SAINT MARY PARISH - stmaryparishgilroy.org

S A I N T M A RY P A R I S H
11 FIRST STREET GILROY, CA 95020
WWW.STMARYPARISHGILROY.ORG
April 5, 2015
PASTORAL STAFF
Rev. Robert Brocato, Pastor ~ frrobert@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Rev. Jose Rubio, Parochial Vicar ~ rubio@dsj.org
Rev. Vincent Pineda, Parochial Vicar ~ frvincent@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Rev. Mr. Pat Allen, Deacon ~ pat@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Rose Barry, Pastoral Associate ~ rose@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Hilda Porcella, Pastoral Associate ~ hilda@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Barbara Zarka, Director of Catechetical Ministry ~ barbara@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Carlos Barba, Coordinator of Youth & Young Adults ~ cbarba@dsj.org
Kim Shields, School Principal ~ kshields@stmarygilroy.org
David Cox, Social Concerns ~ davidc@stjosephsgilroy.org
Debbie Pelliccione, Office Manager ~ debbie@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Rebeca Aldaz, Administrative Assistant ~ rebeca@stmaryparishgilroy.org
Emerita Murillo, Religious Education Secretary ~ emerita@stmaryparishgilroy.org
PARISH OFFICE HOURS * HORAS DE OFICINA
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday – Office CLOSED on Sundays.
TELEPHONES
408-847-5151 Fax:408-847-4851
11 First St.
* Parish School: 408-842-2827 Fax:408-847-7679
7900 Church St.
* Catechetical Ministry Office: 408-847-2652
7950 Church St.
* St. Joseph’s Family Center:
408-842-6662
7950 Church St.
* Parish Office:
DAILY MASSES
Monday—Friday:
(Lunes a Viernes) 7:15 AM English
Lunes a Viernes: (Monday—Friday) 12:10 PM (Español)
WEEKEND MASSES * MISAS DE FIN DE SEMANA
Saturday: 8:30 AM
(English)
5:00 PM
(Vigil, English)
7:00 PM
(Vigil, Español)
Sunday:
6:30 AM & 8:00 AM
(English)
10:00 AM
(Español)
12:00 Noon
(English)
5:00 PM
(English)
7:00 PM
(Español)
INFANT BAPTISM * BAUTISMOS
Contact the office before or after the child’s birth. Preparation should begin
at least one month prior to the desired date. Preparation can begin before
the birth of the child. Instructions are held every 1st & 2nd Wednesday
in English at 7:00 PM. Baptisms are scheduled by appointment only.
Venga a la Oficina Parroquial por un folleto de información bautismal y un
cuestionario. Haga una cita con el Padre para llenar la solicitud de Bautismo. Las clases son el jueves y viernes da la primera y cuarta semana de
cada mes a las 7:00 PM.
MARRIAGE * MATRIMONIO
Bride & Groom must begin preparation with the priest a minimum
of six months prior to intended date of marriage.
Los novios deben comunicarse con el padre con seis meses de anticipación a la fecha de su celebración.
RECONCILIATION * CONFESIONES
Saturday 4:00-4:45 PM or by appointment.
Sábados de 4:00 a 4:45 PM ó entre semana con previa cita.
A WARM WELCOME TO ALL WHO WORSHIP WITH US
Thank you for joining us in prayer and sacrament.
Whether you are long-time residents or newly arrived in the Parish, if you are not registered, please complete the information below
and place it in the offertory basket or mail it to the Parish Office.
Name: ___________________________________________________________Phone: (
) _________________________
Last Name
Husband
Wife
Address _____________________________ City _________________ Zip ________ Email: ______________________________
ˆ New Parishioner
ˆ Moving (please remove from parish directory)
ˆ No Sunday Offertory Envelopes at this time
ˆ New Phone Number
ˆ New Address
ˆ Please send Sunday Offertory envelopes
Easter Sunday
SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, August 15th St. Mary will celebrate our 150th Birthday Party!!
Dear Members of St. Mary,
Jesus’ rising from the dead is the bedrock of everything else we proclaim to be true
about God and about us. It is the exclamation point (!) of the Good News that in Jesus, God
has entered a broken world and redeemed it. Given its centrality to our faith, with what
confidence can we proclaim that the Resurrection is true? How do we “know” that it
happened?
The various Resurrection accounts do not agree in detail. What is common to them
is the person of Mary Magdalene. Jesus appeared first to her. She is the one chosen to be the
teller of the good news—the evangelizer—to the apostles. Interestingly, the Scriptures never
again mention her by name.
