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					                       may 13, 2012 - SIXth Sunday of easter
                                                                                             Celebrating our Catholic Faith through Worship, Education, and Service




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                     1971 Saint Lawrence Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051 Tel. 408‐296‐3000  Fax 408‐296‐3100  www.saintlawrence.org
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Rev. Thuc Si Ho                             Noel Fisico                                 EDUCATION CENTER
Pastor                                      Music Coordinator                           DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
tsiho@saintlawrence.org                     408-869-8254                                408‐296‐2260 Ext. 322
                                            nfisico@saintlawrence.org                   Janet Yamada ‐ Director
Rev. Ernesto Orci                                                                       jyamada@saintlawrence.org
                                            ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE
Parochial Vicar and                         SCHOOL
Director of Liturgy                         (Pre-K—8th Grade)                           CATECHETICAL OFFICE
eorci@saintlawrence.org                     408‐296‐2260
                                            Philip Dolan ‐ Principal                    SUNDAY SCHOOL
PARISH OFFICE                               pdolan@saintlawrence.org                    OF RELIGION
408‐296‐3000                                                                                                                       HIGH SCHOOL
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM           CHILDREN’S CENTER                           408-296-0208
                                                                                        M. Eleanor de Paz                          YOUTH MINISTRY
Saturday 9:00 AM - Noon                     408‐296‐8077
                                                                                        Catechetical Director                      408-893-9353
parish@saintlawrence.org                                                                                                           Elizabeth Sanville - Coordinator
                                            Teen Center                                 edepaz@saintlawrence.org
                                            408‐296‐7085                                                                           highschoolym@saintlawrence.org
Therie Velasco-Gonzales
Office Manager                              Extended Day Care                           MIDDLE SCHOOL
tvelasco@saintlawrence.org                  408‐296‐8077                                YOUTH MINISTRY                             YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
                                            Sue Herbelin ‐ Director                     408-296-0208                               Joseph AuBuchon - Coordinator
Vickie Wallace                                                                          M. Eleanor de Paz                          youngadult@saintlawrence.org
                                            ACADEMY
Office Assistant                                                                        middleschoolym@saintlawrence.org
                                            408‐296‐3013
vwallace@saintlawrence.org                  Christie Filios ‐ Principal
                                            cfilios@saintlawrence.org

          Please call the Parish Office at 408-296-3000 for the following:                       Por favor de llamar a la oficina al 408-296-3000 para lo siguiente:

          Baptism of Infants                                      Quinceañera                              Bautismos para bebes y niños                   
                                                                                                                                                 Confirmación (Preparación en Ingles) 
                                                                                                                   menores de 7 años             Adolescentes  en  el  9º  grado  de 
At  least  two  months  in  advance  The  Quinceañera  must  be 
                                                                                                    Llamar  por  lo  menos  con  dos  meses  escuela o más avanzados que desean 
before  the  desired  date  of  scheduled at  least  four  months  in  de  anticipación  de  la  fecha  para  el  recibir  el  Sacramento  de  la 
Baptism.                                           advance.  Please  call  or  e‐mail  Bautizo.                                                  Confirmación,  por  favor  de  llamar  al 
 
                                                   parish@saintlawrence.org.                                                                     tel.  408‐893‐9253 o enviar un e‐mail 
                Marriage                                                                                               Matrimonio 
                                                                                                                                                 a Elizabeth  Sanville   
At  least  six  months  prior  to  the                     Rite of Christian Initiation:            Llamar  por  lo  menos  con  seis  meses 
                                                                                                                                                              highschoolconfirmation 
desired  date  of  the  Wedding                                      RCIA/RCIC                      de  anticipación  de  la  fecha  que 
                                                                                                                                                                @saintlawrence.org  
Ceremony.                                          Adults  or  uncatechized  children  desean para la boda.                                   
                                                   who  have  celebrated  their  7th     
 

