January 11th 2015 - St. Catherine of Alexandria Temecula

St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church
Email: stcath@scachurch.org Web: stcatherineofalexandria.net
Facebook: St Catherine Of Alexandria Catholic Church
Tel. 951-676-4403 Fax. 951-695-6659
41875 “C” Street, Temecula, CA 92592
January 11th “The Baptism of the Lord”
John the Baptist appeared in the desert proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
People of the whole Judean countryside and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him and were
being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they acknowledged their sins. John was clothed in camel’s hair,
with a leather belt around his waist. He fed on locusts and wild honey. And this is what he proclaimed: “One
mightier than I is coming after me. I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals. I have
baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit.”
The Baptism of Jesus. It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in
the Jordan by John. On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a
dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well
pleased.” Mark 1 4-11
Parish Information
Pastoral Coordinator
Deacon Pat
deaconpatnecerato@gmail.com
Sacramental Life Ministries
676-4403
Pastoral Council
Don Hitzeman 676-4403
Finance
CouncilJeff Irwin676-4403
Pastoral Care Adm. Ann Lawlor
695-6657
ann@scachurch.org
Buasiness Admin.
Emmy Lontoc
695-6658
Parish Secretary
Sharla Ortiz
676-4403
Bulletin Editor
John Lawson
870-9990
Parish Librarian
Terry Antuzzi
676-7318
emmy@scachurch.org
sharla@scachurch.org
jmlfaith@gmail.com
Infant Baptisms
Julie Sprengelmeyer
970-8050
ConfirmationAdults
Anthony Karganilla
506-6653
Confirmation/Youth
Mary Hitzeman
693-2146
Holy Communion/Sick Frank Dagonese
676-9766
Resurrection Ministry
Rita Hernandez
676-5655
Marriage Convalidations676-4403
Retrouvalle Program
Dcn. Bob & Fran
695-6653
Vocations Director
Frank Dagonese
676-9766
Marriage Encounter
John & Raquel
699-6750
FuneralsAnn Lawlor695-6657
Deacons
Ministerios En Espanol
Directora De Edu. Maria Barth
maria@scachurch.org
587-0023
Eucharestia Eduardo Baltonado
699-2801
BautizosMaria Barth587-0023
LectoresAmado Garcia696-2706
Movimiento Fam.
Fernando Martinez
760-8726
Caritas Casesoramiento
909-763-4970 #449
Uncion De Los Enfermos Maria Barth
587-0023
Groupo De Jovenes
Maria Barth
587-0023
Faith Formation
Little Church
Grades K-5 Coord.
Allison Willits
Letha Heylmun
244-6315
695-6656
Director Religoius Ed.
Diane Axline
694-8614
Sacramental Prep.
Mary Hitzeman
693-2146
letha@scachurch.org
stcyouth@verizon.net
Adult Faith Formation
R.C.I.ASusan Cline295-5971
Remebering Church
Dcn. Pat 676-4403
Journey of Faith
Frank Dagonese
676-9766
Liturgical / Worship Ministries
Altar Servers Sharla Ortiz
676-4403
Holy Communion
Rene Micallef
302-8557
GreetersMary Kleinvachter551-4813
LectorsTito Alvarez760-3093
UshersTerry Purpura587-0862
Environment & Art
Armando / Yolanda
201-8348
Music
5:00 pm Sat. & 8:00 am Sun. (Eng) Nancy Marshall 285-5233
7:00 pm Sat. & 2:00 pm Sun. Span) Rudy Vergara, Jr. 775-1969
10:00 am Sun. & 6:00 pm Sun.(Eng)Lori Ascani
698-3288
12:00 Noon (Eng)
Andy & JR Santos 249-9175
Bob Phillips695-6653
Dennis Malkowski302-3140
Efren Ramirez225-6240
Jim Kincaid265-1517
Christian Life Ministries
Filipino Ministry
Healing Ministry
Knights of Columbus
Life, Dignity & Justice
Bereavement Support
Women’s Guild
Regina Applegate
George Montano
Miguel Rodriguez
Paul Watkins
Rita & Bea Gisela Bueno
587-0982
522-9072
663-9494
302-3140
676-5655
972-4322
Outreach Programs
Birth Choice
Crisis Pregnancy
699-9808
Boy Scouts
Ken Radosevich
302-6070
Cub Scouts
Rob Waldron
299-0240
St. Vincent De Paul
Help/Food Pantry
587-6752
Alcoholics Anonymous695-1535
Catholic Charities924-9964
Gamblers Anonymous
866-239-2911
Narcotics Anonymous
Jess652-5326
Women’s Emotional Grp. Nancy
676-9192
Overeaters Anonymous
Linda461-1013
Notices
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January
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February
2015
Can you help? We need representatives from
our community to welcome newcomers and
visitors at all Holiday Masses. Please contact
Mary Kleinvachter at msmaryk@yahoo.com.
