January 4, 2015 - St. Pius Parish

St. Pius X Parish
1100 Woodside Road, Redwood City, CA 94061
Phone: (650) 361-1411
Fax: (650) 369-3641
Web: www.pius.org E-mail: [email protected]
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm
PASTORAL STAFF
MASS SCHEDULE
Rev. Paul Rossi, Pastor
ext. 117 [email protected]
Rev. Tom Martin, Parochial Vicar ext.
121 [email protected]
Rev. Martin Muruli
Sequoia and Kaiser Hospital Chaplain (650) 361-1411 ext. 145
Rev. Gerald D. Coleman, S.S.
Vice-President , Corporate, Ethics,
Daughters of Charity Health System
(650) 361-1411
Deacon Mynor Montepeque
[email protected]
(650) 361-1411
Sunday, January 4, 2015
The Epiphany of the Lord
Sr. Norberta Villaseñor, OS.F
Pastoral Associate Ext. 115
[email protected]
Maria Cornell
Liturgy Coordinator, ext. 118
[email protected]
Nancy Powell
Children’s Faith Formation
Ext. 116
[email protected]
Beverly Hilliard
Music Director
[email protected]
Adele Sanchez
Senior Adult Coordinator
(650) 361-1411
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF
Judy Giacometti
Operations Manager, ext. 110
[email protected]
Rita Carroll
Principal, St. Pius School
(650) 368-8327
[email protected]
Lauri Hill
Preschool Director, ext. 127
[email protected]
PARISH STAFF
Chris Luvisi
Parish Secretary, ext. 114
[email protected]
Debbie Castelli
Bookkeeper, ext. 112
[email protected]
Elvira Cabahug-Garcia
Children’s Faith Formation
& Assistant Parish Secretary,
ext. 111 [email protected]
PARISH COUNCIL
Susan Krauss
(650) 361-1411
FINANCE COUNCIL
Donna Schreiber
(650) 361-1411
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 8:00 am, 9:15 am
10:45 am, (Spanish)
12:15 pm and 5:00 pm
Daily: 8:00 am
Holy Days: As Scheduled
Sacrament of Penance/Reconciliation
Saturdays 3:30 to 4:30 pm
or by appointment
Devotions
Liturgy of the Hours
Monday - Saturday 7:15 am
Monday and Wednesday 6:00 pm
Rosary: Monday - Saturday 7:30 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament:
1st Friday of the month following
8:00 am Mass
4th Saturday of the month
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Sacraments of Initiation
Infant Baptism:
2nd & 4th Sundays at 1:30 pm
Spanish Baptisms - 2nd & 4th
Saturdays at 11:30 am
For schedule: Sr. Norberta
(preparation required)
Rite of Christian Initiation for
Children and First Eucharist:
Contact Sr. Norberta
Youth Confirmation:
Contact Fr. Tom/Maria Cornell
Adult Initiation:
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults:
Sr. Norberta
Sacrament of Marriage:
Contact parish office at least six
months in advance.
Vocations to Priesthood, Permanent
Diaconate, Religious Life and Lay Ecclesial Ministries
Contact Fr. Paul Rossi
Anointing of the Sick:
For all who are seriously ill
or scheduled for surgery, call the
parish office. For those in the
hospital contact the hospital
chaplain.
Viaticum:
Holy Communion for the dying, contact parish priest.
Visitation of the Sick and
Homebound:
Contact parish office for Eucharistic
Ministers to bring Holy
Communion.
Funerals:
Contact parish office.
Bulletin deadline Mondays by 10:00 AM
A Reflection From Your Pastor...
Parish Groups
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Christmas Season continues today with the celebration of the Epiphany of the Lord.
