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 Catholic Parish
    than I
  is coming
   after me.
  Mark 1:7

  Second Sunday of Advent
     December 4, 2011
Second Sunday of Advent                                                                                                 Page two

                          PASTOR’S CORNER                                                        IMMACULATE
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,                                                             CONCEPTION
                                                                                                  of The Blessed
Welcome to the Second Sunday of Advent.
                                                                                                   Virgin Mary
The prophet Isaiah cries out, “Prepare the way of the Lord! Make straight                       A Holy Day of Obligation
in the wasteland a highway for our God! … Here comes with power the                              Vigil Mass, December 7
Lord God … Like a shepherd he feeds his flock; in his arms he gathers                                5:30 p.m. English
the lambs, carrying them in his bosom, and leading the ewes with care.”                           7:00 p.m. Vietnamese
(Isaiah 40: 1-11)
                                                                                                 Thursday, December 8
                                                                                                 6:30, 8:30 a.m. English
John the Baptist cries out, “One mightier than I is coming after me. I am
                                                                                              12:10 p.m., 5:30 p.m. English
not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have baptized
                                                                                               7:00 p.m. Spanish/English
you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 1:1-8)

During Advent we prepare for the coming of the Lord at Christmas and                      BENEDICTION CANCELLED
for his coming at the end of the world when Jesus Christ will come again                  Benediction has been cancelled
in glory. Now is the time to turn away from sin. Now is the time to turn                  December 7 due to the Solemnity of
toward the Lord and let our blessed Savior lead us into his glory.                        the Immaculate Conception.
                                                                                          SHIP HOMELESS PROGRAM
                                                                                          Volunteer Sign-up in Parish Hall
                                                                                          Sundays, December 4 and 11
                                                                                          From January 7 to January 20 up to
                                                                                          eight homeless individuals will be
“Justice shall walk before him, and prepare the way of his steps.”
                                                                                          living in our parish hall. We are in need
(Psalm 85:14)
                                                                                          of people to provide evening meals
                                                                                          and other necessities and to serve as
ADVENT PENANCE SCHEDULE                                                                   overnight supervisors. If you have an
St. Bonaventure extends an invitation to all parishioners to prepare themselves for the   interest please call Baron Coenen at
celebration of the coming of Our Savior. There are several opportunities to receive the   336-3152. Donations for special needs
Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent.                                                are also welcome.
Regular Confession Hours                                                                  SEE‛S CANDY SALE
Saturdays 8:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. / Thursday before first Friday 9:15 a.m.         Sundays, December 4 and 11
Additional Confession Hours                                                               After Morning Masses in the
December 21, 9:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., English                St. Bonaventure              Parish Hall
December 22, 9:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., English                                             St. Joseph Mission
                                                             PENANCE                      will be selling Gift Certificates and a
St. Bonaventure Penance Services                              SERVICE                     large assortment of See’s Candy in
December 9, 8:00 p.m., Vietnamese                                                         Christmas Wrap, perfect for holiday
December 13, 7:15 p.m., English/Spanish                       December 13
                                                                7:15 p.m.                 giving! All funds earned go directly to
Penance Services at Other Parishes                           English, Spanish             missions in Kenya, Novitiate in Ethiopia
December 5, 7:00 p.m., Holy Spirit, English                                               (Sr. Theresa Merandi and Cabrini
December 6, 7:00 p.m., Holy Spirit, English                                               Sisters), and to the Orphan Children of
December 14, 7:00 p.m., St. Joachim, English/Spanish                                      India (Fr. Angelos’ orphanage project).
December 15, 7:30 p.m., Blessed Sacrament, Vietnamese                                     Fund-raising expenses are paid by
December 15, 7:30 p.m., St. John the Baptist, English/Vietnamese                          our members. Your support is deeply
                                                                                          appreciated. For pre-orders or info
                                                                                          call Jean Rustemeyer at 842-0390 or
There will be a 10:30 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day.
December 4, 2011                                                                                                           Page three

Perpetual Adoration: 24 Hours of Prayer                                                               “A Time To Rest
Wednesday, December 7                                                                                    In The Lord”
Perpetual Adoration begins this Wednesday after the 8:30 a.m.                                        ADVENT RETREAT
Mass. The Eucharist will be reposed before the 5:30 p.m. Mass                                           FOR WOMEN
and returned to the sanctuary for adoration after the 7:00 p.m.                                   Saturday, December 10
Vietnamese Mass. Adoration then continues until just before                                        e
                                                                                                  re                          iard,
                                                                                               Directed By Sr. Christine Hilliaa
the 6:30 a.m. Mass, December 8. We are invited to pray for all                                 a sister of St. Joseph, this        s
God’s people in the diocese, for our own spiritual development, and for an increase            retreat begins with Mass at 8:00  0
in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Your gift of one hour day or night will        m
                                                                                               a.m. in the church, then moves    e
bring many blessings.                                                                          to the parish center until 3:30   3
                                                                                               p.m. Continental breakfast and    n
“Let The Children Come To Me”
                                                                                               light lunch are provided. Dress   s
December 7, 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                               comfortably. Bring your bible    b
The Eucharistic Education and Adoration Ministry is offering an hour of Eucharistic
                                                                                               and paper and pencil. IT IS
Adoration for families. We meet on the 7th of each month at 3:00 p.m. by the St.
                                                                                                   PORTANT TO PRE-REGISTER    T
Bonaventure statue outside the church for instructions before we walk into the church
                                                                                               FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.       O       .
as a group. We hope you can join us for this special time with Our Lord Jesus. All are
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                                                                                               Pre-registration is $20. Pleas call
welcome. For more info please call Marlene Kolyani, 840-5647.
                                                                                               the Adult Education office at 846-
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                                                                                                                       fice      46-
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE                                                                     5          fill             atio
                                                                                               3359x478 or fill out a registration
Monday, December 12                                                                            form in the parish center.
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Please join us as we honor Our Lady of Guadalupe,
patroness of the Diocese of Orange and of the
                                                                                             RETIREMENT FUND FOR
Americas. Traditional Mañanitas begins at 4:30                                               RELIGIOUS
a.m. with mariachi music, rosary procession and                                              December 10-11
Mass. Hot chocolate and Mexican sweet bread will                                             This annual appeal asks Catholics to
be served in the parish hall following Mass. At 6:00                                         Share in the Care of more than 34,000
p.m. the Spanish Community will present a live                                               women and men religious past age
performance of the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe                                          70 who benefit from the collection.
and serve a traditional pozole dinner. For more info                                         In 2010 alone, the total cost of care
call Araceli Martinez, 376-0150.                                                             for women and men religious past
                                                                                             age 70 exceeded $1 billion. Nearly
                                                                                             5,000 religious required skilled care.