Thank you!
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If your group or ministry has an announcement to be placed in our bulletin, please
submit it to Ann Lawlor 3 weeks prior to
publication. If you would like Father to
announce your event at Mass, the same 3
week policy holds but he will announce it
one week before the event. Thank you.
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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy
Communion (EMHC) are desperately
needed. The needs are for the 7:00 p.m mass,
12:00 noon mass and the 6:00 pm mass. If
you can help, please contact Renee at (951)
302-8557, email: rmicallef@verizon.net
Training is available. God bless you!
Mark Your Calendar
01/14/15 Wednesday 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Liturgical Ministers Meeting
(Only need to attend one 14th or 17th)
01/17/15 Saturday 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Liturgical Ministers Meeting
01/21/15 Wednesday 6:15 pm Spanish &
7:00 pm EnglishNew Parishioner Orientation
Photos from the Simbang Gabi Event this past December
2014 DDF
Assessments:
ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
3rd SUNDAY COLLECTION
12/27-28/2014
MASS TIME
# of ENV.
PLATE
ENV.
TOTAL
5PM
124
$623.00 $2,510.50
$3,133.50
7PM
47
$295.00 $442.00
$737.00
8AM
116
$524.00 $2,686.00
$3,210.00
10AM
109
$828.00 $2,381.00
$3,209.00
12PM
102
$1,072.00 $2,432.00
$3,504.00
2PM 75
$764.00$963.00$1,727.00
6PM68
$979.00$1,496.00
$2,475.00
Christmas 264 $14,777.00$18,407.50$33,185.00
TOTALS 710 $19,862.00$46,658.50$51,1180.50
Comparison from 4th Sunday in December 2013
Diocese Goal: 101,800
Parish Goal: 200,000
Total Goals 301,800
Received to Date: 151,622
Percent to Date: 50.24%
Diocese Overgoal
cash to Parish
$49,822
$5,189.00 $11,786.00$16,975.00
Variance/Increase/(decrease) Christmas Variance/Increase
$(104.00)
$10,423.50
$1,124.50
$4,402.50
Young Adult Youth Ministry
Mandatory Confirmation class for Confirmation 2
January 11 and 25 from 2-4PM in the Hall.
Snack Schedule for High School: January 4-9th
grade, January 11-10th graders, January 18-movie
night-bring popcorn, January 25-11th grade, Feb
1-Super Bowl-no class
Our Middle School Retreat is tomorrow, January 5
from 8-5PM. Come join us for fun, food, faith and
friends as we explore God’s Big House! We are still
taking registrations today! All for only $20. Bring a
snack to share and your Bible!
Middle School snack schedule: January 12-4th and
5th graders, January 19-Game Night-bring pizza,
January 25-6th grade
$1,020.50
$14,826.00
Pledge to Date: $153,464
# OF DONORS
1,058
THE CHANGE TO K-5
Our first Sunday starting 15 minutes early was fun. We
all commiserated the early start! However some of our
children did not find it fun at all. Entering the church
while fellow parishioners enter was most confusing to
our little ones. The Church looked different to them.
This can be a good thing, we can teach to the moment.
Please help your child understand this change, and
some parents may want to wait for their child by the
font for a few Sunday’s.
If you are picking your child up and not attending
the Mass you are enrolled in, PLEASE wait out side the
door nearest the drinking fountain and sign your child
out.