There is much popular confusion about her background. There is in fact no basis
for her being the woman caught in adultery, nor the woman who bathed Jesus’ feet with her
tears. We are told that Jesus had “freed her from seven demons.” Over the centuries male
celibate writers would associate the demons with her sexuality, which, as someone wrote,
“may have been a comment about their own demons, not Mary's.” Contemporary biblical
scholarship regards the demons as symptoms of some kind of mental or emotional affliction.
As seven is the perfect number in the Bible, we can imagine that prior to knowing Jesus she
was perfectly overwhelmed and utterly helpless.
The Gospel for this morning is John’s account of Mary’s going to the tomb,
finding it empty, and racing to inform the disciples. They in turn run to the tomb and find it
as she said. The Lectionary ends the story there. What we should read at home, if we haven’t
already, is the rest of the story.
The disciples have left Mary alone at the tomb, weeping. She is asked first by two
angels, then by Jesus himself (she doesn’t recognize him), why the tears? Jesus also asks,
“Whom are you looking for?” She recognizes Jesus only when he says a very special word
in a very special way: her name. She knows the Lord is risen only when she hears him say
her name.
What are we crying for? What is that loss, that wound, or that fear, that keeps us
from being whole? What keeps us from recognizing the Lord through our tears? In lives that
are so busy and so full of stress, lives that demand hundreds of decisions every day about
how to spend our time and energy, who are we looking for through it all? Who is that
mysterious presence that promises the fullness of peace? The story of Mary Magdalene is
our story as well.
Today is the day we listen very closely for a single word, spoken in love, spoken
by the Lord himself. We recognize the word as our very own name, and we believe.
Have a blessed Easter!
Fr. Robert Samuel Brocato
THE FIVE 1’S FOR
FOLLOWING JESUS
One hour a week in prayer
One hour a week with Scripture
One hour a week studying some
aspect of faith or spirituality
One hour a week in service to the
less fortunate in our community
And, in gratitude for all God has
given us,
One hour of pay in the Sunday
Offertory
ADA – WEEK 9
Goal: 1,000 families to reach
$215,000.00
Totals to Date: 557 Families for
$166,030.00
Left to Go: 443 families for
$48,970.00
Thanks be to God for leading the
557; may the Spirit move the other
443 leaders!
EASTER HOLIDAY
The Parish Office will be closed on
Monday, April 6th so that the Staff
can enjoy a day at home with their
families. Regular business will
resume on Tuesday, April 7th.
Daily Mass on Monday is at 9:00 a.m.
The entire Pastoral Staff joins together in extending to you our best wishes and all of the joy of
Easter. Since Easter is fifty days long, we will have many opportunities to greet you personally
and to thank you for the life you bring to Saint Mary Parish.
Special thanks go to all who made donations of, or offerings toward, our Easter flowers and
plants, to members of the Liturgy Community, Choir and friends for the preparations of our
liturgies and church for this Feast, to all of our office volunteers who spend one day preparing the yearly Easter mailing,
and to all others who scarified to make our Holy Week as prayerful, enjoyable and inviting as it has been.
Happy Easter!!
Domingo de Pascua ~ 5 de Abril, 2015
Estimados miembros de Santa. María,
La resurrección del Señor de entre los muertos es el fundamento de todo lo
demás que proclamamos como la verdad sobre Dios y sobre nosotros. Es el punto de
exclamación (¡!) de la Buena Nueva de que en Jesús de Nazaréth Dios ha entrado nuestro
mundo roto y lo ha redimido. Dado su carácter central de nuestra fe, ¿con qué confianza
podemos proclamar que la Resurrección es verdad? ¿Cómo "saber" que pasó?
Los varios relatos de la resurrección no están de acuerdo en los detalles. Lo que
tienen en común es la persona de María Magdalena. Jesús se apareció primero a ella. Ella
es la elegida para ser la fuente de la buena nueva — la evangelizadora — a los apóstoles.
Curiosamente, a continuación las escrituras nunca más la mencionan por nombre.
Hay mucha confusión popular acerca de sus antecedentes. De hecho no hay
ninguna base para que fuera la mujer sorprendida en adulterio, ni la mujer que bañó los
pies de Jesús con sus lágrimas. Se nos dice que Jesús "la liberó de siete demonios." A lo
largo de los siglos algunos escritores — hombres célibes — han asociado los demonios
con la sexualidad de ella, cosa que, como alguien escribió, "puede haber sido un
comentario sobre sus propios demonios, no los de María." Hoy día los más respetados
biblistas entienden a los “demonios” como síntomas de algún tipo de aflicción mental o
emocional. Siete es el número perfecto en la Biblia, así que podemos imaginar que, antes
de conocer a Jesús, estaba perfectamente abrumada y totalmente impotente.
