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“The people in darkness
4 SUNDAY
have seen
a great light.”
in Ordinary Time
- Alleluia Verse:
Matt 4: 16
th
JESUS IN THE
TABERNACLE
May the Heart of Jesus in
the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar be
praised, adored and loved
with grateful affection, at
every moment, in all the tabernacles of
the world even to the end of time. Amen
February 1, 2015
February 1, 2015 – God’s perspective, our following
Today’s First Reading comes from Deuteronomy (second
law); a collection of laws. This collection was found in the
temple during King Josiah’s religious reform, written centuries
after many of the Mount Sinai laws. Here Moses promises a
continuity of the prophetic tradition. God will leave His people with the guidance they need to walk in His ways. Over
time, Moses’ prediction was seen to refer to a Messiah. This is
one reason we see Moses in the Transfiguration, to show that
Jesus truly was the fulfillment of Moses’ promise. A prophet
is not so much one who foretells the future, as one who reveals
God’s perspective. u The Responsorial has two parts. In the
first part, God is celebrated as our King and shepherd. With
great majesty we acclaim His power and mercy. The proper
response to this glory is to fall on our knees and worship Him,
recognizing His greatness and our insignificance. Such a response is not self-humiliation, but acknowledgment of God’s
awesome nature. The Lord is not only our companion and
friend, but also the Creator of all, and holy beyond our understanding. If we believe this first part to be true, then the call to
obey and convert in the second part should be clear. If God
really is our King and shepherd, then we should live obedient,
righteous lives. u In the Second Reading, St Paul lists some
advantages of celibacy and virginity for clergy and religious to
more easily serve the Lord and His people without distraction,
in an undivided fashion. u Today’s Gospel recalls Jesus’ first
day in Capernaum. Here we’re given an example of His authority, when He exercises it to dispel a demon from a possessed man. Even the evil spirit cannot deny who Jesus is, it is
a spontaneous reaction to the presence of God’s Holy One.
His awesome nature causes it to convulse and obey Our Lord
immediately. May we always have the grace to humbly discern and obey God’s will for us.
Daily Masses and Mass Intentions
Sunday 02/01/15
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
(R) Bernie Liebermann by Mary Ann Henrikson
(R) Claranne Moody & Deceased Family
by Gene Moody & Family
11:15 AM (R) Estela Lozano by Mary & Chuck Hager
4:30 PM (I) Mass for the Parishioners
Monday 02/02/15
7:00 AM (R) Ed Phelps by Richard Phelps
8:30 AM (R) Dennis Myers by Susan Myers
Tuesday 02/03/15 *MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP NOVENA
*7:00 AM
*8:30 AM
Wednesday 02/04/15
7:00 AM
8:30 AM
ence of Jesus and visit with Him for the above time, or any Hour, or be
a substitute, please call Marge Della Villa at 967-0641.God is
“thirsting” for you to satiate “His thirst.” What will convert America
and save the World? My answer is prayer. What we need is for every
parish to come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament in Holy Hours of
prayer.” (Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta) .
(R) Greg Phelps by Richard Phelps
(R) Rose McNamara by Tom McNamara
Thursday 02/05/15
7:00 AM
8:30 AM
(R) Oliveri Sisters by Joseph Oliveri
(R) Gene Febbo by Ann & George Chillemi
Friday 02/06/15
7:00 AM
8:30 AM
FEAST OF ST. MEL
(I) Nahir Wold by Patricia Wold & Family
(R) Velma Teerlink by Mary Ann Henrikson
School Mass
8:30 AM
4:30 PM
(R)
(R)
Marino Pierucci by Diana & Warren Fischer
Gertrude Varley-Jones
by Mike, Jennifer, Raegan Jobe
Sunday 02/08/18
7:30 AM (I)
9:30 AM (R)
11:15 AM (R)
4:30 PM (R)
Mass for the Parishioners
Leo Angel by Mary Ann Henrikson
JoAlice Lindell by Mary Ann Henrikson
Ana Marie Herrera by Anna DeHam
Commentator & Music Leaders for
February 07 & February 08, 2015
Mass Times
Commentator
Music Leader
SAT
4:30 PM
Nagel
/
Laywell
Song Leader
SUN
7:30 AM
Wagner, D.
/
Yanez
Dougherty
SUN
9:30 AM
TBA
Wagner, J.