His Peace be with you,
Letha L. Heylmun
CCM St. Catherine of Alexandria
951-695-6656
letha@scachurch.org
WE WELCOME NEW
PARISHIONERS TO OUR
PARISH FAMILY NEW
PARISHIONER ORIENTATION
If you are interested in joining Saint Catherine of
Alexandria Catholic Church please make plans to join
us at our next New Parishioner Orientation scheduled
for the following date and times: January 21st, 2015
at 6:15 PM Spanish Parish Social Hall January 21st,
2015 at 7:00 PM English Parish Social Hall This is an
information meeting lasting about 30 minutes and we
are committed to serving the needs of all those who
show interest in joining our Parish. In order for people to understand the mission of the parish, we invite
all prospective members to this gathering. We will
explain the mission and focus of our parish and tell
you how we meet our goal of loving Jesus and growing
together in His love. Our Pastor, Fr. Anthony Dao, Fr.
Sergio Renteria (Parochial Vicar), deacons and staff are
committed to our parishioners. We will also share with
you the expectations of the new parishioners who will
participate in the active life of the parish. At the New
Parishioner Orientation, literature and registration
forms are given out and you can complete them on site
if you wish. The priests, deacons, and staff are available
to assist new parishioners through every step of their
journey and if you would like additional information,
we can be reached through the Pastoral Office at 951676-4403. We look forward to meeting you.
Blessings, Dcn. Pat Necerato, Pastoral Associate
Liturgical Ministry Meeting
Father Dao is hosting a meeting for all Liturgical
Ministers. Father wants to share his vision with you,
He feels that your ministry is one of the most important in the Church and he wants to meet you and
share with you. Father will host two meetings for
your convenience -- you need only attend one. He
asks that you save the date of Wednesday, January
14th 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM OR Saturday, January 17th
from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.Both meetings will be
held in the Church, and we will have hospitality on
the patio before and after the meetings.
Mass Card High School All youth in preparation for
sacraments must participate at Mass on a weekly basis
Name________________________________________
Date January 11th Mass ________________________
Priest________________________________________
Homily Topic _________________________________
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Mass Card Middle School All youth in preparation for
sacraments must participate at Mass on a weekly basis
Name________________________________________
Date January 11th Mass ________________________
Priest________________________________________
Homily Topic _________________________________
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St. Catherine’s Women’s Guild
January Meeting and
Soup and Salad Luncheon
Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 11:30am-1:30pm
Place: Di Leo Hall
Guest Speaker in the Medical Field
Cost: $10.00
Bring a dessert to share
RSVP to Nancy Benjamin 951-699-9073
Please Pray for the ill and hospitalized members of our
Parish, their families & caregivers. “Please remember
our Elderly and Homebound as well” Please email to
jmlfaith@gmail.com If you would like a prayer request
please contact Irene Roni at 304-2474
Elvira McDaniel Mary A Hague Jim McCarthy Emmanuel Lopez Francisca Soto Mary McClintock Jonathan Touzinsky
Gabriella Stumetz
Dan Wyncott
Elias Sabbara
The Hill Family
Marc Wright Stacy Gibbons
Mass Intentions
Date
January 12th
Richard O’Connell
January 13th
Warren Kenniger
January 14th
Bienvenida Salumbides
January 15th
Nora Buela
January 16th
Dennis & Carolyn Peed
January 17th
Claire Hizon
Fr. Sergio Renteria
January 18th
Lenita Barrett
Steve Kakuk / Frank De La Vina
Special Intentions of Parishioners
Alicia Borboa / Alfred RayVidrio
Maria M. Faenconi
Hour
Monday
7:25 am
Tuesday
7:25 am
Wednesday
7:25 am
Thursday
7:25 am
Friday
7:25 am
Saturday
5:00 pm
7:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
6:00 pm
Deployed Military
Walk For Life
All parishioners and valley friends are prayerfully
invited to join our parish Prolife members to WALK
FOR LIFE in Los Angeles on 17 January 2015. The
Walk starts in downtown at 10 AM. We plan to leave
the church parking lot no later than 8 AM. We will join