El Evangelio para esta mañana es el relato de Juan sobre como María va a la
tumba, la encuentra vacía, y va disparada para informar a los demás discípulos. Ellos a su
vez corren al sepulcro y lo encuentran tal como ella dijo. El Leccionario termina la
historia ahí. Lo que debemos hacer en casa, si no lo hayamos hecho, es leer el resto de la
historia.
Los discípulos han dejado sólo María junto al sepulcro, llorando. Ella es
preguntada, primero por dos ángeles, y después por el mismo Jesús (ella no lo reconoce),
¿por qué las lágrimas? Jesús también le pregunta: "¿A quién buscas?" Ella reconoce a
Jesús sólo cuando dice una palabra muy especial de una manera muy especial: su nombre.
Ella sabe que el Señor ha resucitado solo cuando le oye decir su nombre.
¿Qué estamos llorando? ¿Qué es esa pérdida, esa herida, o ese miedo, que no
nos deja alcanzar la integridad? ¿Qué nos impide reconocer al Señor a través de nuestras
lágrimas? En vidas que están tan ocupadas y tan llenas de estrés, vidas que exigen sientas
de decisiones cada día acerca de cómo gastar nuestro tiempo y energías, al fin y al cabo ¿a
quién estamos buscando? ¿Quién es esa misteriosa presencia que promete la plenitud de
la paz? La historia de María Magdalena es la nuestra también.
Hoy es el día en que escuchamos muy de cerca una sola palabra, hablada en el
amor, hablada por el Señor mismo. Reconocemos esa palabra como nuestro propio
nombre, y creemos.
¡Tengan todos la Pascua más bendecida!
Padre Robert Samuel Brocato
FELICITACIONES EN LA
PASCUA!
Con alegría felicitamos a los
nuevos bautizados e iniciados
plenamente a la vida de la fe:
Kayla Guzmán
Jesús González
También felicitamos a:
Alicia González Pérez
Jaime Lizárraga
Alma Rosa Martínez
Martha Velázquez
que completaron lo sacramentos
los sacramentos de Iniciación
Cristiana con Confirmación y
Eucaristía en la Vigilia Pascual y a
Javier Colin
que celebró su Primera Comunión
en este Domingo de Pascua.
Que la luz y la resurrección de
Cristo sea la nueva vida para estos
nuevos iniciados y que Dios los
bendiga inmensamente a lo largo
de sus vidas.
Fraternalmente,
Hilda y el Equipo de RICA
LECTURAS
PARA LA PRÓXIMA SEMANA
Domingo de la Divina
Misericordia
Abril 12, 2015
Hechos de los Apóstoles 4:32-35
1 Juan 5:1-6
Juan 20:19-31
LOS CINCO UNOS PARA SEGUIR A JESÚS
Todos los miembros de Santa María son alentados para que se comprometan con una disciplina básica llamada los "Cinco Unos."
* Una hora a la semana en la oración. * Una hora a la semana con la Escritura
* Una hora a la semana estudiar algún aspecto de la fe o la espiritualidad
* Una hora a la semana en el servicio a los menos afortunados en nuestra comunidad, y en agradecimiento por todo lo que Dios nos ha dado,
* Una hora de pago en el Ofertorio cada fin de semana
Tomemos el compromiso de caminar juntos, a partir de lo básico. Para muchos de nosotros será una decisión en tomar en serio el discipulado
por primera vez. Será abrirnos a la gracia de poner nuestras historias únicas, nuestro tiempo, energías y recursos al servicio de lo que Dios
está soñando aquí en Santa María!
Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015
LITURGY 408-847-5151 ROSE@STMARYPARISHGILROY.ORG
Happy Easter! Many thanks to all who worked so hard to
transform our Lent environment into the explosion of color and
joy that says “Happy Easter.” All the symbols of Easter have to
do with new life. Light: the days are growing longer and
lighter; Jesus is the light of the world; our lives are illuminated
by our belief in the Resurrection. Water: necessary for life
itself; cleansing; pure. White and gold: colors of purity and light. Easter is the
core of our beliefs as Catholic Christians. That’s why our celebration lasts 50
days. May God bless you and yours in your joyful celebration of Easter.
Rose Barry, Pastoral Associate
He is Risen!
Middle School Easter Celebration
an evening for praise, song,
and…
An Easter Egg Hunt
at Night!
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.
