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ST.

CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PARISH COMMUNITY


Ministered by the
Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
PASTORAL STAFF

Rev. Gene Sabio, MSC, Pastor


Rev. Art Mateo, MSC, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Adri Budhi, MSC, In Residence
Rev. Jun Cajucom, MSC, In Residence
Rev. Joseph Kim, MSC, In Residence
Deacon John De Gano
Deacon Richard Heames
Ministry Center: 7005 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Church: 3680 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Parish Office:
Fax:
Rectory:
School:
Visit us online:

951.781.9855
951.781.3061
951.683.0800
951.684.1091
www.stcofa.org
www.facebook.com/stcofa

Confessions
Saturday: 4:00-5:00 pm
Daily Upon Request
Sick Calls (during office hours): 951.781.9855
Sick Calls (after office hours): 951.683.0800 x 25

MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Vigil: 5:15 pm
Sunday: 6:30 am
8:30 am
10:15 am
12:00 noon
1:45 pm
5:15 pm

(Interpreted for Deaf)


(Gospel Choir)
(Espaol)
(Life Teen)

Daily:
8:00 am (Monday - Saturday)
5:30 pm (Monday - Friday, except from Memorial
Day through Labor Day)
Holy Days (except Christmas & New Years):
Vigil at 5:30 pm; 8:00 am, 10:15 am, 7:00 pm

3 DE ENERO DE 2016
LA EPIFANA DEL SEOR
Novena to the Sacred Heart
First Friday at 8:30 am
Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
First Saturday at 8:30 am
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
First Friday after 8:00 am Mass until 8:00 am on Saturday

PARISH VISION STATEMENT

One God, One people in Christ, One community of love guided by the Holy Spirit to impact lives.
Un Dios, Un pueblo en Cristo, Una comunidad de amor guiada por el Espritu Santo para impactar vidas.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

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MASS INTENTIONS - INTENCINES DE MISAS


SUNDAY - DOMINGO 1/03
6:30 am
Judy S. Coto
8:30 am
Eugene O. Duffy
10:15 am
Intentions of Raymond & Grace Quiambao
12:00 noon Intentions of Salvador Lares
1:45 pm
Henry Morales
5:15 pm
Jerome Wall
MONDAY - LUNES 1/04
8:00 am
Juanita Leyva
5:30 pm
Intentions of Edith Stoob
TUESDAY - MARTES 1/05
8:00 am
Juanita Leyva
5:30 pm
Emilio & Marlene Sarah
WEDNESDAY - MIERCOLES 1/06
8:00 am
Intentions of St. Judes Wirebenders
5:30 pm
Intentions of Cam & Jean Nadeau
THURSDAY - JUEVES 1/07
8:00 am
Sonny Suarez
5:30 pm
Herminia Chua
FRIDAY - VIERNES 1/08
8:00 am
Intentions of Tina Berkley
5:30 pm
Santiago & Emilia Rock
SATURDAY - SABADO 1/09
8:00 am
Intentions of Small Family
10:00 am
At AFV Virginia Koughan
5:15 pm
Intentions of San Judas Tadeo
SUNDAY - DOMINGO 1/10
6:30 am
Intentions of Ben & Betty Adona
8:30 am
Aloysius & Marie Pitterle
10:15 am
Pete Zaring
12:00 noon Elizabeth & Alfonso Mansur
1:45 pm
Intentions of Leodegario Mendoza & Family
5:15 pm
Vincenzo Lanni
Symbolizes Soul of Deceased

JANUARY 3, 2016

L ITURGY C ORNER
January 3 - THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
January 4 - St Elizabeth Ann Seaton, Religious
January 5 - St John Neumann, Bishop
January 6 - St Andre Bessette, Religious
January 7 - St Raymond of Penafort, Priest
Thank you to all who worked so
hard to make our Advent and now
our Christmas season wonderful!
A special thanks to our Readers, Environment
Team, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Ushers, Hospitality Ministers, Music
Ministers, Altar Servers, Sacristans and of
course, our Clergy.
The Diocese Office of Worship will host an Advanced Liturgical Formation Class on Eucharistic Theology-The Mass, January 9th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Pastoral Center. The
cost is $20 per person. To register or for more information
call 909-475-5339.