thousands of others to support and celebrate all God
given human life on a short walk past the Cathedral and
the Music Hall, to end near City Hall. For more event
information see: onelifela.org. For local information
phone David Compas at 951-212-8555
A1C Kyle Banogon USAF Korea
RDML Allile Coetzee USN Afghanistan
LtCol Kodie L Dean USMC Afghanistan
SPC Arturo De La Cruz III US Army Afghanistan
PO2 Johnathan D. Buckles USMC Iraq
Major Damian Bess US Army Afghanistan
PFC Andrew Soria US Army Afghanistan
1st. Sgt Edward Gonzales USMC Iraq
Sgt. Juan C. Ramos-Torrelio USMC Afghanistan
Sgt. Anthony Zabala USMC Afghanistan
LCTL David S. Parrett USMC Iraq
AFC Miguel Echavarri USAF UAE
LCPL Dane Davis USMC Afghanistan
SSGT Shane Lipetzky USMC Afghanistan
LCPL Richard M. Charron USMC Afghanistan
SGT Damian Michael Root USMC Afghanistan
CPL Paul A Borrero USMC Afghanistan
SGT Erik Ortiz USMC Afghanistan
AFC Mary Rose Banogon USAF Korea
SGT Antonio Aranda USMC Afghanistan
ASI Constantino Ramos USN Afghanistan
CPL Dominique M Lamelin USMC Kuwait
CPL Jake Parrett USMC Afghanistan
Tech Sgt Paul M. Lamelin USAF Pusan Korea
Sacramento de la Reconciliación
Este sacramento es celebrado durante
nuestro servicio mensual de reconciliación
el cual se efectúa a las 7:00 p.m. el primer
miércoles de cada mes. Este Sacramento
también lo ofrecemos por cita solamente:
Para mas información: llame al oficina
676-4430 Nuestro próximo servicios de
Reconciliación será el próximo miércoles 7
de enero y sábado 3 de enero a las 8:00am
a 10 am.
Bautizos
Padres de Familia: Para bautizar a su
hijo/a, debe vivir en Temecula, ser miembro activo de la Iglesia de Santa Catalina
y llenar la forma de membrecía. Como el
cupo es limitado, es necesario reservar la
fecha con tres meses de anticipación. llame
a Maria (951) 587-0023.
Uncion Para Los Enfermos
Si tiene una enfermedad seria, va ser hospitalizado/a o se va someterse a una cirugía,
usted debe de recibir el Sacramento de la
unción de los enfermos, se ofrece todos los
días de la semana en la misa de las 7:25 am.
Bienvenida
Llame para hacer una cita. Si por alguna
Extendemos nuestras manos y el corazón, al ofrecerles hospitalidad razón no puede venir a la Iglesia, a recibir la
en nuestra parroquia. Le damos gracias a Dios por su presencia, sea unción podemos ir a su casa. Y también le
que han estado con nosotros por mucho tiempo o sean nuevos. Les podemos llevar la comunión. 587-0023.
invitamos a registrase como miembros nuevos de nuestra comuniTarjeta Juvenil Misa Todos los jóvenes que
dad católica. QUERIDOS MIEMBROS No olviden usar sus sobres,
están en la preparación de recibir los sacralos cuales los identifica como parte activa de esta familia.
mentos, deben de participar semanalmente
en la Santa Misa
Jovenes¡
Nombre:___________________________
Fecha 11 de enero.
Atención a todos los jóvenes de nuestra Comunidad! El Señor
Horario de la Misa:___________________
Jesús, esta buscando jóvenes como tú, tanto hombres como muSacerdote:__________________________
jeres. Ven a conocerle mejor, a convivir con él y a conocer otros
Mensaje de la Homilía: ________________
jóvenes con las mismas inquietudes que tú tienes.Las reuniones se ___________________________________
llevan acabo los jueves de 6:00 - 7:30 p. m. para mas información
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llame a María, 587-0023.
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St. Vincent de Paul Society
Special Thanks
Thanks to all our wonderful donors, the Adopt-A-Family program was able to provide gifts and holiday food to
129families this year including 331children! We couldn’t do this year after year without your continued support.
We are very grateful to our benefactor’s contributions of gifts, cash and gift cards. Your sacrifices meant a great
deal to those in need! A SPECIAL THANK YOU to all those who adopted multiple families this year, especially
St. Jeanne de Lestonnac School, the teens in our High School Youth Ministry, Pli-Dek Systems Inc. and West
Coast Krav Maga.
Please continue to remember St. Vincent De Paul during the year, as we serve a growing number of needy
families each week with food and other emergency help.
* Food packages can be left in the wooden container, at the back of the Church
* For cash donations, please use the yellow envelopes, also at the back of the Church
Need help? Please call our helpline 951-587-6752
God Bless You!
