September 30 - October 1_ 1995 TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

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					October 3-4, 2009                                                                        27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

                             American Bishops’ Statement For Respect Life Sunday
WASHINGTON—In a statement to mark Respect Life Sunday, October 4, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia called
attention to those who are most vulnerable in recent debates on health care reform – the unborn, the poor, the elderly and
the immigrant – and called upon Catholics to ―examine how well we, as a nation and individually, are living up to our
obligation to protect the rights of those who, due to age, dependency, poverty or other circumstances, are at risk of their
very lives." Cardinal Rigali chairs the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops (USCCB). Cardinal Rigali noted that the lives of the unborn are those most at risk in America and ―despite the
opposition of 67% of Americans to taxpayer-funded abortion, all current health care proposals being considered by
Congress would allow or mandate abortion funding, either through premiums paid into government programs or out of
federal revenues." Noting that the unborn are not alone in being under attack in current proposals, Cardinal Rigali called
for health care that recognizes the humanity of the immigrant. ―How can a just society deny basic health care to those
living and working among us who need medical attention? It cannot and must not," he said. Cardinal Rigali also addressed
a dangerous and false cultural attitude that some persons are not worth protecting because of their perceived ―low quality
of life." He stated that ―death is not a solution to life’s problems. Only those who are blind to the transcendent reality and
meaning of human life could support killing human beings to mitigate economic, social or environmental problems." ―The
antidote to such myopia is to recover an appreciation for the sanctity and dignity of each unique human being," he said.
Begun in 1972, the Respect Life Program stresses the value and dignity of human life. It is observed in the 195 Catholic
dioceses in the United States. This year's theme is "Every Child Brings Us God’s Smile."
                                                                             - US Conference of Catholic Bishops news release
Scripture To Be Proclaimed Next Weekend, October 10-11, 2009:                              28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Wisdom 7: 7-11, Hebrews 4:12-13, Mark 10:17-30
                                                                 Pray the Rosary: October is traditionally the month of
                                                                 the Rosary. The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falls on
Sat.     10/03/09    5:15 pm:    STC Community                   October 7. As a community we will pray together a
Sun.     10/04/09    9:00 am:    Doug & Corrie Terry             decade of the Rosary before every Mass on October 17-
Sun.     10/04/09   11:00 am:    The Tea Ladies (of Arizona)     18. Please come 10 minutes before Mass that weekend to
Wed.     10/07/09    8:30 am:    STC Community                   rest in God’s presence and join in this beautiful prayer.
Thurs.   10/08/09    8:30 am:    STC Community                   The word ―Rosary‖ comes from Latin ―Rosarium,‖
Fri.     10/09/09    8:30 am:    STC Community                   meaning ―rose garden‖ or ―garland of roses.‖ The Rosary,
Please Pray for...All Those Who Are Sick:                        a popular Catholic devotion, "is a certain form of prayer
                                                                 wherein we say fifteen decades or tens of Hail Marys with
(Infant) Barry Pham, Tom Rhoades, Mary Jane Naughten,
Sam Teresi, Gary Campbell, Kathy Campbell,
                                                                 an Our Father between each ten, while at each of these
Garth Brasure, Mary Jackewicz, Sr. Karen Langhi,                 fifteen decades we recall successively in pious meditation
Mabel Lasich, Esther Garcia, Eva Elliott, Joan Sease             one of the mysteries of our Redemption,‖ according to the
And For All Those Who Have Died:                                 Roman Breviary. In addition, after every decade of the
Gaetano Marino, Danny Martinez                                   Rosary there’s a single praying of ―Glory Be to the
           Condolences to the family of Gaetano Marino           Stories of Generosity (continued):
               on the loss of their husband, father, and         - This weekend we give out 250 green bags free of charge
               grandfather. His memorial service will            thanks to a generous donation from a family. The green
                                                                 bag along with the St. Francis Pledge are promoted by the
            be at 6 p.m., Friday, October 9 at Oak Hill
                                                                 Catholic Green Initiative of Santa Clara County.
            Funeral Home, 300 Curtner Ave., San Jose.            - St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish just received a check for
                     May he rest in peace.                       $1,272 from the Catholic Foundation of Santa Clara
                                                                 County. This is possible thanks to parishioners who
VOLUNTEER NEEDED! We need a passionate volunteer                 continue to honor their pledges made during Capital
who likes working with children, to lead the Children’s          Campaign. So far our parish has received $24,113, nearly
Liturgy of the Word on the 4 Sunday of each month.               reaching the total rebate of $24,250.
Children’s Liturgy takes place during the 9am Mass.              - Last week we received a check for $1,000 from Scrip
Training is provided. This is a terrific opportunity to share
your faith with the children. If interested, please contact      sales. Up to now the profits we have made through Scrip
Sherry Scott, Catechetical Coordinator at 364-8840.              sales and S.H.A.R.E.S. cards amount to $5,000 ($1,700 from
                                                                 S.H.A.R.E.S. grocery cards). Thank you to those who have
                                                                 generously supported our community.
October 3-4, 2009                                                                      27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Parish Outdoor Mass and Barbecue Social: Last                             BOOK & BAKE SALE FUNDRAISER:
Saturday we had a great Outdoor Mass and Barbecue                         This is the last weekend to donate books!
Social afterwards. We are grateful to all those who helped                Only one week away until our big event!
make it possible.                                                           October 9, 10, and 11!
