St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church

For the One who carved the islands / has come to live among us,
And this is the house He has chosen, / St. Mary Star of the Sea. ~Anne Porter
St. Mary Star of the Sea
Catholic Church
ALTAR SERVERS
DEC 19-20, 2015
SAT. 9:00 AM: Angela Carillo-Burge, Natalie Zavalza
SAT. 5:30 PM: Ed Carder
SUN. 8:15 AM: Tiburcio Brennan, Maggie Anderson
SUN. 11:00 AM: Marcus Bufford, Tristan Johnson
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1335 Blaine Street
Port Townsend,WA 98368
Phone: (360) 385-3700
Fax: (360) 379-1989
Email: stmaryss@qwestoffice.net
Website: www.stmaryss.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am—4:00 pm
GREETERS
SAT. 9:00 AM: Carmen Boling
SAT. 5:30 PM: Betty Harmon, Jim Ryan
SUN. 8:15 AM: Hugh & Joanne Murphy
SUN. 11:00 AM: Ken & Dee McConnell
WEEKLY CALENDAR
WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 9:00 AM (HISPANIC): For the
special intentions of the Hispanic Community of St.
Mary Star of the Sea.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 5:30 PM: That all may
experience the mercy of God, who never tires of
forgiving.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 8:15 AM: For the special
intentions of the parishioners of St. Mary Star of the
Sea.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 11:00 AM: For the repose of
the soul of “Pete” Wyart.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 12:05 PM: For the blessings
of faith, hope and love for all our parish children and
families this Christmas.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 6:30 PM: For Jesuit
intentions, as requested by Fr. John Topel, S.J.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 5:30 PM (FAMILY CHRISTMAS
VIGIL MASS): That families, especially those who
suffer, may find in the birth of Jesus a sign of certain
hope.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 10:00 PM (SOLEMN MASS OF
CHRISTMAS EVE): For the special Christmas intentions
of the parishioners of St. Mary Star of the Sea.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 10:00 AM (CHRISTMAS DAY
MASS): For all the names on the altar from our
Christmas Flower donors.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
9:00 am: SPANISH MASS
10:00-Noon: Spanish Lunch—Hall
5:30 pm: MASS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20
8:15 am: MASS
11:00 am: MASS
3:00-5:00 pm: COMMUNAL RECONCILIATION SERVICE
6:30 pm: Rosary
MONDAY, DECEMBER 21
12:05 pm: MASS
3:00 pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22
9:30 am: Legion of Mary—Chapel
12:05 pm: COMMUNION SERVICE
3:00 pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23
1:00 pm: Centering Prayer—Chapel
3:00 pm: Divine Mercy Chaplet
6:30 pm: MASS
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24
CHRISTMAS EVE
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
5:30 pm: FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE MASS
10:00 pm: SOLEMN MASS OF CHRISTMAS EVE
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
10:00 am: CHRISTMAS DAY MASS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26
9:00 am: SPANISH MASS
10:00-Noon: Spanish Lunch—Hall
1:00 pm: Beebe/Farmer Blessing
5:30 pm: MASS
4th Sunday of Advent / December 20, 2015
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION/
SACRAMENTO DE RECONCILIACIÓN:
PASTOR: FATHER JOHN TOPEL, S.J.
jtopel@qwestoffice.net
DEACON: BILL SWANSON
dcnswanson@qwestoffice.net
PASTORAL ASST. FOR FAITH FORMATION/
ASISTENTE PASTORAL PARA LA FORMACIÓN DE LA FE:
Deacon Bill Swanson (360) 385-1662
dcnswanson@qwestoffice.net
PASTORAL ASST. FOR ADMINISTRATION/
ASISTENTE PASTORAL PARA ADMINISTRACIÓN:
Kathleen Wadkins
kwadkins@qwestoffice.net
ADMIN. ASSISTANT/ ASISTENTE ADMINISTRACIÓN:
Alisa Meany
stmaryss@qwestoffice.net
HISPANIC MINISTRY / MINISTERIO HISPANO:
Karen Burge (360) 379-6834
karenlburge@hotmail.com
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED
SACRAMENT/EXPOSICIÓN DEL SAGRARIO:
Friday after Mass to 6:00pm Benediction. 20-Hour
Eucharistic Adoration on the first Friday of each month.
