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July 7, 2013
SUNDAYS: Sat. 5:30 pm (Vigil), 7:30 am, 10 am & 12 N WEEKDAYS: Mon., Tues., Fri, and Sat. 8 am (Wed. & Thurs. 8 am Communion Service) HOLY DAYS: (eve of) 5:30 pm; (day of) 8 am & 6:30 pm
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
(Confession) Saturdays 4-5 pm or by appointment DEVOTIONS Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Saturday 7:50 am ADORATION First Friday 8:30 am—5 pm, Rectory Oratory
Msgr. Richard Krekelberg, V.F.—Pastor Deacon Manuel Valencia • Deacon John Hull 318 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre Mailing Address: 50 East Alegria Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024 Phone: 626/355-1292 • FAX: 626/355-2290 • www.st-rita.org
14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME—JULY 7, 2013
Msgr. Richard Krekelberg, V. F.—Pastor
626.355.1292 x. 228 • firstname.lastname@example.org Dcn. Manuel & Chela Valencia— email@example.com • 626.355.1292 Dcn. John Hull—firstname.lastname@example.org • 626.355.1292 Weekend Presiders: 10 am Mass—Fr. Chris Thiel, OFM Capuchin
Parish Ministries and Organizations
Liturgy & Worship
Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers: David & Jill Muhs 355.9810 • email@example.com Altar Servers, Youth: Kathy Ganino • 626.398.9302 Altar Servers, Adult: Bill Cosso • 355.5656 Eucharistic Adoration: Kathy Ganino • 626.398.9302 Rosary Prayer Group: Susan Day • 355-3835 Sacristans: Sat. Vigil: Gary Fidone/Bill & Patti Huber Sunday Masses: 7:30-Bill Cosso/David Banis; 10:00-David Muhs; 12N-Bernie Grace Weekdays: John Bigley, Margaret Duran Porter: (Evening Church Lockup) Sheila Palazzolo Environment: Denise Villalovos/Gil Lazo firstname.lastname@example.org • 355.1292
How to Contact Us
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: email@example.com • 355.1292
Ministries & Organizations
Bereavement Ministry: 355.1292 • firstname.lastname@example.org Christian Family: Sheila Pierce • 355.8332 Greeters & Ushers: Erny Henry 626.289.3504 • 626.446.6715 Men’s Club: Nick Sotis: 358-2495 • email@example.com New Members/Welcome: Contact the Parish Office St. Rita Guild: Patty Sullivan 355.3707 • firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Ministry: Marilyn McKernan, email@example.com Shawl Ministry: Mary Taillac 355.3179 • Marilyn Delgatto 355.8717
Parish Office: 355.1292
Finance Council Chair
Bill Sullivan: 355.3707
St. Rita School—Office: 626.355.6114
Principal: Joanne Harabedian • firstname.lastname@example.org
Archivist: Marilyn McKernan • email@example.com Bulletin Submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off at Office Public Relations: ParishAdmin@st-rita.org Registration Information: email@example.com • 355.1292 Webmaster: Ralph Seymour: firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Liturgy & Music Paul Puccinelli: email@example.com Director of Religious Education Cristina Cullen: 355.3841 • firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Youth Ministry/Confirmation Theresa Bui Costanzo: 626.590.8828 • email@example.com RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) Team: Deacon Manuel and Chela Valencia; Susan Blakeslee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Let Saint Rita Be There For You . . .
Communion for Sick and Homebound Parishioners
St. Rita ministers provide Communion home visits. Contact the Parish Office • 355.1292 or Jill Muhs • 355.9810 • email@example.com.
For Information about the—
Sacrament of 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.
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 Our Lord’s special presence and companionship in serious time of need. Anointing may take place in the home, at the hospital or elsewhere and as often as once a month. If someone should die without anointing, remember that the desire to receive is sufficient and the Lord cares!
Sacraments of Reconciliation and first Eucharist
Preparation for children who have attained the age of reason (usually during 2nd grade) is arranged either through the Office of Religious Education or St. Rita Elementary School.
If You Should Experience the Loss of a Loved One
Please call us at 355.1292 If you feel you will be in need, or your loved one has passed, we will assist in making arrangements with your chosen funeral directors; refer you to our liturgy and music directors; and offer you helpful guidelines and a book that will aid in the selection of readings for the Mass or Memorial Service. Areas we can help you with prior to the passing may help in the planning of funeral services. We know that this can be a tough time and we want you to know that your parish is there for you. PLEASE UNDERSTAND we only have one resident priest, sometimes arrangements for another priest may be needed.
