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Saint Joseph Parish
Mission 1867 - Parish 1901
582 Hope Street Mountain View, California 94041
Phone: (650) 967-3831 ♦ Fax: (650) 691-1522
Website: www.sjpmv.org
November 23, 2014
“A Catholic community of faith living in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, uniting
people of many cultures in loving service to our brothers and sisters.”
Parish Staff
Mass Schedule
Rev. Luis Vargas, Pastor (ext. 13)
Email: lvargas@dsj.org
Weekdays:
8:00am Monday - Friday (English)
Rev. Jonathan Cuarto, Parochial Vicar (ext. 14)
Email: jcuarto@dsj.org
Saturdays:
8:00am; 5:30pm (Vigil Mass)
Confessions: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sundays:
7:00am; 8:30am; 10:00am, and 11:30am
1:00pm (Mass in Spanish)
Tamil Mass:
(second Saturday of the month)
7:00pm
Holy Hour:
First Friday of the month at 8:30am
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 1:30pm - 7:30pm
Diane Wollants, Parish Administrator (ext. 10)
Email: dbayona@dsj.org
Saint Joseph School
Stephanie Mirenda-Knight, School Principal
Phone: (650) 967-1839
Email: smirenda@dsj.org
Holy Days of Obligation:
8:00am; 12:10pm, and 7:00pm
Hora Santa:
Primer jueves del mes a las 7:30pm
Rev. Chris Arockiaraj, Spiritual Director for the
Tamil Community and Chaplain on weekends
Erika Underwood, Catechetical Coordinator
Phone: (650) 691-1525
Email: eunderwood@dsj.org
Saint Vincent de Paul
Phone: (650) 967-3831 (ext. 25)
(Please leave a message. Messages heard
Thursday and Friday evening and will be
answered on Monday)
To donate a car: Call 1(800) 322-8284
“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving,
turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
(William Arthur Ward)
OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE
THE LORD’S FLOCK
Sheep are high-maintenance animals. They are not very intelligent. Without
guidance and care, especially in a climate like Israel’s, they would die quickly
from predators, starvation, or just their own slowness. The scriptural image of
us as the Lord’s flock is not terribly flattering to us, since it is only the neverending diligence of a watchful shepherd that allows the flock to survive.
The feast of Christ the King was intended to call the world back to Christ as the
sole power of the world, to bring back a flock that had been scattered by many
negative forces of the growing industrial, scientific, and war‑torn world of the early twentieth century. It is
fitting that, as we celebrate Christ the King, we hear about Christ the Shepherd who cares for us and who,
likewise, will be there at the end of time. Interestingly enough, as the Gospel illustrates, our own destiny is
determined by the way we have been “shepherds” to the rest of the flock.
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — I will rescue my scattered sheep (Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17).
Psalm — The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Psalm 23).
Second Reading — As in Adam all die, so too in Christ all shall be brought to life (1 Corinthians 15:20-26,
28).
Gospel — Whatever you did to the least ones, you did to me (Matthew 25:31-46).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY 27 AND FRIDAY 28.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY!
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Baptisms (English) are held on the second and fourth
Sunday of each month at 2:30pm. For information on the
requirements; the preparation class for the parents/god
parents, and to obtain a Registration Form please contact
the Parish Office.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Couples preparing for Marriage should contact the Parish
Office at least six months in advance to receive information
about the requirements and to commence the preparation.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Communal Reconciliations are scheduled during Advent &
Lent.
Individual celebration is regularly scheduled on Saturdays
from 4:00-5:00 PM or by appointment.
PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK AND ELDERLY
If you know of parishioners who are ill or homebound and
would appreciate receiving Communion from our Home
Ministry Program, please contact the Parish Office.
THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA)
RCIA is a process through which one gets to know our Lord
Jesus Christ, as revealed in Holy Scripture and in Holy
Tradition. This program is for those adults interested in
learning about the Catholic faith, and for those wanting to
complete the sacraments of Baptism, First Communion or
Confirmation.
For more information please contact Tony Berrios
At (408)784-7642 / (408)401-2167 / (408)917-0905
or email: tevinpr@yahoo.com or alternatively call the Parish
Office.
SAINT JOSEPH PARISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 967-1839 or visit www.sjmv.org
A Diocesan Drexel School-Transforming Catholic
Education—Saint Joseph Catholic School is a diverse
community rooted in the Catholic Faith, fostering
spiritual development, high student achievement,
responsibility to self, and service to others.