             Confirmation                                                                                                                        Para adultos católicos (mayores de 18 
                                                   birthday,  may  inquire  about  the                         Unción de los Enfermos            años)  que  desean  recibir  el 
Teens  in  the  9th  grade  or  higher,                                                             Un  sacerdote  debe  ser  llamado  a  Sacramento  de  la  Confirmación,  por 
                                                   Catholic  way  of  following  Jesus. 
who  seek  to  celebrate  the                                                                       celebrar  el  Sacramento  de  la  Unción 
                                                   People  interested  in  celebrating  cuando  alguien  llega  a  ser  favor  llamar  al  tel.  408‐340‐0846  o 
Sacrament  of  Confirmation,  
                                                   the Rites of Initiation may call the  gravemente  enfermo,  es  debilitado  enviar un   e‐mail a Therie Velasco   
please  call    408‐893‐9353  or                                                                                                                      adultconfirmation@saintlawrence.org  
                                                   C a t e c h e t i c a l   O f f i c e   a t                         está  preparándose  para   
                                                                                                    por  años,  o 
e‐mail Elizabeth Sanville at   
                                                   408‐296‐0208  or  e‐mail  at:  una cirugía.                                                                     Quinceañera 
     highschoolconfirmation@                                                                         
                                                   rcia@saintlawrence.org.                                   Comunión a los Enfermos             Misa  para  quinceañera  debe  ser 
         saintlawrence.org                          

                                                               Anointing of the Sick                La  Comunión  se  puede  llevar  a  los  programada por lo menos con cuatro 
                                                                                                                                                 meses  de  anticipación.    Por  favor 
For adults (18 and over), please                   A  priest  should  be  called  to  miembros de nuestra comunidad que  llame  a  la  oficina  o  envié  un  e‐mail                         
                                                                                                    están  enfermos  o  no  pueden  salir  de 
call Therie Velasco at                                        
                                                   celebrate  the  Sacrament  of  la casa por edad o enfermedad.                                 parish@saintlawrence.org  
408‐340‐0846 or  send e‐mail to                    Anointing when someone becomes                                                                            
        adultconfirmation@                         seriously  ill,  is  weakened  by  years,                           Presentación                        Intenciones para una Misa 
         saintlawrence.org                         or  is  preparing  for  surgery.                 Llame con un mes de anticipación a la  Si desea ofrecer una Misa por alguien 
                                                                                                                                                 en  especial,  por  favor  venir  a  la 
                                                   Communion  is  brought  to  all  fecha  elegida.    La  ceremonia  se  oficina, en horas avilés.   
                                                                                                    llevará  a  cabo  antes  de  terminar  la 
                                                   members  of  our      community  who  Misa  por  medio  de  una  bendición 
                                                   are ill or homebound.                            especial.   
                             May 13, 2012 ‐ Sixth Sunday of Easter ‐ Page 2 


                                 CONGRATULATIONS TO
                                OUR 163 SAINT LAWRENCE
                                 FIRST COMMUNICANTS!!




                                                May Crowning of Mary
                                                    Saturday, May 19, 2012
                                                        in the Church

                                                                                 Bring flowers
                                                                           to present to Mary
                                                                    before the 8:30 a.m. Mass.

                                                          After the Mass, we will crown Mary, 
                                                  recite the  rosary, and make an Act of Consecration. 
                                         

                                                  Reception follows immediately in the Parish Hall. 



                 God's Masterpiece is Mother ‐ Herbert Farnham 
God took the fragrance of a flower...                  The laughter of a rippling brook...
The majesty of a tree...                               The grace of a bird in flight...
The gentleness of morning dew...                       Then God fashioned from these things
The calm of a quiet sea...                             A creation like no other,
The beauty of the twilight hour...                     And when his masterpiece was through
The soul of a starry night...                          He called it simply – Mother.
                                     May 13, 2012 ‐ Sixth Sunday of Easter ‐ Page 3 

