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St. Rita Parish Bulletin 10/6/2013

St. Rita Parish Bulletin 10/6/2013

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M
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S
UNDAYS
:
Sat. 5:30 pm (Vigil), 7:30 am, 10 am & 12 N
 W
EEKDAYS
:
Mon., Tues., Fri, and Sat. 8 am(Wed. & Thurs. 8 am Communion Service)
S
 ACRAMENT
 
OF
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(Confession) Saturdays 4-5 pm or by appointment
D
EVOTIONS
 
Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Saturday 7:50 am
 A 
DORATION
 
Msgr. Richard Krekelberg, V.F.—PastorDeacon Manuel Valencia Deacon John Hull
318 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra MadreMailing Address: 50 East Alegria Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024Phone: 626/355-1292 • FAX: 626/355-2290 • www.st-rita.org 
St. Rita of Casciat. Rita of Casciat. Rita of Cascia 
A Catholic Faith Community Since 1908Catholic Faith Community Since 1908Catholic Faith Community Since 1908
 
October 6, 2013ctober 6, 2013ctober 6, 2013 
 
 
Msgr. Richard Krekelberg, V. F.
 — 
Pastor
626.355.1292 x. 228 revkrek@st-rita.org 
Dcn. Manuel & Chela Valencia
 — 
 
deaconmanuelvalencia@gmail.com • 355.1292 
Dcn. John Hull
 —johnhull65@gmail.com 355.1292
 Weekend Presider:
10 am Mass—Fr. Chris Thiel, OFM Capuchin
Parish
 
Office/Mailing Address
50 East Alegria Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9am to 6pm; Sat. 9 am to 1 pm.
Office Email:
ParishAdmin@st-rita.org 
Director of Administration
Mary Lou Butler: mlbutler@st-rita.org 355.1292
Pastoral Council
Parish Office: 355.1292
Finance Council Chair
 
Bill Sullivan: 355.3707
St. Rita School— 
Office: 626.355.6114
Principal:
 Joanne Harabedian jharabedian@st-rita.org 
Director of Liturgy & Music
Paul Puccinelli: mm@st-rita.org 
Director of Religious Education
Cristina Cullen: 355.3841 • dre@st-rita.org 
Director of Youth Ministry/Confirmation
 Theresa Bui Costanzo: 626.590.8828 • ym@st-rita.org 
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
 Team: Deacon Manuel and Chela Valencia;Susan Blakeslee: rcia@st-rita.org 
How to Contact Us
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For Information about the Sacraments— 
Baptism
Baptismal Preparation for parents and godparents:7 – 8:30 pm the last Monday of the month. Call for Reservations.Baptisms are usually the first Sunday of the month.
Reconciliation and First Eucharist
Preparation for children who have attained the age of reason(usually during 2
nd
grade) is arranged either through theOffice of Religious Education or St. Rita Elementary School.
Matrimony
Contact the Parish Office upon engagement; at leastsix months is needed for preparation of this joyous sacrament!
Confirmation
 A two-year program for freshman/sophomore age teens. Apply through the Office of Religious Education.
NOTE: 
 Adult applicants for the sacraments should contact the Parish Office.
 Anointing of the Sick 
See adjoining column.
Liturgy & Worship
Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers: David & Jill Muhs355.9810 • em@st-rita.org  Altar Servers, Youth: Kathy Ganino • 626.398.9302katganino@charter.net Altar Servers, Adult: Bill Cosso • 355.5656Eucharistic Adoration: Kathy Ganino • 626.398.9302katganino@charter.netRosary Prayer Group: Susan Day • 355-3835Sacristans: Sat. Vigil: Gary Fidone/Bill & Patti HuberSunday Masses: 7:30-Bill Cosso/David Banis;10:00-David Muhs; 12N-Bernie Grace Weekdays: John Bigley, Margaret DuranPorter: (Evening Church Lockup) Sheila PalazzoloEnvironment: Denise Villalovos/Gil Lazo
gil@st-rita.org • 355.1292
Ministries & Organizations
Bereavement Ministry: 355.1292 • bereave@st-rita.org Christian Family: Sheila Pierce 355.8332Greeters & Ushers: Erny Henry 626.289.3504 • 626.446.6715Men’s Club: Nick Sotis: 358-2495 • nick.sotis@pro-sites.netNew Members/Welcome: Contact the Parish OfficeSt. Rita Guild: Patty Sullivan 355.3707 • psullivan514@gmail.comSenior Ministry: Marilyn McKernan, marilyn@st-rita.org Shawl Ministry:
Mary Taillac 355.3179 Marilyn Delgatto 355.8717
Other Contacts
 Archivist: Marilyn McKernan • marilyn@st-rita.org Bulletin Submissions: bulletin@st-rita.org or drop off at OfficePublic Relations: ParishAdmin@st-rita.orRegistration Information: rc@st-rita.org • 355.1292 Webmaster: Ralph Seymour: seymour@seymourmedia.com
 