Viernes después de la Misa. La Benedicción-6pm.
EUCHARIST TO SHUT-INS & THE ILL/
EUCARISTÍA PARA DESCAPACITADOS:
Call 385-3700 to have Communion brought to you at
home. Llamar al teléfono 385-3700 para recibir la comunión
los viernes.
PRAYER CHAIN/CADENA DE ORACIONES:
Pat White 385-3063, Carol Hurley 385-6691.
ROSARY/ROSARIO:
Sunday from 6:30-7 PM. Also 35 minutes prior to
Mass. Domingo de 6:30-7 PM y media hora antes de Misa.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC MINISTRY/
DIRECTOR DEL MINISTERIO DE LA MÚSICA:
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM/SACRAMENTO
DEL BAUTISMO:
Chris Hawley (541) 622-3543
ptchris98368@gmail.com
Required prep. classes, please call Dcn. Bill Swanson at
385-1662. Clases de preparación—Karen al 385-3700.
MAINTENANCE / MANTENIMIENTO:
Roger Cesmat
FUNERAL/CHRISTIAN BURIAL, FUNERAL/ ENTIERRO:
Contact pastor before setting date. Contactar al sacerdote
antes de apartar la fecha.
CUSTODIAN / LIMPIEZA:
Sergio López
RETURNING CATHOLICS / CATÓLICOS REGRESEN:
Deacon Bill Swanson (360) 385-1662
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL /SAN VICENTE DE PABLO:
Contact Tel: (360) 379-1325
Half hour before every Mass. Private confession by
appointment. Media hora antes de cada Misa. Apartar citas
para confesarse en privado con el Padre John.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE/SACRAMENTO
DEL MATRIMONIO:
Six month notice and preparation classes required, call
Deacon Swanson at 385-1662. Clases de preparación
requeridas 6 meses antes—Karen Burge al 385-3700.
“OUR MISSION IS TO...
MONDAY
Songof Sol2:8-14
Psalm 33:2-3,11-12,20-21
Luke 1:39-45
TUESDAY:
1 Samuel 1:24-28
1 Samuel 2:1,4-8
Luke 1:46-56
WEDNESDAY:
Malachi 3:1-4,23-24
Psalm 25:4-5,8-10,14
Luke 1:57-66
THURSDAY:
2 Samuel 7:1-5,8-12,14,16
Psalm 89:2-5,27,29
Luke 1:67-79
FRIDAY:
Isaiah 52:7-10
Psalm 98:1-6
Hebrews 1:1-6
John 1:1-18
SATURDAY:
Acts 6:8-10;7:54-59
Psalm 31:3-4,6,8,17
Matthew 10:17-22
SUNDAY:
Sirach 3:2-7,12-14
Psalm 128:1-5
Colossians3:12-21
Luke 2:22-40
...CELEBRATE GOD’S PRESENCE IN OUR MIDST BY MASS, SACRAMENTS, AND PRAYER;
LIVE CHRIST’S LOVE BY SERVING OTHERS, ESPECIALLY THE POOR, NEGLECTED, AND SUFFERING;
GROW IN THE TRUTHS AND VALUES OF OUR CATHOLIC TRADITION, TEACH THEM TO OUR CHILDREN,
AND PROCLAIM THEM TO THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW THEM.”
4th Sunday of Advent / December 20, 2015
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
FROM THE DESK OF
FATHER JOHN TOPEL, S.J….
Merry Christmas!
Since this is my last column before Christmas,
I want to give my Christmas message now.
On Thursday we had our first meeting of our
parish environmental committee. We are
committed to 1) learning more about climate
change and pollution, 2) communicating to
you and to our wider community what we
learn, and 3) reducing our own carbon
footprint.
