Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church

Saint Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church
Laguna Beach, CA
MONTH of the HOLY NAME
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 18, 2015
Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.
Psalm 40
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 18 , 2015
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Welcome to our Parish
MISSION STATEMENT—We, the community of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, located within
the larger, diverse and artistic seaside community of Laguna Beach, recognize and celebrate
the uniqueness which is grounded in the sacred mysteries and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church and in the history and lives of our individuals, families and leaders. Built on these
roots, and in order to see the world as God sees it, we commit ourselves to: being a welcoming
sanctuary and a place of prayer and worship, nurturing, assisting, encouraging and serving all
those in need, offering all generations opportunities for personal and communal growth, and,
by these commitments, to honor our call to evangelization.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA CHURCH
1042 Temple Terrace  Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-9701
Fax: (949) 497-2610
www.stcathchurch.org
OFFICE HOURS
Mon—Thurs
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Fri
8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday
SUNDAY EUCHARIST (MASS)
Saturday Vigil:
5:30 p.m.
Sundays:
7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m.,11:00 a.m.,
1:30 p.m. Spanish, 5:30 p.m.
Mon - Sat
8:00 a.m.
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION MASS SCHEDULE
8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
CLERGY
Rev. Kenneth A. Schmit—Pastor
Ext. 111 or frkenschmit@stcathlagunabeach.org
Rev. Mario Rebamontan—Senior Priest
Ext. 112 or frmario@stcathlagunabeach.org
Deacon Eddie Salgado
Ext. 121 or deaconeddie@stcathlagunabeach.org
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
On the First Friday of each month we gather in prayer and praise before the
Blessed Sacrament. Following the 8 a.m. Mass and concluding at 10 p.m.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Parents of infants requesting information about Baptism may contact the parish office. Infant baptisms are celebrated on the second Saturday of the
month.
CELEBRATION OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALS
At the time of death, a family member should contact the parish office, as
soon as possible, to arrange the date and time for the Funeral Liturgy.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Couples must begin preparation for their Sacrament at least six months prior
to their proposed wedding date. Please call the parish office for more
information.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
The third Saturday of each month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. In the event of
serious illness or medical emergency, Anointing of the Sick and Eucharist may
be arranged by contacting the parish office
CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
Rev. Gabriel Stack, O. Praem—Sunday Assistance
Adults requesting information about full initiation and communion with the
Roman Catholic Church (the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) may contact the office for more info.
PARISH STAFF
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (CONFESSION)
Donna Beam-Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Ext. 113 or donna@stcathlagunabeach.org
Susan Daley-Ministry Coordinator/Office Manager
Ext. 118 or susan@stcathlagunabeach.org
Carmela Davidheiser-Parish Bookkeeper
Ext. 124 or carmela@stcathlagunabeach.org
Lisa Marcus-Parish Administrator
Ext. 131 or lisa@stcathlagunabeach.org
Charles Stephenson-Director, Music Ministry
charles@stcathlagunabeach.org
Gina Stewart-Director, Youth Religious Education/
Informacion en Espanol
Ext. 119 or gina@stcathlagunabeach.org
Saturdays: 4:00—5:00 p.m. (or by appointment)
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH SCHOOL
(Kindergarten—8th Grade)
30516 So. Coast Hwy w Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 494-7339
Fax: (949) 376-5752
www.stcathschool.org
Mike Letourneau—School Principal
Ext. 211 or mletourneau@stcathschool.org
Renea Sendele—School Secretary
Ext. 210 or rsendele@stcathschool.org
Jackie Batho—Administrative Asst.
Ext. 213 or jbatho@stcathschool.org
Carmela Davidheiser—Bookkeeper
Ext. 212 or carmela@stcathschool.org
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At Our Parish
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
MONDAY, JANUARY 19
MEN’S ANNUAL RETREAT
MARCH 13—15, 2015
Parish office will be closed in honor
of Martin Luther King, Jr . Office
will reopen on Tuesday,
January 20th.
Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center
MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED
Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers,
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion for Mass and for the
Sick and Homebound, Altar
Angels, Sacristans, Art & Environment, St. Vincent de Paul, Sunday
Hospitality...
