Second Sunday of Advent
December 4, 2011
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PASTOR’S CORNER IMMACULATE
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, CONCEPTION
of The Blessed
Welcome to the Second Sunday of Advent.
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
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
SPECIAL NOTE FOR THOSE WHO RECEIVED THE PARISH CHRISTMAS MAILING:
call Jean Rustemeyer at 842-0390 or
There will be a 10:30 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day.
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COME LET US ADORE HIM
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
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
eg ase ll
Pre-registration is $20. Pleas call
welcome. For more info please call Marlene Kolyani, 840-5647.
the Adult Education ofﬁce at 846-
the ult E e
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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THE ANGEL TREE GIFT PROGRAM IS BACK!
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
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 www.rcbo.org, 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.
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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
EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY TO
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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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
are the Holy Eucharist and Catholic Social Teaching. We challenge
you during the Advent Season, and indeed all year long, to keep these
commandments by expressing your love for God through the Adoration
and worthy partaking of Christ’s Body and Blood, and your love for his
children by understanding and living the Church’s teachings on how we
are called to treat each other.
On behalf of the Pastoral Council, I wish all of you a blessed, joyous and
Pastoral Council President
“News You Can Use” December 4, 2011
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.
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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
Center for additional information. You can also go online to the
Fr. Piotr Zugaj
Saint Bonaventure website at www.saintbonaventureparish.org
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
priests. Hosted by the Families of
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.”
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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 email@example.com.
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).
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 stbonaventure.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.familiausa.net/sunday.
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PAGINA DE LA COMUNIDAD HISPANA
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 stbonaventure.org.
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.
Sabados 8:30 a.m., 3:30 pm., 8:00 p.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.
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
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:
Phòng họp : Sister Bridge2 Điện thoại : (714) 839-5621
( 714 ) 897 - 1387)
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
QUESTION AND ANSWER
Q: How was the Liturgical Year and
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
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%
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. email@example.com
Huntington Beach, CA 92649 Vietnamese 6:30 p.m. Lynn Hearn, Director
714-846-3359, FAX 840-0480 Sunday Christian Initiation of Adults, x462
firstname.lastname@example.org Organ and Cantor 7:30 a.m. email@example.com
www.saintbonaventureparish.org 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. VietRelEd@stbonaventure.org
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
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
email@example.com Ofﬁce Hours: Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Monday-Wednesday, 2:30-8:30 p.m.
Nancy Cesar, 846-2447 Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
ﬁnance@stbonaventure.org Anointing of the Sick, x0
Available anytime on request Parish Ministries
Linda Garofalo, 840-2845 Administered on the second Saturday of the Eucharistic Ministry, x0
firstname.lastname@example.org 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. HOPE@stbonaventure.org
email@example.com 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
parishofﬁce@stbonaventure.org Lynn Hearn, Coordinator, 846-3359x478