/
Juten
Traditional Choir
SUN
Burton
/
Ward
Song Leader
4:30 AM
The 2015 Annual Catholic Appeal will be held at all Masses
next weekend. The Annual Catholic Appeal is our annual tradition that connects us to thousands of people who need our help
every day. Last year, through your generosity, our parish contributed $115,000 to the Appeal. Our 25% parish share was
used to Help the needy. This year funds from the Annual Catholic Appeal will allow us to continue serving the poor. If you
have not already done so, please prayerfully consider your gift
to assist so many in need. Each and every gift will make a difference in someone’s life.
Prayer of the Faithful
That the power of the Holy Spirit continue to guide the work of
the Church, especially that which is made possible by the Annual Catholic Appeal, we pray to the Lord.
THE SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
COUNTRY BREAKFAST
ST. MEL SMALL HALL
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 8:00-11:00AM
St. Mel Boy Scout Troop 217 invites your family & friends to
our annual fund raising event. Donation per Guest: $8.00; children 5 years and under are FREE. Questions about this event or
joining Scouting may be directed to BMayer2108@aol.com, or
call Bob at 342-2139.
SAVE THE DATE
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is sponsoring a Sweetheart Dinner & Dance, Sat., Feb. 21, at St Mel’s, Doheny Hall, from 6:00
– 10:00 PM. Bring your spouse’s favorite dish to share, as well
as a salad or dessert – details to follow. Cost: $10.00/ couple.
There will also be Crafts for children. Questions? Call Mike &
Sue 363-5437.
Married Couples: By offering Married Couples the beautiful
experience of a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend, the
Catholic Church is affirming and supporting you in your chosen
vocation – Marriage. Take advantage of this great gift to enhance your relationship and enjoy a love-filled weekend away
together. Valentine's Day is approaching. What a wonderful
gift to give each other. The next Weekend dates are: February
13-15 in Sacramento and April 17-19 in Sparks, NV. Contact
Terry & Janet at applications@sacramentowwme.org, or visit
our website at: http://www.sacramentowwme.org for more
information, or call 489-3464.
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
CONFESSION SCHEDULE CHANGED
“EFFECTIVE THIS WEEKEND”
SAT., JAN. 31,
Contemporary Choir
SUN 11:15 AM
CATHOLIC FAITH FORMATION
If you have any questions please contact the CFF office, 9664314 or email ccd@stmelschool.org.
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Saturday 02/07/15
CHAPEL OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST
Perpetual Adoration
Times Adorers are needed:
Monday 11pm - 12 Midnight
Tuesday 3am - 4am, 7pm - 8pm
Wednesday 3am - 4am, 4am - 5am
Friday 12 Midnight - 1am, 10pm - 11pm
Saturday 11am - 12 Noon, 12 Noon - 1pm, 3pm - 4pm, 7pm- 8pm
Sunday 2am - 3am, 5pm - 6pm
“In the Eucharistic celebration, the Son of God comes to meet
us; In the Eucharistic adoration, We go to meet the Son of
God.” (Pope Benedict XVI) If you would like to be in the Real Pres-
*Blessing of the Throats - Feast of St. Blaise
(R) Maria & Antonio Oliveri by Joseph Oliveri
(R) Marguerite Goddard
by Immaculate Mary Institute Y.L.I. 238
ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL
CONFESSIONS ON SATURDAY WILL BE FROM
3:00 - 4:00PM.
PAN DE VIDA
SAVE THE DATE
Pan de Vida is coming to St. Mel March 20, 21 & 22. This is a
retreat for young people between the ages of 13 - 30. For more
information visit the website www.pandevidaretreat.com, or
call Sara Donnelly, 402-7640.
SAVE THE DATES
SOUP AND STATIONS
St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring the Lenten Pot Luck Meatless
Soups from Feb. 20 thru March 27.
THE GABRIEL PROJECT
The Gabriel Project is a St. Mel’s Parish ministry
that helps women in crisis pregnancies. Are you
interested in becoming a Gabriel Project “Angel”?
Sign-ups for the Informational and Angel Training
will be held this weekend, after all Masses, in the
vestibule at the back of the church.
HEALING MASS
In honor of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes, on Wed.,
Feb. 11, St. Mel will be having a Healing Mass at 8:30am with
the Anointing of the Sick. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will
be available to those who are disabled or handicapped, after
Mass. This is a special time of Confession for those who are
unable to go on Saturday. The Rosary will precede Holy Mass
and the Divine Mercy Chaplet will be after Mass. All are welcome and encouraged to come. The Knights of Columbus will
be providing transportation to and from the Church for those
wanting to participate and who have no ride. Please call Brian
at 988-3027 to schedule a ride for this Healing Mass on the
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes.
PLEASE NOTE!