Matthew's Gospel makes it clear that even from the very beginning Jesus came to save all
people of the world. It was through the chosen people of Israel through whom and from
whose history this revelation was to be known. Thus, we have magi representing all the
known world at the time, making their way to Jesus' humble place of birth. We, too, as a
Bible Study & Book Club universal Church and we here at St. Pius come from many cultural backgrounds, speak variFr. Paul Rossi x117
ous languages and enjoy certain traditions and customs special to our unique heritages; yet,
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we are called to be one in Christ. Through the waters of Baptism and the gift of the Holy
Grief Support Ministers Spirit we are called to be a People of God united as one in Jesus Christ. We are not to live in
some form of forced uniformity; rather, we are called to live and celebrate our God-given
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diversity of gifts as one baptized people in Christ, the Lord. What a wonderful experience of
Italian Catholic Federation the Holy Spirit bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and leading us into the
Family of God. I hope the spirit of our Epiphany celebration today has a wonderfully long
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and lasting effect on our parish and that of the universal Church. May we see ourselves in
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the Magi, seeking the Lord wherever he may be found.
Altar Society &
Environment
Tina Zanoni
(650) 361-8203
[email protected]
Men’s Club
David Sawyer
[email protected]
(415) 218-0836
Sandwiches on Sunday
(SOS)
Margaret Cortopassi
(650) 364-2132
St. Pius School PTG
Courtney Caccia
(650) 365-1877
[email protected]
St. Vincent de Paul
(SVDP)
Rick Boitano
(650) 365-9797
Women’s Club
Joany Draeger 868-8945
Laura Vargas 400-8298
Barbara Cage 575-0704
stpiuswomensclub
@gmail.com
(650) 562-3407
Young Ladies’ Institute
(YLI)
Virginia Keegan
[email protected]
(650) 892-9280
Youth Ministry &
Confirmation
Fr. Tom Martin x120
Maria Cornell x118
I want to again encourage parishioners, especially younger women and men, to seriously
consider joining our parish St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Society does the work of the
gospel. The joy of serving and providing for the basic needs of others in our parish and surrounding area will be quite rewarding. You also will be able to collaborate with some wonderful parishioners who have been serving in this ministry for many years. Please contact
me if you are interested in this parish ministry and the spirituality which gives the ministry
such a solid foundation.
St. Patrick's Seminary is preparing to sponsor once again this year a Discernment Retreat
Weekend, January 16-18, 2015, for single men considering a vocation to the priesthood. If
you know of any single men whom you might possibly consider good candidates for the
priesthood, you are most welcome to pass on this invitation and information to them. Please
let me or Fr. Tom Martin know of your possible interest and we will assist you in registering for the weekend. There is no fee to attend the retreat. All those interested in attending
need to register in advance. Men can also contact Fr. David Schunk, Archdiocesan Director
of Vocations, directly for more information at 415-614-5683 or
[email protected]
Just a reminder: Fr. Coleman is away from the parish until April 30 and Fr. Martin Muruli,
who is on vacation visiting his family in Kenya, will be returning to the parish January 22.
Please pray for both priests as they travel and are away for this time.
I hope you had a wonderful New Year's celebration. May this coming year be a time of
abundant blessings for you, your family and loved ones
and for our parish family of St. Pius. God bless you all.
Sincerely in our Lord,
Fr. Paul Rossi
CELEBRANTS*FOR MASSES January 10th & 11th
Sat., Jan. 10
Sun., Jan. 11
5:00 pm
8:00 am
9:15 am
10:45 am
12:15 pm
5:00 pm
Fr. Tom Martin
Fr. Tom Martin
Fr. Tom Martin
Fr. Paul Rossi
Fr. Paul Rossi
Fr. Paul Rossi
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Children’s Liturgy at 9:15 am in Church
RCIA Group meets after the 9:15 am Mass
in the Parish Center
CFF Class meets at 10:30 am in the School
1/5
