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HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Dear parishioners,
I am excited to share with you
about a little endeavor. I pray
that all of you will be open to
participating in this. Next
week is the Solemnity of Jesus
Christ King of the Universe. In
order to celebrate we will be
having a Eucharistic procession.
In 1925, Pope Pius XI encouraged us that "by public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament exposed and
by solemn processions, people unite in paying
homage to Christ, whom God has given them for
their King.

November 16, 2014

Wednesday, 26th:
Parish Office Closes at Noon
Thursday, 27th

9:00 am Mass
There will be a blessing of the wine and bread that
you will be serving at your Thanksgiving Dinner

Friday, November 28th

9:00 am Mass - Parish Office Closed

Saturday, November 29th

Regular weekend Mass Schedule

Sunday, November 30th


Regular weekend Mass Schedule
Coffee and Catechism begins

Recent popes have encouraged that these processions take place again with renewed fervor and go
into the streets. I am blessed to announce that we
will take our Eucharistic procession into the
streets of Casa de Oro.

The Nursery will be available for Mass &


Coffee and Catechism

I have been in contact with the county to ensure


we do everything right. At the conclusion of the
11:00 am Mass on November 23rd, I encourage
you to join me in processing out of the church and
around the shopping center adjacent to our property. We will sing a simple hymn the whole way
through and together, show our love for Jesus
Christ.

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 16, 2014

Have a blessed week!

Childrens Liturgy of the Word


will not be meeting.

Sunday:
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Next Sunday:

Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31/1Thes 5:1-6


Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5/Lk 18:35-43
Rv 3:1-6, 14-22/Lk 19:1-10
Rv 4:1-11/Lk 19:11-28
Rv 5:1-10/Lk 19:41-44
Rv 10:8-11/Lk 19:45-48
Rv 11:4-12/Lk 20:27-40
Ez 34:11-12, 15-17/1Cor 15:20-26, 28/
Mt 25:31-46

MASS SCHEDULE AND INTENTIONS


Nov. 16, Sun:

4:30 pm
8:00 am
11:00 am
Nov. 17, Mon:

8:00 am
Nov. 18, Tue:

8:00 am
Nov. 19, Wed:

8:00 am

THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY IN


ORDINARY TIME

Nov. 20, Thu: Weekday

+All Souls
+Pam Brooks
+Edwin J. Soboleski

Nov. 21, Fri: The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious

+Tom Roche
Weekday

+Carrie Ann Valdez


Weekday

Intentions of Rend and Blake Williams

8:00 am
8:00 am

+Africa Nacpil
+Galo G. Reasol

Nov. 22, Sat: Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr

8:00 am

No morning Mass

Nov. 23, Sun: OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF


THE UNIVERSE

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

Intentions of the St. Vincent de


Paul Society
For the Parishioners
+Patricia Nevins

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SANTA SOPHIA ACADEMY

November 16, 2014

PARISH OFFICE
Monday - Friday
AFTER DAILY MASS - 4:30 pm
Phone: (619) 463-6629 ~ Fax: (619) 463-8101
parish@santasophia.org
www.santasophia.org

SEEKING WISDOM.
LIVING VIRTUE.
ENCOUNTERING CHRIST.

Facebook: SantaSophiaCatholicChurch

Learn more at www.santasophiaacademy.org

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

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

We look forward to hearing from you!


Bulletin Deadline - The deadline for adding bul-

letin articles for November 30th is 9:00 am


Wednesday, November 19th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
LOOKING FOR ANOTHER
ENTRANCE FOR WEEKDAY
MASS?
Did you know that there is
another entrance off Conrad
Street that is open on weekdays? To help avoid the
school drop-off line, turn down Conrad Drive, and
go past San Juan Street, and turn right (at the
Casa de Helix Apartment sign), down the roadway
through the apartment
parking area into Santa
Sophia. This roadway belongs to the parish and
will direct you to a gate
that is open on school
days.

RECTORY

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

David Stevens Ext. 113

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
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
Nov. 3rd, 2014 - Nov. 09th, 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

$15,342.50
$1,512.00
$11,003.00
$2,827.50
62
60
153
79
43
8
6
_______

Total contributing households


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

411
$125.00
$963.00
$386.00

PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE


IN NEED OF SPECIAL PRAYER

Doris Kellhofer
Charles Lavoie
Ernest Stelmar
Brian Vandenberg
Jessica Kline
Leticia Rebollar
Marie Muckell
Brandon Ancho

November 16, 2014

Nica Rushing
John Schmidt
Yvonne Silao
Andy Silao
Jesus Flores
Victoria Hudgins
Tom Flood
Cora Lawson

Names in bold are newly added this week.

Registration for Religious Education


is ending December 1st
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.

FIRST RECONCILIATION PARENT


MEETING THIS WEEKEND
Date: Sunday, November 16th
Time: 9:35 am - 10:35 am

Location: Ver hoeven Room


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.

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS

Also pray for the special intentions written


in the Book of Needs at the back of the church.

Alfonso & Genoveva Vasquez


and their children
Analsa, David and Mia

For Our Recently Deceased

Omar & Erika Gaitan


and their children
Omar Jr. and Erick

+Thelma Olson
+Becky Roxas

Michael & Christina Torres


and their children
Isabella and Gabriella

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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Santa Sophia
Kids Choir

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA


BOOK FAIR
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.
Date: November 23rd
Location: Prendergast Hall during coffee & donuts
Time: 8:00 am 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact
Mary Beasley at (619) 445-5751

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.

