Twenty-first Sunday in
Ordinary Time
August 23, 2015
St. Linus Catholic Church
13915 Shoemaker Ave.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone (562) 921-6649
Fax (562) 921-5150
Office Hours
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Closed for Lunch: 12-1 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sun.: 8:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
St. Linus School
(562) 921-0336
Religious Education Office
(562) 921-5179
Father Tony Gomez, Pastor
Father Brian Delaney, in residence
Senior Deacon Chuck and Marge Baker
Deacon couple Mario & Nati Mejia
Deacon couple Mario & Ann Guerra
Tita Guzman, Diaconate Minister
Sue Cunneen, Diaconate Minister
Mass Times
Ana Engquist, Business Manager
Greg Climaco, School Principal
Christina May, Director of Religious Education
Gloria Cardenas, Bulletin Editor/Webmaster
Eucharistic Adoration:
7:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m./Vigil Mass
7:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m./Family Mass
12:15 p.m./en Español
5:30 p.m./LIFETEEN Mass
7:30 p.m.
Weekdays: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. with
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
1st Fridays: 7:00 p.m.
3rd Fridays: 7:00 p.m. en Español
Charismatic Mass: once a month
(date and time will be posted in the bulletin)
Holy Days: Check the Parish Bulletin
All night adoration from 7:30 p.m.,
after the 1st and 3rd Friday Masses,
Benediction Saturday 7:15 a.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Tuesdays 6:30—8:00 p.m.
and by appointment
For the following Sacraments and Services,
please call the Parish Center:
Sacrament of Baptism
Sacrament of Marriage
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
Funeral and Vigil Services
Communion to the Sick and Home-bound
Ministry in Action...
Elohim Charismatic Prayer Group
Contact: Brenda Cadavona
(562) 921-1123
2nd Fri.│7:30-10 P.M.│Rm. 11
Fiesta Committee
Contact: Robert Perez
Parish Center: (562) 929-7195
Filipino Association
Contact: Rey Factoran
(714) 670-8788
Meets once a month
Finance Council
Contact: Joe Julien
(562) 921-6649
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Gift Shop
Vestibule of Church
Contact: John A. L. Moran
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Open after all Weekend Masses
Golden Age Club
President: James E. Beach
(562) 929-0569
3rd Sun│1:30-4:30 P.M.│Hall
Grupo de Oración
Contacto: Alejandro Gama
(714) 231-3646
Wed.│7-9:00 P.M.│Hall
Contacto: Micaela Uribe
(714) 350-7106
Ultimo Jueves del mes│7 P.M.│Rm. 11
Jovenes para Cristo
Contacto: Raquel Olmedo
(562) 228-5838
Fri.│7:00 P.M.│Youth Room
Knights of Columbus #10623
Grand Knight: Alan S. Gfeller
(562) 921-4002
2nd Tues.│7:30 P.M.│Hall
Legion of Mary
Contact: Sylvia J. Layao
(562) 404-1174
Tues.│5-6 P.M.│Rm. 10
2nd Thur.│7 P.M.│Rm. 10
Liturgy Committee
Director: Maureen Linnebur
Parish Center: (562) 716-0564
Ministerios Hispanos
Contacto: Vidal Vargas
(562) 440-7022
Ministry to the Sick
Contact: Cornell Watson
(562) 822-4506
Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial
Contacto: Carlos & Delfina Romero
(562) 533-3547
Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
Contact: Imelda Manalac
(562) 404-6145
Tues.│7:00 P.M.│Church
Adoración Nocturna
Contacto: Francisco Garcia
(562) 612-8815
3rd Fri. 7 pm - Sat, 7:15 A.M.│Iglesia
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Contact: Dorie Sablan
(562) 926-3435
1st Fri.│7P.M.-Sat. 7:15A.M.│Church
Adult Confirmation
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Altar Servers
Contact: Dennis Adame
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Altar Society
Contact: Virginia Lozano
Anointing of the Sick
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Baptismal Preparation of Children
English & Spanish