TODAYS READINGS
First Reading Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The
L
shines upon you and the glory of the Lord appears
over you (Isaiah 60:1-6).
Psalm Lord, every nation on earth will adore you
(Psalm 72).
Second Reading The mystery has been made known
that the Gentiles are coheirs, copartners in the promise
in Christ Jesus through the gospel (Ephesians 3:2-3a, 56).
Gospel Magi from the east arrived, saying, Where is
the newborn king of the Jews? (Matthew 2:1-12).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

72.9 MHz Wideband Audio Input with 10.0 db is


the frequency for the FM Radio listening device.

Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!


Your light has come,
the glory of the Lord shines upon you.
Isaiah 60:1

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday:

1 Jn 3:22 4:6; Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-12a;


Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
Tuesday: 1 Jn 4:7-10; Ps 72:1-4, 7-8; Mk 6:34-44
Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72:1-2, 10, 12-13;
Mk 6:45-52
Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19 5:4; Ps 72:1-2, 14, 15bc, 17;
Lk 4:14-22a
Friday:
1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; Lk 5:12-16
Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30
Sunday:
Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 29:1-4,
3, 9-10 or Ps 104:1b-4, 24-25, 27-30;
Acts 10:34-38 or Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7;
Lk 3:15-16, 21-22

REFLECTIONS / STEWARDSHIP

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JANUARY 3, 2016

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,


Today in our Christian tradition we celebrate the Epiphany or manifestation of Christ to the
whole world. Our Catechism of the Catholic Church lists todays great feast as the second of the
four mysteries of Jesus infancy. The other three are Jesus circumcision (the sign of his submission to the Law); the presentation of Jesus in the temple and inally the light into Egypt. In
the Magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the irst-fruits of
the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation. The Magis
coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek him in
Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. Their
coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the

world (CCC528).

So as we listen to todays readings, it should become apparent to us that God intends for the Good News of salvation
to be shared by everyone. From the vision of Isaiah in the 1st reading to St. Pauls inclusion of the Gentiles as coheirs
and co-partners in the promise in Christ Jesus, we are called to understand that the journey of the Magi is one that we
all can undertake. The signs are there, in the heavens and in Gods Word.
So how well do we know the Epiphany story? How many of us think of the image we see on a Christmas card of three
kings, wearing crowns and riding camels, following a star toward a stable in the distance? The gospel describes them
as wise men and doesnt say there were three or that they arrived on camels, in fact in India they honor 12 Magi.
The thought is that there were three because they brought three gifts for baby Jesus. The traditional belief that the
Magi were kings dates from around the 6th century, so too, the names of Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar.
The gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh had symbolic meaning. Gold meant kingship and power. Frankincense, a
highly fragrant sap/reisin burned in worship to God, symbolized holiness and righteousness. Myrrh, an embalming
spice, meant death, foreshadowing Jesus death. However, the greatest signi icance of the story is that it highlights
that non-Jewish people from across the world recognized Jesus as king soon after his birth and that for God there are
no foreigners, no outsiders. The wise men teach us that Jesus came for all peoples, of all nations, of all races.
On a more closer to home subject, I have a question for you. How many of you attended our parish Advent Mission
this year given by our newest Deacon, Richard Heames and his wife Marianne? If you did, you received a wonderful
gift to use today to bless the entrance of your home, the gift of chalk which had been blessed for use in this ritual
along with a suggested blessing to use. The chalk is an incarnational image because it reminds us of the dust of the
earth from which we were made. Over the doorway the chalk is used to mark 20+C+M+B+16. The numbers represent the new year 2016 and the letters remind us of the names of the Magi and stand for the Latin motto Christus
Mansionem Benedicat (May Christ bless the house).
Yours in New Insight,
Faithful

Fiscal Year July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016


Summary of Weekly Sunday Offering
December 20, 2015
Actual
Collection

Budgeted
Collection

December 6th

19,459.36

17,000.00

December 13th

16,251.18

17,000.00

December 20th

17,817.66

17,000.00

Actual Collection

414,842.55

Budgeted Collection

414,000.00

YTD Collection Overage

Thank you for your support.