                                   Mother’s Day Reflection
Dear Parishioners,        Family    and                    Queridos Feligreses, Familias y Amigos,
Friends,
                                                                            Debo admitir que este artículo es el
I must admit to you that I am                                               mismo que compartí con ustedes el año
rewriting a bulletin article which                                          pasado. El objetivo, como el año
I shared with you a year ago. The                                           pasado, es la maravilla de ser madre. El
focus of this article like last year’s is                                   artículo está    inspirado en un libro
the wonders of being a mother.                                              titulado "Susurrar una Oración para las
My inspiration for this article comes                                       Madres." Es una recopilación de
from the book entitled “Whisper A                                           oraciones a Dios que expresan la alegría
Prayer for Moms.” It is a compilation                                       de ser madre.
of prayers to God expressing one’s
cares and joys as a mother.                                                 Al leerlo. me conmovió especialmente
                                                                            esta oración:
In looking through it, I am                                                 "Dios siempre fiel,
particularly touched by one particular
                                                                              tengo muchas esperanzas y sueños para
prayer
                                                                                    mis hijos.
                       “Faithful God                             Pero Tú sabes que también tengo preguntas y
   I have so many hopes and dreams for my children.                              preocupaciones.
         But you know that I also have questions                       ¿Van a tener éxito y ser felices?
                    And natural worries.                                 ¿Van a ser personas integras?
            Will they be successful and happy?                      ¿Te conocerán, te amarán y te servirán?
             Will they be persons of integrity?                        Pongo a mis hijos en tus manos.
     Will they know you and love you and serve you?                    Es posible que no vea su futuro,
      Right now, I place my children in your hands.                          pero tengo la seguridad
            I may not be able to see the future,                      de que Tú tienes para ellos sueños
            But I have the confident assurance                            más grandes que los míos,
    That your dreams for them are bigger than mine,               y que Tú vas a trabajar en ellos y por ellos.
That you are going to work in them and through them          Tú has creado milagrosamente un mundo maravilloso.
  You have miraculously created a magnificent world.        Te doy gracias, sobre todo, por el milagro de mis hijos. "
I thank you most of all for the miracle of my children.”
                                                           Y nos preguntamos - ¿Qué pensó María sobre su
It makes you wonder – what did Mary think of the           responsabilidad ante el nacimiento de Jesús? Cuando
responsibility put upon her by the birth of Jesus?         Él nació, ¿le preocupó si tendría éxito? ¿Entendió el plan
Did she worry at his birth if he would be successful?      de Dios para Jesús? ¿Entendió su papel en el desarrollo de
Did she understand the plan that God had for Jesus?        Jesús como hombre y como profeta?
Did she understand her role in the development of
Jesus as a man and prophet?                                La gran fe de María que creyó en lo que Dios le pedía,
                                                           le hizo comprender que "los sueños de Dios son mucho
Mary’s great faith and belief in what God asked of her     mayores que los sueños humanos" y que Dios " trabajaría
made her realize that God’s “dreams are far bigger         en él y por él." María vivió con toda su capacidad lo que
than human dreams” and that God was “going to work         significa esta oración.
in him and through him.” Mary lived out the meaning        En este Día de la Madre, reconocemos a las mujeres, que
of this prayer to its fullest potential.
                                                           como María, ponen a sus hijos en manos de Dios.
On this Mother’s Day, we recognize women, like Mary,       Reconocemos sus logros, su desinterés, y su lugar en la
who placed their children in God’s hands. We               creación de esos milagros que llamamos hijos. "¡Feliz Día
acknowledge their accomplishments, their                   de la Madre!"
selflessness, and their place in the creation of the
                                                           ¡Qué Dios los Bendiga!
miracles we call children. “Happy Mother’s Day!”
                                                           Christie H. Filios
God Bless You,                                             Principal de la Academia de San Lorenzo
Christie H. Filios
Principal, Saint Lawrence Academy                                  Traducido por la Hna. Josefina Montalvo rscj
                                                       May 13, 2012 ‐ Sixth Sunday of Easter ‐ Page 4 
                                                                 STEWARDSHIP
Easter                                   $                5.00
                                                                                                    Year-To-Date Stewardship
05/05/2012 - Saturday                                                                                July 1, 2011 - May 7, 2012
                    2:00 PM              $            459.79
                    5:00 PM              $          2,133.00
05/06/2012- Sunday
                    8:00 AM              $          2,559.38                                                                                   $530,723
                                                                      Actual
                   10:00 AM              $          2,067.13
                   12:00 PM              $          1,351.00                                                                    YTD Variance - ($30,777)
                    1:30 PM              $            624.11
                    6:00 PM              $          1,404.10
     Auto Debit & Mail-In                $            899.00            Goal                                                                     $561,500
Total Stewardship Offering               $         11,502.51
Goal                                     $         10,500.00
                                                                               $-        $100,000    $200,000       $300,000        $400,000       $500,000   $600,000
Variance                                 $          1,002.51

