April 12_2015 - St. Catherine of Siena Parish

Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
Laguna Beach, CA
MONTH of the HOLY EUCHARIST
Second Sunday of Easter
April 12, 2015
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, His love is everlasting.
Psalm 118
Second Sunday of Easter
April 12, 2015
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Welcome to our Parish
MISSION STATEMENT—We, the community of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, located within
the larger, diverse and artistic seaside community of Laguna Beach, recognize and celebrate
the uniqueness which is grounded in the sacred mysteries and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and in the history and lives of our individuals, families and leaders. Built on these
roots, and in order to see the world as God sees it, we commit ourselves to: being a welcoming
sanctuary and a place of prayer and worship, nurturing, assisting, encouraging and serving all
those in need, offering all generations opportunities for personal and communal growth, and,
by these commitments, to honor our call to evangelization.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH
1042 Temple Terrace  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-9701
Fax: (949) 497-2610
www.stcathchurch.org
OFFICE HOURS
Mon—Thurs
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
SUNDAY EUCHARIST (MASS)
Saturday Vigil:
5:30 p.m.
Sundays:
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.,
1:30 p.m. Spanish, 5:30 p.m.
Mon - Sat
8:00 a.m.
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION MASS SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
CLERGY
Rev. Kenneth A. Schmit—Pastor
Ext. 111 or [email protected]
Rev. Mario Rebamontan—Senior Priest
Ext. 112 or [email protected]
Deacon Eddie Salgado
Ext. 121 or [email protected]
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
On the First Friday of each month we gather in prayer and praise before the
Blessed Sacrament. Following the 8 a.m. Mass and concluding at 10 p.m.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Parents of infants requesting information about Baptism may contact the parish office. Infant baptisms are celebrated on the second Saturday of the
month.
CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALS
At the time of death, a family member should contact the parish office, as
soon as possible, to arrange the date and time for the Funeral Liturgy.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Couples must begin preparation for their Sacrament at least six months prior
to their proposed wedding date. Please call the parish office for more
information.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
The third Saturday of each month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. In the event of
serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may
be arranged by contacting the parish office
CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Rev. Gabriel Stack, O. Praem—Sunday Assistance
Adults requesting information about full initiation and communion with the
Roman Catholic Church (the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) may contact the office for more info.
PARISH STAFF
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)
Donna Beam-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Ext. 113 or [email protected]
Susan Daley-Ministry Coordinator/Office Manager
Ext. 118 or [email protected]
Carmela Davidheiser-Parish Bookkeeper
Ext. 124 or [email protected]
Lisa Marcus-Parish Administrator
Ext. 131 or [email protected]
Charles Stephenson-Director, Music Ministry
[email protected]
Gina Stewart-Director, Youth Religious Education/
Informacion en Espanol
Ext. 119 or [email protected]
Saturdays: 4:00—5:00 p.m. (or by appointment)
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH SCHOOL
(Kindergarten—8th Grade)
30516 So. Coast Hwy w Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-7339
Fax: (949) 376-5752
www.stcathschool.org
Mike Letourneau—School Principal
Ext. 211 or [email protected]
Renea Sendele—School Secretary
Ext. 210 or [email protected]
Jackie Batho—Administrative Asst.
Ext. 213 or [email protected]
Carmela Davidheiser—Bookkeeper
Ext. 212 or [email protected]
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RCIA
EASTER VIGIL
He is risen! He is risen indeed! The Easter Vigil was a glorious celebration of the risen Christ and a
celebration for those being initiated into the Catholic faith through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. The Holy Spirit was truly present as we felt His love, warmth and joy.
Our adult elect, Sarah Boone, is now a “neophyte” and is designated as such until the anniversary of
her acceptance into the faith next Easter. Be watching for her in her white robe each Sunday until
Pentecost. Six of our youth elect were also initiated into the faith and are now neophytes.
In addition, our three adult candidates were received into the full communion of the faith through
the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist. What a blessing it is to experience the joy of the
newly initiated and to experience the renewal of our Baptismal vows.
