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                                                                                                         UPCOMING EVENTS
                                                                                                            AT ST. SIMON
  WE ONLY SEE WHAT WE HAVE ARRANGED TO SEE                                         KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS
                           By Fr. Lou Guntzelman. Died 06.21.2011           The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on the first
“Nine years ago my mother died. In the weeks afterward, my brother          and third Tuesday's of the month in the St. Simon cry
and sisters and I spent a lot of time reminiscing and exchanging            room. On the first Tuesday of the month, the group
remembrances of mom. As we talked, each of us discovered we had             will meet from 1:00 - 2:30pm and on the third
the same unexpected question. I never thought of it before her death        Tuesday from 7:00-8:30pm. Please bring knitting needles size 11 or
and neither did they. The question that welled up in us now was,            13 and 3 skeins of yarn. Crocheters should bring a size K hook. Our
"Who really was this woman, Eleonora, who was our mother?"                  August meeting will be on August 16 from 7:00 - 8:30pm. If you
It wasn't as though she hadn't been with us and always devoted to us,       know of someone who is in need of being wrapped in a prayer and
she was. It wasn't as though she was secretive, or absent, or led a         love shawl please contact Bonnie Gebhart for information at 650-387-
double life. She was a good and simple woman of great integrity who         9001 or email bonniegebhart@gmail.com
gave us her all. But we had seen her only in her role as our mother.
Now, we sought to know her aside from that role, as a human like                                         AMERICAN RED CROSS
ourselves. Who was she?                                                                          The need for blood doesn't take a vacation
Death is like the bottom line under a list of numbers. We draw the                               like you and I do. While many regular donors are
line, add up the numbers, and put the total under the line. That can't be                        on summer vacation, we need your help to
done with a person. To list the number of years lived and roles                                  maintain an adequate blood supply. To thank you
experienced won't give us an accurate total. A person is too complex.                            for your time, every presenting whole blood and
A mystery. Even living with them for a lifetime will never exhaust the      double red cell donor will receive a coupon for a pint of Baskin-
mystery.                                                                    Robbins ice cream* at MTN. VIEW/LOS ALTOS COMMUNITY
                                                                            SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE Sponsored by St. Simon’s Church Friday,
Each person is comprised of unexpressed feelings, unknown events,           August 19, 9:00am-2:00pm in Spooncer Hall, To schedule your
and unspoken dreams. All of them are not all available to others so         appointment log onto redcrossblood.org enter sponsor code
that they can put them on a list, add them up, write a total and say,       Mt.View84 or call 1-800-RedCross (1-800-733-2767). If you have
"Here is her life! This is exactly who she was!" How little we              questions regarding your eligibility to donate blood, please call 1-866-
appreciate the ones we love.                                                236-3276. Each donor will also receive a coupon for Edible
Edwin Muir, in his poem, "The Brothers," recalls the memory of his          Arrangement.
two brothers who had died 50 years before - or, as he puts it, "twenty
thousand days ago." He had recently had a dream of them and saw                                 NEW ROMAN MISSAL
them in the beauty of their vibrant boyhood playing in a field. There       By now we are all probably aware that changes in the new Roman
was a light that streamed from their faces as they played. How              Missal will take place on the first Sunday of Advent, 2011. St. Simon
fantastic they seemed. How he wished he had known them better. It           Parish will be hosting Diana Macalintal, Liturgist for the Diocese of
led him to ask himself a question, "How could I be so dull, twenty          San Jose to deliver a presentation on preparing the assemblies for the
thousand days ago, not to see they were beautiful?"                         new translation and why having a new translation is important. *What
Could we not ask it as well about the special people in our lives? Why      are the changes that are happening, and briefly, how we got to them.
do we allow ourselves to be carried along on the superficialities of        *How to implement these changes: strategies and ideas for preparing
routine so that we miss the wonder of the people in our lives?              the assembly; ideas for the catechists and musicians. *What will
                                                                            happen if we really use this as an opportunity not just to change words
Once they are gone we will have memories of missing precious                but renew the entire liturgy in our various parishes. Please mark your
moments. Instead of seeing more of their unique beauty we have              calendar and plan on attending at St. Simon Church on Tuesday,
focused on their roles, their flaws, their differences.                     August 30 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.For more information, please
Our greatest delusion will be to think we actually did know them. My        contact Suzanne Fitzgerald. sfitzgerald@stsimon.org or 650-967-
child, my spouse, my friend, parent, brother, sister or colleague - how     8311 ext 21.
could I have been so dull not to have seen more of the beauty in you.