We offer:
Grades–Transitional Kindergarten through 8th Grade.
California Common Core Curriculum and offering
Religion, Fine Arts, P.E., Band, Choir, Mandarin.
Individualized learning by integrating technology
into the classroom with differentiating instruction for
each student:
1:1 iPads Grades 5 thru 8
3:1 iPads TK thru 4
Extended Day Care
After School Sports 4th-8th Grade
WCEA/WASC Accreditation
Strong Sense of belonging
Diverse faculty and student body led by an experienced
principal.
Saint Joseph School does not lawfully discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national and/or ethnic origin,
age, sex or disability in administration of educational
policies, scholarship, loan programs, athletic and other
school-administered programs.
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Thank You!!
Many thanks to all of the generous parishioners and
students who donated food, time, money and toiletries to our
Thanksgiving Dinner for the Hungry. We could not do it
without you! We will have more information for you later.
The Outreach Committee
STEWARDSHIP REPORT
17-NOVEMBER-2014
OFFERTORY GOAL
$9,000.00
OFFERTORY COLLECTION
$7,492.50
SAT VIGIL 5:30 PM
7:00 AM
25
14
8:30 AM
38
10:00 AM
26
11:30 AM
39
1:00 PM
1
THROW-IN
1
VARIANCE
<$1,507.50>
OTHER COLLECTIONS: SCHOOL
$455.00
BUILDING AND MAINTENANCE
$245.00
HUMAN CAMPAIGN DEVELOPMENT
$2,326.00
ALL SOULS
$120.00
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
$267.00
SPANISH MASS (INCLUDED IN
OFFERTORY)
$578.00
Collection for Saint Vincent de Paul Society
next Sunday
Dear Fellow Parishioners:
Next Sunday, November 30, is the fifth Sunday of the
month. We will have a second collection for those less
fortunate in our community. Your Saint Vincent de Paul
Society here at Saint Joseph’s Church help those in
need in Mountain View. 100% of your donation goes to
help with food, rent, utilities, temporary housing and
other living expenses for those who need our help. We
are greatly in need of your generosity, please remember
us next Sunday.
Thank you and may God bless you.
The volunteers with Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Parish Mission
Save these dates:
On the weekend of December 6—7 Fr. Terry Ryan will be
speaking at all English Masses about the mission “Grace
is Everywhere”.
Monday, December 8, 7pm—First session: “Learning to
Listen”.
Tuesday, December 9, 7pm—Second session:
”Forgiveness of Self”.
Wednesday, December 10, 7pm - Third session: “Grace
is Everywhere”.
The Giving Tree
This is the special time for giving!
Our Giving Tree will be up on the altar on Tuesday,
November 25, after the 8am Mass.
Each angel ornament is a Christmas gift “wish” for a
deserving young person and family.
If you take a white Grocery Card Angel or a Violet
Gift/Gift Card Angel, please affix it to your wrapped
gift or gift card contribution that must be returned to
the church by Wednesday, December 17.
Our School’s 8th graders continue the tradition of
sorting and packaging up the many gifts for the
Parish Saint Vincent de Paul Group Volunteers to
distribute to the families in need.
Thank you for remembering the deadline, and for
your generosity.
If you have any questions please call Stephanie at
the School (650)967-1839.
Thank you.
Young Adult Mass
Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30pm
St. Simon Church, 1860 Grant Rd, Los Altos
(In the Small Chapel)
Celebrate the Eucharist with young adults (20’s and
30’s, single or married) from this and neighboring
parishes with fellowship to follow. For more
information on the Mass, please contact us at
yacircle@gmail.com
Annual Christmas Party
Sat. Dec. 6th from 7pm-10pm
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
Meeting Hall, 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto
Join us for our Annual Christmas Party.
Please bring your favorite dessert or side dish and a
$5 donation to help cover expenses. We will also be
collecting Christmas gifts for children in need. After
the party, we will head to the Midnight Mass being
held at Stanford Memorial Church at 11pm.
Please confirm your attendance on our Facebook
Page "Young Adult Circle" or contact us at
yacircle@gmail.com
St. Joseph School Pancake Breakfast
The Knights of Columbus St. Sebastian Council
#4926 will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast to benefit
St. Joseph School.