                                                                                             The real challenge for many religious
                                                                                             communities is a lack of retirement
                                                                                             savings, as most senior religious

                                                                                             worked for years for small stipends.
                                                                                             Please give generously to next week’s

         Concert                                                                             ANOINTING OF THE SICK
                                                                                             Saturday, December 10
                                                                                             Anointing of the Sick will be given
                                                                                             during the 8:00 a.m. Mass this Saturday.
                           Friday, December 16                                               Anointing of the Sick is celebrated
                                 7:30 p.m.                                                   on the second Saturday of each
                                                                                             month. “Anointing of the Sick can be
                         St. Bonaventure Church                                              administered to a member of the faithful
       Featuring St. Bonaventure’s Children’s Choir, Contemporary Choir,                     who, after having reached the age of
                                                                                             reason, begins to be in danger due to
     Traditional Choir, Spanish Choir, Life Teen Band and Vietnamese Choir
                                                                                             sickness or old age“ (CL #1004).
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                  Please Bring Gifts to the Parish Center                                            IMPORTANT NOTICE
                  on or before December 16                                                          Pastoral Services Appeal
                  Trees are set up in the church decorated with paper angels. Each                You only have a few weeks to
                  angel represents a gift for a child or senior citizen. We ask that you          pledge to PSA 2011. All payments
take an angel, buy a gift for that special person, and return it UNWRAPPED (if batteries          must be made before December
are needed, please include with the gift) to the parish center where you will receive a           31. Remember, all rebates will go
hand-crafted angel ornament for your tree. When you see this angel on your tree, you              to church improvements. Please
will be reminded of your love and kindness for a child or senior. Please share your love          make checks payable to “St.
and be an angel to someone less fortunate.                                                        Bonaventure – PSA.”

CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS                                                                          SENIORS‛ CLUB
Sorting/Packing: Tuesday-Friday, December 13-16                                                 Monday, December 5
Distribution: Saturday, December 17                                                             Seniors and guests, please come join
Christmas is just around the corner. Let us share our gifts!                                    us on the first Monday of the month for
Needed Items: Hams, Hams, Hams!                                                                 bingo, lunch and friendship. Schedule:
Canned Items: Fruit, Vegetables, Soups, Meat, Juices, Canned Milk                               gathering 10:00–10:30; meeting 10:30-
Dry Goods: Rice, Boxed Stuffing, Cereal, Powdered Milk, Desserts                                 10:45; bingo 10:45-11:45; lunch 11:45-
                                                                                                12:15.; bingo continues 12:15-2:00.
Drop Off Your Goods: Barrels will be at the doors of the church as well as in the
                                                                                                Freewill donation for lunch.
parish center to receive your non-perishable donations. Due to your generosity in
donating turkeys, we have no storage for hams. So, please drop off hams at the parish           DIVORCE AND SEPARATED
hall Friday, December 16.                                                                       PERSONS SUPPORT GROUP
Volunteers: Volunteers are always needed to pack the hundreds of pounds of fresh                The holidays can be a lonely time if you
fruits and vegetables into the food baskets.                                                    are separated or divorced. If you feel you
                                                                                                need an unbiased, confidential place
God bless you for your support! Questions? Call 501-2772.
                                                                                                where you can share your feelings,
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: Subsidiarity                                                          the Support Group for Divorced and
Another principle of Catholic Social Teaching, closely connected with human dignity, is         Separated Men and Women meets
that of personal freedom. Made as we are in the image of God, we have been endowed              the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00
by our Creator with a capacity for self-determination. By freely following the judgments        p.m. in Duffy West. For more info call or
of reason, we are intended to assume a measure of responsibility for our moral and              text Suz at 655-3298.
spiritual progress. As a corollary of freedom, the principle of subsidiarity forbids higher     ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
governmental agencies from performing tasks that can be adequately handled by                   This is a major fund-raiser for the
lower agencies or by private initiatives. The state must not be allowed to suffocate the        Project Gracias Mission Group which
freedom of individuals, families and intermediate voluntary associations to do what lies        helps support our sister parish in
within their competence. The role of the state with regard to education, culture and the        Urraco Pueblo, Honduras. Purchase
economy is a strictly subsidiary one. It intervenes only to fulfill needs that other agencies    your book at the parish center for $35.
cannot supply. Catholic social teaching tends to be critical of the welfare state, in which     For more info call Lynn at 846-
personal initiative is crushed and inefficiency and corruption too often abound. (Avery          3359x478.
Dulles, S.J, The New World of Faith, 136-137) More to follow … JMS
                                                                                                POINSETTIAS NEEDED
RESPECT Life                                                                                    We need red and white poinsettias
Missed the “Pennies from Heaven” Collection?                                                    to decorate the church and parish
If you missed the opportunity to donate to “Pennies from Heaven” to support our Respect         hall for Christmas. Please drop them
Life centers, clinics and shelters, it’s not too late! You can donate anytime online. Just go   off at the parish
to, click on donations, and choose “Pennies from Heaven.”                          center beginning
“Missing-in-Action” Baby Bottles Alert                                                          December 11. For
We are missing many of the bottles that we distributed for our “Pennies from Heaven”            more info call Karla
collection. Our parish pays for the baby bottles used for our collection. If you haven’t        Coughlin, 894-0831.
returned your bottle, please do so — it is welcomed “home” empty or full!! Just drop
them off at the parish center.
December 4, 2011                                                                                                        Page five