                                                                                    Parishioners:                    Prayer
                                                                                            Pete Espinosa, Jr. 
                                                                                            Sal Garcia             Requests
                                                                                            Carlos Ilano 
                                                                                            Ann Lizotte 
                                                                                            Pat Naki 
                                                                                            Ernie Ortiz 
Office for the                                         Office of Financial                  Manuel Saragoza 
Protection of Children                                            Services                
                                                                                            Theresa Sledd 
                                                If you suspect financial                                     
and Vulnerable Adult                                                     
Diocese of San Jose                                                                         Arlene Thompson 
                                                      mismanagement or                            
                                                                                     
Enrique Flores                        misconduct in your parish, 
Phone: 408‐983‐0113                                   school, or  in the  
                                                                                    Friends and Family: 
Fax: 408‐983‐0147                                 Diocese of San Jose,                  Rob Abreu                               Melodie Jenkins 
Emergency line:                                         please contact:                 Lazaro Arreola                          Primo Jumawan 
408‐983‐0141                                                EthicsPoint                 Kerri Berry 
E‐mail: protection@dsj.org                         dsj.ethicspoint.com  
                                                                                                                                  Thuy Le 
                                                                                        Amalia Cacho                            Makena Naki 
                                          or hotline 888‐325‐7863 
                                                                                        Gerry Castro                            Domingo Rodney Roldan 
                                                                                        Chris Dennis                            Dale W. Rolph, Jr. 
                                                                                        Kathy Garcia                            Mark Rolph 
                                                                                        Hilda Gonzales 
                 www.saintlawrence.org                                                                                            Natalie Sparrer 
                                                                                        Bryan Guilbeau                          Cyril Tan  
                                                                                                                                                                          




                                                   If you love singing and enjoy the company of others, we are always
                                                   looking for more volunteer singers to join our different choirs. Children
                                                   ages 8 to 14 are needed for the Children’s choir. Teens and young
                                                   adults are welcome to join the 6 pm Mass Choir. Adult singers are
                                                   needed for different Mass schedules.
                                                    
                                                   If interested, please contact Noel Fisico at 408-869-8254 or by e-mail at
                                                   nfisico@saintlawrence.org.
                                          May 13, 2012 ‐ Sixth Sunday of Easter ‐ Page 5 

