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ST.

COLUMBA CATHOLIC CHURCH
March 8, 2015
Third Sunday of Lent

Stewardship As a Way of Life
The practice of stewardship is integral to Christian life.
The challenge is to respond generously to "Serve one another through love...bear one another's burdens, and so
you will fulfill the law of Christ." (Galatians 5:13, 6:2)

Mark Your Calendar
Palm Sunday Brunch & Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 29

Parish Assembly
Mark your calendars for an all-parish assembly in the
parish hall on Sunday, April 26th, at 10:30 a.m. More
details to follow in weeks to come.

Soup & Scripture
Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Parish Hall
We continue our 5-week video series from Fr. Barron’s
Catholicism series, ending the Wednesday before Holy
Week, March 25th. We begin serving soup at 6:00 p.m.,
and the series will be from 6:30 thru 8:00 p.m.
Each week we get to dine on the most amazing soups ever
made by some of the best cooks in the country. Please call
Robin @ 619-922-7941 to sign up to bring a soup on one
of these weeks.

Donate Online!
Scan this code with your mobile device to donate online, or visit our website:
www.stcolumbasandiego.com and click Donate Online.

Spiritus
Our 9:30 choir, Spiritus, has created a CD, which is available for $20 at the rectory or directly from the choir. ALL
proceeds will be donated to the church and school.

Readings for the Week
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Fri:
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Sun:

2 Kgs 5:1-15/Pss 42:2-3;43:3-4/Lk 4:24-30
Dn 3:25,34-43/Ps 25:4-9/Mt 18:21-35
Dt 4:1,5-9/Ps 147:12-13,15-16,19-20/Mt 5:17-19
Jer 7:23-28/Ps 95:1-2,6-9/Lk 11:14-23
Hos 14:2-10/Ps 81:6-11,14,17/Mk 12:28-34
Hos 6:1-6/Ps 51:3-4,18-21/Lk 18:9-14
2 Chr 36:14-16,19-23/Ps 137:1-6/Eph 2:4-10/
Jn 3:14-21

SAN DIEGO

Annual Catholic Appeal
Thank you to all who have turned in pledges to the Annual Catholic Appeal. If you have not turned in your
pledge it’s not too late! A pledge envelope was mailed to
your home. If you did not receive one you may pick one
up at the back of the church.
Our assessment this year is $27,000. If we exceed our
goal, excess funds will be returned to St. Columba to be
used for much need improvements. Please make your
check payable to: Diocese of San Diego.
Pledges to date: $22,452

# of parishioners: 97 (out of 997)

Easter Flowers
If you would like a lily plant placed at the Altar for
Easter in memory of or in honor of a family member or
friend, please complete the special “Flower Offering”
envelope in the pews and place in the offertory basket.
The suggested donation is $10.00. Donors may take
their plants home the week of April 12th.

Safe Environment Policy
To report suspected sexual misconduct or child abuse
within our institutions and ministries, please contact
the Child and Youth Protection Office, Victims Assistance Coordinator, Monsignor Steven Callahan at
858-290-8310.

Mass Intentions for the Week
MONDAY, MARCH 9
7:00 am—MM Grace & Nerlita Barrera
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
7:00 am—MM Anthony Benavidez
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
7:00 am—EC
Donor’s Intention
THURSDAY, MARCH 12
7:00 am—MM Marcus Benavidez
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
7:00 am—MM Elaine Brannen
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
8:00 am—MM Antonio Meer
5:30 pm—MM Roland Dubreuil
SUNDAY, MARCH 15
7:30 am—EC Richard & Cameron Hudjohn
9:30 am—MM People of the Parish
5:30 pm—MM Deceased Men’s Club members
EC—Fr. Ed Corcoran, MM—Fr. Mel Monreal

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT

MARCH 8, 2015

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Robert
W. McElroy the sixth Bishop of San Diego.

Adoration
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be next Saturday, March 14th, 8:30 am-3:30 pm in the Daily
Chapel. There is a sign-up book if you wish to attend at a
specific time.

Pilgrimage Tour
May 12—24, 2015
Join Fr. Mario Elias on a Catholic pilgrimage tour to
Eastern Europe, including visits to Prague, Medjugorje,
and the Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow. Fr. Mario
will celebrate daily Mass and provide spiritual guidance.
Create great memories, gain new friends, discover amazing places and deepen your relationship with God. This
trip is through the agency Travel Best. For an itinerary
and more details, contact the parish office.

Teacher Job Fair
Saturday, March 21, 2015
9:00—11:30 a.m.
Cathedral Catholic High School
5555 Del Mar Heights Road
San Diego, CA 92130
An opportunity to talk and visit with principals and representatives from our Catholic schools. No registration
required. Please bring resumes. Teacher applications
available at www.diocese-sdiego.org under Employment.

Retirement of Msgr. Mullarkey
After celebrating 50 years in the priesthood last year and
reaching the age of 75 this April, Msgr. Patrick Mullarkey has announced his retirement as pastor of St. Catherine Labouré Church effective June 30, 2015.

Suggestion Box
New comment forms have been placed near our Suggestion Box at the back of the church. We encourage you to
submit comments, questions and suggestions. Your
feedback is welcomed by the Pastoral Council.

Celtic Mass
Monday, March 16, 6:00 p.m.
Our Mother of Confidence
3131 Governor Drive
Dinner following Mass in the Parish Hall; dinner tickets:
$20. Irish sisters serving in our Diocese will be invited
as our guests. For more information, contact Kathleen
Gerry at 858-587-0848.

PLEASE PRAY for the following who are ill,
their families and those who care for them:
Morgan Belnap, Rodelia Clark, Robert & Louise
Dennin, Emmy Hanna, Belinda Johnson, Lien Le,
Randa Matyas, Joe McDougall, Doris Oliver, Pat
Oliver, Cecelia Polston, Art Rubio, Marilyn Theile,
Sam & Jean Zanin

Lenten Speaker
Ascension Parish has engaged a wonderful speaker for a
Lenten presentation. Dr. Eugenia Constantinou, (a professor at USD in the Dept. of Theology and Religious
Studies who also has a law degree) will present a program on the trials of Jesus.
Part 1: the Jewish Trial on Tuesday, March 24th
Part 2: the Roman Trial on Thursday, March 26th
Both presentations will take place in our John Paul II
Parish hall at 7 p.m. There is no cost for this.
She will investigate the trials from a legal, historical, and
biblical point of view. These will be very interesting presentations and very timely in the week before Holy Week.
All are welcome to attend.

New Email!

Please send any birthday/retirement wishes to St. Catherine Labouré Church, 4124 Mt. Abraham Ave., San
Diego, CA 92111.

We have a new email address, effective now:

February Financial Report

Wish List

CHURCH

SCHOOL

Year-to-date:
Income
$348,076.88
Expenses $319,866.56
Net profit $ 28,210.32

Year-to-date:
Income
$888,659.54
Expenses $904,392.36
Net loss
$ -15,732.82

February:
Income
Expenses
Net profit

February:
Income
Expenses
Net profit

$ 41,208.07
$ 31,049.00
$ 10,159.07

$107,934.39
$105,912.61
$ 2,021.78

stcolumbarectory@gmail.com

The Men's Club is looking for the following items for
future work projects: small garden tools, large
bench vise, and plywood. We will pick up items.

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