If you would like more information
or are ready to sign up, please
contact Susan Daley at the parish
office 494-9701 or email
susan@stcathlagunabeach.org
“Holy Waiting . . . In a World that Can’t Wait”
During our retreat, you will explore and reflect on the spiritual discipline of Holy Waiting.
You will discover that it is not
passive waiting or killing time.
With God, waiting is never
wasted time. Holy Waiting is
the condition of high expectation, an attitude of life infused
with hope, a conviction that
calls us to live in the present
moment, alert and attentive to the stirring of the Holy Spirit.
Requested donation: $215.00* per person, $50.00 nonrefundable deposit secures your registration.
Visa/MC or check accepted
*Remember . . . No one is ever turned away. Please
come! Join us for a silent retreat. Take a weekend away
from everyday activities and strengthen your connection
with God.
Call or email your retreat team for more information and
reservations:
Jim Raynoha
949-497-1494
JimRay@cox.net
Mike Obermeyer
949-699-0916
obermeyerstudio@cox.net
Jack Powers
949-376-8372
jpowerslagunabeach@gmail.com
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January 18, 2015
Readings of the Week
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Saints & Special Observances
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
Heb 5:1-10; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 2:18-22
Heb 6:10-20; Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c;
Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 3:1-6
Thursday: Heb 7:25 — 8:6; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Mk 3:7-12, or any
of a number of readings for the Day of Prayer
Friday:
Heb 8:6-13; Ps 85:8, 10-14; Mk 3:13-19
Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9;
Mk 3:20-21
Sunday:
Jon 3:1-5, 10; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Cor 7:29-31;
Mk 1:14-20
Sunday:
Second Sunday in Ordinary
Time; Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity begins
Monday:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day;
Julian Calendar Theophany
(Epiphany)
Tuesday:
St. Fabian; St. Sebastian
Wednesday: St. Agnes
Thursday: Day of Prayer for the Legal
Protection of Unborn Children
Friday:
St. Vincent; St. Marianne Cope
Saturday: St. Francis de Sales
WATCHING FOR THE MESSIAH
Today’s Gospel story of John and his disciples seeing and following Jesus sounds so simple and casual, it’s
easy to miss the significant acts of faith that are made.
John points to Jesus: “Look,” he says, “there is the Lamb of God.” John’s faith in Jesus is evident, so evident that John’s disciples immediately leave his side to follow this Jesus.
The two disciples make their own act of faith. They follow Jesus, spend time with him, and are quick to
spread the good news of their discovery: “We have found the Messiah.”
It is easy to forget that the expectations of generations, the hopes of many ages of faithful people were being fulfilled in these simple acts of faith. The Lamb of God, the Messiah, foretold by the prophets, had finally
come. Nearly everyone among the Jewish people was watching for the Messiah back then; who in our own society watches for signs of the presence of the Messiah today?
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Please pray for the sick:
Olga Ainagas
Larry Barman
Rex Brady
Rebecca Brady
Alyssa Claar
Phyllis Contino
Conor Davis
Renee DiVicino
Paul Freeman
Judy Friesen
Thomas Garcia
Barbara Gullo
John Mancuso
MaryJo Mancuso
Marko Mani
Evlyn Mark
Hiroko Nishimaya
Leo O’Gorman
Bill Ordway
Eleanor Schmidt
Hubert Segard
Jacqui Slevin
Halina Stanaland
Armando Ybarra
Tencha Ybarra
Kevin Zelko
Mass Intentions—8:00a.m. Mass
Mon: Thomas Nguyen (D)
Tue: Eileen Feeley (D)
Wed: Jane Ann Huyer (D)
Thurs: Patrick Cory (D)
Fri:
Margaret Strawther (D)
Sat: Aurelia Siani (D)
Pray for those in the Armed Forces:
Erin Bevacqua, Lieutenant, USMC
Evan Dineen, Capt., USAF
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Ministries
MINISTRY DIRECTORY
Altar Servers
Art & Environment
Contemplative Prayer
Susan Daley
Virginia Atherton
Valerie Sinkus
Detention
Extraordinary Ministers
Extraordinary Ministers
To Sick & Homebound
Homeless Shelter Dinners
Intercessory Prayer Group
Harry Allen
Susan Daley
Susan Daley
Lisa Staight
Valerie Sinkus
Jovenes Para Cristo
Teresa Jimenez
Luis Torres
Lectors
Men’s Fellowship
Music
Orange Diocesan Council of
