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A Note From Our New Pastor, Fr. Devdas

April 12th, 2015

I am pleased to be back, as some of you know. I come from a family of seven siblingsthree boys and
four girls. I am fifth in the order. My mother died when I was 5 years old and my father died seven
years ago. We are farmers and grow mainly cash crops. As a child I learned to plow, grow rice, vegetables, etc. My brothers are still with the same profession, but my nephews and nieces who moved out of
the community for education and employment, are slowly losing the root.
I was born in a mixed religious family. My dad was a Hindu before his marriage and my mom was a
Catholic. My auntmy dads sisterwas married to a Hindu priest. I was close to my uncle, and as a
child I used to assist him during weekends in his Hindu religious worship. In my heart, I did not believe in the Hindu religion nor enjoyed participating in the rituals. I went along with it because I loved my uncle and wanted to help him.
Therefore, as a child, I was not much involved in church activities because of my affiliation with Hindu religion.
My early association with Hindu religion, rituals, and practices made me question my belief system and brought me closer
to the Church and my faith. I truly found my faith when I was in high school. It felt right to me; it felt like I belonged to
something greater and was serving a higher purpose. I soon became an altar server and a year later secretary to the altar
servers association. Being the secretary to the altar servers association I was given the responsibility of training and mentoring new altar servers.
When I was studying my 10th grade, the local diocese organized a summer campcome and see programfor high school
boys considering priesthood. I joined the summer camp without my dads permission. Being born and raised a Hindu, I
knew my dad would not give me permission to join the seminary or understand my passion for the priesthood. I liked the
atmosphere at the summer camp which was peaceful, prayerful, and respectful. The camp gave me time to pray and discern
my vocation. After the summer camp, I decided to join the seminary to become a priest and I was also supported and mentored by my high school principal, a priesta simple and holy man. His humility, piety, and love for God and the poor
interested me further in joining the priesthood.
I joined the Archdiocese of Delhi and became a priest on May 14th, 1994. I worked one year as an associate pastor in an
urban parish. The parish had a vibrant high school youth program and I was given the responsibility of mentoring the
group. I loved the assignment and from that group two of them joined the priesthood. A year later, I was appointed as the
Director of Catholic Charities until 2001. It was not something I wanted to do as a priest, but I took it up out of obedience
and also because I had a Masters degree in Social Work. It was very challenging to work with over 200 staff and raise
money for programs. Though the work was challenging, I enjoyed it, especially working with the poor and less-privileged
people in Delhi.
I came to the United States to do my Ph.D. at the University of San Diego. My doctoral program was Leadership and
Management studiesManagement of Nonprofit Organizations. During my studies at USD, I served at Santa Sophia
Parish in addition to working as a hospital chaplain. I enjoyed my stay and work and I was also so fortunate to have worked
under three wonderful priests at Santa Sophia. I am now so pleased to come back to Santa Sophia as the pastor.
I love my priesthood. It is a great joy and honor celebrating the Holy Eucharist with the faith community, administering
Sacraments, hearing confession, listening, and comforting people, etc. As a priest, it is my great joy of helping people to
grow in faith and experience and recognize Gods love and goodness for them. My experience of working with people
helped me grow in my faith and drawn me closer to God. This is my 21st year of my ordination to priesthood; I am
humbled and profoundly thank the Lord for the gift of my vocation to priesthood and the opportunities to serve Gods
holy people.
Scripture readings & intentions for the Second Sunday of Easter-Sunday of Divine Mercy ~Week of April 12th, 2015
Date
Saturday, April 11th (Vigil)