                                 Social Concerns                             By: Jim Balquist

The Ha refugee family moved to Nashville on May 8.
The reasons are mostly related to the lack of affordable
housing in Santa Clara County and the fact that Catholic
Charities needed residents to vacate the Transitional
Housing for necessary renovations and repairs, including
some that were safety-related. In the “normal course of
events”, they would have moved to rental apartments
which were too expensive and required a six-month
minimum lease. Their experience with Saint Lawrence
was totally positive and seen as one of the best ever by
Catholic Charities and the family has asked me to thank
everyone profusely on their behalf. More in future                              This photo was taken when the Ha Family
articles.                                                                                arrived in January 2012.
This should be seen as in a positive light in that the Ha’s assessed their situation well and made an intelligent
decision from their perspective. The role of Catholic Charities has been to organize and provide support in getting
settled in America, help them work through a variety of regulations and requirements, get health care and
immunizations necessary from a Public Health and School System perspective, get children enrolled in schools,
improve their English skills, and finally supporting and helping the family make arrangements for their trip to
Nashville. Catholic Charities “organized us”, and without them, it is not obvious how people like the Ha family
could ever adjust to, and progress within this type of situation.
Next week is the annual Catholic Charities collection and their contribution to implementing Catholic Social
Teaching is enormous. We have seen this in their work to reduce poverty through political action, Step Up Silicon
Valley and the Poverty Simulation, providing food relief for senior citizens in downtown San Jose, increasing the
amount of housing affordable for the low income communities, tax preparation help, youth activities, etc., etc, etc.
We also see economic stresses as staff reductions have been necessary this past year. They let go a friend of Saint
Lawrence who was outstanding in the Poverty Simulation and working with youth and one of three Case Workers in
the Refugee Resettlement program.
                                                                  The need is great – we can unequivocally endorse
                                                                  Catholic Charities and encourage everyone at Saint
                                                                  Lawrence to be especially generous in your offering
                                                                  next week.
                                  Ministry                  Coordinator               E-Mail Address             Phone Number
      C         Altar Servers                            Rick Duenas          rickd@carmelfood.com                408-453-8080
      O         Altar Servers                            Anna Chitwood        amchitwood@comcast.net              408-241-0836
      N         Art and Environment                      Margaret Haselden margarethaselden@gmail.com             408-296-3000
      T         Children's Liturgy of the Word           Anna Chitwood        amchitwood@comcast.net              408-241-0836
      A         Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Mike Piccardo       piccardo@ix.netcom.com              408-472-7864

      C         Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Jennie De La Cerda delacerdajennie@yahoo.com            408-296-3000
                Hospitality Ministers and Ushers         Stan Spence          stashiu@att.net                     408-245-1485
      T
           I    Hospitality Ministers and Ushers         Jackson Chun         fourchuns@hotmail.com               408-745-7328
           N    Lectors                                  Deborah Ferry        dmferry@yahoo.com                   408-296-3000
           F    Mass in Spanish                          Manuel Hernandez manueljke@yahoo.com                     408-410-9124

           O    Ministry to the Sick and the Homebound   Jessie Garibaldi     jessiegaribaldic@yahoo.com          408-243-1975
                Music Ministry                           Noel Fisico          nfisico@saintlawrence.org           408-869-8254
           R
                Parish Finance Council                   Mark Tarcha          mstarcha@aol.com                    408-668-5650
           M
                Parish Pastoral Council                  Patrick Sylvester    psylvester@gmail.com                520-603-5708
           A    Sacristans                               Vickie Wallace       vickiewallace@att.net               408-984-1142
           T    Social Concerns                          Terry Jelley         socialconcerns@saintlawrence.org    408-733-4742
           I    St. Vincent de Paul Society              Josie Hernandez      h.josie@yahoo.com                   408-296-3000
           O    Stewardship Offering Counters            Michelle Varnau      michelle@varnau.net                 408-296-3000
           N    Stewardship Offering Counters            Nicole Chun          elocin311@hotmail.com               408-296-3000
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         Mass Readings & Intentions                                                     Mass Times
  May 13, 2012           Sixth Sunday of Easter - Mother's Day                         SUNDAY 
  Apostles 10:25-26,34-35,44-48/Psalm 98:1-4/1 John 4:7-10/John 15:9-17                  8:00 AM 

                 8:00 AM              Mother's Day Novena                              10:00 AM       Children’s Liturgy 
                                                                                       12:00 Noon 
               10:00 AM               Mother's Day Novena                              1:30 PM         Mass in Spanish 
               12:00 PM               Mother's Day Novena                                6:00 PM        Youth Mass 
                 1:30 PM              Mother's Day Novena                              SATURDAY 
                 6:00 PM              Mother's Day Novena                              8:30 AM  
  May 14, 2012           Monday       Saint Matthias, Apostle                          5:00 PM (Sunday Vigil) 
  Apostles 1:15-17,20-26 /Psalm 113:1-8/John 15:9-17                                   MONDAY—FRIDAY 
                 8:30 AM              Mother's Day Novena                              8:30 AM Daily 
  May 15, 2012           Tuesday                                                   RECONCILIATION 
  Apostles 16:22-34/Psalm 138:1-2ab,2cde,3,7c-8/John 16:5-11                       Saturday  
                 8:30 AM              Mother's Day Novena                          3:30 PM ‐ 4:30 pm or                                        
                                                                                   by appointment 
  May 16, 2012           Wednesday
  Apostles 17:15,22-18:1/Psalm 148:1-2,11-14/John 16:12-15                         DEVOTIONS 
                 8:30 AM              Mother's Day Novena                          Rosary ‐ Monday to Saturday  
  May 17, 2012           Thursday                                                  After the 8:30 AM Mass 
                                                                                    