This lack of awareness is a theme that resonates through literature. In
                                                                                    SAVE THE DATE: PARISH WIDE FALL BBQ:
Thornton Wilder's play Our Town, Emily, who has died, wants to                             FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
come back to this world and relive one day of her life. Knowing the         Howdy Y'ALL!!! Join the Root'n'Toot'n good time at our annual
heartache she will experience, a "stage manager" friend tries to            parish wide Fall BBQ ~ Western Style! Round up those cowboy boots
dissuade her. But she is determined and chooses her 12th birthday to        and saddle up your horses to the parish parking lot turned Dude
return. As predicted, her coming back brings her heartache. She             Ranch! We're always looking for cowboys and cowgirls to help with
experiences again the same human trait - we don't take the time to          set up, activities and clean up! Please contact Eileen Faria:
look at, listen to, and focus on each other. At one point she pleads        efaria@stsimon.org. Much appreciated ~ HEEYAW!
with her distracted mother to look at her for just one moment and see
her with attentive eyes                                                                    ST. SIMON GOLF TOURNAMENT
                                                                            The St. Simon Golf Tournament will be held at the Los Altos Golf and
Watching so much loveliness in people being ignored, and feeling it
                                                                            Country Club on Monday, October 24, at noon. More information can
again herself, proves too much for her. In desperation she asks to
                                                                            be found at http://school.stsimon.org/golf, including online
return to the grave. Tearfully, she asks, "Do any human beings ever
fully realize life while they live it?" That's another question we must     registration. If you would like more information or if you would like
ask ourselves.                                                              to help out in anyway with the tournament please contact Mr. Clossick
                                                                            at sclossick@stsimon.org
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                                                Page 3

                                                                                            SPECIAL APPEAL FOR THE
                                                                                         PASTORAL SOLIDARITY FUND FOR
                                                                                             THE CHURCH IN AFRICA
                                                                                                     TODAY
                                                                                         “Lord, when did I see you hungry and not
                                                                   feed you or thirsty and not give you a drink?” Today we have a
                                                                   second offering which is for the Church in Africa. I am sure all
                                                                   have seen the devastating results of the famine in Somalia and
                                                                   surrounding areas where thousands have died and millions more
                                                                   are literally starving to death. If each member of our community
                                                                   sacrificed just one meal this week making it a part of our prayer
        Saint Simon Parish School invites you                      and solidarity with the starving millions, and brought the cost of
                  to join us for our                               that meal as our offering, I believe a significant number will be
         50th Anniversary Celebration Week                         helped and avoid death. “In so far as you neglected to do it for the
                                                                   least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”
      Sunday, October 23– Saturday, October 29,
                         2011                                      [Please make you checks out to St Simon and clearly mark it for
                                                                   “Africa.”]
    Reservations for all events with the exception of the Golf
    Tournament and Jubilee Dinner can be made via our
    Eventbrite reservations page. Follow the links under Golf
    Tournament and Jubilee Dinner for reservations to those
    events.                                                                                     RUMMAGE RELIEF
                                                                                   At last you will have a place to take all the goodies
    Sunday, October 23rd, 2011                                                     you have been squirreling away for the rummage sale!
    12:15pm 50th Anniversary Celebration Mass                                      On Sunday, August 21st, we will be in the gym from
    1:30-4:30pm Hot Dog Social following Mass                                      6:00-8:00pm to begin accepting your donations for the
                                                                                   rummage sale. We will also be there on Tuesday
    Monday, October 24th, 2011                                     evening as well, and each Sunday and Tuesday until Move In Day on
    10:30 am - 6:00 pm Golf Tournament at Los Altos Golf and       Sunday, September 18th. We need about 10-15 workers each evening,
    Country Club                                                   please come join the fun!
