Weekly Bulletin - Holy Cross Catholic Church

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
ORDINARY TIME, FEBRUARY 1, 2015
Random thoughts from Fr. Joe...
“We interrupt our regular programming for this
very important news.” Some version of this
familiar phrase has become the routine way for
informing the public of world events. When the
“breaking news” announcement indicates that a
world leader will be speaking shortly, the mood
may be all the more charged. Often this
atmosphere of expectation is rooted in the fact
that notable persons about to speak enjoy some
form of authority, and so we can trust their words
to be true.
In the process of growing into mature human
beings, most of us will have developed a sense
of authentic authority. This begins at an early
age. Recall telling a younger brother or sister to
come in from playing and get ready for supper.
They would often object until you called on the
authority of one of your parents. As soon as they
heard, “Mom said so” or “Dad said so,” they
would say goodbye to their friends and come
running.
During our school years, teachers and school
administrators become the recognized
authorities. In our faith lives, it is the priest,
minister or rabbi whose voice commands
respect.
In the workplace, our boss or supervisor has
authority, and so it goes. Wherever people
willingly participate in an organization of any
kind, those who have accepted the responsibility
for leading others are the recognized authorities,
and by virtue of that status, respect is due them.
With these ideas in mind, we turn to the
sacred texts for today, and we find there
“breaking news.” Writing in the late seventh
century B.C., the Deuteronomist called upon the
authority of the people’s late, great leader Moses
to promise the people of Judah that God would
send them a prophet. The coming prophet, one
like Moses, should be carefully heeded, for his
words would be from God. Given the fragile
political climate of his day, the Deuteronomist’s
promise was probably a source of hope for his
people. Someone would be sent by God to lead
them in the ways of truth, justice and peace.
In today’s Gospel, Mark takes special care to
portray Jesus as one who spoke and acted with
authority. But Jesus’ authority was not derived
from something else. Unlike the scribes, who
called upon scripture or upon famous rabbis or
knowledgeable scholars, Jesus possessed
authority that was his own, by virtue of who he
was.
Indeed, Mark made Jesus’ identity clear to his
readers from the beginning. In Mark 1:1, we
read, “Here begins the Gospel of Jesus Christ,
the Son of God.” While Jesus’ contemporaries
and disciples often appeared to be uncertain
about his identity, and although Jesus’ identity
was fully revealed in Mark’s Gospel only as he
hung on the cross (“Clearly, this man was the
Son of God,” Mark 15:39), Mark kept his readers
in the know by including in his Gospel little
glimpses at Jesus, Son of God. The first glimpse
came at Jesus’ baptism. Another glimpse is
offered in today’s Gospel reading, where Jesus is
recognized and acclaimed as “the Holy One of
God”. Besides teaching with authority, Jesus also
acted authoritatively, proving that he, as Son of
God, was more powerful than any evil spirit.
We who have been called to follow Jesus are
also called to enjoy a share in his authority.
When we speak and act and do all things in his
name, ours is an authority authentically derived
from his. But if we use that authority unworthily to
press for power, wealth and control over others,
then our authority is not true, nor does it reflect
our belonging to Jesus. But how do we strike the
proper balance?
Perhaps we might take a cue from the people
in the synagogue at Capernaum so long ago.
They were open to listening to Jesus. They
recognized he was offering them “a new teaching
with authority.” They were simple and humble
enough to be astonished (some translations say
“spellbound”). In their amazement at what they
had seen and heard, they also acknowledged
Jesus’ power over evil or unclean spirits. And, in
the aftermath of that event, they talked about
Jesus; they were his witnesses throughout all of
Galilee.
What the people experienced that day in
Capernaum is also available to each of us. Each
time the Gospel is proclaimed, it is “breaking
news” deserving of our attention and respect. But
that news also comes with a challenge. Will we
listen and then go away unchanged, or will we
listen, learn and be transformed by its
power, grace and authority?