$842.55

2015 Diocesan Development Fund


December 20, 2015
DDF Pledges Made
Less: DDF Assessment
Total Pledges made to the Parish

113,922
$

Pledge payments received

106,154

Less: DDF Assessment


Cash to the Parish (PDF)

99,500
14,422

99,500
$

6,654

Number of donors
Parishioners' participation %

780
26%

Race to the Finish Line total collection = $35,528

Please support 2015 DDF.

SOCIAL CONCERNS / COMMUNITY NEWS PAGE 4


VINCENTIAN CORNER

The St. Catherines conference of the Society of


St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank the
SCoA parish staff and parishioners for their
prayers and inancial support. Your contributions during our iscal year of 10/1/14 through
9/30/15 made all of the following possible:

4417 people assisted with food


1885 food bags delivered to 662 families
1520 Emergency Food Bags provided to the Ministry
Center for distribution
$52,698 provided in food and inancial assistance
$1,521 of conference expense (97 cents of every dollar
donated goes directly to serve our clients)
3821 hours volunteered helping families throughout
the city of Riverside
105 backpacks provided to Riverside school children
46 families sponsored for 2014 Christmas

Thank you for your prayers and your generous donations


which allow St. Vincent de Paul volunteers to make a difference in our community. We wish you and your families a
Blessed Holiday Season!

HEALTH MINISTRY NEWS

The mobile clinic will be at St. Catherines school from 8:30 am to 2:00
pm for adult clients on Saturday, January 16, 2016. Free Adult Medical care
is offered; labs and meds are as low cost as possible.
Patients sign in on a first-come, first-served basis. For
info or to volunteer contact Ed at
www.lestonnacfreeclinic.org.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Lestonnac Free Clinic is in need of Dental Volunteers


(Dentists, Hygienists and Assistants) for the new Mobile
Dental Clinic that is coming to the Inland Empire Riverside
area. If you are interested in volunteering or would like additional information, please call the Orange office at 714-633
-4600 or visit their website at w ww.lestonnacfreeclinic.org.

The Parish Offices will be closed


Monday, January 18
in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY


-A message from Riverside Life Services
Thank you for your continued support of
Riverside Life Services. We are beyond
blessed by your generosity and giving.
God bless you and Merry Christmas!

JANUARY 3, 2016

Mercy in Motion . . . for I was


hungry and you gave me food
FEED THE HUNGRY MINISTRY
Our St. Catherine "Feed the Hungry"
ministry is still going strong feeding
the hungry every 1st & 3rd Friday of
each month and on 5th Saturdays. So
far we have provided over 4,000
meals to the needy. Our reward is to
see the smiles of those we have
helped and knowing we are doing what Jesus told us
to do. However, we assume the entire cost of each
feeding and we need your help again. You can participate in this most-necessary ministry by donating
money to purchase food. Every cent you give is used
by our volunteers to buy food. Just put a donation in
a plain envelope, write "Feed the Hungry" on the envelope (and on the memo line of your check made to
St. Catherine) and drop it in the collection at Mass or
at the Parish Office. Thank you for your donation!

THANK YOU!
ISAAC SOCIETY
The residents at Valencia Gardens would like to
thank the children and parents of St. Catherine of
Alexandria for the lovely gifts at Christmas. This was
the only gift received for many of them, and they
were so appreciative. The teachers have passed on
to the children lessons of giving from the heart to
those in need. The birth of Christ was expressed in
your beautiful cards. They also say thank you to
Vince Scarano for his continued support through the
years. The residents were smiling and singing with
our Filipino Choir who took time to do some Christmas caroling with them. Matthew Bugarin also
played beautiful songs on the piano for the residents. Elizabeth and Louis Hall made warm
lapghans, Shirley Foushee and her group made lap
blankets for the people. Everyone received a blanket! Marty Vranich made the cutest lotion snowmen
that were given out on Christmas Day. God bless all
of you and the families for coming to help deliver
and hand out gifts of love to the residents! You are
all truly Christs gift to our ministry.
We will be assisting the residents with Bingo on
January 17th at 2:00 pm. For more information
call Diana 781-9855 ext. 18 or Walter 789-0186.