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Because We Care Ministry
Contact: Sharon Julien
(562) 921-6649
Bereavement Support Group
Contact: Parish Office
(562) 921-6649
Bible Study-English
Contact: Barbara Fries
(562) 926-1770
Tues.│8-9 P.M.│Rm. 8
Boy Scouts, Troop 394
Scout Master: Manny
Parish Center: (818) 679-1926
Mon.│7-8:30 P.M.│Hall
Charismatic Healing Mass
Contact: Sion Ferrer
(213) 989-3214 (Work)
Various Mon.│7 P.M.│Church
Church Environment & Art
Contact: Dennis & Bernice Adame
(562) 921-6649
Couples for Christ
Contact: Sonny Berberabe
(562) 921-6649
Cursillo Ultreya—Spanish
Contacto: Miguel y Margarita Ramos
(562) 929-4693
MusicMinistry/Choir Directors
(562) 921-6649
Hermie Abido: 7:30pm
Filipino Choir (1st Sunday of the month)
Anthony “AC” Cerna: 5:30pm
JP Panganiban: 9:00am Adult Choir
Mark Newberry: 7:30pm Adult Choir
Mustard Seed Communities
Contact: Teresa Estrada
(562) 921-6649
Parish Council
Contact: Isabelle Leibig
(562) 921-6649
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Contact: Mary Ratanasurakam
(951) 500-0787
Last Monday | 6:30 P.M. | Par. Off.
ProLife Ministry
Contact: Barbra Manriquez
(562) 900-9492
3rd Thursday| 6:00 P.M. | Par. Off.
Contact: Parish Office
(562) 921-6649
Santo Niño Devotions
1st Fri.│6:30 P.M.│Church
Religious Education
Director: Christina May
(562) 921-5179 Office
Religious Vocations
Parish Center: (562) 921-6649
Safeguard the Children
Contact: Parish Office
(562) 921-6649
St. Linus School
Principal: Greg Climaco
(562) 921-0336 Office
St. Linus Ushers
Contact: Cornell Watson
(562) 822-4506
Weddings & Quinceañeras
Coordinator: Sue Ellen Rojas
(562) 260-7175
Youth Ministry/LIFE TEEN
Youth Ministry: Anthony Cerna “AC”
(562) 921-6252
We would like to thank all of our parishioners and
visitors for being generous with your weekly donations. It is such a help to our parish.
Our collection for the week of August 16, 2015
was $11,147.91.
May God bless you for your continued support.
We welcome you to make your weekly/monthly
donations by enrolling in Parish Pay by
visiting or calling
(866) 727-4741 to set up an account.
We are Hosting a
Fingerprinting Session!
September 15, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 7:20 pm
If you serve in a ministry or volunteer here at St. Linus you are
required to be fingerprinted within
the LA Archdiocese. Please call
the parish office at (562) 921-6649
to reserve your appointment time
if you have never been fingerprinted before. Appointments are on a
first come first served basis so it is
important to call as soon as
For your convenience, the parish office will
now accept most major credit cards.
Lowest rates in the area
Looking for a place to hold your Quinceañera, Baptism, Wedding Reception or even a family reunion?
Have you thought about St. Linus Parish Hall?
For a brochure please go to our website at or stop by the Parish Office!
First Communion Students
Parents who have not yet registered for First Communion classes may pick up an application in the
Religious Education Office or the Parish office.
Openings for Wednesday classes are available, but
space is limited.
The parent orientation meeting for children attending Wednesday sessions is Wednesday Saturday,
August 29th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in Room 10.
Only parents need to attend.
Teens 8th grade through 12th grade who are interested in volunteering please contact Christina May
or Crystal Diaz in the Religious Education Office at
(562) 921-5179 for details.
All adults 18 years or older who want to volunteer
are required to be fingerprinted and attend a Virtus
class prior to working in the program.
Confirmation Students
Teens who have not yet registered for Phase 1 or
Phase 2 Confirmation can pick up an application at
the Religious Education Office or Parish Office.