MASS INTENTIONS                           PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE
Sunday, December 4                         WHO ARE ILL that they may                              PRAYER FOR THE
                                           experience the healing touch of                         SECOND WEEK
12:00 Les O’Brien, RIP
                                           Jesus, especially ...                                    OF ADVENT
5:00 Bernice Brenkus, RIP
                                           Dean and Stella Albright, Gerrie Allen,           (Light Two Purple Candles)
Monday, December 5                                                                          Father in heaven, set our hearts
                                           Michel Arotcharen, Pat Backstrom,
6:30 John Stoddard, RIP                                                                     ablaze to follow in the steps of
                                           Amalia Bastita, Eric Burr, Lorraine
8:30 Mary Hickey, RIP                                                                       John the Baptist. May we bring
                                           Chappell, Mrs. Chinnchi, Baby Skylar
Tuesday, December 6                        Clark, Charlie Connors, Patrick                  light and love to all we meet, that
6:30 Chris Evans, INT                      Coponiti, Linda Cortes, Severina Curylo,         the darkness of
8:30 Maria Stokel, INT                     Lolita Daclan, Andrew Dangl, Audrey              sin and fear may
Wednesday, December 7                      Driscoll, Deborah Dudley, Louis Duvic,           be overcome. In
6:30 Mike Green, INT                       Alda Harthorn, Jim Hollard, Baby Elijah          Christ’s name
8:30 Oscar Beal, RIP                       Holmberg, Mary Hunt, Kaitlyn Immig,              we ask this.
                                           Victor Jordan, Laurie Kern, Rosemary             Amen.
Thursday, December 8
Holy Day of Obligation                     Kern, Donna Klein, Betty Laing, Charles
                                           Lindner, Richard Loo, Connie Martin,
Friday, December 9                                                                        THE HOLY FATHER‛S PRAYER
                                           Michael Medlin, Eileen Mette, Bob
6:30 Pat Wastal, RIP                                                                      INTENTIONS FOR DECEMBER
                                           Miller, Tammy Kreil Mitchel, Baby J.J.
8:30 Oscar Beal, RIP                                                                      General: That the nations
                                           Moisa, David Moreno, Matthew Myer,
Saturday, December 10                                                                     of the earth, through
                                           Jean Palombo, Steve Parker, Cecil
8:00 Violenta Mathias, RIP                                                                knowledge and mutual
                                           Parkerson, Lisa and Jennie Pedroza,
                                                                                          respect, may grow in
Please pray for the recently deceased,     Andy Ratzesberger, Marissa Sanz,
                                                                                          harmony and peace.
especially Michael John Medlen,            Lisa Yorath-Schiappacasse, Ernestine
                                                                                          Missionary: That children
Germaine Mourani, Frances Iwasko           Schilling, Abigail and Gabriel Shipley,
                                                                                          and young people may be messengers
and Marelyn Mancino.                       Katherine Swift, Jim Tucker, Jean Vail,
                                                                                          of the Gospel and that their dignity may
                                           Mary Lou Vogel, Melanie Walker, Amber
                                                                                          always be respected and preserved
                                           Wallace, Sean Walsh, Anna Werwee
  FUNERAL INFORMATION                                                                     from all violence and exploitation.
Please check the parish center kiosk.
                                           WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READINGS
INVITATION TO MASS                         Sunday, December 4: Second Sunday of Advent
Please join our homebound brothers         Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11/ Psalm 85:9-14/ 2 Peter 3:8-14/ Mark 1:1-8
and sisters for Mass this Tuesday,         Monday, December 5:
December 6, at 3:00 p.m. at Huntington     Isaiah 35:1-10/ Psalm 85:9-14/ Luke 5:17-26
Villas senior apartments.                  Tuesday, December 6: Saint Nicholas, bishop
                                           Isaiah 40:1-11/ Psalm 96:1-3,10-13/ Matthew 18:12-14
THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND                     Wednesday, December 7: Saint Ambrose, bishop and doctor of the Church
If you or someone you know is unable       Isaiah 40:25-31/ Psalm 103:1-4,8,10/ Matthew 11:28,30
to attend Sunday Mass due to illness       Thursday, December 8: Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
or infirmity, please notify the parish      Genesis 3:9-15,20/ Psalm 98:1-4/ Ephesians 1:3-6,11-12/ Luke 1:26-38
center, 846-3359x0. We will arrange        Friday, December 9: Saint Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin
for a Eucharistic Minister to bring Holy   Isaiah 48:17-19/ Psalm 1:1-4,6/ Matthew 11:16-19
Communion to your home.
                                           Saturday, December 10:
PARISH MISSION                             Sirach 48:1-4,9-11/ Psalm 80:2-3,15-16,18-19/ Matthew 17:9,10-13
STATEMENT                                  Sunday, December 11: Third Sunday of Advent
As Christian stewards, our mission is      Isaiah 61:1-2,10-11/ (Ps) Luke 1:46-50,53-54/ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24/
to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ     John 1:6-8,19-28
to all people through word, sacrament,
                                           After reading and reflection ask yourself, what do these readings mean to me? How
service, and community life.
                                           can I apply them to my life? What is the risk to me?
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December 2011

Saint               President’s Message
Pastoral            Dear Saint Bonaventure Parishioners, Guests, Friends and Family,
                    Advent is my favorite time of the year, because I always feel as though I
Purpose             am personally being given a chance to begin anew in the same way that
Advise the pastor   the whole world was given such a chance — by the birth of our Savior and
in matters that     his willing sacrifice on the cross.
pertain to the
spiritual and       The Pastoral Council has chosen as its theme and focus “knowing and
temporal welfare    living our faith.” Fr. Joe puts it in a different way when he asks, “What
of the parish.      would Jesus do? What does our Lord want from us?” and “How can we
                    truly serve Him?” I think Jesus himself gives us the simple answer in
Pastor              Luke 10:27 when he tells us the two greatest commandments:
Fr. Joseph Knerr
                       “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all
President              your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your
Jim Wallace            neighbor as yourself.”