Sacrament of Matrimony
Contact the Parish Office upon engagement; at least six months is needed for preparation of this joyous sacrament!
Sacrament of 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.
Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
See adjoining column.
REV. MSGR. RICHARD KREKELBERG
While I am away on my vacation, I leave the following Reflection for your consideration.
Divine logic often seems counterintuitive. What farmer would risk the lives of ninety-nine sheep to find one that is lost? What parent would reward with a celebration the profligate child who left home, squandered his inheritance, and brought shame on the family? What’s the problem with having a walking stick, for heaven’s sake, or a change of clothes or sandals when you go out to preach? And why no greetings along the way? Doesn’t the Church have enough PR problems already without adding lack of hospitality to the list? Why ask the master of the harvest for workers when he already knows we and he are shorthanded? And will it really be more tolerable for Sodom than for the town that took down the “Welcome Disciples” sign? Understanding our Lord’s instructions to the seventy-two disciples is key to understanding the rest of this gospel and the passage from the letter to the Galatians. When Jesus tells the disciples to greet no one along the way, he isn’t suggesting that they be inhospitable but that they avoid the protracted greetings that were customary in his day and that a traveler in the region might experience even today: protracted tea ceremonies, leisurely meals with ceremonial greetings, and so forth. What Jesus does intend is to convey a sense of urgency: the harvest is ready. The work of proclaiming and building the kingdom is waiting. Every farmer knows that when the harvest is ready, you waste no time lest the crop be lost. If proclamation of the kingdom of God is so urgent, why did Jesus rule out amenities like a walking stick, a kit bag, and sandals? Today, would Jesus nix websites, blogs, and religious broadcasting and publishing as superfluous to the new evangelization? Probably not. But what Jesus does seem to be emphasizing is that he, the Father, and the Spirit will give what is needed to the disciples whom they send. No medium at our disposal in faith formation and Gospel proclamation can ever preclude our embodiment of the message God has entrusted to us. We are not only called to proclaim God’s love and mercy; we must also become God’s love and mercy. It is not enough that we proclaim peace and become peacemakers; we must be peace. Our Lord calls us, sends us out equipped for high profile kingdom-building, rejoices in our apostolic success, but then focuses our joy on a facet of the kingdom of God that can never be denied, diminished, or destroyed: our names are written in heaven. With the author of the letter to the Galatians, we find our boast in the cross of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. When we immerse ourselves in that most fundamental fact, and live out of it, we become free men and women. Nothing else is ultimate, neither our successes nor our failures. What matters is that our names are written in heaven. We are known and regarded with love, by our God. So, “let all the earth cry out to God with joy.” No more mourning over your sad and sordid past! No more fear that you will be unlucky or unloved in the Kingdom. —John Meoska, OSB
14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME—JULY 7, 2013
PARISHIONERS WHO REQUEST OUR PRAYERS FOR HEALING AND RETURN TO GOOD HEALTH—
SATURDAY, JULY 6
8:00 AM 5:30 PM
SUNDAY, JULY 7
Gloria McCormick RIP Father DeLorme INT.
7:30 AM For All Parishioners 10:00 AM Tage Anderson RIP 12 NOON William A. Cosso RIP
MONDAY, JULY 8
8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Jean Mansour, Celia Merritt, Denis Keegan, Jacob Bigley, Gerald Krekelberg, Cathy Fiore, Madelyn Shaull, Dorothy Van Gorden, John J. McCoy, Diane Ridley, Richard Forcione, Maria Carmen Marti, Dennis & Clare Marquardt, Rosemary Fryzm, Andy Pulley, Katherine Haderlein, Andy Heller, JoAnn E. Douglass, Kathleen Ramsey, Tonyja Blakeslee, Addie Marshall, Joanna Singleton, Jackie Bagnuolo, Mary Ellen Isoard, Tim Stanley, Antoinette Wassef, Theresa Morcos, Aspet Herapetian, Rose Mary Taquino, Selma Tuffs, David Duran, Paul Viger, Julie Meyer, Zdenka Czerny, Cliff Hancuff, Wendy Wolf Fadel, Hal Finney, Christa Owen, Ailey Gardner-Ybarra, Cathy Hundshamer, Eva Bernejo, Laurie Larkin Masella, Edith Olah, Matteo Begnoche, Lancelot Loera, Fred Mycroft, Brian Eck, Alex Arranaga, Anna Mary Hession, Mildred Vocelka, Joseph Moore, Ned Vento.