Readings

Time

Intentions

Acts 4:13-21/Ps 118:1, 14-15, 16-21/Mk 16:9-15

4:30 pm

+Cheryl J. Friedlan

8:00 am

+Vicenta Lopez de Casillas

11:00 am

Intentions of Oblates of Merciful Love

Acts 4:23-31/Ps 2:1-9/Jn 3:1-8

8:00 am

+Nick Perez

Acts 4:32-37/Ps 93:1-2,5/Jn 3:7b-15

8:00 am

Intentions of Jason & Grace Blackburn

Acts 5:17-26/Ps 34:2-9/Jn 3:16-21

8:00 am

Charlie & Maire Orlando

Thursday, April 16th

Acts 5:27-33/Ps 34:2,9,17-20/Jn 3:31-36

8:00 am

+William Kohan

Friday, April 17th

Acts 5:34-42/Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14/Jn 6:1-15

8:00 am

+Mr. John Pat Welsh

Acts 6:1-7/Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19/Jn 6:16-21

4:30 pm

+Stella Mendez

8:00 am

+Debra Giamonco

11:00 pm

+Sebastian Schallberger

Sunday, April 12th

Acts 4:32-35/Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24/1 Jn 5:1-6 Jn 20:19-31

Monday, April 13th


Tuesday, April 14th
Wednesday, April 15th

Saturday, April 18th (Vigil)


Sunday, April 19th

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19/Ps 4:2, 4, 7-9/1 Jn 2:1-5a

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Santa Sophia Catholic Church and Academy

Parish Office: (619) 463-6629 Fax: (619) 463-8101 Monday ~ Friday from after daily mass - 4:30 pm
Academy Office: (619) 463-0488 Fax: (619) 668-5469 Monday ~ Friday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Preschool Office: (619) 463-0141 Fax: (619) 463-8101 Monday ~ Friday from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
CMO Office: (619) 463-6011 Fax: (619) 668-5458 Monday ~ Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm & Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

SANTA SOPHIA ACADEMY


KAREN LAAPERI
(619) 463-0488
PRINCIPAL
ssaklaaperi@hotmail.com
ESTELA DIAZ
(619) 463-0488
SECRETARY
santasophiaacademyoffice@gmail.com

CLERGY
REV. DEVDAS MASILLAMONY Ext. 100
PASTOR
frdevdas@santasophia.org
REV. JOHN BOSCO
Ext. 107
PRIEST IN RESIDENCE
musinguzijbosco@yahoo.com

PARISH STAFF
BILL SMIRNIOTIS
Ext. 104
BUSINESS MANAGER
bsmirniotis@santasophia.org

SANTA SOPHIA PRESCHOOL


VICTORIA SIMANEK
(619) 463-0141
DIRECTOR
vsimanek@santasophia.org

CATECHETICAL MINISTRY OFFICE


BERNADETTE PADLO
DIRECTOR
bpadlo@santasophia.org

Ext. 111

SANA AURO
BOOKKEEPER
sauro@santasophia.org

Ext. 103

DONNA HERNANDEZ
Ext. 110
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
dhernandez@santasophia.org

Ext. 100

GENNETTE MEDINA
SR. HIGH YOUTH
gmedina@santasophia.org

Ext. 112

JOSEPHINE ESTRADA
RECEPTIONIST
frontdesk@santasophia.org

NATHAN JOHNSON
JR. HIGH YOUTH

Ext. 112

MARIA BELFLOWER
Ext. 102
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
mbelflower@santasophia.org

MUSIC MINISTRY
DAVID STEVENS
DIRECTOR
dstevens@santasophia.org

Ext. 113

FACILITIES MAINTENANCE
JIM KINNEY
DIRECTOR
jkinney@santasophia.org

Ext. 108

LITURGICAL MINISTRIES
ROSEMARY WELLINGTON
SACRISTAN
wabrsmry@gmail.com

Ext. 115

YOUNG ADULT MINISTRIES


RACHEL SMITH
rach.smith@yahoo.com
TERESA SPORLEDER
teresasporleder@hotmail.com

~ Seeking Wisdom
~ Living Virtue
~ Encountering Christ

NEW PARISHIONERS
Welcome! We warmly invite you
to join our faith community. To
register, please visit the parish
office anytime after morning
mass till 4:30 pm, Monday thru
Friday. Or you can pick up a
form in the vestibule of the
church.
BAPTISM
Please contact Donna Hernandez
at (619) 463-6011 for Baptism
preparation information. Parents
are encouraged to begin the
preparation process before their
child is born.
ADULT/CHILD
RELIGIOUS FORMATION
Please contact Donna Hernandez
at the Catechetical Ministry
Office at (619) 463-6011 for
more information.
MATRIMONY
Please contact the Parish Office
at (619) 463-6629 before setting
the date, time and location of
your wedding. In the Diocese of
San Diego, couples should plan
on a nine month (minimum)
period of marriage preparation.
FUNERALS
Please contact the Parish Office
at (619) 463-6629 ext. 104.
BULLETIN SUBMISSIONS
Submissions are due Fridays at
noon, nine days prior to publication. Send to:
bulletin@santasophia.org

