girl Scouts)     Kim Palkovic               992-0737
Social Activities          Janet Barnet               348-6262
                                                                  Sale” 1/3 off any one item priced at $30.00
                           Susan Bougetz-Aulbach      999-3138     the third Sunday of the month, Aug 17th.
Sunday Pre-School          Wendy Sciuto               592-0049
Ushers                     Donna Forrester            712-9922
Welcoming Committee        Darma Trafecanty           884-1686     St. Bernardine's very own gift shop, is located upstairs in the
Women on the Journey       Jean Sampson               346-8116   Parish Center across from the Hall. The shop is open Sundays
Youth Ministry             Andrew Gafvert             710-1662    from 9:15 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and Monday through Friday
                                                                    (check in the office first) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

  Schedule of Masses:                                                          Parish Center:         888-8200
        Saturday: 8:30 a.m.; 5:00 p.m. (Vigil)                                 School:                340-2130
        Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m.;                                        Religious Education:   340-1440
              12:00 & 5:30 p.m.                                                R.C.I.A./Adult Education:
        Weekdays: 6:30 & 8:30 a.m. (Monday –Friday)                                                   340-2087
  First Friday: 6:30 & 8:30 a.m.                                               Youth Ministry:        710-1662
              (also 11:30 a.m. October - June)                                 Library:               884-2736
  Holy Days: Schedule to be Announced                                          Gift Shop:             888-7073

  Confessions:                                                                 Marriages:
        Saturdays: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.                                           6 months prior notification requested
        & anytime by appointment
  Website:                                                1st & 3rd Sundays of the month
                                                                               Call for an appointment
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                                                            Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
                                                                                   July 27, 2008
                              Dear Friends,
                                                                                      All things work for good
                              You can imagine                                         for those who love God.
                              that our diocese
                              gets many                                                           — Romans 8:28a
                              requests for
                              permission to
                              make financial
                                                              EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
appeals in the parishes. Most of these would
                                                            The dates of Eucharistic Adoration will be
be from church related organizations or people.
                                                        changing for the Summer months. Adoration will
Many would be missionaries. So each year,
                                                       continue to be on August 5th and September 2nd.
every parish is sent a member of a missionary
                                                       After this, future dates will be found in the Sunday
order to request financial help for their
particular ministry. Typically, it is a priest, but
this year, we will be blessed with the woman’s
perspective. Next Sunday, Sister Margaret
Devine of the Columban Sisters will speak at all
the Masses on behalf of their missionary work
in Asia and South America. As part of the
Diocesan Missionary Cooperative Plan, she
will ask for our prayers and financial assis-
                                                          OUTREACH TO THE HOMEBOUND
                                                                     ~ Please Spread the Word ~
tance to enable the Sisters to continue to serve         The Parish Library offers DVD’s, VHS tapes and a
the poor among whom they live and work. I                    variety of books and periodicals to registered
encourage your generosity.                             parishioners who are homebound. For information, or to
                                                                sign up for this service, please contact
                                                                Maria at the library at (818)884-2736
                                 ~ Fr. McNamara
                                                                     The Parish Library is open
                                                              Monday through Friday, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
                                                                and on Sundays, after the 7:00 a.m.,
                                                              8:30 a.m., 10:00 am, 12:00 noon Masses,
                                                                   as well as 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

                                                            VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
                                                                    GUADALUPE CENTER
                                                       Do you want to donate your time to a program that has
                                                                been serving the disadvantaged of the
                                                          San Fernando Valley for 58 years? Join us! The
                                                            Guadalupe Community Center is looking for
                                                      volunteers to work in its food pantry and thrift store. The
                                                                   Center is open Monday through
                                                              Friday. For additional information, call
                                                                Margaret Pontius, center Director at
                                                                           (818) 340-2050