COMMUNITY NEWS

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JANUARY 3, 2016

JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY


January 3, 2016 - The Epiphany of the Lord

In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Epiphany celebrates Gods mercy shining on the magi from
a guiding star. Their kingdoms were far from Jerusalem, their religions far from Gods
covenant with Israel. At irst the star led the magi to Jerusalem, where they could
recalculate their quest with the help of Gods own GPS, the Jewish scriptures. How
challenging and humbling for the magi to discover that they would ind the worlds Messiah not in a palace but
with a poor couple in an insigni icant village. Thats where Gods mercy, shining in the star, led the magi to worship Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Today the magi invite us to recalculate our lifes journey during this Jubilee
Yearto follow the star of Gods mercy along the way of humble love, to discover a renewed personal relationship with Jesus ourselves and so become guiding stars leading other seekers to ind Jesus, too.
Peter Scagnelli, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

Bless Your Door on Epiphany

The gospel tells us that the magi found Christ on entering the house. The door to your home is a holy
threshold. You can bless those who come in and go out by inscribing above the door in chalk the first two
numbers of the year+C+M+B+the last two numbers of the year. Tradition tells us that the letters stand for
the names of the magi: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. Adolph Adam points out that it may also mean
Christus Mansionem Benedicat or May Christ bless this dwelling. Its appropriate to bless your door in
January - janua means door and the first month is the door to the new year.



After inscribing the doorway, say this prayer:
God of Bethlehem and Cana,
God of Jordans leaping waters,
in baptism you bring us into your family.
You wed us and embrace us as your beloved.
May we fill this place with kindness to one another,
with hospitality to guests, and with abundant care for every stranger.
By the gentle light of a star, guide home all who seek you
on paths of faith, hope and love.
Then we will join the angels in proclaiming your praise:
Glory in heaven and peace on earth, now and for ever. Amen.
Then sing a favorite Christmas carol.
Copyright 1997 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, 1800 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago IL 60622-1101; 1-800-933-1800. Text by David Philippart and Gabe Huck. Art by Chuck
Ludeke.

Thank you CMO and St. Catherines!


Each year, you the parishioners of St. Catherines celebrate this great season by supporting the Catholic Mission Outreach Giving Tree. You bring gifts for needy
families and children, leaving also an ornament for the
tree. When the gifts are sent to the children, the tree
and your beautiful ornaments are given to someone
locally who would not otherwise have a Christmas tree.
This year the tree and your beautiful ornaments went
to a parishioner who was alone, going through a dif icult time and had nothing to decorate/celebrate Christmas with. Because of your generosity, Christmas came
alive for this parishioner and you will always be remembered in years to come when that same tree and
ornaments again make up a joyful home. Thank you!

Grieving the loss of a spouse, child,


parent or friend? St. Catherines will
begin the 8 week bereavement support
sessions called Good Grief Process in
January.
The group is designed to help participants work
through the grieving process of losing a loved one.
Walk the path of healing after a loss with others who
have been there too. You can come to the morning sessions at 10:00 am or the evening sessions at 6:30 pm.
If you will be joining us and for more information, call
781-9855 ext. 18. (A one-time donation of $20 is requested to cover the cost of books and handout materials.)