    6:00 pm Golf Tournament dinner at Saint Simon use above
    link for reservations                                          We need cardboard boxes of all kinds, large black bags are useful as
                                                                   well. We will attempt to sort the donations by department so that it
    Tuesday, October 25th, 2011                                    will be easier to set up the sale in September. Watch your
    6:30 pm - Alumni Sports Night                                  neighborhood for people moving in. Go over to welcome them and ask
                                                                   if they would like to donate their boxes. We will give them a receipt
    Wednesday, October 26th, 2011                                  for their donation and reuse the boxes, what a deal.
    11:30am - 1:00pm Generations Day Lunch
    Pasta luncheon for Saint Simon school children,                You still have time to get that car or boat out of your driveway. Let us
    grandparents, and special people. Reservations available via   know if you have a useable vehicle to donate and we will find it a new
    Eventbrite or hard copy form sent out in the fall.             home.
                                                                   A couple of team members have very ill parents so we are hoping that
    Thursday, October 27th 2011
                                                                   lots of volunteers step up to share the sorting. Thanks! You can reach
    6:00 pm Y2K Parent Cocktail Social
                                                                   us at besharrow@juno.com or 650-965-4399.
    Cocktail party for all parents of Saint Simon School
    graduates from 2000 – 2011
    Friday, October 28th, 2011
    10:30 am Mass honoring the founding order of the school,
    Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) and
    Alumni Staff
    11:30 am - 1:00pm luncheon for IHM, Alumni Staff, and
    Alumni Students 5:00pm Pizza Dinner for current high
    school Saint Simon Alumni
                                                                        ST. VINCENT de PAUL NEEDS FOOD SUPPLIES
    Saturday, October 29th, 2011                                   Our food closet is now low on SUGAR, PINTO BEANS, SOUPS
    5:00 pm Jubilee Mass                                           AND TOP RAMAN. Thank you for your continued support in
    6:15 pm Buffet Dinner and Dancing with Phil 'n the Blanks      feeding the hungry!
    to celebrate the contributions of IHM, Current and Alumni
    Staff, Student Alumni and Current Students and Families in                ST. VINCENT de PAUL IS COLLECTING
    the success of Saint Simon Parish School. For more                                 SCHOOL SUPPLIES
    information go to the following link: http://                  We will once again collect school supplies for children and schools in
    school.stsimon.org/50th-anniversary. Go down to the            need of them. Every type of school essentials are needed from back
    Saturday and click on reservations: https://                   packs to erasers, crayons, pencils, paper, rulers, etc.----you name it--
    www.ezdonor.com/forms/E/0087/register.cgi                      children and schools will be grateful. Just leave them in the St.
                                                                   Vincent de Paul collection boxes! The deadline is Sunday, August
                                                                   28.
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                OPENING OF SAINT SIMON                                                Tuition and Payment Information - Please
                                                                                      note the new 2011-2012 tuition rates. All
                    PARISH SCHOOL                                                     families are required to participate in Smart
                   AUGUST 22, 2011                                                    Tuition. There will not be any additional fees
  We ask that you note the following information regarding the            for this program for 2011-2012. Information can be found online at:
                   beginning days of school.                              http://school.stsimon.org/2011-2012-summer-information-packet
                                                                          Extended Care - Those interested in extended care should contact
GRADES 1-8                                                                Ms. Rema Batmani - 650-967-3293 or go online to obtain registration
Monday, August 22 - First Day of School                                   information. http://school.stsimon.org/extended-care
All students report to line outside of assigned classroom.                School Handbook - The purpose of our School Handbook is to
Full Uniform required.                                                    encourage a positive experience for your child while understanding
                                                                          the need for guidelines for the common good. This handbook contains
Monday, August 22 – Parent Coffee Gathering – Parish Center               the school philosophy, policies, discipline code, and other pertinent
8:00am. - 9:30am                                                          information. Parents, it is vital that you read the handbook and then
                                                                          review its contents with your children. http://school.stsimon.org/
Monday - Wednesday August 22 and 24                                       school-handbook
                                                                          School Lunch Program – Taste Nutrition will be our lunch provider
• Gr. 1 - 3 7:55am - 12:25pm                                              for the 2011-2012 school year. Please go online to find more
• Gr. 4 - 8 7:55am - 12:30pm                                              information:http://www.tastenutrition.com/
Thursday - Friday August 25 and 26 First Full days of school              onsite_cafeteria_menus.asp?school_zip_code=94024
• Gr. 1 - 3 7:55 A.M.- 2:55pm                                             School Supplies – Please go online to see the school supply list.