Find us on Facebook:
SantaSophiaCatholicChurch
www.santasophia.org

ARE YOU IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH SOMEONE WHO IS PRESSURING YOU FOR MORE INTIMACY THAN YOU WANT OR ARE READY FOR?

This is a Safe Place 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 CHURCH GOAL: $62,000.00


PLEDGES AS OF 03-31-2015 - $83,368.70 FROM 279 FAMILIES
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING DONORS THAT HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR PLEDGES:

Mr. & Mrs. Waleed Abbou


Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Adamos
Mr. Robert Aguilar &
Mrs. Patty Martin-Aguilar
Mr. & Mrs. James Alesi
Mrs. Dolly Alexander
Mr. & Mrs. Ben Amado
Mr. & Mrs. John Amador
Mr. & Mrs. Venancio Antonio
Mr. & Mrs. Faris Auro
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Aven, Sr.
Mrs. Dee Badders
Mrs. Marilyn Baer
Mrs. Yolanda Barajas
Mr. Nicholas Barnes
Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Barrack
Mr. & Mrs. Cesar Barrera
Mrs. Jean Rutherig Barrett
Mrs. Betty Barth
Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Bas
Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Bauer
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Beckstrand
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Berry
Ms. Louise Bertsche
Ms. Zanella Black
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Blanchard
Mrs. Mary Bloemendaal
Mr. & Mrs. John Boeddeker
Mr. & Mrs. Felix Bognot
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Boies
Mr. & Mrs. Woodrow Bole
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Borba
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Bott
Ms. Amber Bradley
Mr. & Mrs. John Brickner
Mr. & Mrs. David Bridges
Mrs. Betsy Brown
Mr. & Mrs. James Brown
Mr. & Mrs. William Burdine
Mr. Wayne Butt & Mrs.
Rosemary Wellington
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Caeti
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Canepa
Mr. & Mrs. James Carroll

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Carton


Ms. Betty Ann Case
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Castaneda
Mr. & Mrs. John Cella, III
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Chagnon
Mr. Fred Chavez &
Mrs. Elizabeth Smith-Chavez
Mrs. Geraldine Clark
Mrs. Jane Clark
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Clark
Mrs. Margo Clements
Mr. & Mrs. Andre Cleveland
Commander G. William Coffey
Mr. & Mrs. Forrest Cognata
Mr. & Mrs. Barry Coleman
Ms. Mary Colt
Ms. Catherine Connell
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Connell
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cooley
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Corcoran
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Cote
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Crabtree
Dr. & Mrs. James Cregg
Ms. Linda L. Crowder
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Csukran
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Culp
Mr. & Mrs. Chuck D'Anna
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D'Cruz
Mrs. Theresa Daly
Ms. Carole Daugherty
Mrs. Cristina del Toro
Mr. Gennaro Di Giovanni &
Mrs. Eva D'Amico
Mrs. Lourdes Dizon
Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Dominguez
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Dondero
Mr. & Mrs. Pat Esquibel
Mrs. Patricia Fellis
Mr. & Mrs. Ray Fiedler
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Filipowski
Mr David Flohr
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Flowers
Ms. Gloria Jean Foti
Mr. & Mrs. John Fox

