Edward The Confessor Catholic Church Dana Point, CA

December 5, 2010 5 de diciembre de 2010

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Second Sunday of Advent Segundo Domingo de Adviento

December 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Holy Day of Obligation Tuesday 12/7/10 Vigil Mass 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 12/8/10 Masses at: 8:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

PARISH OFFICE Phone: 496-1307 ~ HOURS
Monday-Friday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday

St Edward the Confessor Catholic Church
Fax: 496-1557

8 am - 8 pm 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - 5 pm

8:15 am & 5:30 pm (Vigil) 7:30, 9:00, & 11:00 am 12:30 & 5:30 pm Mon– Friday 8:15 am & 5:30 pm Eve of Holy Day 5:30 pm Holy Day 8:15 am, 5:30 & 7:30 pm

33926 Calle La Primavera Dana Point, California 92629
Sacrament of the Sick In the event of serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may be arranged by contacting the Parish Office. Call (949) 257-8017 for a medical emergency after 8 p.m. Sacrament of Baptism Parents of infants requesting information about Baptism may contact the Office of Religious Education. Infant Baptisms are celebrated on the first and third Sunday of each month following catechesis for parents and godparents of candidates. Celebration of Christian Funerals At the time of death, a family member should contact the parish office, as soon as possible, to arrange the date and time for the Funeral Liturgy. Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Adults requesting information about full initiation and communion with the Roman Catholic Church (the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation) may contact the Office of Religious Education. Sacrament of Matrimony The Sacrament presumes active sacramental participation on the part of one or both persons. Couples must begin preparation for their Sacrament at least six months prior to their proposed wedding date. Please call the Parish Office for more information. Eucharistic Adoration On the first and third Monday of each month we gather in prayer and praise before the Blessed Sacrament. The Diocesan intention is that of an increase of vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Please visit our website,, for more information.

(949) 496-1307

Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 pm Saturday 4:00 – 5:00 pm (and by appointment)


Rev. Steve Sallot - Pastor
Extension 2880 Rev. Chris Heath—Parochial Vicar Extension 2109 Rev. Loc Tran - Parochial Vicar Extension 2206 Rev. Mario Juarez – Parochial Vicar Extension 2870 Deacon Jesse Michel—496-1307 Deacon Ron Tiberi Extension 2505 Business Office—429-2874 Accounting—429-2873 Christian Service—496-1572
Mary Baur, Director

Laurie Saine, Assistant to the Pastor

Music – 496-1307, extension 2872
Rick Dellefield, Director

Parish School – 496-1241
Sharon Rands, Principal

Preschool – 240-8485
Cheryl Pickrel, Principal

Faith Formation – 496-6011 Office of Religious Education
Donna Couch, Director Gloria Fetta, Director of Family Ministries Neil Sampson, Confirmation Coordinator Aimee Martinez, Coordinator Sunday Children’s Ministry

Youth Ministry – 496-9719
Gary Foote-Coordinator


Parish Ministries — 496-1307
Neil Sampson, Coordinator, Extension 2229

Parish Ministries
To assist you in discerning a ministry or for more information, please contact Neil Sampson, Parish Ministry Coordinator at (949) 496-1307, ext 2229
Liturgical Ministries:
Altar Guild Altar Server Alter Server (scheduling) Eucharist Minister Eucharist Minister to the Sick & Homebound Lector Music Ministry Usher Youth Music/Faith Out Loud Mary Ann Connolly Deana Progar Tom Littlejohn Rocco Falabella LaVerne Klopp Maureen Walker Rick Dellefield Rob Wagner John Di Mare Tim Horrigan (949) 240-1164 (949) 768-8858 (949) 489-5595 (949) 240-8037 (949) 496-1307 x2207 (949) 374-0506 (949) 496-1307 (949) 842-2277 (626) 824-6084 (949) 496-1307 X2501

Outreach & Support Ministries:
Binky Patrol Blood Drive Support Group for Chronic Illness (HELP) Christian Service (Food Distribution) Detention Ministry Mary Howe Greg Montevideo (949) 249-2066 (949) 493-7605