Following the Vigil, the assembly was invited to continue the celebration with a joyful reception.
Blessings,
Donna Beam, RCIA Director
St. Catherine of Siena Council of Catholic Women
April 14, 2015
10:30 am -
Women and Spirit:
Catholic Sisters in America
with Sr. Eymard Flood
-church meeting rooms-
Millions of Catholics & non-Catholics
alike have passed through the doors of their schools, colleges,
hospitals and social service institutions, but few have known the full,
nearly 300-year-old story of American Catholic sisters …
until NOW!
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Readings of the Week
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Saints & Special Observances
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2:1-3, 4-9; Jn 3:1-8
Tuesday:
Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15
Sunday:
Second Sunday of Easter
(or of Divine Mercy);
Julian Calendar Easter
Wednesday: Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34:2-9; Jn 3:16-21
Monday:
St. Martin I
Thursday:
Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34:2, 9, 17-20; Jn 3:31-36
Wednesday: Income Tax Day
Friday:
Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Jn 6:1-15
Thursday:
Saturday:
Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19;
Jn 6:16-21
Sunday:
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4:2, 4, 7-9;
1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48
Yom Ha-Shoa
(Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Second Sunday of Easter
(or of Divine Mercy)
April 12, 2015
Who indeed is the victor over the world
but the one who believes
that Jesus is the Son of God?
— 1 John 5:5
OF ONE HEART AND MIND
Reading about the faith of the early Christian believers can be a real inspiration to those of us who have
been Christians for a long time, as well as for those who are newly baptized. Can you imagine people of this
world being “of one heart and mind” as was the first community of believers? Today’s First Letter of John
seems to hold the key to how this can be accomplished. Keeping God’s commandments and loving all of
God’s children seems to be the start of being “of one heart and mind.” We live in a world that stresses differences—differences among religions, among races, between genders, and among economic classes. Today we
are summoned to focus on what we all share in common on this fragile planet of ours.
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Please pray for the sick:
Olga Ainagas
Rex Brady
Rebecca Brady
Conor Davis
R enee DiVicino
Paul Freeman
Judy Friesen
Thomas Garcia
Barbara Gullo
Marko Mani
Evlyn Mark
Hiroko Nishimaya
Leo O’Gorman
Bob Sachs
Eleanor Schmidt
Hubert Segard
Jacqui Slevin
Halina Stanaland
Armando Ybarra
Tencha Ybarra
Kevin Zelko
Mass Intentions—8:00 a.m. Mass
Mon:
Tue:
Wed:
Thurs:
Fri:
Sat:
Philip Cahill (D)
Ida Novak (D)
Phyllis Contino (D)
William Carlson (D)
Intentions of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Pray for those in the Armed Forces:
Erin Bevacqua, Lieutenant, USMC
Evan Dineen, Capt., USAF
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Ministries
MINISTRY DIRECTORY
Altar Servers
Art & Environment
Contemplative Prayer
Susan Daley
Virginia Atherton
Valerie Sinkus
Detention
Extraordinary Ministers
Extraordinary Ministers
To Sick & Homebound
Homeless Shelter Dinners
Intercessory Prayer Group
Harry Allen
Susan Daley
Susan Daley
Lisa Staight
Valerie Sinkus
Jovenes Para Cristo
Teresa Jimenez
Luis Torres
Lectors
Men’s Fellowship
Music
Orange Diocesan Council of
Catholic Women
Prayer Line
Religious Education
RCIA
Respect Life
Susan Daley
Joe Bevacqua
Charles Stephenson
Linda Blackburn and
Connie Casey
Parish Office
Gina Stewart
Donna Beam
Peggy Long/
Susan Daley
Susan Daley
Parish Office
Ron Kreber
Susan Daley
Rosemary Watson
Sacristans
Sick & Homebound Visits
Sunday Hospitality
Ushers
Women’s Council
Ministry Coordinator:
494-9701, x118
497-1904
949-295-9526
[email protected]
949-497-0977
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
949-852-4442
949-295-9526
[email protected]
949-891-3571
949-632-8082
[email protected]
494-9701, x118
714-747-3122
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494-9701
494-9701, x119
494-9701, x113
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
494-9701
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494-9701, x118
[email protected]
Susan Daley, 494-9701, x118 or [email protected]
BOYS AND GIRLS YOU ARE NEEDED . . .