Place: Fr. Doyle Hall at 582 Hope Street
Date: December 7, from 8:30am until 12midday.
Adults: $7.00; Children (12 and under): $5.00
Please come and enjoy a breakfast of sausage,
pancakes, eggs, juice and coffee.
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FAITH FORMATION
Why does Jesus say we ought to do these
works of mercy? (Because whenever we
show mercy to another person, we show
mercy to Jesus himself.)
Choose one Corporal Work of Mercy that
your family will act upon this week.(by
Loyola Press Sunday Connections).
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Still in need of 2 Sponsor for 8th grade
Confirmation Candidates. Teaching our
youth about the genius of Catholicism is
one of the most important things you will
do with your life. Be bold, be a Catholic
Sponsor today.
Upcoming:
Sun. 11/23 10:00am Thomas G. Fotis †
Jesse David Canchola †
1:00pm Jose Carmen Tinajero †
Wed.11/26
8:00am Agapito F. Acpal †
Thur. 11/27 8:00am Robert Meneses †
Fri. 11/28
8:00am John Eldred †
If you would like to have a Mass said for your loved one please contact
the Parish Office.
“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.
Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling.
Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”(Henry Van Dyke )
Sunday, November 30th
NO Class, K-8
Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday, December 7th
9:40am Regular Class
9:45 Advent Prayer Service in
Auditorium.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT JOSEPH: NOV. 23—NOV.29
SUN 8:30AM—10AM
11AM—12MD
Erika Underwood
Catechetical Coordinator
Phone: (650) 691-1525
Email: eunderwood@dsj.org
D.HALL/K
HISPANIC RICA CLASS
CR#1
NIÑOS’ LITURGY
CR#1
ENGLISH BAPTISMS
CHURCH
RESERVED
DOYLE HALL
AA MEETING
D.HALL/K
H. GUITAR CLASS
D. HALL (C)
ENGLISH PRAYER GROUP
CR#1
GIVING TREE SET UP
CHURCH
7—9 PM
HISPANIC CHOIR
CHURCH
7—9 PM
HISPANIC BIBLE STUDY
DOYLE HALL
7—9 PM
JPC CORE GROUP
CR#2
1:15 PM
2:30PM
2:30—6 PM
6:30 —9 PM
Faith Development: Meets 5:30pm on
4—9 PM
MON
Wednesdays for Sacramental
7:30—9 PM
preparedness & to learn about our Catholic
faith.
9—11 AM
TUE
Youth Group: Meets from 7—9pm
Wednesdays in Father Doyle Hall to learn
how to live our faith.
For more information please call Kathi
Horn (650) 425-3560
Prayer Group
Come join us in prayer every Monday,
7:30—9:00pm in St. Joseph Church
Rectory. We will
entrust our petitions to
God through the
intercession of our
Lady of Lourdes.
7:30—9 PM
SCHOOL CLOSED
THU
THANKSGIVING DAY—SCHOOL AND OFFICE CLOSED
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
BULLETIN ARTICLES DROP OFF DATES
For Dec. 7th submit articles by Nov. 26th
For Dec.14th submit articles by Dec.3rd
For Dec.21st submit articles by Dec. 10th
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFF.MTG CR#1
WED
FRI
SAT
CR#1
HISPANIC CATECHISM GROUP
11:15AM—1PM
FOR STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL
RCIA CLASS
HISPANIC MASS
CHURCH
ENGLISH MASS
CHURCH
DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING—SCHOOL AND OFFICE CLOSED
6—7 PM
MORNING GLORY CHOIR
CR#2
7—9 PM
CORO DE JOVENES
CHURCH
7—9 PM
HISPANIC PRAYER GROUP
DOYLE HALL
HISPANIC BAPTISMS
CHURCH
HISPANIC CONFIRMATION CLASS
DOYLE HALL
9:30 AM
10 AM—2NOON
NUESTRO SEÑOR JESUCRISTO, REY DEL UNIVERSO
EL REBAÑO DE JESÚS
Las ovejas son animales que necesitan mucha atención. No son
muy inteligentes. Especialmente en un clima como el de Israel,
morirían rápidamente a causa de predadores, hambre o por su
lentitud. La imagen bíblica de nosotros como el rebaño del Señor
no es halagadora porque solamente con la vigilancia constante del
pastor cuidadoso el rebaño puede sobrevivir.