Margaret Prendiville (949) 496-7312 Mary Baur Diane Wetherbee (949) 496-1572 (949) 489-8016 (949) 661-8827 (949) 493-5949 (949) 429-6461 (949) 493-3134 (949) 496-1307 (949) 496-1307

English & Spanish Lessons Maria Simmons Faith in Action Knight of Columbus Respect Life Social Justice Tijuana Ministry Ellen Loretta Paul Sampson Don Walz

Jo & Mel Mothershead (949) 487-2020

Faith Formation:
Adult Formation Bible Study Donna Couch Donna Couch (949) 496-6011 (949) 496-6011 (949) 496-1307 X2500 (949) 496-1307 X2210 (949) 481-0882 (949) 496-1307 X2500 (949) 496-9719 (949) 496-9719 (949) 496-6011

St. Vincent de Paul Society Maria Simmons Suzanne Luke

Parish Enrichment:
Bereavement Environment & Art Finance Council Hospitality Mary’s Corner Gift Shop Pastoral Council Serra Club of South OC Stephen Ministry Web Ministry Conrad Esser Deana Progar Randy Redwitz Esmeralda Troge Suzanne Luke Fr. Steve Sallot Carol Lavigne Catherine Hallett Dan Nichols Laurie Saine Neil Sampson Welcoming Committee (949) 361-9813 (949) 768-8858 (949) 753-1514 (949) 362-7495 (949) 496-1307 (949) 496-1307 x2880 (949) 240-7621 (949) 496-1307 X2503 (949) 496-1307 X2503 (949) 481-4000 (949) 496-1307X2229

Children’s Sunday Liturgy Aimee Martinez of the Word Confirmation Elementary Children’s Religious Education Infant Baptism Ministry Insight (Grade 9-12) Outlet (Grade 6-8) RCIA Sunday Sacramental Preparation Adoration Society Circle of Praise Cursillo Families of Nazareth Legion of Mary Marriage Enrichment Natural Family Planning Our Lady's Blue Army Retrouvaille Serenity Days Spiritual Direction St. Anne’s Circle Surf and Scripture Tuesday Bible Study Women of Wisdom Neil Sampson Gloria Fetta Aimee Martinez Gary Foote Gary Foote Donna Couch Aimee Martinez

(949) 496-1307 X2500

Family, Faith & Prayer Enrichment:
Deana Progar Pam Conway Dan Abalos Ann Marie Eckl Margaret Maistrou (949) 768-8858 (949) 661-0158 (949) 366-3710 (949)230-0476 (949) 215-9897

Community & Social
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Cub Scouts Girl Scouts Donna Rosen Mary Litwinski Kristen Stovesand (949) 661-2514 (949) 240-0727 (949) 249-4968

School and Preschool Ministries:
Consultative School Board Jackie Brady Campus Ministry Family Photo Fundraiser Fiesta with Friends Golf Tournament Monarch Main Event Parent Guild Org. (PGO) Consultative Preschool Board School Religion Committee School Volunteers Scrip Program Gloria Fetta Natalie Del Castillo Lisa Gipe Sue Buckley Tara Newkirk Linda Cook Christy Pagel Rikki Daniels Mary Payne Sara Brechbill (949) 291-6152 (949) 481-0882 (949)369-9818 (949) 248-7383 (949) 493-8256 (949) 690-7136 (949) 487-1395 (949) 443-1418 (949) 306-4006 (949) 581-7785 (949) 498-2044

Joe & Rosemary Sinacori (949) 496-3478

Bob & Mary Dausch (949) 481-1102 Meredith Thomas Ann Mintie Open Position Donna Couch Donna Couch Charis Williams Kevin Perkins Elizabeth Smith Shirley Filadelfia (949) 496-6011 (949) 496-6011 (949) 481-6194 (949) 366-1669 (949) 837-2141 (949) 661-0158 (949) 496-1307 (949) 973-6106 (949) 493-5914 (949) 496-4653

Kathy & Robt. Hancock (949) 488-8323

Two Hearts Prayer Group Pam Conway Young Adult Prayer Group Chris Kampmeier

For a list of descriptions, visit and click on Ministries.