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR ALTAR SERVER MINISTRY
The next training session with Father Ken is:
Tuesday, April 28, 3:30 p.m. in the church
Our Altar Server Ministry is open to all parish boys and girls in the 4th
grade and up who have made their First Communion. This ministry
offers young people the chance to actively participate in one of the
Church’s most important ministries; assisting the priest at the altar.
Please call Susan Daley at 494-9701, ext. 118 or email
[email protected] to get more information and sign up for
upcoming training session.
Week of March 30 - April 5, 2015
Easter Envelopes
Easter Loose
Easter Credit Cards
Easter Total
$ 9,098
$ 9,741
$
53
$21,171
Offertory Credit Card
$ 5,035
Good Friday –
Holy Land collection
$ 955
Holy Thursday Collection $ 711
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Around the Diocese
ST. MICHAEL’S PREP SCHOOL
OPEN HOUSE AND ENTRACE TEST
FOR 7TH GRADE BOYS
St. Michael’s Prep School, ranked as one of
the 50 best Catholic high schools in the United
States, is hosting an Open House and High
School Entrance Exam. Current 7th grade
boys are encouraged to take the entrance exam as a practice test for high school entry.
Come find out about the admissions process
and enjoy a tour of our school.
For more information call Mrs. Pam Christian
at 949-84-0222 X237.
Open House:
Sunday, April 12
3:30 p.m.
Entrance Test: Saturday, May 9
(pre-registration required)
FUN AND FABULOUS
MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON
You are invited to the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon
and Fashion Show sponsored by Catholic Charities Auxiliary
(CCA), Chapter 4-5 (South County). Your support will help
Catholic Charities of Orange County continue its Mission to
strengthen family and community, support parish ministries
and extend God’s love to all.
DATE:
May 8, 2015
TIME:
10:00—12:00 (social)
12:00 (lunch seating)
WHERE:
El Adobe Restaurant
San Juan Capistrano
COST:
$40.00 for CCA Members
$45.00 for non-members*
Make checks payable to CCA and mail to:
Teress Weber
30291 Via Festivo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Opportunities—Free Champagne! 10% discount on Chico’s
women’s clothing (San Juan Capistrano store), door prizes,
opportunity drawings, pre-loved jewelry sale!
Questions? Call Teress at 949-488-3872
*Non-members, call Josie at 714-761-6375
“Compassionate Love: The Gift of Forgiveness in your Marriage & Life!”
When we forgive, we affirm: “Who you are is more important to me than what you did.”
St. Timothy Catholic Church Hall
29102 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA. 92677
Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet in the Parish hall – walk-ins welcome! $20/couple, $10/person (child-care provided, please reserve)
To register, please mail in or drop off the registration to the church office, or contact Deacon Charlie Boyer at (949)
973-9025 or email him at: [email protected]
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Renewing Our Commitment
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
In an effort to raise awareness of the suffering caused by child abuse and neglect, Congress and the President designated April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983. Since that time religious, public service, philanthropic and other organizations that care deeply for the welfare of children have marked April as a special time for highlighting and renewing their
commitments to the care and protection of children and young people.
As your Bishop nothing is more important to my pastoral mission than to Provide the utmost care for those who need it
most. From counseling the needy to extending financial aid to caregivers, our Church and Diocese are committed to the
physical, spiritual and social well-being of everyone we encounter. This is particularly true for the children we seek to
support, guide and care for.
It is important to me and our diocese that we mark this national observance by recalling and reinforcing our steadfast commitment to creating and maintaining safe environments for children in our schools, parishes and other facilities. The Diocese of Orange takes this task very seriously, as does the broader Church. We employ a comprehensive background
screening for all adults likely to be in contact with children—already over 75,000 have been vetted. This process allows
for the collection of a wide variety of past screening data, including extensive backgrounds checks and fingerprinting, and
is designed to enhance already in—place diocesan policies.