Catholic Women
Prayer Line
Religious Education
RCIA
Respect Life
Susan Daley
Joe Bevacqua
Charles Stephenson
Linda Blackburn and
Connie Casey
Parish Office
Gina Stewart
Donna Beam
Peggy Long/
Susan Daley
Susan Daley
Ann McEneany
Parish Office
Ron Kreber
Susan Daley
Rosemary Watson
Sacristans
St. Vincent De Paul
Sick & Homebound Visits
Sunday Hospitality
Ushers
Women’s Council
Ministry Coordinator:
494-9701, x118
497-1904
949-295-9526
valsinkus@gmail.com
949-497-0977
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
949-852-4442
949-295-9526
valsinkus@gmail.com
949-891-3571
949-632-8082
luis0453@cox.net
494-9701, x118
714-747-3122
Charles.stphnsn@gmail.com
blackburnlin@cox.net
ctcasey@cox.net
494-9701
494-9701, x119
494-9701, x113
494-9701, x118
494-9701, x118
494-9701
494-9701
vkreber@aol.com
494-9701, x118
rosemaryzmail@yahoo.com
Susan Daley, 494-9701, x118 or susan@stcathlagunabeach.org
GOD’S WORD TODAY
“Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.” This refrain from today’s responsorial psalm is a fitting mantra for all believers as Ordinary Time opens before us. The first reading recounts the story of Samuel, who is told by Eli to
respond to the Lord’s call with the words “Speak, LORD, for your servant is
listening.” The Gospel passage today recounts the call of the first disciples,
who declare that they have found the Messiah. This wonderful set of scripture
readings reminds us to stand ready to listen to the call of the Lord Jesus. As
these words are proclaimed today, let us make the words of the psalmist our
own and declare that we are open once again to the invitation to become more
dedicated disciples of the Lord.
From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, copyright © J. S. Paluch Company
Week of January 5-11, 2015
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RCIA
MAKE A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION!!!
January is here and, as always, I ponder a New Year’s resolution. I reflect over the previous year to consider what changes I should make. What is it God is asking of me this year? As I contemplated, I was struck
with how God even uses the every day events of creation to guide and encourage us.
As an example, my husband shared the following reflection of how God manifests His love and gently
teaches us through His creation.
“Each morning I sit on the end of my couch to begin my day in prayer and I spot the Mockingbird
which mounts her outpost on the upper branches of my neighbor’s tall rubber tree. From this high point
she surveys her day.
In sunshine, in fog, in blustery wind and soaking rain, she is perched on her outpost until it is time to
start her day.
Faithful and persistent is she in living out God’s purpose in her Mockingbird life. What then, God,
is your purpose for my life? Do I have the faithfulness and persistence of this little bird regardless of the
winds, weather and storms of my life, to see and live out your purpose in me?”
I challenge you to consider God’s purpose for you in this New Year. Is He inviting you to be more faithful
in your Christian walk? Perhaps He is asking for faithfulness in a ministry and in prayer. Is he asking you
to persist in completing your sacraments toward being a fully initiated Catholic?
If you have questions about the Catholic faith or the Sacraments please contact
Donna Beam RCIA Director at 949-494-9701, ext. 113
St. Catherine of Siena Council of Catholic Women
February 10, 2015
4 PM - 6 PM
All-Parish Get-together!
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Reception
Cookie Lee Jewelry Exhibit and Sale
Bring a friend, spouse, or significant other!
75% of all sales will go to St Catherine of
Siena Council of Catholic Women
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Around the Diocese
You are cordially invited to
Evening Prayer for Life
An observance of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade
•
Come Pray for an End to Abortion
with
• Members of Clergy
Members of Religious Communities
• Representatives from all Parishes
and Centers in Orange County
Thursday, January 22, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Christ Cathedral Arboretum
13280 Chapman Avenue
Garden Grove, CA 92840
We will hear compelling witness
stories and honor Ruth Rozak,
Director of Life Center of Santa Ana.
Reception & Ministry Fair
to follow in 1st Floor of the
Cultural Center.