TUESDAY, JULY 9
Rev. Robert O. Luck RIP
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 THURSDAY, JULY 11 FRIDAY, J ULY 12
Alfonso N. Gonzalez RIP
Communion Service Communion Service
Year of Faith—July 2013
In summertime, according to the Gershwin classic, the living’s supposed to be easy. But not the journey of faith! Luke’s July Gospels present Jesus’ challenging expectations for faithful disciples: Travel light; bless others with peace and healing; let your lives proclaim, even before your words do, that God’s kingdom is at hand. Don’t ask, “Who is my neighbor?” Instead, make yourself a “good Samaritan,” a neighbor to anyone in need. Serve others selflessly like Martha, but, like Mary, balance loving service of Christ in others with quiet listening at the Master’s feet. With childlike simplicity, make the Lord’s Prayer your own. Persevere in asking, seeking, knocking at the door, the door opened wide in this Year of Faith to bestow our heavenly Father’s first and best gift, the Holy Spirit. Mission Begin each day by committing myself to the mission Christ has entrusted to me; be a neighbor to those in need; serve others lovingly; spend time in quiet prayer with Jesus; pray for the young people gathering with the Holy Father in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for World Youth Day, July 23–28.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 SUNDAY, JULY 14
Don McGillis RIP Danielle Oro RIP Martina Clyne RIP
7:30 AM Walter J. Murphy RIP 10:00 AM For All Parishioners 12 NOON Stephen Purner RIP
St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions
FEAST DAYS Tuesday, July 9
Thursday, July 11
St. Benedict St. Henry
Saturday, July 13
First Reading—As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you (Isaiah 66:10-14c). Psalm—Let all the earth cry out to God with joy (Psalm 66). Second Reading—May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ
From Archbishop José H. Gomez
I ask all Catholics to immediately contact your Assembly members and urge them to vote “no” on Senate Bill 131. Simply tell your representative to vote “no” because this legislation puts the social services and educational work of the Church at risk, and unjustly discriminates against Catholic schools and other private employers. The Bishops of the California Conference believe it is urgent for Catholics to act now. For background on SB 131 and to visit the Archdiocese’s Resource for Faithful Citizenship page at www.la-archdiocese.org/
Gospel—Jesus sends out the seventy-two
(Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 [1-9]).
find contact information for your Assembly member,
SAINT RITA OF CASCIA CHURCH
to become a volunteer…
►Youth Nite—Wednesday, July 10, 7 pm, Gara ►Youth Mass—Saturday, July 20, 5:30 pm ►Service—Union Station, Sunday, Aug. 4, 7:30-10am Have a great summer and don’t forget to check in at your St. Rita “home” from time-to-time! Theresa Costanzo • firstname.lastname@example.org We’re expanding our list of people we can call on for occasional help. We may call you to help stuff bulletins; resupply the offering envelopes in the pews; help during a Hospitality Sunday; set up or clean up for an event; or, right now, we need helpers for the Backpack & School Supplies effort (see article in adjacent column).
Backpack & School Supplies for St. Francis Center (SFC)
While you’re out and about, watch for sales and pick up a few items for this very needed collection for the inner city poor. Collection boxes will be in the Vestibule the weekend of July 13-14. The drive ends on Sunday, August 4 to allow time for donations to be transported to SFC for their distribution weekend.
We will contact you when we need some helpers—and, don’t worry, if you’re not available when we ask, we’ll ask again for another date/time.
and work with the nicest people!
A very happy bonus of giving your time is that you meet 355-1292 x 226
Clip and drop in the Offering basket.
I’d like to add my name to the volunteer list: Name Phone Email
►Please—no used items. A flyer listing the needed
items will be in next week’s Bulletin.
And—can you help with some of your time? We need volunteers to take the items from the Vestibule to Gara Hall (after each week-end Mass); to help us sort the donations weekly; and finally to prepare everything for the SFC van pick-up! For more information or to volunteer—
Rosemary Hagerott • email@example.com • 355-1292 x226
Farewell Party for José Luis Rodriguez
Thanks to all who turned out for the Mass and party following to honor José. The mariachis, tacos, and margaritas (for those who indulged!) all helped to make a very happy exit for Jose after his many years of service to our parish and school.