Our diocese additionally requires all clergy, employees, and volunteers to undergo Safe Environment Training. In 2014
alone, the Diocese trained 286 priests, 115 deacons, 1,664 teachers and more than 25,519 school employees and volunteers. Our schools and Religious Education classes at parishes and diocesan centers also provide Safe Environment education for children. This procedure is suited to their age and level of understanding. In 2014, nearly 44,000 children participated in this critically important awareness program.
Please join me in recognizing the tireless efforts put forth by those involved in the development and implementation of all
initiatives for the protection of children and young people. Keep them in your prayers and remember that care for others is
a duty and a gift. By sharing our concern and becoming responsible for the safety and well-being of those who come into
our care is a spiritual act we can be proud of, every day.
The Church has worked hard to protect children and remains vigilant in
protecting and caring for our most cherished resource. Much has been
done, but more needs to be done. Until abuse is no longer a part of
society, I and our Church will continue these efforts to protect children,
youth and vulnerable adults.
Column printed in Orange County Catholic newspaper
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Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School News
Now Enrolling for the
2015-2016 Academic Year!
Saint Catherine Of Siena Parish School
Educating The Next Generation Of Decision Makers
Saint Catherine School is rooted in a rich 57-year history based on unparalleled academic excellence for
grades K-8, as well as a newly introduced Transitional Kindergarten program for students turning four
years old by September 1.
Call the school office for information or schedule a tour: 949-494-7339 or visit www.stcathschool.org
30516 South Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach
This season Saint Catherine’s sports program has expanded to include roller inline hockey. The
sport is a variation to ice hockey from which it is derived. It is played on a smooth dry surface
while using inline roller skates. The fast-pace sport is testing our students equilibrium as much as
their stamina. Our coed team ranging from fifth graders to eighth graders have been practicing their
fancy footwork and tight maneuvering similar to what you would see in basketball. Good Luck to
our team this season!
Segundo Domingo de Pascua
12 de abril de 2015
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Lecturas y Noticias
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
LA PALABRA DE DIOS HOY
En tiempos pasados, cuando la misa era en latín, no teníamos la oportunidad de escuchar en nuestro propio idioma
las bellas palabras que Cristo pronunció durante la Última
Cena y que el sacerdote repite durante la Consagración:
“Esto es mi cuerpo”… “Esta es mi sangre”. Por tal razón
los monaguillos sonaban unas campanitas indicando que
algo importante estaba pasando. En ese momento los fieles
levantábamos la cabeza para ver el pan convertido en cuerpo y el vino convertido en sangre. Lamentablemente el
sacerdote nos daba la espalda y no podíamos ver lo que
ocurría sobre el altar. Sin embargo, respondíamos con las
palabras del apóstol Tomás: “Señor mío y Dios mío”.
Estas palabras reconocen y adoran la presencia de Jesús
en el pan y el vino. A este momento se le consideraba el más
importante de la misa. No obstante, el Concilio Vaticano II
vino a enseñarnos que este es el momento cumbre, junto con
toda la Plegaria Eucarística, pues toda la misa es igualmente
importante, excepto que durante la Plegaria Eucarística alcanzamos el punto más alto de la celebración. Por esa razón
ya no hay campanita, pues ahora escuchamos todo en nuestro propio idioma, así como los discípulos las escucharon de
Cristo, en su propio idioma.
