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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
December 21, 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
Weekdays:
8:00am Monday - Friday (English)
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 Days of Obligation:
8:00am; 12:10pm, and 7:00pm (bilingual)
Rev. Luis Vargas, Pastor (ext. 13)
Email: lvargas@dsj.org
Rev. Jonathan Cuarto, Parochial Vicar (ext. 14)
Email: jcuarto@dsj.org
Diane Wollants, Parish Administrator
Email: dbayona@dsj.org
Saint Joseph School
Stephanie Mirenda-Knight, School Principal
Phone: (650) 967-1839
Email: smirenda@dsj.org
Erika Underwood, Catechetical Coordinator
Phone: (650) 691-1525
Email: eunderwood@dsj.org
Hora Santa:
Primer jueves del mes a las 7:30pm
Saint Vincent de Paul
Phone: (650) 967-3831 (ext. 25)
(Please leave a message. Messages are heard
Thursday and Friday evening and will be
answered on Monday)
To donate a car: Call 1(800) 322-8284
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 1:30pm - 7:30pm
Tamil Community
Rev. Chris Arockiaraj, Spiritual Director for the
Tamil Community and Chaplain on weekends
Holy Hour:
First Friday of the month at 8:30am
Fourth Sunday of Advent
The child to be born will be called holy,
the Son of God.
—Luke 1:35
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
ECHOING MARY’S DECISION
The angel Gabriel today confronts Mary with a mystery. The mystery of salvation in Christ
is not a mystery that is solved, but a reality beyond our comprehension that we must
choose to enter into. In the liturgy of the Eastern Church, everyone waits to see if Mary will
enter into the mystery: God waits, Adam and Eve and all the souls of the dead who long for
paradise wait, angels wait for new heavenly companions. And there is much rejoicing
when her decision is “yes.”
We have less dramatic choices offered to us, but the mystery of our salvation in Christ is by no means “solved.”
We may understand it a bit better due to Mary’s “yes.” We may be a bit closer to it through the passion, death,
and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But it still remains a mystery to which we all must give our own “yes.” Soon we
will be singing “O come, let us adore him.” May our Advent prayer, our echo of Mary’s “yes,” continue then, so
we may enter into the mystery of our salvation in Jesus Christ, God among us.
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — I will fix a place for my people. (2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16).
Psalm — For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord (Psalm 89).
Second Reading — To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be glory forever and ever (Romans 16:2527).
Gospel — Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word (Luke 1:2638).
Welcoming New Members
Our Parish Family warmly welcomes new members who
live in the Mountain View Area. Please register by
stopping at the parish office during office hours.
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)
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) 917-0905 / (669) 237-6019
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.
LET US PRAY
“Simbang Gabi”
We commend to your prayers our parishioners who are
sick at this time and for those who have died,
especially Alfred Puccetti.
The Filipino Catholic Federation of St. Joseph’s, Mtn.
View, continues its tradition of the “Simbang Gabi”
on December 16—24 at 5:30am.
For further details, please call Severa Escober
(650) 965-3855.
DECEMBER 21—27
10:00am Merli De Mesa †
Sunday
Friday
Saturday
8:00am Marivic P. Estrella †
8:00am Robert Meneses †
Stewardship Report—due to early printing of this
week’s bulletin the Stewardship Report is unavailable.
SECOND COLLECTION—CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
AND DECORATIONS
Your donations will help to beautify our Church for the
Christmas celebrations. Thank you for your generosity.
Offertory Envelopes
We are very grateful to all those who use their
envelopes faithfully and consistently.
For those who would like to join the Offertory Envelope
System, please register at the Office.
Thank you!
CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 24
5pm—Family Liturgy
preceded by Carols at 4:30pm
7pm—Tamil Mass
9pm—Misa en Español
12mn —Midnight Mass
preceded by Christmas Carols & Lessons
at 11:30pm
Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25
English 7am, 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am
Español 1pm
(No 5:30pm Mass on Christmas Day)
The Parish Office will be closed
for the Christmas Holiday
Please note that in accordance with the Diocese of
San Jose’s Holiday Schedule for 2014, the Parish
Office will be closed from December 23rd, 2014 to
Friday, January 2, 2015.