Rachel’s Vineyard Post Abortion
Healing Weekend Retreat
El Viñedo de Raquel Retiros de
Sanación después del Aborto
March 20th – March 22nd 2015
Marzo 20th–Marzo 22nd 2015
www.rachelsvineyard.org
Email:RVTemecula@verizon.net
(951) 325-7702
www.rachelsvineyard.org
www.RVTemeculaEspanol@yahoo.com
(951) 365-1035
Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreats are a beautiful opportunity for any woman or man who has struggled with the
emotional or spiritual pain of an abortion. During the
weekend, we gather as the suffering Body of Christ and
minister to each other in His name. We share spiritual
exercises, which help work through repressed grief and
anger and many rituals to help you grieve the loss of your
unborn child and accept God’s forgiveness. This retreat is
presented in the Catholic tradition.
Los retiros del Viñedo de Raquel son una oportunidad hermosa para cualquier mujer o hombre que
ha luchado con el dolor emocional o espiritual de
un aborto. Durante el fin de semana, nos reunimos
como Cuerpo de Cristo que sufre para ministrar unos
a otros en Su Nombre. Compartimos los ejercicios
espirituales, que nos ayudan a trabajar con la pena
reprimida, la cólera y muchos rituales para ayudar
a llorar la pérdida de tu niño/a no nacido aceptando el perdón de Dios. Este retiro es presentado en la
tradición Católica.
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — Behold my servant with whom I am pleased; he shall bring forth justice to the nations
(Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7) or Isaiah 55:1-11.
Psalm — The Lord will bless his people with peace (Psalm 29) or Isaiah 12:2-6.
Second Reading — God anointed him with the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:34-38) or 1 John 5:1-9.
Gospel — You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased (Mark 1:7-11).
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9; Mk 1:14-20
Tuesday:
Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mk 1:21-28
Wednesday: Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mk 1:29-39
Thursday:
Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45
Friday:
Heb 4:1-5, 11; Ps 78:3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mk 2:1-12
Saturday:
Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 2:13-17
Sunday:
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42
SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES
Sunday:
The Baptism of the Lord
Monday:
First Week in Ordinary Time begins
Tuesday:
St. Hilary
Saturday:
St. Anthony
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
In the 1560s, the Council of Trent attempted to standardize the widely variant customs for the pastoral care of
the sick and dying. We had inherited a practice called “extreme unction,” from the Latin words meaning anointing at the point of death. The deeper tradition, however, is about the prayer of faith that will heal and restore
the sick person, and is straight from the Letter of James. The Fathers went back to the beginning, and while not
discarding the “extreme unction” name, made a plea for the proper use of this sacrament. As soon as a person is
in danger of death from sickness or old age, they reasoned, the time for the sacrament had already arrived.
As a result of this desire, the next ritual text for anointing contained an innovation: a rite for visiting
the sick that included readings from scripture, psalms, and prayers. Old customs fade slowly, however, and the
quality of pastoral care languished for centuries while people delayed the celebration of a consoling and effective sacrament, sometimes missing the opportunity completely. A priest ministering to a dying and unconscious
patient alone in a room has never been the desire of the Church. Our tradition is far too rich for this sacrament
to be celebrated in such a diminished and ungenerous manner.
LECTURAS DE HOY
Primera lectura — He aquí mi siervo a quien he dado mi espíritu. (Isaías 42:1-4, 6-7) o Isaías 55:1-11.
Salmo — Te alabamos, Señor (Salmo 29 [28]) o Isaías 12:2-6.
Segunda lectura —Dios ha ungido a Jesús por el Espíritu Santo y el poder (Hechos 10:34-38) ó 1 Juan 5:1-9.
Evangelio — Tú eres mi Hijo, el Amado, al que miro con cariño (Marcos 1:7-11).