La Pascua lo cambia todo. Escuchen con
atención el pasaje del Evangelio de hoy y fíjense
en el hecho de que este relato incluye que Jesús
sopló sobre sus discípulos. La misma palabra
griega de soplar usada en este pasaje aparece
también al mero comienzo de la Biblia. Ahí, en
el libro del Génesis, el Señor Dios sopla sobre
Adán para darle la vida. En el pasaje del
Evangelio, mediante esta acción de soplar sobre
los discípulos, Jesús resucitado les da una vida
nueva. ¿Cómo luce una vida nueva en Cristo
resucitado? Lo único que tenemos que hacer es
escuchar la primera lectura para descubrir cómo
luce una comunidad de creyentes, cuyos
miembros viven en Cristo resucitado. Al
disponernos a escuchar las Escrituras oremos
para que el aliento de Dios nos llene de una vida
nueva y nos ayude a vivir igual que las primeras
comunidades cristianas, donde no había
personas necesitadas entre ellos.
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
Traducido de Saint Margaret Sunday Missal derechos de autor © J. S.
Paluch Company
UN SOLO CORAZÓN Y UNA SOLA ALMA
Al leer sobre la fe de las primeras comunidades de creyentes puede ser fuente de gran inspiración para los que han
sido cristianos por largo tiempo, como también para los que
acaban de ser bautizados. ¿Te puedes imaginar a gente de hoy
que “tiene un solo corazón y una sola alma” igual que la primera comunidad de creyentes? La primera carta de san Juan
que leemos hoy es la clave que nos dice cómo podemos lograrlo. Si guardamos los mandamientos de Dios y si amamos
a todos los hijos de Dios parece ser la base de poder tener un
“un solo corazón y una sola alma”. Vivimos en un mundo que
recalca las diferencias –ya sean entre religiones, razas, géneros y clases. Hoy se nos pide que nos enfoquemos en lo que
tenemos en común en este frágil planeta que ocupamos.
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12 de abril de 2015
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Lecturas y Noticias
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Lunes:
Hch 4:23-31; Sal 2:1-3, 4-9; Jn 3:1-8
Martes:
Hch 4:32-37; Sal 93 (92):1-2, 5; Jn 3:7b-15
Miércoles: Hch 5:17-26; Sal 34 (33):2-9; Jn 3:16-21
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — La communidad de los creyentes
compartía todo con el mismo amor (Hechos 4:32-35).
Salmo — La misericordia del Señor es eterna. Aleluya
(Salmo 118 [117]).
Jueves:
Hch 5:27-33; Sal 34 (33):2, 9, 17-20;
Jn 3:31-36
Segunda lectura — Si alguien cree que Jesús es el
Enviado, ése ha nacido de Dios (1 Juan 5:1-6).
Viernes:
Hch 5:34-42; Sal 27 (26):1, 4, 13-14;
Jn 6:1-15
Evangelio — Felices los que creen sin haber visto
(Juan 20:19-31).
Sábado:
Hch 6:1-7; Sal 33 (32):1-2, 4-5, 18-19;
Jn 6:16-21
Domingo: Hch 3:13-15, 17-19; Sal 4:2, 4, 7-9;
1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lc 24:35-48
LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES
Domingo: Segundo Domingo de Pascua;
Domingo de la Divina Misericordia;
Pascua en el calendario juliano
Lunes:
San Martín I
Miércoles: Día de los Impuestos
Jueves:
Yom HaShoa (memorial del holocausto)
BAUTISMOS
Información para los que se preparan para el Bautismo.
Clases de preparación: Las clases son impartidas el segundo domingo de cada mes en cuarto B a las
11:00 en la parroquia de Santa Catalina con cita. La aplicación Bautismal debe ser completada antes de la clase.
¿Quién debe atender la clase? Los padres y padrinos deben atender una clase de bautismo.
Donde debería realizarse el Bautismo: El lugar más apropiado para bautizar a un niño es en la Iglesia de la parroquia donde los padres atienden Misa y son registrados.
Bautismos: Nuestros bautismos de infantes son programados mensualmente el tercer sábado de cada mes a las 10:00 en la iglesia de St. Catalina de Siena.
Los padres deben ser miembros de la parroquia de Santa Catalina y los padres necesitan venir a la
oficina de la parroquia para la aplicación Bautismal.
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o necesita información adicional, por favor contáctenos al (949) 4949701 ext. 119 o también puede contactar Gina Stewart en [email protected]