We wish you all the blessings of Christmas!
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos
invites you to their New Year’s Recovery Retreat:
A Non-silent Retreat for Women and Men
December 30-January 1, 2015
Take the time for peace, quiet and fellowship with
grateful people to welcome 2015. Let the steps and
the tools of recovery prepare us for a rich and fruitful
new year. Led by Fr. Tom Weston SJ
Register at www.jrclosaltos.org
Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine
Invites you to
The Christmas Story—A Classic Carol Celebration
Concert
On Monday, December 22, 2014 at 7pm
in the Church
By St. Cecilia and Cherubim Choirs
Bernadette Arnold, Director of Music Ministry
Free admission
St. Joseph’s Prayer Group
Come join us in prayer every
Monday, 7:30—9:00pm in
St. Joseph Church Rectory from
Monday, January 5, 2015.
For more information call Carmen
at (650) 641-3148.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
After the angel came to Mary and told her that she
would conceive the child in her womb and would
call him Jesus, Mary said, “Here am I, the servant
of the Lord; let it be with me according to your
word.” (Luke 1:38)
FAITH FORMATION
What you have been doing as a family to
prepare for Christmas. How have these
preparations helped you to better celebrate
the central mystery of Christmas, the
Incarnation? What enabled Mary to say yes
to God? Which of your Advent activities have
made you more aware of God's grace in your
life? -by Loyola Press Sunday Connections.
THIS WEEK AT SAINT JOSEPH: DEC.21—DEC.27
SUN
D.HALL/K
SIMBANG GABI
CHURCH
1:15 PM
NIÑOS’ LITURGY
DOYLE HALL
3—6 PM
(A&E) DÉCOR SET-UP
CHURCH
5—7 PM
ENGLISH YOUTH CHOIR
CHURCH
AA MEETING
D.HALL/K
FILIPINO CATHOLIC FEDERATION
D.HALL/K
SIMBANG GABI
CHURCH
SJS REHEARSAL
CHURCH
HISPANIC GUITAR CLASS
D.HALL/(C)
TAMIL RESERVED
DOYLE HALL
FILIPINO CATHOLIC FEDERATION
D.HALL/K
SIMBANG GABI
CHURCH
7—9 PM
HISPANIC CHOIR
CHURCH
7—9 PM
JOVENES PARA CRISTO
CR#2
6:30 —9 PM
MON
5—7 AM
5:30—7:30 AM
9:30—11 AM
We could use substitute catechist at least
once a month. Please consider donating your
time or talents:-)
4—9 PM
9—11 PM
TUE
UPCOMING:
FILIPINO CATHOLIC FEDERATION
5:30—7:30 AM
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Say yes to the call of the Lord and donate or
volunteer with our Faith Formation process
today! We could use donations for families
that can not afford sacramental fees.
5—7 AM
5—7 AM
5:30—7:30 AM
No Class on Sunday, December 21
through January 4th 2015.
Classes resume on Sunday, January 11,
2015.
Erika Underwood
Catechetical Coordinator
Phone: (650) 691-1525
Email: eunderwood@dsj.org
7:30—9 PM
WED
CHRISTMAS EVE
5:30—7:30 AM
SIMBANG GABI
CHURCH
ENGLISH YOUTH CHOIR
CHURCH
CHRISTMAS CAROLS
CHURCH
FAMILY LITURGY
CHURCH
TAMIL RESERVED
D.HALL/K
7 PM
TAMIL MASS
CHURCH
9 PM
HISPANIC MASS
CHURCH
CHRISTMAS CAROLS
CHURCH
ENGLISH MIDNIGHT MASS
CHURCH
3—4:30 PM
For Students in High School
4:30 PM
Faith Development: Meets 5:30pm on
Wednesdays for Sacramental
preparedness & to learn about our Catholic
faith.