San Felipe de Jesús
26010 Domingo Ave Capistrano Beach, Ca 92624 (949) 496-1307 (St. Edward) Victor Samano, Deacon (949) 493-8918 (San Felipe) San Felipe Chapel Office Hours San Felipe de Jesús CAPILLA OFFICINA (949) 493-8918
MISAS EN ESPAÑOL Sábado 5:30 p.m. Domingo 10:00 y 11:30 a.m. Dia de Obligación 7:30 p.m. Primer Viernes 7:30 p.m. CONFESIONES EN SN. EDUARDO Miércoles 7:00 p.m. Sábado 4:00 p.m. LA ADORACION al Santisimo Sacramento cada primer viernes del mes, 8am—7:00pm EDUCACIÓN RELIGIOSA HORARIO Lunes y Martes 5:30a 8:30pm Mon., Tues., Thurs.: 5:30—9 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. )


MASS IN ENGLISH Sunday 8:00 a.m. SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AT ST. EDWARD CHURCH Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Saturday 4:00 p.m. ADORATION of the Blessed Sacrament 1st Friday of every month, 8am—7:00pm. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (949) 493-8918

Baile Folklórico Dance Caballeros de Colon Capo Community Mariachi Program Cenaculo Misionero Choirs/Coros Eucharistic Ministry (English) Ministros Eucarísticos (Spanish) Faith Formation/ Educación Religiosa Jóvenes Para Cristo Knights of Columbus Lectors (English) Lectores (Spanish) Marriage Encounter/ Encuentro Matrimonial Mendoza Choir/Coro Minister Reflection Mission Hospital Health Ministry Osorio Choir/Coro Quinceañera R.C.I.A./R.I.C.A. Ushers/Ujieres Javier Martinez Juan Avila Rosa Ceja Anita Uribe Vidal Ruelas Jeanne Exworthy Luis Rodriguez Martha Samano Osvaldo Sandoval Juan Avila Jeanne Exworthy Rafael Ocampo Javier & Veronica Carbajal Cruz Mendoza Victor Samano Miguel Martinez Teresa or Oralia Osorio Raquel Mares Martha Rodriguez Alberto Sierra (949) 394-3912 (949) 495-1359 (949) 830-1560 (949) 728-0283 (949) 606-6240 (949) 496-4115 (949) 400-0206 (949) 347-0754 (949) 510-5295 (949) 495-1359 (949) 496-4115 (949) 275-6689 (949) 859-3797 (949) 302-4110 (949) 347-0754 (949) 364-7723 (949) 981-6269 (949) 456-5988 (949)842-7186 (949) 388-8650 (949) 257-9030 (949) 830-1560

BAPTISMS The 2nd Saturday of each month BAUTISMOS at 11 a.m. The class is the 1st Pláticas: primer Martes de cada Tuesday of the month from 6:30— mes. Bautismo: Segundo Sábado 8:30 pm. de cada mes QUINCEAÑERAS EN SN. EDUARDO Tercer Sábado de cada mes Raquel Mares Tel. (949) 361.4713 BODAS Llamar 6 meses de anticipación EMERGENCIA En caso de una enfermedad seria, emergencia médica, un fallecimiento o por la necesidad de recibir la unción de los enfermos y la Eucaristía, contacte con la oficina de Sn. Eduardo el Confesor. Por favor llamar a (949) 257-8017 para una emergencia después de las 8pm. To arrange baptisms, marriages and other events please contact San Felipe de Jesús (949) 493-8918 Registration forms are available at the church or online at EMERGENCY In the event of serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may be arranged by contacting the St. Edward Parish Office. Call (949) 257-8017 for a medical emergency after 8:00 p.m.