Past President      These are so beautifully symmetrical. I cannot truly love God unless I
Jeanette Arbogast   love my neighbor, and I won’t be able to fully love my neighbor unless
Shaffer             that love is rooted in my desire to please my Lord.

                    The Pastoral Council is focusing on two perfect examples of, and
                    opportunities for, fulfilling the two greatest commandments — these
John Andrews
                    are the Holy Eucharist and Catholic Social Teaching. We challenge
Maria DiPaolo
                    you during the Advent Season, and indeed all year long, to keep these
Linda Garofalo
                    commandments by expressing your love for God through the Adoration
Katie Kasprzyk
                    and worthy partaking of Christ’s Body and Blood, and your love for his
Marlene Kolyani
                    children by understanding and living the Church’s teachings on how we
Tjoan-Houw Lim
                    are called to treat each other.
Sharon O’Leary
Maria Lopez
                    On behalf of the Pastoral Council, I wish all of you a blessed, joyous and
Frank Mastroni
                    holy Christmas.
Steve Montano
Pete Nguyen
                    Jim Wallace
Bill Sevilla
                    Pastoral Council President
Jason Smith
Dan Williams
“News You Can Use”                                                                               December 4, 2011

   Major Events
   Early in January, the Pastoral Council will begin discernment for new members. Please pray and ask the
   Holy Spirit if He might be calling you to serve God by serving our parish in this very important position.

   In September, the Pastoral Council hosted the annual parish leadership meeting. Fr. Joe spoke on the
   opportunities and challenges facing our parish and the latest updates and plans for our magnificent
   website. Joe Sullivan introduced an exciting project on Catholic Social Justice. It was a full evening with
   ministry leaders exchanging many ideas and identifying issues needing attention. To highlight a few: the
   continuing struggle for membership recruitment; inadequacy of meeting spaces; website page featuring
   a specific ministry to amplify how it serves the parish; and the need to better reach out to the many
   uninvolved parish members. The council and cluster group leaders hope to help find ways to consider the
   suggestions and find solutions to some of these issues.

   The parish website, launched in May, continues to grow in content and function. We have added online
   donations by EFT and credit cards. This means you can now sign up to donate online, then view or
   modify your donations anytime you please. Parish registration for new and/or existing members of Saint
   Bonaventure is also now available through the website. All CURRENTLY REGISTERED parish members
   are requested to update their family information as soon as possible. This process is easy and confidential,
   and not only does it keep the parish register current, but also allows us to be better positioned to know
   how we may serve you and your family.

   As we recommitted ourselves to Stewardship last month, we renewed the presence of Christ at the center
   of our lives where everything begins with “knowing and living” our Catholic faith. Your updated parish
   registration will let us make sure we “know and live” with you. Please try it out and support our efforts.
   You won’t be disappointed!

   Open Wide the Doors: Unwrapping the Presence
   When we think of the holiday season, we often think of the sharing of gifts and the unwrapping of presents.
   During November, Saint Bonaventure Church called upon all of us to “know and live our faith” in a more
   intense way by becoming better stewards. Christmas is the perfect time to more actively live our faith!

   At Christmas we feel the presence of the Lord in a very special way. Our hearts are warmed by the love that
   Jesus Christ has shared with us and our families and we are called upon to prepare our lives for the second
   coming of our risen Lord. Is there any better way to celebrate the presence of the Lord than by becoming
   more actively involved in our faith?

   The holiday season offers many opportunities to become more actively involved in
   our faith and celebrate the true meaning of the Christmas season. The H.O.P.E. Office
   provides much-needed food for hundreds of area families. Your donation of turkeys,
   hams and other food items is very much needed. Please bring your donations to the
   Parish Center after December 12. But wait … there is even more of an opportunity to
   become involved! Volunteers are needed to help pack the baskets. This makes for a
   wonderful family activity. Check out the bulletin and/or website for details.

   (continued next page)
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   “News You Can Use” continued

