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Dear friends in Christ,

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS

Over the past two months it


has been a great joy to experience the gifts and talents of
our new music director
David Stevens. He has been a
great addition to the staff as
well and has brought a joyful
personality that I am hopeful
will continue to attract many of our parishioners
to want to participate in our music ministry program.
Ive had some special moments of prayer in the
last few weeks that have been greatly assisted by
our new music at mass. I know David is also
excited to be a part of this parish community as
well.
This weekend David Stevens will be formally
introducing himself after the Masses and making
an appeal to be part of the music ministry in various ways. If you are talented in this way or even
if you just want to learn more and grow in this
kind of service please talk to him after Mass.
God bless,

November 9, 2014

Juan and Mirtha Davila


and their family
Isabella and Juan
Daniel & Alexis Cummings
Laura & Timothy Cramer
and their family
Presleigh and Kingslee
Tony Paterno and Christina Dela Cruz
Juan Gomez and Aprille Pena
and their daughter
Olivia

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9, 2014
Sunday:
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Next Sunday:

Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/


Jn 2:13-22
Timothy 1:1-9/Luke 17:1-6
Timothy 2:1-8/Luke 17:7-10
Timothy 3:1-7/Luke 17:11-19
Phlm 7-20/Luke 17:20-25
Jn 2:4-9/Luke 17:26-37
Jn 3:5-8/Luke 18:1-8
Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1Thes 5:1-6

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS


Nov. 9, Sun:

THE DEDICATION OF THE


LATERAN BASILICA

Nov. 13, Thu: Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini

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

+All Souls
Intentions of Ernest McAbee
+Marie Maple

Nov. 14, Fri: Weekday

Nov. 10, Mon: Saint Leo the Great, Pope


and Doctor of the Church

8:00 am

+Ricardo Perez

Nov. 11, Tue: Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop

8:00 am

+Pat Nevins

Nov. 12, Wed: Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

8:00 am

+Gianni Belvedre

8:00 am
8:00 am

+Salvatorre Belvedre
+Ilona Flint

Nov. 15, Sat: Weekday

8:00 am

No morning mass

Nov. 16, Sun: THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY IN


ORDINARY TIME

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

For the Parishioners


+Pam Brooks
+Edwin J. Soboleski

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SANTA SOPHIA ACADEMY

November 9, 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,
a screening test for entrance, or a tour!
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

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

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

David Stevens Ext. 113

We look forward to hearing from you!

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
Calling SSA Alumni and Parents of Alumni
Santa Sophia Academy, our elementary school, is
working to grow and reconnect with its Alumni. If
you are on Facebook, take a minute and log into
your Facebook account or Instagram and let your
former classmates know about this upcoming event.
This event will be the stepping stone of an everlasting tradition here at Santa Sophia Academy. So
spread the word.
SSA Alumni Meet and Greet
Day: Friday, November 14th
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Santa Sophia Church - CMO Court Yard
Who: Former students and spouses (21 years old
and older)
Entrance/Donation: $10.00 per person (pay at
check-in)
Entrance fee includes food: tapas & appetizers, and
drinks: Margaritas & water
Please RSVP (strongly recommended) by going to
www.santasophiaacademy.org and click on "Alumni
Event"
CAMPUS TOURS WILL BE AVAILABLE

Altar Servers, Extraordinary


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

Rosemary Wellington Ext. 115

CATECHETICAL MINISTRY OFFICE


Baptism Child & Adult Religious Education
Phone: (619) 463-6011 ~ Fax: (619) 668-5458

cmo@santasophia.org
Director:
Administration:
Sr. High Youth:
Jr. High Youth:

Bernadette Padlo Ext. 111


Donna Hernandez Ext. 110
Gennette Medina Ext. 112
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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CATECHETICAL MINISTRY

COLLECTION REPORTS
Oct. 27th, 2014 - Nov. 02nd, 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
$500.00 to $1,000.00

$13,477.70
$1,628.70
$10,389.00
$1,460.00
50
54
124
64
36
5
8
1
_______

342
Preserving Our Legacy Bldg. Fund
St. Vincent de Paul
Fire Restoration Fund

$290.00
$637.00
$936.00

PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE


IN NEED OF SPECIAL PRAYER
Doris Kellhofer
Charles Lavoie
Ernest Stelmar
Brian Vandenberg
Jessica Kline
Leticia Rebollar
Paula Morales
Jennifer Patton
Marie Muckell
Kheder Attisha
Vincent Attisha