Parish Ministries and Organizations 
Let Saint Rita Be There For You . . .
Communion for Sick and Homebound Parishioners
St. Rita ministers provide Communion home visits. Contact theParish Office • 355.1292 or Jill Muhs • 355.9810 • em@st-rita.org.
 
 Anointing of the Sick 
Please notify us (355.1292) as early as possible for the Anointing of the Sick, the sacrament intended for the seriously ill or dying. It is OurLord’s special presence and companionship in serious time of need. Anointing may take place in the home, at the hospital or elsewhereand as often as once a month. If someone should die withoutanointing, remember that the desire to receive is sufficient and theLord cares!
 
If You Should Experience the Loss of a Loved One
Please call us at 355.1292If you feel you will be in need, or your loved one has passed, we willassist in making arrangements with your chosen funeral directors;refer you to our liturgy and music directors; and offer you helpfulguidelines and a book that will aid in the selection of readings for theMass or Memorial Service. Areas we can help you with prior to thepassing may help in the planning of funeral services. We know thatthis can be a tough time and we want you to know that your parish isthere for you.
P
LEASE
 
UNDERSTAND
 
 we only have one residentpriest; sometimes arrangements for another priest may be needed.
 
 
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Dear Parishioners,
 We join the Apostles today in their plea— 
Lord, increase our faith! 
 Why? Mainly because we could also make the prophet Habakkuk’s words our own today as well:
I cry for help but you do not listen! I cry out to you, ‘Violence!’ but you do not intervene.Why do you let me see ruin; why must I look at misery? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and clamorous discord.
 These words of the prophet Habakkuk could be describing atrocities being committed around the worldand even in pockets of our United States. We live these days a most delicate peace and a very vulnerablesense of wellbeing. So many reports in the media begin: “they just went to school that day,” “ they just went to church that day,” “ they just went to the mall that day.” And how many times a day do we needto hear the words, “this represents a threat to our national security”?God’s answer to Habakkuk was “Write down the vision clearly…so that one can read it readily.” What vision? And why would this vision answer all of the hard questions? Well, our holy ancestors did notrealize it at the time, but the vision was that of a “Promised One”—of a Messiah. Redemption by Jesus,sometimes from our own selves, is the saving remedy. For us, “New Testament People,” faith in Jesus— faith in his way and in his truth—is the answer to “violence on every side.” No wonder our Holy FatherFrancis is advocating worldwide encounter with Christ. That very encounter changes hearts andeliminates the need for guns or exploding vests. Yes indeed, Lord, increase our faith! Increase MY faith! After all, it begins with us; our owntransformation in Christ will touch and invite others to faith. Look how even a text message or a tweetcan go viral. Even that word “viral” implies power to infect and spread. Just imagine: Contagious Faith!Saint Paul. Now, there’s a man whose faith went viral and has endured more than two millennia. In thesecond reading he gives us the formula for success in overcoming “misery” and “clamorous discord”:
“Take as your norm the sound words that you heard from me in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.Guard this rich trust with the help of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us.” 
 Let’s underscore that Holy Spirit part, because that’s the part that has the power to make faith and love viral. But first—we have to believe—we have to have THE VISION ever before us.
 —Msgr. Richard 
 

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