   Near the doors of the church are the Angel
   Trees. You can share the presence of the
   Lord by providing a present for a child, adult
   or senior citizen. Your gift of a toy or much-
   needed personal items can truly make this a
   special holiday season for someone who may                                  ADVENT DAY RETREAT
   be experiencing darkness in their own lives.                                Tuesday, December 20
                                                                                9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
   All Saint Bonaventure ministries need you! They need the gift of               Retreat Director
                                                                                Fr. Jarek Zaniewski
   your time and talent. It is not too late to sign up. Call the Parish
                                                                                Conference Speaker
   Center for additional information. You can also go online to the
                                                                                   Fr. Piotr Zugaj
   Saint Bonaventure website at
                                                                             Retreat includes Holy Mass,
   and express your interest in becoming involved in one of our many
                                                                             adoration of the Blessed
   ministries. A complete list of ministries is also on the website.
                                                                             Sacrament, conferences, faith
                                                                             sharing, confession and time
   Christ Renews His Parish will be kicking off the New Year with
                                                                             for private reflection. Held at the
   many opportunities for you to serve and to strengthen your own
                                                                             Sacred Heart Retreat Center in
   relationship with the parish and the Lord. It is a great way to
                                                                             Alhambra. Adults only (18 and
   unwrap the presence of the Lord. This ministry is dedicated to
                                                                             older). During retreat a freewill
   spreading the good news and changing lives through parish and
                                                                             offering will be taken up for our
   parishioner renewal.
                                                                             priests. Hosted by the Families of
                                                                             Nazareth Movement.
   While Saint Bonaventure Church offers many activities that assist
   people in need, there are many other community organizations,
   such as Catholic Charities, that count upon all of us to live our       FAMILIES OF NAZARETH
   faith through giving of our time and treasure.                          What Type Of Baptism Jesus
                                                                           Was To Bring
   As we await unwrapping presents under the Christmas tree this           “Baptism is the origin and
   year, let us also unwrap the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives      source of faith. It begins in
   by living our faith, and by living as good stewards. The familiar       us a supernatural life which
   hymn says, “They will know we are Christians by our love.” This         is a life of faith, hope and love.” —Fr.
   season, let’s share even more of our love and faith. By doing so, we    Tadeusz Dajczer, The Gift of Faith, p.
   also show that “We are one in the Spirit — we are one in the Lord.”     150 • Families of Nazareth Movement:
                                                                           Communion of life with Christ through
                                                                           Mary. For more info call Mary Jane
                                                                           Bartee, 846-8434.
                   The Pastoral Council                                    “We can never pray
                  Wants To Hear From You!                                  enough, especially
  There are several easy ways to contact a Pastoral Council member.        in regard to our
  Just look for us wearing our Pastoral Council name badges at or          stewardship. The guidance of the
  around the church, e-mail us at,       Holy Spirit will help us make the little
  put a note in the suggestion box in the back of the church, or leave a   decisions regarding our personal and
  voice mail at 846-3359, ext. 305. Tell us your questions, comments       our parish’s stewardship program
  and concerns and be sure to include your contact information. We         so much easier and more accurate.
  will review them at the next monthly meeting and get back to you as      Stewardship is, first and last, a
  soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you!                   spiritual activity and prayer is the
                                                                           lifeblood of the spirit.”
December 4, 2011                                                                                                            Page nine

   MINISTRY OF THE MONTH                                            RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
                                                                    The mission of Religious Education is to
   Contemplative Prayer Ministry                                    help the children of our parish encounter
                                                                    Jesus Christ and to support and encourage
  The Catholic Church has a rich heritage of contemplative
                                                                    the faith that is lived in the family. We serve children from
  prayer that has become increasingly popular, while                preschool through 8th grade, including children with special
  revitalizing the spiritual lives of many throughout the           needs. Call 846-1187 or e-mail
  Church. God is constantly drawing us close to him and
                                                                    First Communion Students‛ Blessings
  prayer is the result of God’s constant invitation to us for
                                                                    All First Communion students are invited to receive a
  a deeper intimacy with Him. To the extent that we allow
                                                                    blessing Sunday, December 11 at the 9:00 OR 10:30 a.m.
  ourselves to be moved by God’s in-dwelling Presence
  in us, we come to experience the Christ-life through
  contemplation of His Divine Word.
  Using the ancient practice of Lectio Divina — a slow,
  contemplative, attentive and prayerful pondering of Sacred
  Scripture, we are led to “hear God’s Word as it speaks to us      YOUTH MINISTRY
  personally, here and now and bringing about an encounter          “Empowering young people to
  with Christ, the living Word of God.” (Pope Benedict XVI)         live as disciples of Jesus Christ
                                                                    in our world!” Join us for Life Teen Mass Sunday at 5:00 p.m.
  The practice of Lectio Divina has no other goal than
  spending time with God through the medium of His Word.            Confirmation Classes
  “We need to treat the Word of God as if it is a person —          Year Two: Sunday, December 4, 2:30 p.m. in the hall
  not as a problem to solve or a code to decipher; the Word         Topic: Sacrament of Confirmation
  of God is a Presence — someone to get close to. When              Year One: Sunday, December 11, 2:30 p.m. in the hall
  we love someone, our desire to get to know that person            Topic: Evening on Advent
  better never ends. Relish the richness of God’s Word with
  the same desire.” (Magnificat, vol 13, #5, July 2011).
                                                                              Youth Ministry
  This being said, Contemplative Prayer Ministry is geared
                                                                          Christmas Open House
  towards accompanying the Faithful in experiencing the                    Sunday, December 18
  Christ-life within us. We employ the Lectio Divina method                   6:00-8:00 p.m.
  both as a private and as a group exercise.                               Youth Ministry Room
  Not everyone can or should live as a hermit. But no                  Fun, Food, Fellowship, Xbox
                                                                      Please RSVP to youthministry@
  Christian can do without an ‘inner hermitage’ where God
  can be encountered. The hermitage is a place apart, a
  desert where a person comes to face-to-face with his true       
  self, and in that meeting discovers God.
                                                                    Sunday: Teen Mass as always at 5:00 p.m. in the church
  What did Jesus do in solitude? He contemplated. His               Monday: SALTeens, 6:00-7:30 p.m. in YM office
  whole soul was before God. The beatific light bathed his           Tuesday: LT Liturgy Prep, 5:00-6:00 p.m. in YM office
  mind; his will burned with charity. Let the desire to be with     Tuesday: Youth Gathering, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in YM office
  God goad you as often and intensely as it may. The trail
                                                                    Life Teen Petition of the Week
  you are following has no end except in God. Be generous.
                                                                    Let us pray that through our actions, thoughts, and words,
  The Master himself will draw near to you.
                                                                    we may prepare a way for the Lord and commit ourselves
  We welcome men and women who are in need of                       daily to prayer and holiness.
  deepening their relationship with God through His Word.
  We meet every Tuesday (except the first Tuesday) from
  7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Hall Conference Room and or/           FAMILY WEBSITE
  church. For more info call Thess Williams at 928-3385.          “Familia,” a Catholic program committed to strengthening all
  Ministry of the Month is brought to you courtesy of             families, has created a website for parents with young children
  Stewardship Ministry. To feature your ministry contact          to prepare for the next Sunday with games, puzzles, etc. Visit
  coordinator Jim Wallace at    
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                              PAGINA DE LA COMUNIDAD HISPANA

