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MASS SCHEDULE
AND INTENTIONS

From The Pastor


Dear parishioners,
I look back with great joy to
know your love and affection I
received at the installation. It
was a blessed gift to have
Bishop Brom

here and also


my family for
the celebration.
Since the Day
of Discovery back in late September, I have been
meeting with past chairs of the pastoral council and
Sr. Margaret Eilerman to evaluate and assess the
fruitful discussions we all had. This initial task has
been completed and we have prayerfully discerned
and discussed who we would like to invite to be on
the newly formed pastoral council. I am excited to
announce the members of our new pastoral council
once they have all accepted and have met. This pastoral council will help to ensure the ongoing development of the
parish and
help me to address those
matters that
are most important to you.
Have a blessed week.

October 19, 2014

Oct. 19, Sun:


4:30 pm
8:00 am
11:00 am

TWENTY-NINTH SUNDAY IN
ORDINARY TIME
For the Parishioners

Intentions of Patricia Flannery


+Patricia Nevins

Oct. 20, Mon: Weekday

8:00 am
Oct. 21, Tue:

+Joe Aboumrad
Weekday

8:00 am +Nasim and +Mary Sawaya


& Living and Deceased Family
Oct. 22, Wed: Weekday

8:00 am

+Kevin W. Sullivan

Oct. 23, Thu: Weekday

8:00 am
Oct. 24, Fri:

8:00 am
Oct. 25, Sat:

+Mikey Tighe
Weekday

+Pat Nevins
Weekday

No morning Mass
Oct. 26, Sun:

4:30 pm
8:00 am
11:00 am

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN
ORDINARY TIME

Intentions of St. Vincent de Paul Society


+Rodolfo M. Madlang
For the Parishioners

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE


WEEK OF OCTOBER 19TH, 2014
Sunday:
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Next Sunday:

Is 45:1, 4-6/1 Thes 1:1-5b/Mt 22:15-21


Eph 2:1-10/Lk 12:13-21
Eph 2:12-22/Lk 12:35-38
Eph 3:2-12/Lk 12:39-48
Eph 3:14-21/Lk 12:49-53
Eph 4:1-6/Lk 12:54-59
Eph 4:7-16/Lk 13:1-9
Ex 22:20-26/1 Thes 1:5c-10/Mt 22:34-40

Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila


Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.
-- St. Teresa of Avila

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SANTA SOPHIA ACADEMY

October 19, 2014

PARISH OFFICE
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Phone: (619) 463-6629 ~ Fax: (619) 463-8101
parish@santasophia.org
www.santasophia.org
Facebook: SantaSophiaCatholicChurch

SEEKING WISDOM.
LIVING VIRTUE.
ENCOUNTERING CHRIST.
Learn more at www.santasophiaacademy.org
Contact us to request a pre-admission packet
and to arrange a meeting,
screening test for entrance or a tour!

RECTORY
Pastor:
Rev. Jacob A. Bertrand Ext. 100
Business Mgr.:
Bill Smirniotis Ext. 104
Bookkeeper:
Sana Auro Ext. 105
Portress:
Sara Gonzalez Ext. 100
Admin. Assistant:
Maria Belflower Ext. 102
Maintenance:
Jim Kinney Ext. 108
Priest in Residence:
Rev. John Bosco Ext. 107
musinguzijbosco@yahoo.com

SANTA SOPHIA ACADEMY LOUISE AMADO


PRESCHOOL - for ages 2 - 5
Victoria Simanek, Director
(619) 463-0141 ~ preschool@santasophia.org
SANTA SOPHIA ACADEMY (K - 8)
Karen Laaperi, Principal
(619) 463-0488 ~ santasophiaacademyoffice@gmail.com
Fax: (619) 668-5469
Extended Day Care: (619) 668-5471

MUSIC MINISTRIES
Santa Sophia Singers
Santa Sophia Kids Choir
Santa Sophia Liturgical Ensemble
Music Director:

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES

We look forward to hearing from you!