Maria Dolores Padilla (949) 973-7056 Vidas en transformacion Bertha Cardenas Youth Choir/ Rosa Ceja Coro de Jóvenes

Contribuciones Semanales
Meta $ 4,000 Utlime domingo: $ 3,059 PSA 2010 Goal: $11,000—Pledges 65 Amount Pledged: $10,745 Amount Paid: $ 9,940

December 5, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent
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St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church

Items of Interest
The Choirs of St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church

Invite you to the

Noel Night Christmas Concert In the church at 7 p.m. Saturday December 11

ROSARIES, CRUCIFIXES, BIBLES, STATUES, BOOKS—NUMEROUS GIFTS FOR BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION, AND WEDDINGS. LENDING LIBRARY AND VIDEO RENTALS . NOW THE MONTHLY MAGNIFICAT IS AVAILABLE AT MARY’S CORNER. FIRST CALL ST. EDWARD’S MEN’S ANNUAL RETREAT JANUARY 28-31, 2011 This is the First Call to sign-up for our annual parish Men’s Retreat at Mater Dolorosa Retreat Center on January 28-31, 2011. All men of the parish are invited. Call now – don’t miss this chance for spiritual renewal with your fellow parishioners. $180 suggested donation, $50 deposit, (NO-ONE is turned away because of financial inability to make suggested donation). Phone your reservation to Conrad Esser: (949) 361-9813; Greg Wise: (949) 240-1080; Tom ((949) 218-5270


H.E.L.P. (HELP, EMPATHY, LOVE, & PRAYER) SUPPORT GROUP FOR THOSE WITH ANY CHRONIC ILLNESS AND/OR CAREGIVERS Please join us December 6th from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the church meeting room to pray together and discuss practical treatment and issues such as nutrition, exercise, rest, and stress relief. If you need information regarding referrals or home or hospital visits, please call Maggie Prendiville, RN, MS at 496-7312.

December 5, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent

Ministry News



We are once again rapidly approaching the glorious celebration of Christmas. We are happy to announce our seventeenth annual Giving Tree which will be in the Church, beginning with the 5:30 PM Mass on DeSPANISH/ENGLISH CLASSES cember 4. In place of the usual Spanish Classes every Tuesday at the Dana Point Christmas decorations, the Tree Yacht Club, 24399 Dana Drive. No Charge! Beginwill be decorated with envelopes ners classes from 11am—1pm; advanced classes, containing the names of needy 12—2pm. Maria Simmons 661-8827. families in our community. If —————–————————–—— helping a family this year will enrich your ChristOUR LADY’S BLUE ARMY mas, this is the perfect opportunity. Please join us after the 5:30 p.m. Mass every Tuesday Inside each envelope are the names of family to pray for peace. Our Lady of Fatima in 1917 asked members and ages of the children. You may for prayers and rosaries to obtain peace for the choose any envelope. Usually food is provided so world. Now, more then ever we must respond to the family can prepare their Holiday meal, plus Our Blessed Mother’s urgent call. gifts for the family, especially the children. Do —————–————————–—— what feels right for your family and experience the SAINT ANNE CIRCLE joy of a truly Giving Christmas. Saint Anne's Circle (SAC) - is the mothers' ministry at St. Edward. We would love to offer you Please contact the family in advance to get an idea fun, faith and friendship with Catholic women called of their needs and verify ALL information listed in to the awesome role of M O M ! the envelope. There are names and phone numAre you a new mother or an experienced mom bers of Spanish interpreters with the family inforlooking to connect with other Catholic moms? Our mation that can assist you as needed. SAC activities are a great way to meet new moms. It is also VERY important that you enter all inforE v e r y o n e i s w e l c o m e . mation into the Christmas Giving Tree Book on Wednesdays - Park day - 11:30am - 1.30pm. we the table by the tree. meet at Dana Crest Park in Dana Point. Another option is to choose an envelope from Halloween Costume Party - Bring your family on Saturday October 30th, 10am to 12pm in the school our other Tree. You may donate scrip, cash or lower lunch room. Crafts, Costume parade, Cookie checks which will be used to provide food and decorating & fun For more information about St. necessities to needy families. There will be a box Anne's Circle (SAC) contact Charis Williams@ 81- in the Church office for these donations. We will 6194 or also have a Toy Bin in Church throughout the Advent Season. All toys should be new or hand crafted and left unwrapped. TEACHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! St. Edward the Confessor Parish School is looking The Giving Tree can be one way this Christmas for credentialed or retired teachers to volunteer for you and your family to glorify the Lord. In the on the Student Support Services Commit- words of Jesus, “Whatever you do to the least of tee. Volunteer teachers will work in the classroom my brethren, you do unto me”. with students in grades 1 thru 5 supporting curriculum in a small group or one to one setting. Kindly May God Bless You, call Chris Covington, Director of SSS, for inquiries The Christian Service Office at 496-1241— ext. 1119.