                                                                          http://school.stsimon.org/2011-2012-summer-information-packet
• Gr. 4 - 8 7:55 A.M.- 3:00pm                                             School supplies ordered through SchoolKidz will be here to pickup on
                                                                          Classroom Assignment Day.
Wednesday       August 31 Back-to-School Night for Grades 5-8;            Cash Calendar – The Cash Calendar will continue for the 2011-2012
                6:45pm in Church                                          school year. The first drawing will be held on Friday, September 9th.
Grades 7-8 arrive by 6:45pm for Junior High Youth Group                   Cash Calendar tickets will be sent home to each family at the
presentation                                                              beginning of the school year. We ask that each family sell a minimum
                                                                          of 30 tickets. During the 2010-2011 school year $60,000 was raised
Thursday            September 1 Back-to-School Night for Grades           from the Cash Calendar. It is my hope that we can exceed that amount
                                     K-4; 7:00pm in Church                this year. More information will follow in the weeks to come.
                                                                          Online Information – Please check online to find out other important
Picture Day for Grades 5–8 is on August 31                                information:http://school.stsimon.org/2011-2012-summer-
Picture Day for Grades K-4 is on September 1                              information-packet
KINDERGARTEN
Please report to the Kindergarten classrooms.
Wednesday, August 24                    All children 7:55am-9:45am
Thursday, August 25                     Begin 11:30am dismissal
                                        days for Kindergarten             The Medical Missionaries of Mary wish to thank each of you for your
Thursday, September 1                   Back-to-School Night for          kind welcome and response to our appeal for prayer, vocations and
                                        Grades K-4 7:00pm in              financial help when I visited your parish the weekend of July 23-24.
                                        Church                            We are most grateful to you for what you have done to support our
                                                                          missionary efforts and I can assure you it will go to the area of greatest
PRESCHOOL / PRE K               - First day of Preschool / Pre K          need today. I would also like to assure you of our prayers for you and
                                  is Monday, August 29                    your needs too. Our God is never outdone in generosity. May you and
Classroom Assignment Day – On Thursday, August 18th, class lists          all your parish continue to be blessed by our God.
will be made available to families. At 4pm class rosters will be posted   Gratefully,                           Sr. Mary Ann MacRae, MMM
in the school breezeway. From 4pm - 6pm, classrooms will be open
to meet teachers and visit classrooms. From 5pm – 6:30pm we will
have a Hot Dog Social for all families in the school breezeway.
Immediately following the social at 7pm, we will have our Family                             ADORATION OF THE BLESSED
Night in the Church. We look forward to seeing everyone at Class                             SACRAMENT BEGINS 7TH YEAR!
Assignment Day!                                                                     Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be available
                                                                                    Tuesdays beginning September 20 from 9:00am - 4:00pm
Family Night – All parents are invited to Family Night on Thursday,
                                                                                    at St. Simon. Sign-up Sunday is September 10/11. Sign up
August 18th at 7pm in the Church. This is an opportunity to go over
                                                                                    cards will be available for those interested in participating in
key items for the 2011-2012 school year. This is also a great time to
                                                                          this important spirituality. Allow yourself the luxury of one quiet hour
meet and greet all of our new families.
                                                                          a week in the presence of Christ. Allow Christ to change your life!
Immunization Requirements - All students entering Kindergarten,           Take advantage of this opportunity to contemplate Christ in
First Grade, and Seventh Grade, must have complete health records.        the Eucharist every Tuesday. For more information or to sign up
No student will be admitted into class without proper immunization.       contact Cathy Rodeheffer at 650-967-1028 cathy@rodeheffer.net or
For the 2011-2012 school year, all students in grades 7 -12 will          Michele Coldiron at 650-965-8258 mcoldiron@sbcglobal.net “In a
need proof of a Tdap booster shot before starting school. Thank           world where there is so much noise, there is a need for
you for your cooperation in this matter. See memo from the Health         silent adoration of Jesus concealed in the Host. It is a source of
Office, included in the mailing for more information.                     comfort and light." -             Pope Benedict XVI, March 2, 2006
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                                                                                                                   ARE YOU SIGNED UP FOR
                   CCM                                                                                             2011- 2012 LIFETEEN &
                                                                                                                   EDGE? Go to the Rectory
                                                                                                                   and complete your registration
                                                                            forms if you are in the Public Schools. All St. Simon school 6th-8th
   ST. SIMON CHURCH SERVES ALL THE                                          grade are already registered in the EDGE program.