  Apostles 18:1-8/Psalm 47:2-3,6-9/John 16:16-20
                                                                                   Novena to Our Mother of  
                 8:30 AM              Mother's Day Novena                          Perpetual Help   
  May 18, 2012           Friday       Saint John 1, Pope                           Tuesday before the 8:30 AM 
  Apostles 18:9-18/Psalm 47:2-7/John 16:20-23                                       
                 8:30 AM              Mother's Day Novena                          EUCHARISTIC ADORATION 
  May 19, 2012            Saturday                                                  
                                                                                   THURSDAY 
  Apostles 18:23-28/Psalm 47:2-3,8-10/John 16:23b-28                                 9:00 AM ‐ 8:45 PM 
                 8:30 AM              Mother's Day Novena                            Solemn Benediction 8:45 PM 
                 5:00 PM              Mother's Day Novena
  May 20, 2012           Sunday       Ascension of the Lord
                                                                                   CHAPEL OPEN DAILY                         
  Apostles 1:1-11/Psalm 47:2-3,6-9/Ephesians 1:17-23 or 4:1-13                     7:00 AM ‐ 7:00 PM 
  or 4:1-7,11-13/Mark 16:15-20
                 8:00 AM              Mother's Day Novena
               10:00 AM               Mother's Day Novena
               12:00 PM               Mother's Day Novena
                 1:30 PM              Mother's Day Novena
                 6:00 PM              Mother's Day Novena

             May 14th: Feast of Saint Matthias, Apostle
The Greek Matthias, is a name derived from Mattathias, Hebrew Mattithiah, signifying
"gift of Yahweh." Matthias was one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, and had been with
Him from His baptism by John to the Ascension. It is related (Acts 1:15-26) that in the
days following the Ascension, Peter proposed to the assembled brethren, who numbered
one hundred and twenty, that they choose one to fill the place of the traitor Judas in the
Apostolate. Two disciples, Joseph, called Barsabas, and Matthias were selected, and lots
were drawn, with the result in favor of Matthias, who thus became associated with the
eleven Apostles. All further information concerning the life and death of Matthias is
vague and contradictory. According to Nicephorus (Church History II.40), he first preached the Gospel in Judea,
then in Ethiopia (that is to say, Colchis) and was crucified. Still another tradition maintains
that Matthias was stoned at Jerusalem by the Jews, and then beheaded. Source: http://www.newadvent.org
                                           May 13, 2012 ‐ Sixth Sunday of Easter ‐ Page 9 
                                                                       




      Liturgy Corner ‐ The Mass: The Way We Were Part IV By:  Deborah Ferry
The following is taken from the Little White Book of the Diocese of Saginaw.

From  the  beginning,  the  Mass  was  something  that  the  assembly  celebrated  together.  
In this regards it was like a Passover meal which was very familial. 
 
Over  the  centuries,  a  number  of developments  lessened this  sense  of celebrating the 
Mass together.  One of these was the size and shape of church building.  Another was 
the language in which the Mass was celebrated in the Western Church.  It was in Latin 
– no longer the language of the people who lived outside of Rome. 
 