*** SCHEDULE FOR BULLETIN ARTICLES ***
Please send your typed articles, in MS Word - Times New Roman, font 10, via email to stmeloffice@yahoo.com, no later
than NOON ON FRIDAY to be included in the next bulletin.
Refer to the schedule below. Thank you for your cooperation.
Bulletin Weekend Dates
Articles DUE Prior To FRIDAY
Jan. 24 - Jan. 25
Jan. 31 - Feb. 01
Jan. 09
Jan. 16
Feb. 07 - Feb. 08
Feb. 14 - Feb. 15
Jan. 23
Jan. 30
Feb. 21 - Feb. 22
Feb. 06
ST. MEL’S MOTHERS GROUP (M.O.M.)
St. Mel’s mothers group (M.O.M.) meets the second Thursday
of the month at 7:30pm in the St. Jude Room. Our next meeting
is Feb. 12. Come and be refreshed and encouraged. For information call Jeanne, 349-6936.
LENTEN OPENING MASS
WITH BISHOP SOTO
Bishop Jaime Soto will celebrate the Opening Mass for LENTEN "40 Days for Life" on Tues., Feb. 17, at St Philomenes
Church; 2428 Bell St, Sacramento, 95825. Holy Mass will
begin at 6:00 PM, recitation of the Prolife Rosary will precede
the Mass at 5:30 PM. A number of local priests will concelebrate the Mass with the Bishop. We urge the laity to attend this
Mass; bring the whole family. PLEASE MARK THIS ON
YOUR CALENDARS! Contact person: Sally Fisher, 721-0378.
SACRAMENTO CATHOLIC FORUM
On Thurs., Feb. 19, at the RED LION HOTEL/WOODLAKE
CONVENTION CENTER, 500 Leisure Lane, Patrick Madrid,
Radio/Talk Show Host and Best Selling Author, will present,
“ IS EVERYTHING UP FOR GRABS?” (A Catholic Critique
of Moral Relativism.) Check-In: 11:30 a.m., Lunch: Noon.
Visit www.saccatholicforum.org to make your reservations.
Cost: $30 in advance and $40 at the door.
Patrick Madrid, the author of “Why Be Catholic?” provides a
practical, down-to-earth explanation of moral relativism (the
notion that all beliefs are relative and that there is no such thing
as “objective” truth) and how to recognize its more subtle forms.
He exposes its seven fatal flaws, offers sample dialogues for
speaking with moral relativists, and equips Catholics to respond
to their arguments in a friendly, effective way. Don’t miss this
fast-paced, attention grabbing, jam-packed session
Please Pray for the Sick of Our Parish
SAVE THE DATE!
Lenten Parish Mission! !
Got Jesus? Need a spiritual awakening?
Then, this is a mission you won’t want to
miss. Fr. Sean Davidson is returning to St.
Mel Church March 16, 17, & 18. For more
information, call Marge Della Villa, 9670641or Kathy Yanez, 635-3285.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pope Francis asks us to pray for two intentions each month:
one Universal and one Evangelical Prayer.
Audrey Holden
Anthony Caillou
Brian Condon
Bruce Pringle
Cecelia Beviacqua
Cecilia Leon
Chris Stabile
Curtis Calvin
Dave Chaney
Deana Landingham
Dorothy Jenning
Eduardo Murallon
Elizabeth Ashby
Florence Garcia
Genevieve Kellermann
Jeannette Barron
Jim Maher
Jody & Ron Martinez
Jose Mascorro
Johanna Ross
John Langland
Judy Spinelli
Keith Sprenkle
Lance Whatley
Lee West
Lloyd Bousliman
Maria
Maria - Elena Fallai
Marilyn Gross
Mary Slocum
Mike Marchese
Nancy Dibble
Nellie Henson
Nick Tenaglia
P. J. Spain
Patty Arcenequx-Conti
Richard Robinson
Ricky Garcia
Robert Hangar
Robin Dunton
Vanese Hampton
Veronica McDevitt
Virgil Sprenkle
Yvonne McMahon
For February, the Pope's intentions are:


PRISONERS, especially the young, may be able to rebuild
lives of dignity, and
SEPARATED SPOUSES, that married people who are
separated may find welcome and support in the Christian
community.
St. Mel's prays the Pro Life Rosary every Saturday at 8am for
an end to abortion.
Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy are prayed daily after the
morning Masses in the baptismal room.
Please Pray for the Chronically Ill of Our Parish
Albert Gonzales
Auroa Deese
Betty Cerato
Bill & Shirley Jones
Bruce King
Connie McKie
Garrett Heisinger
George Snyder, Sr.