  CHILDREN AND YOUTH OF OUR PARISH                                          SAVE THE DATE - On Fire NorCal Jam 2011 September 24 - See
It’s time once again to register for the children’s catechetical programs   Matt Maher & Jason Evert in person. Open to 8th grade and High
for the upcoming year. Registration continues through the                   School teens. Spend the Day at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom,
summer. Registration forms are available on the Parish Website, in the      Vallejo.
Parish Office, and in the Church vestibule.                                 CELL PHONE RECYCLING SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER –
                                                                            NEW ITEMS. Now accepting working laptops/notebook computers
                CATECHETICAL PROGRAMS                                       with batteries, MP3 Players, I Pods & digital and point & shoot
Pre-School of Religion (PSR) - is a God readiness program for               cameras, Video games, E books, GPS Devices, Radar Devices,
children ages three (3) as of December 1, through Kindergarten.             PS3,Xbox 360 Wii, Ipads & tablets. Money received from phone
                                                                            recycle goes right into our Scholarship Fund.
Children’s Catechetical Ministry (CCM) - is a religious education
                                                                            FACEBOOK & LIFETEEN & EDGE - Visit our Website at
and faith formation program for children in grades 1st-5th.
                                                                            www.stsimon.org and just click on Children & Youth Ministry/Youth
EDGE -is a faith formation program for 6th - 8tth grade youth interested    Ministry for EDGE & LIFE youth ministry TEEN information. Ask to
in discovering how to walk with Christ and live our faith.                  be invited as a friend into the LIFE TEEN-stsimon Facebook
                                                                            QUESTIONS: Call Val Liberty at 650-967-8311 X 31: Cell 650-465-
LIFETEEN - is our high school youth group which meets on Sunday
                                                                            4170, vliberty@stsimon.org or parish.stsimon.org/ffyouth.
evenings following the 5:00pm Youth Mass.

     SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION PROGRAMS
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist - are normally a two year
process beginning in 1st grade. All children registered in St. Simon
School or CCM 2nd grade are considered candidates for First
Reconciliation and First Eucharist.
                                                                            JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS - August 20, at 9:00am - 2:00pm at
Confirmation - is normally a two year process beginning in 7tth             St. Julie Billiart Parish, Sullivan Hall 366 St. Julie Drive. San José
grade. Youth wishing to be confirmed should be registered in either         featuring activist, journalist, author, writer and photojournalist David
St. Simon School or EDGE.                                                   Bacon. In Illegal People Bacon explores the human side of
Children’s Catechumenate – Children who are not baptized or who             globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people in Latin
are 3rd grade and older seeking the sacraments of Eucharist and             America and Asia, driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S.
Reconciliation .                                                            immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime
                                                                            in the United States. Illegal People explains why our national policy
CCM: We have made some minor changes for the coming year.                   produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration
While 80%-90% of CCM families prefer to attend the Sunday sessions          raids, and a more divided, polarized society. David has received
we recognize the need to offer an alternative to those families for         numerous awards for both his writing and photography.