- Outdoor Mass: The Liturgy Committee, the Set-up Team
(Charlie Epolite and helpers), the Environment Team
                                                                              WE NEED YOU!!! We need help setting
(Shari Smith and helpers), musicians (Alan Drown, Mark &                      up on Thursday, October 8 beginning at
Luisa Lennon and others), all liturgical ministers.                           9am! Please bring your dolly if you have
- Barbecue Social: Anne Gadd, who organized the                 one and come and join us! We need lots of
barbecue, and all who assisted in different ways:               “manpower” to bring the books over from the “book
Lucy Chai, Sue Charlesworth, Frank Hamill, Joanne               house” to Becket Hall. Remember, this is one of our
McPeak, Ann Nadler, Kim Warhola, and Sue Winklebleck.           biggest fundraisers for our parish but we can’t do it
SENIOR LUNCH BUNCH returns Wednesday,                           without your support! Please sign up to bake a home-
October 14 at 11:30am. Don’t forget to sign up!                 made goodie and/or work at our 7th annual Book & Bake
We look forward to seeing old friends and welcoming new         Sale! We need people to work at the sale! Sign up sheets
friends too! Anyone interested in helping out in any way,       are on the table next to the sacristy. Tell your friends and
call Lou Ray at 370-2182 or Joanne Kurtz at 378-0648.           neighbors about our event—pass out our flyers! Flyers
                                                                will be available on the tables in the back of church. For
VIRTUS Safe Environment Workshops are THIS                      more info, call Kathy Small at 246-7838.
WEEK: “The job of ensuring children’s safety is a
                                                                2010 PARISH DIRECTORY: Don’t forget to sign up for
challenging undertaking. The prevention of child sexual
                                                                               your photo session. Photo Sessions:
abuse requires more than adult awareness, education, and
                                                                                   Weekdays: October 27- October 30
training about the nature and scope of the problem. We
must also give our children the tools they need to
                                                                                    Saturday, October 31 (9am-4pm)
overcome the advances of someone who intends to do
                                                                                   Wednesday, November 4 (2:30-9pm)
them harm. The Teaching Touching Safety program is a
                                                                All parishioners whose pictures are taken will receive a free
tool designed to assist parents and teachers in the             print of their portrait and a free directory (per household).
important task. It is a vehicle through which parents,          Sign ups for photo sessions will be after all Masses for the
teachers, catechists, and youth ministers give children and     next 3 weekends and also on-line by visiting the parish
young people the tools they need to protect themselves          website, Click on the link (group picture) at the
from those who might harm them.”                                left corner of the home page, then select the number of
-from Protecting God’s Children.                                people in their picture. On-line sign-up will be disabled
This year we will continue to have the safety lessons for all   (not available) between Friday morning until Monday noon.
children and teens registered for CM and YM. The                Volunteers: Our photo directory needs your help! (a) See
workshops will be held for the children during their CM         if you can be a caller to remind people of their photo
classes & YM meeting as follows:                                appointment, or a greeter at photo sessions. (b) If your
Early Childhood: Sunday, October 11, 9am                        group has a photographer, please shoot some photos or
Grades 1-4: Tuesday, October 6, 4pm                             save recent shots of your activities! A photo session team
Grades 5-7: Tuesday, October 6, 7pm                             will choose appropriate pictures for the directory. If you
Grades 8-12: Saturday, October 17, 6:30pm                       can help out, contact Julie in the parish office at 378-1595.
Parents are welcome to attend the workshops with their
children. If you have any questions or concerns, please         KNITTING SOCIAL: The knitting group will NOT be
contact, Sherry Scott, (408) 364-8840,           meeting on Friday, October 9 because of the Book & Bake
                                                                Sale Fundraiser. Next meeting will be Oct. 23 .
              Mark your calendars for October 24,
                                     11am- 4pm for              ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS for 2010 are now available
                                                                and will be on sale after all Masses through the first week
                                     St. Thomas’ Parish         of December. Cost is now $30/book. See Doug Kronzer.
              Fall Festival. We will have games, great
food, a silent auction, and entertainment! We will need         Happy Birthday to...
lots of volunteers to help work shifts during the day. Sign-            Patricia Schwaderer, Linnea Carlton,
ups will be coming out next weekend. We are still in need                 Cindy Klinesmith, Thomas DiLeo,
of a chairperson for games and also a publicity volunteer.           Mariatra Maruthanayagam, Michael Derse,
If you are interested, contact Sherry Scott at 364-8840.               Jessica Maynes, Paul Maruthanayagam,
                                                                   Joseph Gruender, Nick Olivier, Giovanni Besio,
                                                                   Christopher Hunt, Bill McPeak, Linnea Sheehy
                09/27/09    Year to Date
NEEDED:     $3,700.00                  $48,100.00                  Anniversary Blessings to...
COLLECTED: $2,274.70                   $44,715.94                   Ruben & Rose Maynes, David & Maria Neves
VARIANCE: - $1,425.30                  -$3,384.06
                      On behalf of Emergency Housing Consortium
             Lifebuilders Youth Division, I would like to
        extend a heartfelt thanks to all the parishioners who contributed
to the backpack and school supply drive this year. Due to the economy,
our need was greater than ever and you all came through for us! We
were able to provide the kids in our program with all the necessary
supplies to begin their school year on a positive note. I found out from
the director of the shelter’s tutoring program that they actually get
marked down a grade if they don’t have their dividers in their binders!
THANK YOU to all who contributed!
-Annette Hancock, EHC Lifebuilders Volunteer & Board Member
October 3-4, 2009   27th Sunday in Ordinary Time