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Fuger


Mr. & Mrs. Jesus Galang
Mr. & Mrs. Armando Galarpe
Mr. & Mrs. Art Galarpe
Mr. & Mrs. Emilio Gallardo
Mrs. Mary Dora Garcia
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gardner
Mr. & Mrs. Vince Garra
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Gatus
Mr. & Mrs. Hank Gaus
Mrs. Charlene Geairn
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Geisler
Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Genna
Mr. & Mrs. Clare Gennaro
Mr. & Mrs. Genero Gimongala
Mrs. Margaret Girdwood
Mr. & Mrs. Roger Gonzales
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Guzzetta
Mr. & Mrs. Louis Haak
Ms. Denise Hagedorn
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Hahn
Mr. Paul Hall & Mrs. Johanna Poli
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Haukom
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Havin
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hedges
Mr. & Mrs. Charles Henning
Mr. & Mrs. George Hernandez, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Justin Hernandez
Estate of Josephine Hicks
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Houze
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ilas
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Ireland
Mr. & Mrs. Hipolito Jimenez
Mrs. Bushra Jonna
Mrs. Marie Kalinoski
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Kareh
Mr. Guy Karlson
Mrs. Kathleen Karlson
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Kay
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Keating
Mrs. Jo Kerrigan
Mr. & Mrs. William Keys
Mrs. Abbie Kiesow
(Continued on page 5)

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(Continued from page 4)

Mrs. Mary Anne Kinney


Mr. & Mrs. William Kirby
Mr. & Mrs. William Kirkman
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Klotz
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Koch
Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Kohler
Mrs. Akram Kouza
Mr. & Mrs. Julius Kreckler
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Krenz
Mr. & Mrs. John Kruzel
Mr. & Mrs. Richard LaFlamme
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Lake
Mrs. Carole Lasky
Mrs. Rosita Lavilla
Mr. William Lennartz
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Lind
Mrs. Jacqueline Lindeneau
Mr. & Mrs. Julian Lomahan
Mrs. Vera Lowrey
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Ludwig
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Luke
Mr. Craig Lund
Mr. & Mrs. James Maasch
Mr. Jesus Magana
Ms. Delores Mages
Mr. & Mrs. Andre Malabanan
Mr. & Mrs. Candido Manansala
Mrs. Millie Maraia
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Marquie
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Marshall
Mrs. Connie Marshall
Mr. Arnold Martin
Mr. & Mrs. Lou Martin
Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Martinez
Mrs. Patricia Martinez
Mr. & Mrs. Frank Mascari
Mrs. Mireille Mathieux
Ms. Dorothy Mauro
Mrs. Diane McCarthy
Mr. Joe McCormick
Mr. & Mrs. Neil McCoy
Mr. & Mrs. Shane McDarby
Mr. & Mrs. Leo McGarry
Mr. Charles McGhee
Mrs. Corinne McKeel
Mrs. Cora McNamee-Lawson
Mr. & Mrs. George McWalter
Mr. & Mrs. Teotimo Mendez
Dr. & Mrs. Louis Mengoli
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Michael

Mrs. Barbara Middleton


Mr. & Mrs. Jack Miesen
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Mikalsky
Mr. & Mrs. Jon Millum
Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Miranda
Mrs. Marie Mixon
Mrs. Maria Montes
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Montrose
Mr. Charles Moschette
Mrs. Marie Muckell
Mr. & Mrs. John Munn
Mrs. Catherine Naughton
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Nazareth
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Nededog
Mrs. Vera Nelson
Mr. & Mrs. William North
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Nuanes
Mr. & Mrs. David Oelschlager
Mr. Thomas Paige
Ms. Josie Pasco
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Payne
Mr. & Mrs. Andy Pena
Mrs. Jean Perez
Mrs. Josie Pernicano
Ms. Samantha Ponce
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Przybylski
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Pujeda
Mr. & Mrs. Pete Puterbaugh
Dr. & Mrs. Edward Reidy
Mr. & Mrs. David Reistetter
Mr. & Mrs. Remigio Reyes
Mr. & Mrs. Romy Reyes
Mr. & Mrs. Marty Rice
Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Richard
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Riemann
Mr. & Mrs. Cesar Rodriguez
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Rosenborg
Mr. & Mrs. Floyd Rosson, Jr.
Mr. Roger Rotter
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Rutherig
Mr. & Mrs. John Saad
Mrs. Esther Sabo
Mr. Raied Salem
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Sammon
Mr. & Mrs. Florante Samonte
Mr. & Mrs. Norbert Sanders
Ms. Anita Sanford
Mrs. Dee Sanford
Mr. & Mrs. Marcuz Sanford
Mrs. Victoria Sarafa
Mr. & Mrs. Nick Sardo