November 9, 2014

Savannah Sheena
Brandon Ancho
Nica Rushing
John Schmidt
Yvonne Silao
Andy Silao
Jesus Flores
Victoria Hudgins
Tom Flood
Cora Lawson

Registration for Religious Education


is coming to an end
If you have been thinking about registering your
child/children for the 2014-2015 Religious Education year, now is the time to do so.
Registration for the 2014-2015 Religious Education year will come to an end on December
1st. Please register as soon as possible. After
December 1st, we will only register children
that are transferring from another parish or a
Catholic School. A letter from your previous
parishs Director of Religious Education is
needed if you wish to register.
For your information:
Childrens Liturgy of the Word will not be
meeting on Sunday, November 30th.
We have received word from Fr. Dwyer that his father
passed away on Tuesday, October 28th.
Please pray for the repose of his soul and
remember Fr. Dwyer in your prayers as he
travels for the funeral.

FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT MEETING


Date: Sunday, November 16th
Time: 9:35 am - 10:35 am
Location: Ver hoeven Room

Names in bold are newly added this week.


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

For Our Recently Deceased


+Thelma Olson

Nursery news: Please mark your calendars. The

Parents whose child/children are in the second grade


or higher and are registered in their second year of
Sunday Religious Education Classes, or are attending the Academy are required to attend this meeting.

Nursery will not be open on Sunday, November 30th.


ARE YOU IN A RELATIONSHIP THAT MAKES YOU FEEL BAD ABOUT YOURSELF?
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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CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA


Join us for this upcoming event. This
would be a great time to get some of
your holiday shopping done for that
special someone on your list.
November 23rd Book Fair
Location: Prendergast Hall during coffee & donuts
Time: 8:00 am 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact
Mary Beasley at (619) 445-5751

November 9, 2014

The St. Vincent de Paul Societys


omelet fundraiser was a huge success.
Thanks to the generous support of
our parishioners, the pantry raised $2,000.00. This
will buy enough groceries for almost 1000 of our
clients next month. It was wonderful to visit with
so many of you and we hope to do it in again in
the future.

THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY


From Pentecost To The Present
Lectures & discussions facilitated by parishioner
Art Chagnon on Wednesday evenings. The lecture

HOMEMADE TAMALES - The Womens Guild,

series will run through Wednesday, December

along with DCCW, will be selling homemade tama-

10th, 2014. Materials will be provided and you can

les for the Holidays. Their will be two flavors to

join in at any time in the DeMoor Room at 7:00

choose from: Chicken & Pork. We will be taking

pm.

orders from Saturday, November 15th until Sunday,

For more information call Art at (619) 955-3993.

December 7th. Please see the order form which will


be available in next weeks bulletin. Their will be

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
Calling all Fil-Am Members or
anyone interested in attending our
meeting, on Sunday, November 9th
from 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm. We will
be meeting in the Verhoeven Room and will be discussing Simbang Gabi.

Please contact Tellie Dominguez at


(619) 670-7403 or (619) 244-3908.

baskets on the side shelf's in church for you to drop


your order forms in. Tamale orders will be available
for pick up on December 13th & 14th after all the
masses in the Parish kitchen.

The cost is $15.00 per dozen.

Santa Sophia
Kids Choir
The Santa Sophia Kids Choir
is open to all children of the
parish 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 in, is this Sunday, October
26th, 2014.
For more information contact David Stevens
at (619) 463-6629 ext. 113, or
dstevens@santasophia.org.

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Daily Prayer for Priests

THE SENIOR CORNER

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,

Dont give out account numbers. In addition to


wanting your Medicare information, scammers
may angle for a bank account number, saying they
need it to process an overdue medical bill. And
dont be fooled if they cite a few digits from your
checks. Just hang up.