                                                                                  EDUCACION RELIGIOSA
                                                SERVICIO PENITENCIAL              La misión de Educación
                                                  Y CONFESIONES EN                Religiosa es ayudar a
                                                  INGLES Y ESPAÑOL                los niños de nuestra
                                                     Diciembre 13                 parroquia a encontrar
                                                      7:15 p.m.                   a Jesus y apoyar y encausar la fe que vive
                                               La Parroquia de San Buenaventura   en la familia. Servimos desde el prescolar
                                                                                  y hasta el grado 8, incluyendo a los niños
                                               extiende una invitación a todos    con necesidades especiales. Llamar al 846-
                                               los fieles para que se preparen     1187 o correo electronico religioused@
                                               así mismos para la celebración
                                               de la venida de Nuestro Salvador
                                               y reciban el Sacramento de         HORAS DE OFICINA
                                               la Reconciliación durante el       EN ESPAÑOL
         INMACULADA                            Adviento.                          Martes, Miercoles, Jueves
     CONCEPCION DE LA                                                             5:00-7:00 p.m.
          SANTISIMA                                                               Domingo 7:30-1:30 p.m.
        VIRGEN MARIA                                                              Susan Robles, Recepcionista
    Diciembre 8, 7:00 p.m.
  Tendremos Misa bilingüe en Ingles                                               VIDA EN LA COMUNIDAD
  y Español. Recuerden que es dia                                                 Misa En Español
  de precepto y obliga la Misa.                                                   Domingo 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                  Adoración al Santísimo
                                                                                  Dia 7 del mes
CELEBRACION EN HONOR DE                                                           Hora de la Comunidad Hispana
NUESTRA SANTISIMA VIRGEN                                                          12:00-1:00 a.m.
Diciembre 12
                                                                                  Sabados 8:30 a.m., 3:30 pm., 8:00 p.m.
4:30 a.m.
Mañanitas con mariachi, Rosario, Procesión                                        Clases Pre-Bautismales
y Misa. Terminaremos con una recepción                                            Tercer Domingo 11:00 a.m.
en el salón parroquial con chocolate y pan                                        Clases de Catecismo
dulce mexicano.                                                                   Martes 7:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
                                                                                  Grupo Santa Maria de Guadalupe
Representación teatral de las apariciones
                                                                                  Viernes 7:00 p.m.
de la Santisima Virgen, bailes típicos
mexicanos y cena en el area verde detrás                                          Grupo Mundo Nuevo
del salón parroquial.                                                             Sabados 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                  Bodas y Quinceañeras
CARIDADES CATOLICAS LE PUEDE AYUDAR A OBTENER LA                                  Deben comunicarse a la oficina con por
CIUDADANIA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS                                                  lo menos seis meses de anticipación
Sin costo para usted ya que disponemos de un fondo otorgado por el Departamento   antes de hacer los preparativos para su
de Homeland Security (USCIS)                                                      recepción.
Todo El Servicio: Gratis

• La aplicación de Ciudadanía, Fotos
• Clases de Ciudadanía
• Preparacion para su entrevista con Immigración
• Le damos seguimiento a su proceso
Se puede poner en contacto con nosotros en Catholic Charities of Orange County
347-9610 or 347-9660, Ingles y Español
December 4, 2011                                                                                               Page eleven