Gerrie & Paul Parker
Helen Bumpus
Howie Hoel
James English
James Orland Sunquist
Lynda Cook
Lynn Warner
Maria Erickson
Marie Lofgren
Mary Hoel
Monica Lopez
Ralph Virgin
Shirley Scalise
MINISTRIES ON REVERSE SIDE
We welcome all new parishioners and ask that you complete this registration form and place it in the collection basket at Mass, or return it to
the Parish Office.
Quick Registration St. Mel Catholic Church
Last Name_________________________________
First Name(s)________________________
Mailing Name (i.e. Mr. & Mrs. John Doe) ________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________
Street
City
Zip Code
Phone #__________________________ Best time to Call: ______________________ (to complete registration by phone)
Do you have any special request: ______________________________________________________________________________
St. Mel Parish Ministries & Social Groups
PARISH COUNCILS
Parish Pastoral Council
Parish Finance Council
PARISH SCHOOL
St. Mel School:
St. Mel School Parents Club:
St. Mel Youth Ministry:
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults):
Lighthouse Catholic Media
Marian Movement of Priests:
Catholics Return Home:
Catholic Faith Formation (CFF):
Scripture & Religious Study:
Parish Library open after weekend Masses:
LITURGICAL SERVICES
Altar Servers:
Choir (9:30 a.m. Mass):
Choir (11:15 a.m. Mass):
Commentators:
Eucharistic Ministers:
Ushers:
PRAYER ADVOCACY
Eucharistic Adoration Chapel:
“D. J. M.” Disciples of Jesus and Mary
Divine Mercy:
Legion of Mary (Day):
Legion of Mary (Eve.):
Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe:
Prayer Chain:
Fraternity of Fatherhood:
Men's Cursillo Group:
Fiat Rosary Group:
SOCIAL CONCERNS
Annettes (St. Mel's funeral luncheon providers):
Loaves and Fishes Volunteers:
Knights of Columbus #6066:
St. Vincent de Paul Society:
Sacramento Life Center: Pro-Life Pregnancy Support:
St. Mel Pro-Life Group:
Gabriel Project (crisis pregnancy assistance):
Fr. Richard Doheny Religious Education Fund:
Bishop-Gallegos Maternity Home:
PARISH ORGANIZATIONS
Altar Society:·
Marriage Encounter:
Boy Scouts #217:
Cub Scouts
Girl Scouts:
KKIS:
OPUS DEI:
M.O.M.
Religious Articles:
St. Mel Widowed Group:
Vocations Committee:
Wedding Coordinator:
Parish Center Coordinators:
Date: January 06, 2015
Cheryl Hoffmann
Jim Joyce
Janet Nagel (Principal)
Contact the School Office
Dominick Romano
Brenda McCollum
Mary Schaefer
Claude Rashid
Claude Rashid / Karen Fitts
Sara Donnelly
Cheryl Hoffmann / or Karen Fitts
Joanne Wagner
Dave Murray
Deacon Dave and Michelle Lehman
Deena and Bob Hamm
Patrick Wagner
Deacon Anthony Pescetti
Walt Schaff
966-1830
967-1229
967-2814
967-2814
Call Parish Office
722-1965
988-3171
728-5739
728-5739 / 966-0184
966-4314
966-1830 / 966-0184
967-0190
338-5011
967-7966
726-2110
961-8652
704-0057
961-4698
Marge Della Villa / or Chris Guzman
Mike Allison
Amy Lasat
Cheryl Hoffmann
June Schott
Dolores Leon
Dolores Moniz
Mike Allison
Chuck Friedrich
Peggy Grass (Wed) / Marge Young (Tues)
967-0641 / 966-3266
834-6226
342-2088
966-1830
967-9158
337-1800
962-0571
834-6226
635-7791
962-9244 / 967-2540
Parish Office
Kathy Yanez
John Brennan
Craig Shaw
Joanne Hammett
Gene Moody
Kathy Knutson
Walt Schaff
Mary Schaefer / or June Schott
967-1229
967-1229
548-4962
966-6164
451-4357
969-8968
967-1229
961-4698
988-3171 / 967-9158
Parish Office
John & Regina Ruport
Doug Crumley / Bob Mayer
Chuck Brasfield
Jill Dutra
Laura Lumenta
Deidra Chapman
TBA
Brenda McCollum / Dorothy Wagner
Gloria Burgett
Ana DeHam
Karen Fitts
Yolanda & Jim Carlson
967-1229
987-5616
635-3222 / 342-2139
214-5730
217-3990
718-2718
944-1356 or 425-4904
967-1229
967-1229
966-2230
967-1229
966-0184
966-3803