The orientation meeting for Confirmation is Sunday, August 30th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in the
Church. Teens and at least one of the parents must
attend. If you or your teen is unable to attend the
meeting, please contact the Religious Education Office as soon as possible.
Confirmed teens who are interested in becoming
Peer Leaders please contact Anthony Cerna or
Christina May at (562) 921–5179.
Adults who are interested in volunteering as a catechist please contact Christina May in the Religious
Education Office. New Catechists are welcome!
We will provide proper training.
All adults 18 years or older who want to volunteer
must be fingerprinted by the Los Angeles Archdiocese and attend a Virtus class prior to volunteering
in the program.
5th Annual
Grand Marian Procession
& Votive Mass in Honor of
from the Cathedral to
La Placita at Olvera Street
Join us at 3pm on Saturday, August 29 in Downtown Los Angeles as we celebrate our City's
namesake and Patroness, Our Lady of the Angels, and LA's 234th Birthday.
3:00 pm Votive Mass at the Cathedral of Our
Lady of the Angels
4:30 pm Grand Marian Procession from the
Cathedral to La Placita at Olvera Street.
5:30 pm Celebratory Reception at the historic
Plaza/Olvera Street
New for 2015: To commemorate our Fifth Grand
Marian Procession, this years' festivities will begin
at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels at
3:00pm. Procession will end at the historic Plaza
on Olvera Street.
5ta Misa y Procesión por la fiesta patronal de la
Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles
La Patrona que lleva el nombre de la cuidad y la
Arquidiócesis celebra el 234 aniversario de la
fundación de la ciudad de Los Ángeles
3:00 pm
Santa Misa en la Catedral de Nuestra
Señora de Los Angeles
4:30 pm
Procesión hacia la Iglesia “La Placita
5:30 pm
Recepción en la Plaza Olvera
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2:00 pm
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Joseph V.
Brennan, Bishop-elect David G. O’Connell and
Bishop-elect Robert E. Barron will take place Tuesday afternoon, September 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Due to seating limitations in the Cathedral, attendance at the Episcopal Ordination is by invitation
On Monday, September 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm in the
Cathedral, Solemn Vespers will inaugurate the Ordination activities. All are welcome to attend this service, which is open to the public, and no tickets are
required. Further information will be available on
the Archdiocesan website.
LIVESTREAM will be available for both the Ordination liturgies. Information on accessing the
livestream will be available on the ADLA website.
The link for the livestream is
Join us for prayer of the Divine Mercy on Mondays star ng at 6:30 pm in the church. All are welcome! PAGE 5
Ministry Planning Meeting
Job 12:9-10
Who among all these
does not know that the
hand of the Lord has
done this, in His hand
is the life of every
breath of all mankind.
Table of Blessings Meal Ministry
As part of our Pro Life Ministry, we must always
endeavor to minister to the needs of our sick and elderly friends. There are many families within our
community who are caring for loved ones who are in
the late to final stages of life. Although it is a difficult and overwhelming task, it is also a great blessing to be able to spend those final precious moments
with that special person. We often feel helpless in
knowing what we can do to help our friends during
such difficult times. In addition to our compassion
and prayers, we can also offer practical and immediate help. This is where our St. Linus family comes
in! With the blessing of our Pastor, we are gathering
a list of friends who would be willing to provide a
hot meal for a family facing this challenge. If you
would like more information or to sign up to be a
part of this beautiful and loving ministry, please contact Mary Ratanasurakarn at (951)500-0787 or send
an email to the address below.
A Pro Life Rosary for the Unborn
Every Tuesday at 6:30pm
at the Hope Memorial Garden
Many lives depend on us advocating for them!
Thursday, September 17th at 6:30pm
Pro Life Info Table after all Masses
We will be hosting an information table outside the
main entrance of the church by the fountain. Please
stop by and pick up some Pro Life information and
find out what our ministry is about. Our goal is provide educational tools and resources to help our parish community be more informed about Pro Life issues that we face every day. We have fetal models so
you can touch and see the actual size of a preborn
baby in its first 2 trimesters of life inside the womb.