Blood Drive—Sunday, July 14 8:30 - 2:30, O’Malley Hall
To make an appointment, please contact: Marilyn McKernan 355-1292 x233 • firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s happening in your Organization or Ministry? Send us some information to include in the Bulletin! Better yet, take some photos at your events and include them (jpeg format)—we’ll print your news as space allows. ►Deadline for Bulletin articles is Thursday, 10 days before desired publication date. email@example.com or bring to the Parish Office.
Vaya con Dios, José!
14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME—JULY 7, 2013
Feasibility Study Results
I would like to extend my gratitude to the 58 parishioners who met with the representatives of CCS Feasibility Company and the 417 families who participated in our recent survey to evaluate the key concepts outlined in St. Rita’s Master Plan. All of your feedback has been invaluable. All comments have been carefully noted and considered and we are using the findings to form decisions about our future. I am pleased to report back summaries of the interview and survey results. 86% of interviewees believe that St. Rita should proceed with a campaign to support Phase 1. 75.2% of families from the survey said that St. Rita should proceed with the full campaign in 3 phases.
52.7%of those interviewed are very positive or positive about parish plans as laid out in the prospectus; and 73.5% of families who took part in the survey strongly agree or agree with the need
for the parish’s Master Plan elements. The following lists highlight the responses to those individual needs in greater detail.
92.8% strongly agree or agree with the need for church renovations 67.5% strongly agree or agree with the new residence for Msgr. Richard 62.5% strongly agree or agree with the need for a new school building 65% strongly agree or agree with the need for a new multi-purpose building 57.9% strongly agree or agree with the idea of additional parking 73.6% strongly agree or agree with the idea of restoring Gara Hall 50.1% strongly agree or agree with the idea of a new shrine for St. Rita with chapel and bookstore
92.9% strongly agree or agree with the need for church renovations 78.5% strongly agree or agree with the new residence for Msgr. Richard 71.4% strongly agree or agree with the need for a new school building 60.7% strongly agree or agree with the need for a new multi-purpose building 51.8 % strongly agree or agree with the idea of additional parking 80.3% strongly agree or agree with the idea of restoring Gara Hall 48.3% strongly agree or agree with the idea of a new shrine for St. Rita with chapel and bookstore
Your thoughtful feedback to St. Rita’s Master Plan concepts is greatly appreciated and your continued commitment to the parish is a blessing to us all. The vision for St. Rita’s future generations depends on each of you and I hope you join me in being excited as we continue to plan for a healthy future for St. Rita Parish. —Msgr. Richard Report Prepared by: Mary Lou Butler
This Week at St. Rita
Today, July 7—Baptisms
In the Church • 1:30 pm Deacon John Hull officiating
Save the Date
Sunday, July 14—Blood Drive
See page 5 for information.
July 13 & 14—Backpack Drive Begins
See page 5 for information.
Monday, July 29—Baptism Preparation Class
7 pm • Parish Office Meeting Room For August 4 Baptisms
ST. RITA OF CASCIA CHURCH
Catholic Community & Local Events
Calling all young adults, between 18 and 39!
Theology on Tap, the annual summer speaker series, is a great way to meet other young adults for fun, networking, and an opportunity to talk about faith. Enjoy a soda or (with ID) a beer while you get straight talk and honest answers to your deepest questions from expert speakers on faith, love, work, and other real life experiences. Open to all young adults, singles and couples. Admission, food and drinks are fee! Holy Family Church, South Pasadena 1527 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena 91030 ► Every Wednesday in July, beginning July 10. Doors open at 7 pm; program begins at 7:30 pm. For more information: Archla.org/tot
►“Getting Even God’s Way! What Would Jesus Do? What You Can Feel, You Can Heal.”—July 27, 9:30-3:30. For the separated, divorced, and widowed. Mass, tour of the Cathedral, lunch and workshop presented by Father Patrick Hill. Cost is $20. Julie Auzenne • 213/637-7249 • firstname.lastname@example.org ►Grief Support Group, “Journey Through Grief”— August 13-September 17, 10:30-Noon You are invited to a six week support group designed for those who have lost a loved one. A safe environment is offered to share feelings, discuss fears, and gain strength for the journey that lies ahead. San Gabriel Recreation Center, 250 S. Mission Drive, San Gabriel 91776 Susan Coyle • 626/974-2045 • Susan.email@example.com
►Southern California Renewal Communities
Annual Convention—August 30-September 1 Over 40 sessions, plus a Teen Conference and daily Arena liturgies. Anaheim Convention Center and Arena. Registration/Information www.scrc.org
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