Grief Ministry Meeting at 6:45 pm in Parish
Center
1/6
Centering Prayer at 8:45 am in Parish Center
Scripture Study at 7:00 pm in Parish Center
PTG Board Meeting at 7:00 pm in Parish Center
1/7
CFF Class at 3:45 pm in the School
Women’s Club Board Meeting at 7:00 pm in
Parish Center
1/8
Men’s Club Board Meeting at 6:30 pm in
Parish Center
School Board Meeting at 7:30 pm in the
Art Room
1/9
Centering Prayer at 8:45 am in Parish Center
Senior Friendship meets at 10:00 am in the the
Senior Adult Room
1/10
Interfaith-Spiritual Dialogue meets at 9:00 am
in Parish Center
1/11
Children’s Liturgy meets at 9:15 am in Church
Children’s Choir at 9:15 am Mass
RCIA Group meets at 9:30 am in Parish Center
CFF Class meets at 10:30 am in the School
Young Adult Group meets at 6:00 pm in
Parish Center
*Subject to change as necessary
MASS INTENTIONS
Sat., Jan. 3
Sun., Jan. 4
Mon., Jan 5
Tues. Jan. 6
Wed., Jan. 7
Thurs., Jan. 8
Fri., Jan. 9
Sat. Jan. 10
Sun., Jan. 11
5 pm
8 am
9:15 am
10:45 am
12:15 pm
5 pm
8 am
8 am
8 am
8 am
8 am
8 am
5 pm
8 am
9:15 am
10:45 am
12:15 pm
5 pm
Riche & Steve Parry
Gene Koch
Randy Cardellini
People of St. Pius
People of St. Pius
Mary Diane Ravizza
Sylvia & Olga Monteverde
Dixie Bazzani
Sal Hernandez
Wenefredo T. Maribojo
and Emilia Reyes
Dixie Bazzani
Phyllis D’Angio
Pietro Menchini
Frank Lombardi
Al Tognarelli
People of St. Pius
Blandina Aldarriaga
and Adriana Restrepo
Andrew DeSilva
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SICK AND THEIR CAREGIVERS IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Bill Gibbons
Caroline Hansen
Tina Zanoni
Mark Olson
Konrad von Emster
Julie Lenz
Deacon Steve
Nancy Geenen
Lana Lagunera
Leo Englert
Doris Sullivan
ALL NAMES WILL REMAIN ON THIS LIST FOR ONE MONTH. PLEASE CALL
AFTER THAT TIME IF YOU WOULD LIKE A NAME OF A PARISHIONER TO
REMAIN ON THE LIST, 361-1411. IF WE DO NOT
RECEIVE A CALL, THE NAME WILL BE REMOVED.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR
RECENTLY BELOVED DECEASED:
Jesse Dee Beecher
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
When you care enough to give the
very best…..
Give yourself and your spouse a
Worldwide Marriage Weekend.
Go to www.sanfranciscowwme.org or
call Paul & Yvonne at (650) 366-7093.
San Francisco/Santa Rosa WWME 2015 Weekends:
Santa Rosa: Feb. 27 - March 1 and San Francisco :
May 15-17. Space is limited so apply early.
The gift that lasts a lifetime…
St. Pius School
St. Pius School provides a
faith-based education for
all students. By sharing
God’s goodness and living
out their faith every day,
the children are blessed with a clear advantage in
living and growing in our ever-changing world.
Think about giving your child the gift of a St.
Pius School education. It would be the gift that
lasts a lifetime!
Please join the faculty, staff and other families in
our community at the Open House on Sunday,
January 25, 2015, after the 9:15AM Mass. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit the classrooms, see student work and go to Homer Crouse
Hall to view science fair projects done by the 7th
and 8th grade students. Tours for new families
will begin in the Resource Room at 10:45AM.
The school is currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.
You may pick up an application in the school office or download one at
www.stpiusschool.org.
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS TOUR DATES
January 14, 2015 8:30AM
January 28, 2015 8:30AM
Or by appointment
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Fully accredited by the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA) and the Western Association of Schools
and Colleges (WASC)
Staffed by a team of experienced, dedicated and caring
teachers, sharing a commitment to excellence in education
Full Day Kindergarten
State of the art technology program
Spanish, PE, art and music extend the curriculum
Extended Day Care available on site
STEWARDSHIP
July 1, - June 30, 2015 (goal)
July 1, - June 30, 2015 (actual)*
July 1,2014 to June 30, 2015 Weekly Goal
Sunday Collection- Dec. 21, 2014
$ 561,000.00
$ 266,029.38
$ 11,000.00
$ 8,297.00
*Includes E-Contributions through November 30, 2014
Christmas Flowers Second Collection
Dec. 21, 2014
2014 Archbishop’s Annual Assessment
Archbishop’s Annual Appeal
(as of Dec. 21, 2014)
$
2,694.00
$ 129,700.00
$ 123,724.00
Thank you for your generosity.