Altar Servers, Extraordinary


Ministers of the Eucharist, Lectors,
& Ministers of Hospitality/Usher

CATECHETICAL MINISTRY

2014-2015
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

David Stevens Ext. 113

Sacristan

Rosemary Wellington Ext. 115

CATECHETICAL MINISTRY OFFICE

INFORMATION

Baptism Child & Adult Religious Education


Phone: (619) 463-6011 ~ Fax: (619) 668-5458

PARENT/STUDENT
CONFIRMATION MEETING REMINDER

cmo@santasophia.org

Time: 9:30 am
Location: DeMoor Room
Participation by the candidate and at least
one parent is very important. Attendance
will provide answers to your question and
help make your religious educational experience the best it can be.
LEVEL 1: Sunday, October 19th

Director:
Administration
Sr. High Youth:
Jr. High Youth:

Bernadette Padlo
Donna Hernandez
Gennette Medina
Nathan Johnson

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY


Ages 18-39
Facebook: EastCountyYoungAdults
Rachel Smith: rach.smith@yahoo.com
Teresa Sporleder: teresasporleder@hotmail.com

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WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS

COLLECTION REPORTS
Oct. 6th - Oct. 12th, 2014
Plate
Envelopes
eGiving
Breakdown of gifts received
$0.00 to $5.00
$5.01 to $10.00
$10.01 to $25.00
$25.01 to $50.00
$50.01 to $100.00
$100.01 to $150.00
$150.01 to $500.00

$14,067.55
$1,867.05
$10,673.00
$1,527.50

Total contributing households

October 19, 2014

56
54
161
72
31
9
7
_______

390

Peter & Trish Wraith


Kendall & Amber Chapman
and their family
Ashley, Paul and Roman
Michael Prida & Karen McIntosh
Jimmy and Nicole Olguin
Gabriel and Angela Neri
and their family
Carole, James and Angelina

Charlotte Moreno
Timothy & Susan Houze
Barbara Foley

Preserving Our Legacy Bldg. Fund


St. Vincent de Paul
Fire Restoration Fund

$50.00
$602.00
$330.00

PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE


IN NEED OF SPECIAL PRAYER
Jessica Kline
Doris Kellhoefer
Charles Lavoie
Ernest Stelmar
Brian Vandenberg
Leticia Rebollar
Lilian Sanders
Mario Alberto Zepeda
Edie & Warren Grover
Sheldon Grover
Lilyne Hollingworth
Becky Bryan & Family

Mary Hernandez
Georgia Carroll
Judy Johnson
+Ed McCarthy Sr.
Paula Morales
Jenifer Patton
Marie Muckell
Kheder Attisha
Vincent Attisha
Savannah Sheena
Anita Olivia Sanford

Names in bold are newly added this week.


Also pray for the special intentions written
in the Book of Needs in the vestibule of the
church.

Santa Sophia Junior High


Youth Group Kick Off!
All Junior High Youth are invited to come and
mingle with other youth at the parish. Parents,
you are invited to attend the first 15 minutes to
hear the good news about the plans for this years
Jr. High Youth Group.

Date: Sunday, October 19th


Place: Catechetical Ministry
Office Patio
Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

Reserve your space for the

Womens Guild
Craft & Bake Sale

on November 15th & 16th


For more information
contact Dee
at (619) 471-5837 or
derunrun48@gmail.com

ARE YOU IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE WHO IS CONSISTENTLY JEALOUS


ABOUT WHERE YOU GO OR WHO YOU TALK TO ?
This is a Safe Place Faith Community: Santa Sophias team provides faith-based support to parishioners, family and friends who suspect or know of violence in their relationships. Call (619)663-9785
and leave a message. A team member will call and offer resources that can help in situations of child,
elder or intimate partner abuse.