whom Sunday is not a good option. This year as families register they       SEE JACK TALK - Jack Jezreel, Founder & Director of Just Faith
have the option of attending Sunday morning sessions or Tuesday             Ministries will be teaching on "Gathering and Sending", followed by a
afternoon sessions.                                                         reception and display of JustFaith course materials on August 25
PSR: Beginning in September we will offer Preschool of Religion             7:00pm, at Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church, 728 W. Fremont Ave,
(PSR) for ages 3 through kindergarten each Sunday only during the           Sunnyvale. There will be an opportunity to discuss classes with
9:00am Mass.                                                                graduates and previous facilitators. Suggested donation: $10 (no one
                                                                            turned away) Co-sponsored By the Catholic Diocese of San Jose, the
                                                                            Presbytery of San Jose, and Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church and Los
                                                                            Altos United Methodist Church PLEASE RSVP to: Pat Plant at 408-
                                                                            702-0785 or pat@sanjosepby.org



The Parish Choir - will be beginning rehearsals for the 10:45am                                     HAVE AN ACTIVE TODDLER DURING
Mass on Wednesday, September 7 at 7:30pm in the Church. Young                                       MASS? Are you DISTRACTED in the
or old, musically accomplished or shower singer, all are welcome!                                   Crying Room? Are your children RESTLESS,
The Children's Choir - 1st - 8th grade begins practices for the                                     NOISY, or CRYING during mass? FREE
9:00am Mass on Thursday, September 8, 3:00pm in Spooncer                                            BABYSITTING SERVICES PROVIDED
Hall. Flyers with sign-up info are available in the vestibule or the        DURING THE SUNDAY 9:00am MASS. Come drop your child off
parish office.                                                              at the ST. SIMON NURSERY offered during the Sunday 9:00am
                                                                            Mass. It allows parents to attend Mass peacefully knowing that their
A SPECIAL INVITATION TO SING FOR OUR SCHOOL                                 children are in good hands. The nursery is in the Little Saints
JUBILEE MASS - on Saturday, October 29. Alumni, parents, well-              Preschool (Extended Learning Center) behind the Parish office for
wishers, etc. are invited to come and make our celebration truly            children newborn to age 4 years. There is a regular adult childcare
joyous. You will also be sure of getting a good seat!                       provider every Sunday, including summer except holidays. The
For more information on these or other music ministry opportunities,        nursery opens 15 minutes prior to mass. Contact the nursery to obtain
please email Amy Stacke, astacke@stsimon.org or stop by the piano           required gate code for entry. Contact Pearl Scott 650-575-8881
after the 9:00 or 10:45am Masses.                                           Nursery@stsimon.org for more information.
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                                                                                       MASS INTENTIONS              AUGUST 13/14
                         . . . WITH SR. REBECCA!
                                                                          Sat     5:00        John Langholff                        Fr. Anthony
                                                                          Sun     7:30        The DeMartini Family                  Fr. Anthony
We are in the planning stages for 2011-2012. Please let us know if                9:00        For St. Simon Parishioners            Fr. Warwick
you have any ideas for topics or speakers for the upcoming year.          (Forum) 10:30       *PPI                                  Fr. Mark
With blessings of joy, peace and love, your sister Rebecca (:                     10:45       Mel Melendez                          Fr. Warwick
                                                                                  12:15       Charlotte Salazar                     Fr. Anthony
MEN’S SPIRITUALITY - meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday of
                                                                                  5:00        *PPI                                  Fr. Mark
every month from 7:30-8:30am in the Rectory Conference Room.
                                                                          Mon     6:30        *PPI                                  Msgr. Mike
Our upcoming meeting will be on August 20. For further information
                                                                                  8:30        Ellen Hanley                          Fr. Mark
email Dave Lipscomb at cowboy.lipscomb@gmail.com!
                                                                          Tues    6:30        Richard Biggs, Sr.                    Fr. Anthony
WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY - Calling women of all ages. We will                         8:30        Sp. Int. of Patrick Morgan & Family   Fr. Mark
meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 7:30am-8:30am and         Wed     6:30        Leon Merrick                          Fr. Mark
do Lectio Divina on the upcoming Sunday reading. Upcoming                         8:30        *PPI                                  Fr. Anthony
meeting will be held on August 27; 7:30-8:30am, Rectory Conference        Thurs   6:30        Richard Anton                         Fr. Warwick
Room. For more information, contact Rose Lue at                                   8:30        Donna Meehan                          Fr. Mark
roselue@gmail.com.                                                        Fri     6:30        Richard Anton                         Fr. Warwick
TAIZE PRAYER - We will resume our contemplative prayer of                         8:30        Reynaldo Ocampo                       Fr. Warwick
song and mantra around the cross of Jesus in September.                   Sat     8:30        *PPI                                  Fr. Anthony
                                                                                  5:00        Lena Gates                            Fr. Mark
                                                                          Sun     7:30        For the Marchetti Family              Fr. Warwick
                                                                                  9:00        Anthony Chow                          Fr. Anthony
                 This year, because the feast of the Assumption,          (Forum) 10:30       For St. Simon Parishioners            Fr. Warwick
                 August 15, falls on a Monday it is not a day of                  10:45       Lou Fontana                           Fr. Mark
                 obligation. However, it is still a Holy Day and all              12:15       Elvia Meili Perez                     Fr. Mark
                 the faithful are encouraged to attend Mass. St.                  5:00        Donna Meehan                          Fr. Anthony
                 Simon Parish Mass times are 6:30 & 8:30am in             Please pray for the repose of the souls who died this week.