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Lunes:
Heb 1:1-6; Sal 97 (96):1, 2b, 6, 7c, 9; Mc 1:14-20
Martes:
Heb 2:5-12; Sal 8:2ab, 5, 6-9; Mc 1:21-28
Miércoles:
Heb 2:14-18; Sal 105 (104):1-4, 6-9; Mc 1:29-39
Jueves:
Heb 3:7-14; Sal 95 (94):6-11; Mc 1:40-45
Viernes:
Heb 4:1-5, 11; Sal 78 (77):3, 4bc, 6c-8; Mc 2:1-12
Sábado:
Heb 4:12-16; Sal 19 (18):8-10, 15; Mc 2:13-17
Domingo:
1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Sal 40 (39):2, 4, 7-10; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Jn 1:35-42
LOS SANTOS Y OTRAS CELEBRACIONES
Domingo:
El Bautismo del Señor
Lunes:
Primera Semana del Tiempo Ordinario
Martes:
San Hilario
Sábado:
San Antonio
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE
¿Recuerdas tu bautismo? Permítanme compartir mi testimonio. No recuerdo los eventos del día en que
me bautizaron, pero tengo años recordando que, gracias a Dios y mis padres, estoy bautizado. Trato de vivir mi
vida recordando mi bautismo, buscando que mi comportamiento sea digno de una persona bautizada.
Fui bautizado al mes de haber nacido, y confirmado cuando tenía sólo un añito (eran otros tiempos).
Hice mi primera (y no última) comunión a los siete años. Continuaba asistiendo a las clases de catecismo
(doctrina), no obstante, cuando cumplí 17 años, sentí que algo me faltaba. Mis amigos protestantes me invitaban a sus Iglesias, pero yo buscaba a Dios en mi Iglesia católica. Un día, gracias al grupo carismático recibí el
bautismo en el Espíritu Santo y desde ese momento mi vida cambió. Ahora sé que el Espíritu lo había recibido
en mi Bautismo, Confirmación y Primera Comunión, lo único que debía hacer era permitirle actuar en mi vida.
Creo que en la vida de muchos cristianos, el Espíritu Santo sigue esperando que le den permiso de actuar. Y tú,
¿qué esperas? Pídele al Espíritu que se mueva en tí y vive tu Bautismo.
Reflecting on God’s Word
This is one of the key moments in the life of Jesus. Up north
in his hometown of Nazareth he must have heard about John.
At some point an inner voice must have said, “Go south, go
to the desert. Go listen to this preacher John.”
When he came to the desert, he may have stood in a long line
before that moment came when he entered the water and
John baptized him. Mark gives us only the briefest account of
their meeting, but does present John as expecting someone
mightier than he who would baptize with the Holy Spirit.
It is this same Holy Spirit who came down on Jesus as he was
coming out of the water. At that moment, the heavens were
torn open, heaven reached down to touch the Galilean, and
the Spirit descended like a dove. Have you ever seen a gull
descend to snatch a fish or a hawk swoop down to seize its
prey? By contrast, the image of a descending dove is one of
beauty and grace, of gentle alighting.
The words do not announce Jesus to others, as in Matthew’s
account, but they are spoken only to him: “You are my
beloved Son; with you I am well pleased” (1:11), echoing the
words the Lord speaks in the first song of the Servant in the
book of Isaiah.
The descent of the dove did not mean an easy life for Jesus,
but God had penetrated his being in a way that would then
drive him into the desert to begin his mission of confronting
the powers of sin and death. This gentle dove came—and
continues to come—with a mighty power.
General Mass Schedule
Day of the Week Mass Times
Monday Thru Friday 7:25AM (Eng)
Saturday Vigil 5:00PM (Eng)
7:00PM (Span)
Sunday
8:00AM (Eng)
10:00AM (Eng)
12:00 NOON (Eng)
2:00PM (Span)
6:00PM (Eng)
Reconcillation Services
February 4, 2015, 7:00 PM Wednesday
February 7, 2015 8:00 AM-10:00AM Saturday
February 25, 2015, 7:00 PM - Lent (soup supper)
Note: February 18th is Ash Wednesday
Rev. Anthony Dao, Pastor
Rev. Sergio Rentería,
Parochial Vicar
Assistant Clergy:
Rev. Anthony DiLeo,
Pastor Emeritus
Rev. John Wagner
Pastor Emeritus
Msgr. Don Webber
Deacons:
Jim Kincaid - Robert Phillips
Dennis Malkowski - Efren
Ramirez
Deacon Pat Necerato
Pastoral Associate
deaconpatnecerato@gmail.com
Parish Information
Church Office Hours
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday - Friday
Tel. (951) 676-4403 Fax. (951) 695-6659
41875 “C” Street, Temecula, CA 92592
Email: stcath@scachurch.org
Web: stcatherineofalexandria.net
Facebook: St Catherine Of Alexandria
Catholic Church