Central to all of this is our belief that God
created all the aspects of our cosmos out of
love and that it all reflects his intelligence,
goodness, and beauty. That is a conviction we
perhaps share with all theists. But what really
gives us the power to carry all of this into
action is our belief that the Son of God
actually became a physical part of this cosmos
in Jesus of Nazareth. This is a belief unique to
Christianity itself.
And that is what we celebrate this Christmas.
Through his conception and birth as a human
being, “in Him all things [in the cosmos] hold
together.” (Colossians 1:15-20) The world is
renewed, in every aspect, and we ourselves
should be renewed by this faith. It is the
Incarnation of the Son of God in our flesh that
lies at the root of what Pope Francis calls the
joy of the gospel.
“Rejoice! Again I say Rejoice!…The Lord is
near.” (Phil 4:4-5)
Merry Christmas!
Fr. John
4th Sunday of Advent / December 20, 2015
NEW ITEMS IN THE KIOSK!!
SÁBADO MISA EN ESPAÑOL
9:00AM
SATURDAYVIGIL
5:30PM
SUNDAY
8:15AM & 11:00AM
MONDAY
12:05PM
TUESDAY ** COMMUNION SERVICE 12:05PM
WEDNESDAY
6:30PM
THURSDAY
12:05PM
FRIDAY
12:05PM
PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS
KEY MISSING! WE ARE MISSING
A KEY TO THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
(RE) WING! IF YOU HAVE IT, PLEASE
RETURN IT ASAP TO THE PARISH
OFFICE — THANK YOU!!
 PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED CHRISTMAS EVE
AND CHRISTMAS DAY, 12/24, 12/25...PLEASE
SEE THE WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR MORE DETAILS...
 VOLUNTEER GIFTS ARE IN THE SACRISTY! PLEASE
STOP BY AND PICK YOURS UP THIS WEEKEND!!
 CHRISTMAS FLOWER DONATION OFFERING
ENVELOPES ARE NOW IN THE PEWS … PLEASE

PICK ONE UP AND HELP US MAKE OUR CHURCH
BEAUTIFUL FOR CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR!! DONORS
WILL BE REMEMBERED ON CHRISTMAS DAY
MASS…
PARISH STEWARDSHIP
Week of 12/13/2015
Week #24
Week / Semana
Actual / Colecta Real
Budgeted / Presupuesto
Year to Date / Año Corrido
Actual / Colecta Real
Budgeted / Presupuesto
$6,154.52
$7,840.88
<$1,686.36>
$186,550.25
$188,181.12
<$1,630.87>
Stop by and check out the new titles now available
in the Kiosk in the Parish Narthex! These also
make great faith building gifts for Christmas!
The Intentional Discipleship group invites all to
pray before every Sunday Mass for the growth of
Intentional Discipleship in our parish and for the
spiritual growth of each parishioner.
We welcome everyone to come 10 minutes
early to Mass and join us!
… on behalf of all the staff at St.
Mary’s, we want to wish you and your
families a very Merry and Blessed
Christmas this year!!!
We have put up a new
board in the chapel in
honor and prayer
for those in our
military — if you have
pictures of any family members
currently in the military that
THE PAX CHRISTI MEETING ON DEC. 20TH WILL BE CANCELLED.
Instead, you are all invited to attend the “Vow of NonViolence” which will be taken at St. James Cathedral in
Seattle on Monday, Dec. 28th at the 5:30 pm Mass.
Fr. Michael Ryan will be celebrating the Mass and we
invite all to attend...
ADVENT
COMMUNAL PENANCE
SERVICE
The Penance Service will be held
THIS Sunday, December 20th at
3:00 pm in the Church!
Please mark your calendars and come
prepare your hearts for a holy and blessed
Christmas this year!
you would like to have kept in
prayer and posted, please bring
them to the parish
office!
Theology Kettle: Bible Timeline
1/10/2016: Conquests and Judges –2
1/17/2016: Royal Kingdom-1(1Samuel)
Meets Sun @ 12:30pm
OR Wed @ 5pm in the Social Hall
(note new added optional meeting time!)
Email the parish office at
stmaryss@qwestoffice.net for more info
on a weekly summary, assignments,
schedules, and more!