Spiritual Direction is a traditional Catholic tool in which you will find that in your everyday events of life, God is trying to reach you. If you are dealing with a life crisis, loneliness, wanting peace in a busy world, or to grow in a deeper prayer life, you may want to consider spiritual direction. One hour monthly sessions. Call Jane O’Connor, a parishioner and trained and certified spiritual director, at 499-1468 —————–————————–——


St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church

Please Pray for ...
The Sick
Vicki Bufalino Helen Stawarz Beverly Brunner Glenn Swonk Deacon Jesse Michel Larry Waggoner Evelyn Caldwell Yvonne Banta Jake Wilson Pat Mc Gowen Rosemary Dugan Linda Blake Peggy Morse Nathaniel Offenheiser Joy & Tom Strickfaden Mary Wilson Gordon Dye Karen Chatsfield Sue Miller Mary Margaret Anderson Florencio Flores Cisco Barzao Louise Colosimo Mary Norman Earl Caldwell Phil Vaughan Tom Kovac Betty Pyle William Renz, Jr. Joan Smith Bruce Williams Jan Harrison Juliana Gordillo Catherine Hallett Viet Nguyen Karen Gibson Rajane La Rochelle Joanne Downing

In Memoriam
Joan Smith Bernadette Mayanja Christina Gern Martin Ontiveros Gaetano (Tom) Raya Carmela Rioseco Sanchez

Mass Intentions
Sunday 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. (SF) 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Monday 8:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday 8:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday 8:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Thursday 8:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Friday 8:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Saturday 8:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m. Sunday 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. (SF) 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. December 5 Janice Mc Grory † Miram Gannon † Fred Gasparro † Nora & Pete Mc Aleer † Fred Gasparro † Josephine Dunsmore † December 6 Pat Sciarra † Robert Grice † December 7 Robert Giamarutsi † Fr. Willie Gulas † December 8 Renato Cruz † Doris Schroeder † Karen Gaber † December 9 Enrique Vinatea † Manolito Peregrino † December 10 Raymond Hougard † Richard Jacobs † December 11 Terry Mc Cann † Ernestina Gallegos † December 12 Leo Boster † Jane O’Connor Joe Conners † Porchi Family † Leo Boster † Tom Stifter †

Please remember in your prayers…

Our armed forces and their families. Pray For Peace. If you or a family member are ill and would like to be included in our prayers or are in need of a priest, please contact the parish office at 496-1307.

Dec. 5: Donald Church (1977), Marie Mooney (1979), Thomas J. Manning (1998), Irene Peterson (2006) Dec. 6: Charles Michelkamp (1972), Michelle Alfaro (1998), Norma Westgate (2001), Dennis Edillon (2001), Rachel Herrera (2006) Dec. 7: Joyce Norwood (1984), Isabella Hickey (2003) Dec. 8: Hans Buechler (1995), Connie Riley (2002), Dec. 9: Brent Waters (1977), Margaret Daniels (1987), Margaret Mabee (2002), Joseph Terracciano (2006), Jose A. Fernandez (2009) Dec. 11: Virginia Beals (1980), Tom Prenovost Sr. (1994) Dec. 12: Patricia Johnston (1999), Rose Diaz (2004), Tamis Ruiter (2005), Antonio Munoz (2007), Leo Boster (2009)


December 5, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent

Good Stewards All
In the month of October 2010
St. Edward ministries provided:
Baptisms: 29 Individuals Weddings : 10 Couples Quinceañeras 1 Young Woman Bereavement: 5 Funerals Christian Service ... Food Distribution *: 153 Families (286 adults, 257children) Services provided: 80 Referrals provided: 41
* Food Distribution is sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul and administered by St. Edward’s Christian Service Ministry.