5 PM
5—10 PM
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
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For more information call 1800-231-0805.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS OFF.MTG CR#1
CHRISTMAS DAY—REGULAR SUNDAY MASSES
NO 5:30PM MASS
6 —7 PM
MORNING GLORY CHOIR
CR#1
7 —9 PM
CORO DE JOVENES
CHURCH
7—9 PM
HISPANIC PRAYER GROUP
DOYLE HALL
9:30 AM
HISPANIC BAPTISMS
CHURCH
ENGLISH YOUTH CHOIR
CHURCH
3:30—5:30 PM
BULLETIN ARTICLES DROP OFF DATES
For Dec. 28th submit articles by Dec. 16th
For Jan. 4th submit articles by Dec. 24th
For Jan. 11th submit articles by Dec. 31st
CUARTO DOMINGO DE ADVIENTO
IMITAR LA DECISIÓN DE MARÍA
El ángel Gabriel hoy le presenta a María un misterio. El misterio
de salvación en Cristo no es un misterio que se pueda resolver,
sino una realidad más allá de nuestro entendimiento en la cual
nos decidimos a participar. En la liturgia de la Iglesia Oriental,
todos esperan para ver si María participará en el misterio: Dios
espera, Adán y Eva y todas las almas de los muertos que
anhelan el Paraíso esperan, los ángeles esperan tener nuevos
compañeros celestiales. Y hay gran regocijo cuando su decisión
es un “sí”.
A nosotros se nos ofrecen opciones menos dramáticas, pero el
misterio de nuestra salvación en Cristo de ningún modo queda
“solucionado”. Puede que ahora lo entendamos un poco mejor
gracias al “sí” de María. Puede que estemos un poco más
cercanos a él mediante la pasión, muerte y
resurrección de Jesucristo. Pero un misterio
al cual todos debemos dar nuestro propio
“sí”. Ya pronto estaremos cantando “Venid y
adoremos”. Que nuestra oración de
Adviento, a imitación del “sí” de María,
continúe para que podamos participar en el
misterio de nuestra salvación en Jesucristo,
Dios-con-nosotros.
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — El Señor promete a David que su casa
permanecerá para siempre (2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16).
Salmo — Cantaré eternamente las misericordias del Señor
(Salmo 89 [88]).
Segunda lectura — Pablo ora para que Dios sea glorificado
mediante Jesucristo (Romanos 16:25-27).
Evangelio — El ángel Gabriel anuncia a María que ella
concebirá al hijo de Dios (Lucas 1:26-38).
Por favor tome nota que la Oficina Parroquial
estará cerrada desde el martes 23 de diciembre
de 2014 hasta el viernes 2 de enero de 2015, de
acuerdo con el horario de vacaciones de la
Diocesis de San Jose.
Les deseamos una muy feliz y bendecida época
Navideña!
Jóvenes para Cristo te invitan
a su Gran Cena de Gala
“Reavivando el Espiritu en el 2015”
Sábado 17 de enero de 2015 de 6pm a 11pm en el sótano de
nuestra parroquia. Habra rifas y sorpresas!
Adultos: $20 / Niños: $10
Habra venta de boletos los domingos después de Misa de
1:00pm.
Para mas información comuniquese con Sandra Esparza al
(650)630-2188.
HORARIO DE MISAS EN
ESPAÑOL PARA LA NAVIDAD
Miercoles 24 de diciembre
Misa en español a las 9 pm
Jueves 25 de diciembre
Misa en español a la 1 pm
CATECISMO—PRIMERA COMUNION
Las clases reanudarán el
domingo 11 de enero de 2015.
CATECISMO—CONFIRMACION
Las clases se reanudarán el
sábado 10 de enero de 2015.
Se les recuerda que las
Clases de Biblia se
reanudarán el dia
martes 13 de enero de
2015 a las 7pm.
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)
Tony Berríos
(408) 917-0905 / (669) 237-6019
UNCIÓN DE LOS ENFERMOS
Rev. Luis Vargas (650) 967-3831 x13
SAN VICENTE DE PAUL
(650) 967-3831 x25
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