EDUCATION / FORMATION

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JANUARY 3, 2016

Excellence in Education
Body, Mind & Spirit

Holy Name of Jesus


Happy New Year! A new year signifies new beginnings. As we move from 2015 and into 2016, we reminisce on the things to come and
the things that have come to pass. It is both bittersweet and exciting all at once. At school 2015 ended with loss and sadness. We said
goodbye to Damian Meins, a dear friend of our community. We struggled to see the reasoning behind his passing, but felt comfort in the
fact that Jesus welcomed him home with open arms. On campus, there was lots of excitement the last week of school. Students had
Christmas parties with other classes and spent time and fellowship with one another. Our school choir and band participated in the Parish Christmas Concert for the first time, and let me tell you, what a show. Our School Christmas Program showed off student musical
talent while embracing the holiday spirit. It was wonderful to see parents and grandparents reactions to our students as they delivered
great performances. Our toy drive at school was able to deliver toys to children in the community who are less fortunate. We collected
close to 100 unwrapped toys and managed to bring Christmas joy to others. We are truly blessed.
But now we must venture into 2016, and while we have a calendar with dates and events, we still stare into the unknown. Today, on the
Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus, we have to wonder what that must have felt like for Mary and Joseph. Mary and Joseph have already
gone through so much to ensure that this small child is born and now they move forward in naming him as the angel instructed.
The Holy Name of Jesus brings us comfort in the New Year. In the difficult times we may encounter, we turn to Jesus. When things go
well, we thank Jesus. It is through him and through his name that we are both comforted and saved. That is why as we look forward to
this New Year we must put Jesus first. He is at the center of all the activities that take place on campus. He is the Headmaster of our
school and holy is His name.
Thank you and God Bless,
Enrique Landin
Principal

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRAYER GROUP

The World Apostolate of Fatima, Our Lady's Blue Army, is


the of icial voice of the Catholic Church on the apparitions,
history, and spirituality of Fatima. Join us Mondays, 6:15
-7:15 pm, in the family chapel to the left of the altar, to learn
how you can change the world and bring Our Lady's peace plan to
life.

DASH MINISTRY

Divorced And Separated Healing Ministry

DIVORCED? SEPARATED? FEELING LOST?


LIKE AN OUTSIDER? CONFUSED? IN PAIN?
NOT CONNECTED TO GOD OR TO YOUR CHURCH?
QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE YOU STAND?

Recovery from any injury takes time we all need time

to heal from a cold, from surgery, from a death. The


DASH Ministry is not a professional legal or counseling service, but is here with an approved Catholic
Divorce Recovery & Survival program to help you
heal and ind peace.
12 sessionsJanuary 10, 2016 to April 22, 2016
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
St. Catherines Ministry Center
7005 Brockton Avenue, Riverside CA 92506
For information: 951-781-9855 ext. 34
or e-mail: gjf506@yahoo.com

telephone: (951) 684-1091


fax: (951) 684-4936
email: elandin@stcatherine-riverside.org
website: www.stcofa1.org

ST. CATHERINE STEPHEN MINISTERS


ARE READY TO CARE
We all experience challenges in life. Do You
or a Loved One Need a Stephen Minister?
Call Stephen Leader, Mary Lou Couch at 951-733-2254.
RCIA INQUIRY
Thinking about becoming Catholic?
Baptized Catholic but never received any
other sacraments? Come to Adult Inquiry to
explore and get your questions answered.
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm or
2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month at 9:00 am in the
Ministry Center. Questions? Call Mary or Marty at
781-9855 ext. 29. Next meeting dates: 1/9 & 1/12

2015-2016 B

PRESENTATIONS ON
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By Dr. Bob Ferrett

Thursdays, December 10 to April 21


(16 sessions)

Choose: 2:00 3:30 pm or 7:00 8:30 pm


In the Spirituality Room at the Ministry Center.

Bring your Bible and join us!

(Before each session, you are encouraged to read the chapters that will be studied)

January 7: Letters to the Church on Earth


Rev. 2:1-3:22
Call Dr. Ferrett if you have any questions at 951-697-7733.
(No Class: 3/3 & 3/24/2016)

FORMATION / PARISH LIFE

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A MESSAGE FROM CHILDRENS


SUNDAY SCHOOL PROGRAMS:
Please note Childrens Homily, PreSchool & Nursery will be closed
December 27, 2015 & January 3,
2016 during this Christmas season
we will be back on January 10, 2016.
Enjoy the warmth & wonder of the holiday season
with family and friends.
Welcome 2016!
FAITH FORMATION
CALENDAR UPDATE:
NO Catechetical Sessions on the following dates:
December 23 Christmas Break
December 30 Happy New Year
Classes will resume on January 3 and 6, 2016
OUR CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
PROGRAMS ARE LOOKING FOR NEW
VOLUNTEERS TO HELP OUR YOUNGEST
PARISHIONERS!