Bishop Vann invites our
Catholic community as well
as all people of good will to
join together for a day of
fasting, prayer and works of
charity in our desire to
restore a culture of life and a
civilization of love.
Sponsored by Diocese of Orange, Office
of Life, Justice and Peace.
Questions: Contact Ana Olivo
714-282-6029 aolivo@rcbo.org
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Saint Catherine of Siena Parish School News
St. Catherine of Siena Parish School 6th Grade Class cordially invites you to
Our Annual Pasta Dinner and Open House Night
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Your evening begins as our brilliant wait staff guide you to your table and serve you a delicious meal. Meals include pasta with
choice of sauce, crisp green salad, bread, dessert and one beverage. All pasta dishes have been generously donated by
GG’s Bistro, Romeo Cucina and Ciao Pasta Trattoria.
Meal tickets are $15.00. Seating times are available at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
Opportunity Drawing Tickets - $5.00 per ticket or 5 for $20.00
Free Dress Tickets - $20.00 per child
Preferred Parking - $50.00 per spot with limited spaces available
Trolley service available from 5:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. Please park in the Albertson’s parking structure to catch the shuttle at the
Wesley entrance. Come have dinner with family and friends, tour the school at Open House, all while supporting our class Science
Camp! Get your reservations today!!
Please complete the RSVP form below and return it with payment to the school office no later than January 22, 2015. Confirmation of reservation and seating times will be sent via email. You will also be notified via e-mail if you have been assigned a preferred parking spot for the evening.
Please detach, complete and return to your teacher with payment by January 22nd
Family Name _________________________ Phone _______________ E-Mail_______________________
Indicate Preferred Seating Time
5:30 p.m. _______ or 6:30 p.m. _______
Preferred Parking—While Supplies Last!
______ x $50.00 = $___________
Pasta Meals (please indicate total number)
______ x $15.00
Free Dress Tickets ($20.00 per child)
______ x $20.00 = $___________
Opportunity Drawing Tickets _______ @ $5 for one (1)
= $___________
______ @ $20.00 for five (5) $___________
TOTAL ENCLOSED $_________________________
Please make check out to St. Catherine of Siena Parish School with a notation of “Evening Under the
Stars” on the memo line
Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
18 de enero de 2015
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Lecturas y Noticias
EN BÚSQUEDA DEL MESÍAS
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
El relato del Evangelio de hoy en el que Juan y sus
discípulos ven y siguen a Jesús, suena tan sencillo e informal, que fácilmente pasan desapercibidos los importantes
actos de fe que ocurren.
Juan señala a Jesús: “Miren”, les dice, “este es el Cordero de Dios”. La fe de Juan en Jesús es evidente, tan evidente que los discípulos de Juan inmediatamente se van de
su lado y siguen a Jesús.
Los dos discípulos a su vez hacen un acto de fe. Ellos
siguen a Jesús, pasan tiempo con él, y no demoran en
compartir la buena nueva de su descubrimiento: “Hemos
encontrado al Mesías”.
Es fácil olvidar que las expectativas de generaciones,
las esperanzas de muchos siglos de fieles se estaban cumpliendo en estos sencillos actos de fe. El Cordero de Dios,
el Mesías, anunciado por los profetas, finalmente había
llegado. Prácticamente todo el mundo en el pueblo judío
estaba a la búsqueda del Mesías en esa época; ¿quién de
nuestra sociedad busca señales de la presencia del Mesías
hoy día?
Uno de los muchos títulos dados a Jesús en los
evangelios es el de Agnus Dei (Cordero de Dios).
La imagen de un cordero no era extraña en la Palestina del primer siglo cristiano, pues se encontraban ovejas y pastores por todas partes. El cordero
es la oveja de menos de un año. Es reconocido como símbolo de mansedumbre e inocencia en muchas culturas.
Fue Juan Bautista quien le dio ese extraño título a Jesús (Juan 1:36). La imágen del cordero despertaba en los judíos, incluidos Jesús, Juan Bautista
y los discípulos, la memoria de los célebres eventos del Éxodo. Cada año las familias judías escogían un corderito y lo preparaban para sacrificarlo
en la Pascua. La mitad de la carne del sacrificio se
ofrecía a Dios y la otra mitad se la comía la familia, de esta manera establecían una comunión con
Dios. Designar a Jesús como Agnus Dei, era reconocer que él quitaría el pecado y que con su propia
carne establecería una comunión entre Dios y la
humanidad.