Toward the end of the first millennium, there came a third shift.  The priest began to 
say  more  and  more  of  the  prayers  inaudibly,  even  some  that  were  formerly  said  by 
other ministers.  One directive from that period said that only the bishop/priest says 
the  Eucharistic  prayer  “and  he  says  it  in  a  low  voice.”    There  also  developed  the 
practice of adding prayers that were meant to be the “priest’s private prayers”. 
 
The priest came to be viewed more in the image of the Jewish high priest who alone 
could enter the Holy of Holies while the people stood outside and watched and prayed.  The Mass seemed more and more 
to be something the priest did.  The people prayed their own prayers while he said the Mass 
 
The Second Vatican Council, in its Constitution of the Liturgy, sought to reverse this trend: 
 
          “The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ’s faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be 
          there as strangers or silent spectators.  On the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers 
          they should take part in the sacred action, conscious of what they are doing, with devotion and full 
          collaboration.” (#48) 


                                               Celebrate Mother’s Day with Flowers
                                                                               By:  Dory De Guzm an 


                                                                “God's Masterpiece is Mother”
                                                                          By: Herbert Farnham
                                                               God took pieces of everything wonderful
                                                                           to make moms.
                                                              God took the fragrance of a flower...
                                                              The majesty of a tree...
                                                              The gentleness of morning dew...
                                                              The calm of a quiet sea...
                                                              The beauty of the twilight hour...
                                                              The soul of a starry night...
                                                              The laughter of a rippling brook...
                                                              The grace of a bird in flight...
                                                              Then God fashioned from these things
                                                              A creation like no other,
                                                              And when his masterpiece was through
                                                              He called it simply – Mother.

                         Aren’t we all blessed with our mothers’ greatness, the beauty of her soul, and her gentle strength?   
                         At  this  time of the year  on Mother’s  Day,  make  MOTHER  feel  extraordinarily special, appreciated,  and 
                         loved.    Pamper  her  with  your  sweet  attention.    Delight  her  with  wondrous  colors,  sizes,  and  shapes 
                         found  in  the  gentle  strength  of  the  orchids.  The  most  highly  coveted  of  all  ornamental  plants,  the 
                         delicate, exotic and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. 
                         Orchid  plants,  with  their  unique  and  splendid  blooms,  will  come  right  to  you  through  the  Filipino 
                         Association’s annual orchid  sale on  May  12 and  13 after each  Mass.   Choose the  color,  size,  and shape 
                         of  the  orchids’  most  popular  varieties  that  will  speak  in  ways  that  will  touch  your  mother’s  heart. 
                         No matter which  one you choose, Mom is almost certain to love it! 
                         Yes, go lavish with these special orchids for  Mom—a classic gesture of love and appreciation.   
                                    May 13, 2012 ‐ Sixth Sunday of Easter ‐ Page 10 

     St. Lawrence Elementary & Middle School
 SLEMS Family
  Fun Night!
Family Fun Night began
half a dozen years ago as
an evening of activities
that demonstrated what a
student can do besides
watch TV or other
                                      Mrs. Martinez learns the dice game
screens. It has become a                    Left, Right and Center.              A quiet game of checkers in the Board Game room.
SLEMS tradition that
gives families an
enjoyable         evening
together trying out
pastimes that are new or
new to them. At this
year’s event, there were
many delightful games and
activities, but the two
most popular ones were
                                                                                 The BookFair kept Mrs. Siguenza and Ms. Pollock
making a lava lamp in the                                                             busy selling books for summer reading.
                                Olympic ring printing in the Olympic Fun Room.
middle           school
science lab, and hearing
author Shirley Manis
share about the discovery
of mastodon remains on
her father’s property from
her book In a Scoop of
Dirt. At the same time, in
the gym, the Elementary
Science Fair impressed                                                                         Making lava lamps
parents with the detailed                                                               in the Middle Uno at the Math Games center.
                                                                                   Mrs. Gorham plays School Science Lab

projects in the fields of
life science, earth science, physics and chemistry. In the library, families
scooped up books at the Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair as they headed
home, all ready for a good night’s sleep.