Children's Preschool (ages 3 - 5) and Children's


Homily (1st grade - 6th grade) are held during
Sunday 8:30 and 10:15 morning masses.. Volunteers can contribute their time and talent
while teaching and/or assisting in a worthwhile ministry.
Could you volunteer once or twice a month? Can only
volunteer once a month? That's ok - schedules are lexible and on a rotating basis, therefore the more volunteers that participate, the better! We have offered these
programs for the children of our parish for years, but
now we need your help with the upcoming fall season.
No experience needed - training and materials are provided. Please remember all volunteers must comply with
the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy. Need more information? Call Rachel @ 781-9855 x 26

FAITH FORMATION IS SEEKING


NEW CATECHISTS (TEACHERS)...

Do you have just two hours to give on


Wednesdays for our parish children? The
Faith Formation Staff and Parish need YOU
to help these children prepare for receiving
their Sacraments, learn about our Roman Catholic Traditions, live out the Gospel and journey in our faith together.
The rewards are many. Please pray to see if our Lord is calling you to this Ministry. If interested or for questions,
please call Olivia, 781-9855 x 25.
**Please note any adult (ages 18+) working with children on a
regular basis as a volunteer will need to follow certain guidelines
and training before being allowed to help. Please don't let this
turn you away. It's for the safety of all involved.

JANUARY 3, 2016

Lance Wiseman
Archie LaSalle

781.9855 ext. 14
684.1065

All HighHigh-SchoolSchool-Age Youth LIFE NIGHT,


Sundays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
after LIFE TEEN Mass
LIFE TEEN (high school age teen)
Tonight, 1/3Join us for Life Night at 7:00 pm in Parish Hall.
See you there!
Next Week, 1/10Join us for Life Night at 7:00 pm in the Parish Hall.
Remember every Sunday is LIFE NIGHT from 7:00 pm to 8:30
pm at the Parish Hall or the Youth House, 6956 Nixon St. All
High School Age Youth are welcome to come over as soon as
the LIFE TEEN Mass ends.
YOUTH SERVICE HOURS For service opportunities, please call
Lance at 951-781-9855 ext. 14.
YOUTH FUNDRAISER
Thank you for your support! Please check back for other fundraising opportunities in the months ahead.
MIDDLE SCHOOL
THE EDGE a Ministry for youth in middle school - Open to 6th
to 8th graders in private or public schools. The next Edge session
for this year will be January 20, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm at
the Youth House.

CONFIRMATION NEWS
1st Year of Con irmation The next modules for this year will
be Sunday, January 10th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm or Monday,
January 11th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

2nd Year of Con irmation REMINDER: Saturday, January
9th will be the irst Sponsor & Candidate Gathering from
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall. If your sponsor is unable to attend, bring a parent to proxy. All 1st year make-up
work, mass re lection & service re lection sheets are past due,
please see Lance.
3rd Year of Con irmation If you missed the Parent & Candidate Retreat meeting, please see Lance for the retreat package
and other information. Retreat papers are due by January 10,
2016. All 1st & 2nd year make-up work, mass re lection and
service re lection sheets are past due, please see Lance.
If you missed registration for our con irmation program,
please contact Lance Wiseman at 781-9855 ext. 14 to see if
we still have room. Do not wait, call today.
Our Con irmation process is a three year program, starting in 9th
grade, Con irming in 11th grade; this includes public or any private schools. Please contact Lance Wiseman with any questions.

REFLEXION/PASTORAL SOCIAL

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ENERO 3, 2016

AO JUBILAR DE LA MISERICORDIA

3 de enero de 2016La Epifana del Seor


En este Ao Jubilar de la Misericorida, la Epifana celebra la misericordia de Dios brillando
sobre los reyes magos desde la estrella que los gua. Sus reinos estaban muy lejos de Jerusale n, sus religiones muy lejos de la alianza de Dios con Israel. Al principio la estrella guio
a los magos a Jerusale n en donde ellos podran recalcular su bu squeda con la ayuda del
propio GPS de Dios, las Escrituras judas. Que humilde y consternado debio ser el momento en que los magos vieron
al Mesas del mundo no en un palacio sino con una pareja pobre en un pueblito insigni icante. Ah es donde esta la misericordia de Dios, brillando en la estrella que guio a los magos a adorar a Jesu s, el Prncipe de la Paz. Hoy los reyes magos nos invitan a recalcular nuestro camino de vida durante este An o Jubilar, siguiendo la estrella de la misericordia
de Dios a lo largo del camino de amor humilde, para descubrir una relacio n personal renovada con Jesu s hacia nosotros
mismos para que podamos convertirnos estrellas guas dirigiendo tambie n a otros buscadores a encontrar a Jesu s.
Peter Scagnelli, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