GIVE ELECTRONICALLY
Each holiday season, the church anticipates and relies on a
seasonal increase in contributions.
It is through the donations of every
individual and family in the congregation that we are able to carry on
our work now and throughout the
year. If you need a convenient
way to make recurring contributions or plan to make an additional gift before the end of
the year, we encourage you to check out our electronic
giving option. As the pace of life speeds up around the
holidays, you may find electronic giving a welcome way to
make contributions. To give electronically, visit the
Church’s website www.pius.org and click on the
link
to sign up.
Thank you for your generosity!
MEN’ CLUB CRAB FEED
The St. Pius Men’s Club Crab
Feed is January 24th, 2015.
Get your tickets early. The
price this year is $40 per
person. There will be pasta
served for those who do not
eat crab. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Contact
Mark Engelhart @ 365-4029 for tickets.
Preschool available for children ages 3 to 5
St. Pius School, mindful of its mission to be witness to the love of
Christ for all, admits students of any race, color and national and/or
ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities
generally accorded to or made available to students at this school. St
Pius School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race,
color and national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in the
administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school administered
programs.
YOUTH MINISTRY DROP - IN PROGRESS
Any student from Saint Pius Parish, in grades six through
eight, is invited to join our after school drop in sessions. These take place every Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:00
in Room 4 in the school building. This is an opportunity for
our young people to discuss faith, have a snack, and grow
more deeply in their relationship with the Lord. Questions?
please feel free to call Fr. Tom at 361-1411x121.
God Bless!
THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Vigil Mass: 5:00 pm
Sunday, January 11, 2015
8:00 am, 9:15 am, 10:45 am (Spanish)
12:15 pm & 5:00 pm
THE CATHOLIC TV NETWORK
America’s Catholic television Network, is now available to cable and
satellite providers in our area.
Please help provide this upbeat,
youthful and exciting Catholic
Network and a powerful resource
to the people of our area and the entire nation. To help,
simply visit GetCatholicTV.com as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider. If you are unable
to access the internet please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider.
ST. PIUS SENIOR FRIENDSHIP
All Seniors are invited to gather on Friday
mornings at 10:00 am in the Senior Room
behind Homer Crouse Hall.
We will have Mass in the Senior Room on
Friday, January 9th and the seventh grade
students and parents will treat the Seniors to
a delicious lunch.
DONATIONS OF TOILETRIES NEEDED
Do you have a drawer
full of unopened
hotel soaps, lotions,
toothpaste and shampoos? Please consider
donating these
toiletries so that they
can be distributed to
those in need. You can bring these items to
the Parish Center or place them in the
St. Vincent de Paul baskets (in a zip lock
bag) at the rear of the church.
Thank you!
PRO LIFE MEETING
RESPECT LIFE CORNER
San Mateo Pro Life will meet on Thursday, Jan 8,
2015 @ 7:30pm, in the Worner Center of St. Gregory Parish 138 - 28th Ave, San Mateo (cross street is
Hacienda). Discussing: ~ Walk for Life, 40 Days
for Life ~ Current: Mustard Seed Legislative update
Let’s defend all people from
conception to natural death.
All are welcome.
Although we may feel unsure how best to
comfort those who mourn, we must stand
with them in their time of suffering.
Miscarriage touches the lives of many
people, yet all too often this tragedy
remains unaddressed….As members of a
community of faith ourselves, let us
comfort those who mourn as we look
forward together to a time when all tears
are dried and our families are whole once
again.
For more information, call
Jessica at (650)-572-1468.
TODDLER CARE
Toddler Care is
offered during the
9:15 am Mass
for children ages 2-5
years of age. The
program will be
facilitated by
Samantha Yee and
will be held in the Community Room in
Fitzsimon Center.
For more information please contact
Nancy Powell at the Parish Center at
361-1411 or [email protected]
“Solace and strength in the Sorrow
of Miscarriage,”
2014-2015 Respect Life Program, USCCB
COAT COLLECTION FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
The St. Pius St. Vincent
de Paul Conference would
like to thank every one
for their generous
donations of warm coats
and jackets for the
homeless in Redwood
City. You have given a
very important gift to those in need - the
gift of warmth.
THANK YOU!