Daily Schedule
7:30 a.m.— Monday-Saturday Rosary, Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) 8:15 a.m.—Mass—Monday through Saturday 5:15 p.m.—Evening Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours, except Sat.) 5:30 p.m.—Mass (Saturday is Sunday’s Liturgy) We invite you to celebrate daily Mass with us!

Scripture Readings
Monday: Isaiah 35:1-10; Luke 5:17-26 Tuesday: Isaiah 40:1-11; Matthew 18:12-14 Wednesday: Genesis 3:9-15, 20; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12; Luke 1:26-38 Thursday: Isaiah 41:13-20; Matthew 11:11-15 Friday: Isaiah 48:17-19; Matthew 11:16-19 Saturday: Sirach 48:1-4, 9-11; Matthew 17:9a,10-13 Sunday: Isaiah 35:1-6a; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Baptisms: Weddings: Bereavement: Quinceañeras

San Felipe de Jesus Ministries provided:
10 Individuals 2 Couples 1 Funeral 1 Young Women

Weekly Calendar
Monday 8:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 8:45 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Thursday 6:30 p.m. Saturday 7:00 p.m. December 6 Cursillo, Church Cry Room H.E.L.P., Church Meeting Room December 7 Bible Study, Knight Hall Blue Army, Church December 8 Circle of Praise, Church Cry Rm. Families of Nazareth, Church Cry Rm. December 9 Legion of Mary, Church Meeting Rm. December 11 Noel Night Concert, Church

Last week/ month Week of Nov. 21st. ……………... Last Week ………………………. Parish Pay (monthly)—November Last year—same week/month Same week 2009. ………………….. Last Year’s Parish Pay —November

Your Contributions …
$ 23,223 $ 19,178 $ 65,280 $ 25,615 $ 59,459

Thank you for your generosity!

2010 Annual PSA
St. Edward the Confessor PSA Goal: $175,000 Pledges: Amount pledged: Amount paid: 364 $166,619 $148,793

Wedding Banns
Gregory Jurica & Ashley Temple, December 11, 2010 Chris Layton & Wendy Smith, December 29, 2010 Matthew Moore & Cynthia Pearson, January 1, 2011


St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church
From the Office for Parish … Our office is located on the Knight Hall side of the rectory . We can be reached by calling 496-6011 or on the web: NEED MEANINGFUL GIFTS THIS CHRISTMAS THAT DON’T COST A LOT?

Faith Formation

This week
Sunday December 5th 2nd Sunday of Advent 9:00am–Children’s Religious Education 2:00pm–Infant Baptisms in the Church Monday December 6th 4:30pm - Children’s Religious Education Tuesday December 7th 9:00am - Bible Study in Knight Hall 4:30pm - Children’s Religious Education 7:30pm - RCIA in Knight Hall Wednesday December 8th 7:00pm - Insight for all High School-ers in Knight Hall Insight meets December 8th at 7pm Knight Hall All High-School-ers invited!! Bring your Friends!

Give Advent its due and make this year different…. During Advent, you are invited to come and prepare spiritual Christmas gifts for your friends and family. Set aside an evening of quiet reflection to renew your soul along with those on your list. Stations will be set up in Knight Hall that you can prayerfully visit to make prayer beads, create spiritual bouquet cards, do Praying in Color, walk the Prayer Labyrinth for someone you love, etc. Music will be played and silence will be kept so that you can focus and concentrate on giving a truly memorable gift of your time and love this year. Don’t miss this great opportunity! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16 at 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. in Knight Hall.

Thanks... to all who participated in making
our annual Advent Family Reconciliation Service and Dinner so special last week. Thanks go out to our hard working set-up ladies, our great readers, our wonderful chef --Mr. Chris Mino, our priests, and of course our music ministry-- Heidi French and Jerry Kline! Thank you and abundant Advent blessings, Gloria Fetta

DID YOU TAKE THE ADVENT BOOK CHALLENGE? If you picked up an Advent Booklet, we welcome your comments and reflections. Please go to our website’s Facebook page and send us a message. Let us know what is resonating with you, what has stirred your heart, or what questions have arisen for you. Let’s get a dialogue going so that we may all continue to grow and deepen our faith journey with one another.