We will also have prizes for the children who visits
our table with their parents.
“Change for Life Baby Bottle Drive”
Please drop off your baby bottles filled with change,
cash, and checks in the baby beds located at the front
of the church on the right hand side or at our Information table outside by the fountain. If you forgot
to bring your bottle back, please bring them to the
parish center this week or call Barbra Manriquez at
the phone number below to make pick up arrangements. Proceeds from this bottle drive will benefit
Whittier Life Center, our local Pro Life Pregnancy
Center. WLC has been providing vital Life services
to families with unplanned pregnancies since 1971!
Your generous donation will go towards helping
give the Gift of Life to unborn babies!!
Thank you for choosing LIFE!!
All monies donated is tax deductible.
Please call Barbra Manriquez at (562)900-9492 or
email us at:
with any questions or to be added to our email list.
SUNDAY, August 30, 2015
Monsignor McNulty Hall
Tickets $10.0 per person; NO REFUNDS
Servicio de Cantina/Bar Service
No outside liquor allowed
DANCE 3:00 PM—7:00 PM
For ticket information contact:
Gerardo Vazquez (562) 868-6964
Treasures From Our Tradition
Tradiciones de Nuestra Fe
The ministry of permanent deacons has become
an essential part of our parish life today, yet for centuries until 1967, this deeply traditional ministry had
virtually disappeared. Every priest had first to be ordained a deacon, but the notion that one could actually embrace a permanent vocation to the diaconate
was lost.
The primary ministry of the deacon is to the welfare of the community, especially its poor, and his
role in sacraments and preaching flows from that.
His principal role is to animate and promote the ministry of all the faithful. Ninety percent of permanent
deacons are married, although the discipline of celibacy for clerics means that if a deacon is widowed,
normally he cannot remarry, nor can an unmarried
deacon marry once ordained. The deacon does not
preside at Mass nor may he absolve sins. Nor, since
anointing of the sick is linked theologically to penance, may he anoint.
Sometimes we are slow to engage with a tradition: Trent approved permanent deacons in the
1560s, but nothing was done until the 1960s. The
vitality of the long delayed restoration has greatly
enriched the Church, particularly in the United
States, where the majority of the deacons in the
world serve.
Cuando Jesús dice que hay que comer su cuerpo y
beber su sangre (Juan 6:55), los cristianos católicos,
literalmente, seguimos sus palabras. En esto somos
muy fundamentalistas: cuando Jesús dice que el pan
es su cuerpo y el vino es su sangre, lo creemos de todo corazón (1 Corintios 11:24-25). Para los católicos,
nuestra fe y estilo de vida están basados en la consagración del pan y vino en el Cuerpo y la Sangre de
La Iglesia primitiva reconocía con tristeza que no
todos los que querían seguir a Jesús podían aceptar la
realidad de su cuerpo y sangre. Por eso, Juan el evangelista dice que muchos abandonaron a Jesús cuando
éste les habló del sagrado convite (Juan 6:60-69). De
la muchedumbre que le seguía, poquísimos continuaron con él. Quienes siguieron acompañándolo reconocían que Jesús tiene palabras de vida eterna. Esta verdad la vemos reflejada en la celebración de la misa,
pues del Pan de la Palabra pasamos al Pan Eucarístico. Escuchamos su Palabra para luego comer su Cuerpo y beber su Sangre a fin de tener vida eterna.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
God’s Word Today
Decisions. Life is filled with them. Decisions are
presented in the first reading and Gospel proclaimed
today. The Israelites are asked to choose whether or
not they will continue to serve the Lord, the God of
Israel. In voicing their choice to continue serving the
Lord, they call to mind all the wonderful things that
God had done for them. The disciples in today’s
Gospel reading are also faced with a choice. Many
choose to turn away from Jesus because his invitation to eat his body and drink his blood is too hard a
saying. Peter and the Twelve, when asked if they,
too, would abandon Jesus respond, “Master, to
whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal
life.” We, in a way, repeat these words every time we
come to Mass, for in fact there is nowhere else we
can go to be fed by the body and blood of the Lord
and hear words that will bring us eternal life. Remembering all the wonderful things that God has
done for us, we choose to come to Mass to give
thanks and praise to God.