                                                           ALTAR CARE - August 1, 2008
                                                            Mary Kesterson, Amy Okonski, Tony
                                                          Palmisano, Angie Syp and Jane Twomey
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                                                                      July 27 through August 2, 2008
                    Youth Ministry events are open to
                             9-12 graders                                         SUNDAY
                                                                         7:00 a.m. Christine Glazier+
                                                                        8:30 a.m. Mary Claire Jenson
                                                                          10:00 a.m. Thomas Vonarb
 •   Tonight, July 27th: Discipleship Night from                         12:00 noon Fjelstad Family+
     6:30-9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall (bring $5 for                      5:30 p.m. Helen McCuaig+
                                                                       6:30 a.m. Anthony DeVincentis+
 •   Tuesday, July 29th: What Would Joan Do?                               8:30 a.m. Louise Faria+
     (discussion) from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall                          TUESDAY
 •   Wednesday, July 30th: Youth Night from                                6:30 a.m. Bena Bojsza+
     7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall                                     8:30 a.m. Nick Vittorino+
 •   Tuesday, August 5th: What Would Joan Do?                                   WEDNESDAY
     (featuring episodes of the TV show Joan of                        6:30 a.m. a.m. Luisa Cabahug+
     Arcadia and discussion ) from 7-9 p.m. in the                       8:30 a.m. Sr. Margaret Fitzer
     Parish Hall                                                                 THURSDAY
 •   Wednesday, August 6th: Girls Only Youth Night                         6:30 a.m. J.B. Monzon+
                                                                          8:30 a.m. Joseph Schiro+
     from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall
 •                                                                      6:30 a.m. Kathleen Campbell+
            Confirmation Registration Process                          8:30 a.m. Margaret DeLaTorre+
 To register youth for the Confirmation Preparation                              SATURDAY
 Process, parents of new first year candidates and                        8:30 a.m. John McFadden
 returning second year candidates must attend a                             5:00 p.m. Anna Barry+
 program orientation. Youth must be in high school in
 the fall to begin the two-year preparation process.
       Year One Confirmation Parent Orientations:                                In your charity please pray
              Sunday, Aug 17: 3:30-5:00 pm                                      for the sick of the parish:
              Sunday, Sep 14: 7:30-9:00 pm                                      Fr. Daniel Fox;
       Year Two Confirmation Parent Orientations:                               Susan Mendiola; Guy Palmisano;
              Sunday, Aug 17: 7:30-9:00 pm                                      Pia Massab; Lilly Moldovan;
              Sunday, Sep 14: 3:30-5:00 pm                                      Russell Barnes; Vince Pecarro;
                    All in the Parish Hall                                      Amber Dean; Jim Bodack;
                                                                                Jacques Drouin; Niki Mamakos;
         Coffeehouse Night, Sunday August 24th                           Lidia Mosquera; Josh Taylor; Rose Circo;
   Mark your calendars now and plan to come support
   St. Bernardine Youth Ministry’s Coffeehouse Night
  after the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday, August 24. All
  welcome, admission is free and the doors will open at
    6:30 p.m., with musical performances by our high                           Please pray for the happy
     school youth beginning at 7:00 p.m. Coffee, tea,                          repose of the souls of
    sandwiches, deserts and other refreshments will be                            Thomas Perry, grandfather of
  available for purchase. We still have spaces open for               Cherie & Steve Remboski; Juliana Munoz;
   performances by teen vocalists and instrumentalists.                   Andrienne Oster; Priscilla Tumaliuan;
             Call (818) 710-1661 or email an-                             Albert Cione, father of Leticia Amato for more information.
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                                                                 RENEW INTERNATIONAL’S
                                                                    THEOLOGY ON TAP
                                                        Hello, young adults!
                                                        If you are a young adult, married or single, between the
                                                        ages of 18-39, you are invited to join us for the seventh
                                                        annual summer speaker series, Theology on Tap,
                                                        sponsored by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Young
                                                        Adult Ministry. Come meet other young adults for fun,
                                                        networking and opportunities to discuss and learn about
       YOUNG ADULT DINERS CLUB                          current issues of faith.

     An opportunity for young adults (single and        Who: Young adults 18-39
 married, 20’s, 30’s and 40’s) to gather in an upbeat   What: Renew International’s Theology on Tap 2008
    and lively social setting in order to meet other    When: Tonight, July 27th, and Sundays, Aug 3rd,
  young adults and discover culinary delights. The            10th & 17th
 restaurant pick for Saturday, August 9th, 7:00 pm      Time: 7:00-9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
                   is: Souplantation
                375 West Ventura Blvd.                  For more information or if you’d like to be part of the
                       Camarillo                        San Fernando Regional theology on Tap team, email
      Please call Deanna at 805-529-8644 for            Michael J. Arvizu at or visit
       additional information and reservations.