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ORE THAN COFFEE


AND DONUTS

During the month of October, there will be


omelet stations in Prendergast Hall after each
of the masses. The Saint Vincent de Paul Society will be cooking up the omelets. The cost of
the omelets are by
a free will donation
and the proceeds
will go towards the
St. Vincent de Paul
pantry. Please
come hungry to
help support this
ministry.
David Harfy, one of our dedicated altar servers, will be serving homemade Arabic treats
and Arabic coffee with all donations will be going to Santa Sophia. Each Sunday in October
there will be a different Arabic treat.
Coffee and Donuts will also be available after all the
weekend masses.

Make sure to stop by


after Mass and enjoy the
array of fine breakfast food. Dont miss this
opportunity to enjoy breakfast with your
fellow parishioners.
Calling all Fil-Am members for
a very important meeting on
Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at
12:30 pm. We will be discussing
Simbang Gabi at this meeting.

Please contact Tellie Dominguez at


(619) 670-7403 or (619) 244-3908.
THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
From Pentecost To The Present
Lectures & discussions facilitated by parishioner Art
Chagnon on Wednesday evenings. The lecture series
will run through Wednesday, December 10th, 2014.
Materials will be provided and you can join in at any
time in the DeMoor Room at 7:00 pm.
For more information call Art at (619) 955-3993.

October 19, 2014

St. Vincent de Paul News


The St. Vincent de Paul food pantry
does more than just hand out groceries.
A favorite story we have is about a
woman who came to the pantry for
food, looking depressed and homeless.
When asked if there was anything else we could
help her with, she told us she was being evicted
from her mobile home park because she had been
unable to keep up with the rent. After further investigation, we were able to determine that she was
a school teacher who had lost her job because of
mental illness. While she was waiting for assistance and her pension to be processed, she became
behind in her payments. We made arrangements
with the park manager to pay her overdue rent,
and put some gas in her car so she could look for
more aid. She has been back to the pantry several
times since then, and each time she looks happier
than the last. She told us that her life has turned
around because of our help. There are numerous
other stories like this one. Often, a person just
needs a little help, some extra time, or a boost, until they can get back on their feet. If they dont get
it, the problems just continue to build up and soon
there is no way out for them. Thats when they end
up homeless and hopeless.
Your continued generous support
keeps that from happening
The Pantry is open to assist people
Monday through Saturday
from 9:00 am - 11:00 am or
by calling (619) 668-5464.

Young Womens Vocational


Discernment Fall Luncheon
At Little Flower Haven
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Time: 8:30 am1:00 pm
Location: 8585 La Mesa Boulevard
The Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus
will provide a special presentation by
Father Anthony Saroki with Mass and Adoration.
Please RSVP to:
Vocations@CarmeliteDCJWest.com
or call 844-227-6350.
Please visit our website at:
http://www.carmelitedcjwest.com/
for more information.

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Daily Prayer for Priests


O Jesus,
I pray for your faithful and; fervent priests;
For your unfaithful and tepid priests;
For your priests laboring at home or
Abroad in distant mission fields.
For your tempted priests;
For your lonely and desolate priests;
For your young priests;
For your dying priests;
For the souls of your priests in Purgatory.
But above all, I recommend to you
The priests dearest to me;
The priest who baptized me;
The priests who absolved me from my sins;
The priests at whose Masses
I assisted and who gave me
Your Body and Blood in Holy Communion;
The priests who taught and instructed me;
All the priests to whom I am indebted
in any other way
(especially...)
O Jesus, keep them all close to your heart,
And bless them abundantly
in time and in Eternity,

Amen

Sunday, Oct. 19th - Rev. Edward Gallagher, Jr.


Monday, Oct. 20th - Rev. Msgr. Michael Gallagher
Tuesday, Oct. 21st - Rev. Garrett Galvin, OFM
Wednesday, Oct. 22nd - Rev. Higinio Garcia
Thursday, Oct. 23rd - Rev. Robert Gavotto, OSA
Friday, Oct. 24th Rev. Msgr. Anthony Giesing
Saturday, Oct. 25th - Rev. Carl Gismondi, FSSP

2014 World Mission Sunday Appeal


World Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is a day set aside for Catholics
worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church's
missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.
This year, World Mission Sunday is celebrated on
October 19th.

