First Sunday of Lent February 21, 2010 The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart.

-- Romans 10:8

10425 W. Pico Blvd. Phone: (310) 474-1216

Saturday: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. First Friday: Before 7:30 a.m. Mass



Iselda E. Richmond, Principal 10479 W. Pico Blvd Phone: (310) 474-1811

Saturday Vigil: 5:30 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30, 12:00 p.m. Daily Masses: 7:30 a.m. Holy Day Masses: Vigil: 5:30 p.m., 7:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m.

Monday following 7:30 a.m. Mass, Miraculous Medal Novena. 1st Friday After 7:30 a.m. Mass. First Saturday of the month following 7:30 a.m. Mass, Our Lady of Fatima, and Every Monday 7:15 p.m. Legion of Mary.

February 21, 2010

St. Timothy


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Our Children's Liturgy of the Word continues to meet each Sunday at the 9am Family Mass. All children are welcome to join in our gift procession during the 9am Mass by bringing non-perishable food items. Please meet Ms. Deborah at the back of the Church during the collection of donations. For additional information, please contact Deborah at 310-474-1216.

STS FISH FRY FRIDAYS- Friday, February 26th. Dinner plate includes choice of Red Snapper or Catfish, French Fries, Green salad, your choice of coleslaw or potato salad and Dessert. Child’s plate: $8; Adult plate: $10; Combo plate: $15. Dinners can be picked up in the Parish Hall between 3:30 and 6:30. ALL PROCEEDS ARE DONATED TO ST. TIMOTHY SCHOOL.

RALPH’S REWARDS CARD FOR STS- Do you shop at Ralph’s? Would you like to help raise money for STS? Well now you can do both when you shop at Ralph’s! STS has joined the Ralph’s community contribution program and with your help, is eligible for up to $3,000 a quarter. All you have to do is READINGS FOR THE WEEK link your Ralph’s card to the STS community partner account. Sign up today! For forms or more information, please contact Monday: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Mt 16:13-19 Tuesday: Is 55:10-11; Mt 6:7-15 Eric Braxton at Wednesday: Jon 3:1-10; Lk 11:29-32 St. Timothy School Spring Fundraiser-Save The Date for Thursday: Est C:12, 14-16, 23-25; Mt 7:7-12 Casino Night 2010. Saturday, May 1st at 6.30pm at St. Timothy Friday: Ez 18:21-28; Mt 5:20-26 School. Dinner, Drinks, Dancing, Charitable Gambling, Silent Saturday: Dt 26:16-19; Mt 5:43-48 Auction, Raffle Prizes and much more. More details to follow. Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18; Ps 27; STS ANNUAL FUND DRIVE- Like all other non-profit orPhil 3:17 -- 4:1 [3:20 -- 4:1]; Lk 9:28b-36 ganization, St. Timothy School needs your help more than ever this year. Help our school keep its tuition down and continue providing our children with an education that competes with that offered by the top schools in Los Angeles County. Consider supporting the 2009-2010 Annual Fund Drive by making a tax Sunday, February 21st: 7:30 Conception Guzman (D) deductible contribution to our school. For further information 9:00 For Parishioners of St Timothy contact the school’s office at (310) 474-1811 and/or pick-up a 10:30 Keta Carrasco (D) pledge form at the back of the church and mail it in before the 12:00 Betty Mason (D) end of the school year. Your support is vital to our school’s Monday, February 22nd: 7:30: Mr & Mrs Hero Frisancho (D) success. Tuesday, February 23rd: 7:30 Yen-Seng Shen (D) Wednesday, February 24th: 7:30 Manuel Nava (D) Thursday, February 25th: 7:30 Joana Ku (L) Our next scheduled Baptism Preparation classes are: Friday, February 26th: 7:30 Marcel Dubach (D) For more information, please contact Deborah at Saturday, February 27th: 7:30 Cecilia Chen (L) 310-474-1216. 5:30 Vincent & Mario Cornaccia (D) Date & Time Location Sunday, February 28th: 7:30 Juanita Lares (D) March 11th, Thursday, 6pm Rectory 9:00 Angelina Moreno (L) 10:30 For Parishioners of St Timothy SUNDAY SCHOOL 12:00 Roberto Fitz Patrick (D) On Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 pm, there will be a

Mass Intentions are a perfect way to remember your
loved ones whether living or deceased. Commemorate those key anniversaries with a lasting spiritual gift. Call the Parish Office at (310) 474-1216 for more information.

Parent’s meeting for First Holy Communion & Reconciliation in the Parish Hall. On Sunday, March 14th our Religious Education families will meet at Nazareth House at 10:15 am for our community project in celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day. Please call Deborah at (310) 474-1216, for more information.

