Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church on Santa Catalina Island, California, USA PO Box 735 (800 Beacon St.) Avalon, CA 90704 Phone: 310-510-0192 Fax: 310-510-8360 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website:http://StCatherineOnCatalinaIsland.org Pastor: Reverend John Nghi Tran Hispanic Ministries: Deacon Alfonso Castillo Secretaries: Lynda Poindexter, Pat Vlcan and Martha Flores Parish Council: Susie Griffin Financial Committee: Charles Wagner Music Coordinator: Wayne Griffin Hispanic Choir: Veronica Bueno Youth Coordinator: Steve Hall Religious Education: Lynda Poindexter Hermida Hernandez (Spanish) Weddings: Pat Vlcan – email@example.com MASS SCHEDULE: Saturday 5:15 PM (English) Sunday 9:00 & 11:00 AM (English) and 6:30 PM (Spanish) Monday through Friday 8:00 AM (English) CONFESSIONS: Saturday 4:30-5:00 PM BAPTISM: Contact Parish Office at least ONE month before the desired baptism date. MARRIAGES: Contact Parish Office at least SIX months before the desired wedding date. COMMUNION AND ANOINTING OF THE SICK: Contact the Parish Office ______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ Mass intentions: Teolfilo Marcias, Mary Beadle. Prayers requested for the dead: Clementina Tovar Paz, Bob Butte, and John Ramirez. Happy Birthday: Martha Silva, Miguel y Jesús Bravo Congratulations: Chris Pflaumer and Maria Villadolid who were married at St. Catherine’s on Thursday. Congratulations: Parents Julio Chavoya Hernandez and Luciadel Carmen Ramirez on the baptism of their daughter Maria Makenzie. Reminder for Religious Education Classes: First Reconciliation English Class: Will start Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:30pm. With Ms. Katrina & Ms. Joanna. First Reconciliation Spanish Class: Will start Friday, October 10, at 4:00pm. With Señorita Imelda 1st Communion English Class: Will start Tuesday, October 7, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. with Mrs. Ophelia. 1st Communion Spanish Class: Will start Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. with Senorita Hermida. Confirmation 1st yr.: Will meet Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7pm-9pm. With Deacon Alfonso & Martha. Confirmation 2nd yr.: Will Meet Sunday, Oct. 19, at 12:15pm- 2:15pm. With Deacon Alfonso & Martha. Recordatorio para la Educación Religiosa: Primera Reconciliación Clase En Ingles: Comenzará Lunes, 20 de Octubre de 2014 a las 2:30pm. Con la Sra. Katrina y la Sra. Joanna. Primera reconciliación clase de Español: Comenzará el Viernes 10 de Octubre, a las 4:00pm. Con la Señorita Imelda Primera Comunión Clase de Ingles: Va a empezar Martes, 07 de Octubre de 2014, a 2:30 p. m. con la Sra. Ophelia Primera Comunión Clase Español: Será a partir el Sábado, 11 de Octubre de 2014, a 9:00 a.m. con la Señorita Hermida. . OCTOBER, the Month of the Holy Rosary - we are reminded of the importance of uniting our prayers with the Mother of God and conforming ourselves to Christ as revealed in the mysteries of His life. We grow in our appreciation of Christ through meditating on these mysteries. We do, however, need to be careful that our prayer does not become wordy and mechanical. Pope Paul VI said “Without contemplation, the Rosary is a body without a soul.” Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod of Bishops: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love; to you we turn with trust. Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools of the Gospel and small domestic Churches. Holy Family of Nazareth, may families never again experience violence, rejection and division: may all who have been hurt or scandalized find ready comfort and healing. Holy Family of Nazareth, may the approaching Synod of Bishops make us once more mindful of the sacredness and inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer. Amen. Papal representatives in the Middle East gather in the Vatican - The papal representatives in the Middle East are meeting in the Vatican from 2 to 4 October, at the Holy Father's behest, to discuss the presence of Christians in the region, due to the grave situation that has prevailed in recent months. With heartfelt words the Holy Father demonstrated his concern regarding the situations of conflict currently in progress in many areas, and for the phenomenon of terrorism, which holds human lives to have no value. The Pontiff also mentioned the problem of arms trafficking that is the basis of many problems, as well as the humanitarian drama experienced by many people forced to leave their countries. Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin illustrated the importance and aim of the meeting. Cardinal Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, offered a complete report on the situation experienced by Christians in the Middle East, presenting different aspects of the question and opening up dialogue with the participants. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will speak on religious dialogue with Islam, and the challenges faced by Christians in the Middle East. Charity in truth is the basis for peace - Pope Francis on Thursday (10/2) met with participants of the Plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. In his address, the Holy Father noted the Plenary assembly coincides with the fifth anniversary of Benedict XVI’s encyclical Caritas in veritate, which Pope Francis called “a foundational document for the evangelization of the social sphere.” Referring to his own encyclical, Evangelii gaudium, Pope Francis pointed out “three basic instruments for the social inclusion of those most in need: education, access to health care, and work for all.” The Holy Father said “it is necessary to keep alive concern for the poor and social justice,” which must involve the sharing of the riches that are produced and “the universalization of free markets in the service of families. The principles of Caritas in veritate, the Pope said, are extremely relevant today: “A truthfilled love is,” he said, “is the basis on which to build the peace that today is especially desired and necessary for the good of all.” Pope to the members of the United Bible Societies: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ” - “Yours is the fruit of a patient, careful, fraternal, competent and, above all, faithful work. If you do not believe, you do not understand; if you do not believe, you cannot stand firm”, said the Holy Father to the members of the United Bible Societies, whom he received this morning in the Consistory Hall for the presentation of the Italian language Bible, “Parola del Signore – La Bibbia Interconfessionale in lingua corrente” (“The Word of the Lord – The Interconfessional Bible in current language”). “I hope that this text, which is presented with the blessing of the Italian Episcopal Conference and the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy, will encourage all Italian-speaking Christians to meditate on, life, bear witness to and celebrate God's message”. “We must make every effort so that each believer may read God’s Word, because as Saint Jerome says, 'ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ'”. The Pope offered his heartfelt thanks to those present for their valuable work, encouraging them to “continue on the journey you have undertaken, so as to allow for the better and deeper comprehension of the Word of the living God”. DID YOU KNOW? Learn your children school’s emergency procedures - “Back-to-school does not have to mean back-toworrying. Though safety inside school is ultimately the responsibility of the principal and school staff, parents can take a few basic steps to ensure a safe school experience.” Learn the school's emergency procedures. Emergency plans and phone numbers are usually included in school handbooks and posted in classrooms. Taking a few extra minutes to familiarize yourself and your child with emergency information can give him the confidence he needs to act quickly in emergency situations. ¿SABIA USTED? Aprenda los procedimientos de emergencia de la escuela de sus hijos - “El regreso a la escuela no tiene que significar regreso a la preocupación. Aunque la seguridad adentro de la escuela es finalmente la responsabilidad del director y del personal de la escuela, los padres de familia pueden tomar unos pocos pasos básicos para asegurar una experiencia escolar segura”. Aprenda los procedimientos de emergencia de la escuela. Los planes de emergencia y los números telefónicos por lo regular están incluidos en los manuales de las escuelas y son colocados en un lugar visible de las aulas. Tomar unos minutos extra para familiarizarse usted y su hijo/a con la información de emergencia puede darle a él/ella la confianza que necesita para actuar rápidamente en situaciones de emergencia.
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