October 19, 2014

THE SENIOR CORNER


Medicare and Drug Coverage
Updates for 2015
Attend a free lecture on Medicare insurance
changes for 2015. Medicare Parts A, B, D,
HMOs, etc. Also learn about Medicare Saving
Program (MSP) and extra help that assist with
costs for B & D.
Presenter: Pablo Carona, Community Education
Specialist.
Date: Friday, October 24, 10 am to 11:30 am.
Location: Sharp Grossmont Hospital Brier
Patch Campus, 9000 Wakarusa, Classroom
13/14, La Mesa. Call (800) 827-4277 for a reservation.

Cyber Security
Protect online accounts with a different password for each account. Passwords need at least
eight characters: letters, numbers, and symbols
(%,&,@). Avoid using any part of your name,
phone number, or birthdate.
Use strong antivirus and antispy software. It
helps to protect your computer by scanning
email, apps and data for malicious content, and
removing viruses and spyware before they can
compromise your devices.

Senior Deal$
IHOP has a 55-plus menu with smaller portions
and lower prices.
Kohls offers a special 15% discount every
Wednesday for shoppers 60 years and older. See
store for more details.

Every year the needs of the Catholic Church in the


Missions grow - as new dioceses are formed, as
new seminaries are opened because of the growing
number of young men hearing Christ's call to follow Him as priests, as areas devastated by war or
natural disaster are rebuilt, and as other areas, long
suppressed, are opening up to hear the message of
Christ and His Church.
Envelopes may be found in the pews.
Please take one and return it by next Sunday.

They never phone, they never visit,


they never text message..

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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS,
COUNCIL 9332 NEWS
On October 17th, 18th, & 19th, the
Knights of Columbus will be conducting their annual fund raising
drive to benefit people with Intellectual Disabilities. The Knights would greatly appreciate your
financial support and will be outside the church, as
well as at various donation sites at local merchants
throughout the parish community.

and

The Center for


Spiritual Care
are in need of volunteers for
Eucharistic Ministers for Catholic ministry
Sharp Grossmont Hospital invites you to become
a Hospital Eucharistic Minister
to distribute Holy Communion to Catholic patients

Please help support this very worthy cause.

TIME COMMITMENT:
Two hours weekly/or every other week

Santa Sophia
Kids Choir
The Santa Sophia Kids
Choir is open to children in
Grades 3rd thru 8th.
Rehearsals are every Thursday, from 4:00 pm 5:00 pm in the Academy Music Room (OctoberJune). The Kids Choir sings at the 11:00 am Mass
every last Sunday of the month. The First Mass
the choir will be singing will be on Sunday, October 26th, 2014.
For more information contact David Stevens
at (619) 463-6629 ext. 113, or
dstevens@santasophia.org.

October 19, 2014

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

Have an Open Heart

Call and commitment to the Ministry of the


Sick

Completed training as a Eucharistic Minister in


your parish

Orientation as Sharp Grossmont Spiritual Care

Volunteer (training is provided)

For more information please call


Rev. Chaplain Judy Ray @ (619) 740-4170

A Prayer to the Queen of the Most Holy Rosary


Queen of the most holy Rosary, in these times of such brazen impiety,
manifest thy power with the signs of thine ancient victories, and from
thy throne, whence thou dost dispense pardon and graces, mercifully

regard the Church of thy Son, His Vicar on earth, and every order of
clergy and laity, who are sore oppressed in the mighty conflict. Do thou,
who art the powerful vanquisher of all heresies, hasten the hour of mercy, even though the hour of God's justice is every day provoked by the countless sins of men. For me who
am the least of men, kneeling before thee in supplication, do thou obtain the grace I need to live righteously
upon earth and to reign among the just in heaven, the while in company with all faithful Christians
throughout the world, I salute thee and acclaim thee as Queen of the most holy Rosary.

Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us!