    ST. MARY’S COLLEGE in Downtown Los
                                                                ANGELS WAY
    Angeles will be hosting a Fall Semester               Employment Opportunity
    Information Session FOR WORKING
    ADULTS wishing to return to college and
    complete their degree.                                  HOUSE MANAGER -
                                                        This is a live-in position for an adult female to
    The INFORMATION SESSION for the                     supervise the home and residents. It offers private
    upcoming Fall 2008 Semester will be held on         room and bath, plus $900.00 per month.
    Saturday, July 26th, from 10:30 am until            Requirements include having your own car,
    12:00 noon on our Downtown Doheny campus            insurance and be a non-smoker. Position is
    inside the Mary & Frank Kelly 24-hour Study         available immediately. For information and/or
    Room at 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, 90007.       application, please call 818-346-2229

    The Weekend College is designed for working
    adult men and women and offers 8 bachelor’s
    degrees including: Religious Studies, Business                               Crisis Pregnancy Hotline
    Administration and Liberal Arts.                                                        (800)973-7334
                                                                                  Abortion Recovery Help
    For further information or to reserve your place                                      (877)467-3463 &
    fo an Information Session, please call                              
            Malika Gary at (213) 477-2855                                           Holy Family Adoption
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                 MAGNIFICAT                                Celebrate the Year of St. Paul at
            A Ministry to Catholic Women                     Our Lady of Grace Church!
                    Prayer Brunch,
     Saturday, Aug 23rd, 10:00 am—1:00 pm                        5011 White Oak Ave., Encino
                 Odyssey Restaurant                          Corner of White Oak Ave/Ventura Blvd.
                  15600 Odyssey Dr.
                    Granada Hills                                All adults are cordially invited to
  Linda Schubert, author of “The Miracle Hour”,          participate in the Scripture classes which will
   will share how God’s grace carried her through                feature St. Paul’s Letters to the
  breast cancer, divorce, family related suicide and      Romans and to the Galations. The classes
              mental illness. Cost $26.                 will begin on Tuesday, Aug 12th, in Room A.
    Mail check to “Magnificat”, 1500 W. Victory           Morning classes last from 10:00-11:45 am;
          Blvd., Apt D, Burbank, CA 91506.              night classes are from 7:00-8:45 pm. The fee
                 Call Angela Lopez,                         for books and learning materials is $20,
           818-352-55643 or register online                 payable the first day of class. For more
                                information, please call the Parish
                                                                       Office 818-342-4686.
           Old Mission Santa Barbara
                  Renewal Center                                     Attention Parents!!!
                Reserve These Dates                                 FREE BABYSITTING
 “Days of Recollection”, a partial day                   is available during the 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
 mini-retreat, Aug 6th, Sept 3rd & Oct 1st                   Masses at St. Bernardine’s Pre-School
 “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?” a                            across the street.
 married couples retreat, Sept 19-21.
 “Women’s Spirituality: Healing Ourselves & Our
 World” women’s retreat, Oct 10-12th
 “Pouring Light” a retreat for poetry lovers,
 Oct 17-19th
                  Register online at or email re-
 call the
        MRC Office 805-682-4713, ext 133.
                                                                   St. Bernardine’s
            OASIS Wants to Help                                 Mommy & Me Playgroup
                  Our Seniors!                             Did you know that St. Bernardine’s has a
    Are you, or do you know, a parishioner 65              Mommy & Me playgroup? In addition to
 years of age or older who would like to meet a          being an easy way to meet other moms, this
 friendly volunteer from the parish to assist with       playgroup is a wonderful way for our infants
      one or more of the following services?            and toddlers to meet other children their ages,
     Transportation, Companionship, Regular
                                                         learn to play together, and make friends. All
       Telephone Contact, Running Errands,
   Assistance with Shopping, Home Maintenance
                                                                    child-care providers are
             Referrals and Assistance                        welcome! Contact Kari Lovequist at
       Please call OASIS at (818) 340-5100              818-710-1484 for details or send an e-mail to
                 for information on                     
          OASIS Older Adult Services &                  We hope to meet you and your children soon!
              Intervention System.

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