La institución de la fiesta de Cristo Rey fue motivada por la
intención de llevar el mundo a Cristo como el único poder de este
mundo; y también de hacer volver el rebaño dispersado por las
tantas fuerzas negativas del creciente mundo industrial y
científico, desgarrado por la guerra, del siglo veinte. Mientras
celebramos a Cristo Rey, es muy apropiado entender que el Cristo
Pastor nos cuida ahora y va a estar presente en el momento de la
separación de buenos y malos en el juicio final. Como el Evangelio
ilustra bien, nuestro propio destino está
determinado por nuestro servicio como
pastores al resto del rebaño.
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — El pastor-rey busca a
los perdidos y sana a los heridos (Ezequiel
34:11-12, 15-17).
Salmo — El Señor es mi pastor, nada me
falta
(Salmo 23 [22]).
Segunda lectura — Cristo nuestro rey ha conquistado la muerte
(1 Corintios 15:20-26, 28).
Evangelio — El Hijo del Hombre se sentará en su glorioso trono y
los separará unos de otros (Mateo 25:31-46).
Venta de Perros Calientes organizada por
Jovenes para Cristo (JPC)
El Grupo de Jovenes para Cristo continuaran vendiendo Perros
Calientes todos los domingos despues de misa de 1pm. Los
fondos recaudados seran utilizados para su Retiro de Iniciacion
Cristiana que se llevara a cabo los dias 6, 7 y 8 de febrero de
2015.
Gracias su apoyo!
Si usted desea mas informacion sobre el
Retiro de Iniciacion puede comunicarse con:
Antonio Gutierrez (408)796-2820
Cecilia Melchor (650)776-4266
Carmen Guarneros (408)398-9809
Ana Leal (408)830-4447
Sandra Esparza (650)630-2188
Comenzamos ya la epoca especial del año de dar a los demas!
El proximo 25 de noviembre se colocara un arbol de navidad en la
iglesia con angelitos que representan el deseo de navidad de un niño
o de una familia.
Los angeles morados representan el deseo de un niño por un
juguete, ropa o una tarjeta de regalo. Los angeles blancos son para
obsequiar una tarjeta de regalo para alimentos. Si usted quiere
colaborar, tome un angel y traiga su regalo antes del 17 de diciembre.
Gracias!!
Muchas gracias a todos los miembros de la
Comunidad de Saint Joseph y a los
estudiantes por sus donaciones de comida,
dinero, tiempo y articulos de aseo personal,
para la Cena de Accion de Gracias el
pasado 22 de noviembre. No podriamos
haberlo hecho sin su ayuda. Les tendremos
mas informacion en el proximo boletin.
Outreach Committee
Desayuno de Pancakes
Los Caballeros de Colon han organizado un
desayuno de pancakes para beneficio de la
Escuela de Saint Joseph.
Venga a disfrutar de un rico desayuno de
salchichas, huevos, pancakes, jugo y café
en el sótano de la Iglesia el día domingo 7
de diciembre de 8:30am a 12 del medio dia.
Adultos: $7 / Niños $5 (menores de 12)
LA VOZ EN ESPAÑOL
CONFESIONES
Sábados de 4-5 PM o mediante cita
BAUTIZOS (en español)
Todos los sábados del mes a las 9:30am
Comuníquese con nuestra oficina con dos
meses de anticipación para informarse sobre
los requisitos.
MATRIMONIOS
Los contrayentes deberán comunicarse con
nuestra oficina con seis meses de anticipación
para comenzar el proceso.
CATEQUESIS PRIMERA COMUNION,
CONFIRMACIÓN Y RITO DE INICIACION CRISTIANA
DE ADULTOS (RICA)
Para obtener información sobre Primera
Comunión, Confirmación o para adultos que
desean conocer la Iglesia Católica o recibir
sacramentos, comuníquese con Tony Berríos
(408) 784-7642 / (408) 401-2167 /
(408) 917-0905
UNCIÓN DE LOS ENFERMOS
Rev. Luis Vargas
(650) 967-3831 x13
SAN VICENTE DE PAUL
(650) 967-3831 x25
QUINCEAÑERAS
Para obtener información comuníquese con
nuestra oficina
GRUPO DE ORACIÓN
Maria y Luis Guevara (650) 960-3716
Jorge y Sandra Hernández (408)836-1809
GRUPO JÓVENES PARA CRISTO
Antonio Gutiérrez
(408) 796-2820