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 Please Support the Good Shepherd Bookstore 1335 Blaine Street Port Townsend,WA 98368 Phone: (360) 385-3700 Fax: (360) 379-1989 Email: email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org DEACON: BILL SWANSON email@example.com PASTORAL ASST. FOR FAITH FORMATION/ ASISTENTE PASTORAL PARA LA FORMACIÓN DE LA FE: Deacon Bill Swanson (360) 385-1662 firstname.lastname@example.org PASTORAL ASST. FOR ADMINISTRATION/ ASISTENTE PASTORAL PARA ADMINISTRACIÓN: Kathleen Wadkins email@example.com ADMIN. ASSISTANT/ ASISTENTE ADMINISTRACIÓN: Alisa Meany firstname.lastname@example.org HISPANIC MINISTRY / MINISTERIO HISPANO: Karen Burge (360) 379-6834 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for more info on a weekly summary, assignments, schedules, and more!
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