                       Non‐Discriminatory Notice 
                                       

Saint  Lawrence  Elementary  and  Middle  School  does  not 
unlawfully  discriminate  on  the  basis  of  race,  color, 
national  or  ethnic  origin,  age  sex  or  disability,  in 
the  admission  of  educational  policies,  scholarship  and 
loan programs and other school administered programs.                              Author Shirley Manis shares a Mastodon artifact
                                                                                                  with her audience.
                                      May 13, 2012 ‐ Sixth Sunday of Easter ‐ Page 11 

                                             The Academy
             APRIL STUDENT OF THE MONTH: Theresa Barsanti 
Famous American writer and satirist Mark Twain once stated: ʺThe miracle, or the power, that elevates the few 
is  to  be  found  in  their  industry,  application,  and  perseverance  under  the  promptings  of  a  brave,  determined 
spirit.ʺ  This is the essence of Aprilʹs Student of the Month. As a shy and quiet freshman, this student worked 
diligently and extraordinarily hard to hone the academic skills necessary to be successful. Opting to stay out of 
the spotlight, this student focused on improving academically and committing to sports and service outside of 
Saint Lawrence.  
 

As  this  student  progressed  at  Saint  Lawrence,  qualities  began  to  be  associated  with  this  student:  perseverant, 
compassionate,  dedicated,  and  responsible.  Over  time  this  student  began  to  appear  in  rallies,  confidently 
leading their class to victory in multiple outdoor rally competitions. Being described by peers as ʺfriendly,ʺ ʺa 
hard  worker,ʺ  and  ʺincredibly  responsible,ʺ  this  student  continued  to  excel  without  much  attention. 
Characterized by faculty and staff as ʺa gem,ʺ ʺinvaluable to the success of her class,ʺ ʺan extremely positive and 
determined young lady,ʺ and ʺa rock star,ʺ this student earned, through hard work, commitment to others, and 
her invariably calm demeanor, these wonderfully apt titles.  
 
This  studentʹs  potential  is  no  longer  hidden:  a  leader  of  the  Senior  Class  and  an  integral  and  valued  friend, 
student, and athlete, this student continues to do much of her work behind the scenes. This student chooses to 
allow  others  to  enjoy  the  limelight  only  to  know  that  she  has  done  her  very  best  for  the  class  and  the  school. 
Searching  to  challenge  herself  further,  she  made  the  enormously  courageous  decision  to  progress  to  British 
Literature.  And,  as  with  her  other  challenges,  she  has  conquered  this  challenge  with  grace  and  integrity.  This 
student embodies what Saint Lawrence is about by persevering through numerous personal difficulties only, in 
the  end,  to  flourish  socially,  spiritually,  and  academically.  A  member  of  the  National  Honor  Society,  the 
California Scholarship Federation, Ambassadorʹs Club, the womenʹs tennis and basketball teams, and the Senior 
Class  Board.  Taking  her  immense  talents  to  Saint  Michaelʹs  College  next  fall,  congratulations  to  the  April 
Student of the Month, senior, Theresa Barsanti. 


                                                 April Celtic Stars
    The Academy has honored the following students as April Celtic Stars. Students are recognized as Celtic
    Stars for their commitment to academic excellence, involvement in activities, participation in community
    service and overall school spirit. Congratulations to:
        J.C. Aguila                   Joshua Conti                 Parsa Lotfi
        Marissa Aguilar               Matt Fagundes                Lindsay Masuda
        Brian Aranda                  Summer Faso                  Vivian Pham
        Jaclyn Ayala                  Connor Genovese              Jaia Rovaris
        Zac Blackburn                 Alex Hightower               Jonathan Russo
        Tamas Carli                   Peter Karlgaard              Dominica Sorci
        David Clawson                 Evan Larson                  Jena Wijtman


                                                Non‐Discriminatory Notice 
Saint  Lawrence  Academy  does  not  discriminate  against  students  of  any  race,  color,       
religion,  nationality  and/or  ethnic  origin  in  administration  of  educational  policies, 
admissions  policies,  scholarship  and  loan  programs,  and  athletic  or  other  school‐
administered programs. 

				
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