St. Mary Parish
Please RSVP to
408-847-5151
WOMEN IN BLACK
Every Friday a small group gathers at the corner of our front lawn. They hold
signs urging us to pray for and work for peace. The Women in Black is an
international, non-religious group who stand in silent witness to the horror of
war. It was begun by a group of Israeli mothers who wanted to do something
to stop the violence that surrounds them and affects every family in the Holy
Land. Their peaceful, quiet, prayerful witness appealed to folks around the
world who hope and pray that one day, we will live in a peaceful world. Next
time you drive by when they are there, we hope you will honk or wave in
support.
FRIENDSHIP SUNDAY/NAMETAG WEEKEND
This favorite event will return April 19th. Please
join in by wearing a nametag from home or creating
one here. Then, join your fellow parishioners in the
gym for coffee and donuts. Many thanks to the
people who have signed up to help. 20 more donut ministers would truly
secure this monthly event. Contact Rose to sign up or to learn more.
ANNUAL WOMEN’S RETREAT
Annual Women’s Retreat May 2nd-3rd at St. Francis Retreat Center in San
Juan Bautista hosted by Christians in Commerce for all women—with jobs,
retired, or home raising children. Over the years nearly 100 women from St.
Mary Parish have benefited from this wonderful retreat. See brochures on the
church bulletin boards. For details & registration information call Diane
McGinty at 408-847-0607.
MARCH 15, 2015
MARRIED SINGLES LIFESTYLE
Weekly Goal
$ 20,000
Actual
$ 16,306
Cath Relief Serv $ 4,345
The Married Singles Lifestyle describes couples that may have lost a sense of
closeness they once had as married partners and are living more like
roommates. Retrouvaille teaches couples how to survive times like these in
their marriages. This program has helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples
experiencing difficulty at all levels of marital distress from disillusionment to
deep misery. For confidential information about, or to register for the program
beginning with a weekend on May1st-3rd call 831-479-1260 or email:
Monterey@RetroCA.com
or visit the web site at
www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
MARCH 22, 2015
Weekly Goal
$ 20,000
Actual
$ 18,759
Thank you for sharing God’s gifts, just
as God has shared them with You!
Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015
ST. MARY SCHOOL OFFICE: (408) 842-2827
The Administration, Faculty, Staff and
Students of St. Mary School extend sincere wishes for
a blessed Easter to our friends at Saint Mary Parish.
The School Office will be closed for the Easter Holiday
week. Classes will resume on Monday, April 13th.
SMS BLUE & WHITE AUCTION A HUGE SUCCESS!
Thank you to everyone who attended our 28th Annual Blue & White Jubilee
Auction “Murder on the Happy Trail” on March 21st. What an incredible
evening! Thank you to our auction chair Shelly Paiva and her amazing team!
Thank you to the Gilroy Lodge on the Hill for hosting us! Thank you also to
everyone who purchased our incredible auction items! Although the final
figures are not in yet, the proceeds will pay for furniture for the junior high
classrooms and laptop computers.
OPEN HOUSE
St. Mary School is hosting an Open House for Kindergarten Year One (4 years
old by Sept. 1st) on Wednesday, April 15th. We invite prospective parents and
their children to tour the campus and the Kindergarten One classroom from
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Applications for next school year are available at the
office and online at www.stmarygilroy.org. For more information, contact
Emily Morris, St. Mary School Admissions Director, at 408-842-2827.
SV GIVES
For the second year, the Gilroy Foundation is teaming up with the Silicon
Valley Community Foundation for Silicon Valley Gives, a 24-hour online Day
of Giving. On May 5th, families and friends of St. Mary School will be able to
give to SMS by visiting www.gilroyfoundation.org. Last year, St. Mary
School raised $1,015 during SV Gives. Thank you for your generous gifts last
year. We respectfully ask that you consider giving again this year. Every gift
helps us carry out our mission of providing a quality Catholic education for our
students and helping them to become caring and responsible citizens, active
learners and persons of faith. Thank you for your support! More information
will be coming soon!
WEEKEND LITURGY QUESTIONS/COMMENTS
1. In the early morning Mary of Magdala goes to the tomb where the body of Jesus has
been laid. When she arrives, the stone has been rolled back; the tomb is empty! She
runs to tell the Apostles that someone has taken the body of the Lord.
2. John and Peter come running to the tomb. They think someone has stolen the body.
When John sees the cloth that has covered Jesus’s head neatly rolled up and set aside
they knew the body had not been stolen. Thieves would certainly not be so tidy! The
cloth helped John come to know that Jesus is risen.