                 the Chapel.                                              *PPI means priest’s personal intention


                                                                          Please pray for our sick, homebound and those with special prayer
                 SCRIPTURE SHARING                                        needs. Remember that names will appear in this section of our
                WEDNESDAY BIBLE SHARING                                   bulletin for three weeks only. If you wish to have your name left on
The Wednesday Morning Bible Sharing group will not be meeting for         or included on the list please call 650-967-8311.
the summer. This summer the group decided to review the following         Joan Winkler, Tom Milnes, Margaret Cole, Maria Paula Riofrio, Trent
books by Wilkie Au By Way of the Heart and Urgings of the Heart.          Feliss, Catherine Carleton, Matthew Munch, David Fladlien, Hope
We will gather at 9:30 to 11:00am on August 17 - Rectory Conference       Watson, Gina Bender, Shirley Hintz, Larry Truhe, Jackie Oswold,
Room. We invite you to join us. Questions? Contact Joan Winkler:          Marlo Corman, Carol Bolin, Elizabeth Antonio, Daisy Kalman, Susan
jcpwinkler@earthlink.net Our next get-together will be on September       Mackey, Joe Dore, Margaret Riley, Louise Gravino, Sunny & Glenn
7th.                                                                      Warren, Laura Toby, Catherine Bruck, Lori Hanel, Ingrid Quirk,
                                                                          Muncie McCarthy, Ainsley Carmichael, Joanna Malvino, Janet
                 THURSDAY FAITH SHARING                                   Shaffer, Jim Pierce, Mary Thompson, Betty Clarke, Jenifer Hanel
We meet in the Simon Room from 7:00-8:15am. For more information          Samuels, Virginia Jean, Roberta Young, Jim McCarthy, Emma Rose,
contact Jean Rousseau at 650-964-0374. We go over the Scriptures for      Andy and Michael Napoli, Sally Dalton, Mike Picetti, Chris Chatenka,
the next Sunday at our meeting.                                           John Fox, Tom Rollins, Ron Essary, Connie Hall, Gina Giagiari, and
                                                                          all the sick of our parish.


                        HELP STILL NEEDED WITH                                                       Thank You
                            BORDERS SCRIP
                       We still have about $250 in Borders scrip,               Following is the budgeted and actual money received from
                       mostly in $10 gift cards. We will lose this                           Sunday and Holy Day collections .
money if the scrip is not sold before the liquidation sale is
                                                                                                                          August 7, 2011
over. THANK YOU to those who have already bought Borders scrip;
please use it as soon as possible. The Borders store in Sunnyvale at El   YTD BUDGETED**                                      $ 96,642.00
Camino and Matilda is still open, plus gift cards can still be used at
borders.com. Scrip can be purchased at the Rectory during business        YTD COLLECTED                                       $ 90,732.00
hours, email scrip@stsimon.org or call Penny Osorio at 408-735-1184.      YTD VARIANCE                                   -$     5,910.00

                                                                                Children’s Collection was $2.00 with 2 good deeds

                                                                          **Our 2011 Budget, because of the economy, reflects an
              READINGS FOR NEXT SUNDAY                                    anticipated loss of -$75,133. Therefore, a positive variance in the
              Is 22:19-23; Rom 11:33-36; Mt 16-13-20                      actual collection helps to offset this loss for the year. Thank you.

				
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