Amen

November 9, 2014

Sunday, Nov. 9th - Rev. Brian Hayes


Monday, Nov. 10th - Rev. William Headley, CSSP
Tuesday, Nov. 11th - Rev. Ronald Hebert
Wednesday, Nov. 12th - Rev. Scott Herrera, LC
Thursday, Nov. 13th - Rev. Alfredo Heyrosa
Friday, Nov. 14th - Rev. Michael Higgins, TOR
Saturday, Nov. 15th - Rev. Kilian Holland

Hand screening. Have you noticed an increase in


swelling, redness, or deformity in your elbows,
wrists, or fingers or decreased grip strength? Club
65 members are invited to a free screening. Club 65
is free to seniors 65 plus. Just ask when you make
your appointment to attend the screening.
When: Thursday, November 13, 10 am to 12 pm.
Location: Grossmont Healthcare District Herrick
Library, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa.
800-827-4277 for appointment
Technology. Luminosity Brain Trainer is available online or as a free app for your phone. It includes 35 daily training sessions of seven brain
games aimed to enhance your cognitive abilities,
including memory, processing speed, attention,
flexibility and problem solving. Log on to
www.luminosity.com or go to your phones app
store and search for Luminosity Brain Trainer.
Practice Caution. Be suspicious of emails or calls
asking for immediate action and personal data such
as passwords, since they are usually scams. If
youre not sure, contact the company in question
using the phone number on your account statement
or credit card.

Womens Guild

e are asking parishioners to help with the


donation of baked goods for our upcoming
Bake/Craft sale on Sunday, November 16th.
Please drop off your baked goods on Saturday, November 15th after the 4:30 pm mass in Prendergast
Hall. Others can bring their baked goods either
before or after the masses on Sunday, November
16th. All proceeds of this sale will be given to
Father Jacob to purchase Eucharistic supplies.
Please help us make this a successful bake sale.
Any questions please contact:
Lorraine Sablan at 619-309-5609
or
Irene Telford at 619-670-1433

Wireless communication is nothing


new. Ive been praying for 75 years!

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Helping Local Hungry Children


Common Ground Collaborative works through the La Mesa/Spring Valley school district to provide goods and services needed by students and their families, to ensure a positive learning environment. School will once again be out
for the Thanksgiving holiday week very soon. That means for many children who rely on their school for lunch and
breakfast, they may have to go without. Yes, its that dire for more than 50 families who need help feeding their children right here in our Spring Valley neighborhoods. Next weekend on Saturday, November 15th and Sunday 16th,
Santa Sophias Common Ground ministry will invite you to dip into your pocket on the way out of church to help put
food on the table for the Thanksgiving week. Thanks to the generosity of area stores and food producers, who are
providing big discounts to us, we are able to obtain the needed food for much less than you could buy it in the store.
So, your dollars will go a long way. This is a powerful sign to these families that somebody really does care!

Thank you for the generosity you have always shown.

Knights of Columbus Presents 500th Ultrasound Machine


The Knights of Columbus has donated an ultrasound machine to a Baltimore pregnancy center,
making it the 500th such gift by the Knights to a pregnancy center dedicated to helping women
keep and care for their unborn babies. This machine was donated under the Orders Ultrasound
Initiative When we began this program five years ago, we hoped to put a machine in every
state, said Supreme Knight Carl Anderson before presenting the ultrasound machine to the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns for use at its Dundalk, MD, facility. But this program has been even more successful
because of the great need and the generosity of brother Knights from coast to coast. He added: Not only has this
program saved the lives of countless unborn children, but it has saved many mothers and fathers from a lifetime
of regret. Supreme Knight Anderson made the presentation along with Supreme Chaplain and Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori at an annual mid-meeting of state deputies held in Baltimore. The Knights Ultrasound Initiative
began in January 2009 and initially provided a dozen or so machines that produced images of the unborn. The program has since expanded to all 50 U.S. states, Canada and Jamaica, and employs a range of devices, including the latest three-dimensional technology that allows the mother to see detailed images of her child in real time.

Testimony of the Rosary: healing medicine

My name is Valerie Staples and my family and I are new parishioners at Santa So-

phia. My simple testimony is that I've prayed the Rosary daily since I was in my
late teens. It isn't always easy but it's always worth it. I can say that Our Lord,
through the intercession of Our Lady, has always directed my path and granted me
peace when I faithfully prayed the Rosary. As a home schooling mother of 6, our
home life can be a bit chaotic at times. When I'm starting to stress about a couple of
the kids fighting, or the incomplete school work or the brand new stains I find daily
in our carpeting, praying the Rosary gives me what I need so that I am ready to just
roll with the punches.

I'm grateful to God and Holy Mother Church for giving us the Rosary.