Temporadas de Fe
3 de enero, 2016Fiesta de Epifana
Isaas 60:1-6, Efesios 3:2-3, 5-6, Mateo 2:1-12
Existe algo especial de las jornadas que tienen
algo que ver con el misterio, sorpresa y gracia. Hasta una
jornada que esta bien organizada contiene elementos y situaciones inesperadas. Hace unos meses,
cuando el Papa Francisco viajaba por las calles de
Washington D.C., las interrupciones inesperadas de
nin os y nin as pequen as fueron momentos especiales
de gracia y revelacio n del amor y espritu de nuestro
Santo Padre. Fue hace dos an os precisamente en
este da festivo cuando el Papa Francisco comparo
nuestra propia vida con la jornada de los Reyes Magos, recorda ndonos siempre que caminemos juntos, llamados a reconocer a Jesucristo como la Luz del Mundo, y para
reconocer y dar honor a Jesu s en nuestras vidas cotidianas.
La peregrinacio n del Papa sucedio para buscar y encontrar,
entre las personas de los Estados Unidos, la asamblea de las
Naciones Unidas y entre la Reunio n Mundial de las Familias,
aquellos que podran escuchar y responder a su mensaje de
paz, compasio n y solidaridad con los ma s necesitados un
mensaje de generosidad y de valenta en la fe. Estas mismas
cualidades deben de ser las que tenan los Reyes Magos
mientras buscaban y miraban hacia los cielos, re lexionando
en el signi icado de una sola estrella, y decididos a tomar el

riesgo de iniciar una jornada para buscar segu n unas


profecas antiguas.
Que a menudo enfrentamos un desafo, una nueva visio n u
oportunidad que puede ser fundamental en nuestras vidas?
A veces el desafo es el tener que darle la bienvenida a alguien nuevo dentro de nuestro circulo de familia o amistades;
tal como lo hicieron Mara y Jose . A veces es el tener
que adaptarnos a una vida sin un ser querido, tal
como lo hicieron las familias de los Santos Inocentes.
En este An o de la Misericordia, tenemos la maravillosa oportunidad de enfocarnos de nuevo y ver
nuestras vidas como jornadas de fe. Entre la oscuridad y con lictos que existen en el mundo, somos
llamados a ver profundamente dentro de nuestros
corazones y buscar la luz de Cristo, de ver ma s alla de nosotros mismos para buscar y encontrar al Cristo presente
dentro de nuestras circunstancias y tambie n en los dema s.
Siguiendo el ejemplo de los Reyes Magos, estamos llamados
a tomar riesgos para el bien estar de los dema s: el oro del
auto sacri icio, el incienso de generosidad y la mira de compasio n y misericordia. Que mientras continuamos caminando en estas jornadas personales y compartidas, le demos la
bienvenida al misterio y gracia que nos espera en el camino
para estar dispuestos a tomar los riesgos de generosidad,
misericordia y compasio n.
-Clare Celella, Nuestra Sen ora de la Asuncio n, San Bernardino

Para la re lexio n: Comparta como ha compartido generosidad, misericordia y compasin en esta semana. Cules fueron algunas de las
respuestas a estas obras?

LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
1 Jn 3:22 4:6; Sal 2:7bc-8, 10-12a;
Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
Martes:
1 Jn 4:7-10; Sal 72 (71):1-4, 7-8; Mc 6:34-44
Mie rcoles: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 10, 12-13;
Mc 6:45-52
Jueves:
1 Jn 4:19 5:4; Sal 72 (71):1-2, 14,
15bc, 17; Lc 4:14-22a
Viernes: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Sal 147:12-15, 19-20;
Lc 5:12-16
Sa bado:
1 Jn 5:14-21; Sal 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30
Domingo: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 o Is 40:1-5, 9-11;
Sal 29 (28):1-4, 3, 9-10 o Sal 104 (103):1b-4,
24-25, 27-30; Hch 10:34-38 o
Tit 2:11-14; 3:4-7; Lc 3:15-16, 21-22
Lunes:

LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura Leva ntate y brilla, Jerusale n! La gloria del Sen or amanecio sobre ti (Isaas 60:1-6).
Salmo Que te adoren, Sen or, todos los pueblos (Salmo
72 [71]).
Segunda lectura El misterio de que los gentiles son
coherederos, socios en la promesa en Jesucristo, se ha
dado a conocer a los hombres (Efesios 3:2-3a, 5-6).
Evangelio Vinieron unos Magos de Oriente preguntando: Do nde esta el rey de los judos que ha nacido? (Mateo 2:1-12).

Salmo responsorial: Leccionario I 1976, Comisio n Episcopal de Pastoral Litu rgica


de la Conferencia del Episcopado Mexicano. Usado con permiso. Todos los derechos reservados.

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Oracin del Papa Francisco para


el Jubileo de la Misericordia

Sen or Jesucristo, tu nos has ensen ado a


ser misericordiosos como el Padre del
cielo, y nos has dicho que quien te ve, lo
ve tambie n a El. Mue stranos tu rostro y
obtendremos la salvacio n. Tu mirada
llena de amor libero a Zaqueo y a Mateo
de la esclavitud del dinero; a la adu ltera
y a la Magdalena del buscar la felicidad
solamente en una creatura; hizo llorar a
Pedro luego de la traicio n, y aseguro el
Paraso al ladro n arrepentido. Haz que cada uno de nosotros escuche como propia la palabra que dijiste a la samaritana: Si conocieras el don de Dios!
Tu eres el rostro visible del Padre invisible, del Dios que
mani iesta su omnipotencia sobre todo con el perdo n y la
misericordia: haz que, en el mundo, la Iglesia sea el rostro
visible de Ti, su Sen or, resucitado y glorioso. Tu has querido que tambie n tus ministros fueran revestidos de debilidad para que sientan sincera compasio n por los que se
encuentran en la ignorancia o en el error: haz que quien
se acerque a uno de ellos se sienta esperado, amado y perdonado por Dios.

ENERO 3, 2016
Misa Anual de Migracin
10 de enero de 20161:00 pm
Iglesia de Nuestra Seora de la Soledad
52525 Oasis Palm Avenue, Coachella, CA 92236

La dio cesis de San Bernardino y el ministerio de Justicia para Inmigrantes de la O icina de Pastoral Social les invitan a la misa de migracio n del 2016. La
misa se llevara a cabo el domingo, 10 de enero a la
una de la tarde. Se tendra presente una reliquia de
Santo Toribio Romo! Acompa n enos a unirnos en
oracio n e hermandad con todos los refugiados y migrantes que forman parte de la dio cesis de San Bernardino.
La Misericordia en Accin . . . Estaba
encarcelado y me vinieron a ver. (Mt. 25:36)
SE NECESITAN VOLUNTARIOS PARA
EL MINISTERIO DE CRCEL

Las Ca rceles de Condado esta n ahora suministrando a ma s reclusos debido a la realineacio n


de la prisio n estatal, que fue ordenado para
reducir el hacinamiento. Que estamos haciendo como
cristianos para ayudar a tocar las vidas de estos jo venes y
Manda tu Espritu y consa granos a todos con su uncio n
adultos, quienes cumplen condenas en instalaciones cerpara que el Jubileo de la Misericordia sea un an o de gracia
canas a nuestras parroquias y que eventualmente van a
del Sen or y tu Iglesia pueda, con renovado entusiasmo,
regresar a nuestras vecindades e Iglesias? El Papa Franllevar la Buena Nueva a los pobres proclamar la libertad a
cisco nos ha desa iado directamente a servir a los encarcelos prisioneros y oprimidos - 2 - y restituir la vista a los
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