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.
For more information contact David Stevens
at (619) 463-6629 ext. 113, or
dstevens@santasophia.org.

Womens Guild Craft


& Bake Sale
November 15th & 16th
Please join us this weekend and enjoy
the beautiful hand made items for sale and help out

HOMEMADE TAMALES - The Womens Guild, along

the Womens guild by purchasing some

with DCCW, will be selling homemade tamales for

of the delicious snacks. The hours are

the Holidays. There will be two flavors to choose

from 8:00 am -1:00 pm.

from: Chicken & Pork. We will be taking orders from


Saturday, November 15th until Sunday, December
7th. Please see the order form below. It will also be
available in next weeks bulletin. There will be baskets on the side shelves in church for you to return
your order forms. Tamale orders will be available for
pick up on December 13th & 14th after all the masses
in the Parish kitchen in Prendergast Hall.

The cost is $15.00 per dozen.

The St. Vincent de Paul pantry


served 1460 people, 351 different
families, in October. We wish to extend a heartfelt thanks to all for your
support during our recent fundraising events.
YOU make our work possible. Thank you for

all that you do!

Cut along the dotted line and drop in the baskets along the wall in church.

Name: _____________________________________________________________________
Home Phone Number: _______________________
Pork Tamales _____________
Dozens ordered

Cell Phone Number: ________________________


Chicken Tamales

_____________
Dozens ordered

Tamales will be available for pick-up on December 13th & 14th in the Parish Kitchen in Prendergast Hall

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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,

Coping with Grief during the Holiday Season.


Those who have lost a loved one will gain new
insights and identify strategies for coping with
the holiday season. This is presented by a bereavement counselor from Sharp Hospital.
When: Monday, November 17th, 2:00pm 3:00pm
Location: Grossmont Healthcare District Conference Center, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA
Call 1-800-827-4277 for a free reservation.

Amen

November 16, 2014

Sunday, Nov. 16th - Rev. Richard Hopkins


Monday, Nov. 17th - Rev. Edward Horning
Tuesday, Nov. 18th - Rev. John Howard, CJM
Wednesday, Nov. 19th - Rev. Scott Herrera, LC
Thursday, Nov. 20th - Rev. Alfredo Heyrosa
Friday, Nov. 21st - Rev. Tommie Jennings
Saturday, Nov. 22nd- Rev. John Keller, OSA

Come and join the outdoor Vigil Celebration to honor Our

Charity email frauds. This is especially prevalent at the holidays. Fraudsters send out emails
soliciting contributions-often using the name of
legitimate charities-with links to click on. The
victim unwittingly provides a bank account number and other personal information to the con
artist.
Senior Discounts
Kohls offers a special 15% discount every
Wednesday for shoppers 60 years and older. Age
verification required.
Clarks Shoes offers seniors 62 and over a 10%
discount.
U.S. National Parks lifetime pass for $10. Seniors 62 and over. Also discounts on many services and merchandise at the parks.
Dennys 15% OFF entire purchase for customers
who are AARP members, all day, every day
(some restrictions apply). Present your AARP
membership card to receive the discount.

Lord, Jesus Christ, King of


the Universe at Mater Dei
Catholic High School on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

The Vigil will include:


Celebration of the Eucharist-Fr. Pedro Rivera
Procession with the Blessed Sacrament-Fr. Lauro
Minimo
Eucharistic Adoration-Trinitarians of Mary
The Winners of the Songwriting Contest will be
singing their fresh, new songs to Christ our
King during the Eucharistic Adoration.

The good news is, youll be spending


Thanksgiving with a large group of happy
people.

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COLLECTION FOR NATIONAL NEEDS


Next weekend, November 23rd & 24th has been
designated for the 2014 Collection for National
Needs. Special envelopes are in the pews and on
the side shelves for the collection which supports
the Black and Indian Missions, the Catholic Home
Missions, the Catholic Communication Campaign
for Human Development, and the Catholic Univer-

You can pick up your


free advent copy of

The Word Among Us


in the vestibule and also at
the kiosk the weekend of
November 22nd and 23rd.

sity of America.

Why wear the veil?


There is no required discipline at this time for women to wear the veil. But in recent
years some have been making the decision to wear a veil during Holy Mass. Some in
the parish have asked me about it and I have encouraged them that if they feel moved
to do so they shouldnt be afraid.
Just as we wouldnt want to judge someone who one day while running late doesnt
have time to change into their Sunday best we shouldnt judge someone if they want
to wear a veil. So too should one who feels moved to wear the veil be careful to guard
their thoughts in judging others who dont.

The veil does have benefits that are notable, but choosing not to wear one does not
mean you are unable to fully participate in Mass. Women have shared with me before that it helps them to
stay focused during the Mass and not be as distracted by other things going on around, as if it becomes
their own little personal chapel of prayer. It is also a visible sign to other people that we are in a prayerful
place, which helps us all to stay focused.
The chapel veil is a sign of purity and humility before God. If you feel moved to wear one and would like
more information you could always contact the parish office. This weekend at the bake/craft sale one of our
parishioners will be having some on sale for your purchase also.
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.