April 12th, 2015

Mr. & Mrs. Pete Saucedo


Mr. & Mrs. William Schell
Mr. Wesley Schermann
Mr. & Mrs. John Schmelzlen
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Schrader
Ms. Anne Schraff
Ms. Beverly Shannon
Ms. Arlene Shughrue
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Shute
Mr. & Mrs. William Smirniotis
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Smith
Mrs. Rita Smith
Mrs. Betty Smorin
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sparks
Mr. Robert Stall, Jr. & Mrs. Katherine Nutting
Mr. & Mrs. Tim Staples
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Steinmann
Mr. & Mrs. Klaus Steuermann
Ms. Barbara Stevens
Mr. Bernard Stickler
Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Storey
Ms. Suzanne Suda
Mr. & Mrs. Salvatore Tarantino
Mr. & Mrs. Norris Taylor, Sr.
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Teachworth
Mrs. Irene Telford
Mr. & Mrs. John Thomas
Ms. Leslie Tonkinson
Mr. & Mrs. Rodolfo Trajano
Ms. Dee Dee Tscherch
Mrs. Gregoria Tscherch
Mrs. Lou Turner
Mrs. Virginia Umbaugh
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Valverde
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Vasquez
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Volkman
Cdr. & Mrs. Richard Wade, Jr.
Ms. Joanne Wagenbrenner
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Warner, Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wassmer
Mr. & Mrs. Donald Weismann
Mr. & Mrs. James Weismann
Mr. Ronald Weismann
Mr. & Mrs. Richard White
Mrs. Signa Wilcox
Mrs. Catherine "Kay" Wilder
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Wilder
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Williams

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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,

PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE IN NEED OF SPECIAL PRAYER

Amen

Sunday, April 12th - Rev. Matthew Spahr

Monday, April 13th - Rev. William Springer

Tuesday, April 14th - Rev. Eugene Sta.Ana

Wednesday, April 15th - Rev. Anthony Stanonik

Thursday, April 16th - Rev. William Stevenson

Friday, April 17th - Rev. Nemesio Sungcad

Saturday, April 18th - Rev. Romeo Supnet

Plate
Envelopes
eGiving
Sunday
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
Priestly Formation
Fire Restoration Fund
Preserving Our Legacy
Annual Catholic Appeal

Doris Kellhofer

Anita Sanford

Brian Vandenberg

Lenny Goins

Jessica Kline

Ricardo Dominguez

Leticia Rebollar

Babe Cox

Detra Hambrick

Madeline Leggio

Heather Sturgill

Mary Ann Wilson

Vie Liddell

Ernest and Agnes Stelmar

Maria Tangen

Caroline Kohler

Sister Roseann Cordova

Wim Struyk

Lilyne Hollingworth

Kevin Kugblenu

Brandon Ancho

Ryan Barnes

Ed Paige

Marion Montierth

Carol & Ed Robinson

Mary Alesi

Names in bold are newly added this week.


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

Youth Group Needs Your Help..

COLLECTION REPORT
Easter

April 12th, 2015

$28,674.87
$3,953.00
$24,556.87
$165.00
$2,934.00
33
65
164
130
73
27
19
_______

511
$1,375
$713
$323
$135

For Earth Day recognitionThe Youth Group


will be collecting recyclables to help raise funds
for summer activities.
We will be collecting Aluminum Cans, Plastic
and Glass bottles on Sunday April 19th after every mass at the kiosk and youth room located in
the CMO located by the flag poles.