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                                                                                                Mùa Vọng
                                                                                   Vùng sa mạc, đất trời giăng màu tím,
                                                                                    Tím tâm hồn, ngọt lịm dấu ăn năn.
                                                                                   Thuyền đời con, bao phen sóng chòng
                                                                                    Đầy giông tố, bấp bênh, đời lầm lỗi.
                                                                                 Tình lặng thầm, con dâng niềm sám hối,
                                                                                    Đã bao ngày con xa vắng tình Cha.
                                                                                     Thú đam mê, cuồng si, trót sa đà,
   Tiểu Đội Nữ Vương Rất Thánh Mân Côi
                      n      t                                                    Càng vùng vẫy, càng lún sâu điên dại.
                                                    NGUỒN BÌNH AN.
   trực thuộc Curia Nữ Vưong Hoà Bình                                            Mùa Vọng đến, mùa hồng ân, hoán cải,
                                                 Lao xao chiều nắng vàng,
   trong tổ chức Legio Mariae,thuộc CD                                              Mùa phục hồi sự sống của tâm linh.
                                                 Kiếp chiên hoang lạc đàn,
   Huntington Beach. Được thành lập năm           Ngơ ngác giữa rừng già,         Mùa hy vọng, mùa gột rửa đời mình,
   1981. Sau 30 năm sinh hoạt, phần lớn hội       Tiếc một thời đi hoang.       Lời đoạn tuyệt những tháng ngày tăm tối.
   viên lúc khởi sự đã về Nhà Cha, nay chỉ         Xôn xao một chút tình,        Ánh bình minh, sáng soi đường, mở lối,
   còn laị một người duy nhất, vẫn sinh hoạt      Ánh sáng soi hành trình,         Sáng tâm hồn, khai mở sống đức tin.
                                                   Sa mạc trời hoang vu,          Chống bất công, nêu cao đức công bình,
   đều đặn, là Ông Vincent Phùng Hữu Tú.
                                                    Ru hồn ai lung linh.            Lòng ganh tị, thay bằng tình bác ái.
   Số ngươì tiếp nối, khi lên, lúc xuông vẫn
                                              Con về đây Chúa ơi! Giữa sa mạc     Về với Chúa, đời không còn hoang dại,
   đủ để duy trì một Tiểu Đội. Hiện nay, có               cuộc đời,              Trái tim Ngài, nung nóng một tình yêu.
   7 hội viên hoạt động và 10 tán trợ. Ngoài  Tim sầu buồn, băng giá, sám hối       Ánh lửa hồng soi sáng ý huyền siêu,
   việc tham gia tích cực sinh hoạt Cộng                dòng lệ rơi.
                                                                                   Cùng chiêm ngắm ánh Mặt Trời Công
   đòan, Legio Mariae thăm tù nhân, thăm     Nguyện cầu ơn tha thứ, phủ lấp tâm
   kẻ liệt và những trưòng hợp cần, kiệu                  hồn con,
                                              Hương tình yêu Thiên Chúa, tỏa
                                                                                  Thờ lạy Chúa, tâm hồn con cung kính,
   Mình thánh Chúa cho bệnh nhân. Hàng                                                       Đón mừng Ngài,
                                                    sáng tình muôn nơi.
   tuần họp và câu nguyện chung 1 lần, lúc      Hân hoan chiều nắng vàng,             Trong niềm sám hối lẫn tri ân.
   5:00PM Thứ Bẩy, trưóc giờ Thánh Lễ taị        Chúa đến ơn ngập tràn,
                                                                                      Hội Đền Tạ Trái Tim Đức Mẹ
   Parish Center. Ước mong mong Quý vị tới        Cho hồn con vui hát,
   để tìm hiểu.                                  Khúc hát nguồn bình an.
                                                                                              Quý gia đình nào muốn
                   Liên Nhóm Cursillo Huntington Beach                                       đón rước Đức Mẹ. Xin liên
   Sinh hoạt ULTREYA mỗi chúa nhật thứ 2 hằng tháng từ 10:30 - 11:30                             lạc với chúng tôi:
                                                                                                     Số Phone:
   Phòng họp : Sister Bridge2 Điện thoại : (714) 839-5621
                                                                                               ( 714 ) 897 - 1387)
                                        U      N
                        THÔNG BÁO GIỜ CẦU NGUYỆN                               Tháng 12 Đức Mẹ sẽ đến thăm các gia
   Trong hồng ân của Thiên Chúa và nhờ lời bầu cử của Mẹ Maria, từ hơn         đình sau đây:
   ba năm nay anh chị em trong nhóm Tađêô thuộc Liên Nhóm Cursillo cộng        Gia Đình: Ông Bà . Nguyễn Văn Bản
   đoàn Huntington Beach đã thực hiện Tuần Cửu Nhật kính Lòng Thương           Gia Đình: Ông Bà. Nguyễn Quang Châu
                                                                               Gia Đình: Ông Bà. Vũ Kim
   Xót Chúa và lần Chuỗi Mân Côi mỗi tháng một lần. Ý chỉ thường xuyên
   của chúng tôi là cầu nguyện cho Giáo Hội, Quê Hương, Cộng Đồng, Cộng
   Đoàn, Gia Đình và cá nhân.
   Hiện nay giờ cầu nguyện này được cha quản nhiệm thường xuyên tham                     THÔNG BÁO
   dự và ngài đã chấp thuận cho chúng tôi được kính mời quí cụ, quí ông bà     Những ai cần Bí Tích Xức Dầu
   và anh chị em tham dự cùng cầu nguyện với chúng tôi.                        Bệnh Nhân xin liên lạc Linh
   Địa điểm: Thánh Đường St. Bonaventure                                       Mục Quản Nhiệm
   Thời gian: 5:45pm Ngày thứ Hai tuần lễ thứ nhì mỗi tháng.                   Khoa Phi Võ (714)280 3470
December 4, 2011                                                                                                          Page twelve