3. What serves as a sign to us of the Lord’s Resurrection?
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
(408) 847-2652
The Religious
Education office
would like to wish all
of the families in our
program a very
happy Easter!! May the joy of
our Risen Christ fill your hearts
and may you continue to
experience the love our Lord in
these 50 days of Easter.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
There will be NO Religious
Education Classes for our
children this weekend April 5th
and 6th because of Easter
Sunday. Classes will resume April 12th
and 13th.
Our Religious Education Sessions will end
on April 26th and 27th.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
A reminder to all parents
who have children
celebrating First Eucharist
this Easter Season, the
children must celebrate
reconciliation BEFORE
celebrating First Eucharist. Please
call the Religious Education Office if
your child has not celebrated their
first reconciliation. The
reconciliation preparation book
MUST be completed in order to be
able to celebrate the Sacrament.
Please call the Religious Education
Office if you have questions or if
you are not able to attend.
NEXT SUNDAY’S READINGS
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 12, 2015
Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35
1 John 5:1-6
John 20:19-31
Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 408-847-2652
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
OREMOS POR LOS ENFERMOS
CONFIRMATION YR. I & II
We offer our prayers for the ill from our community.
Please keep them in your prayers.
O Heavenly Father, healer of all, source of all goodness. We
thank you for the good health these people enjoyed before. We thank you for bringing
comfort and solace to these who now suffer and who desire our prayers:
Ofrecemos nuestras oraciones por los enfermos de nuestra comunidad. Por favor
mantengan a estas personas en sus oraciones diarias.
Señor concede a tus hijos tu protección y gracia. Concédeles la salud de cuerpo y mente y
un perfecto amor por Ti y por los demás. Y concédeles estar confiados a tu misericordia.
Richard Watts, Camillo Scotti, Ruben Narvaes, Jr., Esperanza Peralez, Dean Peterson,
Alex Herrera, Cheryl Juarez, Anna Brinkman, Arturo Arellano, Sandy Giles, Christine
Cameron, Lidia Chavez, Maria Teresa Ruiz ,Maria Rosales, Arlene Castañeda, James
Santos, Roger Castañeda, Rhonda Nelson, Jovita Chavarria & Evette Chavarria
Year II Candidates are
reminded that they must turn
in all forms for the Retreat
Weekend on April 17th-19th.
It is VERY important to have
these forms ASAP. Please call Barbara
in the Religious Education Office if you
have questions or concerns.
RCIA=RITE OF CHRISTIAN
INITIATION FOR ADULTS/CHILDREN
At the Easter Vigil
celebration we experienced
the initiation of 12 adults
who went through the RCIA
Process. During this past
year we have prayed, shared the
Word, and walked this path of faith
with our adults. It is always an honor
and joy for the RCIA team to share
in this experience of faith.
Today, we congratulate the
following NEOPHYTES:
We welcome our Candidates for Full
Communion:
Olesya Zhuravel
Lisa Soriano
To our Candidates completing their
initiation with the celebration of
First Eucharist and Confirmation we
send wishes of welcome and
blessings to:
Ricardo Fuentes,
Alfred Garcia
Kristina Grijalva
Lau Tinshing
Adriana Robles
Vanessa Salinas
Jakub Kalinowski
May you always know the love and
support from our community. May
God bless you all, always in your
path of faith!!
An offering to the work of the Parish has been made in memory
of, or on behalf of, these persons who are hereby included in the
special prayers of our community at our daily Masses this week.
A
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2
0
1
5
(A) Anniversary of Death
(MM) Months Mind (B) Birthday
Barbara Bradley,
Janelle Ratcliff
Anne Yong
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Mon
06
9:00am
Edward James Thorne †
Catalina Rodriguez Barocio †
Tues
07
7:15am
Michaela Higuera (A) †
Bill Blaettler (A) †
Gino Rosa †
Olivia Perry †
12:10pm
Wed
08
7:15am
12:10pm
Thu
09
7:15am
12:10pm
Fri
10
7:15am
12:10pm
Sat
11
8:30am
Manuel Leonardo †
In Thanksgiving
San Sebastian Marti
Mary Mercuri †
Gerardo Viray (A) †
Douglas William†
Mitch Milias (B) †
Mark Simas †
Federico Zavala Perez †
Joaquin Pasao (A) †
Francisco Galapin (A)
†
The Priests of the Parish celebrate Sunday Eucharist for the
intentions of all the Parish. Please pray for the ill of the Parish and for
the recently deceased.
St. Mary Parish
Gilroy
#523320
Bulletin Editors:
Rebeca Aldaz,
Debbie Pelliccione &
Rose Barry
408-847-5151
Bulletin: April 5, 2015