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday, February 2: Malachi 3:1-4; Hebrews
2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40
Tuesday, February 3: Hebrews 12:1-4; Mark
53:21-43
Wednesday, February 4: Hebrews 12:4-7,11-15;
Mark 6:1-6
Thursday, February 5: Hebrews 12:18-19,21-24;
Mark 6:7-13
Friday, February 6: Hebrews 13:1-8; Mark 6:14-29
Saturday, February 7: Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21;
Mark 6:30-34
Sunday, February 8: Job 7:1-4,6-7; 1 Corinthians
9:16-19,22-23; Mark 1:29-39
LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA
Lunes, Febrero 26: Malaquías 3:1-4; Hebreos
2:14-18; Lucas 2:22-40
Martes, Febrero 3: Hebreos 12:1-4; Marcos
53:21-43
Miércoles Febrero 4: Hebreos 12:4-7,11-15;
Marcos 6:1-6
Jueves, Febrero 5: Hebreos 12:18-19,21-24;
Marcos 6:7-13
Viernes, Febrero 6: Hebreos 13:1-8; Marcos
6:14-29
Sabado, Febrero 7: Hebreos 13:15-17,20-21;
Marcos 6:30-34
Domingo, Febrero 8: Job 7:1-4,6-7; 1 Corintios
9:16-19,22-23; Marcos 1:29-39
COLLECTION ~ COLECTAS SEMANALES
COLLECTION-LA COLECTA DE LA
SEMANA PASADA FUE
$7,064.00
Consistent Giver: $429.83
TOTAL COLLECTION: $7,493.83
WEEKLY SUNDAY PLATE BUDGET: $6,635.00
SECOND COLLECTION/SEGUNDA COLECCIÓN
$1,510.00
Last Week—Semana Pasada: Liturgy
This Week—Esta Semana: Faith Formation
Next Week—Próxima Semana: Outreach
Ministry
Gracias por su generosidad ahora y durante
todo el año. We thank everyone for their
generosity, now and throughout the year.
PRAYER INTENTIONS~
ORACIONES PARA LOS ENFERMOS
Recuerde en sus oraciones—Please pray for those
who are unable to join us:
John Pecoraro
Andrea Trucco
Geraldine Shelley
David Cope
Betsy Nicholson
Freddy Herrera
Chris Kelly
Nathan Madigan
Cesar Groyon, Sr.
Linda Mauregard
John Rodriquez
Robert Borges
Elena Aspromonte
Ardith Campbell
Ed Lesnowicz
Virgina Cooper
Susie Shelton
Gloria Patten
Matt Iden
Kelli DePuy
Gino Panelli
Jackie Ryan
Deanne Knapp
Erma Dalbesio
Debbie Wilson
Angelo Ross
Pedro Jose Lahoz
Richard Knapp
Lynda Sue McMath
Rance Johnson, Sr.
Ryan Brown family
Richard DePuy
If you know someone who is in need of prayers or if
someone should be taken off the list, please call the office
at 423-4182.
INTENCIONES DE MISA + MASS INTENTIONS
Saturday, January 31
5: John Bower, Leo Esposito, Jr.
Sunday, February 1
7: Byrne family, int. of Gino Panelli
8:30: Chippo Ramirez, Juanita & Mauricio
Zamora, Daniel DeLucie
10:30: Leo Esposito, Jr., Henry & Nancy Fabel
12:30: Alex & Mercedes Acevedo
Monday, February 2
8:30: Patricia Byrne
Tuesday, February 3
8:30: Rita Mockus
Wednesday, February 4
8:30: Connie Hanson, William & Nancy Graham
Thursday, February 5
10:30: Joseph & Winifred Byrne
Friday, February 6
8:30: Wanda Clary
Saturday, February 7
5: Scott Simons, int. of Rita Sullivan
Sunday, February 8
7: Byrne family
8:30: Lorence girls, Leo Esposito Jr., Rita
Mockus
10:30: Maria Terrazas, Leo Esposito Jr.
12:30: Maria Guadalupe Ruiz, Jose y Samuel
de la Torre
DIRECTORY - DIRECTORIO
Rev. Joseph L. Occhiuto, K.H.S.: Pastor/Párroco
(423-4182 )
Deacon Hugo Patiño: Pastoral Associate/Asciado
Pastoral (423-4182)
Dan McNamara: Office Manager, Secretary,
Director de la Oficina, Secretario
(423-4182)
Lynette de Lara: Administrative Assistant and Bulletin Editor/Asistente Administrativo y Boletín Editor
(423-4182)
Kimberly Cheng: Principal, Holy Cross School (PS8 Coed), 150 Emmet St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(423-4447)
Sr. Barbara Ann Long, O.P., L.H.S.: Liturgy and
Music/Liturgia y Música (423-4973)
Sr. Liza Raphael, I.M.: Faith Formation, Baptism,
and Sacramental Preparation/Formación en la Fe y
la Preparación Sacramental (458-3041)
Elizabeth Borges: High School Youth Ministry/High
School Ministerio de Jóvenes (423-4182)
Frank Benko: Junior High Youth Ministry/Junior
High Ministerio de Jóvenes de Secundaria
(458-3041)
Crissy Roubal: Director, Holy Cross Preschool
(425-1782)
Toni Giovannoni: Business and Facilities Manager/
Contender y Administrador de Instalaciones
(469-3560)
Sr. Betty Pedrazzi, I.H.M.: Missión Galeria, Mission
Museum and Shop/Museo y Tienda de la Mision
(426-5686)
Newman Center: UCSC & Cabrillo College Ministry/
Ministerio Universitario-285 Meder St., Santa Cruz
(423-9400)
St. Francis Soup Kitchen: 205 Mora St. (459-6712)
Siena House Maternity Home: 108 High St.