December 5, 2010

Second Sunday of Advent

Focus Knights of Columbus
“In Plato, temperance was associated with the farmers, simple craftsmen, and the poor, who really had no choice but to live simply. Fortitude was assigned for perseverance in times of trial. Prudence was needed…..for the sake of fair analysis and judgments for all of us. Justice stood outside these divisions of humanity, and determined the proper relationship among all of the virtues. In other words, without a strong sense of justice one would not be temperate, prudent, fortified, hopeful, faithful, or loving!” Fr. Richard Rohr (Daily Meditation, 11/14/10) Next Catholic Social Justice Meeting: 12/14/10, 6:45 p.m., Church Meeting Room. ———–————————–——
Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Patriotism

Respect Life
ABORTION IN AMERICAN HISTORY American history records that the strong anti abortion laws which were passed in this country during the mid1800's were enacted by Protestants. Roman Catholic had little influence in such areas due to their lack of numbers and to restrictions placed on their participation in the political process Until the U. S. Supreme Court decision of 1973 (Roe v. Wade), 47 state had laws against abortion, yet Catholics were not a religious majority on more than one or two of those. (WHO BROKE THE BABY, Jean Staker Garton) ———–————————–——
Fostering Vocations to the Priesthood & Religious Life

Serra Club of So. Orange County

————–————————–—— SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL   A motto of the Society is "No work of charity is foreign to the Society." This past fiscal year (Oct. 2009 - Sept. 2010), our St. Edward Conference helped needy and some times desperate individuals and families with rent or mortgage payments, purchases of medicine, gasoline cards, utility bills, bus passes, car repairs, insurance, etc. Thanks to the generosity of so many parishioners, our assistance in '09-'10 amounted to thousands of dollars. HELP US HELP OTHERS  —————–————————–

Catholic gentlemen from 18 & up can help our community. Please contact Tim Winningham, Membership Director 949-493-1818 · Or visit our website at to see what we’re doing.

~ This Season, check this list, maybe even twice. KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS!

Friendship Generosity Selflessness Forgiveness Stewardship Love and Charity

Remember our Priests this Christmas by Donating to the

Msgr. John Sammon Fund

Ready? Set? Minister! Riding a bike. Using a new computer program. Ironing a shirt. Training is important whenever anyone learns a new skill. Training is important in Stephen Ministry too. Before Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers begin their work, they go through a lot of training. When they start their official ministry, they're ready. A training class for Stephen Ministers will begin in late January. To learn more about Stephen Ministry at St. Edward's, call 949-496-1307 x2503

Set up by Serrans to Raise Money for our Retired Priests.
Monsignor John Sammon Fund C/O Sandy Bigelow, Orange Catholic Foundation 2811 E Villa Real Dr, Orange, CA 92867
Serrans meet the 3rd Monday of each month after the 530pm Mass with dinner, guest speaker and prayer at St. Edward School in Dana Point. No Meeting in December For More Information: Contact Carol Lavigne (949) 240-7621


St. Edward The Confessor Catholic Church

Around the Diocese
Advent Retreat for Adults & Christmas Retreat for Children
Delightful spiritual nourishment as we prepare to celebrate our Lord’s birth!

Sunday Dec. 12, 2010 10:00am – 3:00pm
Mass at 2:00pm Lunch included $15 each 1st two family members $8 each additional family member
Please RSVP by Dec. 9th to (714) 557-4538

2927 S. Greenville St. Santa Ana, CA 92704

MADRIGAL FEAST – DECEMBER 16-18 Join the Mater Dei Choral Music Department and celebrate the Christmas Season, Renaissance-style, with wonderful music, dining, comedic performances and a great time for the entire family. Mater Dei will hold its 21st Annual Madrigal Feast on December 16-18 at Chapman University, each performance starting at 6:30 p.m. This promises to be a wonderful event to bring in the Christmas season. For more information, visit or call (714) 850-9559.