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—Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
LA PALABRA DE DIOS HOY
“Aquí estoy, Señor, para hacer tu voluntad”. Esta respuesta al
salmo responsorial de hoy es un mantra muy apropiado para
todos los creyentes al tener ante nosotros el comienzo del
tiempo ordinario. La primera lectura relata la historia de
Samuel a quien Elí le dice que cuando el Señor lo llame
responda con las palabras, “Habla, Señor, tu siervo te
escucha”. El pasaje del Evangelio de hoy recuenta el llamado
de los primeros discípulos, quienes declararon que habían
encontrado al Mesías. Este maravilloso grupo de lecturas de
la Escritura nos recuerda que debemos estar dispuestos a
escuchar el llamado del Señor Jesús. Cuando estas palabras
sean proclamadas hoy, hagamos nuestras las palabras del
salmista y declaremos una vez más que estamos dispuestos a
aceptar la invitación a ser más entregados como discípulos
del Señor.
Traducido de Saint Margaret Sunday Missal derechos de autor © J. S. Paluch Company
Segundo Domingo
del Tiempo Ordinario
18 de enero de 2015
Su cuerpo es templo del
Espíritu Santo.
— 1 Corintios 6:19a
Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
18 de enero de 2015
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Lecturas y Noticias
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
LECTURAS DE HOY
Lunes:
Heb 5:1-10; Sal 110 (109):1-4; Mc 2:18-22
Primera lectura — “Habla, Señor, tu siervo te escucha” (1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19).
Martes:
Heb 6:10-20; Sal 111 (110):1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c;
Mc 2:23-28
Salmo — Aquí estoy, Señor, para hacer tu voluntad
(Salmo 40 [39]).
Miércoles: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Sal 110 (109):1-4; Mc 3:1-6
Jueves:
Heb 7:25 — 8:6; Sal 40 (39):7-10, 17;
Mc 3:7-12, o cualquiera de lecturas para el
Día de Oración
Viernes:
Heb 8:6-13; Sal 85 (84):8, 10-14; Mc 3:13-19
Sábado:
Heb 9:2-3, 11-14; Sal 47 (46):2-3, 6-9;
Mc 3:20-21
Domingo: Jon 3:1-5, 10; Sal 25 (24):4-9; 1 Cor 7:29-31;
Mc 1:14-20
Segunda lectura — Tu cuerpo es un templo del Espíritu Santo (1 Corintios 6:13-15, 17-20).
Evangelio — Los primeros discípulos empiezan a
seguir a Jesús y declaran que es el Mesías (Juan 1:3542).
LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES
Domingo: Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario;
Semana de Oración por la Unidad
Cristiana
Lunes:
Día de Martin Luther King, Jr.;
Teofanía (Epifanía) en el calendario
Juliano
Martes:
San Fabián; san Sebastián
Miércoles: Santa Inés
Jueves:
San Vicente; Día de Oración por la
Protección Legal de los Niños por Nacer
Sábado:
San Francisco de Sales
BAUTISMOS
Información para los que se preparan para el Bautismo.
Clases de preparación: Las clases son impartidas el segundo domingo de cada mes en cuarto B a las
11:00 en la parroquia de Santa Catalina con cita. La aplicación Bautismal debe ser completada antes de la clase.
¿Quién debe atender la clase? Los padres y padrinos deben atender una clase de bautismo.
Donde debería realizarse el Bautismo: El lugar más apropiado para bautizar a un niño es en la Iglesia de la parroquia donde los padres atienden Misa y son registrados.
Bautismos: Nuestros bautismos de infantes son programados mensualmente el tercer sábado de cada mes a las 10:00 en la iglesia de St. Catalina de Siena.
Los padres deben ser miembros de la parroquia de Santa Catalina y los padres necesitan venir a la
oficina de la parroquia para la aplicación Bautismal.
Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o necesita información adicional, por favor contáctenos al (949) 4949701 ext. 119 o también puede contactar Gina Stewart en gina@stcathlagunabeach.org.