St. James the Apostle Catholic Church November 30, 2008 San Antonio, Texas First Sunday of Advent _________________________________________________________________________________________________ SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 1:00 p.m. Quinceanera: Selena Montez 1:30 p.m. 50th Wedding Anniversary: Frank & 5:30 p.m. †Ramon Sanchez by Wife Gloria Arevalo †Rosie Laskowski by Mary Laskowski 3:00 p.m. Wedding: Samantha Caballero & †Lula Ayala by Family John Ruiz †Blas & †Dorothy Talerico by Family 5:30 p.m. †Margarite & †Mark Veillon by Husband & †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria Father Cabrera †Amado Bustamante by Sister Evangelina Health of Delia Vasquez by Family Gonzales Thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe †Manuel Gonzales by Wife Evangelina by Dela Sanchez †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Cabrera †Blas & †Dorothy Talerico by Family 8:00 a.m. †Etevan Musquiz by Family †John & †Angelina Carroll by Carroll Children †Fred Benavides by Wife & Family †Clara Rodriguez by George & Kathy White †Jose Garcia by Maria Garcia Memory of birthday †Julius Landez by Family Thanksgiving to God & Virgen de San Health of Delia Vasquez by Family Juan by Alice Ramirez Thanksgiving to Our Lady of Guadalupe by 10:00 a.m. †Daniel & †Esther Lopez by Family Dela Sanchez Health of Delia Vasquez by Family SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 11:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Parishioners of St. James 8:00 a.m. †Albert Salas by Wife & Son 1:00 p.m. †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria †Gabriel Santana, Jr. by Family Cabrera †Fred Benavides by Wife & Family †Alfredo Luna by Wife 10:00 a.m. †Daniel & †Esther Lopez by Family †Lilia Medina by Familia Medina †Richard Zamora by Wife & Family Memory of birthday †Armando Musquiz by MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 Rosie Zamora 5:30 p.m. †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria Thanksgiving to Jesus Christ by Elisa Holt Cabrera Health of Delia Vasquez by Family Health of Delia Vasquez by Family Happy 100th Birthday Herminia Flores From TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 Your Family 8:00 a.m. †Manuel Rea by Friends 11:30 a.m. †Diego Cardenas by Wife & Family †Cipirano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria †Jose Esponceda by Wife & Daughters Cabrera †Emil Garcia by Wife & Family Health of Delia Vasquez by Family 1:00 p.m. †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 Cabrera 9th Anniversary †Teofila Melendes by 5:30 p.m. †Dora Cavazo by Ornelas & Trevino Families M/M Pedroza †Celestino Trevino,Jr. by Ornelas & ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Trevino Families Sanctuary Light †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria †Jose (Tony) Flores by Family Cabrera ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Health of Delia Vasquez by Family MASS ATTD. ENVELOPES LOOSE TOTALS Thanksgiving to St. Jude by Sara Flores 5:30 p.m. 147 1,408.00 93.25 1,501.25 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 8:00 a.m. 169 1,029.00 107.92 1,136.92 8:00 a.m. All Souls 2007 10:00 a.m. 498 1,784.75 290.85 2,075.60 †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria 11:30 a.m. 210 1,388.00 101.16 1,489.16 Cabrera 1:00 p.m. 200 921.00 226.83 1,147.83 Health of Delia Vasquez by Family Personal Delivery 833.00 66.56 899.56 TOTALS 1224 7,363.75 886.57 8,250.32 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 - FIRST FRIDAY 10% Archdiocesan Assessment $825.04 8:00 a.m. †Martin & †Sr. Mary Magdalene Suarez by Total Collection for the Parish $7,425.28 Wife & Mother Total Envelopes: 346 †Cipriano Cabrera by Sipriano,Jr. & Gloria Thank you for your generous sharing. Please remember St. James Cabrera Church and School in your Will. Health of Delia Vasquez by Family ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ GOD HAS A DIFFERENT PLAN ST. JAMES SCHOOL NEWS We begin the season of Advent with a heart- St. James School is participating in the Catholic School felt call for our own repentance. We remem- Sweepstakes, sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance and the ber God’s faithful love for us, and call upon Archdiocese of San Antonio. All proceeds from the sales of these tickets will benefit St. James the Apostle School. Prizes God to help us to turn back. For “behold, includes the choice of: you are angry, and we are sinful” (Isaiah 64:4). In the first reading and in the psalm, 2009 Ford F150 Truck we recall God’s promises and lament our un- 2009 Ford Fusion Sedan or faithfulness and our guilt. We call upon God’s Prepaid $20,000 Visa Credit Card might and power in order to save us. With Tickets are $5.00 each Isaiah, we ask God to “rend the heavens and Drawing date is January 31, 2009 come down, with the mountains quaking be- Tickets are available for sale at the School office and the fore you” (Isaiah 63:19). Church office. We thank you for your support. Yes, God is faithful to us, because we are ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the work of God’s hands. God is the potter, CCD NEWS we are the clay. And yet, our concept of how CCD will be sponsoring a Rummage Sale on God will come to save us is rooted in our own Sunday, December 7, 2008 in the Bosco Hall. expectations of a warrior God who crushes Cost of a table is $12.00 each, for information mountains and thunders into our lives with contact Mary Toscano at 922-4061 or Aida great noise and glory. But God has a different Rodriguez at 922-2136 or come by the Rectory plan: the Incarnation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ to leave your payment. The standard, and certainly accurate, inter- Thank You for supporting the CCD Program. pretation of these words of Jesus tells us that ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ the final coming of the reign of God when all Incarnate Word High School is offering the High things will be permeated by God’s love, all School Placement Test to prospective incoming darkness and sin will vanish with a cosmic freshman on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 9 poof! - and God will “be all in all.” Be watchful, Je- a.m. to 12 noon We recommend student arrive to sus declares, because you never know… check in at 8:30 a.m. For more information con- There is another meaning, however, that we can tact (210) 829-3123. legitimately read into Jesus’ words. For God is likely ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ to come into our presence at just about any moment, BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK and we do well to be watchful for such moments. MONDAY Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 8:5-11 God in each person we live and work with. God in TUESDAY Isaiah 11:1-10; Luke 10:21-24 each stranger we pass on the street. God in the earth WEDNESDAY Isaiah 25:6-10; Matthew 15:29-37 and the cosmos we so often take for granted. God in THURSDAY Isaiah 26:1-6; Matthew 7:21/24-27 a crowded theater and in the privacy of your own FRIDAY Isaiah 29:17-24; Matthew 9:27-31 home. SATURDAY Isaiah 30:19-21/23-26; Be watchful, be ready. Cultivate eyes ready Matthew 9:35/10:1/5-8 to see God in any and all place, any and all SUNDAY Isaiah 40:1-5/9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14; circumstances. You never know. Poof! Mark 1:1-8 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dante’s “love that moves the sun and the other stars” right in front of you when you To keep the heart unwrinkled, least expect it. Overwhelming grace when to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - you least expect it. Watch. Be ready. Wake that is the triumph over old age. up!