Knights of Columbus
Catholic High School Scholarship
$1000 towards Catholic High School tuition and fees.
Who is eligible?
8th Graders from SSA and
8th graders from other schools who are members of
Santa Sophia Parish
Obtain applications from SSA office or download
from www.kofc9332valledeoro.weebly.com
Deadline for applications
no later than April 30, 2015
Any questions contact Ed Reidy, Grand Knight,
ereidy@aol.com

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LIFE AFTER LOSS


Another series of our bereavement program will begin on April 6th. If you
or anyone you know has lost a loved one, you are welcome to attend. We
meet on seven consecutive Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Contact Sister Margaret Eilerman for further details at (619) 670-9663 or eilerman@cox.net.
Santa Sophia Women's Guild is having a Bake/Craft Sale on Saturday,
April 11th and Sunday, April 12th. Biscuits and Gravy are being served after Mass on Sunday. Since our group has dwindled, we rely on the generosity of our parishioners to help make our bake sale a success. Baked goods can
be dropped off in Prendergast Hall after the 4:30 pm Mass on Saturday,
April 11th and before and after the Sunday Masses at 8:00 am & 11:00
am. We greatly appreciate your generosity from our last sale. If you are interested about our group and ways that you can become more involved, we
would be happy to hear from you. Please contact Lorraine at (619) 309-5609
or Irene at (619) 670-1433.
SANTA SOPHIA SPRING BLOOD DRIVE - SUNDAY, APRIL 19TH
The date is set for the upcoming spring blood drive at Santa Sophia for next
Sunday, April 19th, from 8:00 am - 1:30 pm in the parking lot near Prendergast Hall.
All donors will receive a free breakfast cooked by the Knights of Columbus.
Basic requirements are that you are in good health, age 17 or older, and
weigh at least 114 lbs. Please remember to bring a picture I.D. with you as
all donors must show picture identification. Appointments can be made on
line at: sandiegobloodbank.org. Click on donate blood and then click
appointments and provide sponsor code: (SSSV) or you can contact Carol
directly at (619) 462-0663.

Women's Guild monthly meeting will be in Room 4 of the CMO Building on April 28th at 10:00 am. Women of all ages are welcome. There are
no dues and we have various activities to raise money for Eucharistic
Supplies. Come on down and give us a try, we are a very friendly group.
For more information call Lorraine at (619)309-5609 or Irene at (619)
670-1433.
Women's Guild monthly Bunko party will be held in the DeMoor Room
on Wednesday, April 15th. Lunch is served at 12:00 and bunko starts at
12:45. Cost is $5.00 (free for 1st timers). Cash prizes! Come and have a
fun filled afternoon.

April 12th, 2015

UPCOMING WEEKLY
EVENTS

ITALIAN CATHOLIC
FEDERATION ~ SUNDAY,
APRIL 12TH IN THE
DEMOOR ROOM AT 12:00
PM.
SPANISH PRAYER
GROUP ~ MONDAY,
APRIL 13TH IN THE
DEMOOR ROOM AT 9:00
AM.
LATINO SOCIETY ~
MONDAY, APRIL 13TH IN
THE DEMOOR ROOM AT
7:00 PM.
CMO PARENT MEETING
~ TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH
IN PRENDERGAST HALL
AT 7:00 PM.
PARISHIONERS ROSARY
~ WEDNESDAY, APRIL
15TH AT 6:30 PM IN THE
CHURCH CRY ROOM.

HISTORY OF
CHRISTIANITY ~
WEDNESDAY, APRIL
15TH, AT 7:00 PM IN
THE VERHOEVEN ROOM.

WATCH THE
BULLETIN FOR MORE
DETAILS OF THESE
UPCOMING EVENTS.

Santa Sophia Academys April Fiesta


The Santa Sophia Academy cordially invites you to The April Fiesta, on Friday, April 24,
from 7-11pm in Prendergast Hall. This adult only evening includes a casino night
(playing black jack, roulette, and craps with play money), Bingo, and great Mexicanthemed appetizers, drink, and our infamous basket raffles and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available
through the school office and information is on the side tables of the church. The cost for all of this great fun
is only $35.00 a person. We would love for YOU to join us and help our school programs through the proceeds from this fund raiser.