Missing a Sacrament? Desire a more complete knowledge of our Church and Bible? Please join us in the Rectory for our exciting upcoming sessions. Contact our Director of Religious Education, Deborah, who will work with you to enroll you in the appropriate program. Deborah may be reached at (310)474-1216. Upcoming Sessions:

February 25th March 4th March 11th March 19th21st

Thursday, 7 pm Thursday, 7 pm Thursday, 7 pm Friday-Sunday

Anointing of the Sick & Holy Orders Woman at the Well Blind Man Annual Religious Education Congress

Fr. Paul Deborah Karen Boyle Anaheim Conv. Ctr.

Welcome New Parishioners! As of this writing there may be a few bulletin inserts but one is for sure at least, namely, “Casino Night,” a school fundraiser. The other possible bulletin inserts are regarding the Wednesday evening Stations of the Cross during and the two or three times on Friday. The other is another Lenten related activity, namely, a “fish fry.” On this weekend, the first Sunday of Lent, in most parishes, the Rite of Election is celebrated with the catechumens who are ready for the Easter sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Unfortunately, there is not a single catechumen here! Nevertheless, since the two-fold purpose of Lent is to prepare catechumens for the reception of the Easter sacraments and the renewal of those of us who have already received the Easter sacraments, we can, as a parish, participate in the second, but equally important, purpose of renewing our own spiritual life that comes to us through the sacraments. With regards to receiving the sacraments, we will have about ten to fifteen children First Communions and less than ten teenage Confirmations. These are small numbers. Both of these sacraments for the young will be celebrated during the Easter season. The Church presents us with the perfect Gospel passage for the beginning of Lent: the temptations of Jesus. Yes, everyone is tempted, even Jesus! Another way to put it is, if Jesus was tempted we can be sure that we will! Although we may be motivated by fear not to give into temptation, this is a valid enough reason and legitimate according to the spiritual tradition. Although the perfect way to avoid falling into temptation is because we are motivated by God’s love to prefer Him to everything else. In the end, the way of God is the way of blessings and peace; the other way is the way of, well, can I just say, hell, and hell on earth. And remember what they say, it’s a slippery road! Anyway, we have a hero and winner in the struggle against evil: Jesus, who overcame the most powerful temptations. So, he is not only our model but also our helper, by His grace. Pope Benedict has published his Lenten Message 2010 for the world, which is as eloquent as ever. He says that justice is normally and correctly understood as giving to each person his or her due. This is correct but there is another justice that comes from God, namely, the justice of the sacrifice of Jesus that gives us justice whether we deserve it or not. We are justified by the grace and gift of God. Then, we can share that grace and justification with others. I invite you to read in its entirety. Simply go to our web page, which is on the front of our bulletin, click the links button and go to the Vatican web page, then click on English (unless you prefer another language) then go to Latest Updates, then to the
Welcome to our parish family! If you are a newcomer to the parish and would like to register, please complete the information below. Please clip this form and bring to the parish office or drop into the collection basket. Thank you and welcome to our parish!

Name (s): Address: City: Zip: Phone: Cell Phone: E-Mail: Envelopes: Yes No Registration cards are also available in Parish Office Norte Dame Academy Hawaiian— Casino Night Please join us for a night of fun! Saturday, March 20, 2010 7:00 pm—11:00 pm At Norte Dame Academy 2851 Overland, Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 839-5289 x 200 We will have casino games, bingo, dancing, food, drinks, silent auction, door prizes and a raffle for 2 tickets to Hawaii!! $40 a person (includes: dinner, a bucket of chips and a drink)

Sunday, February 21st: Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9 am Mass 9 am Boy Scout Mass 8:30 am Boy Scouts Host Hospitality Monday, February 22nd: Legion of Mary 7:15 pm in the Rectory Thursday, February 25th: 7-8 pm Parent First Reconciliation Parish Hall Friday, February 26th: 2 pm Stations of The Cross 4 pm Lent, Fish Fry Saturday, February27th: 4 pm Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Dinner Parish Hall Sunday, February 28th: Children’s Liturgy of the Word 9 am Mass 8:30 am Religious Education Hosts Hospitality


Fr. Paul E. Vigil

Lectors 5:30— Murillo; Bean 7:30— Manshardt 9:00— Juarez; Demer 10:30— Echeverry; Woods 12:00— Simmons

Communion Ministers 5:30— Rooney; Martner; Ewell 7:30— Sabol; Owen; Aclan 9:00— Bryant; Rowe; Dixon 10:30— Svobodas; Page 12:00— Leyva; Gerski; Morrison