From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, copyright © J. S. Paluch Company
—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
La Palabra de Dios Hoy
Decisiones. La vida está llena de ellas. La primera
lectura y el Evangelio que se proclaman hoy nos
presentan un número de decisiones. A los israelitas
se les preguntó si querían servir al Señor, el Dios de
Israel, o no. Al responder que continuarían sirviendo
al Señor, ellos recuerdan todos los prodigios que hizo
Dios por ellos. Los discípulos en el Evangelio de hoy
también se enfrentan con una decisión. Muchos deciden alejarse de Jesús, pues la invitación que él les
hace de comer su cuerpo y beber su sangre les suena
muy difícil. Cuando Jesús le pregunta a los Doce si
ellos también quieren abandonarlo, Pedro responde
por todos diciendo: “Señor, ¿a quién iremos? Tú tienes palabras de vida eterna”. También nosotros, de
cierta manera, repetimos esas mismas palabras cada
vez que venimos a Misa, pues no hay en verdad otro
lugar donde podemos ir a recibir el alimento del
Cuerpo y la Sangre del Señor, y escuchar palabras
que nos dan la vida eterna. Nuestra decisión de venir
a Misa es para dar gracias y alabanzas a Dios, y para
recordar todos las cosas maravillosas que ha hecho
por nosotros.
Traducido de Saint Margaret Sunday Missal derechos de autor
© J. S. Paluch Company
Es difícil preparar a un niño de una manera que
los padres no lo hagan ellos mismos.
In Our Prayers
Saturday, August 22nd
7:30 AM
5:30 PM
Leonardo G. Medina, R.I.P.
Angelina Torres, R.I.P.
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:15 PM
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Bill McSeveney, R.I.P.
Romulo Sangalang, R.I.P.
Viviana Peña, Blessing before College
Karina Plascencia, Birthday
Jose Guadalupe Soto, R.I.P.
Vicente Pineda, R.I.P.
Sunday, August 23rd
Monday, August 24th
8:30 AM
Dn. John Cunneen, R.I.P.
Tuesday, August 25th
8:30 AM
7:00 PM
Karina Ward, Birthday &
Thanksgiving for employment
Maria Amezcua, R.I.P.
Wednesday, August 26th
8:30 AM
Beverly Perera, Birthday
Thursday, August 27th
8:30 AM
Joe & Gloria Cardenas,
10th Wedding Anniversary
Friday, August 28th
8:30 AM
Agustin N. Ayala, R.I.P.
Saturday, August 29th
7:30 AM
5:30 PM
Julien Medina
Richard Pena Chavez, R.I.P.
Sunday, August 30th
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
12:15 PM
5:30 PM
7:30 PM
Yolanda Quijano Holden, R.I.P.
Alfred Garcia, R.I.P.
Ryan Jerico De Austria, Thanksgiving
Guadalupe Hernandez, R.I.P.
Hilda Ortiz, R.I.P.
Arthur Rodriguez, R.I.P.
Pablo Patiag, R.I.P.