(425-2229)
Anne McGuire: Pastoral Assistance Coordinator,
Diocese of Monterey, Promise to Protect, Pledge to
Heal – Diocesan Victim Abuse Coordinator
(1-800-321-5220)
Holy Cross Food Pantry……an item per week is all
that we seek! Thank you!
DON’T FORGET TO PICK UP
YOUR PIZZA IN THE HALL
AFTER MASS!
A WINTER RETREAT FOR WOMEN
On Thursday, February 12, all interested women are invited to the annual Resurrection Women's Guild spiritual retreat, from 9:30 AM to 3
PM, at the beautiful Villa Maria del Mar Retreat
Center in Santa Cruz. Sr. Molly Neville, SNJM,
will lead the retreat on the theme, "Our Call to
Discipleship for the Transformation of the
World." In the afternoon, Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Ron Shirley. The $35 cost includes a
delicious lunch. Please register, no later than
Feb. 5. with Nancy McNulty, Guild Spirituality
Chair, at 831-438-0789 or
<nancy_mcnulty@sbcglobal.net>
RECONCILIACIÓN~ LUNES A 7 P.M.
EN LA CAPILLA CON PADRE MANNY
WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS
We are glad and grateful to have new people
celebrate with us. If you would like to register at Holy
Cross, please fill out the form below and place it in the
collection basket, or mail it to the parish office.
BIENVENIDOS A HOLY CROSS
Estamos felices y agradecidos para celebrar con
nuevas personas. Si usted no está registrado, por favor
llene la siguiente forma y regrésela en la canasta de la
colecta o mándela por correo a la oficina.
NAME/
NOMBRE___________________________________
PHONE/
TELÉFONO__________________________________
ADDRESS/
DIRECCIÓN________________________________
City/Ciudad________________________ ZIP_________
{ } New Parishioner/Nuevo Miembro a la Parroquia
{ } New Address/Por Favor Corrijan Mi Dirección
{ } Please Send Me Sunday Envelopes/Envíenme Sobres
Dominicales
I WOULD LIKE TO SERVE HOLY CROSS AS A/QUIERO AYUDAR
EN LA
PARROQUIA COMO___________________________
E-MAIL _______________________________________
SOUPER BOWL OF CARING
Our Junior High and High School
teens will hold soup pots at our church doors
as part of the national Souper Bowl of Caring
TODAY! They will join young people in churches across the country to collect money for
those who are hungry and hurting. All of the
money collected stays in our local community,
supporting the work of the Holy Cross Food
Pantry and St. Francis Catholic Soup Kitchen.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
ADULT CONFIRMATION (for ages 16 and above)
For individuals seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation, sessions will be held, in the Cottage,
on Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information call 458-3041.
DON’T FORGET
TO PICKUP YOUR
PIZZA IN THE HALL
AFTER MASS!!
BINGO HAS (temporarily) MOVED TO
MAKE ROOM FOR THE AUCTION!!
Bingo will be on February 12
Holy Cross Parish Hall
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
First game is at 6:30 p.m.
Hope to see everyone there!
Next month see you on March 5….
INFANT BAPTISM CLASSES
Parents are asked to register their child for baptism at least one month prior to the desired date
for baptism. To participate in parent – God parent- preparation classes please call Vince
Lieggi at 515 – 7110. Classes are done Second
Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Casita.
Baptisms are celebrated third Saturday of every
month except during Lent. To schedule the date
of baptism please call the office at 458-3041.
LAS CLASES DE BAUTISMO PARA
LOS PADRES
Para inscribir a la clase de bautismo por favor
llamen a la oficina al número 458-3041. Las
clases será n primer lunes del mes a las
6:00p.m. en la Casita. Bautismos se celebran
primer sábado de cada mes excepto durante la
Cuaresma. Para programar la fecha de bautismo, por favor llame a la oficina al 4583041.
Misión Galería
Fr. Cyprian Consiglio’s new book ‘Spirit, Soul,
Body’ is now available in the Galería.
Come in and check it out.
The parish office is in need of the
following supplies:
11x17 white paper
Thank You!
Like us on FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/HolyCrossSantaCruz
A NIGHT IN MONTE CARLO
An Auction Benefitting Holy Cross Parish and School
Saturday, February 7, Holy Cross Hall, 5:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Tickets are $80 each
The evening begins with a silent auction,
appetizers and hosted bar (til 6:30pm),
followed by dinner, live
auction, our 50/50 and Golden Ticket
raffles and dancing!