           Q: How was the Liturgical Year and
           Calendar established?
           A: “Looking at the circle spoken of in last week’s
           installment, now draw a line right across the circle,
           intersecting the vertical one. The circle now has a
           big cross over it resembling the cross on a hot cross
bun (traditionally eaten on Good Friday) and reminding us of
the crucifixion of Christ. It is also a symbol of the year, divided
into four quarters: spring, summer, autumn, and winter, all
dominated by the cross.
      Where the horizontal line meets the circle, mark the spring
equinox (equal hours of day and night) on the right and the                PASTORAL SERVICES APPEAL 2011
autumnal equinox on the left. The spring equinox, in March, is
honored by the Church as the feast of Annunciation, the day
the Virgin Mary learned from the Angel Gabriel that she was
                                                                        PARTICIPATION             100%                  PLEDGES
                                                                        GOAL                                                GOAL
to have a child, who would be the world’s Savior. In the spring
                                                                        100% of                                          $399,000
section of the circle (upper right-hand section) is Paschal-tide                                             90%
(the time of Passover) our Lent/Holy Week and Easter.
      The circle with the intersectional of a vertical and a                                                  80%
horizontal line forming a cross is the vision of the Christian
calendar, centered on the event of the life of Christ as described
in the Scriptures.                                                                                           70%
      However, there is the framework of the full Christian year:
Ascension and Pentecost as the Easter season is completed                                                    60%
and then Advent as preparation for Christmas and then                                                                     Pledges
the Epiphany. There are the saint’s days and the tradition of                                                50%         $350,000
commemorating them that goes back to the early Church.                                                                        88%
The commemoration of the saints and martyrs will always be                                                                 of Goal
changing as new ones are added.
      Living the calendar, celebrating its feasts and enjoying                                               30%
the ways in which they mesh with the natural seasons of the             Participation                                    Payments
years, provides us with a new appreciation of the gift of life itself   729                                              $327,000
and of our relationship both with the natural world and with the        Families                                              82%
customs and culture that we have inherited. It also enables us          15%                                                of Goal
to see things in perspective — to understand the history that                                                10%
                                                                        of Total
has gone before us.                                                     Registered
      Christianity has always had a deep understanding of time.
Jesus Christ was born into human time, and therefore sanctified
it. The Scriptures speak a great deal about time — of God’s
ordering the world and of time being important to him, and the
setting aside one day each week to worship him.” (conclusion)
—From A Yearbook of Seasons and Celebrations by Joanna
Bogle, Gracewing Publications • If you have questions about
the Church call the Adult Education Office, 846-3359x478.                                Rebates received by parish       $178,000
COFFEE & DONUT MINISTRY ALSO SERVING                                    We are still $72,000 short of our rebate goal. Support church
BAGELS AND CREAM CHEESE!                                                improvements. You have only a few weeks to make your
Dec 4: Served by Girl Scouts                                            donation. All 2011 pledges must be paid by December 31.
Dec 11: Served by Seniors’ Club                                         Please make PSA checks payable to “St. Bonaventure –
Dec 18: Served by Cub Scouts                                            PSA.” Thank you! —PSA Committee
Dec 25: No donuts (Christmas)
  Saint Bonaventure                                 Mass Schedule                            Education & Formation
   Catholic Parish                         Saturday Vigil                                   Adult Formation and Education, x478
      16400 Springdale Street              English                            5:00 p.m.
   Huntington Beach, CA 92649              Vietnamese                         6:30 p.m.     Lynn Hearn, Director
    714-846-3359, FAX 840-0480             Sunday                                           Christian Initiation of Adults, x462                Organ and Cantor                   7:30 a.m.           Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9:00 a.m.         Cindy Turley, Secretary
                                           Adult Choir                      10:30 a.m.
                                                                                            Religious Education, 846-1187
                                           Contemporary Choir               12:00 p.m.
         Parish Center                     Spanish                            1:30 p.m.
                                                                                            Preschool through Jr. High
                                           Life Teen                          5:00 p.m.
Office Hours                                                                                 Laraine Soulé, Director
                                             1st and 3rd Sundays Sign Language
Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.                                                        Debbie Doke, Assistant
Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.                Weekdays                                         Office Hours: Monday, 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch Mon–Fri,12:00–1:00 p.m.   Monday-Friday           6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m.     Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.              Friday, (Vietnamese)               7:15 p.m.     Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.                Saturday                           8:00 a.m.     Friday-Saturday, closed
Español, x340                              Holy Days of Obligation as announced             Sunday open during 9:00 a.m. Mass only for
Martes a Jueves, 5:00-7:00 p.m.                                                             Sunday school
Domingos, 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.                    Prayer & Devotion                          St. Bonaventure School, 846-2472
        Pastoral Staff                     Adoration of the Eucharist                       Kindergarten through 8th
                                           Weekdays 7:00-8:15 a.m.                          Judy Luttrell, Principal
Pastor Rev. Joseph Knerr                   Saturdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.                         Janice Callender, Vice Principal
Parochial Vicars                           24-hour adoration the 7th of each month          Colleen Hoffmann, Business Manager
Rev. Angelos Sebastian                     Morning Prayer: Weekdays 6:00 a.m.               Vietnamese Religious Education
Rev. Khoa Vo                               Rosary: Weekdays 7:50 a.m.,                      Văn Phòng Giáo Lý, x834
Rev. Rod Keller, Retired, In Residence     Saturday 7:30 a.m.                     
Rev. John Block, Visiting                                                                   Theres Tran, L.H.C., Director
                                           Rosary and Benediction
Deacons                                    Wednesday, 6:45 p.m., (English)                  Youth Ministry, 840-6060
Jim Andersen, Scott Ford, Son Hoang,       First Friday, 6:45 p.m., (Vietnamese)  
Vincent Tran                                                                                High School, Life Teen, Rite of Confirmation
                                           Divine Mercy Chaplet
Bulletin Editor                            Weekdays after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and            Kelli Burr, Director
Cindy Turley, x462                         Saturdays after the 8:00 a.m. Mass               Miranda Montiel, Secretary                                                                  Office Hours: Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
                                                                                            Monday-Wednesday, 2:30-8:30 p.m.
Business Manager
Nancy Cesar, 846-2447                                                                       Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.                   Anointing of the Sick, x0
                                           Available anytime on request                            Parish Ministries
Facilities Manager
Linda Garofalo, 840-2845                   Administered on the second Saturday of the       Eucharistic Ministry, x0                month at the 8:00 a.m. Mass                      To the Sick and Homebound
Facilities Scheduler                       Baptism, x0                                      H.O.P.E. Office, 846-3831
Celia Lee, x495                            Contact the parish center.                             Funerals and Bereavement, x479                   “Helping Other People Everyday”
Music Director                             Sr. Annunciata Murtagh, P.B.V.M.                 Geraldine “Gerry” Saitta, Director
J. Wingate Greathouse, x497                                                                 Emergency food and clothing
                                           Holy Orders & Religious Life, x499               Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                    Those discerning God’s call to priesthood,
Pastor's Secretary & Safety Manager        diaconate or religious life call Fr. Joe Knerr   Pastoral Council, x305
Phyllis Vecchione, x499                                                           
                                           Marriage, x495                Contact Celia Lee at least six months prior      Pastoral Visitation to the Sick, x0
Receptionists, x0                          to proposed wedding date.                        Linda Wright, Coordinator
Carol McDermott, Barbara Acciacca,                                                          Prayer Line, x506
                                           Reconciliation (Confession)
Fran Hay, Susan Robles                                                                      For daily remembrance of prayer needs
                                           Saturdays 8:30 a.m., 3:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Safe Environment Coordinator               Thursdays before First Fridays 9:15 a.m.         Respect Life
Carol McDermott, x461 or x0                                                                 Ann Conway, Team Leader, 840-7523                                                               Lynn Hearn, Coordinator, 846-3359x478

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