Prayers for our brothers and sisters in
their time of suffering and need…
Hermila Alvarado, Ophaelia Angcaco, Jessie
Bausley, Nellie Rosa Blaneas, Terry Bordenave,
Garrett Brown, Miguel Camorlinga, Maria
Castenanos, Angie Chavez, Richard Cota, Lisa Sinni
Cousimano, Judy Craddock, Luis Cueva, Socorro De
La Torre, Isabel Doria, John Doria, Olivia Elias,
Lanny Enciso, Puring Enciso, Luis Escaleras, Maria
Espino, Bernie Galhoff, Carmela Gallegos, Angie
Garcia, Denise Garcia, Geri Garcia, Maria Garcia,
Richard Garcia, Susan Gomez, David Eduardo
Gonzalez, Marty Guerrero, Liu Gunter, Guadalupe
Hernandez, Cuquita Hidalgo, Maria Jaramillo, Hilda
Jimenez, Silvia Jimenez, Shirley Jones, Joe Julien,
Monica Kasharsky, Robert Leano, Javier Leon,
Margaret Ann Levasseur, Audrey Lizarraga, Lorenzo
Lizarraga, Jr., Georgia Lomeli, Helen Lopez, Karina
Lopez, Mary Lopez, Angel Lozano, Josefina Magaña,
Beverly Martinez, Christopher Martinez, Lupe
McClintock, Mario Mejia, Cynthia Miestas, Carol
Mihelich, Paul Moore, Boyd Morales, Jessica
Morales, Olimpia Morillo, Editcha Marcha Oabel,
Jessica Olivares, Cindy Ortega, Salvador Padilla,
Danielle Pal, Marie Pal-Brown, Angela & Jesus Pena,
Zachary Pereyra, Cathy Prieto, David Rabiola,
Francine Ramirez, Ramona Ramirez (Ramy), Valerie
Ramirez, Laura Ramos, Dulce Redford, Al Reyes,
Sr., Diane Roberts, Althea Robinson, Ignacio
Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez, Martin Ruiz, Yolanda
Ruiz, Adela Sanchez, Carmen Sanchez, Daniel
Sanchez, Ramona Sanchez, Angel Santos, Gloria
Schmidt, Alicia Serafin, John Starns, Lorrie Teodoro,
Aaden Trujeque, Kathleen Vega, Richard Veyna,
Virginia Wall, Patricia Wiechelman, Clorinda
Zaldivar, Maria Del Carmen Zamora
If you would like to add or remove a name,
please contact the parish office.
Let us continue to pray for our Armed Forces
and their families.
We thank God for the sacrifices they
make to ensure our freedom.
Question of the Week
Pregunta de la Semana
Gospel: J ohn 6:60-69
Evangelio: J uan 6: 60-69
Adults: How does the love between a husband and
wife help me understand Christ’s relationship to his
Adultos: ¿Cómo el amor entr e mar ido y mujer
me ayudan a entender de Cristo
relación a su Iglesia?
Children: What can I do for my family to show
them Jesus’ love?
Niños: ¿Qué puedo hacer yo por mi familia par a
mostrarles el amor de Jesús?
Lecturas de la Semana
Readings for the Week
Rv 21:9b-14; Ps 145:10-13, 17-18;
Jn 1:45-51
1 Thes 2:1-8; Ps 139:1-6; Mt 23:23-26
Wednesday: 1 Thes 2:9-13; Ps 139:7-12ab; Mt 23:27-32
Thursday: 1 Thes 3:7-13; Ps 90:3-5a, 12-14, 17;
Mt 24:42-51
1 Thes 4:1-8; Ps 97:1, 2b, 5-6, 10-12;
Mt 25:1-13
Saturday: 1 Thes 4:9-11; Ps 98:1, 7-9; Mk 6:17-29
Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Ps 15:2-5; Jas 1:17-18,
21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Ap 21:9b-14; Sal 145 (144):10-13, 17-18;
Jn 1:45-51
1 Tes 2:1-8; Sal 139 (138):1-6;
Mt 23:23-26
Miércoles: 1 Tes 2:9-13; Sal 139 (138):7-12ab;
Mt 23:27-32
1 Tes 3:7-13; Sal 90 (89):3-5a, 12-14, 17;
Mt 24:42-51
Viernes: 1 Tes 4:1-8; Sal 97 (96):1, 2b, 5-6, 10-12;
Mt 25:1-13
1 Tes 4:9-11;Sal 98(97):1, 7-9;Mc 6:17-29
Domingo: Dt 4:1-2, 6-8; Sal 15 (14):2-5; Stgo 1:1718, 21b-22, 27; Mc 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23