MENU FOR THE EVENING
Appetizers, salad
Your choice of: Chicken saltimbocca,
Grilled tri-tip or
Vegetarian Pasta
and Chocolate Crepe for
Dessert
TICKETS ON SALE AFTER MASS!
GOLDEN TICKETS on sale now!
Only 100 Golden Tickets will be sold
($50 per ticket)!
A Golden Ticket gives you a chance to
win your choice of a Live Auction items
(approx. $1000 value)..….No bidding
necessary! And you don’t need to be
present to win!
Also still on sale …. 50/50 RAFFLE
TICKETS! Last year’s pot was $10,000 –
so the winner got $5000! This year
our goal is $15,000!
♦
The Auction Committee still needs help to make this event successful!
Would you like to be an Event Sponsor? There are many sponsorship levels and some include
tickets to the event. Please contact Lisa O’Rourke for more information (oroutl@comcast.net)
♦
Have items or services you want to donate to the Auction? Please contact Karina Linn
(karina100@gmail.com)
Thanks to those who have already bought their 50/50 Raffle Tickets!
The early bird raffle as held Wednesday, January 21. We’d like to congratulate Bill Hart (alumni &
parent) who took home the $250 Early Bird Prize. We will draw the grand prize at the Auction on
February 7 (you don’t have to be present to win). So don’t miss out! Last year’s pot was $10,000 –
so the winner got $5000! We are currently at just under $6000 … and this year our goal is $15,000!
Tickets are on sale after Mass!
Auction Committee Needs Help with Ironing Table Linens for Event
We will meet at the Hall, Wednesday, February 4. Bring your iron and ironing board. We supply the
pizza, salad and drinks. For questions, contact Jackie Fitzpatrick at jackie.fitzpatrick@gmail.com.
Helping with the Auction!
This is great way to help Holy Cross with its biggest fundraising event. We need help with set-up
during the day Thursday and Friday (February 5 and 6) in the Hall. We also need people to help
during the auction. If you can lend a hand please contact Stephanie Lieggi at
slieggi@lieggibregman.net.
RETROUVAILLE
Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry
with each other? Do you argue … or have you
just stopped talking to each other? Does talking
about it only make it worse? This program has
helped 10’s of 1000’s of couples experiencing
marital difficulty at all levels including disillusionment and deep misery. For confidential information about or to register for the call 831-4791260 or email: Monterey@RetroCA.com or visit
the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com
BETH MOORE BIBLE STUDY
Come Join Holy Cross Women's Ministry as we
study Beth Moore's: Daniel: Lives of Integrity,
Words of Prophecy.
The first portion, January 9 - February 13,
deals with Daniel's life as he faced the kind of
pressures and temptations Christians encounter
today. Daniel models how to develop enduring
integrity in an enticing world.
The second portion, April 10- May 22, explores
thrilling prophecies from the time of Daniel
through the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Please join us for a Lenten study February 20March 27.
EL GRUPO DE ORACIÓN DE HOLY CROSS
les invita a sus reuniones los miércoles de cada
semana a las 7 p.m. en la Misión. Es una buena
oportunidad para orar y crecer en comunidad.
Para mayor información, por favor contacte a
Juanita al 332-9224. Todos están bienvenidos.
WOMEN’S RETREAT
The Annual Women’s Retreat at St. Clare’s will
be February 27- March 1.
St. Clare's Retreat is an oasis of peace,
stillness and silence for all those seeking to nurture a life of prayer and respond to Jesus' invitation to “come apart for awhile and rest." The fee
is $150 for a private room. To reserve a space
please call Jane Keeffe at 336-2351.
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ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION invites you to join us for our…
St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance!
Friday, February 13
Holy Cross Hall
6 p.m. Social; 7 p.m. dinner & dancing
Dance to the Music of the “Danceland Band”
Singles welcome! Invite a single friend, and receive a special treat!
MENU: Braised Italian Style Shortribs, Fettucini Alfredo, Italian Flat Green Beans, Green Salad,
Appetizers, including Lena Silva’s Famous Bagna Calda, and Dessert!
Donation: Adults $20; Children 5 to 12 years $5; under 5 years free.
R.S.V.P. by Tuesday, February 10: Alma Ellis: 831-429-9898, Madeline Crews: 831-427-1642
or Rosa Radicchi: 831-460-0545; email: radicchi@aol.com or icfbr21@aol.com
Note: Please bring your own table service, and if possible,
a raffle prize! All are very much appreciated!